Metropolitan Community College (MO)

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

A.A.S. Computer Aided Drafting and Design

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Drafting and design professionals use CADD programs to prepare production drawings and illustrations for architectural and engineering firms. They help design building structures, civil projects and mechanical and manufacturing processes. In our program, you'll learn to render a wide variety of technical systems, machines and products, visually interpret concepts and work with engineers to give form to ideas. Our degree program covers three CADD programs and parametric modeling plus courses in architecture, machine design, civil design, blueprint reading and general education courses to earn a degree and transfer for a four-year degree. Our 17-19 credit-hour certificate program covers the three CADD programs and parametric modeling.

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A.A.S. Engineering Technology, Architectural

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Architectural engineering techs apply engineering principles and technical skills to develop efficient buildings and related systems, such as lighting and communications systems.

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Certificate: Computer Aided Drafting and Design

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Drafting and design professionals use CADD programs to prepare production drawings and illustrations for architectural and engineering firms. They help design building structures, civil projects and mechanical and manufacturing processes. In our program, you'll learn to render a wide variety of technical systems, machines and products, visually interpret concepts and work with engineers to give form to ideas. Our degree program covers three CADD programs and parametric modeling plus courses in architecture, machine design, civil design, blueprint reading and general education courses to earn a degree and transfer for a four-year degree. Our 17-19 credit-hour certificate program covers the three CADD programs and parametric modeling.

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Civil Engineering Technician

A.A.S. Engineering Technology, Civil

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Civil engineering techs help plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of efficient structures and facilities including skyscrapers, bridges, roads, and infrastructure. They work with steel, wood, concrete, earth as well as advanced construction materials.

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Welder

A.A.S. Welding Technology and Management

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The two-year associate degree provides the knowledge and skills for a student to certify through the American Welding Society as a Level I and Level II entry-level welder. Both of these levels are comprehensive certifications.

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Introduction to Welding

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This program introduces students to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Oxy Fuel Thermal Cutting technologies. The combination of virtual technologies and real lab experience will provide students with 80 hours of welding experience. In addition, students will learn to read and interpret basic blueprints commonly found in manufacturing.

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Welding Construction certificate

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The American Welding Society modular certification allows a student to obtain certification through the AWS as an entry-level welder, Level I. These modular certifications are specific to given welding processes.

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Welding MIG Certificate (AWS modular certification)

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he American Welding Society modular certification allows a student to obtain certification through the AWS as an entry-level welder, Level I. These modular certifications are specific to given welding processes.

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Welding MIG/TIG (AWS modular certification)

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The American Welding Society modular certification allows a student to obtain certification through the AWS as an entry-level welder, Level I. These modular certifications are specific to given welding processes.

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Plumber

Building Maintenance and Construction, A.A.S.

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This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair and construction industries, and demonstrates such elements of the sector as residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.

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Level 1 Building Maintenance and Construction Certificate

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This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair and construction industries, and demonstrates such elements of the sector as residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.

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Level 1 Pre-apprenticeship Building Maintenance and Construction Certificate

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This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair and construction industries, and demonstrates such elements of the sector as residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.

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Electrician

Building Maintenance and Construction, A.A.S.

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This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair and construction industries, and demonstrates such elements of the sector as residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.

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Industrial Electrical Certificate

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You will learn to repair, test, adjust, install or maintain electronic equipment such as industrial controls, transmitters and antennas. You will also learn to repair, install, adjust or maintain industrial production and processing machinery, or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

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Industrial Electrical, A.A.S.

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You will learn to repair, test, adjust, install or maintain electronic equipment such as industrial controls, transmitters and antennas. You will also learn to repair, install, adjust or maintain industrial production and processing machinery, or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

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Level 1 Building Maintenance and Construction Certificate

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This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair and construction industries, and demonstrates such elements of the sector as residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.

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Level 1 Pre-apprenticeship Building Maintenance and Construction Certificate

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This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair and construction industries, and demonstrates such elements of the sector as residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.

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Carpenter

Building Maintenance and Construction, A.A.S.

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This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair and construction industries, and demonstrates such elements of the sector as residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.

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Level 1 Building Maintenance and Construction Certificate

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This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair and construction industries, and demonstrates such elements of the sector as residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.

