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Business Industry

Bookkeeper

Accounting and Analytics

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This major is designed for two-year accounting paraprofessionals, junior accountants and full-charge bookkeepers. Students should work closely with their academic advisors in the selection of courses.

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Office Manager

Business

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The Business degree is for individuals and entrepreneurs who are interested in developing the knowledge and skills that are essential in the current global business environment. This program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in management, sales, and marketing, as well as to start their own business or take over an existing business.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

baking and pastry arts

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The Baking and Pastry Arts degree qualifies individuals to compete for various entry-level culinary positions in bakeries, restaurants, catering or institutional foodservice or hospitality management. Graduates seek employment in positions with job titles such as baker, cake decorator, pastry sous chef or pastry chef.

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Culinary Arts Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for such careers as hotel/restaurant/catering management trainee, foodservice production assistant, shift supervisor, cook or baker.

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Hospitality Management, A.A.

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Graduates seek employment in positions with job titles such as hotel/restaurant management trainee, front desk supervisor, foodservice supervisor, food production assistant, dietary manager, shift supervisor, or assistant manager in hotel/motel/restaurant/institutional operations.

This Associate Degree program prepares graduates to compete for various entry-level management careers in the hospitality management, commercial and non-commercial foodservice and tourism/lodging industries.

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Food Service Manager

Culinary Arts

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The Culinary Arts degree prepares individuals to compete for various entry-level culinary positions in restaurants, lodging, catering or institutional foodservice or hospitality management. Graduates seek employment in positions with job titles such as cook, sous chef, chef, foodservice production supervisor, kitchen manager, garde manger chef or lead cook.

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Kitchen Manager

Culinary Arts Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for such careers as hotel/restaurant/catering management trainee, foodservice production assistant, shift supervisor, cook or baker.

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Casino Manager

Hospitality Management

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Graduates seek employment in positions with job titles such as hotel/restaurant management trainee, front desk supervisor, foodservice supervisor, food production assistant, dietary manager, shift supervisor, or assistant manager in hotel/motel/restaurant/institutional operations.

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Healthcare Industry

Radiology Technician

Computed Tomography Certificate

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The Computed Tomography Certificate program prepares the post-graduate registered radiologic technologist to use x-rays and computed radiologic technology to produce cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body. Computed Tomography (CT) technologists operate CT scanners, picture archiving and communication systems and related equipment.

The Computed Tomography Certificate program is a two-semester on-line didactic course with a clinical practicum experience. The Computed Tomography Certificate Program is designed to provide the working Radiologic Technologist with the theoretical background and documented clinical experience necessary to sit for the Computed Tomography registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).

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Radiography, A.A.S.

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The associate degree of applied science in radiography prepares the graduate entering the profession of radiography. The degree provides the student with a variety of sound clinical experiences in which the student develops competency in skills, and personal and professional growth in the discipline.

This degree program prepares the student both educationally and clinically to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for credentialing and registration and to seek employment as a radiologic technologist.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, A.A.S.

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The Associate Degree of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program is designed to prepare the student to perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations required of an entry-level general sonographer. Sonography uses sound waves to generate an image for the assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions on a broad spectrum of patients.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program is a 24-month Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS) that consists of didactic courses and a clinical practicum experience. The program is guided by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Education Program (CAAHEP) standards and is designed to provide the theoretical background and documented clinical experience necessary to sit for the national exam offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.A.

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The Health Information Technology Associate degree program is designed to prepare the student to function effectively in a technical manner in health information departments in a wide variety of healthcare settings. These settings include: ambulatory care, rehabilitation centers, drug and alcohol facilities, local health departments, third-party payers, pharmaceutical companies, acute care, as well as other healthcare related organizations such as insurance companies, consulting firms and technology companies. The curriculum is designed to prepare entry-level graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to use, analyze, present, abstract, code, add, store and/or retrieve healthcare data for the support of departmental operations and clinical and business decision making in healthcare or related organizations.

Health Information Technology professionals are employed as health data analysts, insurance claims analysts, records technician specialists, clinical coding specialists, physician practice managers, or patient information coordinators.

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Medical Administrative Specialist Certificate

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Administrative medical assistants complete office paperwork, schedule patients, and handle insurance billing in physicians’ offices, clinics, or insurance companies. They may work as admitting clerks, billing agents, or medical transcriptionists in hospital outpatient areas.

