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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Addiction Studies Post-Associate Certificate

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This post-associate certificate program is designed for professionals interested in pursuing Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling (CADC) certification through the State of Michigan. Courses focus on knowledge and skills necessary for working with clients with substance abuse disorders.

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Preschool Teacher

Child Development Certificate

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Jumpstart your career with a CDA! This Child Development certificate is the first level in a 3-tier training program. This program prepares students for the assessment exam required for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. It also prepares students for employment in child care centers or in family home daycare settings working with infants and toddlers, or preschoolers.

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Child Development, A.A.S.

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The Child Development Associate Degree program prepares students to be childhood education professionals. The coursework and practica prepare students to work effectively with young children and families in a variety of settings. The program satisfies Michigan state requirements for licensing as directors of child care centers, lead teachers in child care centers, home-based center providers, and support staff in public school early childhood programs and Head Start agencies.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement, A.A.S.

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This program provides the first 45 credit hours necessary to enter the Police Academy as a pre-service student.

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Police Academy Certificate

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This certificate program is mandatory for anyone seeking law enforcement licensing in the State of Michigan. The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and the WCC Police Academy Advisory Committee have created the course content. You will learn the relevant law necessary to function effectively in the field, as well as effective communication techniques.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Advanced Automotive Services Technician Advanced Certificate

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This advanced certificate builds on the electrical and mechanical skills developed in the Automotive Services Technician (CTASVT) certificate. This advanced certificate prepares students for employment as a certified automotive technician

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Automotive Services Technician Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for employment as a certified automotive technician

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Automotive Test Technician, A.A.S.

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In this program you will learn about the exciting technology-filled world of data acquisition processes used in automotive testing. You will learn the skills to fabricate and instrument-testing systems used for transportation development. You will utilize Washtenaw Community College's updated facilities to learn about technology rich topics such as chassis dynamometer testing and carbon fiber part construction.

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Custom Auto Body Fabrication and Chassis Design Advanced Certificate

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The Custom Auto Body Fabrication and Chassis Design certificate focuses on advanced body and paint techniques used to customize automobiles and turn them into "rolling showpieces". Working in teams, you will build, complete and show a project vehicle.

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Auto Body Technician

Automotive Body – Auto Body Repair Certificate

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This certificate program will appeal to a wide array of automobile enthusiasts—aspiring body technicians and painters, individuals with an interest in custom cars, hobbyists, and those wishing to start a career in the collision repair industry.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Advanced Machine Tool Programming Advanced Certificate

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In this program, students will learn advanced CNC programming skills. Students will practice the fundamentals of Intuitive Probing Systems (IPS) and Visual Quick Code (VQC) needed to create machine tool programs. Starting with 2D and 3D CAM programming and advancing to 4th and 5th axis machining, students will learn the proper methods for creating tool paths.

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Machine Tool Programming (CNC) Certificate

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In this program, students will learn to write, read, and edit programs for CNC machine tools. They will understand core canned cycles for milling and turning operations on CNC machine tools and have the skills to do 2D and 3D modeling and posting of CNC code using CAD/CAM software. Students completing this certificate will be able to create, edit, and debug code for local manufacturing companies.

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Machine Tool Setup and Operation Certificate

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In this program, students learn to setup and operate CNC machine tools, traditional mills, lathes, and saws. They learn how to use basic measurement tools and read blueprints. This certificate will highlight the fundamentals of materials and processes including mechanical and physical testing and heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Students completing this certificate will be able to perform many of the fundamental tasks within a fabrication shop, including simple part manufacturing, set-up and operation of CNC machine tools as well as inspection using simple measurement tools.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering Technologist-Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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Students in this program will demonstrate proficiency in the operation of various types of automated design/machine tool equipment. Competencies in design, programming, and materials and machine processing will be developed. In addition, students will hone skills in the manufacturing and troubleshooting of mechanical parts and the setup and operations of advanced manufacturing systems.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Industrial Electronics Certificate

