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Bookkeeper

Accounting AS

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Do you like to work with numbers? And do you want to have a variety of career paths available to you?
Consider Anne Arundel Community College’s Accounting program! You can choose from tax, auditing, financial planning, forensic, governmental or managerial career paths. No matter your choice, you’ll enter one of the most lucrative areas of business. At AACC, you will be taught by certified public accountants, many of whom are still working. Your professors truly care about your professional development and are dedicated to helping you determine which area of accounting is ideal for you. Your education can lead to a rewarding career right now or prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.

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Accounting certificate

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Do you like to work with numbers? And do you want to have a variety of career paths available to you?
Consider Anne Arundel Community College’s Accounting program! You can choose from tax, auditing, financial planning, forensic, governmental or managerial career paths. No matter your choice, you’ll enter one of the most lucrative areas of business. At AACC, you will be taught by certified public accountants, many of whom are still working. Your professors truly care about your professional development and are dedicated to helping you determine which area of accounting is ideal for you. Your education can lead to a rewarding career right now or prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.

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Office Manager

Office Management AS

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Today, an office manager’s duties now include human resources, employee relations and marketing, as well as the traditional functions. And Anne Arundel Community College’s Business Office Management program will teach you to do it all. You’ll work with faculty who are active in the field and gain experience through internships and service-learning opportunities. You’ll also have access to the latest office technology. By the time you finish, you’ll be well-prepared for a promising career, and you’ll also have the skills and tools you need to rise rapidly in your organization. You’ll also be able to transfer to a quality four-year college or university.

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Office Management Certificate

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Today, an office manager’s duties now include human resources, employee relations and marketing, as well as the traditional functions. And Anne Arundel Community College’s Business Office Management program will teach you to do it all. You’ll work with faculty who are active in the field and gain experience through internships and service-learning opportunities. You’ll also have access to the latest office technology. By the time you finish, you’ll be well-prepared for a promising career, and you’ll also have the skills and tools you need to rise rapidly in your organization. You’ll also be able to transfer to a quality four-year college or university.

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Logistician

Supply Chain Manager AS

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Supply Chain Management is the oversight of information, finances and materials as they move from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. You'll be taught by instructors with current industry experience. Through field trips and hands-on activities, you'll learn about all five modes of transportation and intermodal transportation. You can earn a credential in just 18 credit hours that allows you to enter this thriving and well-paid field. You can also advance your education and your career at a pace that suits you.

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Supply Chain Manager Certificate

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Supply Chain Management is the oversight of information, finances and materials as they move from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. You'll be taught by instructors with current industry experience. Through field trips and hands-on activities, you'll learn about all five modes of transportation and intermodal transportation. You can earn a credential in just 18 credit hours that allows you to enter this thriving and well-paid field. You can also advance your education and your career at a pace that suits you.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Architectural CAD Certificate

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This program prepares students to use tools to create and edit AutoCAD drawings and to sit for the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User exam. Students learn the marketable 2-D design skills.

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HVAC Technician

HVAC Apprenticeship

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Our short-term training opportunities can prepare you to start as an entry-level technician or to enter formal apprenticeship training, combining on-the-job training with time in school. Programs are available through Independent Electrical Contractors, Chesapeake and Associated Builders and Contractors.

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HVACR Entry Level Technician

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AACC offers two convenient training options through Independent Electrical Contractors, Chesapeake, or Associated Builders and Contractors. Our short-term training opportunities can prepare you to start as an entry-level technician

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Stationary Engineer Certification Preparation

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Prepare to be a Maryland Certified Stationary Engineer at AACC. If you have experience in facilities maintenance, HVAC systems or boiler maintenance and would like to prepare for the Maryland Board of Stationary Engineers licensing exam, then you will want to consider this important exam preparation training from AACC. Stationary engineers and boiler operators control and maintain ventilation and air systems, including boilers, chillers, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, condensers and compressors, and the Maryland Board of Stationary Engineers requires all people providing stationary engineer services in Maryland to be licensed.

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Electrician

Low-Voltage Electrical

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Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) in partnership Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake (IECC) and Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) are pleased to offer a 12-week training program that will prepare you for an entry level position as a Low Voltage Technician. The training includes: Instruction in smart home and media room installation, installation and maintaining wiring such as security systems, fire alarms, lighting and media systems and telecommunications equipment, OSHA 10, CPR and more!

