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Bookkeeper

Accounting Technology AS

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If you like working with numbers, are organized and have an eye for detail, you can begin your climb up the corporate ladder with our Associate in Science (A.S.) in Accounting Technology. It will provide you with a solid foundation in all aspects of accounting practices used in a range of organizational settings. This accounting degree includes three technical accounting certificates – Accounting Technology Management, Accounting Technology Operations and Accounting Technology Specialist – which can be earned individually to develop or upgrade your skills while you complete your degree. After earning an accounting degree, you can choose to begin an accounting career as a bookkeeper, auditor, payroll or credit coordinator or other related accounting jobs. Students can also continue on to our bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Financial Services, or Supervision and Management for even greater professional opportunities.

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Accounting Technology Specialist

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The Accounting Technology Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.)  program provides an introduction to accounting principles, booking training, procedures, preparation and presentation of business reports, along with either payroll or forensic accounting. Upon completion, students will be prepared for employment in accounting jobs such as billing clerk, account receivable clerk, and payroll or auditing clerk. This program can also serve as supplemental training for those currently in a management position.

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Office Manager

Business Administration AS

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Business Administration is a versatile degree program that provides you with comprehensive management and financial knowledge and skills to pursue your desired career path.

Graduates of the A.S. in Business Administration program are prepared to begin a business career immediately or continue on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supervision and Management or Financial Services for increased employment options and advancement opportunities.

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Office Management Certificate

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The Office Management Technical Certificate (T.C.) will lead to positions such as administrative support clerk, office assistant, junior administrative assistant or records management specialist. The computer, customer service and math skills you gain will make you a valuable member of any business office team. If you are already working, the additional training will enhance your abilities and potential to advance.

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Training and Development Specialist

DCF Child Care Leadership/Management Training

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Coursework for the initial director credential provides an overview of skills and knowledge required in the operation and management of an early care and education program. 

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Logistician

Logistics and Transportation Specialist

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The Logistics and Transportation Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) provides the foundational skills needed to be prepared for employment in logistics, warehousing and transportation positions. The demand for logistics and transportation professionals is expected to be strong for years to come, and this program will assist in developing the skills necessary to enter this growing and vibrant industry.

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Supply Chain Management AS

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Supply Chain Management degree program educates, trains and prepares students for a successful career working in supply chain business environments that involve precise coordination of land, sea and air transportation. Through applied, hands-on, simulated and internship learning experiences, the program enables students to achieve a level of proficiency in communication, critical thinking, technical, analytical, teamwork and supervisory skills that is required for employment and advancement in a range of supply chain management jobs including a supply chain manager, supply chain analyst or supply chain consultant.

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Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Sales Agent and Related Programs Continuing Workforce Education Certificate

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FSCJ’s Continuing Education program offers a range of courses for individuals looking to jump into real estate or those who just want a leg up on the competition. Hone your skills with advanced testing preparation, fulfill professional development requirements and learn best practices in law and ethics to help you stand out in the booming real estate industry. Looking to get back into the profession? Our fully-online reactivation course can refresh your knowledge to reinstate your license. Many courses are offered entirely online, giving you the freedom to complete the program at your own pace.

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Advanced Manufacturing (Automation) Technical Certificate

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The Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technical Certificate (T.C.) program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Engineering Technology: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), industrial automation, robotics, human machine interfacing and troubleshooting.

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Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors for Manufacturing Technical Certificate

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The Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors for Manufacturing Technical Certificate (T.C.) program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Engineering Technology: motor and controls, hydraulics, mechanical systems, and drive and pumps. The program was designed to prepare students to enter fields related to industrial machinery maintenance, including construction machinery, motor vehicle parts manufacturing, general manufacturing facility and plant operations, plastics manufacturing, machinery wholesale and power plant machinery.

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Machinist

CNC Machinist/Fabricator Technical Certificate

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The CNC Machinist Technical Certificate (T.C.) program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of Basic and Advanced Machining and Basic CNC programming. Utilizing four essential core courses used in the Mechanical Design and Fabrication A.A.S., the programs provides training on a a variety of machines including lathes, milling machines, shapers, grinders and drill press.Complete the requirements for this certificate to get a head start in the field as a CNC Machinist.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology (Advanced Manufacturing), A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Engineering Technology degree is an advanced manufacturing technology degree that prepares students for success in the installation, repair and maintenance of industrial/manufacturing environments. This hands-on advance manufacturing program is designed to respond to the needs of regional businesses and provides industrial/manufacturing related technical skills for the industry.

Training includes electronics, industrial components, various computer control software and hardware applications, industrial control circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), CNC, hydraulics and pneumatics. You will also receive specialized courses in automated manufacturing systems including automated process control, which prepares you to work in trades such as manufacturing, food, chemical, paper pulp and pharmaceutical industries or further your education to pursue an engineering career.

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Engineering Technology Support Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Engineering Technology Support Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Engineering Technology and Industrial Applications: production materials and processes, quality, computer-aided drafting, electronics, mechanics, instrumentation and safety. Designed to align with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) skills standards, the program prepares students for manufacturing and engineering technician occupations or offers supplementary training for previous or current employees in these occupations. This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with the A.S. in Engineering Technology degree program.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Technical Certificate

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The Mechatronics Technical Certificate (T.C.) program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Engineering Technology: Maintenance Techniques, Computer Aided Drafting/Design Skills, Technical Communications, Maintenance and Operation of Various Industrial Components, Quality Control and Testing, Material Handling Protocols and Proper Usage of Tools and Instrumentation. A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Advanced Network Virtualization Technical Certificate

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The Advanced Network Virtualization Technical Certificate (T.C.) program begins by teaching students the basic skills and knowledge needed to work as an entry-level computer technician or desktop support specialist. Students then learn to administer virtualized network systems and services preparing graduates for work as an entry-level virtualization systems administrator, cloud engineer, network systems or network administrator, who are responsible for installing, configuring and administering virtualized workstations and networking operating systems and services.

All courses in this technical certificate are also included in the Network Systems Technology (A.S.) degree. Students have the option of applying all of the coursework completed in this program toward an associate degree.

