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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate

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The Advance Manufacturing Technology (Metal-Works fabrication) certificate program is designed to provide fast-track, high-skilled manufacturing training in the following areas: Measurement, Materials and Safety, Job Planning and Bench Work, Manual Milling, Manual Turning, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, CNC Milling, CNC Turning Programming and Operations. This program was designed as a partnership between RVCC and local manufacturing industry (employers) to address the current shortage of Manual Machinists and CNC Production Technicians. Each program is a National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certificate program. Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as entry-level Manual and CNC machine operators and registered Machinist apprentices.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Certificate

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The Certificate in Automotive Technology prepares students for entry into the automotive service field as technicians. Graduates are qualified for various technical level positions in manufacturing or developmental laboratories, diagnostic centers, specialized repair shops and sales. Graduates are also prepared for self-employment. This certificate is designed for students to complete in one year, if they begin in the fall semester. Each AUTC course is only offered once per year. Students must begin in the fall and complete the courses in sequence as listed below.

Instruction in the program includes fuel systems, electrical systems, analysis of engines, suspension systems and wheel alignment. Students have the opportunity to develop diagnostic and mechanical competency in the automotive field. Courses in this certificate prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology prepares students for entry into the automotive service field as technicians or managers. Graduates are typically qualified for entry-level positions at new-car dealerships, independent repair shops, or franchise service centers. Graduates are also prepared for self-employment.

Instruction in the program includes engines, fuel and ignition systems, electronics, brakes, transmissions, steering, and suspensions systems. Training is conducted by a combination of class lecture and practical shop work, so that students can develop diagnostic and mechanical competencies. Courses in this degree prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests.

Students who have completed the Automotive Technology courses as part of the Certificate in Automotive Technology Program have the option to transfer credits from completed classes into the AAS degree program.

Each AUTC course is only offered once per year.

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Construction Industry

Welder

AWS MIG Welding Certificate

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This course will cover the following:

The concepts and fundamentals and best education practice methods to teach atomic structure, grain structure, heat flow, phase transformations, welding metallurgy, and the weldability of ferrous commercial alloys.
The basics and principles of major joining and cutting process
The concepts and fundamentals of the weld quality and inspection methods, welding codes, specifications and safety
Upon successful completion of this course students will receive an AWS D1.1 structural welding code certifications for carbon steel, Gr A36

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HVAC Technician

Commercial Energy Management Technology Certificate

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The Certificate in Commercial Energy Management Technology (CEM-Tech) caters in a particular way to the currently employed Building, Energy and/or Automation professional who is interested in acquiring additional know-how that will help propel her/his career to the next level. It is also helpful to entry-level LEED and/or junior engineering majors who would like to benefit from learning the practical aspects of Auditing, Direct Digital Control, Web-based Networking and integration, and the Commissioning process. Certificate students receive instruction in quantitative and manipulative skills associated with web-based Digital Controls, Controller hardware and soft-ware set-up and troubleshooting, networking, integration and programming as it applies to building automation; building walk-throughs for the identification of Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), Level 1 & Level-2 Energy Audits, Analysis of Equipment/System performance and the Commissioning Process.

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Commercial Energy Management Technology, A.A.S.

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The AAS in Commercial Energy Management Technology (CEM-Tech) prepares students to start careers as Energy, Facilities, Operations, Building, Plant, and Maintenance managers; Energy Auditors and/or Technicians; Maintenance Supervisors, Building & Grounds superintendents; Building Automation Technicians/Programmers/Engineers; Project Engineers and/or Project Managers; New Construction Technicians and/or Sales Associates. Graduates are qualified for employment with HVAC Control companies, Physical Plant Departments in colleges, universities, hospitals, government buildings, commercial, and industrial facilities. Students receive instruction in quantitative and manipulative skills associated with web-based Digital Controls, Controller hardware and software set-up and troubleshooting, networking, integration and programming as it applies to building automation; building walk-throughs for the identification of Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), Level 1 & Level-2 Energy Audits, Analysis of Equipment/System performance and the Commissioning Process.

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Environmental Control Technology Certificate

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The Certificate program in Environmental Control Technology prepares students to become entry-level technicians and/or installers of residential equipment in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating industries. Graduates are qualified for employment with contracting and building maintenance firms or become self-employed. Students receive instruction in manipulative skills, design, theory, electricity and control systems. Academic courses in electrical, instrumentation and thermodynamic theories and practical applications in the laboratory provide students with the background necessary to become proficient troubleshooters. Students attend classes at both the Raritan Valley Community College main campus and at RVCC’s instructional site in Bridgewater (RVCC @ Bridgewater).

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Environmental Control Technology, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. in Environmental Control Technology prepares students to become service technicians, installers, designers, salespersons, supervisors or contractors of residential as well as commercial equipment in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating industries. Graduates are qualified for employment with contracting, research, manufacturing, and maintenance firms or for self-employment. Students receive instruction in manipulative skills, design, estimating, theory, instrumentation, electricity and control systems. Academic courses in electrical, instrumentation and thermodynamic theories, together with practical applications in the laboratory, provide students with the background necessary to understand how residential and commercial systems and their associated environmental controls operate. Graduates have attained positions as project and middle managers.

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Electrician

Electric Utility Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with Jersey Central Power & Light, a FirstEnergy Company. The program will prepare graduates for long-term employment opportunities in a variety of electrical fields, with an emphasis in either the line worker or substation area. The curriculum prepares the students for hands-on distribution support system installation/maintenance or electrical substation maintenance.

The program combines academic coursework to strengthen the student’s skills for the current business world, hands- on skills necessary for employment in the field with an emphasis placed on safe work practices and procedures in the electrical environment. Students will obtain a Class “A” Driver’s License (CDL) as part of the program. An integral part of the program is a compensated summer field experience assigned to a work crew with FirstEnergy for 10 weeks between the two academic years.

Prior to a student’s enrollment in the program, the candidate is required to complete a multi-step selection process which includes: attendance at an information session, RVCC admission which includes placement testing, hands-on technical evaluation, background screening, physical capabilities assessment, securing a DOT medical examiner certificate, hands-on climbing school, as well as an interview. Final student selection will be determined by FirstEnergy. Any developmental studies required based on the placement testing results must be completed prior to the first fall semester.

The program uses a cohort based model. Students who enroll in the Electric Utility Technology degree attend academic classes at Raritan Valley Community College and skill-related courses are conducted at a FirstEnergy training facility.

