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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Specialization

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Administration of Justice (ADJ) programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers in public safety. The A.A.S. degree does not substitute for attendance at a basic police academy required by Virginia’s local and state law enforcement agencies. Students who plan to transfer DCC courses into a four-year program in criminal justice/administration of justice are strongly urged to consult with their faculty advisor and the counseling office for course selection. Transferability of ADJ coursework to four-year colleges or universities is contingent on the academic credit transfer policies of those institutions.

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Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Specialization

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Administration of Justice (ADJ) programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers in public safety. The A.A.S. degree does not substitute for attendance at a basic police academy required by Virginia’s local and state law enforcement agencies. Students who plan to transfer DCC courses into a four-year program in criminal justice/administration of justice are strongly urged to consult with their faculty advisor and the counseling office for course selection. Transferability of ADJ coursework to four-year colleges or universities is contingent on the academic credit transfer policies of those institutions.

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Law Enforcement

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This certificate is designed to meet the short-term training needs of existing law enforcement employees. Graduates of law enforcement training programs may receive advanced standing credit for some requirements.

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Law Enforcement

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This certificate is designed to meet the short-term training needs of existing law enforcement employees. Graduates of law enforcement training programs may receive advanced standing credit for some requirements.

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Correctional Officer

Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Specialization

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Administration of Justice (ADJ) programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers in public safety. The A.A.S. degree does not substitute for attendance at a basic police academy required by Virginia’s local and state law enforcement agencies. Students who plan to transfer DCC courses into a four-year program in criminal justice/administration of justice are strongly urged to consult with their faculty advisor and the counseling office for course selection. Transferability of ADJ coursework to four-year colleges or universities is contingent on the academic credit transfer policies of those institutions.

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Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Specialization

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Administration of Justice (ADJ) programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers in public safety. The A.A.S. degree does not substitute for attendance at a basic police academy required by Virginia’s local and state law enforcement agencies. Students who plan to transfer DCC courses into a four-year program in criminal justice/administration of justice are strongly urged to consult with their faculty advisor and the counseling office for course selection. Transferability of ADJ coursework to four-year colleges or universities is contingent on the academic credit transfer policies of those institutions.

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Law Enforcement

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This certificate is designed to meet the short-term training needs of existing law enforcement employees. Graduates of law enforcement training programs may receive advanced standing credit for some requirements.

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Law Enforcement

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This certificate is designed to meet the short-term training needs of existing law enforcement employees. Graduates of law enforcement training programs may receive advanced standing credit for some requirements.

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Police Officer

Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Specialization

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Administration of Justice (ADJ) programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers in public safety. The A.A.S. degree does not substitute for attendance at a basic police academy required by Virginia’s local and state law enforcement agencies. Students who plan to transfer DCC courses into a four-year program in criminal justice/administration of justice are strongly urged to consult with their faculty advisor and the counseling office for course selection. Transferability of ADJ coursework to four-year colleges or universities is contingent on the academic credit transfer policies of those institutions.

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Law Enforcement

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This certificate is designed to meet the short-term training needs of existing law enforcement employees. Graduates of law enforcement training programs may receive advanced standing credit for some requirements.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate

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The Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate is designed for students who plan to work with children from birth through age eight years using developmentally appropriate practices. The occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:  Child Care Center Teacher Assistant, Recreation Leader or Aide, or Substitute Teacher.

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Early Childhood Education

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Do you enjoy watching children as they investigate the world around them? Can you answer countless questions? Do you find humor in the unique way children view the world? Can you laugh with them? Do you have the patience and tenderness to care for our tiniest citizens? If so, a career in Early Childhood Education may be just the place for you! The Early Childhood Education curriculum is designed for students who plan to work with children from birth through age eight years using developmentally appropriate practices. This curriculum provides the student with skills in areas documented by Virginia Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals. Graduates will be prepared for employment in child care centers, preschools, or recreation programs. Students who intend to transfer to four year colleges must see the program coordinator for additional information.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services

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Industry Certification: Graduates may sit for the Emergency Medical Technician exam for state (Virginia) certification.

