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MRI Technician


Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Modality Education

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This weekend educational program provides additional career opportunities for individuals who are ARRT certified in Radiography to pursue additional certification and become multi-competent imaging specialists in:

Mammography (M)
Vascular Imaging (VI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR)
Computed Tomography (CT)

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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Montco's Dental Hygiene associate's degree program prepares you to work as a dental hygienist in a variety of settings and to provide preventative and therapeutic oral care to the public. You'll receive extensive, hands-on training at Central Campus's new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center in its dental hygiene clinic. You'll also gain clinical experience at community-based sites.

Upon successful completion of the Dental Hygiene program, you'll receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. If you decide to continue your education, you can transfer your credits to a four-year institution. To make your transfer as smooth as possible, we have established transfer partnerships with several Pennsylvania colleges and universities. We also possess accreditation from The Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate basic knowledge of legal responsibilities and ethical considerations and apply those to dental hygiene care.
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to provide dental hygiene care which meet professional standards and licensing examination eligibility.
Promote optimal oral health and disease prevention as related to general health and wellness for all patients.
Contribute as an integral member of the healthcare team and assess, plan, implement and evaluate oral health programs for diverse population groups while promoting access to care.
Value life-long learning and commitment to professional development.

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Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists

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This program is designed to prepare licensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia. The course meets the requirements of the PA State Board of Dentistry to apply for certification in the administration of local anesthesia in the practice of dental hygiene.

Program Description
The content of this 32 hour course includes the mechanism of action of local anesthetic agents and vasoconstrictors, a review of essential anatomy, armamentarium, patient evaluation, local and systemic effects and complications. In addition, individuals will perform safe and effective local anesthesia administration techniques on clinical partners under the supervision of qualified faculty.

This course is offered in a hybrid format and includes six computer online sessions with two synchronous sessions completed at home and three evening laboratory sessions completed on Central Campus in Blue Bell.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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Interested in both the administrative and clinical sides of medicine? Combine those interests with a Medical Assisting Certificate from Montco. Our credit program enables you to perform numerous medical assistant roles in physicians' offices, hospitals and other health care facilities.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate the knowledge base (cognitive), skills (psychomotor), behavior (affective), values, and competencies necessary to function as entry level Medical Assisting practitioners in accordance with nationally accepted standards of roles and functions;
Utilize problem solving methods, critical thinking skills and interpersonal communication techniques as means of achieving personal and professional growth through competency demontration and credential attainment.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing Specialist

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The 156-hour Medical Billing Specialist hybrid program provides a foundation in medical billing and medical administrative support functions. Learn the customer service skills as well as the support functions needed by medical front offices. It is worth noting that the College works closely with Montgomery County employers to recruit directly from the program. Review the Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information on careers in Medical Billing.

Training in basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements is provided. Our program includes an introduction to medical terminology, CPT4 and ICD10 coding and the standard techniques for Electronic Health Records (EHR) is taught. You will receive a refresher on Microsoft Word and Excel functions.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

Compare and contrast the billing methodology for the following: insurance, fee for service, and other types of health plans.
Assign ICD10 CM and CPT codes and procedure modifiers.Utilize the concepts of customer service including effective telephone usage in a medical setting.
Describe the process of utilizing electronic health records in a medical setting.

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Medical Coding Certificate

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The 15-credit one semester Certificate of Completion provides students with the opportunity to study Medical Coding and health services administrative practices/ procedures so that they are qualified for an entry level coding position.

Program Outcomes

Use coding and classification systems in order to assign valid diagnostic and/or procedure codes for medical billing and reimbursement required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) including the validation of coded clinical information

Apply coded data and health information in reimbursement and payment systems appropriate to all healthcare settings in accordance with relevant legal and compliance issues

Upon receiving the Medical Coding Certificate, you are eligible to take the American Academy of Professional Coder's Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. You may also pursue additional coding certificates.

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Medical Office Assistant Certificate

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In just one semester you can be on the path to a medical administrative career with Montco's Medical Office Assistant Certificate of Completion. Students will build a comprehensive foundation in administrative medical office assistant skills and develop competency in the performance of procedures that are required to work effectively in the medical office environment.

Program outcomes

Perform administrative duties in a medical office environment;
Develop critical thinking skills and use them to evaluate legal and ethical issues in the health care.
Manage electronic health record (EHR) software and use computer applications in the medical office

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

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Get ready for a meaningful medical career with Montco's Medical Laboratory Technician Associate in Applied Science degree program. After successfully completing our program at Central Campus's new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center, you will be able to perform diagnostic tests on blood and other body fluids. You'll also deliver valuable information to physicians.