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Level 1 Pre-apprenticeship Building Maintenance and Construction Certificate

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This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair and construction industries, and demonstrates such elements of the sector as residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.

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HVAC Technician

Energy Efficiency Certificate

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You will work with the same equipment you'll use on the job while installing and maintaining the efficiency of climate control systems in residences and commercial settings. You also will work on furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration units, heat pumps and boilers, develop a mind-set for safety at work and learn how to troubleshoot problems.

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HVAC Advanced Certificate

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You will work with the same equipment you'll use on the job while installing and maintaining the efficiency of climate control systems in residences and commercial settings. You also will work on furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration units, heat pumps and boilers, develop a mind-set for safety at work and learn how to troubleshoot problems.

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HVAC Certificate

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You will work with the same equipment you'll use on the job while installing and maintaining the efficiency of climate control systems in residences and commercial settings. You also will work on furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration units, heat pumps and boilers, develop a mind-set for safety at work and learn how to troubleshoot problems.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

A.A.S. Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing-Die Making

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This program, designed by MCC-BT’s Precision Machining Consortium industry partners, begins with an intensive, one-semester certificate that prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining. After completing the certificate, students can increase their skills and versatility by taking additional classes, such as CNC and MasterCAM, or by earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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A.A.S. Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing-Machining

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This program, designed by MCC-BT’s Precision Machining Consortium industry partners, begins with an intensive, one-semester certificate that prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining. After completing the certificate, students can increase their skills and versatility by taking additional classes, such as CNC and MasterCAM, or by earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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A.A.S. Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing-Mold Making

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This program, designed by MCC-BT’s Precision Machining Consortium industry partners, begins with an intensive, one-semester certificate that prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining. After completing the certificate, students can increase their skills and versatility by taking additional classes, such as CNC and MasterCAM, or by earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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A.A.S. Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing-Tool Making

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This program, designed by MCC-BT’s Precision Machining Consortium industry partners, begins with an intensive, one-semester certificate that prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining. After completing the certificate, students can increase their skills and versatility by taking additional classes, such as CNC and MasterCAM, or by earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Advanced Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing Certificate

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This program, designed by MCC-BT’s Precision Machining Consortium industry partners, begins with an intensive, one-semester certificate that prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining. After completing the certificate, students can increase their skills and versatility by taking additional classes, such as CNC and MasterCAM, or by earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Lathe Certificate

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This program, designed by MCC-BT’s Precision Machining Consortium industry partners, begins with an intensive, one-semester certificate that prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining. After completing the certificate, students can increase their skills and versatility by taking additional classes, such as CNC and MasterCAM, or by earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Mill Certificate

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This program, designed by MCC-BT’s Precision Machining Consortium industry partners, begins with an intensive, one-semester certificate that prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining. After completing the certificate, students can increase their skills and versatility by taking additional classes, such as CNC and MasterCAM, or by earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

A.A.S. Engineering Technology, Computers and Electronics

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Electronics and computer techs help design, build and produce computerized electronic equipment and create the next generation of electronic devices. They lay out, build, test and increase the efficiency of electronic components of devices and systems.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

A.A.S. Engineering Technology, Mechanical/Manufacturing Emphasis

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Mechanical engineering techs deal with all technology of the past, present, and future. They help modify, develop and test machinery and equipment and are involved with research, test, development or production.

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A.A.S. Instrumentation and Controls

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Instrumentation technicians are critical to industry operations. Their tasks include: Order instruments that measure a wide variety of processes and verify they meet specifications.
Install or oversee installation of instruments.
Test, log, catalog and calibrate instruments when installed and periodically during operation.
Program and troubleshoot PLC (programmable logic controllers) and DCS (distributed control systems) instruments.
You'll learn in our state-of-the-art labs. Not all instruments are electronic so you'll learn pneumatic instrumentation as well. Knowledge of mechanics, physics, electronics and strong computer skills are required.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

A.A.S. Engineering Technology, Mechatronics

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Engineering technicians and technologists are key members of a team who focus on applying engineering and technology to solutions, whereas engineers focus on theoretical thinking. They work with engineers, designers, physical scientist or planners. You can work as a drafter, designer and engineering technician at such companies as Black & Veatch, BlueScope Construction, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City Power & Light, Sega Inc. and many more.

