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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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Students learn skills and job competencies for entry into the workplace. These include: professionalism, soft skills, appointment scheduling, reception duties, medical records management, insurance authorizations, reimbursement, billing and coding for the medical office or clinic. Students complete 150 hours of supervised training in a medical office or clinic. Proof of medical malpractice insurance, current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and health clearance are required for the clinical experience. A minimum grade of “C” in all courses is required. Letter grade only. Upon completion of this certificate program, students meet the California Certification Board of Medical Assistant’s certification examination (CCBMA) requirements. Students may enter the program in Spring, Summer or Fall. There are no pre-requisites for entry into the program.

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Comprehensive Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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This program prepares the student for employment as a medical assistant in a physician’s office or clinic. The curriculum is designed to provide training in both administrative and clinical procedures and practices. Instruction is given in basic medical office procedures, including appointment scheduling, billing, insurance, medical reception, medical records management, surgical and laboratory procedures, electronic health records and other medical records management, surgical and laboratory procedures, venipuncture, pharmacology, injections, electrocardiography, public relations, and practice-building techniques. An externship in a physician’s office combining administrative and clinical experience helps provide the student with the clinical experience necessary to enter the workforce. Students are required to hold a valid basic life support CPR card for healthcare providers and carry malpractice insurance while in MA 217C*.

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Medical Coding Specialist Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate program prepares the student for employment as a medical coder and revenue cycle specialist in an acute care hospital, clinic or physician’s office, long-term care facility, and other health care settings. Coders review medical records, adhere to current coding guidelines to apply accurate codes for medical diagnoses and procedures to facilitate reimbursement, analyze patient outcomes, and medical research. The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate of Achievement prepares students to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) offered by American Health Information Association (AHIMA) and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). This program provides training through didactic instruction and labs. Facilities employing coding professionals include hospitals, ambulatory care centers, physician offices, long-term care facilities, and insurance firms.

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Medical Insurance Billing Occupational Skills Award

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Completion of the occupational skills award in Medical Insurance Billing provides the student/incumbent worker with skills required for employment in a physician’s office, medical clinic or as an independent consultant specializing in medical insurance billing and coding. The curriculum allows for academic growth and mobility leading towards an associate degree in Health Sciences or Health Information Technology. Competencies include developing a working knowledge of various insurance plans, processing of claims, authorizations, billing, collections and diagnostic coding for the medical office.

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Medical Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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This program prepares the student for employment as a clinical (back office) medical assistant in a physician’s office or clinic. The program is designed to prepare the student to aid the physician by assisting with examinations and treatments, performing venipunctures and collecting other routine laboratory procedures, assisting with office surgery, giving medications including by injection, performing electrocardiograms, practicing medical and surgical asepsis, and working with electronic health records and other medical records. An externship in the back office of a physician’s office will help provide the student with the clinical experience necessary to enter the workforce. Students are required to hold a valid basic life support CPR card for healthcare providers and carry malpractice insurance while in MA 217B*.

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Comprehensive Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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This program prepares the student for employment as a medical assistant in a physician’s office or clinic. The curriculum is designed to provide training in both administrative and clinical procedures and practices. Instruction is given in basic medical office procedures, including appointment scheduling, billing, insurance, medical reception, medical records management, surgical and laboratory procedures, electronic health records and other medical records management, surgical and laboratory procedures, venipuncture, pharmacology, injections, electrocardiography, public relations, and practice-building techniques. An externship in a physician’s office combining administrative and clinical experience helps provide the student with the clinical experience necessary to enter the workforce. Students are required to hold a valid basic life support CPR card for healthcare providers and carry malpractice insurance while in MA 217C*.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares students for employment as an MLT working in a clinical medical laboratory. Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) perform a wide variety of routine laboratory procedures and work in both public and private laboratories serving the health care sector. Completion of prerequisite courses will be required prior to entering the program. The program course of study is a combination of instruction in principles of laboratory theory and techniques as well as clinical experience at affiliated medical laboratories. Students learn to perform routine laboratory procedures in phlebotomy, microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, immunohematology, and urinalysis. They also will learn to operate and maintain clinical laboratory equipment.

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Medical Laboratory Technician, A.S.

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The Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Science program prepares students for employment as a MLT working in a clinical medical laboratory. Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) perform a wide variety of routine laboratory procedures and work in both public and private laboratories serving the health care sector. Completion of prerequisite courses will be required prior to entering the program. The program course of study is a combination of instruction in principles of laboratory theory and techniques as well as clinical experience at affiliated medical laboratories. Students learn to perform routine laboratory procedures in phlebotomy, microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, immunohematology, and urinalysis. They also will learn to operate and maintain clinical laboratory equipment.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Advanced Culinary Arts Certificate

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The Advanced Culinary Arts Certificate of Achievement program prepares students for many contemporary employment opportunities within the restaurant and hospitality industries as professional culinarians. Some of these positions include, but are not limited to, institution and cafeteria cooks, private household cooks, food preparation workers, food service managers, chefs and head cooks, first line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers, and line and prep cooks in all areas of restaurant and hospitality industries. The program offers coursework for both career training and professional improvement. Students will be provided with the essential skills of sanitation, foundational and advanced cooking and baking, various ethnic and regional cuisines, as well as operations and production in order to reach their career goals and to be competitive in the marketplace.

