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Criminal Investigator

Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions as police officers, police reserve officers, police assistants and community service officers in police and sheriffs departments and for positions in private security, as well as preparation for careers in probation, parole and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Administration of Justice, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions as police officers, police reserve officers, police assistants and community service officers in police and sheriffs departments and for positions in private security, as well as preparation for careers in probation, parole and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Police Officer

Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions as police officers, police reserve officers, police assistants and community service officers in police and sheriffs departments and for positions in private security, as well as preparation for careers in probation, parole and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Administration of Justice, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions as police officers, police reserve officers, police assistants and community service officers in police and sheriffs departments and for positions in private security, as well as preparation for careers in probation, parole and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Correctional Officer

Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions as police officers, police reserve officers, police assistants and community service officers in police and sheriffs departments and for positions in private security, as well as preparation for careers in probation, parole and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Administration of Justice, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions as police officers, police reserve officers, police assistants and community service officers in police and sheriffs departments and for positions in private security, as well as preparation for careers in probation, parole and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development - Administration Certificate of Achievement

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. The Certificate of Achievement Child Development - Administration prepares students to supervise and mentor teachers in early care and education settings. However, it may not alone meet all requirements to be a Site Supervisor. Professionals in this field invoke the term development as a way to understand the child's growth and learning and to inform practice. The Child Development (CHDV) discipline at Pasadena City College offers a curriculum that guides students on various pathways, which may include the attainment of a Transfer Degree (wherein, they can transfer to a 4-year institution and obtain advanced degrees), or an Associate of Science Degree, and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development that will lead students to immediate career opportunities working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and children with special needs.

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Child Development - Early Intervention Certificate of Achievement

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. The study of Children with Special Needs, including Early Intervention, fall within this discipline. The Certificate of Achievement Child Development Early Intervention prepares students to work with children with Special Needs between the ages of Birth to Three. This certificate will prepare individuals to work as early childhood paraprofessionals with expertise in special education and early intervention. The program will train students from culturally sensitive and family-focused perspectives that emphasize the value of individual differences in young children.

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Child Development - Early Intervention, A.S.

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. The study of Children with Special Needs, including Early Intervention, fall within this discipline. The Certificate of Achievement Child Development Early Intervention prepares students to work with children with Special Needs between the ages of Birth to Three. This certificate will prepare individuals to work as early childhood paraprofessionals with expertise in special education and early intervention. The program will train students from culturally sensitive and family-focused perspectives that emphasize the value of individual differences in young children.

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Child Development - Infant/Toddler Certificate of Achievement

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The field of child development/early childhood education involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. Professionals in this field evoke the term development as a way to understand the child's growth and learning and to inform practice. The Child Development (CHDV) discipline at Pasadena City College offers a curriculum that guides students on various pathways, which may include the attainment of a Transfer Degree (wherein, they can transfer to a 4-year institution and obtain advanced degrees), or an Associate of Science Degree, and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development that will lead students to immediate career opportunities working with infants, toddlers, and children with special needs between the age of birth to three, as well as children between the ages of 3 and 5.

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Child Development - Infant/Toddler, A.S.

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The field of child development/early childhood education involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. Professionals in this field evoke the term development as a way to understand the child's growth and learning and to inform practice. The Child Development (CHDV) discipline at Pasadena City College offers a curriculum that guides students on various pathways, which may include the attainment of a Transfer Degree (wherein, they can transfer to a 4-year institution and obtain advanced degrees), or an Associate of Science Degree, and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development that will lead students to immediate career opportunities working with infants, toddlers, and children with special needs between the age of birth to three, as well as children between the ages of 3 and 5.

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Child Development - Language and Literacy Certificate of Achievement

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. Professionals in this field invoke the term development as a way to understand the child's growth and learning and to inform practice. The Child Development (CHDV) discipline at Pasadena City College offers a curriculum that guides students on various pathways, which may include the attainment of a Transfer Degree (wherein, they can transfer to a 4-year institution and obtain advanced degrees), or an Associate of Science Degree, and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development that will lead students to immediate career opportunities working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age and children with special needs. The Certificate of Achievement Child Development - Language & Literacy gives students the additional knowledge of language structure and acquisition in young children.

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Child Development - Language and Literacy, A.S.

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. Professionals in this field invoke the term development as a way to understand the child's growth and learning and to inform practice. The Child Development (CHDV) discipline at Pasadena City College offers a curriculum that guides students on various pathways, which may include the attainment of a Transfer Degree (wherein, they can transfer to a 4-year institution and obtain advanced degrees), or an Associate of Science Degree, and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development that will lead students to immediate career opportunities working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age and children with special needs. The Certificate of Achievement Child Development - Language & Literacy gives students the additional knowledge of language structure and acquisition in young children.

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Child Development - Science and Math Integration Certificate of Achievement

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. The Certificate of Achievement Child Development Science & Math Integration prepares students to incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) concepts into the classroom. Professionals in this field invoke the term development as a way to understand the child's growth and learning and to inform practice. The Child Development (CHDV) discipline at Pasadena City College offers a curriculum that guides students on various pathways, which may include the attainment of a Transfer Degree (wherein, they can transfer to a 4-year institution and obtain advanced degrees), or an Associate of Science Degree, and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development that will lead students to immediate career opportunities working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and children with special needs.

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Child Development - Science and Math Integration, A.S.

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. The Certificate of Achievement Child Development Science & Math Integration prepares students to incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) concepts into the classroom. Professionals in this field invoke the term development as a way to understand the child's growth and learning and to inform practice. The Child Development (CHDV) discipline at Pasadena City College offers a curriculum that guides students on various pathways, which may include the attainment of a Transfer Degree (wherein, they can transfer to a 4-year institution and obtain advanced degrees), or an Associate of Science Degree, and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development that will lead students to immediate career opportunities working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and children with special needs.

