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Communications Industry

Broadcast Engineer

Broadcast Production, A.A.S.

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Never in the history of the world has there been a more exciting time to study communications. Technology changes at the speed of light and employers demand trained people. At Tompkins Cortland Community College, you’ll benefit from a hands-on program that allows you to work with broadcast quality equipment from your first semester to your last. You’ll work with trained professional instructors who bring the latest technology and techniques straight from the field into the classroom. The broadcast production program allows you to choose or combine television, radio, and digital media courses to create a tailored program of study.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Design, A.S.

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Visual appearance greatly impacts our perceptions of companies, organizations, and products. Graphic designers are responsible for creating strong visual communication using imagery and typography, be it through a corporate logo, a company website, a game app, or a candy's colorful wrapper. The field changes rapidly with the expanding use of technology in design, giving graphic designers an exciting array of challenges.

Our program responds to the demands and realities of the professional graphic design field. Our courses offer real-world opportunities for students to build their resumes through project-based learning courses that focus on published projects and internships. You will be exposed to a variety of media in courses that utilize both traditional hands-on and digital methods to produce work. Students will have the opportunity to explore cutting edge technology in our digital labs and build unique and sought after skill sets and portfolios. All students are also encouraged to submit writing and art work to the Kelab Art and Literary Journal, a collaborative effort of the Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Photography and New Media programs.

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The computer helps people do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. Behind the scenes of every organization are dedicated men and women who develop computer systems to perform needed functions. The CIS program will prepare you for a career in many areas of the computer field including network support, computer programming, database design, web site design or user support.

The CIS program features coursework in several programming languages, systems analysis, network design, database design, and software applications. Additional business classes provide the necessary background in how computers are used in the workplace.

Computer information processing is among the fastest growing fields in business, industry, government, and education. The number of entry-level positions available in this field continues to exceed the number of qualified persons to fill them.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The computer helps people do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. Behind the scenes of every organization are dedicated men and women who develop computer systems to perform needed functions. The CIS program will prepare you for a career in many areas of the computer field including network support, computer programming, database design, web site design or user support.

The CIS program features coursework in several programming languages, systems analysis, network design, database design, and software applications. Additional business classes provide the necessary background in how computers are used in the workplace.

Computer information processing is among the fastest growing fields in business, industry, government, and education. The number of entry-level positions available in this field continues to exceed the number of qualified persons to fill them.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The computer helps people do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. Behind the scenes of every organization are dedicated men and women who develop computer systems to perform needed functions. The CIS program will prepare you for a career in many areas of the computer field including network support, computer programming, database design, web site design or user support.

The CIS program features coursework in several programming languages, systems analysis, network design, database design, and software applications. Additional business classes provide the necessary background in how computers are used in the workplace.

Computer information processing is among the fastest growing fields in business, industry, government, and education. The number of entry-level positions available in this field continues to exceed the number of qualified persons to fill them.

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Software Developer

Computer Science, A.S.

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The Computer Science A.S. degree program is based on the curriculum recommended by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM is the oldest organization for computing professionals, providing resources and guidelines for professionals and educators in the field.

The degree program provides students with the theoretical foundations of study in computer science, including algorithms, data structures, and efficiency. It also prepares students for potential employment in the field, covering computer architecture, programming, web design, and database design and implementation.

The Computer Science A.S. is designed as a transfer program. It therefore contains a strong foundation of mathematics and science courses. The program can often lead to graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Support Speciaist, A.A.S.

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As both small and large firms across all industries expand and develop their computer systems, there is a growing need for computer support specialists. Graduates of this program can install, test, upgrade, and maintain computer hardware and software as well as troubleshoot hardware and software problems. They will be ready for employment in computer support, training, or help desk positions.

Students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to install, maintain and repair computers. They will also develop critical thinking and communication skills that will be essential for providing high quality support services to computer users. In addition to computer applications and computer information systems courses that cover key areas of computer information systems and technology, there are three required courses dedicated to computer support.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Construction and Environmental Technology Certificate

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Professionals in the construction industry need well-trained technicians with diverse educational backgrounds. Their needs provide our graduates with a variety of exciting and rewarding career options. Architects, contractors, engineers, surveyors, testing labs, materials suppliers, colleges, and government agencies provide careers for construction technicians in design, drafting, surveying, inspection, estimating, and laboratory testing.

The construction technology curriculum covers a broad range of subjects related to the construction field, including computer aided drafting and use of microcomputers.

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Construction and Environmental Technology, A.A.S.

