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Welder

Advanced Welding Certificate

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Cooking utensils, construction materials, underwater cable lines, solar panels, airplanes, cars and the roads they travel on all rely on welding. Welding is linked to our economic stability, because without welded materials, we can’t sustain and grow as a society. This makes welders essential to our daily life. Yet, fewer people are learning the trade today creating a high demand for qualified welders. It’s never been a better time to begin your journey in this important industry.

WNCC is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited test facility, and also has on-site mobile welding training and testing.

WNCC’s welding program is located at our Scottsbluff Campus in the following welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting, and Brazing.

This WNCC program offers you the training you need to enter directly into the workforce as a professional welder. As many of today’s welders are retiring without an influx of new welders to take their place, the job opportunities for welders are abundant and starting wages are high.

As a welder, your options are quite expansive, from working underwater to working in space. On land, welders are often hired as independent contractors by companies around the country to work what are called Industry Shutdowns. This is where companies hire welders to help keep their manufacturing plants running their best. Welders who work on Shutdowns find themselves traveling approximately six month of the year to different companies near and far, and are often able to afford not to work the other six months, if they so choose. Welders can also have established positions, such as with a metal fabrication company, oil and gas company, advanced manufacturer, commercial mining operation, power plant, refinery, construction company, and many more!

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Basic Welding Certificate

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Cooking utensils, construction materials, underwater cable lines, solar panels, airplanes, cars and the roads they travel on all rely on welding. Welding is linked to our economic stability, because without welded materials, we can’t sustain and grow as a society. This makes welders essential to our daily life. Yet, fewer people are learning the trade today creating a high demand for qualified welders. It’s never been a better time to begin your journey in this important industry.

WNCC is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited test facility, and also has on-site mobile welding training and testing.

WNCC’s welding program is located at our Scottsbluff Campus in the following welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting, and Brazing.

This WNCC program offers you the training you need to enter directly into the workforce as a professional welder. As many of today’s welders are retiring without an influx of new welders to take their place, the job opportunities for welders are abundant and starting wages are high.

As a welder, your options are quite expansive, from working underwater to working in space. On land, welders are often hired as independent contractors by companies around the country to work what are called Industry Shutdowns. This is where companies hire welders to help keep their manufacturing plants running their best. Welders who work on Shutdowns find themselves traveling approximately six month of the year to different companies near and far, and are often able to afford not to work the other six months, if they so choose. Welders can also have established positions, such as with a metal fabrication company, oil and gas company, advanced manufacturer, commercial mining operation, power plant, refinery, construction company, and many more!

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Certificate of Applied Science in Welding Technology

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Cooking utensils, construction materials, underwater cable lines, solar panels, airplanes, cars and the roads they travel on all rely on welding. Welding is linked to our economic stability, because without welded materials, we can’t sustain and grow as a society. This makes welders essential to our daily life. Yet, fewer people are learning the trade today creating a high demand for qualified welders. It’s never been a better time to begin your journey in this important industry.

WNCC is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited test facility, and also has on-site mobile welding training and testing.

WNCC’s welding program is located at our Scottsbluff Campus in the following welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting, and Brazing.

This WNCC program offers you the training you need to enter directly into the workforce as a professional welder. As many of today’s welders are retiring without an influx of new welders to take their place, the job opportunities for welders are abundant and starting wages are high.

As a welder, your options are quite expansive, from working underwater to working in space. On land, welders are often hired as independent contractors by companies around the country to work what are called Industry Shutdowns. This is where companies hire welders to help keep their manufacturing plants running their best. Welders who work on Shutdowns find themselves traveling approximately six month of the year to different companies near and far, and are often able to afford not to work the other six months, if they so choose. Welders can also have established positions, such as with a metal fabrication company, oil and gas company, advanced manufacturer, commercial mining operation, power plant, refinery, construction company, and many more!

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Welding Technology Diploma

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Cooking utensils, construction materials, underwater cable lines, solar panels, airplanes, cars and the roads they travel on all rely on welding. Welding is linked to our economic stability, because without welded materials, we can’t sustain and grow as a society. This makes welders essential to our daily life. Yet, fewer people are learning the trade today creating a high demand for qualified welders. It’s never been a better time to begin your journey in this important industry.

