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Advanced Digital Photography Certificate

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This nine-course certificate has been designed to prepare and enrich student skill sets for advanced level understanding of digital capture and Photoshop post-production techniques. This as well as being embedded into the Digital Photography Associate of Applied Science degree. To further enhance the development of advanced skills and competencies in the use of digital cameras and Photoshop software for the photography industry. This certificate can serve as a great “minor” to any creative “major”. Since this certificate is over 16 credit hours, financial aid will cover the study of it and you can still earn the Basic and Intermediate certificates as stepping stone achievements while declaring/pursuing only the Advanced Digital Photography certificate.

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Advanced Photoshop for Photographers Certificate

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This five-course certificate has been designed to prepare and enrich student skill sets for an advanced level understanding of Adobe Photoshop post-production techniques, skills and production workflows. This certificate has the Basic Photoshop for Photography and the Advanced Photoshop for Photography Certificate; as well as being embedded into the Digital Photography Associate of Applied Science degree. To further enhance the development of advanced skills and competencies in the use Adobe Photoshop software for the photography industry. This certificate can serve as a great “minor” to any creative “major”. Since this certificate is over 16 credit hours, financial aid will cover the study of it and you can still earn the Basic and Intermediate certificates as stepping stone achievements while declaring/pursuing only the Advanced Photoshop for Photography certificate.

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Basic Digital Photography Certificate

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This two course certificate has been designed to prepare and enrich student skill sets for beginning level understanding of digital capture and Photoshop post-production techniques. This certificate is stackable within the Intermediate and Advanced Digital Photography Certificates; as well as being embedded into the Digital Photography Associate of Applied Science degree. To further enhance the development of beginning skills and competencies in the use of digital cameras and Photoshop software for the photography industry. This certificate can serve as a great “minor” to any creative “major”.

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Basic Photoshop for Photographers Certificate

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This two course certificate has been designed to prepare and enrich student skill sets for beginning level understanding of Adobe Photoshop post-production techniques, skills and production workflows. This certificate is stackable within the Intermediate and Advanced Photoshop for Photography Certificates; as well as being embedded into the Digital Photography Associate of Applied Science degree. To further enhance the development of beginning skills and competencies in the use of Photoshop software for the photography industry. This certificate can serve as a great “minor” to any creative “major”.

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Black and White Film Certificate

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This two course certificate has been designed to prepare and enrich student skill sets related to the traditional film process. It focuses on the processes of shooting, processing and printing from traditional black and white film. The first course focuses on the use of 35mm camera work and the second course moves up to the 4”x5” view camera (school provided) shooting, processing and printing. This certificate can serve as a great “minor” to any creative “major” who wants to explore the original – traditional methods of photographic film/print image making.

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Business of Photography Certificate

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This one course certificate cover the business of photography from the standpoint of the retail and commercial photography. This certificate covers the American Society of Media Photographers approach to understanding photographers’ rights and better business practices It is a great complement to any creative major who wants to better understand the business side of a creative craft and is embedded in the Digital Photography Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Digital Photography, A.A.S.

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The Digital Photography program has been created to satisfy the growing need for qualified digital photographers by providing graduates the benefits of a comprehensive college education while building a strong foundation in digital design, marketing, communications and Web design. This multi-disciplinary approach reflects the needs of the professional digital photography industry.

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Digital Video Production Certificate

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Understanding how to successfully communicate with current technology is necessary in an ever-changing world of digital communication. The Digital Video Production certificate provides students with hands-on comprehensive training in digital media production. Students will develop technical skills in lighting, videography/cinematography, motion graphics, digital audio, script writing and video editing. Students will learn to integrate graphics, sound, video, animation, text and still images to create any variety of entertainment, motion graphic and creative video content. In addition to building technical proficiencies, this certificate will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to obtain entry level jobs in the communication, marketing, social media, or digital content production/broadcasting industry. To add to their foundation, real world experiences and opportunities will be given in order to create a working portfolio.

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Off-Camera Flash Certificate

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This two course certificate has been designed to prepare and enrich student skill sets for beginning to advanced level understanding of using off camera flash for still photography. It covers gear/equipment, various methods of triggering off camera flash, multiple flash setups, how to balance flash/ambient light, and get perfect exposures using manual mode. This is a great certificate for anyone who wants to bring their photography to the next level.

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Black and White Film Certificate

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This two course certificate has been designed to prepare and enrich student skill sets related to the traditional film process. It focuses on the processes of shooting, processing and printing from traditional black and white film. The first course focuses on the use of 35mm camera work and the second course moves up to the 4”x5” view camera (school provided) shooting, processing and printing. This certificate can serve as a great “minor” to any creative “major” who wants to explore the original – traditional methods of photographic film/print image making.

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Graphic Designer

Digital Design and Graphics, A.A.S.

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Digital Design and Graphics incorporates all of the processes and industries that create, develop, produce or disseminate ideas, concepts, and information utilizing words or images. Digital Design and Graphics is the interaction of advertising, graphic design, publishing, package design, marketing, interactive media and photography.

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Digital Design Certificate

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The Digital Design Certificate is for students and working professionals who want to enhance their skill sets focused on industry standards for page layout, image manipulation and computer illustration.

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Digital Painting Certificate

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The Digital Painting Certificate is for students and working professionals who want to enhance their skill sets focused on creating unique digitally painted imagery using the Wacom tablet.

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Intermediate Digital Photography Certificate

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This four-course certificate has been designed to prepare and enrich student skill sets for intermediate level understanding of digital capture and Photoshop post-production techniques. This certificate has the Basic Digital Photography certificate embedded in it and is stackable within the Advanced Digital Photography Certificate; as well as being embedded into the Digital Photography Associate of Applied Science degree. To further enhance the development of intermediate skills and competencies in the use of digital cameras and Photoshop software for the photography industry. This certificate can serve as a great “minor” to any creative “major”.

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Intermediate Photoshop for Photographers Certificate

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This four-course certificate has been designed to prepare and enrich student skill sets for intermediate level understanding of Adobe Photoshop post-production techniques, skills and production workflows. This certificate has the Basic Photoshop for Photography certificate embedded in it and is stackable within the Advanced Photoshop for Photography Certificate; as well as being embedded into the Digital Photography Associate of Applied Science degree. To further enhance the development of intermediate skills and competencies in the use Adobe Photoshop software for the photography industry. This certificate can serve as a great “minor” to any creative “major”.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Alternative Energy Automotive Technician

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The Alternative Energy Automotive Technician Certificate will provide students with the skills and competencies to diagnosis and repair the growing number of alternative energy vehicles on the road. Courses in the certificate will cover theory, safety, repair and diagnostic techniques for the following types of vehicles: hybrid, fully electric, hydrogen, compressed natural gas, propane, bi-fuel and other emerging technologies. Students completing the certificate should be prepared to sit for both the Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist Certification Test (L3) and Alternate Fuels Certification Test (F1) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams.

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Automotive Management Certificate

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The Automotive Management Certificate can be completed in six to nine months giving students the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the automotive repair industry quickly. Upon completion of this certificate, graduates are employable at local auto repair companies as a service advisor. This certificate helps students also prepare for the A.S.E. certification exams – Parts Specialist and Service Consultant. Since this certificate is part of the Automotive Technology program, certificate completers can continue their education in the college degree program at any time to expand their knowledge and skills and work toward the Automotive Service Management Degree.

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Automotive Service Management, A.A.S.

