Kennebec Valley Community College

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Applied Electronics and Computer Technology (AECT) Certificate

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The Applied Electronics and Computer Technology (AECT) program at KVCC is designed to prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills needed for careers in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and support of electronic equipment, wireless communication systems, computers, and computer network systems.

The AECT program provides fundamental to advanced training in analog and digital systems, programming microcontrollers, robotics, wireless communication systems, both client and network operating systems and computer networks.

An integral part of the AECT program is the practical knowledge that students gain through hand-on education. The program is equipped with the latest in test and measure equipment along with computers and computer network hardware. Faculty members employ innovative teaching techniques in a well-equipped classroom-lab facility.

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Applied Electronics and Computer Technology (AECT), A.A.S.

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The Applied Electronics and Computer Technology (AECT) program at KVCC is designed to prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills needed for careers in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and support of electronic equipment, wireless communication systems, computers, and computer network systems.

The AECT program provides fundamental to advanced training in analog and digital systems, programming microcontrollers, robotics, wireless communication systems, both client and network operating systems and computer networks.

An integral part of the AECT program is the practical knowledge that students gain through hand-on education. The program is equipped with the latest in test and measure equipment along with computers and computer network hardware. Faculty members employ innovative teaching techniques in a well-equipped classroom-lab facility.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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Great cuisine starts with high quality,
nutritious, and flavorful ingredients. It begins
where crops are grown, animals are raised,
and wild foods harvested. The modern chef
in Maine needs to know more than culinary
techniques and kitchen management skills.
KVCC’s culinary arts program strongly
connects good agriculture and sustainable
practices to what happens in the kitchen.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The new Culinary Arts AAS degree is an innovative program with a farm-to-table focus. Our two-year curriculum includes basic and advanced food preparation techniques, nutrition, menu planning, kitchen sanitation and safety, food purchasing and storage, and meal serving. Graduates of this program will have an in-depth knowledge of sustainable food systems, including where the food comes from, the advantages of buying locally, various farming and production methods, and the value of sustainable and ethical ingredients.

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Early Childhood Education is critical to child success in the classroom and influences life-long achievement. Through partnerships with families, reflective practice and evidence-based knowledge, students will graduate prepared to work with today’s children and families. The program curriculum emphasizes Developmentally Appropriate Practice and standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The ENTIRE program is offered on-line and live to meet the needs of any aspiring educator looking to earn their Associate in Applied Science Early Childhood Degree. Even the field experience courses!

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services (EMS), A.A.S.

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People’s lives often depend on the quick
reaction and competent care of Emergency
Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics.
They determine the nature and extent of illness
or injury and establish priorities for patient
care. Emergency Medical Services establishes
the educational path to rewarding careers for
Maine Licensed EMT and EMT-Paramedics. The
Emergency Medical Services program include a
progression through two Certificate programs.
These include: Advanced EMT Certificate
and the Paramedic Certificate. Students may
also pursue the Associates Degree in Applied
Science.

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EMT Certificate

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People’s lives often depend on the quick
reaction and competent care of Emergency
Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics.
They determine the nature and extent of illness
or injury and establish priorities for patient
care. Emergency Medical Services establishes
the educational path to rewarding careers for
Maine Licensed EMT and EMT-Paramedics. The
Emergency Medical Services program include a
progression through two Certificate programs.
These include: Advanced EMT Certificate
and the Paramedic Certificate. Students may
also pursue the Associates Degree in Applied
Science.

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Paramedic Certificate

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People’s lives often depend on the quick
reaction and competent care of Emergency
Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics.
They determine the nature and extent of illness
or injury and establish priorities for patient
care. Emergency Medical Services establishes
the educational path to rewarding careers for
Maine Licensed EMT and EMT-Paramedics. The
Emergency Medical Services program include a
progression through two Certificate programs.
These include: Advanced EMT Certificate
and the Paramedic Certificate. Students may
also pursue the Associates Degree in Applied
Science.

