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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

3D Design and Animation Certificate

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Multimedia designers and animators — artists who create animation for video games and other media — are in demand. Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using video, computers, film or other electronic media for use in computer games, movies, music videos and commercials. These artists will often work with a team of animators and artists to create a game or visual effect.

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Graphic Design Certificate

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Graphic design careers encompass a broad range of tasks, but all are designed to communicate something to others. Graphic designers create images and artwork to announce events, promote products, services or ideas, explain or demonstrate useful information. They work with photographs and computer-generated images, and use and design typefaces for all variety of commercial messages.

The process of graphic design uses art and technology for the visual organization of information. The intent is to connect with a specific audience to communicate or expose ideas. This program allows for an understanding of the practical application of graphic design as it exists in both digital and print environments in the industry today. Career opportunities include freelance designer, editorial/publication designer, corporate identity designer, package designer, environmental designer and type designer.

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Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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Graphic design careers encompass a broad range of tasks, but all are designed to communicate something to others. Graphic designers create images and artwork to announce events, promote products, services or ideas, explain or demonstrate useful information. They work with photographs and computer-generated images, and use and design typefaces for all variety of commercial messages.

The graphic design program prepares students for entry-level positions in design organizations. Graphic design graduates find employment in a variety of settings including the publication and printing industries, advertising and marketing organizations, and graphic design department of corporations, government agencies and retailers.

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3D Design and Animation Certificate

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Multimedia designers and animators — artists who create animation for video games and other media — are in demand. Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using video, computers, film or other electronic media for use in computer games, movies, music videos and commercials. These artists will often work with a team of animators and artists to create a game or visual effect.

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AV Technician

Digital Photography Certificate

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Photographers use their technical expertise to photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. They use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.

The Digital Photography Certificate will provide students with the foundational skills to expand their photography portfolio and help them develop skills needed to apply to a fine arts degree program or a career in the field.

Typical job opportunities are: sports photographer, school photographer, news photographer, and advertising work, small business owner in photography, designer, illustrator, magazine/catalog photographer, portrait photographer or photo lab technician.

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Business Industry

Bookkeeper

Accounting

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Completing an associate degree makes a job applicant even more marketable. Students could complete a stand-alone AAS degree in accounting from JC leading to bookkeeping type positions. Students could complete the AA transfer degree from JC and continue their studies leading to a bachelor's degree. Bookkeeping positions in the Jackson, MI area range from about $30,000-$50,000.

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Office Manager

Business Administration

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Workers with good business and management skills are in demand. Business students are equipped with tools to analyze a business situation, shape long-term action plans, oversee plans as they are carried out, and make countless large and small decisions along the way. They may help to guide and coordinate the work of staff. In addition to careers in trade and commerce, workers with good business skills are needed in almost any organization, including non-profits, educational and government settings.

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Transportation Industry

Truck Driver

Advanced Truck Driving Training Course

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This comprehensive truck driver training program includes classroom, lab, range, behind-the-wheel instruction and independent study. Training begins in the classroom, focusing on the basics of the trucking industry and preparation for obtaining your Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP). Classroom instruction also introduces students to vehicle familiarization, basic systems, Federal Motor Carrier Regulations, defensive driving, trip planning, map reading, logbook instruction, and more. Our one-of-a-kind classroom curriculum is designed to accommodate the diverse learning styles of our students. Our instructors combine their wealth of knowledge and experience with a variety of technology and teaching styles to make classroom learning enjoyable and meaningful. Our curriculum is regularly updated to include changes in industry standards, FMCSR regulations, new technologies, driver and safety issues, etc.

The independent study segment allows each student to reinforce classroom instruction and study at their own pace. Lab and Range instruction offers a hands-on learning experience. Lab instruction will cover vehicle familiarization, vehicle inspection, coupling and uncoupling, blind spot awareness, space management, etc. Range instruction will include shifting, forward and backing maneuvers, alley docking, and more. (Instructors always stress the importance of safety in and around vehicles and skills area). Upon successful completion of the Lab and Range program, students will advance to the on-road skills training. On-road instruction will consist of urban, city, rural, and interstate driving. During this time, each student will have the opportunity to observe and practice real life driving experiences in the big rig. After completion of our training program, you will need to pass the State of Michigan Skills Test (Michigan Residents ONLY) to obtain your CDL License.

