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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate

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The Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit is a continuation of the basic certificate. The advanced program provides instruction in shielded metal arc welding in the overhead, horizontal, and vertical positions.

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Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate

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The Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for careers in the welding and joining industry. This certificate emphasizes arc welding in the flat position and is pre-requisite to the advanced OSM1 certificate.

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Gas Metal Arc Welder Certificate

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The Gas Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for welding careers in the MIG process. Topics include an introduction to welding technology, oxyfuel cutting techniques, and MIG welding techniques and processes.

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Welding and Joining Technology Diploma

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The Welding and Joining Technology diploma is designed to prepare students for careers in the welding industry. Program learning opportunities develop academic, technical, professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes welding theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Welding and Joining Technology diploma, have the qualifications of a welding and joining technician, and are prepared to take qualification tests.

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HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning Repair Specialist Certificate

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The Air Conditioning Repair Specialist TCC is a series of courses designed to prepare students for positions in the maintenance and repair of air conditioning systems. A combination of theory and practical application provide for the necessary skills to support industry requirements.

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Air Conditioning Technical Assistant Certificate

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The Air Conditioning Technician Assistant TCC is a series of courses that prepares students to hold positions as refrigeration technician assistants.

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Air Conditioning Technology Certificate

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The Air Conditioning Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the air conditioning industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of air conditioning theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Air Conditioning Technology diploma and have the qualification of an air conditioning technician.

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Architectural Drafter

Drafters Assistant Certificate

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All of the courses included in the Drafter's Assistant TCC program are embedded in either the Drafting Technology diploma or Degree programs. The Drafter's Assistant TCC endows students with the prospect to begin on the career pathway toward advancement in the drafting profession. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in drafting practices and software. This TCC could also serve if needed as an exit point for high school dual enrolled students needing a point of exit for employment purposes.

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Drafting Technology Diploma

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The Drafting Technology diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the drafting field, such as drafter, CAD operator or Civil Tech based on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or retrain in drafting practices and software.

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Drafting Technology, A.A.S

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The Drafting Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the drafting field, such as drafter or CAD operator based on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or retrain in drafting practices and software.

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Indusrial Construction I Certificate

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The Industrial Construction I Technical Certificate of Credit program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for entry level careers in the carpentry field. The program emphasizes safety, introduction to construction, safe use of hand and power tools.

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Electrician

Industrial Electrician Certificate

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The Industrial Electrician Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for employment using basic electrical maintenance skills. Instruction is provided in the occupational areas of industrial safety, direct and alternating current principles, and industrial wiring.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Industrial Fluid Power Technician Certificate

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The Industrial Fluid Power Technician certificate program prepares students to inspect, maintain, service, and repair industrial mechanical systems, fluid power systems, and pumps and piping systems. Topics include safety procedures, mechanics, fluid power, and pumps and piping system maintenance.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Body Technician

Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I Certificate

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The Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I certificate program prepares students for employment as assistants to lead and master technicians in an automotive collision repair shop. Topics covered include work safety, hand and power tools, basic component replacement, automotive welding techniques, and mechanical and electrical systems.

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Automotive Collision Repair Assistant II Certificate

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The Automotive Collision Repair Assistant II certificate program is an advanced certificate option a student can complete after finishing the Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I program. Topics covered include collision repair tools and equipment, hydraulic systems, damage analysis and estimations, frame straightening, and conventional/uni-body structural panel repairs and replacement.

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Automotive Collision Repair Diploma

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The Automotive Collision Repair Program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive collision repair profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes either major automotive collision repair or automotive painting and refinishing depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive an Automotive Collision Repair diploma which qualifies them as major collision repair technicians or painting and refinishing technicians.

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Automotive Engine Repair Technician Certificate

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The Automotive Engine Repair Technician certificate program provides the student with entry level automotive engine repair skills. Topics include: basic shop safety, basic electrical/electronic diagnosis, principles of engine operation, basic engine diagnosis, and basic engine repair procedures.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Engine Performance Technician Certificate

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The Automotive Engine Performance Technician certificate program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need as entry-level automotive engine performance technicians. Topics covered include: shop safety, electrical/electronics diagnosis, and diagnosis and service of fuel, ignition, emission and electronic engine controls.

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Automotive Fundamentals Certificate

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The Automotive Fundamentals Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Auto Fundamentals diploma that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.

