College of the Siskiyous

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Administration of Justice, A.A.

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Administration of Justice is the study of the principles of the federal, state, and local justice systems and subsystems. The curriculum prepares students for careers in a variety of criminal justice fields at the local, state, and national levels. The two-year degree program at College of the Siskiyous allows students to complete an Associate of Arts degree. The Administration of Justice Program also offers a comprehensive Public Safety Training Program including a Police Officer Academy and State-mandated training courses for the Law Enforcement Community. Students who wish to transfer may want to consult their counselor to help them determine the best course of action for their goals.

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Reserve Officer Level I Certificate

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For various reasons, some students are unable to attend a full-time, intensive Police Academy. In order
to accommodate future Law Enforcement Professionals, the Reserve Officer Training Program at College
of the Siskiyous is offered at night and on weekends to accompany the busy lives of students. The
Reserve Officer Program breaks the Basic Police Academy into three modules. After successfully
completing each module, students are certified with corresponding Reserve classification (Level III, Level
II, and Level I).

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Reserve Officer Level II Certificate

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For various reasons, some students are unable to attend a full-time, intensive Police Academy. In order
to accommodate future Law Enforcement Professionals, the Reserve Officer Training Program at College
of the Siskiyous is offered at night and on weekends to accompany the busy lives of students. The
Reserve Officer Program breaks the Basic Police Academy into three modules. After successfully
completing each module, students are certified with corresponding Reserve classification (Level III, Level
II, and Level I).

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Reserve Officer Level III Certificate

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For various reasons, some students are unable to attend a full-time, intensive Police Academy. In order
to accommodate future Law Enforcement Professionals, the Reserve Officer Training Program at College
of the Siskiyous is offered at night and on weekends to accompany the busy lives of students. The
Reserve Officer Program breaks the Basic Police Academy into three modules. After successfully
completing each module, students are certified with corresponding Reserve classification (Level III, Level
II, and Level I).

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Correctional Officer

Administration of Justice, A.A.

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Administration of Justice is the study of the principles of the federal, state, and local justice systems and subsystems. The curriculum prepares students for careers in a variety of criminal justice fields at the local, state, and national levels. The two-year degree program at College of the Siskiyous allows students to complete an Associate of Arts degree. The Administration of Justice Program also offers a comprehensive Public Safety Training Program including a Police Officer Academy and State-mandated training courses for the Law Enforcement Community. Students who wish to transfer may want to consult their counselor to help them determine the best course of action for their goals.

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Criminal Investigator

Administration of Justice, A.A.

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Administration of Justice is the study of the principles of the federal, state, and local justice systems and subsystems. The curriculum prepares students for careers in a variety of criminal justice fields at the local, state, and national levels. The two-year degree program at College of the Siskiyous allows students to complete an Associate of Arts degree. The Administration of Justice Program also offers a comprehensive Public Safety Training Program including a Police Officer Academy and State-mandated training courses for the Law Enforcement Community. Students who wish to transfer may want to consult their counselor to help them determine the best course of action for their goals.

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Social Services Assistant

Alcohol and Drug/Human Services Certificate of Achievement

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The Alcohol and Drug/Human Services Certificate of Achievement includes the following coursework
and supervised field work practicum required by the California Consortium of Addition Programs and
Professionals (CCAPP) for certification.

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Alcohol and Drug/Human Services, A.A.

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The Alcohol and Drug/Human Services program provides students with the academic and practical skills
for entry-level employment in human services-related fields, provides training for human services-related
professionals who wish to expend their knowledge and skills, and provides required lower division course
work for those who wish to pursue advanced degrees in social work, and related helping professions.
Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether this degree is the best option for their
academic and transfer goals.

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Firefighter

Company Officer Certificate

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Fire/Emergency Response Technology, A.S.

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The Fire/Emergency Response Technology program at College of the Siskiyous is designed to provide the
pre-employment skills required for the career firefighter. The program is approved as an Accredited
Regional Training Program by the California State Board of Fire Services. The accredited status allows
College of the Siskiyous to operate as an arm of the State Fire Training Office and to test and issue
certificates locally. The program prepares students for careers in firefighting, provides in-service training
to career and volunteer firefighters, and includes certification as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Company
Officer. A number of specialized courses certified by the California State Fire Marshal’s Office, Rescue 3,
CSTI, and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group are also offered. The curriculum may also academically
prepare the student to transfer to a four-year university to complete a baccalaureate degree program.
Students who wish to transfer may want to consult their counselor to help them determine the best
course of action for their goals.

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Firefighter I Certificate of Achievement

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Students who have completed FIRE 0950, Firefighter I Academy, will be eligible for California State Fire Marshal
certification as a Firefighter I and will be qualified for entry-level firefighter positions in Federal, State, County, and
Municipal fire departments. Candidates for the Fire Academy are required to successfully pass a physical agility
entrance exam. Additionally, College of the Siskiyous has implemented State Fire Training’s new curriculum which
allows our fire academies to be IFSAC and Pro Board Certified and ensures that our certifications will be recognized
throughout the United States.

