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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

A+ Certification Non-Credit Certificate

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The A+ Certification establishes a nationally recognized standard for the competency of service technicians in the computer industry. This course information provides the students with a solid foundation in PC hardware and operating system knowledge as well as hands-on training necessary to succeeded in the A+ Certification curriculum.

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Desktop Support and Networking Non-Credit Certificate

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Desktop Support & Networking Specialist training covers A+ computer repair and CCNA networking. Students learn how to repair computers and install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route switch networks.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

CCNA-Cisco Network Academy

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The HCC-Cisco Network Academy CCNA Exploration course provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development.

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IT Networking Technology Non-Credit Certificate

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The program focuses on operating principles of hardware and software, networking models, operating systems, internet working components, industry standards, practical network and computer security along with hands-on laboratory assignments for developing real-world problem-solving skills.

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Linux Server Administrator Specialization, A.A.S.

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A Linux system administrator is responsible for maintaining the continued operational status of the Linux-based computers or networks. In some organizations, Linux powers the company's web and file servers. As part of the information technology department, Linux system administrators work closely with many different elements within the department. Duties include making adjustments on every level of the operating system and controlling the day-to-day functions of the entire network.

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Microsoft Server Administration Certificate Level 1

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The Network and Computer Systems Administration Certificate Level I provides experienced IT professionals interested in enhancing their skills to take a few courses in specialized areas of Software Development or Networking to receive an HCC Certificate.

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Microsoft Server Administration Certificate Level 2

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The Network and Computer Systems Administration Certificate Level I and Level II provides experienced IT professionals interested in enhancing their skills to take a few courses in specialized areas of Software Development or Networking to receive an HCC Certificate. The courses prepare individuals to take vendor certification exams for CCNA and MCITP in Security and Computer programming.

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Microsoft Server Administration Specialization, A.A.S.

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A server administrator is responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of an infrastructure of servers for an enterprise organization. Windows server administrators manage the infrastructure, Web and IT application servers. The Windows server administrators use scripts and batch files written by others or those that they occasionally write themselves to accomplish tasks on a regular basis. They conduct most server management tasks remotely by using Terminal Server or administration tools installed on their local workstation.

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Network+ Certificate

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Network+ is a vendor-neutral technology certification that verifies the certified individual has the skills and knowledge needed to take on a pivotal role in building, managing, and protecting the critical asset that is the data network. Network + Technicians assist in the installation, setup, test, maintenance, and troubleshooting of LANs and/or WANs.

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Network+ Certification

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Network+ is a vendor-neutral technology certification that verifies the certified individual has the skills and knowledge needed to take on a pivotal role in building, managing, and protecting the critical asset that is the data network. Network + Technicians assist in the installation, setup, test, maintenance, and troubleshooting of LANs and/or WANs.

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Software Developer

Cloud Computing and Application Development Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Computer Programming Specialization prepares students with skills to produce high quality sustainable code through all stages of a software life cycle: project planning and estimating, gathering requirements, functional specifications, use case tools, design specifications, coding, testing, integrating, and maintenance. Java is a high-level object-oriented programming language and software development platform. Students learn Java to develop platform-independent applications that can run on a single computer or be distributed among servers and clients in a network. Java is also used to build small application modules (applets) for use on a web page.

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Java Specialization Certificate Level 1

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Microsoft C# Certificate Level 1

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Mobile Application Developer Certificate Level 2

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The Mobile Application Developer Certificate is designed to provide students the skills and knowledge required to design, develop, and deploy applications for one of the mobile devices platform (iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile) using current development tools and frameworks.

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Web Application Developer Certificate Level 2

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The Web Application Developer Certificate is designed to provide students the skills and knowledge required to use current web development tools and languages to develop websites with the functionalities and performance to meet requirements specifications.

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Data Security Management

Cyber Security Non-Credit Certificate

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Cyber security, also referred to as information technology security, focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction.

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Database Administrator

Database Administrator Certificate Level 2

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The Database Administrator Certificate is designed to provide students the skills and knowledge required to administer database systems including installing, configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting, and optimizing the performance of database systems in the Oracle or MS SQL Server environments.

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Business Industry

Bookkeeper

Accounting

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The Accounting program provides students with occupational and technical instruction, continuing education, college-parallel courses, professional assistance, and resources for learning. This program prepares students for careers as paraprofessionals in accounting firms assisting certified public accountants as generalists who prepare taxes, perform audits, and prepare financial statements.

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Office Manager

Business

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The Associate of Arts is intended primarily for students planning on transferring to a senior college or university to receive a baccalaureate degree in the following areas: communication, business, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. Commencing the fall of 1999, all Associate in Arts academic core curriculum courses taken at HCC are guaranteed to transfer and count toward the core curriculum at all Texas public higher educational institutions.