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The Service Management Major prepares students for entry into management positions available in automotive repair facilities. Potential job titles for graduates include service advisor, dispatcher, customer relations specialist, service manager, or independent shop owner. The Service Management major shares the general education courses and first level of basic technical courses within the Automotive Technology program. During the second year of the program, it supplements the foundational technical knowledge with the fundamental management principles and practices students need to know to be successful in a management career.

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Automotive Service Technician (AST) Certificate

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The Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate (MLR) can be completed in six to nine months and gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the automotive repair industry quickly. The Automotive Service Technician Certificate (AST) allows the student who has completed the MLR Certificate to expand their training and prepare for additional A.S.E. Certifications. The Master Automotive Service Technician Certificate (MAST) provides an additional certificate for the student who has completed the AST Certificate and is seeking the training and knowledge necessary to prepare for the remaining A.S.E. certifications required for Master Certification status and Advanced Engine Performance Certification.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology program prepares students for successful careers as service technicians in the rapidly growing automotive repair industry. By providing students with exposure and hands-on experience on a variety of domestic and import vehicles, this broad-based curriculum prepares graduates for a wide range of job opportunities in new car dealerships, independent repair shops, or fleet repair facilities.

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Master Automotive Service Technician (MAST) Certificate

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The Automotive Department offers three levels of certificates which allow students to gain the technical training required to achieve A.S.E Master Technician Certification in steps. Each level of these stackable certificates provides the training and knowledge required to prepare for up to three areas of A.S.E. Certification. The Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate (MLR) can be completed in six to nine months and gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the automotive repair industry quickly. The Automotive Service Technician Certificate (AST) allows the student who has completed the MLR Certificate to expand their training and prepare for additional A.S.E. Certifications. The Master Automotive Service Technician Certificate (MAST) provides an additional certificate for the student who has completed the AST Certificate and is seeking the training and knowledge necessary to prepare for the remaining A.S.E. certifications required for Master Certification status and Advanced Engine Performance Certification. Students may be able to begin the next level certificate as they are finishing the previous level. Since these certificates are part of the Automotive Technology Degree program, certificate completers can continue their education in the college degree program at any time.

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Aircraft Mechanic

Aviation Maintenance Airframe Certificate

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Aviation Maintenance Technicians are a vital component of the fast-paced and exciting aviation industry. Aerospace industry growth creates a continual demand for newly trained AMTs and interesting job locations abound. Due to the unique skills of the aviation maintenance technician, there are many career opportunities within the aviation maintenance field as well as in non-aviation industries.

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Aviation Maintenance Powerplant Certificate

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Aviation Maintenance Technicians are a vital component of the fast-paced and exciting aviation industry. Aerospace industry growth creates a continual demand for newly trained AMTs and interesting job locations abound. Due to the unique skills of the aviation maintenance technician, there are many career opportunities within the aviation maintenance field as well as in non-aviation industries.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate

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Over the past couple of decades CAD drafting has become a necessary tool for architects, engineers and other related professions. The courses in this certificate will provide students with training in the two most popular CAD programs in use today, AutoCAD and MicroStation. Upon completion of these courses, the student will have a functional understanding of how to use each program.

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Architectural Design Certificate

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This certificate program will first provide the student with an introduction to 3D modeling and rendering using the software program called SketchUp. This software is used heavily within Architectural firms around the country. The student will then proceed to take an introductory course in architectural design and then finish the certificate by completing an advanced course

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Architecture, A.A.S.

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Architecture graduates assist architects and others in preparing design and working drawings, specifications, as-built drawings and much more. Many also work for builders and contractors, land developers, remodelers, facility and property managers, and with building product manufacturers and retailers. Historically, the central Ohio market for architecture graduates has been very strong and improvements in the economy and in construction are being reflected in the architectural field.

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) Certificate

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The BIM Certificate program is designed for new and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in Building Integration Modeling by creating and manipulating 3D models and related information during design, procurement, construction and facilities management phases. It is most beneficial to entry and intermediate level personnel who lack formal training and education in this field. All courses count towards the AAS Construction Management degree. Courses are taught in person evenings and Web-based.

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Civil Engineering Technology - Civil Track, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology provides a basis for entry-level careers in all phases of the construction continuum: planning, design, construction and operations. The Associate of Applied Science is designed as a terminal degree providing those skills necessary for immediate employment. Program graduates are prepared to work for either private or governmental segments of the construction industry requiring civil engineering technicians. Specific employment positions include manual or computer assisted (CAD) construction drawing and contract document preparation for commercial, heavy and industrial/institutional projects, construction inspection, survey crew operations, and construction material quality control and quality assurance.

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Civil Engineering Technology - Survey Track, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology – Survey Track provides a basis for entry-level careers in all phases of the construction continuum: planning, design, construction. The Associate of Applied Science is designed as a terminal degree providing those skills necessary for immediate employment or continue education that leads to eligibility as a Professional License Surveyor (Pathway with Franklin University). Program graduates are prepared to work for either private or governmental segments of the construction industry requiring surveying technicians. Specific employment positions include computer assisted (CAD) construction drawing and contract document preparation for commercial, heavy and industrial/institutional projects, construction inspection, survey crew operations, and construction material quality control and quality assurance.

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Computer Aided Drafting Technician Certificate

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Drafters prepare technical drawings and plans used by production workers to build manufactured products. Drafters’ drawings provide visual guidelines, show the technical details of the products, and specify dimensions, materials, and procedures. Drafters fill in technical details using drawings, rough sketches, specifications, codes, and calculations previously made by engineers or scientists. Some use their knowledge of engineering and manufacturing theory and standards to draw the parts of a machine to determine design elements, such as the numbers and kinds of fasteners needed to assemble the machine. Drafters use technical handbooks, tables, calculators, and computers to complete their work.

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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Bridge to Fundamental Surveying Certificate

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This is intended as a Post Surveying.AAS program. The certificate when combined with a Bachelor of Science in Business, fulfills the State of Ohio Board of Registration for Engineers and Surveyors Education requirements toward registration as a Professional Surveyor.

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Land Surveying Certificate

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The Land Surveying Certificate encompasses the required 16 semester hours of surveying courses, which, when coupled with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, fulfills the State of Ohio Board of Registration for Engineers and Surveyors Education Requirements toward registration as a Professional Surveyor.

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Surveying Certificate

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The Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying Certificate is a one-year, three-semester program, which provides a basis for entry-level careers in survey field and office operations. The one-year certificate is a directed focus program, which empowers students with those skills necessary for construction layout of buildings and roadways and, working under the direction of a Registered Surveyor, in land surveying and subdivision of land. Specific employment positions include instrument person, field crew chief, and drafter/designer.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technology - Civil Track, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology provides a basis for entry-level careers in all phases of the construction continuum: planning, design, construction and operations. The Associate of Applied Science is designed as a terminal degree providing those skills necessary for immediate employment. Program graduates are prepared to work for either private or governmental segments of the construction industry requiring civil engineering technicians. Specific employment positions include manual or computer assisted (CAD) construction drawing and contract document preparation for commercial, heavy and industrial/institutional projects, construction inspection, survey crew operations, and construction material quality control and quality assurance.

