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EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced Life Support-Paramedic Certificate

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The Advanced Life Support Program provides paramedic level training utilizing current and modern equipment based on the guidelines of the national standard curriculum as mandated by Pennsylvania State Law to competently prepare the student to pass both the national practical and written certification exam process.

A graduate of this certificate program may continue his/her studies leading to an AAS Degree in EMS

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Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

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The AAS Paramedic Program provides paramedic level training utilizing current and modern equipment based on the guidelines of the national standard curriculum as mandated by Pennsylvania State Law to competently prepare the student to pass both the national practical and written certification exam process and encountered by a field level street paramedic operating out of an ambulance, Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), or mobile intensive care unit. In addition, the general education requirements will prepare the student for the many administrative functions which accompany the clinical provisions prepare the student for mid-management employment.

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Firefighter

Aerial Apparatus Operations

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This course will introduce the student to the basic operating principles of fire service aerial equipment. This course is a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration, and supervised practice. Students attending this course will through classroom work and hands on practices of basic skills, be introduced to the operational theory of aerials, aerial towers, and elevating platforms. Basic system design, safety, spotting/stabilization, operations and the elevated master stream operations are covered. Student will need to bring pen/pencil, notebook and a complete set of fire fighter protective clothing (SCBA is not required). Classes will meet 4/6, 8, 11, 2020.Pre-requisites: IST or ELIS.

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Exterior Fire Fighter

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This class is the third level which upon successful completion an entry level firefighter will be able to identify and utilize basic knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to exterior fire ground operations This course will show new firefighters the fire ground operation including SCBA, fire behavior, building construction, fire extinguishers, forcible entry, ladders, and fire streams/hose line advancement. Student will need to bring pen/pencil, notebook, Essentials of Fire fighting/skills book and all other equipment as needed. Prerequisites: ELFG, NIMS 700, student must be 14 years of age at start of class.

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Fire Fighter Certificate I

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Fire Ground Support

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This class is the second level which upon successful completion the student shall be able to identify and utilize the basic knowledge, skill, and abilities as they relate to fire ground operations. This will introduce new firefighters to fire ground operation including fire behavior, building construction/structural collapse, fire hose, water supply, communications, ropes and knots. Self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Prerequisites: Completion of ELIS, HMA and the minimum age is 14 years at the start of the course.

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Haz Mat Awareness Certificate

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Hazardous Materials Awareness

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The goal for the student of Hazardous Materials Awareness is to prepare the students who, in the course of their normal duties, could encounter an emergency with hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD). They are expected to recognize the presence of a hazardous material/WMD, call for trained personnel to assist, secure and protect the area. This course serves as the initial training as required. Primary target students for this class are First Responders. Student will need to bring to class a pen/pencil and notebook. Prerequisites: none.

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Hazardous Materials Operations

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The goal of this class is to provide the emergency responder with the training needed with the skills to comply with NFPA 472 Chapter 6.2. This course will provide training for first responders that respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response for protecting nearby persons, property, and the environment. Personnel are trained to respond in a defensive fashion to contain the release from a safe distance and to keep it from spreading and prevent exposures. An understanding of basic hazard and risk assessment, how to select and use proper personnel protective equipment, basic hazardous materials terms, basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and the PPE available, basic decontamination procedures and termination procedures. Student supplies: Pen/pencil, notebook and equipment as stated by instructor.

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Interior Fire Fighter

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This entry level course is the 4th level in the curriculum. This class is designed to introduce new firefighters to interior fire ground operations including SCBA, Search and Rescue Procedures, firefighter survival, ventilation, utility and loss control, origin and cause and fire control/suppression. Once successfully completed an entry level firefighter shall be able to identify and utilize basic knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to interior fire ground operations. Student supplies: pen/pencil, notebook, necessary equipment, Essentials of Firefighting Book/Skills book. Prerequisites: ELEF, HMO and student must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

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Intro. to the Fire Service

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Upon successful completion an entry level firefighter will be able to identify and use the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities for their career in the fire service. This course is to introduce new firefighters to basic information including an overview of the fire service, the organization, firefighter safety and personal protective equipment, tools, and emergency lighting, and backing apparatus. This is level 1 of 5 in the curriculum. Text: Essentials of Fire Fighting, Sixth Edition which you can get through IFSTA (International Fire Service Training Assoc.).You will need the book and the skill book. This must remain with the student until the end of all levels are completed. You will need to bring with you to class pen/pencil & notebook as well. You will also need the following equipment: Helmet, gloves, turnout coat, turnout pants, boots, protective hood, and protective eyewear (Safety glasses or goggles) required for all classes. Prerequisites: Minimum age: 14 years old at the start of class. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR DATES ONCE WE ARE BACK IN SESSION.

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Court Reporting, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Court Reporting is designed for students to learn realtime stenographic shorthand machine keyboarding, then master writing the spoken word at speeds of 225 plus words per minute through the use of computerized shorthand machines and computer aided transcription (CAT). Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to meet the minimum requirements for professional employment in the following areas: court and hearing reporting at county, state, and federal levels; self-employment for freelance reporting; realtime reporting for broadcast captioning and/or CART for the hearing impaired; and scoping..

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Criminal Investigator

Fundamentals of On-Scene Collision Investigation

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CL-301 is available for active law enforcement personnel. This course is an introductory level training course designed to provide law enforcement officers who cannot afford the time to attend the On=Scene Collesion Investigation - Homicide by Vehicle training program with the awareness and skills necessary to gather and document the physical evidence at the collision scene.

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Glock Operator Course

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Increase your knowledge and skills with your GLOCK in 2 days (16 hours). This training course is designed and intended for public safety professionals who have successfully completed a basic pistol course and want to improve their skills. This course is not recommended for those who have not attended official training programs. This course is a dynamic shooting course that requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, shoot on the move, move into and recover quickly from kneeling and prone positions. Students will need to bring their GLOCK pistol, 1000 rounds of ammunition (no reloads) and 10 dummy rounds, hat, eye and ear protection, duty holster and magazine pouch. To take this course you must be one of the following: Active or Reserve Law Enforcement, Active or Reserve Military. Licensed Armed Security Officers. Current GSSF Members. Current NRA Firearms Instructor.