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IP Communications Technical Certificate

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The IP Communications Technical Certificate (T.C.) program begins by teaching students the basic skills and knowledge needed to work as an entry-level computer technician or desktop support specialist. Students learn to administer network voice systems and services preparing them for work as an entry-level network voice engineer, network systems or voice administrator who are responsible for installing, configuring and administering hardware and software to support a corporate VoIP network.
Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue industry recognized certifications such as CompTIA’s A+ Microcomputer Technician certification, Security+, Cisco and Microsoft’s Certified Professional (MCP) certification.

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Network Enterprise Administration Technical Certificate

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The Network Enterprise Administration Technical Certificate (T.C.) program begins by teaching students the basic skills and knowledge needed to work as an entry-level computer technician or desktop support specialist. They will then learn to administer server network systems and services, preparing them for work as an entry-level systems administrator, windows engineer, network systems or network administrator, who are responsible for installing, configuring and administering server operating systems and services.

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue industry recognized certifications such as CompTIA’s A+ Microcomputer Technician certification, Security+, Microsoft MTA, MCSA and MCSE.

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Network Infrastructure Technical Certificate

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The Network Infrastructure Technical Certificate (T.C.) program begins by teaching students the basic skills and knowledge needed to work as an entry-level computer technician or desktop support specialist. Students then learn to administer network systems and services, preparing them for work as an entry-level network infrastructure, network systems or network administrator, who are responsible for installing, configuring, and administering workstations and network operating systems and services.

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue industry recognized certifications such as CompTIA’s A+ Microcomputer Technician certification, CCNA and Microsoft’s Certified Professional (MCP) certification.

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Network Systems Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Network Systems Technology degree program begins by teaching the basic skills and knowledge required to work as an entry-level microcomputer technician or desktop support specialist. Students then gain the skills and knowledge required to administer server, security, voice or network infrastructure environments. Once finished with the core requirements of the program, students are free to choose their remaining classes from a variety of FSCJ's technology offerings.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Computer Information Technology degree program prepares students for respected careers as developers, programmers, programmer-analysts, database developers or web developers. Students will study program and systems design, computer communications, database development, web development, customer support and software development in specific languages. Our relationship with Microsoft’s Developer Network Academic Alliance allows you to download a free, licensed copy of the Microsoft server and developer applications, operating systems and integrated development environments for programming languages taught in your classes. A 50-hour internship is included in the program to provide valuable work experience.

This degree program allows students to focus on one of four career tracks:

Software Development Track: This track allows for specialization in software development using modern languages. Students may select 9 credits from C language, C++, C#, Java, Java EE or Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET, CAPM, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Web Track: This track allows for specialization in web development using modern web technologies. Students may select 9 credits from web design, web management, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Database Track: This track allows for specialization in database development using modern database technologies. Students may select 9 credits from Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, database administration, M.S. Access database, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Data Science Track: This track allows for specialization in data science. Students may select 9 credits from programming in Python, SAS, R and data analytics, big data and data warehousing.

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Information Technology Analysis Technical Certificate

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The Information Technology Analysis Technical Certificate (T.C.) provides students a strong foundation for pursuing careers in providing customer support for technology-based solutions. The information technology analysis professional is usually referred to as a business, system or software analyst and is responsible for supporting existing systems and analyzing, making recommendations and implementing technology-based information solutions. Specific responsibilities often include offering their knowledge of development methodologies, project planning, analysis and management of new or upgraded information technology projects, including definition and evaluation of alternatives. This position requires a strong client focus, a process orientation and knowledge of IT support concepts.

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Software Developer

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Computer Information Technology degree program prepares students for respected careers as developers, programmers, programmer-analysts, database developers or web developers. Students will study program and systems design, computer communications, database development, web development, customer support and software development in specific languages. Our relationship with Microsoft’s Developer Network Academic Alliance allows you to download a free, licensed copy of the Microsoft server and developer applications, operating systems and integrated development environments for programming languages taught in your classes. A 50-hour internship is included in the program to provide valuable work experience.

This degree program allows students to focus on one of four career tracks:

Software Development Track: This track allows for specialization in software development using modern languages. Students may select 9 credits from C language, C++, C#, Java, Java EE or Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET, CAPM, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Web Track: This track allows for specialization in web development using modern web technologies. Students may select 9 credits from web design, web management, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Database Track: This track allows for specialization in database development using modern database technologies. Students may select 9 credits from Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, database administration, M.S. Access database, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Data Science Track: This track allows for specialization in data science. Students may select 9 credits from programming in Python, SAS, R and data analytics, big data and data warehousing.

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Computer Programming and Web Design Certification Training

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FSCJ's Continuing Workforce Education program offers a range of IT related training leading to specific industry certifications that may benefit a job seeker in the programming and web design field.

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Computer Programming Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Computer Programming Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) prepares students to become developers who can specialize in software development technologies and languages. In this technical certificate program, students will learn popular computer languages for microcomputer programming including Visual Basic.NET, C language, C# language or JAVA, as well as the fundamentals of program design and systems design, data structures, data communications, customer support operations and advanced programming in specific languages.

There are three different tracks that students can choose from:

C Languages
Java
Visual Basic.NET (This track is available completely online and makes it possible for students to earn a computer certificate online)

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Web Development Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Web Development Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) allows graduates to become an integral part of the internet and electronic commerce which impacts almost every company and organization today. Most medium to large size corporations and organizations, and many small businesses, now develop websites for electronic commerce, to develop marketing relationships, distribute company information to employees and their customers and to access vital information in databases.

This program provides the necessary coursework and hands-on experiences to enable graduates to design, develop, maintain, manage and administer comprehensive websites for corporations and organizations. The program also provides a foundation for various certification examinations in Webmaster/Web Development.

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Database Administrator

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Computer Information Technology degree program prepares students for respected careers as developers, programmers, programmer-analysts, database developers or web developers. Students will study program and systems design, computer communications, database development, web development, customer support and software development in specific languages. Our relationship with Microsoft’s Developer Network Academic Alliance allows you to download a free, licensed copy of the Microsoft server and developer applications, operating systems and integrated development environments for programming languages taught in your classes. A 50-hour internship is included in the program to provide valuable work experience.

