Waubonsee Community College

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Social Services Assistant

Addictions Counseling Certificate

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This certificate prepares individuals for employment as alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counselors in a variety of agencies and facilities that serve persons who are substance abusers. Students with prior and/or additional education can become AODA counselors as a result of completing this program. The program includes both classroom instruction and on-the-job training (field experience) and may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in human services. The program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).

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Alcohol/Drug Couns Post- Baccal Certificate

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This certificate prepares individuals with prior and/or additional relevant education for employment as alcohol or other drug abuse (AODA) counselors in a variety of agencies and programs that serve persons with substance use disorders. With classroom instruction to supplement previous coursework and field experience, students are able to complete the certification requirements of the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) to become Certified Alcohol and Drug (CADC) counselors.

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Human Services, A.A.S.

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This program prepares paraprofessionals for employment in a variety of social service organizations. The alcohol or other drug abuse (AODA) counseling program is accredited at the advanced level by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).

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Preschool Teacher

Child Care Worker Certificate

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The Child Care Worker certificate prepares students to work as teachers, teacher's aides, or other assistants in a variety of early childhood education settings. The coursework aligns with the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family services licensing standards for child care staff, and students with the certificate and the requisite number of contact hours with children may be qualified, subject to the requirements of the individual programs, for positions as early childhood education teachers in licensed facilities.

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Director Level 1 Certificate

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This certificate provides students with additional skills for managing child care and preschool programs. Credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Child Care and Development. Students must apply to Gateways to receive this credential. In addition to completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education, the Director Level 1 certificate also requires the following specialized courses.

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Early Childhood Education Level 2 Certificate

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This certificate/credential provides students the essential knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide quality programming for children birth through age 8. Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development. Gateways credentials are symbols of professional achievement.

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Early Childhood Education Level 3 Certificate

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This certificate provides students the essential knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide quality programing for children birth through age 8. Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development. Gateways credentials are symbols of professional achievement.

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Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare professionals for a variety of positions within the field from caring for and educating infants, toddlers and preschoolers to managing a child care center or preschool program. It also prepares students to serve as a teacher's aide in a public school or to work in school-age child care programs.

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ESL and Bilingual Credential Level 2 Certificate

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This certificate provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to implement key strategies to help support multicultural and multilingual students in ways that value bilingualism and biliteracy. Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development. Gateways credentials are symbols of professional achievement.

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ESL and Bilingual Credential Level 3 Certificate

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This certificate provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to implement key strategies to help support multicultural and multilingual students in ways that value bilingualism and biliteracy. Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development. Gateways credentials are symbols of professional achievement.

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Infant and Toddler Level 2 Certificate

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This certificate/credential provides students who wish to specialize in working with infants and toddlers the essential knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide quality programming. Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development. Gateways credentials are symbols of professional achievement.

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Infant and Toddler Level 3 Certificate

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This certificate provides students the essential knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide quality programming for infants and toddlers. Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development. Gateways credentials are symbols of professional achievement.

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Teacher Assistant

Child Care Worker Certificate

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The Child Care Worker certificate prepares students to work as teachers, teacher's aides, or other assistants in a variety of early childhood education settings. The coursework aligns with the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family services licensing standards for child care staff, and students with the certificate and the requisite number of contact hours with children may be qualified, subject to the requirements of the individual programs, for positions as early childhood education teachers in licensed facilities.

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Firefighter

Company Fire Officer Certificate

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This certificate is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in fire science as an officer.

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Fire Science Technology, A.A.S.

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This degree is designed for individuals seeking a career in fire science. All fire science courses at Waubonsee are approved by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.

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Firefighter Certificate

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This certificate is for those interested in completing the requirements for Basic Operations Certification or for those seeking advancement in the field.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Tech- Basic Certificate

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This certificate program prepares individuals for employment as primary medical responders or as ambulance personnel. Those receiving the certificate are prepared to take either the state licensure examination Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, through the Illinois Department of Public Health or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Examination for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B). Additional education and experience offer the EMT-B certificate holder an opportunity for employment in a variety of occupations, including EMT-Intermediate and Advanced.

Students are eligible to take the state exam after successful completion of this certificate program. The State of Illinois requires that individuals possess a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age prior to certification testing. This course is also required as part of the Fire Science Technology Associate in Applied Science degree program.

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Emergency Medical Technician, A.A.S.

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The Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic degree represents collaboration between Waubonsee Community College and the Southern Fox Valley Emergency Medical Services System (SFVEMSS) Paramedic Training Program based at Northwestern Medicine-Delnor Hospital. This degree program prepares individuals for employment as paramedics in fire departments and fire protection districts. Those entering the degree program must have a current license as an EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician-Basic) and acceptance into the EMT-Paramedic Program.

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Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic Certificate

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This certificate program prepares individuals for employment as a paramedic. Those receiving the certificate are prepared to take either the state licensure through the Illinois Department of Public Health or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Examination for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. The course is taught to the National EMS Education Standards and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Scope of Practice.

