Highland Community College-KS

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Transportation Industry

Auto Body Technician

Auto Collision Repair Certificate

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The Auto Collision Repair Technology program at Highland Community College Technical Center is no accident!

Do you have a love for repairing cars? Experience a career as an Auto Collision Repair Technician at Highland Community College Technical Center. Full-time students may plan to enter the workforce after completing 18 months of coursework.

Students will gain hands-on experience working on anything from minor parking lot dents to a totaled Ford Mustang. We have state-of-the-art down-draft paint booth, computer alignment equipment and an extensive inventory of power tools. Graduates of the Auto Collision Repair program have job opportunities in auto body repair, painting, estimating and collision damage estimating.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers Entry-Level Collision Repair & Refinish certification. Towards the end of the program students will take the ASE Entry-Level Certifications tests.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology

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Looking to jump start your career? Consider Automotive Technology! As a full-time time student, this program gives graduates the opportunity to enter the workforce in 18-months. Our Auto Technology program is ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF - National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) certified. During the program student will take ASE entry-level certification tests. ASE entry-level certifications can be thought of as the first step in buiding a career as a service professional.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Support Technology Certificate

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As businesses rely more and more on computer applications, the importance of quality computer support grows. Computer Support Technicians must enjoy working with people to offer technical assistance with knowledge of computer networking, repair, and programming.

While enrolled in the Computer Support Technology program students will work towards Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) certifications. At the completion of second semester students will take the CompTIA A+ and fourth semester CompTIA Net+. In addition to CompTIA, students have the option to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.

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Computer Support Technology, A.A.S.

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As businesses rely more and more on computer applications, the importance of quality computer support grows. Computer Support Technicians must enjoy working with people to offer technical assistance with knowledge of computer networking, repair, and programming.

While enrolled in the Computer Support Technology program students will work towards Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) certifications. At the completion of second semester students will take the CompTIA A+ and fourth semester CompTIA Net+. In addition to CompTIA, students have the option to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Support Technology Certificate

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As businesses rely more and more on computer applications, the importance of quality computer support grows. Computer Support Technicians must enjoy working with people to offer technical assistance with knowledge of computer networking, repair, and programming.

While enrolled in the Computer Support Technology program students will work towards Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) certifications. At the completion of second semester students will take the CompTIA A+ and fourth semester CompTIA Net+. In addition to CompTIA, students have the option to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.

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Computer Support Technology, A.A.S.

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As businesses rely more and more on computer applications, the importance of quality computer support grows. Computer Support Technicians must enjoy working with people to offer technical assistance with knowledge of computer networking, repair, and programming.

While enrolled in the Computer Support Technology program students will work towards Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) certifications. At the completion of second semester students will take the CompTIA A+ and fourth semester CompTIA Net+. In addition to CompTIA, students have the option to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice program is for students who want to work in law enforcement upon graduation. The program provides a foundation for immediate employment as well as potential career advancement later. Employment opportunities exist in state and local police, highway patrol, private security, courts, and corrections.

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Human Services, A.A.S.

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Highland Community College offers a wide variety of courses in the Human Services field to help you pursue the career of your dreams. Whether you are interested in careers such as counseling, early childhood education, probation and parole, social work, child and family services, addiction treatment, or gerontology, Highland Community College has courses to help get you started in your education. We also offer small class sizes and a wide variety of services to aid in your success such as peer tutoring, professional tutoring, career planning and exploration, financial planning and FAFSA assistance, and transfer advising. Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice program is for students who want to work in law enforcement upon graduation. The program provides a foundation for immediate employment as well as potential career advancement later. Employment opportunities exist in state and local police, highway patrol, private security, courts, and corrections.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Certificate

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The Early Childhood certificate provides academic study and hands-on experience that encourage a reflective approach to early childhood responsibilities. This program provides a good foundation in developing appropriate curriculum, creating classroom environments that meet children’s developmental needs, and working effectively with parents and families. Career opportunities include family child care provider, child care program director, curriculum specialist, teacher or teaching assistant in child care centers or programs, au pair or nanny.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services, A.A.S.