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Healthcare Industry

Cardiovascular Technician

Cardiac Sonography, A.A.S.

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A cardiac sonographer (echocardiographer) is the allied health professional who, after an extensive and comprehensive educational process, is qualified to perform an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). The primary role of the cardiac sonographer is to obtain diagnostic recordings and measurements from the ultrasound image of the heart, including hemodynamic information. This individual assumes great responsibility for the performance of this exam. The techniques for obtaining the required images and recordings require great skill. A thorough understanding of cardiac anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics, and pathophysiology is required.

The cardiac sonography program is an online program accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in the United States. It is a program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The curriculum consists of integrated didactic and clinical coursework with a minimum of 1,136 supervised clinical hours with an approved clinical education affiliate. This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a cardiac sonographer with positions located in hospitals, medical clinics, and other diagnostic imaging facilities. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply to the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) for board examinations that will award them the RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer) credential.

There are special admission requirements to the sonography programs, and it is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements and adhere to them. Entry into a program is competitive and based on a “point system.” Point values are based on grades earned in prerequisite coursework and the interview process.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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The Dental Hygiene Associate in Applied Science program consists of integrated lectures, labs and clinical experiences. As a graduate of the Jackson College dental hygiene program, the student will have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide preventive and periodontal treatment. The responsibilities of a registered dental hygienist generally include: scaling and root debridement, delivery of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, topical fluoride, antibiotic and antimicrobial medicament placement, impressions, diagnostic models, dental radiographs, dental education, nutritional counseling, and various laboratory procedures. The treatments and services are prescribed under the supervision of the dentist.

Upon successfully completing the CODA-accredited dental hygiene program at Jackson College, the student will be eligible to take the national, regional and state board examinations for dental hygiene licensure.

Students must apply for admission to the dental hygiene program and must do so by the application deadline. The program starts every fall semester and continues for two academic years after the student has completed the prerequisite courses. Admission to the dental hygiene is highly competitive and is not guaranteed. It is the student’s responsibility to understand and adhere to the specific admission criteria. Admission is based on a point system which factors in the GPA of required courses, past educational achievements or certifications, and the number of course withdrawals, repeats and/or failures. Students with the highest points will be admitted based on space availability. The selection process is subject to change.

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Health Sciences Certificate - Dental Hygiene Focus

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This program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. The certificate fulfills major pre-admission requirements for Nursing, Sonography, Radiography, Respiratory Care and most general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree. It provides students applying for a “high demand” health care associate’s degree program with a certificate for the completion of most general education and/or pre-admission course requirements of the intended program.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Electronic Health Records Specialist

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This course provides students with skills necessary to work with Electronic Health Records. This course is ideal for those currently working in the health field or those looking to enter into a health-related program who are hoping to learn more about key concepts and the use of Electronic Health Records in the medical setting. Topics include the cost and needs to consider when implementing an EHR system, how to utilize an EHR system to meet government requirements and medical practice needs, and practical application of various EHR tasks. The course will also cover basic medical terminology and basic medical coding principles. Students who complete this course with a passing grade will be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist exam.

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Medical Insurance Coder/Biller Certificate

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The Medical Insurance Coder/Biller Certificate program prepares the student to work in a medical office, clinic, surgical center, emergency center, or hospital. Emphasis is placed on medical terminology, use of electronic medical management systems, medical financial management, disease conditions, diagnostic and procedure coding, and medical office and hospital billing. This is a competency based program that allows for a variety of program completion options which may include credit for work experience or waiver by exam and therefore can be tailored to meet the needs of both the novice and experienced coder or biller to prepare for numerous industry credentials.

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Medical Sonographer

General Sonography, A.A.S.

