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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate

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This certificate, the second-level in a stackable certificate model, offers non-traditional, under-represented, career-changer, and veteran students in addition to traditional students, skills in a field with great job opportunities. The security field used to require a higher level of education; however, this requirement has changed recently and the demand for hiring those with cybersecurity knowledge is growing fast. The stackable nature of these certificates allows students to earn multiple certificates while pursuing their Associate Degree. In addition, the certificates allow students to not only earn an academic credential but also the opportunity to earn industry credentials by successfully passing industry standard certification exams.

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Cybersecurity Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform network and security technician jobs. Students will be able to administer and configure networks while applying cybersecurity best practices. Students completing this certificate are encouraged to gain industry credentials by taking CompTIA’s Network+ and Security+ exams, as well as CISCO’s ICND1.

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Cybsersecurity, A.S.

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The Cybersecurity Associate in Science degree provides courses and content that are aligned with two major sources of proven requirements for cybersecurity education in 2-year colleges: NICE Framework from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Knowledge Unit required for National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) designation, a program jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The goal of this program is to offer a balanced and comprehensive security program that could lead to the CAE-2Y designation for MassBay. The objective of this program is to provide students with such knowledge, skills, and abilities that are expected from a student who has earned an associate degree in cybersecurity from a CAE-2Y designated program. Students completing this program will be able to successfully pass a number of CompTIA and Cisco’s certifications.

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Software Developer

Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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This program enables students to practice developing larger applications and study computer architecture and operating systems. Students learn object-oriented and modular programming techniques, including the use, design, and analysis of data structures and associated algorithms. This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution so they may pursue a baccalaureate degree in computer science.

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Computer Science, A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the computer information industry or to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in computer information or any related field. Computer courses give the students a sound background in computer programming, data modeling and database design, computer networks, web design and development, accounting and financial skills.

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Web Developer Certificate

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This certificate introduces students to client- and server-side web technologies. The program provides students with the basic skills in client- and server-side scripting to build dynamic data-driven web applications. Students learn to design and develop database-driven websites. Students completing a Web Developer Certificate are proficient at creating website structure and interactivity. They know how to use database tools and custom applications to prepare the site for dynamic presentation of content to visitors.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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This program enables students to practice developing larger applications and study computer architecture and operating systems. Students learn object-oriented and modular programming techniques, including the use, design, and analysis of data structures and associated algorithms. This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution so they may pursue a baccalaureate degree in computer science.

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Computer Networking Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform system and network administration jobs. Students will be able to manage, administer, and configure computer networks while applying IT and security best practices.

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Computer Science, A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the computer information industry or to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in computer information or any related field. Computer courses give the students a sound background in computer programming, data modeling and database design, computer networks, web design and development, accounting and financial skills.

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Information Systems Technology and Management: Technology, A.S.

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Students completing Information Systems Technology & Management: Technology will be knowledgeable and experienced in systems and technologies. Students will be able to: support various types of technologies related to operating systems, have experience working with various web technologies related to design, understand fundamental cybersecurity issues, know how to support and build Computer Networks in Windows and Linux, design, create and use databases, write scripts to perform administrative operations related to computer systems.

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Systems Analyst

Information Systems Technology and Management: Management, A.S.

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In the Information Systems Technology and Management program, students acquire the skills to solve information and management problems using computer hardware and software. Computer courses give students a solid background in Windows, database design, computer networks, web page design, and various software applications. Second year courses provide a strong emphasis on business and management related applications.

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IT Support Specialist

Information Systems Technology and Management: Technology, A.S.

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Students completing Information Systems Technology & Management: Technology will be knowledgeable and experienced in systems and technologies. Students will be able to: support various types of technologies related to operating systems, have experience working with various web technologies related to design, understand fundamental cybersecurity issues, know how to support and build Computer Networks in Windows and Linux, design, create and use databases, write scripts to perform administrative operations related to computer systems.