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Professionals in the construction industry need well-trained technicians with diverse educational backgrounds. Their needs provide our graduates with a variety of exciting and rewarding career options. Architects, contractors, engineers, surveyors, testing labs, materials suppliers, colleges, and government agencies provide careers for construction technicians in design, drafting, surveying, inspection, estimating, and laboratory testing.

The construction technology curriculum covers a broad range of subjects related to the construction field, including computer aided drafting and use of microcomputers.

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Criminal Justice Certificate

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In our complex, technological society, criminal justice practitioners deal with a variety of people, social problems, conflict situations, and incidents. Our A.S. and A.A.S. degrees provide courses in criminal justice, social sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and computer technology. An optional internship component affords students the opportunities for experiential learning in a number of criminal justice agencies.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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In our complex, technological society, criminal justice practitioners deal with a variety of people, social problems, conflict situations, and incidents. Our A.S. and A.A.S. degrees provide courses in criminal justice, social sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and computer technology. An optional internship component affords students the opportunities for experiential learning in a number of criminal justice agencies.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Certificate

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In our complex, technological society, criminal justice practitioners deal with a variety of people, social problems, conflict situations, and incidents. Our A.S. and A.A.S. degrees provide courses in criminal justice, social sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and computer technology. An optional internship component affords students the opportunities for experiential learning in a number of criminal justice agencies.

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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In our complex, technological society, criminal justice practitioners deal with a variety of people, social problems, conflict situations, and incidents. Our A.S. and A.A.S. degrees provide courses in criminal justice, social sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and computer technology. An optional internship component affords students the opportunities for experiential learning in a number of criminal justice agencies.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood, A.A.S.

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Early childhood-the period from birth through age eight-is a distinct period of life that has value in itself as well as creating foundations for later years. (National Association for the Education of Young Children). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of pre-school teachers is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2008-2018. Continued emphasis on the importance of early childhood education has led many states to offer full day and universal pre-school. This program provides job-related skills that are in high demand.

The early childhood degree program provides coursework and field experience to help you be a knowledgeable and competent early childhood professional. You will learn a philosophy of teaching and learning, child development, and how to design and provide experiences for children in science, social studies, literature, math, music, and art.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services Certificate

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Helping people to help themselves is the common thread in Human Services, and the field is diverse and extensive. You may work in education, child care, social services, mental health, home health, or recreation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "The number of social and human service assistants is expected to grow by nearly 23 percent between 2008-2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This is due in large part to the aging population and increased demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment."

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Human Services, A.A.S.

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Helping people to help themselves is the common thread in Human Services, and the field is diverse and extensive. You may work in education, child care, social services, mental health, home health, or recreation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "The number of social and human service assistants is expected to grow by nearly 23 percent between 2008-2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This is due in large part to the aging population and increased demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment."

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Certificate

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A paralegal performs specifically delegated legal work for which a lawyer is required. This exciting and challenging occupation is among the fastest growing, and the U.S. Department of Labor tells us the trend will continue. Our paralegal program, which is offered exclusively online, provides the course work and experience to prepare you for employment as a paralegal or legal assistant. You will get a basic orientation and academic exposure to a variety of subjects, including legal research and drafting, civil litigation, real estate law, wills and estate planning, family law, and legal ethics. You will complete an internship in a law office. There are also elective courses in criminal law, evidence, bankruptcy, and constitutional law.

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Paralegal, A.A.S.

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A paralegal performs specifically delegated legal work for which a lawyer is required. This exciting and challenging occupation is among the fastest growing, and the U.S. Department of Labor tells us the trend will continue. Our paralegal program, which is offered exclusively online, provides the course work and experience to prepare you for employment as a paralegal or legal assistant. You will get a basic orientation and academic exposure to a variety of subjects, including legal research and drafting, civil litigation, real estate law, wills and estate planning, family law, and legal ethics. You will complete an internship in a law office. There are also elective courses in criminal law, evidence, bankruptcy, and constitutional law.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts program teaches aspiring hospitality and culinary students the “farm-to-table” concept driving menus in some of the finest restaurants worldwide. Utilizing products from the College’s own organic farm as part of the College’s innovative Farm to Bistro concept, students will be immersed in the practices of “gastronomy” as they learn about local agriculture and culinary practices. They will also benefit from hands-on professional training in the College’s downtown Ithaca culinary center Coltivare, complete with teaching kitchens, fully functional professional restaurant, and large-group serving capability.

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607-844-8211

Address

170 North St
Dryden, NY 13053-0139
United States