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Automotive Technology Diploma

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The Automotive Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Auto Technology diploma that qualifies them as well rounded entry-level technicians.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S

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The Automotive Technology Associates Degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Auto Technology Associates degree that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.

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Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist Certificate

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The Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist certificate program provides students with the skills to enter the automotive industry as an entry level transmission, transaxle, and drive line technician. Topics covered include: shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, manual transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, automatic transmission/transaxle operation and diagnosis, axles operation and diagnosis, differentials operation and diagnosis, and 4WD/AWD systems operation and diagnosis.

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Industrial Motor Control Technician Certificate

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The Industrial Motor Control Technician Technical Certificate of Credit provides training in the maintenance of industrial motor controls. Topics include DC and AC motors, basic, advanced, and variable speed motor controls, and magnetic starters and braking.

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Diesel Mechanic

Automotive Light Duty Diesel Engine Tech Certificate

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The light duty diesel engine tech program allows auto service students to pursue a short term training program to learn the basics of maintaining and servicing light duty diesel vehicles and trucks. There will also be an emphasis on electrical/electronic systems diagnosis as well as engine performance and emissions systems.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Automotive Electrical Systems Technician Certificate

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This certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair basic electrical/electronic automotive systems as an entry level technician. Topics covered include automotive shop safety, electrical theory and circuit diagnosis, automotive batteries, starting and charging systems, instrumentation, lighting, and various vehicle accessories.

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Machinist

Basic Machinist Diploma

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The Basic Machinist certificate program prepares students for a machine tool operator position with a machine shop or a machine tool establishment. Topics include: foundations of mathematics, an introduction to machine tool technology, and blueprint reading for machine tool applications.

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CNC Technology Diploma

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The CNC Technology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the CNC technology field. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of CNC theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a CNC Technology diploma and have the qualification of an entry-level CNC technician.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology, A.A.S

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The Engineering Technology Program is intended to provide the opportunity for students to explore a career in engineering at the professional level. Program graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology, qualifying them as engineering technicians with a specialization in mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, or industrial engineering technology.

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Mechatronics Technology Diploma

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The Mechatronics Technology Diploma program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a

career as a Mechatronics technician/electrician. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. The diploma program teaches skills in Mechatronics Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLC's, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Graduates of the program receive a Mechatronics Technology Diploma that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or Mechatronics technicians.

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Mechatronics Technology, A.A.S

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The Mechatronics Technology Degree Program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as an Mechatronics technician/electrician. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. The Degree program teaches skills in Mechatronics Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLCs, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Graduates of the program receive a Mechatronics Technology Degree that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or Mechatronics technicians.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial Systems Technology Diploma

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The Industrial Systems Technology Diploma program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as an Industrial Systems technician/electrician. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. The diploma program teaches skills in Industrial Systems Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLC's, instrumentation, fluidpower, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Graduates of the program receive an Industrial Systems Technology diploma that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or industrial systems technicians.

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Industrial Systems Technology, A.A.S

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The Industrial Systems Technology Degree program is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as an Industrial Systems technician/electrician. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. The Degree program teaches skills in Industrial Systems Technology providing background skills in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLC's, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Graduates of the program receive an Industrial Systems Technology Degree that qualifies them for employment as industrial electricians or industrial systems technicians.

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Radiology Technician

Programmable Control Technician Certificate

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The Programmable Controller Technician I certificate program offers specialized training in programmable controllers. Topics include motor control fundamentals, and instruction in basic and advanced PLCs.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Programmable Control Technician, Certificate

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The Programmable Controller Technician I certificate program offers specialized training in programmable controllers. Topics include motor control fundamentals, and instruction in basic and advanced PLCs.

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Business Industry

Training and Development Specialist

Child Development Specialist Certificate

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The purpose of this Technical Certificate is to provide the necessary skills for entry-level employment as a Child Development Specialist. Skill areas include planning a safe and healthy learning environment, steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development, positive ways to support children's social and emotional development; strategies to establish productive relationships with families, strategies to manage an effective program operation, professionalism; observing and recording children's behavior, and principles of child growth and development.

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Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate

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The Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate prepares individuals to perform human resources functions in the HR Department in most companies. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop and reinforce students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement in management. Graduates will receive a Human Resources Management Specialist TCC.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Networking Specialist Certificate

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The Cisco Network Specialist program teaches how to build, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks. Students also learn how to connect these networks to other networks and the Internet.