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Child Development - Special Education Certificate of Achievement

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. The study of Children with Special Needs fall within this discipline. The Certificate of Achievement Child Development - Special Education prepares students to work with children with Special Needs in the 13 categorical areas as mandated by Federal Agencies.

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Child Development - Special Education, A.S.

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. The study of Children with Special Needs fall within this discipline. The Certificate of Achievement Child Development - Special Education prepares students to work with children with Special Needs in the 13 categorical areas as mandated by Federal Agencies.

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Child Development Certificate of Achievement

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. Professionals in this field invoke the term development as a way to understand the child's growth and learning and to inform practice. The Child Development (CHDV) discipline at Pasadena City College offers a curriculum that guides students on various pathways, which may include the attainment of a Transfer Degree (wherein, they can transfer to a 4-year institution and obtain advanced degrees), or an Associate of Science Degree, and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development that will lead students to immediate career opportunities with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age, and children with special needs.

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Child Development Music and Movement Education for Young Children Skills Certificate

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The program offers extensive hands-on training in music and movement education targeted specifically for early childhood (birth to 8 years old). Participants learn a comprehensive body of musical activities and games in four areas – singing, movement, playing instruments and listening. Students practice effective teaching techniques, explore the musical development of young children, and become acquainted with invaluable, state-of-the-art teaching materials. This certificate prepares students to teach music and movement in preschools, childcare centers, primary classrooms and private studios.

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Child Development, A.S.

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The field of child development/early childhood education studies involves the study of the developmental patterns and learning theories of children from birth to age twelve. Professionals in this field invoke the term development as a way to understand the child's growth and learning and to inform practice. The Child Development (CHDV) discipline at Pasadena City College offers a curriculum that guides students on various pathways, which may include the attainment of a Transfer Degree (wherein, they can transfer to a 4-year institution and obtain advanced degrees), or an Associate of Science Degree, and/or a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development that will lead students to immediate career opportunities with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age, and children with special needs.

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Teacher Assistant

Child Development Instructional Assistant Skills Certificate

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The Child Development Instructional Assistant curriculum provides students with the necessary skills to seek employment as assistants in instructional programs for young children. Opportunities are available for work with children in a variety of settings including: homes, schools, and public or private agencies concerned with the development and welfare of young children. The program focuses on child psychology, curriculum planning, developmentally appropriate practices, safety, anti-bias environment, and provides practical experience. CPR, First-Aid training, TB and fingerprint clearances are required.

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Child Development School Age Instructional Assistant Skills Certificate

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The Instructional Assistant curriculum provides students with the necessary skills to seek employment working with school age children. Opportunities are available for work in a variety of settings including: parks and recreational facilities, before and after school programs, tutoring centers, public and private schools, and community agencies providing services for school age children and their families. The program focuses on child psychology, discipline techniques, curriculum planning, developmentally appropriate practices, safety, anti-bias environment, along with practical experience. CPR, First-aid training, TB and fingerprint clearances are required.

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Child Development Special Education Assistant Skills Certificate

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This curriculum is designed to train and place individuals within one year into a special education paraprofessional position in the public or private sector. Individuals will be provided guidance as to what type of setting would most closely match their needs and aptitudes. Settings vary significantly in the age of student served (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age, secondary age, and adults) and types of disabilities served (acquired brain injury, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, deaf, blind, visually- impaired, severely emotionally disturbed, mobility-impaired, communication disorders, etc.). The sites also differ in their requirements for employment. Employment sites may require a high school diploma, passing of a basic skills and special education concepts test, passing of an oral interview, bilingualism, fluency in sign language, ability to lift 50 pounds, CPR and First-aid training, passing of a TB and fingerprinting test, a driver’s license, a specific amount of experience working with individuals with disabilities, and clerical skills. Students would select electives, as needed, to prepare themselves for job requirements.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technology - Basic Level Emergency Medical Technician Skills Certificate

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The Basic Level Emergency Medical Technician curriculum provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to seek employment with ambulance service companies, first responder agencies, fire departments, and hospitals as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Emphasis is on the fundamental principles and skills required to provide emergency medical care for the ill or injured at the scene of an accident or the onset of sudden illness and during transport to a medical care facility.

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Firefighter

Fire Technology - Fire Academy Preparation Skills Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to prepare future firefighters for the academic rigors of a fire academy. Though this certificate does not guarantee admission into a fire academy, the program is designed to: (1) meet the course requirements specified by local fire academies, (2) significantly enhance the student’s ability to compete for academy positions, and (3) increase the student’s probability of success while in the fire academy. Using the knowledge and courses from this program, the students can continue their training to the next level which is the Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology.

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Fire Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in fire protection and related fields in federal, state, local and private fire protection agencies. Instruction is offered in all phases of the fire service and provides the student with a thorough understanding of fire science and the fireground.

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Fire Technology, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in fire protection and related fields in federal, state, local and private fire protection agencies. Instruction is offered in all phases of the fire service and provides the student with a thorough understanding of fire science and the fireground.

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Social Services Assistant

Gerontology - Elder Care Skills Certificate

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The Occupational Skills Certificate in Elder Care provides geriatrics and gerontology education and training for entry level health care professionals. Persons completing this certificate program are prepared to provide specialized, quality care for older adults. This certificate program is offered to students who are currently enrolled in the PCC Registered Nursing Program course NURS 050 or higher or the equivalent foundational nursing courses at other colleges or students who have graduated from the PCC Registered Nursing Program. Transcript reflecting equivalent courses with a grade of C or better is required.