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Information Technology Certificate

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Students completing Information Systems Technology & Management: Technology will be knowledgeable and experienced in systems and technologies. Students will be able to: support various types of technologies related to operating systems, have experience working with various web technologies related to design, understand fundamental cybersecurity issues, know how to support and build Computer Networks in Windows and Linux, design, create and use databases, write scripts to perform administrative operations related to computer systems. The current job market requires that students have a broader background that includes exposure to the latest technologies related to web technologies as well as cybersecurity and exposure to administrative tasks in the Windows and Linux systems. This degree will prepare students for careers in fields related to helpdesk, technology, networks, and web support.

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Technology Support Certificate

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There is an increased need for technology support specialists that are knowledgeable in systems (Linux and Windows) and web technologies. The purpose of this certificate is to expose students (re-entering or new to the Information Technology field) to a series of technologies and skills that as a whole will provide a strong foundation to work as a support technician or helpdesk support in the technology field. The certificate will require students to complete a summer internship to provide students with the experience needed for a first job. Some of the courses in this certificate will provide students with pathways to industry certifications that are widely used as standards in the IT industry.

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Manufacturing Industry

Architectural Drafter

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate

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This is a 12-month, three semester long fast track program that offers a stackable certificate in Advanced Manufacturing. The certificate program is designed to provide students with other pathways in the future, namely an associate degree at a community college or for any student already holding a Bachelor degree, a graduate degree at a university in advanced manufacturing. Through the program, students develop skills necessary in today’s advanced manufacturing industry trough completing relevant coursework, projects and participating in an internship. Graduates may seek positions as detailers, drafters, CAD operators and CNC programmers, and QA/QC Technicians.

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Engineering Design, A.S.

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Designers translate the ideas, sketches, and specifications of engineers into workable plans and models. Students develop skills and techniques by using the most modern equipment and software, such as AutoCAD®, AutoDesk Revit®, PTC Creo®, SolidWorks®, and MS Project®. Instruction is given in mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, architectural, and multimedia design.

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Machinist

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate

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This is a 12-month, three semester long fast track program that offers a stackable certificate in Advanced Manufacturing. The certificate program is designed to provide students with other pathways in the future, namely an associate degree at a community college or for any student already holding a Bachelor degree, a graduate degree at a university in advanced manufacturing. Through the program, students develop skills necessary in today’s advanced manufacturing industry trough completing relevant coursework, projects and participating in an internship. Graduates may seek positions as detailers, drafters, CAD operators and CNC programmers, and QA/QC Technicians.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Engineering Design, A.S.

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Designers translate the ideas, sketches, and specifications of engineers into workable plans and models. Students develop skills and techniques by using the most modern equipment and software, such as AutoCAD®, AutoDesk Revit®, PTC Creo®, SolidWorks®, and MS Project®. Instruction is given in mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, architectural, and multimedia design.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Mechanical Engineering, A.S.

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Mechanical engineers are active in all engineering functions of a product including creative design, research and development, production and management. Energy, airplanes, automobiles, space vehicles, machinery, earth-moving equipment and medical hardware are but a few examples of the infinite number of products that mechanical engineers have produced through their use of the basic laws of physical sciences.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Computer-Aided Design Certificate

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Students develop CAD skills and techniques by using the most modern equipment and Software such as AutoCAD®, Pro/ENGINEER®, SolidWorks®, and MS Project®. Instruction is given in mechanical, electrical, and architectural design. Students will use the acquired computer skills from various courses to complete projects in the areas of their interest. Graduates may seek positions as detailers/drafters/CAD operators.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering, A.S.

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This comprehensive program provides students an overview of the electrical and computer engineering field. Students explore such areas as computer hardware, digital electronics, computer science, and engineering.

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Electrician

Electrical and Computer Engineering, A.S.

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This comprehensive program provides students an overview of the electrical and computer engineering field. Students explore such areas as computer hardware, digital electronics, computer science, and engineering.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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This program combines professional courses with a broad background in liberal arts. The curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career in various areas of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, corrections, private security. The liberal arts background is well suited to help you succeed at the baccalaureate level.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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This program combines professional courses with a broad background in liberal arts. The curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career in various areas of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, corrections, private security. The liberal arts background is well suited to help you succeed at the baccalaureate level.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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This program is designed to qualify students to meet the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care requirements for teachers in group child care centers.

