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Bookkeeper

Accounting Technology

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The Accounting Program, through a fully comprehensive curriculum, offers students a variety of choices through an Associate Degree and accounting certificates to immediately enter the job market. Upon completion, students have acquired fundamental accounting skills, including preparation and interpretation of financial statements, budget development, cost analysis, computer applications and tax compliance. These skills prepare them for employment in a variety of positions including, but not limited to: bookkeepers, payroll clerks , auditing clerks, accounts receivable / payable clerks, tax preparers, and accountants.

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Logistician

Logistics and Supply Chain

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This certificate will prepare individuals to take the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) exam offered by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC.) The Great Lakes / NW Ohio is considered a mega-region in Logistics. Northwest Ohio is home to numerous large distribution centers for retailers, manufacturers and shippers, primarily due to its geographic location and access to multiple transportation modes. The Certificate in Logistics/Supply Chain Management and the CLA designation from the MSSC will give our students a competitive advantage in successful job placement and/or advancement in these companies.

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Office Manager

Management Certificate

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The Management Certificate is designed to assist students in gaining the necessary knowledge and competencies to succeed in an entry-level position or be promoted to a higher-level management position. The courses will familiarize students with general management theory and practice, as well as critical knowledge in accounting, human resources, communication, and legal aspects of the modern business world. The Management Certificate is fully embedded within both the Business Management Technology degree and the Administrative Office Coordinator degree. Students will be able to utilize all of the credits from the certificate toward either degree. Additionally, the Management Certificate could be taken in conjunction with other certificates to create an Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) degree in order to tailor the education to a particular career. For example, completing the Management Certificate and the Insurance Certificate, students can prepare for a management position within the insurance industry. Some additional coursework may be needed to meet the requirements of the ATS degree. See your academic advisor for more details.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Applied Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with broad education and hands-on experience required by industry for the 21st-century workplace. This preparation includes coursework in quality, drafting, machining, welding, electricity, safety and materials. Students undertaking this degree program seek employment in supervision, management and maintenance positions in industry.

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GMAW Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level job as a GMAW Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welder. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward another certificate or to the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD) program.

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GTAW Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level job as a GTAW Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welder. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the toward another certificate or the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD).

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Pipe Welding Certificate

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This certificate provides students with knowledge and skill for job placement in the welding field. Students are trained in all aspects of welding including stick, gas, metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding processes. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward another certificate or the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD).

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Plate Welding Certificate

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This certificate provides students with knowledge and skill for job placement in the welding field. Students are trained in all aspects of welding including stick, gas, metal inert gas (MIG) welding processes. Students will also be tested in accordance with the American Welding Society plate and testing procedures. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward another certificate or the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD).

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SMAW Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level job as an SMAW Stick welder. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward another certificate or the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD).

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Welding, A.A.S.

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This major provides students with knowledge and skills for job placement in the welding field. Students are trained in all aspects of welding including stick, gas, MIG and TIG welding. Students who excel in welding skills may take an Owens Community College plate or pipe welding pre-certification test. I-CAR Automotive Steel GMAW (MIG) Welding Qualification Test (WQT) is offered to welding and auto body students who wish to achieve the latest certification for auto body welding.

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Architectural Drafter

Applied Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with broad education and hands-on experience required by industry for the 21st-century workplace. This preparation includes coursework in quality, drafting, machining, welding, electricity, safety and materials. Students undertaking this degree program seek employment in supervision, management and maintenance positions in industry.

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CAD Certificate

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The CAD Certificate offered through the Design Technologies Department provides students with knowledge and skills to become proficient in the use of a wide array of Computer Aided Design packages used throughout business and industry. Students will learn drafting skills and software packages that are used to conceptualize and model individual components, assemblies, and prototype parts found in industry. Courses in the certificate utilize lecture, demonstration and lab to reinforce the knowledge and skills through the student learning process.

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CAD Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students to enter the high-demand world of Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology. Students use their creativity as they bring ideas to life. As CAD technicians they work hand-in-hand with scientists, engineers, architects and designers. CAD technicians prepare detailed CAD drawings based on rough sketches, specifications and calculations. They are an integral part of any industrial project.