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Energy Industry

HVAC Technician

Commercial Energy Management Technology Certificate

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The Certificate in Commercial Energy Management Technology (CEM-Tech) caters in a particular way to the currently employed Building, Energy and/or Automation professional who is interested in acquiring additional know-how that will help propel her/his career to the next level. It is also helpful to entry-level LEED and/or junior engineering majors who would like to benefit from learning the practical aspects of Auditing, Direct Digital Control, Web-based Networking and integration, and the Commissioning process. Certificate students receive instruction in quantitative and manipulative skills associated with web-based Digital Controls, Controller hardware and soft-ware set-up and troubleshooting, networking, integration and programming as it applies to building automation; building walk-throughs for the identification of Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), Level 1 & Level-2 Energy Audits, Analysis of Equipment/System performance and the Commissioning Process.

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Commercial Energy Management Technology, A.A.S.

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The AAS in Commercial Energy Management Technology (CEM-Tech) prepares students to start careers as Energy, Facilities, Operations, Building, Plant, and Maintenance managers; Energy Auditors and/or Technicians; Maintenance Supervisors, Building & Grounds superintendents; Building Automation Technicians/Programmers/Engineers; Project Engineers and/or Project Managers; New Construction Technicians and/or Sales Associates. Graduates are qualified for employment with HVAC Control companies, Physical Plant Departments in colleges, universities, hospitals, government buildings, commercial, and industrial facilities. Students receive instruction in quantitative and manipulative skills associated with web-based Digital Controls, Controller hardware and software set-up and troubleshooting, networking, integration and programming as it applies to building automation; building walk-throughs for the identification of Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), Level 1 & Level-2 Energy Audits, Analysis of Equipment/System performance and the Commissioning Process.

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Power Plant Operator

Commercial Energy Management Technology Certificate

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The Certificate in Commercial Energy Management Technology (CEM-Tech) caters in a particular way to the currently employed Building, Energy and/or Automation professional who is interested in acquiring additional know-how that will help propel her/his career to the next level. It is also helpful to entry-level LEED and/or junior engineering majors who would like to benefit from learning the practical aspects of Auditing, Direct Digital Control, Web-based Networking and integration, and the Commissioning process. Certificate students receive instruction in quantitative and manipulative skills associated with web-based Digital Controls, Controller hardware and soft-ware set-up and troubleshooting, networking, integration and programming as it applies to building automation; building walk-throughs for the identification of Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), Level 1 & Level-2 Energy Audits, Analysis of Equipment/System performance and the Commissioning Process.

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Commercial Energy Management Technology, A.A.S.

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The AAS in Commercial Energy Management Technology (CEM-Tech) prepares students to start careers as Energy, Facilities, Operations, Building, Plant, and Maintenance managers; Energy Auditors and/or Technicians; Maintenance Supervisors, Building & Grounds superintendents; Building Automation Technicians/Programmers/Engineers; Project Engineers and/or Project Managers; New Construction Technicians and/or Sales Associates. Graduates are qualified for employment with HVAC Control companies, Physical Plant Departments in colleges, universities, hospitals, government buildings, commercial, and industrial facilities. Students receive instruction in quantitative and manipulative skills associated with web-based Digital Controls, Controller hardware and software set-up and troubleshooting, networking, integration and programming as it applies to building automation; building walk-throughs for the identification of Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), Level 1 & Level-2 Energy Audits, Analysis of Equipment/System performance and the Commissioning Process.

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Electrician

Electric Utility Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with Jersey Central Power & Light, a FirstEnergy Company. The program will prepare graduates for long-term employment opportunities in a variety of electrical fields, with an emphasis in either the line worker or substation area. The curriculum prepares the students for hands-on distribution support system installation/maintenance or electrical substation maintenance.

The program combines academic coursework to strengthen the student’s skills for the current business world, hands- on skills necessary for employment in the field with an emphasis placed on safe work practices and procedures in the electrical environment. Students will obtain a Class “A” Driver’s License (CDL) as part of the program. An integral part of the program is a compensated summer field experience assigned to a work crew with FirstEnergy for 10 weeks between the two academic years.

Prior to a student’s enrollment in the program, the candidate is required to complete a multi-step selection process which includes: attendance at an information session, RVCC admission which includes placement testing, hands-on technical evaluation, background screening, physical capabilities assessment, securing a DOT medical examiner certificate, hands-on climbing school, as well as an interview. Final student selection will be determined by FirstEnergy. Any developmental studies required based on the placement testing results must be completed prior to the first fall semester.

The program uses a cohort based model. Students who enroll in the Electric Utility Technology degree attend academic classes at Raritan Valley Community College and skill-related courses are conducted at a FirstEnergy training facility.

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Electrical Lineman

Electric Utility Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with Jersey Central Power & Light, a FirstEnergy Company. The program will prepare graduates for long-term employment opportunities in a variety of electrical fields, with an emphasis in either the line worker or substation area. The curriculum prepares the students for hands-on distribution support system installation/maintenance or electrical substation maintenance.

The program combines academic coursework to strengthen the student’s skills for the current business world, hands- on skills necessary for employment in the field with an emphasis placed on safe work practices and procedures in the electrical environment. Students will obtain a Class “A” Driver’s License (CDL) as part of the program. An integral part of the program is a compensated summer field experience assigned to a work crew with FirstEnergy for 10 weeks between the two academic years.

Prior to a student’s enrollment in the program, the candidate is required to complete a multi-step selection process which includes: attendance at an information session, RVCC admission which includes placement testing, hands-on technical evaluation, background screening, physical capabilities assessment, securing a DOT medical examiner certificate, hands-on climbing school, as well as an interview. Final student selection will be determined by FirstEnergy. Any developmental studies required based on the placement testing results must be completed prior to the first fall semester.

The program uses a cohort based model. Students who enroll in the Electric Utility Technology degree attend academic classes at Raritan Valley Community College and skill-related courses are conducted at a FirstEnergy training facility.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Networking and Cybersecurity Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions in network and security administration, network troubleshooting, basic computer forensics and basic network management in a variety of industries. Students are exposed to the issues involved in designing, managing and securing Computer Networks. A broad base of knowledge is built on traditional LAN and WAN protocols and topologies. The core of the curriculum is based on the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum which is recognized worldwide as preparation for the Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) professional certification.