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Gerontology Certificate of Achievement

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Gerontology is concerned with the study and application of knowledge about the physical, social, and economic conditions of older people. Aging affects all aspects of human activity, thus gerontology is multidisciplinary in nature. The program prepares students for careers in the field of aging. Graduates from this program can expect to find career placements in county councils on aging, area agencies on aging, social services agencies, housing authorities, long-term care, recreation facilities, and many other public and private agencies.

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Gerontology, A.S.

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Gerontology is concerned with the study and application of knowledge about the physical, social, and economic conditions of older people. Aging affects all aspects of human activity, thus gerontology is multidisciplinary in nature. The program prepares students for careers in the field of aging. Graduates from this program can expect to find career placements in county councils on aging, area agencies on aging, social services agencies, housing authorities, long-term care, recreation facilities, and many other public and private agencies.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences, A.A.

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The degree in social and behavioral sciences is concerned with providing a broad understanding of the social, cultural, and intellectual world in which we live. Social and behavioral science students have a diverse interest in human problems and seek a liberal education in a broad spectrum of understandings, insights, and appreciations. Multidisciplinary in nature, this area of emphasis seeks to provide an understanding of the interrelationships and varied methodologies of its many subject areas. The goal of this area of emphasis is to develop students’ intellectual and emotional understanding, appreciation, insights, and flexibility in order for them to succeed in government services, commerce or industry, and teaching. Students who receive an associate degree in the Social and Behavioral Sciences typically continue their studies at a university to receive a bachelor’s degree in such disciplines as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Introduction: Legal Interpretation and TranslationShort-Term CTE

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The Introduction: Legal Interpretation & Translation Program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers in the legal field. The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit paralegal, legal or administration of justice programs. You will gain knowledge in legal translation and interpretation for court proceedings, working in a multilingual legal system, simultaneous translations, and judicial certification requirements.

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Paralegal Studies Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students to assist attorneys as paralegals (legal assistants) in administrative agencies, corporations, insurance companies, private law firms, government, and other legal environments. Emphasis is on training students in both civil and criminal matters. Some of the services that the paralegal (legal assistant) provides are legal research, development of law office systems, client interviews, drafts pleadings, briefing cases, legal calendaring, preparing discovery for litigated cases, preparing wills and trusts, maintaining corporate records and minutes. This program has been approved by the American Bar Association.

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Paralegal Studies, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students to assist attorneys as paralegals (legal assistants) in administrative agencies, corporations, insurance companies, private law firms, government, and other legal environments. Emphasis is on training students in both civil and criminal matters. Some of the services that the paralegal (legal assistant) provides are legal research, development of law office systems, client interviews, drafts pleadings, briefing cases, legal calendaring, preparing discovery for litigated cases, preparing wills and trusts, maintaining corporate records and minutes. This program has been approved by the American Bar Association.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Electrical Systems Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum provides students with a strong foundation for the completion of other Automotive Technology certificates, including Electrical/Electronic Systems and All Automotive Systems. Automotive professionals who wish to update and/or upgrade their knowledge and skill set in automotive electrical/electronic systems will benefit from completion of this certificate. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in proper diagnostic and service techniques used in automotive electrical/electronic systems. The use of precision measuring equipment and specialty tools are emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam for electrical/electronic systems (A6). ASE Student Examinations are administered within program courses.

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Automotive Technology- All Automotive Systems Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in automotive areas such as an apprentice mechanic, assistant technician, mechanic's helper, predelivery technician, installer, service technician, service attendant, or smog technician trainee. Students in the Automotive Technology program gain valuable hands-on experience in diagnosis and repair of vehicles while using the National Education Technicians Foundation (NATEF) task list as a guide. Instruction includes automotive engines, transmissions and drive lines (RWD & FWD) for both automatic and manual systems, suspension systems, braking systems (including ABS), air conditioning systems, and engine performance including most state and federally mandated requirements. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students receive credit for one year of work experience when applying for certification by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This Certificate prepares students for the ASE 1-8 Professional Exams. ASE Student Examinations are administered within program courses.

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Automotive Technology- All Automotive Systems, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in automotive areas such as an apprentice mechanic, assistant technician, mechanic's helper, predelivery technician, installer, service technician, service attendant, or smog technician trainee. Students in the Automotive Technology program gain valuable hands-on experience in diagnosis and repair of vehicles while using the National Education Technicians Foundation (NATEF) task list as a guide. Instruction includes automotive engines, transmissions and drive lines (RWD & FWD) for both automatic and manual systems, suspension systems, braking systems (including ABS), air conditioning systems, and engine performance including most state and federally mandated requirements. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students receive credit for one year of work experience when applying for certification by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This Certificate prepares students for the ASE 1-8 Professional Exams. ASE Student Examinations are administered within program courses.

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Automotive Technology- Engine Performance Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares the student for entry-level employment as a diagnostician or for various manufacturer training courses. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in diagnosing and repairing automotive engine driveability problems. Fuel injection, ignition and emission systems testing, and applicable laws will also be covered. Use of precision equipment including lab scopes, engine and emission analyzers and other specialty tools is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exams for Engine Performance (A8) Professional Examinations. ASE Student Certification Examinations are administered in these courses.

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Automotive Technology- Engine Performance Technician, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares the student for entry-level employment as a diagnostician or for various manufacturer training courses. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in diagnosing and repairing automotive engine driveability problems. Fuel injection, ignition and emission systems testing, and applicable laws will also be covered. Use of precision equipment including lab scopes, engine and emission analyzers and other specialty tools is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exams for Engine Performance (A8) Professional Examinations. ASE Student Certification Examinations are administered in these courses.

