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Firefighter

Advanced Fire Training

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Macomb Community College offers exceptional programs designed to meet the needs of the fire service:

Fire Officer Series
NFPA Fire Inspector Seies
Fire Instructor
Fire Investigation
EMS Instructor
Speciality classes related to Automobile Extrication, Technical Rescue, Active Assailant/Active Shooter, Drivers Training, Forcible Entry and more.

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Fire Academy Skill Specific Certificate

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Macomb’s Basic Fire Academy teaches you advanced fire suppression techniques and prevention procedures to develop and strengthen your firefighting skills. All training meets Michigan’s preparatory requirements for taking the state certification exam, successful passage of which is required of all entry-level, on-call or volunteer firefighters.

The full-time Fire Academy meets for 10 weeks, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., September through November and March through May.

The part-time Fire Academy meets for eight months, three evenings a week and from 8 am to 5 pm every other Saturday.

Students successfully completing Macomb’s Fire Academy will receive Firefighter I and II certification through the State of Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division and earn 12 credits toward an associate degree in Fire Science or Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic/Firefighter from Macomb. Graduation from Macomb’s Basic Fire Academy prepares you for employment as a firefighter or firefighter/EMT.

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Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology Certificate

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Macomb’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology Program will provide you with knowledge of fire prevention, protection and suppression systems and techniques, as well as the emergency medical skills necessary for employment as a firefighter or emergency medication technician (EMT). Upon completion of your coursework, you will be prepared to take the state and national certification exams required to be a firefighter and/or EMT. In addition to providing a pathway for those interested in public service positions, the program has also been designed for individuals interested in entering or advancing in the fire protection/suppression industry.

With a certificate or skill specific certificate in Fire and Emergency Medical Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include firefighter, emergency medical technician and fire protection systems technician.

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Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology, A.A.S.

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Macomb’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology Program will provide you with knowledge of fire prevention, protection and suppression systems and techniques, as well as the emergency medical skills necessary for employment as a firefighter or emergency medication technician (EMT). Upon completion of your coursework, you will be prepared to take the state and national certification exams required to be a firefighter and/or EMT. In addition to providing a pathway for those interested in public service positions, the program has also been designed for individuals interested in entering or advancing in the fire protection/suppression industry.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire and Emergency Medical Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include firefighter, emergency medical technician and fire protection systems technician.

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Police Officer

Advanced Police Training

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The Advanced Police Training section of Macomb Community College’s Criminal Justice Training Center offers a full range of in-service training courses desinged for both private and public police officers, investigators, tactical teams, reserve officers, communications personnel and many other public service professionals.

Our Criminal Justice Training Center also offers department memberships as an alternative to paying tuition for your individual officer's training. Membership also includes access to online training and onsite classrooms, as well as reduced fees for the use of the Firearms Range and Use of Force Simulation device. We will work with your department to develop a customized program that fits your department’s needs.

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Law Enforcement with Police Academy Certificate

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The Law Enforcement with Police Academy program prepares students for entry‑level positions in agencies identified with the criminal justice system in the United States as well as offers opportunities to current practitioners for improvement of their skills, knowledge, and abilities. Students will develop or improve skills and knowledge of criminal law, current issues in policing, evidence and criminal procedures and investigation as well as other facets of law enforcement.

In this program, you will learn about all facets of police work, including criminal law, juvenile issues, rules of evidence, criminal investigation, loss prevention, terrorism, computer-related crime and laboratory techniques. You will take part in Macomb’s Basic Police Academy, which will introduce you to patrol procedures, crime scene process, report writing, detention and prosecution of prisoners, first aid, disaster control and tactical operations. Macomb’s Basic Police Academy exceeds the state-mandated requirements for preparing students to take the exam for state certifications for entry-level police officers. Career opportunities upon completion of this program include police officer and sheriff’s deputy

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Law Enforcement with Police Academy, A.A.S.

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The Law Enforcement with Police Academy program prepares students for entry‑level positions in agencies identified with the criminal justice system in the United States as well as offers opportunities to current practitioners for improvement of their skills, knowledge, and abilities. Students will develop or improve skills and knowledge of criminal law, current issues in policing, evidence and criminal procedures and investigation as well as other facets of law enforcement.

In this program, you will learn about all facets of police work, including criminal law, juvenile issues, rules of evidence, criminal investigation, loss prevention, terrorism, computer-related crime and laboratory techniques. You will take part in Macomb’s Basic Police Academy, which will introduce you to patrol procedures, crime scene process, report writing, detention and prosecution of prisoners, first aid, disaster control and tactical operations. Macomb’s Basic Police Academy exceeds the state-mandated requirements for preparing students to take the exam for state certifications for entry-level police officers. Career opportunities upon completion of this program include police officer and sheriff’s deputy

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Police Academy Certificate

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Macomb’s Police Academy provides a comprehensive training program approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) in a state-of-the-art facility on Macomb’s East Campus. You will learn patrol procedures, crime scene process, report writing, detention and prosecution of prisoners, first aid, disaster control and tactical operations. Three academy sessions are held each year. Two sessions are full time: one during the fall semester and another in the winter semester. A part-time academy is also available that runs over three consecutive semesters. Academy graduates earn 15 credits that may be applied to an associate degree in law enforcement. Graduates must possess at least an associate degree by the end of the academy. Macomb’s Police Academy meets the state-mandated requirements for preparing students to take the exam for state certifications for entry-level police officers and also provides graduates with job placement assistance.

Graduates of Macomb’s Police Academy are eligible for positions that include police officer, sheriff’s deputy, correctional officer and dispatcher.

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Social Services Assistant

Behavioral Sciences Certificate

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This program introduces you to the social sciences - sociology, anthropology and psychology - and leads to an interdisciplinary certificate encompassing all three. Students will use a scientific study of human behavior to understand the “why” behind the decisions people make. With a Certificate in Behavioral Sciences, you will be qualified for positions that include residential advisor, social science research assistant, and social and human services assistant.

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Court Reporting Certificate

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Court reporting involves the transcribing of spoken words into a written document, creating the official record for court hearings, depositions and other legal proceedings. In this program, you will be introduced to machine shorthand, the court reporter’s role in litigation support, broadcast captioning and computer-aided transcription. You will learn about conflict-free writing and how to take legal, medical and technical dictation. You will build up your speed on the steno machine until it reaches upwards of 200 words per minute with high accuracy.

With this certificate and passing the NCRA testing, you will be qualified for positions that include court reporter (freelance possibilities), closed captioner and CART writer.

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Preschool Teacher

Education - Early Childhood Studies, A.A.S.

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Macomb’s Education: Early Childhood Studies (ECHS) Program combines theory and practice to prepare you to work with young children and their families in a variety of childcare settings. You will be introduced to theories of development and curriculum, which are designed to maximize a child’s development, and you will have the opportunity to gain skills interacting with children in observation and practicum settings. The ECHS program is committed to the core values of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that include developmentally appropriate practice, responsible and authentic assessment to guide curriculum, and dedication to families and the community.

Macomb Community College’s Education: Early Childhood program prepares students to work with diverse populations in a variety of roles in early care and education settings. Students participate in field observations and interactions throughout all levels of courses concluding with their final semester placement teaching in a practicum setting. The Education: Early Childhood Studies courses at Macomb focus on development (social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language) and the principals of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) as they relate to academic disciplines and planning authentic learning opportunities and environments for children ages zero through eight years old. Emphasis is placed on authentic observation and assessment, curriculum planning, components of quality care, building positive reciprocal relationships with families and maintaining a commitment to professionalism. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Education: Early Childhood Studies, you will be qualified for positions that include child care provider, preschool teacher, Head Start teacher and teacher assistant.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate

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The EMT student will learn the role of the Emergency Medical Technician that administers Basic Life Support and takes over care from the Medical First Responders. After completing these courses, the student will be able to take the National Registry licensing exam. The student will also obtain the knowledge and skills to staff the sophisticated Advanced Life Support Units and assume care for the patient using appropriate medications and therapy to stabilize the victim of accidents or sudden illness prior to arrival at the hospital.

In Macomb’s Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program, you will learn how to take over the care of victims of sudden illness or accident from first responders on the scene and obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to staff sophisticated Advance Life Support Units. The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program prepares you to take the National Registry Examination. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in Emergency Medical Services – Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic from Macomb, you will be qualified for positions that include paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician, ambulance driver and ambulance attendant. Students must have a current State of Michigan Basic EMT license to be eligible to start the paramedic program

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Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic, A.A.S.

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The EMT student will learn the role of the Emergency Medical Technician that administers Basic Life Support and takes over care from the Medical First Responders. After completing these courses, the student will be able to take the National Registry licensing exam. The student will also obtain the knowledge and skills to staff the sophisticated Advanced Life Support Units and assume care for the patient using appropriate medications and therapy to stabilize the victim of accidents or sudden illness prior to arrival at the hospital.

In Macomb’s Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program, you will learn how to take over the care of victims of sudden illness or accident from first responders on the scene and obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to staff sophisticated Advance Life Support Units. The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program prepares you to take the National Registry Examination. Students must have a current State of Michigan Basic EMT license to be eligible to start the paramedic program

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in Emergency Medical Services – Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic from Macomb, you will be qualified for positions that include paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician, ambulance driver and ambulance attendant.

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Fire Academy Skill Specific Certificate

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Macomb’s Basic Fire Academy teaches you advanced fire suppression techniques and prevention procedures to develop and strengthen your firefighting skills. All training meets Michigan’s preparatory requirements for taking the state certification exam, successful passage of which is required of all entry-level, on-call or volunteer firefighters.

The full-time Fire Academy meets for 10 weeks, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., September through November and March through May.

The part-time Fire Academy meets for eight months, three evenings a week and from 8 am to 5 pm every other Saturday.

Students successfully completing Macomb’s Fire Academy will receive Firefighter I and II certification through the State of Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division and earn 12 credits toward an associate degree in Fire Science or Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic/Firefighter from Macomb. Graduation from Macomb’s Basic Fire Academy prepares you for employment as a firefighter or firefighter/EMT.

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Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology Certificate

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Macomb’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology Program will provide you with knowledge of fire prevention, protection and suppression systems and techniques, as well as the emergency medical skills necessary for employment as a firefighter or emergency medication technician (EMT). Upon completion of your coursework, you will be prepared to take the state and national certification exams required to be a firefighter and/or EMT. In addition to providing a pathway for those interested in public service positions, the program has also been designed for individuals interested in entering or advancing in the fire protection/suppression industry.

With a certificate or skill specific certificate in Fire and Emergency Medical Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include firefighter, emergency medical technician and fire protection systems technician.

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Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology, A.A.S.

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Macomb’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology Program will provide you with knowledge of fire prevention, protection and suppression systems and techniques, as well as the emergency medical skills necessary for employment as a firefighter or emergency medication technician (EMT). Upon completion of your coursework, you will be prepared to take the state and national certification exams required to be a firefighter and/or EMT. In addition to providing a pathway for those interested in public service positions, the program has also been designed for individuals interested in entering or advancing in the fire protection/suppression industry.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire and Emergency Medical Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include firefighter, emergency medical technician and fire protection systems technician.

