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EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Technical Diploma

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Expands the role and skills of the Emergency Medical Technician. Further knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology are the focus in addition to skills of initiating intravenous access, additional medication administration and IV fluid therapies. Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Advanced level cognitive and psychomotor exams for certification to be eligible for licensure in the state of Wisconsin.

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Emergency Medical Technician Technical Diploma

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Prepare to handle emergency medical situations while working on an ambulance or other clinical settings. Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician cognitive and psychomotor exams for certification to be eligible for licensure in the state of Wisconsin.

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EMT Paramedic Technical Diploma

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Life can bring about unfortunate events of medical or traumatic emergency; a Paramedic is a highly trained and skilled medical professional ready to assist those in need. Paramedics integrate Advanced Life Support treatment measures into the challenging pre-hospital environment. The Technical Diploma EMT-Paramedic is an entry level educated Paramedic meeting the minimum national educational standards.

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Correctional Officer

Corrections Specialist Technical Diploma

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Criminal Justice-Corrections Specialist certificate provides students with a marketable diploma specifically related to a career in a jail or corrections setting after their first year of school which would allow them to move into the world of work if they are not able to continue with their education. At the end of the second semester, students are eligible to take the State Scenario testing.

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Criminal Justice Correctional Officer, A.A.S.

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Prepare for a career in corrections. The program includes instruction in professional communications, corrections security, and emergency procedures. The program also provides a foundation to prepare the student for future promotion. Students will complete the 200-hour Basic Jail Officer Academy in their first year of the program.

This program is the suggested Criminal Justice track for students planning on transferring to a four-year university prior to entering the workforce or seeking a career in criminal justice that does not require certification as a law enforcement officer.

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Law Enforcement Continuing Education

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This course is designed for individuals who are employed or wish to be employed in the corrections field. The academy covers the required Wisconsin Department Justice/Law Enforcement Training and Standards Bureau (DOJ/LESB) Curriculum. The training will allow individuals to obtain DOJ/LESB certification as a corrections officer.

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Law Enforcement Recruit Technical Diploma

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Nicolet College currently offers the 720 hour Law Enforcement Academy to those seeking a law enforcement career in the State of Wisconsin. Successful students will receive up to 32 associate's degree college credits. Nicolet College’s Law Enforcement Academy delivers the criteria established by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training, and Standards Bureau. The training instructors are a combination of educators and active or retired law enforcement officers. The training is delivered via lecture, group discussion, hands-on exercises, and scenario participation.

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Law Enforcement Recruit Technical Diploma

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Nicolet College currently offers the 720 hour Law Enforcement Academy to those seeking a law enforcement career in the State of Wisconsin. Successful students will receive up to 32 associate's degree college credits. Nicolet College’s Law Enforcement Academy delivers the criteria established by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training, and Standards Bureau. The training instructors are a combination of educators and active or retired law enforcement officers. The training is delivered via lecture, group discussion, hands-on exercises, and scenario participation.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Studies, A.A.S.

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Designed to prepare you for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer, you'll earn an associate's degree in Criminal Justice Studies and a technical diploma in Law Enforcement Recruit. The program fully integrates the 720 hour Wisconsin Department of Justice Law Enforcement Recruit Academy which satisfies the requirements for certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in Wisconsin. Please consult with the program advisor regarding Law Enforcement Standards Board requirements or a criminal justice practicum. Study the law enforcement field plus the areas of physical and behavioral sciences to meet the demands of the police profession, including criminal investigation, traffic theory, tactical skills, and professional communications.

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Law Enforcement Recruit Technical Diploma

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Nicolet College currently offers the 720 hour Law Enforcement Academy to those seeking a law enforcement career in the State of Wisconsin. Successful students will receive up to 32 associate's degree college credits. Nicolet College’s Law Enforcement Academy delivers the criteria established by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training, and Standards Bureau. The training instructors are a combination of educators and active or retired law enforcement officers. The training is delivered via lecture, group discussion, hands-on exercises, and scenario participation.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Experience both academic theory and hands-on application through a series of practicums to develop an understanding of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children and acquire skill in planning and implementing programs that promote development. The program prepares you to work in a variety of early childhood education settings including child care centers, Head Start programs, school-age child care programs, and family day care homes. The Associate's degree also provides a foundation if you intend to continue your education at a four-year college or university.

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Family Child Care Technical Certificate

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If you plan to provide childcare in a home or family setting, this certificate program will help you examine child development, quality standards, community resources, health and wellness, and family partnerships. You’ll also learn how to promote desired outcomes through play-based learning, observation and assessment. Choose additional courses to gain skills for curriculum planning, strategies for guiding behavior or care for children at various developmental stages. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for the Family Child Care Credential from The Registry, Wisconsin's Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession.

