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Construction Industry

Welder

Accelerated Welding Technologies Certificate

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The curriculum described below is designed to serve non-native English speakers and is offered in a restricted-entry, closed cohort format. This group of courses is taught in an accelerated format that will enable students whose primary language is not English to prepare for welder certification to American Welding Society (AWS) code. There will be Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) classes in addition to the courses listed below.

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Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welder Certificate

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At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

Demonstrate safety procedures and safety inspections for welding processes and related equipment
Identify welding equipment and accessories and explain power source principles of operation
Read, interpret and apply blueprint specifications for the production and inspection of manufactured work pieces
List and perform set-up, adjustments and operations of welding and oxy-fuel cutting equipment in the preparation and completion of welding practice plates
Describe and perform welding processes
Describe and apply the variables and techniques used to weld carbon steel and aluminum to blueprint specifications with regard to joint types, weld types and positions of welding
Visually examine welds for discontinuities, defects, correct weld size and placement, providing solutions for welding procedure errors
Produce acceptable test plate weldments according to American Welding Society (AWS) code specifications

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Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate

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At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

Demonstrate safety procedures and safety inspections for welding processes and related equipment
Identify welding equipment and accessories and explain power source principles of operation
Read, interpret and apply blueprint specifications for the production and inspection of manufactured work pieces
List and perform set-up, adjustments and operations of welding and oxy-fuel cutting equipment in the preparation and completion of welding practice plates
Describe and perform welding processes
Describe and apply the variables and techniques used to weld carbon steel and aluminum to blueprint specifications with regard to joint types, weld types and positions of welding

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Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate

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This is a certificate specific for Shielded Metal Arc Welding, also known as manual metal arc welding, stick welding, or electric arc welding.

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Welder Certificate

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This evening program is designed specifically to focus on welder certification in one or more welding processes and positions. All of the courses in the Certified Welder program are applicable to the Welding Technology Certificate and the Integrated Metals AAS degree. This program is designed for fall or winter term entry. Welder certification to American Welding Society (AWS) code specifications in a particular welding process and position is often what is needed for one to become employed as a welder. Many students choose the evening program option to obtain a welder certification, resulting in a job position upgrade and/or wage increase.

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Welding and Machine Tool Technology, A.A.S

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The purpose of the Integrated Metals Associate of Applied Science degree is to prepare students to confidently enter the machine tool and welding technologies workforce. Students in this program receive instruction in precision measurement, material layout, blueprint reading, machine tool and welding machinery setup and operation. Manual and CNC (computer numerical controlled) aspects of machine tool, welding and cutting technologies are explored. Participants are introduced to the basic concepts of CAD/CAM (computer assisted design/computer assisted machining) processes as relevant to the metals industry.

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Welding Technology Certificate

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The Welding Technology certificate is designed to prepare individuals with little or no welding experience to enter the welding field with confidence, utilizing a very broad welding and fabrication skill profile. The program is also a good choice for those wishing to upgrade their welding skills or to learn new welding and cutting processes.

With the opportunity to use the latest equipment technologies, this day program curriculum is designed to provide instruction for completion of specified weld test plates in various positions, as well as opportunities to obtain welder certifications according to American Welding Society (AWS) code specifications. Processes include shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux cored arc and gas tungsten arc welding. Training in blueprint reading, welding metallurgy and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) plasma cutting is included with opportunities for students to create and plasma cut objects of their own design.

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Machinist

Welding and Machine Tool Technology, A.A.S

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The purpose of the Integrated Metals Associate of Applied Science degree is to prepare students to confidently enter the machine tool and welding technologies workforce. Students in this program receive instruction in precision measurement, material layout, blueprint reading, machine tool and welding machinery setup and operation. Manual and CNC (computer numerical controlled) aspects of machine tool, welding and cutting technologies are explored. Participants are introduced to the basic concepts of CAD/CAM (computer assisted design/computer assisted machining) processes as relevant to the metals industry.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology: Chrysler MCAP, A.A.S

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The Chrysler Mopar College Automotive Program (MCAP) provides students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience while being trained as service technicians for Chrysler Corporation dealerships (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram). The instruction and training is a two-part experience taking place at Mt. Hood Community College and Chrysler Corporation dealerships. This program is designed to develop the technical competency, mechanical and diagnostic skills of those who desire to be professional level automotive technicians. The instructional facilities are equipped with some of the finest, most up-to-date training materials and equipment available.