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SigSauer CounterAmbush Tactics

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Counter Ambush Tactics for Law Enforcement, This is a one-day comprehensive course designed to provide LE First Responders with tactics to defeat ambush-style attacks. Officers will quickly be instructed and guided through dry movements, live fire movements, and force on target movements, utilizing a combination of rifle and pistol applications. These counter ambush techniques and tactics are tried, proven, and most importantly simple to execute immediately with minimal training. Graduates can easily take the skills learned back to their agency for train-the-trainer implementation department wide

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Police Officer

Fundamentals of On-Scene Collision Investigation

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CL-301 is available for active law enforcement personnel. This course is an introductory level training course designed to provide law enforcement officers who cannot afford the time to attend the On=Scene Collesion Investigation - Homicide by Vehicle training program with the awareness and skills necessary to gather and document the physical evidence at the collision scene.

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Glock Operator Course

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Increase your knowledge and skills with your GLOCK in 2 days (16 hours). This training course is designed and intended for public safety professionals who have successfully completed a basic pistol course and want to improve their skills. This course is not recommended for those who have not attended official training programs. This course is a dynamic shooting course that requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, shoot on the move, move into and recover quickly from kneeling and prone positions. Students will need to bring their GLOCK pistol, 1000 rounds of ammunition (no reloads) and 10 dummy rounds, hat, eye and ear protection, duty holster and magazine pouch. To take this course you must be one of the following: Active or Reserve Law Enforcement, Active or Reserve Military. Licensed Armed Security Officers. Current GSSF Members. Current NRA Firearms Instructor.

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SigSauer CounterAmbush Tactics

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Counter Ambush Tactics for Law Enforcement, This is a one-day comprehensive course designed to provide LE First Responders with tactics to defeat ambush-style attacks. Officers will quickly be instructed and guided through dry movements, live fire movements, and force on target movements, utilizing a combination of rifle and pistol applications. These counter ambush techniques and tactics are tried, proven, and most importantly simple to execute immediately with minimal training. Graduates can easily take the skills learned back to their agency for train-the-trainer implementation department wide

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Correctional Officer

Glock Operator Course

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Increase your knowledge and skills with your GLOCK in 2 days (16 hours). This training course is designed and intended for public safety professionals who have successfully completed a basic pistol course and want to improve their skills. This course is not recommended for those who have not attended official training programs. This course is a dynamic shooting course that requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, shoot on the move, move into and recover quickly from kneeling and prone positions. Students will need to bring their GLOCK pistol, 1000 rounds of ammunition (no reloads) and 10 dummy rounds, hat, eye and ear protection, duty holster and magazine pouch. To take this course you must be one of the following: Active or Reserve Law Enforcement, Active or Reserve Military. Licensed Armed Security Officers. Current GSSF Members. Current NRA Firearms Instructor.

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SigSauer CounterAmbush Tactics

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Counter Ambush Tactics for Law Enforcement, This is a one-day comprehensive course designed to provide LE First Responders with tactics to defeat ambush-style attacks. Officers will quickly be instructed and guided through dry movements, live fire movements, and force on target movements, utilizing a combination of rifle and pistol applications. These counter ambush techniques and tactics are tried, proven, and most importantly simple to execute immediately with minimal training. Graduates can easily take the skills learned back to their agency for train-the-trainer implementation department wide

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Legal Assisting (Paralegal), A.A.S.

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The Legal Assisting Program prepares a student for a career as a legal assistant in law firms, insurance companies, title companies, government agencies and large corporations. As a two-year recommended program of studies, the Legal Assisting curriculum combines liberal arts courses with law courses to provide a generalist legal assistant. The program is accredited by ACBSP. This is a part-time only program.

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Office Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Office Information Technology is designed to prepare students for employment in business administration with a concentration in information technology as Administrative Assistants, Executive Office Professionals, Human Resource Assistants, Human Resource Support Staff, Information Technology Assistants, Office Managers, Marketing Assistants, Public Relations Representatives, Front Desk Coordinators, Data Entry Specialists, Customer Service Representatives, and Software Support Specialists.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Advertising/Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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The Advertising/Graphic Design curriculum is a program designed to prepare a student to transfer to a four year institution or gain employment in the field of advertising / graphic design. The student will gain knowledge in all aspects of advertising and graphic design in order to provide multimedia solutions to a variety of communication problems. Both traditional & digital processes are explored.

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AV Technician

Audio/Video Communications, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Audio / Video Communications is designed to provide a solid foundation in the understanding and utilization of audio, video and other new and emerging technology. The extensive theoretical and hands-on experiential learning provides the student with skill sets necessary for an entry level position in radio, television, independent video production, multimedia and internet careers in a variety of private and corporate settings. Credits earned in this program are also transferrable to a 4 year degree.

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Music Recording Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed as a career for students to enter or advance in the fields of multi-track music recording and live sound reinforcement. The program provides a comprehensive, hands-on experience in skill sets necessary in capturing musical performances both in live and studio settings. The goal of the program is to afford the graduate the opportunity to obtain an entry-level position in the music recording industry as an audio engineer, recording technician, or a house sound and monitor mixer for concert producers, music recording studios and music performers. This program prepares students for immediate employment and also provides a solid platform for the graduate to continue his / her education.

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Recording Engineer Diploma

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This curriculum is designed to give students basic and advanced concepts behind multi-track music recording. Occupations such as Audio Engineers, Recording Technicians and Audio Producers are all associated with the music recording industry. Concert productions, recording music studios and live music performances all employ people with audio mixing instruction.

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Broadcast Engineer

Music Recording Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed as a career for students to enter or advance in the fields of multi-track music recording and live sound reinforcement. The program provides a comprehensive, hands-on experience in skill sets necessary in capturing musical performances both in live and studio settings. The goal of the program is to afford the graduate the opportunity to obtain an entry-level position in the music recording industry as an audio engineer, recording technician, or a house sound and monitor mixer for concert producers, music recording studios and music performers. This program prepares students for immediate employment and also provides a solid platform for the graduate to continue his / her education.

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Recording Engineer Diploma

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This curriculum is designed to give students basic and advanced concepts behind multi-track music recording. Occupations such as Audio Engineers, Recording Technicians and Audio Producers are all associated with the music recording industry. Concert productions, recording music studios and live music performances all employ people with audio mixing instruction.

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Construction Industry

Civil Engineering Technician

Architectural Engineering Technology Certificate

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Students will prepare for employment in architectural and engineering firms where they will implement CAD based skills to assist in-house professionals in preparing construction documents, estimates, and details for various aspects of design and construction projects. Graduates can successfully fill positions as architectural assistants, architectural and engineering drafters, technicians, estimators, and many other construction industry related occupations.