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Computer Networking and Cybersecurity Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions in network and security administration, network troubleshooting, basic computer forensics and basic network management in a variety of industries. Students are exposed to the issues involved in designing, managing and securing Computer Networks. A broad base of knowledge is built on traditional LAN and WAN protocols and topologies. The core of the curriculum is based on the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum which is recognized worldwide as preparation for the Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) professional certification.

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Computer Networking and Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students for employment in network support, network design, network management and network security in an Information Technology sector within any of today’s companies that rely on networks in order to support their business processes. Graduates of this program may qualify to become network administrators, responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of networking systems.

Students gain hands-on experience in network support, management and design using Cisco based equipment and operating systems. The core of the curriculum is based on the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum which is recognized worldwide as preparation for the Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification. Students are also introduced to the essentials of network security and computer forensics.

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Computer Networking and Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students for employment in network support, network design, network management and network security in an Information Technology sector within any of today’s companies that rely on networks in order to support their business processes. Graduates of this program may qualify to become network administrators, responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of networking systems.

Students gain hands-on experience in network support, management and design using Cisco based equipment and operating systems. The core of the curriculum is based on the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum which is recognized worldwide as preparation for the Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification. Students are also introduced to the essentials of network security and computer forensics.

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Computer Networking and Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students for employment in network support, network design, network management and network security in an Information Technology sector within any of today’s companies that rely on networks in order to support their business processes. Graduates of this program may qualify to become network administrators, responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of networking systems.

Students gain hands-on experience in network support, management and design using Cisco based equipment and operating systems. The core of the curriculum is based on the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum which is recognized worldwide as preparation for the Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification. Students are also introduced to the essentials of network security and computer forensics.

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Computer Support Certificate

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This certificate program addresses the need for qualified individuals to fill positions as computer support specialists, Help Desk technicians, and junior-level systems administrators.

Computer Support specialists are utilized throughout business, industry, government and non-profits. As use of personal computers continues to expand into additional roles, support specialists are called upon for a wider variety of skills, including networking and security, in addition to the traditional roles of basic operations support and systems troubleshooting.

Graduates of this program are prepared to take the tests for the vendor-neutral CompTIA A+, Network+, and iNet+ certifications.

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Computer Support Certificate

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This certificate program addresses the need for qualified individuals to fill positions as computer support specialists, Help Desk technicians, and junior-level systems administrators.

Computer Support specialists are utilized throughout business, industry, government and non-profits. As use of personal computers continues to expand into additional roles, support specialists are called upon for a wider variety of skills, including networking and security, in addition to the traditional roles of basic operations support and systems troubleshooting.

Graduates of this program are prepared to take the tests for the vendor-neutral CompTIA A+, Network+, and iNet+ certifications.

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Computer Support Certificate

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This certificate program addresses the need for qualified individuals to fill positions as computer support specialists, Help Desk technicians, and junior-level systems administrators.

Computer Support specialists are utilized throughout business, industry, government and non-profits. As use of personal computers continues to expand into additional roles, support specialists are called upon for a wider variety of skills, including networking and security, in addition to the traditional roles of basic operations support and systems troubleshooting.

Graduates of this program are prepared to take the tests for the vendor-neutral CompTIA A+, Network+, and iNet+ certifications.

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Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Information Systems and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers upon graduation. The area of information systems, under the headings of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT), has become critical to the operation of many organizations. The field has evolved from a cost center to one where the IS and IT operations are providing strategic value to corporations. The knowledge required to be effective in this field has also grown. IS and IT staff must understand not only how computers operate, but also how they can be effectively networked together. The use of internet technologies has become pervasive and database management has become an integral function.

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Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Information Systems and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers upon graduation. The area of information systems, under the headings of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT), has become critical to the operation of many organizations. The field has evolved from a cost center to one where the IS and IT operations are providing strategic value to corporations. The knowledge required to be effective in this field has also grown. IS and IT staff must understand not only how computers operate, but also how they can be effectively networked together. The use of internet technologies has become pervasive and database management has become an integral function.

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Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Information Systems and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers upon graduation. The area of information systems, under the headings of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT), has become critical to the operation of many organizations. The field has evolved from a cost center to one where the IS and IT operations are providing strategic value to corporations. The knowledge required to be effective in this field has also grown. IS and IT staff must understand not only how computers operate, but also how they can be effectively networked together. The use of internet technologies has become pervasive and database management has become an integral function.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Networking and Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students for employment in network support, network design, network management and network security in an Information Technology sector within any of today’s companies that rely on networks in order to support their business processes. Graduates of this program may qualify to become network administrators, responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of networking systems.

Students gain hands-on experience in network support, management and design using Cisco based equipment and operating systems. The core of the curriculum is based on the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum which is recognized worldwide as preparation for the Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification. Students are also introduced to the essentials of network security and computer forensics.

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Computer Support Certificate

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This certificate program addresses the need for qualified individuals to fill positions as computer support specialists, Help Desk technicians, and junior-level systems administrators.

Computer Support specialists are utilized throughout business, industry, government and non-profits. As use of personal computers continues to expand into additional roles, support specialists are called upon for a wider variety of skills, including networking and security, in addition to the traditional roles of basic operations support and systems troubleshooting.

Graduates of this program are prepared to take the tests for the vendor-neutral CompTIA A+, Network+, and iNet+ certifications.

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Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Information Systems and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers upon graduation. The area of information systems, under the headings of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT), has become critical to the operation of many organizations. The field has evolved from a cost center to one where the IS and IT operations are providing strategic value to corporations. The knowledge required to be effective in this field has also grown. IS and IT staff must understand not only how computers operate, but also how they can be effectively networked together. The use of internet technologies has become pervasive and database management has become an integral function.

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Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Information Systems and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers upon graduation. The area of information systems, under the headings of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT), has become critical to the operation of many organizations. The field has evolved from a cost center to one where the IS and IT operations are providing strategic value to corporations. The knowledge required to be effective in this field has also grown. IS and IT staff must understand not only how computers operate, but also how they can be effectively networked together. The use of internet technologies has become pervasive and database management has become an integral function.

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Information Security Analyst

Computer Networking and Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students for employment in network support, network design, network management and network security in an Information Technology sector within any of today’s companies that rely on networks in order to support their business processes. Graduates of this program may qualify to become network administrators, responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of networking systems.

Students gain hands-on experience in network support, management and design using Cisco based equipment and operating systems. The core of the curriculum is based on the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum which is recognized worldwide as preparation for the Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification. Students are also introduced to the essentials of network security and computer forensics.

