Virginia Highlands Community College

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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Administration of Justice

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This applied degree is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the practitioner in criminal justice and to prepare individuals for career service in positions such as:    Police Officer, Investigator, Probation and Parole Worker, Security Officer, Juvenile Worker, Corrections Officer, Local, State, or Federal Enforcement Officer

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Criminal Investigator

Administration of Justice

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This applied degree is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the practitioner in criminal justice and to prepare individuals for career service in positions such as:    Police Officer, Investigator, Probation and Parole Worker, Security Officer, Juvenile Worker, Corrections Officer, Local, State, or Federal Enforcement Officer

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Administration of Justice

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This applied degree is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the practitioner in criminal justice and to prepare individuals for career service in positions such as:    Police Officer, Investigator, Probation and Parole Worker, Security Officer, Juvenile Worker, Corrections Officer, Local, State, or Federal Enforcement Officer

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Correctional Officer

Administration of Justice

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This applied degree is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the practitioner in criminal justice and to prepare individuals for career service in positions such as:    Police Officer, Investigator, Probation and Parole Worker, Security Officer, Juvenile Worker, Corrections Officer, Local, State, or Federal Enforcement Officer

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Administration of Justice

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This applied degree is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the practitioner in criminal justice and to prepare individuals for career service in positions such as:    Police Officer, Investigator, Probation and Parole Worker, Security Officer, Juvenile Worker, Corrections Officer, Local, State, or Federal Enforcement Officer

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Administrative Support Technology-Specialization in Legal Assisting, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to provide an individual with a sufficient level of knowledge, understanding, and proficiency to perform specific tasks in a legal environment. A legal assistant will have a basic understanding of the general processes of American law and will have the knowledge and proficiency to perform specific tasks under the supervision of a lawyer

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EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced Emergency Medical Technology

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The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry level Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediates (EMT-I/99) who can service the community with advanced life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

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Emergency Medical Services Technology, A.A.S.

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The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics (EMT-P) who can service the community with advance life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure.

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Emergency Medical Technician

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The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent, entry level Emergency Medical Technicians who can provide basic life support and care to the sick and injured via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development

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This program provides students with training in early childhood education. All courses are approved by the Virginia Child Care Provider Scholarship Program and applicable to the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services

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This applied degree provides students with a broad foundation in preparation for work in a variety of social service fields. It is designed for those seeking careers as a Child Care Worker, Rehabilitation Technician, Social Services Aide, Corrections Assistant, Teacher’s Aide, Counseling Aide, or Adult/Nursing Home Worker.

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Human Services Advocate

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This certificate program is designed to prepare persons for entry into careers which emphasize human relations skills, typically performed in a person-to-person relationship.  Students who complete the program may enter the labor market in jobs which lead to a variety of positions, such as:      Therapeutic Assistant, Social Services Liaison, Case Management Aide, Client Advocate, Social Services Para-professional, or Child Care Assistant. 

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Administrative Support Technology - Specialization in Medical Office Specialist, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to provide specialized administrative support technology education in the medical field. It is recommended for students interested in a professional career as a medical office assistant in a private medical practice, in a hospital setting, and in other health care organizations.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting

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This program provides essential technological and practical knowledge required to perform patient clinical skills as a medical assistant in various medical office settings. Local medical offices provide opportunities for faculty supervised training experiences.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide

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This program prepares students to care for patients and to sit for the certified nurse aide license.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician

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Phlebotomy Technicians are critical team members at hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and blood donor centers. As advancements in medical technology rise, it’s an especially exciting time to begin a career in this thriving field. Earning your Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) certification from NHA can give employers confidence in your skills and abilities. Set yourself up for success and reach your career goals in the rewarding healthcare industry. The phlebotomy training program is broken into two segments:  60 hours of classroom and 40 hours of externship (must have 100 successful, unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures).  Students will be trained to collect, transport, handle, and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and micro-collection techniques.  

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing

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This 12 month program will enable students interested in health care professions to acquire an academic foundation to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). LPNs provide basic care under the direction of registered nurses or physicians.

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Radiology Technician

Radiography, A.A.S.

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The Program will provide a quality educational experience in the art and science of radiologic technology and help the students succeed, both academically and clinically, as entry-level radiographers.

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

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

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This applied degree is designed to provide up-to-date technical skills for employment in the growing $150 billion HVACR industry. Student time is divided in half between classroom theory and lab projects. Graduates may work as an Air Conditioning Technician, Heating Technician, Refrigeration Technician, HVACR Technician, HVACR Contractor, Controls Technician, Indoor Air Quality Technician, HVACR Technical Sales, HVACR Installation, Service, or Maintenance Technician. Day and evening program offered.