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Architectural Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This curriculum prepares men and women for further study or for employment opportunities as technicians in the field of architecture. In addition to positions with architectural firms, a graduate may qualify as an engineering aide, architectural draftsperson or estimator. The student will acquire understanding of the theory and skills necessary to create, modify and duplicate architectural drawings utilizing varied processes including computer-assisted drafting systems.

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Electrical Construction Technology Certificate

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Base theories of electricity, household and industrial electrical maintenance and the use of hand and power tools. Practical training on various types of electrical devices and repair and installation work are also included. Upon completion of the program, possible employment positions include electrician's helper, lineperson's helper and electrical parts counterperson, or for the more experienced, opportunities as an industrial maintenance or construction electrician, self-employment in residential or commercial wiring, or sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Electrical Construction Technology Diploma

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The diploma in Electrical Construction Technology is designed to provide both theory and practical application of installation and maintenance of electrical fixtures and devices in a single family dwelling. Graduates of this program may be employed as an electrician's helper, electrical parts counterperson, or a sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Electrical Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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Base theories of electricity, household and industrial electrical maintenance and the use of hand and power tools. Practical training on various types of electrical services and repair and installation work are included. Training will also include electric motors, transformers, large motor controllers, commercial and industrial power systems, multi-dwellings, multi-meter services, and national electric code. Upon completion of the program, possible employment positions include electrician's helpers, lineperson's helpers and electrical parts counterperson, or for the more experienced, opportunities as an industrial maintenance or construction electrician, self-employment in residential or commercial wiring or sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Architectural Drafter

Architectural Engineering Technology Certificate

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Students will prepare for employment in architectural and engineering firms where they will implement CAD based skills to assist in-house professionals in preparing construction documents, estimates, and details for various aspects of design and construction projects. Graduates can successfully fill positions as architectural assistants, architectural and engineering drafters, technicians, estimators, and many other construction industry related occupations.

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Architectural Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This curriculum prepares men and women for further study or for employment opportunities as technicians in the field of architecture. In addition to positions with architectural firms, a graduate may qualify as an engineering aide, architectural draftsperson or estimator. The student will acquire understanding of the theory and skills necessary to create, modify and duplicate architectural drawings utilizing varied processes including computer-assisted drafting systems.

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Plumber

Building Maintenance Certificate

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The building maintenance certificate is designed for the student who wants a diversified knowledge in the technical trade skills. The student will acquire an understanding in theory and laboratory skills for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. Qualified students may gain entry level positions in a variety of technical occupations such as maintenance electricians, maintenance plumbers.

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Building Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

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The Building Maintenance Curriculum is designed for the student who wants a diversified knowledge in the technical skills.

The student will acquire an understanding of the theory and skills necessary to manage and provide technical support for all phases of maintenance - electrical construction, plumbing, heating, controls for heating, blueprint reading and estimating, electrical power systems, and air conditioning. The curriculum will qualify a student for entry-level positions in a variety of technical occupations including building and industrial maintenance. It will also prepare the student for self-employment.

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Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, A.A.S.

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This program provides journeyperson-level training in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning trades. Instruction is provided in both theoretical and practical aspects of plumbing, heating and air conditioning, residential and light-commercial maintenance, various types of plumbing, heating and air conditioning repairs/installation, heat loss and cooling load calculations, heating and cooling system design and state-of-the-art efficiency equipment. Included in this curriculum is an internship co-op program that places students with local contractors, to gain work experience.

Graduates of the program may gain employment as journeyperson-level tradesperson, industrial maintenance, sales representative, estimator for a plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems designer and control trouble-shooting technician.

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Electrician

Building Maintenance Certificate

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The building maintenance certificate is designed for the student who wants a diversified knowledge in the technical trade skills. The student will acquire an understanding in theory and laboratory skills for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. Qualified students may gain entry level positions in a variety of technical occupations such as maintenance electricians, maintenance plumbers.

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Building Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

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The Building Maintenance Curriculum is designed for the student who wants a diversified knowledge in the technical skills.

The student will acquire an understanding of the theory and skills necessary to manage and provide technical support for all phases of maintenance - electrical construction, plumbing, heating, controls for heating, blueprint reading and estimating, electrical power systems, and air conditioning. The curriculum will qualify a student for entry-level positions in a variety of technical occupations including building and industrial maintenance. It will also prepare the student for self-employment.

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HVAC Technician

Building Maintenance Certificate

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The building maintenance certificate is designed for the student who wants a diversified knowledge in the technical trade skills. The student will acquire an understanding in theory and laboratory skills for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. Qualified students may gain entry level positions in a variety of technical occupations such as maintenance electricians, maintenance plumbers.

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Building Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

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The Building Maintenance Curriculum is designed for the student who wants a diversified knowledge in the technical skills.

The student will acquire an understanding of the theory and skills necessary to manage and provide technical support for all phases of maintenance - electrical construction, plumbing, heating, controls for heating, blueprint reading and estimating, electrical power systems, and air conditioning. The curriculum will qualify a student for entry-level positions in a variety of technical occupations including building and industrial maintenance. It will also prepare the student for self-employment.

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Heating and Air conditioning Technology Certificate

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The Heating and Air Conditioning Certi cate Program pro- vides training for beginning HVAC technicians and experienced technicians using the most modern equipment and technology. Hands-on learning is strongly emphasized as well as theoretical classroom study. Practical training with various types of heating and air conditioning systems is provided. Gas and oil boilers and furnaces will be introduced. Controls for warm-air, air condition- ing and many types of hydronic systems are covered. Positions available to those completing the program may include work as an entry level service technician, maintenance technician, sales representative, counter person, HVAC installer, or HVAC contractor. This program would also allow a student to continue to pursue an Associate of Applied Science in the HVAC program at Luzerne County Community College.

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Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, A.A.S.

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This program provides journeyperson-level training in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning trades. Instruction is provided in both theoretical and practical aspects of plumbing, heating and air conditioning, residential and light-commercial maintenance, various types of plumbing, heating and air conditioning repairs/installation, heat loss and cooling load calculations, heating and cooling system design and state-of-the-art efficiency equipment. Included in this curriculum is an internship co-op program that places students with local contractors, to gain work experience.