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Computer Networking and Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students for employment in network support, network design, network management and network security in an Information Technology sector within any of today’s companies that rely on networks in order to support their business processes. Graduates of this program may qualify to become network administrators, responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of networking systems.

Students gain hands-on experience in network support, management and design using Cisco based equipment and operating systems. The core of the curriculum is based on the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum which is recognized worldwide as preparation for the Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification. Students are also introduced to the essentials of network security and computer forensics.

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Database Administrators

Computer Programming Certificate

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The Computer Programming Certificate program prepares students who want the essential technical competency required for entry-level employment in the computer field.

The objective of this program is to develop an understanding of basic concepts and tools of data processing and skills needed in present-day computer operations and programming languages. Operations and programming are studied.

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Computer Programming Certificate

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The Computer Programming Certificate program prepares students who want the essential technical competency required for entry-level employment in the computer field.

The objective of this program is to develop an understanding of basic concepts and tools of data processing and skills needed in present-day computer operations and programming languages. Operations and programming are studied.

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Computer Programming, A.A.S.

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Computer Programming, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers in computer programming, which is the process of preparing a sequence of coded instructions that directs a computer’s operations.

Students develop an understanding of the basic concepts and tools of programming. They are taught programming, systems and procedural concepts and analyses, computer operations and business concepts. The College is located near many corporate and governmental computing centers that employ programming personnel. The College has been successful in assisting graduates in obtaining employment through its cooperative education program and job placement services.

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Computer Programming, A.A.S.

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Computer Programming, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers in computer programming, which is the process of preparing a sequence of coded instructions that directs a computer’s operations.

Students develop an understanding of the basic concepts and tools of programming. They are taught programming, systems and procedural concepts and analyses, computer operations and business concepts. The College is located near many corporate and governmental computing centers that employ programming personnel. The College has been successful in assisting graduates in obtaining employment through its cooperative education program and job placement services.

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Software Developer

Computer Programming Certificate

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The Computer Programming Certificate program prepares students who want the essential technical competency required for entry-level employment in the computer field.

The objective of this program is to develop an understanding of basic concepts and tools of data processing and skills needed in present-day computer operations and programming languages. Operations and programming are studied.

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Computer Programming, A.A.S.

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Computer Programming, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers in computer programming, which is the process of preparing a sequence of coded instructions that directs a computer’s operations.

Students develop an understanding of the basic concepts and tools of programming. They are taught programming, systems and procedural concepts and analyses, computer operations and business concepts. The College is located near many corporate and governmental computing centers that employ programming personnel. The College has been successful in assisting graduates in obtaining employment through its cooperative education program and job placement services.

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Game Development, A.A.S.

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Game development is an interdisciplinary field drawing on visual and technical arts, software engineering, narrative and sound design as well as psychology, sociology, anthropology and other studies in the humanities. The game development major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the video game and interactive simulation industry as well as an understanding of how these tools shape and are shaped by our society.

The course of study includes specialized courses in game design and production, programming and techniques to provide students the opportunity to understand many facets of game creation. Throughout the program, students collaborate with peers from the game art major to test ideas by building prototypes, implementing digital game systems and interfaces and building a portfolio of work of showing their design processes leading to a shippable digital game.

A degree in Game Development will prepare students for entry-level positions in game systems design and programming, quality assurance testing, virtual and augmented reality creation and interactive simulation and data visualization.

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Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Information Systems and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers upon graduation. The area of information systems, under the headings of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT), has become critical to the operation of many organizations. The field has evolved from a cost center to one where the IS and IT operations are providing strategic value to corporations. The knowledge required to be effective in this field has also grown. IS and IT staff must understand not only how computers operate, but also how they can be effectively networked together. The use of internet technologies has become pervasive and database management has become an integral function.

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Interface Design and Web Development Certificate

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Interfaces are the lens through which we view our modern digital lives. Every interface, every point of contact with a computer system, must be designed by someone who has a deep understanding of how humans and computers mesh. Our favorite websites and apps on our computers and mobile devices, the screens in our vehicles, interactive displays in museums, and touchscreen kiosks - all of these things are connected via the Web and driven by interfaces.

The Certificate program is predominantly designed to help equip students who wish to catch up with modern Multimedia, Interface Design, and Web technologies.

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Interface Design and Web Development, A.A.S.

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Interfaces are the lens through which we view our modern digital lives. Every interface, every point of contact with a computer system, must be designed by someone who has a deep understanding of how humans and computers mesh. Our favorite websites and apps on our computers and mobile devices, the screens in our vehicles, interactive displays in museums, and touchscreen kiosks - all of these things are connected via the Web and driven by interfaces.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Interface Design & Web Development is designed for students who are looking to develop the skills and portfolio necessary to work towards direct employment.

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Graphic Designer

Game Development, A.A.S.

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Game development is an interdisciplinary field drawing on visual and technical arts, software engineering, narrative and sound design as well as psychology, sociology, anthropology and other studies in the humanities. The game development major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the video game and interactive simulation industry as well as an understanding of how these tools shape and are shaped by our society.

The course of study includes specialized courses in game design and production, programming and techniques to provide students the opportunity to understand many facets of game creation. Throughout the program, students collaborate with peers from the game art major to test ideas by building prototypes, implementing digital game systems and interfaces and building a portfolio of work of showing their design processes leading to a shippable digital game.

A degree in Game Development will prepare students for entry-level positions in game systems design and programming, quality assurance testing, virtual and augmented reality creation and interactive simulation and data visualization.

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Interface Design and Web Development Certificate

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Interfaces are the lens through which we view our modern digital lives. Every interface, every point of contact with a computer system, must be designed by someone who has a deep understanding of how humans and computers mesh. Our favorite websites and apps on our computers and mobile devices, the screens in our vehicles, interactive displays in museums, and touchscreen kiosks - all of these things are connected via the Web and driven by interfaces.

The Certificate program is predominantly designed to help equip students who wish to catch up with modern Multimedia, Interface Design, and Web technologies.

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Interface Design and Web Development, A.A.S.

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Interfaces are the lens through which we view our modern digital lives. Every interface, every point of contact with a computer system, must be designed by someone who has a deep understanding of how humans and computers mesh. Our favorite websites and apps on our computers and mobile devices, the screens in our vehicles, interactive displays in museums, and touchscreen kiosks - all of these things are connected via the Web and driven by interfaces.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Interface Design & Web Development is designed for students who are looking to develop the skills and portfolio necessary to work towards direct employment.