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Civil Engineering Technology - Survey Track, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology – Survey Track provides a basis for entry-level careers in all phases of the construction continuum: planning, design, construction. The Associate of Applied Science is designed as a terminal degree providing those skills necessary for immediate employment or continue education that leads to eligibility as a Professional License Surveyor (Pathway with Franklin University). Program graduates are prepared to work for either private or governmental segments of the construction industry requiring surveying technicians. Specific employment positions include computer assisted (CAD) construction drawing and contract document preparation for commercial, heavy and industrial/institutional projects, construction inspection, survey crew operations, and construction material quality control and quality assurance.

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Residential Construction Management Certificate

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The Residential Construction Management Certificate program is designed for new and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in the residential construction market by expanding their understanding of financing, constructing and managing single home, multi-family apartment and condominium projects. All courses count towards the AAS Construction Management degree. The program is offered day and night with hands on construction included. Courses are taught in person. Successful certificate completion will result in earning the OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety and Health credential and the opportunity to earn the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) credential.

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Surveying Certificate

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The Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying Certificate is a one-year, three-semester program, which provides a basis for entry-level careers in survey field and office operations. The one-year certificate is a directed focus program, which empowers students with those skills necessary for construction layout of buildings and roadways and, working under the direction of a Registered Surveyor, in land surveying and subdivision of land. Specific employment positions include instrument person, field crew chief, and drafter/designer.

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Electrician

Construction Electrician Apprentice I Certificate

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The Construction Electrician Apprentice Level 1 Certificate, encompasses the technical content of the first two years of a construction trades electrician apprenticeship. Topics include DC and AC principles, OSHA 10 hour health and safety, an introduction to electricity, and electrical applications.

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Construction Electrician Journeyman Certificate

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The Construction Electrician Journeyman Certificate, encompasses the technical content of the third and fourth years of a construction trades electrician apprenticeship. Topics include AC circuits, induction principles, electrical code, grounding and bonding, and fire alarms.

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Construction Trades Electrician, A.T.S.

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The Associate of Technical Studies degree in Skilled Trades Technology, Construction Trades Electrician, will be awarded to a journeyperson who completes an electrician apprenticeship that earns a fraction of the degree’s technical content and is supplemented by construction management courses to fulfill technical requirements. SKTR.CTELEC.ATS prepares journeyperson graduates for a variety of employment opportunities beyond their everyday electrician positions. As journeyperson electricians, they will be well-prepared to handle design, installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of electrical installations. Technical courses include electrical code, AC and DC principles, grounding and bonding, motor theory and operation, electrical applications, principles of induction, construction drawings and methods, safety and loss prevention, and professional development.

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Construction Trades Low Volt Specialist, A.T.S.

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The Associate of Technical Studies degree in Skilled Trades Technology, Construction Trades Low Volt Specialist, will be awarded to a journeyperson who completes a low voltage apprenticeship that earns a fraction of the degree’s technical content and is supplemented by construction management courses to fulfill technical requirements. SKTR.CTLVLT.ATS prepares journeyperson graduates for a variety of employment opportunities beyond their everyday low voltage specialist positions. As journeyperson low volt specialists, they will be well-prepared to handle design, installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of low voltage installations. Technical courses include electrical industry survey, DC theory and AC principles, overcurrent protection, construction drawings, safety and loss prevention, professional development, and structured cabling (copper, fiber, and technician).

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Electrician Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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These short-term certificate programs help prepare students interested in entering trades apprenticeships to be more knowledgeable about their career choice and to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in the trade that will make them better prepared to be considered for entry into apprenticeship programs.

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Electrician Module Certificate

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The Module Certificates are a great way for students to focus on a single skill set and earn a college certificate. In combination, the modules can be applied towards the Facilities Maintenance Certificate program or the Facilities Maintenance Associates

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Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

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The Journeyman Equipment Operator Certificate, encompasses many Applied Technology technical electives for equipment operations. Topics include crane hand signals, heavy construction procedures, intermediate equipment operations, and operations for several specific machines (dozer, scraper, grader, and loader).

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Low Volt Technician Certificate

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The Low Volt Technician Certificate, encompasses the entire Applied Technology technical content of the construction trades low volt specialist apprenticeship. Topics include DC and AC theory, print reading, low voltage cabling and system integration, voice and data systems, overcurrent protection, and structured cabling (copper, fiber, and technician).

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Residential/Light Commercial Certificate

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In the HVAC Residential/Light Commercial certificate program, the student will gain the basic knowledge and skills of the basic residential and light commercial heat and cooling systems that are currently in the general market. This certificate is designed to help the individual become prepared to enter the HVAC career field as a second year apprentice.

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Skilled Trades Technology -Electrician Major -Inside Wireman, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Skilled Trades Technology, Electrician Major, prepares journeyperson graduates for a variety of employment opportunities beyond their everyday electrician positions. As journeyperson electricians, they will be capable of handling design, installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of electrical installations. Technical courses include electrical code, AC and DC theory, 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA, grounding and bonding, motor theory and operation, electronics, and print reading.

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Construction Heavy Equipment Certificate

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The Construction Heavy Equipment Certificate, encompasses the entire Applied Technology technical content of the construction trades equipment operator apprenticeship. Topics include safety and loss prevention, heavy construction fundamentals, and machine operations (basic, forklift, backhoe, dozer, grader, and compacting equipment).

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Construction Trades Equipment Operator, A.T.S.

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The Associate of Technical Studies degree in Skilled Trades Technology, Construction Trades Equipment Operator, will be awarded to a journeyperson who completes an operating engineer apprenticeship that earns a fraction of the degree’s technical content and is supplemented by construction management courses to fulfill technical requirements. SKTR.CTEQIP.ATS prepares journeyperson graduates for a variety of employment opportunities beyond their everyday operating engineer positions. As journeyperson operating engineers, they will be well-prepared to handle design, installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of construction situations. Technical courses include heavy construction fundamentals, basic machine operations (as well as forklift, compaction equipment, backhoe, grader, and dozer operations), construction drawings and methods, safety and loss prevention, and professional development.

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HVAC Technician

Construction HVAC Certificate

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The Construction HVAC Certificate, encompasses almost the entire Applied Technology technical content of the construction trades HVAC apprenticeship. Topics include safety and loss prevention, refrigeration principles, combustion process instrumentation, load calculations, HVAC wiring circuits, piping systems, and heating systems.

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Construction Trades HVAC Technician, A.T.S.

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The Associate of Technical Studies degree in Skilled Trades Technology, Construction Trades HVAC Technician, will be awarded to a journeyperson who completes an HVAC apprenticeship that earns a fraction of the degree’s technical content and is supplemented by construction management courses to fulfill technical requirements. SKTR.CTHVAC.ATS prepares journeyperson graduates for a variety of employment opportunities beyond their everyday HVAC technician positions. As journeyperson construction trades HVAC technicians, they will be well-prepared to handle design, installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of HVAC installations. Technical courses include refrigeration principles, combustion process instrumentation, load calculations, HVAC wiring circuits, piping systems, heating systems, construction drawings and methods, safety and loss prevention, and professional development.

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Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology, A.A.S.

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The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares graduates for a wide variety of occupations in the $150 billion mechanical environment science field. Graduates find employment with large commercial heating and air conditioning contractors, residential mechanical contractors, parts and equipment distributors, large commercial and industrial facility maintenance departments, hospital facilities maintenance departments, custom design or new construction markets.

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HVAC Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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The HVAC Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate, encompasses the technical requirements of the first year of a possible HVAC apprenticeship. Also offered are some Skilled Trades courses for employability skills and a construction industry survey, an introductory course in construction drawings, and a couple of General Education requirements in English and math.

