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Social Services Assistant

Addiction Studies, A.A.S.

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If you are interested in becoming a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) or a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA) or working in any area of counseling, health or human services that handles addiction, consider enrolling at Suffolk County Community College.

According to the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS), a CASAC is a qualified health professional. A CASAC provides therapy and treatment for individuals and families struggling with or in recovery from a substance use disorder. CRPAs are individuals who hold a New York Certification Board certificate recognized by OASAS for the purpose of providing peer recovery services in eligible programs where they are supervised by a credentialed or licensed clinical staff member. This is a demanding career for those who wish to be of service to others. The skills taught in the Addiction Studies program at SCCC are also in demand for practitioners in related health and human service fields such as nursing, social work, criminal justice and education.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Come out with your degrees up! The criminal justice program offers a variety of career options. If you have a desire to help others and enjoy a job where something different happens every day, a career in criminal justice may be for you. Suffolk County Community College offers an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice to fulfill the needs of students with diverse career goals.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies Certificate

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A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental/public agency, bank, industry or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. The paralegal program is designed neither for attorneys nor law office administrators. The Suffolk County Community College Paralegal Studies A.A.S. and Certificate programs are offered for paralegal education. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

The curriculum, which is approved by the American Bar Association, provides students with a background in law as practiced in legal offices and trains them to prepare documents such as probate forms, title searches and closing statements, pleadings and discovery proceedings, legal memoranda, and corporate minutes and filings. Skilled use of the English language is essential, and a high level of verbal competence is required for completion of the curriculum. Knowledge of word processing software packages is strongly recommended.

Not all legal courses are offered on each campus each semester. Students are strongly urged to meet with a paralegal academic advisor to plan their program. Failure to do so may result in delayed completion of the program.

The certificate program is designed to serve students with either an associate or bachelor's degree seeking a career-oriented education which upon satisfactory completion will enable them to enter the job market.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental/public agency, bank, industry or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. The paralegal program is designed neither for attorneys nor law office administrators. The Suffolk County Community College Paralegal Studies A.A.S. and Certificate programs are offered for paralegal education. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

This curriculum, which is approved by the American Bar Association, provides students with a background in law as practiced in legal offices and trains them to prepare documents such as probate forms, title searches and closing statements, pleadings and discovery proceedings, legal memoranda, and corporate minutes and filings. Skilled use of the English language is essential, and a high level of verbal competence is required for completion of the curriculum. Knowledge of word processing software packages is strongly recommended.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology/Medical Records, A.A.S.

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The mission of the Health Information Technology/Medical Records Program is to provide quality education that will promote life-long learning in an ever-changing health care industry; prepare students to develop professional competencies; and encourage critical thinking. The students will be prepared for opportunities in the health information management field that will transform their lives, help build their communities and improve society.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing Day, A.A.S.

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This program leads to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. The Nursing curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into practice as well as provide opportunities for students seeking transfer into a baccalaureate of science degree through articulation/joint admission agreements. Information on articulation agreements between Suffolk County Community College and potential transfer institutions can be found at Transfer Agreements. Upon award of the degree, graduates are qualified to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN)*.

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Nursing Evening, A.A.S.

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This program leads to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. The Nursing curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into practice as well as provide opportunities for students seeking transfer into a baccalaureate of science degree through articulation/joint admission agreements. Information on articulation agreements between Suffolk County Community College and potential transfer institutions can be found at Transfer Agreements. Upon award of the degree, graduates are qualified to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN)*.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Occupational Therapy Assistants help people perform activities that are meaningful to their lives. They work with individuals facing problems resulting from developmental impairment, physical disabilities, psychological impairment and aging.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is a two year program that educates people for employment in the occupational therapy field of health care. An occupational therapy assistant (OTA) works under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist (OTR) as part of a health care team. The OTA works to restore and enhance the health of clients by facilitating the performance of purposeful activity in work, play and self-care. The OTA curriculum provides students with classroom, laboratory and fieldwork experience so that they understand the responsibilities of the profession and develop necessary skills to practice it. The OTA graduate can expect to find employment in diverse settings such as schools, hospitals, home settings, rehabilitation centers, day and residential treatment centers, community-based mental health centers, assisted living centers and many others.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

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The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technology certificate is a part-time program designed for individuals who wish to secure employment in the HVAC/R industry as well as for those who are currently employed or seeking to re-enter the workforce. This certificate gives students the opportunity to complete their course work in a shorter period of time than the degree, while enabling them to obtain the skills that are fast becoming requirements for employment in an ever-changing industry. Students wishing to pursue the A.A.S. degree in HVAC/R Technology can apply credits earned in the certificate program towards the associate degree.

