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HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Certificate

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The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program’s instructional process begins with the fundamentals of refrigeration and electricity. Once these courses are mastered, students will take advanced courses in a sequence that fits their individual interest. Each course offers specific skills needed by technicians on the job. Students receive assignments and job sheets through each phase of study and all hands-on learning occurs on industry standard equipment.

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Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Short Certificate

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The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program’s instructional process begins with the fundamentals of refrigeration and electricity. Once these courses are mastered, students will take advanced courses in a sequence that fits their individual interest. Each course offers specific skills needed by technicians on the job. Students receive assignments and job sheets through each phase of study and all hands-on learning occurs on industry standard equipment.

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Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Short Certificate

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The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program’s instructional process begins with the fundamentals of refrigeration and electricity. Once these courses are mastered, students will take advanced courses in a sequence that fits their individual interest. Each course offers specific skills needed by technicians on the job. Students receive assignments and job sheets through each phase of study and all hands-on learning occurs on industry standard equipment.

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Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Specialty: Major Appliance Repair Short Certificate

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In recent years, home appliances have become more technically advanced and increasingly required skilled technicians to diagnose and repair problems. Not only is there a move toward intelligent appliances, more homes are expected to become wired within the next ten years, allowing homeowners remote access to appliances. Today’s In-Home Service Professions have many career options. They can choose to open and operate their own business, or to work for a major appliance company, where career options include opportunities to become trainers or customer service managers.

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Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, A.O.T.

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The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program’s instructional process begins with the fundamentals of refrigeration and electricity. Once these courses are mastered, students will take advanced courses in a sequence that fits their individual interest. Each course offers specific skills needed by technicians on the job. Students receive assignments and job sheets through each phase of study and all hands-on learning occurs on industry standard equipment.

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Electrician

Basic Electrical Training

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Electronics-Industrial Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electronics program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in robotics, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, or industrial systems. Additionally, the program provides training for local industries and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Electronic technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. These technicians use the principles and theories of science and engineering to solve technical problems in wiring, construction, and development of industrial systems. The Electronics program is unique because graduates wire, troubleshoot, and maintain various types of electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment. They also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.

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Electronics-Industrial, A.A.S.

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Student take a base curriculum such as DC & AC Fundamentals, Residential and Commercial Wiring, Motors & Transformers, and have the opportunity to choose from a group of elective classes such as Cable Splicing, Motor Controls, and National Electric Code. The instructor base provides students with classroom experience from staff that have years of industry experience in the respective classes. The typical class size is 10-20 students.

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Industrial Electronics: Electrical Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electrical program is to provide a fundamental background for students interested in residential and commercial wiring with a practical knowledge of electrical systems. Electricity is essential for light power, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Electricians install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security, and communications. Electricians generally specialize in construction or maintenance work, although a growing number do both. Electricians specializing in construction primarily install wiring systems into new homes, businesses, and factories, but they also rewire or upgrade existing electrical systems as needed.

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Welder

Basic Welding Training

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Welding Certificate

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The Welding Technology Program @ Lawson State Community College is a member of the American Welding Society (AWS) and is part of the AWS S.E.N.S.E. program which allows the program to qualify welders to AWS Standards at no extra cost which is covered under tuition. The program also is a Skills USA member and participates in the Skills Alabama and Skills USA Organization. This allows students enrolled in the welding program to compete at the state level and may advance to the national level. The program also is an AWS Student Chapter which provides students the opportunity to meet industry leaders and to attend AWS meeting and field trips which provides an opportunity for students to see real world job opportunities. The program offers several awards that may be completed in a short time period from two semesters to four semesters. Due to being associated with the AWS, the welding program provides to its student a wide variety of employment opportunities.

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Welding Short Certificate

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The Welding Technology Program @ Lawson State Community College is a member of the American Welding Society (AWS) and is part of the AWS S.E.N.S.E. program which allows the program to qualify welders to AWS Standards at no extra cost which is covered under tuition. The program also is a Skills USA member and participates in the Skills Alabama and Skills USA Organization. This allows students enrolled in the welding program to compete at the state level and may advance to the national level. The program also is an AWS Student Chapter which provides students the opportunity to meet industry leaders and to attend AWS meeting and field trips which provides an opportunity for students to see real world job opportunities. The program offers several awards that may be completed in a short time period from two semesters to four semesters. Due to being associated with the AWS, the welding program provides to its student a wide variety of employment opportunities.

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Welding, A.O.T.

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The Welding Technology Program @ Lawson State Community College is a member of the American Welding Society (AWS) and is part of the AWS S.E.N.S.E. program which allows the program to qualify welders to AWS Standards at no extra cost which is covered under tuition. The program also is a Skills USA member and participates in the Skills Alabama and Skills USA Organization. This allows students enrolled in the welding program to compete at the state level and may advance to the national level. The program also is an AWS Student Chapter which provides students the opportunity to meet industry leaders and to attend AWS meeting and field trips which provides an opportunity for students to see real world job opportunities. The program offers several awards that may be completed in a short time period from two semesters to four semesters. Due to being associated with the AWS, the welding program provides to its student a wide variety of employment opportunities.

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Architectural Drafter

Building Construction Short Certificate

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From the moment you begin Building Construction coursework at Lawson State, you’ll become proficient in the skills necessary to understand both the physical execution and professional organization of a construction project. You will take classes in Building Construction, where you will learn framing and formwork carpentry, structural systems, practical engineering, basic surveying, and construction management.