This certificate is offered through a collaboration between Waubonsee Community College and the Southern Fox Valley Emergency Medical Services System (SFVEMSS) Paramedic Training Program based at Northwestern Medicine-Delnor Hospital.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Post- Associate Degree Certificate

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Paralegals play an integral role in assisting lawyers and their clients with a variety of tasks including conducting research and preparing legal documents for hearings or trials to being involved in courts, law firms and government agencies.

The certificate program focuses on the essential competencies required in the paralegal profession. Research, writing, technology and legal principals across a variety of areas of law will be emphasized.

This certificate is intended for a student who already earned at least an A.A. or A.S. degree from an accredited educational institution.

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Paralegal, A.A.S.

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This degree is an educational experience focusing on the practical skills needed to succeed as a paralegal. This program includes legal fundamentals and core paralegal skills as well as substantive topics of law, including torts, contracts, business organization and corporate law. Paralegals and legal assistants play an integral role in assisting lawyers and their clients with a variety of tasks. From conducting research and preparing legal documents for hearings, trials or corporate meetings to being involved in courts, law firms and government agencies, paralegals and legal assistants are part of an important, fast-paced team within the legal system.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Advanced Auto Body Repair Certificate

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This certificate builds on the basic certificate, providing students with knowledge and skills in the areas of frame repair, glass service, chassis repair, electrical system repair and automotive collision repair appraisal. Students who successfully complete this certificate are prepared to take the ASE Auto Body Certification exam and to begin their career as an auto body repair technician.

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Auto Body Repair, A.A.S.

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The Auto Body Repair Program provides students hands-on skills in body repair, surface preparation, painting, and frame repair.

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Auto Elevtrical/Electronics Certificate

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The Automotive Electrical and Electronics Program provides hands-on skills and prepares students to take the ASE Electrical Systems Exam.

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Auto Transmission/Driveline Certificate

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The Automotive Transmission and Driveline Program provides hands-on skills to accurately diagnose and troubleshoot while preparing stduents to take the ASE Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Exam and Manual Drive Train and Axle Exam.

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Automotive Brake/Suspension Certificate

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The Automotive Brake and Suspension Program provides students hands-on skills and prepares students to take the ASE Brakes Exam and the Suspension and Steering Exam.

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Automotive Maintenance Certificate

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The Automotive Maintenance Program provides students basic knowledge to diagnose and repair automotive systems. Students are prepared to take eight ASE automotive certification exams.

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Automotive Recycling Certificate

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The Automotive Recycling Program develops dismantling, parts grading, and quality control skills. Coursework also focuses on following environmental best practices during automotive recycling.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Technology Program provides students hands-on skills to work as an automotive technician. Classes prepare students to take select ASE certification tests. Waubonsee Community College’s Automotive Technology Program is ASE Master certified and an ASE Education Foundation accredited program.

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Automotive Transporation Service Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Transportation Service Technology Program provides hands-on skills and knowledge related to service management, parts management, specialty vehicle maintenance, alternative fuel technology, service training and prepares students to take specific ASE certification tests sponsored by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Waubonsee Community College’s Automotive Transportation Service Technology Program is ASE Master certified and an ASE Education Foundation accredited program.

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Basic Auto Body Repair Certificate

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This certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills for paint preparation and basic body repair, which prepares an individual for entry-level positions within the collision repair industry.

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Engine Preformance Certificate

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The Engine Performance Program provides hands-on skills and knowledge from fuel injection to computer controls, and prepares students to take the ASE Engine Performance Exam.

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Light Duty Diesel Repair Certificate

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The Light Duty Diesel Repair Program provides students the technical knowledge and skills to diagnose, adjust, repair and overhaul light duty diesel vehicles under one ton classification.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Advanced Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S.

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The Machine Tool Technology program prepares students for an exciting career working with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) and manual machine tools. In this hands-on program, students will learn how to operate, set-up, and program these machines for automated purposes. Maintenance, safety, blueprint reading, metrology, and properties of materials are also covered.

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CNC Operator Certificate

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This program will provide students with the skills to set up, program and operate computerized numeric control (CNC) automated machines.

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CNC Programmer Certificate

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This certificate provides students with the knowledge to write programs to machine parts using CNC mills and lathes.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Automation Technology Certificate

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The Automation Technology certificate is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in electrical systems, motor control, hydraulics and pneumatics, programmable logic controllers, instrumentation, workplace safety, problem solving, and teamwork.

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Automation Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automation Technology program provides technical skills in industrial motor controls, PLCs, electrical principles, hydraulics and pneumatics.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Welding Certificate

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This Advanced Welding certificate includes the entry level and advanced courses in the major welding processes, fabrication, design and pipe welding.

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Welding Certificate

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The Welding Technology certificate provides the student with entry-level skills to weld a variety of metals using the major welding processes in all positions.

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Welding Technology, A.A.S.

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The Welding Technology Program provides students practical skills in print reading, pipe welding, MIG welding, stick welding and TIG welding. Students are prepared for American Welding Society (AWS) certifications.

