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Communications Industry

Audio Engineering-Media Arts and Technology, A.S.

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Remix your career to the beat of the music through a degree in Media Arts & Technology with a concentration in Audio Engineering. At MWCC, our newly renovated audio studios hold all the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in the media arts field.
As one of the only higher education systems in Massachusetts with a comprehensive audio facility, fully equipped to handle music recording and sound for visual media, you can be sure you will learn on professional grade audio tools from experts in the field. Plus, with no musical audition required, you are free to learn without any strings attached.

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Graphic and Interactive Design, A.S.

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Become an innovative designer and creative thinker at MWCC, where today’s learners become tomorrow’s design leaders. Our Graphic & Interactive Design (GID) program offers you the tools, skills, and knowledge to express creativity and develop ideas through the latest design techniques.
This program is for anyone looking to enter into the graphic design field or for those already employed who wish to upgrade and add to their current skill set. No matter what path you are on, our GID faculty provides you with the hands-on, one-on-one attention you need to engage and inspire your creative spirit.

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Professional Writing- Liberal Arts and Science, A.S.

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Develop excellent writing and communications skills that open doors across any academic or professional field. Courses such as Journalism, Technical Writing, and Creative Writing provide foundational skills, and a range of professional electives allow students to choose from courses like Public Relations, Digital Photography, and Scriptwriting that enhance their academic program and further their individual goals. Students will benefit from hands-on involvement in the college's newspaper while completing a core curriculum used for transfer. This program provides a strong background for students to transfer to a four-year institution or immediately enter professional employment. Students who transfer to a four-year college or university may choose to major in a wide range of disciplines, including writing, English, journalism, the humanities, or the social sciences.

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Video/Film- Media Arts and Technology, A.S.

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If you’re ready for an action-packed, exciting career in the booming entertainment industry, then MWCC is ready to focus the camera on your future success. The Video/Film concentration in the Media Arts & Technology degree program lets you go behind the scenes to explore career fields such as video, film, and television. You will receive comprehensive training in video and film as well as audio and writing to give you all the knowledge you’ll need to succeed.

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AV Technician

Audio Engineering-Media Arts and Technology, A.S.

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Remix your career to the beat of the music through a degree in Media Arts & Technology with a concentration in Audio Engineering. At MWCC, our newly renovated audio studios hold all the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in the media arts field.
As one of the only higher education systems in Massachusetts with a comprehensive audio facility, fully equipped to handle music recording and sound for visual media, you can be sure you will learn on professional grade audio tools from experts in the field. Plus, with no musical audition required, you are free to learn without any strings attached.

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Video/Film- Media Arts and Technology, A.S.

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If you’re ready for an action-packed, exciting career in the booming entertainment industry, then MWCC is ready to focus the camera on your future success. The Video/Film concentration in the Media Arts & Technology degree program lets you go behind the scenes to explore career fields such as video, film, and television. You will receive comprehensive training in video and film as well as audio and writing to give you all the knowledge you’ll need to succeed.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic and Interactive Design Certificate

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The Graphic and Interactive Design Program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Graphic and Interactive Design or an Associate Degree in Graphic and Interactive Design. Upon completion of either program, students are prepared for positions in business marketing, promotional design, advertising, brand and corporate design, publication design, web design and motion graphics. During the course of study, the student will develop skills, tools and knowledge to become an innovative, creative thinker and leader in the industry. Students will gain knowledge in technique, creative expression, integration of the latest design tools, and development of outstanding graphic and interactive design portfolios.

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Graphic and Interactive Design, A.S.

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Become an innovative designer and creative thinker at MWCC, where today’s learners become tomorrow’s design leaders. Our Graphic & Interactive Design (GID) program offers you the tools, skills, and knowledge to express creativity and develop ideas through the latest design techniques.
This program is for anyone looking to enter into the graphic design field or for those already employed who wish to upgrade and add to their current skill set. No matter what path you are on, our GID faculty provides you with the hands-on, one-on-one attention you need to engage and inspire your creative spirit.

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Technical Writer

Professional Writing- Liberal Arts and Science, A.S.

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Develop excellent writing and communications skills that open doors across any academic or professional field. Courses such as Journalism, Technical Writing, and Creative Writing provide foundational skills, and a range of professional electives allow students to choose from courses like Public Relations, Digital Photography, and Scriptwriting that enhance their academic program and further their individual goals. Students will benefit from hands-on involvement in the college's newspaper while completing a core curriculum used for transfer. This program provides a strong background for students to transfer to a four-year institution or immediately enter professional employment. Students who transfer to a four-year college or university may choose to major in a wide range of disciplines, including writing, English, journalism, the humanities, or the social sciences.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Certificate

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This program will prepare you for a variety of positions in transportation-related industries. MWCC’s comprehensive program in computerized automotive service technology is not manufacturer specific; the combination of specialized and general training gives students maximum employment flexibility. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities are expected to be very good for those who complete formal automotive training. The Automotive Technology program has National Certification at the MLR (maintenance and light repair) level in the areas of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, automatic transmissions and transaxles, manual drive train and axles, heating and air conditioning and suspension and steering from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), in accordance with standards developed and recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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Automotive Technology, A.S.