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Information Technology Industry

Database Administrator

Advanced Database Development

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This program is designed for students who have already completed a two-year software development program or have equivalent work experience. Admission criteria will be at the discretion of the instructor.

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Information Systems Data Analyst

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Computer Science and IT CSCs provide an opportunity to add specialization within an A.A.S. degree or for existing IT professionals to expand their skills.

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Information Systems Data Analyst

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Computer Science and IT CSCs provide an opportunity to add specialization within an A.A.S. degree or for existing IT professionals to expand their skills.

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Data Security Management

Cyber Security Technician

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The Cyber Security Technician CSC is a condensed version of the Cyber Security Certificate. The program is designed for individuals with prior work and/or educational experience relevant to the cyber security field. Individuals may be required to demonstrate required skills or provide evidence of completion of relevant industry certifications. Enrollment eligibility will be at the discretion of the Cyber Center Director.

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Systems Analyst

Information Systems Data Analyst

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Computer Science and IT CSCs provide an opportunity to add specialization within an A.A.S. degree or for existing IT professionals to expand their skills.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Systems Management

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Graduates of this program will demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental information technology skills required to provide user support in a business setting, the ability to design and plan the deployment of new technology systems, and the ability to design, plan and manage updates to technology systems. These skills will enable the certificate holder to provide robust IT Support services to and/or fill an IT Management position in a wide variety of organizations.

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Information Systems Technician

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In this program, students will learn problem-solving skills in implementing and troubleshooting computer systems as well as demonstrating fundamental IT skills required to provide user support in a business setting.

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Information Technology Support Specialist

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Program is designed for existing information system employees who wish to upgrade their skills to include CompTIA industry certifications, or for individuals with previous computing systems-related experience contemplating a career change. Due to the level of knowledge required for the courses in this CSC, candidates must have previous knowledge, either through workforce experience or college courses, to be determined by the instructor.

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Networking Technology Fundamentals

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Program allows dual enrollment high school students or adults entering the IT Networking field to develop basic skills in routing, switching, basic PC software installation and hardware repair.

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Networking Technology Fundamentals

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Program allows dual enrollment high school students or adults entering the IT Networking field to develop basic skills in routing, switching, basic PC software installation and hardware repair.

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Networking Technology Fundamentals

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Program allows dual enrollment high school students or adults entering the IT Networking field to develop basic skills in routing, switching, basic PC software installation and hardware repair.

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Software Developer

Information Systems Technology - Software Development

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This program focuses on designing, creating, and maintaining desktop software. Coursework includes analyzing problems, creating solutions, writing code, testing solutions/programs, project management, production aspects, and updating projects. Students will learn core problem-solving skills, known as the "six steps to program problem-solving," and how to use integrated development environments in today?s market.

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Software Development

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Program focuses on designing, creating, maintaining desktop software. Topics include analyzing problems, creating solutions, writing code, testing solutions programs, project management, production aspects, and updating projects.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Systems Technology Network Engineer

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Program Description:  This program contains courses which provide an emphasis on designing, creating and maintaining local area networks and wide area networks. Courses providing instruction in Microcomputer Software Management, Voice Telephony Services, Switches, Firewalls, Routers, Servers, Workstations, and basic Electronics concepts are an integral part of the curriculum. Students will learn how to operate the newest networking equipment and software available today that will prepare them for numerous employment opportunities. General education and business-related courses provide the student with a perspective on the role of technology in today’s society. Upon satisfactory completion of the four semester program, the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems Technology - Network Specialization will be awarded.

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Network Technology

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Program Integration: This program shares 2 courses/8 credits (ITN 154 and 155) with the Networking Technology Fundamentals and Networking with Cisco/CCNA CSCs. Courses directly transfer into the IST Network Engineer A.A.S.

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Networking Technology Fundamentals

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Program allows dual enrollment high school students or adults entering the IT Networking field to develop basic skills in routing, switching, basic PC software installation and hardware repair.

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Construction Industry

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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Upon completion, the graduate will need to work 2 years in the field and have the ability to take their HVAC Journeyman licensure through the state of Virginia. The journeyman license must be held for one year in order to take the Virginia Master licensure. To own one’s own business, a Master license must be obtained or held by someone within the company.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing

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This program prepares graduates for employment as a service technician in air conditioning and refrigeration. Topics include basic electricity, circuits and controls (electric and electronic), combustion devices (oil burners and gas burners), refrigeration and air conditioning (residential and commercial).