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The Industrial Electronics I certificate program prepares students for entry-level jobs in any of the industrial electricity/electronics cluster of occupations. Students will develop skills in the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of industrial control systems with a focus on programmable logic controllers, electronic sensors, and electronic control circuits.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for entry-level positions as an automated equipment technician who assembles, installs, programs, troubleshoots and maintains robotic and automated equipment. Students have a choice to follow any of three different specialty tracks which will prepare them for the various applications of automation.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Audio Production and Engineering Certificate

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This program is designed for students who wish to develop skills in audio production and engineering that can be applied to multiple industries from music to the digital media arts. Students will assess their personal skills and interests against emerging trends in the industry and be given instruction and the opportunity to receive nationally recognized Avid Pro Tools certification

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Design Certificate

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Students will focus on typography and the foundations of visual communication design for both print and on-screen media, and build skills in graphic design software. This program provides credits towards the associate in applied science degree in Graphic Design.

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Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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This associate's degree program prepares students for a career as a graphic designer. Graphic designers are specialists in the field of visual communication, trained to communicate, inform, instruct or sell. Students will gain skills in the principles of graphic design, publication design, interface and mobile design by working on a variety of projects that focus on theory, concept development, typography and production techniques that culminate in the production of a portfolio.

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Information Technology Industry

Information Security Analyst

Automotive Cybersecurity Certificate

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This certificate programs is designed to meet the emerging demand for highly skilled automotive cybersecurity professionals. In this certificate program, students are introduced to the skills and strategies needed to test security related to automobile networks and related infrastructure.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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In this Associate’s degree program, students are introduced to the skills and strategies needed to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. Students will learn networking and network security skills using server, infrastructure and perimeter technologies working in Linux operating systems, Cisco infrastructure and perimeter devices, and Microsoft operating systems.

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Foundations of Information Systems Certificate

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The Foundations of Information Systems certificate provides a conceptual framework for those students wishing to become a professional in computer information systems or computer programming. The student will be introduced to computer science programming logic, as well as developing algorithms to solve programming problems. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the impact of information systems and information technology on the business, industrial, and other environments in which they will work as programmers or analysts.

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Principles of Cybersecurity Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to meet the emerging demand for highly skilled cybersecurity professionals within the information technology industry and business community. This program provides an in-depth examination of cybersecurity technology with an emphasis on executing a vulnerability analysis of an organization network and network hardening. The student will be trained to use various tools to analyze networks for vulnerabilities and secure networks through the application of various defense mechanisms including firewalls, intrusion detection and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

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Software Developer

Client-side Web Developer Certificate

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This program is designed for students interested in employment as Client-side Web Developers. Students will create standards-compliant, accessible and usable Web interfaces that meet both user and client needs.

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Computer Software Applications Certificate

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This program provides computer skills training in seven office software applications in the Microsoft Office Suite. These courses are primarily intended for students preparing for careers in the administrative office support area. The courses also give students skills that can be applied toward careers in computer application support and records management. It is recommended that students completing the software applications program be able to key at least 40 words per minute.

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Foundations of Information Systems Certificate

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The Foundations of Information Systems certificate provides a conceptual framework for those students wishing to become a professional in computer information systems or computer programming. The student will be introduced to computer science programming logic, as well as developing algorithms to solve programming problems. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the impact of information systems and information technology on the business, industrial, and other environments in which they will work as programmers or analysts.

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Server-side Web Developer Certificate

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This program is designed for students interested in employment as Server-side Web Developers. Students will create standards-compliant, accessible and usable Web interfaces that meet both user and client needs.

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Web Database Programming Professional Advanced Certificate

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This advanced certificate program focuses on the development of web databases and e-commerce applications. The coursework emphasizes server-side programming and is intended for students with strong programming background. Students will be exposed to a professional team programming exercise. If a student needs exposure to front-end web development, a certificate in the Web Design and Development discipline should be considered.

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Web Design and Development, A.A.S.

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This is a comprehensive, rigorous associate's degree program for students interested in a career in the web development industry. Coursework prepares students for employment as web developers, with options to specialize in web design or web development.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Network Operating Systems 1 Advanced Certificate

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This advanced certificate program lays a foundation in preparation for a profession as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Windows Servers and Windows Clients. Students will install, configure, and troubleshoot Microsoft Client/Server Networks. The program is designed to deploy and manage the latest versions of Windows Server and Client Workstations in simulated real-life situations.

