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Architectural Drafter

3D Printing with SolidWorks

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This course provides an overview of the theories and concepts used in 3D printing also known as Additive Manufacturing. We will examine the different technologies
utilized to print 3D objects from computer generated solid models. We will use SolidWorks solid modeling software for design and output needed for 3D printing. Get handson use of Stratasys FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printers and associated Objet 30 software.

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Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate

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In this program, students will learn to manage computer systems for drawing production, information storage, retrieval and communication in the engineering and design workplace. As they develop computer aided drafting skills, they will explore manufacturing, mechanical, and architectural engineering and construction applications.

This program is intended, primarily, to serve as computer training for individuals who have previous experience as manual "board" drafters and who already possess a working knowledge of technical drawings. However, though there is no requirement of prior technical experience, individuals desiring an elementary introduction to the fields of engineering drafting, and design will be well served by this curriculum.

Students may, through the use of specified course alternatives, choose to pursue a basic 2D option with added emphasis in elementary blueprint reading and construction applications, or a 3D parametric modeling option with emphasis on advanced software features and mechanical / manufacturing applications.

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Introduction to AutoCAD

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This entry level or refresher course covers the use of 2D AutoCAD to create, manage and plot technical designs and drawings. Learn the basics of CAD geometry creation while completing hands-on exercises representing various disciplines including architecture, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. The course will also include an introduction to 3D Modeling as it relates to 3D Printing.

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Plumber

Basic Home Plumbing

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Hands-on practical application of residential plumbing will cover the basics of piping, valves, troubleshooting and home plumbing maintenance. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:
• Perform basic plumbing tasks such as diagnosing toilet and faucet issues
• Changing faucets and fixtures
• Performing preventative maintenance checks and services
• Demonstrate proper drain clearing procedures

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International Plumbing Code Exam Prep

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This course is designed to assist plumbing professionals in understanding codes and adjacent code provisions. It addresses various codes founded upon certain basic principles of environmental sanitation and safety through properly designed, acceptably installed, and adequately maintained plumbing systems will be addressed.
• Correct all plumbing violations.
• Size and design plumbing systems for residential and commercial buildings.
• Define various plumbing systems code.
• Change the direction of flow without restrictions regarding drainage fitting patterns.
• Apply the standards to control all materials, systems, and equipment used in the construction, installation, alteration, repair, or replacement of plumbing or drainage systems or parts.
• Test joints and connections in the plumbing system requiring gas tight and watertight for the pressure required.
• Apply the plumbing code regarding how fixtures shall be separately trapped by a water seal trap and placed as close as possible to the fixture outlet.
• Demonstrate the proper handling of liquid waste containing grease, flammable wastes and other ingredients harmful to the building drainage system. Confirm the requirements for plumbing fixtures for accessible use and their installation.

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Plumbing Apprenticeship Certificate

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The Plumbing Apprenticeship program is a four-year curriculum that provides essential skills needed in today's plumbing occupations. The coursework covers a diverse range of skills and knowledge and helps develop maturity and independence of judgment. This apprenticeship training provides practical and theoretical aspects of the work required in this highly skilled occupation. This program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis only.

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Plumbing Technology, A.A.S.

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The Plumbing Technology Certificate Program prepares graduates to enter the plumbing field and construction industry. Students develop skills in all types of plumbing installation and repair work used in residential, institutional, and commercial applications. Graduates also gain required industry knowledge and experience prior to entering a professional apprenticeship program

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Skilled Trades, A.A.S.

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The Skilled Trades Program is designed to serve individuals who have a background or interest in pursuing a skilled trade such as automotive, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, carpentry and welding and who desire to advance their career, through continued education, into a supervisory or management role. The program provides for up to 30 credits to be awarded toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree for a trade or technical certificate completed at the college, and may include equivalent work or training experiences assessed as Credit for Prior Learning. The curriculum includes general education courses that will strengthen communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

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HVAC Technician

Basic Piping for Contractors

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This course is an introduction to piping principles and practices as they apply to Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing. The course utilizes a variety of pipes, pipe materials, and fittings in the instruction of proper method of joining pipe and material lists, measuring, and assembly of manifolds. The students will develop the skills needed to work with drawings and testing procedures.

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Building and Facility Maintenance Program

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This program is designed to teach students the necessary skills to compete in the High Demand Occupations of Building Maintenance Managers and Maintenance Technicians. Students will be able to gain employment as maintenance technicians in residential complexes, healthcare facilities, industrial establishments, and commercial buildings. You will have the opportunity to receive a nationally recognized and respected certification and learn the following skills: Upon successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:
• Perform basic carpentry tasks such as framing, drywall, install various types of flooring.
• Read and interpret blueprints, building plans and specifications.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the general requirements of rough-in electrical wiring.
• Demonstrate procedures required for the Plumbing/ HVAC&R pipe and valve installation. • Earn OSHA 10 Construction Industry Certification.
• Earn First Aid CPR Classes start monthly and are offered in a wide variety of options.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Certificate

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The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) occupations program prepares graduates for employment with HVAC&R installation and service contractors and/or facilities maintenance positions. Students completing the program also receive EPA Refrigerant Certification. Having achieved the competencies of this program, students are prepared for full-time employment at an entry-level position or, if already in the fields, to advance in their organization.

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NATE (North American Technician Excellence)

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This course assumes a basic working knowledge of HVACR systems. Students who plan to sit for a specific NATE exam can focus their study on the different texts available. Purchasing these books is recommended. This course is designed to give the student a cursory understanding of the various disciplines. The course gives the student a cursory understanding of: Core Essentials, A/C Service and Heat Pump Service; Gas and Oil Furnace Service.

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Refrigerant Technician Certification Exam

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The College's Division of Technical Education is one of a small number of schools in the nation approved by the EPA to offer a refrigerant technician certification program. The training manual is available through the college. It is strongly recommended that students read the manual before taking the exam. The exam is given in online format only and can be scheduled through the Learning Center – call 610-359-5298.

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Skilled Trades, A.A.S.

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The Skilled Trades Program is designed to serve individuals who have a background or interest in pursuing a skilled trade such as automotive, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, carpentry and welding and who desire to advance their career, through continued education, into a supervisory or management role. The program provides for up to 30 credits to be awarded toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree for a trade or technical certificate completed at the college, and may include equivalent work or training experiences assessed as Credit for Prior Learning. The curriculum includes general education courses that will strengthen communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

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Electrician

Basic Residential Wiring

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Presents basic skills needed to wire a residential establishment. This hands-on course emphasizes the proper application of materials, safety, and the understanding of the NEC code.