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Network Administrator Certificate

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This certificate program provides basic training in computer information systems networking. Students are introduced to the basic concepts of network administration. Upon graduation, students will be able to install, configure and maintain networks using Windows networking software. The student is prepared to take the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) exam.

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Network Support Specialist Certificate

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This certificate program provides basic training in networking support. Students are introduced to the basic networking support skills. Upon graduation, students will be able to maintain networks using Windows networking software.

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Network Technician Technical Certificate

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The Network Technician technical certificate of credit provides basic training in computer information systems networking. Students are introduced to the basic concepts of network administration. Upon graduation, students will be able to install, configure, and maintain networks using Windows networking software.

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Networking Specialist Diploma

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The Computer Information Systems - Networking Specialist program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Program graduates receive a Computer Information Systems - Networking Specialist diploma and are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

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Networking Specialist, A.A.S

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The Computer Information Systems - Networking Specialist associate degree program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates receive a Computer Information Systems - Networking Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree and are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

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Data Security Management

Cisco Networking Specialist Certificate

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The Cisco Network Specialist program teaches how to build, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks. Students also learn how to connect these networks to other networks and the Internet.

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Computer Forensic and Investigation Specialist Certificate

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The Computer Forensics and Investigation program includes occupational and specialized courses designed to provide academic and professional training to student in detecting and investigating computer related criminal activity and/or unauthorized use. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills in technical evidence identification, investigative computer systems, information security, search and seizure, and the administration of criminal sanctions.

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Cyber Security Diploma

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The Cybersecurity diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the basic skills areas of English and mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, computer networking, and networking security. Program graduates are qualified for employment as Computer Network Security Specialists, Cybersecurity Specialists or Information Security Analysts.

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Cyber Security Technical Certificate

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The Cybersecurity certificate is designed to give students the knowledge they need to understand and maintain computer information systems security.

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Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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The Cybersecurity degree program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities of fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as Cybersecurity Specialist or Information Security Analysts.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Support Specialist Diploma

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The Computer Support Specialist program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Program graduates receive a Computer Information Systems - Computer Support Specialist diploma and are qualified for employment as computer support specialists.

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Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S

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The Computer Support Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as computer support specialist.

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Information Technology Professional Diploma

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The IT Professional diploma will emphasize specialized training in home and corporate networking, computer maintenance, operating system installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting, information security, computer programming; and web site design. These skills represent the subset of knowledge expected from graduates in the MGTC service area. The program graduate receives a diploma and is employable as an information technology specialist, help desk support specialist, network installation specialist, PC repair technician, or network administrator.

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Information Technology Professional, AAS

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The IT Professional Associate degree will emphasize specialized training in home and corporate networking; computer maintenance; operating system installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting; information security; computer programming; and web site design. These skills represent the subset of knowledge expected from graduates in the MGTC service area. The program graduate receives an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is employable as an information technology specialist, help desk support specialist, network installation specialist, PC repair technician, or network administrator

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Software Developer

Web Site Designer Technical Certificate

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The Internet Specialist Web Site Designer technical certificate of credit provides skills for creating, maintaining, and updating standard web sites. These skills include XHTML and JavaScript language development, web page design techniques, and graphic development and manipulation. The purpose of this certificate is to provide training opportunities for persons employed in the computer industry or have been trained in a related computer area and wish to upgrade their skills with advanced courses. Program graduates earn a Computer Information Systems - Internet Specialist Web Site Designer TCC and will have the skills necessary for employment in the web design field or to work as a freelance web designer.

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Fundamentals Certificate

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The Criminal Justice Fundamentals Technical Certificate of Credit is a sequence of courses that prepares students for criminal justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of criminal justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Upon completion of this technical certificate of credit may permit students to pursue entry level opportunities in the criminal justice field. Completion of the Criminal Justice Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

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Criminal Justice Specialist Certificate

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The Criminal Justice Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit is a sequence of courses that prepares students for criminal justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of criminal justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Upon completion of this technical certificate of credit may permit students to pursue entry level opportunities in the criminal justice field. Completion of the Criminal Justice Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

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Criminal Justice Technology Diploma

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The Criminal Justice Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology diploma. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Completion of the Criminal Justice Technology diploma does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology associate degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Completion of the Criminal Justice Technology associate degree does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Fundamentals Certificate

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The Criminal Justice Fundamentals Technical Certificate of Credit is a sequence of courses that prepares students for criminal justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of criminal justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Upon completion of this technical certificate of credit may permit students to pursue entry level opportunities in the criminal justice field. Completion of the Criminal Justice Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

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Criminal Justice Technology Diploma

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The Criminal Justice Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology diploma. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Completion of the Criminal Justice Technology diploma does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S

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The Criminal Justice Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of Criminal Justice theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Criminal Justice Technology associate degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the corrections, security, investigative, and police administration fields. Completion of the Criminal Justice Technology associate degree does not ensure certification of officer status in Georgia. Students must seek such certification from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma

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The Early Childhood Care and Education program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in child care and related fields. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Early Childhood Care and Education diploma and have the qualification of early childhood care and education provider.