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The Automotive Technology Degree prepares you for a variety of technical and managerial positions in transportation-related industries. MWCC’s comprehensive program in computerized automotive service technology is not manufacturer specific. The combination of specialized and general training gives students maximum employment flexibility. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities are expected to be very good for those who complete formal automotive training. The Automotive Technology program has National Certification at the MLR (maintenance and light repair) level in the areas of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, automatic transmissions and transaxles, manual drive train and axles, heating and air conditioning and suspension and steering from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), in accordance with standards developed and recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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Public Service Industry

EMTs and Paramedics

CNA and Emergency Medical Services Training Program

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The Basic EMT training program is the basic course for Emergency Medical Technician/ambulance that follows the guidelines outlined by the United States Department of Health Education and Welfare in conjunction with the National Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation. This is a lecture, discussion, demonstration, and practical application of the knowledge and skill necessary to care for individuals who have life-threatening emergencies and injuries.

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EMT Training Courses

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People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). EMTs provide vital attention, caring for and transporting the sick or injured to medical facilities. In an emergency, EMTs typically are dispatched to the scene, where they determine the nature and extent of the patient’s condition. Following strict rules and guidelines, they give appropriate emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement, A.S.

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The Criminal Justice Program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Law Enforcement or an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice with a career or transfer track. Upon completion of a program, students are prepared for positions in various criminal justice, law enforcement and corrections settings. During the course of study, students will develop skills and competencies in communications, critical thinking, reasoning, and use of terminology of a criminal justice professional. Students will gain knowledge of constitutional processes, substantive law content, and application of appropriate techniques in the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, punishment, and rehabilitation of criminal offenders.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement, A.S.

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The Criminal Justice Program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Law Enforcement or an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice with a career or transfer track. Upon completion of a program, students are prepared for positions in various criminal justice, law enforcement and corrections settings. During the course of study, students will develop skills and competencies in communications, critical thinking, reasoning, and use of terminology of a criminal justice professional. Students will gain knowledge of constitutional processes, substantive law content, and application of appropriate techniques in the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, punishment, and rehabilitation of criminal offenders.

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Law Enforcement Certificate

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Developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Law Enforcement Certificate program prepares students for a career in law enforcement. The certificate combines specialized criminal justice and general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to compete for entry into the Massachusetts law enforcement field. All of the credits earned in the certificate program can be applied to an associate degree in criminal justice, which may result in increased compensation and may qualify the certificate holder for shortened municipal police training academy.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Certificate

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The Early Childhood Certificate program prepares students for professional work with children from birth to age 5. This program is designed for those who are working in the field and want to continue their education as well as for those who are new.

The ECE Certificate program includes a practicum where you will get hands-on experience as well as other courses designed to develop competencies in the areas of child development, curriculum planning, health and safety, and working with children with special needs.

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Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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In addition to attending to children’s basic needs, early childhood education professionals organize activities that stimulate children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth. They help children explore interests, develop independence, foster creativity, build self-esteem, and learn how to behave with others. MWCC’s program will prepare students to begin a career working with children ages 0-5. Benefits of MWCC’s program include a great job placement rate (90 percent of students find jobs), the option of both day and evening classes, day classes scheduled conveniently for parents of school-age children, opportunities to gain real world experience, and many excellent, local practicum sites.

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Early Education and Care for Exceptional Children, A.S.

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The Early Childhood Certificate program prepares students for professional work with children from birth to age 5. This program is designed for those who are working in the field and want to continue their education as well as for those who are new.

The ECE Certificate program includes a practicum where you will get hands-on experience as well as other courses designed to develop competencies in the areas of child development, curriculum planning, health and safety, and working with children with special needs.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Technology, A.S.

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The Fire Science Technology Degree program meets the needs of firefighters by providing relevant coursework in building construction, fire prevention, fire investigation, and more. The Fire Science program accepts certain courses in transfer from the Massachusetts Fire Academy. This program is for those working in the field, as well as those interested in pursuing it.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services Technican Certificate

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This program is for those who wish to build a rewarding career helping people in need by empowering, enabling, and facilitating them to function more effectively in all aspects of living. Opportunities in this field are excellent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, human services is one of the fastest growing fields. The Human Services Technician Certificate prepares students for immediate employment in entry-level human services positions. It also provides individuals currently working in entry-level positions an opportunity to enhance their skills.

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Human Services, A.S.

