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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Support Specialist Certificate

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The Computer Support Specialist Certificate focuses on the computerized technologies that are critical to business and industry. This program provides students with the ability to support customers and other users that deal with hardware and software issues. Graduates will have an understanding of network operating systems, PC connectivity, network resources, network utilities, and network administration. In addition to an understanding of networks, students will also obtain comprehensive training in the administration of specific operating systems including Linux, numerous Microsoft network operating systems, and other network utilities. Students will cover aspects of the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) and CompTIA Linux+, Net+, and A+ certifications.

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Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology focuses on the computerized technologies that are critical to business and industry. Students will build a core foundation and choose one of three tracks: Cyber Security, Network Administration, or Server Administration in order to complete the degree.

Our A.A.S. program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in any number of entry-level positions. Graduates will feel confident knowing that their skills will be in demand in a variety of diverse workplaces. yber Security focuses on the most critical and quickly changing area of the industry. This program provides students with the ability to not only administer networks but also to secure those networks and conduct penetration tests to ensure they are not vulnerable to attacks. Graduates will have an understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, databases, programming, and defensive and offensive security. Students will cover aspects of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), CompTIA Linux+, Net+, Security+ and A+, Wireshark Certified Network Analyst, and the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.

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Network Administration Certificate

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The Network Administration Certificate focuses on the computerized technologies that are critical to business and industry. This program provides students with the ability to configure a variety of network devices, such as routers and switches. Graduates will have an understanding of local and wide area network technologies, telecommunications, wireless communications, and network connectivity. In addition to an understanding of telecommunications, students will also obtain comprehensive training via the Cisco Networking Academy classes as part of the curriculum. After completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the CCNA certification exam.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Support Specialist Certificate

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The Computer Support Specialist Certificate focuses on the computerized technologies that are critical to business and industry. This program provides students with the ability to support customers and other users that deal with hardware and software issues. Graduates will have an understanding of network operating systems, PC connectivity, network resources, network utilities, and network administration. In addition to an understanding of networks, students will also obtain comprehensive training in the administration of specific operating systems including Linux, numerous Microsoft network operating systems, and other network utilities. Students will cover aspects of the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) and CompTIA Linux+, Net+, and A+ certifications.

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Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology focuses on the computerized technologies that are critical to business and industry. Students will build a core foundation and choose one of three tracks: Cyber Security, Network Administration, or Server Administration in order to complete the degree.

Our A.A.S. program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in any number of entry-level positions. Graduates will feel confident knowing that their skills will be in demand in a variety of diverse workplaces. yber Security focuses on the most critical and quickly changing area of the industry. This program provides students with the ability to not only administer networks but also to secure those networks and conduct penetration tests to ensure they are not vulnerable to attacks. Graduates will have an understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, databases, programming, and defensive and offensive security. Students will cover aspects of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), CompTIA Linux+, Net+, Security+ and A+, Wireshark Certified Network Analyst, and the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.

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Systems Analyst

Information Security/Analysis Certificate

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Are you ready for the next stage in your career but just need a little boost? We have the program that is just for you! A certificate in Information Security and Analysis will put you on the right path.

Security is highly sought-after when it comes to Information Technology. The Information Security and Analysis Certificate will prepare you to be able to secure computers and networks from all types of threats, which include malware, viruses, protocol attacks, and more. You will also learn how to analyze your environment for problems associated with threats, bandwidth issues, and issues that can occur at each of the layers of the OSI Model.

This one semester certificate includes three core classes, each one preparing you for third party certification exams, making your knowledge and skills that much more valuable. Plus, since this certificate is only one semester long, it allows you to be trained and prepared in just a few months. Get your future rolling… quickly!

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Data Security Management

Information Security/Analysis Certificate

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Are you ready for the next stage in your career but just need a little boost? We have the program that is just for you! A certificate in Information Security and Analysis will put you on the right path.

Security is highly sought-after when it comes to Information Technology. The Information Security and Analysis Certificate will prepare you to be able to secure computers and networks from all types of threats, which include malware, viruses, protocol attacks, and more. You will also learn how to analyze your environment for problems associated with threats, bandwidth issues, and issues that can occur at each of the layers of the OSI Model.