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Building Construction, A.A.S.

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From the moment you begin Building Construction coursework at Lawson State, you’ll become proficient in the skills necessary to understand both the physical execution and professional organization of a construction project. You will take classes in Building Construction, where you will learn framing and formwork carpentry, structural systems, practical engineering, basic surveying, and construction management.

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certificate

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) engineering technicians use special computer software applications to create sketches, graphics, and drawings., As members of design and production teams, architectural engineering technicians work with the architect, engineer, or project designer to create details, specifications, layouts, and graphic representations necessary for new construction developments, houses, buildings, or other infrastructure projects. Mechanical engineering technicians prepare technical drawings, specifications and plans used by production and construction workers to build everything from manufactured products for example as electronic devices, automobiles, industrial machinery, and aircraft to structures such as bridges, oil and gas pipelines. The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Engineering Technology program at Lawson State offers opportunities in technical training necessary for students choosing a drafting/design career in the fields of architecture, construction, manufacturing, and engineering. Additional career pathways include Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), 3D graphics, animation and illustration, construction management, and rapid prototyping. This program provides a strong academic and technical base, giving the graduate the needed skills and knowledge for immediate employment and the foundation for professional growth.

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design Specialty: Autodesk Training and Certification Short Certificate

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design Specialty: Autodesk Training and Certification prepares graduates to take certification credential exams of specific Autodesk software. In the global marketplace, design and visualization industries are competitive environments, where only the best stand out. Anyone who uses Autodesk software for professional reasons can benefit from the program by emphasizing their skills and knowledge with an official independent certification from Autodesk recognized worldwide. This certificate offers training to take multiple certification exams for AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. Autodesk provides documentation for these credentials.

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design Specialty: Rapid Prototyping Advanced Manufacturing Short Certificate

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design Specialty: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Advanced Manufacturing prepares graduates to learn about 3D printing modeling, rapid prototyping, and advanced manufacturing processes. This fast growing career opportunity is a specialized Computer Aided Design (CAD) program. Rapid Prototyping is an additive process that builds parts up in layers rather than cutting parts out of materials like most traditional subtractive processes. Students prepare solid model 3D files enabling the communication and evaluation of 3D printing. New techniques are rapidly expanding the capabilities of this technology, creating model prototypes of architectural, civil and product design concepts in hours instead of days. Benefits of 3D printing and modeling can be applied in a number of industries including Architecture and Construction, Health and Science, Engineering, Research, Planning,

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design, A.A.S.

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) engineering technicians use special computer software applications to create sketches, graphics, and drawings., As members of design and production teams, architectural engineering technicians work with the architect, engineer, or project designer to create details, specifications, layouts, and graphic representations necessary for new construction developments, houses, buildings, or other infrastructure projects. Mechanical engineering technicians prepare technical drawings, specifications and plans used by production and construction workers to build everything from manufactured products for example as electronic devices, automobiles, industrial machinery, and aircraft to structures such as bridges, oil and gas pipelines. The Computer Aided Drafting and Design Engineering Technology program at Lawson State offers opportunities in technical training necessary for students choosing a drafting/design career in the fields of architecture, construction, manufacturing, and engineering. Additional career pathways include Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), 3D graphics, animation and illustration, construction management, and rapid prototyping. This program provides a strong academic and technical base, giving the graduate the needed skills and knowledge for immediate employment and the foundation for professional growth.

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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Building Construction Short Certificate

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From the moment you begin Building Construction coursework at Lawson State, you’ll become proficient in the skills necessary to understand both the physical execution and professional organization of a construction project. You will take classes in Building Construction, where you will learn framing and formwork carpentry, structural systems, practical engineering, basic surveying, and construction management.

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Building Construction, A.A.S.

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From the moment you begin Building Construction coursework at Lawson State, you’ll become proficient in the skills necessary to understand both the physical execution and professional organization of a construction project. You will take classes in Building Construction, where you will learn framing and formwork carpentry, structural systems, practical engineering, basic surveying, and construction management.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Building Construction Short Certificate

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From the moment you begin Building Construction coursework at Lawson State, you’ll become proficient in the skills necessary to understand both the physical execution and professional organization of a construction project. You will take classes in Building Construction, where you will learn framing and formwork carpentry, structural systems, practical engineering, basic surveying, and construction management.

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Building Construction, A.A.S.

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From the moment you begin Building Construction coursework at Lawson State, you’ll become proficient in the skills necessary to understand both the physical execution and professional organization of a construction project. You will take classes in Building Construction, where you will learn framing and formwork carpentry, structural systems, practical engineering, basic surveying, and construction management.

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Certificate

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The Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technology program prepares students to diagnose and repair mechanical problems with all components of diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks and equipment. The program involves on-campus classroom and laboratory sessions, as well as realworld opportunities to reinforce skills through work experiences in the diesel mechanics industry. Students will complete this program with the knowledge they need to compete and succeed in today’s marketplace.

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Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Short Certificate

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The Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technology program prepares students to diagnose and repair mechanical problems with all components of diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks and equipment. The program involves on-campus classroom and laboratory sessions, as well as realworld opportunities to reinforce skills through work experiences in the diesel mechanics industry. Students will complete this program with the knowledge they need to compete and succeed in today’s marketplace.

