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Business Industry

Bookkeeper

Accounting

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Throughout the Accounting program, students learn how to analyze, verify, prepare and communicate financial information for real-time business situations. Students also learn to prepare financial reports, update and maintain accounting records, process expenditures, receipts, payables, receivables and payroll, and a lot more.

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Bookkeeping

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In this program, students build an understanding of bookkeeping, accounting measurements, and different stages of the accounting life cycle. Students throughout the work-based coursework, enhance communication and decision-making skills to perform efficiently in actual accounting and business fields.

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Office Manager

Business Admininstration

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This Associate degree in Business Administration teaches students to analyze and critically evaluate various business processes and optimize them to drive return and value. Along with that, students experience hands-on training needed in areas of marketing, finance, HR, business law, and management.

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Business Operation

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In this program, students build an understanding of business law, management, and marketing. With work-based coursework, students improve verbal and written communication and decision-making skills to perform efficiently in actual professions.

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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Addictive Disorders Certificate

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Addictive disorders are plaguing our community more and more every day. Being able to recognize addictive disorders, understand basic treatments, and how someone can advocate for change can be very impactful on our community. This certificate will give the student the knowledge and tools to begin to make that impact. Topics covered in the certificate include, but are not limited to, addiction, psychopharmacology, advocacy, crisis intervention, and drugs and society.

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Human Services, A.A.S.

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An associate's degree in Human Services offers graduates the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives and people in their communities. Students will be able to promote awareness and obtain knowledge and specific skills needed to work in the human and social services fields. The program introduces students to services related to human development concepts and trains them to work with at-risk socioeconomic populations, including the elderly, children, persons with mental health or physical handicaps, and those experiencing problems with addictive disorders.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice AAS degree introduces students to various topics related to criminal justice and the law, such as corrections, criminal investigation, American court systems, and police organization and management. Students will also be introduced to fields of study that impact the criminal justice field, such as abnormal psychology and crisis intervention.

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Justice System Certificate

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The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate in Justice System will help students gain entry-level skills for a variety of positions in criminal justice and law. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will educate students in the skills of the criminal justice system, forensic science, and criminal investigations.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Specialist Certificate

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The Early Childhood Specialist Certificate Program prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through age six in diverse learning environments. Coursework includes child growth and development; physical/ nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children. The courses in this program are not intended for transfer to a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Early Childhood Specialist, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. Early Childhood Specialist degree is a 60-credit program to prepare students for employment as pre-school child care center teachers, teachers aids in WV counties recognizing the curriculum and other child care centers serving children birth to age 6. Students combine theories with practical applications where possible. The program focuses on the cognitive, emotional and physical development of young children and appropriate curriculum and activities to enhance the development of young children. The program includes administrative and management skills for those individuals that will obtain supervision and management positions. Students learn communication and management skills. Students learn to maintain childcare center records in accordance with West Virginia and federal laws. Students are prepared for employment upon graduation from the program.

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Education, A.S

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The Associate of Science in Education addresses introductory topics related to teaching and learning and prepares students for transfer to an upper-division program leading to professional licensure or certification. Students will complete general education courses to target communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and to sharpen social awareness. Students will also gain foundational knowledge about the education system and teaching as a profession in preparation for admittance to a pre-licensure program. Students select from the following specializations: Social Studies (5-Adult), General Science (5-Adult), Biology (9-Adult), Mathematics (5-Adult), English (5-Adult), Elementary (K-6), Physical Education, or PreK-K.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Responder

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This 75-hour Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) prepares the student for entry-level prehospital care and is eligible to take the national certification exam as an Emergency Medical Responder. This is an introductory course to emergency medical care for individuals that in the course of their normal duties are likely to be the first individual on the scene of a medical emergency. The course will cover what should be done until the ambulance unit arrives and will include CPR, an overview of EMS systems, basic airway management, patient assessment, circulation and automatic defibrillation, illness, and injury prevention, childbirth and children and scene operations. The course was previously known as First Responder until the incorporation of the new curriculum and scope of practices.

