Mohawk Valley Community College

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning Technology, Refrigeration, A.O.S.

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The Air Conditioning Technology program is designed to prepare students to meet the growing needs of the residential, commercial, and industrial air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration industries. This program prepares students for careers as heating and cooling service technicians, installers, lab technicians, and facilities maintenance mechanics. Coursework in the areas of air conditioning, heating, electricity, electronics, design, installation, and troubleshooting are reinforced with hands on laboratory practicum.

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Heating and Air Conditioning Certificate

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This certificate prepares students to fill careers as service technicians in the field of heating and air conditioning. All courses apply toward the A.O.S degree in Air Conditioning Technology - Refrigeration Option.

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Architectural Drafter

Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares a student to start a career in the Civil Engineering Technology field or transfer to a higher education institution concentrating in Civil Engineering Technology. Coursework addresses the planning, design, and/or construction phase of civil engineering projects including aspects such as highways, transportation, bridges, dams, buildings, environmental, hydraulic, and hydrology. Instruction occurs in classroom, field, and laboratory settings. The program includes the use of MicroStation, the Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) platform used currently in the Civil Engineering field, which reflects the workplace of a civil engineering technician.

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Computer Aided Drafting Certificate

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This program of study prepares the students to be a drafting technician capable of working with engineers in the many facets of the technical drawing and solid modeling design fields. Emphasis is placed on the architectural and mechanical drafting along with drafting courses for technical comprehension of the subject. Topics include conventional drafting methods and computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Solidworks. This program balances computer software skills with design and drafting skills. The Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate constitutes the first year of the degree program without collage seminar and Physical Education. It may also be used as preparation for the Mechanical or Civil Engineering Technology degree programs. At least one year of high school or equivalent, including algebra, is recommended.

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Computer Aided Drafting, A.O.S.

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This program of study prepares the student to be a drafting technician capable of working with professionals in the many facets of the technical drawing and solid modeling design fields. Emphasis is placed on architectural and mechanical drafting along with related courses for technical comprehension of the subject. The development of problem solving skills is stressed. Topics include conventional drafting methods and computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Solidworks. With the addition of ED100 College Seminar and Physical Education, the Computer-Aided Drafting certificate constitutes the first year of this program. At least one year of high school mathematics or equivalent, including algebra, is recommended.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares a student to start a career in the Civil Engineering Technology field or transfer to a higher education institution concentrating in Civil Engineering Technology. Coursework addresses the planning, design, and/or construction phase of civil engineering projects including aspects such as highways, transportation, bridges, dams, buildings, environmental, hydraulic, and hydrology. Instruction occurs in classroom, field, and laboratory settings. The program includes the use of MicroStation, the Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) platform used currently in the Civil Engineering field, which reflects the workplace of a civil engineering technician.

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Electrician

Electrical Service Technician, A.O.S.

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The Electrical Service Technician program is a curriculum of sequential technical courses encompassing the field of industrial and commercial services. A scientific calculator, a digital multi-meter, electronic breadboard, and hand tools are required.

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Heating and Air Conditioning Certificate

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This certificate prepares students to fill careers as service technicians in the field of heating and air conditioning. All courses apply toward the A.O.S degree in Air Conditioning Technology - Refrigeration Option.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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This certificate prepares individuals for actual welding work using welding processes and techniques, while preparing for the New York State Certification Examination.

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Welding Technology, A.O.S.

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This program prepares for actual welding work, or for positions as welding inspectors, welding laboratory technicians, or welding supply and equipment sales representatives.

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Energy Industry

Power Plant Operator

Airframe and Powerplant Technician Certificate

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This 42-credit-hour certificate, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Federal Aviation Regulations, FAR147, prepares students to pass the Federal tests required to receive a Federal Airframe and Power plant Certificate.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Chef Training Certificate

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This certificate develops areas of technical competence and preparation for trainee positions in food preparation in the hospitality industry. It meets the challenges of the food service industry involving food preparation and service through the use of sound business principles. Graduates have established a basis for a career in the food service industry, and are qualified for entry-level positions in the production or service areas of the hospitality industry.

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Culinary Arts Management, A.O.S.

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This program prepares students for positions in the food service industry, including skills and knowledge in food preparation, baking, and catering. With experience and additional training, students may be qualified for positions leading to sous chef, executive chef, and/or kitchen (production) manager or catering manager. Instruction in this program takes place primarily at the Rome Campus.

