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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Architectural Design Certificate of Achievement

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Design principles, complex animation and CAD systems are applied to problems in architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. Proper and efficient methods of sketching, producing documents, models, 3D digital models, animations and multifaceted presentations are examined.

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Architecture, A.S.

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The Architecture major concentrates on the built environment. The curriculum visualizes architecture as a cultural, creative, and technical practice and discipline with direct social impact. A balance of architectural and technical design courses provides students with a diverse foundation of knowledge in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, environmental design, urban planning, CAD, and CGI which prepares them for transfer.

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Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) Certificate of Achievement

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This program provides coursework for majors such as architecture, computer-generated imagery (CGI), engineering and animation. Design principles, computer-aided design (CAD) and animation systems are applied to problems in animation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering. Proper and efficient methods of sketching, story boarding, 3D digital models, animations and multifaceted presentations are examined. The student will be prepared for entry level employment as an animation modeler.

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Computer-Aided Design (CAD) - Architecture and Drafting Certificate of Achievement

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This Computer Aided Design (CAD) - Architecture and Drafting Certificate of Achievement provides a foundation for such majors as architecture, drafting and computer-generated imagery (CGI). The student will be prepared for entry level employment in computer-aided design as a CAD (computer-aided design) / draft person.

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Design and Engineering Drawing Technology, A.S.

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The Design and Engineering Drawing Technology Major concentrates on visualizing architecture, engineering, drafting, entertainment, animation and computer-generated imagery (CGI). It is a creative, technical practice and discipline with a balance of a design and technical courses providing students with a diverse foundation of knowledge in the fields above. Emphasis is on proper and efficient methods of engineering drawing, digital production, sketching, story boarding, 3D digital models, animations and multifaceted presentations.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Audio Recording Technology Certificate of Achievement

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This is a one year audio recording program intended to teach you the basics of how to engineer any kind of music, from hip-hop to classical to movie scenes.

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Recording Technology, A.S.

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The Recording Technology Degree Program is a hands-on, career education program which develops critical skills in audio engineering, live sound reinforcement, sound or film, television and gaming. The program teaches the audio basics necessary to engineer any kind of music and sound, from rock concerts to classical recordings, movie scenes to video games. Acceptance into the Recording Technology Degree Program is by interview only.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Emissions Inspection Skill Award

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The State of California requires individuals to successfully complete Level 1 - Engine and Emission Controls Fundamentals or equivalent and Level 2 - Smog Check Procedures and pass the state administered examination to become a licensed Smog Check Inspector. Citrus College offers AUTO 168 or AUTO 148, Engine Control Systems satisfying the Level 1 requirement. AUTO 191, Smog Check Procedures satisfies the Level 2 requirement.

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Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate is intended for the incumbent worker, person seeking a career change, or person looking to start their career in the automotive service industry. This certificate is the culmination of the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) curriculum. This certificate acknowledges the workplace skills that will allow a technician to competently perform automotive maintenance and light repair. This certificate prepares students for occupations such as preventative maintenance technician, lube technician, A/C service technician, brake and front end technician, alignment technician, general service technician and technician apprentice.

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Automotive Research and Development Certificate of Achievement

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The High Performance Institute offers a Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Research and Development. The field of automotive research and development offers many exciting career opportunities, including: engineering design, prototype building, vehicle evaluation and engineering, materials engineering, powertrain tuning and design, regulatory affairs and advanced technical research. The Citrus Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Research and Development area of emphasis is Engine Research, Development and Testing. The Engine Research, Development and Testing concentration provides a solid background in engine design and development, as well as testing procedures using both engine and chassis dynamometers.

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Automotive Service, Diagnosis & Repair – Undercar/Drivetrain Specialist Certificate of Achievement

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The courses listed in the Undercar/Drivetrain Specialist certificate are selected to provide a comprehensive set of job skills needed for a technician specializing in undercar/drivetrain service, diagnosis and repair. In addition to improving the student’s employability, the skills developed in each course will enhance their ability to become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A2, A3, A4 and A5 certified. The certificate is designed to prepare an individual for employment or provide the skills needed for career advancement in the automotive industry.

