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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronics Certificate

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This program is designed as an apprenticeship program for those interested in a job as an advanced driveability specialist or would like to further their knowledge and training in advanced engine performance. Dealers are particularly interested in this specialty due to advances in technology on current model vehicles with increasing electrical/electronic devices. All entrance eligibility requirements for the certificate program are the same as the degree programs.

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Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate

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This program is designed for those students who wish to be certified in basic entry skills as a service technician. This certificate will aid students in obtaining an entry level position at either a dealership or an independent repair facility. All entrance eligibility requirements for the certificate program are the same as the degree programs.

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Automotive Service Management Certificate

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This program is designed as an apprenticeship program for those interested in a job as an automotive service writer/consultant. The academic courses may be taken prior to or in conjunction with the automotive courses. Dealerships are particularly interested in female service writers as women are under-represented in the automotive service field. All entrance eligibility requirements for the certificate program are the same as the degree programs.

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Automotive Service Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Service Technology and related certificate programs are NATEF certified and taught by ASE certified Instructors.

The two-year Automotive A.A.S. and certificate programs train students for employment in the automotive service industry as professional technicians and prepare students for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification examinations. This program includes ASE certification or manufacturer-specific training. Each class in the program requires 5-45 additional hours of hands-on and/or web based training (under supervision of the instructor) in addition to scheduled class hours.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Architectual Drafting Certificate

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The Architectural Drafting Certificate provides the educational background and basic technical training necessary for the student to seek employment within one of the area architecture firms. Students will be prepared for a variety of entry level positions that include Draftsperson or Computer Aided Design Technician. Refer to your catalog for basic skills assessment required for this program.

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Architecture Technician, A.A.S.

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The Associates of Applied Science of Architectural Studies - Architecture Technician at Arapahoe Community College offers two concentrations:

Architectural Studies - Pre-Architecture, AAS - For students interested in licensure and continuing their education
Architectural Studies - Architecture Technician - For students wishing to enter the profession upon graduation from this program
Students will be introduced to a wide range of architectural and construction topics such as design and modeling concepts, structural analysis, building service systems, and sustainability.

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Computer Aided Drafting - Architecture Certificate

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The Computer Aided Drafting certificate prepares the students for advanced levels of computer aided design within industry, utilizing the latest hardware and software releases. The certificate may be completed within one year. This certificate prepares students to perform 2D and 3D design including customization and AutoLISP programming with their CAD system. Students may choose from an area of design concentration including architecture, mechanical design or interior design.

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Computer Aided Drafting - Engineering Graphics Certificate

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The Computer Aided Drafting certificate prepares the students for advanced levels of computer aided design within industry, utilizing the latest hardware and software releases. The certificate may be completed within one year. This certificate prepares students to perform 2D and 3D design including customization and AutoLISP programming with their CAD system. Students may choose from an area of design concentration including architecture, mechanical design or interior design.

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Engineering Graphics Technologies - Mechanical Drafting Certificate

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This program will provide the educational background and basic technical training necessary for the graduate to seek employment with one of the area manufacturing or engineering industries. Students will be prepared for a variety of mechanical drafting entry-level positions.

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Engineering Graphics Technologies - Mechanical Drafting, A.A.S.

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The Engineering Graphics Technologies degree allows the student to study mechanical technologies as their area of design study. This program also contains an in-depth emphasis in computer aided design (CAD) including two and three-dimensional design, visualization, customization, and programming. Mechanical design students will be introduced to parametric modeling design, geometric tolerancing (GD and T), materials, and manufacturing processes. Students will also create physical models with 3D plotting and laser cutting/engraving equipment. This program prepares the student for a variety of employment opportunities that include Draftsperson, Junior Designer, and Computer Aided Design Technician.

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Pre-Architecture, A.A.S.

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The Associates of Applied Science of Architectural Studies - Architecture Technician at Arapahoe Community College offers two concentrations:

Architectural Studies - Pre-Architecture - For students interested in licensure and continuing their education
Architectural Studies - Architecture Technician, AAS - For students wishing to enter the profession upon graduation from this program
Students will be introduced to a wide range of architectural and construction topics such as design and modeling concepts, structural analysis, building service systems, and sustainability.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Computer Graphics Certificate

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The courses in this certificate focus on the major software packages of the Adobe Creative Suite, with an emphasis on web and print packages. An additional restricted elective allows for the exploration in a variety of media, including video, 3D animation, and advanced topics.