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Industrial Electrical Certificate

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Metropolitan Community College awards certificates to students who complete various career and technical programs. While each campus offers some of the same certificates, others are offered only at one of the MCC campuses.

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Industrial Electrical, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Technology program offers an array of pathways to dozens of jobs in an in-demand field. MCC-Business & Technology offers eight associate degrees and 10 certificates in such fields as instrumentation and controls, photovoltaics (solar energy) and millwright.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

A.A.S. Industrial Maintenance

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Industrial maintenance mechanics:
Install, adjust, maintain and repair industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems
Examine parts for defects such as breakage or excessive wear
Diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
Use problem solving, mechanical ability and manual dexterity to keep production lines running
Their work is critical to the success of production and processing endeavors. Troubleshooting, mechanical aptitude and critical thinking are essential skills. Work varies daily.

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A.A.S. Industrial Technology - Millwright

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Millwrights install, repair, replace and dismantle machinery and heavy equipment used in industries. They diagnose and solve mechanical problems, read blueprints, weld and work with mechanical, fluid power and electrical systems.

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A.A.S. Industrial Technology - Stationary Engineering

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Stationary engineers and boiler operators operate and maintain heavy-duty equipment used to generate power, heat, air conditioning and refrigeration in large buildings. "Stationary" means the equipment is permanently fixed. They work in a boiler room, engine room or power plant operating and monitoring diesel engines, boilers, turbines, pumps, generators and compressors.

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A.A.S. Industrial Technology - Stationary Engineering - Critical Facilities

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Stationary engineers and boiler operators operate and maintain heavy-duty equipment used to generate power, heat, air conditioning and refrigeration in large buildings. "Stationary" means the equipment is permanently fixed. They work in a boiler room, engine room or power plant operating and monitoring diesel engines, boilers, turbines, pumps, generators and compressors.

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A.A.S. Multi-Craft Industrial Technology

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You will learn electrical principles, electrical blueprint reading, electric motor controls, programmable logic controls, instrumentation, variable speed motors and the National Electric Code. You will build your skills through extensive laboratory and troubleshooting exercises.

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Industrial Automation Mechatronics Level II PLC Certificate

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Industrial maintenance mechanics:
Install, adjust, maintain and repair industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems
Examine parts for defects such as breakage or excessive wear
Diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
Use problem solving, mechanical ability and manual dexterity to keep production lines running
Their work is critical to the success of production and processing endeavors. Troubleshooting, mechanical aptitude and critical thinking are essential skills. Work varies daily.

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Industrial Automation Mechatronics Level III PLC Certificate

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Industrial maintenance mechanics:
Install, adjust, maintain and repair industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems
Examine parts for defects such as breakage or excessive wear
Diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
Use problem solving, mechanical ability and manual dexterity to keep production lines running
Their work is critical to the success of production and processing endeavors. Troubleshooting, mechanical aptitude and critical thinking are essential skills. Work varies daily.

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Industrial Maintenance Certificate

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Industrial maintenance mechanics:
Install, adjust, maintain and repair industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems
Examine parts for defects such as breakage or excessive wear
Diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
Use problem solving, mechanical ability and manual dexterity to keep production lines running
Their work is critical to the success of production and processing endeavors. Troubleshooting, mechanical aptitude and critical thinking are essential skills. Work varies daily.

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Industrial Technology Level I Certificate

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Industrial maintenance mechanics:
Install, adjust, maintain and repair industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems
Examine parts for defects such as breakage or excessive wear
Diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
Use problem solving, mechanical ability and manual dexterity to keep production lines running
Their work is critical to the success of production and processing endeavors. Troubleshooting, mechanical aptitude and critical thinking are essential skills. Work varies daily.

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Instrumentation Level III Certificate

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Industrial maintenance mechanics:
Install, adjust, maintain and repair industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems
Examine parts for defects such as breakage or excessive wear
Diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
Use problem solving, mechanical ability and manual dexterity to keep production lines running
Their work is critical to the success of production and processing endeavors. Troubleshooting, mechanical aptitude and critical thinking are essential skills. Work varies daily.