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Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, A.O.T.

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The Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technology program prepares students to diagnose and repair mechanical problems with all components of diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks and equipment. The program involves on-campus classroom and laboratory sessions, as well as realworld opportunities to reinforce skills through work experiences in the diesel mechanics industry. Students will complete this program with the knowledge they need to compete and succeed in today’s marketplace.

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Plumber

Plumbing Short Certificate

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The plumbing program enables students to enter a field that has great reward. When a student first enters the plumbing program he or she is given an application to hold an apprentice card. After completion students have the opportunity to either join the plumbers union or work for a company. Some students take the program to add to other trades. One year after holding an apprentice card a student can sign up to take the journeyman test, which is a state license.

MISSION: The mission of the Plumbing program is to prepare students for successful employment or advancement in the plumbing industry.

In addition to residential work, plumbers also do installation for new construction, pipe-laying, and pipe-fitting. Plumbers install, maintain and repair many different types of pipe systems; The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that "job opportunities are expected to be excellent, as demand for skilled pipe layers, pipe fitters, and steamfitters is expected to outpace the supply of worker trained in this craft." This program offers three awards in which students can earn one or more of the following: one short certificate.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Body Technician

Auto Body/ Collision Repair Certificate

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The Auto Body/Collision Repair program is designed to teach students to repair collision damage on vehicles. The program includes the latest repair technology, welding, shop safety, metal straightening, fiberglass repair, damage estimating and refinishing. Students will obtain skills which include all phases of collision repair and refinish. Auto body/collision repair work has variety and challenges. Each damaged vehicle presents a different problem. Using their broad knowledge of automotive construction and repair techniques, graduates of the program learn to develop appropriate methods for each job. Auto body/collision repair technicians learn to make structural, nonstructural, and mechanical repairs.

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Auto Body/ Collision Repair Short Certificate

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The Auto Body/Collision Repair program is designed to teach students to repair collision damage on vehicles. The program includes the latest repair technology, welding, shop safety, metal straightening, fiberglass repair, damage estimating and refinishing. Students will obtain skills which include all phases of collision repair and refinish. Auto body/collision repair work has variety and challenges. Each damaged vehicle presents a different problem. Using their broad knowledge of automotive construction and repair techniques, graduates of the program learn to develop appropriate methods for each job. Auto body/collision repair technicians learn to make structural, nonstructural, and mechanical repairs.

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Auto Body/ Collision Repair, A.O.T.

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The Auto Body/Collision Repair program is designed to teach students to repair collision damage on vehicles. The program includes the latest repair technology, welding, shop safety, metal straightening, fiberglass repair, damage estimating and refinishing. Students will obtain skills which include all phases of collision repair and refinish. Auto body/collision repair work has variety and challenges. Each damaged vehicle presents a different problem. Using their broad knowledge of automotive construction and repair techniques, graduates of the program learn to develop appropriate methods for each job. Auto body/collision repair technicians learn to make structural, nonstructural, and mechanical repairs.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Mechanics Certificate

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The mission of the Automotive Mechanics program is to prepare students for successful employment or advancement as automotive technicians. The Automotive Mechanics program prepares students to diagnose mechanical problems and to make repairs to all components of the automobile.

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Automotive Mechanics Short Certificate

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The mission of the Automotive Mechanics program is to prepare students for successful employment or advancement as automotive technicians. The Automotive Mechanics program prepares students to diagnose mechanical problems and to make repairs to all components of the automobile.

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Automotive Mechanics, A.O.T.

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The mission of the Automotive Mechanics program is to prepare students for successful employment or advancement as automotive technicians. The Automotive Mechanics program prepares students to diagnose mechanical problems and to make repairs to all components of the automobile.

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Diesel Mechanic

Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Certificate

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The Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technology program prepares students to diagnose and repair mechanical problems with all components of diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks and equipment. The program involves on-campus classroom and laboratory sessions, as well as realworld opportunities to reinforce skills through work experiences in the diesel mechanics industry. Students will complete this program with the knowledge they need to compete and succeed in today’s marketplace.

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Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Short Certificate

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The Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technology program prepares students to diagnose and repair mechanical problems with all components of diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks and equipment. The program involves on-campus classroom and laboratory sessions, as well as realworld opportunities to reinforce skills through work experiences in the diesel mechanics industry. Students will complete this program with the knowledge they need to compete and succeed in today’s marketplace.

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Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, A.O.T.

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The Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technology program prepares students to diagnose and repair mechanical problems with all components of diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks and equipment. The program involves on-campus classroom and laboratory sessions, as well as realworld opportunities to reinforce skills through work experiences in the diesel mechanics industry. Students will complete this program with the knowledge they need to compete and succeed in today’s marketplace.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automotive Manufacturing Certificate

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Automotive Manufacturing Certificate

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Automotive Manufacturing Specialty: Mechatronics Short Certificate

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Automotive Manufacturing Specialty: Robotics Short Certificate

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Automotive Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Automotive Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Electrical/ Electronic Engineering Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electrical/Electronic Engineering program is to provide a fundamental background for students interested in pre-engineering with a practical knowledge of electrical and electronic applications. Electrical and electronic engineering technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science and engineering to solve technical problems in wiring, construction, and development. Many program graduates wire, troubleshoot, and maintain various types of electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment. They also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.