This degree program allows students to focus on one of four career tracks:

Software Development Track: This track allows for specialization in software development using modern languages. Students may select 9 credits from C language, C++, C#, Java, Java EE or Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET, CAPM, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Web Track: This track allows for specialization in web development using modern web technologies. Students may select 9 credits from web design, web management, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Database Track: This track allows for specialization in database development using modern database technologies. Students may select 9 credits from Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, database administration, M.S. Access database, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Data Science Track: This track allows for specialization in data science. Students may select 9 credits from programming in Python, SAS, R and data analytics, big data and data warehousing.

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Data Science Technician I Technical Certificate

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The Data Science Technician I Technical Certificate (T.C.) helps students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to begin work as an entry-level data science technician. In this program, students learn to manipulate data through leading software programs while also building critical programming skills.

Upon program completion, students will be prepared to pursue industry recognized industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+ and Security+, Microsoft Office Specialist, Oracle Java OCA SE8, and SAS Base Programming.

Students may earn this certificate and the Data Science Technician II T.C. to develop or upgrade their skills or while pursuing the Data Science Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree.

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Data Science Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Data Science Technology emphasizes activities focusing on the acquisition, cleaning, modeling and analysis of data, as well as the extraction of knowledge or insights using statistical processes and systems. Students also learn about the identification of data sources, retrieval issues and methodologies, data security, and the use of informational tools.

The program prepares students to become data science technicians in a variety of fields including banking, finance, health care, marketing, insurance and logistics.

Two technical certificates are available within this degree program: Data Science Technician I (6285) (T.C) and Data Science Technician II (6287) (T.C.). Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills.

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Database Development Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Database Development Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) program gives students experience in popular databases including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. As an Oracle Academic Initiative (OAI) Partner with Oracle Corporation, this program puts students on the fast track for a database career. Students gain skills necessary for design, development, maintenance, management and administration of comprehensive relational databases for corporations and organizations.

This technical certificate prepares students for job entry in fields such as database applications development, database consultants, database programmers and database administration, which are important parts of computer operations in almost every company and organization today.

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Data Security Management

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Computer Information Technology degree program prepares students for respected careers as developers, programmers, programmer-analysts, database developers or web developers. Students will study program and systems design, computer communications, database development, web development, customer support and software development in specific languages. Our relationship with Microsoft’s Developer Network Academic Alliance allows you to download a free, licensed copy of the Microsoft server and developer applications, operating systems and integrated development environments for programming languages taught in your classes. A 50-hour internship is included in the program to provide valuable work experience.

This degree program allows students to focus on one of four career tracks:

Software Development Track: This track allows for specialization in software development using modern languages. Students may select 9 credits from C language, C++, C#, Java, Java EE or Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET, CAPM, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Web Track: This track allows for specialization in web development using modern web technologies. Students may select 9 credits from web design, web management, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Database Track: This track allows for specialization in database development using modern database technologies. Students may select 9 credits from Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, database administration, M.S. Access database, Special Topics or Introduction to IT.
Data Science Track: This track allows for specialization in data science. Students may select 9 credits from programming in Python, SAS, R and data analytics, big data and data warehousing.

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IT Security, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in IT Security degree program is for individuals interested in beginning or advancing a career in computer/network security. This hands-on program focuses on digital forensics, intrusion detection, penetration testing, scripting and networking. The program provides students the skills needed to investigate computer, cyber and electronic crimes and focuses on digital forensics techniques and procedures, assuring that digital evidence is accurate, complete and reliable. Students with specific current industry-recognized certifications such as CompTIA’s A+, Security+, Microsoft and Cisco may receive credit for the associated college credit course.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Technology Support Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Information Technology Support Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) will prepare students to work in customer support operations, which are an important part of computer operations in almost every company and organization today. IT support specialists provide technical support and business tool usage advice and guidance to other employees, vendors and business customers for computers, computer systems, software systems and peripheral equipment. These individuals troubleshoot and solve routine technical service and equipment problems by analyzing, identifying and diagnosing errors using established process and procedures and document these events using database systems and track resolution of problems.

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IT and Computer Applications Certification Training

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FSCJ's Continuing Workforce Education program offers a range of IT related training leading to specific industry certifications that may benefit a job seeker in the IT and computer applications field.

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Network Support Technician Technical Certificate

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The Network Support Technician (T.C.) program provides students the basic skills and knowledge required to work as an entry-level computer technician or desktop support specialist. Network and desktop support work involves installing, configuring, repairing, and managing computer hardware and software.

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue industry recognized certifications such as CompTIA’s A+ Microcomputer Technician certification and Microsoft’s Certified Professional (MCP) certification.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Architectural Design and Construction Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Architectural Design and Construction Technology degree prepares you for entry-level positions in architecture, computer-aided-design or construction management. Using the latest technology dictated by industry convention and standards, you’ll learn architectural and construction theory fundamentals combined along with applied laboratory instruction.

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Building Construction Technology (Construction Management), A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Building Construction Technology degree program prepares students for a rewarding career in the all encompassing construction fields for both residential and commercial construction. Designed to prepare the students for numerous industry standards and practical certifications, instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory and hands-on training. Upon successful completion, students will be qualified for a position as an entry-level building construction technician, responsible for performing a variety of job functions, from hands-on work to supervision.

Construction jobs today are more complex than ever. Construction managers coordinate and supervise the process from the conceptual development stage through construction, making sure that the project gets done on time and within budget.

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Computer Aided Technical Design Technical Certificate

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The Computer Aided Technical Design Certificate (T.C.) offers excellent preparation for a career as an entry-level CAD technician. Students are trained in the basic operations in AutoCAD’s two major disciplines as well as technical drawing, dimensioning and sketching techniques.

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Interior Design Technology, A.S.

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If you are detail-oriented, love beautiful surroundings and have an eye for balance and color, then interior design may be your calling. FSCJ can help prepare you for a career doing what you enjoy. The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Interior Design Technology degree program will tap into your creativity using a balance of theory, practical hands-on training and real-life experience to provide you with the foundation you will need to become a successful designer. Interior designers learn the characteristics and performance of textiles, computer-aided drafting skills, space-planning skills, furniture and accessory arrangement, hand drawing, rendering and color selection, communication, presentation skills and portfolios are emphasized.