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Firefighter II Certificate

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Studentssuccessfully completing the following course work will be eligible for California State Fire Marshal
Certification as a Fire Officer.

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Volunteer Firefighter Certificate

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Wildland Fire Fighter Basic Training Certificate

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.

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The Early Childhood Education program includes theory and practice in the systematic study of child
development and the application of that study to developmentally appropriate early childhood education
and work with school-age children. The program offers classes fulfilling the requirements for all levels of
the California State Department of Education Child Development Permit Matrix (Title 5) which comply
with California Department of Social Services (Title 22) requirements for employment in early education
programs. Visit www.childdevelopment.org to view the Matrix. Students may wish to consult with a
counselor to plan courses necessary to achieve their academic goals.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Science, A.S.

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Environmental science is a multidisciplinary branch of science that focuses on understanding
environmental systems, identifying and addressing human impacts on the environment, and connecting
sound science to policy decisions. The Environmental Science major at COS will challenge students to
strengthen their understanding of the natural and physical sciences, and takes advantage of the rich
environmental science laboratory we live in by engaging students in local environmental research or work
experience. This program will provide academic preparation for students who intend to transfer to a fouryear institution. There are many exciting careers available to people with an environmental science
background including the following: environmental scientist, geoscientists, hydrologist, environmental
consultant, energy consultant, conservation scientists, environmental education, environmental
technician, forester, teacher, and energy technician. Many of these careers require a bachelor’s degree
or higher. Students who wish to transfer may want to consult their counselor to help them determine the
best course of action for their goals.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Paramedic Certificate of Achievement

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The EMS-Paramedic Program trains students to provide immediate care to the critically ill and injured.
Paramedics determine the nature and extend of illness or injury, provide advanced life support,
communicate with emergency medical services personnel and transports patients to the hospital. The
Paramedic Program is a highly interactive, fast paced, hands-on experience, requiring student
participation. This program meets or exceeds all state and national guidelines for paramedic training.
Students will understand the roles and responsibilities of an EMT-II and/or Paramedic within an
Emergency Medical Services system. They will also be able to apply the basic concepts of development,
pathophysiology and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients, properly
administer medications, and communicate effectively with patients in a pre-hospital setting. Successful
completion of this 40- unit program is required for certification and prepares students for the EMTParamedic National Registry examination.

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Paramedic, A.S.

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The EMS-Paramedic Program trains students to provide immediate care to the critically ill and injured.
Paramedics determine the nature and extend of illness or injury, provide advanced life support,
communicate with emergency medical services personnel and transports patients to the hospital. The
Paramedic Program is a highly interactive, fast paced, hands-on experience, requiring student
participation. This program meets or exceeds all state and national guidelines for paramedic training.
Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will be prepared for the Paramedic
National Registry examination. Students will understand the roles and responsibilities of an EMT-II and/or
Paramedic within an Emergency Medical Services system. They will also be able to apply the basic
concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assessment and management of
emergency patients, properly administer medications, and communicate effectively with patients in a prehospital setting. The curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year
university to complete a Baccalaureate degree program. Students are encouraged to consult with a
counselor for specific transfer requirements.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate

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The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course is a combination of 180- hours of theory and clinical
experience. Classes are held on campus and clinical experience is provided at various health care facilities
in Weed and Mt. Shasta. Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) provide general care to patients in hospitals,
nursing homes, residential care facilities and other medical health settings under the supervision of
nursing and medical staff. Routine tasks include taking and recoding patient’s temperature, pulse ,
respiration rate and blood pressure; measuring food and liquid intake and output; and reporting changes
to the nursing or medical staff. They also answer patient calls for assistance, take messages, service meals,
make beds, and assist patients in bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene. Learning outcomes are
described first day handouts.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Vocational Nursing Certificate of Achievement

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Nursing is an art and applied science based upon the principles taken from natural, biological, physical,
and behavioral sciences, as well as from the liberal arts. The Vocational Nursing program is based on the
precept that nursing supports an individual or family in a movement toward health and that the whole
person, including the psychological, social and physical aspects of the person’s being, should be
considered in the planning and implementing nursing care. The Licensed VN program at College of the
Siskiyous is a full-time, three-semester course. There is a three-month summer break. Classroom
instruction is offered concurrently with clinical experiences. It is strongly suggested that students meet
with their College of the Siskiyous counselor if they wish to apply to the LVN to RN Step-Up Program.

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Vocational Nursing, A.S.

