Vernon College

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Welding Level 1 Certificate

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Students in this program learn the skills essential for using welding equipment to permanently join metal parts. Training includes arc welding techniques for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW and pipe welding. Blueprints or specifications are used for project layout and welding equipment setup. Welding certification testing is available.

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Basic Welding Level 1 Certificate

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Students in this program learn the skills essential for using welding equipment to permanently join metal parts. Training includes arc welding techniques for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW and pipe welding. Blueprints or specifications are used for project layout and welding equipment setup. Welding certification testing is available.

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Welding, A.A.S.

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Students in this program learn the skills essential for using welding equipment to permanently join metal parts. Training includes arc welding techniques for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW and pipe welding. Blueprints or specifications are used for project layout and welding equipment setup. Welding certification testing is available.

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HVAC Technician

Heat, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Level 1 Certificate

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The HVAC/R program provides to students the opportunity to prepare for a career in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration industry. This is done by providing comprehensive lecture and hands-on lab training. The HVAC/R program at Vernon College is accredited by PAHRA, the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation.

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Heat, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, A.A.S.

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The HVAC/R program provides to students the opportunity to prepare for a career in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration industry. This is done by providing comprehensive lecture and hands-on lab training. The HVAC/R program at Vernon College is accredited by PAHRA, the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Automation and Electrical Technology Level 1 Certificate

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This program is designed to give students knowledge and hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art electronic-controlled manufacturing systems. This program uses robotics, PLCs, and other emerging technology to train students in computer integrated manufacturing processes and flexible manufacturing setup. The program also teaches the basic electrical and electronic skills needed in a variety of jobs.

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Automation and Electrical Technology Level 1 Certificate

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This program is designed to give students knowledge and hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art electronic-controlled manufacturing systems. This program uses robotics, PLCs, and other emerging technology to train students in computer integrated manufacturing processes and flexible manufacturing setup. The program also teaches the basic electrical and electronic skills needed in a variety of jobs.

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Automation and Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to give students knowledge and hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art electronic-controlled manufacturing systems. This program uses robotics, PLCs, and other emerging technology to train students in computer integrated manufacturing processes and flexible manufacturing setup. The program also teaches the basic electrical and electronic skills needed in a variety of jobs.

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Automation and Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to give students knowledge and hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art electronic-controlled manufacturing systems. This program uses robotics, PLCs, and other emerging technology to train students in computer integrated manufacturing processes and flexible manufacturing setup. The program also teaches the basic electrical and electronic skills needed in a variety of jobs.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Automation and Electrical Technology Level 1 Certificate

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This program is designed to give students knowledge and hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art electronic-controlled manufacturing systems. This program uses robotics, PLCs, and other emerging technology to train students in computer integrated manufacturing processes and flexible manufacturing setup. The program also teaches the basic electrical and electronic skills needed in a variety of jobs.

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Automation and Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to give students knowledge and hands-on experience working with state-of-the-art electronic-controlled manufacturing systems. This program uses robotics, PLCs, and other emerging technology to train students in computer integrated manufacturing processes and flexible manufacturing setup. The program also teaches the basic electrical and electronic skills needed in a variety of jobs.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Level 1 Certificate

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The program provides career preparation through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice in brakes, electrical/electronic systems, high performance engine, suspension and steering, and heating and air conditioning.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The program provides career preparation through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice in brakes, electrical/electronic systems, high performance engine, suspension and steering, and heating and air conditioning.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer and Information Sciences Level 1 Certificate

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Computer and Information Sciences, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Computer and Information Sciences, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Software Developer

Computer and Information Sciences Level 1 Certificate

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Computer and Information Sciences Level 1 Certificate

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Computer and Information Sciences, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer and Information Sciences Level 1 Certificate

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Computer and Information Sciences Level 1 Certificate

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Computer and Information Sciences, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Computer and Information Sciences, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Computer and Information Sciences, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Data Security Management

Computer and Information Sciences, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Computer and Information Sciences, A.A.S.