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Medical Coding/Billing Certificate

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Graduates of the Medical Coding/Billing Certificate program will be prepared for positions as ambulatory care coders (Current ICD Curriculum, CPT/HCPCs), as well as billers, patient accounts representatives, and other support positions in medical offices, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Upon program completion, graduates are qualified to take the Certified Coding Specialist - Physician's Office - National Certification Examination conducted by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) National Certification Examination conducted by the American Academy of Professional Coders.

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MRI Technician

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate

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The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate program prepares the post-graduate registered radiologic technologist to use magnetic field and radio waves to produce cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body. MRI technologists operate MRI scanners, picture archiving and communication systems and related equipment.

The MRI Certificate program is a two-semester program. The program consists of online didactic courses and a clinical practicum experience. The MRI Certificate Program is designed to provide the working Radiologic Technologist with the theoretical background and documented clinical experience necessary to sit for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Post-Primary Certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).

Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Radiography, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy. The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) for Ultrasound or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) for Nuclear Medicine are also accepted.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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The Medical Assistant Certificate program offers complete training for students to receive a Certificate with specialization in clinical and administrative medical assisting. Medical Assistants assist physicians and patients in medical offices, clinics, and hospital outpatient departments.

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Medical Assistant, A.A.

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Medical Assistants work in medical practices, clinics, and hospitals. Medical Assistants have cross-training for both administrative and clinical responsibilities. Their administrative duties include keeping patient records, managing financial matters, handling insurance arrangements, processing correspondence, and managing an office. In the clinical setting, the medical assistant prepares and assists in patient examination, records laboratory data, and obtains patients' vital signs.

Prospective students with inadequate preparation should be aware that they may need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and co-requisites for the required courses must be followed.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

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This associate of applied science degree prepares the graduate entering the profession of medical laboratory science. The degree provides the student with a variety of sound clinical experiences in which the student develops competency in skills, and personal and professional growth in the discipline.

This degree program prepares the student both educationally and clinically to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) examination for credentialing and to seek employment as a medical laboratory technician.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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The Phlebotomy Certificate program prepares students to collect and process blood samples for medical laboratory analysis. The program provides students with information about basic anatomy, the healthcare delivery system, blood collection equipment, venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques, and medical, legal and ethical implications of blood collection.
The program prepares students to function as phlebotomists in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, medical clinics, commercial laboratories, and in other settings where blood is collected from patients. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better to be placed into an externship which offers students 120 hours of practice in an off-site clinical facility. Students must perform a minimum of 100 successful unaided blood draws during their externship. Graduates are eligible to sit for a national examination to become a certified phlebotomy technician.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Hardware Installation and Maintenance Certificate

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This certificate prepares the student to sit for two industry standard, vender independent certifications, the A+ certification and the Network+ certification. Students receiving their certificates possess the knowledge, skills, and customer relations experience needed to enter the computer or network technician area, as PC support technicians, help desk technicians, and PC installer. Students who complete this program may be prepared to sit for industry certification exams, such as those offered by Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA.

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Computer Networking Technology Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for a career position as a Network Technician, Network Administrator, Sales Support and related occupations. Upon completion of this program of study the graduate will be able to:

plan, install, modify and troubleshoot computer networks.
Students who complete this program may be prepared to sit for industry certification exams, such as those offered by Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA.

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Computer Networking Technology, A.A.S.

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This associate degree major enables graduates to qualify for entry-level advanced positions in computer communications. Major requirements can be met in a two academic year period of full-time study. Graduates might be employed in positions with job titles such as network administrator, network technician, field service engineer, or related occupations. Students who complete this program may be prepared to sit for industry certification exams, such as those offered by Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA.

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Information Technology Studies, A.A.S.

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This major is for students whose educational and occupational goals are not met by the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department's other occupational and transfer majors. It allows students to build a sequence of computer-related courses to satisfy specific skills needed for employment and, upon successful completion, results in the award of the Associate of Applied Science degree.

This program is not for students planning to transfer. Students are admitted to this major only after they indicate in writing both the occupational objective and specific employment they expect to achieve through completion of the major. While the major is designed for students beginning their collegiate work, students with fewer than sixty credits of collegiate work may enter the major after receiving permission from both an academic advisor from the Computer Science area and the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Academic Dean. Students will be admitted to this major only after they indicate both the specific occupational objectives they expect to achieve and a specific sequence of courses that will be taken. This written plan will be used to determine graduation eligibility. Any changes in this sequence must be approved, in writing, by the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Academic Dean.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Networking Technology Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for a career position as a Network Technician, Network Administrator, Sales Support and related occupations. Upon completion of this program of study the graduate will be able to:

plan, install, modify and troubleshoot computer networks.
Students who complete this program may be prepared to sit for industry certification exams, such as those offered by Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA.

