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Bookkeeper

Accounting Associate

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This is a two-year associate's degree that consists of 60 semester hours. Students will take a range of technology courses from several disciplines as well as general education courses that will provide the necessary skills to thrive in a competitive business environment. Students completing the associate's degree will complete the certificate concurrently.

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Office Manager

Business Administration

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The following transfer guide is a general recommendation of courses, which prepares the student for the Associate of Science degree and transfer to a university baccalaureate program in Business Administration.

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Beautician

COSMETOLOGY

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During this two semester cosmetology program at South Plains College, students will be taught the rules and regulations of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Students will understand the theory and skills of shampooing, hair and scalp treatment, hair cutting, chemical hair relaxing, hair styling and shaping, manicuring, cold waving, hair coloring, skin care and facials. Students will also have an understanding of all applicable safety and sanitation rules and regulations to be in compliance with TDLR along with salon development, salon operations, professional ethics and record keeping. To practice skills, students work with community members weekly under the supervision of instructors.

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Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Occupational Skills Award

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The Occupational Skills Award in Real Estate is designed to provide students with a specialized and practical education in real estate. Students who complete the program will be eligible to receive an Occupational Skills Award from South Plains College and will satisfy the educational requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission to take the Texas Real Estate Commission Sales Agent License examination. Once licensed, the student is eligible to begin working in a real estate business.

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Real Estate Salesmanship Certificate

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This Salesmanship Certificate program in Real Estate is designed to provide students with a specialized and practical education in real estate. Students who complete the program will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Proficiency from South Plains College and will satisfy the educational requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission to take the Texas Real Estate Commission Sales Agent License examination and meets the educational requirements to renew the Sales Agent license and begin or continue working in a real estate office.

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Real Estate, A.A.S.

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The two-year program in real estate is designed to provide students with a broad base of educational and practical experience which will enable them to function effectively and efficiently in the real estate industry. Students who satisfactorily complete the prescribed curriculum will be eligible to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and will satisfy the educational requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission to take the Texas Real Estate Commission Sales Agent License examination.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Body Technician

Automotive Collision Repair Basic Skills Certificate

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Students may elect to complete the following curriculum and receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Collision Repair. Successful graduates will be trained in all the necessary skills required to enter the workforce as a technician’s assistant. Emphasis is on surface preparation, straightening damaged parts, refinish techniques, reading damage reports, damage repair, interior trim and glass removal and installation, welding, heating and cooling systems, plastic repair and the theory of vehicle structure design. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Advanced Skills Certificate

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Students may elect to complete the following curriculum and receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Automotive Technology with emphasis in automatic/manual transmission, engine performance, lighting and advanced service and hybrids. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Automotive Technology Basic Skills Certificate

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Students may elect to complete the following curriculum and receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Technology with emphasis in automotive suspension, brakes, and electrical systems. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology program is designed to train the student to service gasoline powered automobiles, light trucks, and hybrids. Specific areas of training include: major engine service; transmissions overhaul and service; rear axle and drive line service; electronic computer control service and diagnosis; steering gear and linkage overhaul; fuel injection systems overhaul; troubleshooting procedures; computerized air conditioning equipment service; shop management procedures; service of anti-pollution devices; front wheel alignment and wheel balancing; computerized brake systems service; and drive-ability and emissions service. The program also emphasizes the diagnostics and troubleshooting of auxiliary equipment such as starters, generators, alternators, regulators, switches, and other automotive components. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF, ASE) in all eight specialty areas. Students completing the training sequence in each of the specialties learn skills which meet ASE standards and will be eligible to take two Student ASE tests at the end of each semester. Students who successfully complete the curriculum, which includes a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program, will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program also awards an Enhanced Skills Certificate upon completion of additional technical courses.

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Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Equipment Certificate

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Studying Diesel Technology can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Upon successful completion of the program

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Diesel Service Technology, A.A.S.

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Studying Diesel Technology can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Upon successful completion of the program

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Diesel Transportation Certificate

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The Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate of Achievement program offers both theoretical and hands-on training related to diesel equipment including diesel engines

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Diesel-Basic Diesel Technology Certificate

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Along the way toward completing the 2-year Diesel Technology career certificate

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Truck Driver

Professional Driver Training Continuing Education

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An introduction into the regulations governing the trucking industry and the qualifications for entry into the field. The purpose of this course is to certify and permit the students. During this course the students will be trained for their Class A Licensing, as well as familiarizing themselves with the Department of Transportation rules and regulations. Students receive preparation for written examination, general truck driving skills with hands-on component, and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation. Students must be 18 years of age, have GED or high school diploma and must possess a valid Class C Texas Drivers Licenses. This is a 200 hour program with 20 CEUs that includes classroom, range, and open road driving. New classes begin every two weeks.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nurse Aide Continuing Education

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Students learn the necessary skills to work in long-term care, home health, or hospital environments. A method of instruction providing detail education, training, and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Upon completion of the 60 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of clinicals, each student will be required to take the State of Texas Certified Nurse Aide Competency Examination with PEARSON VUE. Students will now submit their own applications and testing fees directly to PEARSON VUE after completion of the class.