Graduates of the program may gain employment as journeyperson-level tradesperson, industrial maintenance, sales representative, estimator for a plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems designer and control trouble-shooting technician.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical Construction Technology Certificate

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Base theories of electricity, household and industrial electrical maintenance and the use of hand and power tools. Practical training on various types of electrical devices and repair and installation work are also included. Upon completion of the program, possible employment positions include electrician's helper, lineperson's helper and electrical parts counterperson, or for the more experienced, opportunities as an industrial maintenance or construction electrician, self-employment in residential or commercial wiring, or sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Electrical Construction Technology Diploma

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The diploma in Electrical Construction Technology is designed to provide both theory and practical application of installation and maintenance of electrical fixtures and devices in a single family dwelling. Graduates of this program may be employed as an electrician's helper, electrical parts counterperson, or a sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Electrical Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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Base theories of electricity, household and industrial electrical maintenance and the use of hand and power tools. Practical training on various types of electrical services and repair and installation work are included. Training will also include electric motors, transformers, large motor controllers, commercial and industrial power systems, multi-dwellings, multi-meter services, and national electric code. Upon completion of the program, possible employment positions include electrician's helpers, lineperson's helpers and electrical parts counterperson, or for the more experienced, opportunities as an industrial maintenance or construction electrician, self-employment in residential or commercial wiring or sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Metal Fabricator

Electrical Construction Technology Certificate

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Base theories of electricity, household and industrial electrical maintenance and the use of hand and power tools. Practical training on various types of electrical devices and repair and installation work are also included. Upon completion of the program, possible employment positions include electrician's helper, lineperson's helper and electrical parts counterperson, or for the more experienced, opportunities as an industrial maintenance or construction electrician, self-employment in residential or commercial wiring, or sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Electrical Construction Technology Diploma

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The diploma in Electrical Construction Technology is designed to provide both theory and practical application of installation and maintenance of electrical fixtures and devices in a single family dwelling. Graduates of this program may be employed as an electrician's helper, electrical parts counterperson, or a sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Electrical Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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Base theories of electricity, household and industrial electrical maintenance and the use of hand and power tools. Practical training on various types of electrical services and repair and installation work are included. Training will also include electric motors, transformers, large motor controllers, commercial and industrial power systems, multi-dwellings, multi-meter services, and national electric code. Upon completion of the program, possible employment positions include electrician's helpers, lineperson's helpers and electrical parts counterperson, or for the more experienced, opportunities as an industrial maintenance or construction electrician, self-employment in residential or commercial wiring or sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Welding Certificate

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The Welding Program provides training to beginning welders, as well as continuing education for experienced welders who wish to upgrade their skills by using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Emphasizing practical and classroom instruction, our students enter the workforce prepared for the real world of industry. Our mission is to provide the program?s students with job contacts, self-confidence and professional leadership skills necessary in gaining employment. To ensure that students learn what the profession requires faculty assess the performance and progress of each student during the pursuit of his/her professional development.

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Welding Diploma

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The Welding Program provides training to beginning welders, as well as continuing education for experienced welders who wish to upgrade their skills by using state-of the-art equipment and technology. Emphasizing practical and classroom instruction, our students enter the workforce prepared for the real world of industry. Our mission is to provide the program's students with job contacts, self-confidence and professional leadership skills necessary in gaining employment. To ensure that students learn what the profession requires faculty assess the performance and progress of each student during the pursuit of his/her professional development.

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Electrical Lineman

Electrical Construction Technology Certificate

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Base theories of electricity, household and industrial electrical maintenance and the use of hand and power tools. Practical training on various types of electrical devices and repair and installation work are also included. Upon completion of the program, possible employment positions include electrician's helper, lineperson's helper and electrical parts counterperson, or for the more experienced, opportunities as an industrial maintenance or construction electrician, self-employment in residential or commercial wiring, or sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Electrical Construction Technology Diploma

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The diploma in Electrical Construction Technology is designed to provide both theory and practical application of installation and maintenance of electrical fixtures and devices in a single family dwelling. Graduates of this program may be employed as an electrician's helper, electrical parts counterperson, or a sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Electrical Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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Base theories of electricity, household and industrial electrical maintenance and the use of hand and power tools. Practical training on various types of electrical services and repair and installation work are included. Training will also include electric motors, transformers, large motor controllers, commercial and industrial power systems, multi-dwellings, multi-meter services, and national electric code. Upon completion of the program, possible employment positions include electrician's helpers, lineperson's helpers and electrical parts counterperson, or for the more experienced, opportunities as an industrial maintenance or construction electrician, self-employment in residential or commercial wiring or sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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The Welding Program provides training to beginning welders, as well as continuing education for experienced welders who wish to upgrade their skills by using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Emphasizing practical and classroom instruction, our students enter the workforce prepared for the real world of industry. Our mission is to provide the program?s students with job contacts, self-confidence and professional leadership skills necessary in gaining employment. To ensure that students learn what the profession requires faculty assess the performance and progress of each student during the pursuit of his/her professional development.

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Welding Diploma

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The Welding Program provides training to beginning welders, as well as continuing education for experienced welders who wish to upgrade their skills by using state-of the-art equipment and technology. Emphasizing practical and classroom instruction, our students enter the workforce prepared for the real world of industry. Our mission is to provide the program's students with job contacts, self-confidence and professional leadership skills necessary in gaining employment. To ensure that students learn what the profession requires faculty assess the performance and progress of each student during the pursuit of his/her professional development.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Welding Certificate

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The Welding Program provides training to beginning welders, as well as continuing education for experienced welders who wish to upgrade their skills by using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Emphasizing practical and classroom instruction, our students enter the workforce prepared for the real world of industry. Our mission is to provide the program?s students with job contacts, self-confidence and professional leadership skills necessary in gaining employment. To ensure that students learn what the profession requires faculty assess the performance and progress of each student during the pursuit of his/her professional development.

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Welding Diploma

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The Welding Program provides training to beginning welders, as well as continuing education for experienced welders who wish to upgrade their skills by using state-of the-art equipment and technology. Emphasizing practical and classroom instruction, our students enter the workforce prepared for the real world of industry. Our mission is to provide the program's students with job contacts, self-confidence and professional leadership skills necessary in gaining employment. To ensure that students learn what the profession requires faculty assess the performance and progress of each student during the pursuit of his/her professional development.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology curriculum is planned to have theory and practical experience combined. The student will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the theory and skills necessary to diagnose, service and repair automotive systems and components utilizing varied computer systems/technology. The student completing this program will be qualified for employment in the automotive repair industry as a line technician, fuel management specialist, transmission specialist, brake specialist, drivability specialist, under car/wheel service specialist, basic auto machinist/rebuilder, service writers.