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Millwright Certificate

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Millwrights install, repair, replace and dismantle machinery and heavy equipment used in industries. They diagnose and solve mechanical problems, read blueprints, weld and work with mechanical, fluid power and electrical systems.

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Stationary Engineering - Critical Facilities Level II Certificate

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Stationary engineers and boiler operators operate and maintain heavy-duty equipment used to generate power, heat, air conditioning and refrigeration in large buildings. "Stationary" means the equipment is permanently fixed. They work in a boiler room, engine room or power plant operating and monitoring diesel engines, boilers, turbines, pumps, generators and compressors.

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Stationary Engineering - HVAC Certificate

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Stationary engineers and boiler operators operate and maintain heavy-duty equipment used to generate power, heat, air conditioning and refrigeration in large buildings. "Stationary" means the equipment is permanently fixed. They work in a boiler room, engine room or power plant operating and monitoring diesel engines, boilers, turbines, pumps, generators and compressors.

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Stationary Engineering - Level II Certificate

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Stationary engineers and boiler operators operate and maintain heavy-duty equipment used to generate power, heat, air conditioning and refrigeration in large buildings. "Stationary" means the equipment is permanently fixed. They work in a boiler room, engine room or power plant operating and monitoring diesel engines, boilers, turbines, pumps, generators and compressors.

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Police Science

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Our peace officer curriculum provides both lecture-based and hands-on instruction to give recruits valuable experience utilizing the decision-making and skills that are vital in the field. Instruction includes communication skills and cultural sensitivity, de-escalation techniques and recognizing when and what type of intervention needs to occur, physical fitness and defensive tactics training, firearms training and extensive scenario based training. These are just some of the core competencies taught at the MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute as part of the Police Academy Certificate program.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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Criminal justice careers include correctional officers and jailers who guard inmates in penal, rehabilitative or juvenile detention and may guard prisoners in transit. Probation officers help rehabilitate law offenders in custody or on probation or parole and make recommendations for treatment of offenders. Police officers enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, arrest violators and work to prevent crime.

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Police Science Certificate

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Our peace officer curriculum provides both lecture-based and hands-on instruction to give recruits valuable experience utilizing the decision-making and skills that are vital in the field. Instruction includes communication skills and cultural sensitivity, de-escalation techniques and recognizing when and what type of intervention needs to occur, physical fitness and defensive tactics training, firearms training and extensive scenario based training. These are just some of the core competencies taught at the MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute as part of the Police Academy Certificate program.

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Police Officer

A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Police Science

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Our peace officer curriculum provides both lecture-based and hands-on instruction to give recruits valuable experience utilizing the decision-making and skills that are vital in the field. Instruction includes communication skills and cultural sensitivity, de-escalation techniques and recognizing when and what type of intervention needs to occur, physical fitness and defensive tactics training, firearms training and extensive scenario based training. These are just some of the core competencies taught at the MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute as part of the Police Academy Certificate program.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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Criminal justice careers include correctional officers and jailers who guard inmates in penal, rehabilitative or juvenile detention and may guard prisoners in transit. Probation officers help rehabilitate law offenders in custody or on probation or parole and make recommendations for treatment of offenders. Police officers enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, arrest violators and work to prevent crime.

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Police Science Certificate

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Our peace officer curriculum provides both lecture-based and hands-on instruction to give recruits valuable experience utilizing the decision-making and skills that are vital in the field. Instruction includes communication skills and cultural sensitivity, de-escalation techniques and recognizing when and what type of intervention needs to occur, physical fitness and defensive tactics training, firearms training and extensive scenario based training. These are just some of the core competencies taught at the MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute as part of the Police Academy Certificate program.

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Correctional Officer

A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Police Science

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Our peace officer curriculum provides both lecture-based and hands-on instruction to give recruits valuable experience utilizing the decision-making and skills that are vital in the field. Instruction includes communication skills and cultural sensitivity, de-escalation techniques and recognizing when and what type of intervention needs to occur, physical fitness and defensive tactics training, firearms training and extensive scenario based training. These are just some of the core competencies taught at the MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute as part of the Police Academy Certificate program.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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Criminal justice careers include correctional officers and jailers who guard inmates in penal, rehabilitative or juvenile detention and may guard prisoners in transit. Probation officers help rehabilitate law offenders in custody or on probation or parole and make recommendations for treatment of offenders. Police officers enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, arrest violators and work to prevent crime.