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Electrician

Applied Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with broad education and hands-on experience required by industry for the 21st-century workplace. This preparation includes coursework in quality, drafting, machining, welding, electricity, safety and materials. Students undertaking this degree program seek employment in supervision, management and maintenance positions in industry.

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Electrical Certificate

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This certificate is designed for students who are pursuing a career as a commercial/industrial electrician. Completion of the program will provide a working knowledge of electrical theory and electrical motor control including programmable logic control (PLC) and control systems. Prior to beginning the certificate, the student should contact the Skilled Trades (SKT) department. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the Electrical Major, AAS (Owens Code: SKTE) program.

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Electrical Major, A.A.S.

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This major encompasses a variety of courses in the industrial electrical environment. Students are instructed in diagnostics, troubleshooting, repair and circuit construction. The program also provides theory and hands-on instruction in several interdisciplinary areas such as programmable logic controls, and digital electronics.

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Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares individuals for a career at the technician level in instrumentation and controls, research and development, testing, installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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Metal Fabricator

Applied Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with broad education and hands-on experience required by industry for the 21st-century workplace. This preparation includes coursework in quality, drafting, machining, welding, electricity, safety and materials. Students undertaking this degree program seek employment in supervision, management and maintenance positions in industry.

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GMAW Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level job as a GMAW Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welder. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward another certificate or to the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD) program.

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GTAW Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level job as a GTAW Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welder. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the toward another certificate or the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD).

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Pipe Welding Certificate

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This certificate provides students with knowledge and skill for job placement in the welding field. Students are trained in all aspects of welding including stick, gas, metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding processes. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward another certificate or the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD).

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SMAW Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level job as an SMAW Stick welder. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward another certificate or the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD).

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Welding, A.A.S.

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This major provides students with knowledge and skills for job placement in the welding field. Students are trained in all aspects of welding including stick, gas, MIG and TIG welding. Students who excel in welding skills may take an Owens Community College plate or pipe welding pre-certification test. I-CAR Automotive Steel GMAW (MIG) Welding Qualification Test (WQT) is offered to welding and auto body students who wish to achieve the latest certification for auto body welding.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares individuals for a career at the technician level in instrumentation and controls, research and development, testing, installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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HVAC Technician

HVACR Certificate

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This Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) certificate is for building maintenance employees, HVAC contractors, technicians and/or apprentices who are required to have an extensive practical knowledge of the many HVAC principles used in area homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and industries. Prior to beginning the certificate, the student should contact the Skilled Trades (SKT) department. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the Building Maintenance Major, AAS (Owens Code: SKTB).

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Pipe Welding Certificate

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This certificate provides students with knowledge and skill for job placement in the welding field. Students are trained in all aspects of welding including stick, gas, metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding processes. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward another certificate or the Welding Major, AAS (Owens Code: WELD).

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Pipefitter and Plumbing Certificate

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This certificate is for the employee who is required to understand the principles of hydraulics, pneumatics, plumbing, piping systems installation and welding principles. Prior to beginning the certificate, the student should contact the Skilled Trades (SKT) department. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the Building Maintenance Major, AAS (Owens Code: SKTB).

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Plumber

Pipefitter and Plumbing Certificate

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This certificate is for the employee who is required to understand the principles of hydraulics, pneumatics, plumbing, piping systems installation and welding principles. Prior to beginning the certificate, the student should contact the Skilled Trades (SKT) department. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the Building Maintenance Major, AAS (Owens Code: SKTB).

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Pipefitter and Plumbing Certificate

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This certificate is for the employee who is required to understand the principles of hydraulics, pneumatics, plumbing, piping systems installation and welding principles. Prior to beginning the certificate, the student should contact the Skilled Trades (SKT) department. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the Building Maintenance Major, AAS (Owens Code: SKTB).