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HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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Upon completion, the graduate will need to work 2 years in the field and have the ability to take their HVAC Journeyman licensure through the state of Virginia. The journeyman license must be held for one year in order to take the Virginia Master licensure. To own one’s own business, a Master license must be obtained or held by someone within the company.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing

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This program prepares graduates for employment as a service technician in air conditioning and refrigeration. Topics include basic electricity, circuits and controls (electric and electronic), combustion devices (oil burners and gas burners), refrigeration and air conditioning (residential and commercial).

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Welder

Basic Welding-CSC

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Occupational Objectives: The Welding Career Studies Certificate is a response to the short term training needs of many adults in our service region. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment in the welding field. The fundamental objective of the program is to teach students how to weld. Individuals trained in this program must be able to meet welding performance demands of industry; consequently, a minimum amount of time is spent on book and classroom study with most of the time used on supervised welding practice. The program is structured within the following courses: 

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Welding

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This program builds directly on the welding certificate, providing additional skills in advanced welding, robotic welding, NC plasma cutting, weld testing procedures and codes, and layout and fabrication skills intended to prepare graduates for better job opportunities and wages.

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Welding Technology Certificate

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Purpose: The purpose of the Welding Technology Certificate Program is to help entry-level employees in welding related trades obtain job-specific knowledge and skills to improve their work performance and career status within the industry.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automation and Robotics Technical Studies (A.A.S.)

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The program includes four educational components: general education, technical foundations, content skills and knowledge, and work-based learning. The content skills and knowledge and work-based learning components are specific to the field of Automation/Robotics. This includes the installation, configuration, programming, and troubleshooting of Automation/Robotic systems.

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Industrial Electrical and Electronic Principles Certificate

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Purpose: The purpose of the Industrial Electrical Principles and the Industrial Electronic Principles curricula are designed to train industrial workers who have the need or desire to keep up with occupational requirements or to learn a necessary skill in the Electrical-Electronic field.

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Manufacturing Technician

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Created in response to demand from local industry employers, the Manufacturing Technician CSC prepares participants for various manufacturing jobs requiring advanced technical and operator skills, plus knowledge of modern advanced manufacturing practices.

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Machinist

CNC Flow Cell Machining

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This program prepares students with prior machining experience for higher-level machinist or entry-level manager positions. Topics include advanced-level CNC training, CAD/CAM, and inspection training, as well as dimensional metrology and advanced tooling applications.

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Machining Skills

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Purpose: The purpose of the Machining Skills CSC Program is to help entry-level employees in the precision machining related trades to obtain skills with emphasis on manual lathe and mill work. This also includes beginning CNC lathe work with some programming knowledge. Completers will have entry level skills in the following occupational areas: Manual Lathe Machinist, Manual Mill Machinist, CNC Lathe Operator, CNC Mill Operator.

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Machining Skills

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Purpose: The purpose of the Machining Skills CSC Program is to help entry-level employees in the precision machining related trades to obtain skills with emphasis on manual lathe and mill work. This also includes beginning CNC lathe work with some programming knowledge. Completers will have entry level skills in the following occupational areas: Manual Lathe Machinist, Manual Mill Machinist, CNC Lathe Operator, CNC Mill Operator.

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Precision Machining Technology

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Purpose: The Precision Machining Technology program is designed to train persons for employment in the many occupations available in industrial manufacturing shops.