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Building and Facility Maintenance Program

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This program is designed to teach students the necessary skills to compete in the High Demand Occupations of Building Maintenance Managers and Maintenance Technicians. Students will be able to gain employment as maintenance technicians in residential complexes, healthcare facilities, industrial establishments, and commercial buildings. You will have the opportunity to receive a nationally recognized and respected certification and learn the following skills: Upon successful completion of this certificate, students should be able to:
• Perform basic carpentry tasks such as framing, drywall, install various types of flooring.
• Read and interpret blueprints, building plans and specifications.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the general requirements of rough-in electrical wiring.
• Demonstrate procedures required for the Plumbing/ HVAC&R pipe and valve installation. • Earn OSHA 10 Construction Industry Certification.
• Earn First Aid CPR Classes start monthly and are offered in a wide variety of options.

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Preparation for the Municipal Electrical Licensing Exam

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This course prepares experienced maintenance and construction electricians for the Municipal Journeyman’s examination. Course topics include review of electrical theory, mathematics, electrical calculations and their applications. Also provides an in-depth study of the National Electrical Code.

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Residential Electrical Certificate

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This hands-on training program is designed to prepare individuals to become residential electricians who can work in new home construction as well as do maintenance and repairs in existing homes. Students learn safe, proper and efficient installation, troubleshooting and servicing of electricity and its associated equipment and wiring. The curriculum has been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, for the 144 hours of classroom training required in an electrical apprenticeship program.

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Skilled Trades, A.A.S.

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The Skilled Trades Program is designed to serve individuals who have a background or interest in pursuing a skilled trade such as automotive, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, carpentry and welding and who desire to advance their career, through continued education, into a supervisory or management role. The program provides for up to 30 credits to be awarded toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree for a trade or technical certificate completed at the college, and may include equivalent work or training experiences assessed as Credit for Prior Learning. The curriculum includes general education courses that will strengthen communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

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Metal Fabricator

CNC/Metalworking Career Program (NIMS Certification)

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This hands-on program will focus on a series of single skill sets that are stackable for career success. You’ll prepare to sit for NIMS certification (National Institute for Metalworking Skills.) The NIMS credentials signify that a person can perform the work of a CNC (Computerized Numeric Control) Machine Operator according to recognized national standards. We will cover these key skill areas: CNC mill, lathe and grinder set-up and operation; tool identification, set-up, use and maintenance; machining processes, statistical process control; quality and cycle time optimization; CNC program operation; fixture set-up and operation; CNC troubleshooting.

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Print Reading & Shop Math for Fabricators

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This course will demonstrate how to locate, interpret, and utilize welding symbols, measurements, lines and other information found on working drawings, blueprints and technical documents. Upon successful completion of this workforce development course, students will be able to interpret technical drawings, sketches, and blueprints and make measurements (in both the U.S. Conventional System and the International System) and make mathematical calculations using the measurements to accomplish fabrication requirements. These are basic skills necessary for entry-level employment in the manufacturing industry.

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Welder

CNC/Metalworking Career Program (NIMS Certification)

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This hands-on program will focus on a series of single skill sets that are stackable for career success. You’ll prepare to sit for NIMS certification (National Institute for Metalworking Skills.) The NIMS credentials signify that a person can perform the work of a CNC (Computerized Numeric Control) Machine Operator according to recognized national standards. We will cover these key skill areas: CNC mill, lathe and grinder set-up and operation; tool identification, set-up, use and maintenance; machining processes, statistical process control; quality and cycle time optimization; CNC program operation; fixture set-up and operation; CNC troubleshooting.

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Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-Mig)

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Covers GMAW equipment set-up and operation. The theory of gas metal arc welding is applied to mild steel and plate steel in all positions. Introduces single- and multi-phase welds using a variety of electrode (wire) diameters. Also covers the application of gas metal-arc welding theory to non-ferrous materials and their alloys. Various modes of metal transfer are addressed. Includes lecture followed by a practical application.

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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW-Tig)

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Covers various types of tungsten electrodes, tolerances, color codes, and commonly used welding machines and polarity. Focuses on gas tungsten arc welding in various positions using ferrous sheet and plate, and welding gases used in GTAW processes. Includes lecture followed by a practical application.

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Intro to Welding Processes

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Provides trainees with relevant theory in oxy-fuel welding and cutting, shielded metallic arc welding and their applications. Also discussed is proper selection of power sources and settings, welding electrodes, shielding gases, joint configuration, safety and welding procedures. This course includes a lecture period, followed by a practical application or lab exercise that demonstrates the topics presented.

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Intro: Oxy-Fuel Welding & Cutting

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Emphasis on fuel gases, welding and cutting equipment. Covers advantages and disadvantages of fuel gases; maintenance of oxy-fuel welding set; demonstrates lighting, adjusting, and extinguishing an oxy-fuel flare; and using an oxy-fuel cutting torch.

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding I (SMAW)

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Covers the principles of electric arc welding using electrodes 6010, 6011, 6012, and 6013 in the flat position, correct angles and methods. Also covers effects of current settings, arc lengths, electrode angles and electrode manipulation on the quality of weld joint. Welding in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions is taught. Includes a lecture period, followed by a practical application.

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

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This course covers effects of current settings, arc lengths, electrode angles and electrode manipulation on the quality of weld joint. Welding in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions is taught. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: state the effects of current settings on the weld, control electrodes in the correct manner, weld in vertical, overhead, and horizontal positions using 6010 and 6011, 6012 and 6013 electrodes.

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Skilled Trades, A.A.S.

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The Skilled Trades Program is designed to serve individuals who have a background or interest in pursuing a skilled trade such as automotive, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, carpentry and welding and who desire to advance their career, through continued education, into a supervisory or management role. The program provides for up to 30 credits to be awarded toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree for a trade or technical certificate completed at the college, and may include equivalent work or training experiences assessed as Credit for Prior Learning. The curriculum includes general education courses that will strengthen communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

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Welding Codes & Specifications

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This course covers welding codes and their applications. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: Explain welding codes and their use. Use welding specifications. Apply proper use of A.P.I., A.W.S., and A.M.E. codes.

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Welding Technology Certificate

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The Welding Technology Certificate provides training in the field of industrial welding. This Certificate offers practical training and relevant theory in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux cored Arc Welding, Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting, Plasma Cutting, as well Welding Inspection.

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Machinist

CNC/Metalworking Career Program (NIMS Certification)

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This hands-on program will focus on a series of single skill sets that are stackable for career success. You’ll prepare to sit for NIMS certification (National Institute for Metalworking Skills.) The NIMS credentials signify that a person can perform the work of a CNC (Computerized Numeric Control) Machine Operator according to recognized national standards. We will cover these key skill areas: CNC mill, lathe and grinder set-up and operation; tool identification, set-up, use and maintenance; machining processes, statistical process control; quality and cycle time optimization; CNC program operation; fixture set-up and operation; CNC troubleshooting.

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Auto Mechanic

Heavy Vehicle Inspection Certificate (Category 3)

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The College is authorized by PennDOT to administer an approved course of instruction to prepare, test, and certify automotive technicians for the Pennsylvania State Inspection Program.