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Beautician

Cosmetology Operator

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The Houston Community College Cosmetology Operator program is designed for students to obtain basic fundamentals as well as advanced techniques, people skills and product knowledge using current salon technology that meets the state licensure requirements and provides entry level skills to students who desire to have a career in the cosmetology profession. A career in cosmetology can take the trained professional to all parts of the nation and the world. This field allows individuals the opportunity to open their own business as well. A student in the Cosmetology Operator program may earn a vocational certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Logistician

Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management Specialist

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The Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management Specialist certificate provides students with the knowledge and abilities to apply individual technical skills for an entry-level position. All courses in the certificate apply to the AAS in Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management.

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Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate General, A.A.S.

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The AAS in Real Estate is a two year program that introduces students to the many opportunities in the real estate industry such as residential and commercial brokerage, comparative market analysis, property management and investment. Upon completion, students will have met the educational requirements for the Texas Real Estate salesperson and broker licenses.

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Real Estate Property Management Certificate Level 1

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The Property Management program is designed for students wanting to enter the property management field as an onsite manager, consultant, owner, or assistant. The curriculum focuses on the operational side of non-residential real estate and includes maintenance, rent collection, insurance and legal issues.

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Real Estate Residential Certificate Level 1

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The Residential Real Estate program prepares students to enter the world of residential real estate as a salesperson, broker or leasing agent. The curriculum meets the Texas Real Estate Commission's educational requirement to obtain a salespersons license and meets the Statutory Annual Education (SAE) requirement.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing and Drawing/ AutoCAD Non-Credit Certificate

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Continuing Education Advanced Manufacturing has a new Fabrication Lab for students, engineers, and the general public to learn how to create objects using the standard and most recent digital tools, including 3D printers.

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Computer- Aided- Drafting General Certificate Level 1

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The Drafting and Design Engineering Technology program offers the technical training necessary for students choosing a drafting/design career in the fields of architecture, construction, manufacturing, and engineering. This program provides a strong academic and technical base, giving the graduate the needed skills and knowledge for immediate employment and the foundation for professional growth.

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Computer- Aided- Drafting General, A.A.S.

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The Drafting and Design Engineering Technology program offers the technical training necessary for students choosing a drafting/design career in the fields of architecture, construction, manufacturing, and engineering. This program provides a strong academic and technical base, giving the graduate the needed skills and knowledge for immediate employment and the foundation for professional growth.

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HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning Non-Credit Certificate

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Demand for qualified HVAC technicians can be expected as long as there may be heating and cooling systems that require maintenance and installation. There’s a great deal to learn for professionals working in the HVAC field. Whether building construction is at an all-time high or ebbing along, there may be a need for qualified technicians who are familiar with repairing HVAC systems, handling refrigerants and adhering to industry safety standards.The field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, HVAC, is the science and practice of controlling indoor climate to provide healthy and comfortable interior conditions for occupants in a well-designed, energy-efficient, code-compliant and low-emissions manner and a structured approach to learning the in-depth technical principles and applications of HVAC systems.

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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Advanced Certificate Level 1

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The design of the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program incorporates fundamentals and integrates new technologies and innovations of climate control systems for application in the real world. The output is a well-rounded technician who understands the importance of safety and soft skills such as attitude and good communications who possesses traditional technical skills in air conditioning, refrigeration and heating. The program is relevant, unique and state of the art in that it goes beyond the basics and introduces the student to new and emerging technologies in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration that allow buildings and systems to be operated more efficiently. Individuals satisfying program requirements have countless career opportunities in a variety of job classifications.

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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, A.A.S.

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The design of the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program incorporates fundamentals and integrates new technologies and innovations of climate control systems for application in the real world. The output is a well-rounded technician who understands the importance of safety and soft skills such as attitude and good communications who possesses traditional technical skills in air conditioning, refrigeration and heating. The program is relevant, unique and state of the art in that it goes beyond the basics and introduces the student to new and emerging technologies in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration that allow buildings and systems to be operated more efficiently. Individuals satisfying program requirements have countless career opportunities in a variety of job classifications.

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Welder

Combination Pipe Welding Certificate Level 1

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The Welding Technology program is designed to offer students the necessary skills for entry level positions in the welding industry. There is an increasing demand for skilled welders in the fields of MIG (Metal Inert Gas), TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas), and Pipe welding.

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Introduction to Pipe Welding Non-Credit Certificate

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Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

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Structural Welding Certificate Level 1

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The Welding Technology program is designed to offer students the necessary skills for entry level positions in the welding industry. There is an increasing demand for skilled welders in the fields of MIG (Metal Inert Gas), TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas), and Pipe welding.

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TIG (GTAW) Welding Non-Credit Certificate

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Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

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Welding Non- Credit Certificate

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Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Because of its strength, welding is used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, aerospace applications, and thousands of other manufacturing activities. Welding also is used to join beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries.

