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Electrician

Apprenticeship - Electrician Advanced Certificate

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Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only.

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Apprenticeship - Electrician, A.A.S.

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As an apprentice, you may apply your related training towards an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Supportive electives are courses taken to fit your individual needs. Prior academic course work may be acceptable. Electives will be customized for each individual.

Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only.

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Pre-Apprenticeship - Electrician Advanced Certificate

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Delivers core skill sets to students to enter into an apprenticeship or take entry level apprenticeship test. Demonstrates to potential employer that student has shown knowledge, interest, and skills to apply for a position as a tradesman.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Apprenticeship - Pipefitter (Industrial Maintenance) Advanced Certificate

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Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only.

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Apprenticeship - Pipefitter (Industrial Maintenance), A.A.S.

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As an apprentice, you may apply your related training towards an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Supportive electives are courses taken to fit your individual needs. Prior academic course work may be acceptable. Electives will be customized for each individual.

Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only.

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Apprenticeship - Plumber-Pipefitter Advanced Certificate

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Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only.

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Apprenticeship - Plumber-Pipefitter, A.A.S.

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As an apprentice, you may apply your related training towards an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Supportive electives are courses taken to fit your individual needs. Prior academic course work may be acceptable. Electives will be customized for each individual.

Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only.

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Plumber

Apprenticeship - Plumber-Pipefitter Advanced Certificate

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Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only.

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Apprenticeship - Plumber-Pipefitter, A.A.S.

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As an apprentice, you may apply your related training towards an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Supportive electives are courses taken to fit your individual needs. Prior academic course work may be acceptable. Electives will be customized for each individual.

Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only.

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Architectural Drafter

Architectural Technology, A.A.S.

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As an Architectural Technician, you may assist licensed architects, construction engineers, urban planners and other design personnel in most phases of the development of building or site projects. This program has an emphasis on job entry skill development for employment in occupations such as: draftsperson, for installation and shop drawings; building appraiser for financial institutions or real estate firms, estimator or supervisor for contractors; inspector for government agencies.

Technology is a critical factor in architecture and design. That’s why as an Architectural Technology student at Delta, you will have the opportunity to use Autodesk software suite, including Rivit 3D modeling software. This is industry-leading software and you will be able to design full three-dimensional building models. In your design studio courses, you will also have hands-on training in creating models of your building designs.

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Computer Aided Drafting Advanced Certificate

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As a computer drafter, you will make detailed manual or computer drawings of products and machinery from sketches and specifications conceived by engineers and designers. The finished drawings are used as working plans for engineering and manufacturing purposes. Depending on experience and level of responsibility, duties may vary from preparing basic drawings to modifying the finished design using computer aided design equipment.

In order to enter this area of work, you should be able to: work within precise limits or standards of accuracy, concentrate for long periods of time, visualize 3-dimensional objects from drawings or pictures, see detail in objects or drawings, and recognize slight differences in shapes and shadings. Computer skills are a requirement.

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HVAC Technician

HVAC/R - Air Conditioning Advanced Certificate

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This program will provide education and skill training for service technicians in the Air Conditioning Service Industry. Technicians on the job are needed to test, troubleshoot, repair, install, and sell the wide range of mechanical and electrical appliances and components in this field.

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HVAC/R - Commercial Refrigeration Advanced Certificate

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This program will provide education and skill training for service technicians in the Refrigeration Service Industry. Technicians on the job are needed to test, troubleshoot, repair, install, and sell the wide range of mechanical and electrical appliances and components in this field.

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HVAC/R - Heating Advanced Certificate

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This program will provide education and skill training for service technicians in the Heating Service Industry. Technicians on the job are needed to test, troubleshoot, repair, install, and sell the wide range of mechanical and electrical appliances and components in this field.

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HVAC/R - Service Technology, A.A.S.

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This program will provide you education and skill training for service technicians in the Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning Service Industry. Technicians on the job are needed to test, troubleshoot, repair, install, and sell the wide range of mechanical and electrical appliances and components in this field.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Pre-Apprenticeship - Construction Advanced Certificate

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Delivers core skill sets to students to enter into an apprenticeship or take entry level apprenticeship test. Demonstrates to potential employer that student has shown knowledge, interest, and skills to apply for a position as a tradesman.

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Welder

Welding Engineering Technology Advanced Certificate

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The welding certificate program combines specialized welding training with related technical courses to give you the training you need to get started in the field.

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Welding Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The welding program combines specialized welding training with related technical and general education courses to give you the training you need to be a success in the field. Hands-on training in small class sizes at Delta College provide an excellent opportunity to learn specialized welding. At Delta, you get welding lab classes that provide hands-on training to help you succeed. You will use state-of-the- art equipment to learn SMAW (Stick), GTAW (TIG), and GMAW (MIG) welding.

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Manufacturing Industry

Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Apprenticeship - Machine Repair Advanced Certificate

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If you're interested in the trades, an apprenticeship is for you. At Delta, we work with area companies to make sure you have the knowledge and training so you could jump right into a great job when you've completed the program.

Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only.

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Apprenticeship - Machine Repair, A.A.S.

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Get the required trade-related instruction you need to upgrade your skills in industrial trades and maintenance. These programs are designs with industry leaders to provide the best outcomes, focuses on a combination of trade-related instruction and on-the-job experience essential in each field. Classes are usually held in the evening. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential to provide a complete program to train skilled trade personnel for the trades.

As an apprentice, you may apply your related training towards an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Supportive electives are courses taken to fit your individual needs. Prior academic course work may be acceptable. Electives will be customized for each individual.

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Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance Technologist, A.A.S.

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Do you enjoy working with your hands and have a knack for mechanics? Consider becoming an instrumentation technician – an occupation that is in high demand by area employers like Dow, Michigan Sugar and Hemlock Semiconductor Operations.

The Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance Technologist program teaches you to perform routine maintenance, installation and integration of various types of process control instrumentation equipment such as transmitters, controllers, integrators, recorders, and final drive elements. Make repairs to electrical power, motor and motor control circuits. You'll be trained to test, calibrate, install, repair and inspect manufacturing equipment and monitoring devices. You'll also learn how to perform general maintenance on equipment and design new measuring and recording equipment.

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Machinist

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Advanced Certificate

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As a CNC Machine Tool Programmer/Operator, you will use computer driven machine tools such as lathes, mills, lasers, water jet, wire and/or sinker electrical discharge machines, tube benders, punches, brakes, and grinders to shape materials to precise dimensions. Although some programmer/operators can work with a wide variety of CNC machine tools, most specialize in one or two types. Specific duties may include: studying blueprints or sketches; building tooling, jigs, or fixtures; programming and editing; machine work pieces; inspecting and certifying product for dimensional accuracy; and light duty repair and maintenance of the CNC machine. Many of the CNC courses listed below require prior basic machine tool work experience and/or high school or skill center classes in basic machine tools.

With a certificate in computer numerical control (CNC), you will have the skills to operate computer-driven lathes, mills, lasers and other machines to shape materials to precise dimensions. Study blueprints. Build tools and jigs. Make the things we use every day.

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Manufacturing and Industrial Technology, A.A.S.