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Electronics-Industrial Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electronics program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in robotics, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, or industrial systems. Additionally, the program provides training for local industries and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Electronic technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. These technicians use the principles and theories of science and engineering to solve technical problems in wiring, construction, and development of industrial systems. The Electronics program is unique because graduates wire, troubleshoot, and maintain various types of electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment. They also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.

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Electronics-Industrial Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electronics program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in robotics, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, or industrial systems. Additionally, the program provides training for local industries and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Electronic technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. These technicians use the principles and theories of science and engineering to solve technical problems in wiring, construction, and development of industrial systems. The Electronics program is unique because graduates wire, troubleshoot, and maintain various types of electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment. They also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.

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Electronics-Industrial, A.A.S.

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Student take a base curriculum such as DC & AC Fundamentals, Residential and Commercial Wiring, Motors & Transformers, and have the opportunity to choose from a group of elective classes such as Cable Splicing, Motor Controls, and National Electric Code. The instructor base provides students with classroom experience from staff that have years of industry experience in the respective classes. The typical class size is 10-20 students.

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Electronics-Industrial, A.A.S.

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Student take a base curriculum such as DC & AC Fundamentals, Residential and Commercial Wiring, Motors & Transformers, and have the opportunity to choose from a group of elective classes such as Cable Splicing, Motor Controls, and National Electric Code. The instructor base provides students with classroom experience from staff that have years of industry experience in the respective classes. The typical class size is 10-20 students.

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Industrial Electronics: Electrical Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electrical program is to provide a fundamental background for students interested in residential and commercial wiring with a practical knowledge of electrical systems. Electricity is essential for light power, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Electricians install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security, and communications. Electricians generally specialize in construction or maintenance work, although a growing number do both. Electricians specializing in construction primarily install wiring systems into new homes, businesses, and factories, but they also rewire or upgrade existing electrical systems as needed.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Automotive Manufacturing Certificate

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Automotive Manufacturing Production Specalist Short Certificate

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Automotive Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Machinist

Automotive Manufacturing Certificate

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Automotive Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Automotive Manufacturing program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in fields of robotics, electrical, machine tool, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. Additionally, the program provides training for industry and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Automated manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the southeast. Companies producing intermediate components and finished goods locate near each other in industrial parks, because of easier access to recent manufacturing innovations and just in time inventory for the automotive industry. Today’s manufacturers use automated manufacturing processes which include sensors, programmable logic controls, robotics, fluid power and process controls. The automotive manufacturing program is unique because graduates are prepared as multi-craft technicians.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Electrical/ Electronic Engineering Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electrical/Electronic Engineering program is to provide a fundamental background for students interested in pre-engineering with a practical knowledge of electrical and electronic applications. Electrical and electronic engineering technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science and engineering to solve technical problems in wiring, construction, and development. Many program graduates wire, troubleshoot, and maintain various types of electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment. They also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical/ Electronic Engineering Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electrical/Electronic Engineering program is to provide a fundamental background for students interested in pre-engineering with a practical knowledge of electrical and electronic applications. Electrical and electronic engineering technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science and engineering to solve technical problems in wiring, construction, and development. Many program graduates wire, troubleshoot, and maintain various types of electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment. They also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.

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Electronics-Industrial Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electronics program is to prepare students for employment and advancement in robotics, industrial electronics, automated manufacturing, or industrial systems. Additionally, the program provides training for local industries and assists students in achieving their personal and professional goals. Electronic technicians help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. These technicians use the principles and theories of science and engineering to solve technical problems in wiring, construction, and development of industrial systems. The Electronics program is unique because graduates wire, troubleshoot, and maintain various types of electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment. They also install and maintain the electronic controls for machines in business and industry.

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Electronics-Industrial, A.A.S.

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Student take a base curriculum such as DC & AC Fundamentals, Residential and Commercial Wiring, Motors & Transformers, and have the opportunity to choose from a group of elective classes such as Cable Splicing, Motor Controls, and National Electric Code. The instructor base provides students with classroom experience from staff that have years of industry experience in the respective classes. The typical class size is 10-20 students.

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Industrial Electronics: Electrical Short Certificate

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The mission of the Electrical program is to provide a fundamental background for students interested in residential and commercial wiring with a practical knowledge of electrical systems. Electricity is essential for light power, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Electricians install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security, and communications. Electricians generally specialize in construction or maintenance work, although a growing number do both. Electricians specializing in construction primarily install wiring systems into new homes, businesses, and factories, but they also rewire or upgrade existing electrical systems as needed.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant

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Lawson State Community College and the Department of Health Professions officers two tracks for the Certified Nursing Assistant program. The first track as outlined below is the Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Healthcare program taught once each semester. The Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program is a ten (10) semester hour certificate program designed to provide the student with the necessary theory and laboratory experiences for the development of skills required to qualify as a long-term care Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills in communications, observations, safety, mobility/body mechanics, personal and restorative care, and infection control necessary to care for patients and clients of all ages. Upon completion of this program, the aide should be able to apply the concepts and skills in areas required by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) and the National Association of Home Care. Financial aid is available to qualified applicants for the CNA/HHA program through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). WIA is a federally funded program that assists job seekers in obtaining employment. The estimated cost for Tuition, fees, and supplies is $1500.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate

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Dental Assisting is a professional career. In order to uphold the quality education of Lawson State Community College, and to maintain the standards set by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, it is necessary to establish certain guidelines for students. Upon successful completion of the Dental Assisting Program, students exhibit proficiency in office management skills, manipulation of dental materials, and the provision of patient care. Clinical experience is facilitated through internships at the University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry, Veteran’s Hospital, and private dental offices. The Dental Assisting program awards the certificate and the Occupational Technologies degree and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, Council on Occupational Education and the State Board of Dental Examiners. Graduates are eligible to write the national certification examination administered by Dental Assisting National Board.