Whether you are new to the field or currently working in an early childhood setting, these 18-credit program options enable you to quickly meet EEC certification requirements. The program’s 6-credit practicum and seminar can often be completed at your workplace.

Early Childhood Education Certificate
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Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education program prepares students for positions working with children in a variety of settings including childcare centers, nursery schools, family child care centers, and after school programs. The professional courses in the program provide a broad, basic understanding of children’s developmental needs and a repertoire of specialized skills. Field work in approved early childhood centers, in conjunction with seminars, expose students to the practical aspects of working with children, thereby supplementing classroom theory. Electives across a variety of disciplines offer opportunity for a well-rounded education.

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Early Childhood Education: Infant-Toddler Teacher Certificate

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This program is designed to qualify students to meet the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care requirements for teachers in group infant/toddler and child care centers. Only EEC-qualified individuals may accept positions as teachers in classrooms serving children ages 0-3 years. A one-semester supervised field work component in an approved infant-toddler center gives students valuable practical experience, thereby supplementing classroom theory and learning.

Whether you are new to the field or currently working in an early childhood setting, these 18-credit program options enable you to quickly meet EEC certification requirements. The program’s 6-credit practicum and seminar can often be completed at your workplace.

Early Childhood Education: Infant-Toddler Teacher Certificate
To work with 0-3 year olds

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) provide prompt basic emergency care to the critically ill and injured, and safe, expeditious transportation to medical facilities for emergent and non-emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. EMTs are the link from the scene to the emergency health care system and function as part of a comprehensive Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response, under medical oversight. An EMT possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent and compassionate patient care and transportation. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. EMTs are trained in patient assessment, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, management of medical and trauma patients, medication administration, as well as safe and effective EMS operations.

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Paramedicine (Day) Certificate

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Paramedics provide the most advanced level of pre-hospital emergency patient care for critically ill and injured patients who access the emergency medical system. A Paramedic possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate, comprehensive advanced patient care in dynamic and often stressful environments.

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Paramedicine (Evening) Certificate

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Paramedics provide the most advanced level of pre-hospital emergency patient care for critically ill and injured patients who access the emergency medical system. A Paramedic possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate, comprehensive advanced patient care in dynamic and often stressful environments.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Sciences and Safety, A.S.

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This program focuses on environmental science issues such as air and water testing and analysis, industrial waste treatment, municipal wastewater treatment, and environmental law. In obtaining an understanding of the complex interrelationships that exist at the earth’s surface, students learn how to interpret environmental stresses, such as ground and surface water contamination, pesticide, degradation, and solid waste disposal. Students also learn how to apply this knowledge to occupational safety and protection.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Certificate

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This program prepares students to work under the supervision of attorneys to prepare legal documents, investigate and research legal issues, interview clients and witnesses, and render practical procedural assistance in law related matters

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Paralegal Studies, A.S.

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This program teaches students to prepare and draft legal documents, investigate and research legal issues, interview clients and witnesses, and render practical procedural assistance in law-related matters. This program combines a college curriculum of business, liberal arts, and legal courses, as well as hands-on experience in a law firm.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coding Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare students in medical records coding in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. This program offers training in medical terminology; inpatient and outpatient medical office administrative practice; pathophysiology and pharmacology for medical coding; medical records management, ICD-CM, CPT-4 and HCPCS coding, coding regulatory issues, medical-legal and ethical issues, computer usage and medical data entry, and insurance and billing practices. It is appropriate for entry-level job candidates, and for those wishing to build on a current skill base in order to make a career change.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Certificate

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Nursing assistants are vital members of the healthcare team, performing hands-on resident/client care and routine tasks for individuals of various ages and health conditions. In just eight weeks*, MassBay prepares Nurse Assistant Training students for the Red Cross Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation (NACE) test and for an entry-level career in health care as a Nurse Assistant. In this 120–hour certificate training program (80 lecture/laboratory hours on campus and 40 clinical hours at a long-term care facility), students will learn how to perform routine healthcare tasks for today’s increasingly diverse population. The course will include Medical Terminology course, basic skills training, such as the fundamentals of how to check and monitor vital signs and deal with a wide range of patients’ and residents’ needs. Other topics include the roles and responsibilities of the Nurse Assistant; understanding the elderly; safety; food service; personal care; elimination; restorative nursing; use of assistive devices; hygiene and infection control; and work ethics of a professional member of the nursing and health team. Classes are held on MassBay’s Framingham campus and are small, ensuring an intimate student-centered environment. The certification exam will take place on the Framingham Campus shortly after the end of the course.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.S.