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Correctional Officer

Law Enforcement Certificate

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The Law Enforcement program prepares students for entry‑level positions in agencies identified with the criminal justice system in the United States and offers opportunities to current practitioners for improvement of their skills, knowledge and abilities. Students will develop or improve skills and knowledge of criminal law, current issues in policing, evidence and criminal procedures and investigation, as well as other facets of law enforcement.

In Macomb’s Law Enforcement Program, you will learn about all facets of police work, including criminal law, juvenile issues, evidence gathering, criminal investigation, loss prevention, terrorism, computer-related crime and laboratory techniques.

Career opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Law Enforcement include correctional officer and police dispatcher.

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Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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The Law Enforcement program prepares students for entry‑level positions in agencies identified with the criminal justice system in the United States and offers opportunities to current practitioners for improvement of their skills, knowledge and abilities. Students will develop or improve skills and knowledge of criminal law, current issues in policing, evidence and criminal procedures and investigation, as well as other facets of law enforcement.

In Macomb’s Law Enforcement Program, you will learn about all facets of police work, including criminal law, juvenile issues, evidence gathering, criminal investigation, loss prevention, terrorism, computer-related crime and laboratory techniques.

Career opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Law Enforcement include correctional officer and police dispatcher.

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Police Academy Certificate

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Macomb’s Police Academy provides a comprehensive training program approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) in a state-of-the-art facility on Macomb’s East Campus. You will learn patrol procedures, crime scene process, report writing, detention and prosecution of prisoners, first aid, disaster control and tactical operations. Three academy sessions are held each year. Two sessions are full time: one during the fall semester and another in the winter semester. A part-time academy is also available that runs over three consecutive semesters. Academy graduates earn 15 credits that may be applied to an associate degree in law enforcement. Graduates must possess at least an associate degree by the end of the academy. Macomb’s Police Academy meets the state-mandated requirements for preparing students to take the exam for state certifications for entry-level police officers and also provides graduates with job placement assistance.

Graduates of Macomb’s Police Academy are eligible for positions that include police officer, sheriff’s deputy, correctional officer and dispatcher.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal, A.A.S.

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In Macomb’s Paralegal Program, you will be introduced to a paralegal’s ethical and professional responsibilities as a member of the legal services delivery team, as well as the purpose and function of discovery and legal pleadings. You will learn how to conduct legal research, prepare legal forms and documents, and conduct and summarize factual investigations, as you become familiar with family law, criminal law, real estate, bankruptcy, court procedures and corporations. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Career opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal include paralegal or legal assistant.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Welding Certificate

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This certificate program builds on the Basic Welding Certificate and is designed to increase a student’s skills in welding techniques. The program deepens knowledge by exploring gas metal arc welding (MIG), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), pipe welding, and testing in both the classroom and the laboratory.

This certificate program prepares students for careers in advanced manufacturing across many industries, including automotive die/mold, medical, aerospace, defense, renewable energy, “green” technologies, and consumer products. This program is ideal for those who enjoy working with their hands. Graduates of this certificate program are well-rounded in welding principles and common welding techniques. It is recommended that the Basic Welding Certificate be completed prior to beginning this program.

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Basic Welding Certificate

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This certificate program is intended to introduce students to the skills and techniques involved in welding. The program sets the foundational skills for this area by incorporating instruction and hands-on application of basic gas metal arc welding (MIG), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW, also known as stick welding), gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), and basic metallurgy.

This certificate is designed to prepare students for success in careers in advanced manufacturing across many industries, including automotive die/mold, medical, aerospace, defense, renewable energy, “green” technologies, and consumer products. This program is ideal for those who enjoy working with their hands. Graduates of this certificate program are well-rounded in welding principles and fundamental welding techniques.

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Welding Certificate

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In Macomb’s Welding Program, you will be introduced to the properties of metal and the different types of welding methods and processes. You will learn to safely operate, maintain and repair welding equipment, and to fabricate and test sample welds. Courses include those leading to certification in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, pipe welding and special testing.

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Welding, A.A.S.

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In Macomb’s Welding Program, you will be introduced to the properties of metal and the different types of welding methods and processes. You will learn to safely operate, maintain and repair welding equipment, and to fabricate and test sample welds. Courses include those leading to certification in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, pipe welding and special testing.

With an associate degree, you will be qualified for careers including solderer, fabrication welder, maintenance welder, fitter-welder and spot welder.

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HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning Certificate

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Macomb’s Climate Control Technology Program prepares you for a high-demand career installing, maintaining and repairing both residential and commercial HVAC and refrigeration systems. You will learn the most current technology used in climate control today, as well as gain the skills necessary to service older systems still in use.

With a Certificate in Climate Control Technology, Air Conditioning or Heating, you will be qualified for positions that include heating and air conditioning mechanic and installer.

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Climate Control Technology Certificate

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Macomb’s Climate Control Technology Program prepares you for a high-demand career installing, maintaining and repairing both residential and commercial HVAC and refrigeration systems. You will learn the most current technology used in climate control today, as well as gain the skills necessary to service older systems still in use. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Climate Control Technology or a Certificate in HVAC Installation and Service, you will be qualified for positions that include heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and installer.

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Climate Control Technology, A.A.S.

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Macomb’s Climate Control Technology Program prepares you for a high-demand career installing, maintaining and repairing both residential and commercial HVAC and refrigeration systems. You will learn the most current technology used in climate control today, as well as gain the skills necessary to service older systems still in use. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Climate Control Technology or a Certificate in HVAC Installation and Service, you will be qualified for positions that include heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and installer.

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Heating Certificate

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Macomb’s Climate Control Technology Program prepares you for a high-demand career installing, maintaining and repairing both residential and commercial HVAC and refrigeration systems. You will learn the most current technology used in climate control today, as well as gain the skills necessary to service older systems still in use.

With a Certificate in Climate Control Technology, Air Conditioning or Heating, you will be qualified for positions that include heating and air conditioning mechanic and installer.

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Refrigeration Certificate

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Macomb’s Climate Control Technology Program prepares you for a high-demand career installing, maintaining and repairing both residential and commercial HVAC and refrigeration systems. You will learn the most current technology used in climate control today, as well as gain the skills necessary to service older systems still in use.

With a Certificate in Refrigeration, you will be qualified for positions that include refrigeration mechanic and installer.

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Applied Technology and Apprenticeship - Building Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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The Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Department offers programs and courses that provide education and training for apprentices, craftsmen, technicians, and others who are seeking a career in a highly skilled area. Specializations are available in numerous industrial and construction trades and skilled professions. Applied Technology students might be currently employed or seeking means to career entry or upgrade. Cooperation with industry keeps programs relevant to job skills required in a competitive market. Students as well as employers are served through the many Applied Technology courses that can lead to certificates and associate degrees. Applied Technology courses begin with AT (e.g., ATWD indicates a course in Applied Technology-Welding).

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Civil Engineering Technician

Applied Technology and Apprenticeship - Building Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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The Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Department offers programs and courses that provide education and training for apprentices, craftsmen, technicians, and others who are seeking a career in a highly skilled area. Specializations are available in numerous industrial and construction trades and skilled professions. Applied Technology students might be currently employed or seeking means to career entry or upgrade. Cooperation with industry keeps programs relevant to job skills required in a competitive market. Students as well as employers are served through the many Applied Technology courses that can lead to certificates and associate degrees. Applied Technology courses begin with AT (e.g., ATWD indicates a course in Applied Technology-Welding).

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Civil Technology Certificate

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The Civil Technology program is geared to train civil engineering technicians for the construction industry. Civil Engineering technicians work in support of civil engineers and architects who supervise the hard hats engaged in this area of employment.

In this program, you will learn about surveying, soils, foundations, construction specifications, drainage, geology and more, preparing you for a career as a valued member of a civil engineering team. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Civil Technology, you will be qualified to become a civil engineering technician, assisting civil engineers and architects on a variety of construction projects.

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Civil Technology, A.A.S.

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The Civil Technology program is geared to train civil engineering technicians for the construction industry. Civil Engineering technicians work in support of civil engineers and architects who supervise the hard hats engaged in this area of employment.

In this program, you will learn about surveying, soils, foundations, construction specifications, drainage, geology and more, preparing you for a career as a valued member of a civil engineering team. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Civil Technology, you will be qualified to become a civil engineering technician, assisting civil engineers and architects on a variety of construction projects.

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Architectural Drafter

Architectural Technology - Architectural Commercial Design and Construction Certificate

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The program provides an opportunity for the student to acquire the knowledge and hands-on skills in architectural design and construction with current technologies. The curriculum is designed to include a variety of interest areas within the courses including interior architecture, architectural history, environmental controls, office practice, structures, urban planning, materials, construction technology, rendering, model building and CAD/BIM computer modeling. Students have the opportunity to enrich their education through participation in a variety of architecture-related extracurricular activities, competitions, and preparation for the builder’s license, BIM certificate, and LEED Green Associates credentials. Certificate programs are offered in Residential, Commercial and Civil.

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Architectural Technology - Architectural Residential Design and Construction Certificate

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The program provides an opportunity for the student to acquire the knowledge and hands-on skills in architectural design and construction with current technologies. The curriculum is designed to include a variety of interest areas within the courses including interior architecture, architectural history, environmental controls, office practice, structures, urban planning, materials, construction technology, rendering, model building and CAD/BIM computer modeling. Students have the opportunity to enrich their education through participation in a variety of architecture-related extracurricular activities, competitions, and preparation for the builder’s license, BIM certificate, and LEED Green Associates credentials. Certificate programs are offered in Residential, Commercial and Civil.

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Architectural Technology - Civil Construction Certificate

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The program provides an opportunity for the student to acquire the knowledge and hands-on skills in architectural design and construction with current technologies. The curriculum is designed to include a variety of interest areas within the courses including interior architecture, architectural history, environmental controls, office practice, structures, urban planning, materials, construction technology, rendering, model building and CAD/BIM computer modeling. Students have the opportunity to enrich their education through participation in a variety of architecture-related extracurricular activities, competitions, and preparation for the builder’s license, BIM certificate, and LEED Green Associates credentials. Certificate programs are offered in Residential, Commercial and Civil.

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Architectural Technology, A.A.S.

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The program provides an opportunity for the student to acquire the knowledge and hands-on skills in architectural design and construction with current technologies. The curriculum is designed to include a variety of interest areas within the courses including interior architecture, architectural history, environmental controls, office practice, structures, urban planning, materials, construction technology, rendering, model building and CAD/BIM computer modeling. Students have the opportunity to enrich their education through participation in a variety of architecture-related extracurricular activities, competitions, and preparation for the builder’s license, BIM certificate, and LEED Green Associates credentials. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, you will be qualified for the position of mechanical drafter.

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Product Development - CAD (Computer Aided Design) Certificate

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Macomb’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) courses, part of the Product Development Program, are for those already employed in the field who need a refresher on the latest software as well as those new to CAD who are preparing for their first job.

The Product Development program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for entry‑level positions in a variety of design environments. The program focuses on the development of both technical and professional proficiencies. The curriculum includes industrial processes and materials, rapid‑prototyping, computer‑aided design, applied problem solving skills, and presentation techniques. With a Certificate in Product Development – Computer Aided Design, you will be qualified for positions that include product designer and industrial designer.