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Social Services Assistant

Mental Health Certificate

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KVCC’s Mental Health Programs prepare students to work with individuals with prolonged, pervasive, and persistent mental illness. Core courses in these programs provide students with the core competencies for their Mental Health Rehabilitation Technicial / Community (MHRT/C) level of certification.

Persons with an MHRT/C can apply for positions in the mental health field including Community Integration, Intensive Case Management, Assertive Community Treatment, Skills Development, Day Support Services, and Family Psycho-Education.

KVCC’s Mental Health Program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals with prolonged, pervasive, and persistent mental illness.

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Mental Health, A.A.S.

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KVCC’s Mental Health Programs prepare students to work with individuals with prolonged, pervasive, and persistent mental illness. Core courses in these programs provide students with the core competencies for their Mental Health Rehabilitation Technicial / Community (MHRT/C) level of certification.

Persons with an MHRT/C can apply for positions in the mental health field including Community Integration, Intensive Case Management, Assertive Community Treatment, Skills Development, Day Support Services, and Family Psycho-Education.

KVCC’s Mental Health Program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals with prolonged, pervasive, and persistent mental illness.

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Energy Industry

Electrical Lineman

Electrical Lineworker Technology Certificate

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The Electrical Lineworker Technology program is a one (1) year certificate program. The program will provide students with the technical background and the manual skills necessary for careers in the installation and maintenance of electrical power, telephone, and cable television systems. Safety, pole climbing, and teamwork are emphasized throughout the program while the student learns and performs overhead and underground construction.

Students will be exposed to such curriculum topics as AC/DC electrical theory, field training, occupational safety, line construction theory, tree trimming and line clearance, rigging, transformers, basic telecommunications, and utility metering. Approximately two-thirds of the program will be devoted to strenuous hands-on skills, allowing students to develop a high degree of proficiency in the use of electrical lineworking equipment and procedures.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Electrical Technology (ET) program prepares students for entry level positions in the electrical field. The AAS degree track is designed to be completed on a full time basis during the day. Graduates from the ET program will be skilled in the installation and maintenance of various residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems.

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Machinist

Precision Machining Technology Certificate

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The Precision Machining Technology program offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree and a one-year Certificate. The program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the machine tool industry. Students will be trained in the conventional areas (lathe, mills, drills and grinders), as well as in Computer Numerical Control (CNC). A working knowledge of the machinery’s handbook will provide graduates the knowledge to be contributors in any environment they work.

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Precision Machining Technology, A.A.S.

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The Precision Machining Technology program offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree and a one-year Certificate. The program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the machine tool industry. Students will be trained in the conventional areas (lathe, mills, drills and grinders), as well as in Computer Numerical Control (CNC). A working knowledge of the machinery’s handbook will provide graduates the knowledge to be contributors in any environment they work.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Energy Services and Technology, A.A.S.

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To respond to the market demand and economic necessities of a new energy economy, KVCC has developed the Energy Services and Technology (EST)program. The EST program will prepare students for multiple career pathways, including entry level positions in the mechanical services/plumbing field or in engineering technology. The EST program will offer an Associate in Applied Science Degree which will provide students with multiple career pathways in the mechanical services/plumbing field.

Graduates will be skilled in the installation and design of high efficiency and renewable plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.

Upon completion of the EST program, students are eligible to pursue State of Maine licensing in plumbing, oil burner, solid fuel, propane and natural gas and the EPA Refrigeration Certification.

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Plumber

Energy Services and Technology, A.A.S.

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To respond to the market demand and economic necessities of a new energy economy, KVCC has developed the Energy Services and Technology (EST)program. The EST program will prepare students for multiple career pathways, including entry level positions in the mechanical services/plumbing field or in engineering technology. The EST program will offer an Associate in Applied Science Degree which will provide students with multiple career pathways in the mechanical services/plumbing field.

Graduates will be skilled in the installation and design of high efficiency and renewable plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.