WNCC is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited test facility, and also has on-site mobile welding training and testing.

WNCC’s welding program is located at our Scottsbluff Campus in the following welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting, and Brazing.

This WNCC program offers you the training you need to enter directly into the workforce as a professional welder. As many of today’s welders are retiring without an influx of new welders to take their place, the job opportunities for welders are abundant and starting wages are high.

As a welder, your options are quite expansive, from working underwater to working in space. On land, welders are often hired as independent contractors by companies around the country to work what are called Industry Shutdowns. This is where companies hire welders to help keep their manufacturing plants running their best. Welders who work on Shutdowns find themselves traveling approximately six month of the year to different companies near and far, and are often able to afford not to work the other six months, if they so choose. Welders can also have established positions, such as with a metal fabrication company, oil and gas company, advanced manufacturer, commercial mining operation, power plant, refinery, construction company, and many more!

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Welding Technology, A.A.S.

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Cooking utensils, construction materials, underwater cable lines, solar panels, airplanes, cars and the roads they travel on all rely on welding. Welding is linked to our economic stability, because without welded materials, we can’t sustain and grow as a society. This makes welders essential to our daily life. Yet, fewer people are learning the trade today creating a high demand for qualified welders. It’s never been a better time to begin your journey in this important industry.

WNCC is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited test facility, and also has on-site mobile welding training and testing.

WNCC’s welding program is located at our Scottsbluff Campus in the following welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxyacetylene Welding, Cutting, and Brazing.

This WNCC program offers you the training you need to enter directly into the workforce as a professional welder. As many of today’s welders are retiring without an influx of new welders to take their place, the job opportunities for welders are abundant and starting wages are high.

As a welder, your options are quite expansive, from working underwater to working in space. On land, welders are often hired as independent contractors by companies around the country to work what are called Industry Shutdowns. This is where companies hire welders to help keep their manufacturing plants running their best. Welders who work on Shutdowns find themselves traveling approximately six month of the year to different companies near and far, and are often able to afford not to work the other six months, if they so choose. Welders can also have established positions, such as with a metal fabrication company, oil and gas company, advanced manufacturer, commercial mining operation, power plant, refinery, construction company, and many more!

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology - Drivetrain and Under Hood Repair Option Certificate

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Today’s automobiles are more sophisticated than ever before. With highly complex computers and innovative technologies used to diagnose and repair vehicles, the need for skilled auto technicians is greater than ever. Enrolling in WNCC’s Automotive Technology program will give you the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair today’s vehicles through theoretical and hands-on training. You will learn how to rebuild an engine, properly troubleshoot an electrical system, and diagnose and repair everything from suspension systems to fuel systems. And, the recent growth in sales of hybrid and all-electric vehicles has expanded the scope and need for trained professionals in this field.Our automotive internship program will give you the advantage by allowing you to work in local auto mechanic shops to gain fundamental experience in the real world. By enrolling in WNCC’s automotive program, you’ll also have more practical knowledge, situational discernment, and analytical skills than those without a degree.

This certificate will prepare you for positions such as automotive technician, auto body technician, parts manager, salesperson, service station technician, assistant foreman, vehicle fleet technician, and others. This option allows you to specialize in the service, diagnosis, and repair of driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, wheels, cooling systems, electrical systems, fuel injection systems, belts and chains, and more.

Working in these hands-on, physically active positions, you will need to use logical and analytical-thinking skills to problem-solve common and uncommon vehicle issues. You will usually work in an auto repair garage, gas station garage, or auto servicing center. With enough experience, you could even open your own auto repair shop. These careers enable you to expand your knowledge of different car manufacturers, new technologies, and updated repair techniques in order to service and repair today’s vehicles. If you revel in tinkering with machinery and are apt at trouble-shooting this is the career for you!