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PA Safety Inspection for Licensed Mechanics

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This course is designed to certify mechanics to conduct PA Safety Inspection. The course covers the rules and regulations for vehicle inspection using the Review of Vehicle Equipment and Inspection Manual as set forth by the outline given by the state. The course also gives you a basis to work from to assure that PA vehicles are safe on the road for all persons. By taking this course, you will better understand the basics of PA Safety Inspection from setting up a shop to the administrative parts of the system as well as equipment requirements and the inspection procedure using brake measuring tools, aiming headlights, ball joint measurement. This course will prepare you to take the test(s) necessary to receive your PA Safety Inspection license. You will be required to pass the test(s) and inspect a vehicle(s) for each category chosen. Dates & Times: First Sunday 9am-3pm; Second Sunday 9am-12pm; Third Sunday 1 hr tactile to be announced by instructor. Tuition: $180 category 1 (passenger), $45 category 2 (motorcycle), $45 category 3 (heavy truck/bus). Please call 1-800-377-5222 extension 7495 if you will be taking more than just category 1.

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PA Vehicle Emissions Testing for Licensed Mechanics

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has developed a web-based training program/test for technicians to become certified in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program. You must schedule an appointment in order to take the test. Cost: $55 for certification exam and $45 for re-certification exam at the time of the registration prior to taking the exam. It is payable by check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Applicants are required to show a valid Pennsylvania driver's license prior to taking the test.

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Auto Body Technician

Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology curriculum is planned to have theory and practical experience combined. The student will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the theory and skills necessary to diagnose, service and repair automotive systems and components utilizing varied computer systems/technology. The student completing this program will be qualified for employment in the automotive repair industry as a line technician, fuel management specialist, transmission specialist, brake specialist, drivability specialist, under car/wheel service specialist, basic auto machinist/rebuilder, service writers.

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Truck Driver

CDL Training Program

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Embark on a career driving trucks through one of the Commercial Driver's License training programs at Luzerne County Community College. Gain the knowledge and skills you need through a combination of classroom, driving range, and on-road training provided by our partner, CC Training, LLC. Experienced instructors will help prepare you to take and pass your state's Commercial Driver's License test - all in just four weeks or nine weekends!

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Truck Technology Certificate

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The Diesel Truck Technology Program will prepare students for careers as diesel technicians in a variety of industries using diesel technology, primarily but not exclusively, the transportation industry. The student completing the program will be qualified for employment at an apprenticeship level as a preventive maintenance technician in the diesel service industry.

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Diesel Truck Technology Diploma

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The Diesel Truck Technology Program will prepare students for careers as diesel technicians in a variety of industries using diesel technology, primarily but not exclusively, the transportation industry. The student completing the program will be qualified for employment at an apprenticeship level as a preventive maintenance technician in the diesel service industry.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Computer Applications Diploma

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The Diploma degree in Computer Applications is designed to meet the needs of the growing office professionals trained in the use of Microsoft Office Applications. This program is intended to prepare students to enter a modern office. The skills acquired include the operation of state-of-the art equipment and application software to gain marketable skills required to work accurately and productively in an office environment. This program is intended to prepare students to sit for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Students who pass these exams will distinguish themselves from non-credentialed individuals and will improve their employment prospects. This degree will offer students an opportunity to pursue positions as office support specialists, information processors, secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, clerks, and information workers, to name a few.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is designed to prepare students for employment in the IT workforce as entry-level Programmers, entry-level Database Programmers, Application Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Business Analysts, System Analysts, PC Support Specialists, Technical Support, and User Support Specialists, to name a few. This program provides a strong foundation in computer programming.

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Computer Programming Certificate

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The Certificate in Computer Programming is designed to provide a strong foundation in computer programming. This degree will offer students an opportunity to pursue positions as entry-level Programmers, entry-level Database Programmers, Software Developers, System Managers, Application Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Business Analysts, PC Support Specialists, and User Support Specialists. (Note: Students must meet the minimum standards for English and Keyboarding on the Accuplacer Placement Exam.)

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Mobile App Development Diploma

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The Diploma degree in Mobile Application Development is designed to meet the needs of the growing demand for developers with experience on multiple platforms, such as iOS and Android. This program is intended to prepare the students with a solid foundation of software development skills for developing mobile applications. Students will develop skills in the design of iOS and Android software systems using appropriate technologies, architectures and techniques. This degree will offer students an opportunity to pursue positions as Mobile App Developers and Mobile Designers, to name a few.

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Web and Mobile Development Technology, A.A.S.

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This curriculum contains a sequence of web-related courses which help a student build skills for employment. This program is intended to provide a foundation in the web design and mobile development. In recent years, businesses worldwide have continued to offer more products and services via the Internet. Individuals completing this program will position themselves nicely to acquire entry level employment with a company who needs to maintain and update their web site and mobile apps. Students will be introduced to the Internet as a tool for communications and commerce. They will learn the HTML language used to develop web pages and sites, as well as iOS and Android to develop mobile apps. Students will acquire the programming knowledge necessary to build multi-tier applications that connect content with data to produce dynamically driven web sites. They will learn to enhance those sites though the use of image and multimedia elements. The students will be presented with Open Source and proprietary web technologies as well as web server administration to broaden their scope and increase employment potential. This degree will offer students an opportunity to pursue positions as web developers, web designers, web masters, mobile app developers and mobile designers to name a few.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Applications Diploma

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The Diploma degree in Computer Applications is designed to meet the needs of the growing office professionals trained in the use of Microsoft Office Applications. This program is intended to prepare students to enter a modern office. The skills acquired include the operation of state-of-the art equipment and application software to gain marketable skills required to work accurately and productively in an office environment. This program is intended to prepare students to sit for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Students who pass these exams will distinguish themselves from non-credentialed individuals and will improve their employment prospects. This degree will offer students an opportunity to pursue positions as office support specialists, information processors, secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, clerks, and information workers, to name a few.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is designed to prepare students for employment in the IT workforce as entry-level Programmers, entry-level Database Programmers, Application Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Business Analysts, System Analysts, PC Support Specialists, Technical Support, and User Support Specialists, to name a few. This program provides a strong foundation in computer programming.

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Computer Programming Certificate

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The Certificate in Computer Programming is designed to provide a strong foundation in computer programming. This degree will offer students an opportunity to pursue positions as entry-level Programmers, entry-level Database Programmers, Software Developers, System Managers, Application Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Business Analysts, PC Support Specialists, and User Support Specialists. (Note: Students must meet the minimum standards for English and Keyboarding on the Accuplacer Placement Exam.)

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Mobile App Development Diploma

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The Diploma degree in Mobile Application Development is designed to meet the needs of the growing demand for developers with experience on multiple platforms, such as iOS and Android. This program is intended to prepare the students with a solid foundation of software development skills for developing mobile applications. Students will develop skills in the design of iOS and Android software systems using appropriate technologies, architectures and techniques. This degree will offer students an opportunity to pursue positions as Mobile App Developers and Mobile Designers, to name a few.