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Product Development, A.A.S.

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In Macomb’s Product Development Program, you will learn drafting, modeling and assembly fundamentals as you gain a working knowledge of the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software favored by today’s industry leaders. You will be introduced to industrial drawing, design specifications, ferrous and non-ferrous materials and press working operations. The program focuses on the development of both technical and professional proficiencies. The curriculum includes industrial processes and materials, rapid‑prototyping, computer‑aided design, applied problem solving skills, and presentation techniques. In your Capstone Project, you will work as part of a multi-skilled team to research, design, manufacture and assemble a product during the course of one semester.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Product Development or Certificate in Product Development - CAD, you will be qualified for positions that include product designer and industrial designer.

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Electrician

Electrical - Construction Maintenance Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to gain entry to the electrical-construction field. Through a blend of classroom theory and hands-on experience, students will learn electrical theory, blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements and safety practices.

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for success in careers in the electrical-construction industry. Students who are interested in this field should be aware that most states, including Michigan, require electricians to pass a test and be licensed. The preparation for becoming licensed is a mandatory apprenticeship, which requires a sponsoring employer with a journeyman or master electrician on staff. Classroom training is a required component of an electrical apprenticeship. The classes included in this certificate program are approved by the State of Michigan Electrical Division for use in an apprenticeship program. The building construction industry is one of the largest industries in the United States today. As homes and businesses require more wiring, licensed electricians will be needed to install the necessary components.

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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Land Surveying Certificate

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The Land Surveying Certificate provides the opportunity for students to develop skills, knowledge, and abilities for entry level and intermediate positions in the land surveying and construction industry. In this program, you will be introduced to the surveying principles and techniques used in the construction of buildings, subdivisions, utilities, roadways, and other public and private developments. You will learn how to use Global Positioning and Geographic Information systems and surveying instruments. The certificate reflects a strong emphasis in state of the art surveying instrument operation, computer aided design drafting, and procedures for advanced construction layout control. The program prepares you to assist registered surveyors and civil engineers, and for the certification exams administered by the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors.

With a certificate in Land Surveying, career opportunities include survey technician and mapping technician.

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Plumber

Plumbing and Pipefitting Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to gain an entry level position in the plumbing and pipefitting field. Through a blend of classroom lecture and application, students will learn the use and installation of pipes, valves and fixtures, as well as the type and operation of the required equipment. Foundational areas, including applied mathematics, blueprint reading, and welding, will also be covered.

This certificate is designed to prepare students for success in careers in the plumbing and pipefitting industry. Students who are interested in this field should be aware that most states, including Michigan, require plumbers to pass a test and be licensed. The preparation for becoming licensed includes a mandatory apprenticeship, which requires a sponsoring employer where the plumbing apprentice will work under the supervision of a licensed authorized master plumber for a specified period of time. As the construction and manufacturing industries continue to grow and evolve, plumbers and pipefitters will be in demand to install, maintain and repair several different types of pipe systems. This program is a good fit for individuals who enjoy being active and working with their hands, with an emphasis on mechanical and troubleshooting skills.

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Plumbing and Pipefitting Certificate of Completion

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In these courses, offered as part of Macomb’s Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Program, you will learn about fittings and valves, pressure gauges, pipe calculations and template development, valve installation and maintenance, principles of drainage flow and proper venting. You will be introduced to the rules and regulations that govern the installation of plumbing systems and to the principles for converting water to steam to generate power.

With a Certificate of Completion or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Plumbing and Pipefitting, you will be qualified for positions that include plumber, pipefitter or stationary steam technician.

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Plumbing and Pipefitting, A.A.S.

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In these courses, offered as part of Macomb’s Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Program, you will learn about fittings and valves, pressure gauges, pipe calculations and template development, valve installation and maintenance, principles of drainage flow and proper venting. You will be introduced to the rules and regulations that govern the installation of plumbing systems and to the principles for converting water to steam to generate power.

With a Certificate of Completion or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Plumbing and Pipefitting, you will be qualified for positions that include plumber, pipefitter or stationary steam technician.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Plumbing and Pipefitting Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to gain an entry level position in the plumbing and pipefitting field. Through a blend of classroom lecture and application, students will learn the use and installation of pipes, valves and fixtures, as well as the type and operation of the required equipment. Foundational areas, including applied mathematics, blueprint reading, and welding, will also be covered.

This certificate is designed to prepare students for success in careers in the plumbing and pipefitting industry. Students who are interested in this field should be aware that most states, including Michigan, require plumbers to pass a test and be licensed. The preparation for becoming licensed includes a mandatory apprenticeship, which requires a sponsoring employer where the plumbing apprentice will work under the supervision of a licensed authorized master plumber for a specified period of time. As the construction and manufacturing industries continue to grow and evolve, plumbers and pipefitters will be in demand to install, maintain and repair several different types of pipe systems. This program is a good fit for individuals who enjoy being active and working with their hands, with an emphasis on mechanical and troubleshooting skills.

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Plumbing and Pipefitting Certificate of Completion

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In these courses, offered as part of Macomb’s Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Program, you will learn about fittings and valves, pressure gauges, pipe calculations and template development, valve installation and maintenance, principles of drainage flow and proper venting. You will be introduced to the rules and regulations that govern the installation of plumbing systems and to the principles for converting water to steam to generate power.

With a Certificate of Completion or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Plumbing and Pipefitting, you will be qualified for positions that include plumber, pipefitter or stationary steam technician.

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Plumbing and Pipefitting, A.A.S.

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In these courses, offered as part of Macomb’s Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Program, you will learn about fittings and valves, pressure gauges, pipe calculations and template development, valve installation and maintenance, principles of drainage flow and proper venting. You will be introduced to the rules and regulations that govern the installation of plumbing systems and to the principles for converting water to steam to generate power.

With a Certificate of Completion or Associate of Applied Science Degree in Plumbing and Pipefitting, you will be qualified for positions that include plumber, pipefitter or stationary steam technician.

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Stationary Steam Technician Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to gain an entry level position in the stationary steam and boiler operation field. Through a blend of classroom lecture and application, students will learn the operation and maintenance of equipment; controls and balancing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; and electrical theory. Foundational areas, including applied mathematics and safety, will also be covered.

This program is designed to prepare students for success in a career as a stationary steam technician or boiler operator; however, students who are interested in this field should be aware that many regions require licensure. As the manufacturing and utility fields continue to expand and evolve, stationary steam technicians and boiler operators will be needed to operate, inspect, and maintain engines, boilers, and auxiliary equipment. This program is a good fit for individuals who are detail oriented and enjoy working with their hands. Those who graduate with this certificate have a foundational knowledge of the operation and maintenance of equipment found in utility and manufacturing facilities.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Applied Technology - Advanced Processes Certificate

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A product is the sum of its parts just like manufacturing is the sum of many advanced processes, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). And in Macomb’s Advanced Processes Program you will learn how to expertly use all of them, and more, on projects that require ever-advancing levels of skill and knowledge.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Applied Technology, you will be qualified for a variety of positions in tool and die making, drafting and design, machining, metal modeling, mold making- plastic and die cast, sheet metal and structural fabricating and wood model-patternmaking.

In Macomb’s Advanced Processes labs, you will learn about feeds, speeds, fixturing, art-to-part, lathe programming, grinding, machining, modeling, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering and more. And your skills will be honed using the best machines, machine tools, fittings and software in the field, including HAAS, Belmont, Bridgeport, Accutex, Dimension, Faro, CimatronE, MastercamX, Artcam, Rapidform, Catia and Solidworks.

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Applied Technology - Advanced Processes, A.A.S.

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A product is the sum of its parts just like manufacturing is the sum of many advanced processes, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). And in Macomb’s Advanced Processes Program you will learn how to expertly use all of them, and more, on projects that require ever-advancing levels of skill and knowledge.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Applied Technology, you will be qualified for a variety of positions in tool and die making, drafting and design, machining, metal modeling, mold making- plastic and die cast, sheet metal and structural fabricating and wood model-patternmaking.

In Macomb’s Advanced Processes labs, you will learn about feeds, speeds, fixturing, art-to-part, lathe programming, grinding, machining, modeling, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering and more. And your skills will be honed using the best machines, machine tools, fittings and software in the field, including HAAS, Belmont, Bridgeport, Accutex, Dimension, Faro, CimatronE, MastercamX, Artcam, Rapidform, Catia and Solidworks.

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CAM Technologist Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students with the skills needed for 3D CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) programming, setup, and operation of CNC (computer numerical control) machines and related technologies. Advanced manufacturing methods are taught by employing state-of-the-art technology, including two and three-axis programming, CNC probing, high speed machining, and plunge and wire EDM (electrical discharge machining), rapid prototyping and reverse engineering, with emphasis on 3D CAD/CAM.

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for success in careers in advanced manufacturing across many industries, including automotive die/mold, medical, aerospace, defense, renewable energy, “green” technologies, and consumer products. This program is a good fit for those who enjoy working with their hands and computers, with an emphasis on the shop floor. Graduates of this certificate program are well-rounded in shop floor machining principles, CNC operation, and three dimensional CAD/CAM programming.

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CNC Machinist Certificate

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his certificate program prepares students with the foundational skills needed for setup, operation, and programming of CNC (computer numerical control) machines. Advanced manufacturing methods are taught by employing state-of-the-art technology, including 2-axis programming, CNC probing, high speed machining, and plunge and wire EDM (electrical discharge machining).

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for success in careers in advanced manufacturing across many industries, including automotive die/mold, medical, aerospace, defense, renewable energy, “green” technologies, and consumer products. This program is a good fit for those who enjoy working with their hands and computers, with an emphasis on the shop floor. Graduates of this certificate program are well-rounded in shop floor machining principles, CNC operation, and two dimensional G&M code programming.

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Architectural Drafter

Applied Technology - Advanced Processes Certificate

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A product is the sum of its parts just like manufacturing is the sum of many advanced processes, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). And in Macomb’s Advanced Processes Program you will learn how to expertly use all of them, and more, on projects that require ever-advancing levels of skill and knowledge.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Applied Technology, you will be qualified for a variety of positions in tool and die making, drafting and design, machining, metal modeling, mold making- plastic and die cast, sheet metal and structural fabricating and wood model-patternmaking.

In Macomb’s Advanced Processes labs, you will learn about feeds, speeds, fixturing, art-to-part, lathe programming, grinding, machining, modeling, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering and more. And your skills will be honed using the best machines, machine tools, fittings and software in the field, including HAAS, Belmont, Bridgeport, Accutex, Dimension, Faro, CimatronE, MastercamX, Artcam, Rapidform, Catia and Solidworks.

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Applied Technology - Advanced Processes, A.A.S.

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A product is the sum of its parts just like manufacturing is the sum of many advanced processes, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). And in Macomb’s Advanced Processes Program you will learn how to expertly use all of them, and more, on projects that require ever-advancing levels of skill and knowledge.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Applied Technology, you will be qualified for a variety of positions in tool and die making, drafting and design, machining, metal modeling, mold making- plastic and die cast, sheet metal and structural fabricating and wood model-patternmaking.