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Automotive Technology - Powertrain and Chassis Repair Option Certificate

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Today’s automobiles are more sophisticated than ever before. With highly complex computers and innovative technologies used to diagnose and repair vehicles, the need for skilled auto technicians is greater than ever. Enrolling in WNCC’s Automotive Technology program will give you the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair today’s vehicles through theoretical and hands-on training. You will learn how to rebuild an engine, properly troubleshoot an electrical system, and diagnose and repair everything from suspension systems to fuel systems. And, the recent growth in sales of hybrid and all-electric vehicles has expanded the scope and need for trained professionals in this field.Our automotive internship program will give you the advantage by allowing you to work in local auto mechanic shops to gain fundamental experience in the real world. By enrolling in WNCC’s automotive program, you’ll also have more practical knowledge, situational discernment, and analytical skills than those without a degree.

WNCC’s Auto Tech Powertrain & Chassis Repair certificate will prepare you for positions such as an automotive technician, parts manager, auto body technician, salesperson, service station technician, assistant foreman, vehicle fleet technician, and many others. This option allows you to specialize in the service, diagnosis, and repair of automatic and manual transmissions, transaxles, and chassis systems.

You will work in auto repair shops, gas station garages, car sales lots, taxi cab barns, rental car agency lots, bus fleet garages, and anywhere with a large fleet of vehicles. You can even open your own auto transmission and chassis repair business once you have enough experience. The tasks you need to perform in these positions are hands-on and require you to be as mentally active as you will be physically active. You will need logical and critical thinking to solve many transmission and chassis vehicle issues. This is an occupation where you’ll need to learn continually about the updated repair techniques, new manufacturers and car models, and innovative technology being installed in cars in order to repair them correctly. If you’ve always loved the idea of working with cars and want to really explore their inner workings, you will find enjoyment with each vehicle you work on.

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Automotive Technology Diploma

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Today’s automobiles are more sophisticated than ever before. With highly complex computers and innovative technologies used to diagnose and repair vehicles, the need for skilled auto technicians is greater than ever. Enrolling in WNCC’s Automotive Technology program will give you the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair today’s vehicles through theoretical and hands-on training. You will learn how to rebuild an engine, properly troubleshoot an electrical system, and diagnose and repair everything from suspension systems to fuel systems. And, the recent growth in sales of hybrid and all-electric vehicles has expanded the scope and need for trained professionals in this field.

Our automotive internship program will give you the advantage by allowing you to work in local auto mechanic shops to gain fundamental experience in the real world. By enrolling in WNCC’s automotive program, you’ll also have more practical knowledge, situational discernment, and analytical skills than those without a degree.

When you successfully complete WNCC’s Automotive Technology program, you will be prepared for positions such as an automotive technician, auto body technician, parts manager, salesperson, service station technician, assistant foreman, vehicle fleet technician, and others. Certain areas of specialization can lead to parallel careers in aviation, small engine, and equipment maintenance.

If you know you want to work in mechanical repair, but are unsure what you want to specialize in, this degree program is the perfect place to start. Auto tech careers are physically active, hands-on occupations where you’ll need analytical and logical-thinking skills to trouble-shoot mechanical issues. These are occupations where you will need to stay on top of new trends in technology repair and maintenance, as well as new car models and manufacturers. You can specialize in specific manufacturers to distinguish yourself from others, yet often being able to work on a variety of vehicles is preferred. This is a career where, with enough experience, you could run your own auto repair business. This is more than just a job, it’s a life of seeing satisfied customers driving away with a well-functioning car.

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Automotive Technology, A.O.S.

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Today’s automobiles are more sophisticated than ever before. With highly complex computers and innovative technologies used to diagnose and repair vehicles, the need for skilled auto technicians is greater than ever. Enrolling in WNCC’s Automotive Technology program will give you the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair today’s vehicles through theoretical and hands-on training. You will learn how to rebuild an engine, properly troubleshoot an electrical system, and diagnose and repair everything from suspension systems to fuel systems. And, the recent growth in sales of hybrid and all-electric vehicles has expanded the scope and need for trained professionals in this field.

Our automotive internship program will give you the advantage by allowing you to work in local auto mechanic shops to gain fundamental experience in the real world. By enrolling in WNCC’s automotive program, you’ll also have more practical knowledge, situational discernment, and analytical skills than those without a degree.