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A sonographer is the allied health professional who, for diagnostic purposes, uses high frequency sound waves to create cross sectional images of the patient’s anatomy. Sonographers work in professional harmony with both the radiologist and the clinical physician. Sonographers are required to demonstrate a great deal of independent judgment.

The general sonography program is an online program accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) in the United States. It is a program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The curriculum consists of integrated educational and clinical course work with a minimum of 1,350 supervised clinical hours in an approved clinical education affiliate. The program prepares the students for employment in two specialties (abdomen/superficial structures and obstetrics/gynecology) within the field of general sonography; positions are located within hospitals, medical clinics, and other diagnostic imaging institutions. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) exams in Physics and Instrumentation, Abdomen and Obstetrics/Gynecology.

There are special admissions requirements to the sonography programs, and it is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements and adhere to them. Entry into a program is competitive and based on a “point system.” Point values are based on grades earned in prerequisite coursework and the interview process.

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Health Sciences Certificate - Sonography Focus

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This program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. The certificate fulfills major pre-admission requirements for Nursing, Sonography, Radiography, Respiratory Care and most general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree. It provides students applying for a “high demand” health care associate’s degree program with a certificate for the completion of most general education and/or pre-admission course requirements of the intended program.

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Vascular Sonography Certificate

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The Vascular Sonography CAAHEP(Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited certificate program will provide a vascular pathway for: Sonographers with a current degree and current healthcare experience(within five years) that includes: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Cardiac Sonographer who are interested earning the Registered Vascular Technologist(RVT) credentials.

The vascular sonography certificate program is an online competency-based program accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in the United States. It is a program leading to a Vascular Sonography Certificate. The curriculum consists of integrated educational and clinical course work, with a maximum of 1,152 supervised clinical hours (twelve months) and scanning competencies with an approved clinical education affiliate.

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Vascular Sonography, A.A.S.

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A vascular sonographer is a highly skilled allied health professional who performs arterial and venous diagnostic procedures using high frequency sound waves. A vascular sonographer operates a variety of complex diagnostic and monitoring equipment, as well as numerous ancillary devices.

The vascular sonographer performs carotid duplex scanning, lower and upper extremity Doppler examinations, venous duplex scans, abdominal vascular exams, evaluates test results, monitors physiological states of the patient, conducts patient education, and maintains accurate records and protocols during and after procedures. A thorough understanding of hemodynamics and pathophysiology is required.

The vascular sonography program is an online program accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in the United States. It is a program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The curriculum consists of integrated educational and clinical course work with a minimum of 1,152 supervised clinical hours with an approved clinical education affiliate.

The program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of vascular sonography. Vascular positions are located within hospitals, medical clinics, and other diagnostic imaging health institutions. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply for certification exams through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and, if successful, use the credentials RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist).

There are special admission requirements to the sonography programs, and it is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements and adhere to them. Entry into a program is competitive and based on a “point system.” Point values are based on grades earned in prerequisite coursework and the interview process.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Health Sciences Certificate - Nursing Focus

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This program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. The certificate fulfills major pre-admission requirements for Nursing, Sonography, Radiography, Respiratory Care and most general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree. It provides students applying for a “high demand” health care associate’s degree program with a certificate for the completion of most general education and/or pre-admission course requirements of the intended program.

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Practical Nursing Certificate

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This program prepares students to provide direct nursing care, under supervision, to individuals in a variety of health care settings. The program consists of integrated lectures, labs, clinical experiences, and simulations. Students who successfully complete the curriculum receive the certificate in practical nursing and are eligible to take the state licensing examination (NCLEX-PN) required for licensure as a practical nurse (LPN).

Students must apply for admission to the nursing program and must do so within the application deadlines. Admission to the nursing program is highly competitive and is not guaranteed. There are special admission requirements to the nursing program, and it is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements and adhere to them. Students must meet all admission requirements. Admission into the program is based on a competitive point system, a pre-admission standardized exam (HESI RN Admission Assessment [A2]), and completion of prerequisite courses. The selection process is subject to change. Students must work with a student success navigator to plan the prerequisite course sequence and to make application to the nursing program.