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Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical

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In partnership with Independent Electrical Contractors, Chesapeake (IECC), in Laurel, the Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical program is designed to prepare you to enter and succeed in a registered Electrical Apprenticeship program. You will learn from an industry professional while participating in classroom and online instruction with hands-on lab training at IECC. Along with gaining valuable industry knowledge, you will also obtain OSHA 10 and CPR/First Aid certifications, while preparing for entry into a registered apprenticeship. Job placement assistance is available upon successful completion of the program.

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Plumber

Plumbing Apprenticeship

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Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with related professional instruction. In a four-year period, candidates complete the required 7500 hours of supervised on-the-job work experience and learn the skills and knowledge that will help you to pass the State Journey test.

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Carpenter

Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry

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An apprentice is a highly committed student who works full-time under the direction of a skilled supervisor while attending classes in an effort to earn a license or certification in their field.

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Skilled Professional Trades Management (A.A.S.)

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After successful completion of Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL) registered apprenticeship program and earning an industry certification and/or license, students are eligible to apply for the Skilled Professional Trades Management (A.A.S.) Degree program

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Welder

Welding for Work: MIG

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MIG Welding Certified Training: Prepare material, perform fillet, and groove welds in carbon steel in all positions. Practice geared toward structural welding code vertical and overhead tests. Students receive classroom and hands-on training using the latest welding equipment available in the industry. We offer daytime and evening classes throughout the year.

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Welding for Work: STICK

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STICK Welding Certified Training: Prepare material, perform fillet, and groove welds in carbon steel using E7018 electrodes in all positions. Geared toward structural welding code vertical and overhead tests. Students receive classroom and hands-on training using the latest welding equipment available in the industry. We offer daytime and evening classes throughout the year.

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Welding for Work: TIG Certificate (Noncredit)

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TIG Welding Certified Training: Gain skills in the gas tungsten arc process. Prepare material and perform flat, horizontal, and vertical fillet welds and flat groove welds in carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Geared toward AWS D9.1 specification for fusion welding for aerospace applications. Students receive classroom and hands-on training using the latest welding equipment available in the industry. We offer daytime and evening classes throughout the year.

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Hospitality Industry

Casino Manager

Casino Dealer School

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Our school will help you prepare for state licensing. You'll not only learn how to deal a variety of games, but you'll also master the customer service skills needed to entertain and interact with casino guests at the tables. Our Dealer School can lead to immediate employment opportunities in any of the six Maryland casinos. Getting trained will prepare you to audition for this career of a lifetime! View our Dealer School Orientation online to learn more about the industry, area casinos and classes at AACC. Begin by signing up for an introductory information session to learn about full tuition scholarships and classes available to eligible new students.

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Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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You’ll gain a broad overview of cooking and baking techniques, becoming qualified for a number of entry-level food-preparation positions in industries such as hotels, clubs, airlines, cruise ships or restaurants.

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Fundamentals of Cooking and Baking Certificate

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You'll be prepared for entry level employment in the hospitality industry such as in a restaurant, hotel or bakery. This certificate builds toward a Hotel/Restaurant Management degree, in either the Baking and Pastry Arts concentration or the Culinary Arts concentration. This also contains prerequisite courses for either the Culinary Arts certificate or the Baking and Pastry certificate.

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Hotel/Restaurant Management, Baking and Pastry Arts, A.A.S.

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You’ll get out of the classroom and into the kitchen as you learn to make a variety of delicious breads, cakes, pastries, torts and gateaus. If you choose, you’ll even train in advanced specialty items, including candies, nut brittles, nougats, pralines, marzipans, chocolate and a variety of confections. Accredited by the American Culinary Federation, this degree will prepare you for positions as a baker, cook, pastry cook or manager in training in the hospitality industry

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Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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You’ll learn everything from foundational cooking techniques to baking trade secrets to an overview of world cuisine. You’ll also acquire practical skills in operations management and purchasing and cost control. Accredited by the American Culinary Federation, this degree will prepare you for positions as a baker, cook, pastry cook or manager in training in the hospitality industry.

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Restaurant Cooking Skills Certificate

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You'll be well prepared to work in a specialty, casual or fine dining restaurant.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Certified Clinical Medical Assisting

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Join the high-growth field of health care as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) with training from Anne Arundel Community College.