This one semester certificate includes three core classes, each one preparing you for third party certification exams, making your knowledge and skills that much more valuable. Plus, since this certificate is only one semester long, it allows you to be trained and prepared in just a few months. Get your future rolling… quickly!

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Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology focuses on the computerized technologies that are critical to business and industry. Students will build a core foundation and choose one of three tracks: Cyber Security, Network Administration, or Server Administration in order to complete the degree.

Our A.A.S. program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in any number of entry-level positions. Graduates will feel confident knowing that their skills will be in demand in a variety of diverse workplaces. yber Security focuses on the most critical and quickly changing area of the industry. This program provides students with the ability to not only administer networks but also to secure those networks and conduct penetration tests to ensure they are not vulnerable to attacks. Graduates will have an understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, databases, programming, and defensive and offensive security. Students will cover aspects of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), CompTIA Linux+, Net+, Security+ and A+, Wireshark Certified Network Analyst, and the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.

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Public Service Industry

Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Have you ever been curious about the criminal justice system and how it works? The American criminal justice system is charged with providing for public protection with equitable enforcement of statutory laws, protecting the rights of the citizenry, ensuring due process, and punishing offenders for violating criminal laws. The criminal justice system accomplishes these tasks through the direct interaction of its three primary components; law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections.

Through the Criminal Justice program, you will study topics within each of these three areas as they pertain to criminal and deviant behavior in our social world. Topics covered range from basic criminal justice terminology, court systems, theory, probation and parole, community corrections, juvenile justice, forensics, criminal investigation, U.S. Constitution, criminal procedure & law, ethics, deviance, and victimology.

With this Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, students will build confidence and have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to enter the criminal justice workforce as strong-willed, highly qualified assets. This program will also provide the opportunity to use the knowledge gained to pursue further education and/or training so that students can have the opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs at different levels.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Have you ever been curious about the criminal justice system and how it works? The American criminal justice system is charged with providing for public protection with equitable enforcement of statutory laws, protecting the rights of the citizenry, ensuring due process, and punishing offenders for violating criminal laws. The criminal justice system accomplishes these tasks through the direct interaction of its three primary components; law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections.

Through the Criminal Justice program, you will study topics within each of these three areas as they pertain to criminal and deviant behavior in our social world. Topics covered range from basic criminal justice terminology, court systems, theory, probation and parole, community corrections, juvenile justice, forensics, criminal investigation, U.S. Constitution, criminal procedure & law, ethics, deviance, and victimology.

With this Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, students will build confidence and have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to enter the criminal justice workforce as strong-willed, highly qualified assets. This program will also provide the opportunity to use the knowledge gained to pursue further education and/or training so that students can have the opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs at different levels.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Have you ever been curious about the criminal justice system and how it works? The American criminal justice system is charged with providing for public protection with equitable enforcement of statutory laws, protecting the rights of the citizenry, ensuring due process, and punishing offenders for violating criminal laws. The criminal justice system accomplishes these tasks through the direct interaction of its three primary components; law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections.

Through the Criminal Justice program, you will study topics within each of these three areas as they pertain to criminal and deviant behavior in our social world. Topics covered range from basic criminal justice terminology, court systems, theory, probation and parole, community corrections, juvenile justice, forensics, criminal investigation, U.S. Constitution, criminal procedure & law, ethics, deviance, and victimology.

With this Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, students will build confidence and have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to enter the criminal justice workforce as strong-willed, highly qualified assets. This program will also provide the opportunity to use the knowledge gained to pursue further education and/or training so that students can have the opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs at different levels.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.

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Did you enjoy playing “school” as a child? Do you like playing games, doing craft projects, and reading stories? Do you spend time volunteering with children? If so, you should consider a degree in Early Childhood Education!

This program provides students with the knowledge to apply general and early childhood education theory and practice. Students work to create effective learning environments and interactions for all children, from birth to fourth grade. Students following this degree track develop the professional knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully work in private or public early childhood educational settings.