Along with clinical courses, your classes include the humanities and sciences. You'll practice what you've learned at campus facilities and area hospital and commercial laboratories. You'll also develop interpersonal skills, study diseases and relate lab work to other aspects of health care.

After completing our nationally accredited program, you will be eligible to take national certification examinations. You can also find work in hospitals, commercial and physician labs, pharmaceutical companies and a variety of other laboratories.

Program outcomes

Collect and prepare clinical specimens for analysis;
Operate laboratory instruments;
Perform a variety of diagnostic analyses according to prescribed methodology;
Monitor and assess the quality of data generated;
Recognize problems which may occur during testing;
Describe principles, reactions and reagents for each method studied;
Relate test results to other patient information to the extent required for understanding the analyses;
Demonstrate behavior and attitudes consistent with those of laboratory professionals.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aid Training

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Join a high-demand and growing field that allows your natural compassion to shine. Earn your Nurse Aide Training Certification from MCCC in less than six weeks and put yourself on the path to a rewarding career of caring for others.

In this program you'll learn:

Safety and emergency procedures
Personal care skills
Communication skills
Infection control
Client rights
Client independence
Successful completion of the Nurse Aide Training Program through Montgomery County Community College prepares you to take the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Competency Examination and enroll in the Nurse Aide Registry for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy

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One of only 66 nationally approved phlebotomy programs in the U.S. and one of six in P.A. and N.J., Montco's Phlebotomy program teaches you how to properly draw blood for lab tests and research. Taught at Central Campus's new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center, the program also introduces you to health care professions, particularly those in clinical lab work.

Program outcomes

Learn the technical skills needed to competently and safely collect and handle blood specimens from a variety of patients;
Develop good interpersonal skills and learn how to work well with others;
Gain the knowledge needed to pass national certification exams.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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Help people heal, regain their strength and mobility, and improve their quality of life with a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) A.A.S. degree from Montco. Taught at Central Campus's new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center, you'll earn 70-credits.

At the end of the program you will be prepared to take the Physical Therapist Assistant National Physical Therapy Examination for state certification/licensure. You will also be able to demonstrate values-based behavior while effectively and efficiently assisting physical therapists who serve the diverse population of Montgomery County and surrounding communities. PTAs work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They are employed in such settings as hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, rehabilitation centers, school systems, sports medicine facilities and private practices.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate proficient entry-level knowledge and skills in safely, effectively and efficiently implementing a physical therapist established comprehensive plan of care;
Adhere to the legal, ethical and professional regulations and standards that determine the scope of practice of physical therapy and perform physical therapy duties within the PTA scope of practice;
Communicate effectively with sensitivity and awareness of individual differences with patients, families, colleagues, and other healthcare providers;
Exhibit observable behaviors that indicate a commitment to PTA values-based behaviors.

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Radiology Technician

Radiography, A.A.S.

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Learn how to assist in diagnosing illnesses through x-rays and other diagnostic imaging procedures with a Radiography Associate of Applied Science degree from Montco. Our credit program is held at Central Campus's new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center.

Although more than 60 percent of all radiography jobs are in hospitals, you can also work in physician’s offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging centers, and outpatient care centers. Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase 15 percent in the next decade–faster than average for all occupations. Program outcomes

Participate in lecture, laboratory activities, small group presentations, research, and clinical education experiences;
Develop the critical thinking, technical and interpersonal communication skills needed for the practice of diagnostic radiography;
Learn how to safely apply the principles of ionizing radiation in both diagnostic and fluoroscopic procedures.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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Earn your place on a surgical team with a Surgical Technology associate degree from Montco. Our 16-month, year-round program teaches you how to prepare the operating room, instruments, equipment and patients for surgery and maintain optimal sterile techniques.

Program outcomes

Employ appropriate ethical and professional values when providing surgical technology services to diverse populations;
Perform necessary activities to prepare patients for surgery utilizing the principles of aseptic technique, critical thinking, and problem solving in order to adapt to the changing surgical environment;
Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and organize the surgical field, while considering the physiology and urgency of the patient care needs;
Incorporate technical skills to assemble and operate instruments, equipment, and supplies for the delivery of patient care during all specialties of surgery;
Integrate knowledge from the required courses within this program to the role of the surgical technologist in caring for diverse clients;
Communicate clearly and effectively utilizing the most current research tools;
Express a commitment to lifelong learning and continued professional development;
Meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the national certifying examination administered by the NBSTSA.

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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Addictions Certificate

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Are you a college graduate wishing to make a career change? Maybe you're already working toward becoming a certified addictions counselor. Consider earning an Addictions Certificate from Montco.

Our 36-credit program meets the needs of beginning students as well as those experienced in the field of substance abuse.

