Catawba Valley Community College

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Advertising and Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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The CVCC Advertising and Graphic Design program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession, which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials. Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography, photography, and electronic media.
Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores, a wide variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with in-house graphics operations.

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AV Technician

Photographic Technology - Commercial Photography Certificate

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The photography field is unique because it provides a wide range of niches that can be filled, offering an array of employment opportunities. Because of this, the Photographic Technology program at CVCC teaches a wide range of hands-on classes ranging from documentary, portraiture, commercial, fine art, to photojournalism. Students work two semesters on portfolios based on career interests. This approach prepares students to enter the workplace or continue their education.

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Photographic Technology - Portraiture Photography Certificate

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The photography field is unique because it provides a wide range of niches that can be filled, offering an array of employment opportunities. Because of this, the Photographic Technology program at CVCC teaches a wide range of hands-on classes ranging from documentary, portraiture, commercial, fine art, to photojournalism. Students work two semesters on portfolios based on career interests. This approach prepares students to enter the workplace or continue their education.

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Photographic Technology Certificate

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The photography field is unique because it provides a wide range of niches that can be filled, offering an array of employment opportunities. Because of this, the Photographic Technology program at CVCC teaches a wide range of hands-on classes ranging from documentary, portraiture, commercial, fine art, to photojournalism. Students work two semesters on portfolios based on career interests. This approach prepares students to enter the workplace or continue their education.

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Photographic Technology, A.A.S.

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The Photographic Technology curriculum offers training in photographic techniques and their application in professional photographic disciplines. Students will receive comprehensive course work in one of the following subject areas: Photographic Technology, Biocommunications Photography, Photojournalism, Commercial Photography, or Portrait Studio Management.
Course work includes developing skills in the following areas: fundamentals of camera systems, lighting, photographic process, digital imaging, design, multimedia and business practices.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in the photographic industry. Employment opportunities exist in the following areas: commercial photography, photojournalism, biomedical photography, portrait photography, equipment sales, photographic laboratories, and imagining technologies depending upon courses offered and completed.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

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The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light HVAC commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools and instruments. In addition, the program covers residential building codes, residential system sizing, and advanced comfort systems.

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Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Diploma

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The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light HVAC commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools and instruments. In addition, the program covers residential building codes, residential system sizing, and advanced comfort systems. Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the start-up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or demonstrate an understanding of system selection and balance and advanced systems.

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Welder

Welding Technology Automated Certificate

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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

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Welding Technology Certificate

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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

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Welding Technology Diploma

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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

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Welding Technology Fabrication Certificate

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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

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Welding Technology, A.A.S.

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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Systems Technology Auto Dismantling Certificate

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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems. Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxle, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

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Automotive Systems Technology Diploma

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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems. Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxle, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

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Automotive Systems Technology Engine Performance Certificate

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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems. Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxle, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

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Automotive Systems Technology Service Advisor Certificate

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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems. Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxle, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

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Automotive Systems Technology Under Car Services Concentration Certificate

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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems. Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxle, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

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Automotive Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems. Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxle, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate

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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.
This program utilizes state commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.
Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a Certificate.

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Criminal Justice Technology Law Enforcement Certificate

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

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Law Enforcement Training

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These certifications related courses are designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topic must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Technology Correctional Probation and Parole Certificate

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Technology: Forensics Science Concentration Crime Scene Investigation Certificate

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Forensic Science is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology, which focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, evidence processing and procedures.
Students will learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence. They will learn fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. Students will record, cast, and recognize footwear and tire-tracks; and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed.
Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations especially in local, state, and federal law enforcement, and correctional agencies.

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Criminal Justice Technology: Forensics Science Concentration, A.A.S.

