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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Advanced Automotive Technology Certificate

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This certificate program provides an intermediate step between the basic automotive certificate and the Automotive Technology A.A.S. degree program. Students successfully completing this certificate program should possess the necessary knowledge and skills needed to work as an entry-level automotive technician. Requires 46 credit hours.

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Automotive Technoloogy, A.A.S.

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The days of the backyard mechanic are over. Today’s complex array of gas-engine, flex-fueled, hybrid electric vehicles with computerized systems need a qualified and highly trained professional with a degree in Automotive Technology for maintenance and repair. The Program gives students a comprehensive educational base with hands-on experience in our modern auto-shop. Requires 61 credit hours.
Students who complete the A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology will be ready to enter their profession with confidence.

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Basic Automotive Technology Certificate

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The basic certificate in automotive technology is designed for the student who wants to learn automotive fundamentals and enter
the field of automotive servicing and repair. Instruction is designed
to provide basic entry-level skills suitable for service station or general garage work. Requires 24 credit hours.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Welding Technology Certificate

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This Advanced Welding certificate is designed to expand on the foundational skills established in the Basic Welding certificate. Additional skill development includes the areas of layout, fabrication, advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding and ASME Pipe welding. Requires 32 credit hours.

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Basic Welding Technology Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to provide students with training in Oxy-Fuel, GMAW (MIG), GTAW (TIG) and SMAW welding in addition to necessary related skills such as blueprint reading, metallurgy and manufacturing processes. At the completion of
these courses, students may take the AWS Certification test on site. Requires 23 credit hours.

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Architectural Drafter

Computer-Aided Architectural Design, A.A.S.

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A well designed building begins in the mind and hands of a professional trained in architectural design. Students who pursue an Associates of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree in Computer-Aided Architectural Design, serve as the sounding board and right hand of architects and interior designers, preparing the technical drawings that are the basis for creation of a new building or the redesign of interior space. Requires 64 credit hours.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is drafting in the digital age, using CAD software to easily and efficiently explore design possibilities. Creating drawings electronically allows for quicker, more precise manipulation of the design. The most successful CAD professionals are well grounded in traditional drafting skills and proficient in the latest CAD technology.

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Computer-Aided Architectural Drafting Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for employment in the field of architectural drafting and those fields closely related such
as surveying. Course content places emphasis on the process of completing 2-D production drawings to standards. Architectural CAD drafters serve as support personnel to CAD designers. Requires 23 credit hours.

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Computer-Aided Mechanical Design, A.A.S.

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Manufacturing and many other industries’ success pivots on well-designed parts and systems. Creating the components that keep industry producing is the responsibility of professionals trained in mechanical design. Students who pursue an Associates of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree in Computer-Aided Mechanical Design serve as the front line of parts and machine design, preparing the technical drawings necessary to create products successfully. Requires 64 credit hours.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is drafting in the digital age, using CAD software to easily and efficiently explore design possibilities. Course content places emphasis on mechanical design. Working drawings are completed on the computer using industry standard software.

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Computer-Aided Mechanical Drafting Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for employment in the field of mechanical drafting and those fields closely related such as CAD- CAM. Course content places emphasis on the process of completeing 2-D production drawings to standards. Mechanical CAD drafters serve as support personnel to CAD designers. Requires 25 credit hours.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Automated Engineering Tech, A.A.S.

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Automated Engineering Technology (AET) professionals are the backbone of today’s industry. Computer Numerical Control (CNC), precision welding, Computer Aided Mechanical Design (CAD-CAM), and 3D printing are a world away from the workbenches and traditional tools that are usually associated with manufacturing. The AET program at Kish prepares students for contemporary manufacturing—planning, managing, and processing materials. The program provides the hands-on training needed, utilizing the clean, computerized precision demanded by modern industry practices. Our classes give you the knowledge and our manufacturing lab and internship programs give you the experience to make you workplace ready. Requires 60 credit hours.

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CNC Production Tech Certificate

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This certificate program is a combination of computer-aided drafting and computer numerical control. Students will use AutoCAD, a standard design and drafting package, to develop drawings. These drawings are then post-processed using industry standard CAM software, to generate CNC programs. Instruction will include machine tool processes and CNC machining. This program will prepare students for the new technological area called CAD/CAM. Requires 48 credit hours.