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Automotive Technology- Powertrain Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in transmission repair. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in removing, rebuilding, and adjusting manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles, clutches, drivelines, universal joints, constant-velocity (CV) joints and differentials. The use of precision equipment and specialty tools is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) examinations for Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2) and Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3). ASE Student Certifications are administered within the program courses.

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Automotive Technology- Powertrain Technician, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in transmission repair. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in removing, rebuilding, and adjusting manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles, clutches, drivelines, universal joints, constant-velocity (CV) joints and differentials. The use of precision equipment and specialty tools is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) examinations for Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2) and Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3). ASE Student Certifications are administered within the program courses.

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Automotive Technology- Undercar Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in brake system service, suspension inspections and repair, and tire and wheel repair including 4 wheel alignment. Systems of both foreign and domestic vehicles and a wide variety of vehicle models are covered. Antilock brake systems (ABS) are discussed and service procedures are demonstrated. The use of precision equipment such as computerized alignment machines, brake disc and drum lathes, and diagnostic scan tools keep students current with the latest industry standards. All applicable machining procedures and technical calculations are covered. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams for Suspension and Steering (A4), and Brakes (A5). ASE Student Certification Examinations are administered within the program courses.

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Automotive Technology- Undercar Technician, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in brake system service, suspension inspections and repair, and tire and wheel repair including 4 wheel alignment. Systems of both foreign and domestic vehicles and a wide variety of vehicle models are covered. Antilock brake systems (ABS) are discussed and service procedures are demonstrated. The use of precision equipment such as computerized alignment machines, brake disc and drum lathes, and diagnostic scan tools keep students current with the latest industry standards. All applicable machining procedures and technical calculations are covered. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams for Suspension and Steering (A4), and Brakes (A5). ASE Student Certification Examinations are administered within the program courses.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Automotive Technology- Heating and Air Conditioning Technician Skills Certificate

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in automotive air conditioning repair or as preparation for master technician status. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in servicing, repair and diagnosis of automotive air conditioning systems. The Refrigerant Handlers Certification Examination given by International Mobile Air Conditioning Society (IMAC) is included in this training. The use of precision equipment and specialty tools is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exam for Heating and Air Conditioning (A7). ASE Student Examination are administered within program courses.

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Automotive Technology- Heating and Air Conditioning Technician Skills Certificate

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The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in automotive air conditioning repair or as preparation for master technician status. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in servicing, repair and diagnosis of automotive air conditioning systems. The Refrigerant Handlers Certification Examination given by International Mobile Air Conditioning Society (IMAC) is included in this training. The use of precision equipment and specialty tools is emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exam for Heating and Air Conditioning (A7). ASE Student Examination are administered within program courses.

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Architectural Drafter

Design Technology - Mechanical + Manufacturing Certificate of Achievement

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The Design Technology Mechanical + Manufacturing program prepares students to work in mechanical design, industrial design, or manufacturing areas as entry level designers, virtual and rapid prototype builders, or ComputerAided Design (CAD)/ComputerAided Manufacturing (CAM) technicians. The program builds on the CAD Technician - Mechanical Design + Manufacturing Occupational Skills Certificate and leads to the Associate in Arts Degree in Engineering and Technology, as well as providing a transfer pathway to Baccalaureate programs in Engineering Technology.

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Design Technology - Mechanical + Manufacturing, A.S.

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The Design Technology Mechanical + Manufacturing program prepares students to work in mechanical design, industrial design, or manufacturing areas as entry level designers, virtual and rapid prototype builders, or ComputerAided Design (CAD)/ComputerAided Manufacturing (CAM) technicians. The program builds on the CAD Technician - Mechanical Design + Manufacturing Occupational Skills Certificate and leads to the Associate in Arts Degree in Engineering and Technology, as well as providing a transfer pathway to Baccalaureate programs in Engineering Technology.

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Engineering and Technology Architecture Area of Emphasis, A.A.

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Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

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Engineering and Technology Design Technology Area of Emphasis, A.A.

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Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Engineering and Technology, A.A.

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Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

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Welder

Welding - Basic Welding Skills Certificate

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The basic welding skills developed in this certificate program will help an individual stand out when applying for employment in fields such as building construction, automotive technology, truck repair, plumbing, air conditioning, sheet metal, plant maintenance, and other manufacturing trades.

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Welding - Construction Welding Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in the welding/metal working trades as welders, welder’s helpers, cutting torch operators, or apprentice fitters. The focus of instruction and practical welding experience is on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), semi-automatic Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and oxy-acetylene welding, brazing and cutting processes. These processes are used in the construction and manufacturing industries. Welding practice prepares the student for the Structural Steel Groove and Light Gauge Structural Certifications. Certification is now considered a mandatory requirement for successful employment in the construction and manufacturing industries.

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Welding - Construction Welding, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in the welding/metal working trades as welders, welder’s helpers, cutting torch operators, or apprentice fitters. The focus of instruction and practical welding experience is on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), semi-automatic Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and oxy-acetylene welding, brazing and cutting processes. These processes are used in the construction and manufacturing industries. Welding practice prepares the student for the Structural Steel Groove and Light Gauge Structural Certifications. Certification is now considered a mandatory requirement for successful employment in the construction and manufacturing industries.

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Welding - Gas Tungsten and Gas Metal Welding Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in the welding/metal working trades as welders, welder’s helpers, cutting torch operators, or apprentice fitters. The focus of instruction and practical welding experience is on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), semi-automatic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and oxy-acetylene welding, brazing and cutting processes. These processes are used in the aero-space and manufacturing industries. Welding practice prepares the student for the Structural Steel Groove and Light Gauge Structural Certification. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) will include the welding of steel, aluminum and stainless steel as used in the aero-space industry.