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Prepare to work in a modern manufacturing plant. Develop the skills you need to be flexible in a changing work place. Learn computerized manufacturing methods, computer aided drafting and machining, material testing and inspection, and oral and verbal communication. Graduates are qualified for a wide variety of technical positions in the manufacturing sector.
Manufacturing continues to advance by cutting across all disciplines in order to drive economic growth. This program is designed to give you the flexibility to acquire the knowledge and skills needed in this rapidly changing area. You will be able to develop a broad understanding of issues facing manufacturing today while also focusing on a specific area. As a manufacturing technologist, you will need to understand the interrelationships of materials selection and manufacturing processes in order to operate competitively in a global economy. You will also need to understand the roles quality, cost, delivery, safety and morale play in a successful manufacturing company. Teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills will be emphasized because of the importance they play in your success in the company. You will have experience with automated systems and robotic applications. You will need to be able to use computers to control and monitor processes and for communicating with team members, customers, suppliers, and others both internally and externally.

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Pre-Apprenticeship - Mechanical Advanced Certificate

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Be on your way to an apprenticeship with the pre-apprenticeship track. With this program, you'll get the core courses you need to move on to an apprenticeship program.

The Mechanical - Advanced Certificate delivers core skill sets to students to enter into an apprenticeship or take entry level apprenticeship test. Demonstrates to potential employer that student has shown knowledge, interest, and skills to apply for a position as a tradesman.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Manufacturing and Industrial Technology, A.A.S.

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Prepare to work in a modern manufacturing plant. Develop the skills you need to be flexible in a changing work place. Learn computerized manufacturing methods, computer aided drafting and machining, material testing and inspection, and oral and verbal communication. Graduates are qualified for a wide variety of technical positions in the manufacturing sector.
Manufacturing continues to advance by cutting across all disciplines in order to drive economic growth. This program is designed to give you the flexibility to acquire the knowledge and skills needed in this rapidly changing area. You will be able to develop a broad understanding of issues facing manufacturing today while also focusing on a specific area. As a manufacturing technologist, you will need to understand the interrelationships of materials selection and manufacturing processes in order to operate competitively in a global economy. You will also need to understand the roles quality, cost, delivery, safety and morale play in a successful manufacturing company. Teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills will be emphasized because of the importance they play in your success in the company. You will have experience with automated systems and robotic applications. You will need to be able to use computers to control and monitor processes and for communicating with team members, customers, suppliers, and others both internally and externally.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Advanced Certificate

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With a Mechatronics certificate from Delta College, you can take all your interests (mechanics, robotics, fluid power and computers) and put them together. What could be more perfect? Delta's certificate program trains you to become a Mechatronics technician with all the skills you'll need for the in-demand jobs in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

The Mechatronics Technology – Advanced Certificate provides the educational requirements for a mechatronics technician. Mechatronics integrates the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, fluid power, robotics, and computer technologies to control equipment. Duties of a mechatronics technician include the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance of automated systems. Employment opportunities include the medical field, original equipment manufacturers, food processing plants, manufacturing facilities, and independent contracting.

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Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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Interested in mechanics, engineering, robotics, fluid power and computers? You can have a career that uses all of them with an associate's degree in Mechatronics. Why choose between your interests when you can work with them all? Delta's program prepares you like no other. With highly-experienced faculty, state-of-the-art technology and great relationships with industry leaders, you'll be well prepared to transfer to your university of choice or enter the job market ready for what's next.

Mechatronics is a field that is directly tied to how manufacturers produce their products. The Associate Degree Program in Mechatronics Technology prepares you for employment as a mechatronics technician. The field of mechatronics integrates the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, fluid power, robotics, and computer technologies to control equipment. Duties of a mechatronics technician include the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance of automated systems. Employment opportunities include the medical field, original equipment manufacturers, food processing plants, manufacturing facilities, and independent contracting.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Art + Design, A.F.A.

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The Associate in Fine Arts Degree is awarded to Art + Design program students who successfully complete the required 62-credit minimum course of study. The program and degree are designed to prepare you for entry-level jobs and/or to successfully transfer into Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs. The chronologically sequenced courses provide a balance of art history, art studio, design studio, graphic design and MTA approved general education courses.

Delta's AFA degree Art + Design program constructs a solid foundation for professional or further academic pursuits in: advertising, animation, art criticism and theory, art education, art history, ceramics, digital media, drawing, graphic design, fashion design, furniture design, illustration, industrial design, interactive and multimedia graphics, painting, photography, printmaking, product design, sculpture, textile design, transportation design, visual communications, web design, or a wide variety of related visual fields.

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Broadcast Engineer

Digital Film Advanced Certificate

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Digital film is growing due to an increased emphasis for companies to include video on the web and social media outlets. That's good news if you're interested in film and video production.

Delta's program prepares you for every step of the process, from screen writing to production and everything in between. By the end, you'll have gained a strong educational foundation with information and experiences necessary for entry level positions in the field.

When you complete this certificate, you will have been introduced to many aspects of film production: film aesthetics, screenwriting, filming, and editing. The certificate can also prepare you for further film studies and might help you find work in the film industry. In addition, courses in the certificate also provide a foundation for work in video advertising, videography, and the production of training films.

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Electronic Media - Broadcasting Track, A.A.A.

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The Delta College Electronic Media program provides students with a broad range of traditional classroom and laboratory learning opportunities as well as hands-on experience. The EM curriculum is designed to provide well-balanced instruction in the fields of broadcasting, multimedia production, and digital film. Beginning with an exploration of the history of broadcasting and film, students then study broadcast and film production. Additionally students will gain hands on experience in laboratory and real-time operating conditions. The EM program then concentrates on the growing and ever-changing fields of digital media productions and their practical applications.

The Broadcasting Track teaches you the history of radio and television and introduces you to the technical skills of audio/visual production and editing. You'll dive into nonlinear editing using Adobe Premiere. You’ll also work with classmates as reporters, writers, videographers and editors on various student productions. For the Broadcasting Track students will utilize television production studios and computer labs to produce individual and group productions. The program also offers broadcasting students a chance to acquire professional experience while in school through internships with commercial radio and TV stations as well as practicum credit through WDCQ-TV/WDCP-TV and WUCX-FM, Delta College's Quality Public Television and Radio stations.

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AV Technician

Digital Film Advanced Certificate

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Digital film is growing due to an increased emphasis for companies to include video on the web and social media outlets. That's good news if you're interested in film and video production.

Delta's program prepares you for every step of the process, from screen writing to production and everything in between. By the end, you'll have gained a strong educational foundation with information and experiences necessary for entry level positions in the field.

When you complete this certificate, you will have been introduced to many aspects of film production: film aesthetics, screenwriting, filming, and editing. The certificate can also prepare you for further film studies and might help you find work in the film industry. In addition, courses in the certificate also provide a foundation for work in video advertising, videography, and the production of training films.

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Electronic Media - Digital Film Track, A.A.A.

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The Delta College Electronic Media program provides students with a broad range of traditional classroom and laboratory learning opportunities as well as hands-on experience. The EM curriculum is designed to provide well-balanced instruction in the fields of broadcasting, multimedia production, and digital film. Beginning with an exploration of the history of broadcasting and film, students then study broadcast and film production. Additionally students will gain hands on experience in laboratory and real-time operating conditions. The EM program then concentrates on the growing and ever-changing fields of digital media productions and their practical applications.

The Digital Film Track is largely designed for those who would like to be independent filmmakers. It's also suited for those who intend to continue course work in film after their time at Delta College. If filmmaking is anything, it is a collaborative art form. It's difficult to make films without a network of talented and passionate people to rely on. This program is a great way for students to grow their networks. For the Digital Film Track students will experience hands-on opportunities with screenwriting, digital filming, editing, cinematography, and overall production. Additionally, the track provides fundamentals in the business of independent filmmaking.