Program outcomes

Understand human behavior across age groups;
Select and apply psychological and sociological theories in intervention techniques;
Explain and execute a micro/macro approach to the treatment and prevention of drug/alcohol abuse and addictions;
Have the knowledge and skills needed to work in direct service at human service agencies.
During our two-semester program you will study social policies, theories of counseling and assessment techniques. You will also learn about drug and alcohol treatment plans and adjunctive therapies. Your coursework will prepare you for a human services practicum where you receive hands-on training at a community agency

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Human Services - Child, Youth and Family Services, A.A.S.

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Join the front lines in the fight to aid at-risk children, youth and families. Our Human Services-Children, Youth and Family Services Concentration associate degree program opens doors to such human service roles as intake work, crisis intervention, consumer advocacy, residential counseling and more.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to work in direct service delivery in human service agencies and programs;
Illustrate a clear understanding of human behavior in all age groups;
Explain and apply appropriate skills necessary for a micro/macro perspective in human service delivery systems;
Assess and summarize concepts of psychological and sociological theories necessary for intervention techniques.

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Human Services Certificate

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Eager for a career in human services but need a bit of professional training before you start the job search? Our Human Services certificate program prepares you for entry-level work in this rewarding field.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to work in direct service delivery in human service agencies and programs;
Illustrate a clear understanding of human behavior in all age groups;
Explain and apply appropriate skills necessary for a micro/macro perspective in human service delivery systems;
Assess and summarize concepts of psychological and sociological theories necessary for intervention techniques.

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Human Services- Addictions, A.A.S.

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Committed to working in a helping profession and aiding others as they battle addiction? Our Human Services-Addictions Concentration associate degree program opens doors to such opportunities as intake work, crisis intervention, consumer advocacy, residential counseling and more.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to work in direct service delivery in human service agencies and programs;
Illustrate a clear understanding of human behavior in all age groups;
Explain and apply appropriate skills necessary for a micro/macro perspective in human service delivery systems;
Assess and summarize concepts of psychological and sociological theories necessary for intervention techniques.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Whether you’re interested in working in law enforcement, corrections, court administration or private security or, ultimately, as a lawyer, an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Montco can help you. In our program you'll discover the rewards of public service.

Because Montco meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee (TAOC), you can seamlessly transfer your credits to schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). We will work with you to ensure success in whatever path you choose.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate an appreciation of and sensitivity toward the ethnic, racial and gender diversity of American society, and an understanding of how these values can be reflected and projected by the criminal justice system;
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the functions and roles of all major aspects of the United States criminal justice system in society;
Demonstrate an appreciation of the cardinal concept of "due process of law" which constitutes the basic standards of fairness and decency that are necessary for the maintenance of free society and an understanding of the constitutional underpinnings, theory and structure of our body of criminal law, procedure, and the rules of evidence;
Demonstrate a firm grasp of the constitutional constraints under which police and prosecutors must operate in a free society, and the reasoning behind these limitations;
Identify and analyze the ethical issues that arise in each component of the criminal justice system.

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Municipal Police Basic Training Curriculum (Act 120)

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Course work focuses on theory and application in order to foster the essential skills that are needed to succeed in today’s global business environment. Students will develop a keen understanding of business practices as well as learn how to become a more effective decision maker, manager, and leader.

Completing this degree program prepares graduates for the workforce in a wide range of careers in both the private and public sectors. The program curriculum includes the College’s 13 Core Goals along with specialized concentrations in a variety of business disciplines.

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Public Safety Administration, A.A.S.

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The new Public Safety Administration Associate of Science degree involves learning about the prevention and reaction to any emergency that may threaten individual citizens. If you are interested in the intersection of criminal justice, fire science, public health, emergency management and planning when it comes to disaster relief, response, preparedness and recovery, this program is for you. Our degree gives you the experience needed for entry-level employment or to continue studying in a bachelor’s degree program in public safety administration and related fields.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate mastery of theory and practice of public safety administration.
Demonstrate leadership through efficient group and task management.
Make effective, principled public safety decisions in diverse and dynamic situations.
Differentiate between public and private resources to effectively meet public safety goals.
Integrate organizational dynamics through multiple public safety perspectives in real world situations.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Whether you’re interested in working in law enforcement, corrections, court administration or private security or, ultimately, as a lawyer, an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Montco can help you. In our program you'll discover the rewards of public service.