In Macomb’s Advanced Processes labs, you will learn about feeds, speeds, fixturing, art-to-part, lathe programming, grinding, machining, modeling, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering and more. And your skills will be honed using the best machines, machine tools, fittings and software in the field, including HAAS, Belmont, Bridgeport, Accutex, Dimension, Faro, CimatronE, MastercamX, Artcam, Rapidform, Catia and Solidworks.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Applied Technology and Apprenticeship - Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

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The Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Department offers programs and courses that provide education and training for apprentices, craftsmen, technicians, and others who are seeking a career in a highly skilled area. Specializations are available in numerous industrial and construction trades and skilled professions. Applied Technology students might be currently employed or seeking means to career entry or upgrade. Cooperation with industry keeps programs relevant to job skills required in a competitive market. Students as well as employers are served through the many Applied Technology courses that can lead to certificates and associate degrees. Applied Technology courses begin with AT (e.g., ATWD indicates a course in Applied Technology-Welding).

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Controls Technician Certificate

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The Controls Technician program prepares individuals for a future in an advanced manufacturing environment. The Controls Technician concentrates on how machines coordinate and communicate in the assembly process. Topics covered include programming and troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) devices. Motor control with Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology and part tracking utilizing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) are also covered in this program. Controls Technicians must be creative and analytical in their approaches when working with modern production processes.
Upon successful completion, a FANUC Handling Tool Operation and Programming certification will be issued and a student may choose to take a Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Level 1 exam.

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Electrical - Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to gain entry to the electrical-industrial field. Through a blend of classroom theory and hands-on experience, students will learn electrical theory, blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements and safety practices.

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for success in careers in the electrical-industrial industry. Students who are interested in this field should be aware that most states, including Michigan, require electricians to pass a test and be licensed. The preparation for becoming licensed is a mandatory apprenticeship, which requires a sponsoring employer with a journeyman or master electrician on staff. Classroom training is a required component of an electrical apprenticeship. The classes included in this certificate program are approved by the State of Michigan Electrical Division for use in an apprenticeship program. The overall growth of the manufacturing industry and related fields will require a growing number of licensed electricians to install and maintain industrial equipment.

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Machine Repair Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to enter the field of machine repair. Through a blend of classroom lecture and hands-on experience, students will learn basic hand tool and machine operations and theory, electrical theory, hydraulics, and pneumatics. Foundational areas, including blueprint reading, drafting, and mathematics, will also be covered.

This program is designed to prepare students for success in careers in industrial machine repair. As manufacturing and related industries continue to expand and evolve, those qualified in machine repair will be needed to keep machines in optimal working order. This program is a good fit for individuals who enjoy working with their hands, with an emphasis on troubleshooting, problem solving, and mechanical reasoning. Those who graduate with this certificate have a foundational knowledge of the operation and maintenance of equipment used in modern industrial facilities.

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Maintenance Mechanic - Industrial Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to gain an entry level position as an industrial maintenance mechanic. Through a blend of classroom lecture and hands-on experience, students will learn mechanics, electrical theory, principles of refrigeration, sheet metal layout, pneumatics, and hydraulics. Foundational areas, including applied mathematics, blueprint reading, and welding, will also be covered.

This program is designed to prepare students for success as a maintenance mechanic in an industrial setting. As manufacturing continues to expand and evolve, the associated machinery and technology will become more complex. Skilled maintenance mechanics will be in demand to perform routine preventative maintenance and repair machines and mechanical equipment. This program is a good fit for individuals who enjoy being active and working with their hands, with an emphasis on mechanical reasoning, troubleshooting, and problem solving. Those who graduate with this certificate have the well-rounded skillset necessary to be an effective and efficient industrial maintenance mechanic.

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Maintenance Technician Certificate

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The Maintenance Technician pathway is for students who want to concentrate on the mechanical aspects of the contemporary industry. Courses in this program include Rigging/Robots Mechanical, Fanuc Robots and Mechanical systems which is the backbone of modern industry. This Program will induce the Maintenance Technician to Fluid Power and Pipefitting /Tube Bending skills that are needed in the maintenance field. The Maintenance Technician will also study Electrical Fundamentals and Motor Control along with PLC training for an overall knowledge of the Maintenance processes. These courses designed to provide students the needed expertise to install, troubleshoot and repair theses essential mechanisms. Upon successful completion, a FANUC Handling Tool Operation and Programming certification will be issued.

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Maintenance Technology Certificate

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Macomb’s Maintenance Technology Program is part of its Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Program and can prepare you for a highly skilled position in a variety of industrial and construction trades and professions.

You will learn relevant job skills, industrial processes and material applications, mechanical comprehension and industrial safety. Upon completion, you will receive a U.S. Department of Labor certificate and a Macomb Community College Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship or General Certificate. You may also choose to complete the Arts and Sciences requirements, in addition to the skill-specific courses, to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology.

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Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

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Macomb’s Maintenance Technology Program is part of its Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Program and can prepare you for a highly skilled position in a variety of industrial and construction trades and professions.

You will learn relevant job skills, industrial processes and material applications, mechanical comprehension and industrial safety. Upon completion, you will receive a U.S. Department of Labor certificate and a Macomb Community College Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship or General Certificate. You may also choose to complete the Arts and Sciences requirements, in addition to the skill-specific courses, to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Applied Technology and Apprenticeship - Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S.

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The Applied Technology and Apprenticeship Department offers programs and courses that provide education and training for apprentices, craftsmen, technicians, and others who are seeking a career in a highly skilled area. Specializations are available in numerous industrial and construction trades and skilled professions. Applied Technology students might be currently employed or seeking means to career entry or upgrade. Cooperation with industry keeps programs relevant to job skills required in a competitive market. Students as well as employers are served through the many Applied Technology courses that can lead to certificates and associate degrees. Applied Technology courses begin with AT (e.g., ATWD indicates a course in Applied Technology-Welding).

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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In Macomb’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program, an electronic technology component is incorporated into the manufacturing engineering curriculum to provide you with the broad-based knowledge necessary to become a manufacturing engineering technologist. In addition to learning about metals’ applications, industrial processes, industrial drawing practices and dimensioning, and the difference between a jig and a fixture, you will also be introduced to electronic theory and A.C. and D.C. circuits. You will learn about signals and operating voltages, Ohm’s Law, the Superposition Theorem, parallel circuits and how to use meters and an oscilloscope. The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will prepare individuals as qualified technologists to provide support for routine engineering operations in product design, development, and manufacturing, with focus on hands‑on experience to contribute resourceful and innovative solutions to today’s technical problems.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include engineering technician, industrial engineering technician, manufacturing technician and manufacturing technology analyst.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics Certificate

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The Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics program is a field of study that focuses on the integration of mechanical, electrical (electronics), fluid power (hydraulics or pneumatics), and computer technologies to control machine movements. The new term for this is “Mechatronics.” The students’ studies begin with courses in mechanics, sensors, basic electronics, pneumatics, control logic and robot programming and control. The student goes on to learn how to program a specific Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and then writes and troubleshoots programs to control different types of industrial machines. Students will learn soldering skills, schematic diagram reading, advanced programming of PLCs, Robots, and Network systems.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics, you will be qualified for positions that include mechanical engineering technician, electrical and electronics engineering technician, robotics technician and electro-mechanical technician.

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Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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The Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics program is a field of study that focuses on the integration of mechanical, electrical (electronics), fluid power (hydraulics or pneumatics), and computer technologies to control machine movements. The new term for this is “Mechatronics.” The students’ studies begin with courses in mechanics, sensors, basic electronics, pneumatics, control logic and robot programming and control. The student goes on to learn how to program a specific Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and then writes and troubleshoots programs to control different types of industrial machines. Students will learn soldering skills, schematic diagram reading, advanced programming of PLCs, Robots, and Network systems.

Integrating mechanical, electronic, fluid power (hydraulics or pneumatics) and computer robotics to streamline processes and improve quality of production, mechatronics is one of the fastest growing fields in manufacturing. Working with a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), you will also write and troubleshoot programs for an actual assembly line that manufactures a real product.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics, you will be qualified for positions that include mechanical engineering technician, electrical and electronics engineering technician, robotics technician and electro-mechanical technician.

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Robot Programmer Certificate

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The Robot Programmer pathway is a straightforward program to prepare students to enter the field of robotics in a modern industrial setting. Robots are widely used in industry to perform repetitive tasks with extreme precision. This pathway will enable students to create, execute and test robot trajectories and programs necessary to incorporate robots with integrated processes. Upon successful completion participants will be awarded FANUC Handling Tool Operation and Programming Certification and FANUC iRVision 2D Certification.

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Robot Technician Certificate

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The Robotics Technician program builds on the Robot Programmer pathway to include an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) used for machine communication. Electrical fundamentals, Robot Electrical Troubleshooting and Motor Drives and Control are also included in this pathway. The Robotics Technician is prepared to enter the complex environment of today’s automated processes with a comprehensive approach to installation, programming and troubleshooting. Upon successful completion, a FANUC Handling Tool Operation and Programming certification and a FANUC iRVision 2D Certification will be issued.

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Robotics Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to gain entry to the robotics field. Through a blend of classroom lecture and hands-on experience, students will learn electrical theory; how to install, program, or repair robotic controllers and related equipment; how to troubleshoot robotic systems; and how to perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.

This certificate is designed to prepare students for career success in robotics. The overall growth of the manufacturing industry and related fields will require a growing number of robotics technicians to install and maintain robotic systems and components. This program is a good fit for people who enjoy working with their hands, with an emphasis on spatial conceptualization and mechanical reasoning. Those who graduate with this certificate have a solid understanding of the machinery and equipment used in the robotics field.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronic Engineering Technology -Basic Electronics Certificate

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The Electronic Engineering Technology program provides a strong background in electrical and electronic theory. The theory is further reinforced through practical laboratory work and experimentation. Emphasis throughout the program is on understanding principles that are basic to the broad utilization of electronics across a wide spectrum of industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. The program is designed to provide preparation for entry level jobs in a variety of fields.

With a certificate in Basic Electronics, you will be qualified for positions that include electrical and electronic engineering technician.

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Electronic Engineering Technology Certificate

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The Electronic Engineering Technology program provides a strong background in electrical and electronic theory. The theory is further reinforced through practical laboratory work and experimentation. Emphasis throughout the program is on understanding principles that are basic to the broad utilization of electronics across a wide spectrum of industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. The program is designed to provide preparation for entry level jobs in a variety of fields.

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Electronic Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Electronic Engineering Technology program provides a strong background in electrical and electronic theory. The theory is further reinforced through practical laboratory work and experimentation. Emphasis throughout the program is on understanding principles that are basic to the broad utilization of electronics across a wide spectrum of industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. The program is designed to provide preparation for entry level jobs in a variety of fields.

With an associate degree from Macomb, you will be qualified for positions including electrical engineering technician, engineering technician and digital technician.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology - Automobile Service Technology (AST) Certificate

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The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities required for entry level positions in the automotive industry. Students successfully completing this program will have the technical skills required to properly diagnose, repair, and maintain the parts and systems comprising the modern automobile. With a certificate in one of the five specialty areas or with a Skill Specific Certificate in Alternative Fuels, you will be qualified for positions that include automotive service technician and mechanic.