Upon completion of the EST program, students are eligible to pursue State of Maine licensing in plumbing, oil burner, solid fuel, propane and natural gas and the EPA Refrigeration Certification.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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Students in KVCC’s Welding program develop a range of technical skills, knowledge and experience through the combination of coursework and hands-on training in a modern welding lab environment.

Our welding program prepares students for the job market by exposing them to a variety of welding processes and standards, to help them find a rewarding career in the field of welding and joining.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

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Medical Assistants are one of the most versatile healthcare professionals. They are crossed trained to perform both clinical and administrative tasks within provider practices and various hospital settings. The Medical Assistant works alongside the provider gathering and maintaining comprehensive and accurate electronic health records. The medical assistant will provide direct patient care and education, obtain and perform diagnostic tests, and assist with a variety of in-office clinical procedures.

The Medical Assistant Certificate program includes lecture and laboratory experience that is competency-based (hands on learning). Students master their skills in a state of the art Provider Practice Simulation Lab. During their final semester, students are provided with practical experience in the clinical setting, including rotations in a physician’s office and hospital laboratory.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coding Certificate

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As important members of a medical team,
medical coding and billing professionals acquire
a diverse set of skills and knowledge of medical
terminology and anatomy, as well as proficiency
in medical coding and billing software. This is a
great career path for those interested in staying
connected to the healthcare industry. Medical
and billing coding professionals process and
code health insurance claims, manage patient
bills, and track quality assessments. They
work behind-the-scenes to help maintain the
accuracy and integrity of the billing functions of
healthcare providers.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Occupational Therapy is a skilled profession which enables people of any social circumstance, age, ability, injury and/or disease to engage in meaningful life activities-the OCCUPATIONS of life (MeOTA, 2010). Occupational Therapy practitioners (Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants) use therapeutic strategies to promote participation in life roles and improve life situations at home, school, workplace, community, and other settings. Occupational Therapy practitioners promote health and wellness to those who are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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A career in Phlebotomy is very rewarding and provides an opportunity to interact with a diverse group of patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Jobs for Phlebotomists are available at hospitals, medical offices, blood donor centers and a variety of other locations.

Nationally the job outlook for Phlebotomists is very promising due to Phlebotomy involves a fairly short training period. It is a great way for someone to enter the medical profession as a part of the healthcare team. Phlebotomists may pursue opportunities to continue their training and become a medical assistant, nurse or medical laboratory technician.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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Physical Therapist Assistants, under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, assist with specific components of treatment interventions. Their duties may include a variety of interventions including therapeutic exercises, functional training in both self-care and work reintegration, use of adaptive equipment, wound management, and the use of physical agents. They attain their requisite skills through extensive academic and clinical education. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is competency-based and provides sequential learning experiences progressing from theoretical to applied using patient simulations in the laboratory and finally to actual patient treatments in clinical education centers. During clinical education courses, students may practice at facilities throughout Maine under the supervision of clinical instructors.

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Radiology Tech

Radiologic Technology, A.S.

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The Radiologic Technology program provides education and training to individuals interested in the field of medical imaging. A Radiologic Technologist, or Radiographer, is a scientific artist who works as part of the health care team. With this art they contribute to the diagnostic treatment of the patient. They assist the Radiologist and are responsible for the accurate demonstration of body structures on a radiograph or other image receptor. The Radiologic Technologist determines the proper exposure factor, manipulates medical imaging equipment, and evaluates the radiographic images for quality assurance. The Radiologic Technologist combines advanced medical technology with human compassion.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy, A.S.

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This program prepares students to become qualified members of the respiratory care profession. Throughout the program, students are provided with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to evaluate, treat, and manage patients with respiratory diseases and other cardiopulmonary disorders. In addition to performing respiratory care procedures, students gain skills in clinical decision-making and patient education. Students are guided in the development of the ethical practice necessary to enter the allied health workforce.

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Contact Phone Number

207-453-5000

Address

92 Western Ave
Fairfield, ME 04937-1367
United States