Manchester Community College (CT)

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Business Office Technology - Medical Insurance Specialist

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This certificate program is designed to prepare students to manage the medical insurance specialist process along with coding and billing insurance claims in doctors’ offices, hospitals, HMOs and other health care facilities.

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Business Office Technology - Office Support Specialist

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Business Office Technology certificate programs allow students to specialize in areas of interest and obtain entry-level office positions. Course credit may be applied toward an associate degree. Students can modify their programs depending upon experience.

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Office Option, Business Office Technology, A.S.

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The Office Option, Business Office Technology, associate degree program provides students with the skills necessary to excel in the office environment. Students become proficient in keyboarding, word processing, computerized communications, and office applications and procedures. Students are encouraged to develop individual areas of interest through elective courses and through part-time and summer employment.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Network Technology

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The Computer Network Technology Certificate Degree program provides students with both a broad and in-depth background in computer networking concepts and technologies. It covers the fundamentals of computer network theory as well as practical network connectivity device configuration, administration of networked client-server computer operating systems, computer hardware design and maintenance and computer programming.

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Computer Network Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Network Technology associate degree program provides students with both a broad and in-depth background in computer networking concepts and technologies. It covers the fundamentals of computer network theory as well as practical network connectivity device configuration, administration of networked client-server computer operating systems, computer hardware design and maintenance and computer programming.

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Software Developer

Web Technology

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The Web Technology certificate program prepares students with front-end web design skills needed to conceive, build and maintain websites. Topics covered include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, User Interface (UI) and Graphic design, image creation and manipulation, and multimedia. This is designed for students who would like to build upon their existing web skills or those seeking a new career specialty.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Communication: Media, A.S.

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The Communication: Media associate degree program prepares students for employment in television as reporters, production assistants, camera operators and video editors; in radio, as on-air personnel and copywriters; in journalism, as reporters and feature writers; and in public relations, as entry-level employees.

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Media Technology

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The Media Technology certificate program provides exposure to current media technologies. It is intended for students who are technically-oriented and wish to work in technical positions in the fields of radio, television or video production. It concentrates on skills that are necessary for working behind-the-scenes in media and communications. Classes are highly practical and provide significant hands-on opportunity, allowing the student to apply classroom theory to real-life projects.

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Photography Option, Visual Fine Arts, A.A.

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The Photography Option, Visual Fine Arts associate degree program provides students with a series of courses that introduces fundamental photographic concepts and techniques and the necessary skills to transfer to the institution of their choice or succeed in an entry-level photography position. The cornerstone to the Photography Option is a portfolio that can be used for transfer to a vocational training program, art school or baccalaureate photography program, or for use as part of the job search process.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Design - Graphic Design Concentration, A.S.

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The program is structured to equip students with a sound foundation in technical skills, graphic design concepts, aesthetics, terminology and vocabulary, and to provide an awareness of the application of acquired technical knowledge. Computer use will be an integral part of the program.

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Graphic Design - Illustration Design Concentration, A.S.

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The program is structured to equip students with a sound foundation in technical skills, graphic design concepts, aesthetics, terminology and vocabulary, and to provide an awareness of the application of acquired technical knowledge. Computer use will be an integral part of the program.

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Graphic Design - Interactive Design Concentration, A.S.

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The program is structured to equip students with a sound foundation in technical skills, graphic design concepts, aesthetics, terminology and vocabulary, and to provide an awareness of the application of acquired technical knowledge. Computer use will be an integral part of the program.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

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The Computer-Aided Design (CAD) certificate program provides students with career-based training in mechanical design using computer-aided drafting/design technology. To provide the necessary technical base, the program also includes engineering drawing, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing skills. Basic training in computer technology is included to prepare students for the two-dimensional, three-dimensional and solid-modeling computer-aided design technology in the program. CAD technology in the core of the certificate program is comprised of 2D AutoCAD®, Solidworks® parametric solid modeling and rendering technology, as well as an option of Mastercam® CNC software, and NX parametric solid modeling.