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Advanced Culinary Arts, A.S.

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The Advanced Culinary Arts Associate of Science program prepares students for many contemporary employment opportunities within the restaurant and hospitality industries as professional culinarians. Some of these positions include, but are not limited to, institution and cafeteria cooks, private household cooks, food preparation workers, food service managers, chefs and head cooks, first line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers, and line and prep cooks in all areas of restaurant and hospitality industries. The program offers coursework for both career training and professional improvement. Students will be provided with the essential skills of sanitation, foundational and advanced cooking and baking, various ethnic and regional cuisines as well as operations and production in order to reach their career goals and to be competitive in the marketplace.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Advanced Manufacturing Certificate of Achievement

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The program is designed to develop a solid educational foundation for graduates to work closely with engineers, designers, and professionals in multiple industries, using additive processes for product development, 3D visualization, art, entertainment, architecture, and medical modeling. Automotive, aerospace, defense, medical devices, and green technology are the primary industries within the advanced manufacturing sector. Classroom work in project design is combined with learning laboratory experience utilizing project-based learning. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience using some of the most advanced equipment available. This is a high unit major and students may not be able to complete the associate degree within two years.

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Advanced Manufacturing, A.S.

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The program is designed to develop a solid educational foundation for graduates to work closely with engineers, designers, and professionals in multiple industries, using additive processes for product development, 3D visualization, art, entertainment, architecture, and medical modeling. Automotive, aerospace, defense, medical devices, and green technology are the primary industries within the advanced manufacturing sector. Classroom work in project design is combined with learning laboratory experience utilizing project-based learning. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience using some of the most advanced equipment available. This is a high unit major and students may not be able to complete the associate degree within two years.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Advanced Manufacturing Certificate of Achievement

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The program is designed to develop a solid educational foundation for graduates to work closely with engineers, designers, and professionals in multiple industries, using additive processes for product development, 3D visualization, art, entertainment, architecture, and medical modeling. Automotive, aerospace, defense, medical devices, and green technology are the primary industries within the advanced manufacturing sector. Classroom work in project design is combined with learning laboratory experience utilizing project-based learning. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience using some of the most advanced equipment available. This is a high unit major and students may not be able to complete the associate degree within two years.

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Advanced Manufacturing, A.S.

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The program is designed to develop a solid educational foundation for graduates to work closely with engineers, designers, and professionals in multiple industries, using additive processes for product development, 3D visualization, art, entertainment, architecture, and medical modeling. Automotive, aerospace, defense, medical devices, and green technology are the primary industries within the advanced manufacturing sector. Classroom work in project design is combined with learning laboratory experience utilizing project-based learning. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience using some of the most advanced equipment available. This is a high unit major and students may not be able to complete the associate degree within two years.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Analog and Digital Circuit Electronic Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The Analog and Digital Circuit Electronic Technology certificate program prepares the student for entry-level employment as an electronic technician in companies involved in the manufacture, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of analog and digital circuit hardware. The certificate also provides skill updating and upgrading for persons already employed in the electronics industry or related fields. Courses cover a wide variety of discrete and integrated circuits with many functions, technologies, physical implementations, frequency bands, and complexities to provide maximum flexibility for employment within the electronics industry. Possible careers for electronic technicians with this certificate include field service technician, medical equipment technician, test and calibration technician, and electronics sales.

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Analog and Digital Circuit Electronic Technology, A.S.

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The Analog and Digital Circuit Electronic Technology Associate of Science degree program primarily prepares the student for entry-level employment as an electronic technician in companies involved in the manufacture, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of analog and digital circuit hardware. The program also provides skill updating and upgrading for persons already employed in the electronics industry or related fields. Courses cover a wide variety of discrete and integrated circuits with many functions, technologies, physical implementations, frequency bands, and complexities to provide maximum flexibility for employment within the electronics industry. Possible careers for electronic technicians with this degree include field service technician, medical equipment technician, test and calibration technician, and electronics sales. Some of the courses are transferable to university programs in Engineering Technology or Industrial Technology.

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Basic Analog and Digital Electronics Occupational Skills Award

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The Basic Analog and Digital Electronics Occupational Skills Award documents successful completion of the beginning courses in the Electronic Technology certificates. This award establishes that the student has studied the basics of analog and digital electronics, both in theory and in laboratory testing and troubleshooting.

