John Wood Community College

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automation and Robotics Technician Certificate

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The Automation and Robotics Technician program provides an introduction of industrial automation including the use of CAD SolidWorks software, PLC programming, Industrial Motors and Controls, and the operation and programming of robotics systems. The program examines applications and examples of automated manufacturing systems including both classroom and hands-on lab exercises. Robotics Technicians build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems. They also make repairs to robots or peripheral equipment, such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, encoders, or servomotors.

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Electrician

Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

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John Wood Community College offers a two-semester certificate and a four-semester Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in electrical technology. The AAS in Electrical Technology prepares graduates to enter the job market as either residential, commercial or industrial electricians. Employment opportunities are not limited to a particular type of business or industry as most all companies require electrical service maintenance. The program is extensively hands-on and provides opportunities for work-based training. The degree program includes such courses as blueprint reading, communications, commercial electricity, industrial electricity and specialized electrical circuits.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

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John Wood Community College offers a two-semester certificate and a four-semester Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in electrical technology. The AAS in Electrical Technology prepares graduates to enter the job market as either residential, commercial or industrial electricians. Employment opportunities are not limited to a particular type of business or industry as most all companies require electrical service maintenance. The program is extensively hands-on and provides opportunities for work-based training. The degree program includes such courses as blueprint reading, communications, commercial electricity, industrial electricity and specialized electrical circuits.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S.

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This AAS degree is designed to prepare students for the modern manufacturing environment. This program will prepare students for employment with companies that have implemented team-oriented production as well as quality and maintenance systems within the manufacturing environment. American manufacturers are increasingly using high-tech equipment that involves multiple integrated systems. It is critical that these companies be able to recruit and employ individuals who know how to operate, troubleshoot and maintain this high-tech equipment. For this program, students will take a series of required courses and then select two specialized programs of study to complete their degree.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Basic Welding Certificate

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The Basic Welding Certificate includes reading and interpreting welding symbols and blueprints, thermal cutting, flux core (inner and dual), spray transfer, safety, and basic MIG. Students will also sit for their OSHA 10 General Industry certification and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council safety certification. Graduates from this certificate program can directly enter the workforce and ladder coursework into JWCC’s Manufacturing Technology Associate in Applied Science degree, which is transferable to Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Missouri Western State University, Southern Illinois University, Governors State University and University of Northern Iowa.

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Industrial Welding Certificate

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The Industrial Welding Certificate is a continuation of the skills learned in the Basic Welding Certificate. Courses include basic TIG, stick, commercial welding practices, and welding inspection and testing. This program also prepares students for SENSE 1 credentialing in several welding practices from the American Welding Society. Graduates from this certificate program can directly enter the workforce and ladder coursework into JWCC’s Manufacturing Technology Associate in Applied Science degree, which is transferable to Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Missouri Western State University, Southern Illinois University, Governors State University and University of Northern Iowa.

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Architectural Drafter

Computer-Aided Design, A.A.S.

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Computer technology has revolutionized the processes used in drafting and design. Processes that were formerly performed by hand can now be done using computers and is referred to as CAD (computer-aided design). The advances in technology in this area allow CAD technicians to generate precise drawings with more efficiency than ever before. CAD technicians are able to harness computer technology to give engineers, architects, manufacturers, and others a different perspective and understanding of the design process. CAD is projected to be a profession with excellent job growth potential in the coming years. The intention of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in computer-aided design is to prepare students for immediate employment as CAD technicians. The program is also suited to individuals currently employed in the field of drafting who are seeking training in computer-aided design. The training includes working on up-to-date computer stations equipped with the software currently used in the field, including AutoCAD, AutoDesk Inventor, and SolidWorks.

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Electrician

Electrician Certificate

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The Electrician Certificate program is designed for students who are interested in acquiring basic skills for immediate entry into the job market. Because of the scheduling of courses, it is possible for students to maintain employment while attending classes. Classes are also paced to allow the student to make a smooth transition into college-level study. The successful certificate graduate has the option of entering the workplace or continuing with the pursuit of the AAS degree in electrical technology.

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HVAC Technician

HVAC and Regrigeration Service Technician Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to provide students the skill set to perform preventative maintenance, service and repairs on residential and commercial air
conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Emphasis is placed on practical
application to perform system diagnostics and develop troubleshooting techniques.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Network Support Certificate

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The Computer Network Support certificate is intended for persons seeking immediate entry-level employment. The demand for information in the global economy requires consistent and robust network connectivity. Networking professionals provide this ever-increasing need. Classes within the program will prepare the student for the widely recognized A+ certification, Linux+ certification, and C++ certification.

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Data Security Management

Computer Network Support Certificate

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The Computer Network Support certificate is intended for persons seeking immediate entry-level employment. The demand for information in the global economy requires consistent and robust network connectivity. Networking professionals provide this ever-increasing need. Classes within the program will prepare the student for the widely recognized A+ certification, Linux+ certification, and C++ certification.

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Energy Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technology Certificate

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Men and women working as engineering technicians complete highly technical tasks that require engineering skills and knowledge. Interdisciplinary fields of engineering are rapidly developing to address the design

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Power Generation Technician

Diesel Technology Certificate

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Men and women working as engineering technicians complete highly technical tasks that require engineering skills and knowledge. Interdisciplinary fields of engineering are rapidly developing to address the design

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for employment as child care workers and teachers. The JWCC Early Childhood Education program is an Illinois Gateways Entitled program* for Early Childhood Education and for Infants and Toddlers. Through the JWCC program, students can earn credentials from Illinois Gateways credentials to meet statewide standards and improve their opportunities for employment. Entitlement also facilitates transfers to Illinois four-year colleges.

