Riverland Community College

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive General Service Technician Diploma

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Automotive Service Technology students will develop knowledge and skills in electronics, drive axle and drive train repair, engine and transmission diagnosis and repair, steering, suspension and brake systems, fuel systems, electronic engine control diagnosis and drivability. This hands-on program is designed to give students intensive training and experience in the diagnosis, repair and service of current, as well as, past vehicle models. The ASE-master-certified teachers keep up with the latest technology changes and regularly receive advanced training from vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. Small class sizes, plus an excellent shop, add to the ideal learning environment.

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Automotive Service Technology Diploma

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Automotive Service Technology students will develop knowledge and skills in electronics, drive axle and drive train repair, engine and transmission diagnosis and repair, steering, suspension and brake systems, fuel systems, electronic engine control diagnosis and drivability. This hands-on program is designed to give students intensive training and experience in the diagnosis, repair and service of current, as well as, past vehicle models. The ASE-master-certified teachers keep up with the latest technology changes and regularly receive advanced training from vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. Small class sizes, plus an excellent shop, add to the ideal learning environment.

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Truck Driver

Truck Driving Certificate

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The truck driving program at Riverland is a comprehensive program and covers all varieties of CDL required vehicles, including double trailer, commercial bus and snow plow. The instructor for the program keeps current in the transportation industry and provides thorough training and has partnerships with quality companies such as Minnesota Department of Transportation, Rochester City Lines, and XPO Logistics who hire our graduates.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Network Associate Certificate

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The IT world runs on Cisco with 95 percent of today’s business equipment based on the Cisco system. Riverland’s Cisco Academy is well equipped to teach you the skills required to earn one of the most highly-valued certifications in the industry. Students who complete this four-semester course receive a voucher that entitles them to take the Cisco exam for a 50 percent discount. To make our state-of-the-art program even more appealing, Riverland’s Albert Lea campus has the only approved testing site in the area.

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Fundamentals of Network Security Certificate

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This one-year Riverland program will teach you to design and implement security solutions that can reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability. Your classes will be a combination of hands-on experience, instructor led training and e-learning, just as it is with the current courses offered by Cisco Networking Academy.

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Microsoft Systems Engineer Certificate

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The demand for trained and certified network technicians is at an all-time high. This Riverland program is designed to provide you with a broad range of skills necessary to compete in today’s job market. You will find that this excellent program's curricula focuses on Comp TIA’s A+ certification and the Microsoft Certified System Engineer certificatio

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Technology, A.A.S

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This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.
There will be a need for about 2,880 new Computer User Support Specialists to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

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Data Security Management

Cyber Security, A.A.S

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You can count on individual attention from our highly-qualified instructors. Your courses will focus on the development of technical competency in the configuration and maintenance of security hardware and software at the desktop, server and network layers. Our graduates will have a broad understanding of computer and information security concepts to enable them to create, implement and enforce the network security policies required by today’s globally inter-networked technology infrastructure.

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Systems Analyst

Microsoft Systems Engineer Certificate

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The demand for trained and certified network technicians is at an all-time high. This Riverland program is designed to provide you with a broad range of skills necessary to compete in today’s job market. You will find that this excellent program's curricula focuses on Comp TIA’s A+ certification and the Microsoft Certified System Engineer certificatio

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Software Developer

Web Development Diploma

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Create interactive content, rich with video, graphics, and animation for the web. Develop engaging interfaces that will impress future employers in any profession. Maximize your creativity with full design control, as you work to create Web sites, Web games, and eye-catching animations. Students will be introduced to Adobe Creative
Cloud (Animate, Photoshop and Dreamweaver) and other industry standard technology. These are industry's most advanced authoring environments for creating Web sites and digital experiences.

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Web Development, A.A.S

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Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice - Corrections Diploma

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This Riverland comprehensive program incorporates traditional liberal arts classes with a specialized curriculum of Corrections classes. Our Criminal Justice Corrections graduates are well prepared for various careers in the Corrections field at local, state and federal institutions or in Corrections treatment programs.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice - Public Safety Dispatch Certificate

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This certificate is designed to familiarize students with a career as an emergency dispatcher. The certificate will introduce students to all the different segments to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to have a successful career. Through simulations students will experience the stressors, will learn de-escalation techniques and will be familiar with the types of technology that they will encounter in their career. This certificate will prepare students to take the public safety dispatcher certification.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Care Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Care Certificate provides enhanced entry-level job training for employment in a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service. Included in the program are ride-along clinical experiences with local Ambulance Services. Upon successful completion of this certificate is the opportunity for National Registry certification, plus the Spanish speaking skills for EMS personnel that employers are seeking. The EMC Certificate prepares and enhances a person’s job opportunities for work as an EMT in a Basic Life Support (BLS) medical transportation service or in an Advanced Life Support (ALS) service that combines EMT's and paramedics. This certificate also serves as a ladder to a paramedic career.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Technology, A.A.S