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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Building Construction Technology (Construction Management), A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Building Construction Technology degree program prepares students for a rewarding career in the all encompassing construction fields for both residential and commercial construction. Designed to prepare the students for numerous industry standards and practical certifications, instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory and hands-on training. Upon successful completion, students will be qualified for a position as an entry-level building construction technician, responsible for performing a variety of job functions, from hands-on work to supervision.

Construction jobs today are more complex than ever. Construction managers coordinate and supervise the process from the conceptual development stage through construction, making sure that the project gets done on time and within budget.

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GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician Technical Certificate

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The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician Technical Certificate (T.C.) will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to obtain entry level jobs as a GIS Technician. The certificate will also increase job skills for other Engineering Technology degrees. GIS is a computer-based tool used to map and analyze spatial relationships. GIS technology integrates database operations with statistical analysis and presents this information visually using different mapping methods. Improved computer software and hardware is increasing the potential GIS applications and career opportunities open to individuals with this experience.

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Electrician

Electricity Career Certificate

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In the Electricity Career Certificate (C.C.) program, experienced faculty teach students the concepts of AC and DC, how to read blueprints, the use of hand and power tools, electrical wiring and maintenance and National Electric Code requirements. Through hands-on experience in the lab, students will develop good work habits that will help them gain skills required to become a journeyman or master electrician.

Among the topics covered are: DC/AC theories; proper selection and use of power and hand tools used in the trade; use of blueprints; National Electrical Code (NEC) in-depth study; wiring techniques; electrical maintenance procedures. Approximately 60–70 percent of training experience will be through hands-on activities with emphasis placed on safety in the lab and on the project site. Upon successful completion of the Electricity C.C., graduates will be qualified to enter the electrical industry as an electrical helper.

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HVAC Technician

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Workforce Certificate

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Expert hands-on training in all aspects of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration ensures students gain the skills needed to success. Included within the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration program are two other workforce certificates: Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration I and Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration II that you can earn while completing the HVAC program or pursue separately to upgrade skills in a particular area.
Beginning in the classroom learning the current theories of air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and electrical systems, students then have hands-on training in piping and brazing techniques, set up, adjustment and troubleshooting.

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Welder

Welding Technology Career Certificate

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The Welding Technology Career Certificate (C.C.) program prepares students for careers in many areas including shipbuilding, paper mills, power plants, aerospace, automobile manufacturing and construction. Expert hands-on training provides the necessary skills for a successful career, and for thousands less than the for-profit tech schools.

Welding professionals offer one-on-one training in all types of welding processes including SMAW (stick) plate and pipe, GMAW (mig) steel and aluminum, FCAW (flux cored) and GTAW (tig) plate and pipe on steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory and hands-on training to meet industry standards and for practical certificate examination preparation. Upon successful completion, students will be qualified for a position as an entry-level welding technician.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Body Technician

Automotive Collision Technology Technician Career Certificate

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The Automotive Collision Technology Technician Career Certificate (C.C.) program provides the comprehensive training necessary to restore automobiles to like-new condition. From classroom to hands-on instruction, students learn the latest auto repair and refinishing techniques as well as the use of precision equipment and tools.

Using standards established by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), such topics from estimating and detailing to automotive painting and body repair are introduced. Upon completion, students will be fully prepared for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. Graduates are sought after by employers in the area with a high rate of immediate job placement.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Service Management Technology, A.A.S

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The Automotive Service Management Technology Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) will prepare you for employment as a service technician in the automotive service industry. This two-year training, selective access program, is hands-on and teaches you to locate problems and repair and service engines, fuel, emission, steering and suspension systems, brakes, drive trains and transmissions.

Using a combination of theory and practical instruction, students will be capable and comfortable with high-tech electronic engine controls and electrical and computerized systems upon completion. Safe, efficient work practices are also part of the excellent all-around instruction.

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Automotive Service Technician Technical Certificate

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The Automotive Service Technician Technical Certificate (T.C.) prepares students for entry into the automotive repair industry. Due to rapid advances in technology, the service and repair of cars and trucks has evolved into a more complex and challenging career. Today's automotive technician must have advanced skills and training that were not previously required for a successful career in this field.

The program consists of the first 20 credit hours of the Automotive Service Management Technology A.A.S. degree program and four credits of professional electives.

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Aircraft Mechanic

Aviation Airframe Mechanics Technical Certificate

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The Aviation Airframe Mechanics Technical Certificate (T.C.) prepares students for entry into the aviation maintenance industry. Aircraft manufacturers and repair facilities are looking for skilled individuals who are able to work with electrical, hydraulic and electronic systems, as well as assemble and repair the sheet metal and composite structure of an aircraft.

Classes are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and, upon completion, students are eligible to take the FAA written, oral and practical exams for the FAA Mechanic Certification with the Airframe rating.

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Aviation Maintenance Administration, A.S.

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An aviation management career can be on your horizon with our Associate in Science (A.S.) in Aviation Maintenance Administration degree. You will gain the knowledge and skills for entry-level management positions in the aviation management maintenance industry through practical training and education in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards.

Students will benefit from realistic learning experiences in the methods and techniques in working with aircraft, avionics, engines and their subsystems to be ready to perform in and manage the aviation maintenance process for safe, smooth flying. Upon completion, students will be prepared to take the FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic certification examinations and begin working entry-level aviation maintenance jobs in the aviation maintenance industry with excellent promotion opportunities.

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Aviation Maintenance Management, A.S.

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If you want the power to put planes in the air, our Aviation Maintenance Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program will be a perfect fit. Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this program provides a comprehensive hands-on education to fully prepare you for Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certification. If you already hold an A&P certificate, you can use it for college credit and then complete general education and professional elective courses to earn your degree. Upon completion of our program you will be ready to supervise the maintenance and repair of aircraft to make sure it’s in top shape and set for flight.
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Aviation Mechanic Technical Certificate

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The Aviation Mechanic Technical Certificate (T.C.) prepares students for entry into the aviation maintenance industry. Commercial and general aviation employers are looking for skilled individuals who are knowledgeable on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and techniques and have experience with aircraft, avionics and engines through practical training. If you're looking for aviation maintenance schools in Florida, FSCJ has everything you need.

