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Administrative Assistant, A.S.

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This program prepares students to be administrative assistants through the effective use of essential business skills, technology skills and office administration skills. Upon completion of the program, graduates may seek employment as a secretary or administrative assistant in a business, medical, legal, educational, governmental or industrial office.

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Administrative Assistant, A.S.

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This program prepares students to be administrative assistants through the effective use of essential business skills, technology skills and office administration skills. Upon completion of the program, graduates may seek employment as a secretary or administrative assistant in a business, medical, legal, educational, governmental or industrial office.

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Paralegal Certificiate

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This certificate program is drawn from the degree program, especially designed for persons who desire to improve job skills or who wish to retrain for an entry-level position in the paralegal field. Paralegals are employed by banks, real estate offices, title companies, brokerage houses, corporations, governmental agencies and lawyers/law firms. It is offered primarily for those holding an associate's or Bachelor's degree in another field.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Prepare and develop case-related materials for civil and criminal litigation.
Locate, identify and interpret legal principles applicable to specific client cases identifying issues generally applicable to various areas of substantive law.
Prepare documents utilized in various areas of substantive law and conduct legal research in both traditional and digital environments.
Analyze procedural issues which arise in litigation, real estate, probate, criminal and family areas of law.
Employ accurate terminology of the field and use a professional tone in all communications.

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Paralegal, A.S.

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This program prepares you to work as a legal assistant or paralegal. Paralegals are employed by banks, real estate offices, title companies, brokerage houses, corporations, governmental agencies and lawyers/law firms.

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will:

Prepare and develop case-related materials for civil and criminal litigation.
Locate, identify and interpret legal principles applicable to specific client cases identifying issues generally applicable to various areas of substantive law.
Prepare documents utilized in various areas of substantive law and conduct legal research in both traditional and digital environments.
Analyze procedural issues which arise in litigation, real estate, probate, criminal and family areas of law.
Employ accurate terminology of the field and use a professional tone in all communications.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Care Diploma

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This program is designed for individuals who desire entry-level positions in the area of child development. By enrolling in specialized courses designed for working with infants, toddlers and preschool-age children, students learn about the physical, emotional, social and cognitive care of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. They learn the job responsibilities of all staff working in the field and identify suitable career opportunities.

Weekly field observations and experiences are required throughout the course work in this program. Students must be eligible for clearances through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Record (Act 114), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Check (Act 34) and the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Record Check (Act 151) and meet local requirements of the field placement site.

Upon completion of the diploma, students can work as an aide in childcare agencies or centers, preschool programs, before and after school programs or private homes. Students who complete the diploma program, find employment in a child development center and meet additional credential requirements are eligible to apply for the nationally awarded Child Development Associate (CDA) credential through the Council for Professional Recognition. Additional CDA credential requirements and application can be found at www.cdacouncil.org.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate appropriate theories and practices, general and content knowledge and professional and pedagogical knowledge to create and implement developmentally appropriate experiences for children and their families.
Employ appropriate discipline terminology and professional tone in written and oral communication in descriptive and applied observation and documentation strategies to positively influence children's growth and development.

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Child Development Certificate

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This program is for individuals who desire only specialized courses designed for working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. Students receive specialized training in the physical, emotional, social and cognitive care of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. They learn the job responsibilities of professionals and identify suitable employment situations and career opportunities.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate appropriate theories and practices, general and content knowledge and professional and pedagogical knowledge to create and implement developmentally appropriate experiences of children and their families.
Employ appropriate discipline terminology and professional tone in written and oral communication in descriptive and applied observation and documentation strategies to positively influence children's growth and development.
Work with children of diverse ages and abilities and their families by participating in supervised practicum experiences in multiple types of inclusive childcare and educational environments.

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Early Education and Child Development Certificate

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This program is primarily for students who work with children/their families. It provides theoretical and practical information enabling students to develop job skills for working with infants, toddlers, school age children and their families. Students learn the developmental needs of children and developmentally appropriate activities for children of various ages. Students receive the training in the physical, social, emotional and psychological needs of children. Information on children with special needs and the impacts on their families are included in the program along with an emphasis on diversity and the professionalism needed for working with children and their families. Students become aware of the effects of social conditions on the development of children and study the laws and regulations pertaining to children and agencies that work with them.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate appropriate theories and practices to create, implement and evaluate developmentally effective experiences for children and their families.
Work with children of diverse ages, abilities and cultures in multiple field experiences in child care and educational environments as they identify community resources to support children and their families.
Apply appropriate observation and assessment strategies to positively influence children's development and learning as they employ appropriate discipline terminology and professional tone in written and oral communication.
Utilize student-prepared tools and strategies that reflect content and pedagogical knowledge of intentional and responsive practice.
Identify core values and ethical behavior standards of the profession by exercising sensitivity, professionalism, confidentiality and competency when interacting with children, families, co-workers, community representatives and policy agents.

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Early Education and Child Development, A.S.

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This program prepares students for an entry-level position working with infants, children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings and for transfer to a Pre-K-4 teacher certification program.

Students learn about best practices in direct care and education, diversity when working with children and their families and techniques for working with children who have special needs. Through classes, weekly field observations and practicums, students learn about professionalism, human development, health, mental health, infant and child care agencies, family relationships, laws and regulations governing the welfare of children and their families and community resources available for working with children and their families.

The Early Education and Child Development degree program at CCAC is accredited by the Commission on Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington DC 20005. (800) 424-2460 ext. 8007.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate appropriate theories and practices to create, implement and evaluate developmentally effective experiences for children and their families.
Work with children of diverse ages, abilities and cultures in multiple field experiences in childcare and educational environments as they identify community resources to support children and their families.
Apply appropriate observation and assessment strategies to positively influence children's development and learning as they employ appropriate discipline terminology and professional tone in written and oral communication.
Utilize student-prepared tools and strategies that reflect content and pedagogical knowledge of intentional and responsive practice.
Identify core values and ethical behavior standards of the profession by exercising sensitivity, professionalism, confidentiality and competency when interacting with children, families, co-workers, community representatives and policy agents.

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Infant Mental Health Certificate

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This program is for individuals who work with infants or toddlers, or who wish to do so. It gives students a strong foundation in the emerging field of early childhood mental health. Students learn the developmental importance of caring relationships to healthy brain development and strong social and emotional growth throughout the lifespan.

This program focuses on the practical skills needed to work with children from birth to 36 months in a variety of settings in order to promote resilience. Upon completion of the program, students will have the background and portfolio necessary to apply for the Pennsylvania Family Associate in Infant Mental Health Endorsement (IMH-E®) (http://www.pa-aimh.org/overview.html ).

Students complete multiple observation and practicum experiences in infant and toddler settings. In addition, a co-requisite course in reflective supervision allows them to work closely with their college and site supervisors to deepen the connection between their academic learning and its application in a work environment that meets the needs of infants, toddlers and their families.

Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site, including the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification Clearance. Students may also be required to document that they have had a recent physical and TB test.

This certificate demonstrates that the student is highly qualified for many positions in the early childhood field such as nanny, infant/toddler teacher or assistant, or paraprofessional in a range of settings, such as Early Head Start, therapeutic nurseries and treatment facilities that offer mother and child placements. Completion of the Infant Mental Health Certificate prepares students to apply for the Family Associate Infant Mental Health Endorsement (IMH-E®) in the state of Pennsylvania. This state endorsement is aligned with national early childhood mental health standards. The Endorsement, if granted by PA-AIMH (Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health), may also qualify students for entry level positions in the field of early childhood mental health, depending on a composite of their educational qualifications and experience.

Upon completion of the program students will:

Apply current research on brain development and resilience to promote social and emotional development in children.
Describe the impact of trauma on young children and their families.
Use developmentally appropriate, relationship-based and culturally sensitive strategies to work with very young children and their families.
Identify the steps to become a professional in the field of Infant Mental Health.
Work collaboratively with a caregiving team, based on the principles of reflective supervision.

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Teacher Assistant

Child Care Diploma

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This program is designed for individuals who desire entry-level positions in the area of child development. By enrolling in specialized courses designed for working with infants, toddlers and preschool-age children, students learn about the physical, emotional, social and cognitive care of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. They learn the job responsibilities of all staff working in the field and identify suitable career opportunities.

Weekly field observations and experiences are required throughout the course work in this program. Students must be eligible for clearances through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Record (Act 114), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Check (Act 34) and the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Record Check (Act 151) and meet local requirements of the field placement site.

Upon completion of the diploma, students can work as an aide in childcare agencies or centers, preschool programs, before and after school programs or private homes. Students who complete the diploma program, find employment in a child development center and meet additional credential requirements are eligible to apply for the nationally awarded Child Development Associate (CDA) credential through the Council for Professional Recognition. Additional CDA credential requirements and application can be found at www.cdacouncil.org.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate appropriate theories and practices, general and content knowledge and professional and pedagogical knowledge to create and implement developmentally appropriate experiences for children and their families.
Employ appropriate discipline terminology and professional tone in written and oral communication in descriptive and applied observation and documentation strategies to positively influence children's growth and development.

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Child Development Certificate

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This program is for individuals who desire only specialized courses designed for working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. Students receive specialized training in the physical, emotional, social and cognitive care of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. They learn the job responsibilities of professionals and identify suitable employment situations and career opportunities.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate appropriate theories and practices, general and content knowledge and professional and pedagogical knowledge to create and implement developmentally appropriate experiences of children and their families.
Employ appropriate discipline terminology and professional tone in written and oral communication in descriptive and applied observation and documentation strategies to positively influence children's growth and development.
Work with children of diverse ages and abilities and their families by participating in supervised practicum experiences in multiple types of inclusive childcare and educational environments.

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Early Education and Child Development Certificate

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This program is primarily for students who work with children/their families. It provides theoretical and practical information enabling students to develop job skills for working with infants, toddlers, school age children and their families. Students learn the developmental needs of children and developmentally appropriate activities for children of various ages. Students receive the training in the physical, social, emotional and psychological needs of children. Information on children with special needs and the impacts on their families are included in the program along with an emphasis on diversity and the professionalism needed for working with children and their families. Students become aware of the effects of social conditions on the development of children and study the laws and regulations pertaining to children and agencies that work with them.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate appropriate theories and practices to create, implement and evaluate developmentally effective experiences for children and their families.
Work with children of diverse ages, abilities and cultures in multiple field experiences in child care and educational environments as they identify community resources to support children and their families.
Apply appropriate observation and assessment strategies to positively influence children's development and learning as they employ appropriate discipline terminology and professional tone in written and oral communication.
Utilize student-prepared tools and strategies that reflect content and pedagogical knowledge of intentional and responsive practice.
Identify core values and ethical behavior standards of the profession by exercising sensitivity, professionalism, confidentiality and competency when interacting with children, families, co-workers, community representatives and policy agents.

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Early Education and Child Development, A.S.

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This program prepares students for an entry-level position working with infants, children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings and for transfer to a Pre-K-4 teacher certification program.

Students learn about best practices in direct care and education, diversity when working with children and their families and techniques for working with children who have special needs. Through classes, weekly field observations and practicums, students learn about professionalism, human development, health, mental health, infant and child care agencies, family relationships, laws and regulations governing the welfare of children and their families and community resources available for working with children and their families.

The Early Education and Child Development degree program at CCAC is accredited by the Commission on Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington DC 20005. (800) 424-2460 ext. 8007.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate appropriate theories and practices to create, implement and evaluate developmentally effective experiences for children and their families.
Work with children of diverse ages, abilities and cultures in multiple field experiences in childcare and educational environments as they identify community resources to support children and their families.
Apply appropriate observation and assessment strategies to positively influence children's development and learning as they employ appropriate discipline terminology and professional tone in written and oral communication.
Utilize student-prepared tools and strategies that reflect content and pedagogical knowledge of intentional and responsive practice.
Identify core values and ethical behavior standards of the profession by exercising sensitivity, professionalism, confidentiality and competency when interacting with children, families, co-workers, community representatives and policy agents.

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Education Paraprofessional Certificate

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This program prepares individuals to work as a classroom aide or teacher's assistant in an educational setting. Emphasis is placed on mastering reading, writing and mathematical skills along with the techniques for assisting students with special needs. The program enables students to work in public or private schools.

Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site, including the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification Clearance.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek employment as a teacher's aide in a regular classroom setting, an educational specialist or a recreational assistant.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify current PA teacher certification requirements, including the development of a professional portfolio and demonstrate behaviors appropriate to the profession.
Classify learning theories and psychological principles in relation to the development of an educational philosophy and pedagogical practices.
Describe the role of the classroom teacher in observing and meeting the needs of all students, including those with sensory, behavioral, physical, language, cognitive, cultural and learning differences.
Utilize resources, materials and technology for the classroom, including, but not limited to the Pennsylvania Department of Education resources, (i.e., academic standards).

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Education Paraprofessional, A.S.

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This program prepares individuals to work as a classroom aide or teacher's assistant in an educational setting. Emphasis is placed on mastering reading, writing and mathematical skills along with the techniques for assisting students with special needs. The program enables students to work in public or private schools.

Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site, including the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification Clearance.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek employment as a teacher's aide in a regular or special education setting, an educational specialist or an education technician.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify current PA teacher certification requirements, including the development of a professional portfolio and demonstrate behaviors appropriate to the profession.
Classify learning theories and psychological principles in relation to the development of an educational philosophy and pedagogical practices.
Describe the role of the classroom teacher in observing and meeting the needs of all students including those with sensory, behavioral, physical, language, cognitive, cultural and learning differences.
Utilize resources, materials and technology for the classroom, including, but not limited to the Pennsylvania Department of Education resources, (i.e., academic standards).

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Court Reporter, A.S.

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The Court Reporter program is designed to prepare students for verbatim court reporting. Included is instruction in: machine shorthand; transcription; legal and court procedures; medical and legal terminology; and computer aided transcription.