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Transportation Industry

Auto Body Technician

Automotive Service Certificate

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This certificate prepares the student to work in service stations and other service facilities performing automotive repair. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the Automotive Technology, AAS (Owens Code: AUTO) program.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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This program equips and prepares the student with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in today’s fast-changing automotive industry. Students are taught to diagnose, correct and repair electrical, fuel, emissions and mechanical problems found in today’s modern automobile.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Service Certificate

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This certificate prepares the student to work in service stations and other service facilities performing automotive repair. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the Automotive Technology, AAS (Owens Code: AUTO) program.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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This program equips and prepares the student with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in today’s fast-changing automotive industry. Students are taught to diagnose, correct and repair electrical, fuel, emissions and mechanical problems found in today’s modern automobile.

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General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with the knowledge to diagnose, correct and repair electrical, fuel, mechanical, and emissions problems found in today’s modern automobile. Students will specialize in the knowledge and skills needed to work on General Motors Corporation products.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technology, A.A.S.

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Diesel Technology provides a hands-on

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Information Technology Industry

Systems Analyst

CISCO Academy Certificate

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This certificate teaches the principles and practice of designing, building and maintaining networks to support national and global organizations. Students with prior knowledge should take this certificate program to update their knowledge of routers, bridges, switches and networks.

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Computer Science, A.A.S.

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This major prepares individuals for technician positions involving installation, maintenance, repair and industrial application of computer-controlled systems. Students will also develop skills in the areas of software design, troubleshooting, hardware development and the interfacing of the computer to external devices.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Information Systems Program Mission is to provide a quality technical foundation to ensure student success in supporting business and industry. Today, all business and industry rely upon computer and IT technology to conduct business and to operate efficiently. Information technology professionals utilize software tools to assist companies of all sizes and types achieve their goals by supporting their efforts. This can include enhancing business systems, implementing and documenting new technologies, supporting users, and as key IT project resources. Between 2010 and 2020 Information computer technology professionals are among the career paths expected to have the most growth (12-18%), resulting in excellent job prospects. After graduation, students may seek employment or pursue transfer possibilities to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

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Networking and Information Systems Support, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Business in Networking and Information Systems Support provides a powerful combination of career and continuing education options. This degree provides a milestone for students who are retraining or preparing for quick entry into the profession. Preparation for industry recognized certifications such as COMPTIA Network+ and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) are embedded in course sequences within the program.

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Wide Area Networking Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students to install hardware and software, perform corrective and preventative maintenance and administer a network. Students will be taught the skills and knowledge to manage and administer an integrated network consisting of voice and data.

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Data Security Management

CISCO Academy Certificate

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This certificate teaches the principles and practice of designing, building and maintaining networks to support national and global organizations. Students with prior knowledge should take this certificate program to update their knowledge of routers, bridges, switches and networks.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Information Systems Program Mission is to provide a quality technical foundation to ensure student success in supporting business and industry. Today, all business and industry rely upon computer and IT technology to conduct business and to operate efficiently. Information technology professionals utilize software tools to assist companies of all sizes and types achieve their goals by supporting their efforts. This can include enhancing business systems, implementing and documenting new technologies, supporting users, and as key IT project resources. Between 2010 and 2020 Information computer technology professionals are among the career paths expected to have the most growth (12-18%), resulting in excellent job prospects. After graduation, students may seek employment or pursue transfer possibilities to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

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Networking and Information Systems Support, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Business in Networking and Information Systems Support provides a powerful combination of career and continuing education options. This degree provides a milestone for students who are retraining or preparing for quick entry into the profession. Preparation for industry recognized certifications such as COMPTIA Network+ and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) are embedded in course sequences within the program.