Our experienced and credentialed professional faculty will prepare you for a rewarding career working with patients in a clinical health care setting in areas such as physicians’ offices, managed care organizations, outpatient care and certain functions within a hospital. Once you successfully complete the CCMA program, you are eligible to sit for certification examinations given by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

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Medical Assisting Certificate

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This accredited program prepares students for employment in physicians' offices, hospital administrative offices, clinics, medical departments of industry and government and wherever basic office and clinical skills are required. Graduates are eligible to sit for certification examinations given by the American Association of Medical Assistants to become a Certified Medical Assistant, the American Medical Technologists to earn a Registered Medical Assistant Certification, and the National Health Care Association for Certified Medical Assistants and/or Medical Administrative Assistants.

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Medical Assisting, A.A.S.

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The Medical Assisting degree at AACC provides students with the tenets of management and supervision in a healthcare setting such as, budget preparation and management, human resource management, and general management of a physician office or health setting.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant

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The Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant program is designed for students interested in pursuing an entry level career in healthcare. The courses prepare students for the Maryland Nurse Aid Written Examination and Skills Evaluation as well as the Maryland Geriatric Nursing Assistant certification exam, which are necessry to obtain a job as a Maryland State certified CNA/GNA.

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Patient Care Tech, Certified and Geriatric Nursing Assistant Noncredit

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Would you like to work in a hospital or long-term care facility assisting nurses and medical staff? Prepare to earn your license as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with training from AACC. Learn to perform duties such as answering patients' call lights, serving meals, making beds and helping patients eat, dress and bathe. As a CNA you’ll work shifts during the day, evening or overnight.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting and Radiology

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The Dental Assisting and Radiology program is offered as a package of three courses, providing you with the skills to get and keep a job as a dental assistant.

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Dental Assisting Expanded Functions

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Students learn the basic concepts of medical nutrition, therapy, food service operations and human resource functions. Other responsibilities include directing and controlling menu planning, food purchasing, food production and service.

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Dietetic Technician

Dietary Manager Noncredit

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Training consists of a six noncredit courses that provide academic and clinical/field education. Students learn the basic concepts of medical nutrition, therapy, food service operations and human resource functions. Other responsibilities include directing and controlling menu planning, food purchasing, food production and service.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Licensed Nurse Refresher

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This program is designed for nurses (registered nurses and licensed practical nurses) who need to get back into the work force, but have allowed their nursing license to expire.

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Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate

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A licensed practical nurse or LPN performs a variety of tasks under the supervision of a registered nurse. These tasks may include administering medicine, measuring and recording vitals, and providing general bedside care. AACC’s 41-credit Practical Nursing program offers opportunities to work with state-of-the-art equipment and is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Students gain hands-on clinical experience in hospitals, on acute medical-surgical, obstetrical, and pediatric units; in extended care and rehabilitation facilities; with home health and community health agencies; and through outpatient psychiatric experiences. This evening and weekend program takes one academic year to complete.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coding Certificate

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The Medical Coding certificate is comprised of 41 to 45 credits and is designed to be completed within 16 months. AACC also offers the only Medical Coding (MDC) certificate that presents the majority of its courses online.Students who successfully complete the MDC program are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) national certification exam offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered through the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

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Students in the Medical Laboratory Technician program learn about the immune system, blood cells and blood banking procedures. In the clinical chemistry laboratory, students learn how to diagnose bacteria in patient samples and analyze samples for drugs of abuse, cholesterol and glucose. In their sophomore spring semester, students rotate through four different hospital or clinical laboratory departments.Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technician program are prepared to take a national credentialing examination.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant program is administered by the Chesapeake Area Consortium for Higher Education (CACHE) comprised of Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), Chesapeake College and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM).

Students complete the general education requirements at their home college. Physical therapist assistant classes are held at AACC. Clinical practice rotations are completed at local service areas when possible.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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Anne Arundel Community College offers a two-year, seven-term Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Radiologic Technology. Students also are eligible to sit for the National American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam and to apply for Maryland Licensure. Graduates of the Radiology program also are eligible to take the noncredit, 40-hour didactic course in mammography.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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Anne Arundel Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Surgical Technology upon successful completion of the 66-credit program.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Assisting

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If you love working with animals, take the first step towards your new career with AACC’s Veterinary Assisting program. Reviewed by the Maryland Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, this program delivers hands-on veterinary assisting training and real world experience in a vet’s office.