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Skilled Trades, A.A.S.

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The Skilled Trades Program is designed to serve individuals who have a background or interest in pursuing a skilled trade such as automotive, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, carpentry and welding and who desire to advance their career, through continued education, into a supervisory or management role. The program provides for up to 30 credits to be awarded toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree for a trade or technical certificate completed at the college, and may include equivalent work or training experiences assessed as Credit for Prior Learning. The curriculum includes general education courses that will strengthen communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Heavy Vehicle Inspection Certificate (Category 3)

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The College is authorized by PennDOT to administer an approved course of instruction to prepare, test, and certify automotive technicians for the Pennsylvania State Inspection Program.

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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The Administration of Justice curriculum is designed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice and that students will have a smooth transition from the College to the four-year institution of their choice. Additionally, the program is also designed for students who want to receive an Associates Degree. A student in the AADJ program will learn several important aspects of the criminal justice system to include: the role and functions of the various components of the criminal justice system, various theories of criminological behaviors, ethical standards for criminal justice professionals, jusvenile justice issues, and criminal law and proceedure.

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Correctional Officer

Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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The Administration of Justice curriculum is designed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice and that students will have a smooth transition from the College to the four-year institution of their choice. Additionally, the program is also designed for students who want to receive an Associates Degree. A student in the AADJ program will learn several important aspects of the criminal justice system to include: the role and functions of the various components of the criminal justice system, various theories of criminological behaviors, ethical standards for criminal justice professionals, jusvenile justice issues, and criminal law and proceedure.

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Police Officer

Administration of Justice, A.A.S.

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The Administration of Justice curriculum is designed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice and that students will have a smooth transition from the College to the four-year institution of their choice. Additionally, the program is also designed for students who want to receive an Associates Degree. A student in the AADJ program will learn several important aspects of the criminal justice system to include: the role and functions of the various components of the criminal justice system, various theories of criminological behaviors, ethical standards for criminal justice professionals, jusvenile justice issues, and criminal law and proceedure.

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Emergency Planning and Management, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Management and Planning associate degree program is designed for individuals who are seeking careers that are related to management of emergency and catastrophic situations that are accidental, provoked or natural disasters. The primary focus of the program is to provide an educational vehicle and skill set for professionals such as Emergency Managers, Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers or Medical or Allied Health personnel to approach emergency situations in a uniform fashion. The technical core of the program focuses on the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and mitigate emergency and disaster incidents. Individuals employed in the private sector as safety officers or security professionals can also develop and strengthen their skills and effectiveness by completing this program. The competencies and course content has been developed with significant consideration of the coursework developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state emergency management agencies and local emergency planning committees.

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Municipal Police Academy Certificate

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Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

Apply principles of police discretionary conduct.
Describe the role of personal and professional conduct.
Depict police leadership traits and techniques.
Analyze psychological barriers to confrontation by police of their own emotional and psychological problems.
Analyze the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitution provisions that provide the legal basis for the exercise of police power.
Recognize provisions of Pennsylvania statutes that define criminal conduct.
Cite provisions of the Mental Health Act, Protection from Abuse Act, Liquor Control Act and Crime Victims Compensation Act.
Identify major provisions of the Controlled Substance Act pertinent to their enforcement capacity.
Apply appropriate provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code to specific factual situations.
Define reportable and non-reportable, traffic and non-traffic motor vehicle collisions.
Apply standard accepted principles of police patrol.
Delineate Miranda-warning requirements.
Define a preliminary investigation.
Apply principles of preliminary, crime site and follow-up investigation.
Apply principles of interview and interrogation.
Differentiate criminal investigation from civil investigation.
Identify the impact of role awareness, reference groups and motivation of human behavior.
Describe Constitutional and other legal requirements for arresting an individual or taking the individual into custody.
Demonstrate procedures required for arrest of individuals and for searches of those taken into custody.
Delineate unique problems involved in the detention of mentally ill, emotionally unstable and physically handicapped individuals.
Illustrate proper procedures for use of pistols, shotguns and holsters.
Operate police vehicles under normal and emergency circumstances.
Describe the officer's responsibilities for civil and/or criminal penalty in case of police vehicle accident.
Illustrate written reports and note-taking skills.
Apply principles of emergency medical care to crisis situations.
List emergency medical problems confronted by police officers.
Describe various violent and dangerous situations, more particularly those involving domestic disputes, mentally ill individuals and violent criminals.
Identify proper procedure to handcuff suspects or prisoners.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development Associate Certificate

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The Child Development Associate Certificate of Competency (ECA) is intended for students who wish to earn the national Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) from the Council for Professional Recognition. Earning the national credential will prepare the student for entry-level positions in early care and education programs. The ECA certificate meets the required professional development for earning the CDA and prepares the student to complete their Professional Portfolio and Resource file. There are optional internships available to assist the student in acquiring the 480 hours of professional experience required to earn the CDA. There are additional requirements for assessment that are outside the scope of this certificate. See the Council for Professional Recognition website for more information on earning the CDA, www.cdacouncil.org.

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Early Childhood Education, A.A.

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The Early Childhood Education program of study prepares students to work with young children in a variety of early care and education settings. Graduates will be able to provide high quality educational environments that are inclusive of all children ages birth to 9. They will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide a developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive and inclusive early learning experience.

At the completion of this degree, students are prepared to enter the early care and education workforce. Opportunities include working in childcare, young school age childcare, nursery schools and as teacher’s aides in public schools.

This program of study also serves as a transfer pathway to earn teacher certification, Pre-kindergarten through 4th grade. Students wishing to earn teacher certification must transfer to a 4 year institution to earn a Bachelor's degree, Prekindergarten through 4th grade.

All students will be required to have Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, Pennsylvania Criminal Clearance, FBI clearance and documentation of current immunizations and TB screening. The results of the background clearances could have an impact on the student's ability to continue in the degree. There are additional fees to obtaining clearances and students may have to get their clearances renewed.

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Teacher Assistant

Child Development Associate Certificate

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The Child Development Associate Certificate of Competency (ECA) is intended for students who wish to earn the national Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) from the Council for Professional Recognition. Earning the national credential will prepare the student for entry-level positions in early care and education programs. The ECA certificate meets the required professional development for earning the CDA and prepares the student to complete their Professional Portfolio and Resource file. There are optional internships available to assist the student in acquiring the 480 hours of professional experience required to earn the CDA. There are additional requirements for assessment that are outside the scope of this certificate. See the Council for Professional Recognition website for more information on earning the CDA, www.cdacouncil.org.

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Early Childhood Education, A.A.

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The Early Childhood Education program of study prepares students to work with young children in a variety of early care and education settings. Graduates will be able to provide high quality educational environments that are inclusive of all children ages birth to 9. They will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide a developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive and inclusive early learning experience.