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Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair – Toyota/Lexus/Scion Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The courses listed in the Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair - Toyota/Lexus/Scion Technician certificate are selected to provide a comprehensive set of job skills needed by Toyota, Lexus and Scion technicians. In addition to improving the student’s employability, the skills developed in each course will enhance their ability to become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified in all eight ASE areas. The certificate is designed to prepare an individual for employment or provide the skills needed for career advancement.

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Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair – Underhood Specialist Certificate of Achievement

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The courses listed in the Underhood Specialist certificate are selected to provide a comprehensive set of job skills needed for a technician specializing in underhood service, diagnosis and repair. In addition to improving the student’s employability, the skills developed in each course will enhance their ability to become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A1, A6, A7 and A8 certified. The certificate is designed to prepare an individual for employment or provide the skills needed for career advancement in the automotive industry.

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Automotive Service, Diagnosis, and Repair – Master Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The courses listed in the Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair - Master Technician certificate meet the National Automotive Technicians’ Education Foundation Standards and are selected to provide a comprehensive set of job skills needed in the automotive industry. In addition to improving the student’s employability, the skills developed in the program will enhance their ability to become an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician. The certificate is designed to prepare an individual for employment or provide the skills needed for career advancement in the automotive industry.

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Automotive Technology, A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students who wish to seek employment in the automotive technology industry or qualify for a more responsible position within the field.

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Clean Energy and Vehicle Electrification Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The transportation and energy industry is constantly changing. This certificate prepares students to advance in the field of Clean Energy and Vehicle Electrification by providing training in alternative fuel, hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicle technology. Jobs include gaseous fuels technician in both automotive light duty and medium-heavy trucks, including transit buses and heavy equipment, hybrid technician, and electric vehicle technician.

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Engine Rebuilding and Machining Skill Award

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The High Performance Institute offers a Skill Award in Engine Rebuilding and Machining. The field of automotive engine rebuilding and machining offers many exciting career opportunities in industry, including: machine shop operator, prototype building, engine evaluation and engineering, materials engineering, powertrain tuning and design, and advanced technical research. The Engine Rebuilding and Machining Skill Award provides a solid background in engine design and development. Jobs include engine machinist, and machinist for research and development engine design projects.

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Maintenance and Light Repair: Undercar Skill Award

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The courses listed in the Maintenance and Light Repair Undercar Skill Award are selected to provide a competent level of job skills needed for a technician specializing in undercar maintenance and light repair. The skill award is designed to prepare an individual for employment or provide the skills needed for career advancement in the automotive industry. This skill award prepares students for careers as preventative maintenance technician, brake and front end technician, alignment technician, general service technician and technician apprentice.

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Maintenance and Light Repair: Underhood Skill Award

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The courses listed in the Maintenance and Light Repair Underhood Skill Award are selected to provide a competent level of job skills needed for a technician specializing in underhood maintenance and light repair. The skill award is designed to prepare an individual for employment or provide the skills needed for career advancement in the automotive industry. This skill award prepares students for careers as a preventative maintenance technician, lube technician, A/C service technician, and technician apprentice.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair Technician Certificate of Achievement

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Lively Technical College’s Diesel Systems Technician 1 program prepares students for entry into the Diesel Service industry. Students study maintaining and repairing diesel engines and electrical systems; reconditioning diesel fuel injection systems; overhauling diesel engines; and performing diesel engine preventive maintenance

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Medium and Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Technology, A.S.

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Prepares students for occupations in diesel engine technology, bus service and repair, medium and heavy truck service and repair, rail service occupations and/or provides an opportunity for advancement within these occupations. Employment is available in both the public and private sectors.

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Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Service, Diagnosis and Repair Master Technician Certificate of Achievement

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Upon completion of the required courses, students will receive the Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Master Technician Certificate. This certificate requires the completion of the courses required for the Diesel Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair Technician Certificate and the more advanced truck system courses including hydraulics, truck chassis, drivetrain and HVAC courses which provide the training needed to service, diagnose and repair the truck systems specifically found on on-highway trucks. Students completing this certificate will be prepared to work as entry-level technicians in the on-highway truck industry.