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Precision Machining Apprentice Certificate

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This apprenticeship certificate program is designed to provide courses in job-related theory for persons who are employed as apprentices. Substitutions for some courses may be made with the employers’
and college advisors’ approval. Approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. Requires 31 credit hours.

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Architectural Drafter

Automated Engineering Tech, A.A.S.

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Automated Engineering Technology (AET) professionals are the backbone of today’s industry. Computer Numerical Control (CNC), precision welding, Computer Aided Mechanical Design (CAD-CAM), and 3D printing are a world away from the workbenches and traditional tools that are usually associated with manufacturing. The AET program at Kish prepares students for contemporary manufacturing—planning, managing, and processing materials. The program provides the hands-on training needed, utilizing the clean, computerized precision demanded by modern industry practices. Our classes give you the knowledge and our manufacturing lab and internship programs give you the experience to make you workplace ready. Requires 60 credit hours.

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CNC Production Tech Certificate

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This certificate program is a combination of computer-aided drafting and computer numerical control. Students will use AutoCAD, a standard design and drafting package, to develop drawings. These drawings are then post-processed using industry standard CAM software, to generate CNC programs. Instruction will include machine tool processes and CNC machining. This program will prepare students for the new technological area called CAD/CAM. Requires 48 credit hours.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Automated Industrial Tech Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to provide courses in job-
related theory for persons who are employed as maintenance apprentices. Graduates of this program are prepared to perform industrial maintenance activities in business and industry facilities. Substitutions for some courses may be made with the employers
and college advisors approval. Approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. Requires 28 credit hours.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Certified Production Tech Certificate

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This certificate program provides students with an overview of
the modern manufacturing environment. The program provides
basic knowledge and skills in safety, quality and measurement, manufacutirng processes, and manufacturing maintenance that
allow students to qualify for entry-level employment within the manufacturing industry. Successful completion of courses leads to the Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry certification via the Manufacturing Skills Standards Certification (MSSC) program. Requires 16 credit hours.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

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Electronics are such an integral part of 21st century life that people seldom even think about it. We are surrounded by electronics: computers, automated systems, appliances, sounds systems and more. There is a steady need for Electronics Professionals and, currently, a shortage of Industrial Technicians. Students in Electronics Technology combine theoretical classroom instruction and plenty of hands-on work, preparing students in skills for electronics, automation, and computer repair. Requires 63 credit hours.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Industrial Electricity Certificate

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A certificate program created to prepare students with marketable skills in electricity and to provide the industries of the district
with skilled electrical workers. Requires 17 credit hours.

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Industrial Electronics Certificate

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A certificate program designed to prepare students for employment
in the field of electronics and industrial automation. Students that complete this certificate will have mastered solid state and digital circuitry and have automation skills involving circuits that are controlled by Programmable Logic Controller and desktop computers. Requires 31 credit hours.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Basic Nurse Assisting Certificate

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he Basic Nursing Assistant Training (BNA) course/program is designed for students interested in working in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and hospitals. This sixteen or eight-week course includes 135 hours of instruction, 95 hours of theory and laboratory, and 40 hours clinical experience. Approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. This program satisfies the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requirements for employment in long-term health care facilities, plus home health and acute care facilities. Information regarding admission may be obtained by contacting the program coordinator.
All students successfully completing the course must take and pass the “hands-on” skills and written, state approved, competency evaluation. With successful passing, the student’s name is placed on the nurse assistant state registry for employment.