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Database Administrators

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is designed to prepare students for employment in the IT workforce as entry-level Programmers, entry-level Database Programmers, Application Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Business Analysts, System Analysts, PC Support Specialists, Technical Support, and User Support Specialists, to name a few. This program provides a strong foundation in computer programming.

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Computer Systems and Security Technology, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Computer Systems and Security Technology program is to provide students with the skills necessary to work as a support technician within organizations that provide and utilize diverse IT infrastructures. All of the core courses in the curriculum have practical components that provide students with hands-on experience utilizing essential diagnostic hardware and software development tools. The curriculum focuses on building critical thinking and problem solving skills with an emphasis on practical applications. Students will refine their skills in the areas of operating systems, computer networks and data security. The program will also prepare a student for further studies and/or certification in areas such as network engineering, information security assurance, forensic computer analysis and advanced cyber security.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is designed to prepare students for employment in the IT workforce as entry-level Programmers, entry-level Database Programmers, Application Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Business Analysts, System Analysts, PC Support Specialists, Technical Support, and User Support Specialists, to name a few. This program provides a strong foundation in computer programming.

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Information Security Analyst

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) is designed to prepare students for employment in the IT workforce as entry-level Programmers, entry-level Database Programmers, Application Analysts, Programmer Analysts, Business Analysts, System Analysts, PC Support Specialists, Technical Support, and User Support Specialists, to name a few. This program provides a strong foundation in computer programming.

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Computer Systems and Security Technology, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Computer Systems and Security Technology program is to provide students with the skills necessary to work as a support technician within organizations that provide and utilize diverse IT infrastructures. All of the core courses in the curriculum have practical components that provide students with hands-on experience utilizing essential diagnostic hardware and software development tools. The curriculum focuses on building critical thinking and problem solving skills with an emphasis on practical applications. Students will refine their skills in the areas of operating systems, computer networks and data security. The program will also prepare a student for further studies and/or certification in areas such as network engineering, information security assurance, forensic computer analysis and advanced cyber security.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Systems and Security Technology, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Computer Systems and Security Technology program is to provide students with the skills necessary to work as a support technician within organizations that provide and utilize diverse IT infrastructures. All of the core courses in the curriculum have practical components that provide students with hands-on experience utilizing essential diagnostic hardware and software development tools. The curriculum focuses on building critical thinking and problem solving skills with an emphasis on practical applications. Students will refine their skills in the areas of operating systems, computer networks and data security. The program will also prepare a student for further studies and/or certification in areas such as network engineering, information security assurance, forensic computer analysis and advanced cyber security.

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Graphic Designer

Web and Mobile Development Technology, A.A.S.

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This curriculum contains a sequence of web-related courses which help a student build skills for employment. This program is intended to provide a foundation in the web design and mobile development. In recent years, businesses worldwide have continued to offer more products and services via the Internet. Individuals completing this program will position themselves nicely to acquire entry level employment with a company who needs to maintain and update their web site and mobile apps. Students will be introduced to the Internet as a tool for communications and commerce. They will learn the HTML language used to develop web pages and sites, as well as iOS and Android to develop mobile apps. Students will acquire the programming knowledge necessary to build multi-tier applications that connect content with data to produce dynamically driven web sites. They will learn to enhance those sites though the use of image and multimedia elements. The students will be presented with Open Source and proprietary web technologies as well as web server administration to broaden their scope and increase employment potential. This degree will offer students an opportunity to pursue positions as web developers, web designers, web masters, mobile app developers and mobile designers to name a few.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Computerized Numerical Control Technology Certificate

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In this CNC Certificate Program students will learn the programming, set-up and operation of machine tools, including loading raw stock, start-up procedures, de-bugging of programs, and inspection of parts. Instruction emphasizes hands-on skills as well as related information in the use of computerized numerical control (CNC) technology to program machine tools for drilling, milling, and turning operations. A graduate of this program can be employed as a class C machinist, entry-level tool programmer, CNC Operator, or a mechanical engineering technician.

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Engineering Design and Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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This program is designed as an interdisciplinary approach to train students with drafting/design technology, manufacturing and three-dimensional rapid prototyping skills. Students will be exposed to "high tech" computer based manufacturing techniques with ability to produce two and three-dimensional detailed drawings created from a solid model.

Graduates of this program may seek employment as draftspersons, designers, manufacturing technicians or engineering technologists.

Students may also continue their studies leading to an advanced degree at a four year institution in Manufacturing or Design Technology.

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Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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The Industrial Maintenance Certificate is designed to provide hands-on training and experience in electrical-mechanical machines and automated systems. Graduates are prepared as maintenance technicians to analyze, troubleshoot, and repair equipment found in the industrial environment.

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Industrial Maintenance Diploma

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The industrial Maintenance Diploma program is designed to provide hands-on training and experience in electro-mechanical systems. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as maintenance technicians in an industrial or manufacturing setting.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology Certificate

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The certificate of Specialization in Electronics Engineering will enable the student to install, service and operate electrical / electronic equipment. A graduate of this program can be employed as an installer of electronic equipment, calibration and test operator, sales representative, or a field service representative.

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Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology is designed to provide both the theory and practical applications of electronic engineering technology. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in industry, business and government; for computer / electronic equipment design, installation, servicing and operation; and for entry into such high tech specialties as microprocessors, biomedical equipment, telecommunications, and opto-electronics.

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Electronics Engineering Technology-Dual Track Automated Systems Robotics, A.A.S.

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A dual study concentration in both Electronics and Robotics is available to students who meet all of the requirements for an AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and in addition take the recommended courses listed below prior to graduating. These courses will be offered subject to minimum enrollment criteria. Please note that if the minimum enrollment criteria are not met then the Automated Systems / Robotics concentration cannot be guaranteed. Students interested in this option should consult with their counselor / faculty advisor.

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Engineering Design and Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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This program is designed as an interdisciplinary approach to train students with drafting/design technology, manufacturing and three-dimensional rapid prototyping skills. Students will be exposed to "high tech" computer based manufacturing techniques with ability to produce two and three-dimensional detailed drawings created from a solid model.

Graduates of this program may seek employment as draftspersons, designers, manufacturing technicians or engineering technologists.

Students may also continue their studies leading to an advanced degree at a four year institution in Manufacturing or Design Technology.

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Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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The Industrial Maintenance Certificate is designed to provide hands-on training and experience in electrical-mechanical machines and automated systems. Graduates are prepared as maintenance technicians to analyze, troubleshoot, and repair equipment found in the industrial environment.