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Technical Writer

Technical Writing Advanced Certificate

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By completing this certificate, you will show future employers and educational institutions that you have a commitment to and competency with writing that goes beyond the required College Composition courses. While pursuing the certificate, you will have the opportunity to work in many different genres and forms of writing including technical writing, business writing, and creative writing. In addition, you will have hands-on opportunities to learn technologies that support writing's endeavor to communicate.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Advanced Certificate

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Want to know how vehicles work? Inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles and light trucks? Be an automotive service technician or service writer. Successfully completing the Automotive Service Technology Advanced Certificate provides the skills and training for an entry level career as a service technician or service writer. Students who continue and complete the Associate Degree in Automotive Service Technology will have a broader based education.

You could use computerized shop equipment and work with the electronic components, or use traditional tools to fine tune an automobile. Get a certificate in automotive service technology.

The Delta College Automotive Service Technology programs meet industry standards and are evaluated every five years by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

AUTO courses are based on NATEF task lists in all eight Automotive Service Excellence areas.
Classes are taught through classroom and hands-on lab experiences.
Courses prepare students for ASE certification tests.

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Automotive Dual with General Management, A.A.S.

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Earn dual associate degrees in general management and automotive service technology. Complete the required number of credits for your Associate in Applied Science degree plus 24 credits from the Associate in Business Studies dual degree. If you have earned a degree previously, you may not use courses from that degree to satisfy the requirements of a Dual Degree. It is possible that your previous degree may have included one or more of the required business courses. You do not have to retake such classes, but must replace them from the list of approved business courses under the dual degree to complete the additional 24 credits by instruction at Delta College.

The Delta College automotive service technology program meets industry standards and is evaluated every five years by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

AUTO courses are based on NATEF task lists in all eight Automotive Service Excellence areas
Classes are taught through classroom and hands-on experiences
Courses prepare students for ASE certification tests
The general management associate's degree provides a basic foundation in the major functional areas of business management.

Many of the courses in the requirements for the general management associate's degree are offered online

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Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP), A.A.S.

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The GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) is an associate degree automotive program designed to upgrade your technical competence and professional level to an incoming dealership technician. At Delta College, the program requires 111 weeks of training to complete. Approximately 60 of those weeks are spent on the Delta College campus. The remainder of the time spent in this two-year period is in a General Motors dealership or an ACDelco Professional Service Center (PSC) repair facility. Each specialized subject is dealt with in the classroom and laboratory on campus and is immediately followed by related work experience in the dealership/PSC. This rotation system continues until the program is completed. This is a suggested enrollment sequence for full time students. It is suggested that part time students see an advisor for scheduling assistance. NOTE: There is a special application for this program and each student is required to be sponsored by a General Motors dealership or an ACDelco repair facility.

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Automotive Service Technology - Maintenance Light Repair Specialist Advanced Certificate

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nterested in a career repairing vehicles? Delta's Automotive Service Technology - Maintenance Light Repair (MLR) Specialist advanced certificate is designed to prepare you for entry level certification and employment as a technician.

Duties of an entry level technician include maintenance, diagnosing of repairs and preventative maintenance of many types of vehiciles. Employment opportunities include dealerships, quick service centers and independent businesses. Successfully completing the Automotive Service Technology - Maintenance Light Repair (MLR) Advanced Certificate provides the skills and training for an entry level career as a service technician. Students who continue and complete the Associate Degree in Automotive Service Technology will have a broader based education.

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Automotive Service Technology - Undercar Specialist Advanced Certificate

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Want to advance your career as an automobile techncian? Delta's Automotive Service Technology - Undercar Specialist advanced certificate will prepare you for the mid-level certification and employment at a dealership, quick service center or independent business. Duties of a mid-level technician include diagnosing, repair and maintenance of many types of vehicles.

Successfully completing the Automotive Service Technology - Undercar Specialist - Advanced Certificate provides the skills and training for an entry level career as a service technician with an emphasis on the following undercar automotive systems; automatic transmission, manual drive trains and axles, suspension and steering, and brakes. Students who continue and complete the Associate Degree in Automotive Service Technology will have a broader based education.

The Automotive Service Technology - Undercar Specialist program covers the following:

Brakes
Drive train
Gasoline engines
Electrical/Electronic systems
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
Preventative maintenance inspection
Suspension and steering

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Automotive, A.A.S.

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Working on the cars and light trucks of today require a serious understanding of the technologies that are part of the modern, sophisticated automobile. Want to know how vehicles work? Inspect, maintain and repair automobiles and light trucks? Get a degree in automotive service technology from Delta College and become an automotive service technician or service writer.

In addition to being trained to enter the automotive field as a technician or service writer, you will have a broader based education by completing the associate's degree. The Delta College automotive service technology programs meet industry standards and are evaluated every five years by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

AUTO courses are based on NATEF task lists in all eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas.
Classes are taught through classroom and hands-on lab experiences.
Courses prepare students for ASE certification tests.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Business and Information Technology, A.B.S.

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As a computer support specialist, you will provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

A degree in Business and Information Technology includes both business skills and computer skills to prepare you for work in a high-tech business world.

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IT Support Advanced Certificate

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The IT Support certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in various areas within the information technology field. Students will configure, monitor, secure, and administer network resources; as well as demonstrate technical skills and ability in analyzing, assessing, diagnosing, and troubleshooting hardware, software, network, and other desktop issues. Also, the IT Support certificate helps prepare learners to test for the CompTIA A+ certification as well as the TestOut PC Pro certification exams. These certifications make students more marketable to employers as certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in IT support. Additionally, students may apply this certificate as a step toward an associate's degree.

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IT Support, A.A.S.

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The IT Support program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in various areas within the information technology field. Students will configure, monitor, secure, and administer network resources; as well as demonstrate technical skills and ability in analyzing, assessing, diagnosing, and troubleshooting hardware, software, network, and other desktop issues. Also, the IT Support program helps prepare learners to test for the CompTIA A+ certification as well as the TestOut PC Pro certification exams. These certifications make students more marketable to employers as certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in IT support.

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Information Security Analyst

Criminal Technology Post Associate Certificate

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Want to move up in your career with a certificate in criminal technology? You can do that at Delta College. This program combines criminal justice classes and computer networking classes to give you the education you need to reach your goals. Criminal Technology covers the legal side of securing information as well as the technological side, by combining Criminal Justice classes with CST networking classes.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Online security is a growing and increasingly critical area of specialty. With Delta's Cybersecurity program, you will learn how to protect the private information of companies and their customers. Plus at Delta College you'll prepare for this rapidly growing career field through our nationally recognized Cybersecurity Center.

The program is designed to prepare you for challenging positions in the rapidly growing field of Information Security and Technology. Information Assurance provides the skills and knowledge to protect, and if necessary, recover information from an information system.

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Digital Forensices - Corporate, A.A.S.

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Digital forensics is a critical part of the criminal justice and information security industries that helps to identify, respond, and investigate cyber-related crimes and digital evidence.

Knowledge of the digital forensic process permeates multiple industries and is an excellent way to distinguish ones’ self with a unique set of digital-detective skills. Obtaining foundations in proper evidence handling and law, along with the technical aspects of cybercrime, digital investigations, and digital forensic work, provides the core framework of the program.