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Highland Community College offers a wide variety of courses in the Human Services field to help you pursue the career of your dreams. Whether you are interested in careers such as counseling, early childhood education, probation and parole, social work, child and family services, addiction treatment, or gerontology, Highland Community College has courses to help get you started in your education. We also offer small class sizes and a wide variety of services to aid in your success such as peer tutoring, professional tutoring, career planning and exploration, financial planning and FAFSA assistance, and transfer advising. Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.

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Energy Industry

Power Generation Technician

Diesel Technology Certificate

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Completing the Heavy Duty Diesel (HDD) Service Technology - Advanced Certificate prepares you for an entry-level career as a heavy duty diesel service technician. The certificate program includes fundamentals of the operation and preventive maintenance of heavy duty diesel systems and hands-on training that covers a variety of diesel powered vehicles

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technology Certificate

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Completing the Heavy Duty Diesel (HDD) Service Technology - Advanced Certificate prepares you for an entry-level career as a heavy duty diesel service technician. The certificate program includes fundamentals of the operation and preventive maintenance of heavy duty diesel systems and hands-on training that covers a variety of diesel powered vehicles

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Construction Industry

Electrician

Electrical Technology Certificate

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Students attending full-time will complete this program in eighteen-months. Using blueprints and diagrams students gain hands-on experience wiring a house. The Electrical Technology program covers everything from AC and DC fundamentals to residential, commercial and industrial wiring. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Certificate and have the opportunity to sit for the Journeyman Block licensure exam.

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HVAC Technician

HVAC and Plumbing Certificate

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From the moment you start the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Plumbing program at Highland Community College Technical Center you will be installing, diagnosing and repairing a variety of HVAC and plumbing problems. A very practical, hands-on application of your knowledge is demonstrated by working with the Construction Technology and Electrical Technology programs in the construction of a house.

The HVAC & plumbing shop offers a variety of up-to-date equipment and trainers to prepare for a career as a technician. Full-time students can expect to complete this program within nine-months. While enrolled in the program students will take the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 exam and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification tests. The NATE exam consists of the core and one specialty area.

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Plumber

HVAC and Plumbing Certificate

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From the moment you start the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Plumbing program at Highland Community College Technical Center you will be installing, diagnosing and repairing a variety of HVAC and plumbing problems. A very practical, hands-on application of your knowledge is demonstrated by working with the Construction Technology and Electrical Technology programs in the construction of a house.

The HVAC & plumbing shop offers a variety of up-to-date equipment and trainers to prepare for a career as a technician. Full-time students can expect to complete this program within nine-months. While enrolled in the program students will take the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 exam and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification tests. The NATE exam consists of the core and one specialty area.

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Welder

Industrial Welding Certificate

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Looking for a rewarding and high paying career? Look no further! Join the Welding Technology program at Highland Community College Technical Center.

Students in this program learn all arc welding processes while working with carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Students in the Welding Technology program spend over 80% of their time in the welding shop. Along with the hands-on experience, you will have the opportunity to train on a Virtual Reality welding simulator. The simulator is used in conjunction with the "live shop" and is a fun and easy way to help perfect your welding skills.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design program is for students who want to work in commercial design or visual communication. This curriculum provides a good foundation in art, advertising, graphic arts, photography, and art history for those interested in entering the job market after completing two years of study. Graphic designers might work in advertising, publishing, or corporate settings creating visual designs to enhance a variety of products or messaging.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coding, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science – Medical Coding degree is designed to prepare students to work in the medical field as coders in a variety of healthcare settings. Recipients of this degree will have the skills and knowledge necessary to use, analyze, and assign the proper codes to medical procedures and diagnoses for the purposes of billing and insurance. Medical coders are essential members of the healthcare field who monitor costs and ensure patient care satisfaction.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing, A.A.S.

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The Practical Nursing program at Highland Community College Technical Center in Atchison, Kansas prepares students for employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Students will obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in passing the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). Students will complete a nine-month course of study.

Licensed Practical Nurses play an important role in performing tasks in a variety of settings including long-term care facilities, doctor's offices, correctional facilities, hospitals, and many more medical venues.

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785-442-6000

Address

606 W Main
Highland, KS 66035-4165
United States