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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic


Automotive Systems Technology: Emphasis in Drivability/Diagnostics Certificate

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Upon completion, students will be able to diagnose and test data networks and other electronic concerns, and work safely with high voltage systems, along with the repair of power train control systems, fuel and emission systems. The student must fully complete AST - Certificate in Basic Transportation Servicing Technology (C60160A) and AST - Certificate in Engine Performance Systems (C60160N) before beginning this program of study.

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Automotive Systems Technology Diploma

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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians with the technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles.

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Automotive Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to automotive industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.
This program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, heating and air condition systems, and sustainable transportation.
Graduates of the curriculum should be prepared to take professional licensure exams (ASE), and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the automotive industry.

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Automotive Systems Technology: Emphasis in Basic Transportation Servicing Technology Certificate

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Upon completion of this Certificate students will be able to safely perform basic automotive servicing with the knowledge of braking systems, engine performance, and wiring.

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Automotive Systems Technology: Emphasis in Drivetrains Certificate

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Upon completion of this Certificate students will be able to explain operational theory, diagnose and repair manual and automatic drive trains and transaxles. The student must fully complete AST - Certificate in Basic Transportation Servicing Technology (C60160A) and AST - Certificate in Engine Performance Systems (C60160N) before beginning this program of study.

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Automotive Systems Technology: Emphasis in Engine Performance Systems Certificate

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Upon completion of this Certificate students will be able to diagnose and repair complex engine performance concerns using appropriate test equipment and service information.
The student must fully complete AST - Certificate in Basic Transportation Servicing Technology (C60160A) before beginning this program of study.

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Truck Driver

Truck Driver Training Certificate

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The Truck Driver Training curriculum prepares individuals to drive tractor-trailer rigs. This program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles. The course work includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive driving, freight handling, security and fire protection. Highway driving, training range exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop the student’s knowledge and skills. Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam and are employable by commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner/operators and work as private contract haulers.

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Construction Equipment Operator

Truck Driver Training Certificate

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The Truck Driver Training curriculum prepares individuals to drive tractor-trailer rigs. This program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles. The course work includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive driving, freight handling, security and fire protection. Highway driving, training range exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop the student’s knowledge and skills. Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam and are employable by commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner/operators and work as private contract haulers.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist


Computer-Integrated Machining: Emphasis in Computer Numerical Control, A.A.S.

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The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative, and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product. Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement, and high-speed multi-axis machining. Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.

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Computer-Integrated Machining Diploma

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The Computer Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative, and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product.

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Computer-Integrated Machining: Emphasis in Advanced CNC Certificate

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This Certificate covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC machines. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC machines. The student must fully complete the Computer Integrated Machining CNC Fundamentals Certificate (C50210) before beginning this program of study.

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Computer-Integrated Machining: Emphasis in CNC Fundamentals Certificate

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This Certificate introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control machine tools. Upon completion students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC machines.

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Computer-Integrated Machining: Emphasis in Machining Fundamentals Certificate

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This Certificate provides instruction in the wide variety of processes associated with machining. Topics include safety, equipment set-up, holding fixtures, tooling, cutting speeds and depths, metal properties, and proper finishes.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology: Electrical Technician, A.A.S.

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The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares the students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.
This curriculum prepares students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.
Includes instruction in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers.

Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

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Electrician

Electronics Engineering Technology: Electrical Technician, A.A.S.

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The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares the students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.
This curriculum prepares students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.
Includes instruction in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers.

Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology: Electrical Technician, A.A.S.

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The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares the students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.
This curriculum prepares students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.
Includes instruction in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers.

Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Automation Certificate

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Completion of this Certificate prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servo mechanical, and other electromechanical systems.

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Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Mechatronics Certificate

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Completion of this Certificate prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servo mechanical, and other electromechanical systems.

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Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Mechatronics Diploma

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The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares the students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.

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Electronics Engineering Technology: Emphasis in Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares the students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.
This curriculum prepares students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.
Includes instruction in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers.

Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial Systems Technology: Emphasis in Industrial Mechanic Technician Certificate

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Upon completion of this Certificate, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of accepted maintenance procedures and practices according to current industry standards.