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Refrigeration

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This certificate is designed to provide the student with HVACR skills in the vapor compression refrigeration cycle; commercial and residential refrigeration systems, basic electricity and HVACR electrical controls such as; temperature, pressure, and time operated controls. In addition, completion of the curriculum allows the student to transfer into the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating degree or diploma program.

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Electrician

Electrical Technology - Specialization in Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. This program prepares students for employment in positions such as:  Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Power Systems Technician, Solar Power Technician, Maintenance Supervisor

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Electrical Technology - Specialization in Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Students would be prepared for employment in positions such as: Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Electro-Mechanical Installer/Representative, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, Maintenance Supervisor.

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Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation as electrical technicians with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Graduates are qualified for positions as Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, or Maintenance Supervisor.

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Electricity

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This certificate program is designed to prepare the student for full-time employment as an electrician immediately upon completion of the program. A student who completes the program is capable of performing the job skills normally expected of a beginning electrician while working with a licensed electrician.

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Industrial Electricity

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This career studies certificate is designed to update the skills for full-time employment as an industrial electrician. A student who completes the program is capable of performing the job skills normally expected of beginning industrial electricians. The semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Courses may be substituted or adjustments may be made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.

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Welder

Welding

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This career studies certificate provides successful students with the knowledge, skills and competency required for basic welding positions

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Transportation Industry

Truck Driver

Commercial Driver's License Program

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The U. S. continues to face a trucker shortage.  The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the need for 48,000 truckers in an industry of 800,000.  Local, regional, and over-the-road companies are looking for qualified drivers.  This six-week, 240 hour program consists of classroom instruction and on-the-road training.  Students will learn the most effective methods for operating, maintaining, and managing a truck.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will test with the Division of Motor Vehicles for their Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL-A). 

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Computer Programming

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This career studies certificate provides students with entry level skills for software design and Java programming.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to provide a broad base of information systems and computer software experience which will prepare the graduate to enter the work force. With the rapid development of business and industrial applications of information systems, there is a growing demand for qualified personnel in positions such as: Software Applications Programmer, Database Associate, Program Tester, Web Page Developer

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Software Applications Specialist

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This Career Studies Certificate prepares students for Microsoft certification in Word, Excel, and Access.

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Data Security Management

Cybersecurity

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This career studies certificate in Cybersecurity is designed to prepare students for employment as network security specialists or internet security specialists. This career studies certificate also helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification.  The cybersecurity field is expected to grow significantly over the next number of years and because the VHCC program is available at a fraction of the cost of similar programs in our region, it’s the perfect choice for those interested in gaining the skills needed to defend against cyber attacks.

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Database Administrator

Database Security and Design

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This career studies certificate provides students with entry level training for database design.

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to provide a broad base of information systems and computer software experience which will prepare the graduate to enter the work force. With the rapid development of business and industrial applications of information systems, there is a growing demand for qualified personnel in positions such as: Software Applications Programmer, Database Associate, Program Tester, Web Page Developer

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to provide a broad base of information systems and computer software experience which will prepare the graduate to enter the work force. With the rapid development of business and industrial applications of information systems, there is a growing demand for qualified personnel in positions such as: Software Applications Programmer, Database Associate, Program Tester, Web Page Developer

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Information Systems Technology - Specialization in Networking, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to provide a broad base of information systems and computer software experiences which will prepare the graduate to enter the work force upon graduation in positions such as:  Network Administrator, Help Desk Technician,  or Computer Support Specialist.

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Networking A+

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This Certificate is designed to train personnel to directly enter the workforce into positions such as: Network Technician, Help Desk Technician,  or Computer Support Technician. In addition, the curriculum furnishes the student the option to transfer into the AAS degree programs.   

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IT Support Specialist

Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to provide a broad base of information systems and computer software experience which will prepare the graduate to enter the work force. With the rapid development of business and industrial applications of information systems, there is a growing demand for qualified personnel in positions such as: Software Applications Programmer, Database Associate, Program Tester, Web Page Developer

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Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to provide a broad base of information systems and computer software experience which will prepare the graduate to enter the work force. With the rapid development of business and industrial applications of information systems, there is a growing demand for qualified personnel in positions such as: Software Applications Programmer, Database Associate, Program Tester, Web Page Developer

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Networking A+

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This Certificate is designed to train personnel to directly enter the workforce into positions such as: Network Technician, Help Desk Technician,  or Computer Support Technician. In addition, the curriculum furnishes the student the option to transfer into the AAS degree programs.   

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Networking A+

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This Certificate is designed to train personnel to directly enter the workforce into positions such as: Network Technician, Help Desk Technician,  or Computer Support Technician. In addition, the curriculum furnishes the student the option to transfer into the AAS degree programs.   