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Forensic Science is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology, which focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, evidence processing and procedures. Students will learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence. They will learn fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. Students will record, cast, and recognize footwear and tire-tracks; and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed. Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations especially in local, state, and federal law enforcement, and correctional agencies.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Career Entry Diploma

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The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

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Early Childhood Education Career Entry, A.A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical and 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. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

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Early Childhood Education, Birth to Kindergarten (B-K) Pre-Teaching Certificate

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The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

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Early Childhood Education, Birth to Kindergarten, A.A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

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Infant/Toddler Care Certificate

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The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers. Course work includes infant/toddler growth and development: physical/nutritional needs of infants and toddlers; safety issues in the care of infants and toddlers; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design an implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics. Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant/toddler programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start Programs, and other infant/toddler programs.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Responder Training

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The Medical Responder course is approximately 60 to 80 hours in length and includes classroom and skills components. Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age to enter the course. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the NC OEMS credentialing examination for Medical Responder.

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Emergency Medical Science Bridge Program, A.A.S.

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This special track was developed to facilitate a North Carolina or Nationally Registered certified paramedic in returning to school to obtain an Associate in Applied Science degree. The length of this course varies depending on the individual’s experience and prior education. Emergency Medical Science (EMS) is an education in a branch of medicine that focuses on having a general knowledge in many other fields of medicine and the capacity to provide emergency care to critically ill or injured patients in order to stabilize them for further care. The professionals within this discipline are sought for many positions in the healthcare field, such as: ambulance services, flight crews, emergency rooms, urgent cares, doctor’s offices, and more. The opportunities in emergency medicine are as diverse as the skills these professionals provide.

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Emergency Medical Science Certificate

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Emergency Medical Science (EMS) is an education in a branch of medicine that focuses on having a general knowledge in many other fields of medicine and the capacity to provide emergency care to critically ill or injured patients in order to stabilize them for further care. The professionals within this discipline are sought for many positions in the healthcare field, such as: ambulance services, flight crews, emergency rooms, urgent cares, doctor’s offices, and more. The opportunities in emergency medicine are as diverse as the skills these professionals provide.

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Emergency Medical Science, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Medical Science curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce. Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system. Graduates of this program may be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies.

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Emergency Medical Science, Health Science Therapeutic and Diagnostic Service Diploma

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A program that prepares graduates to enter the workforce as Emergency Medical Technicians or Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians. The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, and hospital/field internships. Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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Firefighter

Fire Academy Training

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The Catawba Valley Community College Fire Academy is an intensive training program designed to better prepare men and women for careers, both paid and volunteer, in the fire service. The CVCC Fire Academy applies real-world knowledge to its education principles and educates beyond the minimum certification requirements. The rigors of today’s fire service are tremendous. To meet the challenges of a modern fire service, firefighters must obtain a strong base at the beginning of their careers that instills motivation, discipline, and integrity as it founding principles. The CVCC Fire Academy provides a highly structured program that utilizes a military-like format to build both mental and physical preparedness and toughness in the cadets. Upon graduating from the academy, cadets will develop a new approach to both the profession and the idea of public service.

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Fire and Resuce Training

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Fire and Rescue Courses at CVCC prepare student to become firefighters, provide refresher classes, and provide wilderness, confined space, water, trench, rope, agriculture, and structural rescues.

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Fire Protection Technology Fire Protection Management Certificate

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The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is intended to offer individuals professional and technical knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection in both public and private domains. It provides a stable foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management.

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Fire Protection Technology Industrial Fire Protection Certificate

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The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is intended to offer individuals professional and technical knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection in both public and private domains. It provides a stable foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management.

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Fire Protection Technology, A.A.S. (Online)

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The online Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology will prepare students for a variety of positions in the Fire Protection Technology field. Students will learn technical and administration skills such as fire protection systems, fire suppression strategies, fire rescue service management, arson investigation, fire prevention education, government finance, hazardous materials, inspections, codes and laws. Our faculty members have years of experience in the field of Fire Protection Technology and can offer real-world perspectives and understand the challenges students will face as they advance in their field. Students upon graduation can gain employment or advancement in the fire protection field with governmental agencies, industrial firms, private corporations, insurance rating organizations, safety organizations, educational organizations, and municipal or volunteer fire departments. Graduates will have opportunities for more skilled and supervisory level positions.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services Technology, A.A.S.