The Corporate Digital Forensics Program is designed to provide you with specialized knowledge in digital forensics and legal concepts as they pertain to a corporate environment. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand for forensically trained technician in the corporate world. As a graduate of this program, you would be prepared to seek employment as a digital forensic analyst, malware analyst, computer forensic technician, or continue your computer science oriented education with a bachelor’s degree in forensics or computer science for employment in the intelligence community, eDiscovery, and computer networking fields.

When the Corporate Digital Forensics Program is successfully completed, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a digital forensic analyst, malware analyst, or computer forensic technician. An Associate in Corporate Digital Forensics degree will help you distinguish yourself among other applicants and can be the foundational education for those wishing to work as a digital forensic examiner or in the fields of eDiscovery, or for those looking to advance their career with a bachelor’s degree in digital forensics or computer science.

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Network Administration Advanced Certificate

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A degree in Network Administration provides you with the skills for configuring and managing a system of interconnected computers that communicate with one another and share applications, data, and hardware components. The Network Administration Advanced Certificate is an Academic Certificate that is all killer, no filler. That means, it’s all critical network classes with none of those annoying General Education classes. You’ll learn network administration, troubleshooting, UNIX and Linux, communication skills, system & network configuration, organizational skills, technical support, problem solving, software installation, planning, Windows Server, research skills, Cisco, customer service, firewalls and other aspects of network security and project management.

As a network administrator, you will manage communication systems to ensure information is flowing properly within an organization. Job responsibilities include installing and supporting an organization’s network system, monitoring the network to ensure availability to all system users, network security, installing applications, testing and distributing software upgrades, monitoring daily activity, enforcing licensing agreements, developing a storage management program and providing backups and disaster recovery.

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Network Administration, A.A.S.

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A degree in Network Technology provides you with the skills for configuring and managing a system of interconnected computers that communicate with one another and share applications, data, and hardware components.

As a Network Administrator, you will manage communication systems to ensure information is flowing properly within an organization. Job responsibilities include: Installing & supporting an organization’s network system, monitoring the network to ensure availability to all system users, network security, installing applications, testing and distributing software upgrades, monitoring daily activity, enforcing licensing agreements, developing a storage management program and providing backups and disaster recovery. You will learn network administration, troubleshooting, UNIX and Linux, communication skills, system & network configuration, organizational skills, technical support, problem solving, software installation, planning, Windows Server, research skills, Cisco, customer service, firewalls and other aspects of network security and project management.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Network Administration Advanced Certificate

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A degree in Network Administration provides you with the skills for configuring and managing a system of interconnected computers that communicate with one another and share applications, data, and hardware components. The Network Administration Advanced Certificate is an Academic Certificate that is all killer, no filler. That means, it’s all critical network classes with none of those annoying General Education classes. You’ll learn network administration, troubleshooting, UNIX and Linux, communication skills, system & network configuration, organizational skills, technical support, problem solving, software installation, planning, Windows Server, research skills, Cisco, customer service, firewalls and other aspects of network security and project management.

As a network administrator, you will manage communication systems to ensure information is flowing properly within an organization. Job responsibilities include installing and supporting an organization’s network system, monitoring the network to ensure availability to all system users, network security, installing applications, testing and distributing software upgrades, monitoring daily activity, enforcing licensing agreements, developing a storage management program and providing backups and disaster recovery.

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Network Administration, A.A.S.

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A degree in Network Technology provides you with the skills for configuring and managing a system of interconnected computers that communicate with one another and share applications, data, and hardware components.

As a Network Administrator, you will manage communication systems to ensure information is flowing properly within an organization. Job responsibilities include: Installing & supporting an organization’s network system, monitoring the network to ensure availability to all system users, network security, installing applications, testing and distributing software upgrades, monitoring daily activity, enforcing licensing agreements, developing a storage management program and providing backups and disaster recovery. You will learn network administration, troubleshooting, UNIX and Linux, communication skills, system & network configuration, organizational skills, technical support, problem solving, software installation, planning, Windows Server, research skills, Cisco, customer service, firewalls and other aspects of network security and project management.

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Software Developer

Programming - Computer Programming, A.A.S.

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A Programming degree prepares you for designing and building computer software using a variety of programming languages. If you're techy, like computers, code and analytics, you'll probably really like programming. With this degree, you'll learn how to create, solve problems and write in a variety of computer programming languages.

Designing original solutions to problems, creating new applications, seeking deficiencies in existing programs, developing solutions by updating, and modifying and repairing existing software are types of work you, as a programmer, may do. Programmers work across all industries and are greatly sought after.

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Programming - Web Development, A.A.S.

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A Programming degree prepares you for designing and building computer software using a variety of programming languages. If you're techy, like computers, code and analytics, you'll probably really like programming. With this degree, you'll learn how to create, solve problems and write in a variety of computer programming languages.

Designing original solutions to problems, creating new applications, seeking deficiencies in existing programs, developing solutions by updating, and modifying and repairing existing software are types of work you, as a programmer, may do. Programmers work across all industries and are greatly sought after.

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Web, A.A.S.

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A Web Information Technology Degree is focused on creating, maintaining, and managing web sites and web applications on the Internet.

Delta's Web program is focused on developing students who are proficient in creating full stack, responsive web applications and websites. In this program students will work with a variety of web technologies including HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL databases.

One of the aspects that sets Delta’s Web program apart is its focus on both web design and development. By exploring both sides of creating materials for the web, students can explore all aspects of a career in this field. On the design side, students will explore graphic design using the latest tools of the trade. And on the development side, students will explore the latest in trends in web development and programming.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant Job Training

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Certified nursing assistants, often called CNA’s, work under the supervision of registered nurses or licensed practical nurses in a variety of settings including long-term care facilities, hospitals and in-home care.

CNA’s are responsible for assisting people with all personal care including eating, dressing, grooming, bathing and toileting. You will also learn safe transfer techniques, range of motion exercises, and how to take temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure. Techniques for caring for dementia patients is also included.

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Health Foundations Advanced Certificate

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The Health Foundations Advanced Certificate was designed to offer you a broad knowledge base in applied healthcare. Upon completion, you will have the ability to take the State examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant which can lead to employment in acute or long-term care facilities.

If you decide you'd like to continue into another healthcare field, you'll have completed coursework that builds or supports other advanced certificate or degree options in career fields like dental hygiene, dental assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing (practical or registered nurse), surgical technology, physical therapy assistant, respiratory therapy or radiography.

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Medical Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistant Advanced Certificate

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Delta's Clinical Medial Assistant Advanced Certificate provides the skills needed to perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. Medical office staff members must have strong communication skills, organizational ability, computer knowledge and excellent human relations skills.