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User Support Specialist

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This career studies certificate provides students with entry level training as software and hardware support specialists.

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Energy Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical Technology - Specialization in Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. This program prepares students for employment in positions such as:  Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Power Systems Technician, Solar Power Technician, Maintenance Supervisor

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Solar Energy Technician

Electrical Technology - Specialization in Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. This program prepares students for employment in positions such as:  Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Power Systems Technician, Solar Power Technician, Maintenance Supervisor

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Electrical Technology - Specialization in Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. This program prepares students for employment in positions such as:  Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Power Systems Technician, Solar Power Technician, Maintenance Supervisor

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Solar Energy Technology

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This certificate is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation as technicians to install solar power generation systems.

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Wind Turbine Technician

Electrical Technology - Specialization in Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. This program prepares students for employment in positions such as:  Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Power Systems Technician, Solar Power Technician, Maintenance Supervisor

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Electrician

Electrical Technology - Specialization in Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. This program prepares students for employment in positions such as:  Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Power Systems Technician, Solar Power Technician, Maintenance Supervisor

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical Technology - Specialization in Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. This program prepares students for employment in positions such as:  Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Power Systems Technician, Solar Power Technician, Maintenance Supervisor

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Electrical Technology - Specialization in Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Students would be prepared for employment in positions such as: Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Electro-Mechanical Installer/Representative, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, Maintenance Supervisor.

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Electrical Technology - Specialization in Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Students would be prepared for employment in positions such as: Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Electro-Mechanical Installer/Representative, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, Maintenance Supervisor.

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Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation as electrical technicians with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Graduates are qualified for positions as Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, or Maintenance Supervisor.

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Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation as electrical technicians with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Graduates are qualified for positions as Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, or Maintenance Supervisor.

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Industrial Electricity

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This career studies certificate is designed to update the skills for full-time employment as an industrial electrician. A student who completes the program is capable of performing the job skills normally expected of beginning industrial electricians. The semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Courses may be substituted or adjustments may be made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.

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Industrial Electricity

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This career studies certificate is designed to update the skills for full-time employment as an industrial electrician. A student who completes the program is capable of performing the job skills normally expected of beginning industrial electricians. The semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Courses may be substituted or adjustments may be made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Electrical Technology - Specialization in Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Students would be prepared for employment in positions such as: Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Electro-Mechanical Installer/Representative, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, Maintenance Supervisor.

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Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation as electrical technicians with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Graduates are qualified for positions as Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, or Maintenance Supervisor.

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Industrial Electricity

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This career studies certificate is designed to update the skills for full-time employment as an industrial electrician. A student who completes the program is capable of performing the job skills normally expected of beginning industrial electricians. The semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Courses may be substituted or adjustments may be made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electrical Technology - Specialization in Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Students would be prepared for employment in positions such as: Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Electro-Mechanical Installer/Representative, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, Maintenance Supervisor.

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Electrical Technology - Specialization in Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Students would be prepared for employment in positions such as: Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Electro-Mechanical Installer/Representative, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, Maintenance Supervisor.

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Industrial Electricity

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This career studies certificate is designed to update the skills for full-time employment as an industrial electrician. A student who completes the program is capable of performing the job skills normally expected of beginning industrial electricians. The semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Courses may be substituted or adjustments may be made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.

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Industrial Electricity

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This career studies certificate is designed to update the skills for full-time employment as an industrial electrician. A student who completes the program is capable of performing the job skills normally expected of beginning industrial electricians. The semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Courses may be substituted or adjustments may be made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.

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Mechatronics

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This career studies certificate is intended for students with electrical and/or automation background. Those who complete the program have the skills to work as a Mechatronics Entry Level Maintenance Technician or Senior Level Industrial Machine Operator.

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Electrician

Electrical Technology - Specialization in Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Students would be prepared for employment in positions such as: Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Electro-Mechanical Installer/Representative, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, Maintenance Supervisor.

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Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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This applied degree is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation as electrical technicians with emphasis on installation, power distribution, controls, programmable controls, mechanical systems and the maintenance of industrial machinery. Graduates are qualified for positions as Basic Electrician, Electrical/ Electronic Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Industrial Technical Sales, Industrial Field Service, or Maintenance Supervisor.

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Industrial Electricity

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This career studies certificate is designed to update the skills for full-time employment as an industrial electrician. A student who completes the program is capable of performing the job skills normally expected of beginning industrial electricians. The semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Courses may be substituted or adjustments may be made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.

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Machinist

Precision Machining

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This career studies certificate is designed to provide individuals with basic machining concepts, blueprint reading and inspection procedures. Students develop the basic skills necessary to function as a Lathe Operator, Drill Press Operator, and Milling Machine Operator.

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100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA 24212-0828
United States