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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) through familiarization with the computer, peripheral devices and specialized software. This program prepares students to function as entry-level CADD technicians and operators who assist engineers and architects in all design and drawing preparation phases.

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Computer Aided Design and Drafting, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with a sound knowledge of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) through familiarization with the computer, peripheral devices and specialized software. The program prepares students to function as skilled CADD professionals who assist engineers and architects in all design and drawing preparation phases.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Computer Information Systems (CIS) is the study of the use of computers in business applications. The CIS curriculum presents computer literacy, program design, programming languages and electives in software, network and Internet applications. CIS students may pursue careers as computer programmers, computer simulation/gaming engineers, software specialists, computer user support specialists, network and Internet specialists.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Computer Information Systems (CIS) is the study of the use of computers in business applications. The CIS curriculum presents computer literacy, program design, programming languages and electives in software, network and Internet applications. CIS students may pursue careers as computer programmers, computer simulation/gaming engineers, software specialists, computer user support specialists, network and Internet specialists.

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Software Developer

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Computer Information Systems (CIS) is the study of the use of computers in business applications. The CIS curriculum presents computer literacy, program design, programming languages and electives in software, network and Internet applications. CIS students may pursue careers as computer programmers, computer simulation/gaming engineers, software specialists, computer user support specialists, network and Internet specialists.

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Information Security Analyst

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Computer Information Systems (CIS) is the study of the use of computers in business applications. The CIS curriculum presents computer literacy, program design, programming languages and electives in software, network and Internet applications. CIS students may pursue careers as computer programmers, computer simulation/gaming engineers, software specialists, computer user support specialists, network and Internet specialists.

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Cyber Defense Certificate

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The Cyber Defense Certificate is designed to enable students to obtain knowledge, skills, and competencies in the challenging cybersecurity field. The certificate is designed in a compressed format so that students complete four courses per semester. Students completing the certificate are able to combine these credits toward the completion of the Information Assurance and Cybersecurity A.A.S. degree to satisfy their individual goals.

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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate

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This program prepares students to enter the high demand field of Information Technology Security. With the increase of viruses and other security breaches, companies need professionals who can protect data and equipment from internal and external security threats. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with the latest hardware and software and learn to implement appropriate security policies and procedures.

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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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This degree program prepares students to enter the high-demand field of information technology security. With the increase of viruses and other security breaches, companies need professionals who can protect their data and equipment from internal and external security threats. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with the latest hardware and software and learn to implement appropriate security policies and procedures. Students planning to transfer should select electives according to the requirements of the receiving institution.

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Unix Computer Information Systems Certificate

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This certificate program is recommended for students with a baccalaureate degree wishing to explore and/or make a career change to the computer field. The courses prepare students to solve business, administrative or statistical problems by utilizing computer software, language, and systems.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Digital Arts, Area of Concentration in Art + Design, A.F.A.

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The Digital Arts concentration focuses on the creation of artwork using digital and interactive media. Students investigate a broad range of disciplines including video, web, sound, animation, 3-D modeling, motion graphics and digital photography within the context of the fine arts. This interdisciplinary approach exposes students to evolving technologies and practices of using the computer as a rich and unique resource for image making, print and web design, time-based art, and portfolio production. Graduates are prepared for further study in film and animation, the gaming industry, commercial art and photography, motion graphics, new media, and interdisciplinary arts.

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Graphic Design, Area of Concentration in Art + Design, A.F.A.

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The Graphic Design concentration focuses on the design process by investigating the methods of researching, creating, and presenting visual communication. By embracing the elements of design and complex relationships of forms in our visual culture, students learn critical thinking strategies for conceptualizing and problem solving and work towards establishing design literacy in their practice. Through the study of images and symbols, typography, and layout, students create sophisticated advertising, identity, and branding projects for print and screen media culminating in the production of a professional portfolio. Students develop production skills in the studio as they relate and are integrated to the creative processes of design. Graduates are prepared for further study as art/creative directors, graphic and web designers, print production artists, industrial designers, public relations and marketing consultants.

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AV Technician

Mass Communication - Production and Announcing in the Electronic Media, A.A.S.

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The Mass Communications program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in digital media and the internet, and for transfer to four-year institutions. Emphasis is on electronic media and online operations, such as digital video, audio, and film production, social and new media, multimedia writing, and on-air performance.

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Production and Announcing in the Electronic Media Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in production for the digital media and internet, and includes only those courses directly related to this field.

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Production and Announcing in the Electronic Media, A.A.S.

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The Mass Communications program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in digital media and the internet, and for transfer to four-year institutions. Emphasis is on electronic media and online operations, such as digital video, audio, and film production, social and new media, multimedia writing, and on-air performance.