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General Electronic Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The General Electronic Technology certificate program primarily prepares the student for entry-level employment as an electronic technician in companies involved in the manufacture, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of electronics hardware. The program covers the fundamentals of electronics, including electronic components, circuits, test equipment, testing, and troubleshooting, with flexibility for the student to take some elective courses of personal interest. The certificate also provides skill updating and upgrading for persons already employed in the electronics industry or related fields. Possible careers for electronic technicians with this certificate include field service technician, medical equipment technician, test and calibration technician, and electronics sales.

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General Electronic Technology, A.S.

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This program provides the student an education in the fundamentals of electronics and maximum flexibility to take elective courses of personal interest and complete a certificate in the shortest period of time. This program prepares the student for entry-level employment as an Electronic Technician at many companies.

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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate of Achievement

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The Alcohol and Drug Studies program integrates theory, knowledge, and practical experience in the development of skills necessary to work with individuals and families affected by Substance Use Disorders (SUD), as well as employers of individuals affected by SUD. The Alcohol and Drug Studies program prepares students to take the exam for Certified Addiction Counselors with a state-approved certifying organization. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and clinical supervised experiential learning in beginning and advanced practicums in SUD fieldwork settings. The Alcohol and Drug Studies program prepares students for career development in field of behavioral health and the helping professions.

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Alcohol and Drug Studies, A.S.

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The Alcohol and Drug Studies program integrates theory, knowledge, and practical experience in the development of skills necessary to work with individuals and families affected by Substance Use Disorders (SUD), as well as employers of individuals affected by SUD. The Alcohol and Drug Studies program prepares students to take the exam for Certified Addiction Counselors with a state-approved certifying organization. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and clinical supervised experiential learning in beginning and advanced practicums in SUD fieldwork settings. The Alcohol and Drug Studies program prepares students for career development in field of behavioral health and the helping professions.

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Community Based Corrections Certificate of Achievement

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The Community-Based Corrections program is an introduction to the Human Services behavioral core skills with a specialized area of study in community-based corrections. Historical and contemporary aspects of social control and state and federal mandates of early release programs are studied. Students will learn criminogenic risk factors and pro-social assessments related to reducing recidivism. Students will be introduced to the Collaborative Court systems – alternative sentencing programs. Evaluation of community-based and residential programs to assist adults, juveniles and families transitioning back into society is explored. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and supervised experiential learning in beginning and advanced practicums in Community-Based Corrections fieldwork settings.

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Community Based Corrections, A.S.

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The Community-Based Corrections program is an introduction to the Human Services behavioral core skills with a specialized area of study in community-based corrections. Historical and contemporary aspects of social control and state and federal mandates of early release programs are studied. Students will learn criminogenic risk factors and pro-social assessments related to reducing recidivism. Students will be introduced to the Collaborative Court systems – alternative sentencing programs. Evaluation of community-based and residential programs to assist adults, juveniles and families transitioning back into society is explored. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and supervised experiential learning in beginning and advanced practicums in Community-Based Corrections fieldwork settings. Completion of the Community-Based Corrections (CBC) Associate in Science (AS) degree serves as a pathway for educational and career development in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Administration of Justice.

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Eating Disorders Studies Occupational Skills Award

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The Eating Disorders Studies (EDS) Occupational Skills Award offers three primary, nationally recognized eatingdisorders courses that are considered fundamental to the attainment of requisite knowledge and skills in the treatment of eating disorders. Students will gain the knowledge, training, and skills needed to identify, assess, and refer affected individuals to appropriate treatment. Upon successful completion of the Eating Disorders Studies Occupational Skills Award, students will qualify to apply for certificates or credentials offered by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and/or other certifying organizations such as the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) and the Breining Institute. The Eating Disorders Studies (EDS) Occupational Skills Award is a complement to any or all of the four Human Services certificates (Alcohol and Drug Studies, Generalist, Community- Based Corrections, and the Mental Health Worker). There are no prerequisites for these courses.

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Gerontology Certificate of Achievement

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The Gerontology Certificate Program is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of aging, the aging process, and working with older adults. Biological, sociological, and psychological aspects of aging are explored. The program aims to educate individuals seeking a career in Gerontology, pursuing advancement in their careers, and who desire to expand their knowledge for personal growth. The certificate program allows students to choose elective courses and provides suggested pathways and career objectives. Employment opportunities may include: business, marketing, environmental design, nutrition, health, recreation, fitness, food services/preparation, social/human services, senior communities, home health care, caregiving, and travel. Additional certification, degrees, and/or training may be required for the fields listed depending on the employer and occupation.