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Cardiovascular Technician

EKG Technician

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This introductory course is designed for those who want to work in the health care industry in a more advanced position. A basic knowledge of hospital protocol and medical terminology is recommended but not required. This course includes fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system, basic EKG procedures, interpretation of basic dysrhythmias and a brief look at treatment.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Tech Continuing Education

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This is a test preparation review course for pharmacy technicians who will be taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The course is designed to augment your on-the-job training or provide an individual who has extensive knowledge with the tools to successfully complete the national exam. This is an introductory course where highly motivated individuals willing to spend a significant amount of outside class time in memorization and other study techniques can also benefit. Subjects covered include pharmacology, safety, terminology, packing, dispensing, distribution, inventory management, ration strengths, business math, calculating IV flow rates, and other related topics. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam is available all year. Student should expect additional expenses to take licensing exam. Maximum of 20 students.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Continuing Education

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The student will discuss theoretical and practical aspects of specimen collection (including professionalism, ethics, terminology, quality control, and safety); use basic laboratory. This is a 10 week class in which students will learn theoretical and practical aspects of blood specimen collections for clinical laboratories. Topics include professionalism, ethics, medical terminology, related anatomy, physiology, as well as utilization of blood and non-blood specimen collection supplies, and proper techniques.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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Specialization in Physical Therapist Assistant prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings that provide physical therapy services. Students who satisfactorily complete this program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The A.A.S. in PTA is a terminal degree and does not transfer to university-level physical therapy programs. Students will be prepared to take the licensing exam upon completion of A.A.S. PTA degree plan. To qualify for the Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience during the final semester of the program.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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The South Plains College Radiologic Technology Program provides an environment that facilitates student success in acquiring the theory and technical skills of a professional medical radiographer. In order to achieve its mission, the South Plains College Radiologic Technology Program is committed to the following program goals.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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Respiratory care is a rapidly expanding medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of people with cardiopulmonary disorders. South Plains College offers a two-year program that culminates in an Associate of Applied Science degree in respiratory care. To qualify for the A.A.S. degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience during the final semester of the program.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology Certificate

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Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The Surgical Technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room or surgical environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

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Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The Surgical Technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room or surgical environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Vocational Nursing Certificate

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The Vocational Nursing program is designed to prepare individuals interested in the nursing profession to practice as licensed vocational nurses. Clinical experience is provided through affiliations with several area health care facilities. Satisfactory completion of the 12-month curriculum with a minimum grade of “C” in all course work, including a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program, qualifies the student to receive a Certificate of Proficiency. The student is then eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Certificate

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The Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for assessment by the National Council for Professional Recognition. Students who successfully complete training/education, work requirements and the final assessment process will earn a CDA Credential, which is recognized nationally in the field of early childhood development. Credentials may be earned in the areas of infant/toddler, preschool, family child care, and home visitor, with a bilingual specialization also available.

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Child Development, A.A.S.

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The Child Development program is designed to provide students with a theoretical knowledge base and practical experience which will enable them to work within the field of child development. The student may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Child Development, an Early Childhood Administrator’s Certificate, an Early Childhood Certificate, and a Family Advocate Certificate.

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Child Development, Early Childhood Administrator’s Certificate

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The Early Childhood Administrator’s certificate in Child Development is designed to prepare individuals to become program administrators and to assist those currently holding such positions to improve their skills. The curriculum emphasizes both program and business management skills needed for the implementation of quality programs for children. Upon successful completion of the following curriculum, which includes a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program, the student qualifies to receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

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Child Development/Early Childhood Certificate

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This curriculum is designed primarily for those who wish to work as assistant caregivers. Basic skills such as positive communication, positive guidance and the normal development of the child from birth through eight years of age are emphasized. The curriculum may be utilized as preparation for obtaining the National Child Development Associate Credential. Upon successful completion of the following curriculum, which includes a Capstone Experience during the final semester of the program, the student qualifies to receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students for a career in Emergency Medical Services. The multiple-entry/multiple-exit program prepares students for all levels of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Additionally, the program can assist students in preparation for an Allied Health Baccalaureate degree or for career advancement and mobility in related health care occupations.