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Emergency Medical Technician

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This 150-hour Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) prepares the student for entry-level prehospital care and is eligible to take the national certification exam as an Emergency Medical Technician. As an Emergency Medical Technician, you would be trained to work or volunteer for area Emergency Medical Services organizations. The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Also with this course, you will be assigned to ride on an ambulance to perform your minimum of ten successful patient assessments at the Emergency Medical Technician level. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. This course was previously known as EMT-Basic until the incorporation of the new curriculum and scope of practices. This course or the EMT-Basic is a required prerequisite for admission into the Paramedic Program.

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Paramedic, A.A.S.

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Prior to application to the Paramedic program, all students are required to have taken the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course and possess a current card, which meets the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Standard Curriculum for EMT. The Paramedic Associate of Applied Science degree meets the U.S. Department of Transportation's National EMS Education Standards for Paramedic. Successful completion of the program qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Registry Examination for Paramedic. The intention of the Paramedic Program is to prepare its graduates for a volunteer or paid career as a nationally certified Paramedic.

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Paramedicine Certificate

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The Paramedicine Certificate is designed for students who are interested in pursuing jobs in the out of hospital setting. Prior to application to the Paramedicine Certificate, all students are required to have taken the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course and possess a current card, which meets the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Standard Curriculum for EMT. The Paramedicine Certificate meets the U.S. Department of Transportation's National EMS Education Standards for Paramedic. Successful completion of the program qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Registry Examination for Paramedic. The intention of the Paramedicine Certificate is to prepare its graduates for a volunteer or paid career as a nationally certified Paramedic.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Science Technician Certificate

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The Environmental Science Technician Certificate program prepares students to work in a variety of safety and environmental jobs. Students will receive training in basic environmental, safety, and health disciplines. The certificate program will be the first step in a career in environmental science. Our graduates can enter the environmental workforce in entry-level positions in a variety of manufacturing settings and environmental settings, including environmental sampling and testing technicians, water and wastewater technicians, and occupational health and safety technicians.

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Environmental Science Technician, A.A.S.

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The Environmental Science Technician A.A.S. program is a workforce education program with two concentrations. Students can prepare to become an Environmental Science Technician with a concentration in Environmental Studies. Students in the Environmental Studies concentration will be prepared to obtain employment as environmental sampling and testing technicians, environmental monitoring technicians, water and wastewater technicians, provide environmental mitigation services and other environmentally related jobs.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Legal Office Assistant Certificate

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The Legal Office Assistant Certificate is the first year of the A.A.S. Paralegal Studies Degree. This certificate also serves secretaries, administrative assistants, and office managers who are interested in law and procedure. This certificate represents the foundation of knowledge that may be applied in a variety of legal office situations.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies is a program designed to provide students with a balance between theory and practice, enabling graduates to step immediately into opportunities in the growing legal community. The program is designed to prepare individuals for employment at all levels of the law-administration, trial, appellate, and government.

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Construction Industry

Carpenter

Applied Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology is a broad-spectrum technical studies degree program designed to accommodate the transfer of credit for students from a variety of technical, trade, and skills-based backgrounds. It is a useful option for individuals who wish to earn an applied degree, and who have been trained in areas such as carpentry, automotive, masonry, agriculture, information technology, or other technical trades.

Students complete 12 hours of required general education courses, as well as 15 hours of coursework from restricted content areas. Technical electives used to complete the program of study can be a combination of credits earned from previous college coursework, trade-based training, or vocational studies, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Additional technical electives can be selected by the student under the guidance of his or her academic advisor.

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Architectural Drafter

Computer Aided Design Certificate

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College can help you ascend to a career in design. As the only collegiate CAD/BIM program in the Eastern Panhandle, we help you understand principles of design and apply them to government and industry standards. Throughout the program, our expert instructors train you in the techniques and cutting-edge technologies embraced by the industry today.

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Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Graduates of the Engineering Technology Degree may begin their careers as electrical engineering technicians, mechanical engineering technicians, controls technicians, manufacturing engineering technicians, maintenance management, designers, and machinists. Students who pursue this degree should gain the knowledge needed to sit for certifications in CAD and machining.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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The welding program is a 30-credit hour training program in which students will cut, weld, and modify a design in as little as one year. Students are taught blueprint reading, metallurgy, and basic CAD. Students will be exposed to various methods of cutting metals. Equipment such as plasma cutters, grinders, chop saws, tubing benders, and bandsaws are included in the program to introduce principals of fabrication. Welders can advance to more skilled jobs with additional training and experience.