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Wide Area Networking Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students to install hardware and software, perform corrective and preventative maintenance and administer a network. Students will be taught the skills and knowledge to manage and administer an integrated network consisting of voice and data.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

CISCO Academy Certificate

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This certificate teaches the principles and practice of designing, building and maintaining networks to support national and global organizations. Students with prior knowledge should take this certificate program to update their knowledge of routers, bridges, switches and networks.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Information Systems Program Mission is to provide a quality technical foundation to ensure student success in supporting business and industry. Today, all business and industry rely upon computer and IT technology to conduct business and to operate efficiently. Information technology professionals utilize software tools to assist companies of all sizes and types achieve their goals by supporting their efforts. This can include enhancing business systems, implementing and documenting new technologies, supporting users, and as key IT project resources. Between 2010 and 2020 Information computer technology professionals are among the career paths expected to have the most growth (12-18%), resulting in excellent job prospects. After graduation, students may seek employment or pursue transfer possibilities to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

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Networking and Information Systems Support, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Business in Networking and Information Systems Support provides a powerful combination of career and continuing education options. This degree provides a milestone for students who are retraining or preparing for quick entry into the profession. Preparation for industry recognized certifications such as COMPTIA Network+ and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) are embedded in course sequences within the program.

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Wide Area Networking Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students to install hardware and software, perform corrective and preventative maintenance and administer a network. Students will be taught the skills and knowledge to manage and administer an integrated network consisting of voice and data.

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Software Developer

Computer Programming Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to develop skills in computer business applications, computer programming, computer operations and management, web development, and systems analysis. This program gives a strong foundation in actual applications frequently used in business and industry including: Visual Basic, SQL, XML, X/HTML, C# or Java.

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Computer Science, A.A.S.

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This major prepares individuals for technician positions involving installation, maintenance, repair and industrial application of computer-controlled systems. Students will also develop skills in the areas of software design, troubleshooting, hardware development and the interfacing of the computer to external devices.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Information Systems Program Mission is to provide a quality technical foundation to ensure student success in supporting business and industry. Today, all business and industry rely upon computer and IT technology to conduct business and to operate efficiently. Information technology professionals utilize software tools to assist companies of all sizes and types achieve their goals by supporting their efforts. This can include enhancing business systems, implementing and documenting new technologies, supporting users, and as key IT project resources. Between 2010 and 2020 Information computer technology professionals are among the career paths expected to have the most growth (12-18%), resulting in excellent job prospects. After graduation, students may seek employment or pursue transfer possibilities to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

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Networking and Information Systems Support, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Business in Networking and Information Systems Support provides a powerful combination of career and continuing education options. This degree provides a milestone for students who are retraining or preparing for quick entry into the profession. Preparation for industry recognized certifications such as COMPTIA Network+ and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) are embedded in course sequences within the program.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Science, A.A.S.

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This major prepares individuals for technician positions involving installation, maintenance, repair and industrial application of computer-controlled systems. Students will also develop skills in the areas of software design, troubleshooting, hardware development and the interfacing of the computer to external devices.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Information Systems Program Mission is to provide a quality technical foundation to ensure student success in supporting business and industry. Today, all business and industry rely upon computer and IT technology to conduct business and to operate efficiently. Information technology professionals utilize software tools to assist companies of all sizes and types achieve their goals by supporting their efforts. This can include enhancing business systems, implementing and documenting new technologies, supporting users, and as key IT project resources. Between 2010 and 2020 Information computer technology professionals are among the career paths expected to have the most growth (12-18%), resulting in excellent job prospects. After graduation, students may seek employment or pursue transfer possibilities to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

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Networking and Information Systems Support, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Business in Networking and Information Systems Support provides a powerful combination of career and continuing education options. This degree provides a milestone for students who are retraining or preparing for quick entry into the profession. Preparation for industry recognized certifications such as COMPTIA Network+ and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) are embedded in course sequences within the program.

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Database Administrator

Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Information Systems Program Mission is to provide a quality technical foundation to ensure student success in supporting business and industry. Today, all business and industry rely upon computer and IT technology to conduct business and to operate efficiently. Information technology professionals utilize software tools to assist companies of all sizes and types achieve their goals by supporting their efforts. This can include enhancing business systems, implementing and documenting new technologies, supporting users, and as key IT project resources. Between 2010 and 2020 Information computer technology professionals are among the career paths expected to have the most growth (12-18%), resulting in excellent job prospects. After graduation, students may seek employment or pursue transfer possibilities to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

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Networking and Information Systems Support, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Business in Networking and Information Systems Support provides a powerful combination of career and continuing education options. This degree provides a milestone for students who are retraining or preparing for quick entry into the profession. Preparation for industry recognized certifications such as COMPTIA Network+ and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) are embedded in course sequences within the program.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Commercial Photography Technology, A.A.S.