Because Montco meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee (TAOC), you can seamlessly transfer your credits to schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). We will work with you to ensure success in whatever path you choose.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate an appreciation of and sensitivity toward the ethnic, racial and gender diversity of American society, and an understanding of how these values can be reflected and projected by the criminal justice system;
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the functions and roles of all major aspects of the United States criminal justice system in society;
Demonstrate an appreciation of the cardinal concept of "due process of law" which constitutes the basic standards of fairness and decency that are necessary for the maintenance of free society and an understanding of the constitutional underpinnings, theory and structure of our body of criminal law, procedure, and the rules of evidence;
Demonstrate a firm grasp of the constitutional constraints under which police and prosecutors must operate in a free society, and the reasoning behind these limitations;
Identify and analyze the ethical issues that arise in each component of the criminal justice system.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Whether you’re interested in working in law enforcement, corrections, court administration or private security or, ultimately, as a lawyer, an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Montco can help you. In our program you'll discover the rewards of public service.

Because Montco meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee (TAOC), you can seamlessly transfer your credits to schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). We will work with you to ensure success in whatever path you choose.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate an appreciation of and sensitivity toward the ethnic, racial and gender diversity of American society, and an understanding of how these values can be reflected and projected by the criminal justice system;
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the functions and roles of all major aspects of the United States criminal justice system in society;
Demonstrate an appreciation of the cardinal concept of "due process of law" which constitutes the basic standards of fairness and decency that are necessary for the maintenance of free society and an understanding of the constitutional underpinnings, theory and structure of our body of criminal law, procedure, and the rules of evidence;
Demonstrate a firm grasp of the constitutional constraints under which police and prosecutors must operate in a free society, and the reasoning behind these limitations;
Identify and analyze the ethical issues that arise in each component of the criminal justice system.

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Preschool Teacher

Education in the Early Years, A.A.

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With an emphasis on child development beginning at birth, our NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited program includes both general and professional education courses related to the teaching of children through grade four. During your final semester, gain hands-on experience in the classroom as a student teacher.

Your Associate of Arts is transferable to a four-year college or university and also allows you to teach in such settings as preschool, early intervention, or child care.

Program outcomes

Identify typical and atypical milestones in child development;
Assess the appropriateness of early literacy opportunities in early childhood environments;
Create curricula and environments that are cognitively, physically and social-emotionally appropriate for children’s ages and needs;
Communicate effectively with young children, their parents, and peers;
Design activities that promote positive school-family-community relationships;
Collaborate with teachers to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of all students.

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Firefighter

Public Safety Administration, A.A.S.

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The new Public Safety Administration Associate of Science degree involves learning about the prevention and reaction to any emergency that may threaten individual citizens. If you are interested in the intersection of criminal justice, fire science, public health, emergency management and planning when it comes to disaster relief, response, preparedness and recovery, this program is for you. Our degree gives you the experience needed for entry-level employment or to continue studying in a bachelor’s degree program in public safety administration and related fields.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate mastery of theory and practice of public safety administration.
Demonstrate leadership through efficient group and task management.
Make effective, principled public safety decisions in diverse and dynamic situations.
Differentiate between public and private resources to effectively meet public safety goals.
Integrate organizational dynamics through multiple public safety perspectives in real world situations.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Public Safety Administration, A.A.S.

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The new Public Safety Administration Associate of Science degree involves learning about the prevention and reaction to any emergency that may threaten individual citizens. If you are interested in the intersection of criminal justice, fire science, public health, emergency management and planning when it comes to disaster relief, response, preparedness and recovery, this program is for you. Our degree gives you the experience needed for entry-level employment or to continue studying in a bachelor’s degree program in public safety administration and related fields.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate mastery of theory and practice of public safety administration.
Demonstrate leadership through efficient group and task management.
Make effective, principled public safety decisions in diverse and dynamic situations.
Differentiate between public and private resources to effectively meet public safety goals.
Integrate organizational dynamics through multiple public safety perspectives in real world situations.

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Computer Networking and Cyber Security Certificate

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Learn how to guard against a cyber-invasion and develop skills in computer networking through Montco’s Computer Networking and Cyber Security Certificate program. This program provides a solid foundation in data communications, CISCO router configuration, server operating systems and cyber security.

This program stacks seamlessly into the Computer Networking and Cyber Security associate's degree. Students who complete this certificate can continue studying and apply the course in this certificate towards a computer networking and cyber security associate’s degree.

Program outcomes

Analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems.
Program and configure Cisco switches and routers.
Describe the principles and components of cyber security.
Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem-solving skills to design, implement, and maintain a secure local area network configuration.

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Computer Networking and Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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Through Montco’s Computer Networking and Cyber Security Associate of Applied Science degree program, you’ll gain the knowledge to design and build secure computer networks. This program provides a solid foundation in data communications, CISCO router configuration, server operating systems and cyber security.

Graduates are ready to take industry certification exams (such as A+, Microsoft MTA, Security+ and CISCO CCNA) and can expect to work as an entry-level network administrator, security specialist or computer support technician.

After graduation our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering computer networking and cyber security program.