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The Fire Science Technology A.A.S. degree program is designed to prepare students for entry-level technical or administrative careers in the fire science field by providing them with the necessary knowledge of the subject field, professional skills, and state-of-the-art techniques necessary for a successful career. Students will be prepared for state certification in Firefighter I & II, Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer 1 and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

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Fire Services Certificate

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The Fire Services Certificate will prepare the student to perform basic firefighter functions. Students learn firefighter techniques and hazardous materials functions. Team work is emphasized throughout the program. Upon successful completion of this certificate is the opportunity for State Certification in Firefighter I & II. This certificate completes the job entry requirements as a firefighter for most fire departments.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services - Social Work, A.S

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The AS degree in Human Services is designed to prepare graduates for employment in direct-care human service positions. In addition to the Riverland core curriculum, internship experiences are an effective way to develop helping skills for interaction with people in treatment and support programs.

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Energy Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technology Diploma

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The Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems Technician certificate program prepares students for entry level employment performing repairs on heavy trucks or diesel equipment. The topics covered include diesel shop safety

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Power Generation Technician

Diesel Technology Diploma

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The Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems Technician certificate program prepares students for entry level employment performing repairs on heavy trucks or diesel equipment. The topics covered include diesel shop safety

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Construction Industry

Electrician

Electrician - Construction Diploma

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The Riverland Electrician-Construction Program is designed to train you either as an entry-level Electrician-Construction or Maintenance Electrician. Electrician-Construction assemble, install, and wire different types of equipment for residential, commercial and industrial installations. Work may include basic circuits, electrical motors and their controls, electronic controls, programmable logic controllers and variable frequency drives. Maintenance Electricians maintain, repair and replace malfunctioning parts and equipment, programmable logic controllers and variable frequency drives, usually in manufacturing or industrial plants. A solid background in math and good reading comprehension are important skills for applicants to this program.

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Welder

Welding Technology Diploma

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You can complete this 32-credit Riverland program to earn a Welding Diploma in two semesters. Our class size will give you easy access to the equipment and tools of the trade.

Students learn welds in various positions and joint design. Hands-on experience and learning the welding codes will help you work toward becoming a certified welder. Another advantage of our program is that you can maintain your job while taking classes.

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Manufacturing Industry

Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Industrial Maintenance and Mechaincs Diploma

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This Riverland program is one of a kind in Minnesota. Machines are getting more costly to maintain and good maintenance workers play a major role in cost control.

Students will receive training in the maintenance and repair of industrial equipment including operation of lathes, mills, drills and small tools used for machine repair.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma

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The Riverland Medical Secretary diploma program combines interest in the medical field with clerical skills. This program is designed to prepare students for responsibilities such as providing administrative support to keep health organizations running smoothly.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Diploma

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This one year, three semester diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment as Medical Assistants.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide Certificate

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This course emphasizes the role of the nursing assistant and home health aide as a valuable member of any health care team. This course introduces concepts of basic human needs, acquaints students with the philosophy of home health and teaches basic nursing skills that will be demonstrated and practiced in the laboratory setting. This course will focus on personal care, nutrition/feeding, elimination, clean and safe environment, communication, vital signs, body mechanics, and principles related to long term and home health care.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nurse Diploma

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The Practical Nursing Program at Riverland Community College is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing ACEN.

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Radiology Technician

Radiography, A.A.S

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The Radiography Program is a consecutive 6-semester, 24-month, 83-credit program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program prepares students to become competent radiologic technologists. Successful students demonstrate an aptitude for science and math, an interest in working with people and technology and the ability to function professionally under stress. The curriculum includes courses in radiation protection, equipment operation and maintenance, image production and evaluation, radiographic procedures and patient care. Clinical education, at various health care facilities in southern Minnesota gives students opportunities to apply skills learned in the classroom. Graduates are eligible to take the nationally recognized ARRT registry exam to become registered technologists in radiography.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Web Page Design Certificate

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Take your Web design skills to the next level with the Web Design Certificate. Create content, rich with video, graphics, and animation. Develop engaging interfaces that will impress future employers. Maximize your creativity with full design control, as you work to create Web sites and eye-catching animations. Students will become proficient with Adobe Flash, ActionScript, Director, Premiere, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. These are industry's most advanced authoring environments for creating Web sites, digital experiences.

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507-433-0600

Address

1900 8th Ave NW
Austin, MN 55912-1473
United States