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Social Services Assistant

Addiction Studies and Human Services Certificate

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The two year certificate of completion provides the coursework and 300 of the 1,000 hours of supervised experience that are required to qualify to sit for the Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) I exam. The certificate also provides foundational coursework recommended by community partners to be successful in the addictions field, criminal justice field and other human services fields who work with addicted persons and their families.

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Addiction Studies and Human Services, A.A.S

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The AAS degree builds on the certificate of completion (which qualifies a student to sit for the Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) level I exam and prepares students academically for the CADC II certification.

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Child, Family, Community Studies Certificate

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The Child, Family, and Community Studies (CFC) Career Pathway Certificate is designed to support students seeking careers in school and human service settings

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EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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An associate of applied science degree in Paramedicine contains many courses to develop technical skills and knowledge for employment and advancement in pre-hospital employment. The program is challenging and will require participants to spend many additional hours in clinical and field settings. The program contains certification requirements at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT, and Paramedic levels. Students will need to test through the Oregon Health Authority to complete certification. All applicants wanting to test with the Oregon Health Authority at the Paramedic level must show proof they have completed an associate degree or higher.

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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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An associate of applied science degree in Paramedicine contains many courses to develop technical skills and knowledge for employment and advancement in pre-hospital employment. The program is challenging and will require participants to spend many additional hours in clinical and field settings. The program contains certification requirements at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT, and Paramedic levels. Students will need to test through the Oregon Health Authority to complete certification. All applicants wanting to test with the Oregon Health Authority at the Paramedic level must show proof they have completed an associate degree or higher.

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Paramedicine, A.A.S

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An associate of applied science degree in Paramedicine contains many courses to develop technical skills and knowledge for employment and advancement in pre-hospital employment. The program is challenging and will require participants to spend many additional hours in clinical and field settings. The program contains certification requirements at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT, and Paramedic levels. Students will need to test through the Oregon Health Authority to complete certification. All applicants wanting to test with the Oregon Health Authority at the Paramedic level must show proof they have completed an associate degree or higher.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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Criminal Justice is a growing profession in Oregon and is expected to grow faster than the labor market on average into the foreseeable future. Job openings may call for a high school diploma, an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree. COCC’s AAS in Criminal Justice program prepares students to begin a criminal justice career upon graduation.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S

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Criminal Justice is a growing profession in Oregon and is expected to grow faster than the labor market on average into the foreseeable future. Job openings may call for a high school diploma, an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree. COCC’s AAS in Criminal Justice program prepares students to begin a criminal justice career upon graduation.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S

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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education prepares students with a strong emphasis in the theories, curriculum goals, developmentally appropriate teaching and guidance strategies necessary to lead an early childhood classroom program or work as a paraprofessional in the public schools.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Technology, A.A.S

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Fighting fires, saving lives, making things better for everyone. A career in any of the Emergency Services field trains you to help others, and COCC has the classes to get you there. In addition to your classes, a bonus opportunity awaits, as structural fire science students are affiliated with local fire agencies in order to receive necessary certifications in NFPA Firefighter I, DPSST Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations and Incident Command Systems. Better yet, many local fire agencies offer scholarships to students affiliated with their agency. Hands-on training, excellent support courses, on-the-job training and a scholarship... what could be better?

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Basic Skills with Basic Engine Performance Certificate

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The Automotive Basic Skills with Basic Engine Performance Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is designed to capture a range of skills that are required for the automotive industry, including basic internal combustion engines and theory, basic DC electrical and schematic understanding, and vehicle inspection. The largest portion addresses shop and vehicle safety. This coursework prepares students for the ASE certification in (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.

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Automotive Basic Skills with Welding Certificate

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The Automotive Basic Skills with Welding Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is designed to capture a range of skills that are required for the automotive industry, including basic internal combustion engines and theory, basic DC electrical and schematic understanding, and vehicle inspection. The largest portion addresses shop and vehicle safety. This coursework prepares students for the ASE certification in (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.