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Industrial Systems Technology: Emphasis in Maintenance, Installation, and Repair Certificate

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Upon completion of this Certificate, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of accepted maintenance procedures and practices according to current industry standards.

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Industrial Systems Technology: Emphasis in Maintenance, Installation, and Repair Diploma

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A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to solve technical problems in various types of industry. The course work emphasizes maintenance repair and problem solving skills.

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Industrial Systems Technology: Emphasis in Maintenance, Installation, and Repair, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems. Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be emphasized and additional advanced course work may be offered. Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be able to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills as life-long learners.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant


Dental Assisting Diploma

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The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures.
Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences, and clinical practice. A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provide students with knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive dentistry, and clinical procedures. Graduates may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become Certified Dental Assistants (CDA). As a Dental Assistant II, defined by the Dental Laws of North Carolina, graduates work in dental offices and other related areas.

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Surgical Technologist

Central Sterile Processing Certificate

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The Central Sterile Processing curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the field of Sterile Processing and Central Service Supply. Students will develop skills necessary to properly disinfect, prepare process, store, and issue both sterile and nonsterile supplies and equipment for patient care. Also, students will learn to operate sterilizing units and monitor effectiveness of the sterilization process. Graduates will be eligible to take the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. “Sterile Processing and Distribution (SPD) Technician Exam”, earning the title of Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT). Employment opportunities include surgery centers, central sterile processing departments in hospitals, and traveling consultation services.

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Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations. Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Health Information Technology curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

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Health Information Technology, A.A.S. (Online)

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The Health Information Technology curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile, maintain, manage, and report health information. Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code and index diagnoses and procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice, and mental health facilities.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Diploma

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The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. The goal of the Medical Assisting program is “to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.” (From the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting, Std II.) Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Graduates of CAAHEP accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations and health departments.

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Medical Assisting, A.A.S.

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The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. The goal of the Medical Assisting program is “to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.” (From the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting, Std II.) Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.
Graduates of CAAHEP accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations and health departments.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease. Course work emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance, and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids. Graduates may be eligible to take examinations given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification. Employment opportunities include laboratories in hospitals, medical offices, industry, and research facilities.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide Certificate

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The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Course work emphasizes growth and development throughout the life span, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management; family resources and services; and employment skills. Graduates of this curriculum may be eligible to be listed on the registry as a Nursing Assistant I and Geriatric Aide. They may be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctors’ offices.

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Nursing Assistant I Training

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Nursing Assistant training is an extensive state approved course that includes instruction in both classroom theory and supervised clinical experience. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to register to take the North Carolina’s state skills/written competency evaluation through PearsonVue. Conviction of certain crimes under the law may prevent a student from obtaining clinical training and/or employment. Students must be 17 years of age on the first day of class.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technology Diploma

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The Pharmacy Technology program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency. Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or medi-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy. Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

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Pharmacy Technology Diploma (Online)

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The Pharmacy Technology program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency. Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or medi-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy. Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

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Pharmacy Technology, A.A.S.

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The Pharmacy Technology program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency. Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or medi-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy. Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

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Pharmacy Technology, A.A.S. (Online)

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The Pharmacy Technology program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency. Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or medi-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy. Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Training

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This course prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Course work includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, and maintaining patient data. Graduates may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care settings and may be eligible for national certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology as phlebotomy technicians.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nurse Education Diploma

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The Practical Nursing curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes safe, individualized nursing care and participation in the interdisciplinary team while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Advanced Law Enforcement Training

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Citizens of the Piedmont Triad region are served by a large criminal justice community including local and state law enforcement agencies, the Division of Prisons, and the Division of Community Corrections. The College offers a wide spectrum of courses to address the educational and training needs of current criminal justice professionals: law enforcement, corrections, and court personnel. In-service training programs are offered to enhance the career and personal development of criminal justice professionals. DCCC provides advanced, high quality, state-of-the-art training in response to the ever-changing needs of the criminal justice community.

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Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate

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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise. This program utilizes State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.
Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a Certificate. “Students must pass the state comprehensive exam in order to be hired as a sworn law enforcement officer.”