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Residential/Light Commercial Certificate

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In the HVAC Residential/Light Commercial certificate program, the student will gain the basic knowledge and skills of the basic residential and light commercial heat and cooling systems that are currently in the general market. This certificate is designed to help the individual become prepared to enter the HVAC career field as a second year apprentice.

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Plumber

Construction Plumbing Apprentice Certificate

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The Construction Plumbing Apprentice I Certificate, encompasses the Applied Technology technical content of the first two years of a construction trades plumbing apprenticeship. Topics include plumbing fundamentals I and II, and plumbing practices I and II.

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Construction Plumbing Apprentice II Certificate

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The Construction Plumbing Apprentice II Certificate, encompasses the Applied Technology technical content of the third and fourth years of a construction trades plumbing apprenticeship. Topics include plumbing fundamentals III and IV, and plumbing practices III and IV.

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Construction Trades Plumber, A.T.S.

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This program is restricted to individuals currently participating in a registered apprenticeship program recognized by the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council. You must apply directly to a participating apprenticeship program, and must be accepted into that program.

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Journeyman Certificate for Plumbers and Pipefitters

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The Journeyman Certificate for Plumbers and Pipefitters encompasses the technical content of the fifth year of a plumbing apprenticeship. This is a capstone year for the apprentices, and they pursue one of two options to gain deeper and broader exposure to many plumbing concepts. The OmniBus option includes backflow prevention, drawing interpretation and review, cranes and rigging, plumbing for health care facilities, and foreman training. The Welding option covers Oxyfuel cutting and welding, Stick, MIG, and TIG welding techniques and applications, and Oxyfuel brazing and soldering.

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Plumbing Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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These short-term certificate programs help prepare students interested in entering trades apprenticeships to be more knowledgeable about their career choice and to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in the trade that will make them better prepared to be considered for entry into apprenticeship programs.

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Plumbing Module Certificate

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The Module Certificates are a great way for students to focus on a single skill set and earn a college certificate. In combination, the modules can be applied towards the Facilities Maintenance Certifi-cate program or the Facilities Maintenance Associates Degree program. In local industry, employers and employees both can benefit from these modules as a method to cross-train current workers to build or enhance additional skill sets.

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Skilled Trades Technology -Plumbing, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Skilled Trades Technology, Plumbing Major prepares journeyman graduates for a variety of employment opportunities beyond their everyday plumbing situations. As journeyman plumbers, they will be capable of handling design, installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of plumbing systems. Technical courses include plumbing code, load rigging, and safety issues; plumbing fundamentals and practices; print reading; computer familiarity; and architectural CAD.

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Water/Wastewater Technology Certificate

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The Water/Wastewater Technology Certificate is designed to serve the educational needs of employees that work in water and/or wastewater treatment, such as those employed with municipalities or industry. This certificate will also provide a strong educational foundation for those students who have an interest in entering an occupation in water or wastewater treatment. Individuals who complete the coursework in this program will be much better prepared to take the state water or wastewater treatment operator exams. Most courses in this certificate will also apply towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental Science, Safety and Health or Civil Engineering Technology.

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Yr 2 Certificate for Plumbers

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The Year 2 Certificate for Plumbers and Pipefitters encompasses the technical content of the first two years of a plumbing apprenticeship. Topics include plumbing terminology; print reading; maintenance and repair of pipes, joints, valves, and fittings; safety; use and care of plumbing tools; and load rigging.

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Construction Equipment Operator

Construction Trades Equipment Operator, A.T.S.

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The Associate of Technical Studies degree in Skilled Trades Technology, Construction Trades Equipment Operator, will be awarded to a journeyperson who completes an operating engineer apprenticeship that earns a fraction of the degree’s technical content and is supplemented by construction management courses to fulfill technical requirements. SKTR.CTEQIP.ATS prepares journeyperson graduates for a variety of employment opportunities beyond their everyday operating engineer positions. As journeyperson operating engineers, they will be well-prepared to handle design, installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of construction situations. Technical courses include heavy construction fundamentals, basic machine operations (as well as forklift, compaction equipment, backhoe, grader, and dozer operations), construction drawings and methods, safety and loss prevention, and professional development.

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Journeyman Crane Operator Certificate

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The Journeyman Crane Operator Certificate, encompasses the Applied Technology technical electives for crane operations. Topics include crane hand signals, advanced rigging, lattice boom crane, long lattice boom crane, lattice boom pile driving, mobile crane operations, crane operations II, hydraulic crane upgrade, and introduction to tower cranes.

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Journeyman Equipment Operator Certificate

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The Journeyman Equipment Operator Certificate, encompasses many Applied Technology technical electives for equipment operations. Topics include crane hand signals, heavy construction procedures, intermediate equipment operations, and operations for several specific machines (dozer, scraper, grader, and loader).

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Intermediate Pipe and Plate Tig Welder Certificate

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Students that complete the Intermediate Welder Certificate and looking to begin specializing in round or flat work as an AWS Certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Pipe & Plate Tig Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an advanced GTAW Welder. Individuals already working in the welding industry, which have never had an opportunity to formalize their training by learning the fundamentals and theories of welding will also benefit greatly from this Intermediate Pipe & Plate Tig Welder technical training.

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Welder

Intermediate Pipe and Plate Tig Welder Certificate

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Students that complete the Intermediate Welder Certificate and looking to begin specializing in round or flat work as an AWS Certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Pipe & Plate Tig Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an advanced GTAW Welder. Individuals already working in the welding industry, which have never had an opportunity to formalize their training by learning the fundamentals and theories of welding will also benefit greatly from this Intermediate Pipe & Plate Tig Welder technical training.

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Intermediate Pipe I Welder Certificate

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Students that complete the Intermediate Welding Certificate and looking to begin specializing in round work as an AWS certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Pipe I Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an advanced SMAW Pipe Welder. Individuals already working in the welding industry, which have never had an opportunity to formalize their training by learning the fundamentals and theories of welding will also benefit greatly from this Intermediate Pipe I Welder Certificate technical training.

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Intermediate Pipe II Welder Certificate

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Students that complete the Intermediate Welding Certificate and looking to begin specializing in round work as an AWS certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Pipe II Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an advanced GMAW & FCAW Pipe Welder. Individuals already working in the welding industry, which have never had an opportunity to formalize their training by learning the fundamentals and theories of welding will also benefit greatly from this Intermediate Pipe II Welder Certificate technical training.

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Intermediate Welder Certificate

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Students that complete the Welding Module Certificate and looking to become an AWS Certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an intermediate level Welder. Individuals already working in the welding industry, which have never had an opportunity to formalize their training by learning the fundamentals and theories of welding will also benefit greatly from this Intermediate Welder Certificate’s technical training.

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Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker Certificate

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The Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker Certificate, encompasses the technical content of the third and fourth years of a sheet metal major apprenticeship. Topics include sheet metal fabrication III, MIG and TIG welding, AutoCAD for sheet metal systems, OSHA 30-hour, industry leadership, advanced sheet metal welding, and HVAC courses covering wiring circuits, instrument combustion process, and heating systems.

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Sheet Metal Apprentice I Certificate

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The Sheet Metal Apprentice I Certificate encompasses the technical content of the first two years of a sheet metal major apprenticeship. Topics include sheet metal fabrication I and II, introduction to stick and MIG welding, print and drawing fundamentals, and HVAC courses covering hand tools and safety, load calculations, and refrigeration principles.

