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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automated Systems with Robots Certificate

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This certificate is to develop the student’s skills to analyze and apply their knowledge of electrical & mechanical systems, as a technician working with engineers on automated systems used in industry and entertainment. Topics will include pneumatics, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical sensors, switches, motors and other automation hardware, process controllers and programmable logic.

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Architectural Drafter

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Certificate

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This certificate program provides students with the needed skills to become a professional computer-aided draftsperson, mechanical, or manufacturing technicians in the engineering industry. Students learn fundamental concepts of engineering drawing through advanced computer-aided design techniques and CAD/CAM. They will utilize and set up standard machine-shop equipment and operate and program CNC machinery. Students also understand the materials to be processed and technical drawing through the use of AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor, and CamWorks.

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Machinist

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Certificate

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This certificate program provides students with the needed skills to become a professional computer-aided draftsperson, mechanical, or manufacturing technicians in the engineering industry. Students learn fundamental concepts of engineering drawing through advanced computer-aided design techniques and CAD/CAM. They will utilize and set up standard machine-shop equipment and operate and program CNC machinery. Students also understand the materials to be processed and technical drawing through the use of AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor, and CamWorks.

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Computerized Numeric Control Machining Certificate

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Students learn to use standard machine-shop equipment and operate and program CNC machinery to become manufacturing technicians. Students also understand the materials to be processed and technical drawing through the use of AutoCAD.

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Healthcare Industry

Laboratory Technician

Clinical Laboratory Science, A.S.

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Students completing the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program curriculum are prepared to work in a modern clinical laboratory performing a wide range of laboratory procedures used in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and health maintenance. They develop academic and technical competence in the major areas of clinical laboratory practice—hematology, clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, and immunohematology.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.S.

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The Dental Hygiene program prepares graduates to competently begin professional dental hygiene practice. Upon graduation, practice settings include private dental offices, school and public health departments, and research facilities. Students receive a thorough foundation in general sciences and in dental hygiene science. Students have the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, clinical skills, and judgment in the on-campus dental hygiene clinic.

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Cardiovascular Technician

Electrocardiography Certificate

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The program goal is to prepare students for entry-level employment as professional and competent Electrocardiography (EKG) Technicians, and to meet the needs of the local health care community.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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The goal of the Medical Assisting program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, as outlined by the American Association of Medical Assistants, for employment in healthcare facilities such as physician offices and clinics.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.S.

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This program prepares students for practice as entry-level staff nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. Students learn to apply the nursing process to assist patients in maintaining or regaining homeostasis when threatened with common health problems. Graduates take the National Council Licensure Examination for licensing as a Registered Nurse.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.S.

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The mission of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program is to provide an accessible, quality educational program to individuals in preparation for employment as Occupational Therapy Assistants. The program prepares generalist, entry-level occupational therapy assistants to practice under the supervision of registered occupational therapists in a variety of healthcare, home, school, workplace, community and other settings. The program prepares graduates to help people of all ages with physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, emotional and other challenges regain, develop, or master everyday skills in order to engage in meaningful occupations and live independent, productive, and satisfying lives. The program advances the mission of the College by providing a career-ready education delivered in a learner-centered, supportive community that values professionalism, evidence-based practice and life long learning, respects diversity and prepares well rounded learners for employment.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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Students completing the two-semester Phlebotomy Certificate Program will be prepared to perform routine and special blood collection procedures as well as process specimens prior to testing in a modern clinical laboratory. A consecutive three-week, 120 hour clinical practicum is an essential and required component of this certificate program. Clinical practicum hours are scheduled Monday through Friday during day time hours.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Health Care, A.S.

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The Veterinary Health Care program prepares entry-level veterinary technician assistants to practice under the supervision of certified veterinarians and animal rehabilitators in a variety of animal care and wellness settings. Participants gain the basic principles, attitudes, and experiences needed to work as veterinary technician assistants in veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and laboratory animal facilities.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Networking Career, A.S.

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Students will be prepared for entry-level computer network technician positions in the IT field. They will know how to install, configure, secure, troubleshoot and administer network systems comprised of users, shared resources, and network elements in local and Internet-based environments.

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Network Tech Certificate

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This certificate allows students to learn the practical aspects of fixing hardware and software and also the basics of operating systems and networking computers.