The HVAC/R Technology certificate includes some courses offered day or evening and others offered on the weekend.

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Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science in HVACR Technology degree prepares students to enter the workforce as an HVACR technician. Students develop skills and learn about fabrication and joining techniques, basic refrigeration, heating, air conditioning, commercial refrigeration, electrical fundamentals, HVACR controls, and design of HVACR systems.

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Information Technology Industry

Systems Analyst

Information Technology: Computer Information Systems Certificate

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This program is suitable for students who already have an associate, bachelor's or master's degree in a non-computing area and are seeking intensive computer-related technical training in a short period of time (two semesters). It prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in one of the following fields: Network Design and Administration or Computer Information Systems.

Depending on the program track, Information Technology majors are taught various aspects of the management of information technology such as performance measurement, program development, disaster recovery, security, business analysis, top-down design of systems, and writing of technical documents. The concept of teamwork may be reinforced through the assignment of group projects in various courses. Overall, the curriculum is designed to teach technology as well as to develop technological decision-making skills required by a successful information technology professional.

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Information Technology: Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in one of the following fields: Network Design and Administration or Computer Information Systems. Depending on the program track, Information Technology majors are taught various aspects of the management of information technology such as performance measurement, program development, disaster recovery, security, business analysis, top-down design of systems, and writing of technical documents. The concept of teamwork may be reinforced through the assignment of group projects in various courses. Overall, the curriculum is designed to teach technology as well as to develop technological decision-making skills required by a successful information technology professional.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Technology: Network Design and Administration Certificate

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This program is suitable for students who already have an associate, bachelor's or master's degree in a non-computing area and are seeking intensive computer-related technical training in a short period of time (two semesters). It prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in one of the following fields: Network Design and Administration or Computer Information Systems.

Depending on the program track, Information Technology majors are taught various aspects of the management of information technology such as performance measurement, program development, disaster recovery, security, business analysis, top-down design of systems, and writing of technical documents. The concept of teamwork may be reinforced through the assignment of group projects in various courses. Overall, the curriculum is designed to teach technology as well as to develop technological decision-making skills required by a successful information technology professional.

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Information Technology: Network Design and Administration, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in one of the following fields: Network Design and Administration or Computer Information Systems. Depending on the program track, Information Technology majors are taught various aspects of the management of information technology such as performance measurement, program development, disaster recovery, security, business analysis, top-down design of systems, and writing of technical documents. The concept of teamwork may be reinforced through the assignment of group projects in various courses. Overall, the curriculum is designed to teach technology as well as to develop technological decision-making skills required by a successful information technology professional.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S.

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The Manufacturing Technology associate degree program provides a high-quality education that affords graduates opportunities for immediate employment in various manufacturing industries. These businesses include sectors that produce tools and components used in the manufacturing of everything from electronics and biomedical supplies, to consumer products and sheet metals, to parts for the aerospace industry. The program covers an array of areas relating to the fields of precision metalwork, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining, sheet-metal fabrication, additive manufacturing (3D printing) and operation of milling machines, lathes, grinders, band saws, drill presses, and computerized machinery. The program also prepares students in the use of various design software products, such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Students will also be well versed in state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and methods, such as Lean Manufacturing implementation. Graduates can be employed as machinists and machine-control operators, CNC programmers, manufacturing engineer assistants, forepersons, engineering-design-team members, and manufacturing supervisors.

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Contact Phone Number

631-851-6700

Address

Crooked Hill Rd
Brentwood, NY 11717
United States