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Rockland Community College - SUNY

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Business Industry

Bookkeeper

Accounting AS

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Accounting is the means by which a company or organization communicates its financial information. It is for this reason many call it the “language of business.” Thus, accounting majors learn how to create and maintain a detailed and accurate system that displays the finances of a business. Students study the theory behind accounting and learn how to analyze the financial position of a firm or organization.

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Certificate in Bookkeeping

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Accounting is the means by which a company or organization communicates its financial information. It is for this reason many call it the “language of business.” Thus, accounting majors learn how to create and maintain a detailed and accurate system that displays the finances of a business. Students study the theory behind accounting and learn how to analyze the financial position of a firm or organization.

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Office Manager

Business Administration AAS

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Today’s business world is constantly changing, challenged by national and global financial transformations and legislative, social, ethical, and environmental changes. People who earn business administration degrees and learn to effectively navigate this changing business world, develop great potential for high earning power and a lifetime employment opportunities.

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Front Office Management

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Administrative support services are expected to grow by 22% in the next few years. Thus, there will be a large need for front office managers in all business sectors. A front office manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the front office of an organization, and supervise the staff to ensure they perform their duties in an appropriate manner. Employers require that this individual have strong communication skills as they will be communicating with employees, customers and the owner of the business. A knowledge of U.S. employment laws is also a great asset. This series of courses in business communications, management and human resources will be a great asset to an individual wanting to become a front office manager as well as to the company that employs them. Upon the successful completion of these classes the student will receive a digital badge in Front Office Management.

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Front Office Management, Advanced

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Advanced Front Office Management includes business communications, management and human resources, and provides additional skills in finance fundamentals and management information systems. Students will use information technology to present data that management can use to make business decisions. Through hands-on experience with productivity/application software students will acquire the skills needed to organize data that adds value to business decision making process. General concepts of finance includes financial instruments, financial markets, the interpretation of financial statements and financial data. The demand for Front Office managers in all business sectors is expected to rise by 22%. Upon the successful completion of these classes, the student will receive a digital badge in Advanced Front Office Management.

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Communications Industry

Broadcast Engineer

Associate of Arts (AA): Communication Media Arts

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The Communication Media Arts degree offers hands-on experience in audio, video and digital multimedia. Second-year students are encouraged to write, produce, direct, and edit video, audio and multi-media projects. RCC’s curriculum will provide students with a multicultural appreciation of the role of media technologies in a global society. Students considering careers in in entertainment, media, or video/audio production will benefit from our focus on the role of media in a society characterized by rapid media change.

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Cable/Fiber Optics Technician

Certified Fiber Optic Technician – Microcredential Track

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Fiber Optics Technician Course; Specialist in Testing, Maintenance, and Splicing.
The Fiber Optic Technician certification is the primary FOA certification for fiber optic technicians. CFOTs have the broad knowledge, skills and abilities in fiber optics, which can be applied to many jobs in design, installation, operations, and applications using fiber optic communications. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation and job placement.
The average salary for Telecommunication Technician is $73,500.
This program prepares the student to earn the following three-part industry certifications:
Certified Fiber Optic Technician – introduces you to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home, LAN/WAN fiber networks), essential fusion, and mechanical splicing.
Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance – provides a comprehensive understanding of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.
Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing – learn industry-specific standards of high-performance splicing.
Prerequisites: Ability to see and identify small items; ability to speak and read the English language.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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Graphic designers use their creative, intellectual and technical skills to make relevant and compelling images to visually communicate and engage audiences. Students learn to develop their skills and their voices to shape form and content across a spectrum of digital media. This broad-based program is designed to prepare students for entry into an exciting, fast-moving, creative field, or for transfer to bachelor's degree programs at SUNY campuses, art schools and other colleges and universities.