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Stationary Power Generation Service, Diagnosis and Repair Technician Certificate of Achievement

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Completion of the Stationary Power Generation courses is intended to lead a student to earn a certificate of achievement. The Stationary Power Generation Service, Diagnosis and Repair Technician Certificate will entail learning about the operational theory and repair practices associated with the power generator set. This includes fundamentals of alternating current (AC) generating systems, resistive and reactive loading effects, impedance calculation fundamentals, electronically controlled diesel engines, gaseous fueled engines, diagnostics and repair of electric power generators, engine and generator controls and electronic switching components necessary in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power. Emphasis will be placed on industry safety protocols for power generator operation and repair. In addition, emergency and stand-by power for critical building systems dependent on a continuous power supply will be examined in relation to the function of the power generator. This certificated program prepares students to work as On-site Stationary Power Generation Repair Technicians, Diesel-Generator Repair Technicians or Portable Generator Repair Technicians. This is a stackable certificate students can complete after receiving the Diesel Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair Technician certificate.

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Public Service Industry

Teacher Assistant

Child Development Associate Teacher Skill Award

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This entry level program allows the student to explore the field of child development and prepares the student to work as a child development aide or assistant teacher in the field of early childhood education.

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Child Development Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate is designed for the early childhood professional who is seeking career advancement and the educational requirements for the lead teacher or “Master Teacher” job or employment category.

The certificate program prepares the employed child development teacher to function as a lead or mentor teacher to students in training or other adults working in the same environment. Student may be eligible to participate in the Mentor Teacher Program, which includes a stipend for professional development and for supervising identified students in training.

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Child Development Master Teacher–Early Intervention Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate is designed for the experienced teacher who desires to develop the additional skills and knowledge necessary to work with exceptional children in a special education or inclusive setting.

This inclusive training program meets the education requirements for child development master teacher. Emphasis is placed on working with young children with special needs in preschool and in early intervention programs.

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Child Development Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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Courses in this certificate lead to the A.S. Degree in Child Development or careers in the field of child development and early childhood education.

Completion of the program prepares students to work as a child development aide, assistant teacher, or teacher in a variety of early childhood programs.

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Child Development, A.S.

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The curriculum leads to an Associate in Science degree and meets the educational requirements for employment as a teacher or assistant teacher in preschools and children’s centers.

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Infant and Child Development Associate Teacher Skill Award

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This program prepares you to work as a child development aide or assistant in a public or private preschool, Headstart program or day care center, or as a teacher in a private infant or preschool program.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate is designed for the early childhood professional who is seeking career advancement and the educational requirements for the lead teacher or “Master Teacher” job or employment category.

The certificate program prepares the employed child development teacher to function as a lead or mentor teacher to students in training or other adults working in the same environment. Student may be eligible to participate in the Mentor Teacher Program, which includes a stipend for professional development and for supervising identified students in training.

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Child Development Master Teacher–Early Intervention Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate is designed for the experienced teacher who desires to develop the additional skills and knowledge necessary to work with exceptional children in a special education or inclusive setting.

This inclusive training program meets the education requirements for child development master teacher. Emphasis is placed on working with young children with special needs in preschool and in early intervention programs.

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Child Development Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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Courses in this certificate lead to the A.S. Degree in Child Development or careers in the field of child development and early childhood education.

Completion of the program prepares students to work as a child development aide, assistant teacher, or teacher in a variety of early childhood programs.

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Child Development, A.S.

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The curriculum leads to an Associate in Science degree and meets the educational requirements for employment as a teacher or assistant teacher in preschools and children’s centers.

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Correctional Officer

Correctional Science Certificate of Achievement

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The Certificate of Achievement in Correctional Science provides the student with a base of knowledge for entry-level positions such as corrections officer, custody assistant, or jailer in institutional and community corrections, as well as private and paraprofessional positions at local, state, and federal levels.

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Correctional Science, A.S.

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The A.S. Degree in Correctional Science provides the student with career preparation for entry-level or career growth in fields such as corrections officer, jailor, or youth group supervisor in institutional and community corrections as well as private and paraprofessional positions at local, state, and federal levels. The principles of correctional science are enhanced by the range of courses in the general education pattern to prepare the student for transfer to a four year college or university.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Certificate of Achievement

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The Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Justice prepares men and women for entry level positions such as police officer or deputy sheriff trainee, police cadet, community service officer, or public safety dispatcher. A great need exists for intelligent personnel with a commitment toward professional improvement in the justice system.