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Electrician

Electrical Power Technology Certificate Level 1

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The Industrial Electricity program prepares students for employment in the electrical industry. There is an increased demand for trained electricians to work in the installation, maintenance, and service of residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. Rewarding career opportunities exist in the areas of industrial automation and fiber optic installations. The program provides comprehensive, theoretical and hands-on training to meet the industry's continued and changing demands for qualified personnel. Students are required to purchase tools and books.

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Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Electricity program prepares students for employment in the electrical industry. There is an increased demand for trained electricians to work in the installation, maintenance, and service of residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. Rewarding career opportunities exist in the areas of industrial automation and fiber optic installations. The program provides comprehensive, theoretical and hands-on training to meet the industry's continued and changing demands for qualified personnel. Students are required to purchase tools and books.

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Electrician Technician Non-Credit Certificate

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Basic Electrician training provides the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience required for a long-term electrician career. Electricians install electrical systems in structures; they install wiring and other electrical components, such as circuit breaker panels, switches, and light fixtures, and they follow blueprints, the National Electrical Code® and state and local codes.

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Industrial Automation Technology Certificate

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The Industrial Electricity program prepares students for employment in the electrical industry. There is an increased demand for trained electricians to work in the installation, maintenance, and service of residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. Rewarding career opportunities exist in the areas of industrial automation and fiber optic installations. The program provides comprehensive, theoretical and hands-on training to meet the industry's continued and changing demands for qualified personnel. Students are required to purchase tools and books.

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Construction Equipment Operator

Forklift Safety Training Non-Credit Certificate

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Forklift Safety is a training course for new or current forklift operators that cover forklift design, controls and instrumentation, comprehensive pre-use inspection, forklift stability and factors affecting stability. Training includes hands-on activities and demonstration of proficiency.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Pipefitting Training Non-Credit Certificate

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The Pipefitting courses prepare students to enter the industrial pipefitting industry as helpers or industrial pipefitters. The courses prepare students to understand orthographic and isometric blueprints, use and apply industrial mathematics, learn how to use power & hand tools associated with the industry, and teach students how to fabricate threaded pipe, socket weld pipe, butt joint weld pipe, and mechanical connections. Students who successfully complete all course requirements and associated courses may qualify to attain their National Center for Education and Research Pipefitting Credential

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Plumber

Plumbing Non-Credit Certificate

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Plumbing is one of the most attractive sectors of the skilled trades industry today. The wide-ranging system of plumbing process incudes fixtures, pipes, valves, drains, and devices that are responsible for distributing water and removal of waste in the sewage within a building. A plumber, who works in the trades industry, specializes in the maintenance, installation, repair, and replacement of plumbing systems used for the distribution of water and the removal of waste and sewage in buildings.

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Metal Fabricator

Sheetmetal Training Non-Credit Certificate

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Students will receive an introduction to the materials, tools and techniques used in the sheet metal industry as well as types and uses of hand, layout, and cutting tools along with bending and forming machines. The course includes review of trade math problems involving measurements of lines, area, volume, weight, and geometric fugues and practice of material types and properties along with the principles of layout and metal forming. Following the first course students will study various types of pipe and fittings, principles of soldering roof flashings, gutters, down spouts, and sheet metal duct fabrications. Emphasis on principles and type of fittings for radial line development are discussed and factors that influence bend allowances and calculations necessary for determining proper bend allowances. Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Sheetmetal credential.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Audio Recording Technology Certificate Level 1

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The Audio Recording Technology program prepares students for employment in the audio industry by providing relevant instruction, opportunities for internships and career advancement, and resources for creating professional musical recordings for portfolios of its graduates.

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Audio Recording Technology, A.A.S.

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The Audio Recording Technology program prepares students for employment in the audio industry by providing relevant instruction, opportunities for internships and career advancement, and resources for creating professional musical recordings for portfolios of its graduates.

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Audio Recording Technology- Electronic Music Production Certificate Level 1

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The certificate program emphasizes skills used by MIDI producers and sound designers in MIDI studios, multitrack recording studios and project studios. Some of the courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Audio Recording Technology degree.

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Filmmaking Editing Specialization Certificate Level 1

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Students prepare for a career in film editing by acquiring hundreds of hours using linear, non-linear video and film editors. The certificate also includes courses in audio post production using computer programs such as Pro Tools. All courses in this certificate apply towards the AAS in Filmmaking.

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Filmmaking- Film/ Video Production Specialization Certificate Level 1

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Students prepare for a career in film production by acquiring hundreds of production hours. Courses include video and 16mm film cinematography, general production and lighting. All courses in this certificate apply towards the AAS in Filmmaking.

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Filmmaking- General Certificate Level 2

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Students wishing for a complete education in film production without the academic courses required by an associate degree should pursue this certificate. All courses in this certificate apply towards the AAS in Filmmaking.

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Filmmaking- General, A.A.S.