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Automotive Electrical Technician Advanced Certificate

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The Automotive Electrical Technician (Advanced) Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students in the electrical technician coursework establishing skill in voltage drops, electrical troubleshooting, vehicle ignition systems, logic controls, air bag systems, Controller Area Network, and cruise control. This coursework prepares students for ASE certification in (A6) Electrical/Electronic Systems, (A8) Engine Performance, and (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.

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Automotive Electrical Technician Basic Certificate

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The Automotive Electrical Technician (Basic) Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students in the electrical technician coursework establishing skill in charging systems, starting systems, voltage drops, electrical troubleshooting, lighting, gauges, accessories, battery load testing, and repairs. This coursework prepares students for the ASE certification in (A6) Electrical/Electronic Systems and (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.

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Automotive Engine Performance Technician Certificate

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The Automotive Engine Performance Technician Career Pathway Certificate of Completion trains students to be the key troubleshooter in figuring out a vehicle’s drivability problems. Students learn to identify everything from power-train malfunctions to ignition failures and other engine-related problems using state-of-the-art computer diagnostic equipment, as well as the best way to repair a vehicle. This coursework applies toward ASE certification in (A6) Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems (A8) Automotive Engine Performance, and the (L1) Advanced Engine Performance Specialist.

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Automotive Engine Technician Certificate

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Preparation and study of an automotive engine rebuilding process. Included is the study of diesel engine systems. This coursework applies toward ASE certification in (A1) Automotive Engine Repair, (A9) Light Vehicle Diesel Engines, and (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.

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Automotive HVAC Technician Certificate

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The Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Career Pathway Certificate of Completion gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn about automotive air conditioning and heating systems, EPA Recovery Requirements for R-12, R-134a, and R1234yf systems, and general diagnosis and service. Courses in this option apply toward ASE certification in (A7) Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, (A6) Electrical/Electronic Systems, and (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.

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Automotive Management, A.A.S

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The Automotive Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) emphasizes educating students as multi-skilled workers with the ability to complete a wide variety of tasks within the automotive technology service and repair setting. Coursework includes technical skills in computer applications, electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and network systems, both in theory as well as hands-on training. A self-paced method of instruction is offered for the entry-level courses. Communication skills are also highly emphasized throughout each program. The Associate of Applied Science degree enables students to enter the transportation industry as an automotive technician and/or middle management.

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Automotive Technician Certificate

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The Master Automotive Technician Two Year Certificate program emphasizes educating students as multi-skilled workers with the ability to complete a wide variety of tasks within the automotive technology service and repair setting. Coursework includes technical skills in computer applications, electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and network systems, both in theory as well as hands-on training. A self-paced method of instruction is offered for the entry-level classes. Communication skills are also highly emphasized throughout the program. The program is planned so that students will be able to complete the program in approximately 12 to 15 months as well as earn up to seven career pathway certificates. This two year certificate enables students to enter the transportation industry as an automotive technician.

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Automotive Technology in Electronics and Diagnostics, A.A.S

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The AAS Automotive Technology in Electronics and Diagnostics degree prepares students to enter the emerging field of service and diagnosis of vehicles powered by electricity generated by plug-in electric and hybrid-powertrain sources. Coursework includes technical skills in computer applications, electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and network systems. Students will learn theory as well as application, using the latest in computer skills and electronic testing equipment to diagnose and repair alternative fueled vehicles.

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Aircraft Mechanic

Aviation Program: Airplane, A.A.S

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Aviation Program Outcomes:

Earn an FAA private pilot certificate.
Earn an FAA instrument rating.
Airplane: Earn FAA single engine and multiengine commercial pilot certificate/rating.
Helicopter: Earn FAA commercial pilot certificate.
Airplane: Earn FAA certified flight instructor (CFI) certificate, certified flight instructor instrument (CFII), and multiengine instructor (MEI) ratings.
Helicopter: Earn certified flight instructor (CFI) certificate and certified flight instructor instrument (CFII) rating.
Pass all required FAA airman knowledge exams.
Demonstrate ability to instruct aviation subjects.