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Computer-Aided Design Option, Technology Studies, A.S.

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The Connecticut College of Technology Pathways program allows students to complete an associate in science degree program in Technology Studies at MCC, and continue on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology or Technology Education at Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU) School of Technology. The curriculum offers a broad range of studies in: STEM engineering drawing and computer-aided design (CAD), electronics, computer technologies, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and other courses in special areas of technology. The program also includes a solid core of courses in general education. Each of the courses is directly transferable to CCSU. Successful completion of the program allows students to enter their junior year at Central Connecticut State University.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology Option, Technology Studies, A.S.

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The curriculum offers a broad range of studies and topics in: mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering drawing and computer-aided design (CAD), computer technologies, advanced manufacturing technologies (robotics, automation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and other courses in special areas of technology.

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Engineering Technician

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Programming

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This certificate will provide students with a background in Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) programming. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to program and perform coordinate measuring (CMM) using CMM equipment and computers with PC-DMIS software.

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Industrial Technology Option, Technology Studies, A.S.

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The curriculum offers a broad range of studies and topics in: mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering drawing and computer-aided design (CAD), electronics, computer technologies, advanced manufacturing technologies (robotics, automation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and other courses in special areas of technology. The program also includes a solid core of courses in general education.

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology, A.S.

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The Manufacturing Engineering Technology associate degree program is designed to be a broad-based engineering technology transfer program that provides a foundation of mathematics and basic science, integrated with program components focusing on introductory manufacturing technology and general education. The program emphasizes the application of mathematics and principles of engineering science to technical manufacturing in order to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate programs in engineering technology with a manufacturing engineering focus, such as the MET program at CCSU. The program also prepares students for employment opportunities in entry and second-level positions in manufacturing and industrial technology fields requiring a combination of technical preparation and a strong general education background. The program also enhances the science background of those who already employed in the relevant field but do not possess a degree.

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Machinist

Precision Manufacturing

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This Full Time, 24 Week Certificate Program will provide students with the required fundamentals for employment as an Entry Level CNC Machine Operator. Students will learn basic Conventional and CNC Machining skills, through hands-on operation of these machine tools in newly renovated labs. In addition, students will learn basic inspection techniques on parts they manufacture in these labs. The program also includes 450 hours of course work that supports the hands on experience gained in the labs. These courses include CNC Programming with Mastercam, Lean Manufacturing, Materials & Processes and others.

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice - Corrections

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The program helps prepare students for entry into the State of Connecticut’s Department of Correction as a Correctional Trainee.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice

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This certificate offers those employed, or desiring to be employed, in law enforcement a way to improve career opportunities and placement through academic study.

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Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The Criminal Justice associate degree program offers students the opportunity to prepare for work within the various fields of criminal justice in both the public forum and private agencies. The curriculum consists of a strong liberal arts academic base supported by social science electives and criminal justice core courses. The latter are enhanced by electives in criminal justice, corrections and security services. The prescribed program also provides for free electives that may benefit the student’s educational awareness and career choice. Courses are available during the day and evening.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice - Forensic Science

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The Forensic Science certificate program is designed for students who want to obtain knowledge in the area of forensics for their work in criminal investigation. The certificate is recommended for students who are already working in the field of criminal investigation, those who would like to specialize in this area, or those who have a particular interest in the field of study.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education associate degree program is designed to prepare qualified students to become teachers of young children. The Early Childhood Education program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal

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The Paralegal certificate program is designed for students who have or will concurrently receive an educational (not vocational) associate or baccalaureate degree in a major other than paralegal or legal studies from an accredited institution. The certificate program provides them with the opportunity to enroll in a paralegal studies program that meets guidelines set by the American Bar Association. An option in the program is a cooperative education/work experience course in which students gain practical experience in a legal setting while earning academic credit.

