Bates Technical College

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Administrative Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

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Medical assisting jobs are in demand! Are you technologically savvy and interested in serving others? The field of medical assisting allows you to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Employers are looking for that well-trained employee who enjoys helping others, is comfortable with tools and technology, and is looking for career – not just a job. At Bates, students can choose two pathways in either certified medical assistant or administrative medical assistant. Medical assistants are an integral part of the health care team and our programs provide hands-on practice depending on the pathway you choose. You will learn the technology, terminology, and competencies you need for success.

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Medical Assistant

Certified Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Certified Medical Assistant track is a degree option within the Administrative Medical Assistant Program. This degree option will prepare students for positions in physician’s offices, clinics and other outpatient health care settings through hands-on classroom and real world clinical training. Medical assistants function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam that meets the requirements of the Washington State Department of Health to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate

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The Dental Assisting program at Bates Technical College prepares students for a rewarding career in a high demand profession in the field of dentistry. If you enjoy working with people, dental assisting could be an excellent career choice for you. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and combines study in the classroom, lab and clinical internships. During the 11-month program, students gain valuable skills and knowledge employers are looking for in the dental assistant. Students take the Dental Assisting National Board exam throughout the program to obtain national certification as a dental assistant.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certified Certificate

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Nursing Assistant Certified (also known as CNA)

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Occupational therapy assistants work under the direction of occupational therapists to provide services to persons whose lives have been challenged due to injury, illness, developmental deficits or aging. Occupational therapy assistants view individuals in a holistic manner and help people prevent, lessen or overcome disabilities so they are able to function more independently in every aspect of daily living. Occupational therapy assistants use therapeutic activities and exercises to improve a client’s skills for performing a variety of important everyday tasks safely and independently in their role at work, home, school, and in the community. Students in this program receive fundamental skills in occupational therapy and extensive clinical training. Successful completion of the program prepares students for careers as occupational therapy assistants in hospitals, out-patient clinics, rehabilitation centers, mental health centers, assisted living and nursing care facilities, and school systems.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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This program is set up to meet the State of Washington Department of Health Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist Certification requirements. It also meets the needs for student so take the NHA national certification exam. The course includes HIV/AIDS training, Basic Anatomy and Physiology, medical terminology, how to avoid pre-analytical errors, and how to be successful in collecting blood samples. You will learn how to collect blood samples using all of the tools currently being used in the Laboratory industry.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nurse, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for careers as licensed practical nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. Clinical activities are an integral part of this program which is approved by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. During the clinical phase, students demonstrate nursing competencies under supervision at clinical sites and improve skills by working with a healthcare professional in a preceptorship role. Graduates are required to pass the Washington State Practical Nursing licensing exam to practice as licensed practical nurses in Washington State. Prior to licensing exam, applicant will need to provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Body Technician

Autobody Rebuilding and Refinishing, A.A.S.

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If the automotive industry rev you up, then Bates Technical College's auto body program may be right for you. Experienced instructors teach students in classrooms that mirror industry. Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry. Upon successful completion of the program, students can qualify to take the I-CAR steel welding qualification test.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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As technology as evolved, so have the cars we drive. In the Automotive Mechanic program, students prepare for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. Students learn in an active auto service facility that is open to the public and can test for Automotive Service Excellent (ASE) certifications while completing the program. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for both secondary and post-secondary levels.

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Truck Driver

Commercial Truck Driving Entry Level Certificate

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Bates Technical College is the only school in Washington State certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute. Students prepare for entry-level employment as commercial truck drivers with the goal of a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with all endorsements. Training takes place in classrooms, on Bates’ truck driving range, and on the road, using a variety of equipment.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for employment in the diesel and heavy equipment industry, diagnosing, repairing, and rebuilding components of diesel-powered vehicles in an on-campus shop setting. Local industry training partnerships provide practical experience that enhances student instruction. Graduates may find employment as technicians in diesel and heavy duty apprenticeships, working with on/off highway trucks, construction equipment, hydraulics, material handling equipment, agricultural equipment, marine, and utilities. Customized training and scholarships are available.

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Communications Industry

Broadcast Engineer

Broadcasting / Video Production, A.A.S.

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If you want to work behind the scenes in the broadcast industry, the Broadcasting and Video Production program may be right for you. Students in the program focus on broadcast operations, engineering or video production. The curriculum at Bates Technical College has been examined by and meets the requirements of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and students can test for certification upon completion of the program.