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Automotive Technology: Ford ASSET, A.A.S

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The Automotive Student Service Educational Training program (ASSET) provides students the opportunity to earn income while being trained as service technicians for Ford Motor Company’s current and future vehicles. ASSET is an instructional experience with curriculum to develop the technical competency and professional level of the incoming dealership technician and training taking place at both MHCC and at sponsoring Ford and Lincoln dealerships. The curriculum was developed by MHCC in conjunction with Ford Motor Company, leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology from MHCC and factory training credentials awarded by Ford-certified instructors.

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Automotive Technology: IMPORT, A.A.S

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The Individualized Mechanical Program of Repair Technicians (IMPORT) provides students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience while being trained as service technicians for dealership and independent automotive repair facilities (Acura, BMW, Honda, Nissan, Chevrolet, VW, etc.). The instruction and training is a two-part experience taking place at both MHCC and various automotive repair facilities. This program is designed to develop the technical competency, mechanical and diagnostics skills of those who desire to be professional level automotive technicians. The instructional facilities are equipped with some of the finest, most up-to-date training materials and equipment available. Being accepted into this program means learning the latest in automotive technology.

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Automotive Technology: Subaru-U, A.A.S

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The Subaru-U program provides students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience while being trained as service technicians for dealership and independent automotive repair facilities. The instruction and training is a two-part experience taking place at both MHCC and various automotive repair facilities. This program is designed to develop the technical competency, mechanical and diagnostics skills of those who desire to be professional level automotive technicians. The instructional facilities are equipped with some of the finest, most up-to-date training materials and equipment available. Being accepted into this program means learning the latest in automotive technology.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Basic Health Care Certificate

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Health care workers are in great demand. The Basic Health Care certificate will give the student an opportunity to enter the work force with the basic skills and knowledge they need to be successful in an entry-level health care position.

It is essential that the student pursuing a career in health care have good people skills. Collaboration and communication are key to a successful position in health care as well as patience and stability. Also important for a health care professional is a general understanding of math and science, these are the basis on which health care interventions are founded. Therefore, the courses selected for the Basic Health Care certificate focus on the essential elements needed for an entry-level job in health care as well as provide them with basic courses needed to take more advanced courses in the future.

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Certified Nursing Assistant 2 Certificate

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This course has been designed to assist students who hold a current unencumbered CNA 1 certification in enhancing their skills and improving their hiring potential. Students will learn additional skills like checking blood sugar, and running an EKG, as well as advancing their knowledge of health issues. People who are employed as a CNA 2 - Acute care continue to have a high amount of interaction with the person they are caring for while enjoying additional responsibilities. This is an exciting way to advance in your career as a caregiver.The Certified Nursing Assistant 2-Acute Care training provided at Mt. Hood Community College is an Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) approved 96-hour program. The class includes lecture, lab and clinical experience that will enhance a CNA 1's career and provide them with the certification that the hospitals are looking for when they are hiring. After passing the final examination and successfully participating in the clinical hours, OSBN will recognize the student as a CNA 2. This program is offered in the traditional classroom setting and classes are offered each term.

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Nursing Assistant 1 Certificate

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A Certified Nursing Assistant is a valuable member of the health care team. You will be providing direct care and attending to needs of patients/ residents in varying health care settings. As a certified Nursing Assistant, you will likely be the one with the most interaction with the patient/resident. The Nursing Assistant (NA1) training at Mt. Hood Community College is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN). The 166-hour course includes lecture material, skills lab experience and clinical site application to help prepare for the state certification exam. MHCC typically offers this training as traditional classroom program or Vocational ESL Nursing Assistant trainings are offered each term.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S