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Automotive Technology - Engine Machining Certificate

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The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities required for entry level positions in the automotive industry. Students successfully completing this program will have the technical skills required to properly diagnose, repair, and maintain the parts and systems comprising the modern automobile. With a certificate in one of the five specialty areas or with a Skill Specific Certificate in Alternative Fuels, you will be qualified for positions that include automotive service technician and mechanic.

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Automotive Technology - Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Certificate

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The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities required for entry level positions in the automotive industry. Students successfully completing this program will have the technical skills required to properly diagnose, repair, and maintain the parts and systems comprising the modern automobile. With a certificate in one of the five specialty areas or with a Skill Specific Certificate in Alternative Fuels, you will be qualified for positions that include automotive service technician and mechanic.

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Automotive Technology - Master Automobile Service Technology (MAST) Certificate

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The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities required for entry level positions in the automotive industry. Students successfully completing this program will have the technical skills required to properly diagnose, repair, and maintain the parts and systems comprising the modern automobile. With a certificate in one of the five specialty areas or with a Skill Specific Certificate in Alternative Fuels, you will be qualified for positions that include automotive service technician and mechanic.

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Automotive Technology - Vehicle Engineering Technician, A.A.S.

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The Vehicle Engineering Technician program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities required for entry level positions in the automotive industry. Students successfully completing this program will have the technical skills required to assist engineers in the development of electro-mechanical systems for the next generation of safe, efficient, intelligent vehicles.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities required for entry level positions in the automotive industry. Students successfully completing this program will have the technical skills required to properly diagnose, repair, and maintain the parts and systems comprising the modern automobile.

Your training will include working on vehicles in modern service bays on South Campus, using the most up-to-date diagnostic and repair tools and equipment available. This program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. With an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology from Macomb, you will be qualified for positions that include automotive service technician, mechanic and automotive engineering technician.

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Vehicle Engineering Technician, A.A.S.

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Macomb’s Vehicle Engineering Technician Program addresses a growing need in the automotive industry for technicians who possess a combination of electrical, mechanical and computer software skills to work on the development of electric and automated/connected vehicles. In the program, you will learn how to read and interpret schematics, work specifications, drawing and charts. You will also become skilled in using a variety of equipment to assist engineers in developing, modifying and testing new products and experimental prototypes in engineering laboratories and test development facilities.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist

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In this program, you will learn all about the medical revenue cycle, including the role of patient access, third-party reimbursement, diagnostic and procedural coding, the use of Medisoft software, the hospital billing process, and how to read, understand and communicate the Explanation of Benefits. This program will provide you with the complete foundation necessary to take the Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist exam administered by the American Medical Billing Association.

Macomb’s program is offered through Workforce and Continuing Education as part of its Center for Health Careers. As a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist, you will be qualified for positions in the billing department of doctors’ offices, hospitals and clinics, or with a health insurance company.

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Certified Professional Coder

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Part of Macomb’s Center for Health Careers offered through Workforce and Continuing Education, Macomb’s Certified Professional Coder Program will introduce you to the medical terminology and disease classifications used by professional coders as you prepare for the internationally recognized Certified Professional Coder exam, licensed by the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Upon successful completion of Macomb’s Certified Professional Coder Program and passage of the Certified Professional Coder exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders, you will be qualified for entry into this growing field.

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Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Health Information Technology program focuses on the information needs of health care. Its graduates are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage health care data used to support patient care, make business and clinical decisions, conduct research, evaluate services, and contribute to the development of computer‑based patient record. The profession offers career flexibility and a variety of workplace options. Presently, opportunities for practice are found in numerous areas including hospitals, rehabilitation, pharmaceutical companies, mental health, home health, long term care, veterinary medicine, insurance companies, law firms, private industry, and colleges and universities. Graduates of the program are eligible to write the national accreditation examination for the designation of Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

This program will provide you with the technical skills and the medical terminology necessary to manage health care data. You will learn ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnostic and CPT/HCPCS procedural coding, pharmacology, health care statistics, data informatics, and the legal and accreditation issues related to electronic health records and to health information management. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include health information specialist, registered health information technician and medical records coordinator.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant

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Part of Macomb’s Center for Health Careers offered through Workforce and Continuing Education, Macomb’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program will teach you how to assist patients with a variety of tasks and provide support to nursing staff. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate from Macomb and will be eligible to take the Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test, required to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Michigan.

Completion of Macomb’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program and passage of the Michigan Nurse Aid Competency Evaluation Test will qualify you to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, for which there is increasing demand because of the country’s aging population.

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Home Care Assistant

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Offered by Macomb's Center for Health Careers, this program will teach you about helping patients with daily living activities, following safety procedures, providing companionship, planning and preparing meals, and observing and documenting a patient's health and progress. You will also learn about the working relationship Home Care Assistants must have with registered nurses and other health care professionals to ensure a patient's well-being.

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Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Assistant Certificate

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This program will teach you how to draw blood from patients and help with the distribution of blood and other specimens to the appropriate laboratory for testing, whether blood bank, chemistry, hematology or microbiology. You’ll be required to have good analytical abilities and keen attention to detail. You will be introduced to laboratory safety procedures and will complete a 120-hour unpaid internship in a clinical laboratory, preparing you for immediate employment.

With this certificate, you will be qualified for positions that include phlebotomist and laboratory assistant. Laboratory assistants work in hospitals, outpatient clinics and specimen processing centers.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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In this program, you will learn anatomy and physiology, medical office procedures, diagnostic procedures and laboratory procedures, including urinalysis, hematology, microbiology and blood chemistry. You will learn how to complete medical insurance forms; calculate, prepare and administer pharmaceuticals; and practice the basic skills of phlebotomy, as you prepare to assist physicians and health care providers, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners, in medical facilities and clinics. The minimum expectation is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The program prepares you to be eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) certification examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) or CMA (AAMA).

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Medical Assistant, you will be qualified for positions that include medical assistant or clinical office assistant.

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Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

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In this program, you will learn anatomy and physiology, medical office procedures, diagnostic procedures and laboratory procedures, including urinalysis, hematology, microbiology and blood chemistry. You will learn how to complete medical insurance forms; calculate, prepare and administer pharmaceuticals; and practice the basic skills of phlebotomy, as you prepare to assist physicians and health care providers, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners, in medical facilities and clinics. The minimum expectation is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The program prepares you to be eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) certification examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) or CMA (AAMA).

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Medical Assistant, you will be qualified for positions that include medical assistant or clinical office assistant.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is designed to prepare students for certification as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA). Macomb’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, a selective admissions program, reinforces lecture courses with labs and supervised clinical fieldwork experiences. You will explore the occupational therapy process and its application, as well as the therapeutic application of methods and modalities of occupational based intervention. You will learn about physical, psychosocial, developmental and wellness issues that benefit from occupational therapy, clinical protocols for intervention, assessment tools and methods, and the therapeutic application of daily life activities. The Level II clinical fieldwork must be completed within 18 months of the didactic course work.

Graduates of the program are prepared to sit for the national certification examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) may deny certification and credentialing to Occupational Therapy Assistant graduates in violation of ethical and legal standards, including felony convictions.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant and upon passing the NBCOT and state licensure exams you will be qualified for positions that include occupational therapy assistant.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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Part of Macomb’s Center for Health Careers offered through Workforce and Continuing Education, the Pharmacy Technician Program prepares you for work in both an ambulatory (retail) pharmacy and an institutional (hospital) pharmacy. The 144-hour program and a 200-hour unpaid internship is designed to provide you with the practical experience necessary to assist pharmacists in drug distribution.

With a Macomb Workforce and Continuing Certificate of Completion and upon passing the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Exam, you will be qualified for positions that include pharmacy technician and pharmacy assistant.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate of Completion

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This program prepares you for immediate employment as well as the American Society for Clinical Pathology Phlebotomy Exam, which you may take after gaining one year of experience as a phlebotomist. Designed for both new and current members of the field, in this program you will learn beginning to advanced phlebotomy, perform a minimum of 100 venipunctures and complete a three-week internship.

With a Macomb Workforce and Continuing Certificate of Completion in Phlebotomy, you will be qualified for a position as a phlebotomist. Students will be prepared to pass the nationally recognized phlebotomy credential through the American Medical Technologists.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) curriculum is designed to prepare students to assume positions as skilled technical health workers. A balanced curriculum in general education and specialized courses enables students to develop technical competency necessary to enter this rewarding health career. Correlation of the clinical experience is an integral part of the academic program. Physical Therapist Assistants work within a physical therapy service under the supervision of professional physical therapists. PTAs assists the physical therapist in performing selected procedures related to the physical management of illness, injury, and wellness throughout the lifespan.

This selective admission program prepares you to work with patients in physical therapist offices, hospitals and in-home health care. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of patient care and the physiological principles that provide the foundation for clinical decision making. You will learn the major muscle groups, skeletal anatomy, joint structure and functional human musculoskeletal movement and its interrelationship to the neuromuscular system as you master the physical therapy techniques that will allow you to help patients.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant, you will be qualified for positions that include Physical Therapist Assistant.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology - Reciprocal, A.A.S.

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Learn radiologic procedures and pathology, clinical practice and radiation physics in this program offered reciprocally with Oakland Community College.
Complete prerequisite courses at Macomb and, if accepted into Oakland’s Radiologic Technology (RAD) program, you will take all RAD courses at Oakland and pay “in-district” tuition at OCC.

Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College have established reciprocal arrangements for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) and Radiologic Technology (RAD) programs. Although the specialized courses for the program are given at Oakland Community College, students who complete specific prerequisite courses at Macomb Community College are eligible to participate in this reciprocal arrangement. This means that upon completion of the prerequisite courses at Macomb and acceptance into Oakland Community College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) or Radiologic Technology (RAD) program, the student will take all the DMS or RAD courses at Oakland and will pay the “in‑district” tuition to Oakland Community College.

In order to participate in this reciprocal payment arrangement, the student must be considered an In-district (live in Macomb County) MCC student.

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Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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The Radiologic Technology program is designed to ensure that entry level radiologic technologists possess the essential technical and clinical skills expected by employers of radiographers and ensure that graduates of the program are prepared to successfully pass the certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology. Macomb Community College partners with the DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Providence Hospital, and St. John Hospital & Medical Center to grant an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology. In this collaboration, Macomb will prepare you by providing the necessary prerequisite and general education courses (32 credits). A minimum of 15 semester credits must be completed at Macomb.
Once you have completed the prerequisite courses, you must fill out Macomb’s application for entry into the program.

You will then apply for acceptance at one of the collaborating Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) health care facilities to complete the 24-month hospital-based clinical and didactic components of the degree to earn a block of 30 semester credits. Acceptance into the program is not automatic and is highly selective based on successful completion of individual health care facilities admission requirements. Upon transfer to the hospital based program, your financial aid eligibility changes. We encourage you to meet with someone in financial aid to discuss these changes.

Students should be aware that the program requires clinical coursework, which is usually 8 hours per day and can range from a minimum of 24 to a maximum of 40 hours a week. Clinical rotations are not limited to one site.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy, A.A.S.

