Northwest College

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Welding, S.C.

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Students are provided a solid background in combination welding, the newest methods of fabrication, and pipe welding techniques. This certification allows students to continue their education to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology degree if they so desire. Gainful employment disclosure information.

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Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), S.C.

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This certificate is designed for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for GMAW Welding. Gainful employment disclosure information.

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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), S.C.

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This certificate is designed for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for GTAW Welding. Gainful employment disclosure information.

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Welding Technology, C.S.C.

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Welding Technology,, A.A.S.

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The Welding Technology Program is designed to give the student a solid background in the latest techniques, procedures, and welding processes. Students are encouraged to complete the two-year program, although Northwest College certificates are available options. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements.

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Architectural Drafter

Drafting Technology, S.C.

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This certificate will prepare students to work in the drafting industry. The certificate also provides students with an excellent background for additional study in the Drafting Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program or related fields such as engineering, architecture, construction technology, technology education, and design.

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Drafting Technology,, A.A.S.

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Drafting is required for the design, development, manufacturing, and construction of most products. Drafters translate data and sketches from engineers, architects, and scientists into detailed drawings that are used in manufacturing and construction. The Drafting Technology Program at Northwest College provides students with a comprehensive education that focuses on the correct use of state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software. Coursework covers basic through advanced two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) CADD applications, through the effective use of individualized educational techniques. Students are exposed to a variety of drafting fields, including mechanical, architectural, structural, and civil drafting technology. Current drafting and related industry standards and techniques are covered in detail, in addition to building applicable work habits, logic, and skills. The program works well for students with disabilities, as customized computer workstations are available with adaptive equipment.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Audio Technician, S.C.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Design,, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design is a two-year technical program that prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of specialized design services such as publishing, prepress, and printing.

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Information Technology Industry

Systems Analyst

Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer science is the study of the limits and use of computers. Applications of computer science pervade most fields: medicine (x-ray analysis), engineering, communications (programming cell phones to successfully communicate with each other), entertainment (digital movies and video games), and home computing (word processing and the internet). The delivery of this specialization couples the art and science of programming with the study of math, physics and the building blocks of computing machines to provide a balanced overview of the field.

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Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer science is the study of the limits and use of computers. Applications of computer science pervade most fields: medicine (x-ray analysis), engineering, communications (programming cell phones to successfully communicate with each other), entertainment (digital movies and video games), and home computing (word processing and the internet). The delivery of this specialization couples the art and science of programming with the study of math, physics and the building blocks of computing machines to provide a balanced overview of the field.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer science is the study of the limits and use of computers. Applications of computer science pervade most fields: medicine (x-ray analysis), engineering, communications (programming cell phones to successfully communicate with each other), entertainment (digital movies and video games), and home computing (word processing and the internet). The delivery of this specialization couples the art and science of programming with the study of math, physics and the building blocks of computing machines to provide a balanced overview of the field.

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Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer science is the study of the limits and use of computers. Applications of computer science pervade most fields: medicine (x-ray analysis), engineering, communications (programming cell phones to successfully communicate with each other), entertainment (digital movies and video games), and home computing (word processing and the internet). The delivery of this specialization couples the art and science of programming with the study of math, physics and the building blocks of computing machines to provide a balanced overview of the field.

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Software Developer

Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer science is the study of the limits and use of computers. Applications of computer science pervade most fields: medicine (x-ray analysis), engineering, communications (programming cell phones to successfully communicate with each other), entertainment (digital movies and video games), and home computing (word processing and the internet). The delivery of this specialization couples the art and science of programming with the study of math, physics and the building blocks of computing machines to provide a balanced overview of the field.

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Database Administrator

Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer science is the study of the limits and use of computers. Applications of computer science pervade most fields: medicine (x-ray analysis), engineering, communications (programming cell phones to successfully communicate with each other), entertainment (digital movies and video games), and home computing (word processing and the internet). The delivery of this specialization couples the art and science of programming with the study of math, physics and the building blocks of computing machines to provide a balanced overview of the field.

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Computer Science, A.S.

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Computer science is the study of the limits and use of computers. Applications of computer science pervade most fields: medicine (x-ray analysis), engineering, communications (programming cell phones to successfully communicate with each other), entertainment (digital movies and video games), and home computing (word processing and the internet). The delivery of this specialization couples the art and science of programming with the study of math, physics and the building blocks of computing machines to provide a balanced overview of the field.

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Public Service Industry

Environmental Field Technician

Conservation Law Enforcement, A.A.