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Welding - Gas Tungsten and Gas Metal Welding, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in the welding/metal working trades as welders, welder’s helpers, cutting torch operators, or apprentice fitters. The focus of instruction and practical welding experience is on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), semi-automatic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and oxy-acetylene welding, brazing and cutting processes. These processes are used in the aero-space and manufacturing industries. Welding practice prepares the student for the Structural Steel Groove and Light Gauge Structural Certification. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) will include the welding of steel, aluminum and stainless steel as used in the aero-space industry.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Basic Graphic Design Short-Term CTE

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The Basic Graphic Design Program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for a career in graphic design. The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit graphic design programs. You will gain knowledge in fundamentals of typography, design principles, website creation, project management, digital techniques, workplace diversity, and portfolio development.

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Design Media Art - Animation and Motion Arts Certificate of Achievement

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Animation and Motion Arts teaches entry-level animation skills for a variety of fields including entertainment, game design, the web, advertising, broadcasting, social media, and mobile apps. Using industry-standard 2D and 3D animation technologies, students develop professional skills for creative expression and visual storytelling. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

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Design Media Art - Animation and Motion Arts, A.S.

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Animation and Motion Arts teaches entry-level animation skills for a variety of fields including entertainment, game design, the web, advertising, broadcasting, social media, and mobile apps. Using industry-standard 2D and 3D animation technologies, students develop professional skills for creative expression and visual storytelling. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

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Design Media Art - Design/Media Arts Foundation Certificate of Achievement

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The Design/Media Arts Foundation certificate lays the foundation for student-success in PCC's Design/Media Arts and Photography departments. It is the first step toward successful entry into the labor market. Geared toward students interested in creative coding, graphic design, interaction design, web design, motion graphics, photography and game design. Skills covered will be basic coding (HTML/CSS), production processes, design thinking, project management and collaborative teamwork.

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Design Media Art - Design/Media Arts Foundation, A.S.

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The Design/Media Arts Foundation certificate lays the foundation for student-success in PCC's Design/Media Arts and Photography departments. It is the first step toward successful entry into the labor market. Geared toward students interested in creative coding, graphic design, interaction design, web design, motion graphics, photography and game design. Skills covered will be basic coding (HTML/CSS), production processes, design thinking, project management and collaborative teamwork.

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Design Media Art - Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement

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The field of graphic design involves bringing ideas to the printed page or screens. Concepts covered include design history, page layout, typography, research, branding, and interaction design/user experience (UX). Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

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AV Technician

Television and Radio - Video Production Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students to work in various areas of broadcasting and electronic media. Coursework covers basic aspects of audio and video production, post-production principles, and writing for commercial, educational and cable companies. Practical internships are offered in professional facilities, including commercial and public broadcast companies, cable television, post-production and production companies.

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Television and Radio - Video Production, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students to work in various areas of broadcasting and electronic media. Coursework covers basic aspects of audio and video production, post-production principles, and writing for commercial, educational and cable companies. Practical internships are offered in professional facilities, including commercial and public broadcast companies, cable television, post-production and production companies.

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Healthcare Industry

Laboratory Technician

Biological Technology Laboratory Skills Certificate

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The curriculum prepares students to work in entry level positions in the field of biotechnology in high-tech industry and institutions. Emphasis is on practical laboratory skills combined with training in a working laboratory setting.

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Biological Technology- Laboratory Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students to work in entry level positions in the field of biotechnology where a biology or chemistry degree is not required. This is an interdisciplinary program including courses and practical training in math, chemistry, biology, computer skills and English. This program prepares students using SCANS guidelines. Emphasis is on practical laboratory skills combined with training in a working laboratory setting. Students are kept informed on current advances in biotechnology by speakers from industry, internet assignments and tours of local biotech facilities.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant Skills Certificate

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The Certified Nursing Assistant course provides the student with the necessary skills to seek employment in long-term care facilities as Certified Nursing Assistants. Emphasis is on basic principles of nursing, development and application of nursing skills in long-term care facilities.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate of Achievement

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The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares the student to take on significant responsibility as a member of the dental health care team. Employment positions are available in dental offices, hospitals, clinics, dental schools and professional sales. Dental Assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in delivery of quality oral health care. A career in dental assisting offers many challenges and a variety of procedures. Specific tasks may be performed such as: assisting with and providing direct patient care, taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays), sterilizing instruments, taking impressions, and performing office management tasks. Dental assisting offers variety, flexibility, excellent working conditions, and personal satisfaction. Students successfully completing the program will receive the following certificates for courses approved by the Dental Board of California: Radiation Safety, Pit and Fissure Sealant, Coronal Polish, Ultrasonic Scaling for Removal of Orthodontic Cement, Dental Practice Act and Infection Control. Participation of all off-campus assigned sites are required for program completion. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus sites. Some off-campus sites require homeland security screening and verification of legal status. A selected uniform, malpractice insurance, and instrument kit rental are required for the program participation.

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Dental Assisting, A.S.

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The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares the student to take on significant responsibility as a member of the dental health care team. Employment positions are available in dental offices, hospitals, clinics, dental schools and professional sales. Dental Assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in delivery of quality oral health care. A career in dental assisting offers many challenges and a variety of procedures. Specific tasks may be performed such as: assisting with and providing direct patient care, taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays), sterilizing instruments, taking impressions, and performing office management tasks. Dental assisting offers variety, flexibility, excellent working conditions, and personal satisfaction. Students successfully completing the program will receive the following certificates for courses approved by the Dental Board of California: Radiation Safety, Pit and Fissure Sealant, Coronal Polish, Ultrasonic Scaling for Removal of Orthodontic Cement, Dental Practice Act and Infection Control. Participation of all off-campus assigned sites are required for program completion. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus sites. Some off-campus sites require homeland security screening and verification of legal status. A selected uniform, malpractice insurance, and instrument kit rental are required for the program participation.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene Certificate of Achievement

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This two-year curriculum prepares a student to provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services supporting oral health. Studies include the biological basis of the health of the teeth and oral cavity, as well as procedures used to prevent decay and to maintain dental health. Employment opportunities include working as a licensed dental hygienist in dental offices, public clinics, schools, industry, research and community health. Participation of all off campus assigned sites are required for program completion. Students must provide their own transportation to some off-campus clinical sites. Some off campus sites require homeland security screening and verification of legal status.