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Industrial Maintenance Diploma

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The industrial Maintenance Diploma program is designed to provide hands-on training and experience in electro-mechanical systems. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as maintenance technicians in an industrial or manufacturing setting.

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Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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The Mechatronics Program prepares students for careers as multi-skilled technicians in industrial, manufacturing, and commercial settings. Designed as a multidisciplinary program incorporating theory and hands-on experience, students gain knowledge and skills in blueprint reading, CAD drawing, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity, motors, motor control, programmable logic controls, robotics and motion control, process control, instrumentation and computer integrated manufacturing. The program focuses on the integration of the various systems as well as predictive maintenance, troubleshooting and quality assurance.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology Certificate

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The certificate of Specialization in Electronics Engineering will enable the student to install, service and operate electrical / electronic equipment. A graduate of this program can be employed as an installer of electronic equipment, calibration and test operator, sales representative, or a field service representative.

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Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology is designed to provide both the theory and practical applications of electronic engineering technology. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in industry, business and government; for computer / electronic equipment design, installation, servicing and operation; and for entry into such high tech specialties as microprocessors, biomedical equipment, telecommunications, and opto-electronics.

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Engineering Design and Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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This program is designed as an interdisciplinary approach to train students with drafting/design technology, manufacturing and three-dimensional rapid prototyping skills. Students will be exposed to "high tech" computer based manufacturing techniques with ability to produce two and three-dimensional detailed drawings created from a solid model.

Graduates of this program may seek employment as draftspersons, designers, manufacturing technicians or engineering technologists.

Students may also continue their studies leading to an advanced degree at a four year institution in Manufacturing or Design Technology.

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Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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The Industrial Maintenance Certificate is designed to provide hands-on training and experience in electrical-mechanical machines and automated systems. Graduates are prepared as maintenance technicians to analyze, troubleshoot, and repair equipment found in the industrial environment.

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Industrial Maintenance Diploma

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The industrial Maintenance Diploma program is designed to provide hands-on training and experience in electro-mechanical systems. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as maintenance technicians in an industrial or manufacturing setting.

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Architectural Drafter

Engineering Design and Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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This program is designed as an interdisciplinary approach to train students with drafting/design technology, manufacturing and three-dimensional rapid prototyping skills. Students will be exposed to "high tech" computer based manufacturing techniques with ability to produce two and three-dimensional detailed drawings created from a solid model.

Graduates of this program may seek employment as draftspersons, designers, manufacturing technicians or engineering technologists.

Students may also continue their studies leading to an advanced degree at a four year institution in Manufacturing or Design Technology.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Engineering Design and Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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This program is designed as an interdisciplinary approach to train students with drafting/design technology, manufacturing and three-dimensional rapid prototyping skills. Students will be exposed to "high tech" computer based manufacturing techniques with ability to produce two and three-dimensional detailed drawings created from a solid model.

Graduates of this program may seek employment as draftspersons, designers, manufacturing technicians or engineering technologists.

Students may also continue their studies leading to an advanced degree at a four year institution in Manufacturing or Design Technology.

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Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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The Industrial Maintenance Certificate is designed to provide hands-on training and experience in electrical-mechanical machines and automated systems. Graduates are prepared as maintenance technicians to analyze, troubleshoot, and repair equipment found in the industrial environment.

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Industrial Maintenance Diploma

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The industrial Maintenance Diploma program is designed to provide hands-on training and experience in electro-mechanical systems. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as maintenance technicians in an industrial or manufacturing setting.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Engineering Design and Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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This program is designed as an interdisciplinary approach to train students with drafting/design technology, manufacturing and three-dimensional rapid prototyping skills. Students will be exposed to "high tech" computer based manufacturing techniques with ability to produce two and three-dimensional detailed drawings created from a solid model.

Graduates of this program may seek employment as draftspersons, designers, manufacturing technicians or engineering technologists.

Students may also continue their studies leading to an advanced degree at a four year institution in Manufacturing or Design Technology.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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The mission of the Culinary Arts certificate is to provide excellence in culinary education, guiding the learner in the pursuit of intermediate culinary skills and employment goals.
The Culinary Arts Certificate program is designed to provide classroom instruction and practical hands-on laboratory work. The certificate is intended to provide a foundation in culinary arts. Emphasis is placed on building skills and techniques. The program has a strong entrepreneurial and practical focus with the ability to apply the knowledge and skills obtained to many businesses.

Culinary arts certificate graduates are trained for careers leading toward the following job opportunities: Prep Cook, Line Cook, Banquet Cook, Institutional, Caterer, and Kitchen Manager. The student will be able to seek employment in a variety of restaurant venues.

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Culinary Arts Diploma

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The mission of the Culinary Arts diploma is to provide excellence in education, guiding the learner in the pursuit of basic culinary skills and employment goals.
The Culinary Arts Diploma Program is designed to provide classroom instruction and practical hands-on laboratory work. The diploma is intended to provide entry level skills in Culinary Arts. Emphasis is placed on fundamental skills and techniques.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts program is designed to provide classroom instruction and practical hands-on laboratory work. Emphasis is placed on building skills and techniques while providing for study in advanced and emerging areas of culinary arts. Instruction in food production management provides the student with a solid hospitality business foundation. The program has a strong entrepreneurial and practical focus with the ability to apply the knowledge and skills obtained too many businesses.
Culinary arts graduates are trained for careers leading toward the following job opportunities: Sous Chef, Banquet Chef, Executive Chef, Caterer, Food sales representative, Kitchen Manager, and Corporate Chef.

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Hospitality Business Management Certificate

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The mission of the Hospitality Business program is to provide excellence in education, guiding the learner in the pursuit of entry level management skills and employment goals.
The certificate in Hospitality Business Management is designed to prepare students for direct entry into the hotel, catering, restaurant and resort management fields. The curriculum is designed to apply principles of management and to demonstrate professional ethical behavior when entering the workforce.

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Hospitality Business Management, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Hospitality Business Management program is to provide excellence in hotel and restaurant education, guiding the learner in the pursuit of management skills and employment goals.
This curriculum is designed to prepare students for direct job entry into the hospitality management industry.

Emphasis is placed upon entry / middle-level managerial positions in the various aspects of the hospitality industry: food services, catering, hotel administration, sales/marketing, meeting planning, resort operations, and convention and visitors bureaus.