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Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice prepares men and women for a career of public service as a police officer, deputy sheriff, criminal investigator, or supervisor at local, state, and federal levels as well as transfer to a four year college or university. A great need exists for intelligent, well-educated personnel with a commitment toward professional growth in the justice system. The principles of criminal justice are enhanced by the range of courses in the general education pattern.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Certificate of Achievement

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The Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Justice prepares men and women for entry level positions such as police officer or deputy sheriff trainee, police cadet, community service officer, or public safety dispatcher. A great need exists for intelligent personnel with a commitment toward professional improvement in the justice system.

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Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice prepares men and women for a career of public service as a police officer, deputy sheriff, criminal investigator, or supervisor at local, state, and federal levels as well as transfer to a four year college or university. A great need exists for intelligent, well-educated personnel with a commitment toward professional growth in the justice system. The principles of criminal justice are enhanced by the range of courses in the general education pattern.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Skill Award

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Students completing the Emergency Medical Technician Skill Award will:

Use correct medical terminology and nomenclature in the correct context in order to effectively communicate health/medical information and concepts to others.
Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of an EMT and other healthcare providers.
Calculate various I.V. drip rates for patients undergoing I.V. therapy.
Develop problem solving and self-assessment skills and make appropriate decisions regarding a variety of procedural situations.
Identify the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies related to various body systems.
Demonstrate the ability to interact with patients and work effectively as a member of the emergency medical services team.
Discuss various EMS systems both local/state and international.
Develop the ability to use and adapt to current technology used in emergency medical services practices.
Demonstrate understanding of administering patient prescribed drugs to patients.
Demonstrate proficiency in the current duties of an EMT, practicing within scope of practice.

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Information Technology Industry

Database Administrator

Database Administrator Certificate of Achievement

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Students completing this certificate will be equipped with the skills determined by employers as necessary for an entry level position in information technology such as a Computer User Support Specialist (SOC Code: 15-1151) or Database Administrator (SOC Code: 15-1141). During the program students will also have an opportunity to complete industry certifications from CompTIA, including A+ and Network+.

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Software Developer

Digital and Web Design Certificate of Achievement

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The Digital and Web Design certificate is designed to introduce and develop the basic skills necessary for success as an entry level graphic, digital or web designer. Fundamental to the core of a strong design sensibility, the computer is an essential tool for design success and a complement to composition, design principles, layout, and typography.

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Digital and Web Design, A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment in digital design careers. The integration of traditional art/design and digital media prepares students for employment opportunities in the areas of advertising, multi-media and marketing graphics.

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Gaming and Applications Development Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate of achievement in Gaming and Applications Development is designed to develop students' skills in computer programming and software development. The certificate equips students with the current methods of computer programming used to solve problems in both the private and public sector. Some of the programming languages demonstrated include C, C++, C#, Assembly language, Java, Visual Basic and Python. This certificate prepares the student for the following job titles: Entry Level Computer Programmer, Applications Programmer and Entry Level Game Programmer.

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Website Development Certificate of Achievement

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The Website Development Certificate of Achievement is one of several certificate options available in the Information Technology and Information Systems (IT IS) program. The core competencies for this certificate include foundational skills in Information technology (ITIS 104-Information Technology, ITIS 107-Network Technology, and ITIS 115-Computer Information Systems) as well as foundational skills in computer programming (ITIS 141-Programming Fundamentals). These four foundational courses are also required in the other IT IS certificates. Students will advance from the core competencies to develop skills necessary in the field of web creation and design. This includes building dynamic and responsive web sites that can be delivered in a variety of formats such as computers, tablets, and smartphones.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The Information Technology Certificate of Achievement is one of several certificate options available in the Information Technology and Information Systems (ITIS) program. The core competencies for this certificate include foundational skills in Information technology (ITIS 104-Information Technology, ITIS 107-Network Technology, and ITIS 115-Computer Information Systems) as well as foundational skills in computer programming (ITIS 141-Programming Fundamentals). These four foundational courses are also required in the other ITIS certificates. Students will advance from the core competencies to develop those skills sought after by IT employers. These include networking, security, IP communications, project management, software support, device integration, and ethics.