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The Human Services Department at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn a Human Services Technician Certificate or Associate Degree in Human Services. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of human service settings. During the course of study, students will develop skills and competencies in critical thinking, reasoning and the terminology used in the human services profession. Students will gain knowledge in assessment, advocacy, outreach, referral, and counseling and interview techniques.

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Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate

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This program will prepare students for certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and/or a Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC) . As a CADC and/or a LADC, the student will be able to seek employment to help individuals who suffer from the effects of substance abuse. The Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate will address alcohol and drug abuse assessment and counseling, clinical evaluation, treatment planning and case management; as well as patient, family and community education.

The SACC curriculum culminates with a practicum that offers students an opportunity to learn in a work setting, while obtaining practical experience in substance abuse counseling. This experience can be applied to hours needed to qualify for state certification.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Legal Studies, A.S.

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This degree prepares students for a paralegal position in a legal setting, such as a law office, courthouse, administrative agency, corporate in-house counsel office, or insurance company. Students will learn to gather and analyze facts relevant to legal disputes, perform legal research, draft legal documents, and prepare witnesses and evidence for presentation at legal proceedings. An effective paralegal must have a firm grasp of both substantive and procedural law, excellent communication skills, and the ability to think analytically and logically. This program provides the student with the skills necessary to perform specifically delegated, substantive legal work under the supervision of a lawyer.

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Paralegal Certificate

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Students will learn the fundamental skills necessary for an entry-level position in a legal setting such as a law office, courthouse, administrative agency, corporate in-house counsel office, or insurance company. This certificate introduces students to the paralegal field, to several areas of substantive law, and to the basics of legal analysis and research.

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Paramedic Technology Certificate

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The Paramedic Technology Certificate program is designed to provide current basic and/or advanced emergency medical technicians with one year of work experience or 75 documented patient contacts and the opportunity to advance to paramedic level certification. The curriculum has been designed to meet or exceed the content and competency of the latest edition of the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Paramedics. These standards provide a detailed framework that prepares students to take the written and psychomotor National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Exam.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Information, A.S.

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This degree will prepare students for the information technology (IT) field especially related to IT support specialist and help desk entry positions. Students will utilize software applications, networks, and web servers; query database applications to locate, evaluate, and use data; create web pages and web graphics; create written documentation and oral presentations; configure, monitor, secure, and administer network resources; as well as demonstrate technical skills and ability in analyzing, assessing, diagnosing, and trouble-shooting hardware, software, network, and other desktop issues. Additionally, students will gain knowledge related to a broad overview of information security.

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Computer Technician Certificate

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Prepare for entry-level jobs in information technology and CompTIA A+ certification. Learn computer basics, system hardware and software, troubleshooting, security techniques, networking, and operational procedures. Upon graduation, you receive CompTIA A+ exam vouchers.

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IT Support Specialist Certificate

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This certificate will prepare students for the information technology (IT) field, especially related to IT support specialist and helpdesk entry positions. Students will utilize software applications, networks, and web servers; query database applications to locate, evaluate, and use data; configure, monitor, secure, and administer network resources; as well as demonstrate technical skills and ability in analyzing, assessing, diagnosing, and troubleshooting hardware, software, network, and other desktop issues. Additionally, students may apply this certificate as a step toward the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Degree.

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Software Support Certificate

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The Software Support Certificate is a grouping of courses that will prepare students for jobs in software systems support, end user training, software quality assurance and software documentation. It serves as a foundation to the IT Support Specialist Certificate (ITC) and the Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree

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Data Security Management

Cyber Security Certificate

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This certificate is designed as introductory for students who want to start a career in IT security. Students will learn how to install operating systems and applications and study networking topics. Students will learn how to secure these technologies and protect against possible exploits and attacks. Students may use this certificate as preparation for the CompTIA Security+ SYO-201 exam or as a foundation for ongoing security studies.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate

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The Dental Education Program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn a Dental Assisting Certificate or an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Upon completion of either program, students are prepared for positions in various healthcare settings. During the course of study, students will develop skills and competencies to prepare for state and national licensure Exams.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.S.

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The registered dental hygienist is the member of the dental health care team who provides preventive oral health care services, including oral prophylaxis, dental health education, dental x-rays, nutritional counseling, dental sealants, preliminary examinations, and other preventive measures in dentistry. Students will take the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination and The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) Clinical Examination upon successful completion of the Dental Hygiene program. The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements."