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This program is designed to meet the educational needs of students pursuing a career in nursing who wish to attend college full-time during the day. The core curriculum is a full time program that is designed to be completed over four semesters. The theoretical and clinical components of nursing courses must be taken concurrently and sequentially as outlined in the applicable curriculum sheet. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and MassBay graduates boast a 100% passing rate on the exam. The Associate in Science Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

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Practical Nursing Certificate

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The Practical Nursing Certificate program is designed to meet the educational of those who wish career entry as a licensed health care worker. Graduates are employed in various health care settings such as long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, physician offices, home health, and community health facilities. The day option of the Practical Nursing Program is conducted over a 40-week period beginning in the fall and continued through June. Classes, labs, and clinicals are scheduled full-time during the day. The theoretical, lab and clinical components of nursing courses must be taken concurrently and sequentially. The Practical Nursing Program has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). A minimum grade of C, 75% is required for progression in all Practical Nursing courses.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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A phlebotomist is skilled in blood collection, and in the preparation of certain specimens for diagnostic laboratory testing as ordered by a physician. This is a one-semester program that prepares students for a career as a phlebotomist in various health care settings such as hospitals, physician offices, HMOs, surgical centers, and independent laboratories. This program includes the profession’s history; medical terminology; venipuncture; microsampling; special blood collection procedures; OSHA and safety procedures involving bloodborne pathogens; basic pre-analytical and post-analytical laboratory procedures, and point of care testing; and electrocardiography procedures.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology (Day), A.S.

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The Radiologic Technology Program’s full time Day Option is a twenty-one month (five sequential semesters) course of study leading to an associate's degree. Students are admitted in the fall, with a limited number of openings each year. The part time Evening (Flex) Option starts every spring and is eight semesters long. Students complete the didactic portion of the program first and then the clinical portion in the last three semesters.

The Radiologic Technologist is a member of the health care team who works directly with the patient and the physician in performing a wide variety of diagnostic imaging procedures. Radiographic Technologists are employed in hospitals, clinics, and various imaging centers.

Proficient in the knowledge of computed radiographic exposure, anatomy, and patient positioning, radiologic technologists have many career paths and opportunities for advancement into more progressive imaging modalities.

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Radiologic Technology (Flex), A.S.

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The Radiologic Technology Program’s full time Day Option is a twenty-one month (five sequential semesters) course of study leading to an associate's degree. Students are admitted in the fall, with a limited number of openings each year. The part time Evening (Flex) Option starts every spring and is eight semesters long. Students complete the didactic portion of the program first and then the clinical portion in the last three semesters.

The Radiologic Technologist is a member of the health care team who works directly with the patient and the physician in performing a wide variety of diagnostic imaging procedures. Radiographic Technologists are employed in hospitals, clinics, and various imaging centers.

Proficient in the knowledge of computed radiographic exposure, anatomy, and patient positioning, radiologic technologists have many career paths and opportunities for advancement into more progressive imaging modalities.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology Certificate

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The Surgical Technology Program prepares graduates to function as members of the surgical team, assisting the surgeon, professional nurse, or anesthetist in a variety of surgical arenas. Theory and practice of surgical asepsis are the focuses of the program. Students develop knowledge and skills in maintaining aseptic technique within the surgical areas of health care delivery. The curriculum combines didactic, college laboratory and clinical experience with an emphasis on acquiring clinical skills. The study of operating room technology is planned sequentially, making use of all prior learning so that students can synthesize course material and focus on applying it in operating room practice. Students will have clinical experiences in a variety of surgical cases, including endoscopic and obstetrics. Students must pass the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Association) Certifying Examination, which is approved by the NBSTSA Advisory Board. The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology.

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Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5399
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