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Dental Assisting, A.O.T.

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Dental Assisting is a professional career. In order to uphold the quality education of Lawson State Community College, and to maintain the standards set by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, it is necessary to establish certain guidelines for students. Upon successful completion of the Dental Assisting Program, students exhibit proficiency in office management skills, manipulation of dental materials, and the provision of patient care. Clinical experience is facilitated through internships at the University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry, Veteran’s Hospital, and private dental offices. The Dental Assisting program awards the certificate and the Occupational Technologies degree and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, Council on Occupational Education and the State Board of Dental Examiners. Graduates are eligible to write the national certification examination administered by Dental Assisting National Board.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to utilize medical ultrasound techniques to gather sonographic data used to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. The program includes instruction in obtaining, reviewing, and integrating patient histories and data; patient instruction and care; anatomic, physiologic and pathologic data recording; sonographic data processing; sonography equipment operation; and professional standards and ethics. Emphasis within the Lawson State Community College sonography program will focus on cardiac sonography.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Office Administration- Medical Billing/Coding Certificate

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Medical Office Administration- Medical Billing/Coding Short Certificate

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Office Administration/Medical Program, A.A.S.

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The Office Administration/Medical Program is designed to teach students strong administrative, computer and interpersonal skills promoting greater efficiency in the medical office. Emphasis is placed on developing strong medical coding and billing skills, computer and communication abilities, medical terminology, medical office procedures, transcription, etc.—which are vital tools in the workplace. The latest office administration skills will be learned that are required in the workplace—each student is highly organized and well trained in the leading edge office automation technology. The aim is to provide each student with a combination of office administration medical skills and technology that will prepare them to be highly competitive. Co-op is required of each student in the degree program.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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The Pharmacy Technician Assistant program prepares the individual to assist the Pharmacist in a variety of settings to include the institutional and retail pharmacies. The individual will learn to interpret, label, file and prepare prescriptions. The individual will also learn inventory management and understand the technician’s role in community and hospital pharmacy. This program is a two semester program beginning each fall semester annually.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare individuals to properly collect quality blood samples from patients and communicate with the healthcare team. The classes are offered twice a semester click here for more information. The course is held in the Ethel Hall Building Room 201 on the Bessemer Campus.

Clinical externships will be scheduled 3-4 week into the program. Clinicals will be held at available times during agency's business hours and may be different from designated course time.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing Certificate

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Lawson State's PN Program, like it's RN Program, celebrates one of the highest pass rates in the state on NCLEX and has a celebrated history of sustainability with proven results. In 1973, the Practical Nursing Program was founded at (formerly Bessemer State Technical College) now Lawson State Community College (2005) under the Department of Health Professions.
The program is designed to education both men and women to become Practical Nurses (PN), prepared for nursing practice and to be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensure as a PN (NCLEX-PN). Graduates are encouraged to write the NCLEX-PN examination within 45 days of graduation.

Nursing education is comprised of both general education and nursing courses. Utilizing planned learning experiences, the curriculum for the PN program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and technical skills necessary for competent practice. These experiences progress from simple to complex and emphasize the acquisition of skills and the application of scientific principles necessary in caring for individual or groups of individuals who are located along the health-illness continuum and are at various stages in the developmental process. The focus of the nursing education program is to prepare a registered nurse who functions as a self-directed individual, and who accepts responsibility and accountability for his/her personal and professional behavior.

Through an organized sequence of planned guided learning experiences, students are provided a solid foundation upon which to develop cognitive, psychomotor, and affective abilities necessary to make sound nursing decisions and to practice competently as a practical nurse. The curriculum plan provides for the acquisition of knowledge, attitudes, and skills inherent in the roles basic to practical nursing practice including the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing. Graduates of the PN program are strongly encouraged to pursue advanced professional degrees.

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Public Service Industry

Teacher Assistant

Child Development, A.A.S.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development, A.A.S.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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EMTs and Paramedics

EMT- Basic Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMS-B) program is designed to prepare individuals to provide basic health care assistance at the scene of the illness or traumatic injury. EMT classes are offered day and evening hours. The Basic Level can be completed in one semester. The faculty is committed to providing academic and clinical learning experiences that will enable the student to develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of the EMT. Many graduates are employed by the Birmingham area Fire, Rescue and Ambulance Services. Some graduates use the knowledge and skills they obtain to prepare them to serve their communities in Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services. Program graduates are awarded a short certificate and are eligible for consideration to take the National Registry of EMT Basic Examination which is used by the State of Alabama Department of Public Health to grant an EMT-Basic license. The program is approved by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Pending Accreditation from the Alabama Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Services.