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The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Students will demonstrate awareness of human behavior and development from a biological, psychological, sociological perspective. Course work includes developmental of knowledge, skills, mindsets, and attitudes in human services. Graduates demonstrate skills in best practices that support client care within human services organizations. They can also use cultural competency skills for working with clients from a variety of different ethnicities and backgrounds. Employment opportunities include mental health, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction and educational agencies.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nurse Assistant Training

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Certified Nurse Assistant Classes allow those whose complete the courses the opportunity to register with the NC Board of Nursing.

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Radiology Tech

Computed Tomography Training

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The Computed Tomography (CT) at Catawba Valley Community College is a nine month program that will provide the registered radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist or radiation therapist the didactic and clinical experience to become a registered computed tomography technologist. All didactic courses are online; with the clinical portion of the program meeting face-to-face at an assigned clinical education setting. Days and times vary depending on the site. Completion of the program will meet the structured education requirement hours to sit for the ARRT exam. The student may need to complete additional hours to complete all required ARRT competency requirements. Students must pass all three parts of the curriculum with a “B” (80%) to pass the program.

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Radiography, A.A.S.

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The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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The Dental Hygiene curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community. Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care. Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.

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Cardiovascular Technician

EKG Cardiology Training

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A course to familiarize one with the anatomy and physiology of the heart. Emphasis is placed on obtaining and interpreting the electrocardiograph. High school diploma or GED required at registration. Students will be prepared to take the National Certification Exam.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology Certificate

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The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.

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Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Health Information Technology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security. Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

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Medical Office Administration Diploma

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The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents. Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

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Medical Office Administration Insurance Certificate

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The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents. Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

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Medical Office Administration Receptionist Certificate

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The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents. Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

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Medical Office Administration, A.A.S.

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The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents. Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy, A.A.S.

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The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as respiratory therapists through demonstrated competence in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains of respiratory care practice. Graduates perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with exposure to current and emerging practice settings.
The curriculum prepares graduates to operate within inter-professional teams and effectively communicate with clients/patients of various ages, ethnicities, and cultures. Application of problem solving strategies, applying ethical decision making, and understanding professional responsibilities are emphasized.
Graduates are eligible to complete the credentialing process through the National Board for Respiratory Care, which will qualify them for a license to practice in a variety of healthcare settings with responsibilities for assessment, treatment, management and education of patients with cardiopulmonary diseases.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology Bridge Program, A.A.S.

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The Surgical Technology Bridge program was developed to allow currently certified non-degree surgical technologists to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Surgical Technology. Surgical Technologists enrolled in the bridge program must have completed their Surgical Technology Certificate or diploma at a Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited surgical technology program. All major courses along with all related and general education course requirements must be met for the Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree.

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Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations. Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Computer Engineering Technology Certificate

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The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum provides the skills required to install, service, and maintain computers, peripherals, networks and microprocessors, and computer controlled equipment. It includes training in both hardware and software, emphasizing operating systems concepts to provide a unified view of computer systems.
Course work includes mathematics, physics, electronics, digital circuits, and programming, with emphasis on the operation, use, and interfacing of memory and devices to the CPU. Additional topics may include communications, networks, operating systems, programming languages, internet configuration and design, and industrial applications.
Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer service, computer networks, server maintenance, programming, and other areas requiring a knowledge of electronic and computer systems. Graduates may also qualify for certification in electronics, computers, or networks.

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Computer Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum provides the skills required to install, service, and maintain computers, peripherals, networks and microprocessors, and computer controlled equipment. It includes training in both hardware and software, emphasizing operating systems concepts to provide a unified view of computer systems.
Course work includes mathematics, physics, electronics, digital circuits, and programming, with emphasis on the operation, use, and interfacing of memory and devices to the CPU. Additional topics may include communications, networks, operating systems, programming languages, internet configuration and design, and industrial applications.
Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer service, computer networks, server maintenance, programming, and other areas requiring a knowledge of electronic and computer systems. Graduates may also qualify for certification in electronics, computers, or networks.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Engineering Technology Certificate

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The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum provides the skills required to install, service, and maintain computers, peripherals, networks and microprocessors, and computer controlled equipment. It includes training in both hardware and software, emphasizing operating systems concepts to provide a unified view of computer systems.
Course work includes mathematics, physics, electronics, digital circuits, and programming, with emphasis on the operation, use, and interfacing of memory and devices to the CPU. Additional topics may include communications, networks, operating systems, programming languages, internet configuration and design, and industrial applications.
Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer service, computer networks, server maintenance, programming, and other areas requiring a knowledge of electronic and computer systems. Graduates may also qualify for certification in electronics, computers, or networks.