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Nursing is an art and applied science based upon the principles taken from natural, biological, physical,
and behavioral sciences, as well as from the liberal arts. The Vocational Nursing program is based on the
precept that nursing supports an individual or family in a movement toward health and that the whole
person, including the psychological, social and physical aspects of the person’s being, should be
considered in the planning and implementing nursing care. The Licensed VN program at College of the
Siskiyous is a full-time, three-semester course. There is a three-month summer break. Classroom
instruction is offered concurrently with clinical experiences. It is strongly suggested that students meet
with their College of the Siskiyous counselor for appropriate general education requirements and if they
wish to apply to the LVN to RN Step-Up Program.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer Science is primarily concerned with information processes, the structure and procedures
needed to represent them, and the systems needed to implement them. Spanning a broad spectrum of
basic and applied sub-disciplines, which range from foundations in logic and the computational complexity
of algorithms through compilers, operating systems and databases, the discipline continues to expand in
terms of new architectures, networks, vision, robotics, and computer-aided designed. The Computer
Science program curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year
university or college to complete a Baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with a
counselor for specific transfer requirements.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer Science is primarily concerned with information processes, the structure and procedures
needed to represent them, and the systems needed to implement them. Spanning a broad spectrum of
basic and applied sub-disciplines, which range from foundations in logic and the computational complexity
of algorithms through compilers, operating systems and databases, the discipline continues to expand in
terms of new architectures, networks, vision, robotics, and computer-aided designed. The Computer
Science program curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year
university or college to complete a Baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with a
counselor for specific transfer requirements.

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Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer Science is primarily concerned with information processes, the structure and procedures
needed to represent them, and the systems needed to implement them. Spanning a broad spectrum of
basic and applied sub-disciplines, which range from foundations in logic and the computational complexity
of algorithms through compilers, operating systems and databases, the discipline continues to expand in
terms of new architectures, networks, vision, robotics, and computer-aided designed. The Computer
Science program curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year
university or college to complete a Baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with a
counselor for specific transfer requirements.

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PC Network/Hardware/Software Certificate

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This 15 unit certificate is designed for individuals interested in developing proficiency in computer
networking, hardware and software skills typically used in the workplace. The coursework is appropriate
for those exploring a new career as well as those who want to add networking, hardware and software
certification to their current skill set. Certificate is designed to prepare students who wish to take
Network+ Certification, A+ Certification, and CompTIA A+ Core Software Exams.

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PC Network/Hardware/Software Certificate

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This 15 unit certificate is designed for individuals interested in developing proficiency in computer
networking, hardware and software skills typically used in the workplace. The coursework is appropriate
for those exploring a new career as well as those who want to add networking, hardware and software
certification to their current skill set. Certificate is designed to prepare students who wish to take
Network+ Certification, A+ Certification, and CompTIA A+ Core Software Exams.

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Software Developer

Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer Science is primarily concerned with information processes, the structure and procedures
needed to represent them, and the systems needed to implement them. Spanning a broad spectrum of
basic and applied sub-disciplines, which range from foundations in logic and the computational complexity
of algorithms through compilers, operating systems and databases, the discipline continues to expand in
terms of new architectures, networks, vision, robotics, and computer-aided designed. The Computer
Science program curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year
university or college to complete a Baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with a
counselor for specific transfer requirements.

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Game Design Certificate

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This 17- unit certificate is designed for individuals interested in building a foundation in the design
and development of computer game design. The coursework is appropriate for those exploring a new
career as well as those who want to add Game Design to their current skill set.

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Programming Certificate

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This 14-15 unit certificate is designed for individuals interested in building a foundation in
programming. The coursework is appropriate for those exploring a new career as well as those who
want to add programming to their current skill set.

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Web Design Certificate

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This 15- unit certificate is designed for individuals interested in building a foundation in the design
and development of Internet communications. The coursework is appropriate for those exploring a
new career as well as those who want to add Web Design to their current skill set.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Welding Advanced Level Certificate of Achievement

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The Welding Program offers the academic and practical skills needed for those seeking to advance
their current positions, or gain a new and exciting career, or to learn a new hobby. The most common
electric arc welding processes used in today’s industry are covered, including GMAW, GTAW, SMAW,
Inner Shield, and Dual Shield. The proper use of metal working equipment and various fabrication
techniques are included. Students will gain the technical and hands-on knowledge to work with
ferrous or non-ferrous metals in various positons and configurations. Students can achieve
Certificates of Achievement, nationally recognized American Welding Society (AWS) welding
certificates and the Associate in Science degree in Welding.

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Welding Basic Level Certificate of Achievement

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The Welding Program offers the academic and practical skills needed for those seeking to advance
their current positions, or gain a new and exciting career, or to learn a new hobby. The most common
electric arc welding processes used in today’s industry are covered, including GMAW, GTAW, SMAW,
Inner Shield, and Dual Shield. The proper use of metal working equipment and various fabrication
techniques are included. Students will gain the technical and hands-on knowledge to work with
ferrous or non-ferrous metals in various positons and configurations. Students can achieve
Certificates of Achievement, nationally recognized American Welding Society (AWS) welding
certificates and the Associate in Science degree in Welding.

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Welding, A.S.

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The Welding Program offers the academic and practical skills needed for those seeking to advance
their current positions, or gain a new and exciting career, or to learn a new hobby. The most common
electric arc welding processes used in today’s industry are covered including GMAW, GTAW, SMAW,
Inner Shield, and Dual Shield. The proper use of metal working equipment and various fabrication
techniques are included. Students will gain the technical and hands-on knowledge to work with
ferrous or non-ferrous metals in various positons and configurations. Students can achieve
Certificates of Achievement, nationally recognized American Welding Society (AWS) welding
certificates and the Associate in Science degree in Welding.

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Contact Phone Number

530-938-5555

Address

800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094-2899
United States