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Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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These short-term certificate programs help prepare students interested in entering trades apprenticeships to be more knowledgeable about their career choice and to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in the trade that will make them better prepared to be considered for entry into apprenticeship programs.

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Skilled Trades Technology - Sheet Metal Major, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Skilled Trades Technology, Sheet Metal Major, prepares journeyperson graduates for a variety of employment opportunities beyond their everyday sheet metalworking positions. As journeyperson sheet metal workers, they will be capable of handling design, installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of sheet metal situations. Technical courses include sheet metal fabrication; hand tools and safety; refrigeration; MIG, TIG, and oxyfuel welding and cutting; and heating systems.

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Skilled Trades Technology - Welding, A.A.S.

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The Skilled Trades Associate Degree Program in Welding prepares individuals for careers in technical jobs supporting the welding industry. Students studying this major will acquire knowledge and skills that qualify them for commercial, industrial, and manufacturing jobs. Students will be trained in SMAW, OFW, PAC, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW for both round and flat work. Student’s successfully completing their degree will also have the opportunity to earn up to a LEVEL II Advanced Welder Certification through the American Welding Society.

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Welding Module Certificate

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The Module Certificates are a great way for students to focus on a single skill set and earn a college certificate. In combination, the modules can be applied towards the Facilities Maintenance Certifi-cate program or the Facilities Maintenance Associates

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Metal Fabricator

Sheet Metal Apprentice I Certificate

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The Sheet Metal Apprentice I Certificate encompasses the technical content of the first two years of a sheet metal major apprenticeship. Topics include sheet metal fabrication I and II, introduction to stick and MIG welding, print and drawing fundamentals, and HVAC courses covering hand tools and safety, load calculations, and refrigeration principles.

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Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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These short-term certificate programs help prepare students interested in entering trades apprenticeships to be more knowledgeable about their career choice and to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in the trade that will make them better prepared to be considered for entry into apprenticeship programs.

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Skilled Trades Technology - Sheet Metal Major, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Skilled Trades Technology, Sheet Metal Major, prepares journeyperson graduates for a variety of employment opportunities beyond their everyday sheet metalworking positions. As journeyperson sheet metal workers, they will be capable of handling design, installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of sheet metal situations. Technical courses include sheet metal fabrication; hand tools and safety; refrigeration; MIG, TIG, and oxyfuel welding and cutting; and heating systems.

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Welding Module Certificate

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The Module Certificates are a great way for students to focus on a single skill set and earn a college certificate. In combination, the modules can be applied towards the Facilities Maintenance Certifi-cate program or the Facilities Maintenance Associates

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Year 2 Certificate for Plumbers and Pipefitters

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The Year 2 Certificate for Plumbers and Pipefitters encompasses the technical content of the first two years of a plumbing apprenticeship. Topics include plumbing terminology; print reading; maintenance and repair of pipes, joints, valves, and fittings; safety; use and care of plumbing tools; and load rigging.

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Healthcare Industry

Cardiovascular Technician

Basic Electrocardiography (EKG) Certificate

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The EKG Certificate Program prepares students with entry-level skills to correctly perform the twelve lead EKG process, interpret various heart rhythms, and troubleshoot equipment. Students will be exposed to a clinical experience where students will complete a minimum of 16 clinical hours and 30 tracings. Students who complete this program will receive a certificate of completion.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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The Dental Hygiene program at Columbus State Community College is designed to prepare graduates for successful entry into the oral health profession. The dental hygienist is a member of the dental health team and provides a variety of quality oral hygiene services including health education, prevention, and treatment of oral disease to a wide variety of patients.

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Medical Coding Certificate

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The Medical Coding Certificate program provides students with the entry-level skills needed to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval and statistical analysis. Students learn fundamental concepts of medical coding (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT-4) and medical reimbursement. Courses such as medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, ICD-10-CM/PCS coding, CPT-4 coding, intermediate coding, and medical reimbursement are studied. Progression through the curriculum includes lab assignments and professional practice activities that require students to apply foundational concepts in medical coding using critical thinking and problem solving skills. The HIMT program is primarily web-based; however, some courses are only offered on campus.

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MRI Technician

Medical Imaging, A.A.S.

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Radiographers are highly skilled professionals qualified by education to perform imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities at the request of a physician. A radiographer is a medical professional who applies doses of ionizing radiation to patients to create medical images of the human anatomy to aid radiologists and doctors in diagnosing and treating illness and injury. A radiographer is able to perform diagnostic imaging, fluoroscopy, trauma, surgical, and portable radiography. Specialized areas in the curriculum include: computed tomography, vascular interventional radiography, digital imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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Medical laboratory technicians play an important role in the practice of modern medicine. They perform diagnostic procedures in the health care setting, such as chemical analysis of body fluids, classification of blood cells, identification of disease producing microorganisms, and the selection of compatible donor blood for transfusion. The Medical Laboratory Technology Associate Degree program is designed to prepare graduates to perform laboratory procedures in a variety of settings. Career and employment opportunities include hospitals, research and reference laboratories, public health and veterinary facilities, and environmental and quality assurance laboratories. Graduates may also pursue careers in marketing, sales and customer service.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.A.S.

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The program is sequential and integrates theory from biological and social sciences with reasoning and communication skills to develop a graduate who can think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively. The program is completed in five semesters which includes one summer semester. Students who go out-of-sequence in the Nursing program may join the program sequence with a subsequent class, providing space is available and petitioning requirements are met. Students entering subsequent nursing classes will meet the catalog requirements for graduation in place for that class.

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Practical Nursing Certificate

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The Practical Nursing Certificate program is a Full-time evening and weekend program and a full-time day program designed to prepare graduates to provide health care to clients of various ages in a variety of health care settings. The program is designed as a career path for entry-level patient care providers. Nursing assistants and patient care assistants can continue their education in the PN certificate program and become licensed practical nurses after

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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The Pharmacy Technician Program is an entry-level certificate program that prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career as a pharmacy technician. Students will learn how to prepare medications for dispensing, perform dosage calculations, adhere to state and federal regulations, provide excellent customer service skills, take inventory, and order supplies all while being exposed to real-world situations pharmacy facilities are faced with day to day.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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The Phlebotomy Certificate Program is a NAACLS approved program that prepares students with entry-level skills to perform blood collections within a health care setting. Students will be exposed to a clinical experience where students will complete a minimum of 100 clinical hours and 100 venipunctures. Students who complete this program will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the certification exam through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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Respiratory therapists are life support specialists concerned with managing, controlling and treating problems related to the cardiopulmonary system. Practicing under the direction of a physician, the respiratory therapist is responsible for providing all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures. In addition, they consult with physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team to help develop and modify patient care plans.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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Surgical Technology is a dynamic and exciting allied health profession. The surgical technologist is a vital member of the allied health field of professionals who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other personnel delivering surgical patient care.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

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Veterinary technicians are registered, certified or licensed members of the veterinary health care team. They play an integral role in many areas of veterinary clinical practice, including medical, surgical, laboratory, and office procedures. All tasks are performed under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Compassion for animals is essential, because the main focus of individuals employed as veterinary technicians is the treatment and nursing of healthy and sick animals.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

CNC Engineering Technician Certificate

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technicians use application-oriented principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research & development, and manufacturing operations. Careers in the CNC field are centered on the production parts, that are used everything around us, using automated machine tools. CNC equipment require extensive programing by CNC technicians to produce accurate parts efficiently.