Graduates qualify for many jobs. Shorthand reporters work wherever a true record of the proceedings is needed such as in the courts, governmental agencies, Congress, state legislatures, the United Nations, freelance agencies and industry. In addition, career opportunities are available in broadcast captioning and CART (Computer assisted realtime translation). Students must begin this program in the fall term as program courses are offered once a year.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate machine shorthand competency and meet the NCRA Requirement of 95% accuracy in shorthand proficiency through successful completion of three, five minute tests with 95% accuracy at each of the following speeds: 225 words per minute testimony (two-voice), 200 words per minute jury charge and 180 words per minute literary.
Apply realtime writing skills to an internship experience wherein a 40-page error free transcript will be produced.
Define professional, ethical and social responsibilities of court reporting professionals as they relate to the judicial and broadcast captioning community.
Apply new and existing technologies in the field of court reporting.

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Court Reporting Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare students with prior college training or related work experience for verbatim court reporting. Included is instruction in machine shorthand and transcription, legal and court procedures and computer-aided transcription (CAT). Students who complete the certificate program qualify for many jobs. Shorthand reporters work wherever a true record of the proceedings is needed such as in the courts, governmental agencies, Congress, state legislatures, the United Nations, free-lance agencies and industry. Students must begin this program in the fall term as program courses are offered once a year.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate machine shorthand competency and meet the NCRA Requirement of 95% accuracy in shorthand proficiency through successful completion of three, five minute tests with 95% accuracy at each of the following speeds: 225 words per minute testimony (two-voice), 200 words per minute jury charge, and 180 words per minute literary.
Apply realtime writing skills to an internship experience wherein a 40-page error free transcript will be produced.
Define professional, ethical and social responsibilities of court reporting professionals as they relate to the judicial and broadcast captioning community
Apply new and existing technologies in the field of court reporting.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice and Criminology, A.S.

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This program prepares students to work in a public or private agency in law enforcement or corrections. Graduates may find employment as probation or parole officers who supervise adults and juveniles who are convicted of crimes but placed on probation instead of being sent to prison or who have been incarcerated and released from prison. Public agencies employ graduates in police departments, county sheriff departments and state highway patrol stations. The program also enables those already employed to expand and gain advanced training in the field.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify each component of the criminal justice system and explain its purpose and function.
Recognize the functional operation of the juvenile justice system and identify moral dilemmas in the criminal justice field.
Explain the components of a law or statute and apply the United States Bill of Rights to the operation of the criminal justice system.
Describe the variety of methods used in evidence collection and identify the courtroom value of physical and testimonial evidence.

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Homeland Security Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare students for positions in homeland security. Risk management, systems integration, threat dynamics and the legal, political and ethical issues associated with homeland security are explored. The criminal justice system, perspectives on terrorism, cyber security and continuity of operations are also examined. Graduates of this program may seek employment as homeland security professionals in various occupations including border, airport and seaport security as well as employment in the intelligence field, technology security and disaster or emergency response.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify the major security problems linked to terrorism.
Explain risk assessment principles in a real world environment.
Identify homeland security grant programs.
Identify the various templates, tools and formats to evaluate an operation and prepare a Continuity of Operation Plan.

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Homeland Security, A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students for positions in homeland security. Risk management, systems integration, threat dynamics and the legal, political and ethical issues associated with homeland security are explored. The criminal justice system, perspectives on terrorism, cyber security and continuity of operations are also examined. Graduates of this program may seek employment as homeland security professionals in various occupations including border, airport and seaport security as well as employment in the intelligence field, technology security and disaster or emergency response.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Explain the broad range of federal policies and procedures enacted since the events of 9/11 and identify the major security problems linked to terrorism.
Summarize the organizations involved in homeland security, how they are organized, how they inter-relate and their specific roles.
Identify homeland security grant programs and develop a formal homeland security grant proposal.
Identify the various templates, tools and formats to evaluate an operation, prepare a Continuity of Operation Plan and explain risk assessment principles in a real world environment.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice and Criminology, A.S.

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This program prepares students to work in a public or private agency in law enforcement or corrections. Graduates may find employment as probation or parole officers who supervise adults and juveniles who are convicted of crimes but placed on probation instead of being sent to prison or who have been incarcerated and released from prison. Public agencies employ graduates in police departments, county sheriff departments and state highway patrol stations. The program also enables those already employed to expand and gain advanced training in the field.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify each component of the criminal justice system and explain its purpose and function.
Recognize the functional operation of the juvenile justice system and identify moral dilemmas in the criminal justice field.
Explain the components of a law or statute and apply the United States Bill of Rights to the operation of the criminal justice system.
Describe the variety of methods used in evidence collection and identify the courtroom value of physical and testimonial evidence.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice and Criminology, A.S.

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This program prepares students to work in a public or private agency in law enforcement or corrections. Graduates may find employment as probation or parole officers who supervise adults and juveniles who are convicted of crimes but placed on probation instead of being sent to prison or who have been incarcerated and released from prison. Public agencies employ graduates in police departments, county sheriff departments and state highway patrol stations. The program also enables those already employed to expand and gain advanced training in the field.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify each component of the criminal justice system and explain its purpose and function.
Recognize the functional operation of the juvenile justice system and identify moral dilemmas in the criminal justice field.
Explain the components of a law or statute and apply the United States Bill of Rights to the operation of the criminal justice system.
Describe the variety of methods used in evidence collection and identify the courtroom value of physical and testimonial evidence.

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Social Services Assistant

Drug and Alcohol Certificate

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This program prepares the student for an entry-level position as a clinician in a drug and/or alcohol treatment center. Training is in counseling technique, case management, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Describe, define and differentiate the various models or paradigms currently used to understand the field of chemical dependency.
Examine, define and explain the addiction counseling theories, the philosophy of the theories and techniques for change.
Identify and name the various drugs of abuse and the legal drugs that are used to manage withdrawal and maintain patients.
Appraise, describe and practice ethics as they pertain to the field of chemical dependency.
Demonstrate awareness of communicable diseases that are particularly problematic in this field, especially HIV/AIDS, HBV and HCV.
Appraise and explain those aspects of the discipline of law that interface with the field of chemical dependency.

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Social Work Foundation, A.S.

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This program prepares you to work in community and social service agencies.

Graduates work as paraprofessionals in group homes, drug and alcohol treatment centers and other social service agencies. However, it is highly recommended that CCAC students obtain their Associate degree and transfer to an accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. CCAC has developed partnerships with many accredited BSW programs; therefore students should explore opportunities to continue their education.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Employ social work terminology appropriately.
Identify the core values of the social work profession.
Define the major elements of the social work profession.
Examine the main theoretical perspectives of social work.
Assess diversity and its relevance to the social work practice.
Utilize technology including web-based resources, for the purpose of education, advocacy, research and practice
Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice.

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Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Foundation Certificate

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This program is designed for persons with a degree or individuals in human service related professions who have had little or no formal instruction in social work. Students learn social work terminology, core values, ethical principles and standards, theoretical perspectives and generalist social work practice at the introductory level.

Students are able to directly transfer credits to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institutions with statewide program-to-program articulation agreements in social work.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Employ social work terminology appropriately.
Identify core values of the social work profession.
Define the major elements of the social work profession.
Examine the main theoretical perspectives of social work.
Assess diversity and its relevance to social work practices.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Technician, A.S

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This program prepares the graduate for entry level jobs in an environmental service field. Environmental technicians typically work under the direction of environmental scientists. They monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution by performing laboratory and field tests. This degree is intended as a terminal degree although some courses may transfer to a 4-year institution.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Describe the composition, pollution and control of soil, water and air, and their impact on human health.
Obtain skills necessary to properly field sample soil, water and air for various industries.
Earn a 40-hour Hazardous Waster Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification from OSHA.
Apply the principles of the scientific method to solve technical problems while in the field.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Administration Certificate

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The Fire Science Administration certificate program, which follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) and National Fire Academy models, prepares students to meet the challenges of preventing fires and reducing the loss of life and property in today's rapidly changing emergency services delivery system.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Seek employment as an entry-level firefighter, investigator in the insurance industry or in fields such as safety engineering or fire equipment sales.
Identify the requirements of various fire protection environments.
Prevent and mitigate hazards by means of identifying fire suppression and warning systems, building inspections and hazard descriptions.
Apply safety codes and proper procedures for hauling and storing hazardous materials.
Conduct origin and cause investigations of fires.

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Fire Science Administration, A.S.

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This program, which follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) and the National Fire Academy models, prepares students to meet the challenges of preventing fires and reducing the loss of life and property in today's rapidly changing emergency services delivery system. The courses focus on analytical approaches to fire protection and investigation, personnel management, disaster and fire defense planning, hazardous materials management, fire-protection structure and system design, the role of the fire service within the community and political structure and the phenomena of fire propagation. The program improves the professional qualifications of all students and enhances their educational credentials and advancement prospects within their respective fields.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Seek employment as a firefighter in public or private fire or emergency response rescue services, fire safety specialist, industrial safety specialist, underwriter, plan reviewer, code enforcement officer, insurance industry investigator, fire protection engineer or sales representative for safety equipment companies.
Identify the requirements of various fire protection environments and operate the equipment related to those environments.
Prevent and mitigate hazards by means of identifying fire suppression and warning systems, building inspections and hazard descriptions.
Apply safety codes and proper procedures for hauling and storing hazardous materials.
Conduct origin and cause investigations of fires.
Manage a fire protection organization through effective use of public and private emergency planning and resources.

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Data Security Management

Homeland Security Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare students for positions in homeland security. Risk management, systems integration, threat dynamics and the legal, political and ethical issues associated with homeland security are explored. The criminal justice system, perspectives on terrorism, cyber security and continuity of operations are also examined. Graduates of this program may seek employment as homeland security professionals in various occupations including border, airport and seaport security as well as employment in the intelligence field, technology security and disaster or emergency response.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify the major security problems linked to terrorism.
Explain risk assessment principles in a real world environment.
Identify homeland security grant programs.
Identify the various templates, tools and formats to evaluate an operation and prepare a Continuity of Operation Plan.

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Homeland Security, A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students for positions in homeland security. Risk management, systems integration, threat dynamics and the legal, political and ethical issues associated with homeland security are explored. The criminal justice system, perspectives on terrorism, cyber security and continuity of operations are also examined. Graduates of this program may seek employment as homeland security professionals in various occupations including border, airport and seaport security as well as employment in the intelligence field, technology security and disaster or emergency response.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Explain the broad range of federal policies and procedures enacted since the events of 9/11 and identify the major security problems linked to terrorism.
Summarize the organizations involved in homeland security, how they are organized, how they inter-relate and their specific roles.
Identify homeland security grant programs and develop a formal homeland security grant proposal.
Identify the various templates, tools and formats to evaluate an operation, prepare a Continuity of Operation Plan and explain risk assessment principles in a real world environment.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Paramedic Certificate

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Paramedics care for patients at the scene of an accident or sudden illness and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital. They are vital members of both the health care delivery system and public safety first responder network. They receive extensive education in the use of advanced procedures, medications and specialized equipment to manage medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. Through careful patient assessment and team-oriented medical care, paramedics help prevent and reduce death and disability from illness and injury.

Paramedics generally work for ambulance services or fire departments but some paramedics find employment in hospital emergency departments, aeromedical services, medical clinics, sports medicine, tactical medicine, industrial medicine and similar occupations.

The certificate program prepares individuals for entry-level employment as a paramedic in an emergency medical service or other medical setting.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the credential examination of the National Registry of EMTs to become a Nationally Registered Paramedic. The credential is recognized by Pennsylvania Department of Health for Pennsylvania certification as a paramedic.

Students must meet pre-program requirements, which include current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Pennsylvania, a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age. Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program. Admission to the college and completion of any developmental level courses is required. Students must also meet pre-program requirements, which include the successful completion to BIO 151 - General Biology 1 or BIO 110 - Introduction to Biological Science. Progression to the paramedic Associate degree program is possible for all students having completed the paramedic certificate program.

A criminal history or felony conviction may affect a graduate's eligibility to take the registry exams or obtain state certification. A majority of states require a license or certification to practice as a paramedic.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate entry-level competencies in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains of the paramedic.
Display professional behaviors that are congruent with the core values, standards and ethics of the paramedic profession.
Communicate effectively with patients, family members and other health care providers.
Design, implement and evaluate treatment interventions according to paramedic treatment protocols.
Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to emergency situations.

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Paramedic, A.S.

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Paramedics care for patients at the scene of an accident or sudden illness and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital. They are vital members of both the health care delivery system and public safety first responder network. They receive extensive education in the use of advanced procedures, medications and specialized equipment to manage medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. Through careful patient assessment and team-oriented medical care, paramedics help prevent and reduce death and disability from illness and injury.

Paramedics generally work for ambulance services or fire departments but some paramedics find employment in hospital emergency departments, aeromedical services, medical clinics, sports medicine, tactical medicine, industrial medicine and similar occupations.

This Associate of Science degree program prepares individuals for employment as an advanced life support provider and for advancement into supervisory roles or further education.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the credential examinations of the National Registry of EMTs to become a Nationally Registered Paramedic. The credential is recognized by Pennsylvania Department of Health for Pennsylvania certification as a paramedic.

Students must also meet pre-program requirements, which include current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Pennsylvania, a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age. Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program. Admission to the college and completion of any developmental level courses are required.

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Architectural Drafter

Architectural Drafting and Design Technology, A.S.

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The Architectural Drafting & Design Technology program prepares the student for employment in the architectural and related fields. Through drafting projects students will learn to prepare various architectural drawings of structures and equipment systems derived from layouts and sketches. Students will transform initial designs using computer aided drafting (CAD) into working architectural drawings adhering to the American Standards Institute (ANSI) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) drafting standards.