Medical assistants also work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants are responsible for taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination and assisting the physician during the examination.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Advanced Certificate

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As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to assist the dentist in diagnostic, operative, restorative, preventive and surgical procedures, as well as perform independent duties once you pass the RDA exam. Registered Dental Assistants in Michigan place and carve amalgam restorations; do selective coronal polishing; place sealants, fluoride, periodontal dressings, temporary crowns, dental dams, cavity liners and bases, orthodontic elastics and ligatures and arch wires; take impressions and radiographs; remove sutures; provide patient education; perform business office, laboratory and infection control duties. Opportunities are available for full-time and part-time employment in private dental offices and clinics as well as military, sales, research, and teaching. Salary depends on experience, duties and responsibility, geographic location and individual employer. Employment opportunities are comparable to the economy within the Great Lakes Bay Region and the state of Michigan. You should display the following positive attributes; manual dexterity; physical and mental health; vision; communication skill; ability to work as a team member; ability to follow directions; professional judgment and conduct; neat work habits; professional appearance and maintain personal hygiene; commitment to continuing education. Upon completing this program, you are eligible to take the certification exam of the Dental Assisting National Board to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and the Michigan Department of Community Health exam to become a Registered Dental Assistant ( RDA). This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

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Dental Assisting, A.A.S.

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As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to assist the dentist in diagnostic, operative, restorative, preventive and surgical procedures, as well as perform independent duties once you pass the RDA exam. Registered Dental Assistants in Michigan place and carve amalgam restorations; do selective coronal polishing; place sealants, fluoride, periodontal dressings, temporary crowns, dental dams, cavity liners and bases, orthodontic elastics and ligatures and arch wires; take impressions and radiographs; remove sutures; provide patient education; perform business office, laboratory and infection control duties. Opportunities are available for full-time and part-time employment in private dental offices and clinics as well as military, sales, research, and teaching. Salary depends on experience, duties and responsibility, geographic location and individual employer. Employment opportunities are comparable to the economy within the Great Lakes Bay Region and the state of Michigan. You should display the following positive attributes; manual dexterity; physical and mental health; vision; communication skill; ability to work as a team member; ability to follow directions; professional judgment and conduct; neat work habits; professional appearance and maintain personal hygiene; commitment to continuing education. Upon completing this program, you are eligible to take the certification exam of the Dental Assisting National Board to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and the Michigan Department of Community Health exam to become a Registered Dental Assistant ( RDA). This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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As a graduate of the Delta College Dental Hygiene program, the student will have the knowledge and skills to provide preventive and periodontal treatment The responsibilities of a registered dental hygienist generally include: scaling and root debridement, delivery of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, topical fluoride, antibiotic and antimicrobial medicament placement, impressions, diagnostic models, dental radiographs, dental education, nutritional counseling, and various laboratory procedures. The treatments and services are prescribed under the supervision of the dentist.

The Dental Hygiene program at Delta College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA). CODA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Upon successfully completing the CODA accredited Dental Hygiene program at Delta College, the student will be eligible to take the National, Regional and State Board Examinations for Dental Hygiene licensure.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Insurance Coding and Claims Specialist Advanced Certificate

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The efficiency of a medical office and the quality of medical care provided depend in large part upon the staff members who supplement and support the role of the physician. As a medical biller/coder, you must have strong communication and organizational skills, computer knowledge and excellent human relations skills. Health insurance coding and claims specialists accurately report physician services for reimbursement to patients' insurance companies. They are also required to understand the legal responsibilities of medical office staff members.

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Medical Administrative Assistant, A.B.S.

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The efficiency of a medical office and the quality of medical care provided depend in large part upon the staff members who supplement and support the role of the physician. As a medical office staff member, you must have strong communication skills, organizational ability, computer knowledge, and excellent human relations skills.

Medical administrative assistants understand and use medical terminology; complete medical insurance claims; handle correspondence, medical records and physicians' dictation; greet and direct patients; and manage appointment schedules and the telephone. They are also required to understand the legal responsibilities of medical office staff members.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Job Training

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Delta's Phlebotomy Technician job training program prepares you to work in a clinical setting as a phlebotomist in accordance with procedures established by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards. Diagnostic techniques, clinical laboratory technology and automated instruments have greatly increased the volume of, and demand for, medical laboratory testing performed by phlebotomists.

As a phlebotomist, you’ll draw blood from patients and take blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing. You must be attentive to detail, work well under pressure, have excellent manual dexterity, great communication skills and really enjoy working with people. Become an important member of the clinical laboratory team. Upon successful completion of this program you’ll be eligible to test for the American Society of Clinical Pathology exam to become a certified Phlebotomist (PBT).

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant Dual with Health Fitness Specialist, A.A.S.

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If you want a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant but also have an interest in wellness and health fitness, this dual associate degree could be perfect for you!Physical Therapist Assistants assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. You may, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist.

With this program, you have the opportunity to earn a second associate degree in Health Fitness Specialist at the same time as your Physical Therapist Assistant associate degree. It's a great way to get additional training in personalized exercise and fitness to increase your earning potential.

Students should complete the Health Fitness Specialist requirements for the dual degree before beginning clinical work as a PTA. If you have earned a degree previously, you may not use courses from that degree to satisfy the requirements of a Dual Degree. It is possible that your previous degree may have included one or more of the required Health Fitness Specialist courses. You do not have to retake such classes, but must replace them from the list of approved Health Fitness Specialist courses under the dual degree to complete the additional 24 credits by instruction at Delta College.

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Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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Physical therapist assistants, often called PTAs, work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain. Patients may include accident victims and individuals with short- and long-term disabling conditions, such as low back pain, fractures, head injuries, arthritis, heart disease and cerebral palsy. Employment settings include: acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, school systems, nursing homes, home care, postsecondary education, outpatient facilities, private clinics, and specialty clinics. As a graduate of this program, you will possess the skills to implement a variety of physical therapy interventions within the plan of care established by the Physical Therapist. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nurse Advanced Certificate

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The PN program of study prepares you to function effectively as a member of the health care team under the direction of the RN and/or the physician. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive an Advanced Certificate and are eligible to take the Practical Nursing licensure exam. The PN clinical coursework is an intense full-time three semesters (Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer) that requires college-level reading, writing, and applied math skills. During your journey to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), you’ll practice critical thinking, team building and communication. You’ll be prepared to work in a variety of environments, including home healthcare, hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.
This program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the following core courses in order to qualify for validation.

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Radiology Tech

Radiography, A.A.S.

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Medical imaging uses radiation to provide images of various body parts (bones, vessels, organs) and various body functions (digestion, circulation) to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of certain injuries and illnesses.

Working under the supervision of a physician, Radiographers (also called Radiologic Technologists) assist in patient care and diagnosis through the use of xray equipment to take images of the internal structures of a patient's body. Radiographers position the patient; provide appropriate patient care; determine and set exposure factors; expose and process the required number of radiographs; prepare and help administer chemical mixtures called contrast media; assist in fluoroscopic examinations; and use radiation protection devices and techniques. Upon successfully completing this program, you are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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Respiratory Therapists in Michigan are licensed health care providers. In order to be licensed you must earn a minimum of an Associate degree and successfully complete National exams. As a Respiratory Therapist you will be qualified to assume primary clinical responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including responsibilities involved in the supervision of Certified Respiratory Therapist functions. The registered therapist is also capable of serving as a resource person to the physician with regard to current practices in respiratory care and to the hospital staff regarding effective and safe methods for administering respiratory care. Respiratory therapists who have a minimum of an associate degree from a respiratory therapy education program supported by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), or its predecessors the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), or the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education (JRCRTE) are eligible to apply for registration by the National Board for Respiratory Care. The process consists of one written exam and clinical simulation. Applicants must pass both to be awarded the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.