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HCC's Film/Video Production and Special Effects program offers training for one career paths with five specializations in the film industry. Students studying traditional Film/Video Production will learn all phases of filmmaking, pre-production, production and post-production.

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Graphic Designer

Digital Communication - General Certificate Level 1

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The program prepares students for employment in the fields of print-based media, electronic interactive multimedia, and web design and authoring. Students may earn an AAS, Level I or Level II certificate in Digital Communication.

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Digital Communication - General Certificate Level 2

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The program prepares students for employment in the fields of print-based media, electronic interactive multimedia, and web design and authoring. Students may earn an AAS, Level I or Level II certificate in Digital Communication.

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Digital Communication - General, A.A.S.

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Digital Communication prepares students to enter the workforce as generalists in the area of computerized graphic communication. The degree includes generalized training in digital photography, graphic design, multimedia, and web technologies. The program prepares students for employment in the fields of print-based media, electronic interactive multimedia, and web design and authoring.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Body Technician

Autobody/Collision Repair Technician Certificate Level 1

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The Autobody/Collision Repair Technician certificate program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. The program includes instruction in structure analysis, damage repair, non-structural analysis, mechanical and electrical components, plastics and adhesives, painting and refinishing techniques, and damage analysis and estimating.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technician Certificate Level 1

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The Automotive Technician certificate program provides students with the same automotive technology core as the AAS degree and in some instances, the same employment opportunities including repair technician, service writer, service manager, shop foreman, and business owner. The certificate program does not include the academic classes which are required for the degree. The program is NATEF certified, and all instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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Automotive Technician, A.A.S.

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Classes in the AAS Automotive Technician program are taught in blocks. Students must register for all classes in a given semester at the same time. Any registration other than blocks of instruction requires departmental approval.

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Light Automotive Maintenance Technician Occupational Skills Award Certificate

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The Light Automotive Maintenance Technician Occupational Skills Award (OSA) is designed to provide students with basic knowledge in servicing practices, shop safety, rules, basic shop tools, test equipment, and gasoline engines and systems basics.

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Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate Level 1

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The Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles and to provide customer/consultation services. Instruction includes brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, and heating and air condition systems. Students completing the award are prepared for immediate employment at the entry- and intermediate-levels as service consultants, service managers, and shop foremen. The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the (NATEF), which would include the new certificate. Licensure/Certification is not required for employment.

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Truck Driver

Truck Driving Non-Credit Certificate

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With a nationwide demand to fill an increasing need, commercial truck driving opportunities have never been better! You could be embarking on a new career by enrolling in the next class. A new course begins every two weeks. Graduates will be eligible for employment interviews with local and national companies.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Basic Electronics Certificate Level 2

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Computer Engineering Technology is perhaps the most flexible of the specializations offered. In this program you learn practical skills needed for immediate employment as an electronics technician, or to continue to higher levels of education. The basic theory and skills learned allow the individual to grow in the ever changing field of electronics technology.

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Electronics Engineering Technology Biomedical Electronics Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Biomedical Technology field has a growing need for technicians trained to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair medical equipment for health care facilities or research institutions. The Biomedical Electronics specialization includes a one-semester internship in a medical center, hospital, or medical equipment manufacturer, ensuring exposure to the latest equipment.

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Electronics Engineering Technology Computer Engineering Specialization, A.A.S.

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Computer Engineering Technology is perhaps the most flexible of the specializations offered. In this program you learn practical skills needed for immediate employment as an electronics technician, or to continue to higher levels of education. The basic theory and skills learned allow the individual to grow in the ever changing field of electronics technology.

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Electronics Engineering Technology Computer Servicing/Networks Certificate Level 1

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Computer Engineering Technology is perhaps the most flexible of the specializations offered. In this program you learn practical skills needed for immediate employment as an electronics technician, or to continue to higher levels of education. The basic theory and skills learned allow the individual to grow in the ever changing field of electronics technology.

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Machinist

Basic Manufacturing/Machining Certificate Level 1

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The Machining Technology program is designed to meet the industry's continued and growing need for trained machine operators and programmers. The program prepares students for employment in machine shops, manufacturing facilities and in the maintenance of industrial plants. The AAS degree in Machining Technology is designed to develop competent support technicians for employment in the field of machine shop and related occupations.

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Machining Technology Certificate Level 2

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The Machining Technology program is designed to meet the industry's continued and growing need for trained machine operators and programmers. The program prepares students for employment in machine shops, manufacturing facilities and in the maintenance of industrial plants. The AAS degree in Machining Technology is designed to develop competent support technicians for employment in the field of machine shop and related occupations.

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Machining Technology, A.A.S.

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The Machining Technology program is designed to meet the industry's continued and growing need for trained machine operators and programmers. The program prepares students for employment in machine shops, manufacturing facilities and in the maintenance of industrial plants. The AAS degree in Machining Technology is designed to develop competent support technicians for employment in the field of machine shop and related occupations.