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The purpose of the Commercial Photography program is to prepare students for the growing field of photography, in particular the continually changing digital skills sets necessary in a technology-based world.

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Photography Concentration, A.A.S.

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This concentration is designed for students with an interest in photography who intend to transfer to a fouryear institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in fine art photography. The concentration provides students with a variety of fundamental courses in photography and allows them to concentrate in one of a variety of areas.

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway, A.A.S.

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This program equips students with the technical skills to begin their careers in the criminal justice field. In addition to the technical courses, general education courses develop students to be more prepared to deal with social issues that confront them in the performance of their duty. The curriculum has been adapted to include contemporary areas such as homeland security and community policing.

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Professional Law Enforcement Certificate

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Founded in 1970, the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College is offered in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. Police academy students take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Students also receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents. Successful graduates are eligible to be certified as police officers in the State of Ohio.

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Professional Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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This program will allow students to complete the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) as part of their associate degree. Approximately half of the degree will be the academy and the other half will be composed of basic and general education courses as well as some fundamental criminal justice courses. This will position these students to enter the law enforcement field with an associate’s degree and/or to continue on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. This program also affords current and recent graduates of Ohio Peace Officer Training Academies to return to school and acquire an associate’s degree. While not all area law enforcement agencies require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree for hire, some do. Founded in 1970, the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College is offered in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. Police Academy students take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Students also receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents. Successful graduates of the Academy portion (semesters 3 and 4) are eligible to take the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Certification Examination.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway, A.A.S.

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This program equips students with the technical skills to begin their careers in the criminal justice field. In addition to the technical courses, general education courses develop students to be more prepared to deal with social issues that confront them in the performance of their duty. The curriculum has been adapted to include contemporary areas such as homeland security and community policing.

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Professional Law Enforcement Certificate

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Founded in 1970, the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College is offered in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. Police academy students take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Students also receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents. Successful graduates are eligible to be certified as police officers in the State of Ohio.

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Professional Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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This program will allow students to complete the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) as part of their associate degree. Approximately half of the degree will be the academy and the other half will be composed of basic and general education courses as well as some fundamental criminal justice courses. This will position these students to enter the law enforcement field with an associate’s degree and/or to continue on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. This program also affords current and recent graduates of Ohio Peace Officer Training Academies to return to school and acquire an associate’s degree. While not all area law enforcement agencies require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree for hire, some do. Founded in 1970, the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College is offered in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. Police Academy students take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Students also receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents. Successful graduates of the Academy portion (semesters 3 and 4) are eligible to take the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Certification Examination.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway, A.A.S.

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This program equips students with the technical skills to begin their careers in the criminal justice field. In addition to the technical courses, general education courses develop students to be more prepared to deal with social issues that confront them in the performance of their duty. The curriculum has been adapted to include contemporary areas such as homeland security and community policing.

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Professional Law Enforcement Certificate

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Founded in 1970, the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College is offered in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. Police academy students take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Students also receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents. Successful graduates are eligible to be certified as police officers in the State of Ohio.

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Professional Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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This program will allow students to complete the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) as part of their associate degree. Approximately half of the degree will be the academy and the other half will be composed of basic and general education courses as well as some fundamental criminal justice courses. This will position these students to enter the law enforcement field with an associate’s degree and/or to continue on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. This program also affords current and recent graduates of Ohio Peace Officer Training Academies to return to school and acquire an associate’s degree. While not all area law enforcement agencies require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree for hire, some do. Founded in 1970, the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College is offered in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission. Police Academy students take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Students also receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents. Successful graduates of the Academy portion (semesters 3 and 4) are eligible to take the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Certification Examination.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Technology, A.A.S.