Our associate's degree program requires extensive hands-on work in computer labs featuring state-of-the-art equipment.

Program outcomes

Analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems;
Program and configure Cisco switches and routers.
Describe the principles and components of cybersecurity.
Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem-solving skills to design, implement, and maintain a secure local area network configuration.

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Cybersecurity Engineer

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The program will teach a professional the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. Emphasis will be on core security technologies, installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, cryptography and competency in the technologies used in security structures. The course will also prepare students to take the CCENT and the CCNA Security certification exams.

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Cybersecurity Technician

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This program introduces students to entry level careers in cyber security. It will cover network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography. The program will also prepare students to take the Network + and Security + certification exams.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Networking and Cyber Security Certificate

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Learn how to guard against a cyber-invasion and develop skills in computer networking through Montco’s Computer Networking and Cyber Security Certificate program. This program provides a solid foundation in data communications, CISCO router configuration, server operating systems and cyber security.

This program stacks seamlessly into the Computer Networking and Cyber Security associate's degree. Students who complete this certificate can continue studying and apply the course in this certificate towards a computer networking and cyber security associate’s degree.

Program outcomes

Analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems.
Program and configure Cisco switches and routers.
Describe the principles and components of cyber security.
Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem-solving skills to design, implement, and maintain a secure local area network configuration.

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Computer Networking and Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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Through Montco’s Computer Networking and Cyber Security Associate of Applied Science degree program, you’ll gain the knowledge to design and build secure computer networks. This program provides a solid foundation in data communications, CISCO router configuration, server operating systems and cyber security.

Graduates are ready to take industry certification exams (such as A+, Microsoft MTA, Security+ and CISCO CCNA) and can expect to work as an entry-level network administrator, security specialist or computer support technician.

After graduation our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering computer networking and cyber security program.

Our associate's degree program requires extensive hands-on work in computer labs featuring state-of-the-art equipment.

Program outcomes

Analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems;
Program and configure Cisco switches and routers.
Describe the principles and components of cybersecurity.
Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem-solving skills to design, implement, and maintain a secure local area network configuration.

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Computer Repair Technician

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This program trains students in PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, configuring operating systems, security, fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures. Students will gain knowledge to design, configure, manage and troubleshoot small wired and wireless networks. The program prepares students to take the A+ and Network + certification examinations. This program teaches skills that can lead to a variety of careers and is projected for growth.

The program will also prepare students to take the A + and Network + certification exams.

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Microsoft Server Technician

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This course will provide a student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform day-to-day administrative tasks in a single or multiple domain Microsoft Windows Server based network. Students will learn how to implement system security, create users, establish network printing, backup system data and manage system resources. This course will also include topics on installation, configuration and troubleshooting in a Microsoft Windows environment.

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Network Engineer (CCNA)

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This program will train a student to design, deploy, configure, troubleshoot and manage medium sized enterprise networks with stress on network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management. The course will also prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA R&S) certification exam.

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Network Technician

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This training opens doors to a career in networking. The program teaches the skills necessary for entry-level network technicians, including routing and switching essentials, IPv4 and IPv6 and how to design, configure, maintain and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network including basic network security. Students will be prepared to take the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification exam.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Networking and Cyber Security Certificate

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Learn how to guard against a cyber-invasion and develop skills in computer networking through Montco’s Computer Networking and Cyber Security Certificate program. This program provides a solid foundation in data communications, CISCO router configuration, server operating systems and cyber security.

This program stacks seamlessly into the Computer Networking and Cyber Security associate's degree. Students who complete this certificate can continue studying and apply the course in this certificate towards a computer networking and cyber security associate’s degree.

Program outcomes

Analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems.
Program and configure Cisco switches and routers.
Describe the principles and components of cyber security.
Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem-solving skills to design, implement, and maintain a secure local area network configuration.

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Computer Networking and Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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Through Montco’s Computer Networking and Cyber Security Associate of Applied Science degree program, you’ll gain the knowledge to design and build secure computer networks. This program provides a solid foundation in data communications, CISCO router configuration, server operating systems and cyber security.

Graduates are ready to take industry certification exams (such as A+, Microsoft MTA, Security+ and CISCO CCNA) and can expect to work as an entry-level network administrator, security specialist or computer support technician.

After graduation our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering computer networking and cyber security program.

Our associate's degree program requires extensive hands-on work in computer labs featuring state-of-the-art equipment.

Program outcomes

Analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems;
Program and configure Cisco switches and routers.
Describe the principles and components of cybersecurity.
Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem-solving skills to design, implement, and maintain a secure local area network configuration.

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Network Engineer (CCNA)

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This program will train a student to design, deploy, configure, troubleshoot and manage medium sized enterprise networks with stress on network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management. The course will also prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA R&S) certification exam.