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Emergency Medical Services- EMT Basic Certificate

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Students who complete the EMT-Basic curriculum will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as entry level EMT-Basic. Prior to enrollment in the EMT-Basic course, students must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card and shot record on file. Upon successful completion of EMSP 1401 and EMSP 1160 students will be scheduled to take the certification exam for The National Registry of EMT’s. Students must be TSI compliant in Reading to qualify for this Certificate program. Advisor is Jerry Findley, program director and assistant professor of emergency medical services.

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Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Certificate

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This 18-semester-hour curriculum prepares students to be competent entry-level Advanced EMT. Students who complete this curriculum will possess the knowledge, skills and personal attitudes and behaviors necessary for practice as entry-level Advanced EMT. All requirements to write the Texas Department of State Health Services and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examinations for certification as an Advanced EMT are satisfied. Upon successful completion of the following curriculum, which includes a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program, the student qualifies to receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

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Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate

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This 38-semester-hour curriculum prepares students as competent entry-level EMT-Paramedics. Students who complete this curriculum will possess the knowledge, skills, and personal attitudes and behaviors necessary for practice as entry-level EMT-Paramedics. Upon successful completion of the following curriculum, which includes a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program, the student qualifies to receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

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Firefighter

Fire Technology (FESHE) Fire Service Specialization, A.A.S.

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The associate of applied science degree in Fire Technology is designed for the advancement of professional Texas Commission on Fire Protection certified firefighters. The Fire Service Specialization is made up of courses that meet the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum. FESHE is a nationally recognized network of colleges and universities that have created a standardized undergraduate curriculum that is national in scope, content, and outcomes. This national model curriculum allows for easier transfer of coursework for those interested in a Baccalaureate Degree. Students who successfully complete the Basic Fire Academy coursework, FESHE coursework, and fifteen-hour general education requirement will be eligible to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree with a Fire Service Specialization. Attainment of the Associate of Applied Science degree does not result in Basic Firefighter Certification. Upon successful completion of the academy, students will be eligible to take a written exam and skills evaluation administered by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. All course work must be com­plete and the certificate of completion issued before applying for the state examination. To qual­ify for the A.A.S. degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Fire Technology Advanced Firefighter (FESHE) Fire Service Specialization Certificate

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The Fire Technology Advanced Firefighter Certificate of Proficiency is designed for the advancement of professional Texas Commission on Fire Protection certified firefighters. The Fire Specialization is made up of courses that meet the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum. FESHE is a nationally recognized network of colleges and universities that have created a standardized undergraduate curriculum that is national in scope, content, and outcomes. This national model curriculum allows for easier transfer of coursework for those interested in furthering their education. Students who successfully complete the Basic Fire Academy coursework and the FESHE coursework will be eligible to receive an Advanced Firefighter Certificate-Fire Service Specialization. Attainment of the Certificate does not result in Basic Firefighter Certification.

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Fire Technology Advanced Firefighter Emergency Medicine Specialization Certificate

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The Fire Technology Advanced Firefighter Certificate of Proficiency is designed for the advancement of professional Texas Commission on Fire Protection certified firefighters. The Emergency Medicine Specialization prepares students to be competent firefighters as well as competent entry-level advanced EMTs. Students who complete this curriculum will possess the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes and behaviors necessary to work as firefighter/advanced EMTs. Attainment of the Certificate does not result in Basic Firefighter Certification or Advanced EMT Certification. Upon successful completion of EMSP coursework, all requirements to write the Texas Department of State Health Services and National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians examinations for certification as an Advanced EMT are satisfied. Students who successfully complete the Basic Fire Academy coursework and the Advanced EMT coursework will be eligible to receive an Advanced Firefighter Certificate - Emergency Medicine Specialization.

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Fire Technology Basic Fire Academy Certificate of Completion

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The Basic Fire Academy is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a certified firefighter. The curriculum includes a combination of class lectures, skills and field training. This program is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to be taught in a block format to provide for an appropriate and logical sequence of competency mastery. The instruction and competencies for the following courses are integrated into the sequence provided in the curriculum for the Basic Structural Firefighter. This training curriculum exceeds minimum hour requirements set forth by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Upon successful completion of the academy, students will be eligible to take a written exam and skills evaluation administered by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. All course work must be complete and the certificate of completion issued before applying for the state examination. All coursework is International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) approved.

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Fire Technology Emergency Medicine Specialization, A.A.S.