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Aviation Program: Helicopter, A.A.S

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Aviation Program Outcomes:

Earn an FAA private pilot certificate.
Earn an FAA instrument rating.
Airplane: Earn FAA single engine and multiengine commercial pilot certificate/rating.
Helicopter: Earn FAA commercial pilot certificate.
Airplane: Earn FAA certified flight instructor (CFI) certificate, certified flight instructor instrument (CFII), and multiengine instructor (MEI) ratings.
Helicopter: Earn certified flight instructor (CFI) certificate and certified flight instructor instrument (CFII) rating.
Pass all required FAA airman knowledge exams.
Demonstrate ability to instruct aviation subjects.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems, A.A.S

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) degree program trains individuals to work as professional UAS pilots in the exciting industry of aerial robotics or drones. COCC partnered with a worldwide leader in UAS technology, to provide state of the art simulator training and student support. Students learn to operate and maintain UAS platforms, to include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), ground control stations, and ground support equipment. Additional studies include launch, flight and recovery procedures, flight planning, mission briefings, operational integration, sensor management, GIS and CIS. Students will learn the political, legal and moral issues of UAS and the evolving FAA rules and regulations. Our goal is to provide the UAS industry with highly educated vehicle and sensor operators who are adept at multiple skills related to the UAS industry.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

CIS: Computer Aided Drafting, A.A.S

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The Computer Aided Drafting option prepares students for entry-level employment in the drafting field. Students will prepare for advanced applications through an introductory set of CAD-based curriculum. They will gain experience using dedicated architectural, mechanical, civil and rendering software. Upon completion, the student will be prepared to take a national skill-based certification exam.

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Computer Aided Drafting Certificate

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The one-year certificate of completion in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) prepares students for entry-level employment in the drafting field. Students prepare for advanced CAD applications through an introductory set of CAD-based curriculum. Students will gain experience using dedicated architectural, civil and mechanical software.

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Welder

Wleding Certificate

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The MATC Welding One-Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in Welding in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

CIS: Networking, A.A.S

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The Networking option prepares students for entry-level positions in network administration. Network specialists have the abilities to design, create, manage and maintain computer networks for small businesses. Courses cover both hardware and software and closely follow major industry certification requirements.

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Computer and Information Systems Certificate

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The Computer and Information Systems (CIS) One Year certificate of Completion provides a foundation of skills in computer concepts, software applications, networking, and the internet.

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Computer and Information Systems, A.A.S

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The Computer and Information Systems degree programs for AAS are designed around a core curriculum and options--sets of elective courses. The programs' core provides a strong introduction to computer concepts, software applications, operating systems, networking, computer servicing, the Internet and web development, math, human relations, and writing.

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Software Developer

CIS: Web Developer, A.A.S

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The Web Development option prepares students for a career as a front-end web developer or website administrator. These professionals are responsible for creating standards-based websites and web/database applications. In addition to programming skills in common markup, scripting, and SQL languages, these types of professions require project management and communication skills.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer and Information Systems Certificate

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The Computer and Information Systems (CIS) One Year certificate of Completion provides a foundation of skills in computer concepts, software applications, networking, and the internet.

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Computer and Information Systems, A.A.S

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The Computer and Information Systems degree programs for AAS are designed around a core curriculum and options--sets of elective courses. The programs' core provides a strong introduction to computer concepts, software applications, operating systems, networking, computer servicing, the Internet and web development, math, human relations, and writing.

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Data Security Management

Cybersecurity Certificate

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The Cybersecurity Career Pathway Certificate of Completion extends knowledge and skills beyond entry-level computer networking and administration. Students will learn concepts and techniques essential for securing data and networks in both a vendor-neutral and Cisco environment.