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Network Technician

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This training opens doors to a career in networking. The program teaches the skills necessary for entry-level network technicians, including routing and switching essentials, IPv4 and IPv6 and how to design, configure, maintain and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network including basic network security. Students will be prepared to take the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification exam.

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Graphic Designer

Interactive Media-Game Design, A.A.S.

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Enter the exciting world of videos games through the AAS in Interactive Media – Game Design degree from Montco. In this program, you'll build the skills needed to become an entry-level game designer, quality assurance tester, or level designer for the electronic game industry.

After graduation our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering interactive media studies. These include such universities as Temple, Drexel, Pennsylvania College of Technology, DeVry and Walden, among others.

Program outcomes

Develop electronic games and simulations using industry standard software tools and game design principles;
Produce working prototypes of electronic games and simulations.

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Web Development and Design Certificate

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Through the Web Development and Design Certificate, you will gain marketable expertise in website development, programming and as a user experience designer to make you an asset in business. This certificate is recommended for individuals who already have experience in the workforce and are looking for additional training or a new specialty. Topics of study include website visual design standards, HTML, Java programming, mobile application development and database integration.

This certificate seamlessly stacks into the Web Development and Design associate’s degree for those interested in continuing their studies.

Program outcomes

Develop a secure, scalable, and standards compliant website.
Utilize databases to develop dynamic interactive websites and applications.

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Web Development and Design, A.A.S.

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Enter one of the hottest fields in technology today with a Web Development and Design associate’s degree. You’ll gain the employable skills needed to gain an entry-level position as a website developer, programmer or user experience designer. Topics of study include website visual design standards, HTML, Java programming, mobile application development and database integration.

Students who have previously received a web development and design certificate from Montco can seamlessly integrate into this degree program. After graduation, our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering web development programs of study.

Program outcomes

Develop a secure, scalable, and standards compliant website.
Utilize databases to develop dynamic interactive websites and applications.

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Software Developer

Interactive Media-Game Design, A.A.S.

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Enter the exciting world of videos games through the AAS in Interactive Media – Game Design degree from Montco. In this program, you'll build the skills needed to become an entry-level game designer, quality assurance tester, or level designer for the electronic game industry.

After graduation our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering interactive media studies. These include such universities as Temple, Drexel, Pennsylvania College of Technology, DeVry and Walden, among others.

Program outcomes

Develop electronic games and simulations using industry standard software tools and game design principles;
Produce working prototypes of electronic games and simulations.

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Software Engineering Certificate

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Spend almost every waking moment on your computer, programming and checking out the latest software releases? Here's your chance to turn your enthusiasm for technology into a career with a Software Engineering Certificate from Montco.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate the skills necessary to be employed as a computer programmer/software engineer;
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed for further education and career advancement

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Web Development and Design Certificate

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Through the Web Development and Design Certificate, you will gain marketable expertise in website development, programming and as a user experience designer to make you an asset in business. This certificate is recommended for individuals who already have experience in the workforce and are looking for additional training or a new specialty. Topics of study include website visual design standards, HTML, Java programming, mobile application development and database integration.

This certificate seamlessly stacks into the Web Development and Design associate’s degree for those interested in continuing their studies.

Program outcomes

Develop a secure, scalable, and standards compliant website.
Utilize databases to develop dynamic interactive websites and applications.

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Web Development and Design, A.A.S.

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Enter one of the hottest fields in technology today with a Web Development and Design associate’s degree. You’ll gain the employable skills needed to gain an entry-level position as a website developer, programmer or user experience designer. Topics of study include website visual design standards, HTML, Java programming, mobile application development and database integration.

Students who have previously received a web development and design certificate from Montco can seamlessly integrate into this degree program. After graduation, our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering web development programs of study.

Program outcomes

Develop a secure, scalable, and standards compliant website.
Utilize databases to develop dynamic interactive websites and applications.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate

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A Culinary Arts Certificate from Montco prepares students for entry- to mid-level careers in the food service industry. All of your culinary skills will come together in our student-operated restaurant, Bistro 1400. You will also acquire management techniques for the food service industry.