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Multimedia, Graphic Design, and Illustration, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for entry-level work in the field of print design with additional weight given to either illustration or web design. The curriculum consists of lecture and lab participation involving design theory, typography, production, advertising, and portfolio development. Training in the latest design software is emphasized throughout the degree. Restricted electives allow the student to further explore areas of design they may enjoy. Students entering this program can expect an additional cost of approximately $2,000 for books, drawing and design materials, computer storage media and color printing. Please see the department's advising guide for a recommended sequence of coursework.

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Web Design Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in web design and is an excellent addition to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Multimedia, Graphic Design and Illustration. Students without the degree are strongly encouraged to complete some instruction in graphic design prior to pursuing this certificate.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems - Business, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information System (CIS) degree is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree that prepares students with a solid set of skills and knowledge in the Computer Information System field.

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Computer Information Systems - Computer Support, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information System (CIS) degree is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree that prepares students with a solid set of skills and knowledge in the Computer Information System field.

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Computer Information Systems Certificate

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The CIS certificate has been constructed to provide the prospective student with skills in a broad variety of topics. With knowledge of accounting, management, marketing, office software, databases and economics, the recipient is prepared for a wide variety of entry-level positions within many different industries.

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Computer Technician Certificate

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The Computer Technician program prepares individuals for entry-level jobs in the personal computer industry involving the installation, upgrading and servicing of personal computer systems and computer networks. Three common examples of positions in which a graduate of this program might be employed are retail computer store technician, field service technician for a computer/network systems reseller and in-house computer/network technician for a large company.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Network Technology - General Networking, A.A.S.

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The Computer Network Technology program prepares individuals for jobs in the computer networking field. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, software and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have the needed background to prepare to take one or more of the following exams: Network+; Security+; MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist); Security +; or CISCO CCNA.

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Computer Network Technology - Network Security, A.A.S.

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The Computer Network Technology program prepares individuals for jobs in the computer networking field. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, software and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have the needed background to prepare to take one or more of the following exams: Network+; Security+; MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist; Security +; or CISCO CCNA.

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Computer Network Technology - Systems Administration, A.A.S.

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The Computer Network Technology program prepares individuals for jobs in the computer networking field. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, software and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have the needed background to prepare to take one or more of the following exams: Network+; Security+; MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist); Security +; or CISCO CCNA.

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Computer Network Technology Certificate

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This certificate is specifically designed to prepare students as entry-level networking professionals. Students are encouraged to take the associated industry certification exams.

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Computer Network Technology, CISCO, A.A.S.

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The Computer Network Technology program prepares individuals for jobs in the computer networking field. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, software and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have the needed background to prepare to take one or more of the following exams: Network+; Security+; MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist); Security +; or CISCO CCNA.

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Computer Networking Technology CISCO Certificate

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The Computer Network Technology program prepares individuals for jobs in the computer networking field. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, software and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have the needed background to prepare to take one or more of the following exams: Network+; Security+; MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist); Security +; or CISCO CCNA.

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Data Security Management

Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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In response to the national and local unmet demand for Cybersecurity Specialists and the increasingly complex and challenging cyber-attacks facing our nation, this cybersecurity program will produce qualified professionals with expertise in information assurance, cybersecurity, and network forensics disciplines. Upon successful completion of the program and depending on organizational employability requirements, students from this program will be prepared for a number of jobs that require the following industry certifications: CompTia A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, and CYSA+, Certified Ethical Hacker, and the IC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner.

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Secure Software Development, A.A.S.

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The Secure Software Development degree combines skills in computer programming, software assurance, and database development fundamentals. A degree in Secure Software can provide jobs under the title of Computer Systems Analysts, Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers, Computer Programmers, Software Developer, and Information Security Analysts.

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Systems Analyst

Secure Software Development, A.A.S.

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The Secure Software Development degree combines skills in computer programming, software assurance, and database development fundamentals. A degree in Secure Software can provide jobs under the title of Computer Systems Analysts, Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers, Computer Programmers, Software Developer, and Information Security Analysts.

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Software Developer

Secure Software Development, A.A.S.

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The Secure Software Development degree combines skills in computer programming, software assurance, and database development fundamentals. A degree in Secure Software can provide jobs under the title of Computer Systems Analysts, Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers, Computer Programmers, Software Developer, and Information Security Analysts.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice A.A.S. Degree is designed for students seeking a career in Criminal Justice. Whether you want to become an emergency dispatcher, a victim/witness assistant, lawyer, probation/parole officer or a law enforcement officer, this program is a great place to start. The curriculum is strong, diverse and provides an excellent opportunity to see the criminal justice system as it actually functions, not how televisions portrays it.