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The respiratory care practitioner supports the physician in the care of patients suffering from cardiopulmonary disease. A balanced program in general education and specialized courses enables the student to develop the technical competencies necessary to enter this paramedical specialty. In Macomb’s Respiratory Therapy Program, you will spend the first year on Macomb’s Center Campus, taking lecture and lab courses. You will learn about oxygen therapy, resuscitation and airway management, and how to draw, analyze, interpret and evaluate arterial/venous blood-gas and electrolyte data for the development of a treatment strategy. You will study the different types of mechanical ventilation and their effects on the infant, pediatric and adult patient. In the second year of the program, you will put the knowledge and skills you learned into practice during clinical internships conducted at hospitals and sub-acute care facilities.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy, you will be qualified for a position as a respiratory therapist.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology - Central Processing Distribution Technician Skill Specific Certificate

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This program prepares graduates with entry-level abilities in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) learning domains in surgical technology.

This program provides you with a unique career ladder: earn a Skill Specific Certificate in Central Processing Distribution Technician (regular admission procedures apply) in one semester, preparing you for an entry-level position as a sterile processing technician. Then, you may choose to apply through selective admissions to the Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Surgical Technology, which prepares you for a supporting role as a member of the surgical team.

With a Skill Specific Certificate in Surgical Technology – Central Processing Distribution Technician, you will be qualified for positions that include surgical technician, sterile processing technician, central processing technician and surgical scrub technician. The one‑semester Skill Specific Certificate in Surgical Technology- Central Processing Distribution Technician is NOT a Selective Admissions program.

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Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares graduates with entry-level abilities in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) learning domains in surgical technology. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology program goal is to prepare competent Surgical Technology graduates with entry-level abilities in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) learning domains in surgical technology. These skills will prepare students for immediate access to the job market and provide a foundation for the baccalaureate degree in allied health or a related field. Professional preparation is developed through the use of both didactic and practice learning activities in the classroom, practice laboratories, and clinical experiences.

This program provides you with a unique career ladder: earn a Skill Specific Certificate in Central Processing Distribution Technician (regular admission procedures apply) in one semester, preparing you for an entry-level position as a sterile processing technician. Then, you may choose to apply through selective admissions to the Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Surgical Technology, which prepares you for a supporting role as a member of the surgical team.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include surgical technologist. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology is a Selective Admissions program.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technician, A.A.S.

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The Veterinary Technician Program is designed to prepare students to assist with the technical aspects of modern veterinary practice and animal related fields including: medical laboratory procedures, anesthesia, radiology, and surgical assisting. Major emphasis is on dogs and cats, although instruction will also be given on large animal and laboratory animal techniques. Students are also instructed to develop their skills with people, so as to relate to the owners of the animals.

In Macomb’s Veterinary Technician Program, you will be introduced to the techniques and procedures used in veterinary practices to care for animals both small and large. You will learn about animal handling and restraint, conducting examinations, collecting and analyzing specimens, assisting in surgeries, administering anesthesia and pre- and post-operative care. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside program alumni and faculty in several service learning projects, including the Kitten Raising Program and the People, Pets, and Vets event cohosted each year with the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and passing of the Veterinary Technician National Exam, you will be qualified for positions that include veterinary technician or veterinary technologist.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts - Culinary Management Certificate

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The Culinary Arts program prepares students for technical and managerial careers in restaurant, catered, and institutional food service. Students learn quantity cooking in well‑equipped commercial kitchens, with related work in nutrition, food selection, storage, and merchandising. With a Certificate in Culinary Management, you will be qualified for positions that include first line supervisor of food preparation

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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Macomb’s Culinary Arts Program will show you how to excel as part of a culinary team, skilled in the techniques that make for an efficient kitchen and a happy customer. You will acquire advancing levels of kitchen skills as you work your way through a variety of menus, including international and vegetarian. You will also learn, among other things, about safe food handling, food ordering, “front-of-the-house” operations, wine and food compatibility, old world bread baking techniques, how to use a menu as a management tool and the artistic/decorative side of food presentation.

The Culinary Arts program prepares students for technical and managerial careers in restaurant, catered, and institutional food service. Students learn quantity cooking in well‑equipped commercial kitchens, with related work in nutrition, food selection, storage, and merchandising. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts, you will be qualified for positions that include chef, head cook, cook, first line supervisor of food preparation, food preparation worker and food service worker.

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Hospitality Management, A.B.A.

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Macomb’s Hospitality Management Program provides you with an overview of the hospitality industry and prepares you for an entry-level management position at a hotel, restaurant, resort or other venue focused on customer service and satisfaction. You will learn about decision making, staffing, planning and organizing, reservations and checkout, dining room operations, safe food handling, front office operations, marketing concepts, staging events, sales and interacting with guests, among many other things.

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Restaurant Management, A.A.S.

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The Restaurant Management program prepares students for technical and managerial careers in restaurants and institutional food service operations. Students learn basic kitchen operations as well as business law, marketing, management, and information technology.

In this program, you will be introduced to the back-of-the-house operations of a restaurant under the guidance of a chef-instructor, who will teach you the meaning of culinary terms as well as basic cooking techniques for stocks, soups and sauces. You will also learn how to calculate food costs, effectively order in quantity, handle food safely and use a menu as a management tool. At Macomb’s teaching restaurant, Center Stage, you will become familiar with front-of-the-house operations, including dining room management and table service techniques.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Restaurant Management, you will be qualified for positions that include food service manager and kitchen manager.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Technology - Cloud Computing Certificate

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The Cloud Computing program offers degree and certificate options aimed at preparing students for positions that require knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and development of cloud native applications. Graduates will have the fundamental skills necessary to serve the industry in positions involving Cloud Architect and Cloud Developer. Students who complete the sequence of classes will have sufficient training to sit for one or more vendor specific certifications.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT-Cloud Computing, you will be qualified for jobs that include computer network support specialist and computer user network specialist.

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Information Technology - Cloud Computing, A.A.S.

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The Cloud Computing program offers degree and certificate options aimed at preparing students for positions that require knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and development of cloud native applications. Graduates will have the fundamental skills necessary to serve the industry in positions involving Cloud Architect and Cloud Developer. Students who complete the sequence of classes will have sufficient training to sit for one or more vendor specific certifications.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT-Cloud Computing, you will be qualified for jobs that include computer network support specialist and computer user network specialist.

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Information Technology - Networking Specialist - CISCO CCNA Networking Skill Specific Certificate

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This program is offered in collaboration with the Cisco Network Academy. You will be introduced to wired and wireless networking technologies, network security and troubleshooting techniques used by Cisco professionals. You will learn about local and wide area networks (LAN and WAN), cabling, Ethernet switching, voice and data networking, configuration of switches and routers, network security and much more. The program prepares you to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification exam.

With an associate degree, certificate or skill specific certificate, you will be qualified for a position as a network support specialist.

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Information Technology - Networking Specialist - CISCO Network Professional Certificate

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This program is offered in collaboration with the Cisco Network Academy. You will be introduced to wired and wireless networking technologies, network security and troubleshooting techniques used by Cisco professionals. You will learn about local and wide area networks (LAN and WAN), cabling, Ethernet switching, voice and data networking, configuration of switches and routers, network security and much more. The program prepares you to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification exam.

With an associate degree, certificate or skill specific certificate, you will be qualified for a position as a network support specialist.

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Information Technology - Networking Specialist - CISCO Network Professional, A.A.S.

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This program is offered in collaboration with the Cisco Network Academy. You will be introduced to wired and wireless networking technologies, network security and troubleshooting techniques used by Cisco professionals. You will learn about local and wide area networks (LAN and WAN), cabling, Ethernet switching, voice and data networking, configuration of switches and routers, network security and much more. The program prepares you to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification exam.

With an associate degree, certificate or skill specific certificate, you will be qualified for a position as a network support specialist.

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Information Technology - Networking Specialist - Information Assurance (Cybersecurity) Skill Specific Certificate

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This program focuses on cybersecurity issues, techniques, and policy as related to computer and information systems. You will learn how to establish a layered defense against cybersecurity threats, including how to configure firewalls and intrusion detection systems, safeguard corporate assets, analyze threat risks, use encryption techniques, evaluate security issues and much more. Completing this program will prepare students for the following certifications: Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP).

Earning a Skill Specific Certificate can put you on a fast track defending companies against cybersecurity threats. A certificate is a great start as your best defense towards hackers, defending networks and preventing cyber security attacks.

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Information Technology - Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) Certificate

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This program focuses on cybersecurity issues, techniques, and policy as related to computer and information systems. You will learn how to establish a layered defense against cybersecurity threats, including how to configure firewalls and intrusion detection systems, safeguard corporate assets, analyze threat risks, use encryption techniques, evaluate security issues and much more. Completing this program will prepare students for the following certifications: Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP).

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional, you will be qualified for a position as a network support specialist.

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Information Technology - Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity), A.A.S.

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This program focuses on cybersecurity issues, techniques, and policy as related to computer and information systems. You will learn how to establish a layered defense against cybersecurity threats, including how to configure firewalls and intrusion detection systems, safeguard corporate assets, analyze threat risks, use encryption techniques, evaluate security issues and much more. Completing this program will prepare students for the following certifications: Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP).

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional, you will be qualified for a position as a network support specialist.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Technology - IT Professional Certificate

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The Information Technology-IT Professional program is designed to prepare students for two types of Information Technology positions-inexperienced students seeking entry-level positions and experienced students seeking either IT management positions or IT project management positions where breadth of technical knowledge is required. The program will give the student a background in windows-based applications (word processing, spreadsheet applications, presentations, database management), web design, programming, operating systems, content management and networking. The program will also allow students to develop a deeper knowledge in one of the following areas: programming, mobile programming, database management and programming, web programming, gaming, applications professional, operating systems and security. The program will give the student the broad background in computers necessary for business, industry, and government job environments.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in IT, you will be qualified for positions that include IT specialist, computer support specialist and help desk analyst.

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Information Technology - IT Professional Skill Specific Certificate

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The Information Technology-IT Professional program is designed to prepare students for two types of Information Technology positions-inexperienced students seeking entry-level positions and experienced students seeking either IT management positions or IT project management positions where breadth of technical knowledge is required. The program will give the student a background in windows-based applications (word processing, spreadsheet applications, presentations, database management), web design, programming, operating systems, content management and networking. The program will also allow students to develop a deeper knowledge in one of the following areas: programming, mobile programming, database management and programming, web programming, gaming, applications professional, operating systems and security. The program will give the student the broad background in computers necessary for business, industry, and government job environments.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in IT, you will be qualified for positions that include IT specialist, computer support specialist and help desk analyst.

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Information Technology - IT Professional, A.A.S.

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The Information Technology-IT Professional program is designed to prepare students for two types of Information Technology positions-inexperienced students seeking entry-level positions and experienced students seeking either IT management positions or IT project management positions where breadth of technical knowledge is required. The program will give the student a background in windows-based applications (word processing, spreadsheet applications, presentations, database management), web design, programming, operating systems, content management and networking. The program will also allow students to develop a deeper knowledge in one of the following areas: programming, mobile programming, database management and programming, web programming, gaming, applications professional, operating systems and security. The program will give the student the broad background in computers necessary for business, industry, and government job environments.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in IT, you will be qualified for positions that include IT specialist, computer support specialist and help desk analyst.