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The Conservation Law Enforcement Associate of Arts degree is designed as a two year, 60 credit interdisciplinary, skill-based law enforcement program. The program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify for entry-level positions involving the protection of natural resources, sustainable management of wildlife resources by private and public sectors and the enforcement of laws and regulations governing these resources requiring knowledgeable and technically competent people. The Conservation Law Enforcement Program will provide students with the technical skills and knowledge base to prepare them for careers as natural resource officers and/or law enforcement professionals. Finally, the curriculum is specifically designed so that students are provided with a strong academic background in law enforcement which will materially assist graduates in the performance of their jobs and advancement in the conservation law enforcement field.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice One Year Certificate C.S.C.

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A Comprehensive Skills Certificate in criminal justice will provide an introductory foundation of coursework for those students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. This certification will prepare students for future job interviews, increase their understanding of careers in various parts of the criminal justice system, and prepare students for potential academy study in their selected field. In considering the Comprehensive Skills Certificate students should expect that they may complete the program of study as a method to obtain useful studies and training in lieu of a two-year degree program. This certificate will allow the student the opportunity to acquire introductory skills and training for possible entry-level positions that other applicants may not have.

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Criminal Justice One Year Certificate C.S.C.

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A Comprehensive Skills Certificate in criminal justice will provide an introductory foundation of coursework for those students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. This certification will prepare students for future job interviews, increase their understanding of careers in various parts of the criminal justice system, and prepare students for potential academy study in their selected field. In considering the Comprehensive Skills Certificate students should expect that they may complete the program of study as a method to obtain useful studies and training in lieu of a two-year degree program. This certificate will allow the student the opportunity to acquire introductory skills and training for possible entry-level positions that other applicants may not have.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College offers students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America, as well as their design structure and operation. An Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice studies, those wanting to become a practitioner within the field, or professionals already working within the field who need educational upgrading. Students must successfully complete the core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements of Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College offers students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America, as well as their design structure and operation. An Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice studies, those wanting to become a practitioner within the field, or professionals already working within the field who need educational upgrading. Students must successfully complete the core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements of Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

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Criminal Justice,, A.A.S.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College will offer students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students will acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America as well as their design structure and operation.

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Criminal Justice,, A.A.S.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College will offer students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students will acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America as well as their design structure and operation.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice One Year Certificate C.S.C.

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A Comprehensive Skills Certificate in criminal justice will provide an introductory foundation of coursework for those students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. This certification will prepare students for future job interviews, increase their understanding of careers in various parts of the criminal justice system, and prepare students for potential academy study in their selected field. In considering the Comprehensive Skills Certificate students should expect that they may complete the program of study as a method to obtain useful studies and training in lieu of a two-year degree program. This certificate will allow the student the opportunity to acquire introductory skills and training for possible entry-level positions that other applicants may not have.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College offers students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America, as well as their design structure and operation. An Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice studies, those wanting to become a practitioner within the field, or professionals already working within the field who need educational upgrading. Students must successfully complete the core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements of Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

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Criminal Justice,, A.A.S.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College will offer students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students will acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America as well as their design structure and operation.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice One Year Certificate C.S.C.

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A Comprehensive Skills Certificate in criminal justice will provide an introductory foundation of coursework for those students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. This certification will prepare students for future job interviews, increase their understanding of careers in various parts of the criminal justice system, and prepare students for potential academy study in their selected field. In considering the Comprehensive Skills Certificate students should expect that they may complete the program of study as a method to obtain useful studies and training in lieu of a two-year degree program. This certificate will allow the student the opportunity to acquire introductory skills and training for possible entry-level positions that other applicants may not have.

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Criminal Justice One Year Certificate C.S.C.

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A Comprehensive Skills Certificate in criminal justice will provide an introductory foundation of coursework for those students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. This certification will prepare students for future job interviews, increase their understanding of careers in various parts of the criminal justice system, and prepare students for potential academy study in their selected field. In considering the Comprehensive Skills Certificate students should expect that they may complete the program of study as a method to obtain useful studies and training in lieu of a two-year degree program. This certificate will allow the student the opportunity to acquire introductory skills and training for possible entry-level positions that other applicants may not have.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College offers students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America, as well as their design structure and operation. An Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice studies, those wanting to become a practitioner within the field, or professionals already working within the field who need educational upgrading. Students must successfully complete the core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements of Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College offers students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America, as well as their design structure and operation. An Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice provides a solid foundation of coursework for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice studies, those wanting to become a practitioner within the field, or professionals already working within the field who need educational upgrading. Students must successfully complete the core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements of Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

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Criminal Justice,, A.A.S.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College will offer students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students will acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America as well as their design structure and operation.

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Criminal Justice,, A.A.S.