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The associate of applied science degree in Fire Technology is designed for the advancement of professional Texas Commission on Fire Protection certified firefighters. The Emergency Medicine Specialization prepares students to be competent firefighters as well as competent entry-level advanced EMTs. Students who complete this curriculum will possess the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes and behaviors necessary to work as firefighter/advanced EMTs. Upon successful completion of EMSP coursework, all requirements to write the Texas Department of State Health Services and National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians examinations for certification as an Advanced EMT are satisfied. Students who successfully complete the Basic Fire Academy coursework, Advanced EMT coursework, and fifteen-hour general education requirement will be eligible to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree with an Emergency Medicine Specialization. Attainment of the Associate of Applied Science degree does not result in Basic Firefighter Certification or Advanced EMT Certification. To qual­ify for the A.A.S. degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Police Officer

Law Enforcement Police Academy Certificate of Proficiency

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The basic course for peace officers is designed for persons desiring to obtain the peace officer’s license and begin a career in law enforcement. The training curriculum as mandated by law, is standardized by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency and may be eligible to take the state licensure examination to be a Texas Peace Officer.

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Law Enforcement Technology, A.A.S.

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The Law Enforcement Technology program, Peace Officer specialization, is specifically designed to prepare the student to begin a career with local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. This educational program develops the skills needed to begin and progress through a career in law enforcement. Students seeking a career that requires a baccalaureate degree should refer to the Criminal Justice program. A student who completes this curriculum will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. To qualify for the A.A.S. degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program. Upon completion of all degree requirements, qualified students may receive an endorsement of eligibility to sit for the state licensure exam to be a Texas Peace Officer. Students who complete the recommended courses listed in the transfer guide for Criminal Justice and who then take the police officer academy series may be eligible to receive the A.A.S. degree in Law Enforcement Technology. Consult program advisors for more information.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Certificate

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The Paralegal Certificate Program is designed to introduce students to the paralegal profession. Students must complete 24 semester hours of paralegal studies courses. These courses are designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of the legal profession, law office procedures, legal terminology, court systems, legal document preparation, and procedural and substantive rules of law. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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The two-year Paralegal Studies program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the legal profession with adequate knowledge of, and expertise in, the legal system and substantive and procedural law to be able to assist an attorney in the delivery of legal services. The student who completes this curriculum will be eligible to receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Cinema and Video Production Advanced Certificate

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This certificate option provides advanced skills for employment in the cinema and video production field and is designed to be a continuation for the basic Video Production Technology certificate. Students must complete the Video Production Technology basic certificate program as a prerequisite to enrollment. Students will work in post-production environments, such as making movies, commercials, documentaries, and music videos, as well as working in live production environments, working on the set of live concerts, newscasts, and other live events. This includes training in cameras, composition, audio production, graphics, lighting, and editing. Students who complete the following curriculum receive an advanced Certificate of Proficiency. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Cinema and Video Production Basic Skills Certificate

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This certificate option provides the basic skills for employment in the cinema and video field and can be combined with other certificates and/or Associates degrees to add video skills and knowledge to those seeking degrees in Sound Technology, Graphic Arts or other media related fields. Students will work in post-production environments, such as making movies, commercials, documentaries, and music videos, as well as working in live production environments, working on the set of live concerts, newscasts, and other live events. This includes training in cameras, composition, audio production, graphics, lighting, and editing.

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Cinema and Video Production Enhanced Skills Certificate

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This certificate option provides enhanced skills for employment in the cinema and video production field and is designed to be a continuation for the Video Production Technology Associates Degree. It is intended to provide skills beyond career entry as recommended by the Cinema and Video Production Advisory Committee. Graduates will possess additional skills in live television, leadership roles, news broadcast, and will create a portfolio to help with procuring a job. Students must complete the Video Production Technology Associates Degree program as a prerequisite to enrollment. Students who complete the following curriculum receive an Enhanced Skills Certificate of Proficiency. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Cinema and Video Production, A.A.S.

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The Cinema and Video Production program is designed to provide individuals with preparation and experience for entry-level video production technical positions. Graduates will possess knowledge of techniques, procedures, and operation of equipment used in the cinema and video production industry. Students will work in a post-production environment, such as making movies, commercials, documentaries, and music videos, as well as working in live production environments, working on the set of live concerts, newscasts, and other live events. This includes training in cameras, composition, audio production, graphics, lighting, and editing.

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Sound Reinforcement Certificate

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This certificate option is designed to provide individuals with the skills necessary to obtain a job in the sound reinforcement industry. Students will receive practical application of these skills through hands-on experience. This includes training in sound systems design, setup/installation, verification/troubleshooting, system optimization and mixing techniques for professional sound reinforcement. Graduates will possess a solid foundation of the signal flow, specifications and industry standard practices surrounding live sound reinforcement systems. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Sound Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate

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An Enhanced Skills Certificate is a certificate associated with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Sound Technology. It is intended to provide skills beyond career entry as recommended by the Sound Technology Advisory Committee. Completion of the following courses are required for this certificate.

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Sound Technology, A.A.S.