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This program develops attitudes and values in students that are indicative of caring, competent and committed early childhood education professionals. The curriculum includes both class and laboratory experiences planned to increase the student’s knowledge and skills in programs concerned with the development of young children. During the practicum experience, students work with a qualified cooperating teacher in a prekindergarten setting.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate

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The course is designed to help the student gain knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be a competent entry level Emergency Medical Technician. The course follows the Department of Transportation (DOT) standards as well as the national standard curriculum. Those who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the National Registry exam and receive state certification through Owens Community College. Students must have a current American Heart Association health care provider CPR card. Only Individuals interested in EMT-Basic certification should register.

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Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate Certificate

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This course is designed to increase the scope of practice for the EMT-B. The course follows the State of Ohio curriculum and includes IV therapy, cardiac monitoring and more patient assisted medications. Those who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the National Registry exam and receive state certification through the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). This course is offered for Emergency Medical Technicians who are interested in furthering their career or considering becoming a paramedic. Individuals interested in EMT-Intermediate certification should register.

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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate

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This program is designed for the EMT-Basic or Intermediate to complete the principles of advanced care and EMS operations. The courses follow the Department of Transportation (DOT) standards, State of Ohio requirements, as well as the national standard curriculum. Individuals who successfully complete the courses will be eligible to take the National Registry exam and receive state certification through the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS).

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Emergency Services Technology, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Services Technology program prepares graduates to compete for entry level positions at local fire/EMS stations with dual certifications as a Nationally Registered Paramedic and Firefighter I & II in the State of Ohio. Firefighter certifications are ProBoard eligible.

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Firefighter

Emergency Services Technology, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Services Technology program prepares graduates to compete for entry level positions at local fire/EMS stations with dual certifications as a Nationally Registered Paramedic and Firefighter I & II in the State of Ohio. Firefighter certifications are ProBoard eligible.

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Firefighter I Certificate

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The Firefighter I course training and education requirements identify and recognize emergency service personnel whose accomplishments in training and education meet or exceed nationally recognized standards. NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications, 2013 Edition sets forth the minimum requirements for an individual at a particular level of progression. An individual certified as a Firefighter I will have demonstrated competency in the knowledge and practical skills required to perform at a particular level

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Firefighter II Certificate

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The Firefighter II course training and education requirements identify and recognize emergency service personnel whose accomplishments in training and education meet or exceed nationally recognized standards. NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications, 2013 Edition sets forth the minimum requirements for an individual at a particular level of progression. An individual certified as a Firefighter II will have demonstrated competency in the knowledge and practical skills required to perform at a particular level.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts

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The Culinary Arts Program prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the rapidly growing culinary arts industry. Students complete a combination of management, nutrition and menu design courses, in addition to instruction in fundamental, intermediate and advanced culinary skills. The Program reinforces these skills through hands-on experience in the culinary arts field during the co-operative work experience and the student-run restaurant, The Terrace View Café. Graduates of the Culinary Arts Program find job opportunities as Chefs and Sous Chefs, Supervisors of Food Preparation Workers, Food Service Managers, Chefs in Health care Facilities and as Private Chefs. Graduates are eligible to receive the Certified Culinarian (CC) credential from the American Culinary Federation upon graduation. Students interested in seeking “front of the house” employment in hotels, restaurants, country clubs and resorts should check out the Hospitality Management Program, AAB (Owens Code: HOSP). Students interested in training for entry-level food service positions should explore the Baking and Pastry Certificate (Owens Code: ZBPD) or Culinary Arts Certificate (Owens Code: ZCAB).