Students may find employment as an architectural drafting technician, computer aided drafting technician, or as an engineering drafter.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Utilize fundamental and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD to produce architectural drawings and renderings.
Explain mechanical, electrical and plumbing building systems.
Describe construction materials and construction methods.
Prepare a set of working architectural drawings utilizing AIA standards for a light commercial building including basement plans, floor plans, elevations, site plan, construction details, schedules and architectural systems.
Apply two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD software to architectural design and drafting problems.

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Civil Engineering Technology Certificate

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This program prepares students to accurately and technically correct civil engineering drawings. Students learn the fundamentals of surveying, CAD drafting, site planning and development and green or sustainability technology, which enables them to pursue careers as civil CAD drafters and surveying technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Prepare civil drawings using two-dimensional CAD software; apply the knowledge of construction terminology, construction materials and construction methods and describe their influence on site development.
Apply the knowledge of construction terminology, construction materials and construction methods and describe their influence on site development.
Analyze the physical problems and assets of a building site to produce a logical aesthetic solution to site development.
Explain the impact of green or sustainable technologies to site plan development in ways that will not harm the environment or deplete natural resources.

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Civil Engineering Technology, A.S.

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This program prepares students to support civil engineers, architects, consulting engineers and contractors in a variety of applications such as structural drafting and design, public works, construction, inspection, transportation, surveying and environmental engineering. Students learn sustainability technology, technical problem solving and material testing which enables them to pursue careers as civil engineering technicians, CAD drafters, construction materials testing, land surveyors and surveying technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

Prepare civil and structural drawings using two-dimensional and three-dimensional Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software.
Apply the knowledge of soil mechanics and construction terminology, materials,and methods to describe their influence on construction and site development.
Analyze the physical problems and assets of a building site to produce a logical aesthetic solution to site development.
Explain the impact of green or sustainable technologies to site plan development in ways that will not harm the environment or deplete natural resources.

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Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology, A.S.

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The Computer-aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Technology degree prepares the student for employment in the modern CADD environment. Students are skilled in preparing complete, concise and accurate computer-based engineering communications.

Students will function as a member of the engineering team demonstrating professionalism, responsibility and confidence. Through multiple projects, students are skilled in solving both two-dimensional and three-dimensional technical problems involving parametric and solid modeling using modern CADD programs.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Be proficient with basic and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD commands to produce engineering drawings.
Generate an engineering drawing showing the object in its completed condition containing all the necessary information, notes and dimensioning to bring it to that final state.
Apply geometric construction techniques in the construction of technical drawings.
Apply descriptive geometry methods to the solution of spatial problems.
Prepare engineering drawings using two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD software in a professional manner using knowledge of drafting room practices and techniques.

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Computer-Aided Drafting Basic Certificate

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The professional certificate in Basic Computer-Aided Drafting is a fast track program designed for the student seeking a career in computer-aided drafting. Graduates may find employment as CAD operators, drafting technicians or engineering aides in technical professions that utilize computer generated engineering drawings and models.

Graduates can also use the credits earned in the certificate program to transfer into existing two-year Associate's degree programs in CAD, drafting and engineering technology.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Apply the technical skills for employment as a drafter, a CAD drafter or a senior CAD drafter.
Follow established technical specifications to prepare engineering drawings.
Prepare routine drafting projects derived from layouts and sketches.
Create working two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD drawings for engineering applications.
Construct, edit and annotate feature-based parametric models.

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Industrial Art and Design, A.S.

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The student graduating as an industrial designer will work within the business environment to create aesthetic, functional and ergonomic designs. The industrial artist will explore fields related to indoor and outdoor installations, event promotional art and as a commissioned or non-commissioned gallery artist. Graduates may find employment in industrial design, product development, materials design, drafting, ergonomics, art director, craft and fine artist, or freelance designer/artist. The student may also elect to transfer to a four-year institution.

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Manufacturing Technology, A.S.

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This program provides students with high-level technology manufacturing skills important to the local industrial community in the areas of robotic controls, machining, welding, nanofabrication or precision fabrication. Manufacturing processes, control systems, measurement theory and quality are areas within the advanced manufacturing field in which students will be involved. Manufacturing courses will focus on projects involving real-world industry problems to be solved in the laboratories and shops of the College, emphasizing teamwork.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Use parametric modeling software to prepare 3-D models and annotated engineering drawings for analysis for design and manufacturing issues.
Prepare written lab reports and proposals using the standards set forward in the course style manual.
Analyze and break down a manufacturing problem and develop work cell applications to accomplish an assembly process.
Produce parts through the use of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).
Upon completion of this program, students may find employment as manufacturer engineers or technicians, mechatronics technicians, CAD specialists, production managers, process control engineering technicians, advance machine tool technicians, project engineers, quality technicians or robotics technicians, depending on their chosen track.

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Certificate

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This four-year certificate program offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Understand the need for a commitment to responsibility, re-education, supervisory skills, safety and drug awareness that translates into quality craftsmanship, efficiency and productivity on the job site.
Prepare the fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal, such as brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs, metal ceilings and downspouts.
Prepare the design, fabrication and installation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning.
Test, adjust and balancing/fine tune and maintain HVAC components according to engineering specifications.
Use a computer to fabricate sheet metal products and troubleshoot HVAC systems as well as system design using CAD drafting.
Prepare stainless steel fabrication and installation in restaurants, cafeterias, etc.
Fuse different types of metal using the latest technological processes.
Prepare pattern layout of geometric development of patterns for sheet metal objects to be fabricated.

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, A.S.

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This Associate's degree program enables students enrolled in the CCAC certificate for sheet metal apprentices to continue with their education and complete the coursework needed for an Associate's degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Acquire the skills needed for fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal; including brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs, metal ceilings and downspouts.
Perform the testing, adjusting and balancing needed to fine tune and maintain HVAC components according to engineering specifications.
Utilize computers to fabricate sheet metal products and troubleshoot HVAC systems as well as system design using CAD drafting.
Fuse different types of metal using the latest technological processes.
Perform the rigging and installation of building components relating to floor and walls.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technology Certificate

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This program prepares students to accurately and technically correct civil engineering drawings. Students learn the fundamentals of surveying, CAD drafting, site planning and development and green or sustainability technology, which enables them to pursue careers as civil CAD drafters and surveying technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Prepare civil drawings using two-dimensional CAD software; apply the knowledge of construction terminology, construction materials and construction methods and describe their influence on site development.
Apply the knowledge of construction terminology, construction materials and construction methods and describe their influence on site development.
Analyze the physical problems and assets of a building site to produce a logical aesthetic solution to site development.
Explain the impact of green or sustainable technologies to site plan development in ways that will not harm the environment or deplete natural resources.

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Civil Engineering Technology, A.S.

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This program prepares students to support civil engineers, architects, consulting engineers and contractors in a variety of applications such as structural drafting and design, public works, construction, inspection, transportation, surveying and environmental engineering. Students learn sustainability technology, technical problem solving and material testing which enables them to pursue careers as civil engineering technicians, CAD drafters, construction materials testing, land surveyors and surveying technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

Prepare civil and structural drawings using two-dimensional and three-dimensional Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software.
Apply the knowledge of soil mechanics and construction terminology, materials,and methods to describe their influence on construction and site development.
Analyze the physical problems and assets of a building site to produce a logical aesthetic solution to site development.
Explain the impact of green or sustainable technologies to site plan development in ways that will not harm the environment or deplete natural resources.

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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Civil Engineering Technology Certificate

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This program prepares students to accurately and technically correct civil engineering drawings. Students learn the fundamentals of surveying, CAD drafting, site planning and development and green or sustainability technology, which enables them to pursue careers as civil CAD drafters and surveying technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Prepare civil drawings using two-dimensional CAD software; apply the knowledge of construction terminology, construction materials and construction methods and describe their influence on site development.
Apply the knowledge of construction terminology, construction materials and construction methods and describe their influence on site development.
Analyze the physical problems and assets of a building site to produce a logical aesthetic solution to site development.
Explain the impact of green or sustainable technologies to site plan development in ways that will not harm the environment or deplete natural resources.

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Civil Engineering Technology, A.S.

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This program prepares students to support civil engineers, architects, consulting engineers and contractors in a variety of applications such as structural drafting and design, public works, construction, inspection, transportation, surveying and environmental engineering. Students learn sustainability technology, technical problem solving and material testing which enables them to pursue careers as civil engineering technicians, CAD drafters, construction materials testing, land surveyors and surveying technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

Prepare civil and structural drawings using two-dimensional and three-dimensional Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software.
Apply the knowledge of soil mechanics and construction terminology, materials,and methods to describe their influence on construction and site development.
Analyze the physical problems and assets of a building site to produce a logical aesthetic solution to site development.
Explain the impact of green or sustainable technologies to site plan development in ways that will not harm the environment or deplete natural resources.

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HVAC Technician

Facilities Maintenance Technology Certificate

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This is a short-term certificate program designed to offer students an opportunity to acquire entry-level skills in facility maintenance. The program consists of courses designed to provide basic technical education through an integrated lecture and lab format. Students who complete the certificate have the option of applying their facility maintenance certificate toward an Associate's degree in Facilities Maintenance Technology.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Apply basic electrical knowledge to diagnose and repair heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems including various motor control methods.
Identify, diagnose and repair minor plumbing problems.
Analyze pre-installed heating and air conditioning systems.
Demonstrate refrigerant safety procedures while adhering to EPA refrigerant gas laws.

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Facilities Maintenance Technology, A.S.

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This is a versatile degree program designed to offer students an opportunity to learn and develop skills in facility maintenance. The program provides a balance of academic and technical education intended to support a student's career advancement. Students may customize their facility maintenance education through a selection of restricted electives.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

1. Apply both basic and advanced electrical and mechanical knowledge to diagnose and repair building and/or industrial facility systems.

2. Solve electrical and mechanical system problems as they apply to heating and air conditioning systems.

3. Construct hydraulic and pneumatic control systems as they apply to manufacturing facilities.

4. Examine and troubleshoot various types of industrial equipment applying basic electrical and mechanical knowledge.

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Heating and Air conditioning Technology Certificate

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This program provides the student an opportunity to learn the concepts and practices of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment along with the electrical knowledge required to work in this fast-growing industry. The student will be presented with the fundamentals of refrigerant heat transfer, safe work practices, electricity and the regulations governing the use of refrigerant gases. Medium and low temperature refrigerators, freezers, walk in coolers, and ice machines will be covered. The student will be trained in the application and troubleshooting of natural gas furnaces, air conditioning equipment and heat pumps by participating in both lecture and laboratory activities using actual live equipment and training simulators. EPA certification exams are administered during the program to allow the student to purchase and safely handle refrigerants. Proper workplace communications and customer relations will be discussed. In addition, the student will receive electrical training in basic circuitry, electrical safety and basic motor controls.

This program is offered at CCAC West Hills Center. Many of the required courses can also be completed at the Energy Innovation Center near downtown Pittsburgh.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Apply basic electrical and mechanical knowledge to diagnose and repair heating and air conditioning equipment.
Analyze pressure and temperature readings to justify changes to system refrigerant control devices and/or system refrigerant charge.
Construct a residential heating and air conditioning split system following electric and gas code guidelines while adhering to EPA refrigerant gas laws.
Interpret ladder and pictorial wiring diagrams prior to making final wiring connections on heating and air conditioning equipment.

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Heating and Air Conditioning, A.S.

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This program provides the student an opportunity to learn the concepts and practices of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment along with the electrical knowledge required to work in this fast-growing industry. The student will be presented with the fundamentals of refrigerant heat transfer, safe work practices, electricity and the regulations governing the use of refrigerant gases. High, medium and low temperature refrigerators, freezers, walk in coolers, and ice machines will be covered. The student will be trained in the application and troubleshooting of natural gas furnaces, air conditioning equipment and heat pumps by participating in both lecture and laboratory activities using actual live installed equipment. HVAC certification exams are given during the program to allow the student to obtain industry competencies and licenses in key areas of HVAC/R. Proper workplace communications and customer relations will be discussed. In addition, the student will receive electrical training in basic and advanced circuitry, electrical safety and basic motor controls. Advanced courses in this Associates Degree program will introduce the student to residential heat load calculations, duct design, hydronic system design, variable frequency drives, economizers, pneumatics and building automation systems such as direct digital control (DDC). Academic courses in this program will provide the student with opportunities for future workforce advancement.

This program is offered at CCAC West Hills Center. Many of the required courses can also be completed at the Energy Innovation Center near downtown Pittsburgh.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Apply both basic and advanced electrical and mechanical knowledge to diagnose and repair heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems including various motor control methods
Design various types of duct delivery systems and hydronic heat piping systems utilizing industry standards, guidelines and computer software
Construct a residential heating and air conditioning split system following electric and gas code guidelines while adhering to EPA refrigerant gas laws
Analyze advanced digital control systems, network communication systems and integrated electronic building pneumatics in accordance with green building standards and technologies

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Certificate

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This four-year certificate program offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Understand the need for a commitment to responsibility, re-education, supervisory skills, safety and drug awareness that translates into quality craftsmanship, efficiency and productivity on the job site.
Prepare the fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal, such as brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs, metal ceilings and downspouts.
Prepare the design, fabrication and installation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning.
Test, adjust and balancing/fine tune and maintain HVAC components according to engineering specifications.
Use a computer to fabricate sheet metal products and troubleshoot HVAC systems as well as system design using CAD drafting.
Prepare stainless steel fabrication and installation in restaurants, cafeterias, etc.
Fuse different types of metal using the latest technological processes.
Prepare pattern layout of geometric development of patterns for sheet metal objects to be fabricated.

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, A.S.

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This Associate's degree program enables students enrolled in the CCAC certificate for sheet metal apprentices to continue with their education and complete the coursework needed for an Associate's degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Acquire the skills needed for fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal; including brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs, metal ceilings and downspouts.
Perform the testing, adjusting and balancing needed to fine tune and maintain HVAC components according to engineering specifications.
Utilize computers to fabricate sheet metal products and troubleshoot HVAC systems as well as system design using CAD drafting.
Fuse different types of metal using the latest technological processes.
Perform the rigging and installation of building components relating to floor and walls.