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The Sound Technology program is designed to provide individuals with preparation and experience for entry-level recording engineer positions. Graduates will possess basic knowledge of techniques, procedures and operation of equipment used in the studio recording industry. This includes training in selection and placement of microphones, analysis of acoustical environments, use of effects, troubleshooting, engineering, and production techniques.

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Sound Technology-Fundamentals of Sound Technology Certificate

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This certificate option is designed to provide individuals with the skills necessary to obtain a position as an apprentice to a working sound engineer, and can be combined with other certificates and/or Associates degrees to add audio skills and knowledge to those seeking degrees in Video Production Technology, Design Communications or other media related fields. Graduates will possess a fundamental knowledge of techniques, procedures and operation of equipment in the recording studio & live sound reinforcement field. This includes training in the fundamentals of selection and placement of microphones, recording and editing techniques, audio electronics, and troubleshooting, live sound, video production, and MIDI.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Arts Advanced Certificate

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The Design Communications Advanced Graphics/Design Certificate focuses on advanced software skills and design theories for digital illustration and layout techniques for print, web design and multimedia. Students are trained in the use of industry-standard graphics and design software for the field with direct hands-on experience in developing projects from conception to distribution. Completion of the Design Communications Software Skills Certificate is a prerequisite to enrollment in this program. Students completing the following curriculum will receive an advanced Certificate of Proficiency. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Graphic Arts Software Skills Certificate

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The Design Communications Basic Skills Certificate focuses on software skills for digital illustration and layout techniques for print, web design and multimedia. Students are trained in the use of industry-standard graphics and design software for the field. Students completing the following curriculum will receive a Certificate of Proficiency. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Graphic Arts, A.A.S.

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Design communications focuses on digital illustration and layout techniques for print, web design, video graphics and multimedia. Students are trained in the use of industry-standard graphics and design software and post-design processes for the field. Students completing the following curriculum will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. To qualify for the A.A.S. degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Computer Aided Drafting and Design Advanced CAD Technician Certificate

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This certificate program focuses primarily on Computer Aided Drafting and Design of more advanced architectural and mechanical components. The certificate introduces students to essential elements of a Computer Aided Drafting and Design specialist’s education. Individuals completing this certificate program are qualified to enter the workforce as entry-level technical graphics and design specialists in the fields of architecture, engineering, manufacturing, surveying and related industries.

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design Basic CAD Technician Certificate

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This certificate program focuses primarily on Computer Aided Drafting and Design of basic architectural and mechanical components. Individuals completing this certificate program are qualified to enter the workforce as entry-level technical graphics and design specialists in the fields of architecture, engineering, manufacturing, surveying and related industries.

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design, A.A.S.

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design is a field that presents many opportunities in high-tech industry. The Computer Aided Drafting and Design curriculum is designed to provide graduates with the essential knowledge and skills in technical drawing on a computer and use of specialized software. Upon obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree, the student is prepared to enter the workforce as an entry-level technical graphics and design specialist in the fields of architecture, engineering, manufacturing, surveying, GIS, and related industries. Certificate of Proficiency options in Basic CAD design and Advanced CAD design are also offered for students seeking short-term training.

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Electrician

Electrician and Power Transmission Technology Advanced Electrical Utility Technician Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to be a continuation of the electrical utility technician certificate. Instruction in power generation and high voltage systems is included. The Electrical Utility Technician Certificate is a prerequisite to the Advanced Electrical Utility Technician Certificate. Students who complete the following curriculum, which includes a capstone experience in the final semester, receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

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Electrician and Power Transmission Technology Advanced Electrician Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to be a continuation of the electrician certificate. Instruction in codology and high voltage systems is included. The Electrician Certificate is a prerequisite to the Advanced Electrician Certificate. Students who complete the following curriculum, which includes a capstone experience in the final semester, receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

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Electrician and Power Transmission Technology Advanced Texas Electrical Cooperative Certificate

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The Advanced Texas Electrical Cooperative Certificate is designed to assist qualified students, who are currently employed with members of the Texas Electrical Cooperative (TEC) group and receive training through TEC. The Electrical Utility Technician Certificate is a prerequisite to the Advanced Texas Electrical Cooperative Certificate. Students must complete a sequence of coursework selected by the TEC. Students completing the curriculum, which includes a capstone experience in the final semester, will receive a Certificate of Proficiency. This curriculum is only available to students currently receiving training through a TEC member cooperative.

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Electrician and Power Transmission Technology Electrical Utility Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Electrical Utility Specialization is designed to prepare qualified graduates to work various parts of the electrical utility field. The curriculum provides a sequence of courses approved by the electrical industry, which also meet skills and learning objectives required within industry. Graduates completing curriculum will attain knowledge and skills required to become readily employable to enter and competently perform as “entry level” utility technicians within the electrical industry.