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Gerontology Interdisciplinary Certificate of Achievement

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The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Certificate focuses on the study of aging, the aging process, and working with older adults in a variety of capacities. Sociological, psychological, and biological aspects of aging are explored. This certificate aims to educate individuals about the field of aging, while also allowing them to complete coursework in other associated areas of interest. The goal of the certificate is to primarily equip students who are working toward completing (or have completed) related certificates, degrees, or programs, and/or work in the aging profession with foundational knowledge in gerontology. The interdisciplinary certificate allows students to choose elective courses that match pathways that fit within their current area of study. Career opportunities may include: business, marketing, environmental design, nutrition, nursing, medical assisting, health, wellness, recreation, fitness, food services/preparation, human services, senior communities, home health care, caregiving, horticulture, and travel/tourism. Additional certification, degrees, and/or training may be required for the fields listed depending on the employer and occupation.

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Human Services Generalist Certificate of Achievement

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The Human Services (HS) Generalist Certificate of Achievement is a Career Technical Education program designed to provide historical and current perspectives of the basic issues within the human services field. It is an introduction to the growing career options within the helping professions field including, but not limited to, social work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, community-based corrections, and more. This program provides an opportunity to explore and work with diverse populations including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. The HS Generalist program will enable students to make informed decisions about career directions and will prepare students for an array of careers in the behavioral health and the helping professions. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and supervised experiential learning in beginning and advanced practicums in diverse Human Services Generalist fieldwork settings. The HS Generalist program serves as a natural gateway to the Social Work profession and other behavioral health career options. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to help individuals, groups, communities, and organizations function at optimal levels.

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Human Services Generalist, A.S.

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The Human Services (HS) Generalist Associate of Science program is designed to provide historical and current perspectives of the basic issues within the human services field. It is an introduction to the growing career options within the helping professions field including, but not limited to, social work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, community-based corrections, and more. This program provides an opportunity to explore and work with diverse populations including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. The HS Generalist program will enable students to make informed decisions about career directions and will prepare students for an array of careers in the behavioral health and the helping professions. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and supervised experiential learning in beginning and advanced practicums in diverse Human Services Generalist fieldwork settings. The HS Generalist program serves as a natural gateway to the Social Work profession and other behavioral health career options. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to help individuals, groups, communities, and organizations function at optimal levels.

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Mental Health Worker Certificate of Achievement

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The Mental Health Worker Certificate of Achievement program provides the knowledge, skills, and cultural competencies needed to engage in best practices in the field of mental health. It prepares individuals to work as paraprofessionals in entry-level positions in the field of mental health. The Mental Health Worker program introduces students to co-occurring disorders and integrated services, benefits and entitlement acquisitions, the recovery model, and the early identification of mental health issues and evidence-based practices. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and clinical supervised experiential learning in Cooperative Work Experience mental health fieldwork settings.

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Mental Health Worker, A.S.

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The Mental Health Worker Associate of Science degree program provides the knowledge, skills, and cultural competencies needed to engage in best practices in the field of mental health. It prepares individuals to work as paraprofessionals in entry-level positions in the field of mental health. The Mental Health Worker program introduces students to co-occurring disorders and integrated services, benefits and entitlement acquisitions, the recovery model, and the early identification of mental health issues and evidence-based practices. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and clinical supervised experiential learning in Cooperative Work Experience mental health fieldwork settings.

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Teacher Assistant

Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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Designed to meet the coursework requirements for the Associate Teacher level of the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), this certificate prepares students for entry level positions in early childhood care and education. Introductory developmental and learning theory as well as appropriate strategies for the care and education of young children will be studied and applied. Additional work with children (50 days of 3+ hours per day) is required to obtain the Associate Teacher Permit. All courses must be completed with a C or better.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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This degree prepares students to be competent and effective teachers and caregivers for young children ages 0-8. Developmental and learning theory as well as appropriate strategies related to the unique care and education needs of young children will be studied and applied. Family collaboration and culturally responsive practice will be emphasized. Students who complete this degree meet the educational requirements for the Teacher level of the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTCC) and can be employed in children’s settings such as child care centers, church schools, employee sponsored child care, and earlyHead Start as teachers and caregivers. With an appropriate general education pattern students are also prepared to transfer to Child Development and Early Childhood studies baccalaureate degrees. Additional work with children (175 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years) is required to obtain the Teacher Permit.

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Early Childhood Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate meets the education requirements of the Teacher level of the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Developmental and learning theory as well as appropriate strategies for teaching and caring for children ages birth to 8 will be studied and applied. Family collaboration, cultural sensitivity, and relationship based practice will be emphasized. This certificate prepares students to provide competent and effective care and instruction of children in an early care and education program, and supervise assistants, classroom aides and/or volunteers in a variety of children’s settings. Additional work is required to obtain CTC’s Teacher Permit. A minimum grade of “C” in each course is required to receive the certificate and/or qualify for the Child Development Permit.