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Plumber

Facilities Maintenance Technology Certificate

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This is a short-term certificate program designed to offer students an opportunity to acquire entry-level skills in facility maintenance. The program consists of courses designed to provide basic technical education through an integrated lecture and lab format. Students who complete the certificate have the option of applying their facility maintenance certificate toward an Associate's degree in Facilities Maintenance Technology.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Apply basic electrical knowledge to diagnose and repair heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems including various motor control methods.
Identify, diagnose and repair minor plumbing problems.
Analyze pre-installed heating and air conditioning systems.
Demonstrate refrigerant safety procedures while adhering to EPA refrigerant gas laws.

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Plumber Apprenticeship Certificate

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This five-year certificate program offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee. The certificate includes a cooperative component which involves lecture and laboratory classes for twenty-eight (28) academic credits. A student may then apply these twenty-eight (28) credits toward an Associate degree in Building Construction Estimating or Building Construction Supervision.

Construction trade technology training programs are open to all qualifying students. These programs are offered in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship Committees of the building trades and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. The state of Pennsylvania awards journeyman working papers to those who complete one of these apprenticeship programs. Upon completion of the certificate and job experience hours required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, students will be able to work in the commercial building construction industry as skilled plumbers.

Admission is by competitive testing and interviews with a Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Communicate effectively and appropriately with management and a diverse customer base.
Recognize and operate plumbing tools safely.
Install, diagnose, repair and maintain commercial plumbing fixtures.
Measure, calculate and budget for plumbing materials, including green materials.
Interpret codes and illustrate plumbing blue print plans and drawings for commercial projects.

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Plumbing Certificate

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This certificate is a short-term training program designed to offer students an opportunity to acquire basic skills to assist with installation and repairs of plumbing systems in residences and small buildings. Many plumbers are selfemployed; however, this is a profession that typically requires a long period of on-the-job experience for plumbers to be fully qualified and licensed. Students who complete the certificate have the option of applying their plumbing certificate credits toward an Associate degree in General Studies at CCAC.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Apply skills to seek employment as a plumber's assistant with plumbing contractors, maintenance jobs, allied trades plumbing apprenticeships and plumbing supply companies.
Recognize and operate plumbing tools safely.
Interpret and illustrate plumbing plans and drawings.
Measure and calculate plumbing materials.
Install, diagnose, repair and maintain basic residential plumbing fixtures.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Facilities Maintenance Technology, A.S.

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This is a versatile degree program designed to offer students an opportunity to learn and develop skills in facility maintenance. The program provides a balance of academic and technical education intended to support a student's career advancement. Students may customize their facility maintenance education through a selection of restricted electives.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

1. Apply both basic and advanced electrical and mechanical knowledge to diagnose and repair building and/or industrial facility systems.

2. Solve electrical and mechanical system problems as they apply to heating and air conditioning systems.

3. Construct hydraulic and pneumatic control systems as they apply to manufacturing facilities.

4. Examine and troubleshoot various types of industrial equipment applying basic electrical and mechanical knowledge.

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Manufacturing Technology, A.S.

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This program provides students with high-level technology manufacturing skills important to the local industrial community in the areas of robotic controls, machining, welding, nanofabrication or precision fabrication. Manufacturing processes, control systems, measurement theory and quality are areas within the advanced manufacturing field in which students will be involved. Manufacturing courses will focus on projects involving real-world industry problems to be solved in the laboratories and shops of the College, emphasizing teamwork.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Use parametric modeling software to prepare 3-D models and annotated engineering drawings for analysis for design and manufacturing issues.
Prepare written lab reports and proposals using the standards set forward in the course style manual.
Analyze and break down a manufacturing problem and develop work cell applications to accomplish an assembly process.
Produce parts through the use of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).
Upon completion of this program, students may find employment as manufacturer engineers or technicians, mechatronics technicians, CAD specialists, production managers, process control engineering technicians, advance machine tool technicians, project engineers, quality technicians or robotics technicians, depending on their chosen track.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Facilities Maintenance Technology, A.S.

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This is a versatile degree program designed to offer students an opportunity to learn and develop skills in facility maintenance. The program provides a balance of academic and technical education intended to support a student's career advancement. Students may customize their facility maintenance education through a selection of restricted electives.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

1. Apply both basic and advanced electrical and mechanical knowledge to diagnose and repair building and/or industrial facility systems.

2. Solve electrical and mechanical system problems as they apply to heating and air conditioning systems.

3. Construct hydraulic and pneumatic control systems as they apply to manufacturing facilities.

4. Examine and troubleshoot various types of industrial equipment applying basic electrical and mechanical knowledge.

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Construction Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Certificate

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This four-year certificate program offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers.

The cooperative component of this program involves lecture and laboratory classes for 45 academic credits. A student may apply these 45 credits towards an Associate's degree in Building Construction Estimating or Building Construction Supervision. Instruction in this program encompasses a wide range of skills, including safety, plans and specifications, soil inspection and welding. The main focus is the operation of a wide variety of heavy equipment utilized in the construction industry.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Conduct pre-operational inspections, troubleshoot and perform routine maintenance on heavy equipment.
Interpret the information contained on construction grade stakes.
Communicate effectively using terminology common to the construction industry.
Give and receive hand signals used in the construction industry.
Safely and productively operate a wide variety of heavy equipment.

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Metal Fabricator

Ironworker Apprenticeship Certificate

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This three-year certificate program offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

The cooperative part of the program involves lecture and laboratory classes for 45 academic credits. A student may then apply these 45 credits toward an Associate's degree in Building Construction Estimating or Supervision. Graduates will have classroom and shop training and job experience in ironworking. Upon completion of the certificate and the job experience hours required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, they may work in commercial building construction as a skilled ironworker. Construction trade technology training programs are open to all qualifying students. These programs are offered in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship Committees of the building trades and Pennsylvania Department of Labor. The state of Pennsylvania awards Journeyman working papers to those who complete one of these apprenticeship programs. Admission is by competitive testing and interviews with a Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Work safely in all aspects of the ironworking trade as defined by and governed by OSHA and ANSI as a qualified rigger, qualified scaffold erector user and qualified powered fork truck operator. Certifications include OSHA subpart R, OSHA 10- and 30-hour certifications and MSHA training.
Work proficiently in structural steel construction utilizing rigging and hoisting techniques, blueprint reading skills and steel detailing applications.
Perform all welding functions required of the Ironworker apprentice, including completion of the AWS D1.1/1.5 welder certification tests in both SMAW and FCAW.
Construct and assemble all types of curtain wall systems, window wall systems, windows, storefronts and architectural metals.
Place all types of reinforcing steel including beams, slabs, columns, bridge decks and unbonded post tensioning systems.

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Manufacturing Technology, A.S.

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This program provides students with high-level technology manufacturing skills important to the local industrial community in the areas of robotic controls, machining, welding, nanofabrication or precision fabrication. Manufacturing processes, control systems, measurement theory and quality are areas within the advanced manufacturing field in which students will be involved. Manufacturing courses will focus on projects involving real-world industry problems to be solved in the laboratories and shops of the College, emphasizing teamwork.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Use parametric modeling software to prepare 3-D models and annotated engineering drawings for analysis for design and manufacturing issues.
Prepare written lab reports and proposals using the standards set forward in the course style manual.
Analyze and break down a manufacturing problem and develop work cell applications to accomplish an assembly process.
Produce parts through the use of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).
Upon completion of this program, students may find employment as manufacturer engineers or technicians, mechatronics technicians, CAD specialists, production managers, process control engineering technicians, advance machine tool technicians, project engineers, quality technicians or robotics technicians, depending on their chosen track.

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Certificate

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This four-year certificate program offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Understand the need for a commitment to responsibility, re-education, supervisory skills, safety and drug awareness that translates into quality craftsmanship, efficiency and productivity on the job site.
Prepare the fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal, such as brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs, metal ceilings and downspouts.
Prepare the design, fabrication and installation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning.
Test, adjust and balancing/fine tune and maintain HVAC components according to engineering specifications.
Use a computer to fabricate sheet metal products and troubleshoot HVAC systems as well as system design using CAD drafting.
Prepare stainless steel fabrication and installation in restaurants, cafeterias, etc.
Fuse different types of metal using the latest technological processes.
Prepare pattern layout of geometric development of patterns for sheet metal objects to be fabricated.

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, A.S.

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This Associate's degree program enables students enrolled in the CCAC certificate for sheet metal apprentices to continue with their education and complete the coursework needed for an Associate's degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Acquire the skills needed for fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal; including brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs, metal ceilings and downspouts.
Perform the testing, adjusting and balancing needed to fine tune and maintain HVAC components according to engineering specifications.
Utilize computers to fabricate sheet metal products and troubleshoot HVAC systems as well as system design using CAD drafting.
Fuse different types of metal using the latest technological processes.
Perform the rigging and installation of building components relating to floor and walls.

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Welding Technology Certificate

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This certificate program provides students with the entry-level skills to work as welders in small and large companies. Students in this certificate program are eligible to take the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and D1.5 Certification Test. This program also offers students the skills that are necessary to read blueprints in the technical work area. Full-time students in this certificate program are prepared to sit for the AWS certification in four months. Students may find employment as welders, fabricators or grinders.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will:

Utilize safety procedures and theory of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes.
Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
Operate oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment safely.
Identify and interpret blueprints and the basic (ASW) weld symbols.
Demonstrate gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding processes and the safety and setup procedures for metals, i.e., aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel.

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Welding Technology, A.S.

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This program provides students with the skills and knowledge for employment in the scientific and industrial areas requiring welding specialists. Courses in mathematics, science and blueprint reading are required elements of the degree. Successful completion of this program prepares students for the following external industry certifying examinations: Shielded Metal Arc Welding–D1.1 and D1.5 American Welding Society (AWS) test on one-inch plate in the vertical position; Flux Core Arc Welding–AWS D1.1/AWS D1.5 one-inch plate vertical position; and six-inch Pipe SCHD 80 in the 6G position. Additionally, advanced certifications are available through restrictive elective course offerings.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Utilize safety procedures and theory of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.
Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
Operate oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment safely.
Identify and interpret blueprints and the basic (AWS) weld symbols.
Apply gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding processes and the safety and set-up procedures for metals such as aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel.

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Welder

Ironworker Apprenticeship Certificate

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This three-year certificate program offers qualifying applicants occupational training under the sponsorship of the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

The cooperative part of the program involves lecture and laboratory classes for 45 academic credits. A student may then apply these 45 credits toward an Associate's degree in Building Construction Estimating or Supervision. Graduates will have classroom and shop training and job experience in ironworking. Upon completion of the certificate and the job experience hours required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, they may work in commercial building construction as a skilled ironworker. Construction trade technology training programs are open to all qualifying students. These programs are offered in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship Committees of the building trades and Pennsylvania Department of Labor. The state of Pennsylvania awards Journeyman working papers to those who complete one of these apprenticeship programs. Admission is by competitive testing and interviews with a Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Work safely in all aspects of the ironworking trade as defined by and governed by OSHA and ANSI as a qualified rigger, qualified scaffold erector user and qualified powered fork truck operator. Certifications include OSHA subpart R, OSHA 10- and 30-hour certifications and MSHA training.
Work proficiently in structural steel construction utilizing rigging and hoisting techniques, blueprint reading skills and steel detailing applications.
Perform all welding functions required of the Ironworker apprentice, including completion of the AWS D1.1/1.5 welder certification tests in both SMAW and FCAW.
Construct and assemble all types of curtain wall systems, window wall systems, windows, storefronts and architectural metals.
Place all types of reinforcing steel including beams, slabs, columns, bridge decks and unbonded post tensioning systems.

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Manufacturing Technology, A.S.

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This program provides students with high-level technology manufacturing skills important to the local industrial community in the areas of robotic controls, machining, welding, nanofabrication or precision fabrication. Manufacturing processes, control systems, measurement theory and quality are areas within the advanced manufacturing field in which students will be involved. Manufacturing courses will focus on projects involving real-world industry problems to be solved in the laboratories and shops of the College, emphasizing teamwork.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Use parametric modeling software to prepare 3-D models and annotated engineering drawings for analysis for design and manufacturing issues.
Prepare written lab reports and proposals using the standards set forward in the course style manual.
Analyze and break down a manufacturing problem and develop work cell applications to accomplish an assembly process.
Produce parts through the use of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).
Upon completion of this program, students may find employment as manufacturer engineers or technicians, mechatronics technicians, CAD specialists, production managers, process control engineering technicians, advance machine tool technicians, project engineers, quality technicians or robotics technicians, depending on their chosen track.

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Welding Technology Certificate

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This certificate program provides students with the entry-level skills to work as welders in small and large companies. Students in this certificate program are eligible to take the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and D1.5 Certification Test. This program also offers students the skills that are necessary to read blueprints in the technical work area. Full-time students in this certificate program are prepared to sit for the AWS certification in four months. Students may find employment as welders, fabricators or grinders.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will:

Utilize safety procedures and theory of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes.
Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
Operate oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment safely.
Identify and interpret blueprints and the basic (ASW) weld symbols.
Demonstrate gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding processes and the safety and setup procedures for metals, i.e., aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel.

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Welding Technology, A.S.

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This program provides students with the skills and knowledge for employment in the scientific and industrial areas requiring welding specialists. Courses in mathematics, science and blueprint reading are required elements of the degree. Successful completion of this program prepares students for the following external industry certifying examinations: Shielded Metal Arc Welding–D1.1 and D1.5 American Welding Society (AWS) test on one-inch plate in the vertical position; Flux Core Arc Welding–AWS D1.1/AWS D1.5 one-inch plate vertical position; and six-inch Pipe SCHD 80 in the 6G position. Additionally, advanced certifications are available through restrictive elective course offerings.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Utilize safety procedures and theory of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.
Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
Operate oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment safely.
Identify and interpret blueprints and the basic (AWS) weld symbols.
Apply gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding processes and the safety and set-up procedures for metals such as aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel.