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Food Service Administration: Restaurant Management, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for middle management and supervisory positions in the field of restaurant and hospitality operations. These positions require special skills and knowledge of food, business, service, and human relations. The program is strengthened by courses in general education, which allows students to develop wide-ranging interests. Instruction in this program takes place primarily at the Rome Campus. Students are required to be in full uniform in each laboratory class. The uniform consists of a double-breasted, long-sleeved chef’s coat, black-and white checked chef’s pants, chef’s hat, and white apron. Shoes are to be of firm leather with a slip resistant sole. Beards and mustaches must be neatly trimmed. Beard guard required.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Computer Applications Programming, A.A.S.

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The objectives of this curriculum are to prepare students for entry-level programming positions in a technical (non-business) environment or to transfer to a four-year college program. This curriculum requires more mathematics than the Computer Information Systems curriculum, but less than the ComputerScience curriculum. One High School Mathematics Course or its equivalent is required.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Information technology (IT) professionals take on many roles in business and academia from internet communications and hardware support to software development and maintenance. The CIS degree prepares students for these many roles by providing both theoretical and hands on work in established and emerging technologies. Program work includes application support, computer programming and operating systems, web design, cybersecurity, business fundamentals, data analytics, and networking. One high school mathematics course or its equivalent is required.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Information technology (IT) professionals take on many roles in business and academia from internet communications and hardware support to software development and maintenance. The CIS degree prepares students for these many roles by providing both theoretical and hands on work in established and emerging technologies. Program work includes application support, computer programming and operating systems, web design, cybersecurity, business fundamentals, data analytics, and networking. One high school mathematics course or its equivalent is required.

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Data Security Management

Computer Science: Cybersecurity, A.S.

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This program combines the study of criminal justice and computer-technology to address current needs in the cybersecurity field. It prepares students to identify vulnerabilities and threats that affect corporate and government computer networks; to protect critical information in cyberspace; and to effectively design, implement, and support security policies for a large scale enterprise network. Students examine a wide variety of security analysis/defensive tools and concepts, and then attempt to circumvent them. This program prepares students to transfer to upper division Cybersecurity programs or assume entry-level positions in the Cybersecurity Industry.

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Cybersecurity Certificate

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The purpose of this certificate is to provide students with an overall view of computer and networked security. The goal of this course is to train students to be able to effectively design, implement, and support security policies for a large scale enterprise network. Students are exposed to a wide variety of security analysis/defensive tools, students implement these tools, and then attempt to circumvent them.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Computer Numeric Controlled Machinist Technology Certificate

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This major prepares students for gainful employment in general machine shops and CNC manufacturing. This is an assessment based certificate where students are evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their knowledge and experience in all the topics of study. Topics include safety, blueprint reading, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), machining a work piece to drawing specification, use of computer aided design software to create drawings, programming, and set-up of CNC lathes and milling machines, using G-Code and CAM, proper tooling and work-holding methods, speeds and feeds, and metal cutting theory. After students complete the minimum skills required in their assessment books, they continue their training by developing their own advanced machining projects. These projects include design, manufacturing, and evaluation of their own product ideas.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electrical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students to fill careers in specialized fields of electronics including electrical machinery, control systems, digital and microprocessors, telecommunications and for continued study at the baccalaureate level in Engineering Technology. The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Purchase of a scientific calculator, digital multi-meter, basic hand tools, and electronic breadboard is required for this program. Recommended student preparation prior to entry into this program includes two high school mathematics courses and one laboratory science course (physics and chemistry are recommended). Students well-prepared in mathematics may substitute a higher level mathematics sequence upon approval of the Center Dean. Elective courses may be included in this program to match students’ interests and to focus on career or continuing education goals.

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Mechatronics Certificate

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This program prepares graduates for entry-level positions that involve the operation and maintenance of electro-mechanical systems commonly found in automated manufacturing environments. Students will be prepared to work in the operations, installation, and maintenance of automated and robotically controlled systems. Systems-level analysis, assembly, and troubleshooting techniques are stressed with hands-on laboratory experiences to complements classroom-based instruction.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students to fill mechanical engineering technician (or related) career fields. It also lays a foundation for students who plan on pursuing a four-year mechanical technology curriculum. The program includes topics in technical computing, mechanical analysis, manufacturing systems, and material testing.