Our Early Childhood Education degree is an Associate of Arts, meaning it is designed to help students easily transfer their associate degree credits to any bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field, at the four-year institution of their choice. Students will also be prepared to enter the workforce after earning their degree. Many child care programs welcome qualified applicants after graduation with a degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Education, A.A.

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Did you enjoy playing “school” as a child? Do you like playing games, doing craft projects, and reading stories? Do you spend time volunteering with children? If so, you should consider a degree in Early Childhood Education!

This program provides students with the knowledge to apply general and early childhood education theory and practice. Students work to create effective learning environments and interactions for all children, from birth to fourth grade. Students following this degree track develop the professional knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully work in private or public early childhood educational settings.

Our Early Childhood Education degree is an Associate of Arts, meaning it is designed to help students easily transfer their associate degree credits to any bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field, at the four-year institution of their choice. Students will also be prepared to enter the workforce after earning their degree. Many child care programs welcome qualified applicants after graduation with a degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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Interested in a career in the legal profession? Our Paralegal Studies degree offers the philosophical foundation and methodology of legal practice.

Students will gain a better understanding of the principles of law and policy that affect government, business, and nonprofit organizations. The foundational skills learned in this program will provide a background for understanding and navigating the court system, business regulations, civil matters, and the justice system.

Graduates in this degree will be prepared to pursue careers as legal assistants and paralegals to perform tasks in legal, corporate, non-profit and/or government organizations.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Paramedic, A.A.S.

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Are you ready for a fast-paced career where no day is the same? Do you find satisfaction in helping others when they need it the most? As a paramedic, you will find yourself in various situations where your skills will be necessary to help others.

Paramedics are considered to be the most highly trained of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). They often give drugs intravenously, operate defibrillators and other specialized equipment, and so much more. Our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Health Professions: Paramedic degree will prepare you for this dynamic profession. Students will not only learn how to be confident professionals through classroom exercises; however, with numerous hours of hands-on training, they will excel in the real world.

Our Paramedic program is offered in conjunction with Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, helping graduates get ready for employment the day they leave Penn Highlands. Be ready to make important life-saving decisions in the near future.

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Social Services Assistant

Social Service Assistant, A.A.S.

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A social service assistant helps social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, and healthcare workers by investigating the needs and eligibility for benefits of clients. When necessary, an assistant makes arrangements for transportation and offers emotional support. Students enrolled in this program will have the foundational knowledge and skills to assist with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

Our Social Service Assistant degree provides the foundational knowledge of developing the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to deliver basic services within diverse populations in the areas of behavioral health, family services, and/or substance treatment programs. Students will be introduced to psychological and sociological theories, ethics within the helping profession, and encouraged to explore cultural sensitivity based on self-reflection.

The curriculum focuses on preparing students with introductory level competencies and skill levels to gain a perspective on working with the whole person in relation to that person’s environment. Graduates will be ready to work in public and private social service agencies and organizations.

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Technician Certificate

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Want to help people with substance abuse and addiction problems? This 18 credit certificate program will prepare you for a rewarding career in the varied field of addiction treatment.

In this program, students will be introduced to the effects that substance abuse and chemical dependency have on society. They will gain an understanding of what addiction is, the different drugs that are used (both legal and illegal), how to work with those who have physical and psychological addictions, the various types of treatment, and counseling approaches.

Graduates are able to be confident assistants in the area of substance abuse and addiction treatment. This program can also serve as professional development for those currently working in the field of substance abuse and addiction treatment.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts program prepares students for entry level and management positions in the food service industry. The curriculum offers a foundation in general business management with a focus on culinary skills, including baking and pastry. In addition to classroom and food laboratory experience, students are required to complete a supervised internship in a cooperating food service facility. Course work is supplemented by practical experience arranged through these internships. Each student is expected to complete an internship of 405 hours.

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Communications Industry

Broadcast Engineer

Media Production, A.A.S.

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Have you ever dreamed of working in the radio or television world? Want to be that on-air radio personality that everyone craves to hear? Have that desire for all eyes to be on you or your work? If any of these questions ring a bell, then a degree in Media Production may be the right fit for you.

This program features a unique blend of three major communication fields: television production, radio production, and e-based technologies. Having this range of knowledge, students will be prepared for any number of jobs in radio, television, and emerging media (i.e. social media).