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Infant Toddler Technician Certificate

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This certificate is designed for early childhood teachers and directors working with infants and toddlers in early childhood programs or for those who want a deeper understanding of infant and toddler care and education. The certificate consists of four courses for a total of 12 credits. Individuals who complete this certificate are eligible to submit a portfolio of their competencies to The Registry; Wisconsin's Recognition System for the Child Care and Education Profession and apply for the Wisconsin Infant Toddler Professional Credential awarded by that agency. This certificate articulates with the Nicolet College Early Childhood Education Associate Degree.

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Firefighter

Firefighter Training Continuing Education

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services, A.A.S.

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Program educates students to provide human and social services including information, resources, support, and advocacy for those in need or crisis. Mostly online course work with minimal in class meetings and field experience are used to equip students with the opportunities to acquire skills needed to work with diverse groups of youth and adults facing challenges such as poverty, addiction, or abuse. Students develop necessary ethical and legal standards for human and social service settings and learn the importance of providing quality care to clients and patients.

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Substance Abuse Disorder Counselor, A.A.S.

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The program is designed for individuals interested in working with addiction issues. Through mostly online, minimal classroom/laboratory, and field experience, you will develop skills in counseling, diagnosis of addiction issues, treatment planning, group facilitation, and crisis management. Students will also learn how to respect client’s rights, understand the complexity of addiction illnesses, and adhere to ethical guidelines. The degree will prepare you for entry-level work in facilities such as clinics, hospitals, community residential facilities, and various community and social services agencies. Students/Graduates are eligible for licensure in Wisconsin as Substance Abuse Counselors-in-training.

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Criminal Investigator

Law Enforcement Recruit Technical Diploma

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Nicolet College currently offers the 720 hour Law Enforcement Academy to those seeking a law enforcement career in the State of Wisconsin. Successful students will receive up to 32 associate's degree college credits. Nicolet College’s Law Enforcement Academy delivers the criteria established by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training, and Standards Bureau. The training instructors are a combination of educators and active or retired law enforcement officers. The training is delivered via lecture, group discussion, hands-on exercises, and scenario participation.

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Law Enforcement Recruit Technical Diploma

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Nicolet College currently offers the 720 hour Law Enforcement Academy to those seeking a law enforcement career in the State of Wisconsin. Successful students will receive up to 32 associate's degree college credits. Nicolet College’s Law Enforcement Academy delivers the criteria established by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training, and Standards Bureau. The training instructors are a combination of educators and active or retired law enforcement officers. The training is delivered via lecture, group discussion, hands-on exercises, and scenario participation.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Service Technician Technical Diploma

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Learn skills necessary for entry-level automotive industry positions such as basic automotive maintenance, repair, and diagnostics. Test, diagnose, and service electrical and mechanical systems and components found in today’s vehicles, including engines, transmissions/transaxles, fuel management systems, steering and suspension systems, climate control systems, brake systems, and hybrids.

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Automotive Technician Technical Diploma

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Learn basic and more advanced automotive maintenance, repair, and diagnostics. Automotive technicians test, diagnose, and service electrical and mechanical systems and components found in today’s automotive vehicles, including engines, transmissions/ transaxles, fuel management systems, steering and suspension systems, climate control systems, brake systems, and hybrids. Graduates will be qualified for all eight areas of the ASE Certified Master Technician.

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Construction Industry

Carpenter

Carpentry Apprentice

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Construct, install, or repair structures, fixtures, and building frameworks using carpentry hand and power tools. You'll learn to build wood framing for houses, roofs, stairs, decks and sheaths, and forms for concrete and frame buildings, walls, footings, columns and stairs. The trade also involves carpentry work to install cabinets, siding, drywall rails, building cabinets and counter tops and may include work on drywall, wood flooring, metal jambs and ceilings. Become skilled in interior and exterior finish work and read blueprints, measure accurately, and calculate dimensions.

Apprentices who complete this apprenticeship have the opportunity to transfer course credits towards the Technical Studies – Journey Worker degree.

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Welder

Gas Metal Arc Welding Technical Certificate

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This certificate is offered for individuals interested in pursuing the skills necessary to be a successful welder in the Gas Metal Arc Welding process. Students will learn how to interpret prints and weld symbols prior to engaging in the weld process using various metal types including carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. They will also perform the thermal cutting processes during this educational experience.

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding Technical Certificate

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This certificate is offered for individuals interested in pursuing the skills necessary to be a successful welder in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process. Students will learn how to interpret prints and weld symbols prior to engaging in the weld process using various metal types including carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. They will also perform the thermal cutting processes during this educational experience.