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The Dental Hygiene program at MHCC is seven quarters in length, leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Academic instruction in basic and dental sciences is integrated with coursework in dental hygiene therapy, expanded functions, restorative dental procedures and practicums in clinical settings to provide a total learning experience for the dental hygiene student. Having completed the program and passed National and Regional Clinical Board examinations for dental hygienists, the graduate can be licensed to practice in many states. Some institutions and agencies require a baccalaureate degree for employment. To this end, many courses in the dental hygiene curriculum are transferable to four-year colleges and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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A medical assistant is a health care professional that supports the services and care provided to patients in a variety of health care settings. They perform routine clinical and administrative tasks under the direct supervision of a physician or health care professional. They are an important part of the health care team, they are directly involved with patient care, education, and diagnostic procedure as well as the functional operations of the clinic. The medical assistant program will provide the student with a complex body of knowledge, specialized skills and practical experiences needed by a medical assistant to meet the standards for entry into the profession. Upon completion of the program requirements, the student earns a Certificate of Completion.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Office Billing and Coding Certificate

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Medical billers and coders play a vital role in the connection between health care providers, patients and insurance companies This program will provide the student with a basic knowledge and understanding of established medical codes used by health care providers and insurance companies to document patient diagnosis, treatments and procedures and how these codes are applied for billing purposes. The student will learn how to read and analyze patient records, determine the correct codes for patient records, use codes for billing purposes, adherence to current health care industry regulations and policies, compliance with insurance procedures and allotted benefit coverages, and maintaining patient confidentiality and information security.

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Medical Office Specialist, A.A.S

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A medical office specialist as an administrative secretary will gain skills in patient relations, reception, medical records, computers, scheduling, coding and billing. This option appeals to one who enjoys helping people, wants to work in a professional setting and prefers a variety of job assignments.

Students interested in administrative work in a medical setting should enjoy working with health care professionals, demonstrate strong communication skills, show an interest in medical and health issues and be dedicated to professionalism. Students should have typing competency and basic formatting knowledge before enrolling in classes in this program. Students without computer experience or who want to brush up on computer skills before beginning this program are encouraged to enroll in BCS090 Computer Basics for College Success, a free course offered through the Learning Success Center.

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Medical Office Specialist: Billing and Coding, A.A.S

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Students wishing to work in both billing and coding fields will be prepared to work in medical offices, public and private hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government facilities, and nursing homes. Aspects of billing include: management of health care billing processing, adjusting and resubmitting of claims, adherence to current health care industry regulations and policies, and compliance with insurance procedures and allotted benefit coverage. Aspects of coding include: checking medical charts for accuracy and completion, verifying signatures, verifying medical data in computers, clarifying information or diagnosis by communicating with the provider, and assigning the appropriate diagnosis and procedural codes.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy Assistant, A.A.S

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The Physical Therapist Assistant program consists of lecture and laboratory instruction on campus, and supervised clinical experience in health care facilities throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination and can be licensed to practice in any state. The licensed physical therapist assistant is qualified to work in any health care facility which provides supervision by a licensed physical therapist. This program is not a stepping stone to Physical Therapist education; students wishing to pursue a Physical Therapy degree are encouraged to explore universities with this option.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S

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Respiratory care is a discipline that uses scientific principles to carry out physician directed diagnosis and treatment of abnormal respiratory conditions. Respiratory care practitioners work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, medical clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home care, research, education and medical equipment sales.

The program combines basic science and modern respiratory care theory with clinical experience in local medical centers. Both campus and clinical learning focus on all areas of respiratory care, which includes adult, neonatal and pediatric, general and intensive care.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S

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The Surgical Technology program at MHCC is six quarters in length leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. It is designed for selected men and women who wish to prepare for a paramedical career as members of a multi-disciplinary team caring for patients in the operating room and in the surgical practice setting. The program combines academic study with clinical practice in area hospitals. Prior to graduation, the student will sit for the national certification exam. Successfully passing this exam is a requirement for employment in Oregon effective July 2016.

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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Behavioral Health Care Specialist Certificate

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This Career Pathway Certificate is available only to Mental Health, Social Service and Addictions Counseling students. Students may earn this certificate while pursuing the Mental Health, Social Service and Addiction Counseling AAS degree. The Behavioral Health Care Specialist certificate is designed for people who would like to pursue an entry-level position in the behavioral health, mental health or social service field. Theory and experiential-based, courses introduce students to the skills of counseling, case management, professional practice and diagnosis and treatment. Upon completion of the program, students may apply for the Behavioral Healthcare Specialist certificate.