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EMT-Advanced Certificate

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The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is designed to prepare individuals desir¬ing to expand their career in Emergency Medical Services with the ability to initiate intravenous therapy and limited pharmacology. This course qualifies students completing this program to work or volunteer as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) for a fire department, ambulance services or in private industry. Students successfully completing the AEMT courses will be eligible for consideration to take a National Registry of EMT’s Examination, which is used by the State of Alabama Department of Public Health to grant EMT licensure. Pending Accreditation from the Alabama Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Services.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Legal Office Administration Certificate

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Legal Office Administration Short Certificate

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Office Administration/Legal Program, A.A.S.

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The Office Administration/Legal Program is designed to teach students strong administrative, computer and interpersonal skills promoting greater efficiency in the legal office. Emphasis is placed on developing strong computer and communication abilities, basic accounting principles, legal concepts, business law, transcription, etc.—which are vital tools in the workplace. The latest office administration skills will be learned that are required in the workplace—each student is highly organized and well trained in the leading edge office automation technology. The aim is to provide each student with a combination of office administration legal skills and technology that will prepare them to be highly competitive in the job market. Co-op is required of each student in the degree program.

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Social Services Assistant

Social Work Technician, A.A.S.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Network Associate Certificate

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CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA) – The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists

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Cisco Network Professional Certificate

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CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK PROFESSIONAL (CCNP) The CCNP certification (Cisco Certified Network Professional) indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge of networks. With a CCNP, a network professional can install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes. The content emphasizes topics such as security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies.

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CompTIA Network+ Certificate

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CompTIA Network+® Certification – The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. A typical candidate would have CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, but this is not a prerequisite. An accepted foundation-level, vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. There are approximately 135,000 CompTIA Network+ certified professionals worldwide. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination were derived from an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an industry-wide survey of more than 2,500 participants.
Earning a CompTIA Network+ certification demonstrates that a candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components, and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. The exam tests technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. The exam also covers new technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit Ethernet.

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Computer Science Certificate

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A Certificate in Computer Science is designed for individuals that seek upgrading or retraining in areas related to computer science.

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Computer Science Short Certificate

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Students seeking the Computer Science Short Certificate should complete the core and then complete the desired track. All courses in the tracks are Area V courses.

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Computer Science, A.A.S.

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The Computer Science/Math Program (Associate of Applied Science) provides each student with a background in the principles of computing and their applications in software and systems. Students are provided real-life experience together with the development of a sound basis in theory. Students work individually and cooperatively, on projects designed to foster an understanding of basic theoretical principles. Whether you plan to enter the computing industry or only to use computing as a tool for other purposes, the program prepares each student for great preparation for the future. Co- op is required of each student in the degree program. Co-op contributes to the overall skill development which builds self- confidence, maturity, and the ability to work independently

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Microsoft Systems Administrator Certificate

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MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR (MCSA)
Earn the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification to help advance your career by ensuring that you have the skills to successfully manage and troubleshoot system environments that run on the Windows operating system. The MCSA: Messaging credential identifies systems administrators who implement, manage, and maintain a messaging infrastructure by using Microsoft Exchange Server. The MCSA: Security credential identifies systems administrators who help manage, maintain, and implement security on the Windows operating system and help create a secure computing environment.

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IT Support Specialist

Cisco Network Associate Certificate

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CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA) – The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists

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Cisco Network Associate Certificate

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CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA) – The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists

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Cisco Network Professional Certificate

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CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK PROFESSIONAL (CCNP) The CCNP certification (Cisco Certified Network Professional) indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge of networks. With a CCNP, a network professional can install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes. The content emphasizes topics such as security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies.

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Cisco Network Professional Certificate

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CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK PROFESSIONAL (CCNP) The CCNP certification (Cisco Certified Network Professional) indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge of networks. With a CCNP, a network professional can install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes. The content emphasizes topics such as security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies.

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CompTIA Network+ Certificate

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CompTIA Network+® Certification – The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. A typical candidate would have CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, but this is not a prerequisite. An accepted foundation-level, vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. There are approximately 135,000 CompTIA Network+ certified professionals worldwide. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination were derived from an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an industry-wide survey of more than 2,500 participants.
Earning a CompTIA Network+ certification demonstrates that a candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components, and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. The exam tests technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. The exam also covers new technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit Ethernet.

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CompTIA Network+ Certificate

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CompTIA Network+® Certification – The CompTIA Network+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. A typical candidate would have CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, but this is not a prerequisite. An accepted foundation-level, vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. There are approximately 135,000 CompTIA Network+ certified professionals worldwide. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination were derived from an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an industry-wide survey of more than 2,500 participants.
Earning a CompTIA Network+ certification demonstrates that a candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components, and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. The exam tests technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. The exam also covers new technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit Ethernet.

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CompTIA Security+ Certificate

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CompTIA Security+TM Certification - CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography and organizational security. It is an international, vendor-neutral security certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world.
Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years of on-the-job technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended.

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CompTIA Security+ Certificate

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CompTIA Security+TM Certification - CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography and organizational security. It is an international, vendor-neutral security certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world.
Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years of on-the-job technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended.

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ComptTIA A+ Certificate

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A+ CERTIFICATION - The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for validating vendor-neutral skills expected of an entry-level computer technician. Those holding the A+ certification have a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking.
Every business uses computers and skilled technicians are a necessity. A+ opens the door to an exciting career in computer technology at an affordable price. A+ certification is the perfect launch pad into other more challenging careers in information technology.