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Welding Technical Diploma

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Learn welding at your own pace, through hands-on learning, and with your instructor and success coach to guide you. The Welding program is designed to give students entry-level skills required in fabrication, construction, maintenance and other metal working industries. You'll also experience robotic welding, computerized cutting, safe overhead crane operation, and will learn blueprint reading, layout and fabrication techniques, and math and communication skills.

Requirements for welder certification will be explained, and simulated certification tests will be offered. Upon successfully completing the program, you'll have the skills needed to take a welding certification test or job-entry performance test.

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Welding/Maintenance and Fabrication Technical Diploma

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This industry recognized credential provides the skills necessary to entry-level employment in the field. All competencies apply to the welding technical diploma degree.

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Plumber

Plumbing Apprentice Apprenticeship Training

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Learn to install and repair pipes for water, gas, sewage, and drainage systems, and to install and repair sanitary facilities. You'll test your installations to ensure compliance with plumbing code. Work can be indoors or outdoors on existing or new construction projects. Plumbers may work on a ladder/scaffold, in trenches and in various weather conditions. Work requires both stamina and physical strength, working in cramped or uncomfortable positions, and standing for long periods.

Apprentices who complete this apprenticeship have the opportunity to transfer course credits towards the Technical Studies – Journey Worker degree.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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Begin with basic theory and techniques of food production and service. Build on these basics to develop advanced culinary techniques and skills in menu planning, purchasing, cost control, and food service supervision through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and extensive hands-on experience.

Graduates of the Culinary Arts program are qualified for advanced positions in food preparation and service in both commercial and institutional establishments, including full-service restaurants, hotels, supper and private clubs, colleges, hospitals, and delis. Culinary arts professionals are trained to produce safe, healthful, and creative food for all segments of the food service industry. They may handle one type of specialized food preparation or be responsible for preparing all the foods served in a given establishment.

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Culinary Management, A.A.S.

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Plan, supervise, and manage food and beverage operations, restaurant facilities, and catering services. This program includes instruction in food/beverage operational skills as well as training in cost control, purchasing and storage, business administration, personnel management, culinary arts, restaurant and menu planning, event planning and management, health and safety, and applicable laws and regulations. It will also provide training for first-line supervisors of food preparation workers.

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Kitchen Management Technical Certificate

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Build on the Culinary Career Essentials to learn the managerial functions required for positions as kitchen managers, deli managers, sous chef, or institutional food service managers.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electromechanical Technology, A.A.S.

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Develop a wide variety of technical skills in electronics, fluid power, mechanical systems, computers and computer-controlled machines. Programmable logic controllers, robotics, motors and drives, servo hydraulic systems and closed loop positioning will be studied. A comprehensive understanding of how these technical skill areas are linked together to create automated systems is developed through a hands-on project course that allows the student to put together the various technologies in an integrated manufacturing system.

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Industrial Electronics Technician Technical Diploma

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Industrial electronics technicians work closely with engineers and electromechanical technicians to perform basic installation, maintenance, and repair activities for industrial electronic and mechanical equipment. This technical diploma will teach students industrial safety practices to include lockout/tag out, isolate faults, test fuses, wire motors, understand, and apply electrical principles to solve failures in the field. Students integrate these concepts with hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems. An introduction of programmable logic controllers help students develop entry-level skills in manufacturing.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Technical Diploma

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Designed for individuals seeking entry-level employment in manufacturing. This certificate provides opportunities for students to develop the foundational academic, employability, and technical skills needed in the modern manufacturing setting.

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Industrial Mechanical Technician, A.A.S.

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The industrial mechanical technician program trains individuals to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair machinery and equipment in an industrial environment. Units of instruction include mechanical drive systems, power transmission components, material handling techniques, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, lubrication systems, piping, basic electrical concepts, electrical motor controls, and programmable logic controls. Students learn to perform predictive and preventive maintenance using a variety of troubleshooting techniques including laser machine alignment, vibration analysis, thermal imaging, and other condition monitoring technologies. Workplace safety is practiced throughout all areas of instruction.

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Mechanical Maintenance Technical Diploma

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Introduces students and builds basic skills to install, maintain, and operate hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electronic automated equipment used in manufacturing industries. Students will be introduced to diagnostics and repair of equipment components. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be eligible for entry level positions in manufacturing as production workers or maintenance technicians.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

IT Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.