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Mental Health, Social Service and Addiction Counseling, A.A.S

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Mental Health and Social Service is a tremendously diverse field of study devoted to preparing students as professionals in social services, social work, addictions counseling, community corrections, youth work and gerontology. Classroom study and practical experiences are combined to prepare the student to work in social service agencies, addictions treatment, residential facilities, schools and community corrections. These agencies work with the emotional, social, and physical needs of clients. Courses include counseling skills, group counseling, case management, addictions theory, trauma informed care and treatment, and professional practice. Graduates are eligible to become addictions counselors.

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Youth Worker Certificate

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The Youth Worker certificate program is designed for people who have a high school diploma, associate degree or bachelor’s degree and want to work with youth. The sequence of courses is designed to prepare the entry-level youth worker for employment in youth serving agencies. Coursework is theory and experiential-based.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development and Early Education Certificate

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Successful completion of the curriculum for a certificate allows a student to move into the second year of the Associate of Applied Science degree. Students must complete with a “C” grade average. The certificate prepares a student to enter the field of early childhood education as a teacher or assistant teacher in childcare centers and private preschools, or as a nanny. Students with a non-credit credential, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA) or Step 7 on the Oregon Registry, may apply for up to 12 transcripted credits at MHCC. See the program adviser for more information.

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Child Development and Early Education, A.A.S

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The Child Development and Early Education program prepares students to work with young children and their families in a variety of settings and sets the stage for those who wish to pursue higher levels of training and education. It is a broad-based foundation of theory and practice intended to support both those who have a definite career goal and those who are seeking information about potential options. Many of the courses are also well-suited for parents and paraprofessional support staff.

As an open entry program, we welcome students of diverse backgrounds and ages. All students must demonstrate the necessary emotional stability and maturity, the cognitive skills and abilities, and the physical stamina and responsiveness needed by professionals in this field. Students with challenges in any area should consult the program adviser for individual planning.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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An EMT-Basic is a licensed clinician, trained to respond to emergency situations and treat and transport the critically ill and injured. EMTs must be able to safely and effectively respond to various medical and trauma scenes, be able to “size up” the scene, determine need for additional resources, triage multiple patients, treat appropriately according to local/state/national protocols, and transport. The role of an EMT can be rewarding, but also mentally and physically demanding. In order to obtain certification/licensure, a student must pass an accredited course, successfully pass the state and National Registry of EMT written and practical examinations, and pass a criminal history background check.

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Information Technology Industry

Systems Analyst

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S

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The purpose of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree is to prepare students for general, entry-level computer technical careers in both technical and non-technical companies. Training in this program includes computer implementation and support, fundamental business IT support appropriate for small and medium-sized businesses in a modern mobile environment, basic cyber security awareness and skills, and beginning web skills including web site design and mobile applications development. Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. Please note: All core (CIS, ISTM) courses must be completed within 5 years of starting the program.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S

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The purpose of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree is to prepare students for general, entry-level computer technical careers in both technical and non-technical companies. Training in this program includes computer implementation and support, fundamental business IT support appropriate for small and medium-sized businesses in a modern mobile environment, basic cyber security awareness and skills, and beginning web skills including web site design and mobile applications development. Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. Please note: All core (CIS, ISTM) courses must be completed within 5 years of starting the program.

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Data Security Management

Networking and Security Operations, A.A.S

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The Cybersecurity and Networking program will both introduce new students and develop existing professionals to the rapidly expanding and important world of Cybersecurity (also known as ’Information Assurance’ or ’Trustworthy Computing’). The design of this program will prepare students to sit for several progressively challenging industry recognized certifications. Students will be exposed to solid hardware and software repair, network development and implementation, various security techniques, perimeter defense, cryptography, business continuity and disaster recovery, and ethical hacking. Students in this program will have opportunity to participate in team competitions against colleges nationwide.