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Computer Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum provides the skills required to install, service, and maintain computers, peripherals, networks and microprocessors, and computer controlled equipment. It includes training in both hardware and software, emphasizing operating systems concepts to provide a unified view of computer systems.
Course work includes mathematics, physics, electronics, digital circuits, and programming, with emphasis on the operation, use, and interfacing of memory and devices to the CPU. Additional topics may include communications, networks, operating systems, programming languages, internet configuration and design, and industrial applications.
Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer service, computer networks, server maintenance, programming, and other areas requiring a knowledge of electronic and computer systems. Graduates may also qualify for certification in electronics, computers, or networks.

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Information Technology – IT Concepts Certificate

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The IT Concepts Certificate provides a foundation in internet technologies. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with Networking and Security, Web, Programming, and Databases, and Information Business Systems.
Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the technical support of Databases, Business Systems, and Web Programming. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +.

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Information Technology – IT Specialist Certificate

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The IT Specialist Certificate provides a foundation in programming, security, and networking. Students will learn: Intermediate fundamentals associated with Programming, Security, and Networking. Upon completion graduates will be able to write basic programs and assist in the technical support of Networks utilizing Linux and Windows. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +, Linux Essentials, and current Windows Desktop certification.

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Information Technology: Information Systems Diploma

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The Information Technology: Information Systems program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Information Systems program should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information; and should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

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Information Technology: Information Systems Help Desk Support Certificate

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The Help Desk Support Certificate provides a foundation in the support of internet technologies. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with computer hardware and software, Networking, and Windows Network Administration. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the technical support of hardware, software, and Windows based networks. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: current entry level Windows Server.

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Information Technology: Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Information Systems program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Information Systems program should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information; and should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

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Information Technology: Systems Security Advanced Security Certificate

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The Advanced Security Certificate provides a foundation in wireless networks, data recovery, and advanced security techniques. Students will learn: Intermediate fundamentals associated with wireless networks, data forensics, firewalls, and disaster recovery. Upon completion graduates will be able to implement wireless networks, firewalls, and disaster recovery policies including data forensics. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Certified Wireless Network Associate (CWNA), and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).

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Information Technology: Systems Security Diploma

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The Information Technology: Systems Security program covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This program provides students with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls. Course work will include networking technologies, operating systems administration, information policy, intrusion detection, security administration, and industry best practices to protect data communications. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Systems Security program should be prepared for employment as security administrators. Additionally, they will acquire the skills that allow them to pursue security certifications.

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Information Technology: Systems Security Network Security Certificate

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The Network Security Certificate provides a foundation in networking technologies and securing networks. Students will learn: Intermediate fundamentals associated with networking and information security. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the design, implementation, and administration of computer networks as well as securing networks.
This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CCNA Security, and Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).

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Information Technology: Systems Security Operating Systems Security Certificate

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The Operating Systems Security Certificate provides a foundation in securing Linux and Windows operating systems. Students will learn: Intermediate fundamentals associated with installing, configuring, and securing Windows and Linux operating systems. Upon completion graduates will be able to deploy, administer, and secure Linux and Windows computers.
This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Linux Essentials, and current Windows Desktop certification.

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Information Technology: Systems Security, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Systems Security program covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This program provides students with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls. Course work will include networking technologies, operating systems administration, information policy, intrusion detection, security administration, and industry best practices to protect data communications. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Systems Security program should be prepared for employment as security administrators. Additionally, they will acquire the skills that allow them to pursue security certifications.