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Computer Networking Technology, A.A.S.

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This associate degree major enables graduates to qualify for entry-level advanced positions in computer communications. Major requirements can be met in a two academic year period of full-time study. Graduates might be employed in positions with job titles such as network administrator, network technician, field service engineer, or related occupations. Students who complete this program may be prepared to sit for industry certification exams, such as those offered by Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA.

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Information Technology Studies, A.A.S.

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This major is for students whose educational and occupational goals are not met by the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department's other occupational and transfer majors. It allows students to build a sequence of computer-related courses to satisfy specific skills needed for employment and, upon successful completion, results in the award of the Associate of Applied Science degree.

This program is not for students planning to transfer. Students are admitted to this major only after they indicate in writing both the occupational objective and specific employment they expect to achieve through completion of the major. While the major is designed for students beginning their collegiate work, students with fewer than sixty credits of collegiate work may enter the major after receiving permission from both an academic advisor from the Computer Science area and the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Academic Dean. Students will be admitted to this major only after they indicate both the specific occupational objectives they expect to achieve and a specific sequence of courses that will be taken. This written plan will be used to determine graduation eligibility. Any changes in this sequence must be approved, in writing, by the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Academic Dean.

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Software Developer

Information Technology Studies, A.A.S.

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This major is for students whose educational and occupational goals are not met by the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department's other occupational and transfer majors. It allows students to build a sequence of computer-related courses to satisfy specific skills needed for employment and, upon successful completion, results in the award of the Associate of Applied Science degree.

This program is not for students planning to transfer. Students are admitted to this major only after they indicate in writing both the occupational objective and specific employment they expect to achieve through completion of the major. While the major is designed for students beginning their collegiate work, students with fewer than sixty credits of collegiate work may enter the major after receiving permission from both an academic advisor from the Computer Science area and the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Academic Dean. Students will be admitted to this major only after they indicate both the specific occupational objectives they expect to achieve and a specific sequence of courses that will be taken. This written plan will be used to determine graduation eligibility. Any changes in this sequence must be approved, in writing, by the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Academic Dean.

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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Early Childhood Education Certificate

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The Early Childhood Education certificate program of study prepares students for a career or continuing professional development in day care centers, nursery schools and other early childhood settings. Students are provided with a strong foundation in early childhood development, the philosophy and history of early childhood education, assessment and evaluation of preschool children, curriculum development, lesson planning and language and literacy development.

After completing this program students earn the credentials to be a level IV professional on the Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality Career Lattice. This lattice provides a framework for high quality early childhood education in the state of Pennsylvania. Entry level students can enter the workforce in day care and other early childhood career paths.

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Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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Education - Paraprofessional Instructional Assistant, A.A.

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Leading to the Associate of Arts degree, this major prepares students to work effectively as instructional assistants in public and private schools in Pennsylvania.

Graduates are prepared to assist teachers and to secure teaching materials and equipment, check workbooks and homework, prepare profiles of student progress and record teacher-assigned grades, monitor testing situations, supervise student activities in the cafeteria and on the playground, assist students in the use of teaching machines and computers, and perform instructional services when delegated.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Management Certificate

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This certificate program provides students an opportunity to pursue a career in emergency management or for professional development for those currently employed or who already have a degree in another field.

The Emergency Management Certificate Program, which is aligned with the Emergency Management Institute’s Higher Education Program and the Principles of Emergency Management, prepares the student for a position in Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and related disciplines. In addition to the courses that prepare the student to plan for all-hazards, the courses in this curriculum provide the student with technical information on a wide range of topics.

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Emergency Management, A.A.

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The Emergency Management Associate Degree Program, which is aligned with the Emergency Management Institute’s Higher Education Program and the Principles of Emergency Management, prepares the student for a position in Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and related disciplines. In addition to the courses that prepare the student to plan for all-hazards, the courses in this curriculum provide the student with technical information on a wide range of topics. Courses such as Emergency Management Exercise/Design, Crisis Management and Critical Incident Stress, and Business Continuity Planning prepare the student for careers that are directly and indirectly related to the Emergency Management field. These careers include working in fire and emergency services, public/municipal planning, healthcare safety, security, and public service. In addition, this program provides individuals already working in emergency management or in a related field, the opportunity to prepare for promotion and/or professional certification while at the same time earning an Associate Degree.

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Firefighter

Emergency Management Certificate

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This certificate program provides students an opportunity to pursue a career in emergency management or for professional development for those currently employed or who already have a degree in another field.