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Infant Toddler Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate meets the education requirements of the Teacher level Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Developmental and learning theory as well as appropriate strategies related to the unique care and education needs of children ages 0-36 months will be studied and applied. Family collaboration and relationship-based practices will be emphasized. This certificate prepares students to be competent and effective teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers in a variety of home and center-based settings. Additional work with children is required to obtain CTC’s Teacher Permit.

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Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate meets the coursework requirements for the Master Teacher level of the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and prepares students to be competent and effective teachers and caregivers for young children ages 0-8, supervisors of adults in early childhood settings, and to serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development. Developmental and learning theory as well as appropriate strategies will be studied and applied. Culturally sensitive and relationship based practice will be emphasized. Additional work experience with children and adults is required to obtain the CTC Master Teacher Permit.

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Professional Development for Preschool/TK Educator Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate provides professional development for teachers of children 3-6 in a variety of settings including state preschool, Head Start, and transitional kindergarten. It meets the needs of transitional kindergarten teachers who are required to have 24 units of child development or early childhood education in addition to their bachelor’s degree and multiple subjects teaching credential (ED Code 48000). In-depth study of the learning and developmental needs of children ages 3-6, the California Preschool Frameworks and Foundations, exploration of various classroom management and observation and assessment techniques are addressed. The content, resources, and methodology are relevant as professional development for any California Child Development Permit holder, preschool, transitional kindergarten, or kindergarten teacher.

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Site Supervisor Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate is designed for students who will be single-site supervisors under Title 5 regulations or directors for centers regulated by Title 22. Students have opportunities to learn and apply developmentally appropriate and relationship based curriculum based on observations of children and various settings. They will implement and evaluate various teaching strategies in supervised settings, and learn administration and leadership skills. Students who earn this certificate and meet experience requirements as identified by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) are eligible to supervise a child care and development program operating at a single site; provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program; and serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development. Additional work with children and adults is required to obtain the CTC Site Supervisor Permit.

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Environmental Field Technician

Ecological Restoration Certificate of Achievement

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The Ecological Restoration Certificate prepares students to use basic and applied ecological concepts to reclaim and/or restore natural processes and functions to disturbed ecosystems. As the only available technical certificate in Ecological Restoration in Southern California, the program emphasizes application of restoration techniques to monitor, assess, preserve, and restore ecosystems while providing students a solid foundation in local natural history, ecological concepts, ecological disturbances, and an understanding of natural resource management policy.

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Environmental Studies, A.A.

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Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with an integrated and critical knowledge of the natural environment and the relationships and interactions humans have with it. The program provides students with the understanding that environmental challenges face every aspect of society, and it provides them with the skills needed to help solve these complex problems through cooperation and negotiation with the different and often competing stakeholders. The program combines classroom, laboratory, and field study instruction giving students a well-rounded preparation in the field of environmental studies.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician Occupational Skills Award

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The Emergency Medical Technician Occupational Skills Award is designed to prepare the student for licensure as an EMT. The course prepares the student to care for the sick and injured in the hospital, at the scene of an emergency, and/or during transport.

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Paramedic Certificate of Achievement

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The Paramedic program is designed to prepare the student for licensure as a Paramedic. It is an intense, full-time program consisting of lecture, skills lab, clinical practice, and field internship. Students must possess a current CPR-Health Care Provider Card and are also required to have a current EMT license and one-year recent work experience. Students must have or purchase malpractice insurance prior to taking PM 230*.

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Paramedic, A.S.

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The Paramedic program is designed to prepare the student for licensure as a Paramedic. It is an intense, full-time program consisting of lecture, skills lab, clinical practice, and field internship. Students must possess a current CPR-Health Care Provider Card and are also required to have a current EMT license and one-year recent work experience. Students must have or purchase malpractice insurance prior to taking PM 230*.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist Certificate of Achievement

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This program provides students with knowledge of all operating systems in the modern hybrid and alternative fueled automobile. The emphasis is on the unique characteristics and maintenance issues associated with hybrid and alternative fuel systems and alternative forms of propulsion. Ideal for the small business owner, independent shop, or the dealership career-oriented technician.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist, A.S.

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This program provides students with knowledge of all operating systems in the modern hybrid and alternative fueled automobile. The emphasis is on the unique characteristics and maintenance issues associated with hybrid and alternative fuel systems and alternative forms of propulsion. Ideal for the small business owner, independent shop, or the dealership career-oriented technician.

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Automotive Chassis Specialist Certificate of Achievement

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This program allows a student to prepare for a career with drivetrain emphasis. This program is ideal for the small-business owner, independent shop, or the dealership career-oriented technician.

