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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Basic Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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The Basic Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in troubleshooting, precision measurement, lathe operations, milling and basic welding for an entry-level position in industrial manufacturing industry. Industrial maintenance entry-level jobs include, but are not limited to: industrial maintenance technician trainee and industrial maintenance service technician trainee.

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Intermediate Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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The Intermediate Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in drafting, welding, troubleshooting and repairing electrical circuits, precision measurement, welding and machine tool for an entry-level position in the industrial manufacturing industry. Industrial maintenance positions include, but are not limited to: industrial maintenance technician trainee, industrial maintenance service technician trainee and industrial maintenance PLC technician trainee. Students are required to purchase a minimum set of components and/or tools in some courses.

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Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance I Certificate

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The Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance I Certificate curriculum is designed to develop within the student practical skills in troubleshooting, precision measurement, lathe operations, milling and basic welding. Such industrial maintenance positions include, but are not limited to: industrial maintenance technician trainee and industrial maintenance service technician trainee. The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

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Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance II Advanced Certificate

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The Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance II Advanced Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in drafting, welding, troubleshooting and repairing electrical circuits, precision measurement, welding and machine tool. Such industrial maintenance positions include, but are not limited to: industrial maintenance technician trainee, industrial maintenance service technician trainee and industrial maintenance PLC technician trainee. Students are required to purchase a minimum set of components and/or tools in some courses. The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

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Manufacturing Technology: Industrial Maintenance Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Manufacturing Technology: Industrial Maintenance Specialization is designed to prepare students to construct, install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical circuits and systems in the manufacturing setting. This program is designed to develop practical skills in drafting, welding, troubleshooting and repairing electrical circuits, precision measurement, welding and machine tool. Basic knowledge, fundamental skills and industry standards will be emphasized. Students are required to purchase a minimum set of components and/or tools for some courses.
The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.
Students can finish a number of short-term training certificates as they progress through the program, and can join the program at multiple points, depending on assessment results and educational goals. To be successful in the Industrial Maintenance Specialization, students should first complete the Manufacturing Production Certificate.

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Machinist

Basic Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate

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The Basic Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in precision measurement, drafting, lathe operations, and milling for an entry-level position in the manufacturing machine tool industry. Entry-level industrial maintenance job positions include, but are not limited to: machine operator trainee, tool and die maker trainee, and machinist trainee.

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Intermediate Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate

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The Intermediate Manufacturing Machine Tool Certificate curriculum is designed to develop within the student practical skills in drafting, metallurgy, fabrication, drilling, lathe operations, and milling for an entry-level position in the manufacturing machine tool industry. Entry-level industrial maintenance positions include, but are not limited to: machine operator, tool and die maker, CNC operator and machinist.

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Manufacturing Machine Tool II Advanced Certificate

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The Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool II curriculum is designed to develop practical skills in drafting, metallurgy, fabrication, drilling, lathe operations, and milling. Such entry-level industrial maintenance positions include, but are not limited to: machine operator, tool and die maker, CNC operator and machinist. The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

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Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool I Certificate

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The Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool I certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in precision measurement, drafting, lathe operations, and milling. Such entry-level industrial maintenance positions include, but are not limited to: machine operator trainee, tool and die maker trainee, machinist trainee. The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

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Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Manufacturing Technology: Machine Tool specialization is designed to provide the student with fundamental procedures for intermediate and advanced milling machine maintenance, operation, and safety procedures in manufacturing. The student will develop practical skills in drafting, metallurgy, fabrication, drilling, lathe operations, and milling. Students will learn in the classroom and lab/machine shop.
The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.
Students can finish a number of short-term training certificates as they progress through the program, and can join the program at multiple points, depending on assessment results and educational goals. To be successful in the Machine Tool specialization, students should first complete the Manufacturing Production Certificate.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Industrial Electrical Engineering Technology Advanced Certificate

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Upon completion of this program, the graduate is technically prepared for entry into the areas of electrical maintenance and repair.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Industrial Electrical Engineering Technology Advanced Certificate

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Upon completion of this program, the graduate is technically prepared for entry into the areas of electrical maintenance and repair.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Basic Manufacturing Welding Certificate

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The Basic Manufacturing Welding Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in precision measurement, tungsten inert gas, and basic welding. Entry-level manufacturing welding positions include, but are not limited to: manufacturing welder technician trainee, production welder/fitter trainee, and fabricator trainee.

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Intermediate Manufacturing Welding Certificate

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The Intermediate Manufacturing Welding Certificate curriculum is designed to develop within the student practical skills in drafting, tungsten inert gas welding, metal inert gas welding, stick electrode welding, oxyacetylene welding, oxyacetylene cutting and oxyacetylene brazing. Entry-level Manufacturing Welding positions for those who complete this certificate include, but are not limited to: manufacturing welder technician, production welder/fitter and fabricator.