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Software Developer

Computer Programming and Web Development, A.S.

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Students will be prepared for entry-level programming in business and industry including the option of focusing on web development. They will develop the skills to analyze problems and develop computerized solutions using multiple programming and/or web development options. They will develop the knowledge to work with data analysis and develop and maintain effective programs and/or websites.

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Computer Programming Certificate

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A certificate in Computer Programming gives students mastery of basic programming concepts. The student becomes literate in at least three programming languages and achieves advanced mastery of more sophisticated concepts in at least one programming language.

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Web Design Certificate

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This certificate prepares students to respond to the needs of the new media design industries, specifically the Web design. Students receive a firm grounding in the basics of design and current design technology, with a strong emphasis on visual communications. This program is specifically suited for those with a technical or art/design background who want to expand their skill set.

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Data Security Management

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, A.S.

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Students will be prepared for critical roles in developing solutions to security problems which are a continually changing and evolving issue for businesses. Students will master theoretical concepts of information security and the methodologies to apply learning to practical problem-solving and prevention. Students will learn computer forensics skills and will be able to conduct analysis of computer and/or network equipment and related data files.

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Cybersecurity Certificate

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Expertise in computer security is in high demand. This certificate prepares students entering the computing field and professionals to upgrade their skills. It offers additional skills as part of the Networking degree option or the Webmaster degree option.

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IT Support Specialist

Network Tech Certificate

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This certificate allows students to learn the practical aspects of fixing hardware and software and also the basics of operating systems and networking computers.

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Graphic Designer

Web Design Certificate

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This certificate prepares students to respond to the needs of the new media design industries, specifically the Web design. Students receive a firm grounding in the basics of design and current design technology, with a strong emphasis on visual communications. This program is specifically suited for those with a technical or art/design background who want to expand their skill set.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Certificate

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This one-year certificate program provides students with the needed skills to become a professional computer-aided architectural draftsperson, civil draftsperson, mechanical designer, or manufacturing operator in the engineering industry. Students learn fundamental concepts of engineering drawing through advanced computer-aided design techniques.

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Engineering Technology (Mechanical Technology), A.S.

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This concentration prepares students as technicians and mechanical designers. Students learn aspects of mechanical engineering such as strength of materials, materials science, fluid systems and computer-aided design.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology (Architectural and Civil Technology), A.S.

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This concentration prepares students to work as technicians for engineering consulting firms, structural engineers, architects, bridge inspectors, contractors and structural manufacturing companies.

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Engineering Technology (Environmental Concentration), A.S.

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This program provides student with a broad understanding of the environment and current environmental issues. Students utilize their knowledge of water resources, environmental regulations, sampling techniques, and hazardous materials to prepare for state licensure examinations and entry-level environmental technician positions.

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Electrician

Engineering Technology (Electrical Technology Concentration), A.S.

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This program prepares students to work as technicians in many positions for which training in electricity and electronics technology are required. Some of the most common areas with job opportunities are solar energy, industrial manufacturing, research and development laboratory, field service, technical writer, and technical sales.

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Environmental Field Technician

Engineering Technology (Environmental Concentration), A.S.

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This program provides student with a broad understanding of the environment and current environmental issues. Students utilize their knowledge of water resources, environmental regulations, sampling techniques, and hazardous materials to prepare for state licensure examinations and entry-level environmental technician positions.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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This program provides students with a strong foundation in the operation of our Criminal Justice System. Students earning this degree will immediately be ready for a variety of careers within our system of justice as law enforcement officers, court officers, court advocates, or child protective investigators. Students will receive a diverse interdisciplinary education that will allow them to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice. Articulation agreements ensure transfer to many four-year private colleges and universities.

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Law Enforcement Certificate

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The Law Enforcement Certificate program combines specialized criminal justice and general education coursework to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field of law enforcement. It develops career specific knowledge in law and criminal procedure. All credits may be applied to an associate degree in criminal justice.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Child Care, A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education Career program prepares students to become eligible for Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Childcare lead teacher certification. Students select one of three concentration areas that include Infant-Toddler, Preschool, or School Age Child Care.

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Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler Certificate

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This certificate program introduces students to the application of principles of respectful care and education of infants and toddlers (birth through 2.9 years). Through placement in a supervised infant/toddler setting, students demonstrate their understanding of the principles and skills needed to provide quality education and respectful care.