Our highly involved approach will provide students with a strong foundation of theory and skills vital to succeed in these ever-changing and competitive fields. After graduating, students will be able to produce radio and television commercials, as well as have the confidence to be able to step in front of the camera or microphone. Plus, our program will provide students with the ability to build powerhouse, web-based communications.

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AV Technician

Media Production, A.A.S.

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Have you ever dreamed of working in the radio or television world? Want to be that on-air radio personality that everyone craves to hear? Have that desire for all eyes to be on you or your work? If any of these questions ring a bell, then a degree in Media Production may be the right fit for you.

This program features a unique blend of three major communication fields: television production, radio production, and e-based technologies. Having this range of knowledge, students will be prepared for any number of jobs in radio, television, and emerging media (i.e. social media).

Our highly involved approach will provide students with a strong foundation of theory and skills vital to succeed in these ever-changing and competitive fields. After graduating, students will be able to produce radio and television commercials, as well as have the confidence to be able to step in front of the camera or microphone. Plus, our program will provide students with the ability to build powerhouse, web-based communications.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Administrative Assistant

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Prepare to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. This program covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management, and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide you with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that you can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field.

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Medical Coding and Billing, A.A.S.

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The Medical Coding and Billing degree focuses on the growing field of electronic billing and reimbursement. Learn to create and use electronic medical records as the system for clinical, administrative, and revenue capture in health care. The allocation of healthcare dollars has produced a shift in the billing system where facilities are finding it more profitable to employ individuals with expertise in both coding and billing. Those with experience in managing electronic medical records are highly employable.

A medical coding and billing specialist abstracts information from a patient’s medical chart, applies the proper codes for reimbursement, and then completes and submits the applicable insurance form for payment of medical services. Additional duties include investigating denied claims, resubmitting claims for additional information, bill collection, and creating electronic files.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Technology, A.A.S.

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Have you always wanted to work in the medical field? Do you like helping people and making sure they are feeling strong and healthy? If you have this urge and want to be that generous person who helps people into exam rooms, takes vital signs, and helps run the office, then you would love to have a career as a medical assistant.

Our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Medical Assisting Technology can help you fulfill your dream of working in a medical office. Students in this program will learn how to assist doctors with basic administrative and clinical tasks. They will know how to manage the office, handle medical billing, deal with insurance coding procedures, and more.

After degree completion, these students will be able to enter the medical profession as confident professionals, able to take vitals while running an entire office. Graduates are eligible to apply for and take the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy

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Phlebotomy I provides in-class lecture and hands-on student laboratory. Topics of discussion include universal precautions and safety, special collection procedures, handling and processing of specimens, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and communication skills. You will learn manual skills to perform venipuncture and skin puncture techniques along with didactic training to assure quality specimens. A certificate of completion is awarded to students maintaining a minimum of 75% in each area measured. Class size is limited to 12 students. The course textbook must be purchased prior to the first class. Required Textbook: Phlebotomy Essentials (6th Edition), ISBN: 9781451194524

Phlebotomy II encompasses 100 clinical hours at a local hospital. Clinical hours may encompass varied shifts: Monday-Sunday. You must successfully complete Phlebotomy I and Phlebotomy II to qualify for the national certification exam application. Hospitals require the following, which is not covered in the cost: scrubs, malpractice insurance, PA criminal background check, FBI background check, child abuse clearance, urine drug screen, Hepatitis B vaccination, and certain immunizations and health tests. The College will provide a photo ID.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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How would you handle someone whose routine x-ray shows an emergency surgery situation? How would you cope with this type of responsibility? If you are motivated to help and seek the responsibility, then a career as a radiologic technologist would be up your alley.

Our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Health Professions: Radiologic Technology prepares individuals for this fast-paced, technically demanding world. Radiologic Technologists deal with x-rays on a daily basis and our program gives you the confidence to succeed. Students will learn how to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures with ease.

Our Radiologic Technology program is offered in conjunction with Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, helping graduates be ready for employment the day they leave Pennsylvania Highlands. Be ready to make important emergency situation decisions not too long from now.

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Johnstown, PA 15904-2949
United States