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored.
Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include county detention officer, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist. With additional training, employment opportunities include police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, wildlife officer, and alcohol enforcement officer.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S. (Online)

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored.
Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include county detention officer, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist. With additional training, employment opportunities include police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, wildlife officer, and alcohol enforcement officer.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored.
Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include county detention officer, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist. With additional training, employment opportunities include police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, wildlife officer, and alcohol enforcement officer.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S. (Online)

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society will be explored.
Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include county detention officer, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist. With additional training, employment opportunities include police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, wildlife officer, and alcohol enforcement officer.

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Criminal Justice Technology: Emphasis in Corrections Certificate

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. This Certificate will focus on aspects of corrections.

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Criminal Justice Technology: Emphasis in Corrections Certificate (Online)

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. This Certificate will focus on aspects of corrections.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Technology: Emphasis in Investigative Principles Certificate

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. This Certificate will focus on investigative principles.

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Criminal Justice Technology: Emphasis in Investigative Principles Certificate (Online)

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The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. This Certificate will focus on investigative principles.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Diploma

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The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

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Early Childhood Education: Career Track, A.A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school age programs.

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Early Childhood Education: Emphasis in Early Childhood Preschool Certificate

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This curriculum prepares individuals to work with preschool aged children (3-5) in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with preschool children. Course work includes child growth and development, physical/nutritional needs of preschool children, safety issues in the care of preschool children; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design and implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics. Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate preschool programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and other preschool programs.

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Early Childhood Education: Emphasis in Infant/Toddler Care Certificate

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The Infant-Toddler Certificate prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments.

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Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Education: Emphasis in School Age Assistant Certificate

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The School Age Certificate prepares individuals to work in after school programs with children from 5-12 years of age in diverse learning environments.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Science, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.
The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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Emergency Medical Science: Bridging Option, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.
The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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Emergency Medical Science: Bridging Option, A.A.S. (Online)

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The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.
The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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Emergency Medical Science: Emphasis in EMT Certificate

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This Emergency Medical Science Certificate is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as EMTs. The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction and practical laboratory sessions. Upon successful completion of all EMS courses in this Certificate, the student will be eligible to take the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification exam. Once students complete the Certificate they can continue their coursework towards an associate degree. Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible to take the paramedic certification exam.

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EMS, EMT and Paramedic Programming Training

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Accidents and illnesses often strike suddenly and without warning. The quick response of persons trained in emergency medical care can mean the difference between life and death. In response to the need for pre-hospital emergency care, the College provides training in basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the general public in addition to providing intensive emergency medical courses designed for professional EMS personnel. Emergency medical courses are offered at child care centers, churches, area industries, nursing homes, schools, rescue squads, fire departments, and on the College campus.

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Firefighter

Fire Protection Technology: Emphasis in Command Certificate

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The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. This Certificate will focus on aspects of command.

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Fire Protection Technology: Emphasis in Fire Protection Administration, A.A.S.

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The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and leadership areas necessary for advancement within the fire protection community and related firefighting industries, and to provide currently employed firefighters with knowledge and skills often required for promotional consideration. Course work includes diverse fire protection subject areas, including fire prevention and safety, public education, building construction, fire ground strategies and tactics, and local government finance and laws, as they apply to emergency services management. Emphasis includes understanding fire characteristics and the structural consequences of fire; risk assessment and management; and relevant research, communications, and leadership methodologies.
Employment opportunities exist with fire departments, governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, and educational organizations.

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Fire Protection Technology: Emphasis in Operations Certificate

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The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. This Certificate will focus on all aspects of operations.

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Fire Protection Technology: Emphasis in Supervision Certificate

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The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. This Certificate will focus on aspects of supervision.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services Technology Diploma

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The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas. Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.

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Human Services Technology, A.A.S.

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The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas. Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Technology, A.A.S.

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The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law. Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization. Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

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Paralegal Technology: Emphasis in Civil Litigation Certificate

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The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. This Certificate will focus on aspects of civil litigation.

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Paralegal Technology: Emphasis in Real Estate Certificate

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The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. This Certificate will focus on aspects of real estate law.

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Business Industry

Training and Development Specialist

Business Administration: Emphasis in Human Resources Management (Online/Hybrid), A.A.S.