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Electrician and Power Transmission Technology Electrical Utility Technician Certificate

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This course of study provides basic skills necessary for employment in the electrical utility field. Students, with the aid of their advisor, select courses from the desired area of the electrical industry that suit their desires. Those students who complete the following curriculum, which includes a capstone experience in the final semester, receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

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Electrician and Power Transmission Technology Electrician Certificate

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This course of study provides basic skills necessary for employment in the electrician industry. Students, with the aid of their advisor, select courses from the desired area of the electrical industry that suit their desires. Those students who complete the following curriculum, which includes a capstone experience in the final semester, receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

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Electrician and Power Transmission Technology Electrician Specialization, A.A.S.

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The two-year Electrical and Power Transmission Technology program is designed to prepare qualified graduates to work in the electrical industry. The curriculum provides a sequence of electrical courses approved by the electrical industry, which meet the needs of the industry as well as the goals and desires of the student. The Electrician Specialization prepares graduates with adequate knowledge and skills to enter and competentenly perform in the electrical industry. Graduates are readily employable with electrical companies within college service area and throughout Texas.

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Electrician and Power Transmission Technology Texas Electrical Cooperative Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Texas Electrical Cooperative Specialization is designed to assist qualified graduates who are currently employed with members of the Texas Electrical Cooperative (TEC) group and recieve parts of their training through the TEC. The curriculum provides a sequence of courses selected by the TEC which combine with short course work to complete the curriculum. This curriculum is only available to students currently recieving training through their employer and TEC.

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HVAC Technician

HART Commercial Refrigeration Air Conditioning Technician Certificate

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Students may elect to complete the following curriculum and receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Commercial Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Technician. This certificate is designed to give the student the skills to maintain, service and troubleshoot commercial refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment. It includes heat pump technology, hydronic equipment and an emphasis on electronic controls and energy management systems.

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HART Residential Air Conditioning Installation Technician Certificate

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Students may elect to complete the following curriculum and receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Residential Air Conditioning Installation Technology. This certificate is designed to give the student the fundamental knowledge of residential air conditioning split systems with the maximum capacity of 60,000 BTU’s. It does not include heat pump technology or the ability to service, maintain or troubleshoot air conditioning systems.

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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S.

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The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program is designed to train the student to install, service and repair residential and commercial heating and air conditioning for both domestic and commercial refrigeration units. Specific areas of training include refrigeration theory, piping procedures, electrical controls, service techniques, troubleshooting techniques, equipment selection and the installation and maintenance of most equipment, including heat pumps.

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Welder

Welding Technology Advanced Processes Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to be a continuation of the basic welding processes certificate. Instruction in intermediate and advanced pipe welding, advanced gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding and intermediate and advanced layout and fabrication is provided. Emphasis is placed on processes selection and problem solving. Welding inspection and weld testing methods are also practiced by the student. The Basic Welding Processes Certificate of Proficiency is a prerequisite to the Advanced Welding Processes Certificate of Proficiency.

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Welding Technology Basic Processes Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the welding and metal fabricating industry. Students will receive instruction in oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding of sheet metal, plate, and structural shapes. Reading and interpretation of industrial blueprints, basic metallurgy, basic electricity, and welding safety are also presented.

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Welding Technology, A.A.S.

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The Welding Technology program is designed to train the student in the fundamentals of industrial welding processes with emphasis on layout and design. Specific areas of training include: welding processes, welding procedures, blueprint reading, basic welding metallurgy, structural and pipe welding, pipe fitting, layout and fabrication, welding inspection and weld testing methods.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Systems - Network Administration Certificate

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Networking Certification is a one-year curriculum designed to train students to use current network operating systems, network applications and network related hardware. In addition, network design, administration, installations and maintenance will be emphasized. Students who satisfactorily complete the curriculum will receive a Certificate of Proficiency. Students working toward this certificate must complete courses with a grade of “C” or better and must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Computer Information Systems - Systems Administration Certificate

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Students who complete this certificate will be trained to use server operating systems, client operating systems, server roles, server features, and server hardware. Students will work with Windows server and Windows/Linux client operating systems to install, implement, and maintain a network. Topics include TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, DNS, DHCP, Windows server installation and maintenance, Active Directory, storage management, and additional systems administration concepts. Completion of this certificate will prepare the student to take the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications, as well as the current Windows Server Microsoft Certification Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. CompTIA exam vouchers are issued as part of the courses with which they align. Completion of MCSA courses may result in significant voucher discounts.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Specialization in Computer Information Systems prepares the student for employment in information technology as software and hardware technicians, software developers, network technicians and web specialists. Satisfactory completion of the following curriculum will qualify the student to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Specialization in Computer Information Systems prepares the student for employment in information technology as software and hardware technicians, software developers, network technicians and web specialists. Satisfactory completion of the following curriculum will qualify the student to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Data Security Management