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Information Security Analyst

Information Technology – IT Concepts Certificate

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The IT Concepts Certificate provides a foundation in internet technologies. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with Networking and Security, Web, Programming, and Databases, and Information Business Systems.
Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the technical support of Databases, Business Systems, and Web Programming. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +.

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Information Technology – IT Specialist Certificate

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The IT Specialist Certificate provides a foundation in programming, security, and networking. Students will learn: Intermediate fundamentals associated with Programming, Security, and Networking. Upon completion graduates will be able to write basic programs and assist in the technical support of Networks utilizing Linux and Windows. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +, Linux Essentials, and current Windows Desktop certification.

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Information Technology: Information Systems Diploma

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The Information Technology: Information Systems program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Information Systems program should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information; and should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

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Information Technology: Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Information Systems program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Information Systems program should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information; and should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

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Information Technology: Network Management Advanced Networking Certificate

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The Advanced Networking Certificate builds on the Networking Certificate, introducing key skills to benefit the student’s career in the technology sector. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with business networking applications. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in implementation and administration of wireless networks and IP telephony systems. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +, portions of CCNA Voice, and Certified Wireless Network Associate (CWNA).

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Information Technology: Network Management Diploma

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The Information Technology: Network Management program prepares students for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education. Design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems will be included in course work. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers. Students may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Students may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

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Information Technology: Network Management Networking Certificate

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The Networking Certificate provides a foundation in networking technologies. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with network communication, routing, switching, and an introduction to WAN technologies. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the design, implementation, and administration of computer networks. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Security +, and Cetrified Wireless Network Admnistrator (CWNA).

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Information Technology: Network Management, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Network Management program prepares students for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education. Design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems will be included in course work. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers. Students may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Students may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Technology – IT Specialist Certificate

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The IT Specialist Certificate provides a foundation in programming, security, and networking. Students will learn: Intermediate fundamentals associated with Programming, Security, and Networking. Upon completion graduates will be able to write basic programs and assist in the technical support of Networks utilizing Linux and Windows. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +, Linux Essentials, and current Windows Desktop certification.

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Information Technology: Information Systems Diploma

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The Information Technology: Information Systems program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Information Systems program should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information; and should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

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Information Technology: Information Systems Help Desk Support Certificate

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The Help Desk Support Certificate provides a foundation in the support of internet technologies. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with computer hardware and software, Networking, and Windows Network Administration. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the technical support of hardware, software, and Windows based networks. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: current entry level Windows Server.

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Information Technology: Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Information Systems program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Information Systems program should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information; and should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

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Information Technology: Network Management Advanced Networking Certificate

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The Advanced Networking Certificate builds on the Networking Certificate, introducing key skills to benefit the student’s career in the technology sector. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with business networking applications. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in implementation and administration of wireless networks and IP telephony systems. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +, portions of CCNA Voice, and Certified Wireless Network Associate (CWNA).

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Information Technology: Network Management Diploma

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The Information Technology: Network Management program prepares students for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education. Design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems will be included in course work. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers. Students may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Students may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

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Information Technology: Network Management Networking Certificate

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The Networking Certificate provides a foundation in networking technologies. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with network communication, routing, switching, and an introduction to WAN technologies. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the design, implementation, and administration of computer networks. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Security +, and Cetrified Wireless Network Admnistrator (CWNA).

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Information Technology: Network Management Operating Systems Certificate

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The Operating Systems Certificate provides a foundation in various computer operating systems and technologies. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with Windows and Linux operating systems, and Microsoft Active Directory. Upon completion graduates will be able to deploy and administer stand-alone personal computers and systems in an Active Directory Domain. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Linux Essentials, current Windows Desktop certification, MCP, Specialist.

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Information Technology: Network Management Virtualization Certificate

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The Virtualization Certificate provides a foundation in general purpose, server, network, and storage virtualization. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with cloud-based services. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the implementation and administration of datacenter assets. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Linux Essentials, current Windows Desktop certification, current entry level Windows Server, and Vmware Certified Associate (VCA).