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Transportation Industry

Aircraft Mechanic

Applied Uas Technologies Certificate

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The Applied UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Technologies Certificate is a workforce education program designed to give students skills to use a UAS in a professional setting. The program includes courses covering flight, flight planning, project planning, data collection, and data manipulation using a UAS. The program also includes an introduction to geographic information systems. Completing this certificate can lead to applications in many fields including local and county governments, construction work, agriculture, GIS, emergency services, and urban development.

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Applied UAS Technologies, A.A.S.

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The Applied UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Technologies A.A.S. program is a workforce education program designed to prepare students for a career as a drone technician or GIS technician. The program includes courses covering UAS operations and UAS and small pilot flight planning. The program prepares students for the FAA part 107 license; the passage of the exam is not guaranteed. Students will be able to plan a data-gathering project, collect reliable data, manipulate data, and publish professional maps using these data. Data processing using GIS software is a focus of the program.

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Hospitality Industry

Kitchen Manager

Catering and Hospitality Management

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Our program is designed to teach students about nutrition, safety, sanitation, origins of food, hospitality, restaurant management, marketing, and business plan creation. Students gain transferable skills like team building, leadership, and communication that transforms them into professionals ready to enter the workforce.

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Chef and Head Cook

Catering and Hospitality Management, A.A.S

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To enter a career in the foodservice and hospitality industry, consider a degree in Catering & Hospitality Management. Students learn classical cooking and baking techniques within a wide variety of cuisines. This program provides foundations in nutrition, safety and sanitation, origins of food, hospitality and restaurant management, marketing and more.

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Culinary Arts Certificate

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Students will learn classical cooking techniques, which include a wide variety of regional cuisines, along with courses that build on immersing the student into all aspects of culinary foundations such as safety and sanitation, food costing, product efficiency, sense of urgency, attention to detail and culinary artistry. Practical lab experiences will help to complete the well-rounded student for entry into the workforce. Students will be able to experience the flow of their product from creation to service in this degree program through our Bruin Café lab and other service opportunities.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Culinary Academy's Programs are designed to provide students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for employment in an entry to a mid-level position within the foodservice, hospitality and tourism industry through a certificate or degree program.

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Food Service Manager

Food Service Management

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During the Associate in Applied Science in Food Service Retail Management program, students experience practical and industry-led course modules wherein they analyze, innovate, and collaborate in the culinary industry. Students learn essentials related to nutrition, safety, origins of food, food costing, product efficiency and more.

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Food Service Retail Management

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Students learn core concepts in food service retail management such as introduction to business, principles of management, stocks, soups and sauces, inventory and purchasing, cooking fundamentals, and much more. The Blue Ridge CTC Food Service Retail Management certificate program allows students to:

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Cisco Certified Network Associate (Ccna) Certificate

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The Information Technology field is experiencing explosive growth and Cisco Certified professionals are needed throughout the region. This program will provide students with the essential knowledge to install, configure, and operate simple LANs, WLANs, and WANs and prepare for the Cisco™ Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

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Computer Network Engineering Technologies, A.A.S.

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The Computer Network Engineering Technologies program offers an associate of applied science degree, incorporating vendor certification training for students preparing for entry-level employment or advancement in a variety of occupations, courses, and professional certificate programs within the networking field. The program will offer students a solid background in networking technology complemented by an array of certification training choices. All courses leading toward certification are taught by certified instructors.

The program offers a flexible environment where students can develop the background necessary to enter a rapidly changing and growing networking workforce and/or transfer to a four-year institution for further undergraduate education. Students in the Computer Network Engineering Technologies Program are subject to the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's requirements for admissions, basic skills testing, and appropriate course placement. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Catalog requirements regarding academic standards, student conduct, and graduation procedures also apply.

Students in this program will complete hands-on activities that will help to develop network fluency and troubleshooting skills. They construct projects based on real-life environments that demonstrate the core protocols used in the industry.