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Electronic Equipment Service Technician, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for careers in the electronic equipment service profession as technicians in a wide range of high tech industries, including broadcast audio, broadcast video, car audio, electronic service, medical equipment repair, office automation and video tape. Employment opportunities may also include mobile electronics installer and electronic assembler. Students acquire and hone service technician skills through extensive practice with live equipment, and prepare for industry certification as Certified Electronics Technicians, Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals, and Certified Broadcast Technologists. This program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these and related occupations.

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Graphic Designer

Digital Media, A.A.S.

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Digital media is a key component in film, television, video and website production, and encompasses a variety of projects, from filming and editing to digital animation and computer games. The constant implementation of new technology makes this a fast-moving field, a good fit for the student who seeks a career in a visual medium with leading-edge technology. Instruction includes production and editing software and the opportunity to achieve practical experience working on a variety of studio projects. Employment opportunities for digital media professionals include work as creative services editors, video editors and graphics editors for production studios, film companies, web design companies, advertising and multimedia companies. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in the industry.

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Construction Industry

Carpenter

Carpentry, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the construction industry, filling positions such as carpenter, framer, concrete worker, and interior and exterior finisher. Off-campus building and remodeling projects provide opportunities for extensive practical training, giving students valuable experience in the trade, from estimating construction projects through all phases of construction. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the South Puget Sound Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

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Electrical Construction, A.A.S.

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Full-time day and swing shift programs are available for students seeking to earn a degree or certificate in electrical construction for jobs in commercial and residential construction, public utility agencies, and industrial construction and maintenance. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these and related occupations. Students interested in receiving an ELO1 license should consult with career advisors to ensure enrollment in the appropriate program.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Civil engineering technicians work alongside engineers to provide technical support. They may be involved in everything from infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges and utilities to environmental and maritime projects. Students who excel in this program typically have good problem-solving skills, a flair for math and science, and have the ability to understand engineering drawings and principles. The civil engineering technology program at Bates Technical College emulates a civil engineering/surveying firm, giving students practice in many aspects of the profession.

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for employment in the diesel and heavy equipment industry, diagnosing, repairing, and rebuilding components of diesel-powered vehicles in an on-campus shop setting. Local industry training partnerships provide practical experience that enhances student instruction. Graduates may find employment as technicians in diesel and heavy duty apprenticeships, working with on/off highway trucks, construction equipment, hydraulics, material handling equipment, agricultural equipment, marine, and utilities. Customized training and scholarships are available.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for employment in the diesel and heavy equipment industry, diagnosing, repairing, and rebuilding components of diesel-powered vehicles in an on-campus shop setting. Local industry training partnerships provide practical experience that enhances student instruction. Graduates may find employment as technicians in diesel and heavy duty apprenticeships, working with on/off highway trucks, construction equipment, hydraulics, material handling equipment, agricultural equipment, marine, and utilities. Customized training and scholarships are available.

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Electrician

Electrical Construction, A.A.S.

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Full-time day and swing shift programs are available for students seeking to earn a degree or certificate in electrical construction for jobs in commercial and residential construction, public utility agencies, and industrial construction and maintenance. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these and related occupations. Students interested in receiving an ELO1 license should consult with career advisors to ensure enrollment in the appropriate program.

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Electrical Construction, A.A.S.

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Full-time day and swing shift programs are available for students seeking to earn a degree or certificate in electrical construction for jobs in commercial and residential construction, public utility agencies, and industrial construction and maintenance. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these and related occupations. Students interested in receiving an ELO1 license should consult with career advisors to ensure enrollment in the appropriate program.

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Electrical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Bates offers the only program in the region in which students prepare for careers in electrical code application, interior and exterior lighting design, and all aspects of electrical design. Instruction includes all phases of electrical engineering, CAD drafting, and design for commercial buildings. Technician’s design and draft electrical power, signal, interior, and exterior lighting systems. They also assist in specification writing and share in on-site construction supervision. Students in this program are encouraged to take the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) examinations.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Bates offers the only program in the region in which students prepare for careers in electrical code application, interior and exterior lighting design, and all aspects of electrical design. Instruction includes all phases of electrical engineering, CAD drafting, and design for commercial buildings. Technician’s design and draft electrical power, signal, interior, and exterior lighting systems. They also assist in specification writing and share in on-site construction supervision. Students in this program are encouraged to take the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) examinations.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC), A.A.S.

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Students prepare for certified entry-level employment in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. The technical skills acquired in this program may be applied in areas such as air conditioning, systems controls, energy management systems, heating and ventilation technicians, and sales. For those individuals already in the HVAC/R trade, customized training to upgrade skills is also provided, as well as applicable sustainable construction practices. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

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HVAC Technician

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC), A.A.S.