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Early Childhood Care and Education, A.A.S

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The Early Childhood Care and Education associate degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in child care and related fields. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science Degree with a specialization in one of the following areas: paraprofessional or program management.

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Early Childhood Exceptionalities Certificate

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The Early Childhood Care and Education Exceptionalities TCC is a sequence of three courses designed to prepare students to work with children with special needs. The program emphasizes an inclusive classroom including strategies and activities for exceptional children (both low and high achieving students). Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

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Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate

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The Early Childhood Care and Education Program Administration TCC program is a sequence of three courses designed to prepare students for a job as manager of a Childcare Learning Center or a Group Day Care Center. The program emphasizes child growth and development and management and administration issues involved in managing a child care center. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

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Infant Toddler Childcare Specialist Certificate

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The Early Childhood Care and Education Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist TCC program is a sequence of five courses designed to prepare students with the basics needed for working with infants and toddlers. The program provides an intense look at understanding and learning activities and proper care needed for infants and toddlers. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

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Introduction to Child Care Certificate

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Introduction to Child Care is a terminal Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) designed to meet the GA state licensing requirements for lead teachers in a child care learning center. The Intro to Child Care TCC will include 3 courses as follows: Introduction to Child Care and Licensing, Introduction to Child Development, and Introduction to Classroom Management. The courses are designed to give a 'skills-based' introduction into the field of child care and to help the caregiver understand what is required of him or her as a teacher in a child care center.

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EMTs and Paramedics

EMS Professions Diploma

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Students who complete the EMS Professions diploma will be able to fluidly move into the paramedicine program at the diploma level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT.

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Paramedicine Diploma

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The Paramedicine Diploma program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The Paramedicine Diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field. The Paramedic Diploma program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. The Columbus Technical College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP ExecutiveOffice).

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Paramedicine, A.A.S

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The Paramedicine applied associate in science degree program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The Paramedicine degree program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field. The Paramedic degree program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Professional Certificate

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The Paralegal Studies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The knowledge and skills emphasized in this program include ethical obligations; research state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; family law matters; criminal law and procedure, and tort law The program of study emphasizes opportunities that provide students with specialized legal knowledge and skills required to aid lawyers in the delivery of legal services. Program graduates receive a Paralegal Studies Diploma.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S

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The Paralegal Studies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for introductory positions in the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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The Culinary Arts Diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for the culinary profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of culinary theory, safety and sanitation, nutrition, and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Culinary Arts Diploma. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the culinary field as cooks, bakers, or caterers/culinary managers.

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Culinary Arts Diploma

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The Culinary Arts Degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for the culinary profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of culinary theory, safety and sanitation, nutrition, and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Culinary Arts Degree. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the culinary field as cooks, bakers, or caterers/culinary managers.

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Prep Cook Certificate

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The Prep Cook technical certificate of credit provides skills for entry into the food services preparation area as a prep cook. Topics include: food services history, safety and sanitation, purchasing and food control, nutrition and menu development and design, along with the principles of cooking.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate

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The Dental Assisting diploma will allow you to enter the dental field as a dental assistant and function as a chair-side assistant or administrative assistant. As a graduate, you will be competent in the technical areas of preventive dentistry; four-handed dentistry; chair-side assisting with emphasis on diagnostics; operative field prosthodontics; pediatric dentistry; orthodontic procedures; endodontic procedures; dental practice management; and dental radiology.
Employment opportunities include general dentistry; group practice; specific dental specialties such as oral surgery, endodontics, and orthodontics; public health dentistry; dental school clinics; and federal, state, and community clinics. Your education will also qualify you to manage a dental business office or serve in the armed forces.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S