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Systems Analyst

Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Information Systems and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers upon graduation. The area of information systems, under the headings of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT), has become critical to the operation of many organizations. The field has evolved from a cost center to one where the IS and IT operations are providing strategic value to corporations. The knowledge required to be effective in this field has also grown. IS and IT staff must understand not only how computers operate, but also how they can be effectively networked together. The use of internet technologies has become pervasive and database management has become an integral function.

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Information Systems and Technology, A.A.S.

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The Information Systems and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter various paraprofessional and professional careers upon graduation. The area of information systems, under the headings of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT), has become critical to the operation of many organizations. The field has evolved from a cost center to one where the IS and IT operations are providing strategic value to corporations. The knowledge required to be effective in this field has also grown. IS and IT staff must understand not only how computers operate, but also how they can be effectively networked together. The use of internet technologies has become pervasive and database management has become an integral function.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The Associate of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for transfer by introducing them to methods for dealing with unlawful behavior. Students seeking careers may be qualified for an entry-level position in the criminal justice field. Graduates have transferred to four-year degree programs in either criminal justice or a related field at such colleges as Rutgers, Rowan, College of NJ, New Jersey City University or John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Graduates of the program have secured positions in parole and probation; private security; corrections; and federal, state and local police agencies. Students have access to computer laboratories and develop their skills in law enforcement computer programs. The cooperative education component allows students to participate in a work experience at any agency of the criminal justice system. This experience gives students a means of making realistic applications of theories learned in the classroom, so they can be better equipped to select their career choices after graduation.

Graduates are able to:

explain the functions, duties and roles of law enforcement at various levels in the criminal justice system
apply current theories or models to explain the origin of criminal behavior
discuss the nature of crimes and offenses based on major theories and current issues
compare and contrast contemporary perspectives on the legal principles, theories and challenges inherent in the criminal justice system
This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department, whose mission is to provide challenging, career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four-year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The Associate of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for transfer by introducing them to methods for dealing with unlawful behavior. Students seeking careers may be qualified for an entry-level position in the criminal justice field. Graduates have transferred to four-year degree programs in either criminal justice or a related field at such colleges as Rutgers, Rowan, College of NJ, New Jersey City University or John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Graduates of the program have secured positions in parole and probation; private security; corrections; and federal, state and local police agencies. Students have access to computer laboratories and develop their skills in law enforcement computer programs. The cooperative education component allows students to participate in a work experience at any agency of the criminal justice system. This experience gives students a means of making realistic applications of theories learned in the classroom, so they can be better equipped to select their career choices after graduation.

Graduates are able to:

explain the functions, duties and roles of law enforcement at various levels in the criminal justice system
apply current theories or models to explain the origin of criminal behavior
discuss the nature of crimes and offenses based on major theories and current issues
compare and contrast contemporary perspectives on the legal principles, theories and challenges inherent in the criminal justice system
This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department, whose mission is to provide challenging, career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four-year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.

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Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The Associate of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for transfer by introducing them to methods for dealing with unlawful behavior. Students seeking careers may be qualified for an entry-level position in the criminal justice field. Graduates have transferred to four-year degree programs in either criminal justice or a related field at such colleges as Rutgers, Rowan, College of NJ, New Jersey City University or John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Graduates of the program have secured positions in parole and probation; private security; corrections; and federal, state and local police agencies. Students have access to computer laboratories and develop their skills in law enforcement computer programs. The cooperative education component allows students to participate in a work experience at any agency of the criminal justice system. This experience gives students a means of making realistic applications of theories learned in the classroom, so they can be better equipped to select their career choices after graduation.

Graduates are able to:

explain the functions, duties and roles of law enforcement at various levels in the criminal justice system
apply current theories or models to explain the origin of criminal behavior
discuss the nature of crimes and offenses based on major theories and current issues
compare and contrast contemporary perspectives on the legal principles, theories and challenges inherent in the criminal justice system
This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department, whose mission is to provide challenging, career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four-year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The Associate of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for transfer by introducing them to methods for dealing with unlawful behavior. Students seeking careers may be qualified for an entry-level position in the criminal justice field. Graduates have transferred to four-year degree programs in either criminal justice or a related field at such colleges as Rutgers, Rowan, College of NJ, New Jersey City University or John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Graduates of the program have secured positions in parole and probation; private security; corrections; and federal, state and local police agencies. Students have access to computer laboratories and develop their skills in law enforcement computer programs. The cooperative education component allows students to participate in a work experience at any agency of the criminal justice system. This experience gives students a means of making realistic applications of theories learned in the classroom, so they can be better equipped to select their career choices after graduation.

Graduates are able to:

explain the functions, duties and roles of law enforcement at various levels in the criminal justice system
apply current theories or models to explain the origin of criminal behavior
discuss the nature of crimes and offenses based on major theories and current issues
compare and contrast contemporary perspectives on the legal principles, theories and challenges inherent in the criminal justice system
This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department, whose mission is to provide challenging, career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four-year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.

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Criminal Justice, A.S.

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The Associate of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for transfer by introducing them to methods for dealing with unlawful behavior. Students seeking careers may be qualified for an entry-level position in the criminal justice field. Graduates have transferred to four-year degree programs in either criminal justice or a related field at such colleges as Rutgers, Rowan, College of NJ, New Jersey City University or John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Graduates of the program have secured positions in parole and probation; private security; corrections; and federal, state and local police agencies. Students have access to computer laboratories and develop their skills in law enforcement computer programs. The cooperative education component allows students to participate in a work experience at any agency of the criminal justice system. This experience gives students a means of making realistic applications of theories learned in the classroom, so they can be better equipped to select their career choices after graduation.

Graduates are able to:

explain the functions, duties and roles of law enforcement at various levels in the criminal justice system
apply current theories or models to explain the origin of criminal behavior
discuss the nature of crimes and offenses based on major theories and current issues
compare and contrast contemporary perspectives on the legal principles, theories and challenges inherent in the criminal justice system
This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department, whose mission is to provide challenging, career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four-year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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The Early Childhood Education Certificate program combines the theoretical foundations in early growth and education along with the practical skills necessary for teachers to effectively work with young children. The program includes courses that cover fundamental areas of development; developmentally appropriate curriculum planning and implementation; information about creating and maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment; teaching methodologies; standards of professionalism; and one or two 3-credit fieldwork experiences focused on developing skills in observation and recording of children’s development and behavior.