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Data Security Management

Information Technology - Networking Specialist - Information Assurance (Cybersecurity) Skill Specific Certificate

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This program focuses on cybersecurity issues, techniques, and policy as related to computer and information systems. You will learn how to establish a layered defense against cybersecurity threats, including how to configure firewalls and intrusion detection systems, safeguard corporate assets, analyze threat risks, use encryption techniques, evaluate security issues and much more. Completing this program will prepare students for the following certifications: Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP).

Earning a Skill Specific Certificate can put you on a fast track defending companies against cybersecurity threats. A certificate is a great start as your best defense towards hackers, defending networks and preventing cyber security attacks.

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Information Technology - Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity) Certificate

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This program focuses on cybersecurity issues, techniques, and policy as related to computer and information systems. You will learn how to establish a layered defense against cybersecurity threats, including how to configure firewalls and intrusion detection systems, safeguard corporate assets, analyze threat risks, use encryption techniques, evaluate security issues and much more. Completing this program will prepare students for the following certifications: Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP).

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional, you will be qualified for a position as a network support specialist.

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Information Technology - Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional (Cybersecurity), A.A.S.

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This program focuses on cybersecurity issues, techniques, and policy as related to computer and information systems. You will learn how to establish a layered defense against cybersecurity threats, including how to configure firewalls and intrusion detection systems, safeguard corporate assets, analyze threat risks, use encryption techniques, evaluate security issues and much more. Completing this program will prepare students for the following certifications: Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP).

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT – Networking Specialist - Network Security Professional, you will be qualified for a position as a network support specialist.

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Software Developer

Information Technology - Programming - C++ Programming Skill Specific Certificate

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Macomb’s IT - Programming Program will prepare you for entry-level positions in the computer programming field, with the option of specializing in C++, database, Java or Net C# programming. You will learn how to organize and manage information, design databases with Structured Query Language and Extensible Markup Language, develop and critique sets of application level specification, design and execute test plans, configure wireless devices, troubleshoot, debug and much more.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or one of three Skill Specific Certificates (in C++, Database or Java) in IT – Programming, you will be qualified for positions that include computer programmer and software developer.

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Information Technology - Programming - Database Programming Skill Specific Certificate

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Macomb’s IT - Programming Program will prepare you for entry-level positions in the computer programming field, with the option of specializing in C++, database, Java or Net C# programming. You will learn how to organize and manage information, design databases with Structured Query Language and Extensible Markup Language, develop and critique sets of application level specification, design and execute test plans, configure wireless devices, troubleshoot, debug and much more.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or one of three Skill Specific Certificates (in C++, Database or Java) in IT – Programming, you will be qualified for positions that include computer programmer and software developer.

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Information Technology - Programming - JAVA and Mobile Programming Skill Specific Certificate

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Macomb’s IT - Programming Program will prepare you for entry-level positions in the computer programming field, with the option of specializing in C++, database, Java or Net C# programming. You will learn how to organize and manage information, design databases with Structured Query Language and Extensible Markup Language, develop and critique sets of application level specification, design and execute test plans, configure wireless devices, troubleshoot, debug and much more.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or one of three Skill Specific Certificates (in C++, Database or Java) in IT – Programming, you will be qualified for positions that include computer programmer and software developer.

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Information Technology - Programming Certificate

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Macomb’s IT - Programming Program will prepare you for entry-level positions in the computer programming field, with the option of specializing in C++, database, Java or Net C# programming. You will learn how to organize and manage information, design databases with Structured Query Language and Extensible Markup Language, develop and critique sets of application level specification, design and execute test plans, configure wireless devices, troubleshoot, debug and much more.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or one of three Skill Specific Certificates (in C++, Database or Java) in IT – Programming, you will be qualified for positions that include computer programmer and software developer.

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Information Technology - Programming, A.A.S.

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Macomb’s IT - Programming Program will prepare you for entry-level positions in the computer programming field, with the option of specializing in C++, database, Java or Net C# programming. You will learn how to organize and manage information, design databases with Structured Query Language and Extensible Markup Language, develop and critique sets of application level specification, design and execute test plans, configure wireless devices, troubleshoot, debug and much more.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or one of three Skill Specific Certificates (in C++, Database or Java) in IT – Programming, you will be qualified for positions that include computer programmer and software developer.

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Information Technology - Website Programming - Web Programming - Level 1 Skill Specific Certificate

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Macomb’s IT-Website Programming Program will introduce you to site design, site architecture and search engine optimization (SEO), as well as development, deployment, maintenance and World Wide Web support techniques. You will learn about current web technologies and website development tools, formatting fonts, data manipulation, factors that influence search engine results, pay-per-click advertising, website analysis and much more. You will also be prepared to take one or more of the Certified Internet Web Professional certification exams; additional study may be necessary depending on the certification sought. Graduates will have the fundamental skills necessary to serve the industry in positions involving Front End Development and Web Development.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in Website Programming, you will be qualified for positions that include webmaster, web developer and web designer.

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Information Technology - Website Programming - Web Programming - Level 2 Skill Specific Certificate

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Macomb’s IT-Website Programming Program will introduce you to site design, site architecture and search engine optimization (SEO), as well as development, deployment, maintenance and World Wide Web support techniques. You will learn about current web technologies and website development tools, formatting fonts, data manipulation, factors that influence search engine results, pay-per-click advertising, website analysis and much more. You will also be prepared to take one or more of the Certified Internet Web Professional certification exams; additional study may be necessary depending on the certification sought. Graduates will have the fundamental skills necessary to serve the industry in positions involving Front End Development and Web Development.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in Website Programming, you will be qualified for positions that include webmaster, web developer and web designer.

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Information Technology - Website Programming Certificate

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Macomb’s IT-Website Programming Program will introduce you to site design, site architecture and search engine optimization (SEO), as well as development, deployment, maintenance and World Wide Web support techniques. You will learn about current web technologies and website development tools, formatting fonts, data manipulation, factors that influence search engine results, pay-per-click advertising, website analysis and much more. You will also be prepared to take one or more of the Certified Internet Web Professional certification exams; additional study may be necessary depending on the certification sought. Graduates will have the fundamental skills necessary to serve the industry in positions involving Front End Development and Web Development.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in Website Programming, you will be qualified for positions that include webmaster, web developer and web designer.

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Information Technology - Website Programming, A.A.S.

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Macomb’s IT-Website Programming Program will introduce you to site design, site architecture and search engine optimization (SEO), as well as development, deployment, maintenance and World Wide Web support techniques. You will learn about current web technologies and website development tools, formatting fonts, data manipulation, factors that influence search engine results, pay-per-click advertising, website analysis and much more. You will also be prepared to take one or more of the Certified Internet Web Professional certification exams; additional study may be necessary depending on the certification sought. Graduates will have the fundamental skills necessary to serve the industry in positions involving Front End Development and Web Development.

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in Website Programming, you will be qualified for positions that include webmaster, web developer and web designer.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Media and Communication Arts - 3D Animation Certificate

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In Macomb's 3D Animation Program, you will learn how to navigate a 3D environment and build 3D models in preparation for a career in computer animation. Through a variety of hands-on projects and in the development of your own portfolio, you will gain practical experience in the use of animation tools and techniques, including advanced shading networks, rendering engines and specialized lighting. You will also learn how to create dynamic effects and simulate collisions between objects.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – 3D Animation, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia artist or animator.

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Media and Communication Arts - 3D Animation, A.A.S.

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In Macomb's 3D Animation Program, you will learn how to navigate a 3D environment and build 3D models in preparation for a career in computer animation. Through a variety of hands-on projects and in the development of your own portfolio, you will gain practical experience in the use of animation tools and techniques, including advanced shading networks, rendering engines and specialized lighting. You will also learn how to create dynamic effects and simulate collisions between objects.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – 3D Animation, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia artist or animator.

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Media and Communication Arts - Collaborative Media Certificate

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The Media & Communication Arts-Collaborative Media program provides training in all Media and Communication Arts specialties. Students learn the basics skills inherent within the specialized fields of illustration, photo imaging, design, Web/interactive, digital video, and animation. You will learn about photographic composition, design concepts, rendering techniques and perspective, draftsmanship, digital layout, storytelling through visual communication, attributes of type, theories of image creation and manipulation, and much more. This program was designed to offer students a collaborative Associate Degree or Certificate as an overview of the MACA programs.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia specialist and webpage designer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Collaborative Media, A.A.S.

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The Media & Communication Arts-Collaborative Media program provides training in all Media and Communication Arts specialties. Students learn the basics skills inherent within the specialized fields of illustration, photo imaging, design, Web/interactive, digital video, and animation. You will learn about photographic composition, design concepts, rendering techniques and perspective, draftsmanship, digital layout, storytelling through visual communication, attributes of type, theories of image creation and manipulation, and much more. This program was designed to offer students a collaborative Associate Degree or Certificate as an overview of the MACA programs.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia specialist and webpage designer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Design and Layout Certificate

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In this program, you will be introduced to standard page layout applications and printing output specifications, as well as Web, raster, and vector applications. As you become increasingly proficient in both traditional and digital techniques, you will learn about design, photography, previsualization, and theories of image creation and manipulation.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Design & Layout, you will be qualified for the position of graphic designer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Design and Layout, A.A.S.

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In this program, you will be introduced to standard page layout applications and printing output specifications, as well as Web, raster, and vector applications. As you become increasingly proficient in both traditional and digital techniques, you will learn about design, photography, previsualization, and theories of image creation and manipulation.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Design & Layout, you will be qualified for the position of graphic designer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Interactive Web Media Certificate

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In Macomb’s Interactive Web Media Program, you will be introduced to interactive web design and animation with an emphasis on user-centered design. Courses will build and develop fundamental, as well as advanced skills, in preparation for the interactive design industry. You will gain experience and demonstrate these skills by creating interactive web pages, sites, and animation. The courses provide skill training in the areas of content strategy, user-centered experience and design processes to be applied to web and interactive design.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Interactive Web Media, you will be qualified for positions that include web designer or web developer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Interactive Web Media, A.A.S.

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In Macomb’s Interactive Web Media Program, you will be introduced to interactive web design and animation with an emphasis on user-centered design. Courses will build and develop fundamental, as well as advanced skills, in preparation for the interactive design industry. You will gain experience and demonstrate these skills by creating interactive web pages, sites, and animation. The courses provide skill training in the areas of content strategy, user-centered experience and design processes to be applied to web and interactive design.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Interactive Web Media, you will be qualified for positions that include web designer or web developer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Motion Design Certificate

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In this program, you will acquire or build on foundational skills that include traditional and digital drawing, photography, still and animated design, image manipulation, audio and video manipulation and color theory. The program is for those new to the field and those seeking career advancement, with an emphasis on providing diverse skills that can be used worldwide across the media arts spectrum. Motion Design allows students to study and pursue training in a field which uses graphic design programs and principles and puts them in motion in order to tell a story or relay a message. By combining artwork and animation students will learn to create work for areas such as commercials, instructional and entertainment videos, app prototype, and more.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate, you will be qualified for the position of motion design artist.