Computer Information Systems Cyber Security Certificate

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Cyber Security is a one-year curriculum designed to provide students with a firm foundation of knowledge and training in order to analyze and protect computers, networks, software and data from unauthorized access or attack. Topics will include operating system and network security, malware, hacking, computer forensics, intrusion detection, social engineering, and security management.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Specialization in Computer Information Systems prepares the student for employment in information technology as software and hardware technicians, software developers, network technicians and web specialists. Satisfactory completion of the following curriculum will qualify the student to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Specialization in Computer Information Systems prepares the student for employment in information technology as software and hardware technicians, software developers, network technicians and web specialists. Satisfactory completion of the following curriculum will qualify the student to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Software Developer

Computer Information Systems Programming Certificate

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This one-year curriculum in Programming Certification is designed to train students to use current software development techniques to program web sites, applications, and databases. Students who satisfactorily complete the curriculum will receive a Certificate of Proficiency. Students working toward this certificate must complete courses with a grade of “C” or better and must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Specialization in Computer Information Systems prepares the student for employment in information technology as software and hardware technicians, software developers, network technicians and web specialists. Satisfactory completion of the following curriculum will qualify the student to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Lubbock Coding Academy Continuing Education

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This course covers the fundamentals of front-end web development and introduces the fundamentals of computer programming via the JavaScript language. Our Web 101 class is the starting point for our Full Stack Developer Program. It is designed for people who are starting with little or no experience coding. By the end of this class, students will build functional and professional-quality websites as well as basic JavaScript apps and game. These websites will resize to maintain quality and functionality on cell phones, tablets, and desktop computers. Furthermore, students will be exposed to the fundamentals of computer programming with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Instructor - Robin Dillard

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems Technician Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the computer technology industry. Students will receive instruction in industry-standard computer applications, application of digital forensic science, set-up and management of personal computer operating systems, personal computer assembly and configuration, networking technology and implementation, and network security. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Computer Information Systems Technician Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the computer technology industry. Students will receive instruction in industry-standard computer applications, application of digital forensic science, set-up and management of personal computer operating systems, personal computer assembly and configuration, networking technology and implementation, and network security. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Specialization in Computer Information Systems prepares the student for employment in information technology as software and hardware technicians, software developers, network technicians and web specialists. Satisfactory completion of the following curriculum will qualify the student to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Specialization in Computer Information Systems prepares the student for employment in information technology as software and hardware technicians, software developers, network technicians and web specialists. Satisfactory completion of the following curriculum will qualify the student to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Hospitality Industry

Food Service Manager

Culinary Arts

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The Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare qualified graduates for entry-level employment in the Culinary Arts industry. The program provides students with the skills necessary for employment in following, but not limited to, areas as an entry-level cook, bakery apprentice, butchery apprentice, caterer, and food service/purchasing operations assistant. Students successfully completing the curriculum described below will meet all requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Kitchen Manager

Culinary Arts Advanced Culinary and Baking Skills Certificate

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Students who have completed the Fundamental Culinary Skills Basic Certificate may elect to continue their training by completing semesters 3 and 4 of culinary coursework and receive the Culinary and Baking Skills Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts. Successful graduates will be trained in all of the necessary skills required to enter the workforce at a semi experienced food handler position, needing minimal supervision and training. Emphasis is placed on advanced skills in cooking and baking, production cooking, and meat identifying and processing. Also, knowledge in world cuisines, purchasing in the food industry, and of beverage management are emphasized.

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Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Advanced Culinary and Baking Skills Certificate

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Students who have completed the Fundamental Culinary Skills Basic Certificate may elect to continue their training by completing semesters 3 and 4 of culinary coursework and receive the Culinary and Baking Skills Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts. Successful graduates will be trained in all of the necessary skills required to enter the workforce at a semi experienced food handler position, needing minimal supervision and training. Emphasis is placed on advanced skills in cooking and baking, production cooking, and meat identifying and processing. Also, knowledge in world cuisines, purchasing in the food industry, and of beverage management are emphasized.

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Culinary Arts Fundamental Culinary Skills Certificate

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Students may elect to complete semesters 1 and 2 of culinary coursework and receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Culinary Arts. Successful graduates will be trained in all the necessary skills required to enter the workforce at an entry-level food preparation position, needing management supervision and training. Emphasis is on food safety and sanitation, proper mise en place, knife skills, nutrition, kitchen communication, and basic cooking and baking techniques.