Students completing the certificate program will meet the academic requirements for the Child Development Associate credential through the Council of Professional Recognition, as well as the academic requirements for the Group Teacher Approval through the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), although additional work experience may be required to meet the DYFS requirement. All courses successfully completed in the certificate program can be applied toward an A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education at RVCC. This program may not transfer to a four-year institution.

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Early Childhood Education Certificate

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The Early Childhood Education Certificate program combines the theoretical foundations in early growth and education along with the practical skills necessary for teachers to effectively work with young children. The program includes courses that cover fundamental areas of development; developmentally appropriate curriculum planning and implementation; information about creating and maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment; teaching methodologies; standards of professionalism; and one or two 3-credit fieldwork experiences focused on developing skills in observation and recording of children’s development and behavior.

Students completing the certificate program will meet the academic requirements for the Child Development Associate credential through the Council of Professional Recognition, as well as the academic requirements for the Group Teacher Approval through the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), although additional work experience may be required to meet the DYFS requirement. All courses successfully completed in the certificate program can be applied toward an A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education at RVCC. This program may not transfer to a four-year institution.

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Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Early Childhood Education prepares students to be education assistants and teachers aides in schools, child care centers and similar institutions. Individuals currently holding paraprofessional positions in education may use this program to enhance classroom and related skills. Several graduates have become owners of their own child care centers.

Although the degree is not designed as a transfer program, graduates of this program have transferred to four-year colleges and universities, including The College of New Jersey, The College of Saint Elizabeth, Kean University and Rutgers University. Some loss of credit may occur depending upon the transfer institution and the intended program of baccalaureate study.

Courses are based on theoretical and experimental knowledge. Most courses provide field experiences where students prepare reports and perform specific tasks with children. Opportunities for learning about various program models and methodology are a part of the program.

Students participate in Cooperative Education, a program which offers supervised off-campus jobs where they receive academic credit in most situations, and a salary. Students may choose to satisfy this requirement by working at the College’s Childcare Center or in a community-based program. Students gain hands-on experience related to the theoretical applications learned in the classroom.

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Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Early Childhood Education prepares students to be education assistants and teachers aides in schools, child care centers and similar institutions. Individuals currently holding paraprofessional positions in education may use this program to enhance classroom and related skills. Several graduates have become owners of their own child care centers.

Although the degree is not designed as a transfer program, graduates of this program have transferred to four-year colleges and universities, including The College of New Jersey, The College of Saint Elizabeth, Kean University and Rutgers University. Some loss of credit may occur depending upon the transfer institution and the intended program of baccalaureate study.

Courses are based on theoretical and experimental knowledge. Most courses provide field experiences where students prepare reports and perform specific tasks with children. Opportunities for learning about various program models and methodology are a part of the program.

Students participate in Cooperative Education, a program which offers supervised off-campus jobs where they receive academic credit in most situations, and a salary. Students may choose to satisfy this requirement by working at the College’s Childcare Center or in a community-based program. Students gain hands-on experience related to the theoretical applications learned in the classroom.

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Early Childhood STEM Certificate

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The Early Childhood STEM Certificate of Completion program combines the theoretical foundations in early growth and development with the practical skills necessary for teachers of birth through age 4 children. The program includes courses that cover fundamental areas of development, the development of STEM curriculum planning and implementation, STEM teaching methodologies, fundamental principles of nutrition, health, and safety in an early learning environment, field observation opportunities, and standards of professionalism.
Students completing the Certificate of Completion program will begin to meet the academic requirements for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential through the Council of Professional Recognition, the academic requirements for the Group Teacher endorsement from the New Jersey Registry for Childhood Professionals, Professional Impact New Jersey, Certified Child Care Professional (CCP) certificate, and the New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential through Professional Impact New Jersey. The Certificate of Completion program can be applied toward the Early Childhood Education Certificate program which fully satisfies the academic coursework for the CDA credential and the Group Teacher endorsement. This program may not transfer to a four-year institution.

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Early Childhood STEM Certificate

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The Early Childhood STEM Certificate of Completion program combines the theoretical foundations in early growth and development with the practical skills necessary for teachers of birth through age 4 children. The program includes courses that cover fundamental areas of development, the development of STEM curriculum planning and implementation, STEM teaching methodologies, fundamental principles of nutrition, health, and safety in an early learning environment, field observation opportunities, and standards of professionalism.
Students completing the Certificate of Completion program will begin to meet the academic requirements for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential through the Council of Professional Recognition, the academic requirements for the Group Teacher endorsement from the New Jersey Registry for Childhood Professionals, Professional Impact New Jersey, Certified Child Care Professional (CCP) certificate, and the New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential through Professional Impact New Jersey. The Certificate of Completion program can be applied toward the Early Childhood Education Certificate program which fully satisfies the academic coursework for the CDA credential and the Group Teacher endorsement. This program may not transfer to a four-year institution.

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Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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The Early Childhood Education Certificate program combines the theoretical foundations in early growth and education along with the practical skills necessary for teachers to effectively work with young children. The program includes courses that cover fundamental areas of development; developmentally appropriate curriculum planning and implementation; information about creating and maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment; teaching methodologies; standards of professionalism; and one or two 3-credit fieldwork experiences focused on developing skills in observation and recording of children’s development and behavior.

Students completing the certificate program will meet the academic requirements for the Child Development Associate credential through the Council of Professional Recognition, as well as the academic requirements for the Group Teacher Approval through the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), although additional work experience may be required to meet the DYFS requirement. All courses successfully completed in the certificate program can be applied toward an A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education at RVCC. This program may not transfer to a four-year institution.

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Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Early Childhood Education prepares students to be education assistants and teachers aides in schools, child care centers and similar institutions. Individuals currently holding paraprofessional positions in education may use this program to enhance classroom and related skills. Several graduates have become owners of their own child care centers.

Although the degree is not designed as a transfer program, graduates of this program have transferred to four-year colleges and universities, including The College of New Jersey, The College of Saint Elizabeth, Kean University and Rutgers University. Some loss of credit may occur depending upon the transfer institution and the intended program of baccalaureate study.

Courses are based on theoretical and experimental knowledge. Most courses provide field experiences where students prepare reports and perform specific tasks with children. Opportunities for learning about various program models and methodology are a part of the program.