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Certified Nursing Assistant Recertification

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Designed for students interested in working in nursing homes, other long-term health care facilities, or hospital settings and who must validate selected performance skills due to a 24 month lapse in CNA employment. Through this six-hour testing program, students will be reevaluated in clinical settings with hands-on skills. May be repeated once. Graded as pass/fail.
All students successfully completing the course must take and pass the “hands on” skills and written, state approved competency evaluation. With successful passing, the students name is placed on the Nurse Aide State Registry.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Certificate

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Dental Assistants assist dentists and dental hygienists with patient care as well as provide administrative support in a dental office. The Kishwaukee College - Dental Assistant program is a non-credit program that consists of 70 hours of classroom instruction and a 20-hour, non-paid externship in a dental office. The purpose of the course is to provide training in the professional skills required to function as a Dental Assistant in the dental practice.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing And Coding Certificate

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This certificate program will provide students with the skills needed to complete, file, and respond to medical insurance forms and reports. Students will also learn the skills needed for maintaining appropriate medical office standards and systems, medical insurance processing, and coding procedures. The program is based on certification testing administered by the American Health Information Management Association, the American Academy of Professional Coders, and
the experiences of a registered health information administration supervising medical coders. Potential employers include medical offices, healthcare facilities, and insurance companies. Requires 28 credit hours.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists and patients in both retail and hospital settings. Job duties include dispensing prescription drugs and other medical devices. Pharmacy Technicians may also perform administrative duties in pharmaceutical practice, such as reviewing prescription requests with doctor's offices and insurance companies. This class will be conducted completely online via D2L. Class material will be released weekly. Discussion threads will be conducted regularly. Students will be required to post responses by deadlines. Open discussion option will be provided. Exams and quizzes will be conducted online. Review options will be offered. Students will also have the opportunity to interview a certified pharmacy technician and a pharmacist.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

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Phlebotomy Technicians, or Phlebotomists, are skilled healthcare professionals who collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens. The Kishwaukee College-Phlebotomy Technician is a non-credit program that consists of 60 hours of classroom instruction and a 100-hour hands-on externship in a healthcare facility. The purpose of the course is to provide training in the professional skills required to function as a Phlebotomy Technician and to prepare students to pass the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) – Phlebotomy Technician certification exam.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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The radiologic technology degree program is composed of professional and general education courses. The professional radiology theory, positioning methods, image assessment and patient care courses are taught concurrently with clinical practicum courses offering the student the opportunity to apply principles and skills as they are learning. Throughout the six terms of the program, students will be scheduled at more than one of the following clinical education sites: Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb; KishHealth Physicians Group, Sycamore; Rochelle Community Hospital, Rochelle; Valley West Community Hospital, Sandwich; Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora. Requires 72 credit hours.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

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Veterinary Assistants assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians with medical care for sick and injured animals. Job duties include holding animals during examinations, nail trims and blood draws, sterilizing lab and surgical equipment, preparing of samples for lab examination and more. This Kishwaukee College-Veterinary Assistant is a non-credit program that consists of 150 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of hands-on externship in a veterinarian's office/clinic or animal hospital/clinic. The purpose of the course is to provide training in the professional skills required to function as a Veterinary Assistant and to prepare students to pass the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Certification Exam.

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Cisco Networking Certificate

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This certificate is available for students who are interested in employment in Cisco Networking. Requires 26 credit hours.

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Network Adminstration Certificate

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This certificate is available for students who are interested in employment in the IT field with a specialization in Network Administration. Requires 25 credit hours.

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Networking and Systems Administration: Cisco, A.A.S.

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Everything people do on any type of computer is the result of Computer Information Systems (CIS) professionals. The CIS program at Kishwaukee College offers courses that will prepare students for nearly any career in the CIS world. For students interested in network and systems administration, Kishwaukee College has a CIS curriculum that emphasizes networking technologies.

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Networking and Systems Administration: Networking Administration, A.A.S.

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Everything people do on any type of computer is the result of Computer Information Systems (CIS) professionals. The CIS program at Kishwaukee College offers courses that will prepare students for nearly any career in the CIS world. For students interested in network and systems administration, Kishwaukee College has a CIS curriculum that emphasizes networking technologies.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Networking Certificate

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This certificate is available for students who are interested in employment in Cisco Networking. Requires 26 credit hours.

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Network Adminstration Certificate

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This certificate is available for students who are interested in employment in the IT field with a specialization in Network Administration. Requires 25 credit hours.

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Networking and Systems Administration: Cisco, A.A.S.

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Everything people do on any type of computer is the result of Computer Information Systems (CIS) professionals. The CIS program at Kishwaukee College offers courses that will prepare students for nearly any career in the CIS world. For students interested in network and systems administration, Kishwaukee College has a CIS curriculum that emphasizes networking technologies.