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Electrician

Industrial Automation Technology Certificate

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The Industrial Electricity program prepares students for employment in the electrical industry. There is an increased demand for trained electricians to work in the installation, maintenance, and service of residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. Rewarding career opportunities exist in the areas of industrial automation and fiber optic installations. The program provides comprehensive, theoretical and hands-on training to meet the industry's continued and changing demands for qualified personnel. Students are required to purchase tools and books.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Industrial Automation Technology Certificate

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The Industrial Electricity program prepares students for employment in the electrical industry. There is an increased demand for trained electricians to work in the installation, maintenance, and service of residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. Rewarding career opportunities exist in the areas of industrial automation and fiber optic installations. The program provides comprehensive, theoretical and hands-on training to meet the industry's continued and changing demands for qualified personnel. Students are required to purchase tools and books.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Manufacturing Engineering Technology High Value Manufacturing Certificate Level 2

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The High Value Manufacturing certificate program combines manufacturing, machining and petroleum engineering courses to provide the necessary technical background focused on the energy industry. For students to appreciate the needs and unique demands of the energy industry, students must understand the use and importance of the products they will be responsible for in energy exploration and production. The interplay among design, materials, and manufacturing is extremely important in any product, but becomes even more crucial in high value manufacturing.

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is designed to develop competent technicians for employment in the field of manufacturing engineering and related occupations. It prepares students for real world manufacturing techniques including computer methods, and mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Technician Certificate Level 2

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The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is designed to develop competent technicians for employment in the field of manufacturing engineering and related occupations. It prepares students for real world manufacturing techniques including computer methods, and mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

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Public Service Industry

Firefighter

Basic Firefighter Certificate Level 1

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Students completing the Basic Fire Fighting certificate will meet the requirements for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection minimum standards for working as a fire fighter in the State of Texas. This certificate can be for credit or noncredit. Credit hours will apply to the AAS degree Fire Science/Firefighting.

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Basic Firefighter Non-Credit Certificate

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The basic firefighting academy consists of 672 hours of Instruction and skills and is approved by the TCFP (Texas Commission on Fire Protection). Curriculum topics include fire ground operations, hazardous materials, and physical fitness.

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Basic Firefighting Non-Credit Certificate

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A growing trend in fire service nationwide is the creation of a college-educated fire-fighting workforce. Firefighters receive the latest training methods in tactical fire operations, fire safety, leadership and management.

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Fire and Arson Investigatior Occupational Skills Award- Hybrid Option Certificate

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The Fire and Arson Investigator Occupational Skills Award (OSA) provides students work in a public or private organization to investigate fires and determine the cause and origin. It also provides the certification to give credibility to testimony of cause and origin of fires. Students completing the OSA will be able to list possible motives for fire setters and describe the elements of investigation practices.

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Fire Instructor Occupational Skills Award Certificate

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The series of three courses provides training required to apply for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Fire Instructor I, II, and III certifications.These courses also provide a three-course certification step to becoming a Training Program Manager.

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Fire Officer Certificate Level 1

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The Fire Officer I certificate is offered to fire fighters who complete the required courses and who reach the level of competency described by NFPA standard 1021. These six courses allow fire fighters to take the Fire Officer I test from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

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Firefighter, A.A.S.

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Students seeking a career in the Fire Service can receive a certification required to work as a fire fighter in the State of Texas. By completing this AAS degree, students are eligible to take the State exam. The demand for firefighters is increasing, and those with certification and an associate degree have an educational advantage over those with a basic certification. These awards meet the educational need for advanced certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

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Police Officer

Basic Peace Officer Licensing Certificate Level 1

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The Basic Peace Officer Licensing program prepares students for a career as a Texas Peace Officer. Upon successful completion, students take the state licensure examination. Students must be at least 21 years of age and a US citizen, submit to fingerprinting for a criminal history report, physical examination and drug screen, psychological evaluation, achieve an acceptable score in English and reading on the COMPASS test, and have a high school diploma or GED. Students must meet stringent requirements that exceed general college rules for enrollment and completion of this program. Students may enroll in day (full or part-time) or night (part-time) classes.

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Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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This two-year program prepares students for a career in Law Enforcement. Upon successful completion of the program, students obtain an AAS degree and the opportunity to take the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) State Licensing Exam. This program satisfies all the educational requirements for such agencies as the Houston Police Department and the Department of Public Safety. Most of the coursework may be taken at any of the HCC campuses; however, the last semester must be taken at HCC Northeast Campus.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development Associate

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Houston Community College's Early Childhood Education Program is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of early childhood education. This program prepares students for employment in a child care/early education setting.This is a study of the principles of normal child growth and development from birth through age five. The focus will be on cognitive, physical, emotional and social development.

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Child Development, A.A.S.