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The program is designed to prepare students for work in computer related jobs. Studies are directed toward computer networking, security, operating systems, and hardware maintenance and repair. Students learn through class lectures, computer simulated activities and hands-on practice in the lab. The program coordinator and the program Advisory Committee continually review and update the curricula content in order to provide the latest technology, information, and skills necessary for student success.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Level I Certificate

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The dental assistant's role is often thought to be to support the dental operator by typically passing instruments during clinical procedures. However, in fact, their role extends much further to include: providing patients help with their oral hygiene skills, preparing the patient for treatment, sterilizing instruments, assisting during general anesthetic dental procedures, positioning suction devices, exposing dental radiographs, taking dental impressions, recording patient notes and administration roles such as scheduling appointments.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Licensed Vocational Nursing Level 2 Certificate

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Licensed Vocational Nurses are Allied Health professionals who assist Registered Nurses and physicians to provide care for clients with a variety of health care needs in various settings. In performing their work, LVNs monitor clients, gather and record information, provide basic care, as well as administering medications and treatments. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam which credentials the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

Licensed Vocational Nurses can find career opportunities in long-term care facilities, clinics, physician offices, home health agencies, and hospitals.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Level 1 Certificate

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Medical Assistants perform routine clinical and administrative duties under the direct supervision of a physician or other health care professional. Medical assistants perform many administrative duties, including answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patients’ medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and book keeping. Duties vary according to laws of the jurisdiction and may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting during diagnostic examinations. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They instruct patients about medications and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings. They also facilitate communication between the patient and other health care professionals. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to take their certification exams for Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) through the National Healthcareer Association.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Level 1 Certificate, Day Program

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Pharmacy Technicians are Allied Health professionals who assist Licensed Pharmacists to provide health care and medications to patients. They must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and techniques required to fill prescriptions, constitute IV solutions, and prepare medications. Typical job duties include reading and interpreting prescriptions, preparing and packaging medications, managing pharmacy inventory, and mixing non-sterile and sterile pharmaceuticals. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential to interact with patients and other health care professionals on a daily basis. Students accepted into the program will attend specialized classes and complete clinical rotations. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Certified Pharmacy Technicians can find career opportunities in community pharmacies, drug manufacturing companies, drug wholesale companies, home-health care, hospital pharmacies, nuclear pharmacies, nursing homes, mail-order pharmacies, pharmacy state board and educational institutions.

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Pharmacy Technician Level 1 Certificate, Evening Program

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Pharmacy Technicians are Allied Health professionals who assist Licensed Pharmacists to provide health care and medications to patients. They must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and techniques required to fill prescriptions, constitute IV solutions, and prepare medications. Typical job duties include reading and interpreting prescriptions, preparing and packaging medications, managing pharmacy inventory, and mixing non-sterile and sterile pharmaceuticals. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential to interact with patients and other health care professionals on a daily basis. Students accepted into the program will attend specialized classes and complete clinical rotations. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Certified Pharmacy Technicians can find career opportunities in community pharmacies, drug manufacturing companies, drug wholesale companies, home-health care, hospital pharmacies, nuclear pharmacies, nursing homes, mail-order pharmacies, pharmacy state board and educational institutions.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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Surgical Technologists are Allied Health Professionals that practice as a member of the surgical team. Surgical Technologists are responsible for helping to prepare the operating room, creating and maintaining the sterile field, preparing and counting surgical supplies and instrumentation, anticipating the needs of the surgeon and surgical patient in passing instruments during the surgical procedure. The Surgical Technologist also supports the Registered Nurse Circulator and anesthesia provider in assisting with pre- and post-operative surgical patient care.

Vernon College’s Surgical Technology Program provides students with entry-level knowledge and skills required for employment as a Surgical Technologist. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination.

Surgical Technologists are primarily employed in the surgical services department of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Employment opportunities also exist in surgeon’s offices, central/sterile supply departments, sterile processing, and for perioperative staffing agencies.

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Public Service Industry

EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services Level 1 Certificate

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Emergency Medical Services provide a vital link between the patient and the emergency room. These personnel become the “eyes and ears” for the physician, rapidly assessing and administering appropriate care and maintaining communications with the emergency facility. The EMT courses provide a basic medical background in pre-hospital emergency medicine. The Advanced EMT courses provide advanced skills that build on the EMT courses including trauma management, patient assessment and airway management. Upon successful completion of each level, the graduate will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT examination.

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940-552-6291

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4400 College Dr.
Vernon, TX 76384-4092
United States