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Automotive Chassis Specialist, A.S.

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The Automotive Chassis Specialist Associate of Science degree program prepares students for a career as automotive technicians with drivetrain emphasis. Students completing the degree will be trained in the maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of vehicle chassis systems that consist of power train operation, air conditioning, tire service, brake system diagnostics, suspension and steering service on both import and domestic vehicles and light trucks. This program is ideal for the small-business owner, independent shop, or the dealership career-oriented technician.

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Automotive Engine Performance Specialist Certificate of Achievement

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The Automotive Engine Performance Specialist certificate program allows students to prepare for careers as automotive technicians with an emphasis in engine performance. In this program, students will apply knowledge of all phases of engine electrical systems, computer system operations, diagnostics, and repair. Students will be qualified to take the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog License exams upon completion of this program.

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Automotive Engine Performance Specialist, A.S.

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This program allows a student to prepare for a career with an emphasis in engine performance. The student will be qualified to take the State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog License exam upon completion of this program.

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Automotive Engine Service Specialist Certificate of Achievement

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This program provides the student with a comprehensive background in the engine machining process. Emphasis is on detailed instruction in all phases of engine operation, measurement, machining, blueprinting and assembly procedures. Students will rebuild a complete engine in a two-semester course sequence.

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Automotive Engine Service Specialist, A.S.

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The Automotive Engine Service Specialist Associate of Science degree provides students with a comprehensive background in the engine rebuilding and machining process. Emphasis is on detailed instruction in all phases of engine operation, diagnosis, measurement, machining, blueprinting and assembly procedures. Students will rebuild a complete engine in a two-semester course sequence. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to work as automotive engine machinists, automotive engine service technicians, engine service shop managers, or general automotive technicians. Graduates of the Automotive Engine Service Specialist Program will be qualified to take the related National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams and Automotive Engine Repair Association (AERA) machining exams.

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General Automotive Technician Certificate of Achievement

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This program provides students with knowledge of all operating systems in the modern automobile. Ideal for the small business owner, independent shop, or the dealership career-oriented technician.

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General Automotive Technician, A.S.

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This program provides students with knowledge of all operating systems in the modern automobile. Ideal for the small business owner, independent shop, or the dealership career-oriented technician.

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Marine Science Technician Certificate of Achievement

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Rapid growth of the field of marine environmental management in Southern California brings demand for marine science technicians having the practical seamanship skills of navigation, vessel operation, marine systems and equipment maintenance, as well as scientific expertise. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pass the United States Coast Guard (USCG) examination to receive a USCG Master or Mate license with a scope of 25-100 gross tons. Flexibility in study areas of concentration allows for tailoring coursework to specific employment opportunities including marine science technicians, watercraft service attendants, and water transportation workers, such as motorboat operators.

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Marine Science Technician, A.S.

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Rapid growth of the field of marine environmental management in Southern California brings demand for marine science technicians having the practical seamanship skills of navigation, vessel operation, marine systems and
equipment maintenance, as well as scientific expertise. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pass the United States Coast Guard (USCG) examination to receive a USCG Master or Mate license with a scope of 25-100 gross tons. Flexibility in study areas of concentration allows for tailoring coursework to specific employment opportunities including marine science technicians, watercraft service attendants, and water transportation workers, such as motorboat operators.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Applications Developer Certificate of Achievement

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This program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as an Applications Developer. These workers develop and maintain software programs to meet specific business needs. The program encompasses a broad area of study, including programming, computer operating systems, software applications, web design and networking.

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Applications Developer, A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as an Applications Developer. These workers develop and maintain software programs to meet specific business needs. The program encompasses a broad area of study, including programming, computer operating systems, software applications, web design and networking.

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Computer Science, A.S.

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The curriculum in the Computer Science Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering a major in computer science, earning the associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

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Web and Mobile Developer Bootcamp Certificate of Completion

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The Web and Mobile Developer Bootcamp Certificate provides students with a tuition‐free option to pursue an entry‐level career in the very fast‐growing web and mobile development area. The courses cover basic web development skills of database, SQL, JavaScript/jQuery, Adobe, web page IDEs, WordPress, HTML, Bootstrap, CSS, responsive design, and prepare individuals for entry‐level IT positions. The Web and Mobile Developer Bootcamp Certificate serves as a direct gateway to multiple CIM web design, webmaster, and other IT related credit certificates. The certificate is geared to individuals looking to build skills, recently out of work IT professionals, individuals unable to afford boot camp bills, or any students looking to enhance a college degree with important 21st-century skills. Students who complete this certificate are also well prepared to pursue IT and Computer Science related majors.

