Gogebic Community College

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Certificate

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The certificate program, which takes two years to complete, covers the theory, diagnosis, and repair of the automobile. It is designed for those students who want to gain the skills to become automotive repair technicians. Also, it opens the door to several related employment possibilities in heavy equipment, marine, trucking, and aircraft industries with some additional training. Lab skills are practiced using the latest equipment and procedures to test, diagnose, and repair problems on late model cars and light trucks. GCC’s automotive lab is outfitted with a host of modern repair equipment comparable to that found in today’s most advanced service facilities. Students are required to provide their own hand tools, safety glasses, and fender covers. Upon completion of the course work, students are able to take state automotive technician licensing exams and the ASE national certification exams.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate Degree program includes all of the elements of the certificate program with the addition of management, communications, supervisory, computer, and math skills. This program allows for additional employment options in automotive management and business, as well as transfer options to four-year universities. Lab skills are practiced using the latest equipment and procedures to test, diagnose, and repair problems on late model cars and light trucks. GCC’s automotive lab is outfitted with a host of modern repair equipment comparable to that found in today’s most advanced service facilities. Students are required to provide their own hand tools, safety glasses, and fender covers. Upon completion of the course work, students are able to take state automotive technician licensing exams and the ASE national certification exams.

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Construction Equipment Operator

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver License - Class A Over the Road (OTR)

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This rogram offers extensive classroom training, hands-on vehicle activities, and behind-the-wheel practice in preparation for commercial driver license tests. Topics covered include safety, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, truck mechanical parts and components, vehicle inspection procedures, basic truck maneuvers, driving techniques and additional content.

The program is unique in its design which allows a student to enter the program without a temporary instructional permit. The college prepares the student to test for their temporary instructional permit and provide the education to test for their Commercial Driver’s License.

GCC offers training in a variety of vehicles including sleeper cabs, a day cab, logging loader rail trailer, dry van trailer and both manual and automated shifting transmissions.

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver License - Class B Straight Truck

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This program offers extensive classroom training, hands-on vehicle activities, and behind-the-wheel practice in preparation for commercial driver license tests. Topics covered include safety, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, truck mechanical parts and components, vehicle inspection procedures, basic truck maneuvers, driving techniques and additional content.

The program is unique in its design which allows a student to enter the program without a temporary instructional permit. The college prepares the student to test for their temporary instructional permit and provide the education to test for their Commercial Driver’s License.

GCC offers training in a variety of vehicles including sleeper cabs, a day cab, logging loader rail trailer, dry van trailer and both manual and automated shifting transmissions.

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Truck Driver

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver License - Class A Over the Road (OTR)

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This rogram offers extensive classroom training, hands-on vehicle activities, and behind-the-wheel practice in preparation for commercial driver license tests. Topics covered include safety, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, truck mechanical parts and components, vehicle inspection procedures, basic truck maneuvers, driving techniques and additional content.

The program is unique in its design which allows a student to enter the program without a temporary instructional permit. The college prepares the student to test for their temporary instructional permit and provide the education to test for their Commercial Driver’s License.

GCC offers training in a variety of vehicles including sleeper cabs, a day cab, logging loader rail trailer, dry van trailer and both manual and automated shifting transmissions.

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver License - Class B Straight Truck

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This program offers extensive classroom training, hands-on vehicle activities, and behind-the-wheel practice in preparation for commercial driver license tests. Topics covered include safety, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, truck mechanical parts and components, vehicle inspection procedures, basic truck maneuvers, driving techniques and additional content.

The program is unique in its design which allows a student to enter the program without a temporary instructional permit. The college prepares the student to test for their temporary instructional permit and provide the education to test for their Commercial Driver’s License.

GCC offers training in a variety of vehicles including sleeper cabs, a day cab, logging loader rail trailer, dry van trailer and both manual and automated shifting transmissions.

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Construction Industry

Civil Engineering Technician

Building Trades Certificate

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This program offers hands on involvement in the construction of a residential home. The participants are involved with all phases of construction including masonry, rough and finish carpentry, plumbing and electrical, sheet-rock and sheet-rock finishing, and mill-working the interior of the structure. Students gain a thorough knowledge of the various skills required to enter the construction workforce at the entry through journeyman level for the various allied trades.

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Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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The Construction Technology program offers coursework and training designed to provide a wide variety of experience in the building construction fields. The program includes actual hands on experience during the construction of a residential home. Students participate in building of the foundation, framing the stick built structure, electrical and mechanical work, and finishing the interior and exterior of the structure. Coursework familiarizes the participant to various methods of estimating, specifications and codes for residential construction, principles and guides for design and layout, and other knowledge related to building construction and the allied trades. The program provides an excellent working knowledge of the various trades and the skills required of those fields.