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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Electro-Mechanical program is a marriage of Columbus State’s Mechanical and Electronics Engineering Technology programs with additional coursework focused on automation and process control. Electro-Mechanical Technicians, sometimes called Multi-craft Technicians, are “jacks of many trades”. They perform both preventative and corrective maintenance on mechanical systems, electro-mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and automated productions systems. They work in areas as diverse as manufacturing, environmental control, food and pharmaceutical production, and power plants. Some graduates assist in the design of new systems as well as provide technical expertise in sales related positions.

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Semiconductor Technician

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Techology AAS

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There has never been more opportunity for a good-paying job to build the life you want in Central Ohio. Intel’s selection of the Columbus Region for its “mega-site” chip fabrication complex brings immediate and long-term career opportunities for future students, current students, job-seekers, and lifelong learners. Columbus State Community College is a leader in preparing students and working professionals with the latest knowledge, skills, experience, and credentials they need for the career they want — now and in the future. 

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronic Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Graduates of Columbus State’s Electronic Engineering Technology program support the design, installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of analog and digital electronics and embedded programmable microcontroller systems.

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Computer and Information Science, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Science, Computer and Information Science transfer major is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of completing a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science. Students are exposed to a solid general education curriculum with emphasis on mathematics, calculus-based physics and statistics. Technical coursework includes introduction to computer programming logic and software development.

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Information Technology Support Technician, A.A.S.

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Students interested in a computer technology systems career path should consider this Information Technology Support Technician major. This program prepares the student for career fields related to computer technology systems and support such as: Information Technology Technician, Field PC Technician, Enterprise Technician, IT Support, PC Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Help Desk Technician, Network Technician, Remote Support Technician, and Bench Technician.

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IT Security Stackable Certificate

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CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: MS Exam 98-366, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +, Linux +

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IT Support Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, networks and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, and

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IT Technician Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, operating systems, networks and security across a variety of devices for successful IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +

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Management Information Systems (MIS) Certificate

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A graduate with a Management Information Systems Certificate will be able to define project goals, create UML models of requirement and other IT-related concepts, determine task dependencies and schedules, measure and present results effectively, apply practical aspects learned in the classroom by managing or assisting in managing IT projects.

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Management Information Systems, A.A.S.

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In addition to introducing students to core computer science concepts, the Management Information System program provides students with a foundational, working knowledge of project and data management. Courses topics include systems analysis, database design and usage, business intelligence, Agile methodologies, and other related business topics.

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Network Administrator Certificate

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A graduate with a Network Administrator Certificate will be able to describe the various types of distributed processing systems and operating systems. Design, create, and operate a distributed DBMS. Use at least one major LAN operating system. Design, create, and implement a distributed processing system to support the information processing requirements for a large information management organization to include installing a DBMS.

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Systems Analyst

Computer and Information Science, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Science, Computer and Information Science transfer major is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of completing a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science. Students are exposed to a solid general education curriculum with emphasis on mathematics, calculus-based physics and statistics. Technical coursework includes introduction to computer programming logic and software development.

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Information Technology Support Technician, A.A.S.

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Students interested in a computer technology systems career path should consider this Information Technology Support Technician major. This program prepares the student for career fields related to computer technology systems and support such as: Information Technology Technician, Field PC Technician, Enterprise Technician, IT Support, PC Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Help Desk Technician, Network Technician, Remote Support Technician, and Bench Technician.

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IT Support Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, networks and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, and

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IT Technician Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, operating systems, networks and security across a variety of devices for successful IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +

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Management Information Systems (MIS) Certificate

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A graduate with a Management Information Systems Certificate will be able to define project goals, create UML models of requirement and other IT-related concepts, determine task dependencies and schedules, measure and present results effectively, apply practical aspects learned in the classroom by managing or assisting in managing IT projects.

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Network Administrator Certificate

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A graduate with a Network Administrator Certificate will be able to describe the various types of distributed processing systems and operating systems. Design, create, and operate a distributed DBMS. Use at least one major LAN operating system. Design, create, and implement a distributed processing system to support the information processing requirements for a large information management organization to include installing a DBMS.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer and Information Science, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Science, Computer and Information Science transfer major is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of completing a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science. Students are exposed to a solid general education curriculum with emphasis on mathematics, calculus-based physics and statistics. Technical coursework includes introduction to computer programming logic and software development.

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Information Technology Support Technician, A.A.S.

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Students interested in a computer technology systems career path should consider this Information Technology Support Technician major. This program prepares the student for career fields related to computer technology systems and support such as: Information Technology Technician, Field PC Technician, Enterprise Technician, IT Support, PC Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Help Desk Technician, Network Technician, Remote Support Technician, and Bench Technician.

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IT Support Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, networks and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, and

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IT Technician Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, operating systems, networks and security across a variety of devices for successful IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +

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Management Information Systems (MIS) Certificate

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A graduate with a Management Information Systems Certificate will be able to define project goals, create UML models of requirement and other IT-related concepts, determine task dependencies and schedules, measure and present results effectively, apply practical aspects learned in the classroom by managing or assisting in managing IT projects.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer and Information Science, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Science, Computer and Information Science transfer major is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of completing a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science. Students are exposed to a solid general education curriculum with emphasis on mathematics, calculus-based physics and statistics. Technical coursework includes introduction to computer programming logic and software development.

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Information Technology Support Technician, A.A.S.

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Students interested in a computer technology systems career path should consider this Information Technology Support Technician major. This program prepares the student for career fields related to computer technology systems and support such as: Information Technology Technician, Field PC Technician, Enterprise Technician, IT Support, PC Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Help Desk Technician, Network Technician, Remote Support Technician, and Bench Technician.

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IT Security Stackable Certificate

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CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: MS Exam 98-366, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +, Linux +

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IT Support Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, networks and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, and

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IT Technician Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, operating systems, networks and security across a variety of devices for successful IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +

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Management Information Systems (MIS) Certificate

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A graduate with a Management Information Systems Certificate will be able to define project goals, create UML models of requirement and other IT-related concepts, determine task dependencies and schedules, measure and present results effectively, apply practical aspects learned in the classroom by managing or assisting in managing IT projects.

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Management Information Systems, A.A.S.

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In addition to introducing students to core computer science concepts, the Management Information System program provides students with a foundational, working knowledge of project and data management. Courses topics include systems analysis, database design and usage, business intelligence, Agile methodologies, and other related business topics.

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Network Administrator Certificate

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A graduate with a Network Administrator Certificate will be able to describe the various types of distributed processing systems and operating systems. Design, create, and operate a distributed DBMS. Use at least one major LAN operating system. Design, create, and implement a distributed processing system to support the information processing requirements for a large information management organization to include installing a DBMS.

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Network Administrator, A.A.S.

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The Network Administrator degree track is designed to prepare students with 21st century skills necessary in the area of networking and system administration. The degree track teaches students a solid foundation in network theory, telecommunications, wireless technologies, cloud computing, virtualization, and network security. Students gain hands-on experience with installing and configuring desktop and servers in a virtualized environment. Students use various virtualization tools to complete networking and system administration. Learning and working with cloud services is integrated in the curriculum and students will work with cloud services to apply the concepts of cloud computing and cloud services. The Network Administrator degree track prepares students for industry recognized network certifications for Network+, Microsoft, and Linux+. Students are encouraged to pursue coursework in CISCO which prepares students for the CCENT and CCNA certifications.