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Medical Sonographer

Sonography Advanced Certificate

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Do you have an associate's in a health field, but want to make a change? With this advanced certificate you could be in a new career in less than two years. If you like to work with people, critically think to solve problems and enjoy new challenges, consider Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS).
Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging modality that uses high frequency sound waves to obtain anatomical images of the abdominal, pelvic, fetus, and vasculature systems. A sonographer is a skilled health care professional who performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations under the direction of a physician. Sonographers use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and ultrasound physics in order to obtain quality images for interpretation. A sonographer must be proficient in problem solving and possess the ability to extrapolate pertinent patient history along with supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results. Upon successfully completing this program, students are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers to become entry-level general sonographers.

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Sonography Dual with General Management, A.A.S.

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If you want a career as a sonographer, but also have an interest in business management, this dual associate degree is for you. Sonographers produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

With this program, you have the opportunity to earn a second associate's degree in general management at the same time as your Diagnostic Medical Sonography associate's degree. It's a great way to get that business background and increase your earning potential.

We recommend students complete the business course requirements for the dual degree before beginning clinical work as a sonography student. If you have earned a degree previously, you may not use courses from that degree to satisfy the requirements of a Dual Degree. It is possible that your previous degree may have included one or more of the required business courses. You do not have to retake such classes, but must replace them from the list of approved business courses under the dual degree to complete the additional 24 credits by instruction at Delta College.

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Sonography, A.A.S.

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If you like to work with people, critically think to solve problems and enjoy new challenges, Diagnostic Medical Sonography might be a good career for you. Choose the path that's right for you.
Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging modality that uses high frequency sound waves to obtain anatomical images of the abdominal, pelvic, fetus, and vasculature systems. A sonographer is a skilled health care professional who performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations under the direction of a physician. Sonographers use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and ultrasound physics in order to obtain quality images for interpretation. A sonographer must be proficient in problem solving and possess the ability to extrapolate pertinent patient history along with supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results. Upon successfully completing this program, students will have entry-level general sonographer skills and be eliglible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) to take the national certification examinations.

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Surgical Technologist

Sterile Processing Technician Advanced Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in the related areas of central service technology. Tasks will involve general cleaning, decontamination and disinfection, wrapping and packaging, linen folding, testing and selection of instrumentation and supplies, instrument tray and procedure tray assembly, sterilization techniques, clean and sterile storage, preparation of case carts, processing documentation, and distribution. Upon completion of this certificate students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification exam offered through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).

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Surgical First Assistant Post Associate Certificate of Completion

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The non-physician surgical first assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis and other functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patients. These activities will be performed only as delegated tasks under the direct and immediate supervision of the responsible surgeon. Surgical Assistants assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons. May, in accordance with State laws, help surgeons to make incisions and close surgical sites, manipulate or remove tissues, implant surgical devices or drains, suctino the surgical site, place catheters, clamp or cauterize vessels or tissue, and apply dressings to surgical site.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Surgical First Assisting Post Associate Certificate and will be qualified to sit for the national certification (CSFA®) through the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

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Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The surgical technologist’s primary function is to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for the surgical patient by assisting the surgeon and performing related services in the operating room.

Surgical technologists prepare the operating room by creating a sterile field, setting up surgical equipment, supplies and solutions. During surgery, surgical technologists pass instruments, fluids and supplies to the surgeon and prepare and manage surgical equipment.

This program is accredited by CAAHEP and graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Certifying Exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Child Development Advanced Certificate

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Delta's Child Development Advanced Certificate prepares you for a position as an assistant teacher or teacher in early childhood education and care programs. Students learn to plan and implement high quality, developmentally appropriate programs for all ages of children, infants through school-age, in both centers and family childcare homes.

Child development teachers work in a variety of settings providing care and guidance of young children. This includes concern for the mental, social, physical, and emotional growth and development of the child. As a child development teacher, you should be able to work under supervision and work cooperatively with other personnel. Each employee should gain the respect, confidence, and cooperation of children, maintain discipline, and enforce as well as deal with emergency situations calmly. Physically, you must maintain good health and be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Good vision and hearing are necessary as well as being able to lift up to 40 pounds. Applicants for child development positions are to be free of communicable diseases including a negative TB test. A DHS clearance for child abuse/neglect is required, as is a criminal background check.

The Child Development Certificate prepares students for positions as assistant teachers or teachers in early childhood education and care programs. Students learn to plan and implement high quality, developmentally appropriate programs for all ages of children, infants through school-age, in both centers and family child care homes.

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Child Development, A.A.A.

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Child development teachers work in a variety of settings providing care and guidance of young children. This includes concern for the mental, social, physical, and emotional growth and development of the child. As a child development teacher, you should be able to work under supervision and work cooperatively with other personnel. Each employee should gain the respect, confidence, and cooperation of children, maintain discipline, and enforce as well as deal with emergency situations calmly. Physically, you must maintain good health and be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Good vision and hearing are necessary as well as being able to lift up to 40 pounds. Applicants for child development positions are to be free of communicable diseases including a negative TB test. A DHS clearance for child abuse/neglect is required, as is a criminal background check.

Students learn supportive skills needed for positions as assistant teachers or teachers in early childhood education and care programs. The Associate in Applied Arts degree program will also stress leadership skills that are needed in a director position. Graduates of this degree program will also be qualified to apply for positions as lead teachers and center directors as well as apply for a license for their own child care business.

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Teacher Assistant

Child Development Advanced Certificate

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Delta's Child Development Advanced Certificate prepares you for a position as an assistant teacher or teacher in early childhood education and care programs. Students learn to plan and implement high quality, developmentally appropriate programs for all ages of children, infants through school-age, in both centers and family childcare homes.

Child development teachers work in a variety of settings providing care and guidance of young children. This includes concern for the mental, social, physical, and emotional growth and development of the child. As a child development teacher, you should be able to work under supervision and work cooperatively with other personnel. Each employee should gain the respect, confidence, and cooperation of children, maintain discipline, and enforce as well as deal with emergency situations calmly. Physically, you must maintain good health and be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Good vision and hearing are necessary as well as being able to lift up to 40 pounds. Applicants for child development positions are to be free of communicable diseases including a negative TB test. A DHS clearance for child abuse/neglect is required, as is a criminal background check.

The Child Development Certificate prepares students for positions as assistant teachers or teachers in early childhood education and care programs. Students learn to plan and implement high quality, developmentally appropriate programs for all ages of children, infants through school-age, in both centers and family child care homes.

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Educational Paraprofessional Certificate of Achievement

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The Educational Paraprofessional Certificate of Achievement is designed to assist students in obtaining the skills necessary to work as paraprofessionals in pre-K and early elementary classrooms.

This certificate stresses the importance of understanding child and family diversity, special needs populations and developmentally appropriate discipline. By completing the paraprofessional certificate, a student can supplement the Advanced Certificate or Associate in Applied Arts degree or use it to directly gain employment.

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Correctional Officer

Corrections Academy Certificate of Achievement

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Delta provides the 160-hour correction officer training mandated and approved by the Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) forming the foundation for a successful career in corrections. One of the unique features of our police academy program is, that as a result of where we're located, we're able to successfully train individuals for the needs of county sheriff's offices.

Delta's program has an excellent reputation, based, in part, on our highly-qualified instructors approved by MSCTC. A Certificate of Achievement may be obtained upon successful completion of the Academy. This may be used toward a laddered certificate program. You can also use the academy to earn credits toward your degree.
This MSTC approved 160-hour Correction Officer Training Academy will include the following areas of instruction: Booking and intake; correctional law; cultural diversity; custody and security; defensive tactics; ethics in corrections; fire safety; interpersonal communications; prisoner behavior; report writing; stress management; suicide awareness; workplace harassment; and First Aid/CPR/AED.