The foundational courses in the Culinary Arts Certificate Program are stackable into an associate's degree.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate proficient use of culinary terminology and classical cooking methods using a wide array of ingredients to design, produce, plate, and critically analyze a variety of classic, contemporary, regional and international dishes;
Demonstrate all food and beverage costing techniques related to profitable food service business operations;
Reflectively practice proper ethical purchasing and procurement processes as it relates to the proper flow of goods for a successful food service operation;
Personally demonstrate appropriate safety and sanitation practices, including safe food service equipment operation, as it relates to the hospitality industry;
Demonstrate appropriate employability skills necessary for an entry level position in the industry.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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Our Culinary Arts Degree Program prepares you for entry- to mid-level positions in the food service industry. Through hands-on instruction and working in our student-operated restaurant, students gain the knowledge they need for success in the culinary industry.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate proficient use of culinary terminology and classical cooking methods using a wide array of ingredients to design, produce, plate, and critically analyze a variety of classic, contemporary, regional and international dishes;
Demonstrate all costing techniques related to profitable menu design and profitable food service business operations;
Demonstrate computer business applications and point of sale system operations as it relates to the foodservice industry;
Demonstrate the proper ethical purchasing and procurement processes as it relates to the proper flow of goods for a successful food service operation;
Demonstrate appropriate safety and sanitation practices, and safe food service equipment operation as it relates to the hospitality industry;
Develop a business plan appropriate to their skills.

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Sersafe Initial Certificate

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The industry standard in food safety training and certification, ServSafe® Food Safety Manager Certification provides training and certification for food handlers as required by the State of Pennsylvania.

In our 16-hour ServSafe® Initial Certification Course, you will cover all materials needed to pass the ServSafe® examination and obtain certification.

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ServSafe 8-Hour Course

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The industry standard in food safety training and certification, ServSafe® Food Safety Manager Certification provides training and certification for food handlers as required by the State of Pennsylvania.

In our condensed ServSafe® 8-Hour Course, you will complete 8-hours of independent study in addition to 8-hours in the classroom. Instruction covers all materials needed to pass th ServSafe® examination and obtain certification.

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Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate

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Eager to enter the engaging world of hospitality but need the skills necessary for an entry-level position? Our Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate Program gives you the know-how to start your career in this industry.

Program outcomes

Demonstrate the concepts and skills necessary to achieve guest service excellence for entry level to mid-level leadership positions in convention and visitors bureaus, destination management companies, restaurants, parks, casinos, hotels and resorts
Use technology and sustainability practices to achieve operational efficiency in the tourism industry
Discuss the business of tourism and its impact locally, regionally, nationally, and globally
Connect ethical, legal, and inclusive leadership standards accepted in the tourism and hospitality industry
Exhibit social intelligence, innovation, and critical decision-making practices for the tourism and hospitality industry
Develop a professional career portfolio

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Tourism and Hospitality Management, A.A.S.

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Our Tourism & Hospitality Management Program will challenge you academically through project-based learning and innovative course work and hands-on internships, preparing you to be a confident industry leader. Demonstrate the concepts and skills necessary to achieve guest service excellence for entry to mid-level leadership positions in convention and vistors bureaus, destination management companies, restaurants, parks, casinos, hotels and resorts;
Use technology and sustainability practices to achieve operational efficiency in the tourism industry;
Discuss the business of tourism and its impact locally, regionally, nationally, and globally;
Connect ethical, legal, and inclusive leadership standards accepted in the tourism and hospitality industry;
Exhibit social intelligence, innovation, and critical decision-making practices for the tourism and hospitality industry;
Develop a professional career portfolio.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electrical Engineering Technology, A.S.

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Love science and technology as well as working with your hands, repairing and building electronics from scratch? With an associate degree in Electrical Engineering – Technology, you can turn your interests into a career. After graduating, you may work alongside electrical engineers and technologists in such areas as electric circuits, instrumentation and communication.

Program outcomes

Analyze a student-created engineering model using appropriate general calculations;
Design, model and develop concepts in a 3D solid modeling environment to address the industrial demands of today's technology;
Apply theoretical attributes of electrical components to systems design;
Identify and describe component and system-level problems in engineering using state-of-the-art testing equipment;
Design and present a final project using all of the above engineering skills including good oral communication and technical writing ability.

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Mathematic for Industry

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Designed specifically for manufacturing employees, Shop Math, formerly Math for Manufacturing, meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2-hours at our West Campus in Pottstown.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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With an associate's degree in Engineering Technology–Mechanical from Montco, you can turn your interests in science, mechanics and hands-on work into a gratifying career. After graduating from our program, you may work alongside mechanical engineers and technologists in the field of mechanical structures and systems.

Program outcomes

Identify and describe component and system-level engineering problems using state-of-the-art testing equipment;
Design and develop concepts in a 3D solid modeling environment to address the industrial demands of today’s technology;
Analyze student-created engineering models using appropriate general calculations;
Apply theoretical attributes of mechanical components to systems design;
Create and present a final project using all of the above skills plus good oral communication and technical writing.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical Engineering Technology, A.S.

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Love science and technology as well as working with your hands, repairing and building electronics from scratch? With an associate degree in Electrical Engineering – Technology, you can turn your interests into a career. After graduating, you may work alongside electrical engineers and technologists in such areas as electric circuits, instrumentation and communication.