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The Child Development curricula are designed to provide academic background and practical work experience necessary for successful care and guidance of young children. Students completing this program will be qualified to serve as the following: early childhood teachers or assistants, foster parents, paraprofessionals, or, with appropriate work experience, child development center directors.

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Child Development- Administration Certificate Level 1

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The Child Development Administration certificate is designed for students who have appropriate experience and whose goals include the administration of programs for young children whether in a day care or institutional setting. The certificate focuses upon the interpersonal skills needed to supervise childcare staff, manage business practices, maintain the minimum standards in a child care setting, and recognize the importance of parent, staff, and community interactions. All of the courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Child Development degree.

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Early Childhood Certificate Level 2

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The Early Childhood certificate is designed to give students a practical working knowledge of basic child development principles that will assist them in the everyday planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and environments for young children. The certificate is meant to integrate with the goals and courses required for the AAS degree in Child Development. All of the courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Child Development degree.

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Infant and Toddler Certificate Level 1

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Students who complete this Certificate develop the necessary skills to support quality care for infants and toddlers by providing experiences and opportunities which enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children ages 0-3.

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Correctional Officer

Corrections Non-Credit Certificate

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The Corrections Education Program is a partnership between HCC and the Harris Country Sherriff’s Office. Established in 1973, the program provides non-credit educational services to incarcerated individuals The HCC program was the first community college in the country to be accredited by the Correctional Education Association. Short-term courses offered are similar to the SCE short term courses providing individuals a pathway to return to college or gain employment once they are released.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services Advanced Technician Certificate Level 1

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The two-year Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is designed to prepare individuals as competent, entry-level pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services Practitioners.

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Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Certificate Level 1

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The two-year Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is designed to prepare individuals as competent, entry-level pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services Practitioners.

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Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

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The two-year Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program goal is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

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Emergency Medical Services- RN to Paramedic Enhanced Skills Certificate

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The RN to Paramedic Enhanced Skills Certificate will apply previous clinical knowledge to field situations and supplement it with additional knowledge and skills related to pre-hospital situations. This intensive certificate will cover such topics as patient assessment, rapid extrication, intubation, pre-hospital medications, equipment and patient management.

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Criminal Investigator

Fire and Arson Investigation, A.A.S.

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The Fire Protection program provides courses leading to an AAS degree in Fire and Arson Investigation Technology. The AAS degree in Fire and Arson Investigation Technology provides advanced training and education in fire and arson investigation techniques and topics. The curriculum includes courses from the Criminal Justice program.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Service Technology Certified Prevention Specialist Occupational Skills Award Certificate

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The Certified Prevention Specialist Occupational Skills Award (OSA) completes the educational requirement of the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP), Certified Prevention Specialist. In order to obtain the complete certification, a student must take an additional 2000 hours of field work and pass a written exam.

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Human Service Technology Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate Level 1

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The Human Service Technology program is designed for students interested in the broad field of human services. This degree equips students for employment as technicians in a wide range of human service facilities offering services to varied populations.

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Human Service Technology Community Health Worker Occupational Skills Award Certificate

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Community Health Workers are individuals who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the local health care system in both urban and rural environments and usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with the community members they serve.

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Human Service Technology, A.A.S.

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The Human Service Technology program is designed for students interested in the broad field of human services. This degree equips students for employment as technicians in a wide range of human service facilities offering services to varied populations.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Legal Office Assistant Certificate Level 1

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The Business Technology curricula are designed to provide students an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for assuming administrative assistant and other office positions in today's competitive workplace.

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Legal Office Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Business Technology curricula are designed to provide students an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for assuming administrative assistant and other office positions in today's competitive workplace.

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Paralegal Non-Credit Certificate

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The U.S. Labor Department has identified Paralegals as one of the fastest growing occupations, a real winner for employment in the new millennium. Paralegals, work under the supervision of attorneys and often perform a wide variety of legal tasks, which include background research, law office management and preparation of legal documents.

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Paralegal Technology Law Office Clerk Certificate Level 1

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The Law Office Clerk certificate is a stepping-stone to the Paralegal Technology degree. This certificate allows students who are interested in working in a law office to gain entry to the legal world while working on courses which will advance them to a Paralegal position.

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Paralegal Technology Legal Assistant General Certificate Level 1

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The Legal Assistant certificate allows a student to work in a law office or corporation as an assistant to an attorney or a trained paralegal. It consists of 30 semester hours which provides adequate training in the skills necessary to be a trained Legal Assistant.

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Paralegal Technology Legal Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Paralegal Technology program prepares individuals to perform research, drafting, investigation, record-keeping and related administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney or court or business. The program includes instruction in legal research, document drafting, law office procedures, pleadings, courthouse procedures, and legal specialization.