An internship in a networking or information technology-related area is required for graduation. Students are expected to locate their internship site. Detailed information about the internship requirements and expectations is available from the student's advisor.

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Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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Modern technology has made business use of computer technology essential. As technology continues to evolve and progress, there is an emphasis placed on safeguarding an organization's or a company's information. The Cyber Security program has been created to address the needs of government agencies, organizations, and the private sector within the local West Virginia community and DC Metropolitan area. The Cyber Security program offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree, incorporating vendor certification training, for students preparing for entry-level employment or advancement in a variety of occupations and courses in Cyber Security.

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Information Security Certificate

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College delivers the Information Security Certificate program through courses that are designed to introduce students to programming, security basics, network monitoring, risk assessment, and ethical hacking. These courses, in conjunction with other foundational courses, give students the technical aptitude for a career in information security.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Certified Network Professional (Ccnp) Certificate

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The Cisco Certified Network Professional program has been created to address the expanding technology needs of businesses and organizations within the local West Virginia community. Designed to create a talent pool within our region, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will equip students with the essential knowledge to install, configure, operate, troubleshoot, and manage advanced routing protocols; campus-wide enterprise networks; advanced switching technologies; network security; and Quality of Service (QoS).

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Computer Network Engineering Technologies, A.A.S.

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The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Computer Network Engineering Technologies degree is a solid choice for students considering an advanced technology career. The program offers a flexible environment where students can develop the skills to enter a rapidly changing networking workforce. Designed for students with an in-depth knowledge of Cisco networking, the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College program develops network fluency and troubleshooting skills. The emphasis on networking technology complements a variety of certification training choices.

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Computer Network Engineering Technologies, A.A.S.

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The Computer Network Engineering Technologies program offers an associate of applied science degree, incorporating vendor certification training for students preparing for entry-level employment or advancement in a variety of occupations, courses, and professional certificate programs within the networking field. The program will offer students a solid background in networking technology complemented by an array of certification training choices. All courses leading toward certification are taught by certified instructors.

The program offers a flexible environment where students can develop the background necessary to enter a rapidly changing and growing networking workforce and/or transfer to a four-year institution for further undergraduate education. Students in the Computer Network Engineering Technologies Program are subject to the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College's requirements for admissions, basic skills testing, and appropriate course placement. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Catalog requirements regarding academic standards, student conduct, and graduation procedures also apply.

Students in this program will complete hands-on activities that will help to develop network fluency and troubleshooting skills. They construct projects based on real-life environments that demonstrate the core protocols used in the industry.

An internship in a networking or information technology-related area is required for graduation. Students are expected to locate their internship site. Detailed information about the internship requirements and expectations is available from the student's advisor.

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Systems Networking Certificate

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Students seeking entry into the field of advanced networking should consider a certificate in systems networking. The Blue Ridge program trains students in both the Cisco and Microsoft realms, providing essential knowledge about both parts of a functional corporate network. The program provides the background required for employment in the networking portion of the IT field. Blue Ridge will equip students with the training required to install, configure, and operate routed LANs, WLANs, and WANs, and prepare for the Cisco™ Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Application Specialist Certificate

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The Computer Applications Certificate combines traditional, professional and business communication with computer applications. Certifications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Windows work well with the electives in this certificate program.

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Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Information Technology degree program prepares the student for achievement in a high-demand field. The program's flexibility gives students a background in computer technology, an array of vendor certification training choices, and numerous internship opportunities. The IT degree will hone student skills in troubleshooting and repair, hardware, networking, web development, and basic programming.

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Database Administrator

Database Management, A.A.S.

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The Database Management Program provides a successful graduate with the courseware to acquire a blend of the core competencies of a database professional. Students will learn database management by establishing database environments and designing databases using structured and unstructured data schemes. Students will utilize Data Definition Language and Data Manipulation Language to define, retrieve, and manipulate data. Participants will study scripting and programming of data structures, algorithms, and best practices in secure coding. Students will learn data analytics by examining the data visualization and analysis process and common statistical techniques for the analysis of data. Students will practice summarizing and visualizing the characteristics of data sets.

