Westchester Community College - SUNY

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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate

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The Certificate in CDC provides all 350 Alcohol & Drug education hours required for CASAC eligibility. The AAS in CDC also provides the 350 education hours and reduces the experience requirement by 1000 hours. Westchester Community College is a certified education & training provider of the NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services(OASAS). OASAS issues the CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor).

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Chemical Dependency Counseling, A.A.S.

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The Certificate in CDC provides all 350 Alcohol & Drug education hours required for CASAC eligibility. The AAS in CDC also provides the 350 education hours and reduces the experience requirement by 1000 hours. Westchester Community College is a certified education & training provider of the NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). OASAS issues the CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor).

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Human Services (Pre-Social Work) Direct Care Practice, A.A.S.

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Human Services focuses on meeting the needs of individuals, families, and groups through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of social issues, while maintaining a commitment to human rights and social justice. Completing the A.A.S. will prepare students to enter social work or related fields. The A.S. program prepares students to transfer to a four-year program of study. The Direct Care Practice Certificate is especially useful for those employed in the human services who wish to upgrade their skills and marketability.

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Correctional Officer

Ciminal Justice: Corrections, A.A.S.

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The need for a college education in the field of criminal justice has grown dramatically. Agencies engaged in law enforcement, the judicial process, corrections, probation, and parole have recognized the value of a college education for their employees. Individuals completing these programs are prepared to enter many law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as private sector insurance and security technology companies.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice: Police, A.A.S.

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The need for a college education in the field of criminal justice has grown dramatically. Agencies engaged in law enforcement, the judicial process, corrections, probation, and parole have recognized the value of a college education for their employees. Individuals completing these programs are prepared to enter many law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as private sector insurance and security technology companies.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Certificate

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The Early Childhood program is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of settings working with children birth to age eight. Knowledge of children through observation, description, and reflection as well as current research in the field is the basis for coming to a deeper understanding of the values that underlie students’ work with children. Students are supported in translating theory into practice thorough supervised internships alongside class seminars.

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Early Childhood, A.A.S.

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The Early Childhood program is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of settings working with children birth to age eight. Knowledge of children through observation, description, and reflection as well as current research in the field is the basis for coming to a deeper understanding of the values that underlie students’ work with children. Students are supported in translating theory into practice thorough supervised internships alongside class seminars.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Certificate

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The Paralegal Program provides graduates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform competently as paralegals in law-related occupations under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegals work in all phases of practice except providing legal advice to clients, appearing in court, and setting fees. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

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Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.

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The Paralegal Program provides graduates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform competently as paralegals in law-related occupations under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegals work in all phases of practice except providing legal advice to clients, appearing in court, and setting fees. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

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EMTs and Paramedics

paramedic Certificate

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The Paramedic program prepares students for careers as paramedics, the most advanced pre-hospital EMS provider. In addition to certification by the New York State Department of Health, paramedic students have the opportunity to become Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedics (NREMT-P). The paramedic program of Westchester Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

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Paramedic, A.A.S.

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The Paramedic program prepares students for careers as paramedics, the most advanced pre-hospital EMS provider. In addition to certification by the New York State Department of Health, paramedic students have the opportunity to become Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedics (NREMT-P). The paramedic program of Westchester Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

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Teacher Assistant

Teaching Assistant Certificate

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The Teaching Assistant certificate provides you with the foundation to work as a teaching assistant in public and private schools. Teaching assistants work in the classroom to provide direct instructional support to students under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

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Construction Industry

Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Technology, A.A.S.

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Students learn skills in construction methods and materials estimating, management, contracts, codes and specifications, highway theory and design, and properties of materials. This program can lead to employment as a technician in the field of civil engineering, architecture, and construction or working with architects, consulting engineers, surveyors, public works engineers, construction companies, materials testing labs, and engineering sales divisions.

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Architectural Drafter

Computer Aided Drafting Certificate

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The Computer Aided Drafting certificate prepares students to work in a variety of settings, including industry, government, engineering and with architectural firms. Students train in modern CAD platforms using the latest equipment and software. Specialties include solid modeling and architectural design, along with general purpose computer drafting skills for engineering and architecture.

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Mechanical Technology, A.A.S.