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Welding, Gas, and Oil Certificate

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This program provides students with the skills and knowledge for employment as a pipe welder in industries such as crosscountry natural gas transmission and natural gas retailers.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate the technical skills for employment as a welder in the Marcellus Shale industry.
Apply safety procedures and theory of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.
Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
Make a shielded metal-arc weld on schedule 80 pipe in a fixed 6G position.
Transition pipe welding skills to the downhill process using specialized electrodes.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Welding, Gas, and Oil Certificate

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This program provides students with the skills and knowledge for employment as a pipe welder in industries such as crosscountry natural gas transmission and natural gas retailers.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate the technical skills for employment as a welder in the Marcellus Shale industry.
Apply safety procedures and theory of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.
Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
Make a shielded metal-arc weld on schedule 80 pipe in a fixed 6G position.
Transition pipe welding skills to the downhill process using specialized electrodes.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Certificate

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This program prepares students to service and repair today's high-tech automobiles. Instruction includes component identification, removal and reassembly of components, fault diagnosis in automatic transmission and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive-trains and rear axles, suspension and steering. Emerging green technologies such as hybrids, plug-in electrics and natural gas powered vehicles will also be introduced.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify each component and its purpose on all vehicle systems to include: automatic transmissions and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive-trains and rear axles, steering and suspension.
Remove, dissemble and reassemble components and identify potential mechanical fault areas in vehicle control systems.
Identify, diagnose and repair electrical faults within electronic vehicle control systems.
Name all vehicle systems.
Discuss the complaint, cause and correction process.

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Automotive Technology, A.S.

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This two-year program prepares students to service and repair today's high-tech automobiles. This program includes instruction in component identification, removal and reassembly of components, and fault diagnosis in automatic transmission and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive-trains and rear axles, suspension and steering.

Emerging green technologies such as hybrids, plug-in electrics and natural gas powered vehicles will also be introduced. Academic courses included in the Associate's degree program provide students with the necessary background for effective communication and increased opportunities for career advancement.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify each component and its purpose on all vehicle systems to include: automatic transmissions and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive-trains and rear axles, steering and suspension.
Remove, dissemble and reassemble components and identify potential mechanical fault areas in vehicle control systems.
Identify, diagnose and repair electrical faults within electronic vehicle control systems.
Name all vehicle systems.
Discuss the complaint, cause and correction process.
Conduct effective communication with customers, suppliers and business associates in the automotive aftermarket repair industry.

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Aircraft Mechanic

Aviation Technology, A.S.

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This program trains you to meet the requirements for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Single/Multi-engine Land License with an Instrument rating.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate flight competency and exceed FAA minimum requirements of pilot proficiency in the required aircraft.
Identify, analyze and operate in adverse meteorological conditions.
Synthesize and apply new and existing technologies in the field of aviation.
Apply crew resource management skills and demonstrate professional appearance.
Define professional, ethical and social responsibilities of aviation professionals as they relate to the regional and national community.

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Healthcare Industry

Surgical Technologist

Central Service Technologist Certificate

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This program prepares students for the entry-level position of central service technician with exposure to all facets of central service functioning. Training involves surgical instrumentation, principles of cleaning and processing equipment and instrumentation, methods of sterilization, packaging and storage, maintenance of equipment, case cart systems, inventory control and current trends in central service. Clinical experiences in area hospitals' central service departments are included.

Graduates are eligible for national certification through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Utilize required techniques related to the sterilization process, while incorporating knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique.
Identify names and function of surgical instruments and equipment.
Utilize healthcare related computer applications.
Display behaviors appropriate for a professional health care environment.

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Surgical Technologist, A.S.

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This program's goal is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates will be prepared to work under supervision in the operating room. The surgical technologist practices principles of asepsis while assisting the surgeon with surgical procedures. Responsibilities include preparation of equipment and supplies before, during and after surgery.

Graduates may take the National Surgical Technologist Certifying Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate applications to this program.

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ((CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763; 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Incorporate knowledge of surgical instruments, technological skills and principles of aseptic technique into clinical practice as a competent entry-level surgical technologist (psychomotor and cognitive).
Apply safe practices for patients, self and other members of the surgical team (psychomotor and cognitive).
Explain anatomy and physiology as it relates to surgical procedures (cognitive).
Demonstrate professional behavior through communication and ethical behavior when interacting with others in the clinical setting (affective).

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Surgical Technology Certificate

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This program's goal is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates will be prepared to work under supervision in the operating room. The surgical technologist practices principles of asepsis while assisting the surgeon with surgical procedures. Responsibilities include preparation of equipment and supplies before, during and after surgery.

Graduates may take the National Surgical Technologist Certifying Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program.

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ((CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Florida 33763; 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Incorporate knowledge of surgical instruments, technological skills and principles of aseptic technique into clinical practice as a competent entry-level surgical technologist (psychomotor and cognitive).
Apply safe practices for patients, self and other members of the surgical team (psychomotor and cognitive).
Explain anatomy and physiology as it relates to surgical procedures (cognitive).
Demonstrate professional behavior through communication and ethical behavior when interacting with others in the clinical setting (affective).

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Pharmacy Technician

Computed Assisted Tomography, Diploma

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This is a two-semester program designed for certified radiologic technologists, RTR (R) or radiation therapist RTR (T) or nuclear medicine technologists RTR (N) or CNMT to expand skills for specialization in computed tomography scanning (CAT Scanning).

Computerized tomography (CAT or CT) imaging is a field that utilizes scanners to produce images of human anatomy as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury.

CT scanning technologists work in hospitals, clinics, health care centers and private imaging radiology departments.

The availability of clinical sites and other factors limit enrollment. Students must make separate application to the program. Applications are available in the campus Admissions offices.

Applicants should have a successful record of achievement in a regionally approved accredited radiologic technology program or radiation therapy technology program or nuclear medicine technology program, be registered in radiography or radiation therapy or nuclear medicine, with the certification examination having been passed at least one year prior to sitting for the advanced level examination in computed tomography.

Graduates are eligible to make application to take the advanced certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (CT). All examination requirements are available at www.arrt.org.

This program is sponsored by the Community College of Allegheny County that is accredited by the Regional Accrediting Agency; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, phone 215.662.5606. Additionally, the program is recognized in good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155, phone 651.687.0048, www.arrt.org

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Function as a competent, technically proficient entry-level CT technologist who can apply and perform safe patient care radiation protection practices according to industry standards.
Utilize safe methods to provide patients with minimized radiation dose levels during imaging procedures.
Operate computerized imaging scanners safely to meet standardized protocols under the direction of a Radiologist.
Perform equipment manipulation functions to produce quality computerized CT image.

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Radiation Therapy Technology Certificate

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Radiation therapy involves the use of high-energy radiation in the treatment of patients with malignant tumors. Registered radiation therapists are employed in major cancer treatment centers and in hospitals with radiation therapy departments.

Applicants are required to have graduated from a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited school of diagnostic radiography and be eligible for college-level courses. Applicants must be American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) board-certified in diagnostic radiography RT(R) with a minimum passing score of 80% or be board certified and employed in diagnostic radiography for at least one year. Graduates of this certificate program are eligible to sit for the ARRT Radiation Therapy certification exam.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

1. Demonstrate clinical competency in the practice of radiation therapy.

2. Employ effective communication skills.

3. Apply critical thinking skills.

4. Display professional behavior.

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Radiation Therapy Technology, A.S.

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Radiation therapy involves the use of high energy radiation in the treatment of patients with malignant tumors. Registered radiation therapists are employed in major cancer treatment centers and in hospitals with radiation therapy departments.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

1. Demonstrate clinical competency in the practice of radiation therapy.

2. Employ effective communication skills.

3. Apply critical thinking skills.

4. Display professional behavior

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Radiology Technician

Computed Assisted Tomography, Diploma

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This is a two-semester program designed for certified radiologic technologists, RTR (R) or radiation therapist RTR (T) or nuclear medicine technologists RTR (N) or CNMT to expand skills for specialization in computed tomography scanning (CAT Scanning).

Computerized tomography (CAT or CT) imaging is a field that utilizes scanners to produce images of human anatomy as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury.

CT scanning technologists work in hospitals, clinics, health care centers and private imaging radiology departments.

The availability of clinical sites and other factors limit enrollment. Students must make separate application to the program. Applications are available in the campus Admissions offices.

Applicants should have a successful record of achievement in a regionally approved accredited radiologic technology program or radiation therapy technology program or nuclear medicine technology program, be registered in radiography or radiation therapy or nuclear medicine, with the certification examination having been passed at least one year prior to sitting for the advanced level examination in computed tomography.

Graduates are eligible to make application to take the advanced certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (CT). All examination requirements are available at www.arrt.org.

This program is sponsored by the Community College of Allegheny County that is accredited by the Regional Accrediting Agency; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, phone 215.662.5606. Additionally, the program is recognized in good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155, phone 651.687.0048, www.arrt.org

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Function as a competent, technically proficient entry-level CT technologist who can apply and perform safe patient care radiation protection practices according to industry standards.
Utilize safe methods to provide patients with minimized radiation dose levels during imaging procedures.
Operate computerized imaging scanners safely to meet standardized protocols under the direction of a Radiologist.
Perform equipment manipulation functions to produce quality computerized CT image.

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Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate

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Nuclear medicine is an imaging health science that is used to diagnose and treat disease states. Nuclear medicine technologists administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients and then image with specialized cameras to determine the precise location of the radiopharmaceutical. Nuclear medicine differs from other diagnostic imaging technologies because it determines the presence of disease on the basis of metabolic changes rather than changes in organ structure.

The 12-month program is designed for certified healthcare personnel and for students with bachelor degrees in science and mathematics. Admission is limited by the availablity of clinical sites and the requirements of a national accrediting agency.

Applicants are required to have a C or better grade in College Chemistry (CHM 151), Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 (BIO 161 and BIO 162), Physics (PHY 100), College Algebra (MAT 111) and a basic computer course within the last 5 years. Students must also submit a separate Allied Health application and complete a career exploration at a hospital in the Nuclear Medicine department.

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 820 W. Danforth Road, #B1, Edmond, OK 73003; 405.285.0546, www.jrcnmt.org.

The mission of the program is to provide students with affordable, comprehensive and innovative didactic and clinical education in nuclear medicine technology to prepare them to become competent, professional nuclear medicine technologists in a complex global society.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform nuclear medicine procedures in the clinical setting.
Utilize radiation safety practices in daily operations in a nuclear medicine department including radiopharmaceuticals, imaging and therapeutic procedures.
Combine critical thinking, problem solving and compassionate patient care in an ethical and professional manner.
Meet the requirements to sit for the national examinations to become a certified nuclear medicine technologist.

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Nuclear Medicine Technology, A.S.

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Nuclear medicine is an imaging health science that is used to diagnose and treat disease states. Nuclear medicine technologists administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients and then image with specialized cameras to determine the precise location of the radiopharmaceutical. Nuclear medicine differs from other diagnostic imaging technologies because it determines the presence of disease on the basis of metabolic changes rather than changes in organ structure.

Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites and the requirements of a national accrediting agency. Students must meet pre-program requirements, which include the successful completion of Intermediate Algebra (MAT 108) and Basic Physics (PHY 100), Biology (BIO 110 or BIO 151) and Chemistry (CHM 109 or CHM 110/CHM 111) with a grade of C or better in the past 5 years. Applicants must be high school graduates and eligible for all college-level courses. Students must also submit a separate Allied Health application and complete a career exploration at a hospital in the Nuclear Medicine department.

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 820 W. Danforth Road, #B1, Edmond, OK 73003; 405.285.0546, www.jrcnmt.org.

The mission of the program is to provide students with affordable, comprehensive and innovative didactic and clinical education in nuclear medicine technology to prepare them to become competent, professional nuclear medicine technologists in a complex global society.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform nuclear medicine procedures in the clinical setting.
Utilize radiation safety practices in daily operations in a nuclear medicine department including radiopharmaceuticals, imaging and therapeutic procedures.
Combine critical thinking, problem solving and compassionate patient care in an ethical and professional manner.
Meet the requirements to sit for the national examinations to become a certified nuclear medicine technologist.

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Radiologic Technologist, A.S.

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This program provides training in the field of radiologic technology (X-ray). Radiologic technologists work in hospital, clinic or health center radiology departments. Students learn to produce images of body parts as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury.

Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to the program and applicants should have a successful record of achievement in high school algebra and science courses, including physics, or develop these skills prior to program admission. Students must also meet pre-program requirements, which include the successful completion of BIO 151 - General Biology 1 or BIO 110 - Introduction to Biological Science.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Radiologic Technologist Radiography (RTR)(R) certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) required for employment in this field.

This program is sponsored by the Community College of Allegheny County that is accredited by the Regional Accrediting Agency; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, phone 215.662.5606. Additionally, the program is recognized in good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155, phone 651.687.0048, www.arrt.org

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Function as a competent, technically proficient entry-level technologist who can apply and perform safe patient care radiation protection practices according to industry standards.
Utilize safe methods to provide patients with minimized radiation dose levels during imaging procedures.
Operate diagnostic imaging X-ray units to meet standardized protocols under the direction of radiologists.
Exhibit professional characteristics required by the radiologic technology profession.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, A.S.

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Diagnostic ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to image various organs and structures within the body.

The diagnostic medical sonographer is qualified by academic and clinical training to provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a qualified doctor of medicine or osteopathy.

The ultrasound profession is subdivided into nine specialties. The specialties offered at CCAC are General Ultrasound, Cardiac Ultrasound and Vascular Ultrasound. Students will select one specialty field of study in which to major.

Graduates enter the job market with skills necessary to function as entry-level diagnostic medical sonographers.