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Web Designer Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate prepares the student to develop a web presence for businesses, organizations, and individuals in communication, marketing, and data management through the development of a website. Students will learn how to reach an audience and communicate ideas. The program includes basic and advanced software skills, developing a mission, goals, and the promotion and maintenance of a website.

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Web Designer, A.S.

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This degree prepares the student to develop a web presence for businesses, organizations, and individuals in communication, marketing, and data management through the development of a website. Students will learn how to reach an audience and communicate ideas. The program includes basic and advanced software skills, developing a mission, goals, and the promotion and maintenance of a website. The Web Designer degree provides the student with skills to gain employment as an entry level Web Designer and prepares them for transfer to a 4-year program to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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Webmaster Certificate of Achievement

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The Webmaster program prepares the student to build and administer a website and set up and maintain its web server. Students learn the technical aspect of server-level concerns of web construction and management to efficiently run websites in business and government organizations or for individuals. Topics include networking, security, web development, and database administration.

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Webmaster, A.S.

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The Webmaster program prepares the student to build and administer a website and set up and maintain its web server. Students learn the technical aspect of server-level concerns of web construction and management to efficiently run websites in business and government organizations or for individuals. Topics include networking, security, web development, and database administration.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Maintenance Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The Computer Maintenance Technology (CMT) Certificate of Achievement program includes study of personal computer hardware, software, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a computer maintenance technician in companies involved in the manufacture, installation, repair, maintenance, upgrading, or sales of personal computers and computer networks.

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Computer Maintenance Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The Computer Maintenance Technology (CMT) Certificate of Achievement program includes study of personal computer hardware, software, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a computer maintenance technician in companies involved in the manufacture, installation, repair, maintenance, upgrading, or sales of personal computers and computer networks.

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Computer Maintenance Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Maintenance Technology (CMT) Associate of Science degree program includes study of personal computer hardware, software, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a computer maintenance technician in companies involved in the manufacture, installation, repair, maintenance, upgrading, or sales of personal computers and computer networks.

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Computer Maintenance Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Maintenance Technology (CMT) Associate of Science degree program includes study of personal computer hardware, software, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a computer maintenance technician in companies involved in the manufacture, installation, repair, maintenance, upgrading, or sales of personal computers and computer networks.

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Digital Electronic Technology Certificate of Achievement

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This Digital Electronic Technology certificate program primarily prepares students for entry-level employment as electronic technicians in companies involved in the manufacture, testing, installation, and repair of digital computers and related equipment. The certificate also provides skill updating and upgrading for persons already employed in the electronics industry or related fields. Courses cover a variety of discrete and integrated circuits, with emphasis on digital electronics, plus hardware and software for personal computers. Possible careers for electronic technicians with this certificate include field service technician, medical equipment technician, computer test technician, and digital electronics and equipment sales.

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Digital Electronic Technology, A.S.

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This Digital Electronic Technology Associate of Science program primarily prepares students for entry-level employment as electronic technicians in companies involved in the manufacture, testing, installation, and repair of digital computers and related equipment. The program also provides skill updating and upgrading for persons already employed in the electronics industry or related fields. Courses cover a variety of discrete and integrated circuits, with emphasis on digital electronics, plus hardware and software for personal computers. Possible careers for electronic technicians with this degree include field service technician, medical equipment technician, computer test technician, and digital electronics and equipment sales.

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Software Specialist Certificate of Achievement

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The Software Specialist Certificate program prepares the student for an entry-level position as a knowledge worker in the technical work environment using industry-standard software packages.

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Software Specialist, A.S.

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This program prepares the student for an entry-level position as an information systems Software Specialist.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Network Administrator Certificate of Achievement

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This program prepares the student for an entry-level position as an information systems network administrator.

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Network Administrator, A.S.

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This program prepares the student for an entry-level position as an information systems network administrator.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Architecture Certificate of Achievement

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The Architecture Certificate of Achievement program is a two-year sequence of courses designed for students who wish to train for entry-level employment in architecture or a field related to the construction industry. It also provides returning students with ongoing education to increase their job skills. Careers that the program allows students to pursue include: architectural draftsperson, construction manager, real estate developer, and government building code administration, as well as related construction industry jobs.

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Architecture, A.S.

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The Associate of Science Degree in Architecture is a three-year sequence of courses designed for students who wish to train for employment in architecture or a field related to the construction industry. Majors that student can transfer into include: architecture, architectural engineering, and construction management. This degree is organized to provide the breadth and depth required to practice in entry level positions within the architecture profession and construction industry such as: architectural draftsperson, civil drafter, construction manager, real estate developer, and government building code administration, as well as related construction industry jobs. Students who successfully complete an Associate of Science Degree in Architecture may complete an 8 year internship working for a licensed architect and/or professional engineer and will qualify to take the California Architects License Exam leading to a career as a licensed architect.