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Software Developer

Software Development Engineering Certificate

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College delivers the Software Development Engineering Certificate program through courses that are designed to introduce students to programming and mobile application development. These courses, in conjunction with other foundational courses, give students the technical aptitude for a career in software development engineering.

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Software Development Engineering, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students with practical skills and knowledge for entry-level positions within the software engineering profession. Software engineering relates to the concept, design, implementation, deployment, and maintenance of software. The program will provide the theoretical fundamentals of software development along with the hands-on practical aspects and competencies required by the industry. The program is designed to support innovation through the application of software engineering principles that provides a solution-focused skill set to real-world business needs and scenarios.

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Systems Analyst

Technology Systems Certificate

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The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate in Technology Systems strengthen skills in professional and business communication and information technology. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College combine oral and written communications with core technology classes and electives, equipping students with a grasp of technology systems. Sitting for certifications such as A+, CIW, and MCAS may complement the electives in this program, enhancing the impact of this credential.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Program

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This 60-hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare settings including dental offices, hospitals, and other similar facilities, familiarizing the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. It covers the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry and dental assisting; and policies and guidelines. Clinical aspects of oral anatomy, dental equipment, tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, oral cavity and related structures, proper patient positioning, dental hand-pieces, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and asepsis. This program does not include a national or state certification objective which, in most states, requires 1 to 2 years of training or education.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Management, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with a diverse blend of course work in administrative technology and information management. Students interested in medical coding, health information regulations, and computer applications in the healthcare setting will find this career track rewarding.

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Medical Billing And Coding Program

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This combined 80-hour billing and coding program offers the skills needed to resolve insurance billing problems, manually file claims using the ICD-10 and CPT-4 catalog procedures to complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The program covers the following areas:

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Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

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This certificate degree program will prepare the student to become a specialist in Medical Coding. The Medical Coding Specialist will review patients' records and assign alphanumeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure codes performed by the medical provider. Through detailed instruction including professional practicum experience, the student will be prepared in ICD10 and CPT coding systems and will gain knowledge in medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology. Upon completion of this certificate, a student may sit for certification exams.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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This certificate program is designed for the student interested in an entry-level position as a medical assistant in a medical office. The program provides lectures as well as competency-based training in both administrative and clinical procedures. There is also a non-compensated externship experience in which students work in an actual ambulatory care setting. Externship sites may have their own requirements that students must meet prior to their externship experience. Medical assisting certificate students must maintain a grade of "C" or better in all required courses.

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Medical Assisting, A.A.S.

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The Medical Assisting program is a career-oriented program that prepares students to work primarily in ambulatory care settings under the direction of a physician. The program is comprised of clinical and non-clinical components, with the lecture as well as competency-based experiences in performing administrative and clinical procedures. General education and program requirements are designed for students interested in pursuing management positions within physician offices

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Program

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This comprehensive 60-hour program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, and other healthcare settings while working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Program

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The 180-hour Phlebotomy Technician with Externship Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. The 80-hour classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform venipuncture methods. This includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with training arms and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry-level Phlebotomy Technician.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assisting, A.A.S.

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The Physical Therapist Assisting (PTA) program is a 1 + 1 program. One year of prerequisites must be completed prior to starting the Fall semester of the technical phase. Because students apply on March 1st each year, students may be enrolled in prerequisites during the Spring semester and still apply. The midterm grades for those spring semester courses will be used to determine acceptance. Acceptance would be contingent upon the successful completion of those spring courses. If prerequisites are still left over to complete during any summer term, those students will NOT be considered for acceptance until the following year. In ALL prerequisite coursework, each student must earn a C or better. Once in the technical phase of this PTA program, it will last one year plus one five-week summer session. Once in the program, each student must maintain at least a 78% test average in order to keep their spot in the program. Admission to the PTA program is competitive and twenty students will be admitted to the PTA program each Fall.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Digital Media Specialist Certificate

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College delivers the Digital Media Specialist Certificate program through courses that are designed to introduce students to web design and graphic design. These courses, in conjunction with other foundational courses, give students the technical and creative aptitude for a career in digital media.

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Digital Media Specialist, A.A.S.