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Media and Communication Arts - Motion Design, A.A.S.

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In this program, you will acquire or build on foundational skills that include traditional and digital drawing, photography, still and animated design, image manipulation, audio and video manipulation and color theory. The program is for those new to the field and those seeking career advancement, with an emphasis on providing diverse skills that can be used worldwide across the media arts spectrum. Motion Design allows students to study and pursue training in a field which uses graphic design programs and principles and puts them in motion in order to tell a story or relay a message. By combining artwork and animation students will learn to create work for areas such as commercials, instructional and entertainment videos, app prototype, and more.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate, you will be qualified for the position of motion design artist.

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Media and Communication Arts - 3D Animation Certificate

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In Macomb's 3D Animation Program, you will learn how to navigate a 3D environment and build 3D models in preparation for a career in computer animation. Through a variety of hands-on projects and in the development of your own portfolio, you will gain practical experience in the use of animation tools and techniques, including advanced shading networks, rendering engines and specialized lighting. You will also learn how to create dynamic effects and simulate collisions between objects.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – 3D Animation, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia artist or animator.

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Media and Communication Arts - 3D Animation, A.A.S.

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In Macomb's 3D Animation Program, you will learn how to navigate a 3D environment and build 3D models in preparation for a career in computer animation. Through a variety of hands-on projects and in the development of your own portfolio, you will gain practical experience in the use of animation tools and techniques, including advanced shading networks, rendering engines and specialized lighting. You will also learn how to create dynamic effects and simulate collisions between objects.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – 3D Animation, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia artist or animator.

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Media and Communication Arts - Collaborative Media Certificate

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The Media & Communication Arts-Collaborative Media program provides training in all Media and Communication Arts specialties. Students learn the basics skills inherent within the specialized fields of illustration, photo imaging, design, Web/interactive, digital video, and animation. You will learn about photographic composition, design concepts, rendering techniques and perspective, draftsmanship, digital layout, storytelling through visual communication, attributes of type, theories of image creation and manipulation, and much more. This program was designed to offer students a collaborative Associate Degree or Certificate as an overview of the MACA programs.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia specialist and webpage designer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Collaborative Media, A.A.S.

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The Media & Communication Arts-Collaborative Media program provides training in all Media and Communication Arts specialties. Students learn the basics skills inherent within the specialized fields of illustration, photo imaging, design, Web/interactive, digital video, and animation. You will learn about photographic composition, design concepts, rendering techniques and perspective, draftsmanship, digital layout, storytelling through visual communication, attributes of type, theories of image creation and manipulation, and much more. This program was designed to offer students a collaborative Associate Degree or Certificate as an overview of the MACA programs.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia specialist and webpage designer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Design and Layout Certificate

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In this program, you will be introduced to standard page layout applications and printing output specifications, as well as Web, raster, and vector applications. As you become increasingly proficient in both traditional and digital techniques, you will learn about design, photography, previsualization, and theories of image creation and manipulation.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Design & Layout, you will be qualified for the position of graphic designer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Design and Layout, A.A.S.

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In this program, you will be introduced to standard page layout applications and printing output specifications, as well as Web, raster, and vector applications. As you become increasingly proficient in both traditional and digital techniques, you will learn about design, photography, previsualization, and theories of image creation and manipulation.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Design & Layout, you will be qualified for the position of graphic designer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Interactive Web Media Certificate

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In Macomb’s Interactive Web Media Program, you will be introduced to interactive web design and animation with an emphasis on user-centered design. Courses will build and develop fundamental, as well as advanced skills, in preparation for the interactive design industry. You will gain experience and demonstrate these skills by creating interactive web pages, sites, and animation. The courses provide skill training in the areas of content strategy, user-centered experience and design processes to be applied to web and interactive design.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Interactive Web Media, you will be qualified for positions that include web designer or web developer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Interactive Web Media, A.A.S.

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In Macomb’s Interactive Web Media Program, you will be introduced to interactive web design and animation with an emphasis on user-centered design. Courses will build and develop fundamental, as well as advanced skills, in preparation for the interactive design industry. You will gain experience and demonstrate these skills by creating interactive web pages, sites, and animation. The courses provide skill training in the areas of content strategy, user-centered experience and design processes to be applied to web and interactive design.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Interactive Web Media, you will be qualified for positions that include web designer or web developer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Motion Design Certificate

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In this program, you will acquire or build on foundational skills that include traditional and digital drawing, photography, still and animated design, image manipulation, audio and video manipulation and color theory. The program is for those new to the field and those seeking career advancement, with an emphasis on providing diverse skills that can be used worldwide across the media arts spectrum. Motion Design allows students to study and pursue training in a field which uses graphic design programs and principles and puts them in motion in order to tell a story or relay a message. By combining artwork and animation students will learn to create work for areas such as commercials, instructional and entertainment videos, app prototype, and more.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate, you will be qualified for the position of motion design artist.

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Media and Communication Arts - Motion Design, A.A.S.

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In this program, you will acquire or build on foundational skills that include traditional and digital drawing, photography, still and animated design, image manipulation, audio and video manipulation and color theory. The program is for those new to the field and those seeking career advancement, with an emphasis on providing diverse skills that can be used worldwide across the media arts spectrum. Motion Design allows students to study and pursue training in a field which uses graphic design programs and principles and puts them in motion in order to tell a story or relay a message. By combining artwork and animation students will learn to create work for areas such as commercials, instructional and entertainment videos, app prototype, and more.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate, you will be qualified for the position of motion design artist.

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Media and Communication Arts - Photographic Technologies Certificate

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In Macomb’s Photographic Technology Program, you will practice camera operations (digital and 35mm), exposure control, composition theory and image processing and printing using current software applications. You will be introduced to design and layout concepts, including perspective, composition and use of white space. The Media & Communication Arts-Photographic Technologies program provides skill training in black and white, color, and digital photography. Students learn camera operation and how to capture, process, and print images in a wide variety of formats. You will also learn how to create illustrations using technical renderings, and will build a portfolio of your work that includes portraiture, composite images, timed exposures, display advertising, landscapes and cityscapes.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include photographer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Photographic Technologies, A.A.S.

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In Macomb’s Photographic Technology Program, you will practice camera operations (digital and 35mm), exposure control, composition theory and image processing and printing using current software applications. You will be introduced to design and layout concepts, including perspective, composition and use of white space. The Media & Communication Arts-Photographic Technologies program provides skill training in black and white, color, and digital photography. Students learn camera operation and how to capture, process, and print images in a wide variety of formats. You will also learn how to create illustrations using technical renderings, and will build a portfolio of your work that includes portraiture, composite images, timed exposures, display advertising, landscapes and cityscapes.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include photographer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Video Production Certificate

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The Media & Communication Arts-Video Production program provides training in technical and occupational related skills desired by digital video companies. In this program, you will learn about taped studio programming, live feeds, camera operations, lighting, audio acquisition, using and troubleshooting for audio/video electronic components and the functionality of a variety of software. You will be introduced to the duties and responsibilities of each member of a studio and a film production crew, experiencing firsthand the importance of teamwork. Students learn how to work in a team environment, developing the skills to become a camera and lighting operator, gaffer technician, sound and video editor, and to direct and produce projects within the team. Students will also learn how to verbally communicate within a team environment to develop a concise method of idea gathering and delivery that are both to and from a client’s point of view.
With an Associate of Applied Science degree or Certificate, you will be qualified for positions that include videographer or film editor.

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Media and Communication Arts - Video Production, A.A.S.

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The Media & Communication Arts-Video Production program provides training in technical and occupational related skills desired by digital video companies. In this program, you will learn about taped studio programming, live feeds, camera operations, lighting, audio acquisition, using and troubleshooting for audio/video electronic components and the functionality of a variety of software. You will be introduced to the duties and responsibilities of each member of a studio and a film production crew, experiencing firsthand the importance of teamwork. Students learn how to work in a team environment, developing the skills to become a camera and lighting operator, gaffer technician, sound and video editor, and to direct and produce projects within the team. Students will also learn how to verbally communicate within a team environment to develop a concise method of idea gathering and delivery that are both to and from a client’s point of view.
With an Associate of Applied Science degree or Certificate, you will be qualified for positions that include videographer or film editor.

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Media and Communication Arts - Photographic Technologies Certificate

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In Macomb’s Photographic Technology Program, you will practice camera operations (digital and 35mm), exposure control, composition theory and image processing and printing using current software applications. You will be introduced to design and layout concepts, including perspective, composition and use of white space. The Media & Communication Arts-Photographic Technologies program provides skill training in black and white, color, and digital photography. Students learn camera operation and how to capture, process, and print images in a wide variety of formats. You will also learn how to create illustrations using technical renderings, and will build a portfolio of your work that includes portraiture, composite images, timed exposures, display advertising, landscapes and cityscapes.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include photographer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Photographic Technologies, A.A.S.

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In Macomb’s Photographic Technology Program, you will practice camera operations (digital and 35mm), exposure control, composition theory and image processing and printing using current software applications. You will be introduced to design and layout concepts, including perspective, composition and use of white space. The Media & Communication Arts-Photographic Technologies program provides skill training in black and white, color, and digital photography. Students learn camera operation and how to capture, process, and print images in a wide variety of formats. You will also learn how to create illustrations using technical renderings, and will build a portfolio of your work that includes portraiture, composite images, timed exposures, display advertising, landscapes and cityscapes.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include photographer.

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Media and Communication Arts - Video Production Certificate

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The Media & Communication Arts-Video Production program provides training in technical and occupational related skills desired by digital video companies. In this program, you will learn about taped studio programming, live feeds, camera operations, lighting, audio acquisition, using and troubleshooting for audio/video electronic components and the functionality of a variety of software. You will be introduced to the duties and responsibilities of each member of a studio and a film production crew, experiencing firsthand the importance of teamwork. Students learn how to work in a team environment, developing the skills to become a camera and lighting operator, gaffer technician, sound and video editor, and to direct and produce projects within the team. Students will also learn how to verbally communicate within a team environment to develop a concise method of idea gathering and delivery that are both to and from a client’s point of view.
With an Associate of Applied Science degree or Certificate, you will be qualified for positions that include videographer or film editor.

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Media and Communication Arts - Video Production, A.A.S.

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The Media & Communication Arts-Video Production program provides training in technical and occupational related skills desired by digital video companies. In this program, you will learn about taped studio programming, live feeds, camera operations, lighting, audio acquisition, using and troubleshooting for audio/video electronic components and the functionality of a variety of software. You will be introduced to the duties and responsibilities of each member of a studio and a film production crew, experiencing firsthand the importance of teamwork. Students learn how to work in a team environment, developing the skills to become a camera and lighting operator, gaffer technician, sound and video editor, and to direct and produce projects within the team. Students will also learn how to verbally communicate within a team environment to develop a concise method of idea gathering and delivery that are both to and from a client’s point of view.
With an Associate of Applied Science degree or Certificate, you will be qualified for positions that include videographer or film editor.

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