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Teacher Assistant

Teacher Assistant/Aide Certificate Level 2

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The Teacher Assistant/Aide certificate is designed to prepare students for entrance into the teaching profession as public school aides, assistant teachers in early learning facilities or to transfer to a four-year institution. The certificate focuses on the skills and abilities needed to work with young children.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nurse Aide Non- Credit Certificate

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In order to meet the rising demand for trained personnel in the health care industry, HCC offers Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) courses for fast-track training that produces successful graduates sought after for entry-level positions in the field.

The CNA program will provide the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to providing basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. You will learn about resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate Level 1

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The Dental Assisting program is offered as a full-time day program. Graduates of this program receive a certificate of completion from the college.

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Dental Assisting, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science-Allied Health Concentration is a career path for persons who have completed the following certificate programs: Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing. The 60 credit hour degrees for these programs are designed for health science professionals in these areas to meet continuing education goals and to attain possible promotion from entry-level to advanced level clinical posts.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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The Dental Hygiene program is designed for those interested in becoming a registered dental hygienist (RDH). Graduates are prepared to function in a variety of settings including private dental offices, dental clinics or public dental health care clinics. The AAS in the dental hygiene program includes general education courses as a foundation for dental hygiene courses. The dental hygiene program curriculum is a structured intense program with didactic and clinical practice taking place at Coleman College for Health Sciences.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced Technical Certificate

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The goal of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) domains. The sonographer assists the physician in gathering sonographic data necessary to make diagnostic decisions.

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Cardiovascular Technician

EKG Technician Non-Credit Certificate

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EKG technicians are trained to record and monitor the hearts electrical activity, recognize and evaluate heart rhythms. Preparation for licensure/certification.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology Analysis Certificate Level 1

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The entry level health information analyst certificate leading to the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology will prepare the completer for an entry level clerical position in a medical record or health information department.

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Health Information Technology Coding Certificate Level 2

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The Health Information Technology program trains students to perform technical health information and medical record functions in various health care facilities. These functions include: maintaining, collecting, analyzing, and coding health information. Upon completion of the coding certificate, students may sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam sponsored by AHIMA and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Other associations that offer national accreditation exams for which graduates of the AAS and coding certificate may sit include the American Medical Billing Association, Alliance of Claims Assistance Professional, National Electronic Billers Alliance, and the National Healthcareer Association.

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Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Health Information Technology program offers students three levels of completion: a two-year Health Information Technology AAS, a one-year Health Information Coding certificate, and a nine-month Health Information Analysis certificate.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Licensed Vocational Nursing Certificate Level 1

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The Vocational Nursing program prepares the graduate to perform specific nursing duties under the supervision of a registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physician's assistant, physician, podiatrist, or dentist. Responsibilities include direct patient care in acute-care settings, community health agencies, nursing homes, and other healthcare institutions.

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Vocational Nursing, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science-Allied Health Concentration is a career path for persons who have completed the following certificate programs: Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing. The 60 credit hour degrees for these programs are designed for health science professionals in these areas to meet continuing education goals and to attain possible promotion from entry-level to advanced level clinical posts.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Medical Scribe Certificate Level 1

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The Medical Scribe certificate trains individuals to enter information into the electronic medical record at the direction of a physician or practitioner; charting in real time as the provider assesses and examines the patient. The scribe will ease documentation for physicians and allow them to focus on the care of the patient thus increasing the productivity and patient satisfaction in the medical office.

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Medical Assistant Specialization Certificate Level 2

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The program trains individuals to function as multi-skilled technicians in ambulatory health care delivery systems. Specific skills include administrative and clinical duties. Additional skills include 12-lead electrocardiography, dysrhythmia analysis, stress testing, Holter monitor and scanning, phlebotomy, pharmacology and administration of medications and fundamentals of medical insurance with coding.

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Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science-Allied Health Concentration is a career path for persons who have completed the following certificate programs: Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing. The 60 credit hour degrees for these programs are designed for health science professionals in these areas to meet continuing education goals and to attain possible promotion from entry-level to advanced level clinical posts.

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Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

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The Medical Laboratory Technician program encompasses a two-year, six-semester course of study requiring a total of 60 semester hours of credit.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to provide skilled health care services under the supervision of licensed occupational therapists. Working collaboratively, the OTA is trained to provide services to consumers across the life span, particularly those with challenges (i.e. disease, injury, illness, wellness, prevention), that prevent active independent 'living life to its fullest' through daily occupations and tasks. Services may include, but are not limited to, treating a wide range of physical, developmental, psychological, social, and emotional conditions. Principles, theories and treatment interventions that emphasize best practices are the hallmark of this profession's repertoire. Examples of types of intervention(s) include therapeutic exercises and activities, motor and life skills training, Basic Activities of Daily Living (BADL), and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) training, adaptive technological use and training, splint construction and usage, home modification, work-related intervention, psycho-social group programs, and consumer/care-giver education.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Level 2

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The mission of the Pharmacy Technician program is to provide workforce training which prepares individuals for life, work and employment by providing them opportunities for jobs in a variety of diverse pharmacy settings, ranging from hospital, retail to home care, with opportunities for growth in the pharmacy field once graduates are employed.