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Dental Hygiene, A.S.

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This two-year curriculum prepares a student to provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services supporting oral health. Studies include the biological basis of the health of the teeth and oral cavity, as well as procedures used to prevent decay and to maintain dental health. Employment opportunities include working as a licensed dental hygienist in dental offices, public clinics, schools, industry, research and community health. Participation of all off campus assigned sites are required for program completion. Students must provide their own transportation to some off-campus clinical sites. Some off campus sites require homeland security screening and verification of legal status.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting - Administrative and Clinical Certificate of Achievement

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The program prepares students to seek employment in medical offices or clinics performing administrative and clinical duties including records management, financial systems, laboratory procedures and medical transcription. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus clinical sites.

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Medical Assisting - Administrative and Clinical, A.S.

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The program prepares students to seek employment in medical offices or clinics performing administrative and clinical duties including records management, financial systems, laboratory procedures and medical transcription. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus clinical sites.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Assisting - Administrative and Clinical Certificate of Achievement

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The program prepares students to seek employment in medical offices or clinics performing administrative and clinical duties including records management, financial systems, laboratory procedures and medical transcription. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus clinical sites.

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Medical Assisting - Administrative and Clinical, A.S.

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The program prepares students to seek employment in medical offices or clinics performing administrative and clinical duties including records management, financial systems, laboratory procedures and medical transcription. Students must provide their own transportation to off-campus clinical sites.

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Medical Assisting - Medical Insurance Biller Certificate of Achievement

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The medical insurance biller curriculum prepares students with entry-level skills to seek employment as medical office insurance billers. Instruction includes the universal claim form, state disability, private insurance billing, workers compensation, Medicare, Medi-Cal and basic coding using the CPT and ICD coding books. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

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Medical Assisting - Medical Insurance Biller, A.S.

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The medical insurance biller curriculum prepares students with entry-level skills to seek employment as medical office insurance billers. Instruction includes the universal claim form, state disability, private insurance billing, workers compensation, Medicare, Medi-Cal and basic coding using the CPT and ICD coding books. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

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Medical Assisting - Medical Office Administration Certificate of Achievement

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The medical assisting administrative curriculum prepares students with entry-level skills to seek employment as administrative medical office personnel. The student will learn about the front office including medical insurance billing, bookkeeping and beginning transcription.

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Medical Assisting - Medical Office Administration, A.S.

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The medical assisting administrative curriculum prepares students with entry-level skills to seek employment as administrative medical office personnel. The student will learn about the front office including medical insurance billing, bookkeeping and beginning transcription.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing - Vocational Nursing Certificate of Achievement

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The Vocational Nursing curriculum provides students with skills that will afford them the opportunity to seek employment in hospitals, clinics, private physicians' offices, and skilled nursing in extended and long-term care facilities.

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Nursing - Vocational Nursing, A.S.

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The Vocational Nursing curriculum provides students with skills that will afford them the opportunity to seek employment in hospitals, clinics, private physicians' offices, and skilled nursing in extended and long-term care facilities.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum prepares students to work as a Radiologic Technologist in the medical field. Employment opportunities are in offices, clinics and hospitals, education, sales, and management.

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), in coordination with the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB). Upon successful completion of the program the student is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Examination (ARRT). Upon successfully passing the examination a student then would need to apply to the State of California for their Radiologic Technology License.

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Radiologic Technology, A.S.

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The curriculum prepares students to work as a Radiologic Technologist in the medical field. Employment opportunities are in offices, clinics and hospitals, education, sales, and management.

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), in coordination with the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB). Upon successful completion of the program the student is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Examination (ARRT). Upon successfully passing the examination a student then would need to apply to the State of California for their Radiologic Technology License.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems - Computer Retail Sales and Support Certificate of Achievement

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The Computer Retail Sales and Support Certificate of Achievement is the first stage of the statewide IT Technician pathway and prepares students to develop their fundamental IT Technician Skills. While completing coursework in customer service, communication, Microsoft Office, and information systems coursework, along with earning the CompTIA A+ industry certification, students gain practical experience as they learn how to succeed in an IT retail environment. Upon completion of this program, students would be qualified for entry level IT positions such as Retail Salespersons, Customer Service Representatives, Retail Sales Workers, and Sales Representatives.

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Computer Information Systems - Computer Retail Sales and Support, A.S.

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The Computer Retail Sales and Support Certificate of Achievement is the first stage of the statewide IT Technician pathway and prepares students to develop their fundamental IT Technician Skills. While completing coursework in customer service, communication, Microsoft Office, and information systems coursework, along with earning the CompTIA A+ industry certification, students gain practical experience as they learn how to succeed in an IT retail environment. Upon completion of this program, students would be qualified for entry level IT positions such as Retail Salespersons, Customer Service Representatives, Retail Sales Workers, and Sales Representatives.