Enrollment is limited by availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate applications to the ultrasound program. Applicants must have a successful record of achievement in high school science courses, algebra and physics or develop these skills prior to program admission.

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Dietetic Technician

Dietetic Technician, A.S.

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The Dietetic Technician program provides education in the field of dietetics, nutrition and management. The program prepares students for management positions in foodservice establishments, restaurants, nursing homes and hospitals. In addition, students are prepared to work with dietitians, nutritionists, in hospitals, nursing homes or providing nutrition education in community settings and in home health agencies.

The degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP).

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Dietetic Technician registration exam given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) to become a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR), and the credentialing exam from the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM,CFPP).

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.S.

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This program provides education in the development, maintenance and use of patient health information for medical care, health planning, quality improvement, medical research, professional education and financial reimbursement.

Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long-term care, behavioral health care facilities and physician practices.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national examination of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to qualify as a registered health information technician (RHIT).

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Medical Insurance Specialist Certificate

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This program provides training in the area of medical insurance and health care claims processing, as well as CPT and ICD coding and computerized medical billing. This program also serves the needs of health care personnel interested in upgrading their professional skills.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Evaluate a patient's insurance coverage, differentiate between health insurance and worker's compensation situations and apply guidelines for claims submission set forth by the appropriate insurance carrier.
Collect and analyze documentation from a patient's chart to select and apply appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to insurance claims.
Differentiate between a primary insurance claim and a supplemental claim and apply information appropriately to each insurance situation.
Manage new claims submissions, payments received in office, submission of supplemental claims, corrections and appeals of claims in a timely manner.
Apply critical thinking skills and problem solving skills to claims denials for successful appeal submission and reimbursement.
Identify medicolegal issues and adhere to guidelines, rules, regulations and laws governing them to maintain compliance in the health care practice.

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MRI Technician

Magentic Resonance Imaging, Diploma

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This is a two-semester program designed for certified radiologic technologists, RTR (R) or radiation therapist RTR (T) or nuclear medicine technologists RTR (N) or CNMT to expand skills for specialization in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI Scanning).

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a field that utilizes scanners to produce images of human anatomy as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury.

MRI scanning technologists work in hospitals, clinics, health care centers and private imaging radiology departments.

The availability of clinical sites and other factors limit enrollment. Students must make separate application to the program. Applications are available in the campus Admissions offices.

Applicants should have a successful record of achievement in a regionally approved accredited radiologic technology program or radiation therapy technology program or nuclear medicine technology program, be registered in radiography or radiation therapy or nuclear medicine, with the certification examination having been passed at least one year prior to sitting for the advanced level examination in magnetic resonance imaging.

Graduates are eligible to make application to take the advanced certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (MR). All examination requirements are available at www.arrt.org

This program is sponsored by the Community College of Allegheny County that is accredited by the Regional Accrediting Agency; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, phone 215.662.5606. Additionally, the program is recognized in good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155, phone 651.687.0048, www.arrt.org

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Function as a competent, technically proficient entry-level MR technologist who can apply and perform safe patient care magnetic imaging protection practices according to industry standards.
Utilize safe screening methods of a patient's medical history prior to performing a magnetized medical scanning procedure.
Operate magnetic resonance imaging scanners safely to meet standardized protocols under the direction of a radiologist.
Perform equipment manipulation functions to produce quality magnetic MRI images.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a physician's office, clinic or other healthcare setting. Medical assistants work with physicians of all specialties performing clinical and administrative duties. They assist with examinations and treatments, perform routine laboratory procedures, maintain medical records, complete insurance forms, arrange for diagnostic procedures, handle correspondence and perform bookkeeping. Students graduating from this program will demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of academic subject matter required for competence in the profession. The program prepares competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains using classroom instruction with laboratory experience. The program includes a 160-hour, non-paid clinical externship.Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Perform clinical procedures related to patient examinations and assist the physician throughout the exam.
Prepare blood and body fluid specimens for analysis according to industry standards.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Perform administrative functions related to medical business practices.
Display behavior in accordance with regulations, policies, laws and patient rights.

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Medical Assistant, A.S.

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This degree program enables students in the certificate program the opportunity to continue their education and to complete the coursework needed for an Associate's degree. This program prepares students for entry-level positions as a medical assistant in a physician's office, clinic or other healthcare setting. Medical assistants work with physicians of all specialties performing clinical and administrative duties. They assist with examinations and treatments, perform routine laboratory procedures, maintain medical records, complete insurance forms, arrange for diagnostic procedures, handle correspondence and perform bookkeeping. Students graduating from this program will demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of academic subject matter required for competence in the profession. The program prepares competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains using classroom instruction with laboratory experience. The programs includes a 160-hour, non-paid clinical externship.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician, A.S.

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This program prepares graduates for entry into clinical laboratory work. Employment opportunities exist in hospitals and private laboratories where work is done under the supervision of a pathologist. For more information on careers in the medical laboratory, visit the website of the American Society of Clinical Pathology www.ascp.org.

Graduates are eligible to take the national examination for certification as Medical Laboratory Technicians MLT (ASCP). Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites. Students must make separate applications to this program. Applicants must be eligible for college-level courses and should have a science background. Introduction to Human Biology (BIO 103) may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite of MLT 111.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Perform aseptic technique.
Demonstrate proficiency in all laboratory exercises by performance of test procedures with results and control values within acceptable manufacturer's control limits.
Perform tests and identify clinically important microbes.
Exhibit medical laboratory knowledge, professionalism and ethical behavior.
Perform clinical tests under the supervision of qualified facility personnel.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.S.

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This program prepares graduates to assist in providing occupational therapy services under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist in a variety of health care and school facilities. A certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) is trained to assist in the prevention of further disability and the restoration of function in persons with developmental, physical or emotional disabilities. Through therapeutic activities, occupational therapy assists patients in becoming as independent as possible within their own environment.

Enrollment is limited by availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to the program. Applicants should have a successful record of achievement in high school science courses or develop these skills prior to program admission. Students must also meet pre-program requirements, which include the successful completion of BIO 151 - General Biology 1 or BIO 110 - Introduction to Biological Science.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association. The address is ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929; 301.652.2682, www.acoteonline.org.

Graduates of this will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Exhibit entry-level competencies as an occupational therapy assistant.
Display professional behaviors that are congruent with the core values, standards and ethics of the occupational therapy profession.
Communicate effectively with clients, families and other team members.
Utilize reflective judgment and problem solving to effectively integrate theoretical concepts of the use of occupation in promotion health and wellness.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomist Diploma

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This program prepares students to function as an entry-level phlebotomist in hospitals, blood drawing stations, physicians' offices, research or other health care settings. Phlebotomists collect blood specimens for tests used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Graduates are eligible to apply for the national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Enrollment in the program is limited by availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program.

Applicants must be eligible for ENG 100 - Basic Principles Composition and DVS 103 - Advanced College Reading & Study Skills based on college placement testing. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check are required prior to registering for PHB 201C - Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all program courses.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

Apply principles of specimen collection in the overall patient care system.
Adhere to infection control and safety policies and procedures.
Monitor quality control.
Demonstrate professional conduct, communication skills and behavior in accordance with regulations, policies, laws and patient rights.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant, A.S.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant program is designed to prepare graduates to perform physical therapy procedures and related tasks under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Graduates complete 715 hours of supervised clinical experience that is coordinated with 450 hours of classroom learning. The physical therapist assistant (PTA) performs a variety of treatment procedures in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, schools, patient homes, sports medicine clinics and private practices. Through the utilization of therapeutic modalities, exercise, and other techniques, physical therapy aids patients in the relief of pain and discomfort as well as assisting the disabled in restoring optimal functioning. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree exhibiting entry level competencies as a physical therapist assistant; be prepared to pass the National Physical Therapy Examination for the Physical Therapist Assistant (NPTEPTA) and gain employment.
Display professional behaviors that are congruent with the core values, standards and ethics of the physical therapy profession.
Demonstrate respect for cultural diversity, lifestyle values and choices of others.
Communicate effectively with clients, family members and other health care providers.
Utilize reflective judgment and problem solving skills and demonstrate participation in professional development opportunities to promote health and wellness.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist, A.S.

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This program provides training in the field of respiratory therapy. Training in the use of equipment is included in a patient-oriented hospital experience.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate competence in the cognitive (knowledge) learning domain of respiratory care practice as performed by a registered respiratory therapist.
Demonstrate competence in the psychomotor (skill) learning domain of respiratory care practice as performed by a registered respiratory therapist.
Demonstrate competence in the affective (behavior) learning domain of respiratory care practice as performed by a registered respiratory therapist.
Design, implement and evaluate the respiratory therapy care plans used by a registered respiratory therapist.
Recognize, demonstrate and apply written and oral communication skills required by a registered respiratory therapist.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts, A.S.

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The culinary arts program prepares graduates for a successful career in the foodservice industry. Industry experienced faculty teach curriculum designed to train students to meet the increasing employment needs of the 21st century for trained chefs and culinary experts. The program, which pairs classroom and hands on food laboratory experiences, also requires students to complete an externship with a minimum of 100 hours. This program accommodates both full and part time students. Students are expected to be well groomed and in compliance with health department standards of sanitation. Program uniforms and knife kits are required for all lab classes. Students who have not declared culinary as their major must have permission of the culinary program coordinator to enroll in CLR courses. Graduates of the culinary arts program may find employment as prep and line cooks, shift chefs, sous chefs or managers in the restaurant, hotel, club, bakery and retail food industries.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Practice safe and sanitary work habits and food handling procedures throughout the entire flow of food through a food establishment.
Demonstrate basic proficiency in fundamental cooking and baking techniques.
Prepare, according to recipe, a wide variety of global, classical and contemporary, savory and sweet food products.
Employ basic business management techniques as they relate to the successful operation of a foodservice operation.
Work collaboratively as part of a team to plan, create and execute menus for a foodservice operation.

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Culinary Basics Certificate

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By providing students with hands-on instruction in fundamental culinary techniques, the CCAC culinary certificate program prepares students for an entry-level cook's position in a commercial foodservice kitchen. The program provides realistic, hands-on training by experienced chef instructors in our commercial training kitchens. This concentrated program can be completed in just two semesters, providing graduates a rapid entry into the foodservice industry. Culinary certificate holders may find employment as prep cooks, line cooks, short order cooks, foodservice workers and bakery assistants in the restaurant, hotel, club, bakery and retail food industries. Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase a program knife kit and uniform. Students are expected to be well groomed in compliance with standards of sanitation. Credits earned in the culinary certificate program can be applied to the culinary associate degree program.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Demonstrate safe, sanitary food handling techniques.
Operate hand and power kitchen equipment properly and safely.
Identify commonly used foods.
Choose appropriate cooking techniques for meats, seafood, starches and vegetables.
Demonstrate proper cooking techniques to produce high quality meals.

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Hospitality Operations Management Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for foodservice, lodging and recreation management positions in the growing global industry of hospitality and hospitality-related businesses. Career opportunities include lodging facilities, foodservice facilities, event planning, casinos, campgrounds, sports venues, amusement parks, cruise ships, resorts, clubs and healthcare hospitality management.

All courses are offered online, which provides flexibility for students in completing program requirements. Graduates of the certificate program may continue their education and earn an associate degree in Hospitality Operations Management.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

Demonstrate the professional, ethical behavior, communication and interpersonal skills required in the hospitality industry.
Analyze communication, selection, training, management and motivation of employees.
Manage through planning, arranging, organizing, and evaluating operations of hospitality establishments.
Utilize industry terminology, financial controls and legal aspects of hospitality establishments.

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Hospitality Operations Management, A.S.

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This associate degree program prepares students for foodservice, lodging and recreation management positions in the growing global industry of hospitality and hospitality-related businesses. Career opportunities include lodging facilities, foodservice facilities, event planning, casinos, campgrounds, sports venues, amusement parks, cruise ships, resorts, clubs and healthcare hospitality management.

All courses are offered online, which provides flexibility for students in completing program requirements.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

Demonstrate the professional, ethical behavior, communication and interpersonal skills required in the hospitality industry.
Analyze communication, selection, training, management and motivation of employees.
Manage through planning, arranging, organizing, and evaluating operations of hospitality establishments.
Utilize industry terminology, financial controls and legal aspects of hospitality establishments.

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Cybersecurity, A.S.

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This program prepares students for entry-level careers in Cybersecurity. The program objectives are based on the guidelines in the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework published by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS).

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Identify, describe and analyze vulnerabilities, threats and risks for critical information assets.
Plan, implement and maintain security measures and controls to protect critical information assets.
Prevent, detect, analyze and respond to system intrusions and data breaches.
Analyze and evaluate emerging cybersecurity risks and solutions with creative and critical thinking and research skills.

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Database Administrator

Data Analytics Certificate

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This program prepares students for employment in the Data Analytics field. It is designed for students who have degrees or are working in associated professions. Data Analytics is the identification, analysis and interpretation of volumes of data that are collected from a wide variety of sources. Students will learn to identify patterns and relationships in large data sets, to resolve business questions and make data-driven decisions and effectively communicate informed tactical and strategic business objectives. Careers include data analyst, data
scientist, database administrators and statistical assistants.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Describe data challenges in a variety of industries.
Organize information from many sources.
Apply statistical tools to discover patterns and relationships in large data sets.
Recommend solutions to business problems through use of data mining techniques.
Communicate tactical and strategic objectives by utilizing data visualization techniques.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Technology Support Certificate

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This program addresses individuals with a technical orientation, including college graduates from other fields or already working in a different area of IT, who are interested in a career that provides technical support of a computer or a computer network.

This program provides students with specific technical competencies for entry-level employment opportunities as a user support or network support specialist. Various job titles in the field include help desk support, technical support, end-user trainer, network support technician or network administrator.