The three-semester practical nursing program begins in March of each year and concludes the following May. There is a short break from mid-July to late August between Semester I and Semester II. Practical nursing classes are on a different course calendar than other classes. All science classes must be taken within the last eight years. Practical nursing courses must be taken in sequence. Students are required to take a licensure preparation course at Jackson College as part of their curriculum in order to graduate.

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Radiology Technician

Health Sciences Certificate - Radiography Focus

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This program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. The certificate fulfills major pre-admission requirements for Nursing, Sonography, Radiography, Respiratory Care and most general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree. It provides students applying for a “high demand” health care associate’s degree program with a certificate for the completion of most general education and/or pre-admission course requirements of the intended program.

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Radiography, A.A.S.

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A radiographer is the allied health professional who uses ionizing radiation to image patients in hospitals and various health clinical settings. Radiographers perform general x-ray imaging of the body and may also go on to perform advanced imaging procedures such as CT, MRI, mammography and more.

It is a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The curriculum consists of integrated didactic and clinical course work in an approved clinical education affiliate. The program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of diagnostic radiography. Positions are located within hospitals, medical clinics and other diagnostic imaging institutions. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to write the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) exams. Satisfactory completion of the ARRT board certifying exams allows the radiographer to use the initials of R.T. (R), Registered Technologist (Radiography).

There are special admission requirements to the radiography programs, and it is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements and adhere to them. Entry into a program is competitive and based on a “point system.” Point values are based on grades earned in prerequisite coursework and theinterview process.

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Respiratory Therapist

Health Sciences Certificate - Respiratory Care Focus

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This program helps students acquire basic knowledge and skills in math, foundational sciences, healthcare terminology and general education courses. The certificate fulfills major pre-admission requirements for Nursing, Sonography, Radiography, Respiratory Care and most general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree. It provides students applying for a “high demand” health care associate’s degree program with a certificate for the completion of most general education and/or pre-admission course requirements of the intended program.

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Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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Respiratory care is an allied health profession whose practitioners focus on diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases. A respiratory care practitioner can be instrumental in assisting a physician in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide spectrum of disorders affecting the heart and lungs, and specializes in the application of scientific knowledge and theory to practical, clinical problems of respiratory care. A respiratory care practitioner is qualified to assume primary clinical responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including responsibilities involved in supervision of respiratory technician functions.

This is a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The curriculum consists of integrated didactic and clinical course work in approved clinical education affiliates. The program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of respiratory care. Positions are located within hospitals, long-term care facilities and other outpatient settings.

Upon successful completion, students are eligible to write the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) exams. Satisfactory completion of the NBRC board certifying exams allow the respiratory care practitioner to use the initials of RRT, Registered Respiratory Therapist.

There are special admission requirements to the respiratory care program, and it is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements and adhere to them. Admission to the program is not guaranteed; entry into the program is competitive and based on a “point system.” The order of acceptance of qualified applicants will be based on points achieved.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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Medical assistants are multi-skilled health care practitioners trained to work in the business and clinical parts of a medical office, clinic or hospital. They assist physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and optometrists in helping their offices run smoothly. They may take and record patient history and personal information, measure vital signs, help with examinations, schedule appointments, prepare blood for laboratory tests, or give patients injections as directed by the physician.

The Medical Assistant Certificate program prepares the student for an entry-level position as a medical assistant in a medical office, clinic, hospital or other health care facility. Clinical (diagnostic and treatment), administrative (communication and business) skills and transdisciplinary knowledge and skills are included in the course work. A nonpaid externship experience with a licensed health care practitioner is the culmination of the program.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible for a professional credential by passing the American Association of Medical Assistant (AAMA) examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant [CMA (AAMA)].

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Medical Assistant Rapid Training

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The Medical Assistant program will prepare you to become a multi-skilled health care practitioner trained to work in business or clinical settings. Jackson College’s program can be finished in as little as 10-months and includes a non-paid practicum experience with a licensed health care practitioner.