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Certified Nursing Assistant

ESOL Nurse Assistant

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The Adult Education and Training Program offers a unique course the allows students, whose first language is not English, to train to become a Certified Nurse Assistant while attending ESOL classes. Students must be able to demonstrate language skills (speaking, listening, reading & writing) at an intermediate level or above. Students receive career training in a high demand healthcare field. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will obtain their 2-year certifications in CPR & First Aid, AED and sit for the Massachusetts Nurse Aide State Exam. This program is completely free, including training materials.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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Medical assistants perform a combination of clinical and administrative duties. Clinical duties include assisting doctors with examinations, drawing blood, placing patients in rooms, administering immunizations, removing sutures, assessing vital signs, and applying wound care. Administrative duties include scheduling appointments, answering phones, billing insurance companies, making referrals, and phoning in prescriptions. Because medical assistants work in an office environment, most work regular day-time hours with no weekends or holidays. Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting Certificate, graduates will be eligible to sit for a certification exam as a medical assistant and seek employment as a certified medical assistant.

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Medical Assisting, A.S.

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Mount Wachusett Community College’s Medical Assisting associate degree program prepares students for a fast-paced, rewarding career in the medical industry. Our students become an integral part of a healthcare team trained to work in outpatient settings while supporting the internal operations of the office.

Medical assistants perform many important tasks such as scheduling appointments, drawing blood, phoning in prescriptions, assessing vital signs, administering immunizations, and assisting with examinations. Whether you are just starting out in the field or are looking to advance your career, MWCC can help!

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coding and Billing

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Train for a new career in medical coding, in either the inpatient or outpatient specialty. Prepare for national certification exams by focusing on medical terminology, coding standards, and specific code sets.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Lab Technology, A.S.

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Study diseases, clinical specimens, and medicinal treatments under a microscope and discover healthcare success as a Medical Laboratory Technician. While you may not provide direct care for patients, you will be a part of one of their greatest health services; analyzing what goes on under their skin and examining the best treatment to better their health.

MWCC prepares you to play this vital role in patient care by learning the vast knowledge, terminology, and structure of clinical laboratory procedures. Our Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) associate’s degree will give you the skills to successfully navigate high-tech medical machines as well as the knowledge to detect patient diseases and research potential treatments.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing (Day), A.S.

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Every day, nurses make decisions and take action to improve patient health while adhering to safety practices. If you are looking to begin a challenging and highly rewarding career in nursing, MWCC is here to help you start. With a Nursing degree from MWCC, you will be trained to think critically and solve problems while refining your healthcare skills to better the lives of your patients. Nursing Degree (Day) NU: For new students beginning in the nursing program

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Nursing (Evening), A.S.

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Every day, nurses make decisions and take action to improve patient health while adhering to safety practices. If you are looking to begin a challenging and highly rewarding career in nursing, MWCC is here to help you start. With a Nursing degree from MWCC, you will be trained to think critically and solve problems while refining your healthcare skills to better the lives of your patients. Nursing Degree (Evening) NUE: For students looking to begin classes to fit their schedule

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Practical Nursing Certificate

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Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide care for sick and injured patients under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. They take vital signs, prepare and give medications, apply dressings, observe physical and mental changes in patients, collect samples, maintain patient hygiene, and attend to physical, mental, and spiritual needs. MWCC’s Practical Nursing Certificate provides short-term education leading to a rewarding health care career.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

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Learn how to be an effective pharmacy technician. Prepare for national certification exams by focusing on pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, and pharmacy law and regulations.

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Pharmacy, A.S.

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The Pharmacy Science program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science Degree. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for the rigors of a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree. The Pharmacy Science transfer program offers a student the opportunity to explore biology and chemistry, while completing a core curriculum used for transfer. Students will gain knowledge in a variety of disciplines including math, science, the humanities and the social sciences.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Training

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A phlebotomist is skilled in blood collection and the preparation of certain specimens for diagnostic laboratory testing, as ordered by a physician. This program prepares individuals for careers as phlebotomists in various health care settings, such as hospitals, physician offices, HMOs, surgical centers, and independent laboratories. Students study the profession’s history; medical terminology; venipuncture; arterial puncture; microsampling; special blood collection procedures; OSHA and safety procedures involving bloodborne pathogens; basic computer applications; basic pre-analytical and post-analytical laboratory procedures and point of care testing; and electrocardiography procedures. Course objectives and competency are accomplished through formal coursework, laboratory practice, and a clinical practicum (a three week, 40 hours per week daytime commitment).

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.S.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree and prepare to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) as a physical therapist assistant. . Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to work under the direct supervision of a physical therapist in a variety of settings, including acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, school systems, and home care/VNA settings. During the course of study, students will develop skills and competencies in patient positioning and transfers; range of motion; therapeutic exercise; the safe application of therapeutic modalities such as heat, cold, electricity, and ultrasound; measurement, adjustment, and instruction in the use of ambulatory aids; improving cardiopulmonary function and endurance; and measuring of joint range of motion, muscle strength, length, girth, and vital signs. Upon successful completion of the PTA program, students will be able to demonstrate full understanding of the role of the PTA in the profession.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technology, A.S.

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The Veterinary Technology Program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for positions in a variety of veterinary science settings. During the course of study, students will develop skills and competencies to prepare for the national licensure exam.

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