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Architectural Drafter

Computer Aided Design and Drafting Certificate

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This program prepares students for entry level computer aided drafting positions in a variety of fields. Students learn to create 2D CAD and 3D CAD using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.

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Computer Aided Design and Drafting, A.A.S.

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The CAD Program provides essential skills in print reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, 2D design, 3D modeling and 3D printing.

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Computer Aided Design and Drafting- Architectural Certificate

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This architectural certificate is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to work productively as a draftsperson, technician, and/or designer in the architectural and civil engineering fields.

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Computer Aided Design and Drafting- Mechanical Certificate

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This program builds on the computer aided drafting certificate and provides students with advanced computer aided design and drafting skills, including parametric modeling.

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HVAC Technician

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Certificate

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This certificate takes the student from the most basic through the most advanced courses in HVAC. Students completing the certificate are qualified to install and service residential as well as light commercial HVAC equipment.

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

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The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program provides students with essential skills in air conditioning and furnace installation, maintenance, and repair.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Audio Production Technology Certificate

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This certificate is intended for individuals interested in working in the field of electronic music production in a variety of venues including radio, television, recording studios, internet broadcasting and live sound reinforcement. Using a variety of software audio applications, students gain knowledge and practice in digital audio recording and editing, digital sampling, audio mixing console operations, fundamentals in electronics and fundamentals of music theory. Students also gain experience in small entrepreneurial endeavors to be applied in music business practices.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Basic Nurse Assistant Training Certificate

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Graduates of this program have the competencies to work as nurse assistants in hospitals and long-term care facilities and for home health agencies. The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and meets the requirements of the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1979.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Health Information Technology degree is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking employment in the field of health information management. The degree provides a comprehensive set of courses to learn the technical side of managing health information: collecting, organizing, analyzing, maintaining, protecting, and reporting. The skills and competencies learned in this degree can apply to a variety of areas in health information management: coding, reimbursement and insurance, computer information systems, and data retrieval.

The Waubonsee Community College Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), on recommendation of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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Medical Billing And Coding Certificate

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The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking employment in medical billing and coding. The certificate provides a comprehensive curriculum for the skills needed to code, bill, and process healthcare claims. Medical coding and billing opportunities exist in physician offices, billing companies, insurance companies and in the home.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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This certificate program prepares individuals for employment in the administrative and clinical areas of medical offices, clinics, and other health care agencies. The Waubonsee Community College Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

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The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program prepares students for all aspects of phlebotomy in a healthcare setting, including collection procedures, safety guidelines, patient rights, test requirements and equipment basics. Students will be able to accurately perform venous collection, explain the proper steps for collection, and identify the supplies needed for collection.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Computer Software Development Certificate

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The Computer Software Development Program provides students basic knowledge, skills and the option to focus on select programming languages.

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Computer Software Development, A.A.S.

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The Computer Software Development Program provides students concepts and principles in computer programming with an emphasis on logic, data organization and problem solving.

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Web Authoring Certificate

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This certificate is intended for individuals interested in developing, constructing and maintaining Web sites for the World Wide Web. Graduates are able to develop, construct and maintain Web sites with graphic and animated content.

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Website Development, A.A.S.

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This degree prepares students for constructing, developing and maintaining professional Web content. A graduate from this program will have a background in using cutting-edge tools to create exciting Web pages with graphic and animated content. Career opportunities include Web author and Web page developer.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Support Certificate

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The Computer Support certificate program provides students fundamental skills in computer-based support with an emphasis in software applications.

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Computer Support, A.A.S.

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The Computer Support Program provides students a background in computer operating systems, applications and networks necessary to perform computer support work within a variety of industries.

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Data Security Management

Cybersecurity Certificate

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This program is designed to provide fundamental skills in managing information security. Students will be prepared for several industry recognized credentials required for entry-level opportunities within Information Technology.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to provide entry-level skills in managing information security programs, consists of preserving information confidentiality and protection, risk management, data and system integrity, availability, authenticity, utility and combines fundamental information technology and IT security core curriculum. The program is based on information security concepts, principles, methods, techniques, practices, and procedures that guide today’s IT security professionals. Graduates will be qualified for entry-level careers in cybersecurity and information assurance in federal, state and local agencies, and the private sector as IT security specialists, firewall and VPN specialists and data assurance specialists. In addition, students will be prepared for COMPTIA, Net+, A+ and CCNA certifications.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to provide entry-level skills in managing information security programs, consists of preserving information confidentiality and protection, risk management, data and system integrity, availability, authenticity, utility and combines fundamental information technology and IT security core curriculum. The program is based on information security concepts, principles, methods, techniques, practices, and procedures that guide today’s IT security professionals. Graduates will be qualified for entry-level careers in cybersecurity and information assurance in federal, state and local agencies, and the private sector as IT security specialists, firewall and VPN specialists and data assurance specialists. In addition, students will be prepared for COMPTIA, Net+, A+ and CCNA certifications.

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Contact Phone Number

630-466-7900

Address

Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
United States