Certification and Licensing

Aviation Mechanic T.C. coursework prepares students for the FAA Mechanic "General" written, oral and practical certificate examinations for the Airframe or Powerplant Mechanic rating. With this rating, you will be qualified for a position as an aviation maintenance technician. Both the FAA certificate and this technical certificate articulate into the Aviation Maintenance Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree.

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Aviation Powerplant Mechanics Technical Certificate

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The Aviation Powerplant Mechanics Technical Certificate (T.C.) prepares students for entry into the aviation maintenance industry. Aircraft and engine manufacturers and repair facilities are looking for individuals who have the skills to assemble and repair aircraft piston and turbine engines.

Classes are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and, upon completion, students are eligible to take the FAA written, oral and practical exams for the FAA Mechanic Certification with the Powerplant rating.

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Truck Driver

Commercial Vehicle Driving Workforce Certificate

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The Commercial Vehicle Driving (CVD) Workforce Certificate (W.C.) program consists of four 80-hour courses totaling 320 hours. The first two-week course introduces students to the commercial driving industry. Students receive an overview to prepare for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV) written examination required to obtain a Class A CMV Driver’s Permit. Subjects include combination vehicle operation and inspection, air brake component identification and an introduction to the various regulations governing commercial vehicle driving.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Systems Career Certificate

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The Diesel Systems (C.C.) program prepares you for employment or specialized training as a service technician. The program is a total of 1,800 contact hours which can be completed in as few as 15 months. It provides instruction on theory and operation through courses that align with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification areas.

After completing this program, you will have the knowledge and skills that prepare you for distinctive success in a global economy. FSCJ provides a high quality learning environment, innovation and flexibility in the delivery of courses, responsiveness to student, employer and community needs and advanced academic technology.

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Healthcare Industry

Laboratory Technician

Biotechnology Laboratory Specialist/Health Science Technical Certificate

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This Biotechnology Laboratory Specialist/Health Science Technical Certificate (T.C.) provides advanced academic and technical skill proficiency for the biotechnology research, testing and manufacturing areas. Completion demonstrates a technical understanding of DNA, RNA, enzymes and immunochemical isolation and purification methods as well as an understanding of separation and spectroscopy methodology. This skill set can be used with supplemental industry-specific training for entering the workforce or as a starting point for more advanced academic and technical knowledge.

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Biotechnology Laboratory Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Biotechnology Laboratory Technology provides students with the fundamentals of biotech combined with extensive, hands-on laboratory experience and internship opportunities. Based on biology, biotechnology uses DNA and proteins to create products that change our world for the better. From health and agriculture to environmental protection and security, the capabilities are diverse and promising.

Students choose from two exciting career tracks:

Research Technician-performing cell culture and molecular research
Food Testing Technician-working in environmental or food testing laboratories.

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Biotechnology Specialist/Manufacturing Technical Certificate

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The Biotechnology Specialist/Manufacturing Technical Certificate (T.C.) provides entry-level academic and technical skill proficiency for the biotechnology manufacturing area. Completion demonstrates a technical understanding of DNA, RNA and protein methods and applications. This skill set can be used with additional training for entering the workforce or as a starting point for more advanced technical knowledge.

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Chemical Laboratory Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Chemical Laboratory Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) provides students with exposure to the principles of biological sciences, chemistry and mathematics necessary for success in a scientific work environment. Students looking for a fast paced non-desk career will find this field exciting!

Chemical laboratory technicians work under the direction of a laboratory supervisor and have diverse work environments that range from government laboratories to manufacturing laboratory environments. Many of the courses contained within this certificate are also prerequisites for Allied Health and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree programs.

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Histologic Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Histologic Technology degree is designed to train and educate competent, ethical, confident, entry-level clinical laboratory professionals in partnership with affiliated health care institutions through classroom and online learning. The program focuses on comprehension and mastery with clinical skill development to prepare graduates to become histotechnologists and histologic technicians who play an integral role in preparing tissue specimens for the microscopic diagnosis of disease.

Selected histologic technology courses are formatted for online courses, while others provide hands-on, in-person instruction. Students will be expected to perform in a professional manner during the campus and practicum phases and must have excellent coordination skills.

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Medical Laboratory Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Medical Laboratory Technology degree prepares students to become a medical laboratory technician with unlimited choices of practice settings including hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, businesses and industries. Areas of scientific exploration open to students are the immune system, cell marker technology and cancer research. In the clinical area, drug testing, therapeutic drug monitoring and biogenetics are a few of the specialties with openings.

The medical laboratory technology program is affiliated with the following labs and hospitals, which provide training for MLT students: Baptist Beaches, Baptist Downtown, Baptist Nassau, Baptist South, Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories, Flagler Hospital, Memorial Hospital, NAS Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center, Ormond Beach Memorial Health, Shands at Starke Regional Memorial Center, St. Vincent’s Healthcare, The Blood Alliance and UF Health.

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Cardiovascular Technician

Cardiovascular Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Cardiovascular Technology degree program provides students with an organized curriculum that includes required general education classes and required core professional classes for the invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular curriculum. The registered cardiovascular invasive specialist and the registered cardiac sonographer/registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer are vital members of cardiovascular teams.

Their primary role is to assist physicians during diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures, monitor patients’ hemodynamic status during the procedure and operate specialized imaging equipment with consideration to radiation dose and safety. In noninvasive cardiology, their role is to perform and assist in noninvasive cardiac procedures such as echocardiograms, exercise treadmill testing, stress echocardiograms and other diagnostic cardiac examinations.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Career Certificate

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The Dental Assisting Career Certificate (C.C.) program provides students with dental assisting classes that cover the theoretical, practical and clinical skills necessary to receive an entry-level position in a dental office. Dental assisting training includes dental basic sciences, dental radiographic techniques, dental materials, sterilization and infection control, chair side assisting, office management, dental specialties and expanded functions.