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Culinary Arts Certificate

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This certificate is designed to develop food preparation skills that provide a solid foundation for chefs, line cooks, catering, baking positions and potential restaurateurs. Students in this certificate are trained for entry-level positions in food preparation and service in hotels, restaurants, commercial and private caterers, institutions and resorts. Students are eligible to receive the Certified Culinarian (CC) credential from the American Culinary Federation, www.acfchefs.org, upon certificate completion and completion of one year industry experience.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts Program prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the rapidly growing culinary arts industry. Students complete a combination of management, nutrition and menu design courses, in addition to instruction in fundamental, intermediate and advanced culinary skills. The Program reinforces these skills through hands-on experience in the culinary arts field during the co-operative work experience and the student-run restaurant, The Terrace View Café. Graduates of the Culinary Arts Program find job opportunities as Chefs and Sous Chefs, Supervisors of Food Preparation Workers, Food Service Managers, Chefs in Healthcare Facilities and as Private Chefs.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate

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The Dental Assisting Certificate is designed to prepare graduates for positions in private dental offices; hospitals; federal, state and municipal health departments; correctional institutions; dental clinics; or in the armed forces. Dental assistants work in a variety of office situations, both specialty and general practice, performing office and clinical assisting duties. Duties can include: assisting the dentist with examinations and fillings; preparing and sterilizing instruments; exposing and organizing radiographs; maintaining infection control; performing laboratory procedures; and performing reception and office management procedures.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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A Dental Hygienist is a preventive oral health professional licensed to provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services to the dental consumer. The Dental Hygiene Program provides a scientifically current, competency-based curriculum focusing on mental, psychomotor, and affective education, which is essential to become a competent Dental Hygienist. While each state has its own specific regulations governing the dental hygienist’s responsibilities, typical services provided in Ohio include: scaling and polishing teeth, taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays), patient screening procedures, applying preventive materials such as sealants and fluorides, taking impressions for study models, nutritional counseling, and teaching oral hygiene techniques.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.

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Diagnostic ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purposes. This health care service requires highly skilled and competent professionals who are an integral part of the health care team. The practitioner is competent in production, use, recognition and analysis of ultrasound images and patterns used for patient diagnosis and treatment. The practitioner must be knowledgeable in the health care system, pertinent clinical history and related diagnostic procedures, ultrasound physics and instrumentation, normal anatomy and pathological variants. A diagnostic medical sonographer is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body that are used by physicians to make a medical diagnosis. Sonographers have extensive, direct patient contact that may include performing some invasive procedures. They must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to critically ill. Offered on the Toledo-area campus, The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Majors offers students a combination of didactic instruction with practical application of knowledge and skills in affiliating hospitals. Graduates must take and pass a national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

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Pre-Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentration

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Students who begin in this concentration can apply for admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offered at Owens Community College. Students following this concentration of study who plan on applying for admission to Owens Diagnostic Medical Sonography program should regularly meet with an advisor.

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Pre-Vascular Sonography Concentration

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Students who begin in this concentration can apply for admission into the Vascular Sonography program offered at Owens Community College. Students following this concentration of study who plan on applying for admission to Owens Vascular Sonography program should regularly meet with an advisor. Students wishing to complete this concentration and not apply to the Vascular Sonography program offered at Owens can pursue transfer options into other bachelor programs.

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Vascular Sonography Major, A.A.S.

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Vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive method that uses high frequency sounds waves to examine the circulation in the blood vessels of the body. Vascular ultrasound can be used to evaluate arteries or veins in nearly any part of the body, including blood vessels in the neck, abdomen, arms and legs. This examination is then used by physicians to aid in medical diagnosis. This health care service requires highly skilled and competent professionals who are an integral part of the health care team. The sonographer must be knowledgeable in the health care system, pertinent clinical history, ultrasound physics and instrumentation, hemodynamics, normal anatomy, and pathological variants. Sonographers have extensive, direct patient contact that may include performing some invasive procedures. They must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to critically ill. Offered on the Toledo-area campus, The Vascular Sonography Major offers students a combination of didactic instruction with practical application of knowledge and skills in affiliating hospitals.Graduates must take and pass a national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Passing of this examination credentials graduates as Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) or Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS).

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Licensed Practical Nursing/Associate Degree Nursing Progression, A.A.S.

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This program is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who will take nursing courses from a modified program of study that meets the needs of the LPN enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nurse/Associate Degree Nursing Progression Program, AAS (Owens Code: NRSL). The program prepares graduates for nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings. The program combines studies at Owens Community College with planned and guided experience in client care in healthcare facilities and community agencies.