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Secure Network Technician Certificate

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This entry-level certificate demonstrates proficiency in basic personal computer and small network implementation. Holders of this certificate are trained in personal computer setup, maintenance and general repair; small office and home Local Area Network (LAN) design, implementation, maintenance, and basic cybersecurity considerations appropriate for this level. Jobs appropriate for this certification include, but are not limited to, general computer repair, network technician, computer lab assistant and computer help desk. Students completing this certificate are able to sit for the CompTIA A+ certifications and the Cisco CCent certificate. Please note: All core (CIS, ISTM) courses must be completed within 5 years of starting the program.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Networking and Security Operations, A.A.S

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The Cybersecurity and Networking program will both introduce new students and develop existing professionals to the rapidly expanding and important world of Cybersecurity (also known as ’Information Assurance’ or ’Trustworthy Computing’). The design of this program will prepare students to sit for several progressively challenging industry recognized certifications. Students will be exposed to solid hardware and software repair, network development and implementation, various security techniques, perimeter defense, cryptography, business continuity and disaster recovery, and ethical hacking. Students in this program will have opportunity to participate in team competitions against colleges nationwide.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design, A.A.S

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Corporations, government organizations and small businesses all use the services of graphic designers to promote, brand and inform in today’s highly competitive global economy. Integrated Media’s Graphic Design program provides students with in-depth understanding of design and composition, illustration, typography, web design, new media and advertising.

Integrated Media’s outstanding facilities include Mac-equipped computer labs with the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software, production tools, and color printers, allowing students to develop professional quality portfolios.

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AV Technician

Integrated Media: Video, A.A.S

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Integrated Media’s Video program offers a comprehensive technical and aesthetic foundation in all aspects of single camera digital filmmaking by balancing theory with hands-on production classes. A sequence of team-based production classes, which include collaboration with students from other integrated media disciplines, offers multiple opportunities to explore narrative, documentary, and commercial video formats.

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Video Digital Assistant Certificate

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The Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is part of the longer Associate of Applied Science curriculum for the program-areas in Integrated Media (Broadcasting, Graphic Design, Photography or Video). Students that complete the first year of classes in their selected program may earn this certificate as part of the degree-seeking process. This three term certificate provides a basic understanding of the tools and processes of working in the creative industry.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Industrial Automation Certificate

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The Industrial Automation certificate is designed for industrial maintenance professionals looking to gain skills in factory automation technologies. This certificate will train students to troubleshoot and program basic PLC’s and industrial FANUC robots. Students should have prior knowledge of AC/DC electronics, electric motors and sensors.

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Maintenance Technician Certificate

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The Certified Maintenance Technician certificate provides students a foundation in mechanical and electrical systems encountered in industrial environments. Students will learn skills in troubleshooting as well as industrial safety, measurement, and pneumatics that will prepare them to work in several industry sectors.

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Mechatronics, A.A.S

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Mechatronics is the study of electro-mechanical systems used in today’s modern manufacturing settings. This degree trains students to effectively troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, digital control and motion control systems. Students who complete this program of study will be prepared to work in a wide range of industries that utilize modern equipment including industrial robots, programmable logic controllers and other mechanical systems. In this curriculum, students will learn best practices for troubleshooting complex, integrated systems effectively. Additionally students will be introduced to many areas of modern manufacturing including statistical process control, industrial safety, manufacturing processes, etc. Students will also be trained and evaluated on professionalism in the workplace.

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Machinist

Machine Tool Operator Certificate

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The purpose of the Machine Tool Technology Operator certificate is to provide students with basic skills for entry into machining occupations. Students participating in the program spend time in study and operation of industrial equipment and tools used by machinists. This includes basic introduction to the setup and operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) lathes and milling machines. The program is designed to offer an introduction to metalworking occupations. Students are required to maintain a minimum grade of “C” in all IMTL courses.

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Machine Tool Technology, A.A.S

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The purpose of the Machine Tool Technology curriculum is to prepare students for entry into machining occupations. Students participating in the program will spend considerable time in study and actual operation of industrial equipment and tools used by machinists. This includes emphasis on the setup and operation of CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) lathes and milling machines. Students will also be introduced to CAD/ CAM (Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Machining) software and its applications.

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Machinist Certificate

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This course of education provides students with knowledge, skills and abilities for the field of machine tool technology. Students participating in the program spend time in study and operation of industrial equipment and tools used by machinists. This includes instruction and practice in the setup and operation of manual and CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) lathes and milling machines. The program is designed to offer an introduction to metalworking occupations. Students are prepared for machining and CNC operator positions.

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