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Database Administrator

Computer and Information Science, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Science, Computer and Information Science transfer major is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of completing a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science. Students are exposed to a solid general education curriculum with emphasis on mathematics, calculus-based physics and statistics. Technical coursework includes introduction to computer programming logic and software development.

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Database Specialist Certificate

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A graduate with a Database Specialist Certificate will be able to prepare a systems design utilizing a database management system, design and implement a relational database, perform basic database administration, apply data warehousing techniques, and interface with data using a programming language.

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Information Technology Support Technician, A.A.S.

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Students interested in a computer technology systems career path should consider this Information Technology Support Technician major. This program prepares the student for career fields related to computer technology systems and support such as: Information Technology Technician, Field PC Technician, Enterprise Technician, IT Support, PC Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Help Desk Technician, Network Technician, Remote Support Technician, and Bench Technician.

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IT Support Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, networks and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, and

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IT Technician Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, operating systems, networks and security across a variety of devices for successful IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +

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Management Information Systems (MIS) Certificate

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A graduate with a Management Information Systems Certificate will be able to define project goals, create UML models of requirement and other IT-related concepts, determine task dependencies and schedules, measure and present results effectively, apply practical aspects learned in the classroom by managing or assisting in managing IT projects.

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Software Developer

Computer and Information Science, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Science, Computer and Information Science transfer major is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of completing a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science. Students are exposed to a solid general education curriculum with emphasis on mathematics, calculus-based physics and statistics. Technical coursework includes introduction to computer programming logic and software development.

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Information Technology Support Technician, A.A.S.

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Students interested in a computer technology systems career path should consider this Information Technology Support Technician major. This program prepares the student for career fields related to computer technology systems and support such as: Information Technology Technician, Field PC Technician, Enterprise Technician, IT Support, PC Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Help Desk Technician, Network Technician, Remote Support Technician, and Bench Technician.

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IT Support Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, networks and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, and

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IT Technician Stackable Certificate

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Course work covers best practices in troubleshooting, operating systems, networks and security across a variety of devices for successful IT careers. Course curriculum's cover the domains of the following Professional Certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +

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Management Information Systems (MIS) Certificate

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A graduate with a Management Information Systems Certificate will be able to define project goals, create UML models of requirement and other IT-related concepts, determine task dependencies and schedules, measure and present results effectively, apply practical aspects learned in the classroom by managing or assisting in managing IT projects.

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Software Developer Certificate

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The Software Developer Certificate program is designed for practitioners in the IT field who wish to update their skill sets to include current programming languages, database programming, and web development fundamentals. The program culminates in a Columbus State awarded certificate.

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Software Developer, A.A.S.

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The Software Developer AAS degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a software developer or plan to transfer to a four year institution to pursue a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. The program includes training in multiple computer languages, networking, web development fundamentals, and software development methodology, as well as business courses and soft skills required for success in a modern corporate environment.

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Web Developer, A.A.S.

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The Web Developer program is designed to provide students with a strong base of technical skills required for working in Web Design. The degree has a diverse curriculum, which includes many computer science courses targeted at providing students with an understanding of multiple aspects in the Computer Science field, which include programming, troubleshooting, networking, and soft skills. There are also many basic and general courses to provide the student transfer options for similar courses at four year institutions. With that being said the skills learned in the Web Developer program could also translate to work opportunities in the field. In addition to educating web developers with entry-level training, the program provides opportunities for individuals seeking career changes, continuing education, and skills enhancement. HTML 5, CSS/CSS3, Javascript/Jquery, and web DB languages are taught in addition to Java and other languages that are a part of the base Computer Science degrees.

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Graphic Designer

Web Developer, A.A.S.

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The Web Developer program is designed to provide students with a strong base of technical skills required for working in Web Design. The degree has a diverse curriculum, which includes many computer science courses targeted at providing students with an understanding of multiple aspects in the Computer Science field, which include programming, troubleshooting, networking, and soft skills. There are also many basic and general courses to provide the student transfer options for similar courses at four year institutions. With that being said the skills learned in the Web Developer program could also translate to work opportunities in the field. In addition to educating web developers with entry-level training, the program provides opportunities for individuals seeking career changes, continuing education, and skills enhancement. HTML 5, CSS/CSS3, Javascript/Jquery, and web DB languages are taught in addition to Java and other languages that are a part of the base Computer Science degrees.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice - Probation and Supervision, A.A.S.

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The Probation and Supervision AAS degree program is available as an option for those interested in the fields of diversion, probation, parole, and institutional corrections and focuses on the specialized requirements in those particular fields.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The fast-paced field of Criminal Justice offers a wide variety of career paths for those interested in this area. Students may consider the fields of probation, parole, institutional corrections, victim’s advocacy, crime prevention, and law enforcement at the state, local and federal level as their focus of study and training for future employment.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice - Probation and Supervision, A.A.S.

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The Probation and Supervision AAS degree program is available as an option for those interested in the fields of diversion, probation, parole, and institutional corrections and focuses on the specialized requirements in those particular fields.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The fast-paced field of Criminal Justice offers a wide variety of career paths for those interested in this area. Students may consider the fields of probation, parole, institutional corrections, victim’s advocacy, crime prevention, and law enforcement at the state, local and federal level as their focus of study and training for future employment.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice - Probation and Supervision, A.A.S.

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The Probation and Supervision AAS degree program is available as an option for those interested in the fields of diversion, probation, parole, and institutional corrections and focuses on the specialized requirements in those particular fields.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The fast-paced field of Criminal Justice offers a wide variety of career paths for those interested in this area. Students may consider the fields of probation, parole, institutional corrections, victim’s advocacy, crime prevention, and law enforcement at the state, local and federal level as their focus of study and training for future employment.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Development and Education, A.A.S.

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The Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) program at Columbus State prepares today’s professionals to work with children and families in a variety of settings. Whether you want to earn your CDA in our Gold Standard Preparation Program, complete a Certificate to become a Center Administrator, earn an industry-recognized Associates Degree that will help you gain immediate employment, or you are interested in transferring to a four-year institution to earn a Kindergarten through Grade 5 Teaching License, ECDE has convenient options that can meet your needs!

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Early Childhood Education and Administration Certificate

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Family needs and increased focus on high quality early education for all young children continue to drive the demand for qualified professionals in the filed of early childhood education. Early childhood educators are responsible for planning daily routines and curriculum and utilizing community resources to enrich programs and support the needs of children and their families. The ECDE graduate is employed as a pre-kindergarten teacher, Head Start teacher, preschool/child care administrator, nanny, infant/toddler caregiver, early childhood educator in a community setting or family childcare provider.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services Technology, A.A.S.

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Emergency Medical Technicians work under the direction of a physician to act as the primary pre-hospital care provider in the health care system. They must first make a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s condition and the overall situation. They may then need to provide immediate life-saving care. Technicians must demonstrate a high degree of technical skill, calmness, and professionalism, even under the most adverse conditions.

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Emergency Medical Services/Fire Science, A.T.S.

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In many areas, emergency medical services are provided through Fire Service agencies. This unique Associate of Technical Studies degree provides the student with the opportunity to combine these two programs into a degree with specific preparation for entering or advancing in such agencies.

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate

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Students in the EMT Certificate program must first complete the EMT course, and then pass the State/National EMT Certification written and practical exams. By state law, a student must be certified as an Ohio EMT before enrolling in the Paramedic Certificate program. In addition to the above, to be eligible for admission into the Paramedic Certificate program students must also complete a prerequisite course EMS 1002 (Paramedic Preparation Course) and a pretesting process, which includes the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment Exam.