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The Dental Hygiene associate degree curriculum maximizes the integration of and promotes the interrelationship between general education, biomedical science, dental science, dental hygiene science, and clinical practice assignments of preventive dental hygiene services. The range of services performed by hygienists varies from state to state and may include cleaning and polishing teeth, examining the head, neck, and oral areas for signs of disease, educating patients about oral hygiene, expose and process radiographs, applying fluoride and sealants. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam and the clinical board examination-CRDTS (Central Regional Dental Testing Services) for Dental Hygiene Students.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Degree Program is designed to prepare qualified entry-level sonographers who are highly skilled, technically competent, ethical, professional, compassionate, and responsive to the needs of patients and of employing organizations. The profession requires both critical thinking skills and judgment and the ability to provide appropriate healthcare services. Sonographers use technologically advanced equipment that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual pictures of internal body structures. Physicians evaluate the images to make a medical diagnosis.
Course work includes sonographic physics, sonographic appearance of normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology of the abdomen, pelvis, and small parts of the adult, pediatric, and fetal patient, clinical application courses, interventional sonography, journal and case study review, and comprehensive registry reviews. The DMS program combines formal education and extensive clinical training to prepare you to function as a sonographer.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Care Assistant Certificate

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The Health Care Assistant Program is designed to prepare entry-level applicants and current employees with attitude and behavioral skills, workplace communication, problem solving strategies, and specific technical skills to enter the health science career path. These practitioners provide various services including, but not limited to, Unit Clerks, Admissions Processor, Receptionist, Patient Service Representative, Medical Records Clerk, Scheduling Personnel, and Office Tech. A Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) will be awarded upon successful completion of thirty six (32-36) semester hours depending on selection of courses. This will provide you with knowledge of medical terminology, legal and ethical issues, anatomy and physiology, blood and airborne pathogens, first aid, CPR, and many basic skills needed in a healthcare environment. The Health care assistant program can also be used as a core program for progression into more advanced health science diploma and degree programs.

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Healthcare Informatics Specialist Certificate

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Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

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The Medical Coding program provides students with an educational opportunity that will enable them to obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in the medical coding field upon program completion. Students will gain a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, document processing, and an extensive understanding of inpatient and outpatient coding procedures. These coding skills are in great demand in hospitals, physician offices and clinics.
Students will be eligible to sit for an initial AHIMA Certification after graduation. After 2 years of experience, student is eligible to sit for AHIMA Registry Exam.

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Radiology Technician

Mammography Certificate

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The Mammography certificate program prepares students to sit for the national certification examination in mammography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The Program meets MQSA initial education requirements for mammographers and continuing education. This program leads to a technical certificate and can usually be completed in one semester.

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Radiologic Technology, A.A.S

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The Associate Degree of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology brings the student into an area of high technology in the field of medicine. The student will experience all the applications of diagnostic imaging, including routine radiography and fluoroscopy, trauma radiography, surgical and mobile radiography, pediatric radiography, as well as subspecialties such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), nuclear medicine (NM) and radiation therapy.
The program graduate is eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which awards a national certification in Radiologic Technology. The partnerships the college has with area hospitals and clinics will provide the student the benefits of on-the-job training in a clinical setting.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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Medical assistants are valuable in any team of caregivers, and with the national shortage of healthcare workers, opportunity for employment is ample.
As a medical assistant, the student will help care for patients by providing routine treatment and performing laboratory. Typical duties include scheduling and receiving patients; taking temperature, blood pressure, height and weight measurements; assisting in examinations; and keeping medical records. He or she will have a background in computerized databases as well as in customer service. Under a doctor's direction as a medical assistant, you may give injections, assist in collecting samples for analysis, perform standard laboratory tests, order and maintain supplies, and assist in minor surgery and wound care.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide Certificate

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The Nurse Aide Program prepares the student to care for resident/patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly and home health services. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide Program may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State Nurse Aide Registry.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.S.