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Information Technology: Network Management, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Network Management program prepares students for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education. Design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems will be included in course work. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers. Students may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Students may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

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Information Technology: Systems Security Network Security Certificate

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The Network Security Certificate provides a foundation in networking technologies and securing networks. Students will learn: Intermediate fundamentals associated with networking and information security. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the design, implementation, and administration of computer networks as well as securing networks.
This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CCNA Security, and Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).

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Information Technology: Systems Security Operating Systems Security Certificate

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The Operating Systems Security Certificate provides a foundation in securing Linux and Windows operating systems. Students will learn: Intermediate fundamentals associated with installing, configuring, and securing Windows and Linux operating systems. Upon completion graduates will be able to deploy, administer, and secure Linux and Windows computers.
This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Linux Essentials, and current Windows Desktop certification.

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Software Developer

Information Technology – IT Specialist Certificate

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The IT Specialist Certificate provides a foundation in programming, security, and networking. Students will learn: Intermediate fundamentals associated with Programming, Security, and Networking. Upon completion graduates will be able to write basic programs and assist in the technical support of Networks utilizing Linux and Windows. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Security +, Linux Essentials, and current Windows Desktop certification.

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Information Technology: Business Mobile Developer Certificate

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The Business Mobile Developer Certificate provides a foundation in designing cross-platform mobile and web apps and social media marketing. Students will learn: the basics of HTMLS and CSS3, Swift (iOS), Android development, and best practices for using Social Media. Upon completion, graduates will be able to assist in designing and developing apps for use across multiple devices and will explore the use of social media tools and analytics to improve business presence.

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Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development Diploma

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The Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development program prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management, and business operations. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in programming and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve. Students graduating should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as programmers, programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, computer operators, systems technicians, or database specialists.

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Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development JAVA Programming Certificate

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The Java Programming Certificate provides a foundation in programming with Java. Students will learn: beginning and intermediate fundamentals associated with programming in Java. Upon completion graduates will be able to write basic and intermediate programs in Java.
This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Oracle Java Associate (OCA), and Oracle Java Professional (OCP).

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Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development Programming Foundations Certificate

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The Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development program prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management, and business operations. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in programming and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve. Students graduating should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as programmers, programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, computer operators, systems technicians, or database specialists.

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Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development RPG Programming Certificate

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The RPG Programming Certificate provides a foundation in programming with the RPG language on an IBM System i computer. Students will learn: beginning and intermediate fundamentals associated with Programming IBM System computers in the RPG language. Upon completion graduates will be able to write basic and intermediate programs for the IBM System i computer system using RPG.
This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: COMMON Associate Application Developer: ILE RPG Programmer.

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Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development Swift Programming Certificate

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The Swift Programming Certificate provides a foundation in programming with Swift. Students will learn: beginning and intermediate fundamentals associated with programming in Swift, app development tools, and core components of apps. Upon completion graduates will be able to write basic and intermediate iOS apps.
This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: App Development with Swift Certification Level 1.

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Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development Visual Basic Programming Certificate

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The Visual Basic Programming Certificate provides a foundation in programming for Windows with Visual Basic. Students will learn: beginning and intermediate fundamentals associated with programming for Windows with Visual Basic. Upon completion graduates will be able to write basic and intermediate programs for Windows in Visual Basic.
This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Microsoft MTA Developer.

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Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development program prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management, and business operations. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in programming and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve. Students graduating should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as programmers, programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, computer operators, systems technicians, or database specialists.

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Information Technology: Mobile Application Developer - Mobile Developer for Web-based Apps Certificate

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The Mobile Developer for Web-based Apps Certificate provides a foundation in developing mobile web applications. Students will learn: HTMLS, CSS3, Javascript, and tools available for use in Mobile Web Development. Upon completion, graduates will be able to assist in developing and supporting mobile web applications. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Programming in HTMLS with JavaScript and CSS3.

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Information Technology: Mobile Applications Developer Diploma

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The Information Technology: Mobile Applications Developer program prepares individuals for careers in the development of mobile applications and related disciplines through the study of programming languages and mobile device operating systems, user interface design, and mobile design best practices for all business areas including social media, education, entertainment, and consumer applications. Focus will be on learning the differences between various types of mobile devices, including the differences in their operating systems and capabilities. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Mobile Applications Developer program should qualify for positions in design and development in the areas of mobile applications, websites, e-commerce, and other related areas of Information Technology.