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IT Technician: Computer Retail Sales and Support Certificate of Achievement

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The IT Technician: Computer Retail Sales and Support Certificate of Achievement is the first stage of the IT Technician Pathway program designed to help you navigate your way from an entry-level job to working as an in-demand, well-paid IT Technician. The IT Sales Pathway is one possible career track for students interested in working as front-line employees handling customer requests and solving problems.

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IT Technician: Support Specialist Certificate of Achievement

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The IT Technician: Support Specialist Certificate of Achievement is the second stage of the IT Technician Pathway program and prepares students to further develop their IT Technician Skills. While completing the network and server security coursework, students gain practical experience as they learn how to use Help Desk software. As students complete coursework, they are encouraged to complete the aligned industry valued certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Server+, and Microsoft Desktop. Students who have completed Stage 1 of the IT Technician pathway along with this stage are prepared for positions such as computer user support specialists, computer network support specialists, and IT retail supervisory positions.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The Information Technology Certificate of Achievement is one of several certificate options available in the Information Technology and Information Systems (ITIS) program. The core competencies for this certificate include foundational skills in Information technology (ITIS 104-Information Technology, ITIS 107-Network Technology, and ITIS 115-Computer Information Systems) as well as foundational skills in computer programming (ITIS 141-Programming Fundamentals). These four foundational courses are also required in the other ITIS certificates. Students will advance from the core competencies to develop those skills sought after by IT employers. These include networking, security, IP communications, project management, software support, device integration, and ethics.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate of Achievement

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The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for the California State Registered Dental Assistant Examination. This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation and the Dental Board of California. Upon completion, the graduate is eligible to sit for the California State Registered Dental Assistant Examination and the National Certification Examination. Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” (75%) in all dental courses.

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Dental Assisting, A.S.

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The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for the California State Registered Dental Assistant Examination. This program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation and the California State Board of Dental Examiners. Upon completion, the graduate is eligible to sit for the California State Registered Dental Assistant Examination and the National Certification Examination.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Assistant Skill Award

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The Nurse Assistant Skill Award prepares the student to work as a certified nurse assistant or acute care nurse aide.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Vocational Nursing Certificate of Achievement

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Successful completion of the program of studies allows the student to become eligible to take the State Board Examination for Licensed Vocational Nurse (NCLEX).

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Vocational Nursing, A.S.

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Successful completion of the program studies allows the student to become eligible to take the State Board Examination for Licensed Vocational Nurse (NCLEX).

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Energy Industry

Power Generation Technician

Diesel Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair Technician Certificate of Achievement

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Lively Technical College’s Diesel Systems Technician 1 program prepares students for entry into the Diesel Service industry. Students study maintaining and repairing diesel engines and electrical systems; reconditioning diesel fuel injection systems; overhauling diesel engines; and performing diesel engine preventive maintenance

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Business Industry

Training and Development Specialist

Human Resource Management Skill Award

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This skill award exposes students to the business world and the role of human resources. Students become familiar with various approaches to business organization and the strategic nature of human resources. This skill award may aid the student’s search for an entry-level job in the business world.

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Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Certificate of Achievement

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This is an overall comprehensive program that will provide the student with the requirements needed to become a State of California Real Estate Broker. The program courses are designed to enable the student to reach his/her course requirements to qualify for the real estate broker license exam. The Real Estate Program encompasses an area of study which includes REAL 210 Real Estate Principles, REAL 212 Real Estate Practice, REAL 214 Real Estate Finance, REAL 216 Legal Aspects of Real Estate, REAL 218 Real Estate Appraisal, REAL 220 Real Estate Property Management, and REAL 224 Escrow I.

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Real Estate I Skill Award

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The Real Estate program at Citrus College is a very exciting, in-depth study of various areas of the real estate profession. All our courses are taught by experts in their chosen area in a student-oriented environment. Completion of the skill award will qualify a student to sit for the State of California real estate licensing exam. Courses are offered in the classroom or online.

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Real Estate II Skill Award

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Real Estate, A.S.

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The Citrus College Real Estate Associate’s Degree in Science provides the educational requirements for the real estate salesperson and broker licenses (issued by the State of California Department of Real Estate).

Coursework prepares students for work in this dynamic profession. Essential success skills are emphasized including: financing, property valuation, sales, law, ethics, and professionalism.

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Contact Phone Number

626-963-0323

Address

1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA 91741-1899
United States