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Manufacturing Production Certificate

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The Manufacturing Production Certificate is designed to build the core competencies of manufacturing production, technical math skills, and lean and quality management. This curriculum is incorporated into other manufacturing certificates, and also prepares students for internships and entry-level positions in manufacturing. This program will stress Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

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Manufacturing Technology: Welding Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Manufacturing Technology: Welding Specialization provides the student with fundamental theories in the technology processes, metallurgy, and fabrication design within manufacturing industries. The student will develop practical skills in drafting, tungsten, and inert gas welding, metal inert gas welding, stick electrode welding, oxyacetylene welding, oxyacetylene cutting and oxyacetylene brazing. Students will be required to furnish personal protective equipment and tools.
This program will stress Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.
Students can finish a number of short-term training certificates as they progress through the program, and can join the program at multiple points, depending on assessment results and educational goals. To be successful in the Welding Specialization, students should first complete the Manufacturing Production Certificate.

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Manufacturing Welding I Certificate

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The Manufacturing Technology: Welding I Certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in precision measurement, tungsten inert gas, and basic welding. Such entry-level manufacturing welding positions include, but are not limited to: manufacturing welder technician trainee, production welder/fitter trainee and fabricator trainee. The core competencies of manufacturing production taught in this program are based on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Manufacturing Production Certificate

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The Manufacturing Production Certificate is designed to build the core competencies of manufacturing production, technical math skills, and lean and quality management. This curriculum is incorporated into other manufacturing certificates, and also prepares students for internships and entry-level positions in manufacturing. This program will stress Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

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Machinist

Manufacturing Production Certificate

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The Manufacturing Production Certificate is designed to build the core competencies of manufacturing production, technical math skills, and lean and quality management. This curriculum is incorporated into other manufacturing certificates, and also prepares students for internships and entry-level positions in manufacturing. This program will stress Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) criteria. The MSSC is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Coding Specialist Advanced Certificate

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Completing this group of courses may satisfy requirements for a coding position in a non-acute health care setting. The student may make written application to the Office of Admissions and Registration to receive written verification of completion of the certificate program.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate

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The Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in performing basic laboratory “waived” tests. Graduates are prepared to enter employment as medical laboratory assistants, working under the supervision of a medical laboratory technician or technologist.

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Medical Laboratory Technology Advanced Placement Sequence (Option 1)

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Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a sequence of courses and clinical practicum experiences that prepares students for technician positions in medical laboratories, related businesses, and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certificate

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The Nursing Assistant program is designed to prepare individuals to administer patient care as members of a nursing team in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other extended care facilities. The nursing assistant course consists of 168 hours of theory, laboratory and clinical content. The course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing – Practical Advanced Certificate

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Practical Nursing is a one-year certificate program designed to prepare individuals to assume the roles and responsibilities of the practical nurse. Consult a KCC advisor or the “Information on Health Career Programs” handout for program entry requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, the individual is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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The Phlebotomy certificate is designed to prepare students to learn how to properly collect, handle, and process blood specimens for analysis in health care settings. Students learn proper specimen collection for various types of samples.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant program prepares students to be entry-level physical therapist assistants who function effectively in an ever-changing healthcare environment. This two-year associate in applied science program consists of five consecutive semesters of classroom and clinical education with a strong emphasis on professional standards. As a cohort, students progress from classroom to clinical experiences in a variety of physical therapy settings. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination.

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Radiology Technician

Radiography, A.A.S.

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The Radiography program is based on a minimum of two years of full-time study which combines classroom theory with clinical experiences. The program is designed to prepare a person to be a competent professional member of the health care team.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist Advanced Placement Sequence, A.A.S.

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Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRT) can earn advanced placement in the Respiratory Therapist associate degree program. Certified therapists who earned a Respiratory Care Technology certificate from KCC will have satisfied the requirements for BIOL 1564, RESP 1324, RESP 1331, RESP 1113, RESP 1445, RESP 1224, RESP 2213, RESP 2445, and RESP 2225. Certified therapists who graduated from a different program will be evaluated on an individual basis.

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Respiratory Therapist, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare graduates as competent respiratory therapists. Therapists provide care and treatment to patients suffering from breathing disorders and also may be involved in diagnostic testing, clinical supervision, and decision-making. This two-year program puts equal emphasis on theory, clinical practice, and the professional behavior expected of a respiratory care therapist.

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Advanced Certificate

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The certificate program for Early Childhood Education is designed to provide students with practical skills necessary for entry into the field of caring for young children. Students completing the program will be prepared to assist teachers in child care settings. Students must be at least 19 years of age with one year (1,560 clock hours) in a licensed day care facility upon program completion to be qualified as a child care worker, according to Department of Children and Family Services regulations.