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Networking and Systems Administration: Networking Administration, A.A.S.

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Everything people do on any type of computer is the result of Computer Information Systems (CIS) professionals. The CIS program at Kishwaukee College offers courses that will prepare students for nearly any career in the CIS world. For students interested in network and systems administration, Kishwaukee College has a CIS curriculum that emphasizes networking technologies.

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Software Developer

Computer Information Systems: Programming, A.A.S.

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Everything people do on any type of computer is the result of Computer Information Systems (CIS) professionals. The CIS program at Kishwaukee College offers courses that will prepare students for nearly any career in the CIS world.

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Computer Information Systems: Web Development, A.A.S.

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Everything people do on any type of computer is the result of Computer Information Systems (CIS) professionals. The CIS program at Kishwaukee College offers courses that will prepare students for nearly any career in the CIS world.

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Computer Programming Certificate

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This certificate is available for students who are interested in pursuing a career as a computer programmer. Graduates will be proficient at C/C++ or Java, as well as other languages based upon their elective choices. Requires 27 credit hours.

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Web Development Certificate

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This certificate is available for students who are pursing a career as a Web Developer. The Web Developer would work directly on design and development of the websites. Requires 34 credit hours.

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IT Support Specialist

PC Technician Certificate

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This certificate is available for students who are interested in employment in the IT field with a specialization in personal computer technician. Requires 16 credit hours.

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Crime Scene Processing Certificate

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This certificate is designed especially for students interested in and qualified for a career in criminal justice. Students are provided with practical instruction and learning experiences aimed at developing the skills and attitudes related to criminal investigation, evidence collection, and crime scene processing for employment and promotion. Requires 19 credit hours.

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Criminal Investigations Certificate

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This certificate is designed especially for students interested in and qualified for a career in criminal justice. Students are provided with practical instruction and learning experiences aimed at developing the skills and attitudes related to criminal, gang, and narcotics investigations necessary for employment and promotion. Requires 18 credit hours.

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Criminal Justice: Forensic Tech, A.A.S.

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The Forensic Tech program provides students with learning experiences and instruction in the technical areas of forensics science, allowing them to develop the skills necessary for this specialty area of criminal justice. Forensic Technology includes identification, documentation, collection and processing of a wide range of evidentiary items including DNA, ballistics, fingerprints, tool impressions, and toxicology. Students will also learn crime scene reconstruction and analysis. An associate level Forensic Tech program is an excellent way to get a basic understanding of the field and to prepare students for entry-level work or advanced study. Requires 60 credit hours.

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Criminal Justice: General, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program at Kishwaukee College prepares students to enter their chosen field with confidence. The Criminal Justice coursework is taught by leading professionals with real world experience working in the areas of law enforcement, crime scene investigation, corrections, and forensics. The program provides dedicated students with opportunities to gain practical knowledge and an understanding of law enforcement, investigations, and security through a credit-earning internship program with area law enforcement, corrections, and private security agencies. Requires 60 credit hours.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Management Certificate

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This certificate is designed especially for students interested in
and qualified for a career in criminal justice administration and management. Students are provided with practical instruction and learning experiences aimed at developing the skills and attitudes related to law enforcement management, community engagement, communications, crisis and conflict mediation, and ethical practices for employment and promotion. Requires 24 credit hours.

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Criminal Justice: General, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program at Kishwaukee College prepares students to enter their chosen field with confidence. The Criminal Justice coursework is taught by leading professionals with real world experience working in the areas of law enforcement, crime scene investigation, corrections, and forensics. The program provides dedicated students with opportunities to gain practical knowledge and an understanding of law enforcement, investigations, and security through a credit-earning internship program with area law enforcement, corrections, and private security agencies. Requires 60 credit hours.

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Law for Policing Certificate

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This certificate is designed especially for students interested in and qualified for a career in criminal justice. Students are provided with practical instruction and learning experiences aimed at developing the skills and attitudes related to the legal system and the role of
law enforcement processes related to criminal, traffic, juvenile, and constitutional law for employment and promotion. Requires 21 credit hours.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Management Certificate

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This certificate is designed especially for students interested in
and qualified for a career in criminal justice administration and management. Students are provided with practical instruction and learning experiences aimed at developing the skills and attitudes related to law enforcement management, community engagement, communications, crisis and conflict mediation, and ethical practices for employment and promotion. Requires 24 credit hours.