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Precision Machining Technology

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Purpose: The Precision Machining Technology program is designed to train persons for employment in the many occupations available in industrial manufacturing shops.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical / Electronics Engineering Technology

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This program provides a general foundation in electricity, electronics, theorems, networks, and fundamental circuits.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanics Certificate

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Purpose: The purpose of the Maintenance Mechanics Certificate program is to prepare individuals for employment in entry level positions available in industry and provide advancement opportunity to mechanics currently working in industry.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Analysis and Repair

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Students will learn the theory of repair & perform projects in the areas of automotive powertrain, including engines, transmissions, final drive systems, fuel & electrical systems, suspension repair & alignment, climate control systems, & computerized engine control diagnostics & repair. Students work in a well-equipped 10-bay shop with industry-standard equipment, including vehicle lifts, wheel alignment machines, powertrain hoists & jacks, parts & assembly cleaning equipment, electrical theory simulators & testing equipment, air conditioning refrigerant machines, computer controlled diagnostic testing & repair equipment for all types of electrical, safety & fuel control systems.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Hygienist

Basic Dental Assisting

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The purpose of this certificate is to prepare students for work in dental offices as a dental assistant.  Dental assistants provide chair side support to dentists and patients, prepare dental materials, and ensure a safe patient environment in dental practices.  While most dental assistants work in dental offices, some will work in hospitals, clinics, and educational institutions.

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Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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Have you ever seen the way that a perfect smile can change a person’s life? Are you the kind of person who can help calm and soothe others during times of minor stress? Do you have that gentle touch, easy way of talking, and the desire to create a perfect smile? Danville Community College has partnered with Virginia Western Community College to bring dental hygiene education to our region. Students attend classes through lectures provided through VTEL instruction and are supervised for clinical instruction in the new DCC dental clinic. Half of the courses are registered at DCC and the other half at VWCC. DCC admits a class of 20 every odd year whereas VWCC admits a class of 18 students every year.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coding

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Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to pursue employment in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing facilities, and other health career facilities. Classes will be offered in the evening to accommodate students who are employed during the day. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all HIM classes in order to complete the program.

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Medical Office Studies - CSC

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This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level clerical positions in a medical/health care office environment.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology

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Danville Community College has partnered with Reynolds Community College to bring its Medical Laboratory Technology to citizens of our service region. Students take general education courses at DCC and then apply for admission to Reynolds. Students have assigned clinicals at area health care institutions and take didactic portions of their classes on-line.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide

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Nurse Aides, under supervision of a licensed nurse, help provide basic care and maintain a safe, clean environment for patients in long-term health care facilities or home health care. The projected job growth is much faster than average because of the growing elderly population.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

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Occupational Objectives: Pharmacy technicians work in hospital, retail, home health care, nursing home, clinic, nuclear medicine, and mail order prescription pharmacies. Pharmacy technicians have been employed with medical insurance, medical computer software, drug manufacturing, drug wholesale, and food processing companies, and as instructors in pharmacy technician training programs. Currently, hospital, home health care, and retail pharmacies hire the majority of technicians.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy

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If there is one career path that you will never have to worry about having your job outsourced, it is Phlebotomy.  A Phlebotomist is responsible for the collection of blood for laboratory analysis.  Phlebotomists are needed in all levels of health care facilities on a daily basis.  If the sight of blood does not make you squeamish and you enjoy helping people, then phlebotomy may be the specialized career choice for you.  In just one semester you could be equipped to qualify for this highly specialized and needed medical career opportunity.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy

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Are you nurturing and do you pay attention to detail? Do you enjoy working with children and adults, providing them with reassurance, hope, and encouragement when life can get a little scary? Respiratory Therapists help people take their next breath. If you have patience and a nurturing manner, and enjoy working with people, then work as a respiratory therapist could be a career option for you. Danville Community College has partnered with Reynolds Community College to bring its Respiratory Therapy Program to citizens of our service region. Students take general education courses at DCC and then apply for admission to Reynolds Community College. Students have assigned clinicals at area health care institutions and take didactic portions of most classes on-line.

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Communications Industry

Digital Art and Design

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The Digital Art & Design Career Studies Certificate is intended to provide a solid foundation of skills for entry-level work in graphic and interactive design, multimedia, and video production.

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Graphic Designer

Digital Art and Design

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The Digital Art & Design Career Studies Certificate is intended to provide a solid foundation of skills for entry-level work in graphic and interactive design, multimedia, and video production.

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Graphic Communications

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Occupational Objectives: The Career Studies Certificate in Graphic Communications is designed to prepare individuals for various entry-level positions or to upgrade existing skills to meet technology trends in the printing industry. Procedures and processes will be covered in both theory and/or hands-on application.

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Danville, VA 24541-4004
United States