Program outcomes

Analyze a student-created engineering model using appropriate general calculations;
Design, model and develop concepts in a 3D solid modeling environment to address the industrial demands of today's technology;
Apply theoretical attributes of electrical components to systems design;
Identify and describe component and system-level problems in engineering using state-of-the-art testing equipment;
Design and present a final project using all of the above engineering skills including good oral communication and technical writing ability.

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Machinist

Machinist CNC Operator

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Train for a high-tech career in the in-demand field of Machinist-Computerized Numeric Control (CNC) Operator through our certificate of completion program, and learn the machine technology necessary to produce metal, wood or plastic components in everyday products.

In the program, you will gain working knowledge of CNC operations and the ability to set up and run a lathe and milling machine, as well as perform basic machine operations.

Prepare to work in an entry-level position in the advanced manufacturing industry with the following skills:

Blueprint reading
Tool identification
CNC mill operations
Basic measurement
Safety precautions and procedures
Precision tools
Machine milling and lathe operations
Maintenance and troubleshooting
OSHA 10 Certificate

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Mathematic for Industry

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Designed specifically for manufacturing employees, Shop Math, formerly Math for Manufacturing, meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2-hours at our West Campus in Pottstown.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Mathematic for Industry

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Designed specifically for manufacturing employees, Shop Math, formerly Math for Manufacturing, meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2-hours at our West Campus in Pottstown.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Mathematic for Industry

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Designed specifically for manufacturing employees, Shop Math, formerly Math for Manufacturing, meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2-hours at our West Campus in Pottstown.

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Architectural Drafter

Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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With an associate's degree in Engineering Technology–Mechanical from Montco, you can turn your interests in science, mechanics and hands-on work into a gratifying career. After graduating from our program, you may work alongside mechanical engineers and technologists in the field of mechanical structures and systems.

Program outcomes

Identify and describe component and system-level engineering problems using state-of-the-art testing equipment;
Design and develop concepts in a 3D solid modeling environment to address the industrial demands of today’s technology;
Analyze student-created engineering models using appropriate general calculations;
Apply theoretical attributes of mechanical components to systems design;
Create and present a final project using all of the above skills plus good oral communication and technical writing.

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Construction Industry

Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Gas Distribution Pipeline Mechanic

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Learn to install and maintain pipelines for natural gas distribution systems for residential, commercial and industrial customers.

This hands-on course includes classroom training and 50 hours for operator qualification. Demand is increasing regionally for skilled labor in the natural gas distribution industry. Through this program, you will be prepared for entry-level employment and potentially high-paying union jobs in only 11 weeks.

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Communications Industry

Technical Writer

Mass Media-Mass Media Production, A.A.

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Master the technical and conceptual skills needed to compete in the digital media world in our Mass Media–Production Associate degree program. Our program provides hands-on experience in writing and reporting news, shooting, directing and producing digital films and other forms of web, television and radio content.

You will work independently and in small groups in the field and in our digital editing labs. You'll also work closely with experienced faculty to create professional content. After graduating, you may transfer to a four-year institution and continue your studies in television, radio, recording, film and emerging media. You may also enter the marketplace as a news writer, production assistant, camera operator and entry-level reporter.

Program outcomes

Apply effectively the essential communication skills, including reading, writing, speaking, listening and visual image creation;
Explain the history, theory and practical applications of mass communication;
Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles of communication to diverse audiences and contexts;
Distinguish the various tasks and ongoing development requirements performed by communication professionals in a rapidly changing environment;
Apply rhetorical analysis and media literacy skills to advance civic responsibility and an understanding of communication in a free society.

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AV Technician

Mass Media-Mass Media Production, A.A.

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Master the technical and conceptual skills needed to compete in the digital media world in our Mass Media–Production Associate degree program. Our program provides hands-on experience in writing and reporting news, shooting, directing and producing digital films and other forms of web, television and radio content.

You will work independently and in small groups in the field and in our digital editing labs. You'll also work closely with experienced faculty to create professional content. After graduating, you may transfer to a four-year institution and continue your studies in television, radio, recording, film and emerging media. You may also enter the marketplace as a news writer, production assistant, camera operator and entry-level reporter.

Program outcomes

Apply effectively the essential communication skills, including reading, writing, speaking, listening and visual image creation;
Explain the history, theory and practical applications of mass communication;
Apply professional, legal, and ethical principles of communication to diverse audiences and contexts;
Distinguish the various tasks and ongoing development requirements performed by communication professionals in a rapidly changing environment;
Apply rhetorical analysis and media literacy skills to advance civic responsibility and an understanding of communication in a free society.

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Blue Bell, PA 19422-0796
United States