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A state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design (CAD) lab and fully equipped mechanical laboratory (mechanical and computerized) permit the students to combine both the theoretical and practical aspects of the design as well as the manufacturing of a product. Interpret engineering drawings, design parts, analyze designs, construct parts through 3D printing and CNC technology, and learn other aspects of the manufacturing process.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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This program provides a firm foundation in technology and its use in business areas. Computer Information Systems is the bridge between business problems and technological solutions. Topics of study include databases, networks, systems analysis, and security. Students will be prepared to enter the workforce after graduation or transfer to Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology programs at a four-year college.

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Computer Science, A.S.

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The Computer Science A.S. program deals with the technical aspects of computing including the hardware components of the computer and the fundamental theories and algorithms of programming. The degree program prepares you for work on the cutting edge of technology. The curriculum is designed for students with any level of experience or previous knowledge.

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Networking Certificate

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These programs teach the information and communication technology (ICT) skills required to design, install, and manage networks. Students learn networking based on technology, covering networking concepts from network applications to the network protocols and services. Upon completion of certain courses, students are prepared to take industry standard certifications including Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and more.

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Networking, A.A.S.

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These programs teach the information and communication technology (ICT) skills required to design, install, and manage networks. Students learn networking based on technology, covering networking concepts from network applications to the network protocols and services. Upon completion of certain courses, students are prepared to take industry standard certifications including Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and more.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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This program provides a firm foundation in technology and its use in business areas. Computer Information Systems is the bridge between business problems and technological solutions. Topics of study include databases, networks, systems analysis, and security. Students will be prepared to enter the workforce after graduation or transfer to Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology programs at a four-year college.

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Computer Science, A.S.

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The Computer Science A.S. program deals with the technical aspects of computing including the hardware components of the computer and the fundamental theories and algorithms of programming. The degree program prepares you for work on the cutting edge of technology. The curriculum is designed for students with any level of experience or previous knowledge.

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Data Security Management

Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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This program provides a firm foundation in technology and its use in business areas. Computer Information Systems is the bridge between business problems and technological solutions. Topics of study include databases, networks, systems analysis, and security. Students will be prepared to enter the workforce after graduation or transfer to Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology programs at a four-year college.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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Harness the principles of business security to break into the fields of information systems, information assurance, cyber-security, and digital forensics. The Cybersecurity programs cover computer information system basics as well as the latest practices for managing and identifying cyber-attacks on workstations, servers, and networks. Understand the many types of security breaches and learn how to secure computer systems to pursue a career in this rapidly-growing industry.

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Cybsersecurity Certificate

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Harness the principles of business security to break into the fields of information systems, information assurance, cyber-security, and digital forensics. The Cybersecurity programs cover computer information system basics as well as the latest practices for managing and identifying cyber-attacks on workstations, servers, and networks. Understand the many types of security breaches and learn how to secure computer systems to pursue a career in this rapidly-growing industry.

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Software Developer

Computer Programming Certificate

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This program is designed to enable working professionals to develop their programming skills or make a career change. Recipients of this certificate will develop the critical thinking skills integral to computer programming, including problem analysis, solutions design, and program testing in various up-to-date programming languages.

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Web Development Certificate

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Do you dream of designing and developing interactive and dynamic websites? This hands-on certificate program is designed to teach students the principles and mechanics underlying the design development of websites. Students receive practical training and will be prepared to design and develop websites utilizing the latest software development languages and tools.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Science, A.S.

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The Computer Science A.S. program deals with the technical aspects of computing including the hardware components of the computer and the fundamental theories and algorithms of programming. The degree program prepares you for work on the cutting edge of technology. The curriculum is designed for students with any level of experience or previous knowledge.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, A.A.S.

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Graduates of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program are prepared for employment in middle management positions such as assistants to: managers, supervisors of food production and service, event planners, caterers, stewards, banquet managers, rooms division managers, operations managers, purchasing agents, chefs, pastry chefs or bakers. With additional education and/or experience, upward mobility is unlimited.

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Healthcare Industry

Dietetic Technician

Dietetic Technician, A.A.S.

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Working under the guidance of a registered dietitian, the dietetic technician is responsible for securing and evaluating a patient's diet history; interpreting a physician's diet orders; assisting patients in making menu selections; instructing individuals, families, or groups about normal nutrition and routine medical nutrition therapy; planning menus at different economic levels in accordance with varying cultural patterns; and collecting needed information from a patient's chart to formulate a nutrition care plan. Additionally, students are exposed to the functions of a hospital food service, preparing them for management positions in this or similar types of establishments.