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Students prepare for certified entry-level employment in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. The technical skills acquired in this program may be applied in areas such as air conditioning, systems controls, energy management systems, heating and ventilation technicians, and sales. For those individuals already in the HVAC/R trade, customized training to upgrade skills is also provided, as well as applicable sustainable construction practices. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

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Metal Fabricator

Sheet Metal Technology, A.A.S.

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Bates offers the only program in the region that prepares students for apprenticeship employment in the sheet metal industry. Customer projects completed in the classroom, shop, and the field, provide students with the necessary foundational skills to succeed in this high demand and rewarding occupation. Instruction includes equipment operation, fabrication and installation of various ventilation systems, blueprint reading, computer-aided drafting, air distribution, and material handling. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the Western Washington Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

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Welder

Welding, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for apprenticeship employment as welders, filling positions in industries including shipbuilding, industrial construction, energy fields, sheet metal, and auto body. Extensive practical training in all aspects of welding is included as students work in the shop on a variety of welding projects. Upon completion of the welding competencies, students are encouraged to take the certification tests for the American Welding Society and the Washington Association of Building Officials. This program also provides extended learning for persons previously or currently employed in these professions.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

CNC Machinist, A.A.S.

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Machinist, A.A.S.

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Machinists produce precision parts, tools, and instruments utilizing both manual and computerized machining systems. For over sixty years, the machinist program has prepared students for apprentice positions through local apprenticeship agencies. Instruction contains extensive hands-on experience in the use of traditional precision tooling and machining equipment, as well as sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology including CNC lathes, CNC milling machines, and program-specific software. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Bates offers the only program in the region in which students prepare for careers in electrical code application, interior and exterior lighting design, and all aspects of electrical design. Instruction includes all phases of electrical engineering, CAD drafting, and design for commercial buildings. Technician’s design and draft electrical power, signal, interior, and exterior lighting systems. They also assist in specification writing and share in on-site construction supervision. Students in this program are encouraged to take the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) examinations.

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Electronic Equipment Service Technician, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for careers in the electronic equipment service profession as technicians in a wide range of high tech industries, including broadcast audio, broadcast video, car audio, electronic service, medical equipment repair, office automation and video tape. Employment opportunities may also include mobile electronics installer and electronic assembler. Students acquire and hone service technician skills through extensive practice with live equipment, and prepare for industry certification as Certified Electronics Technicians, Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals, and Certified Broadcast Technologists. This program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these and related occupations.

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Broadcast Engineer

Electronic Equipment Service Technician, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for careers in the electronic equipment service profession as technicians in a wide range of high tech industries, including broadcast audio, broadcast video, car audio, electronic service, medical equipment repair, office automation and video tape. Employment opportunities may also include mobile electronics installer and electronic assembler. Students acquire and hone service technician skills through extensive practice with live equipment, and prepare for industry certification as Certified Electronics Technicians, Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals, and Certified Broadcast Technologists. This program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these and related occupations.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Facility Maintenance, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for careers in the building care and maintenance industry, including boiler operator, building repairer, facilities maintenance engineer and custodian in industrial and office buildings, hotels, schools, and government agencies. Instruction includes electricity, welding, blueprint reading, machine maintenance, grounds keeping, boiler repair and operation, HVAC/R and advanced industry applications. Major elements of the program prepare students for Class V and Class IV boiler operator/fireman certification. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the Western Washington Operating Engineers Facilities Custodial Services Apprenticeship Committee and the Western Washington Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship Committee. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these or other related professions.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician, A.A.S.

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In the Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician program, students learn to install, diagnose, maintain, modify, test, and calibrate electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems used in manufacturing support equipment and production machinery, including precision machine tools (CNC) and industrial robots.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for careers as engineering technicians with an emphasis on mechanical systems. Instruction focuses on computer-aided drafting and design (CADD). Students have opportunities to work on community and college projects that may include patent application drawings and detailed machine shop production drawings. Extended learning opportunities are available with industry partners.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Networking Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Computer network systems technicians link the hardware and software that comprise computer data communications networks. They install, configure and maintain network components, work on client workstations, servers, domain controllers, shared printers, cables, and routers. They maintain network equipment, applications, data and user interfaces and workstations as well as troubleshoot local and wide area networks. Desktop, server and network administration positions are needed in all industries due to the ongoing movement towards computer automation. Students are encouraged to obtain Microsoft, Comptia and Cisco certifications, including A+, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS, MCDST and CCNA.