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Law Enforcement Academy Certificate

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The Law Enforcement Academy is a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified program accredited through the Colorado P.O.S.T. Board. The Law Enforcement Academy is basic training for law enforcement officers and enables graduates to take the P.O.S.T. certification test to become certified as peace officers in Colorado. The ACC Academy program consists of 40 semester credit hours consisting of 700+ contact hours involving lecture, practical exercises, skills training and fitness. This program exceeds the hours required by P.O.S.T. for a Basic Law Enforcement Academy and includes the P.O.S.T. written exam following graduation.

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Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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The Law Enforcement A.A.S. Degree is designed for students who completed or plan to complete Arapahoe Community College's Law Enforcement Academy and are seeking a career in Law Enforcement. This program prepares students to be employed in law enforcement at departments requiring a two-year college degree.

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Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Director Certificate

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Want to make a difference in a young child's life? Consider the field of Early Childhood Education. Research supports the importance of high quality, early childhood programs which impact children's development throughout their school years and on into adult life. One of the most important influences is the teacher.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate

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Want to make a difference in a young child's life? Consider the field of Early Childhood Education. Research supports the importance of high quality, early childhood programs which impact children's development throughout their school years and on into adult life. One of the most important influences is the teacher.

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Early Childhood Teacher CDHS Minimal Qualifications Certificate

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Early Childhood Teacher CDHS (Colorado Department of Human Services) Minimal Qualifications Certificate Want to make a difference in a young child's life? Consider the field of Early Childhood Education. Research supports the importance of high quality, early childhood programs which impact children's development throughout their school years and on into adult life. One of the most importance influences is the teacher.

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Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

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Want to make a difference in a young child's life? Consider the field of Early Childhood Education. Research supports the importance of high quality, early childhood programs which impact children's development throughout their school years and on into adult life. One of the most important influences is the teacher.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Dispatch Certificate

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In an emergency, the first people to answer a 911 call for help are Emergency Dispatchers. Seconds after receiving an emergency call, these well-trained, highly professional individuals react to send the appropriate type and number of emergency services units in response to calls for assistance. They also monitor the activity of emergency services personnel at the scene. Emergency Dispatchers work in a variety of settings, ranging from police and fire stations to hospitals or centralized communication centers.

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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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This 12-credit hour certificate program provides the basic skills to work ambulance, apply for firefighting positions, work as an EMT in emergency departments and work ski patrols. EMS 121, EMS 122, EMS 123, EMS 124, and EMS 170 satisfies the state requirements for EMT Certification. Those who successfully complete EMS 121, EMS 122, EMS 123, EMS 124, and EMS 170 will be eligible to take both the National Registry Practical and Written Examinations. Successful completion of these exams is required for certification in the State of Colorado. EMS 170 - EMT Clinical is the course in which the student will complete approximately 24 hours of clinical experiences in emergency departments and on fire rescue and ambulance.

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Paramedic Certificate

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This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs. This program is offered two times per year, starting in January and June. Students have the option of attending full-time or part-time.

The Paramedic Program has four components: Lecture, Lab, Clinical and Field internships. This is approximately 1200 hours. The student must complete all coursework, lecture, lab, clinical and field internship, as well as pass all academic and practical components before sitting for the National Registry Examination.

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Paramedic Preparation Certificate

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This 32-hour EMT Preparation Certificate provides additional training to improve the EMT's employability, prepare the student for paramedic school and other healthcare careers. Many of the preparation certificate classes are prerequisites for entrance into the Paramedic Program. Consult an Advisor for appropriate electives.

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Paramedicine, A.A.S.

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This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs. This program is offered two times per year. Students have the option of attending full-time or part-time.

The Paramedicine Program has four components: Lecture, Lab, Clinical and Field Internships. This is approximately 1200 hours. The student must complete all coursework, lecture, lab, clinical and field internship, as well as pass all academic and practical components before sitting for the National Registry Examination.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Certificate

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Paralegals (Legal Assistants) play an important role in assisting attorneys to provide affordable legal services.

ACC's American Bar Association – approved Paralegal Program provides a solid foundation of knowledge and practical experience to prepare students for this profession. While paralegals may not practice law, they work under the supervision of attorneys in private law firms or businesses, as well as in many government agencies. Tasks performed by paralegals include interviewing, investigation, research, preparing legal forms, assisting attorneys in court and other activities.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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Paralegals (Legal Assistants) play an important role in assisting attorneys to provide affordable legal services.