At the completion of this degree, students are prepared to enter the early care and education workforce. Opportunities include working in childcare, young school age childcare, nursery schools and as teacher’s aides in public schools.

This program of study also serves as a transfer pathway to earn teacher certification, Pre-kindergarten through 4th grade. Students wishing to earn teacher certification must transfer to a 4 year institution to earn a Bachelor's degree, Prekindergarten through 4th grade.

All students will be required to have Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, Pennsylvania Criminal Clearance, FBI clearance and documentation of current immunizations and TB screening. The results of the background clearances could have an impact on the student's ability to continue in the degree. There are additional fees to obtaining clearances and students may have to get their clearances renewed.

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Environmental Field Technician

Drinking Water Certificate

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Delaware County Community College offers a drinking water certification program that offers all of the coursework and module review necessary to help students pass the licensing exam for Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection certification.

The program is divided into two 90-hour sessions. Successful candidates must enroll for certification level 1 and 2. The DEP-certified program prepares entry-level operators for certification and employment. The minimum education level for operator certification is either a high school diploma or GED.

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Wastewater Operator Certificate

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This Wastewater Operator Certification Program is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The coursework prepares entry-level operators for certification and employment. The successful candidate must enroll for Wastewater Treatment Operator certification Level 1 and Level 2. The training is divided into two 90-hour sessions.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Planning and Management, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Management and Planning associate degree program is designed for individuals who are seeking careers that are related to management of emergency and catastrophic situations that are accidental, provoked or natural disasters. The primary focus of the program is to provide an educational vehicle and skill set for professionals such as Emergency Managers, Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers or Medical or Allied Health personnel to approach emergency situations in a uniform fashion. The technical core of the program focuses on the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and mitigate emergency and disaster incidents. Individuals employed in the private sector as safety officers or security professionals can also develop and strengthen their skills and effectiveness by completing this program. The competencies and course content has been developed with significant consideration of the coursework developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state emergency management agencies and local emergency planning committees.

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Paramedic Certificate

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The Paramedic, Certificate of Proficiency is designed for individuals who are seeking careers as paramedics. Paramedic careers include 9-1-1 emergency response, inter-facility and critical care transport via ground and aero-medical vehicles. The primary focus of the program is to provide the education, skills and clinical experiences to prepare the entry level paramedic for employment. The National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Paramedic Instructional Guidelines were used in developing the competencies and course content.

The Delaware County Community College is an accredited Emergency Medical Services Training Institute with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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Paramedic, Advanced Life Support, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science Degree: Paramedic - Advanced Life Support program is designed for individuals who are seeking careers as paramedics. Paramedic careers include 9-1-1 emergency response, inter-facility and critical care transport via ground and aero-medical vehicles. The primary focus of the program is to provide the education, skills and clinical experiences to best prepare the entry level paramedic. The National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Paramedic Instructional Guidelines were used in developing the competencies and course content for the Paramedic - Advanced Life Support degree program.

The Delaware County Community College is an accredited Emergency Medical Services Training Institute with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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Firefighter

Emergency Planning and Management, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Management and Planning associate degree program is designed for individuals who are seeking careers that are related to management of emergency and catastrophic situations that are accidental, provoked or natural disasters. The primary focus of the program is to provide an educational vehicle and skill set for professionals such as Emergency Managers, Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers or Medical or Allied Health personnel to approach emergency situations in a uniform fashion. The technical core of the program focuses on the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and mitigate emergency and disaster incidents. Individuals employed in the private sector as safety officers or security professionals can also develop and strengthen their skills and effectiveness by completing this program. The competencies and course content has been developed with significant consideration of the coursework developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state emergency management agencies and local emergency planning committees.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Certificate

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The Paralegal Studies, Certificate of Proficiency Program can only be completed by individuals who hold an associate or bachelor's degree, as this is an advanced certificate. If you do not hold one of these degrees, we invite you to select our Associates in Applied Science, Paralegal Studies.

This program is approved by The American Bar Association (ABA). The Certificate in Paralegal Studies is intended to provide graduates with a strong foundation in the areas of legal research and writing, contracts, torts, criminal law, and property law. Graduates are likely to find employment as paralegals under the direction of attorneys (to do otherwise would be practicing law without a license) in law firms, legal departments of large corporations, insurance companies, title companies, legal service companies and federal, state or local courts and governmental agencies.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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Paralegal Studies is an associate degree program intended to train a generalist paralegal. Graduates from the associate degree program will have a strong foundation in the areas of legal research and writing, contracts, torts, criminal law, and property law. Associate degree program graduates are likely to find employment as paralegals under the direction of attorneys (to do otherwise would be practicing law without a license) in law firms, legal departments of large corporations, insurance companies, title companies, legal service companies and federal, state or local courts and governmental agencies.

Students who wish to pursue additional education in law or in other disciplines as part of their future plans should consult with an advisor before selecting courses.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Adobe Illustrator

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Learn Adobe Illustrator, the professional app for vector drawing. Master paths - the foundation of all vector art. Start your illustrations with placed images and create with the shape, pen and transform tools. Explore Illustrator’s type and color options to unleash your creativity.

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Designing Effective Websites

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Learn the basics of designing and developing an effective website. Discover the advantages of using templates and explore other affordable easy-to-use resources to create a professional website. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

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Graphic Design, A.F.A.

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The Associate of Fine Art degree program in graphic design teaches students how to develop design concepts and aesthetically arrange type and image in order to plan and produce intelligent visual communication solutions to client problems or self-authored work. Visual communication skills are developed within the constraints of time, budget, and technology. These solutions may include a variety of print based and digital media materials. The Associate in Fine Arts degree program in graphic design will challenge students and prepare them to transfer to a four-year Bachelor of Fine Art programs while still supporting students who seek career positions such as entry-level designers, freelance designers, and print production artists.

Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses with a primary concentration in graphic design. First-year requirements must be satisfied before beginning second-year course work. Any remediation in Reading, English or Mathematics must be completed before beginning third semester courses.

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Interactive Media Certificate

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The Interactive Multimedia Certificate prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual elements including text, graphics, audio, animation, and video.

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Photoshop Advanced

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Learn advanced techniques of this professional image editing program. Course topics include: masking, advanced use of layers, vector shapes and paths, special effects with text layers and blending modes. Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills

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WordPress Intermediate

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This class is a continuation to build off the foundations learned in Introduction to WordPress and a great way for a WordPress user to advance their current knowledge.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Advanced Technology, A.A.S.

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The Advanced Technology Program is designed to serve individuals who desire hands-on training and education for the acquisition or advancement of a technical career in areas such as manufacturing, electronics, industrial production, process control, computer aided design and drafting, facilities management, and CNC operations.