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment in the child care industry in a management/leadership position. Students will have the opportunity to specialize in teaching or in site management of a child care center. There are two required field placement experiences (135 hours each) in teaching in a child care program/school and site management of a child care center.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Technology, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. degree in Environmental Technology prepares students to immediately integrate into a wide array of jobs in the environmental arena, including air and water quality monitoring, radiologic, sound and biological sampling, and hazardous material handling. Both laboratory and field skills are emphasized, as well as chain-of-custody and other paperwork requirements. The breadth of the program allows graduates to compete in the job market for a variety of technical positions. A broad base of knowledge in the sciences, as well as communications skills are developed by the time the degree is earned.

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Criminal Investigator

Legal Studies - Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice track of the Legal Studies program prepares students for employment in a variety of criminal justice professions. Students interested in the Criminal Justice track will acquire knowledge enabling them to assess the criminal justice system and learn the occupational features of police work. This track is also designed for practicing professionals who desire to advance their education.

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Correctional Officer

Legal Studies - Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice track of the Legal Studies program prepares students for employment in a variety of criminal justice professions. Students interested in the Criminal Justice track will acquire knowledge enabling them to assess the criminal justice system and learn the occupational features of police work. This track is also designed for practicing professionals who desire to advance their education.

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Police Officer

Legal Studies - Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice track of the Legal Studies program prepares students for employment in a variety of criminal justice professions. Students interested in the Criminal Justice track will acquire knowledge enabling them to assess the criminal justice system and learn the occupational features of police work. This track is also designed for practicing professionals who desire to advance their education.

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Teacher Assistant

Paraeducation, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment as paraeducators (teaching assistants) in a public or private school. Paraeducators work under the supervision of a teacher to provide instructional and/or behavioral support in a variety of general and special education settings. This program includes two required field placement experiences (30 hours each) which will provide students with experience assisting in both students with and without disabilities.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Certificate

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A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. ABA Guideline G-103(d). Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

The objective of the Paralegal Studies Certificate of the Legal Studies Program is to educate and train laypersons to assist attorneys and other legal professionals in their daily tasks and thereby contribute to the fair, economical and efficient delivery of legal services. The program meets this objective by requiring students to successfully complete its curriculum.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. ABA Guideline G-103(d). Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology - Additive Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment in advanced manufacturing, including additive manufacturing (3D printing), and a variety of other industries that use technicians or technology specialists to support engineering staff. A strong emphasis is placed on applications, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Upon graduation, students will be able to use these skills to, organize, and carry out engineering technology projects. Graduates of this program will demonstrate knowledge of CADD, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, blueprint reading, and mechanics. Engineering and science courses are important parts of this program.

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Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment in a variety of industries that use technicians or technology specialists to support engineering staff. A strong emphasis is placed on applications, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Upon graduation, students will be able to use these skills to organize, and carry out engineering technology projects. Graduates of this program will demonstrate knowledge of CADD, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, blueprint reading, and mechanics. Engineering and science courses are important parts of this program.

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Business Industry

Training and Development Specialist

Human Resources, Business Management Certificate

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This Business Management Human Resources Certificate is designed to enable students to obtain knowledge, skills, and competencies in the challenging business field of Human Resources.

Students completing the certificate in Human Resources are able to combine the credits earned to complete an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree to satisfy their individual career goals

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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The Certificate in Medical Assisting at Harford Community College is a career program designed to prepare students for employment as a medical assistant immediately upon completing the course of studies. The program prepares students to work in an administrative and clinical capacity in a variety of medical office and clinical settings. Students learn the knowledge, technical skills and work ethic that are required for an entry level position in medical assisting. The program includes both classroom theory and clinical practice. The student who completes the certificate program has the option of earning the A.A.S. in Medical Assisting by completing the general education courses required by that degree program. Graduates of the program are eligible to test for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through American Medical Technologists (AMT) or the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Please note that, generally, individuals who have been found guilty of a felony, or pleaded guilty to a felony, are not eligible to take the exam. However, the Certifying Board may grant a waiver based upon mitigating circumstances.

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Medical Assisting, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Medical Assisting at Harford Community College is a career program designed to prepare students for employment as medical assistants immediately upon completing the course of studies. The program prepares students to work in an administrative and clinical capacity in a variety of medical office and clinical settings. Students learn the knowledge, technical skills and work ethic that are required for an entry level position in medical assisting. The program includes both classroom theory and clinical practice. Graduates of the program are eligible to test for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through American Medical Technologists (AMT) or the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Please note that, generally, individuals who have been found guilty of a felony, or pleaded guilty to a felony, are not eligible to take the exam. However, the Certifying Board may grant a waiver based upon mitigating circumstances.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

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Students in this program acquire knowledge of medical terminology and office skills for administrative support in hospitals, physicians' offices, medical labs and clinics. The medical office assistant engages in activities such as greeting patients, answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, operating office equipment, issuing medical bills, and processing medical documentation.

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Contact Phone Number

443-412-2000

Address

401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015-1698
United States