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Interactive Design and Digital Arts

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Animator jobs are expected to grow by 16% and digital designer jobs by 13% through 2030. Learners will create designs and interactive experiences using current industry software and apps, along with Adobe software to begin a career in the visual communication field or further enhance their current employment opportunities. Participants will gain specialized knowledge and skills using the Adobe Creative Suite to prepare for Adobe certifications. Artists can find jobs in the fields of UX/UI, motion graphics, social media marketing, advertising, branding, game design, and more, across the globe.

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Public Service Industry

Teacher Assistant

Associate of Science (AS): Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

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The program will provide students with an effective, rigorous, and dynamic liberal arts and theoretical based program that will assist students in becoming effective teaching professionals. Students enroll in course work that will prepare them for the New York State Teacher Certification Exams.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Develop and demonstrate mastery of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
Develop and demonstrate knowledge of core theories and practices of child and/or adolescence growth and development
Develop an understanding of the many cultures and family configurations in society as well as an awareness of the racial, ethnic, equity, justice and gender issues facing youth in schools today
Develop a sense of professionalism and exhibit high ethical standards in all dealings with colleagues, adults, children and families
Develop a knowledge and understanding of the NYS Common Core Curriculum standards

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Associate of Science (AS): Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

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The program will provide students with an effective, rigorous, and dynamic liberal arts and theoretical based program that will assist students in becoming effective teaching professionals. Students enroll in course work that will prepare them for the New York State Teacher Certification Exams.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Develop and demonstrate mastery of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
Develop and demonstrate knowledge of core theories and practices of child and/or adolescence growth and development
Develop an understanding of the many cultures and family configurations in society as well as an awareness of the racial, ethnic, equity, justice and gender issues facing youth in schools today
Develop a sense of professionalism and exhibit high ethical standards in all dealings with colleagues, adults, children and families
Develop a knowledge and understanding of the NYS Common Core Curriculum standards

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Associate of Science (AS): Early Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

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The program will provide students with an effective, rigorous, and dynamic liberal arts and theoretical based program that will assist students in becoming effective teaching professionals. Students enroll in course work that will prepare them for the New York State Teacher Certification Exams.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Develop and demonstrate mastery of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
Develop and demonstrate knowledge of core theories and practices of child and/or adolescence growth and development
Develop an understanding of the many cultures and family configurations in society as well as an awareness of the racial, ethnic, equity, justice and gender issues facing youth in schools today
Develop a sense of professionalism and exhibit high ethical standards in all dealings with colleagues, adults, children and families
Develop a knowledge and understanding of the NYS Common Core Curriculum standards

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Social Services Assistant

CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor) Program

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CASAC is offered as an accelerated non-credit evening/weekend program at RCC. The CASAC program is a NYS OASAS (Organization of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services) Certified Program and consists of 350 hours of instruction delivered as follows:

4 Modules of 10 weeks each running from the second week of September to the first week of August (10 months for complete program)
85 clock hours – Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
150 clock hours – Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling
70 clock hours – Assessment; Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Case Management; and Patient, Family and Community Education
45 clock hours – Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (must include a minimum of 2 hours of Child Abuse and Maltreatment)

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Criminal Justice is one of the fastest-growing fields today. The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice provides instruction in the area of law enforcement and the social sciences, allowing the student to gain a basic understanding of the workings of the criminal justice system and its role in our society. Students who wish to further their education may transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice or other related areas.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Development Certificate

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The program will provide students with an effective, rigorous, and dynamic liberal arts and theoretical based program that will assist students in becoming effective teaching professionals. Students enroll in course work that will prepare them for the New York State Teacher Certification Exams.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Develop and demonstrate mastery of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
Develop and demonstrate knowledge of core theories and practices of child and/or adolescence growth and development
Develop an understanding of the many cultures and family configurations in society as well as an awareness of the racial, ethnic, equity, justice and gender issues facing youth in schools today
Develop a sense of professionalism and exhibit high ethical standards in all dealings with colleagues, adults, children and families
Develop a knowledge and understanding of the NYS Common Core Curriculum standards