In addition to the courses and fieldwork listed for the one-year certificate, this program includes advanced study preparing the participant for opportunities to transfer to other institutions offering baccalaureate degrees in building construction or related fields. It also prepares the individual to enter the marketplace in various capacities ranging from entry-level construction personnel through management/supervisory positions. It familiarizes the individual with various business aspects related to construction and prepares the student for state licensing exams, which are required to operate as a private contractor.

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Electrician

Electrician Certificate

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Architectural Drafter

Mechanical Engineering Technician Certificate

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Welder

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Certificate

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Welding Certificate

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The Welding Certificate Program puts students on the fast track to a successful career within the welding, construction, mining, heavy equipment and manufacturing industries. The course consists of a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on lab modules aimed towards preparing student welders for job placement upon completion. This program provides the necessary foundations in safety, equipment operation, metallurgy, and applications of various welding and cutting processes to prepare students for welder qualification testing.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Network Support Specialist Certificate

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Computer Networking, A.A.S.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrators install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. They maintain network hardware and software. They monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. Network and Computer Systems Administrators may supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

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Network Administration Certificate

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Computers are not going away in the foreseeable future. Connecting computers together to uses shared resources or to communicate with each other is the function of computer networking. The internet is one giant computer network. But, smaller organizations also use networked computers. Retail store registers, law office computers, manufacturer computers for ordering and job entry, hotel and entertainment organizations, service clubs, and all sorts of other organizations have the need for networked computers.

Network administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks. They install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. They monitor the network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.

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Software Developer

Computer Programming Certificate

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Computer programmers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or other devices. Computer Programmers develop, create, and modify general computer application software or specialized utility programs. They analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Computer Programmers can work individually but usually work as part of a team. This program is also available online.

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Computer Programming, A.A.S.

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Computer programmers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or other devices. Computer Programmers develop, create, and modify general computer application software or specialized utility programs. They analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Computer Programmers can work individually but usually work as part of a team. This program is also available online.

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Web Developer Certificate

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Repair Certificate

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Computer repair technicians assess, repair and maintain computers for companies and individuals. They may work directly for a large company, at repair shops, or for computer repair companies which travel to the customer's location. Computer repair technicians use tools and technology to maintain computers at optimal operating levels, and make repairs to computers, processors, hard drives, and monitors. They detect and remove malicious computer programs and prevent those programs from being installed.

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Computer User Support Specialist Certificate

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Information Security Analyst

Network Security Certificate

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Network security specialists detect, prevent and resolve security threats to computer networks. They also play an important role in maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of a company's data and information systems. Network security specialists also analyze security risks and develop response procedures. Additional duties may include developing and testing software deployment tools, firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmer (Metal and Plastic) Certificate

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering Technician Certificate

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Industrial Engineering Technician Certificate

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Corrections Officer Certificate

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Corrections officers are charged with the safety and security of persons who have been arrested, are awaiting trial, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a correctional institution. Correction officers may escort prisoners in transit between courtrooms, correctional institutions, and other points. They maintain order within the institution, enforce rules and regulations, and often supplement the counseling that inmates receive from psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals. GCC currently offers a one year certificate - Corrections Officer program that meets and exceeds the State of Michigan mandated entrance requirements for local and state corrections officers.

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Corrections Officer Occupational Certificate

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Corrections officers are charged with the safety and security of persons who have been arrested, are awaiting trial, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a correctional institution. Correction officers may escort prisoners in transit between courtrooms, correctional institutions, and other points. They maintain order within the institution, enforce rules and regulations, and often supplement the counseling that inmates receive from psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals. GCC offers a one semester Occupational Certificate in Corrections that is designed primarily to prepare students for immediate employment in the Michigan Department of Corrections.

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Criminal Justice - Corrections, A.A.S.

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The Gogebic Community College Criminal Justice program includes a combination of theoretical, practical, and supportive courses. Individuals already employed in the corrections area can increase their skills and prepare for supervisory positions. Courses included in this program would allow an individual to qualify for the 15 semester credits mandated by the State of Michigan as a prerequisite to a Civil Service test for a Corrections Officer in the Michigan Department of Corrections.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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The GCC Criminal Justice program includes a combination of theoretical, practical, and supportive courses. Individuals already employed in the corrections area can increase their skills and prepare for supervisory positions. Job opportunities for criminal justice majors include the areas of police officers, detectives, sheriffs, FBI agents, special agents, security, drug enforcement agents, etc. Educational requirements vary by position.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Early childhood educators work in child care centers, preschools, and public schools with children through the age of eight. They play an important role in shaping the kind of individual a child will become. In addition to attending to children's basic needs for trust and understanding, they prepare curriculum that stimulates the children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth. They help children explore and learn through the development of their interests which enhances independence and builds self esteem.