The program is flexible enough that it can serve those both at entry level and those with established skills who seek technical growth or advancement through continued education. The program provides for up to 24 credits to be awarded toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree for technical courses or certificates completed at the college. The curriculum includes general education and information technology cores that will develop skills in communication, computer applications and applied science while strengthening problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

This program is designed primarily to serve students who have completed the Advanced Technology Certificate programs at the college. Ideally, students would pursue this program as continuing education after beginning employment as a trainee following certificate completion.

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Electro-Mechanical Technologies Certificate

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Electro-Mechanical Technologies program is designed to prepare students for employment as electro-mechanical technicians who assemble, install, troubleshoot, and/or repair mechanical, electrical and fluid power systems. The program includes instruction in electrical controls and programmable controllers, manufacturing and operational testing, as well as system analysis and maintenance procedures.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Advanced Technology, A.A.S.

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The Advanced Technology Program is designed to serve individuals who desire hands-on training and education for the acquisition or advancement of a technical career in areas such as manufacturing, electronics, industrial production, process control, computer aided design and drafting, facilities management, and CNC operations.

The program is flexible enough that it can serve those both at entry level and those with established skills who seek technical growth or advancement through continued education. The program provides for up to 24 credits to be awarded toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree for technical courses or certificates completed at the college. The curriculum includes general education and information technology cores that will develop skills in communication, computer applications and applied science while strengthening problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

This program is designed primarily to serve students who have completed the Advanced Technology Certificate programs at the college. Ideally, students would pursue this program as continuing education after beginning employment as a trainee following certificate completion.

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Industrial Production Technician Certificate

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This program is designed to provide the student with skills and knowledge relevant for preparation and advancement within entry-level positions of employment as production workers, operators, helper trainees, or helpers in varied fields of employment in industry. The program is structured to also afford a currently employed student/worker (as well as employers) with a means for developing an opportunity to explore new job responsibilities, as well as to enhance current job skills and knowledge within a company. This effort will be designed to provide an opportunity for the individual to be better prepared to avail themselves of career advancement opportunities as they are encountered. The program provides for a formalized integration of collegiate level course work, and at the same time, compliments this education with formalized College Sponsored Experienced Learning (CSEL) "on-the-job" (OJT) learning/training. Experiential learning will consist of a formally structured training plan, having been developed with a respective employer, and, an appropriately identified college advisor, as well as the student.

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Manufacturing Operations Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students for careers as machine tool operators/machinists in the current advanced technology manufacturing industries. Instruction is provided in the operation and maintenance for machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders and other common machine shop equipment.

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Machinist

Advanced Technology, A.A.S.

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The Advanced Technology Program is designed to serve individuals who desire hands-on training and education for the acquisition or advancement of a technical career in areas such as manufacturing, electronics, industrial production, process control, computer aided design and drafting, facilities management, and CNC operations.

The program is flexible enough that it can serve those both at entry level and those with established skills who seek technical growth or advancement through continued education. The program provides for up to 24 credits to be awarded toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree for technical courses or certificates completed at the college. The curriculum includes general education and information technology cores that will develop skills in communication, computer applications and applied science while strengthening problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

This program is designed primarily to serve students who have completed the Advanced Technology Certificate programs at the college. Ideally, students would pursue this program as continuing education after beginning employment as a trainee following certificate completion.

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CNC Programming - Lathe & Mill Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining and is also ideal for students who need to upgrade prior machine shop training to comply with the current needs of industry. Students learn the techniques, hardware, software menus and computer system practices associated with a Computer-Aided Machining/Distributed Numerical Control (CAM/DNC) system to manually write, save, retrieve and transfer CNC machine tool programs. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to sit for NIMS certification upon completion of the program. NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) credentials signifies a person can perform the work of a CNC Machine Operator according to recognized national standards.

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Computer-Aided Machining Lathe, Mill and EDM Certificate

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This advanced certificate is designed for students who have completed the CNC Programming-Lathe and Mill Certificate and also have prior machining experience. The Program prepares the student for entry-level positions in the occupational specialty of Computer Aided Manufacturing/Machining in Lathe, Mill and EDM programming and operations. Concepts covered in the program include CAM as a design, management and operational tool, principles of EDM technology, and production utilizing EDM equipment. The students will learn how to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness via software and equipment integration. Departmental approval is required to enroll in the Program.

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Machine Tool Technology, A.A.S.

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The associate in applied science degree in Machine Tool Technology emphasizes the advanced manufacturing technologies. Students are prepared to work in precision tooling, machining, and manufacturing. Graduates could qualify for positions as machine tool operators; machinists; Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinists and programmers; Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) operator/programmers; computer-aided drafting/design and computer-aided machining/manufacturing (CAD-CAM) programmers, toolmakers, mold makers and inspectors.

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Manufacturing Operations Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students for careers as machine tool operators/machinists in the current advanced technology manufacturing industries. Instruction is provided in the operation and maintenance for machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders and other common machine shop equipment.

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Architectural Drafter

Advanced Technology, A.A.S.

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The Advanced Technology Program is designed to serve individuals who desire hands-on training and education for the acquisition or advancement of a technical career in areas such as manufacturing, electronics, industrial production, process control, computer aided design and drafting, facilities management, and CNC operations.

The program is flexible enough that it can serve those both at entry level and those with established skills who seek technical growth or advancement through continued education. The program provides for up to 24 credits to be awarded toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree for technical courses or certificates completed at the college. The curriculum includes general education and information technology cores that will develop skills in communication, computer applications and applied science while strengthening problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

This program is designed primarily to serve students who have completed the Advanced Technology Certificate programs at the college. Ideally, students would pursue this program as continuing education after beginning employment as a trainee following certificate completion.

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Computer-Aided Machining Lathe, Mill and EDM Certificate

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This advanced certificate is designed for students who have completed the CNC Programming-Lathe and Mill Certificate and also have prior machining experience. The Program prepares the student for entry-level positions in the occupational specialty of Computer Aided Manufacturing/Machining in Lathe, Mill and EDM programming and operations. Concepts covered in the program include CAM as a design, management and operational tool, principles of EDM technology, and production utilizing EDM equipment. The students will learn how to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness via software and equipment integration. Departmental approval is required to enroll in the Program.

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Machine Tool Technology, A.A.S.

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The associate in applied science degree in Machine Tool Technology emphasizes the advanced manufacturing technologies. Students are prepared to work in precision tooling, machining, and manufacturing. Graduates could qualify for positions as machine tool operators; machinists; Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinists and programmers; Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) operator/programmers; computer-aided drafting/design and computer-aided machining/manufacturing (CAD-CAM) programmers, toolmakers, mold makers and inspectors.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automobile Safety Inspection Certificate (Category 1)

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The College is authorized by PennDOT to administer an approved course of instruction to prepare, test, and certify automotive technicians for the Pennsylvania State Inspection Program.