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As technology has changed, computer-based media has become a popular communication technology. The digital media specialist degree introduces students to essential web design software, basic troubleshooting, help desk technical skills, and business-centered official applications such as document processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. The digital media specialist degree also introduces students to computer graphic design software and computer programming, animation, and web design. The course focuses on informational, business, commercial, entertainment, and game-based applications. This degree incorporates vendor certification training, specifically in Adobe certifications, for students preparing for entry-level employment or career advancement in a variety of occupations within the digital media field.

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Technical Writer

Technical Studies Certificate

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This program is exclusively designed for students or prospective students currently employed by an employer who is working with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. Our program allows employers to customize a course of study for their employees, while giving them the skill sets to use technology effectively; sharpen communication skills; and develop practical problem solving strategies.

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Technical Studies, A.A.S.

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This program is exclusively designed for students or prospective students currently employed by an employer who is working with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. Our program allows employers to customize a course of study for their employees while giving them the skill sets to use technology effectively sharpen communication skills, and develop practical problem-solving strategies.

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Energy Industry

Electrical Lineman

Electric Distribution Engineering Technology Certificate

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The Electric Lineworker Program is designed to provide the technical skills required for new utility workers. Traditional academic instruction gives students an understanding of the technology fueling today's electrical utilities, while hands-on laboratories, such as pole training areas and equipment labs, ensure that students are prepared for the job on day one.

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Electric Distribution Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Electric Lineworker program is designed to provide the technical skills required for new utility workers. Traditional academic instruction gives students an understanding of the technology fueling today's electrical utilities, while hands-on laboratories, such as pole training areas and equipment labs, ensure that students are prepared for the job on day one

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Electric Utility Technology, A.A.S.

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Established by FirstEnergy in 2000, the Power Systems Institute (PSI) is a unique, two-year program that combines classroom learning with hands-on training. Students enrolled in the PSI program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Electric Utility Technology. This program, offered in partnership with FirstEnergy and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, is a pre-employment program. Students are not guaranteed employment; however, students with the right grades, skills, and attitude will have the potential to be hired by FirstEnergy. Financial Aid may be available for qualified students.

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Solar Energy Technician

Renewable Energy Systems Certificate

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The Renewable Energy program supplies local industries with knowledgeable technicians who can design, specify, and install appropriate renewable energy equipment and the systems that regulate and control that equipment. The certificate is aligned with the green energy and sustainability management sector, which needs professionals with a broad skill set focused on sustainability, as well as technical capabilities. The certificate can help students build additional skills in such areas as project development, sustainability assessment, systems engineering and strategic planning.

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Manufacturing Industry

Architectural Drafter

Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Graduates of the Engineering Technology Degree may begin their careers as electrical engineering technicians

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Graduates of the Engineering Technology Degree may begin their careers as electrical engineering technicians

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Heavy Equipment Technician, A.A.S.

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Graduates of the Heavy Equipment Technician program will be able to diagnose, service, and repair electro-mechanical systems in the electrical utility, agricultural, construction, forestry, mobile recovery, and transportation industries. Students who pursue this degree should gain the knowledge to sit for certification in CAD and machining.

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Machine Operator/Mechatronics Assistant Certificate

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The Assistant Mechatronics program supplies local industries with knowledgeable machine operators who can operate, maintain, and perform preventative and routine maintenance on a variety of industrial equipment. The program is designed to prepare workers for the Key Train Applied Technology test, which many local employers require for employment. Program completers can also test to become Siemens Certified Assistant Technicians. This certification is recognized worldwide and will open many employment opportunities.

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Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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The Mechatronics program supplies local industries with maintenance technicians who can install, service, repair and maintain a variety of industrial automation equipment. The first year of the program prepares the student to be a certified machine operator. After completing the first year and taking the Siemens certification exam, the student will be ready to enter the employment market and gain valuable on-the-job experience. This will give the student a chance to apply their new skill set and obtain greater insight into industry practices.

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Robotics Certificate

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The Robotics program supplies local industries with knowledgeable robotic technicians who can operate, maintain, and perform preventative and routine maintenance on various robotic devices. The program is designed to prepare workers to sit for the Kuka Robotics Technology certification exam.

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