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Practical Nursing Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare graduates for practical nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings. The certificate combines studies at Owens Community College with planned and guided experience in client care in healthcare facilities and community agencies.

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Registered Nurse, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare graduates for Registered Nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings. The program combines studies at Owens Community College with planned and guided experience in client care in healthcare facilities and community agencies.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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Medical Assistants are the only allied health professional specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings (such as physician offices, clinics and group practices). Medical Assistants are multi-skilled personnel who are capable of performing administrative and clinical procedures. A medical assistant performs delegated clinical and administrative duties within the supervising physicians’ scope of practice consistent with medical assisting education, training and experience.

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Medical Coding Certificate

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This certificate prepares the individual to assign numerical codes to diagnoses, symptoms, and operative (surgical and invasive) procedures using the ICD-10-CM/PCS (International Classification of Diseases - 10th Revision, Clinical Modification and Procedure Coding System) and medical and surgical procedures according to CPT - 4 (Current Procedural Terminology - 4th Edition), and HCPCS Level II (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) describing non-physician services. CPT coding is used to describe services provided by physicians and is used for services provided by hospital outpatient and ancillary departments, hospital emergency departments and other ambulatory care facilities. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the Health Information Technology, AAS (Owens Code: HINF) program, if the student wishes to pursue certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare highly competent Occupational Therapy Assistants for service delivery in school systems, mental health centers, community agencies, nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies and private practice. Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, the Occupational Therapy Assistant carries out a treatment program to facilitate maximum life satisfaction and independent functioning for people of all ages. An Occupational Therapy Assistant can treat individuals with possible mental, physical, emotional or developmental disabilities.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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The program prepares students to become licensed physical therapist assistants who, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, work with patients to improve mobility and function. Treatments may include prescribed exercises for strength, coordination, balance and flexibility as well as the application of various modalities to reduce pain, inflammation and to promote healing. A licensed physical therapist assistant may work in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, sports medicine facilities, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, in-home care and schools. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the state licensing examination.

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Radiology Technician

Pre-Radiologic Technology Concentration

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Students who begin in this concentration can apply for admission into the Radiologic Technology program offered at Owens Community College. Students following this concentration of study who plan on applying for admission to Owens Radiologic Technology program should regularly meet with an advisor. Students wishing to complete this concentration and not apply to the Radiologic Technology program offered at Owens can pursue transfer options into other bachelor programs

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Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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Radiographers are an important liaison between patients, radiologists and other members of the health care team. They must remain sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of the patient through clear communication, patient assessment, monitoring and patient care skills.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

State Tested Nurse Assistant Training

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Owens Community College Nurse Assistant Training Course (STNA) is an Ohio Department of Health approved training course that prepares the student to perform basic patient care in Long Term Care facilities, hospitals, hospice centers and home health settings. This is a mandatory training course for Ohio Nurse Assistants who work in Long Term Care. This course prepares the student to take the Ohio Competency Evaluation Exam. This 75 hour course includes 16 hours of clinical training and 59 hours of lecture and skill laboratory practice

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare graduates to function in surgery and other areas where surgical/sterile technique is of paramount importance. The graduate is capable of preparing supplies and equipment for surgical procedures, serving as second assistant to the surgeon, participating in the sterile area as a scrub technologist and assisting the surgical team as a circulating technologist.

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Energy Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Service Certificate

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Upon completion of the required courses

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Power Generation Technician

Diesel Service Certificate

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Upon completion of the required courses

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Diesel Technology A.A.S.

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Diesel Technology provides a hands-on

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Industrial Mechanic Certificate

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This certificate is designed for students who are interested in acquiring knowledge about hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanical operations, pumps, gears, bearings, rigging, conveyors and mechanical systems used in mechanical/industrial maintenance. Prior to beginning the certificate, the student should contact the Skilled Trades (SKT) department.

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Machinist

Machining Certificate

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This certificate is designed for students interested in the various machine trades, such as machinist, tool and die mold maker, pattern maker, tool maker, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operator and more.

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