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Computer Networking Academy I

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This Cisco Networking Academy program prepares students for a job as a network technician where they will install, configure, and troubleshoot Local Area Networks under the supervision of a network administrator. The focus is placed on cabling systems, internetworking hardware, and network and internetworking protocols, both LAN and WAN. This program also gives the students a strong foundation in their preparation for passing the Cisco Certified Network Associate Examination.

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Computer Systems and Networking, A.A.S.

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In this associate degree program, students will learn about the latest desktop, server and networking technologies. This program has a core of hardware, operating system, networking, and scripting courses that all students must complete.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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In this Associate’s degree program, students are introduced to the skills and strategies needed to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. Students will learn networking and network security skills using server, infrastructure and perimeter technologies working in Linux operating systems, Cisco infrastructure and perimeter devices, and Microsoft operating systems.

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Foundations of Information Systems Certificate

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The Foundations of Information Systems certificate provides a conceptual framework for those students wishing to become a professional in computer information systems or computer programming. The student will be introduced to computer science programming logic, as well as developing algorithms to solve programming problems. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the impact of information systems and information technology on the business, industrial, and other environments in which they will work as programmers or analysts.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Systems and Networking, A.A.S.

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In this associate degree program, students will learn about the latest desktop, server and networking technologies. This program has a core of hardware, operating system, networking, and scripting courses that all students must complete.

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Computer Systems Technology Certificate

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This certificate program prepares students for employment as a microcomputer service technician and also lays a foundation in preparation for passing the Computer Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA A+ and Network + Certification Exams. The objectives of the program go well beyond the requirements of the exams.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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In this Associate’s degree program, students are introduced to the skills and strategies needed to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. Students will learn networking and network security skills using server, infrastructure and perimeter technologies working in Linux operating systems, Cisco infrastructure and perimeter devices, and Microsoft operating systems.

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Foundations of Information Systems Certificate

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The Foundations of Information Systems certificate provides a conceptual framework for those students wishing to become a professional in computer information systems or computer programming. The student will be introduced to computer science programming logic, as well as developing algorithms to solve programming problems. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the impact of information systems and information technology on the business, industrial, and other environments in which they will work as programmers or analysts.

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Database Administrator

Foundations of Information Systems Certificate

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The Foundations of Information Systems certificate provides a conceptual framework for those students wishing to become a professional in computer information systems or computer programming. The student will be introduced to computer science programming logic, as well as developing algorithms to solve programming problems. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the impact of information systems and information technology on the business, industrial, and other environments in which they will work as programmers or analysts.

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Web Database Programming Professional Advanced Certificate

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This advanced certificate program focuses on the development of web databases and e-commerce applications. The coursework emphasizes server-side programming and is intended for students with strong programming background. Students will be exposed to a professional team programming exercise. If a student needs exposure to front-end web development, a certificate in the Web Design and Development discipline should be considered.

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IT Support Specialist

Foundations of Information Systems Certificate

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The Foundations of Information Systems certificate provides a conceptual framework for those students wishing to become a professional in computer information systems or computer programming. The student will be introduced to computer science programming logic, as well as developing algorithms to solve programming problems. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the impact of information systems and information technology on the business, industrial, and other environments in which they will work as programmers or analysts.

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Graphic Designer

Web Design and Development, A.A.S.

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This is a comprehensive, rigorous associate's degree program for students interested in a career in the web development industry. Coursework prepares students for employment as web developers, with options to specialize in web design or web development.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts and Management, A.A.S.

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Washtenaw Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program has what you need to take your skill-set to the next level professionally and personally. Employers in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality industry are frequently seeking candidates with a formal education and training to succeed. You will be immersed in classroom environments generating hands-on learning experiences in a real world environment.