Students are eligible to take the AAMA Medical Assistant Certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant [CMA (AAMA)], upon successful completion of the program.

Get Credits for Certification! Earn your AAMA Certification and become eligible for up to 33 credits towards the Associate Degree of Allied Health General Studies!

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Classroom and Clinical Lab learning
Preparation for the National Medical Assistant Exam
Foundation for entry level Medical positions
Training to work in business and clinical parts of a medical office
Ability to assist physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, optometrists

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician

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This course will prepare students for performing phlebotomy procedures in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the phlebotomist which will include infection control procedures, legal and ethics issues, working with special populations and situations, and proper specimen collection and handling procedures. The focus will be on performing venipuncture and capillary procedures properly to obtain specimens for various laboratory testing.

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Laboratory Technician

Pre-Professional Science Certificate

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The Pre-Professional Science Certificate prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions either as science majors or as pre-professional students (pre-vet, pre-med, pre-dental, physical and occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, etc.). Certificate graduates could also find employment as laboratory technicians. The certificate fulfills most of the first-year academic entrance requirements for pre-professional programs.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cloud Networking, A.A.S.

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Similar to networking specialist or networking administrator, a cloud networking specialist manages information now in “the cloud,” in short, information shared and stored over the Internet. Just a few years ago, most servers that companies had were located on their own premises. But now, with cloud computing and virtualization used by businesses of all sizes, data is now being stored off-site. Various types of cloud services include Microsoft Azure and Amazon, with public, private and hybrid systems. With the need to store and manage the explosion of “big data,” the volume of information currently begin shared across networks, computer networking personnel need this new set of skills.

The program includes courses in virtualization, using software to simulate hardware function and create a virtual computer system, or virtual machine (VM). Multiple VMs can run on a single computer, enabling several operating systems and applications to run on just one physical server or “host.”

The addition of “Cloud” computing, virtualization and the need to store and manage the explosion of “big data” requires network administrators to have a new set of skills beyond those needed just a few years ago. This program will provide the concepts and practical hands-on training to be successful in this new arena.

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Networking Specialist Certificate

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Networking involves the hardware, software and communication channels necessary to allow computers to talk to each other. Students will study various components of computer networking. Each 200-level networking class helps prepare students with the skills and knowledge to take vendor-sponsored certification exams. Students who pass the related core exams will be CompTIA Network+ certified and recognized as a Microsoft® Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA). Students who pass the appropriate related elective exam can also achieve the premier certifications of Microsoft® Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Cisco Network Administrator (CCNA). Nearly all organizations of any size use computer networks to leverage their core competencies. These organizations need trained networking specialists to install, maintain and troubleshoot their networks. The CompTIA and Microsoft® certifications are recognized as industry standards and are required by many employers.

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Networking Specialist, A.A.S.

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Networking involves the hardware, software and communication channels necessary to allow computers to talk to each other. Most organizations use computer networks and need networking specialists to maintain their networks. Several other occupations may utilize networking skills, such as office assistants, accountants or managers. Students will study the various components of networking and how to secure them. These courses help prepare students to take industry certification exams from CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft and others.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Support Specialist Certificate

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Computer support specialists provide technical assistance, support and advice to individuals and organizations that depend on information technology. They work within organizations that use computer systems, for computer hardware or software vendors, or for third-party information technology (IT) organizations that provide support on a contract basis, such as help-desk service firms.

Students completing this certificate are prepared to assume a variety of positions in a computerized office setting. Students completing this certificate may find jobs as a computer support specialist, computer applications specialist, information office manager, end-user support technician, information systems associate, personal computer (PC) coordinator, or software specialist.

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Data Security Management

Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Cybersecurity analysts work to ensure that an organization’s computer networks, computer systems and digital information stay safe from cyber-attacks and hackers. They may plan, monitor and test computer systems for security and implement appropriate security controls. They may install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information. They may also perform penetration testing, using simulation of attacks to look for vulnerabilities in an organization’s computer system before they may be exploited by hackers.