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Paralegal, A.S.

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The Paralegal associate degree program includes specialized courses in the paralegal profession as well as related courses in business and liberal arts. An option in the program is a cooperative education/work experience course in which students gain practical experience in a legal setting while earning academic credit.

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Social Services Assistant

Social Service

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The Social Service certificate program is designed for students seeking short-term academic and in-service professional development, and for those with extensive social service experience or an academic degree.

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Social Service, A.S.

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The Social Service associate degree program is designed to prepare students for diverse employment opportunities and to provide a foundation for further academic pursuit. Additionally, the program includes field placement opportunities that provide students with “hands-on” exposure to the helping professions.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts - Culinary Arts

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The Culinary Arts certificate program is designed for both full- and part-time students pursuing a career in commercial food preparation. Academic credits from this program may be transferred to MCC’s associate degree programs in Culinary Arts, Foodservice Management or Hotel-Tourism Management.

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Culinary Arts - Professional Baker

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The Professional Baker certificate program is designed to further education and training for those already in the field, as well as accommodate people entering careers in the Culinary Arts. Course work in both the Professional Baker and Professional Cook certificate programs transfer to the Culinary Arts certificate program, enabling the student to become an American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Cook.

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Culinary Arts, A.S.

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The Culinary Arts associate degree program will give students the knowledge necessary to be successful in a restaurant or hotel kitchen, or the kitchens of other food services for business and industry dining, health-care facilities and schools. It will also give students the tools and skills to start work for businesses that supply foods at catered events, meeting and conventions centers, and supermarkets.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

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The Dental Assistant certificate program helps students gain the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment as a dental assistant in general, specialty practices or public health clinics. Graduates will be prepared to assist during procedures, expose dental radiographs, perform laboratory procedures and perform front office duties. At MCC, students practice clinical procedures in an on-site, state-of-the-art, dental office setting that includes three treatment rooms complete with digital x-ray, electronic patient records and an instrument processing area.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Electronic Health Records Specialist

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Upon completion of this certificate, graduates can elect to take a national credentialing exam to become a Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) via the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

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Medical Option, Business Office Technology, A.S.

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The Medical Option, Business Office Technology, associate degree program prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel and contribute as a positive team member in the medical office environment. Students become proficient in keyboarding/data-entry, word processing, medical terminology, computerized communication, and state-of-the-art medical software simulations integrating Practice Management/EHR and health information management principles. Human biology is also included in this program.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.S.

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Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant, administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual is then credentialed as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).

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Radiology Technician

Radiography, A.S.

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The Radiography associate degree program enables graduates to work as radiographers. Radiographers provide patient services with the use of imaging equipment, as directed by physicians qualified to order radiologic procedures. They are responsible for exercising independent judgment in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures by adapting the variable technical parameters of the procedure to the condition of the patient, and by initiating lifesaving first aid and basic life support procedures as necessary during medical emergencies.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.S.

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The Respiratory Care associate degree program provides training in respiratory care, a healthcare specialty that concentrates on the areas of prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of people with lung disorders. Respiratory therapists are involved in a variety of life-saving situations, working side-by-side with nurses, doctors and other healthcare providers and treating patients ranging in age from the newborn to the elderly. Using sophisticated equipment, therapists help people with such diseases as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. Respiratory therapists are regarded as experts on the respiratory and cardiac systems and are often called upon for advice and help in deciding which course of care to prescribe.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.S.

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The surgical technologist works under the supervision of the surgeon and serves as an integral member of a surgical team to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures for every surgical patient. The surgical technologist is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the sterile surgical field, handles the instruments, supplies and equipment assists and anticipates the needs of the surgeon throughout the surgical procedure. The surgical technologist has the necessary academic knowledge and clinical ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure and is constantly on vigil for maintenance of surgical asepsis.

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Contact Phone Number

860-512-3000

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Great Path
Manchester, CT 06040
United States