The Dental Assisting program has been approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry to prepare students for certification in expanded functions and dental radiology.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.S.

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Are you interested in how to become a dental hygienist? The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Dental Hygiene degree prepares students for a rewarding career as a well-trained dental hygiene professional. Dental hygienists are licensed preventive oral health professionals who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services. Graduates from the dental hygiene program support total oral health through the promotion of optimal dental health, working with licensed dentists and other dental auxiliaries as a member of an oral health care team. Upon completion of the dental hygiene program, graduates must pass both computerized and clinical exams prior to becoming state licensed to work as a dental hygienist.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Health Information Technology degree improves the health care delivery system through educating and training students to become knowledgeable about the management of health information systems. Health care is the largest industry in the U.S. and there is enormous demand for skilled health information technology professionals to design, operate and maintain the technology that makes the health care system run. There's a high demand for health information technologist jobs including clinical coders, health information technicians, data analysts, patient information coordinators and health record technicians. In addition to ensuring that health records are accurate and complete, registered health information technologists must maintain all health records according to federal, state and local laws.

Students will gain technical knowledge of health systems, data entry and retrieval, and a strong technology background, with regulatory knowledge to equip students to modify and recommend medical record technology solutions.

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Health Navigator Associate of Science

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The Health Navigator Associate of Science (A.S.) degree at FSCJ provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals with limited health literacy, including the elderly, in accessing benefits from community services, clinical care, and health insurance.

Health navigators are on the front lines of the healthcare industry, directly assisting patients in finding their path in medical care and insurance. They have a wealth of expertise in these systems and provide crucial information and resources that ensure patients are taking full advantage of what is available and are on the best-fit medical path for their individualized needs.

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Health Navigator Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Health Navigator Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) provides students with the training necessary to effectively assist patients in accessing treatment and other health care services. Health Navigator Specialists play a key role in the health care experience, especially for elderly patients, patients with complex medical conditions such as cancer and those who have limited understanding of health care, support and insurance services.

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Healthcare Informatics Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Healthcare Informatics Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) program gives students the technical skills needed to enter the health care delivery market with a focus on the implementation and maintenance of health information systems, such as the electronic health records.

Through a combination of lecture and laboratory education, students gain the fundamentals of biomedical sciences, medical terminology, health care delivery systems and basic principles of health care informatics.

This program prepares students for employment as entry-level health informatics specialist or provides supplemental training for persons currently or previously employed in health care or information technology. All credits may be applied toward the Health Information Technology Associate in Science (A.S.)

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Medical Information Coder/Biller Technical Certificate

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The Medical Information Coder/Biller Technical Certificate (T.C.) program prepares graduates for employment as a health care/medical coder or biller in a variety of settings. The program is a combination of professional courses including lecture, laboratory and clinical education components. Professional practice experiences are offered in local health care facilities under the supervision of qualified professional personnel.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Advanced, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Medical Assisting Advanced program prepares students to perform medical assistant duties under the direction of a physician/practitioner, including preparing examination rooms, taking vital signs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, giving injections, performing venipuncture, assisting in laboratory operations, taking x-rays and administering electrocardiograms. Program graduates can become medical assistants who learn to function in an administrative capacity, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims.

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Medical Assisting Career Certificate

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Are you interested in learning how to become a medical assistant? From front office to exam room, medical assistants keep things running smoothly. They make sure patients have positive experiences and the doctor has the assistance needed.

Our Medical Assisting Career Certificate (C.C.) will prepare you to do everything as a medical assistant from maintaining medical records, filing insurance claims and billing to taking medical histories, vital signs and assisting with exams. You’ll gain practical experience for a medical assisting job in local hospitals, doctor’s offices and clinics. In addition, you qualify to take the Registered Medical Assistant examination to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Clinical experiences in the medical assisting program will be provided in physicians' offices, ambulatory care centers, clinics and hospital outpatient clinics. Clinical rotations are scheduled in various clinical settings and are a required part of the medical assistant program of study to assist students to obtain hands-on experience in the medical field while learning in the student role.

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Medical Assisting Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Medical Assisting Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) program prepares students to perform administrative work in the health care setting, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims as a medical assistant. Through medical assistant specialist instruction and hands-on training, students will be prepared to work alongside licensed health care practitioners in various health care settings.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)

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The FSCJ Nursing Assistant (CNA) program prepares you to start a rewarding career as a nursing assistant. Through the use of live instructor and hands-on training, you will receive the necessary skills to start a career in the nursing profession and sit for the Florida Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification exam.

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Patient Care Technican Continuing Workforce Education Certificate

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FSCJ's Patient Care Technician (PCT) program enable students to sit for the National Healthcare Association’s Certified Patient Care Technician Certification; they can also earn Certified Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Assistant along the way.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program prepares students to function as an entry-level certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). Occupational therapy assistants provide support for occupational therapists and help patients learn to live to their fullest potential. The occupational therapy assistant degree (OT degree) combines general education and professional occupational therapist assistant (OTA) concentration courses through lecture, laboratory and clinical education experiences.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Career Certificate

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The Pharmacy Technician Career Certificate (C.C.) program focuses on planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Continuing Workforce Education Certificate

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The FSCJ Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to train individuals interested in  the latest information, procedures, skills, standards and equipment for safe, effective blood collection.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.S.

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Interested in how to become a physical therapist assistant? The Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Science (A.S) degree is a combination of general education and technical courses including lecture, laboratory and clinical education components. Graduates from the physical therapy assistant (PTA) program are eligible to apply to sit for a state-administered national examination in order to become a licensed physical therapy assistant. Clinical training at local physical therapy facilities is arranged as part of the program curriculum to prepare students to become physical therapy assistants.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing Career Certificate

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What does it take to be a health care provider? Among other things, it takes compassion, patience, knowledge and skills. FSCJ offers comprehensive training on campus by medical professionals with hands-on clinical experience in a variety of hospitals and medical centers throughout the area.