Students participate in Cooperative Education, a program which offers supervised off-campus jobs where they receive academic credit in most situations, and a salary. Students may choose to satisfy this requirement by working at the College’s Childcare Center or in a community-based program. Students gain hands-on experience related to the theoretical applications learned in the classroom.

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Early Childhood STEM Certificate

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The Early Childhood STEM Certificate of Completion program combines the theoretical foundations in early growth and development with the practical skills necessary for teachers of birth through age 4 children. The program includes courses that cover fundamental areas of development, the development of STEM curriculum planning and implementation, STEM teaching methodologies, fundamental principles of nutrition, health, and safety in an early learning environment, field observation opportunities, and standards of professionalism.
Students completing the Certificate of Completion program will begin to meet the academic requirements for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential through the Council of Professional Recognition, the academic requirements for the Group Teacher endorsement from the New Jersey Registry for Childhood Professionals, Professional Impact New Jersey, Certified Child Care Professional (CCP) certificate, and the New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential through Professional Impact New Jersey. The Certificate of Completion program can be applied toward the Early Childhood Education Certificate program which fully satisfies the academic coursework for the CDA credential and the Group Teacher endorsement. This program may not transfer to a four-year institution.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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This course prepares candidates for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician according to the regulations set forth by the State of New Jersey in accordance with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) National EMS Education Standards. Total scheduled class time is approximately 220 hours and may vary by student. The breakdown of the hours include: 190 classroom hours (70 hrs. are practical), 10 (5 hour shifts) emergency room. In the structured hospital clinical experience, in the emergency department, there is an optional observational experience with a paramedic unit. Eligible students who successfully complete this course will be offered endorsement to take the New Jersey State EMT written examination in order to obtain certification.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services Certificate

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The Certificate in Human Services is designed for direct support professionals in a wide variety of social service settings. It builds on the content- focused curriculum of the Certificate of Completion in Human Services, while exposing students to the broader general education curriculum of a liberal arts education. The Certificate is envisioned as a second tier in the career ladder for direct support professionals currently working in a human service setting, as well as those intending to move directly into human services without pursuing additional education.

Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively in a wide variety of direct services roles. The Certificate also will provide an academic foundation, including English and math proficiencies, that will enable them to advance beyond entry-level positions and assume more leadership roles.

Students completing the Certificate in Human Services may choose to continue their education by enrolling in the Associate of Science degree in Human Services/Pre-Social Work. Pursuit of a degree in social work is also possible by transferring to a four-year college with an accredited B.S.W. program with junior status upon completion of the A.S. degree.

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Human Services/Pre-Social Work, A.S.

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The Human Service/Pre-Social Work program at RVCC is designed to provide students with a set of knowledge, skills, and values common to the Human Service and Social Work fields, preparing students for a career in the “helping professions.” Students will engage in self-awareness exercises, practice bio-psycho-social assessment within a systems framework, and think critically about social problems and policy issues, all within the broad context of a liberal arts foundation. Tiered certificate options within the program provide a pathway for students pursuing a professional credential, adopting a second career, or completing an undergraduate education.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for skilled human service workers and formally trained social workers is expected to increase faster than average as the population ages, mandated alternatives to costly institutionalization increase, and social, economic, and political factors continue to divide and constrain opportunities for many factions of society. This course of study prepares individuals to work in local government, private entities, and non-profit organizations across the service sector. Upon completion students can move into direct practice positions, continue their education to move into middle management positions, or seek advanced degrees and certifications to become licensed clinical social workers. Graduates work in substance abuse treatment, government assistance programs, mental health centers, residential programs, and private practice.

Students enrolled in Associate of Science degree programs who intend to transfer to four-year colleges or universities are strongly advised to discuss course selection with the Program Coordinator to facilitate full transfer of credits completed toward the degree.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Certificate

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The Paralegal Studies Certificate Program is designed for those students who have already obtained, or are in the process of obtaining, an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree in a field of study other than paralegal studies. For those students in the process of obtaining their degree, the Paralegal Studies Certificate will not be awarded until completion of the Associate or Baccalaureate degree. This Certificate allows students to obtain a paralegal education in a timely and cost-effective manner and will help students meet the requirements of potential employers, a large number of whom require both a college degree and a paralegal certificate as hiring standards.

The Paralegal Studies Certificate Program is approved by the American Bar Association and prepares students for a career as a paraprofessional in private law offices, corporate legal departments or public sector settings. The program provides the student with a varied and balanced background in legal fundamentals as well as the skills and practical field experience necessary to work as a paralegal.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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The Paralegal Studies degree program is approved by the American Bar Association and prepares students for a career as a paraprofessional in private law offices, corporate legal departments or public sector settings. The program provides the student with a varied and balanced background in legal fundamentals as well as the skills and practical field experience necessary to work as a paralegal.

Graduates, who must work under the supervision of an attorney and may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law, are able to:

identify the proper role of the paralegal in the context of the larger legal profession, through application of the ethical rules that govern the conduct of the paralegal and the legal profession
analyze and assess legal problems, identify legal issues and conduct both standard and computerized legal research
draft and interpret legal documents such as deeds, mortgages, wills, pleadings, probate forms and discovery documents
acquire necessary computer skills in various legal software applications specific to the law office
demonstrate substantive knowledge and practical skills in areas such as litigation, torts, family law, real estate, dispute resolution, wills and estates, law office management and intellectual property
This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department, whose mission is to provide challenging, career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four-year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Digital Video Production Certificate

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The Digital Video Production program is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level corporate communication or entertainment industry video production positions. The program’s emphasis is on producing web-disseminated video content. Applications include corporate marketing, training or communications; advertising on the web; or news and entertainment programs designed for traditional broadcast and/or web distribution. Students who complete the program will be awarded a Certificate in Digital Video Production.

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Graphic Designer

Game Development, A.A.S.

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Game development is an interdisciplinary field drawing on visual and technical arts, software engineering, narrative and sound design as well as psychology, sociology, anthropology and other studies in the humanities. The game development major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the video game and interactive simulation industry as well as an understanding of how these tools shape and are shaped by our society.

The course of study includes specialized courses in game design and production, programming and techniques to provide students the opportunity to understand many facets of game creation. Throughout the program, students collaborate with peers from the game art major to test ideas by building prototypes, implementing digital game systems and interfaces and building a portfolio of work of showing their design processes leading to a shippable digital game.