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Paramedic Certificate

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Paramedics work under the direction of a physician to act as the primary pre-hospital care providers in the health care system. They must first make a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s condition and the overall situation. They may then need to provide immediate life-saving care. Technicians must demonstrate a high degree of technical skill, calmness, and professionalism, even under the most adverse conditions.

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Firefighter

Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Certificate

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Completion of six core associates degree courses including FIRE 1100 Principles of Emergency Services, FIRE 1106 Fire Behavior and Combustion, FIRE 1008 Fire Prevention, FIRE 1109 Building Construction for Fire Protection, FIRE 1110 Fire Protection Systems, and FIRE 1104 Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival meet the standards for certification as established in the National Standard Curriculum by the US Fire Administration.

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Fire Inspector Certificate

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The Fire Inspector Certificate prepares the employed firefighter with current Ohio Firefighter II certification and NIMS 100 & 700 courses, but is not a prerequisite, to take the Fire Safety Inspector certification course chartered by the State of Ohio.

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Fire Science - Professional Track, A.A.S.

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Technological advancements and increasing sophistication in firefighting and prevention have made the role of the professional in this field more complex, requiring advanced preparation. This program is designed for firefighters and professionals in related fields such as construction engineering, insurance investigation, and corporate safety.

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Firefighter I Certificate

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The Firefighter I Certificate is designed for the entry level firefighter candidate seeking to gain the requisite firefighter certification required by many volunteer and part-paid fire departments in Ohio of entry level candidates. After successful completion of the one-hundred-fifty-six (156) hour Ohio Firefighter I course, students will be certified as a “Firefighter I” as recognized in the Ohio Revised Code. The certification will be renewed after three years, provided the firefighter successfully completes the continuing education requirements. The Firefighter I course requirements meet or exceed the nationally recognized standard, NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications. An individual certified at the Firefighter I level will have demonstrated competency in the knowledge and practical skills required to perform at the Firefighter I level. This certificate will not automatically guarantee a fire department position, however it does meet Ohio Firefighter I job performance and certification requirements.

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Firefighter II Certificate

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The Firefighter II Certificate is designed for Ohio Firefighter I certification holders seeking to gain the requisite firefighter certification required by many full-time paid fire departments in Ohio. After successful completion of the one-hundred-eight (260) hour Ohio Firefighter II course, students will be certified as a “Firefighter II” as recognized in the Ohio Revised Code. The certification will be renewed after three years, provided the firefighter successfully completes the continuing education requirements. The Firefighter II course requirements meet or exceed the nationally recognized standard, NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications. An individual certified at the Firefighter II level will have demonstrated competency in the knowledge and practical skills required to perform at the Firefighter II level. This certificate will not automatically guarantee a fire department position, however it does meet Ohio Firefighter II job performance and certification requirements.

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Rescue Technician Certificate

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This six course sequence includes FIRE 1202 Rope Rescue Technician, FIRE 1203 Surface & Ice Rescue Technician, FIRE 1204 Swift Water Rescue Technician, FIRE 1205 Confined Space Rescue Technician, FIRE 1206 Trench Rescue Technician, and FIRE 1208 Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Technician. This sequence is intended to provide the professional rescuer the comprehensive knowledge and skill-set necessary to operate safely, efficiently and effectively in all weather and hazards by addressing the standards established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards listed in NFPA 1006 Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, and NFPA 1983, Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services. Rescue technician is a certification required by many fire departments in Ohio to meet requirements for either entry level or advancement opportunities.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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Due to the explosive growth of legal services now being requested in all sectors of our economy, there is a continuous demand for well-trained personnel in all facets of the legal process. The need for paralegals is so great that it is estimated that one paralegal will assist every three or four attorneys, and, in some areas of practice, such as corporate legal departments, there will be one paralegal hired for every attorney.

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Social Services Assistant

Social Work, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Arts, Social Work transfer major is intended to provide students with the first two years of a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree. In addition to general education requirements, the Social Work transfer major includes introductory coursework in psychology, sociology, social work/mental health, and social welfare and policy. Additional education after the Associate degree is required since the completion of a bachelor’s degree in social work is one of the qualifications to become a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Hospitality Management -Baking and Pastry Arts Major, A.A.S.

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The Baking and Pastry Arts Major is designed to prepare graduates to prepare and produce pies, cookies, cakes, breads, rolls, desserts and other baked goods in a variety of baking environments such as independent and in-store bakeries as well as large commercial bakeries, restaurants and hotels. The program includes classroom instruction, laboratory experience, in-house baking work experience in retail and baking operations. This major is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission, and graduates can qualify as a Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC) by the American Culinary Federation.

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Hospitality Management -Culinary Apprenticeship Major, A.A.S.

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The Hospitality Management programs provide quality learning experiences to enhance initial employment opportunities and to improve technical and supervisory skills for career advancement in foodservice, lodging, and tourism. Several majors leading to associate degrees are available for Baking and Pastry Arts, Culinary Apprenticeship, Hotel, Tourism, and Event Management, Nutrition and Dietetics and Restaurant and Foodservice Management. The programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation Accrediting Commission. In addition, Baking, Casino Management, and Meeting and Event Management Certificate programs are available.

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Hospitality Management -Restaurant and Food Service Management, A.A.S.

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The Restaurant and Foodservice Management Major combines classroom instruction, laboratory experience, and hospitality industry work experiences. The associate degree program prepares graduates for supervisory positions in a variety of restaurant and foodservice operations. This major is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission, and graduates can qualify as Certified Culinarian (CC) by the American Culinary Federation upon successful completion of national written and practical examinations.

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Business Industry

Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Pre-Licensure Certificate

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This certificate program helps to prepare students interested in entering the real estate industry to earn their Ohio real estate license. The coursework is approved by the Ohio Board of Real- tors® and meets all classroom requirements needed to be able to sit for the state licensing exam.

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Real Estate Professional Certificate

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This certificate program helps to prepare students interested in entering the real estate industry to earn their Ohio real estate license and begin the course work to become a successful professional. The course work is approved by the Ohio Board of Realtors and meets all classroom requirements needed to be able to sit for the state licensing exam and add three additional Real Estate classes deemed critical by top professionals in the field.

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Real Estate Property Management Certificate

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The Real Estate Property Management Certificate would help prepare students for entry level positions into property management. The emphasis shall be on the practical application of actual management problems. Specifi topics include the Ohio Tenant Landlord Act, forcible entry and detainer, typical leases, office management, advertising, collection problems and maintenance.

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Real Estate, A.A.S.

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The Associate Degree program in Real Estate offers course work that meets the standards of professionalism in the real estate industry. The program follows a blueprint for real estate education developed by the Ohio Association of Realtors®. Courses meet the educational requirements for real estate licensure in the State of Ohio.

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Earn + Learn Programs

Construction

Electrician

Construction Electrician Apprentice I Certificate

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Electrician Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

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Plumber

Construction Plumbing Apprentice Certificate

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Construction Plumbing Apprentice II Certificate

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Plumbing Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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HVAC Technician

HVAC Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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Metal Fabricator

Sheet Metal Apprentice I Certificate

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Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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Welder

Sheet Metal Apprentice I Certificate

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Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

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Hospitality

Chef and Head Cook

Hospitality Management -Culinary Apprenticeship Major, A.A.S.

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Columbus, OH 43215
United States