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Automotive Technology I Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in the occupational specialty of automotive technician. The Certificate of Competency in Automotive Technology I will be awarded upon successful completion of the minimum competencies as out-lined below. Program completers will be prepared to seek positions as entry-level automotive service technicians and automotive mechanics.

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Automotive Technology II Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare the student for above entry-level positions in the automotive service industry. The Certificate of Competency in Automotive Technology II will be awarded upon successful completion of the competencies outlined below.

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EEIC Recertification

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All Pennsylvania Emission technicians and Emission Repair technicians are required to recertify every two years. This course includes a review of current PA Emission regulations and the online exam. Note: Students must also purchase the online exam from the PA training portal at patrainingportal.com prior to the class. Students must bring their patrainingportal.com “9,000,000” number and their log-in information to class.

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Enhanced Safety Inspection (Category 4)

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The College is authorized by PennDOT to administer an approved course of instruction to prepare, test, and certify automotive technicians for the Pennsylvania State Inspection Program.

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Motorcycle Safety Inspection Certificate (Category 2)

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The College is authorized by PennDOT to administer an approved course of instruction to prepare, test, and certify automotive technicians for the Pennsylvania State Inspection Program.

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Pennsylvania Emissions Inspector Certificate (EEIC)

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Focuses on the rules, regulations and proper techniques to perform the state required PA Emissions Inspections, mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Classroom training, a CBT challenge, and a proctored exam are required for a student to certify as an emissions inspector. NEW! Student must purchase a training manual, CBT challenge and online exam from the training portal at patrainingportal.com.

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Safety Inspection Certificate (Baseline)

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The College is authorized by PennDOT to administer an approved course of instruction to prepare, test, and certify automotive technicians for the Pennsylvania State Inspection Program.

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Safety Inspection Recertification

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The College is authorized by PennDOT to administer an approved course of instruction to prepare, test, and certify automotive technicians for the Pennsylvania State Inspection Program.

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Truck Driver

Commercial Driver's License Training Program

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Embark on a new career in commercial truck driving. Begin in the classroom, where you will learn about the vehicles, basic truck driving controls, pre-trip inspection, cargo handling, emergency protocol and more. Then on the driving range, you will practice mastering operation and control of the vehicle. Finally, take your newly acquired skills on the road, with our experienced instructors by your side guiding you through what you need to know to be successful. Upon graduation, you receive a certificate plus all the skills you need to obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL) and land an entry-level position in commercial trucking.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Cisco Certified Network Associate

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The Cisco CCNA network associate certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. This curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology and performance-based skills plus (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), VLANs, Ethernet
and access control lists (ACLs). Earn up to 6 credits. Your access code for the certification prep software will be given out the first night of class. Call 610-359-7344 for details.

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CompTIA A+ Certificate

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This program prepares students for a career as a computer technician repairing personal computers and also serves as a strong foundation course. This 180-hour, hands-on course covers installation and upgrades, diagnosis and repair, system configuration, as well as safety and customer interaction. Students will assemble and disassemble different types of personal computers. Coursework provides covers a wide range of vendor and product neutral networking technologies. This course will help the student successfully complete the A+ Certification exams. A+ toolkit included.

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CompTIA Network+ Certificate

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This 72-hour vendor-neutral certification program explores the features and functions of networking components, and the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware protocols and services. You will gain technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. New technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit ethernet will also be covered. Earn up to 3 credits. Your access code for the certification prep software will be given out the first night of class. Call 610-359-7344 for details.

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Information Technology, Computer Programming, A.A.S.

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The Computer Programming specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in computer programming. A computer programmer works with a computer analyst and computer engineer to analyze, design, develop, test, implement and maintain computer applications to meet the functional objectives of a business. It is the job of the computer programmer to design and update the software that runs on the computer. A programmer generally works with an analyst to help determine the best way to approach a problem or implement a desired feature for a new version of a software package. A programmer codes the changes and then tests and debugs the software. The Computer Programming specialization emphasizes the more popular computer programming languages used in business today.

The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing, and Web Development. Students have the benefit of classroom or online instruction, dedicated laboratory facilities and participation in co-curricular activities. Students in the IT Career Degrees are required to take program courses and related electives in their specialization as well as four IT core courses. In addition, students are required to take general education courses.

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Information Technology, Help Desk/Technical Support, A.A.S.

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The Help Desk/Technical Support specialization provides students with the necessary skills for employment at a help desk or as a technical support person in a computer environment. The program reflects the growing emphasis on assessment of skills and skill levels. The learning sequence established by this curriculum is designed to prepare students to qualify to take certification examinations including, Net +, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Service Technician (A+), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Novell Certified Netware Administrator(CNA), and Cisco (CCNA).

The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing, and Web Development. Students have the benefit of classroom or online instruction, dedicated laboratory facilities and participation in co-curricular activities. Students in the IT Career Degrees are required to take program courses and related electives in their specialization as well as four IT core courses. In addition, students are required to take the general education courses listed below.

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Information Technology, Network Engineering, A.A.S.

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The Network Engineering option prepares students for employment as networking specialists in the communications industry. The material presented in the Network Engineering curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete many of the exams required for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft (MS) certifications.

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Information Technology, Web Programming, Certificate

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The Web Programming Certificate is intended to prepare students to be an entry-level web developer or for further study in computer programming or web development. A junior-level web developer works within a team to create the vision for a client's website often utilizing design skills, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. It is the job of the junior-level programmer to develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs. The Web Programming certificate emphasizes the more popular object-oriented programming languages as well as web development tools and techniques used in business today.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server 2016

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This hands-on training will provide you with the core technical ability required to build a sustainable career in IT. According to Microsoft, these credentials will demonstrate that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server 2017

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This hands-on training will provide you with the core technical ability required to build a sustainable career in IT. According to Microsoft, these credentials will demonstrate that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist.

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Microsoft Technology Associate Certificate

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Are you new to IT? The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is the recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. This 24- hour course prepares students for an industry-recognized Microsoft certification. The MTA is an excellent prerequisite for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure using Microsoft technologies or to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals. Topics include understanding network infrastructure, hardware, protocols, and services.

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Network Engineering Certificate

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This certificate option will provide students with a knowledge base and skill set aimed at exposing students to various types of computers and networking devices, network connectivity and communications, current industry standard client and server operating systems, and networking security concepts. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as Networking Support Technicians. Students will learn the components that make up a computing system and network, along with also learning how to utilize industry standard applications, operating systems, troubleshooting utilities, and security related hardware and software. The program will provide students with necessary skills allowing them to use and troubleshoot common applications and their problems, install and configure current industry standard operating systems, connect computers together through LAN and WAN technologies and devices, and provide an understanding of how to apply and implement secure network administration procedures and policies.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Certified Network Associate

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The Cisco CCNA network associate certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. This curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology and performance-based skills plus (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), VLANs, Ethernet
and access control lists (ACLs). Earn up to 6 credits. Your access code for the certification prep software will be given out the first night of class. Call 610-359-7344 for details.