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Semiconductor Technician

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

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This program prepares students for careers in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Typical technical titles include manufacturing and process technician, maintenance and installation/facility support technician and quality control and metrology technician. Individuals working in this industry require a solid foundation in mathematics and physical sciences as well as technical knowledge and good problem solving and teamwork skills.

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice curriculum prepares students to enter a range of occupations in the criminal justice system and to continue their education.The core courses form a foundation for understanding the operation of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime and delinquency, the history and application of criminal justice and constitutional law, and the ethical bases of criminal justice decision-making. Electives address the diverse issues facing the criminal justice system and encourage students to gain more specialized knowledge of policing, juvenile justice, corrections, and the private sector. Input from the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee and the opportunity to participate in a one-semester internship provides a link to criminal justice practice. One High School Mathematics Course or its equivalent is required.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Certificate

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The Certificate in Law Enforcement demonstrates a commitment to excellence by creating an innovative program that meets the needs of the diverse population in the Mohawk Valley. This certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in law enforcement. The 33 credit-hour program enables students to complete Phase I of basic police training under the direction of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Although the program does not guarantee employment into a police department, all academic, practical, and physical fitness requirements will be met. This will provide graduates a competitive edge over other applicants as their qualifications will offer savings to hiring departments and agencies.

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Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in law enforcement. The program follows standards prescribed by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council. Graduates are eligible to receive more advanced police training, which can lead to New York State Certification. The program provides the associate level credentials required by many law enforcement agencies for hiring and promotion.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic, A.A.S.

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This program is a partnership between MVCC, Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare EMS Center, and the SUNY Institute of Technology. It is for individuals who are certified Emergency Medical Technicians. It provides the education and hands-on training necessary to function in and out of the hospital setting as an Emergency Paramedic.

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Firefighter

Fire Protection Technology, A.A.S.

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The Fire Protection Technology program is an Associate in Applied Science degree, and is a collaborative effort between MVCC and the Utica Fire Academy. The program is for individuals that are working in, or preparing to work in, the areas of fire prevention and protection. The program provides the education and training necessary to function in the delivery of emergency fire service, and fire protection and safety.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services, A.A.S.

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This program provides the skills needed to begin working in a variety of helping professions. Working with an advisor, students plan a course of studies around their career interests. The counseling emphasis helps to develop the knowledge and interpersonal skills required to help those in need solve problems in living. Human Services students must complete two semesters of professionally supervised internship experiences in a setting related to their career direction. Students who choose to continue their education will find opportunities to transfer into baccalaureate programs in social work, psychology, therapeutic recreation, occupational therapy, child life, and related areas. One High School Mathematics Course or its equivalent is required

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Graphic Communication: Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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Graphic designers give form to the world of information. In magazines, newspapers, advertising, books, packaging, exhibitions, corporate graphics, signage, film and video, graphic designers communicate it all. They are the caretakers of information. Students in graphic design discover a world that has been revolutionized by the computer. Work that until recently had been done by hand is now conceived and executed digitally. New occupations - web page designer, game designer, multimedia designer, and more - emerge every year. This program prepares students, with high tech tools and a hands-on environment, to enter this digital workplace. Graduates use technology to inform, and they understand the responsibilities of that indispensable role in business, industry, and society.

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Healthcare Industry

Radiology Technician

Health Studies: Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform radiologic technologist services. The radiologic technologist is a health professional who administers ionizing radiation (x-rays) to produce images for diagnostic, therapeutic and research purposes. The radiologic technologist operates imaging equipment, provides patient care and radiation protection, positions the patients for examination, selects technical factors for image acquisition, and maintains quality control and patient records. The radiologic technologist is in demand in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, government, education, industry, and research.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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This program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform patient assessment and to recommend, deliver, monitor and evaluate therapeutic/diagnostic respiratory care services. The A.A.S degree involves four semesters of entry and advanced level coursework, plus a five-week summer session. A.A.S graduates are eligible to take a series of national examinations that lead to the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials.

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Transportation Industry

Aircraft Mechanic

Mechanical Technology: Aircraft Maintenance, A.A.S.

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This program serves those individuals who have begun careers in aviation maintenance by completing the 1,905 class hours of instruction in the Airframe and Powerplant Certificate, or an accredited school of aeronautics, and have received their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. The College equates such instruction and certification to 42 credit hours of transfer credit and provides an additional 28-29 credit hours of coursework leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, NY 13501-5394
United States