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Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education Licensure Transfer program enrolls individuals aspiring to become educators of preschool, kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 children. Successful candidates apply for preschool lead teacher certification from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Child Care and are eligible for transfer into the Massachusetts Educator Licensure program at a four-year transfer as juniors into Massachusetts Educator Licensure program at a 4-year state or private institution with which the College has an articulation agreement.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as an EMT. Successful completion of the program coursework qualifies students to sit for the State of Massachusetts EMT license examination. This State license is mandatory for all personnel who wish to pursue a career working on an ambulance. EMT licensure is also the first step in training for a career as a paramedic or with the fire service. EMT training is a valuable skill for those pursuing careers in the healthcare. EMT students gain practical experience by taking part in both hands-on activities and simulations.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Technology, A.S.

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This program will prepare a new student for a career in the public fire service or private Fire Science field such as the insurance industry and enhance career advancements of current firefighters. Degree gives a solid background in the Fire Science core curriculum and general education.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services Certificate

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This program provides the theoretical and skills-based knowledge to obtain entry-level positions in social and human services or, for those in the field, an upgrade of existing professional knowledge.

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Human Services, A.S.

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The Human Services program prepares students for entry-level positions in social services by combining academics with a practical, 300-hour internship. Developing and practicing using helping relationships are emphasized. The curriculum also prepares students to transfer to four-year degree programs in social work, psychology, counseling, human services, or other related majors.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal and Legal Studsies, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Paralegal and Legal Studies (Career Concentration) combines a liberal arts foundation with a career concentration in one of the fastest growing professions in America. Students have an opportunity to explore the field of law and gain marketable skills to perform a wide range of supportive legal functions. Please note that a Certificate or Degree in Paralegal Studies does not enable a person to practice law, represent clients in court or give legal advice; only licensed attorneys can perform these functions.

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Paralegal Studies Certificate

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The Paralegal Studies certificate provides a career concentration in one of the fastest growing professions in America. Students have an opportunity to explore the field of law and gain marketable skills to perform a wide range of supportive legal functions. Please note that a Certificate or Degree in Paralegal Studies does not enable a person to practice law, represent clients in court or give legal advice; only licensed attorneys can perform these functions.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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The Culinary Arts certificate prepared students for entry level employment in the food service industry. Graduates could work in kitchens, dining rooms or bakeries...in a wide variety of establishments, and could also transfer for further study. This program focuses on practical training for the realistic job settings.

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Culinary Arts, A.S.

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The Culinary concentration in the Culinary Arts program provides students with the opportunity to develop the practical skills and the theoretical knowledge to work in the foodservice/hospitality fields in a variety of entry level and advanced positions in food preparation or the front of the house.

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Energy Industry

Wind Turbine Technician

Engineering Technology (Electro-Mechanical with Green Energy Concentration), A.S.

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This program prepares students to work in high-tech industries as technical employees who can work on equipment that uses both electrical and mechanical engineering principles. Students, by selecting the recommended electives, can prepare themselves for employment in the expanding Green Technology industries of Solar Energy and Wind Power. Graduates, by selecting the recommended electives, may prepare themselves for transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program.

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Engineering Technology (Offshore Wind Power Technology), A.S.

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This concentration prepares students to work as technicians for the offshore wind power industry. Students learn aspects of engineering technology such as electrical machinery, fluid systems, materials science and strength of materials, and gain hands-on experience with assembly, installation, operation and maintenance of wind power systems.

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Offshore Wind Power Technician Certificate

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This certificate prepares students as technicians for the offshore wind power industry. Students learn aspects of applied technology such as electrical machinery, fluid systems, materials science and gain hands-on experience with assembly, installation, operation and maintenance of wind power systems.

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Solar Energy Technician

Engineering Technology (Electro-Mechanical with Green Energy Concentration), A.S.

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This program prepares students to work in high-tech industries as technical employees who can work on equipment that uses both electrical and mechanical engineering principles. Students, by selecting the recommended electives, can prepare themselves for employment in the expanding Green Technology industries of Solar Energy and Wind Power. Graduates, by selecting the recommended electives, may prepare themselves for transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for careers in graphic design, including support positions for advertising, print, and interactive design. This certificate is particularly suited for those with a background in art or design who want to update or extend their skills.

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