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ComptTIA A+ Certificate

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A+ CERTIFICATION - The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for validating vendor-neutral skills expected of an entry-level computer technician. Those holding the A+ certification have a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking.
Every business uses computers and skilled technicians are a necessity. A+ opens the door to an exciting career in computer technology at an affordable price. A+ certification is the perfect launch pad into other more challenging careers in information technology.

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Computer Science Certificate

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A Certificate in Computer Science is designed for individuals that seek upgrading or retraining in areas related to computer science.

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Computer Science Short Certificate

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Students seeking the Computer Science Short Certificate should complete the core and then complete the desired track. All courses in the tracks are Area V courses.

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Computer Science, A.A.S.

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The Computer Science/Math Program (Associate of Applied Science) provides each student with a background in the principles of computing and their applications in software and systems. Students are provided real-life experience together with the development of a sound basis in theory. Students work individually and cooperatively, on projects designed to foster an understanding of basic theoretical principles. Whether you plan to enter the computing industry or only to use computing as a tool for other purposes, the program prepares each student for great preparation for the future. Co- op is required of each student in the degree program. Co-op contributes to the overall skill development which builds self- confidence, maturity, and the ability to work independently

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Microsoft Systems Administrator Certificate

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MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR (MCSA)
Earn the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification to help advance your career by ensuring that you have the skills to successfully manage and troubleshoot system environments that run on the Windows operating system. The MCSA: Messaging credential identifies systems administrators who implement, manage, and maintain a messaging infrastructure by using Microsoft Exchange Server. The MCSA: Security credential identifies systems administrators who help manage, maintain, and implement security on the Windows operating system and help create a secure computing environment.

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Microsoft Systems Administrator Certificate

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MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR (MCSA)
Earn the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification to help advance your career by ensuring that you have the skills to successfully manage and troubleshoot system environments that run on the Windows operating system. The MCSA: Messaging credential identifies systems administrators who implement, manage, and maintain a messaging infrastructure by using Microsoft Exchange Server. The MCSA: Security credential identifies systems administrators who help manage, maintain, and implement security on the Windows operating system and help create a secure computing environment.

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Microsoft Systems Engineer Certificate

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Microsoft Systems Engineer Certificate

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Data Security Management

CompTIA Security+ Certificate

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CompTIA Security+TM Certification - CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography and organizational security. It is an international, vendor-neutral security certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world.
Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years of on-the-job technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Science Certificate

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A Certificate in Computer Science is designed for individuals that seek upgrading or retraining in areas related to computer science.

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Computer Science Short Certificate

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Students seeking the Computer Science Short Certificate should complete the core and then complete the desired track. All courses in the tracks are Area V courses.

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Computer Science, A.A.S.

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The Computer Science/Math Program (Associate of Applied Science) provides each student with a background in the principles of computing and their applications in software and systems. Students are provided real-life experience together with the development of a sound basis in theory. Students work individually and cooperatively, on projects designed to foster an understanding of basic theoretical principles. Whether you plan to enter the computing industry or only to use computing as a tool for other purposes, the program prepares each student for great preparation for the future. Co- op is required of each student in the degree program. Co-op contributes to the overall skill development which builds self- confidence, maturity, and the ability to work independently

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Software Developer

Computer Science Certificate

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A Certificate in Computer Science is designed for individuals that seek upgrading or retraining in areas related to computer science.

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Computer Science Short Certificate

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Students seeking the Computer Science Short Certificate should complete the core and then complete the desired track. All courses in the tracks are Area V courses.

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Computer Science, A.A.S.

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The Computer Science/Math Program (Associate of Applied Science) provides each student with a background in the principles of computing and their applications in software and systems. Students are provided real-life experience together with the development of a sound basis in theory. Students work individually and cooperatively, on projects designed to foster an understanding of basic theoretical principles. Whether you plan to enter the computing industry or only to use computing as a tool for other purposes, the program prepares each student for great preparation for the future. Co- op is required of each student in the degree program. Co-op contributes to the overall skill development which builds self- confidence, maturity, and the ability to work independently

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Oracle Database Developer

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Database Administrator

Oracle Database Administrator Certificate

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Commercial Art and Illustration Certificate

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The mission of the Commercial Art program is to prepare students for employment or advancement as practitioners in the field of commercial art. The program prepares students to become respected, responsible members of society by stressing good work habits, excellent craftsmanship, and ethical conduct. Students with creativity, motivation, and talent find the Commercial Art program an ideal place to prepare for careers in advertising agencies, art studios, mass media, newspaper and TV enterprises, and publishing. Graduates can elect to become free- lance commercial artists or photographers.

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Commercial Art and Illustration Short Certificate

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The mission of the Commercial Art program is to prepare students for employment or advancement as practitioners in the field of commercial art. The program prepares students to become respected, responsible members of society by stressing good work habits, excellent craftsmanship, and ethical conduct. Students with creativity, motivation, and talent find the Commercial Art program an ideal place to prepare for careers in advertising agencies, art studios, mass media, newspaper and TV enterprises, and publishing. Graduates can elect to become free- lance commercial artists or photographers.

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Commercial Art and Illustration, A.O.T.