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Drafting Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The Drafting Technology Certificate of Achievement program includes courses designed to provide a general background and specialized skills to help the student find entry-level employment in government and private enterprise, especially where drafting skills are required. Main competencies include understanding CAD, Solidworks, and similar software programs, ability to draft and annotate drawings in 2D and 3D views, and ability to interpret and work from mechanical drawings. Students will be prepared to work as mechanical drafters, industrial design drafters, and manufacturing drafters.

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Drafting Technology, A.S.

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The Drafting Technology Associate of Science degree program includes courses designed to provide a general background and specialized skills to help the student find entry-level employment in government and private enterprise, especially where drafting skills are required. Main competencies include understanding CAD, Solidworks, and similar software programs, ability to draft and annotate drawings in 2D and 3D views, and ability to interpret and work from mechanical drawings. Students will be prepared to work as mechanical drafters, industrial design drafters, and manufacturing drafters.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Computer Graphics Certificate of Achievement

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This Computer Graphics Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the computer graphics fields. This program relies heavily on a basic understanding of graphic design and/or computer graphics principles as they relate to industry standards. Some of the careers that are found in the computer graphics field are: animation, motion design, graphic design, multimedia design, digital image design, and responsive media design.

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Computer Graphics, A.S.

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The Computer Graphics Associate of Science degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the computer graphics fields. This program relies heavily on a basic understanding of graphic design and/or computer graphics principles as they relate to industry standards. Some of the careers that are found in the computer graphics field are: animation, motion design, graphic design, multimedia design, digital image design, and responsive media design.

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Graphic Communications Certificate of Achievement

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The Graphic Communications Certificate of Achievement program includes traditional and digital printing and applications, linking design and technology. Coursework prepares students for entry-level employment typically found in the graphic communications field, including digital and traditional printing and prepress technician, designer, surface designer, textile and clothing printing including silk screen and sublimation, textile designer, printing press operator, and related print and digital media. The discipline focuses on creation, production, and reproduction, in printed and digital form. The program also provides coursework for professionals interested in upgrading skills and/or receiving certification in the field.

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Graphic Communications, A.S.

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The Graphic Communications Associate of Science degree program includes traditional and digital printing and applications, linking design and technology. Coursework prepares students for entry-level employment typically found in the graphic communications field, including digital and traditional printing and prepress technician, designer, surface designer, textile and clothing printing including silk screen and sublimation, textile designer, printing press operator, and related print and digital media. The discipline focuses on creation, production, and reproduction, in printed and digital form. The program also provides coursework for professionals interested in upgrading skills and receiving an associate degree in the field.

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Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement

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The Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Design program prepares students for entry-level careers typically found in the graphic design field, such as graphic designer, production artist, package designer, or product designer. The program also provides coursework for professionals interested in upgrading skills and/or receiving certification in the field. The study encompasses all phases of the design processes from origination of the idea (design, layout, and typography) through reproduction, finishing and distribution.

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Graphic Design, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Graphic Design program prepares students for entry-level careers in the graphic design field, such as graphic designer, production artist, package designer, or product designer. The program also provides coursework for professionals interested in upgrading skills and/or receiving certification in the field. The study encompasses all phases of the design processes from origination of the idea (design, layout, and typography) through reproduction, finishing and distribution.

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Business Industry

Training and Development Specialist

Human Resources Management Occupational Skills Award

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The Human Resources Management Occupational Skills Award is designed to increase the ability to succeed in an emerging and evolving work environment. The curriculum assists students’ understanding of the scope of human resources management and the requirements for success. Completion of the program in Human Resources Management enhances the opportunity for entry employment as well as advancement in a career.

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Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Appraisal Certificate of Achievement

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The Real Estate Appraisal certificate is designed to give students an introduction to the world of Real Estate Appraisal. Many of the courses included in this certificate apply toward educational requirements needed to sit for the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA) state exam.

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Real Estate Appraisal, A.S.

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The Real Estate Appraisal Program is designed to prepare students with educational courses needed for positions within the Real Estate Appraisal profession and to meet the California State requirements under the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA). Please note, the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers requires applicable hours of experience along with qualifying coursework to sit for the state exam. Please refer to the BREA webpage for current requirements.

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Real Estate Certificate of Achievement

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This Real Estate certificate is designed to educate the student and provide the courses required to qualify for the California Salesperson’s license exam. This certificate is geared towards the aspiring Real Estate professional, as well as investors and consumers.

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Real Estate, A.S.

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This Real Estate program is designed to educate the student to become an effective Real Estate professional. Activities related to the program are real estate practice, law, appraisal, finance, computations, escrow, investment, exchanging, and taxation. To qualify to sit for the California Broker’s license exam, eight total classes and two years of full-time experience are required. Please check with the California Department of Real Estate for any changes.

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