Concentration is on the practical application of managerial principles involving the most up-to-date techniques of the industry. The specific courses are complemented by a practicum that gives the student a significant period of on-the-job experience, while specialized offerings are supplemented by liberal arts and basic hospitality business courses.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Dental Hygiene Program is to provide an exemplary educational program for our students, compassionate, professional and ethical care for our patients and high quality dental health service to the community. Dental hygiene graduates will have the foundation to pursue various career opportunities in the dental field.

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Cardiovascular Technician

EKG Technician Training

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Electrocardiograms (EKG/ECG's) are performed routinely at medical examinations, pre-surgical evaluations, before initiating fitness programs, as well as in the assessment and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Because these exams are conducted so extensively, professional, well-trained EKG Technicians are needed in numerous places throughout the healthcare industry, including hospitals, doctor's offices, cardiac rehabilitation clinics, and other medical settings. They provide doctors and other clinicians with vital diagnostic information regarding the electrical activity of the patient's heart.

The EKG Technician Training Program at Luzerne County Community College is a 60 hour program, consisting of 40 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of practical experience conducted in a clinical setting. * The internship must be completed within six months of the start date of the program. The classroom instruction includes courses on the following topics:

Patient communications
Confidentiality
Recording and reporting procedures
Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
Applicable medical terminology
Understanding of interference, measurements, and rhythms
Students successfully completing this program will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Care Management, A.S.

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The Healthcare Management degree focuses on management and administration in the health care industry. Topics to be covered include general education, ethical issues, health services, finance, business, marketing, information technology, healthcare technology advancement, management and legal issues related to healthcare.

The graduate of the program may pursue a variety of career paths such as medical office managers in physician's offices, healthcare managers in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement centers and related facilities, health information managers, healthcare project managers and case coordinators.

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Medical Scribe Certificate

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The Certificate in Medical Scribe is designed to meet the needs of the growing demand for trained medical information professionals who specialize in charting physician-patient encounters in real-time during medical exams. A scribe can work onsite at a hospital, clinic, or physician's office, or from a remote, HIPAA-secure facility. A scribe enters information into the electronic health record (EHR) or chart at the direction of the physician or licensed independent practitioner. Scribes also assist the physician or licensed independent practitioner in navigating the EHR and locating information such as lab and radiology results. This degree will offer students an opportunity to pursue positions as Medical Scribe, Clinical Scribe, ER Scribe and ED Scribe, to name a few.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide

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This comprehensive course is designed to train the student in the basic knowledge and skills they will need to care for the elderly. It will prepare students to give personal care and use basic nursing skills, assist with basic emergency care, recognize basic signs and symptoms of common ailments and conditions, how to provide a clean and safe environment and apply the basic principles of infection control. Upon completion of this course, the Nurse Aide Trainee will be eligible to sit for the written and the skills competency testing given by the American Red Cross to be placed on the PA Nurse Aide Registry by Pearson Vue.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders. Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for dispensing to patients. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of drug and producing a prescription label. Pharmacy Technicians work with drugs to be administered orally, topically, for the eye, nose, etc. Depending upon the practice setting, a Pharmacy Technician is also involved in the admixture of drugs for intravenous use. Other duties include:

checking inventories and ordering supplies
receiving and checking in supplies
assisting customers
keeping pharmacy work areas clean
complete insurance forms
preparation of "bingo cards" for nursing home patients
Pharmacy Technicians - Employment & Education

Pharmacy Technicians may work in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, pharmacy benefit managers and large industrial complexes. The demand for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2008. This high demand is the result of the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians and the aging population.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Training

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Well-trained, professional, and proficient Phlebotomists are desperately needed in hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices. The Phlebotomy Program offered by Luzerne County Community College consists of theoretical and clinical application presented in a 140 hour format, which includes 100 of classroom instruction and 40 hours of internship at a local hospital or clinic. The internship must be completed within one year of the start date of the program. The goal of this program is to focus on the techniques, procedures, and issues pertaining to the proper collection of blood specimens for routine clinical laboratory testing. Coursework for the program includes the following topics:

Historical Perspectives
Anatomy and Physiology
Phlebotomy Functions
Medical Terminology
Clinical Lab Techniques
Phlebotomy Techniques
Human Relations
HIPAA
Internship
After completing the coursework, students will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Students will also be encouraged to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Exam. Career opportunities for students successfully completing the program include employment in hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy, A.A.S.

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The Respiratory Therapy Program is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree. The objective of the program is to prepare competent respiratory therapists for entry level positions in department s of respiratory care; fulfillment of this objective is attained through didactic instruction, college laboratory practice and experimentation, and clinical experience at the various clinical affiliates of the program. Prerequisite and co-requisite courses are required to provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for understanding the theory and application of respiratory care. Emphasis during the respiratory therapy sequence is placed upon the scientific-rational knowledge requisite to the delivery of competent respiratory care, mastering the fundamental clinical skills in respiratory therapy, understanding disorders of the cardiopulmonary system, and mastering advanced cardiopulmonary therapeutic and monitoring skills. The extensive clinical experience needed for the development of competencies is gained during Clinical Practicum I and Clinical Practicum II.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Surgical Technology Program provides students with knowledge of/for the following areas: 1) knowledge for the need for surgical intervention; 2) an understanding of the role of a surgical technician as a member of the surgical team, and an awareness of the responsibilities which performance of this role entails; 3) a knowledge of the organizational structure of the hospitals, its departments and the operating room; 4) a basic understanding of biological science as it relates to safe operating room procedure; and 5) supervised experience in the operating room performing the duties of a surgical technician> the curriculum involves use of facilities at Luzerne County Community College, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital (Wyoming Valley Health Care System) and Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital. The curriculum consists of 28 semester-hours of science and humanities and 36 semester-hours of classes and supervised clinical practice. Students completing the clinical component of the surgical technology curriculum are neither paid for their clinical work hours. Nor are the students substituted for paid personnel while completing clinical rotations.

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Energy Industry

Solar Energy Technician

Sustainable Energy Technology Certificate

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The Sustainable Energy Program is designed to prepare individuals for entry level technician positions in various energy fields. This includes sectors such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass energy. Clean coal and smart grid technology are also considered. Additionally, sustainability is addressed in the context of efficiency of energy use and carbon footprint.

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Wind Turbine Technician

Sustainable Energy Technology Certificate

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The Sustainable Energy Program is designed to prepare individuals for entry level technician positions in various energy fields. This includes sectors such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass energy. Clean coal and smart grid technology are also considered. Additionally, sustainability is addressed in the context of efficiency of energy use and carbon footprint.

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Contact Phone Number

570-740-0200

Address

1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899
United States