Early childhood professions are a link between the home and the school communicating with parents and meeting the needs of both children and families. They create a safe, healthy learning environment in which children can grow and develop. They may be classroom teachers, special needs aides, teaching assistants, parent and curriculum coordinators, or center directors.

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Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Early childhood educators work in child care centers, preschools, and public schools with children through the age of eight. They play an important role in shaping the kind of individual a child will become. In addition to attending to children's basic needs for trust and understanding, they prepare curriculum that stimulates the children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth. They help children explore and learn through the development of their interests which enhances independence and builds self esteem.

Early childhood professions are a link between the home and the school communicating with parents and meeting the needs of both children and families. They create a safe, healthy learning environment in which children can grow and develop. They may be classroom teachers, special needs aides, teaching assistants, parent and curriculum coordinators, or center directors.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Responder to EMT Basic Matriculation Course

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GCC will be offering a Emergency Medical Responder to EMT Basic Matriculation Course. This course provides theory, laboratory, and clinical training and prepares students to stabilize and safely transport patients needing emergency services. Students will learn how to use a wide variety of skills and equipment.

Successful completion of this course allows students who are eligible to apply to the National Registry to take the licensure exam for EMT Basic.

Pre-Requisites:

18 years of age (or be 18 prior to licensing exam) – State Minimum Requirement
MFR licensure.
Accuplacer placement testing at a Math 103 or higher and Accuplacer placement testing at English 101 or higher OR Successful MFR licensure and the approval of the instructor.

Clinical Experiences are scheduled with the instructor on an individual basis.

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Emergency Medical Services Training

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Would you enjoy a fast pace career? One that provides you with the opportunity to make quick decisions that help people in need. Consider a career in Emergency Medical Services.

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Environmental Field Technician

Forestry Technology, A.A.S.

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The forestry program at Gogebic Community College prepares the student to be able to join the workforce as forestry technicians or transfer and pursue a four year forestry degree. High school course work should include two years of algebra, and a year each of biology and chemistry. Math 104 Intermediate Algebra and English 101 English Composition I assessment testing is also required or ACT scores at acceptable levels may be substituted.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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Medical Assisting consists of multi-skilled practitioners who complete a wide range of roles in physician's offices and health care settings. They are viewed as partners in increasing medical office productivity because they are versatile in both administrative and clinical duties. Administrative duties include such tasks as answering phones, greeting patients, updating and filing medical records, completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments, billing and bookkeeping. Clinical duties include such tasks as collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, patient history taking, phlebotomy, performing electrocardiograms, and other basic testing procedures.

Gogebic Community College offers a full time certificate program for Medical Assisting. It runs two consecutive semesters, with the practicum experience running in the summer semester. The program begins each August and classes are held on the main campus in Ironwood with some online classes. Practicum sites are located in Ironwood and the surrounding areas.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coding-Billing (Online) Certificate

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The online Medical Coding and Billing Specialist program prepares students for entry-level positions in the healthcare industry performing medical coding and processing health care insurance claims. Medical coders and billing specialists play a vital role in the financial viability of any healthcare organizations. Medical Coding and Billing Specialists are employed in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and health insurance companies, just to name a few. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to write for a national examination.

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Medical Office Professional (Online) Occupational Certificate

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The online Medical Office Professional program prepares students to perform secretarial duties that support healthcare staff such as scheduling appointments, billing patients, compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence, to name a few. Medical Office Professionals are employed in hospitals, physician offices, clinics, and nursing facilities – essentially anywhere that provides healthcare services to patients.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide Certificate

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The Nurse Aide Training Program prepares students to provide basic personal care under the direction of nursing or medical personnel.

120-hour, State of Michigan Approved Program
Applicants must meet minimum admission requirements
Ironwood and Houghton training locations
Some businesses sponsor a select number of students each year
Ask us how to transfer your certification to Wisconsin!

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing with LPN Exit Option, A.A.S.

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The nursing program gives you a wide variety of hands-on nursing experiences. Employers recognize GCC graduates as nurses who are well trained to care for patients right out of school. Our nursing programs are designed to offer students options and career mobility! GCC offers two program options that are approved by the Michigan State Board of Nursing:
Associate Degree Nursing with LPN Exit Option – 64 credits
Advanced Standing LPN to RN Associate Degree - 42 credits

GCC Nursing students graduate with the skills necessary to confidently care for acute and chronically ill patients in a wide variety of hospital and community settings. Students apply theory and practical knowledge to a variety of patient situations during clinical experiences to prepare them for practice. Students successfully completing the first and second semesters of nursing classes and the LPN exit out class are eligible to sit for the LPN licensure exam.

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Contact Phone Number

906-932-42310

Address

E4946 Jackson Rd
Ironwood, MI 49938
United States