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Police Science Certificate

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Our peace officer curriculum provides both lecture-based and hands-on instruction to give recruits valuable experience utilizing the decision-making and skills that are vital in the field. Instruction includes communication skills and cultural sensitivity, de-escalation techniques and recognizing when and what type of intervention needs to occur, physical fitness and defensive tactics training, firearms training and extensive scenario based training. These are just some of the core competencies taught at the MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute as part of the Police Academy Certificate program.

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Environmental Field Technician

A.A.S. Environmental Health and Safety Technology

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Environmental health and safety technicians help protect people and the environment from exposure to hazardous materials, and protect workers from injury or illness. Environmental technicians deal with conservation of resources, pollution prevention, water and air quality and waste disposal concerns.
Safety professionals conduct training and investigate accidents. They may manage emergency preparedness, audits and inspections, fire protection and regulatory compliance.
They diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
Companies often hire one person to manage all of the above responsibilities.

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Certificate: Environmental Health and Safety Technology

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Environmental health and safety technicians help protect people and the environment from exposure to hazardous materials, and protect workers from injury or illness. Environmental technicians deal with conservation of resources, pollution prevention, water and air quality and waste disposal concerns.
Safety professionals conduct training and investigate accidents. They may manage emergency preparedness, audits and inspections, fire protection and regulatory compliance.
They diagnose equipment problems through the analysis of test results, machine error messages and information obtained from operators
Companies often hire one person to manage all of the above responsibilities.

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Firefighter

A.A.S. Fire Science Technology

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The MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute offers Fire Academy training that is approved by the MO Department of Public Safety's Division of Fire Safety (DFS), which is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Graduates of the MCC-Blue River Fire Academy earn a Certificate: Fire Science Technology and will be eligible for Fire Fighter I&II and Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations certification testing through the DFS. Academy graduates will also be eligible for testing for EMT-B licensure through NREMT. Students obtaining these credentials will meet the minimum application requirements for most fire departments in MO, as well as for states offering reciprocity for IFSAC-accredited certificates.

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Certificate: Fire Science

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The MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute offers Fire Academy training that is approved by the MO Department of Public Safety's Division of Fire Safety (DFS), which is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Graduates of the MCC-Blue River Fire Academy earn a Certificate: Fire Science Technology and will be eligible for Fire Fighter I&II and Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations certification testing through the DFS. Academy graduates will also be eligible for testing for EMT-B licensure through NREMT. Students obtaining these credentials will meet the minimum application requirements for most fire departments in MO, as well as for states offering reciprocity for IFSAC-accredited certificates.

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Fire Science Certificate

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The MCC Fire Science Technology program provides high-quality fire service education for both entry-level firefighters and current fire service professionals seeking to further their knowledge and skill set.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

A.A.S. Paralegal Practice

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In our well-established program, you'll get a combination of a broad knowledge of substantive and procedural law and the specific skills required to be a productive member of today's legal team. You'll learn legal research, legal writing and ethics. The program finishes with an internship class where you'll spend a semester actually working in the legal environment under the direct supervision of a lawyer.

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EMTs and Paramedics

A.A.S. Paramedic

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Metropolitan Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Education Program offers coursework at the Emergency Medical Technician and the Paramedic levels. Courses are designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Registry of EMT’s certification exams and to become competent, entry-level health care professionals. All programs exceed the current National EMS Education Standards. MCC EMS education offers Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic Certificate, and an Associate of Applied Science Paramedic options.

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Certificate Paramedic

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Metropolitan Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Education Program offers coursework at the Emergency Medical Technician and the Paramedic levels. Courses are designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Registry of EMT’s certification exams and to become competent, entry-level health care professionals. All programs exceed the current National EMS Education Standards. MCC EMS education offers Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic Certificate, and an Associate of Applied Science Paramedic options.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate

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The Early Childhood Education and Development Department (ECED) at MCC-Penn Valley is recognized as a leader in providing comprehensive education for aspiring early childhood and youth development professionals. ECED offers college credit courses at the Penn Valley campus delivered in flexible ways to accommodate professionals entering or already working in the field. Courses are offered in 8, 12 and 16 sessions, on ground, hybrid and online.