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Transportation Industry

Truck Driver

Commercial Drivers License: Class B

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Start your career in truck driving by earning your Commercial Driver's CDL-B, required for driving straight trucks, dump trucks, passenger buses and motor coaches. Prepare for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Commercial Driver’s License Class B examination and road test. Learn about air brakes, vehicle inspection, handling hazardous materials and skill development through classroom and range training.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Mechanic Certification Program

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Our Diesel Mechanic program is delivered through an intensive, hands-on lab approach allowing you to concentrate on practical skills, education and execution alongside supplemental online curriculum. You will become proficient in preventative maintenance and inspections by performing procedures in electrical, brakes, lubrication, hub seals, HVAC, after-treatment systems and diagnostics equipment.

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

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Prepares student to sit for the industry recognized CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification exam.

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Information Systems Security Professional- Exam Prep

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Explore the concepts, skills and technologies embodied in each of the security domains of the Common Body Knowledge (CBK). Learn the new eight domains essential for the protection of information systems and corporate and national infrastructures

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IT Support Specialist

Network+ Exam Prep

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Completion of this certificate program equips current or future computer network support professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to design, configure, manage and troubleshoot wired and wireless networks.

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PC Technician

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Would you like to advance your career in technology with CompTIA's A+ industry certification, but are you unsure about how to study for the CompTIA A+ exam and what you should know? Anne Arundel Community College's Cyber and Technology Training department offers preparation classes that will help you get ready for success on the CompTIA A+ exams.

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Public Service Industry

EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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Start your career as a first responder with the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT 105) course. This 15-week, 10-credit course offers 128 hours of lecture and 52 hours of laboratory so students finish the course ready to start in the EMT field. The course focuses on the fundamentals of EMT training, including control of the emergency scene, patient assessment, and management of patients in the field or in transit, and prepares students for state and national certification.

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Paramedic Certificate

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The Paramedic certificate program is for individuals with current EMT certification looking to further their education and earn a certificate as a paramedic. This program is designed to provide students with hands-on training and the skills necessary to serve as a patient's first point of care in a health care setting, on inter-hospital transport, or with local emergency medical services.

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Paramedic, A.A.S.

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The Paramedic degree program is for individuals with current EMT certification looking to further their education and earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) as a paramedic. This program is designed to provide students with hands-on training and the skills necessary to serve as a patient’s first point of care in a health care setting, on inter-hospital transport, or with local emergency medical services.

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Preschool Teacher

Lead Teacher 90 Hour Preschool Child Care Training

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Training consists of two noncredit courses. Students will study the various aspects of growth and development of children from birth through adolescence. Students also will learn the principles of learning, learning environments and activities for children from birth through age 6.

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Engineering Technician

Mechatronics Engineering and Technology, A.A.S.

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Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like to take things apart and figure out how they function? If so, Anne Arundel Community College’s Mechatronics Technology program might be for you. Mechatronics combines the study of electrical, mechanical and computer software and how these technologies work together in order to improve and produce a process and/or product. AACC has one of the only Mechatronics programs in Maryland, with an innovative, hands-on curriculum developed through a grant from the Department of Labor.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Engineering and Technology, A.A.S.

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Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like to take things apart and figure out how they function? If so, Anne Arundel Community College’s Mechatronics Technology program might be for you. Mechatronics combines the study of electrical, mechanical and computer software and how these technologies work together in order to improve and produce a process and/or product. AACC has one of the only Mechatronics programs in Maryland, with an innovative, hands-on curriculum developed through a grant from the Department of Labor.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Mechatronics Engineering and Technology, A.A.S.

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Do you like to work with your hands? Do you like to take things apart and figure out how they function? If so, Anne Arundel Community College’s Mechatronics Technology program might be for you. Mechatronics combines the study of electrical, mechanical and computer software and how these technologies work together in order to improve and produce a process and/or product. AACC has one of the only Mechatronics programs in Maryland, with an innovative, hands-on curriculum developed through a grant from the Department of Labor.

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Construction

HVAC Technician

HVAC Apprenticeship

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Plumber

Plumbing Apprenticeship

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Contact Phone Number

410-777-2222

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101 College Pkwy
Arnold, MD 21012-1895
United States

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