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Information Technology Specialist, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology Specialist program prepares students for careers that focus on computer and network support with an emphasis on both practical experience and certification preparation. Students learn to diagnose and resolve computer problems with software and hardware, use virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and learn about computer security and network systems. Possible certifications students can obtain include certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, or Cisco. Possible careers include Information Technology support technician, computer support specialist, desktop support technician, and network support positions.

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Information Technology Specialist, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology Specialist program prepares students for careers that focus on computer and network support with an emphasis on both practical experience and certification preparation. Students learn to diagnose and resolve computer problems with software and hardware, use virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and learn about computer security and network systems. Possible certifications students can obtain include certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, or Cisco. Possible careers include Information Technology support technician, computer support specialist, desktop support technician, and network support positions.

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Data Security Management

Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Build foundational IT skills with focus on network security. Prepare for a career to assess the security needs of computer and network systems. Investigate deviations from acceptable configurations, identify computer and network security vulnerabilities, solve problems, make decisions to recommend the appropriate defensive countermeasures. Implement adequate measures to reduce risks to a level conferring to compliance regulations. Graduates build skills in problem-solving, attention to detail, communication, and teamwork.

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Information Technology Specialist, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology Specialist program prepares students for careers that focus on computer and network support with an emphasis on both practical experience and certification preparation. Students learn to diagnose and resolve computer problems with software and hardware, use virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and learn about computer security and network systems. Possible certifications students can obtain include certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, or Cisco. Possible careers include Information Technology support technician, computer support specialist, desktop support technician, and network support positions.

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Information Technology Specialist, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology Specialist program prepares students for careers that focus on computer and network support with an emphasis on both practical experience and certification preparation. Students learn to diagnose and resolve computer problems with software and hardware, use virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and learn about computer security and network systems. Possible certifications students can obtain include certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, or Cisco. Possible careers include Information Technology support technician, computer support specialist, desktop support technician, and network support positions.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Technology Specialist, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology Specialist program prepares students for careers that focus on computer and network support with an emphasis on both practical experience and certification preparation. Students learn to diagnose and resolve computer problems with software and hardware, use virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and learn about computer security and network systems. Possible certifications students can obtain include certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, or Cisco. Possible careers include Information Technology support technician, computer support specialist, desktop support technician, and network support positions.

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Information Technology Specialist, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology Specialist program prepares students for careers that focus on computer and network support with an emphasis on both practical experience and certification preparation. Students learn to diagnose and resolve computer problems with software and hardware, use virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and learn about computer security and network systems. Possible certifications students can obtain include certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, or Cisco. Possible careers include Information Technology support technician, computer support specialist, desktop support technician, and network support positions.

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Systems Analyst

Information Technology Specialist, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology Specialist program prepares students for careers that focus on computer and network support with an emphasis on both practical experience and certification preparation. Students learn to diagnose and resolve computer problems with software and hardware, use virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and learn about computer security and network systems. Possible certifications students can obtain include certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, or Cisco. Possible careers include Information Technology support technician, computer support specialist, desktop support technician, and network support positions.

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Software Developer

Software Development Technology, A.A.S.

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Instruction in the Software Development program includes designing, coding, and implementing software applications in a variety of programming languages: Unix, SQL, Java, C Sharp, C++ . In addition, students build skills in problem-solving, attention to detail, communication, and teamwork.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for a variety of careers in the culinary arts profession and for advanced education at other culinary institutions. Career paths include dinner cook, institutional cook, cook’s helper, baker’s helper, fry cook, and short order cook. Students work in all aspects of the dining facilities on campus, planning and preparing meals and catering banquet functions. Instruction includes food planning and preparation, and serving and cleanup. Graduates receive a broad base of skills and are well prepared for a variety of entry-level culinary jobs.

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for careers in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for such positions as Early Learning Program teacher, assistant teacher, program supervisor, and/or center director. The ECE curriculum prepares students to work with children birth to 8 years of age in diverse early childhood environments. The competencies are aligned with Washington State Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and national standards (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and identify eight (8) content areas organized into five (5) levels of proficiency. Early Childhood students will combined learned theories and practical laboratory experiences with young children in the college early childhood learning center under supervision with qualified educators.

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Firefighter

Fire Service, A.A.S.

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Students prepare for careers as fire fighters, or in closely related occupations that require certification as a firefighter in this program that is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. Training incorporates all entry-level requirements according to nationally recognized standards.

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253-680-7000

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1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
United States