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Certificate

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The American Bar Association defines a paralegal as “a person, qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which the lawyer is responsible.” Examples of some paralegal responsibilities include interviewing clients and witnesses, preparing legal documents, assisting at trials, and investigating and performing legal research. Paralegals are not permitted to practice law, which means that they cannot give legal advice, represent clients in court, set a legal fee or accept a case. This program provides students with the skills necessary to obtain entry-level positions as paralegals, working under the supervision of attorneys.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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The American Bar Association defines a paralegal as “a person, qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which the lawyer is responsible.” Examples of some paralegal responsibilities include interviewing clients and witnesses, preparing legal documents, assisting at trials, and investigating and performing legal research. Paralegals are not permitted to practice law, which means that they cannot give legal advice, represent clients in court, set a legal fee or accept a case. This program provides students with the skills necessary to obtain entry-level positions as paralegals, working under the supervision of attorneys.

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EMTs and Paramedics

 Certified EMT

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The Emergency Medical Technician program leads to New York State Certification as an EMT-Basic. Students are trained to provide care in life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions, and to prevent further harm before a patient is moved or transported. Students complete a rigorous course including didactic and practical instruction as required by New York State. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the final written and practical exam will be eligible to take the New York State Certification Exam on the last day of the program. The program also includes assistance in resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.
The average salary for EMT professionals is $46,900.
This program prepares student to earn an industry certification as a New York Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Associate of Science (AS): Engineering Science

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Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop solutions to technical problems, and their work is the link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications. Starting salaries are among the highest of all college graduates, and employment outlooks are favorable due to growing demand for qualified engineers.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Associate of Science (AS): Engineering Science

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Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop solutions to technical problems, and their work is the link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications. Starting salaries are among the highest of all college graduates, and employment outlooks are favorable due to growing demand for qualified engineers.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Technician

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The US Department of Labor has deemed mechatronics an emerging growth area for new jobs. Mechatronics is a branch of engineering that focuses on the engineering and maintenance of both electrical and mechanical systems. It includes a combination of robotics, telecommunications systems, control, and product engineering. A Certificate of Completion in Mechatronics prepares students for careers in Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Machinery, as a Mechatronics Technician, Maintenance Technician, or Electrical and Commercial Equipment Technician. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.
The average salary for Mechatronics Technician is $64,900.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technician Fundamentals

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Automotive Technician shortages are expected to grow to over 800K by 2025. Upon successful completion of the requirements, a student is prepared to apply for a quick lane or entry level position with an automotive dealership or repair shop or one of our Ford Dealer partners. Participants will complete Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) automotive technician skill basics taught by a certified Ford ACE instructor. Participants will learn about career opportunities within the automotive industry as well as the Ford ASSET and automotive technology degree programs.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology curriculum, the only one of its kind in the Mid-Hudson Valley, prepares students for a career as an automotive technician. This curriculum develops an understanding of operational principles, service sequences and diagnostic techniques for the automobile. Upon completion of this curriculum, the graduate is prepared for entry-level positions in various areas of the automotive industry dealing with development, testing, diagnosis and service of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and thermodynamic automotive systems.

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Truck Driver

 CDL Training: Class A Truck Driver w/ Entrepreneurship Microcredential

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The Class A Truck Driver curriculum trains students to inspect and operate tractor-trailers, and assume responsibility on the road and at pickup/delivery points. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier safety regulations (DOT 380 -397 and a certificate for entry-level drivers), trip planning, cargo handlings, size/weight laws, general maintenance procedures, hours of service, and accident prevention. The program prepares students for the Class A Tractor Trailer Certification, and includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.
The average salary for CDL Professionals is $55,300.

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Hospitality Industry

Baking Fundamentals

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The RCC baking fundamentals microcredential demonstrates to prospective employers that the earner has the necessary foundational skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to excel as a professional baker in the food industry. This microcredential is obtained by completing coursework, hands-on applied learning, and the ServSafe Food Handler certification accredited by the National Restaurant Association. A student who already holds a valid certification may submit their original ServSafe Food Handler certificate to the Records Office for validation toward the microcredential.