People involved with cybersecurity ensure that an organization’s computer networks, computer systems, and digital information stays safe from cyber attacks. Their responsibilities are continuously expanding as our society and economy relies more and more on our digital assets. This program provides the foundations of cybersecurity, an emphasis on the methods attackers use to infiltrate computer systems, and the means to mitigate or defeat these attacks. The courses in this program help prepare the student for a variety of industry and vendor certifications.

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Software Developer

Software Engineering, A.A.S.

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Software engineering is the process of analyzing user needs to design, develop, test, deploy, and manage software applications systems. Software applications systems connect you to a computer, tablet, smartphone or mobile device. Coursework will include studies in databases, cloud computing, systems design, and multiple programming languages to create scalable programs, web applications, and cloud-based software. This degree is for students who want to develop the skills necessary to pursue their career goals or transfer to work toward a bachelor’s degree in the field. Job opportunities may include: applications developer, computer consultant, information technology analyst, programmer, software developer, or software engineer.

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Corrections Certificate

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This certificate program offers an opportunity to begin a study of all of the components of corrections. Students will explore institutions, private security, and the general safe keeping of all individuals detained. It provides a starting point to continue with an associate degree or become employed in many sectors. Employment includes prison guards, jail correction officers, juvenile facility youth specialist (both public and private) and private security.

To become a corrections officer for the State of Michigan: Applicants need to complete a minimum of 15 college credits in a prescribed selection of courses, including correctional administration, criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, social work, counseling and guidance, law enforcement and more. Further study and completion of a certificate or associate degree will enhance job opportunities. To become a corrections officer in a jail setting: Applicants must complete a test at www.EMPCO.net/msa/.

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Corrections, A.A.S.

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Corrections officers are charged with safekeeping any person who has been arrested, is awaiting trial or is in a correctional institution. Officers maintain order within the institution, enforce rules and regulations and often supplement counseling that inmates receive from mental health professionals. In addition to being prison/jail guards, corrections officers can work in other related positions, such as juvenile facilities.

To become a corrections officer for the State of Michigan: Applicants need to complete a minimum of 15 college credits in a prescribed selection of courses, including correctional administration, criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, social work, counseling and guidance, law enforcement and more. Further study and completion of a certificate or associate degree will enhance job opportunities. To become a corrections officer in a jail setting: Applicants must complete a test at www.EMPCO.net/msa/.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Science Certificate

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The Environmental Science Certificate prepares students to transfer to, or enroll in, four-year institutions as environmental science majors. The certificate fulfills most of the first-year academic entrance requirements for science programs. Certificate graduates could also find employment as laboratory technicians.

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Police Officer

Law Enforcement Certificate

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Personnel in law enforcement perform a variety of services to help protect the public and maintain order. They may perform a variety of functions, including: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts. Detectives and investigators gather facts and evidence of possible crimes.

A certificate in law enforcement offers individuals an opportunity to pursue initial study in their areas of interest. Credits earned may be applied toward an associate degree.

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Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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Personnel in law enforcement perform a variety of services to help protect the public and maintain order. They may perform a variety of functions, including: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts. Detectives and investigators gather facts and evidence of possible crimes.

Careers in law enforcement, including police officers and deputy sheriffs, are ever changing. Police officers help prevent crimes, investigate crimes and control traffic. Detectives and special agents gather facts and evidence for criminal cases. In Michigan, students must complete police academy training to be eligible for employment as a police officer. In many cases, police agencies require a minimum of an associate degree for new employees.

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Construction Industry

Electrician

Electrician, A.A.S.

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Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures in homes, businesses, industries, external structures and more. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows. They also install and maintain electrical equipment and machines in factories and a wide range of other businesses. Electricians generally focus on either construction or maintenance, although many do both.

Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in residential construction and commercial buildings. They also work in manufacturing settings often servicing highly automated industrial processes. Increasingly electricians will be required to wire computer networks and telecommunications. This program will prepare students to work in each of these applications of electricity.