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The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy.
Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision-making.
Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry.

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Business Administration: Emphasis in Human Resources Management Certificate

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This Certificate introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization.

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Business Administration: Emphasis in Human Resources Management Certificate (Online)

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This Certificate introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization.

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Business Administration: Emphasis in Human Resources Management Diploma

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The Business Administration Diploma in Human Resources Management is designed to instruct students in the development of generalists and specialists in the administration, training, and management of human resources.

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Business Administration: Emphasis in Human Resources Management Diploma (Online)

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The Business Administration Diploma in Human Resources Management is designed to instruct students in the development of generalists and specialists in the administration, training, and management of human resources.

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Business Administration: Emphasis in Human Resources Management, A.A.S.

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The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy. Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision-making. Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry.

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Construction Industry

Electrician

Electrical Apprenticeship

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The course is designed specially to meet the subject requirements and standards established by the Department of Labor: Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for electrical mechanics. This course is designed to cover the principles of electrical wiring as it applies to commercial/ residential applications. Emphasis is on Ohm’s law, alternating and direct currents, series circuits, parallel circuits and series parallel circuits, use of electrical tools and equipment, wiring materials and many other special subjects. Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting as well as National Electrical Code will be covered.

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Plumber

Plumbing Apprenticeship

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The course is designed specifically to meet the subject requirements and standards established by the Department of Labor: Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
for plumbers.

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Welder

Welding Technology Diploma

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The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

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Welding Technology: Emphasis in Basic Techniques Certificate

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Upon completion of this Certificate students will understand the concepts of basic welding, brazing, soldering and related processes.

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Welding Training

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Information Technology: Emphasis in Animation Certificate

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This Certificate is designed to provide students with the training necessary to become competent in creating, manipulating, and animating digital images. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to generate moving images and manipulate captured images for a variety of media production applications.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in Digital Media Production Certificate

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This Certificate introduces students to key concepts, technologies, and issues related to digital media. Emphasizing emerging standards, key technologies and related design issues, terminology, media formats, career paths, and ethical issues.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in Digital Media Production Diploma

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This diploma introduces students to key concepts, technologies, and issues related to digital media. Emphasizing emerging standards, key technologies and related design issues, terminology, media formats, career paths, and ethical issues.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in Digital Media Production, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software andor hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum. Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study. Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in Graphic Design Certificate

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This Certificate is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and preparation of printed and electronic materials.

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AV Technician

Information Technology: Emphasis in Photography Certificate

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This Certificate offers training in photographic techniques and their application in professional photographic disciplines. Course work includes developing skills in the following areas: fundamentals of camera systems, lighting, photographic process, digital imaging, and design.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Technology: Emphasis in CISCO® CCNA Prep Certificate

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This Certificate prepares the student to take the CCNA exam with an emphasis on network architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements - functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. Students will have a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in CISCO® Networking Certificate

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This Certificate places emphasis on network terminology and protocols, local-area networks, wide-area networks, OSI model, cabling, router programming, Ethernet, IP addressing, and network standards.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in Linux OS Certificate

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This Certificate places emphasis on concepts and common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line. Students will be able to install and configure user workstations and servers, set file system and access permissions, I/O redirection, and provide access to network and printing utilities.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in Networking and Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum. Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

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Data Security Management

Information Technology: Emphasis in CISCO® Security Certificate

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This Certificate places emphasis on concepts and issues related to securing information systems, development of policies to implement information security controls as well as securing internal networks using router and firewall technologies.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in Networking and Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum. Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Technology: Emphasis in CompTIA A+ Prep Certificate

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This Certificate prepares the student to take the A+ exam for personal computer technicians. Students will gain a working knowledge of personal computing installation, operation, maintenance, and customization of Windows and Linux machines.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in I.T. System Support Certificate

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This Certificate places emphasis on concepts and common tasks associated with administering devices that use the Windows or Linux operating systems. Students will learn file and memory management techniques, system configuration, setting up users with access/permissions to network utilities, and experience in using the command line interface used with each operating system.

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Information Technology: Emphasis in Personal Computers Certificate

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This Certificate demonstrates the development of a student’s ability to communicate and solve technical issues related to information support and services.

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