Students learn the fundamentals of caring for children and organizing activities for children. Activities are designed for children from infancy through age 12. Child care workers and teachers are employed in daycare centers, preschools, family daycare homes, and before-/after-school programs. Child care workers must be able to plan, organize, and implement activities to help the child develop academically, socially, and physically. They must be able to create a warm, consistent and nurturing environment that encourages the development of each child.

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Firefighter

Fire Science, A.A.S.

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The Fire Science Program offered at John Wood Community College is an AAS degree intended to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of fire service. Students are trained in fire suppression, protection, and prevention techniques. Students are prepared to react correctly to emergency situations. The Fire Science Program also caters to individuals currently employed in the fire service field that are seeking additional training.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Paramedic, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedicine (EMT-P) program is a very fast-paced, intense program. It prepares the graduate to provide initial patient assessment and management of care for the ill and injured from the pre-hospital setting to the emergency or hospital care environment. Courses include classroom instruction in theory and demonstration and clinical experience in simulated and real emergencies in local trauma centers and in the field.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam or the Illinois State Licensing exam. Graduates may be employed by ambulance districts or emergency settings and as adjunct training for fire fighters and in law enforcement.

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Paramedicine Certificate

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Students may become an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic by completing the 13-month Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedicine certificate program. The EMT-P certificate is much like the EMT-P degree program in that it is a very fast-paced, intense certificate program. It prepares the student to provide initial patient assessment and management of care for the ill and injured from the pre-hospital setting to the emergency or hospital care environment. Courses include classroom instruction in theory and demonstration and clinical experience in simulated and real emergencies in local trauma centers and in the field. Upon successful completion of the certificate, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Paramedic exam or the Illinois State Licensing exam.

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Healthcare Industry

Nurse - LPN / LVN

Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate

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Students admitted to the Associates Degree of Nursing (ADN) program may choose to exit and sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of both first semester, second semester, and the NUR 190 LPN Scope of Practice course, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN).

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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Explore medical assisting if you are organized, interested in helping patients, have excellent communication skills and a team-oriented attitude. Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professional specifically educated to work in healthcare settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's health and wellbeing, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. John Wood's one-year Medical Assisting program includes classroom, laboratory and computer experience, as well as a practicum in an ambulatory care clinic. This program may be taken on a part-time basis. After earning a Medical Assisting certificate, graduates may be eligible to take the nationally-recognized Certified Medical Assistant exam. Most employers require certification within one year of graduation.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Office Technology, A.A.S.

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The Medical Office Technology degree is designed to prepare students for employment in a medical office as an office assistant. Graduates can expect to find employment in a physician's office, clinic, or hospital. This program meets the College's requirement for computer competency.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certificate

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The nurse assistant is the health care provider who has the most daily contact with the patient/resident. A nurse assistant knows the needs of their patient/resident and can be the eyes and ears for the rest of the health care team. At JWCC, the nursing assistant curriculum includes classroom, lab and clinical experience in a long-term care facility, nursing home, or hospital setting. All courses in the nursing assistant program must be completed with a grade of 80% or higher. The program is offered on on ongoing basis with both day and evening classes offered.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technologist, A.A.S.

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JWCC offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree with an emphasis in Surgical Technology.
The 64 credit hour AAS degree includes classroom, lab, and clinical education to provide additional knowledge and a broader perspective of the role of the Surgical Technologist in healthcare today.
The first year focuses on general education courses to prepare the student for second year program specific courses.
The second year courses cover the basic knowledge and skills necessary to prepare the student to function in the clinical area, as well as provides courses which emphasize surgical procedures and clinical experiences.
Students are required to sit for the National Certification Exam (CST) upon successful completion of the program.

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Transportation Industry

Construction Equipment Operator

Truck Driver Training Certificate

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The 16-week Truck Driver Training Certificate prepares students for the CDL examination leading to employment as Class A truck drivers. This program offers students the opportunity to attain a stackable college credential toward an AAS degree in Logistics and Operations Management. Students will learn the basics of logistics and supply chain management as well as the basic introductory information needed to
acquire a Class A CDL. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in the proper operation of Class A trucks. JWCC uses industry standard equipment for training and employs the latest technology, including an up-to-date computer lab.

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Truck Driver

Truck Driver Training Certificate

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The 16-week Truck Driver Training Certificate prepares students for the CDL examination leading to employment as Class A truck drivers. This program offers students the opportunity to attain a stackable college credential toward an AAS degree in Logistics and Operations Management. Students will learn the basics of logistics and supply chain management as well as the basic introductory information needed to
acquire a Class A CDL. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in the proper operation of Class A trucks. JWCC uses industry standard equipment for training and employs the latest technology, including an up-to-date computer lab.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Web Design Certificate

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The Web Design Certificate will provide students with skills to create and maintain websites. Students will develop a basic understanding of the importance of computers and computer graphics in the web design process. Students will be exposed to the web design process from conception to building web pages, using text and graphics effectively, creating links and adding animation.

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Contact Phone Number

217-224-6500

Address

1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305-8736
United States