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The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is a 70 semester hour program that offers a bridge option for licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The curriculum is designed to prepare highly educated, technically competent, and caring individuals who are prepared to practice professional nursing in a variety of healthcare settings. Students are required to make a minimum grade of (C) in all courses each term for progression.
Nursing’s foundation consists of compassionate nursing care and exemplifies current standards of practice and current scientific /technological knowledge. Nursing involves holistic care that is concerned with improving the quality of life, psychosocial needs, promoting, maintaining, and restoring health or a peaceful dignified death. This is accomplished by collaborating with individuals, families, groups, communities and other healthcare team members. Nursing is a rational activity that encompasses the nursing process, problem solving, clinical decision-making, critical thinking, standards and ethics to find therapeutic, safe, accurate, interventions that support health promotion, restoration, maintenance and reduce healthcare risks and complications. These therapeutic nursing interventions are planned and informed actions that move individuals, families, groups and communities toward achievement of expected outcomes. The nurse manages care by using factors of caring, compassion, the nursing process, communication, ethical principles, scientific principles, standards of care, critical thinking, accountability, teaching and learning activities, and healthcare technology. Nursing manages healthcare resources efficiently and effectively through responsible management of nursing care and through collaboration with other health care team members.

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Practical Nursing Diploma

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Practical Nurses (LPNs) are a vital part of the healthcare community. They are involved in direct patient care, administering medications, monitoring equipment, changing dressings, preparing food trays, feeding and bathing and managing patients, dressing patients, maintaining patient charts, taking vital signs and pulse rates. Practical Nursing is ideal for you if you are interested in the close, interpersonal aspects of healthcare.
Aside from academic coursework, as a Practical Nursing student, you will receive extensive clinical experience, supervised in area hospitals by the hospital personnel and Columbus Technical College healthcare professionals.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technology Diploma

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Pharmacology is one of the principal pillars of modern medical practice, and your expertise in that area will place you at the heart of modern medicine. Your areas of expertise will include pharmaceutical calculations, sterile medication preparation, medical dispensing, medical terminology, and knowledge of medication interactions. Your computer skills will enable you to keep the accurate records necessary for quality patient health. The clinical practicums you experience will provide you the opportunity to study and practice your craft, while working side-by-side with and learning from practicing medical professionals. Your diploma will enable you to work at a trauma center, a hospital, or an assisted-living community. Your skill will also be in demand in the retail world, whether it is in an individual drugstore or a retail chain pharmacy.

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Pharmacy Technology, A.A.S

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The Pharmacy Technology Associate Degree Program prepares you for employment in pharmacy departments in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, commercial businesses, and other related facilities. The program develops you academically and professionally with a focus on knowledge base, technical skills, and work ethics. The program emphasizes didactic and clinical instruction necessary for job attainment, retention, and advancement. As a program graduate, you will be eligible to sit for a national certification exam for pharmacy technologists.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

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This program prepares the student to function as an integral member of the laboratory team. Students are taught skills for collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture as well as transportation of specimens and quality safety measures. After completion of the program the student is eligible to take a national certification examination from American Medical Technologists (AMT) and upon passing is certified as Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT).

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S

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The Respiratory Care Associate Degree is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of respiratory care. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in areas such as pulmonary and cardiac pharmacology, medical gases, humidity/aerosol therapy, positive pressure ventilation, incentive spirometry, patient assessment, postural drainage, percussion/vibration, assessment of diseases and conditions, critical respiratory care, advanced critical care monitoring, pulmonary function testing, and pediatric and neonatal respiratory care. Program graduates receive a respiratory care associate degree, which qualifies them to take the examinations to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Students may become certified by taking the Entry Level Certification Examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Upon successful completion of the Certification (CRT) Exam, the graduate is eligible to take both parts of the Registry (RRT) Exams. To work in the state of Georgia, all respiratory care practitioners must apply and be granted a license. The only way to obtain a license is to pass at least the Entry Level Certification Exam.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Sports and Fitness Management, A.A.S

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The Sports and Fitness Management program is an application-based course of classes that focus on preparing students for entry to mid-level management positions in the sport fitness profession, as well as qualifies them to sit for a national certification exam for certified health fitness trainers. Program graduates will receive an Associate Degree in Sports and Fitness Management upon completion. The program of study emphasizes opportunities that provide students with specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work in the health and wellness industry. Upon completion of studies, graduates are eligible to obtain certification from a variety of certifying bodies including American Council on Exercise and American College of Sports Medicine.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S

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Surgical Technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

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Energy Industry

Electrical Lineman

Major Appliance Technology Certificate

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The Major Appliance Technology program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the appliance servicing industry. The Major Appliance Technology program provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program of study adheres to the voluntary Skill Standard for Major Home Appliance Service Technicians developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and prepares graduates to sit for the National Appliance Service Technician Certification (NASTEC) Examination. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of major appliance servicing. Graduates of the program receive a Major Appliance Technology diploma and are qualified as entry-level appliance service technicians.

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