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Energy Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Clean Energy Diesel Technician Certificate

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The program instructs students in theory

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Power Generation Technician

Clean Energy Diesel Technician Certificate

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The program instructs students in theory

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

CNC Machining Certificate

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The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Two-Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in CNC machining in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus. Departmental approval is required for enrollment at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center.

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Manufacturing Technology One Year Certificate

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The Manufacturing Technology I - One Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus.

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Manufacturing Technology Two Year Certificate

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The Manufacturing Technology II - Two Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus.

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Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S

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Manufacturing Technology - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The AAS in Manufacturing Technology program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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The Industrial Maintenance Two Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in industrial maintenance in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus. Departmental approval is required for enrollment at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center.

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Manufacturing Technology One Year Certificate

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The Manufacturing Technology I - One Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus.

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Manufacturing Technology Two Year Certificate

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The Manufacturing Technology II - Two Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus.

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Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S

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Manufacturing Technology - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The AAS in Manufacturing Technology program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Manual Machining Certificate

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The Manual Machining - Two Year Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level employment in manufacturing environments using manual machining equipment. The program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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The Culinary Arts Two Year Certificate of Completion is designed to expose students to the step-by-step process, from foundation to advanced skill mastery, of classical and contemporary culinary techniques and to serve as a competency-based learning experience that prepares students for a successful career within the hospitality industry.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S

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The Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to expose students to the step-by-step process, from foundation to advanced skill mastery, of classical and contemporary culinary techniques and to serve as a competency-based learning experience that prepares students for a successful career within the hospitality industry.

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Hospitality Management Certificate

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The Hospitality Management Two Year Certificate is designed to give students a foundation for careers in hospitality management.

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Hospitality Management, A.A.S

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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) coursework prepares students for immediate employment in hospitality occupations. A Hospitality Management (HM) AAS degree will provide students with the skills the hospitality industry requires – specifically, skills in management, hospitality technology, food and beverage operations and basic business fundamentals of marketing, customer service and financial analysis.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Technician Certificate

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The Dental Assisting One Year Certificate trains individuals in a broad range of clinical and administrative skills such as preparing patients for dental exams and treatments, performing radiographic procedures, scheduling and appointment procedures, maintenance of medical records, performing basic front office skills, professional communication and public relations skills. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Graduates are prepared for the Dental Assisting National Board and the Oregon Certification in Expanded Functions.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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The Medical Assistant program consists of three quarters of core program classes, after the completion of required prerequisites (see Certificate Requirements and Suggested Course of Study). Core program classes start once per year in the fall and include training in both clinical and administrative skill (see Role of the Medical Assistant). As part of their training, students rotate through local clinics performing the functions of an MA under supervision of qualified personnel. After completing the program, students are eligible to apply to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. Only students graduating from certain accredited programs, like COCC, are eligible to sit for the CMA exam and use the widely recognized title of CMA (certified medical assistant).

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certificate

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The nursing assistant area of study prepares students to be certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who are members of a healthcare team who help patients with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN).

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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This three-term program is developed to prepare individuals for employment in the pharmacy industry. Pharmacy technicians are skilled workers who are educated and trained to work in a pharmacy and assist in all areas of the pharmacy not requiring the professional judgment of the registered pharmacist. Some current practice areas for the pharmacy technician include retail, hospital, manufacturing, disease state management, and mail order and insurance claim specialists. The pharmacy technician processes prescriptions and medication orders and plays an integral role in maintaining the pharmacy department.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technician, A.A.S

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The Central Oregon Community College Veterinary Technician Program is a closed admission program. The program currently accepts students every two years.

The next Veterinary Technician class will start Fall 2020.
Application Deadline: Extended to qualified applicants until the program is filled. Please contact Beth Palmer bpalmer@cocc.edu for details.
Please refer to the Admissions Handbook for detailed admission requirements. Admissions Handbook Amendment: Applicants may submit an application while prerequisite coursework is in progress during Summer term.

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