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Early Childhood Education Infant - Toddler Level Certificate

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The Illinois Gateway Level Infant Toddler Level Two Credential is designed to support movement through the state of Illinois Career Lattice. The Infant Toddler Level Two Credential includes 15 semester hours of child development coursework and expands on foundational professional knowledge while supporting progression to the Level Three Credential or direct exit into the field.

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Early Childhood Education Level Four Credential Certificate

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The Illinois Gateways Level Four Credential builds upon the framework of the Level Three Credential with additional child development coursework along with supervised experience in an approved early childhood education setting. The Credential program is designed to support movement through the state of Illinois Career Lattice. The Level Four Credential expands on foundational professional knowledge, requires attainment of an associate degree, and supports progression to the Level Five Credential or direct exit into the field.

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Early Childhood Education Level Three Credential Certificate

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The Illinois Gateways Level Three Credential builds upon the Level Two Credential core with 9 semester hours of general education coursework and a total of 18 hours of child development. The Gateways program is designed to support movement through the state of Illinois Career Lattice. The Level Three Credential expands on foundational professional knowledge, and supports progression to the Level Four Credential or direct exit into the field.

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Early Childhood Education Level Two Credential Certificate

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The Illinois Gateways Level Two Credential is designed to support movement through the state of Illinois Career Lattice. It expands on foundational professional knowledge, and supports progression to the Level Three Credential or direct exit into the field.

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Early Childhood Education – Director/Administrator Option, A.A.S.

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The director/administrator option in the Early Childhood Education associate degree program is designed to provide individuals with skills in caring for children and business management necessary to assume the role of child care teacher, director, administrator, or program manager with a wide variety of options for specialization. Students must be at least 19 years of age upon completion of the program to be qualified as a child care worker and 21 years of age to be a child care center director, according to Department of Children and Family Services regulations. Basic laboratory experience is required in many child development courses within the program. Specific tasks performed in the lab setting will vary according to skills, interests, and course requirements.

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Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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The education option in the Early Childhood Education associate degree program is designed to provide individuals with the theoretical background and practical skills necessary to assume various roles and responsibilities in the child care profession. The student, depending on individual interests and career objectives, may pursue a wide variety of options including child care, teaching, program administration, nanny training, family day care home management, Child Development Associate (CDA) training, infant/toddler care, school-aged care, and assistant in a child care or public/private school setting. Students must be at least 19 years of age upon completion of the program to be qualified as a child care worker and 21 years of age to be a child care center director, according to Department of Children and Family Services regulations. Basic laboratory experience is required in many child development courses within the program. Specific tasks performed in the lab setting will vary according to skills, interests, and course requirements.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) Certificate

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This certificate course prepares individuals to take the state examination required for an entry-level position as an EMT-Basic (EMT-B). The EMT-B course serves as the foundation for continued studies as an Emergency Medical Technician, (see certificate programs on this and the following page) and as a Paramedic (see Associate in Applied Science degree options). The student may make written application to the Office of Admissions and Registration to receive written verification of completion of the certificate program.

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Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P) Advanced Certificate

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This certificate curriculum prepares individuals to take the state examination required for an entry-level position as an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (EMT-P). Students completing a certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic may elect to complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in Paramedic Supervision.

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Paramedic, A.A.S.

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The Paramedic program prepares individuals to provide advanced life support in and out of the hospital settings to critically ill and injured persons. To prepare individuals to function in the paramedic role, a combination of educational methods are used in this program, including theory, instruction, demonstration and practice of life-saving skills for simulated and real emergency situations. Instruction is provided by physicians specializing in emergency medicine, registered nurses with advanced education in trauma management and paramedics approved by the emergency medical services director. The associate degree curriculum offers the student the opportunity to learn fundamental principles necessary for supervisory roles.

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Police Officer

Law Enforcement Advanced Certificate

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Upon completion of this program, the graduate is prepared for employment in a wide variety of positions in the law enforcement field.

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Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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The Law Enforcement curriculum is designed to meet the needs of two groups of students: those who plan to work with public or private agencies concerned with maintaining public safety and those already employed by law enforcement agencies who wish to update skills and knowledge. KCC also offers a Criminal Justice transfer program. Students should see the criminal justice/law enforcement coordinator to determine which program best suits their needs. Law Enforcement graduates are generally prepared to enter law enforcement programs at selected colleges and universities with junior status.

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Teacher Assistant

Paraprofessional Educator/Teacher's Aide Advanced Certificate

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The Paraprofessional Educator certificate is designed to meet guidelines set forth in the No Child Left Behind act of 2001. It is for students who have completed 30 hours of college credit in a wide range of educational areas and to prepare them to assist classroom teachers at all levels from kindergarten through high school.

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Paraprofessional Educator/Teacher’s Aide, A.A.S.

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The Paraprofessional Educator curriculum is designed to meet guidelines set forth in the No Child Left Behind act of 2001. It offers students a wide range of educational experiences and prepares them to assist classroom teachers at all grade levels from kindergarten through high school.

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