The Emergency Management Certificate Program, which is aligned with the Emergency Management Institute’s Higher Education Program and the Principles of Emergency Management, prepares the student for a position in Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and related disciplines. In addition to the courses that prepare the student to plan for all-hazards, the courses in this curriculum provide the student with technical information on a wide range of topics.

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Emergency Management, A.A.

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The Emergency Management Associate Degree Program, which is aligned with the Emergency Management Institute’s Higher Education Program and the Principles of Emergency Management, prepares the student for a position in Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and related disciplines. In addition to the courses that prepare the student to plan for all-hazards, the courses in this curriculum provide the student with technical information on a wide range of topics. Courses such as Emergency Management Exercise/Design, Crisis Management and Critical Incident Stress, and Business Continuity Planning prepare the student for careers that are directly and indirectly related to the Emergency Management field. These careers include working in fire and emergency services, public/municipal planning, healthcare safety, security, and public service. In addition, this program provides individuals already working in emergency management or in a related field, the opportunity to prepare for promotion and/or professional certification while at the same time earning an Associate Degree.

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Fire Prevention and Investigation Certificate

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This certificate program provides students an opportunity to pursue a career in fire prevention and/or inspection or for professional development for those currently employed or who already have a degree in another field.

The Fire Prevention and Investigation Certificate, which follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) and the National Fire Academy models, prepares the student for a position in the fire prevention area discipline. In addition to the courses that prepare the student to perform inspections and investigations, the Fire Science courses in this curriculum provide the student with technical information on a wide range of topics.

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Fire Science Certificate

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This certificate program provides students an opportunity to pursue a career in fire science or for professional development for those currently employed or who already have a degree in another field.

The Fire Science Certificate, which follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) and the National Fire Academy models, prepares the student for a position in the fire service. In addition to the courses that prepare the student to manage a complex emergency scene, the courses in this curriculum provide the student with technical information on a wide range of topics.

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Fire Science, A.A.

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The Fire Science Associate Degree Program, following the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) and the National Fire Academy models, prepares the student for a position in the fire service. In addition to the courses that prepare the student to manage a complex emergency scene, the courses in this curriculum provide the student with technical information on a wide range of topics. Courses such as Building Construction, Building and Fire Code Enforcement, Hazardous Materials, Fire Protection Systems, Fire Behavior, and Fire Safety Education prepare the student for careers that are directly and indirectly related to the Fire and Emergency Service. These careers include working in code enforcement, insurance investigation, fire protection, equipment inspection, and public service. In addition, this program provides individuals, already working in the fire service or in a related field, the opportunity to prepare for promotion while at the same time earning an Associate Degree.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Certificate

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This certificate program will qualify graduates to serve as paralegal and legal assistants for law offices, government agencies, or businesses involving legal work under the ultimate direction and supervision of attorneys.

The courses in this program are designed to impart knowledge and expertise of legal concepts, the legal system, and substantive and procedural law to qualify graduates to perform work of a legal nature that is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.

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This major will qualify students to serve as paralegals for employment by attorneys, law offices, governmental agencies, or other entities in capacities or functions that involve the performance, under the ultimate direction and supervision of attorneys, of specifically delegated substantive legal work. The courses in the major are designed to impart knowledge and expertise of legal concepts, the legal system, and substantive and procedural law that will qualify students to perform work of a legal nature, under supervision, which is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by a lawyer. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. In order to provide graduates with the expertise and flexibility required in the growing field, the major offers a basic knowledge in the paralegal field.

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Manufacturing Industry

Civil Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students to seek employment as technicians in the fields of instrumentation, electronics, communications, nanotechnology, and mechanical systems in the various engineering technology fields. It allows students to build a sequence of laboratory based courses to satisfy specific skills needed for immediate employment.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students to seek employment as technicians in the fields of instrumentation, electronics, communications, nanotechnology, and mechanical systems in the various engineering technology fields. It allows students to build a sequence of laboratory based courses to satisfy specific skills needed for immediate employment.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students to seek employment as technicians in the fields of instrumentation, electronics, communications, nanotechnology, and mechanical systems in the various engineering technology fields. It allows students to build a sequence of laboratory based courses to satisfy specific skills needed for immediate employment.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students to seek employment as technicians in the fields of instrumentation, electronics, communications, nanotechnology, and mechanical systems in the various engineering technology fields. It allows students to build a sequence of laboratory based courses to satisfy specific skills needed for immediate employment.

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275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, PA 18940-4106
United States