Students obtain a foundation in hardware components, operating systems, networked environments, troubleshooting technical problems and supporting users. Students interested in various levels of industry certifications can benefit from the knowledge and skills provided by this program.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Create technical documentation and locate necessary online documentation.
Evaluate information technology system and project management strategies.
Apply research material dealing with organizational and information technology issues.
Analyze developments and trends in information technology that impact businesses and individuals and present the analysis results in oral and written formats.
Use troubleshooting strategies and techniques in correcting a variety of information technology design issues and problems.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Technology Support Certificate

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This program addresses individuals with a technical orientation, including college graduates from other fields or already working in a different area of IT, who are interested in a career that provides technical support of a computer or a computer network.

This program provides students with specific technical competencies for entry-level employment opportunities as a user support or network support specialist. Various job titles in the field include help desk support, technical support, end-user trainer, network support technician or network administrator.

Students obtain a foundation in hardware components, operating systems, networked environments, troubleshooting technical problems and supporting users. Students interested in various levels of industry certifications can benefit from the knowledge and skills provided by this program.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Create technical documentation and locate necessary online documentation.
Evaluate information technology system and project management strategies.
Apply research material dealing with organizational and information technology issues.
Analyze developments and trends in information technology that impact businesses and individuals and present the analysis results in oral and written formats.
Use troubleshooting strategies and techniques in correcting a variety of information technology design issues and problems.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Technology, A.S.

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The Mechatronics Technology program provides skills and knowledge in five major areas: computer programming, electrical systems, mechanical systems, robotics and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Mechatronics technicians assist the design, development and engineering staff and work closely with others to install, maintain, modify and repair mechatronic systems, equipment and component parts. Students can pursue specializations through restricted electives. This technology training is relevant to several industries including the petrochemical sector, process technology, energy, manufacturing and supply chain and logistics. Students who pursue this degree benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and quality college education.

Typical job titles can include advanced manufacturing technicians, systems integration, electrical and instrumentation technicians, robotics and automation technicians, electromechanical, process control, or industrial maintenance, field automation and supply chain technicians. This associate degree program may provide students with opportunities to pursue supervisory positions in the above fields.

Students who complete MEC-100 and MEC-102 sit for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry credential. This is a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) endorsed credential. The cost of the certification is included in the fees for the courses. There are additional, optional certification students may wish to pursue to enhance their employability. Students who successfully complete MEC-103, MEC-106 and MEC-156 are prepared to sit for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) industry credential: PMMI Mechatronics Industrial Electricity 1. Students who successfully complete MEC-104 are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Mechanical Components 1 industry credential. Students who successfully complete MEC-108 are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Programmable Logic Controllers 1 industry credential.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Mechatronics Technology, A.S.

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The Mechatronics Technology program provides skills and knowledge in five major areas: computer programming, electrical systems, mechanical systems, robotics and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Mechatronics technicians assist the design, development and engineering staff and work closely with others to install, maintain, modify and repair mechatronic systems, equipment and component parts. Students can pursue specializations through restricted electives. This technology training is relevant to several industries including the petrochemical sector, process technology, energy, manufacturing and supply chain and logistics. Students who pursue this degree benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and quality college education.

Typical job titles can include advanced manufacturing technicians, systems integration, electrical and instrumentation technicians, robotics and automation technicians, electromechanical, process control, or industrial maintenance, field automation and supply chain technicians. This associate degree program may provide students with opportunities to pursue supervisory positions in the above fields.

Students who complete MEC-100 and MEC-102 sit for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry credential. This is a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) endorsed credential. The cost of the certification is included in the fees for the courses. There are additional, optional certification students may wish to pursue to enhance their employability. Students who successfully complete MEC-103, MEC-106 and MEC-156 are prepared to sit for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) industry credential: PMMI Mechatronics Industrial Electricity 1. Students who successfully complete MEC-104 are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Mechanical Components 1 industry credential. Students who successfully complete MEC-108 are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Programmable Logic Controllers 1 industry credential.

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Software Developer

Mechatronics Technology, A.S.

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The Mechatronics Technology program provides skills and knowledge in five major areas: computer programming, electrical systems, mechanical systems, robotics and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Mechatronics technicians assist the design, development and engineering staff and work closely with others to install, maintain, modify and repair mechatronic systems, equipment and component parts. Students can pursue specializations through restricted electives. This technology training is relevant to several industries including the petrochemical sector, process technology, energy, manufacturing and supply chain and logistics. Students who pursue this degree benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and quality college education.

Typical job titles can include advanced manufacturing technicians, systems integration, electrical and instrumentation technicians, robotics and automation technicians, electromechanical, process control, or industrial maintenance, field automation and supply chain technicians. This associate degree program may provide students with opportunities to pursue supervisory positions in the above fields.

Students who complete MEC-100 and MEC-102 sit for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry credential. This is a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) endorsed credential. The cost of the certification is included in the fees for the courses. There are additional, optional certification students may wish to pursue to enhance their employability. Students who successfully complete MEC-103, MEC-106 and MEC-156 are prepared to sit for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) industry credential: PMMI Mechatronics Industrial Electricity 1. Students who successfully complete MEC-104 are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Mechanical Components 1 industry credential. Students who successfully complete MEC-108 are prepared to sit for the PMMI Mechatronics: Programmable Logic Controllers 1 industry credential.

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Multimedia Game Simulation Certificate

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The Multimedia Game Simulation certificate provides opportunities to learn about the game design and simulation practices. Additionally, students are exposed to industry standard hardware, software and development pipelines. Beginning with frameworks and project practices, then moving into design and practicing with the software, this certificate provides an intense yet quick option to help students prepare for the industry. Skills developed through this certificate are applicable to industry needs for game design, testing and simulations.

This certificate is an excellent opportunity for working professionals who are exploring the integration of gamification into projects and training. Students who are focusing on other disciplines and wish to add the use of video games and simulation to their skills for cross-disciplinary design are also well served by the certificate.

Furthermore, students who complete the certificate can continue into the CIT-Multimedia Programming, Simulation & Gaming (108) to earn an Associate of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will.

Analyze target users for multi-platform development.
Assemble multimedia elements into multiple program environments.
Define terminology relating to simulation and gaming.
Assemble multiple scripting languages for interactive elements.
Evaluate ethical situations in multiple areas of multimedia.

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Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming, A.S.

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The Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming degree provides skills and knowledge across a broad range of careers in the gaming industry, including independent game developer, computer programming, game designer, product manager, video game tester, application developer and simulation programmer. Students will learn technical training including game development, modeling and animation software tools, digital imaging and programming.
Students pursuing careers in the gaming industry most often require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and it is recommended that they transfer to four-year institutions in order to pursue competitive employment opportunities. Students will develop a portfolio while completing the degree to show prospective employers and transfer counselors.
Students who successfully complete CCAC's Multimedia Web Programming certificate (104) will be able to apply 12 of their credits to the Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming Associate degree.1
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Apply 2D and 3D animation concepts to design and develop a single-level game.
Utilize programming skills to create simulations and animations.
Create a game and simulation from concept to completion.
Use industry standard software to create game projects.
Communicate effectively and appropriately with team members and players in the development of games and simulations.
Credits may be articulated for courses completed in high school career and technology programs.

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Multimedia Web Programming Certificate

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This certificate program is designed for students seeking skills to create high-end websites with strong design and functional abilities. Students learn to design, create and administer interactive and professional web sites that utilize server-side programming technologies. Web page navigation, web publishing, web images preparation, database design and development and web language practice are integral components of this certificate which focuses on server-side programming.

This program is ideal for both graphic designers who need the technical programming skills to implement their website designs; and for students, not necessarily with an arts background, who want to pursue website programming.

Students who are interested in advanced programming skills may apply several of the courses from this certificate to a degree in Multimedia Programming, Simulation, and Gaming or a certificate in Multimedia Game Programming.

Potential job opportunities following program completion include web designer, web developer, web marketing manager, web manager, e-commerce manager, web programmer, web technician or web server administrator for corporate communications marketing, education, sales departments, design firms, publishers or animation studios.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Apply programming skills for effective communications.
Assemble web page layouts using industry standard software.
Develop web page assets using industry standard languages.
Evaluate websites for structure, standards and usability.
Construct user-centered interfaces and web layouts.

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Software Development Certificate

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This program provides students currently holding a degree or working in an Information Technology field with employment opportunities in application software development.

Students obtain a foundation in computer programming concepts, systems development and data modeling. Students learn software development and programming skills using object-oriented languages such as Java, Visual Basic and C++.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Apply appropriate software development tools to analyze requirements using appropriate data and work flow models.
Implement software to collect, process and present data and information used by business and consumers.
Utilize object-oriented programming constructs for various data types, arrays, methods and graphical user interfaces.
Implement database management systems to organize, store and retrieve data and information for use by application software.

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Graphic Designer

Multimedia Game Simulation Certificate

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The Multimedia Game Simulation certificate provides opportunities to learn about the game design and simulation practices. Additionally, students are exposed to industry standard hardware, software and development pipelines. Beginning with frameworks and project practices, then moving into design and practicing with the software, this certificate provides an intense yet quick option to help students prepare for the industry. Skills developed through this certificate are applicable to industry needs for game design, testing and simulations.

This certificate is an excellent opportunity for working professionals who are exploring the integration of gamification into projects and training. Students who are focusing on other disciplines and wish to add the use of video games and simulation to their skills for cross-disciplinary design are also well served by the certificate.

Furthermore, students who complete the certificate can continue into the CIT-Multimedia Programming, Simulation & Gaming (108) to earn an Associate of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will.

Analyze target users for multi-platform development.
Assemble multimedia elements into multiple program environments.
Define terminology relating to simulation and gaming.
Assemble multiple scripting languages for interactive elements.
Evaluate ethical situations in multiple areas of multimedia.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Digital Design Certificate

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This program will develop the students technical and aesthetic skills necessary for entry-level positions in the print or web design field. This program focuses on graphic design, photography and imaging for students to find employment as a production artist, graphic designer, illustrator, desktop publisher, web developer, Adobe® Certified user or freelance designer.

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Graphic Communications, A.S.

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This program will prepare the student to develop an innovative portfolio of conceptual design. The student will adopt the aesthetic and technical skills necessary for entry-level positions in the print and digital design fields. Graduates may find employment as a production artist, graphic designer, illustrator, desktop publisher, web developer, freelance designer or eligible Adobe® Certified user. The student may also elect to transfer to a four-year institution.

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Graphic Design Certificate

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This program is a concentration of traditional and digital courses to develop students skills in graphic design. The certificate program is also ideal for those students seeking professional development or improving on current skills. Graduates may find employment as a production artist, graphic designer, illustrator, desktop publisher, web developer, freelance designer or eligible Adobe® Certified user. The student may also elect to transfer to a four-year institution.

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Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming, A.S.

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The Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming degree provides skills and knowledge across a broad range of careers in the gaming industry, including independent game developer, computer programming, game designer, product manager, video game tester, application developer and simulation programmer. Students will learn technical training including game development, modeling and animation software tools, digital imaging and programming.
Students pursuing careers in the gaming industry most often require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and it is recommended that they transfer to four-year institutions in order to pursue competitive employment opportunities. Students will develop a portfolio while completing the degree to show prospective employers and transfer counselors.
Students who successfully complete CCAC's Multimedia Web Programming certificate (104) will be able to apply 12 of their credits to the Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming Associate degree.1
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Apply 2D and 3D animation concepts to design and develop a single-level game.
Utilize programming skills to create simulations and animations.
Create a game and simulation from concept to completion.
Use industry standard software to create game projects.
Communicate effectively and appropriately with team members and players in the development of games and simulations.
Credits may be articulated for courses completed in high school career and technology programs.

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AV Technician

Film Technician Certificate

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This program prepares graduates to work on film, television, concerts and sporting events as crew. Positions such as construction, scenic artist, set dressing, grip, set lighting technician, sound mixing and editing, video assist, camera operator, craft services, production assistant, wardrobe and location scouting will be introduced. Opportunities to visit or intern on movie locations and sound stages will be an integral part of the hands-on-training.

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Film Technician, A.S.

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This program prepares graduates to work on film, television, concerts and sporting events as crew and/or transfer to an advanced degree program. Positions such as construction, scenic artist, set dressing, grip, set lighting technician, sound mixing and editing, video assist, camera operator, craft services, production assistant,
wardrobe, film accountant and location scouting will be introduced. Opportunities to visit or intern on movie locations and sound stages will be an integral part of the hands-on training.

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Music Technology Certificate

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The Certificate in Music Technology program is designed to develop the student's knowledge and skills relating to software and hardware used in the commercial music industry. The certificate program is ideal for those students seeking professional development or improving on current skills. Graduates may find employment as a recording engineer, live sound reinforcement engineer, sound designer, music producer, music publisher, broadcast technician, audio equipment technician or sound engineering technician. Articulation to the Music Technology Associate's degree program is possible for all students having completed the Music Technology certificate program.

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Music Technology, A.S.

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The Associate of Science degree in Music Technology prepares the student for a variety of employment opportunities within the commercial music industry. Graduates may find employment as a recording engineer, live sound reinforcement engineer, sound designer, music producer, music publisher, broadcast technician, audio equipment technician or sound engineering technician. The student may also elect to transfer to a four-year institution.

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Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming, A.S.

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The Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming degree provides skills and knowledge across a broad range of careers in the gaming industry, including independent game developer, computer programming, game designer, product manager, video game tester, application developer and simulation programmer. Students will learn technical training including game development, modeling and animation software tools, digital imaging and programming.
Students pursuing careers in the gaming industry most often require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and it is recommended that they transfer to four-year institutions in order to pursue competitive employment opportunities. Students will develop a portfolio while completing the degree to show prospective employers and transfer counselors.
Students who successfully complete CCAC's Multimedia Web Programming certificate (104) will be able to apply 12 of their credits to the Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming Associate degree.1
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Apply 2D and 3D animation concepts to design and develop a single-level game.
Utilize programming skills to create simulations and animations.
Create a game and simulation from concept to completion.
Use industry standard software to create game projects.
Communicate effectively and appropriately with team members and players in the development of games and simulations.
Credits may be articulated for courses completed in high school career and technology programs.