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Computer Information Systems - Help Desk / User Support Certificate of Achievement

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This help desk / user support program prepares students with necessary skills to seek employment in help desk / user support in the field of Information Technology. Instruction includes training in computer hardware, software, Microsoft Windows server operating systems and Microsoft Windows client operating systems in a networked environment with an emphasis on Local Area Networks (LANs) and network security. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA CyberOps, and Microsoft MCSA Windows Server.

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Computer Information Systems - Help Desk / User Support Certificate of Achievement

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This help desk / user support program prepares students with necessary skills to seek employment in help desk / user support in the field of Information Technology. Instruction includes training in computer hardware, software, Microsoft Windows server operating systems and Microsoft Windows client operating systems in a networked environment with an emphasis on Local Area Networks (LANs) and network security. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA CyberOps, and Microsoft MCSA Windows Server.

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Computer Information Systems - Help Desk / User Support, A.S.

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This help desk / user support program prepares students with necessary skills to seek employment in help desk / user support in the field of Information Technology. Instruction includes training in computer hardware, software, Microsoft Windows server operating systems and Microsoft Windows client operating systems in a networked environment with an emphasis on Local Area Networks (LANs) and network security. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA CyberOps, and Microsoft MCSA Windows Server.

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Computer Information Systems - Help Desk / User Support, A.S.

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This help desk / user support program prepares students with necessary skills to seek employment in help desk / user support in the field of Information Technology. Instruction includes training in computer hardware, software, Microsoft Windows server operating systems and Microsoft Windows client operating systems in a networked environment with an emphasis on Local Area Networks (LANs) and network security. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA CyberOps, and Microsoft MCSA Windows Server.

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Data Security Management

Computer Information Systems - Cybersecurity Certificate of Achievement

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This cybersecurity program prepares students with necessary skills to seek employment in the field of Information Technology to administer enterprise network security. Instruction includes training in basic enterprise system and network administration with an emphasis on system and network security, and computer forensics. Students are exposed to a wide variety of security analysis/defensive tools, and students implement these tools. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA CyberOps, and Microsoft MCSA Windows Server or CompTIA Linux+/LPI Linux Administrator.

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Computer Information Systems - Cybersecurity, A.S.

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This cybersecurity program prepares students with necessary skills to seek employment in the field of Information Technology to administer enterprise network security. Instruction includes training in basic enterprise system and network administration with an emphasis on system and network security, and computer forensics. Students are exposed to a wide variety of security analysis/defensive tools, and students implement these tools. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA CyberOps, and Microsoft MCSA Windows Server or CompTIA Linux+/LPI Linux Administrator.

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Software Developer

Computer Information Systems - Programming Certificate of Achievement

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This Programming curriculum prepares students with necessary skills to seek entry-level employment in programming. Instruction includes development, testing, and maintenance of applications using programming languages including and not limited to Python, C++, Java, and Visual Basic .NET. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications including and not limited to Python institute’s Certified Associate in Python Programming (PCAP), C++ Institute’s C++ Certified Associate Programmer (CPA) and C++ Certified Professional Programmer (CPP), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) – Java SE Programmer, and Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) – Java SE Programmer.

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Computer Information Systems - Programming, A.S.

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This Programming curriculum prepares students with necessary skills to seek entry-level employment in programming. Instruction includes development, testing, and maintenance of applications using programming languages including and not limited to Python, C++, Java, and Visual Basic .NET. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications including and not limited to Python institute’s Certified Associate in Python Programming (PCAP), C++ Institute’s C++ Certified Associate Programmer (CPA) and C++ Certified Professional Programmer (CPP), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) – Java SE Programmer, and Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) – Java SE Programmer.

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Computer Information Systems - Web Development Certificate of Achievement

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This Web Development curriculum prepares students with necessary skills to seek entry-level employment in web applications development. Instruction includes development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of secure web applications using programming languages including and not limited to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, and Python.

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Computer Information Systems - Web Development, A.S.

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This Web Development curriculum prepares students with necessary skills to seek entry-level employment in web applications development. Instruction includes development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of secure web applications using programming languages including and not limited to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, and Python.

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Design Media Art - Interactive Art and Design Certificate of Achievement

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Interactive Art & Design is a field where art and design practices meet technology. Entry-level employment in fields like web design, interaction design, graphic design, game design, creative coding, entertainment, and mobile apps. Emphasis on interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

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Design Media Art - Interactive Art and Design, A.S.

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Interactive Art & Design is a field where art and design practices meet technology. Entry-level employment in fields like web design, interaction design, graphic design, game design, creative coding, entertainment, and mobile apps. Emphasis on interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

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Design Media Art - Web Design and Development Certificate of Achievement

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This curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in web design and development, creative coding, front-end web and mobile application design, interaction design or UX (User Experience) design. The program stresses the design thinking process as well as the professional and production methods used currently in industry. Projects will encompass content management, user interface, interactive behaviors, information design, web and mobile application tools, programming, and selection of appropriate form factors for user experiences in the Internet. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

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Design Media Art - Web Design and Development, A.S.

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This curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in web design and development, creative coding, front-end web and mobile application design, interaction design or UX (User Experience) design. The program stresses the design thinking process as well as the professional and production methods used currently in industry. Projects will encompass content management, user interface, interactive behaviors, information design, web and mobile application tools, programming, and selection of appropriate form factors for user experiences in the Internet. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

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Design Media Art Game Design and Development Certificate of Achievement

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Game Design and Development is a field that combines interactive, visual storytelling with complex game mechanics. Certificate recipients will learn entry-level skills in ideation, storyboarding, game design, playtesting, and computer programming with industry-standard game engines. Students will learn project management and collaboration skills. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

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Design Media Art Game Design and Development, A.S.