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Corrections Certificate of Achievement

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The Delta College Criminal Justice program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the criminal justice field combined with a broad general educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand and continuous upgrading of personnel by corrections agencies.

Would you like to work as a corrections officer in the Michigan prison system? Delta College offers a five-class, 15-credit Corrections certificate that the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) requires to become a corrections officer.

If you easily handle conflict and stress, can communicate well and be composed in difficult situations, this certificate will prepare you for work with the MDOC. The program is designed to prepare students to obtain an entry-level position in the field. Upon graduation, students should understand the daily operations and functions of the criminal justice corrections system with the MDOC.

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Corrections with Jail Officer Academy Certificate of Achievement

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The Delta College Criminal Justice program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the criminal justice field combined with a broad general educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand and continuous upgrading of personnel by law enforcement agencies.

If you are interested in working in a local correctional setting, such as a county jail, this three-class, six-credit certificate from Delta College is what you’ll need to get there. A career as a correctional officer gives you the opportunity to work closely with inmates as they are rehabilitated. Daily duties include being responsible for the security of the offender, the public and the facility.

This certificate of achievement is offered twice a year (winter and spring) and the three classes are taken concurrently. This certificate is designed for someone who is looking to change careers, quickly get hired to work at a local jail in a sheriff’s office or a combination of the two with plans to return to get a degree. Courses are taught by Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating and Training Council approved instructors. Students will learn correctional law, custody and security, defense tactics, ethics, fire safety, communication, first aid and much more.

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Corrections, A.A.A.

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The Delta College Criminal Justice program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the criminal justice field combined with a broad general educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand and continuous upgrading of personnel by law enforcement agencies

Delta's Criminal Justice – Corrections Associate Degree might be for you if you are someone who believes in helping others positively change their behavior, and are interested in corrections.

Successful corrections officers rely on strong communication skills. They must be persuasive and able to use non-physical restraining techniques. In some instances physical restraint might be necessary. Daily duties include being responsible for the security of the offender, the public and the facility.

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Criminal Investigator

Digital Forensics - Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Digital Forensics in Criminal Justice Program is designed to provide you with specialized knowledge in digital forensics and the criminal justice field combined with a broad educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand for law enforcement, security, and correctional personnel who also maintain specialized training in digital forensics and cybercrime.

The Digital Forensics in Criminal Justice track is intended for those wishing to enter one of the criminal justice fields and desire specialized training in digital forensics and cyber-crime investigations or intend to transfer into a baccalaureate program in criminal justice or a related degree.

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Digital Forensics Post Associate Certificate of Achievement

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The Delta College Digital Forensics Post Associate Certificate (Criminal Justice Track) is designed to provide you specialized knowledge in digital forensics. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand for law enforcement, security, and correctional personnel who require specific training in digital forensics and cybercrime. As a graduate of this certificate you may supplement your criminal justice degree and experience with knowledge in the use and practical applications of digital forensics.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Technology Advanced Certificate

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Earn an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Technology to improve your career options and mobility. Successful completion of this program prepares you for employment in many areas related to the environment.

Successful completion of the program will prepare you for employment as a hazardous materials technician, safety technician, solid waste technician, recycling technician, or as a team member in environmental consulting firms. Skills and knowledge that you should possess as a result of completing the program include: understanding of the specific safety and environmental regulations related to work environment; familiarity with computers; basic understanding of chemical terminology; ability to read technical materials and translate what is read into action; ability to write comprehensible reports; ability to keep records; ability to make routine mathematical computations; understanding of how environmental regulations are formulated, and understanding of the interrelated nature of environmental problems.

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Environmental Technology, A.A.S.

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Start your career in the environmental technology field or enhance your current career and job mobility. Earn an Associate in Applied Science in environmental technology. This growing field has many opportunities. With a motivated individual to provide protection of our vital environmental resources there is a demand for skilled individuals which continues to grow.

Successful completion of the program will prepare you for employment as a hazardous materials technician, safety technician, solid waste technician, recycling technician, or as a team member in environmental consulting firms. Skills and knowledge that you should possess as a result of completing the program include: understanding of the specific safety and environmental regulations related to work environment; familiarity with computers; basic understanding of chemical terminology; ability to read technical materials and translate what is read into action; ability to write comprehensible reports; ability to keep records; ability to make routine mathematical computations; understanding of how environmental regulations are formulated, and understanding of the interrelated nature of environmental problems.

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Water Environmental Technology Advanced Certificate

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Choose a career that allows you to work with Michigan's most valuable resource – water.

Begin your college education by working on a Water Environment Technology Advanced Certificate. Job outlooks for this type of certificate include employment as water and wastewater treatment plant operators who work for local governments. Some work for private water supply and sanitary services companies, many of which provide operation and management services to local governments on a contract basis.

In this program, you'll gain skills and knowledge in the areas of:

Problem-solving, analytical skills and independent thinking
Water and wastewater treatment processes, technology and laboratory procedures
Overall knowledge and understanding for ensuring clean water, both now and in the future
Working effectively with a diverse group of businesses, industry and regulatory bodies

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Water Environmental Technology, A.A.S.

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Choose a career that allows you to work with Michigan's most valuable resource... water.

Earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in water environmental technology. When you're done, you'll be able to take licensing exams through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in water and wastewater. This associate's degree qualifies you to take the F-4 Water Filtration Certification Exam and the D Wastewater Exam. And, enhances your career and job mobility.

In this program, you'll gain skills and knowledge in the areas of:

Problem-solving, analytical skills and independent thinking
Water and wastewater treatment processes
Technology and laboratory procedures
Overall knowledge and understanding for ensuring clean water, both now and in the future
Working effectively with a diverse group of businesses, industry and regulatory bodies

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Firefighter

Fire & Industrial Loss Prevention Officer Advanced Certificate

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As a student you will embrace a wide range of knowledge leading to the control or prevention of fire and the handling of hazardous materials. This program is designed for the entering college student, the professional fire fighter and persons employed in a broad range of occupations related to fire science and safety. Technical competency prepares you for managerial and leadership positions in municipal, industrial or business entities.

Fire & Industrial Loss Prevention Officer: As a loss prevention officer you will provide emergency response and security for sites including: medical, hazardous materials, fire, atmospheric sampling, and other duties. In addition, team members conduct audits on lockout tag-out operations, safe work permits, fire inspections, setting up confined space entries, establishing tie off points for fall protection, etc. You can take additional courses to obtain associate and baccalaureate degrees.

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Fire Investigation-Prevention, A.A.S.

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As a student in the Delta College fire science technology programs you will embrace a wide range of knowledge leading to the control or prevention of fire and the handling of hazardous materials. Your work will involve fire safety education, inspecting and enforcing fire codes, plan review, fire protection system testing, and fire investigation. This Associate degree program in Fire Science Technology is designed to provide vocational and technical skills which will provide you with educational credentials for employment or promotional opportunities.

Fire Investigation/Prevention: As a Fire Safety Inspector, you will be involved in education, enforcement, engineering and fire investigation. Your work will involve fire safety education, inspecting and enforcing fire codes, plan review, testing of fire protection systems, maintaining exitways, inspecting flammable liquid storage, determining cause and origin of fires and preserving evidence, and testifying in court cases.