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Early Childhood Education and Development, A.A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education and Development Department (ECED) at MCC-Penn Valley is recognized as a leader in providing comprehensive education for aspiring early childhood and youth development professionals. ECED offers college credit courses at the Penn Valley campus delivered in flexible ways to accommodate professionals entering or already working in the field. Courses are offered in 8, 12 and 16 sessions, on ground, hybrid and online.

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Teacher Assistant

Physical Education, A.A.

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Make a career of physical education, and you could find work as a teacher, trainer, sports specialist or scientist concerned with health and physical fitness. PE teachers lead or coach students in sports and recreational activities, promoting healthy lifestyles and physical fitness.

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Teaching, A.A.T.

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The Associate in Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree is a pre-professional degree that prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university offering a Bachelor's degree in Teacher Education. The A.A.T. is a state-wide approved program and when completed in its entirety meets the first 2 years certification requirements for individuals pursuing either an early childhood, elementary or secondary education degree.

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Social Services Assistant

Social Work, A.A.

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Social work training helps prepare you for being an advocate for people who are often in difficult situations. Social workers may work with children, aging adults, victims of crime or trauma, people handling addiction, and those facing difficult family or legal situations.

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Social Work, A.A.

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Social work is a profession that strives to enhance the social functioning of all people and promotes the development of environmental conditions that will help people achieve their maximum potential. This profession is dedicated to enhancing the social functioning of all people. Social work promotes the development of environmental conditions that will help people achieve their maximum potential.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

A.A.S. Graphic Design

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Our world is designed. Graphic designers have had a hand in the look of virtually everything you see that is not a part of the natural world: signs, logos, products, websites, product packaging, album covers, publications. The list is endless. Even a soup can shows the work of a designer. Graphic designers plan, analyze and create visual solutions to communications problems. They use color, type, illustration, photography, animation and print and layout techniques to get the message across, whether it is in print or electronic media. Our graphic design program lets your talent in graphic design flourish and give you a solid art background, including design foundations, drawing, color theory, photography, printmaking, design software, web design, typography, and other graphic design courses.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

A.A.S. Health Information Management

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The Health Information Management Program is a two-year associate's in applied science degree (AAS) where upon graduating from the Program the student is eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentialing exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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Coding Specialist Certificate

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Courses in the Program(s) ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding, ICD-10-PCS procedural coding, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding, medical billing, and a virtual coding practicum course. The well-rounded curriculum will prepare the graduate for the workforce toward a successful new career path in diverse healthcare settings to include but not limited to hospitals, physician offices, behavioral health facilities, skilled-nursing facilities, home health organizations, hospice care, health plan payers, and research organizations.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant

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Physical therapist assistants (PTA) provide direct client care under the supervision of a physical therapist. Physical therapist assistants help improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities due to injury or disease. PTAs work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, sports clinics, rehabilitation centers, extended-care facilities and schools. The program includes interactive classroom experiences along with 720 hours of supervised clinical rotations.

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Radiology Technician

A.A.S. Radiologic Technology

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Radiologic technologists produce X-ray images of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical conditions. They prepare and position patients for radiographic examinations, protect patients from unnecessary radiation, utilize radiographic equipment and select appropriate radiographic technical factors for the examination being performed.

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Surgical Technologist

A.A.S. Surgical Technology

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Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses in hospital operating rooms and outpatient surgery centers. The surgical technologist prepares the operating room for surgery, assures surgical equipment works properly, is stored correctly and assists the surgical team in ensuring the operating conditions are safe and sterile.

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Dental Hygienist

Certificate Dental Assisting

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The Health Science Institute (HSI) was designed to centralize the health career programs in one building that mimics both healthcare and real life settings, incorporates instructional methodologies such as; interdisciplinary simulated learning using state-of-the-art equipment and cloud base lecture capture which allows student access to learning materials 24/7. The combined elements of this model fosters student fellowship, life-long learning and supports student success. The health career programs are affordable, accredited and yield a good return on the student’s investment through gainful employment and high wage salaries.