ACC's American Bar Association – approved Paralegal Program provides a solid foundation of knowledge and practical experience to prepare students for this profession. While paralegals may not practice law, they work under the supervision of attorneys in private law firms or businesses, as well as in many government agencies. Tasks performed by paralegals include interviewing, investigation, research, preparing legal forms, assisting attorneys in court and other activities.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Information Technology is designed to develop the technical skills necessary for managing health information within the healthcare delivery system. The AAS degree program in Health Information Technology emphasizes the technical component of health information services and is designed to prepare entry-level graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to use, analyze, abstract, code, present, and retrieve data in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, long term care, ambulatory care, mental health care and other healthcare facilities as well as private industry.

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Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate

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The Administrative Assistant certificate enables students to work the front office/reception area of physician's offices. The MOT curriculum is designed to facilitate the correlation between theory and clinical practice while exercising critical thinking proficiency.

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Medical Office Technology Billing and Reimbursement Certificate

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The Billing and Reimbursement Certificate prepares students to perform the process of coding, billing and reconciling the payment process as related to an ambulatory care facility.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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The Medical Assistant Certificate enables a student to get a job as a fully-fledged MA for the front and back office of a medical office. In addition to doing reception work in the office, an MA also does patient care including laboratory work and injections in an ambulatory care facility. The curriculum is designed to facilitate the correlation between theory and clinical practice while exercising critical thinking proficiency.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate

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The Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate program is a pathway into Medical Laboratory technology. The program requires at least 120 hours of clinical internship experience. MLT 131, 142, and 241 are part of the MLT degree program.

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Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is designed to prepare qualified technicians to perform a variety of complex laboratory tests which play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases and in the promotion of health. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take national examinations to become certified Medical Laboratory Technicians.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide Certificate

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This program will prepare the student for employment as a nurse aide in hospital, home-care, skilled care and hospice facilities. The entry level skills of a nurse aide are an excellent introduction to a broad range of health professions. Nurse Aides provide close personal care for a variety of clients. Successful students are considerate of others and recognize how to meet the needs of vulnerable humans as well as how to interact with other members of the healthcare team. Basic nursing skills, including activities of daily living, use of assistive devices and recognition of the emotional, social, cultural and individual rights of patients are all competencies that will be covered in the coursework. Students will have an opportunity to practice these skills in the college lab with transition into healthcare agencies.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare ACC graduates for employment as registered nurses. The beginning professional nurse will have developed entry-level skills for employment in hospitals and other health care settings. Clinical nursing courses include supervised patient care experiences at a variety of health care agencies. For information about the nursing program application, go to http://www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs. Call 303.797.5939 or email nursing@arapahoe.edu with questions.

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Practical Nursing Certificate

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This Practical Nurse (PN) certificate is available only to those students who have been accepted into the registered nursing program and have completed all prerequisites, the first two semester courses, and NUR 169. The certificate prepares the nursing student to take the practical nursing licensure examination and to practice as a licensed practical nurse, offered only as an alternative Nursing Pathway Option. Contact the Nursing Department at 303.797.5939 for more information.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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Phlebotomy is the acquired professional skill of performing vein punctures (drawing blood). The Phlebotomy Certificate is a fifteen-week class that meets evenings during the spring and fall semesters. This seven-credit certificate includes four credits of lecture/didactic information and three credits of clinical internship.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a health care provider working under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist. The PTA is involved in the treatment of individuals with muscular, skeletal, cardiopulmonary and nervous system disorders. The PTA may also be involved in injury prevention or programs specifically targeted toward individual or group wellness. The PTA is able to provide physical therapy services as specified in a care plan developed by a Physical Therapist. Treatment program implementation may include: therapeutic exercise, ambulation training, activities of daily living and administration of physical agents such as heat and cold.

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Engineering Technician

Mechatronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Mechatronics Engineering Technology program encompasses an aspect of engineering that focuses on the design, implementation, and maintenance of products and processes integrating mechanical, electrical, and programmable engineering technologies to complete a number of jobs in the advanced manufacturing field. The diverse program is built in collaboration with multiple industries in the field of advanced manufacturing in quest of workers with the skills and training essential in the field. The curriculum is built on a partnership with the Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI) to prepare students for PMMI certification.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Mechatronics Engineering Technology program encompasses an aspect of engineering that focuses on the design, implementation, and maintenance of products and processes integrating mechanical, electrical, and programmable engineering technologies to complete a number of jobs in the advanced manufacturing field. The diverse program is built in collaboration with multiple industries in the field of advanced manufacturing in quest of workers with the skills and training essential in the field. The curriculum is built on a partnership with the Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI) to prepare students for PMMI certification.

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303-797-4222

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5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
United States