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Broadcast Engineer

Music Technology Certificate

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The Certificate in Music Technology program is designed to develop the student's knowledge and skills relating to software and hardware used in the commercial music industry. The certificate program is ideal for those students seeking professional development or improving on current skills. Graduates may find employment as a recording engineer, live sound reinforcement engineer, sound designer, music producer, music publisher, broadcast technician, audio equipment technician or sound engineering technician. Articulation to the Music Technology Associate's degree program is possible for all students having completed the Music Technology certificate program.

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Music Technology, A.S.

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The Associate of Science degree in Music Technology prepares the student for a variety of employment opportunities within the commercial music industry. Graduates may find employment as a recording engineer, live sound reinforcement engineer, sound designer, music producer, music publisher, broadcast technician, audio equipment technician or sound engineering technician. The student may also elect to transfer to a four-year institution.

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Energy Industry

Electrician

Electrical Construction (JATC/IBEW) Technology, A.S.

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This five-year Associate of Science program offers qualifying applicants occupational education under sponsorship of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local #5).

Students will have classroom, hands-on and on-the job experiences in journeyman wireman electrical work. Upon completion of the curriculum and the job experience hours required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, the students are eligible to take the IBEW Journeyman Wireman Examination. The National JATC, IBEW, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor issue certificates of completion to those who successfully complete this apprenticeship program and pass the examination. This certificate allows a graduate to work in residential, commercial and industrial construction as skilled journeyman wireman and in all aspects of the electrical and teledata industry.

Enrollment is limited. Applicants must apply through the IBEW Local #5 application process. Applicants must meet the requirements outlined by the union available on the union's apprenticeship website: http://www.ibewlocal5jatc.org/. Interested students can contact the IBEW Local #5 at 412.432.1145 for more information.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate electrical systems installations consistent with architectural considerations.
Solve complex problems through use of decision making, critical thinking.
Make correlations between basic scientific information about the nature of matter as it relates to understanding electrical theory.
Demonstrate skills and knowledge needed to work in residential, industrial and commercial construction and teledata industry.

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Electrical Lineman

Electrical Construction (JATC/IBEW) Technology, A.S.

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This five-year Associate of Science program offers qualifying applicants occupational education under sponsorship of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local #5).

Students will have classroom, hands-on and on-the job experiences in journeyman wireman electrical work. Upon completion of the curriculum and the job experience hours required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, the students are eligible to take the IBEW Journeyman Wireman Examination. The National JATC, IBEW, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor issue certificates of completion to those who successfully complete this apprenticeship program and pass the examination. This certificate allows a graduate to work in residential, commercial and industrial construction as skilled journeyman wireman and in all aspects of the electrical and teledata industry.

Enrollment is limited. Applicants must apply through the IBEW Local #5 application process. Applicants must meet the requirements outlined by the union available on the union's apprenticeship website: http://www.ibewlocal5jatc.org/. Interested students can contact the IBEW Local #5 at 412.432.1145 for more information.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Integrate electrical systems installations consistent with architectural considerations.
Solve complex problems through use of decision making, critical thinking.
Make correlations between basic scientific information about the nature of matter as it relates to understanding electrical theory.
Demonstrate skills and knowledge needed to work in residential, industrial and commercial construction and teledata industry.

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Electrical Distribution Technology Certificate

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The Electrical Distribution Technology program is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions in the electrical utility industry as maintenance/installation technicians on electrical distribution systems. The 10 technical courses provides hands-on and on-the-job training that meets the requirements for an entry-level position in the electrical utility industry..

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Install and maintain primary and secondary phase conductors for both residential and commercial consumers.
Develop skills for troubleshooting and repairing electrical distribution systems.
Apply safety procedures, including state and federal regulations, in all aspects of electrical distribution systems.
Communicate effectively in a team environment.
To graduate in the Electrical Distribution Technology program, students must obtain a commercial driver's license. Drug screening is required to comply with job safety standards.

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Electrical Distribution Technology, A.S.

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The Electrical Distribution Technology program is an Associate of Science degree program that prepares students for an entry-level position in the electrical utility industry. Students will work as maintenance/installation technicians on electrical distribution systems and electrical substations. Graduates of the program will have had classroom, hands-on and on-the-job training in the electric utility industry that meets the requirements for an entry level position.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Install and maintain primary and secondary phase conductors for both residential and commercial consumers.
Develop skills for troubleshooting and repairing electrical distribution systems.
Apply safety procedures, including state and federal regulations, in all aspects of electrical distribution systems.
Communicate effectively and appropriately with management and a diverse customer base.
To graduate in the Electrical Distribution Technology program, students must obtain a commercial driver's license. Drug screening is required to comply with job safety standards.

The Electrical Distribution Technology program is open to all students meeting program admission criteria. The program, developed with Duquesne Light, is scheduled based on industry need. Applicants must attend an orientation session and successfully complete a forty (40) hour basic wood pole climbing course prior to enrollment into the certificate program.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronic Engineering Technology, A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment as an electronics technician upon graduation. The program is also designed to transfer to a four year institution, leading to a BS degree in Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering Technology. The program emphasizes theory and its applications in electronics and basic concepts and skills for entry-level positions. Applications include computers, communication equipment, monitoring devices, product evaluation and testing.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Employ electronic vocabulary to communicate with the technical community.
Apply industry standard software in analyzing electronic circuits.
Troubleshoot and design electronic circuits using electronic concepts.
Employ teamwork and leadership best practices in a laboratory environment.

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Electronics Basic Certificate

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This program prepares students for an entry-level position in the field of electronics by providing a basic understanding of concepts, terminology and common tools and instruments used in electronics. The program features a balance between theory and practical applications through both computer simulation and real world circuitry.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Apply skills for employment as an electronic technician, assembler or service representative.
Employ electronic vocabulary to communicate with the manufacturing community.
Apply industry standard software in analyzing electronic circuits.
Use electronic concepts in troubleshooting and designing electronic circuits.

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Machinist

Machine Technician Certificate

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This program provides training in basic machine skills to gain entry-level positions in the machine and manufacturing industry. The basic machine operations of turning, milling and grinding are covered in specific courses. Students will work in a project-oriented environment with emphasis on precision, quality and development of sound work attitudes and skills. In addition to employment, the program can provide an entry to other fields of manufacturing and engineering technology.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Plan and perform safe work habits and techniques in lathe, mill, grinding and computer numerical control operations.
Evaluate the selection and use of materials for machining applications.
Identify parts, operations and applications of tools used in machining production techniques.
Set up and calculate basic shop mathematics problems.
Use industry handbooks and calculator to calculate speeds and feeds.

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Architectural Drafter

Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology, A.S.

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This program prepares students for detail, design or layout drafting in manufacturing. Students are skilled in design drafting with both manual and computer-aided techniques. These skills are needed for entry-level positions in the mechanical engineering field, including engineering aide, design draftsperson or CAD operator. Students should have reading and mathematics skills at the college level or be prepared to develop these at the college. SET 100 - Intro to Engineering Technolgy will be useful to students developing these skills.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Prepare detailed, subassembly and full-assembly engineering drawings of a variety of machinery, mechanical devices and mechanical components using appropriate manual and computer-aided drafting software.
Recognize and apply the ASME Y14.5 guidelines in the creating of engineering drawings.
Apply and utilize ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerancing guidelines for establishing and maintaining the functional fit of mating parts.
Evaluate and solve drawing problems related to mechanical drafting standards frequently used by industrial manufacturers.
Apply basic and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD commands to produce mechanical drawings.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology, A.S.

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This program prepares students for detail, design or layout drafting in manufacturing. Students are skilled in design drafting with both manual and computer-aided techniques. These skills are needed for entry-level positions in the mechanical engineering field, including engineering aide, design draftsperson or CAD operator. Students should have reading and mathematics skills at the college level or be prepared to develop these at the college. SET 100 - Intro to Engineering Technolgy will be useful to students developing these skills.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Prepare detailed, subassembly and full-assembly engineering drawings of a variety of machinery, mechanical devices and mechanical components using appropriate manual and computer-aided drafting software.
Recognize and apply the ASME Y14.5 guidelines in the creating of engineering drawings.
Apply and utilize ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerancing guidelines for establishing and maintaining the functional fit of mating parts.
Evaluate and solve drawing problems related to mechanical drafting standards frequently used by industrial manufacturers.
Apply basic and advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD commands to produce mechanical drawings.

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Mechatronics Technology Certificate

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The Mechatronics Technology Program provides skills and knowledge in four major areas: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering/electronic engineering and control systems. This technology training is relevant to several industries including the natural gas industry, energy, manufacturing and supply chain and logistics. Students who pursue this degree will benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and quality college education.

Typical job titles include: production, planning and expediting clerks, entry-level maintenance and repair workers, inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers, electro-mechanical technicians, industrial maintenance technicians and entry-level supply chain technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Use quality and safety standards necessary for the operating, maintaining and repairing of industrial equipment.
Program, configure and operate automated, industrial equipment for machining, assembly and production.
Troubleshoot and repair equipment applying basic and preventative maintenance techniques.
Apply basic computational skills in measurement and analysis of technical formulas and schematics.
Utilize technical and organizational skills to effectively engage with team members and a diverse customer base.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Mechatronics Technology Certificate

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The Mechatronics Technology Program provides skills and knowledge in four major areas: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering/electronic engineering and control systems. This technology training is relevant to several industries including the natural gas industry, energy, manufacturing and supply chain and logistics. Students who pursue this degree will benefit from a technical core set of courses that combine industry-recognized certification and quality college education.

Typical job titles include: production, planning and expediting clerks, entry-level maintenance and repair workers, inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers, electro-mechanical technicians, industrial maintenance technicians and entry-level supply chain technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Use quality and safety standards necessary for the operating, maintaining and repairing of industrial equipment.
Program, configure and operate automated, industrial equipment for machining, assembly and production.
Troubleshoot and repair equipment applying basic and preventative maintenance techniques.
Apply basic computational skills in measurement and analysis of technical formulas and schematics.
Utilize technical and organizational skills to effectively engage with team members and a diverse customer base.

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Stationary Operating Engineer Certificate

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The certificate is a stationary engineer Local 95 supported training program that provides the lecture and hands-on training needed for employment as stationary operating engineers for both union and non-union students. The program provides students the opportunity to acquire the skills needed for employment in jobs requiring multiple maintenance competencies, including electricity, plumbing and boilers. These competencies will allow students with this certificate to obtain highly skilled maintenance positions in a variety of industries, office buildings, universities, hospitals, school districts, municipalities, stadiums and commercial/industrial facilities.

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will:

Maintain and repair systems and functions associated with facilities maintenance.
Troubleshoot and provide preventative maintenance of facilities.
Communicate effectively using the terminology appropriate to this trade.
Provide the leadership and management skills needed for position as foreman, manager and supervisor.
Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as a stationary operating engineer, a chief engineer, a facilities manager, maintenance foreman or as a building maintenance supervisor.

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Stationary Operating Engineer, A.S.

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This Associate's degree program enables students, especially those enrolled in the CCAC certificate for Stationary Operating Engineer, to continue with their education and complete the coursework needed for an Associate's degree. The program provides students with opportunity to acquire the skills needed for employment in jobs requiring multiple maintenance competencies, including electricity, plumbing and boilers. These competencies will allow the students in this Associate's degree program to obtain highly skilled maintenance positions in a variety of industries, office buildings, universities, hospitals, school districts, municipalities, stadiums and commercial/industrial facilities.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Maintain and repair systems and functions associated with the maintenance of facilities.
Troubleshoot and provide preventative maintenance of facilities.
Communicate effectively, not only using the terminology appropriate to this trade, but the skills acquired in the other non-technical coursework.
Provide the leadership and management skills needed for a position as foreman, manager and supervisor.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Stationary Operating Engineer Certificate

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The certificate is a stationary engineer Local 95 supported training program that provides the lecture and hands-on training needed for employment as stationary operating engineers for both union and non-union students. The program provides students the opportunity to acquire the skills needed for employment in jobs requiring multiple maintenance competencies, including electricity, plumbing and boilers. These competencies will allow students with this certificate to obtain highly skilled maintenance positions in a variety of industries, office buildings, universities, hospitals, school districts, municipalities, stadiums and commercial/industrial facilities.

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will:

Maintain and repair systems and functions associated with facilities maintenance.
Troubleshoot and provide preventative maintenance of facilities.
Communicate effectively using the terminology appropriate to this trade.
Provide the leadership and management skills needed for position as foreman, manager and supervisor.
Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as a stationary operating engineer, a chief engineer, a facilities manager, maintenance foreman or as a building maintenance supervisor.

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Stationary Operating Engineer, A.S.

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This Associate's degree program enables students, especially those enrolled in the CCAC certificate for Stationary Operating Engineer, to continue with their education and complete the coursework needed for an Associate's degree. The program provides students with opportunity to acquire the skills needed for employment in jobs requiring multiple maintenance competencies, including electricity, plumbing and boilers. These competencies will allow the students in this Associate's degree program to obtain highly skilled maintenance positions in a variety of industries, office buildings, universities, hospitals, school districts, municipalities, stadiums and commercial/industrial facilities.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

Maintain and repair systems and functions associated with the maintenance of facilities.
Troubleshoot and provide preventative maintenance of facilities.
Communicate effectively, not only using the terminology appropriate to this trade, but the skills acquired in the other non-technical coursework.
Provide the leadership and management skills needed for a position as foreman, manager and supervisor.

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Construction

Construction Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Certificate

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Welder

Ironworker Apprenticeship Certificate

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Metal Fabricator

Ironworker Apprenticeship Certificate

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Certificate

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, A.S.

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Plumber

Plumber Apprenticeship Certificate

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Architectural Drafter

Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Certificate

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, A.S.

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HVAC Technician

Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Certificate

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Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, A.S.

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