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare qualified graduates for entry-level employment in the Culinary Arts industry. The program provides students with the skills necessary for employment in following, but not limited to, areas as an entry-level cook, bakery apprentice, butchery apprentice, caterer, and food service/purchasing operations assistant. Students successfully completing the curriculum described below will meet all requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Fundamental Culinary Skills Certificate

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Students may elect to complete semesters 1 and 2 of culinary coursework and receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Culinary Arts. Successful graduates will be trained in all the necessary skills required to enter the workforce at an entry-level food preparation position, needing management supervision and training

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Energy Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Equipment Certificate

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Studying Diesel Technology can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Upon successful completion of the program

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Diesel Service Technology, A.A.S.

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Studying Diesel Technology can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Upon successful completion of the program

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Diesel Transportation Certificate

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The Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate of Achievement program offers both theoretical and hands-on training related to diesel equipment including diesel engines

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Diesel-Basic Diesel Technology Certificate

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Along the way toward completing the 2-year Diesel Technology career certificate

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Power Generation Technician

Diesel Equipment Certificate

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Studying Diesel Technology can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Upon successful completion of the program

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Diesel Service Technology, A.A.S.

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Studying Diesel Technology can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Upon successful completion of the program

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Diesel Transportation Certificate

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The Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate of Achievement program offers both theoretical and hands-on training related to diesel equipment including diesel engines

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Diesel-Basic Diesel Technology Certificate

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Along the way toward completing the 2-year Diesel Technology career certificate

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Wind Turbine Technician

Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Advanced Certificate

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The Advanced Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Certificate is designed as a continuation of the Manufacturing Technology curriculum, which prepares graduates with increased knowledge and skills targeting higher productivity within the manufacturing profession. Students choose from one of Specialty Career Tracks, which include semiconductor/electronics specialization, machinist specialization, network communications specialization, mechatronics specialization and petroleum/alternative energy specialization. Completion of the Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Certificate of Proficiency is a prerequisite to enrollment in the Advanced Certificate program.

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Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies program is designed to prepare graduates to proficiently perform within various specialties of the manufacturing profession. Students choose from five Specialties of the manufacturing profession. Students choose from five Specialty Career Tracks, which include semiconductor/electronics specialization, machinist specialization, network communications specialization, mechatronics specialization and petroleum/alternative energy specialization. Successful completion of the curriculum awards an Associate of Applied Science Degree. To qualify for the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must complete a Capstone Experience which includes passing a comprehensive examination during final semester of the program.

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Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies program is designed to prepare graduates to proficiently perform within various specialties of the manufacturing profession. Students choose from five Specialties of the manufacturing profession. Students choose from five Specialty Career Tracks, which include semiconductor/electronics specialization, machinist specialization, network communications specialization, mechatronics specialization and petroleum/alternative energy specialization. Successful completion of the curriculum awards an Associate of Applied Science Degree. To qualify for the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must complete a Capstone Experience which includes passing a comprehensive examination during final semester of the program.

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Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies program is designed to prepare graduates to proficiently perform within various specialties of the manufacturing profession. Students choose from five Specialties of the manufacturing profession. Students choose from five Specialty Career Tracks, which include semiconductor/electronics specialization, machinist specialization, network communications specialization, mechatronics specialization and petroleum/alternative energy specialization. Successful completion of the curriculum awards an Associate of Applied Science Degree. To qualify for the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must complete a Capstone Experience which includes passing a comprehensive examination during final semester of the program.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Certificate

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The Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Certificate is designed to prepare graduates with adequate knowledge to enter and competently perform within the manufacturing profession. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience which includes passing a comprehensive written exam during final semester of the program. This is a TSI-Waived certificate. Students who declare this major are not subject to TSI requirements unless they enroll in a course outside the curriculum.

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Machinist

Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Machinist Specialization Advanced Certificate

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The Advanced Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Certificate; Machinist Specialization is designed as a continuation of the Manufacturing Technology curriculum, which prepares graduates with increased knowledge and skills targeting higher productivity within the “machinist” manufacturing profession. Completion of the Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Certificate; Machinist Specialization is a prerequisite to enrollment in the Advanced Certificate; Machinist Specialization.

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Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Machinist Specialization Certificate

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The Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Certificate is designed to prepare graduates with adequate knowledge to enter and competently perform within the manufacturing profession. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience during final semester of the program. This is a TSI-Waived certificate. Students who declare this major are not subject to TSI requirements unless they enroll in a course outside the curriculum.

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Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies Machinist Specialization, A.A.S.

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The Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies; Machinist Specialization is designed to prepare graduates to proficiently perform within “machinist” manufacturing profession. To qualify for the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must complete a Capstone Experience during final semester of the program.

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