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Information Technology: Mobile Applications Developer, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Mobile Applications Developer program prepares individuals for careers in the development of mobile applications and related disciplines through the study of programming languages and mobile device operating systems, user interface design, and mobile design best practices for all business areas including social media, education, entertainment, and consumer applications. Focus will be on learning the differences between various types of mobile devices, including the differences in their operating systems and capabilities. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Mobile Applications Developer program should qualify for positions in design and development in the areas of mobile applications, websites, e-commerce, and other related areas of Information Technology.

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Information Technology: Mobile Developer for Native Apps Certificate

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The Mobile Developer for Native Apps Certificate provides a foundation in designing native mobile applications. Students will learn: Basic mobile app design techniques, Java, and the Android OS. Upon completion, graduates will be able to assist in developing and supporting native mobile applications.

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Database Administrators

Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development program prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management, and business operations. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in programming and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve. Students graduating should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as programmers, programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, computer operators, systems technicians, or database specialists.

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Information Technology: Information Systems Diploma

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The Information Technology: Information Systems program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Information Systems program should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information; and should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

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Information Technology: Information Systems –Database Applications Certificate

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The Database Applications Certificate provides a foundation in database concepts. Students will learn: Basic fundamentals associated with Computers, Databases, and Business Systems Technologies. Upon completion graduates will be able to assist in the technical support of Databases. This Certificate includes preparation for the following industry certifications: Access Expert and Excel Expert.

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Information Technology: Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Information Systems program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Information Systems program should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information; and should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

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Systems Analyst

Information Technology: Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology: Information Systems program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Information Systems program should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information; and should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Certificate

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The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product. Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining. Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapidprototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.

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Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Diploma

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The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product. Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining. Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapidprototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.

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Computer-Integrated Machining Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product. Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining. Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapidprototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.

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Electrician

Electrical Systems Technology Diploma

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The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronics field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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Electrical Systems Technology Electrical Installation Certificate

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The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronics field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical Systems Technology Diploma

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The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronics field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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Electrical Systems Technology Electrical Installation Certificate

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The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronics field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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Electronics Engineering Technology Certificate

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The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.
A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensure the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.
Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

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Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.
A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensure the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.
Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems. Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in blueprint reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining, or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Industrial Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems. Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in blueprint reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining, or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered.

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Manufacturing Academy

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The Manufacturing Academy is an industry-driven program at Catawba Valley Community College, developed by 25 partner companies from across Catawba County, and designed to prepare students for manufacturing positions currently in high demand by many of the region’s largest employers. Students that complete this program will be fast-tracked for open positions with sponsoring companies. The course introduces students to the basic concepts of manufacturing and careers with local companies.

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Manufacturing Solutions Center

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The Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) specializes in applied research and development, prototyping, testing, domestic sourcing, and training for 21st-century manufacturing. The purpose and mission is to help create jobs in the U.S. The mission of the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) is to help US manufacturers increase sales, improve quality, and improve efficiency to create or retain jobs.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Certificate

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The Mechanical Engineering Technology is a course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME, and NICET.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Mechanical Engineering Technology is a course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME, and NICET.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Engineering Technology Apprenticeship Certificate

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The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures. Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

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Mechatronics Engineering Technology General Engineering Certificate

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The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures. Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

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Mechatronics Engineering Technology Mechatronics Certificate

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The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures. Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

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Mechatronics Engineering Technology Mechatronics Certificate 2

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The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures. Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

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Mechatronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures. Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

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Mechatronics Training

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Mechatronics combines the knowledge of mechanics, electricity, electronics, and computers into an integrated hands-on, skills-based curriculum for employees working in maintenance, operations, and automation. Manufacturers are increasingly utilizing sophisticated mechanical equipment that integrates electrical systems, electronic components, and computer technology. CVCC's Mechatronics program will help individuals develop or expand skills in all these areas, making them more versatile to their employers for operation and maintenance of automated machinery.

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2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-0699
United States