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Culinary Essentials, Certificate

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In this program, students explore the essentials of culinary skills and techniques. Topics relating to food safety, basic knife skills, and conventional cooking methods required in professional food service operations will be discussed. Students with a passion for food, or who are currently employed in entry to mid-level culinary positions, will gain deeper insight in culinary arts to progress in many food service related careers.

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Culinary Skills and Operations Certificate

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Imagine yourself in chef's uniform developing skill-set in a commercially licensed kitchen laboratory in your first semester. As chefs in training, learn alongside qualified ACF instructors gaining current industry trend based skills and knowledge to become highly sought after as professional employees.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Certificate

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This program prepares students for entry-level dental assisting positions in a variety of settings such as private dental offices, dental schools, the military, and dental insurance offices. The curriculum includes the required dental radiography courses that allow graduates to expose dental radiographs in the State of Michigan.

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MRI Technician

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Post-Associate Certificate

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The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program is a post-associate advanced certificate program that is designed for registered radiologic technologists (ARRT), radiation therapists (ARRT), Sonographers (ARRT or ARDMS) and nuclear medicine technologists (ARRT or NMTCB). This program offers the didactic and clinical experience that will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are required to become an entry-level magnetic resonance imaging technologist.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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In this program, students will develop comprehensive skills in managing both administrative and clinical duties such as coding, scheduling, arranging for laboratory services, instructing patients about medication and special diets and drawing blood. This program is designed to prepare professional multi-skilled individuals for employment in physician's offices, medical clinics, laboratories and other ambulatory health care facilities.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

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In this program, students will develop comprehensive skills in classifying, coding, reporting, analyzing and managing medical data for both physician's office and large healthcare facility settings. Students will also learn how to code and process claims for reimbursement for multiple healthcare environments, and learn about pertinent laws, regulations, and compliance issues affecting healthcare information management and privacy.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Skills Training Certificate of Completion

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This state-certified 4- to 5-week certificate program prepares students to work as a nursing assistant in a variety of health care settings, such as nursing homes, hospitals, and home care. Training takes place the classroom, lab, and clinical settings within the community. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to apply for and take the Michigan Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) exam.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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This program offers students the opportunity to earn an associate in applied science degree as a physical therapist assistant. PTAs use academic training, clinical education, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to implement and adjust therapeutic interventions based on a plan of care developed by the physical therapist.

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Radiology Technician

Radiography, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for a career in diagnostic radiology as a radiographer. A radiographer is a technologist who produces images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases. The program curriculum includes a series of courses offered in conjunction with individualized laboratory work and an extensive clinical experience in local hospitals.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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Upon completion of this program, student will demonstrate effective and efficient communication skills with members of the operating room and over all health care setting.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Engineering and Design Technology Certificate

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The Engineering Design Technology program prepares students to create and design products using engineering software and production methods used in today's growing global economy. Students will be introduced to product design processes and engineering and design technology concepts. Using various software tools, students will experiment with design concepts as a mean to developing unique products for the construction, automotive or other production industries.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Fluid Power Certificate

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The Fluid Power certificate program prepares students for entry level positions as a hydraulic technician. The program gives students an understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic system design including motion control, using electro-hydraulic proportional and servo valves. Students who complete the program may choose to take the Hydraulic Specialist or Technician Certification Examination through the Fluid Power Society.

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Industrial Training, A.S.

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This program gives indentured journeymen of the United Association or Ironworkers, the opportunity to apply their work as certified apprentice instructors toward an associate in science degree in Industrial Training. Students will complete the general education courses, 5 summer instructor training sessions, and receive non-traditional credits for experience in an area of specialization such as plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC, sprinkler fitting and ironworking.

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Fluid Power Certificate

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The Fluid Power certificate program prepares students for entry level positions as a hydraulic technician. The program gives students an understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic system design including motion control, using electro-hydraulic proportional and servo valves. Students who complete the program may choose to take the Hydraulic Specialist or Technician Certification Examination through the Fluid Power Society.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Fluid Power Certificate

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The Fluid Power certificate program prepares students for entry level positions as a hydraulic technician. The program gives students an understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic system design including motion control, using electro-hydraulic proportional and servo valves. Students who complete the program may choose to take the Hydraulic Specialist or Technician Certification Examination through the Fluid Power Society.