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Baking Specialization

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The RCC baking specialization microcredential demonstrates to prospective employers that the earner has gained specialized skills in working with chocolate and confections, tarts, cookies, cakes. They have mastered delicate pastry techniques and creative applications through hands-on experience. This microcredential is obtained by completing coursework and the ServSafe Food Handler certification, accredited by the National Restaurant Association. A student who already holds a valid certification may submit their original ServSafe Food Handler certificate to the Records Office for validation toward the microcredential.

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Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts AAS

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The Culinary Arts program offers preparation in the fields of culinary arts, restaurant management, and hotel management. We offer hands-on Culinary Arts courses on the Nyack campus in our state-of-the-art kitchen lab, which features restaurant-quality equipment. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for positions in restaurants, catering facilities, institutional food service companies, hotels, cruise lines, gaming establishments and other related areas. If a student decides to continue their education at the baccalaureate level, we have many articulation agreements with other institutions to transfer your RCC credits.

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Culinary Arts Certificate

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Join an exciting, creative and growing career field by enrolling in this 30-credit certificate program. The degree can be completed in two semesters and is designed for those seeking quick entry or advancement in their culinary arts career. This comprehensive program is recommended for people who enjoy and want to learn more about food, cooking, and providing quality customer service.

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Food Preparationg

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The Culinary Arts program offers preparation in the fields of culinary arts, restaurant management, and hotel management. We offer hands-on Culinary Arts courses on the Nyack campus in our state-of-the-art kitchen lab, which features restaurant-quality equipment. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for positions in restaurants, catering facilities, institutional food service companies, hotels, cruise lines, gaming establishments and other related areas. If a student decides to continue their education at the baccalaureate level, we have many articulation agreements with other institutions to transfer your RCC credits.

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Food Service Manager

Culinary Arts Certificate

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The Hospitality and Culinary Arts program offers preparation in the fields of culinary arts, restaurant management, hotel management, and travel and tourism. Students can choose the Hospitality track or Culinary Arts track. The Hospitality track provides students with a broad base of core course work to provide the knowledge needed for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry. For students in the Culinary track, we offer hands-on courses in our state-of-the-art kitchen lab, which features restaurant-quality equipment. Upon completing the program, students are prepared for positions in restaurants, fast food establishments, catering facilities, institutional food service companies, hotels, cruise lines, gaming establishments and other related areas. If a student decides to continue their education at the baccalaureate level, we have many articulations with other institutions that accept credits previously earned at RCC.

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Hospitality and Culinary Arts AAS

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The Hospitality and Culinary Arts program offers preparation in the fields of culinary arts, restaurant management, hotel management, and travel and tourism. Students can choose the Hospitality track or Culinary Arts track. The Hospitality track provides students with a broad base of core course work to provide the knowledge needed for a career in the hospitality and tourism industry. For students in the Culinary track, we offer hands-on courses in our state-of-the-art kitchen lab, which features restaurant-quality equipment. Upon completing the program, students are prepared for positions in restaurants, fast food establishments, catering facilities, institutional food service companies, hotels, cruise lines, gaming establishments and other related areas. If a student decides to continue their education at the baccalaureate level, we have many articulations with other institutions that accept credits previously earned at RCC.

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Hospitality Management

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A hospitality management competency demonstrates to prospective employers the skills you have obtained to excel as a professional in the hospitality management industry. This credential is obtained by completing three separate hospitality courses and one ServSafe Food Handler industry certification accredited by the National Restaurant Association. A student who holds a valid certification may submit the original ServSafe Food Handler certificate to the Records Office for validation toward the microcredential.

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Kitchen Manager

Food Preparation

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A microcredential in food preparation from RCC validates to employers that the earner has achieved the skills and competencies necessary to excel as a culinary prep cook in the food industry. This microcredential is obtained by completing coursework and the ServSafe Food Handler certification, accredited by the National Restaurant Association. A student who already holds a valid certification may submit their original ServSafe Food Handler certificate to the Records Office for validation toward the microcredential.