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Pharmacy Technician Retail Occupational Skills Award Certificate

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The Retail Pharmacy Technician OSA is a fast-track training program that prepares the student for entry-level employment in Retail Pharmacy settings. During the first 8 weeks of the 13 week training, the student attends lecture and lab. The remaining 5 weeks consists of 160 hours of clinical practicum in a retail pharmacy and reviewing for the national pharmacy technician certification exam.

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Pharmacy Technician, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science-Allied Health Concentration is a career path for persons who have completed the following certificate programs: Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing. The 60 credit hour degrees for these programs are designed for health science professionals in these areas to meet continuing education goals and to attain possible promotion from entry-level to advanced level clinical posts.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Non-Credit Certificate

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Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Phlebotomists collect blood primarily by performing venipunctures. Anyone who chooses this field has to be comfortable with blood, needles, databases, test tubes and blood vials. You will draw blood, verify the patient’s or blood donor’s identity, label the blood and enter patient information into a database. You’ll assemble and maintain equipment as well to prevent infections or other complications.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare skilled technical health workers to perform various treatment procedures delegated by the physical therapist. The treatment procedures include modalities (i.e., ultrasound, whirlpool, and massage), rehabilitation techniques, and therapeutic exercises. Graduates are employed in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, school systems, and home health agencies.

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Radiology Technician

Radiography Computer Tomography Enhanced Skills Certificate

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Computed Tomography is a specialized x-ray imaging technique that creates the image by using an array of individual small x-ray sensors and a computer. By moving the x-ray source and the sensor/detectors around the patient, data is collected from multiple angles. A computer then processes this information to create an image on the monitor. Only individuals who have passed the registry can be accepted into the program. Copies of ARRT or NMTCB certification must be provided to the program along with a current copy of the MRT License prior to start of program.

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Radiography, A.A.S.

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The two-year AAS Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: 312.704.5300. Graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Examination, 1255 Northland Dr., St. Paul, MN 55120-1155 and obtain a license from the Texas Department of State Health Services, P.O. Box 149347, Austin, TX, 78714.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist, A.A.S.

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The two-year Respiratory Therapist (RSPT) program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level certification (CRT) and advanced-level registry (RRT) board exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC),18000 W. 105th St, Olathe, KS 66061, 913.599.4200. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC), 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021-4244, Telephone: 800.874.5615.

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Hospitality Industry

Kitchen Manager

Culinary Arts

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The Culinary Arts, AAS program is designed to equip graduates for leadership positions in the food industry. The program provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and technical skills to become successful culinary professionals.

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Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts C2

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The Culinary Arts, Level II certificate program is designed to equip graduates for leadership positions in the food industry. The program provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and technical skills to become successful culinary professionals.

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Culinary Arts Certificate Level 2

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The Culinary Arts, Level II certificate program is designed to equip graduates for leadership positions in the food industry. The program provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and technical skills to become successful culinary professionals.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts, AAS program is designed to equip graduates for leadership positions in the food industry. The program provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and technical skills to become successful culinary professionals.

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Casino Manager

Hospitality Management

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The Hospitality Management Degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry level management positions in the hospitality industry. Students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills for a successful career in a challenging business service environment. The program focuses on courses such as front office procedures, hospitality marketing, food and beverage management, hospitality resource management, and hospitality legal issues. All of these courses are uniquely designed for the hospitality service industry

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Food Service Manager

Restaurant Management

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The Restaurant Management certificate introduces students to the basic management techniques and administrative practices and procedures of the restaurant and food service industry. Individuals completing this course of study are qualified for entry-level management positions within the industry. This certificate program focuses on the following areas of study: food preparation, food purchasing, food and beverage cost control, sanitation and safety, human resource management, beverage management, hospitality marketing and dining room management services.

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Energy Industry

Petroleum Engineering Technology Certificate Level 2

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Petroleum Engineering Technology is a program designed to prepare individuals to work as Petroleum Engineering Technicians in the oil and gas and related industries. The petroleum industry hires these highly skilled individuals for multiple field and office positions.

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Petroleum Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Petroleum Engineering Technology is a program designed to prepare individuals to work as Petroleum Engineering Technicians in the oil and gas and related industries. The petroleum industry hires these highly skilled individuals for multiple field and office positions.

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Solar Energy Technician

Solar Photovoltaic System Installer Certificate Level 1

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The Solar Energy Technology Photovoltaic (PV) and Thermal (TH) certificate programs provide students with the basic knowledge of solar technology, manufacturing and services. This certificate program prepares students to work as installers, maintenance technicians, and constructors of solar panels and related technologies.

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