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HVAC Technician

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Commercial Trade Advanced Certificate

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This advanced certificate program is a capstone to HVAC-Residential Certification, and is designed for students who wish to develop skills in HVACR mechanics or installation. It prepares the student for industry-recognized certification for entry-level employment in commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Residential Certificate

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In these commercial, residential, or institutional settings, students combine their diagnostic and repair skills with customer relations skills to service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. This program gives students knowledge and opportunity to become EPA certified by taking 608 licensing exam.

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

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This associate degree program is a capstone to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Commercial Trade Advanced Certificate. It provides solid preparation for entry-level management positions or transfer to 4-year colleges or universities offering bachelor degrees in HVACR, technology management, and other technically oriented fields.

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Industrial Training, A.S.

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This program gives indentured journeymen of the United Association or Ironworkers, the opportunity to apply their work as certified apprentice instructors toward an associate in science degree in Industrial Training. Students will complete the general education courses, 5 summer instructor training sessions, and receive non-traditional credits for experience in an area of specialization such as plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC, sprinkler fitting and ironworking.

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Electrician

Industrial Electronics Technology II Advanced Certificate

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Students will learn to apply and control electric motors, use structured techniques to program PLCs, and relate their understanding of electricity and controls to the requirements of the National Electrical Code. This program prepares students to take the State of Michigan Journeyman Electrician Licensing Exam.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Industrial Training, A.S.

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This program gives indentured journeymen of the United Association or Ironworkers, the opportunity to apply their work as certified apprentice instructors toward an associate in science degree in Industrial Training. Students will complete the general education courses, 5 summer instructor training sessions, and receive non-traditional credits for experience in an area of specialization such as plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC, sprinkler fitting and ironworking.

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Plumber

Industrial Training, A.S.

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This program gives indentured journeymen of the United Association or Ironworkers, the opportunity to apply their work as certified apprentice instructors toward an associate in science degree in Industrial Training. Students will complete the general education courses, 5 summer instructor training sessions, and receive non-traditional credits for experience in an area of specialization such as plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC, sprinkler fitting and ironworking.

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Metal Fabricator

Welding and Fabrication Advanced Applications Advanced Certificate

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This advanced certificate program combines welding fundamentals with more complex welding, cutting and fabrication techniques and applications aimed to further develop one's skills and core competencies.

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Welding and Fabrication Principles Certificate

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This certificate serves as a fundamental pathway into the Welding and Fabrication Advanced Applications certificate and Welding Technology degree. Students who successfully complete this certificate will have learned the skills sought by the workforce as an entry-level welder and fabricator.

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Welding Technology

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The Welding Technology program offers specialized welding and fabrication instruction through theoretical, practical and technical learning objectives and strategies. The core curriculum specializes in welding and fabrication and delves into the expanses of welding technology as a whole. Students are first introduced to welding, cutting and fabrication safety; theory and fundamentals; and then transition to more advanced welding and fabrication processes and application, such as weld quality, inspection testing and repair techniques and automated welding and cutting systems and operations.

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Welder

Welding and Fabrication Advanced Applications Advanced Certificate

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This advanced certificate program combines welding fundamentals with more complex welding, cutting and fabrication techniques and applications aimed to further develop one's skills and core competencies.

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Welding and Fabrication Principles Certificate

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This certificate serves as a fundamental pathway into the Welding and Fabrication Advanced Applications certificate and Welding Technology degree. Students who successfully complete this certificate will have learned the skills sought by the workforce as an entry-level welder and fabricator.

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Welding Technology

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The Welding Technology program offers specialized welding and fabrication instruction through theoretical, practical and technical learning objectives and strategies. The core curriculum specializes in welding and fabrication and delves into the expanses of welding technology as a whole. Students are first introduced to welding, cutting and fabrication safety; theory and fundamentals; and then transition to more advanced welding and fabrication processes and application, such as weld quality, inspection testing and repair techniques and automated welding and cutting systems and operations.

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Contact Phone Number

734-973-3300

Address

4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800
United States