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Game Design and Development is a field that combines interactive, visual storytelling with complex game mechanics. Certificate recipients will learn entry-level skills in ideation, storyboarding, game design, playtesting, and computer programming with industry-standard game engines. Students will learn project management and collaboration skills. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

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Engineering and Technology Computer Information Systems Area of Emphasis, A.A.

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Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

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Engineering and Technology Computer Science Area of Emphasis, A.A.

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Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Systems - System and Network Administrator Certificate of Achievement

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This system and network administrator program prepares students with necessary skills to seek entry-level employment in the field of Information Technology to administer an enterprise network infrastructure and/or a network operating system infrastructure. Instruction includes training in installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting network devices and end devices with an emphasis on Cisco enterprise network infrastructure administration. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, Cisco CCNA Routing and switching, Cisco CCNA CyberOps, and Microsoft MCSA Windows Server or CompTIA Linux+/LPI Linux Administrator.

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Computer Information Systems - System and Network Administrator, A.S.

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This system and network administrator program prepares students with necessary skills to seek entry-level employment in the field of Information Technology to administer an enterprise network infrastructure and/or a network operating system infrastructure. Instruction includes training in installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting network devices and end devices with an emphasis on Cisco enterprise network infrastructure administration. Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, Cisco CCNA Routing and switching, Cisco CCNA CyberOps, and Microsoft MCSA Windows Server or CompTIA Linux+/LPI Linux Administrator.

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Computer Information Systems CCNP Routing and Switching Preparation Skills Certificate

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This Cisco Networking Academy's Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching curriculum provides students with necessary skills to seek entry to mid-level employment in the field of Information Technology. Instruction includes planning and implementing enterprise routing and switching solutions on Cisco routers and switches in complex enterprise routed and switched networking environment.

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Engineering and Technology Computer Information Systems Area of Emphasis, A.A.

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Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

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Systems Analyst

Engineering and Technology Computer Information Systems Area of Emphasis, A.A.

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Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

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Database Administrator

Engineering and Technology Computer Information Systems Area of Emphasis, A.A.

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Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical and Electronic Technology Applied Circuits and Systems Skills Certificate

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The curriculum prepares the student for employment and career development in the Electrical industry. Students enrolling will have the opportunity to receive instruction and hands-on laboratory experience in theory and applications of direct current and alternating current circuits. Explanation of electrical terms, components, electrical codes and standards and applications and interaction of power distribution, energy management, cogeneration and alternate energy will be covered.

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Electrical and Electronic Technology Electronics Technology Basic Digital Technician Skills Certificate

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The curriculum contained in this certificate provides a student with the necessary skills to seek entry-level employment as an electronics technician working on digital electronics systems. Students completing this certificate program will have the basic skills needed to work with electronic digital and microprocessor based equipment. In addition to the ability to use common electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes and digital multimeters, they will have an understanding of microcontroller hardware and software and the ability to prototype, test, and debug simple digital and microcontroller based systems. Students will also have the skills required to design printed circuit boards, solder and perform basic assembly of electronic systems.

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Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The curriculum offers technical training to acquire knowledge and skills related to the design and installation of electrical equipment, materials, devices and lighting fixtures for the Building Construction Program. Hands-on laboratory experiments will offer the necessary experience for safe use and operation of electrical hand and power tools. Technical training includes National Electrical Codes and standards. The program offers basic concepts and principles of electricity, machinery, and programming programmable logical controllers. Students will be instructed with state of the art technology test and measurement instruments.

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Electrical Technology, A.S.

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The curriculum offers technical training to acquire knowledge and skills related to the design and installation of electrical equipment, materials, devices and lighting fixtures for the Building Construction Program. Hands-on laboratory experiments will offer the necessary experience for safe use and operation of electrical hand and power tools. Technical training includes National Electrical Codes and standards. The program offers basic concepts and principles of electricity, machinery, and programming programmable logical controllers. Students will be instructed with state of the art technology test and measurement instruments.

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Engineering and Technology Electricity and Electronics Area of Emphasis, A.A.

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Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

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Machinist

Engineering and Technology - Manufacturing Engineering Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The Manufacturing Engineering Technician program is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers such as machinists, tool and die makers, computer numerical control (CNC) operators, CNC programmers, and aerospace and mechanical technicians in several manufacturing and engineering areas. The program exposes students to a broad range of technical skills that provide a practical education and prepares students for the modern manufacturing world.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering and Technology - Mechanical Engineering Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The Mechanical Engineering Technician program provides a hands-on educational experience to prepare students for successful entry-level careers in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology, including mechanical engineering technicians, engineering technicians (except drafters), electro-mechanical technicians, and industrial engineering technicians. Mechanical engineering technicians utilize mechanical design and the process of developing a product that can improve society. The certificate will produce technicians who are able to analyze, design, implement and maintain mechanical systems, communicate effectively, and work well on team-based projects. The program exposes students to the skills and knowledge that will make them competitive in the job market.

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Energy Industry

Solar Energy Technician

Electrical Technology - Photovoltaic Design and Installation Certificate of Achievement

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This program provides a comprehensive introduction to solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems, including system sizing, design and installation. Basic electrical theories and National Electrical Code related to photovoltaic will be studied. Hands-on experiments and laboratory assignments with state-of-the-art test instruments will provide testing and troubleshooting techniques. Successful participants will also be qualified to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) “PV Installer Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge” examination.

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Electrical Technology - Photovoltaic Design and Installation, A.S.

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This program provides a comprehensive introduction to solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems, including system sizing, design and installation. Basic electrical theories and National Electrical Code related to photovoltaic will be studied. Hands-on experiments and laboratory assignments with state-of-the-art test instruments will provide testing and troubleshooting techniques. Successful participants will also be qualified to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) “PV Installer Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge” examination.

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