A degree in Game Development will prepare students for entry-level positions in game systems design and programming, quality assurance testing, virtual and augmented reality creation and interactive simulation and data visualization.

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Interface Design and Web Development Certificate

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Interfaces are the lens through which we view our modern digital lives. Every interface, every point of contact with a computer system, must be designed by someone who has a deep understanding of how humans and computers mesh. Our favorite websites and apps on our computers and mobile devices, the screens in our vehicles, interactive displays in museums, and touchscreen kiosks - all of these things are connected via the Web and driven by interfaces.

The Certificate program is predominantly designed to help equip students who wish to catch up with modern Multimedia, Interface Design, and Web technologies.

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Interface Design and Web Development, A.A.S.

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Interfaces are the lens through which we view our modern digital lives. Every interface, every point of contact with a computer system, must be designed by someone who has a deep understanding of how humans and computers mesh. Our favorite websites and apps on our computers and mobile devices, the screens in our vehicles, interactive displays in museums, and touchscreen kiosks - all of these things are connected via the Web and driven by interfaces.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Interface Design & Web Development is designed for students who are looking to develop the skills and portfolio necessary to work towards direct employment.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Health Information Technology (HIT) prepares students for careers in health information management. The HIT Associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Health Information Technicians are employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, large outpatient and ambulatory care centers, as well as physician offices, health insurance companies and local, state and federal health agencies. The program includes general education courses and courses in the major that teach basic healthcare information, specific medical coding procedures and health data management, and offers students experience in varied health care settings.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 11 percent (much faster than the average for all occupations) from 2018 to 2028. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. In addition, with the increasing use of electronic health records, more technicians will be needed to complete the new responsibilities associated with electronic data management. According to the BLS, the increasing adaptation and use of electronic health records (EHRs) will continue to change the job responsibilities of health information technicians. Technicians will need to be familiar with, or be able to learn, EHR computer software, follow EHR security and privacy practices, and analyze electronic data to improve healthcare information.

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Health Information Technology- Medical Coding Certificate

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The Health Information Technology – Medical Coding Certificate prepares students to determine appropriate medical codes, process coding information and maximize medical reimbursement. As the health care system grows in complexity and advances in medicine and technology continue, hospitals and physicians who want to remain in the competitive health care arena will become increasingly pressed to ensure that they are in compliance with medical coding guidelines and insurance and billing procedures. To this end, qualified medical coders will continue to be significant professionals in a wide range of health care settings.

The certificate can be completed within one calendar year. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certification exam to become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA). Students completing the certificate program can easily continue on to complete the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology, since the majority of the certificate courses are also included in the Associate Degree.

Medical coders are employed in the following settings: non-profit and private hospitals and nursing homes, physicians’ offices, federal and state hospitals, community health clinics, health maintenance organizations, and regulatory agencies such as state health departments and departments of mental health.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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The Medical Assistant Certificate program prepares a student for a career in the field of medical assisting. A Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and clinical tasks under the supervision of a physician, other health practitioner, or office manager. Clinical skills include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, assisting with the primary physical exam and other specialty exams, preparing patients for minor surgical procedures, providing patient education, cleaning and sterilizing instruments, and assisting in the collection and analysis of laboratory specimens. Administrative skills include coordinating and scheduling patient appointments, receiving and processing patients in the office, preparing and maintaining patient records, coding and filing health insurance claims, and performing bookkeeping tasks.

In addition to academic requirements, a Medical Assistant should possess certain personal characteristics to successfully work in the people-centered environment of the medical care facility. These qualifications include dependability, flexibility, good communication skills, positive attitude, and a genuine concern for others.

The curriculum plan for the Medical Assistant Certificate Program includes two consecutive semesters of basic classroom study and skills lab practice. This is followed by a six-week, unpaid professional practicum in a doctor’s office during the summer semester. The professional practicum will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom setting to the real life environment, which will include interactions with patients, physicians, and office staff members in a doctor’s office. Students must achieve a grade of C or higher in all required Medical Assistant Program courses to complete the Medical Assistant Program.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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A certified Occupational Therapy Assistant collaborates with the supervising occupational therapist to provide the use of occupations (everyday life activities) with individuals and/or groups across the life span. These occupations include ADLs (activities of daily living), IADLS (instrumental activities of daily living), education, work, rest, sleep, play, and social participation. Occupational therapy assistants provide services that will promote health, well-being, participation and engagement in occupation throughout one’s lifespan. Occupational therapy assistants apply a holistic approach and recognize the significance of the mind, body and spirit as they focus on areas of physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory impairment. The occupational therapy assistant may be employed in a variety of traditional and emerging practice areas. These practice settings may include but are not limited to: hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, out-patient facilities, schools, community based health agencies, behavioral health programs, and home health agencies.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum at Raritan Valley Community College includes both classroom education at the College and fieldwork/clinical training in occupational therapy in community settings. Upon successful completion of academic and fieldwork education, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree. In order to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, students must graduate from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education [ACOTE], located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814. The phone number for ACOTE is (301) 652-AOTA, and the website can be accessed through http://www.acoteonline.org. and successfully pass an exam administered by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy [NBCOT].

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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Become certified in one of the most in-demand healthcare occupations today. This comprehensive course is designed to provide hands-on training to individuals who seek a career as a Pharmacy plus 40 hours of practical experience in a pharmacy.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technology, A.S.

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This specialized agreement is in partnership with St. Petersburg College. Students will enroll and complete their general education courses at RVCC. The Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology prepares students to become a veterinary technician, who uses scientific knowledge and skills to benefit society through protecting animal health, relieving animal suffering, conserving livestock resources, promoting public health and advancing medical knowledge.

The A.S. degrees in Veterinary Technology is accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Applicants must have worked or volunteered in a veterinary hospital at least 40 hours prior to applying for admission to fulfill the clinical observation requirement. Candidates will also complete the Health Programs Application form and the Veterinary Hospital Observation and Discussion form before they will be considered for acceptance into the Veterinary Technology Program. They will then apply and be approved for the selective program at St. Petersburg, after which they will enroll in distance learning (online) courses to complete the degree. Full-or part-time employment with a Veterinarian is required as part of this program. For more information about the selection process or the online courses, please contact St. Petersburg at (727) 341-3653, or visit the website at www.spcollege.edu.

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Branchburg, NJ 08876
United States