From hospitals and physicians’ offices to nursing homes and home care, the Practical Nursing Career Certificate (C.C.) will provide you with many career options. You’ll learn basic nursing and clinical skills as well as medical terminology, computer literacy and medication administration. In addition, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure examination to become a licensed practical nurse.

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Radiology Technician

Radiation Therapy, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Radiation Therapy degree is designed for individuals who wish to become a certified radiation therapist. The radiation therapy program is based on the recommended core curriculum established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and enhances the educational experience and employment potential for students in the hospital or freestanding clinic. The radiation therapy program emphasizes, through comprehensive radiation therapist classes, the art and science of treatment delivery to individuals to restore, improve and enhance performance, diminish or eradicate pathology and promote and maintain health.

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Radiography (FSCJ Option), A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Radiography (FSCJ Option) degree trains and clinically prepares students to become a radiographer. What is a radiographer? A radiographer’s job is to produce diagnostic medical radiographic images. The radiographers program is a balance between theory and practice that enhances the educational experience and provides students with the skills and preparation necessary for a radiography career.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Respiratory Care degree utilizes didactic, clinical and high-fidelity simulation opportunities to expose students to the skills needed to care for patients with heart and lung disorders as a trained respiratory therapist. The respiratory therapist assessment will focus on cognitive, affective and psychomotor realms to ensure students exceed employer expectations for respiratory care.

The Program's goal is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). It is through this action that we will prepare graduates to be competent, caring and confident registered respiratory therapists.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Services, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Surgical Services degree program provides students the educational development and hands-on training necessary to be able to work alongside doctors and surgical professionals in both clinical and surgical environments. The program combines classroom study, lab practice and clinical experience in the perioperative arena, which includes operating rooms, labor and delivery units, and anesthesia care.

Because the instruction embraces innovation and technology within operative, field and educational facilities, graduates are prepared to become an integral member of the surgical team and provide patients with the best in care as a surgical technologist.

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Computer Related Crime Investigations, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Computer-Related Crime Investigations emphasizes the development of introductory knowledge of computer crimes, forensics, security consultation and auditing, and theories and ethics of computer criminal investigation, along with relevant communication and critical thinking skills.

With an applied focus on municipal, county, state, federal and corporate computer crime techniques using investigative software, students are well prepared to investigators, forensics specialists, security consultants or security auditors for law enforcement, public safety and private security fields.

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Digital Forensics Technical Certificate

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The Digital Forensics Technical Certificate (T.C.) curriculum prepares students for a career in the field of data forensics. The student is introduced to the legal concepts of criminology and criminal evidence and procedure while the hands-on learning opportunities provide a solid foundation in digital forensics and how it applies top computer hardware, software and peripherals.

FSCJ is the regional resource for employers in every type of technology. Our partnerships with Cisco Systems, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems provide career connections. Graduates are regularly employed by CSX, JEA, Florida Blue, the City of Jacksonville, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic and other regional employers including the government and military.

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Private Investigator Continuing Workforce Education Certificate

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This program offers two courses created by the state of Florida to prepare individuals interested in an occupation that requires the unarmed Private Investigator Intern Class "CC" license. In order to apply for the Intern license, students must acquire a contract with a Licensed Class C Private Investigator who will serve as a mentor/sponsor for the length of the required internship.

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Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer Career Certificate

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The Correctional Officer Career Certificate (C.C.) provides students criminal justice training and education to prepare them to manage inmates and perform operational duties in the areas of care, custody and control within the correctional institution. Through the Criminal Justice Training Center, students learn everything needed to become a corrections officer, from inmate intake, the use of firearms and defensive maneuvers, to constitutional law, communication equipment and crisis intervention.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice Technology curriculum emphasizes the development of introductory knowledge of criminological theories, ethics and the criminal justice system, along with communication and critical thinking skills. The program has an applied focus on corrections, courts, policing, juvenile justice and victim service professions.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice Technology curriculum emphasizes the development of introductory knowledge of criminological theories, ethics and the criminal justice system, along with communication and critical thinking skills. The program has an applied focus on corrections, courts, policing, juvenile justice and victim service professions.

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Crossover From Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer Career Certificate

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The Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer Career Certificate (C.C.) program offers training for corrections officers to transition to law enforcement officers, by providing the basic knowledge and understanding required to perform satisfactorily the duties and responsibilities of police officer jobs. Based on the required curriculum established by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training commission that represents a balance of theory and practice that prepares the student for employment, the program emphasizes police officer requirements including vehicle operations, patrol procedures, criminal investigation, police community relations and traffic control.

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Florida Law Enforcement Academy Career Certificate

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The Florida Law Enforcement Academy Career Certificate (C.C.) provides students with exceptional law enforcement learning opportunities in subjects including evidence gathering, investigation and criminal law, traffic control, patrol procedures and weaponry training based on requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Upon completion, students will be fully prepared for state certification exams and law enforcement jobs with State, County, and municipal law enforcement agencies.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Management, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Early Childhood Management degree will prepare students for careers working with young children in public/private child development centers and family home child care centers. From child growth and development and early childhood education to program development, you will get a well-rounded education in developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive practices that help to shape a child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

Students can choose to focus on education or management. This degree will prepare students to teach children under the age of five or to direct operations at a child care facility. If students completed child care assisting and child care supervision programs in the Duval County School District after June 1, 1993 or the First Coast Technical Institute in the fall of 1992 or later, they may be eligible for some transfer credits. Credits from your degree can be used toward our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Early Childhood Education or for transfer to another Florida state college or university as well as many private institutions.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services (EMS), A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Emergency Medical Services degree program is designed to graduate competent, caring providers who possess the critical thinking necessary to function as EMS providers. This A.S. degree program in EMS is a combination of general education and EMS courses. The mission of the Florida State College at Jacksonville Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is the advancement of EMS through education. The faculty and stakeholders of the EMS program strive to keep ahead of the changing technology and look toward innovations in delivery of prehospital emergency medicine and educational theory. The EMS program is dedicated to develop diverse, timely and informative programs that challenge the student toward professional excellence.

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Emergency Medical Technician Continuing Workforce Education Certificate

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An EMT is trained to work as a member of an emergency medical team administering first-aid treatment and transporting sick or injured persons to a medical facility. 