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The mission of the Commercial Art program is to prepare students for employment or advancement as practitioners in the field of commercial art. The program prepares students to become respected, responsible members of society by stressing good work habits, excellent craftsmanship, and ethical conduct. Students with creativity, motivation, and talent find the Commercial Art program an ideal place to prepare for careers in advertising agencies, art studios, mass media, newspaper and TV enterprises, and publishing. Graduates can elect to become free- lance commercial artists or photographers.

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Graphics and Prepress Certificate

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The mission of the Graphics and Prepress program is to prepare students for employment in graphic design, prepress operations, printing, desktop publishing, and web page development using industry standard software applications and equipment. The program also offers continuing education opportunities in emerging technologies. Lawson State Community College provides education opportunities in the rapidly growing field of graphics and prepress communications. Because the program is based on the mastery of major computer software applications, students receive a strong foundation in desktop graphics and prepress skills. Graduates of the program find rewarding careers in traditional and electronic publishing, advertising, web design, and print production. Advanced students can participate in cooperative work courses that offer valuable field experience and allow for career exploration.

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Graphics and Prepress Short Certificate

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The mission of the Graphics and Prepress program is to prepare students for employment in graphic design, prepress operations, printing, desktop publishing, and web page development using industry standard software applications and equipment. The program also offers continuing education opportunities in emerging technologies. Lawson State Community College provides education opportunities in the rapidly growing field of graphics and prepress communications. Because the program is based on the mastery of major computer software applications, students receive a strong foundation in desktop graphics and prepress skills. Graduates of the program find rewarding careers in traditional and electronic publishing, advertising, web design, and print production. Advanced students can participate in cooperative work courses that offer valuable field experience and allow for career exploration.

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Graphics and Prepress, A.O.T.

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The mission of the Graphics and Prepress program is to prepare students for employment in graphic design, prepress operations, printing, desktop publishing, and web page development using industry standard software applications and equipment. The program also offers continuing education opportunities in emerging technologies. Lawson State Community College provides education opportunities in the rapidly growing field of graphics and prepress communications. Because the program is based on the mastery of major computer software applications, students receive a strong foundation in desktop graphics and prepress skills. Graduates of the program find rewarding careers in traditional and electronic publishing, advertising, web design, and print production. Advanced students can participate in cooperative work courses that offer valuable field experience and allow for career exploration.

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Broadcast Engineer

Media Production Short Certificate

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Media Production students gain knowledge and skills needed for educational advancement and careers in broadcast news, television production, narrative and documentary production, Internet content production, audio production, music video production and numerous other areas of the vast media production field. The Media Production program at Lawson State offers a script to screen exploration of the media production field, meaning that students explore every aspect of the production process, from brainstorming and scriptwriting, to DVD authoring and file formatting for web delivery. The department offers state of the art equipment for student use, including tape and file-based high definition video production and a Macintosh-based nonlinear video-editing lab featuring Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and AVID Medial Composer editing software. All Lawson State Media Production students receive hands-on instruction and departmental video equipment is available for student checkout. A short certificate in Media Production (formerly Radio & TV Production) can be earned in approximately one year.

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AV Technician

Media Production Short Certificate

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Media Production students gain knowledge and skills needed for educational advancement and careers in broadcast news, television production, narrative and documentary production, Internet content production, audio production, music video production and numerous other areas of the vast media production field. The Media Production program at Lawson State offers a script to screen exploration of the media production field, meaning that students explore every aspect of the production process, from brainstorming and scriptwriting, to DVD authoring and file formatting for web delivery. The department offers state of the art equipment for student use, including tape and file-based high definition video production and a Macintosh-based nonlinear video-editing lab featuring Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and AVID Medial Composer editing software. All Lawson State Media Production students receive hands-on instruction and departmental video equipment is available for student checkout. A short certificate in Media Production (formerly Radio & TV Production) can be earned in approximately one year.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Short Certificate

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The Culinary Arts program is now providing students extensive training and development of skills to become competent in the field of Culinary Arts, foods preparation and service. Students graduating and successfully completing a program in Culinary Arts can now be awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The program is housed in a brand new state of the art training facility located on the Birmingham East Campus in the AG Gaston Building. We welcome and encourage those students who have completed the previously offered Culinary Arts Short Certificate the opportunity to return for advanced training to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The additional courses offered under the degree option will enhance your current skills and equip you with additional knowledge which can increase your employment options. Graduates can be confident in their cutting-edge employable skills this growing industry demands. Students will be provided with opportunities for workplace education incorporated into their program plans through partnerships with surrounding restaurants and hospitality services which can lead to permanent employment upon completion of studies.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts program is now providing students extensive training and development of skills to become competent in the field of Culinary Arts, foods preparation and service. Students graduating and successfully completing a program in Culinary Arts can now be awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The program is housed in a brand new state of the art training facility located on the Birmingham East Campus in the AG Gaston Building. We welcome and encourage those students who have completed the previously offered Culinary Arts Short Certificate the opportunity to return for advanced training to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The additional courses offered under the degree option will enhance your current skills and equip you with additional knowledge which can increase your employment options. Graduates can be confident in their cutting-edge employable skills this growing industry demands. Students will be provided with opportunities for workplace education incorporated into their program plans through partnerships with surrounding restaurants and hospitality services which can lead to permanent employment upon completion of studies.

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Energy Industry

Electrical Lineman

Lineman Worker Training

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