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Dental Assisting, A.A.S.

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The Health Science Institute (HSI) was designed to centralize the health career programs in one building that mimics both healthcare and real life settings, incorporates instructional methodologies such as; interdisciplinary simulated learning using state-of-the-art equipment and cloud base lecture capture which allows student access to learning materials 24/7. The combined elements of this model fosters student fellowship, life-long learning and supports student success. The health career programs are affordable, accredited and yield a good return on the student’s investment through gainful employment and high wage salaries.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate

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This program prepares students to perform basic nursing skills for individuals in long-term care facilities, adult daycare centers, hospitals or homes.

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Medical Assistant

Community Health Worker

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This certificate program is designed specifically for Metropolitan Community College students looking to work in the field of community healthcare advocacy for the first time, as well as those already established in the field and looking to hone skills. Instructors insist on the understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities involved with advocacy and how cultural beliefs and social determinants play a role in community health. Other topics include: understanding public health systems, practicing personal safety, motivational interviewing, case management, conflict resolution, documentation skills, effective communication and working with the community to promote health.

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Medication Aide Certificate

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This program is designed to teach skills in medication administration by the following routes: oral, rectal, vaginal, otic, ophthalmic, nasal, topical, transdermal, buccal, sublingual, aerosol, nebulizer and oral metered dose inhalers.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate

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Dental assistants play an integral role in the flow and efficiency of dental care. Dental assistants not only help the dentist during dental procedures, but they also prep the patient, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials during procedures and support office management.

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Dental Assisting, A.A.S.

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Dental assistants play an integral role in the flow and efficiency of dental care. Dental assistants not only help the dentist during dental procedures, but they also prep the patient, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials during procedures and support office management.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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As a graduate, you'll be eligible to take the national certification exam, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). You should know that you will not be able to obtain a license to practice or be allowed to participate in clinicals should you have an unacceptable background as defined by state law regarding health care providers. An unacceptable background includes a felony and/or class "A" misdemeanor conviction.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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The program is designed to prepare students for employment in most pharmacy settings, ranging from retail, community and hospital pharmacies to home health pharmacy.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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A phlebotomy technician is an essential health care professional who collects and transports specimens to the medical laboratory for medical testing, which aids the physician in diagnosis and treatment monitoring.  This class is aligned with the requirements for the ASCP national certification.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing Certificate

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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. They provide basic bedside care, which can include:

Function in the role of Charge Nurse providing supervision and delegation to CNAs in long term care settings
Applies nursing skills, concepts, and judgment in selected clinical settings
Performs a variety of basic procedures based on sound scientific evidence
Starts and monitors select IV fluids to include fluids for hydration and antibiotics
Monitors, measures and performs dressing changes for a variety of wounds
Administers medication via a variety of different routes: oral, intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular
Coordinates care with other disciplines to revolve around a patient-centered approach
Knowledge of and performance of activities of daily living to promote health maintenance and promotion
Teaches the client and family skills and practices which can be used following discharge
Administers palliative care and provides support and comfort to the client and family when death is the inevitable outcome
Assist in the development of care plans and assuring compliance
Potential for advancing to management in long term care or selected settings

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Receptionist Certificate

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A receptionist in a veterinary office must be able to work with both humans and animals in a caring manner. The receptionist greets patients and their owners, making them feel welcome and safe. Receptionists may answer phones, schedule appointments, collect payments, and dispense medications. They communicate client and patient information to the veterinarian or veterinary technician to aid in patient care. Veterinary receptionists must have great communication and customer service skills, as every person who comes into the office will come in contact with the receptionist.

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Veterinary Technology Certificate

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A receptionist in a veterinary office must be able to work with both humans and animals in a caring manner. The receptionist greets patients and their owners, making them feel welcome and safe. Receptionists may answer phones, schedule appointments, collect payments, and dispense medications. They also communicate to the veterinarian or vet techs any emergency patients that may arrive at the door. Veterinary receptionists must have great communication and customer service skills, as every person who comes into the office will come in contact with the receptionist.