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Emergency Medical Technician Technical Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Technical Certificate (T.C.) is a limited access program that prepares graduates to function as entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians. The program utilizes classroom instruction, hands-on skills labs and field experiences to train students to become emergency medical responders who respond to a variety of medical and trauma situations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are awarded a technical certificate and are eligible to apply to sit for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification exam to qualify for certification as a Florida EMT. Graduates of the technical certificate program may elect to continue for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) (2251) (A.S.) degree.

Applicants are required to complete background checks, drug screenings and health physical exams upon acceptance to the program.

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Paramedic, Technical Certificate

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nterested in finding out how to become a paramedic? The Paramedic Technical Certificate (T.C.) is a limited access certificate program designed to graduate competent, caring emergency medical providers who possess the cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills and affective professional attributes necessary to function as entry-level paramedics. Upon completion of the paramedic training, graduates are awarded a technical certificate and are eligible to apply to sit for the National Registry (NREMT) certification exam to qualify for certification as a Florida Paramedic and a National Registered Paramedic. Paramedic school graduates may elect to continue for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) (2251) (A.S.) degree.

Emergency medical services (EMS) systems consist of many different components. Paramedic is the advanced level for work in the EMS field as they provide advanced life support and transportation for the sick and injured.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Science Technician Technical Certificate

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The Environmental Science Technician Technical Certificate (T.C.) was developed in response to an emerging need for skilled workers who focus on environmental issues, laboratory and field tests, and workplace safety. Students gain an array of skills including the handling, storage, transportation and dispensing of hazardous materials in accordance with appropriate regulations and the planning for the protection of employees, workers, communities and the environment from hazardous material exposure. Additionally, students will receive hands-on training in the analysis of air, water, soil and the contaminants that are present.

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Environmental Science Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Environmental Science Technology degree provides students with the real-world training needed to become a leader in this important and recession-proof career. The world is growing more complex and the field of environmental science is more important than ever before. Environmental scientists, environmental management specialists and environmental technicians must explore new ways to help sustain a livable environment across our nation and the globe.

Employers are looking for skilled employees who will lend their talents to provide solutions for healthy environments while ensuring that ever-stricter environmental laws are being followed. In Northeast Florida alone, there are more than 30 environmental companies as well as a similar number of governmental agencies like the EPA, Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy looking for gifted people with environmental science degrees.

Students can specialize in safety compliance, hazardous materials or water quality.

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Hazardous Materials Specialist Technical Certificate

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The Hazardous Materials Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) trains students to enter careers involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites as well as response to an accident involving hazardous materials in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.210 (e)(3)(i). Graduates are expected to identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazardous substances. Graduates also learn to identify appropriate regulations and action levels to ensure the health and safety of the workers.

Graduates of this program research applicable local, state and federal regulations and implement methods and strategies to ensure compliance; to maintain records as required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT); to develop and implement hazardous materials handling procedures; to plan for emergency response to hazardous material incidents; and to protect employees/workers/communities from hazardous material exposures.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Fire Science Technology offers students a sequence of courses designed to provide relevant technical knowledge needed to prepare for entry or advancement in the fire-service or in a related fire-protection field. Students have the option of earning the Fire Officer Supervisor (T.C.) while completing the degree.

Contact the Program Manager for more information about the Fire Science Cadet Academy (fall enrollment only).

Some of the topics covered include:

Fire prevention
Fire behavior and combustion
Private fire protection systems
Principles of emergency services
Legal issues in fire service
Fire chemistry
Hydraulics
Fire department administration

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Firefighter Career Certificate

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The Firefighter Career Certificate (C.C.) program provides students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art training facility which includes a maritime fire trainer. Students also learn about communications, fire prevention and handling hazardous material emergencies, which fully prepares them for certification and employment as a firefighter in the state of Florida.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies (Legal Assisting), A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Paralegal Studies (Legal Assisting) degree prepares students for careers in the legal profession. The courses provide students with both the knowledge of the substantive areas of law studies (such as tort law, family law, real estate law, criminal law, probate and estate planning) and the practical skills (such as conducting legal research, preparing legal documents, investigating and communicating), which are necessary to succeed as a paralegal or legal assistant. The program culminates in a professional internship during the student’s last term in the program consisting of a minimum 180 intern hours at a law-related office. For those students who are unable to complete a traditional internship, the program offers a simulated law office class.

The A.S. in Paralegal Studies (Legal Assisting) degree at FSCJ has been approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1997. In fact, it is the only ABA-approved program in North Florida.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Digital Media/Multimedia Production Technical Certificate

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The growth of the media production and entertainment industry in Florida has increased the demand for experienced multimedia production professionals in private industry, public service and education. The Digital Media/Multimedia Production Technical Certificate (T.C.) will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to obtain entry level jobs in digital media/multimedia production. This certificate will also increase job skills to complement a degree in graphic design.

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Digital Media/Multimedia Technology, A.S.

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Whether you are interested in 3-D animation, videography or sound design, our Associate in Science (A.S.) in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology degree will give you the tools for digital communication. You will learn to integrate graphics, sound, video, animation, text and still images to create any variety of entertainment, graphic and creative productions. You can focus on web design or programming, graphic design or audio or video production. And for real world experience and opportunities, students will be required to complete an internship and portfolio.

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Graphic Design Production Technical Certificate

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The Graphic Design Production Technical Certificate (T.C.) will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to obtain entry-level jobs in the graphic design industry. This certificate will also increase job skills to complement a Digital Media/Multimedia degree.

Students are trained in graphic design techniques, image editing and enhancement, layout, web design, typography, illustrations and publishing techniques.

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AV Technician

Digital Media/Multimedia Technology, A.S.

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Whether you are interested in 3-D animation, videography or sound design, our Associate in Science (A.S.) in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology degree will give you the tools for digital communication. You will learn to integrate graphics, sound, video, animation, text and still images to create any variety of entertainment, graphic and creative productions. You can focus on web design or programming, graphic design or audio or video production. And for real world experience and opportunities, students will be required to complete an internship and portfolio.

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