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Foods and Nutrition, A.S.

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The growing public interest in nutrition has greatly expanded job opportunities in the field of foods, nutrition, and dietetics. Nutrition professionals, Certified Dietary Managers, and Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists are employed in a variety of healthcare facilities, school systems and as consultants. Foods and Nutrition combines the basics of nutrition care with science and liberal arts courses that will prepare you for transfer and eligibility for the ANFP Certified Dietary Manager credential exam.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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Learn to record, integrate, and report patient data securely through classroom and practical experiences with specialized computer applications. The Health Information Technology A.A.S. prepares you to manage patient data in a diverse range of health care settings. Certificates in Medical Coding and Medical Billing may be applied toward the A.A.S. in Health Information Technology. The Medical Billing Certificate leads to credentialing as a Certified Professional Biller. The Medical Coding Certificate prepares you for certification exams.

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Medical Billing Certificate

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Learn to record, integrate, and report patient data securely through classroom and practical experiences with specialized computer applications. The Health Information Technology A.A.S. prepares you to manage patient data in a diverse range of health care settings. Certificates in Medical Coding and Medical Billing may be applied toward the A.A.S. in Health Information Technology. The Medical Billing Certificate leads to credentialing as a Certified Professional Biller. The Medical Coding Certificate prepares you for certification exams.

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Medical Coding Certificate

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Learn to record, integrate, and report patient data securely through classroom and practical experiences with specialized computer applications. The Health Information Technology A.A.S. prepares you to manage patient data in a diverse range of health care settings. Certificates in Medical Coding and Medical Billing may be applied toward the A.A.S. in Health Information Technology. The Medical Billing Certificate leads to credentialing as a Certified Professional Biller. The Medical Coding Certificate prepares you for certification exams.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing, A.A.S.

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Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

Demonstrate safe, ethical, client-centered care with diverse populations across the lifespan.
Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration to achieve quality client care.
Utilize evidence-based practice in the delivery of health care.
Utilize technology and safety measures to continuously improve the quality of health care.
Demonstrate adherence to leadership, management, legal and ethical standards in practice as a professional nurse.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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Imaging technology is advancing fast, which puts radiologic technologists at the front and center of innovation. As the population grows and ages, demand for diagnostic imaging is projected to increase. Upon completion of the program, students are can sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. When the examination is passed, the graduate will be granted a license issued by NYSDOH to practice Radiography.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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Respiratory care is vital in life saving and life support situations. Respiratory therapists are involved in the treatment, management, control, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. These patients may be in newborn nurseries, surgical and medical units, emergency rooms, intensive care units, extended care facilities, and homes. Students will get handson experience with patients at local hospitals.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Digital Filmmaking Certificate

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The Digital Filmmaking curriculum prepares students to take advantage of opportunities in a rapidly-evolving, multi-disciplinary field by providing foundational knowledge in four key areas: film studies, cinematic storytelling, video production, and post-production. The Digital Filmmaking A.S. prepares students to transfer to a four-year B.A. or B.F.A. program and the Certificate prepared students for an entry-level position in a film-related career.

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Graphic Designer

Digital Media Certificate

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The Art and Design Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year undergraduate program. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in studio practice augmented by history and theory. The Digital Media Certificate is a concentrated course of study designed for students interested in developing professional competence in the field of digital art or design.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electrical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Electrical Technology program emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach to power utilities, electronics in health care, computers, automotive control, robotics, and allied fields. Students will dive into solid state materials, semiconductor devices, microprocessors, robotics, analog and digital communication, electrical machines, fiber optics, lasers, operational amplifiers, circuit design, energy conversion, computer aided design, and more with theoretical and hands-on exercises.

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Energy Industry

Power Plant Operator

Energy Systems, A.A.S.

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This program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in energy generation, transmission, and distribution. The curriculum was developed in conjunction with the New York Power Authority, Entergy, and the Consolidated Edison Company to answer a critical need for trained technicians in the region. Students will acquire the background and skills required for a technical career in the fields of gas, fossil, nuclear, and hydro-electric power, as well as the communication, math, and science skills that employers seek.

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Contact Phone Number

914-606-6600

Address

75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
United States