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Healthcare Industry

Cardiovascular Technician

Certified EKG Technician

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Electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians conduct diagnostic tests that help doctors identify cardiovascular issues in patients. They’re an important—even vital—part of a healthcare team. 87% of employers encourage or require certification for EKG technicians.
The average salary for EKG Technician is $44,600.
This program prepares the student to earn an industry certification from National Healthcareer Association.

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Phlebotomist

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

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Phlebotomy technicians play a crucial role in keeping a healthcare facility running smoothly. They draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, and research. Gain all the knowledge you need to pass the CPT certification exam and start working in less than a few months. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.
The average salary for a Phlebotomist is $44,600.
This program prepares the student to earn certification from National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Fundamentals of Critical Care

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The Fundamentals of Critical Care microcredential will provide the learner with the knowledge and skill of basic critical care nursing. Students will be provided with hands-on technical nursing skills in key procedures such as airway and cardiac monitoring, maintaining a central line, understanding the function of an A -line, monitoring a patient's neurological status, facilitating ventilator support, administering critical care medications and more. This program prepares nursing students to work in healthcare settings for a variety of patient populations and provides new knowledge and/or content refresher for the Registered Nurse (RN).

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.S.

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Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their families. This program prepares students to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that helps people regain or attain more productive, satisfying or independent lives. Injuries, developmental or emotional problems, diseases or physical challenges impact and disrupt people’s lives and can create difficulties in doing everyday tasks. Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, an Occupational Therapy Assistant can work with people to address their needs and the psychosocial, cognitive and physical aspects of tasks that may have affected that person’s health and quality of life. The U.S. Department of Labor website predicts an increased demand for trained personnel in this field, due partially to the growing population of senior citizens.

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Protecting and defending information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, and confidentiality is vital. The demand for personnel with cyber security skills exists in virtually every industry, from ensuring national security to day-to-day business operations. In the rapidly changing world of technology, it is imperative that businesses and individuals are able to keep their information secure. The AAS degree in Cyber Security is for students who plan to pursue a career in the field of data and network security and administration.

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IT Support Specialist

IT Support Professional – Desktop Support

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The IT Support Professional Desktop Support will prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. Topics include installation, repair, configuration, maintenance and management of computer hardware, operating systems, and software in home and corporate environments, along with an introduction to networking and security.

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IT Support Professional – Networking and Security

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Building upon the skills learned in IT Support Professional Desktop Support, the Networking and Security courses include network device installation, configuration and management, network protocols, cabling, wired and wireless networks, firewalls, device and physical security, security policies, network and host defense, disaster and recovery planning and vulnerability assessments.

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Software Developer

Web and App Development

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This program is designed to prepare the student for a career utilizing in-depth knowledge of web languages and problem-solving skills to create, support, and maintain modern Javascript web applications. Students will learn the cornerstones of web development, focusing on HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. In addition, participants will learn how to design and create responsive and interactive frontend websites, and gain a solid foundation in computer programming using JavaScript. The Javascript Web Developer graduate will be qualified for entry-level employment in various roles including junior web developer, junior javascript developer, web designer, and website administrator. By the end of the program, students will be prepared to successfully pass the nationally recognized CIW Javascript Specialist exam. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement.
The average salary for Web and App Professionals is $84,100.
This program prepares the student to earn the following industry certifications: CIW: Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist 1D0-720 & CIW Javascript Specialist 1D0-735.

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Web Development

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This microcredential will prepare the learner for both front- and back-end web programming. They will acquire skills in the use of valid and accessible code that meets the standards of the WWW Consortium as well as federal government requirements. This requires interdisciplinary knowledge in the application area, client and server scripting, and database technology. HTML will be used to provide the content and structure of the website. Skill with Cascading Style sheets (CSS) will be used to determine its appearance, and JavaScript will add interactivity. On the back end, MySQL will handle the database and PHP will be the scripting language.

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