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Energy Industry

Electrical Lineman

A.A.S. Lineman

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You will learn to install and remove poles, conductors, cables and equipment used in electrical power and distribution systems. You also will learn to build single stations and three phase transformer banks off the pole.

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Lineman Certificate

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You will learn to install and remove poles, conductors, cables and equipment used in electrical power and distribution systems. You also will learn to build single stations and three phase transformer banks off the pole.

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Solar Energy Technician

Photovoltaics Certificate

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Metropolitan Community College awards certificates to students who complete various career and technical programs. While each campus offers some of the same certificates, others are offered only at one of the MCC campuses.

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Business Industry

Bookkeeper

Accounting AS

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Accounting degrees and certificates are the gateway to many career options. Depending on your emphasis area, your education will equip you to develop into any of the following roles among others:

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Accounting Certificate

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Accounting degrees and certificates are the gateway to many career options. Depending on your emphasis area, your education will equip you to develop into any of the following roles among others:

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Office Manager

Business - Management AAS

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Business - Management certificate

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Logistician

Business Logistics Management - AAS

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Business Logistics Management - certificate

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Service, Maintenance, and Light Repair Certificate

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The Automotive Technology Department also offers three certificate programs: Automotive Technology, Collision Repair Technology, and Automotive Service, Maintenance, and Light Repair.

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Automotive Technology Certificate

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The Automotive Technology Department also offers three certificate programs: Automotive Technology, Collision Repair Technology, and Automotive Service, Maintenance, and Light Repair.

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Automotive Technology Mechanical, A.A.S.

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The Mechanical Option prepares students to work in dealerships, service centers, or independent repair facilities.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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MCC-Longview's automotive training programs are accredited by the National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF) at the Master Automotive Service Technology (MAST) level. Our instructors know vehicles inside out. You won't find better automotive technology training anywhere! Our testing equipment is state of the art. Our facility is bright, spacious and well stocked with tools, equipment and components. We keep a fleet of more than 60 late-model cars just for students to train on. Our reputation is solid: area employers know and respect our program. They come to us for the best entry-level technicians.

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Auto Body Technician

Automotive Technology Collision Repair Technology, A.A.S.

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The Collision Repair Technology Option, which includes courses offered by participating articulation agreement schools, prepares students to work as collision repair technicians.

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Collision Repair Certificate

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The Automotive Technology Department also offers three certificate programs: Automotive Technology, Collision Repair Technology, and Automotive Service, Maintenance, and Light Repair.

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Truck Driver

Professional Truck Driver Training Certificate

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The 180-hour professional truck driver training program prepares students for entry level driving positions within the trucking industry.

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Hospitality Industry

Kitchen Manager

Business Hospitality Management - AAS

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Food Service Manager

Business Restaurant Management Certificate

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer and User Support Certificate

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

CSIS Network and Systems Support Certificate

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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CSIS Secure Systems Administration and Engineering Certificate

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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CSIS Secure Systems Administration and Engineering Certificate

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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CSIS Secure Systems Administration and Engineering Certificate

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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CSIS Secure Systems Administration and Engineering Certificate

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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Secure Systems Administration and Engineering (Cybersecurity), A.A.S.

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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Software Developer

CSIS Software Development Certificate

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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Software Development, A.A.S.

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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Data Security Management

Cybersecurity Certificate

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If you are an experienced IT professional with industry certifications or starting your path to a career in information systems, you may be able to complete your MCC certificate or degree in less time than you think! In many cases, there is a certification exam you can take that will count as an MCC course. You can choose to take the class for credit or sit for the industry exam – either can count toward your MCC degree or certificate program.

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Secure Systems Administration and Engineering Certificate

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This program prepares students to enter the in-demand information technology and cybersecurity fields by offering a program that blends current system administration concepts with essential security skills and best practices necessary to deploy, administer, harden and defend computer and network systems.

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Secure Systems Administration and Engineering, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students to enter the in-demand information technology and cybersecurity fields by offering a program that blends current system administration concepts with essential security skills and best practices necessary to deploy, administer, harden and defend computer and network systems.

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Systems Analyst

Network and Systems Support Certificate

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This program prepares students to enter the in-demand information technology and cybersecurity fields by offering a program that blends current system administration concepts with essential security skills and best practices necessary to deploy, administer, harden and defend computer and network systems.

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