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Criminal Justice at Northwest College will offer students an overview of the American criminal justice system and a survey of the theories, procedures, laws, and elements that guide our justice system. Students will acquire a general knowledge of the origins and methods of the police, courts, and correctional systems in America as well as their design structure and operation.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.

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Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

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Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

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Early Childhood Education, S.C.

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Teacher Assistant

Elementary Education, A.A.

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The first two years of preparation for a career as an early childhood, elementary, middle school, or secondary teacher can be accomplished at Northwest College. The Education Department offers courses which teach the basic principles and theories of teaching and learning. Through the cooperation of public school personnel, our students observe and gain practical experience in public school classrooms throughout the Big Horn Basin.

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Elementary Education, A.S.

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The first two years of preparation for a career as an early childhood, elementary, middle school, or secondary teacher can be accomplished at Northwest College. The Education Department offers courses which teach the basic principles and theories of teaching and learning. Through the cooperation of public school personnel, our students observe and gain practical experience in public school classrooms throughout the Big Horn Basin.

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K-12 Computer Science Endorsement, S.C.

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This certificate was created in response to the call to action by the 2018 Wyoming Legislature (SB 29), which requires that K12 students be taught computer science and computational thinking skills across all grade levels in K12 classrooms. Computer science is now listed in the “common core of knowledge” to be required in all Wyoming K12 schools no later than 2022.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services-Paramedicine,, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services-Paramedicine program includes 65 credit hours that comprehensively prepares the Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians to advance to the next level of skill and career development to become a paramedic. The program is delivered in a hybrid fashion with didactic content occurring online, skill practice labs that occur face-to face in a block-fashion at the NWC Cody Center, and clinical experiences in emergency settings that are scattered across the NWC service area. The Paramedic program meets the requirement for candidates to be able to sit for the national exam to become a paramedic. This program provides the pre-requisites required to continue on for a Bachelor of Science, Community Paramedic, or potentially bridge to an RN program. In addition, at the end of the program, paramedic graduates will have their certification in Advanced Wilderness Life Support to function as a wilderness paramedic and able to function proficiently in expanded roles available in critical care areas such as the Emergency Room. Pre-requisites are current unemcumbered EMT-A license and an appropriate FISDAP score. For each of the EMT classes in the Emergency Medical Services-Paramedicine program, a “B-” or better is required to progress to the next semester.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate, S.C.

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This program provides the medical assistant student with the knowledge and foundation skills necessary to function in a medical office under the supervision of a healthcare provider and healthcare team. Students are introduced to basic concepts of professional practice and have the opportunity to apply health care principles and skills within a medical office setting. Upon successful completion of this certificate program, students will be prepared to sit for the certified medical assistant exam, be able to function safely as an entry level medical assistant, collaborate with the healthcare team to promote positive patient outcomes and demonstrate critical thinking within the healthcare context.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistant, S.C.

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This Northwest College certificate is designed to prepare students to take the national Certified Nursing Assistant examination to acquire state certification by providing basic theory, principles, and skills necessary to provide client/resident care in the health care setting. The student will be made aware of how state and federal laws as well as policies and procedures of the institution govern the practice of the nursing assistant. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the nursing assistant in meeting the physical, psychosocial, mental, spiritual, and cultural needs of the client/resident. The student will be introduced to medical vocabulary and terminology to give the students a working knowledge of medical terms, the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combined forms of words.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing - Practical Nursing (LPN), C.S.C.

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This certificate program provides a solid foundation in the principles and theories of nursing for students planning to practice as Licensed Practical Nurses in the health care setting. Students must successfully complete general education requirements and core courses with a “C” or better to meet certificate program requirements.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Assistant,, A.A.S.

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This program provides the knowledge and animal handling skills required to be an integral team player within veterinary practices, research facilities, or other animal-related facilities. Students will learn to recognize behavioral signs and to care for a patient’s basic needs under the direction of the veterinarian or designate. In addition, students will learn veterinary practice management skills including cleaning facilities and equipment, booking appointments, communicating with clients, and other receptionist duties. Students become skilled in the care and handling of small and large animals, as well as office management.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Robotics Technology, S.C.

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Students who complete this certification program will acquire advanced skills that are necessary in the planning, setup, operation, and safety requirements of using a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) plasma cutting machine.

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Robotics Technology, S.C.

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Students who complete this certification program will acquire advanced skills that are necessary in the planning, setup, operation, and safety requirements of using a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) plasma cutting machine.

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Machinist

Robotics Technology, S.C.

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Students who complete this certification program will acquire advanced skills that are necessary in the planning, setup, operation, and safety requirements of using a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) plasma cutting machine.

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307-754-6000

Address

231 W 6th St
Powell, WY 82435
United States