To become an electrician, one must complete at least four years as an apprentice, with at least 8,000 hours of practical experience. Time spent in the classroom does count toward the apprenticeship, as the state mandates necessary classes. After the apprenticeship, they may take an exam to become journeyman electricians, necessary to work on one’s own in the field. With further experience and passage of an exam, they may become master electricians.

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Electrifcian Certificate

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Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures in homes, businesses, industries, external structures and more. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows. They also install and maintain electrical equipment and machines in factories and a wide range of other businesses. Electricians generally focus on either construction or maintenance, although many do both.

Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in residential construction and commercial buildings. They also work in manufacturing settings often servicing highly automated industrial processes. Increasingly electricians will be required to wire computer networks and telecommunications. This program will prepare students to work in each of these applications of electricity.

To become an electrician, one must complete at least four years as an apprentice, with at least 8,000 hours of practical experience. Time spent in the classroom does count toward the apprenticeship, as the state mandates necessary classes. After the apprenticeship, they may take an exam to become journeyman electricians, necessary to work on one’s own in the field. With further experience and passage of an exam, they may become master electricians.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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The Welding – Advanced Manufacturing Certificate prepares students for careers in the manufacturing field. Students that enter this field can expect employment in the areas and job titles such as: welding, mechanical design, production management, process management, project management, system technicians, machinery repair, maintenance technicians, and machine tool design.

Welders join metal parts together and also fill holes, indentions, or seams of metal products, using hand-held metal joining equipment.

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Energy Industry

Solar Energy Technician

Energy Systems, A.A.S.

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The utility industry’s energy generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure is commonly called the “largest machine in the world.” Students will gain skills necessary to work competently in various sectors of the industry: energy production, energy transmission and energy distribution.

The Energy Systems Technology – Associate in Applied Science program prepares students for careers as technicians within the energy industry. This 60-credit degree will provide students with the diverse skill set necessary to work competently within the various sectors of the industry: energy production, energy transmission and energy distribution. Students will achieve a certification in Energy Industry Fundaments (Center for Energy Workforce Development). This program provides a foundation for the student to secure a career with a regulated provider of energy, or a non-regulated, public or private provider of energy (e.g. municipalities, heavy manufacturing, hospitals or college campuses).

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Manufacturing Industry

Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Industrial Systems Certificate

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The Advanced Manufacturing Certificate prepares students for careers in the manufacturing field. Students that enter this field can expect employment in the areas and job titles such as: welding, mechanical design, production management, process management, project management, system technicians, machinery repair, maintenance technicians, and machine tool design.

Maintenance workers repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery. Assemblers put together finished products and the parts that go in them.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Production Technician Training

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Production Technician Training addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. This training prepares participants to take four of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) assessments to become a Certified Production Technician®.

Participants will receive instructor-led training covering four modules: safety, manufacturing processes and production, quality practices and measurement, and maintenance awareness. Upon completion of each module, participants will take the MSSC assessment to earn a single certificate for that module. Upon successful completion of all four MSSC module assessments, participants will earn full CPT® certification.

Possible certifications earned with successful completion of program:

MSSC Certified Production Technician® (National Credential)
Individual MSSC Credentials: Safety, Manufacturing Processes & Production, Quality Practices & Measurement, and Maintenance Awareness Certificates
10-hour OSHA – General Industry

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Robotics Training

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This 32-hour course covers the tasks that an entry-level robotics associate needs to set-up, record and/or troubleshoot programs on the FANUC Robotics Handling Tool Software Package. Students work with a real, industrial FANUC robot and learn the skills necessary to work in the advanced manufacturing industry. An additional 25 hours of self-study lab time must be completed to meet certificate requirements.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Proficient in robot safety
Learn robotic terminology
Understand fundamental robot operations and programming concepts
Power up and jog the robot • Setup and teach frames
Recover from common program and robot faults
Back up and restore individual programs and files
Create, modify and execute a material handling program

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Contact Phone Number

517-787-0800

Address

2111 Emmons Rd
Jackson, MI 49201-8399
United States