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Learn the latest skills and technology to obtain jobs in business and industry where computer systems and networks are integral parts of an organization's infrastructure. Prepare to install, modify, and repair computer hardware and software, provide technical assistance and support for hardware and software systems, and analyze problems using automated diagnostic programs.
The Computer Support Specialist associate degree is a two-year program that prepares qualified individuals for help desk positions which provide technical support, assistance, advice, troubleshooting, training, and documentation to end computer users for hardware, software, and systems. The Computer Support Specialist has a working knowledge of computer hardware and software and their applications within wide area networks. The specialist is also familiar with the Internet, designing, developing, and publishing web sites; database design, development, and administration; basic computer network technologies; and low-level programming, The program also prepares the graduates to test for the A+ Certification, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and other Information Technology Certifications.

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IT User Support Technician Technical Diploma

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This Technical Diploma is designed to give the student the skills necessary to support the computer users and their computers. Student will be able to manage, configure and troubleshoot common computer hardware and software issues, configure and troubleshoot network access, and develop customer service skills. This diploma will prepare the student for the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

IT Network Technician Technical Diploma

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The IT Network Technician Technical Diploma is designed to give the student the skills necessary to support Local Area Networks. With this diploma the student will be able to manage, configure and troubleshoot common network infrastructure issues, to include network switching, IP routing, IP services, network device security, and acquire a solid foundation in IP addressing. This diploma will prepare the student for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) exam 100-101 ICND1.

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Data Security Management

IT Security Technical Certificate

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The IT Security Certificate provides students an understanding of Cybersecurity fundamentals, Cybersecurity operations and implementing network security. This certificate will allow a student to identify the threats, monitor and analyze those threats, and configure network solutions to eliminate and avoid network security threats. Topics discussed will be Threat analysis, Network Intrusion analysis, Incident response, security concepts, Secure access, Virtual Private Network access (VPN), secure routing and switching techniques, Firewall concepts and Intrusion prevention. The certificate prepares students for the CCNA Security and CCNA CyberOPS certifications.

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Software Developer

IT Web Software Development Specialist, A.A.S.

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Prepares learners to design and develop desktop and web software using leading programming languages and related technologies. Learners are also exposed to hardware and networking principles.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Technical Diploma

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Medical assistants work primarily in medical clinics, physician offices or ambulatory care clinics. The medical assistant is trained in all aspects of the medical office. Responsibilities might include preparing the patient for physical examination, obtaining a health history, assisting the physician with the exam as well as assisting with minor surgery, performing routine tests independently, and disinfecting and sterilizing instruments. Some medical assistants manage the office, arrange and confirm appointments, register patients, keep treatment records, send bills, receive payments, file insurance forms, handle the mail, and keep inventory records.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Technical Diploma

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The nursing assistant is a vital member of the health care team. The nursing assistant carries out assigned duties under the direction of the professional nurse. Responsibilities include bathing, dressing, toileting, assisting with feeding, taking vital signs, ambulating, lifting and moving clients, and performing other selected nursing procedures. The instructional program for the Nursing Assistant diploma consists of lecture with laboratory practice and supervised clinical experience in local health care facilities. This program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health as a nurse aide training program. The diploma is granted for successful completion of 120 hours of instruction.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.A.S.

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Prepare to become an entry level nurse as part of a heath care team. Graduates must demonstrate critical thinking, clinical judgment, and clinical competence. The educational framework consists of the nursing process and is used to care for individuals across the lifespan. Our philosophy incorporates faculty beliefs regarding nursing, health, person, community, nursing education, and nursing practice. Educational methodologies include lecture, small and large group discussions, computer-assisted instruction, and clinical experiences in a variety of settings.

The nursing program is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensed practical and/or registered nurse. The Wisconsin Technical College System nursing programs strive to provide a seamless nursing curriculum that is flexible and accessible to learners on a statewide basis. At the completion of the first year of the program, students have the option of submitting an application to the state Board of Nursing to take the examination for licensure as a practical nurse.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diploma

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Phlebotomy Technician prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and other health care professionals, to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of intrusive procedures. Includes instruction in basic vascular anatomy and physiology, blood physiology, skin puncture techniques, venipuncture, venous specimen collection and handling, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable standards and regulations. This program provides an occupational pathway to Medical Assistant technical diploma (12 credits transfer).

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Radiology Technician

Radiography, A.S.

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The Radiography Technologist program prepares students for employment in hospitals and clinics. Diagnosing certain medical conditions or injuries often requires physicians to go beyond a routine physical examination; they need to see inside the body, so an x-ray of the affected area is ordered. Radiographers work with patients to acquire the necessary diagnostic images. If you're detail-oriented, caring, interested in anatomy and physiology, able to work under pressure, and inclined to work with technology and people, a career as a radiographer may be a satisfying choice for you.

This is a shared program with Lakeshore Technical College. Learn more here.

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Construction

Carpenter

Carpentry Apprentice

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Plumber

Plumbing Apprentice Apprenticeship Training

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Contact Phone Number

715-365-4410

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5364 College Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501-0518
United States