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CompTIA Network+ Certificate

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This 72-hour vendor-neutral certification program explores the features and functions of networking components, and the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware protocols and services. You will gain technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. New technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit ethernet will also be covered. Earn up to 3 credits. Your access code for the certification prep software will be given out the first night of class. Call 610-359-7344 for details.

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Information Technology, Network Engineering, A.A.S.

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The Network Engineering option prepares students for employment as networking specialists in the communications industry. The material presented in the Network Engineering curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete many of the exams required for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft (MS) certifications.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server 2018

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This hands-on training will provide you with the core technical ability required to build a sustainable career in IT. According to Microsoft, these credentials will demonstrate that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist.

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Network Engineering Certificate

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This certificate option will provide students with a knowledge base and skill set aimed at exposing students to various types of computers and networking devices, network connectivity and communications, current industry standard client and server operating systems, and networking security concepts. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as Networking Support Technicians. Students will learn the components that make up a computing system and network, along with also learning how to utilize industry standard applications, operating systems, troubleshooting utilities, and security related hardware and software. The program will provide students with necessary skills allowing them to use and troubleshoot common applications and their problems, install and configure current industry standard operating systems, connect computers together through LAN and WAN technologies and devices, and provide an understanding of how to apply and implement secure network administration procedures and policies.

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Information Security Analyst

Cisco Certified Network Associate: Security

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CCNA Security is one the fastest growing IT specialties and is in high demand. As networks become more complex, corporations depend on IT security professionals to secure systems, data and services. With a CCNA Security certification, you will have the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. This certification emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices.

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CompTIA Security + Certificate

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The CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. Security threats are increasing in number and severity; even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to maintain or
increase their investment in security. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure,
access control and organizational security. Many major organizations employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff. Prerequisite: CompTIA Network+ certification or equivalent skills.

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Software Developer

Information Technology, Computer Programming, A.A.S.

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The Computer Programming specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in computer programming. A computer programmer works with a computer analyst and computer engineer to analyze, design, develop, test, implement and maintain computer applications to meet the functional objectives of a business. It is the job of the computer programmer to design and update the software that runs on the computer. A programmer generally works with an analyst to help determine the best way to approach a problem or implement a desired feature for a new version of a software package. A programmer codes the changes and then tests and debugs the software. The Computer Programming specialization emphasizes the more popular computer programming languages used in business today.

The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing, and Web Development. Students have the benefit of classroom or online instruction, dedicated laboratory facilities and participation in co-curricular activities. Students in the IT Career Degrees are required to take program courses and related electives in their specialization as well as four IT core courses. In addition, students are required to take general education courses.

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Information Technology, Game Development, A.A.S.

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The Game Development specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in game development. Courses emphasize the specific skills necessary for the design, development, marketing and testing of computer games. Industry standard programming languages and development tools are utilized in this specialization.

The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing, and Web Development. Students have the benefit of classroom or online instruction, dedicated laboratory facilities and participation in co-curricular activities. Students in the IT Career Degrees are required to take program courses and related electives in their specialization as well as four IT core courses. In addition, students are required to take general education courses.

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Information Technology, Interactive Media, A.A.S.

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The Interactive Multimedia specialization prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual elements including text, graphics, audio, animation and video. The Interactive Multimedia specialization emphasizes the more popular multimedia development tools and programming languages used in industry today.

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Information Technology, Web Development, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing and Web Development. The Web Development degree is designed for students interested in pursuing a career as a web professional. Completion of this program option will provide students with the skills needed for entry-level positions as web designers/developers. Concepts covered include information design, network administration, database management, interface design, and programming. Students learn to create websites using current industry standard software and technologies. In addition, students learn how to incorporate media technologies such as sound, video and animation into websites.

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Information Technology, Web Programming, Certificate

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The Web Programming Certificate is intended to prepare students to be an entry-level web developer or for further study in computer programming or web development. A junior-level web developer works within a team to create the vision for a client's website often utilizing design skills, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. It is the job of the junior-level programmer to develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs. The Web Programming certificate emphasizes the more popular object-oriented programming languages as well as web development tools and techniques used in business today.

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Web Development Certificate

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This certificate option provides students with a multi-disciplinary approach to the design, networking, and programming areas of web development. Designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as: Web Site Designer, Web Developer, Web Programmer. Students learn to integrate client-side and server-side technologies to build and manage real-world web-based applications. The program provides students with necessary skills for creating and managing web sites using current industry standards. The design and development of responsive web applications is also covered. Students also gain a foundation in current networking technologies and supporting Linux/UNIX systems.

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Graphic Designer

Information Technology, Game Development, A.A.S.

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The Game Development specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in game development. Courses emphasize the specific skills necessary for the design, development, marketing and testing of computer games. Industry standard programming languages and development tools are utilized in this specialization.

The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing, and Web Development. Students have the benefit of classroom or online instruction, dedicated laboratory facilities and participation in co-curricular activities. Students in the IT Career Degrees are required to take program courses and related electives in their specialization as well as four IT core courses. In addition, students are required to take general education courses.

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Information Technology, Interactive Media, A.A.S.

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The Interactive Multimedia specialization prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual elements including text, graphics, audio, animation and video. The Interactive Multimedia specialization emphasizes the more popular multimedia development tools and programming languages used in industry today.

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Information Technology, Web Development, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing and Web Development. The Web Development degree is designed for students interested in pursuing a career as a web professional. Completion of this program option will provide students with the skills needed for entry-level positions as web designers/developers. Concepts covered include information design, network administration, database management, interface design, and programming. Students learn to create websites using current industry standard software and technologies. In addition, students learn how to incorporate media technologies such as sound, video and animation into websites.

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Web Development Certificate

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This certificate option provides students with a multi-disciplinary approach to the design, networking, and programming areas of web development. Designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as: Web Site Designer, Web Developer, Web Programmer. Students learn to integrate client-side and server-side technologies to build and manage real-world web-based applications. The program provides students with necessary skills for creating and managing web sites using current industry standards. The design and development of responsive web applications is also covered. Students also gain a foundation in current networking technologies and supporting Linux/UNIX systems.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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The Culinary Arts Certificate of Competency prepares students for employment in various segments of the foodservice industry in positions such as restaurant chef, banquet chef, sous chef, kitchen manager, production cook, line cook and prep cook. The certificate includes courses providing skill development in kitchen lab courses, and is designed for a student who either wants to enter the field of Culinary Arts or pursue the Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science Degree.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts, A.A.S program prepares students for employment in various segments of the foodservice industry in positions such as restaurant chef, banquet chef, sous chef, kitchen manager, production cook, line cook and prep cook. The program includes academic courses, skills development in kitchen lab courses, and practical internship experience.