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Fire Science Technology- Fire Fighter Technician, A.A.S.

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As a student you will embrace a wide range of knowledge leading to the control or prevention of fire and the handling of hazardous materials. As a Fire Fighter, you will respond to emergency calls, control and extinguish fires, mitigate hazards, protect life and property, and maintain equipment. You will be responsible for proper use and maintenance of equipment, educating the public, responding to emergencies and developing pre-incident plans to protect the community against loss of life and property.

You will gain skills and knowledge in many areas of fire science technology including:

Firefighting strategies and tactics
Building construction
Hazardous materials
Emergency responder
Fire protection systems
Fire protection hydraulics and water supply

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EMTs and Paramedics

Fire Science Technology- Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

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This program track is designed for the entering college student, the professional fire fighter and persons employed in a broad range of occupations related to fire science and safety. As an Emergency Medical Technician, you will provide basic emergency prehospital care to patients involved in accidents, injuries, or sudden illness. Places of employment include fire and police departments, rescue operations, ambulance services, hospitals, and industrial sites.

Become an emergency medical technician. Get the skills to provide basic emergency prehospital care to patients involved in accidents, injuries or suddent illness. Places of employment include fire and police departments, rescue operations, ambulance services, hospitals and industrial sites. Delta's program is designed for the entering college student, the professional fire fighter and persons employed in a broad range of occupations related to fire science and safety.

You will gain skills and knowledge in areas of fire science technology that include:

Four basic emergency medical technician courses
Emergency responder
Firefighting strategies and tactics
Building construction
Fire protection systems

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Police Officer

Law Enforcement with Basic Police Training Certificate of Achievement

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The Delta College Criminal Justice program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the criminal justice field combined with a broad general educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand and continuous upgrading of personnel by law enforcement agencies.

The Law Enforcement with Basic Police Training certificate program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the criminal justice field combined with a broad general educational background.

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Law Enforcement with Basic Police Training, A.A.A.

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The Delta College Criminal Justice program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the criminal justice field combined with a broad general educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand and continuous upgrading of personnel by law enforcement agencies.

The responsibilities of a police officer are rewarding, challenging and exciting. Officers with an associate's degree in law enforcement with basic police training have the opportunity to work in various areas of interest, such as patrol, investigations, traffic units and marine patrol. A career in law enforcement can allow for more leadership roles, such as field training new officers, participation in gang related investigations and vice activities.

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Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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The Delta College Criminal Justice program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the criminal justice field combined with a broad general educational background. The program offers theoretical, practical, and technical instruction designed to meet an ever-increasing demand and continuous upgrading of personnel by law enforcement agencies.

Careers in public safety are both challenging and rewarding. Professionals in this field have the potential to change lives for the better, create positive systemic change and make a valuable contribution to society. With the right skill set, you can do the same. With Delta's associate degree, you will gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system and the skills you need to start a career in law enforcement. An associate's degree in law enforcement prepares students for careers in entry-level law enforcement. Daily duties for an entry-level law enforcement officer might include (but are not limited to) patrol, vehicle stops, responding to calls, assisting in medical emergencies as a first responder, basic criminal investigation, writing reports and completing various forms, giving court testimony and working with other agencies.

A career in law enforcement can allow for more leadership roles, such as field training new officers, participating in gang related investigations and vice activities.

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Police Academy Certificate of Achievement

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We provide the training (that meets or exceeds MCOLES standards), and assist in developing your knowledge and skills, which together form the foundation for a successful career in law enforcement.

One of the unique features of our police academy program is, that as a result of where we're located, we're able to successfully train individuals for the needs of larger urban communities and smaller rural communities. You'll attend a program with an excellent reputation. Based, in part, on our highly-qualified instructors who have worked for the FBI, ATF, Michigan State Police, Michigan DNR, as well as numerous city, county and local township law enforcement agencies.

In addition to learning from instructors who've done the job, recruits attending our academy will receive 594 hours of MCOLES mandated instruction. Plus, additional training to become MCOLES certified radar/lidar operators, MCOLES certified PBT operators, and American Heart certified First Aid for First Responders and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers. You'll be prepared with a total of nearly 740 hours of instruction.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Legal Support Professional, A.B.S.

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As a legal support professional, you will work directly under the supervision of a lawyer. In your role, you could be responsible for a variety of activities including: background work for case prep, preparation for trial, and research to identify the appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other material. You may prepare a written report that is used by the attorney to decide how the case should be handled, along with preparing legal arguments or pleadings. Other responsibilities could include investigation, photography, process serving, obtaining affidavits and keeping files of all documents and correspondence important to the case. Secretarial services are normally required as well.

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Social Services Assistant

Youth Services Advanced Certificate

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Want to assist youth who need to overcome social and economic barriers? Youth services often focus on adolescents suffering from abuse and neglect and those involved in delinquent activities. With your help, these young people can capitalize on their personal strengths and reach their potential.

The Youth Services certificate provides current and future youth care workers with the skills needed to work with juveniles in many different settings. The program is geared toward human services. Study areas focus on family dynamics and juvenile delinquency. We work closely with area agencies that provide youth services such as Wolverine Human Services and Lutheran Child and Family Service. In fact, many employers consult with Delta College faculty regularly to ensure the program is preparing students well for successful youth service careers with their companies.

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Energy Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technician Fast Start Job Training Certificate of Completion

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Get the skills to repair today’s advanced diesel engines with ASUN’s Diesel Technology program. We take pride in training our students on leading-edge diesel technology

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Heavy Duty Diesel Service Technology Advanced Certificate

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The Career Pathway Certificate in Diesel Technician: Electrical/Electronic Specialist is designed to prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test for ASE area T6: Electrical/Electronic Systems and the 609 Federal Refrigeration Test. Students who pass the assessment and possess the associated work experience become eligible for ASE certification.

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Heavy Duty Diesel Service Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to equip students with the skills they need by clearly identifying the learning outcomes that are developed through Oregon skill sets and national certification requirements. Students will receive preparation in eight areas of automotive service of excellence. These areas include diesel engine

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Power Generation Technician

Diesel Technician Fast Start Job Training Certificate of Completion

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Get the skills to repair today’s advanced diesel engines with ASUN’s Diesel Technology program. We take pride in training our students on leading-edge diesel technology

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Heavy Duty Diesel Service Technology Advanced Certificate

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The Career Pathway Certificate in Diesel Technician: Electrical/Electronic Specialist is designed to prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test for ASE area T6: Electrical/Electronic Systems and the 609 Federal Refrigeration Test. Students who pass the assessment and possess the associated work experience become eligible for ASE certification.

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Heavy Duty Diesel Service Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to equip students with the skills they need by clearly identifying the learning outcomes that are developed through Oregon skill sets and national certification requirements. Students will receive preparation in eight areas of automotive service of excellence. These areas include diesel engine

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Wind Turbine Technician

Wind Turbine Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Alternative Energy: Wind Turbine Technology is a two-year program designes to prepare students for a career in the Wind Industry. Upon graduation in this program you will have acquired the skills necessary to operate, maintain, service, and troubleshoot industrial wind turbines. This is a rapidly growing industry with a high demand for trained individuals. Employment opportunities include: Wind Turbine Technician, Operations Technician, Service and Maintenance Technician.

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989-686-9000

Address

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
United States