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Criminal Justice: General, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice program at Kishwaukee College prepares students to enter their chosen field with confidence. The Criminal Justice coursework is taught by leading professionals with real world experience working in the areas of law enforcement, crime scene investigation, corrections, and forensics. The program provides dedicated students with opportunities to gain practical knowledge and an understanding of law enforcement, investigations, and security through a credit-earning internship program with area law enforcement, corrections, and private security agencies. Requires 60 credit hours.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic, A.A.S.

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The Kishwaukee College EMT-Paramedic program maintains the minimum goal to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels. The Emergency Medical Services program is composed of professional and general education courses. The purpose of this program is to provide course work specialization in the vital field of Emergency Medicine, while upon successful completion obtaining an EMS certificate or articulating into the A.A.S Paramedic Degree. Requires 70 credit hours.

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EMT Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Services program is composed of professional and general education courses. The purpose of this program is to provide course work specialization in the vital field of Emergency Medicine, while upon successful completion obtaining an EMS certificate. The type of jobs available to the EMT/Paramedic include not only municipality emergency services, but also private ambulance services, public sports arenas, airports, and a variety of other settings. This certificate prepares the student for licensure/certification as an EMT. It focuses on the basic life support knowledge and skills necessary to practice as an EMT. Requires 7 credit hours.

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Paramedic Certificate

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This certificate prepares the student for licensure/certification as a Paramedic. It allows the student to focus on the classes required to take the state/national exams. Requires 43 credit hours.

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Teacher Assistant

Gateways Early Childhood Education Level 2 Certificate

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Students who complete the Gateways ECE Level 2 certificate will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to be an assistant teacher in a variety of early childhood programs. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be eligible to apply for the Gateways Early Childhood Education Credential Level 2 through Gateways to Opportunity. Requires 19 credit hours.

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Gateways Early Childhood Education Level 3 Certificate

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Students who complete the Gateways ECE Level 3 certificate will
be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to be a more effective assistant teacher in a variety of early childhood programs with children ranging in age from birth to age eight. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be eligible to apply for the Gateways Early Childhood Education Credential Level 3 through Gateways to Opportunity. This certificate requires 18 credits from the Level 2 ECE coursework as well as 9 credits of general education electives. Requires 28 credit hours.

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Preschool Teacher

Gateways Early Childhood Education Level 2 Certificate

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Students who complete the Gateways ECE Level 2 certificate will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to be an assistant teacher in a variety of early childhood programs. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be eligible to apply for the Gateways Early Childhood Education Credential Level 2 through Gateways to Opportunity. Requires 19 credit hours.

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Gateways Early Childhood Education Level 3 Certificate

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Students who complete the Gateways ECE Level 3 certificate will
be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to be a more effective assistant teacher in a variety of early childhood programs with children ranging in age from birth to age eight. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be eligible to apply for the Gateways Early Childhood Education Credential Level 3 through Gateways to Opportunity. This certificate requires 18 credits from the Level 2 ECE coursework as well as 9 credits of general education electives. Requires 28 credit hours.

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Energy Industry

Power Generation Technician

Diesel Power Technology, A.A.S.

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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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Diesel Power/Equipment Repair Certificate

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The Associate of Science Degree in Diesel Technology has been developed to provide the light and medium duty diesel industry with well-prepared

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Power Technology, A.A.S.

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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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Diesel Power/Equipment Repair Certificate

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The Associate of Science Degree in Diesel Technology has been developed to provide the light and medium duty diesel industry with well-prepared

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Foundations of Culinary Arts Certificate

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Short-term certificate with an emphasis on cooking, baking, and preparation skills to prepare, and present food in a variety of settings ranging from cafeterias, banquet halls, bakeries, and small diners
to clubs and gourmet restaurants. Requires 19 credit hours.

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Manufacturing

Machinist

Precision Machining Apprentice Certificate

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Contact Phone Number

815-825-2086

Address

21193 Malta Rd
Malta, IL 60150-9699
United States