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Culinary Professional Certificate

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Considering a career in the culinary industry? Train under a distinguished chef in a professional kitchen. Learn how to execute basic and advanced techniques and apply them to all types of food preparation, from appetizers to dessert.

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Hotel and Restaurant Management, A.A.S.

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The Hotel/Restaurant Management (HRM) program is designed for individuals seeking specialized training and knowledge as preparation for a career in the vast hospitality industry. The successful graduate can enter the industry at a supervisory level and perform management functions and duties to this industry.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Digital Patient Record Certificate

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Learn the competencies needed to successfully manage electronic data in a variety of heath care settings. Information provided in this course is essential for anyone going into the healthcare field because it covers a wide range of topics necessary to work with patient sensitive data. Gain necessary skills regarding patient records and electronic health record systems, HIPAA concepts, policy and procedural methods on legal documents and the financial implications, and information about protected health information (PHI), and other security measures taken in health care. You will be prepared to take the Digital Patient Record Certification exam as developed by the American Medical Informatics Association.

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Medical Billing Certificate

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The Medical Billing 19 college-credit certificate program provides students with the skills necessary to function as medical billers for all types of health care institutions. The curriculum includes medical terminology, health informatics, analysis of coded data used on claims for reimbursement, and principles of medical billing.

A Certificate of Competency in Medical Billing will be awarded upon completion of this curriculum with a 2.0 GPA and a "C" or better in all allied health courses.

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Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

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The Medical Coding and Billing Certificate of Proficiency provides students with the skills necessary to function as Physician-Based Coders, Hospital Coders, or Medical Claims Reviewers. Today, there are many demands for coding specialists and accurately coded data from the medical record in all types of health care institutions. Coded data is used on claims for reimbursement, patient care management, and healthcare evaluation and research. The curriculum includes medical terminology, human anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, administrative medical office management, electronic health records, and CPT and ICD-10-CM coding and ICD-10-PCS coding. The graduate of this certificate may sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification offered by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). After completing CCA exam and / or working in the field, students qualify to take the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based (CCS-P) exam offered by AHIMA.

A Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Coding and Billing will be awarded upon completion of this curriculum with a 2.0 GPA and a "C" or better in all Allied Health (AHA, AHM) courses, which is a departmental requirement of the Allied Health, Emergency Services and Nursing Department. The courses are listed with a start date of Spring semester but students may begin courses in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.

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Medical Coding and Billing, A.A.S.

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The Medical Coding and Billing A.A.S. Degree provides students with the skills necessary to function as Physician-Based Coders, Hospital Coders, or Medical Claims Reviewers. Today, there are many demands for coding specialists and accurately coded data from the medical record in all types of health care institutions. Coded data is used on claims for reimbursement, patient care management, and healthcare evaluation and research. The curriculum includes medical terminology, human anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, administrative medical office management, electronic health records, and CPT and ICD coding. The graduate of this degree may take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Certification Exam offered by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). After completing CCA exam and/or working in the field, students qualify to take the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based (CCS-P) exam offered by AHIMA.

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Cardiovascular Technician

Electrocardiography (EKG Technician)

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Prepare to become a certified EKG technician and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. Provides practice with equipment and hands-on lab experience, anatomy, use of the EKG machine and other clinical practices. Offered in cooperation with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. Books and materials included.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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The Medical Assistant program prepares students as multi-skilled health care workers who function as assistants to physicians and other health care professionals in a variety of ambulatory care settings. The responsibilities of the medical assistant include administrative and clinical duties. The Delaware County Community College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Medical assistant applicants are required to take college placement tests in math, reading and English. Any deficiencies must be remedied prior to registering for Medical Assistant Techniques and Practicum I (AHM 106). This course requires departmental approval as students must progress through the curriculum in sequence.
Certain functional abilities that will enable the student to competently perform required technical skills are necessary for successful completion of the Medical Assistant program. Students may be removed from the program for violation of patient safety, confidentiality or behavior incompatible with acceptable standards pending outcome of the appeal process.

In addition to the normal tuition and fees, medical assistant students are required to purchase uniforms, miscellaneous supplies, personal health insurance, and a program package from Castle Branch to be cleared for clinical site placement.

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Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Medical Assistant program prepares students as multi-skilled health care workers who function as assistants to physicians and other health care professionals in a variety of ambulatory care settings. The responsibilities of the medical assistant include administrative and clinical duties. The Delaware County Community College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Medical assistant applicants are required to take college placement tests in math, reading and English. Any deficiencies must be remedied prior to registering for Medical Assistant Techniques and Practicum I (AHM 106). This course requires departmental approval as students must progress through the curriculum in sequence.

Certain functional abilities that will enable the student to competently perform required technical skills are necessary for successful completion of the Medical Assistant program. Students may be removed from the program for violation of patient safety, confidentiality or behavior incompatible with acceptable standards pending outcome of the appeal process.

In addition to the normal tuition and fees, medical assistant students are required to purchase uniforms, miscellaneous supplies, personal health insurance, and a program package from Certified Background to be cleared for clinical site placement.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

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Prepare to enter the pharmacy field in hospitals and community pharmacies as an ancillary, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Includes medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Learn dosage calculations, IV flow rates, drug compounding and dose conversions. Discusses dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement. Book and learning materials included. A loan for tuition may be available; call Sallie Mae at 888-272-5543.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Delaware County Community College/Crozer-Chester Medical Center Entry-Level Respiratory Therapy Program is to provide a curriculum where students can develop the competencies and skills essential to deliver safe, effective respiratory care in a variety of health care settings. The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares allied health specialists for the management, treatment, testing and care of patients with breathing abnormalities.

Upon completion of the two-year program with a grade of "C" or better in all respiratory therapy courses the degree of associate in applied science is awarded. The graduate is immediately eligible for the Therapist Multiple-Choice Exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, the graduate is eligible to take the Clinical Simulation Exam. When both sections are successfully completed, the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential is awarded. These exams are administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The goal of this Surgical Technology program is to prepare students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as entry-level surgical technologists and become contributing members of the health care team to function under the supervision of professional registered nurses or licensed physicians. This will be accomplished by (1) preparing competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains and (2) meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology.

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Phlebotomist

Venipuncture (Phlebotomy Technician)

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This course teaches basic venipuncture techniques for adults, children and infants as it prepares the student to take the phlebotomy exam. Coursework includes aseptic methods and isolation procedures. There is an additional fee for the phlebotomy exam.

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Energy Industry

Process Control Technology Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to seek employment as Process Operators/Technicians in automated manufacturing and production facilities. The program provides students with an introduction to the concepts, theory, principles, and technical demands, as well as the hazards, and accident prevention aspects associated with the operation of processing equipment.

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Contact Phone Number

610-359-5000

Address

901 S Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063-1094
United States