When you successfully complete WNCC’s Automotive Technology program, you will be prepared for positions such as an automotive technician, auto body technician, parts manager, salesperson, service station technician, assistant foreman, vehicle fleet technician, and others. Certain areas of specialization can lead to parallel careers in aviation, small engine, and equipment maintenance.

If you know you want to work in mechanical repair, but are unsure what you want to specialize in, this degree program is the perfect place to start. Auto tech careers are physically active, hands-on occupations where you’ll need analytical and logical-thinking skills to trouble-shoot mechanical issues. These are occupations where you will need to stay on top of new trends in technology repair and maintenance, as well as new car models and manufacturers. You can specialize in specific manufacturers to distinguish yourself from others, yet often being able to work on a variety of vehicles is preferred. This is a career where, with enough experience, you could run your own auto repair business. This is more than just a job, it’s a life of seeing satisfied customers driving away with a well-functioning car.

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Auto Body Technician

Automotive Technology - Drivetrain and Under Hood Repair Option Certificate

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Today’s automobiles are more sophisticated than ever before. With highly complex computers and innovative technologies used to diagnose and repair vehicles, the need for skilled auto technicians is greater than ever. Enrolling in WNCC’s Automotive Technology program will give you the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair today’s vehicles through theoretical and hands-on training. You will learn how to rebuild an engine, properly troubleshoot an electrical system, and diagnose and repair everything from suspension systems to fuel systems. And, the recent growth in sales of hybrid and all-electric vehicles has expanded the scope and need for trained professionals in this field.Our automotive internship program will give you the advantage by allowing you to work in local auto mechanic shops to gain fundamental experience in the real world. By enrolling in WNCC’s automotive program, you’ll also have more practical knowledge, situational discernment, and analytical skills than those without a degree.

This certificate will prepare you for positions such as automotive technician, auto body technician, parts manager, salesperson, service station technician, assistant foreman, vehicle fleet technician, and others. This option allows you to specialize in the service, diagnosis, and repair of driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, wheels, cooling systems, electrical systems, fuel injection systems, belts and chains, and more.

Working in these hands-on, physically active positions, you will need to use logical and analytical-thinking skills to problem-solve common and uncommon vehicle issues. You will usually work in an auto repair garage, gas station garage, or auto servicing center. With enough experience, you could even open your own auto repair shop. These careers enable you to expand your knowledge of different car manufacturers, new technologies, and updated repair techniques in order to service and repair today’s vehicles. If you revel in tinkering with machinery and are apt at trouble-shooting this is the career for you!

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Automotive Technology - Powertrain and Chassis Repair Option Certificate

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Today’s automobiles are more sophisticated than ever before. With highly complex computers and innovative technologies used to diagnose and repair vehicles, the need for skilled auto technicians is greater than ever. Enrolling in WNCC’s Automotive Technology program will give you the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair today’s vehicles through theoretical and hands-on training. You will learn how to rebuild an engine, properly troubleshoot an electrical system, and diagnose and repair everything from suspension systems to fuel systems. And, the recent growth in sales of hybrid and all-electric vehicles has expanded the scope and need for trained professionals in this field.Our automotive internship program will give you the advantage by allowing you to work in local auto mechanic shops to gain fundamental experience in the real world. By enrolling in WNCC’s automotive program, you’ll also have more practical knowledge, situational discernment, and analytical skills than those without a degree.

WNCC’s Auto Tech Powertrain & Chassis Repair certificate will prepare you for positions such as an automotive technician, parts manager, auto body technician, salesperson, service station technician, assistant foreman, vehicle fleet technician, and many others. This option allows you to specialize in the service, diagnosis, and repair of automatic and manual transmissions, transaxles, and chassis systems.

You will work in auto repair shops, gas station garages, car sales lots, taxi cab barns, rental car agency lots, bus fleet garages, and anywhere with a large fleet of vehicles. You can even open your own auto transmission and chassis repair business once you have enough experience. The tasks you need to perform in these positions are hands-on and require you to be as mentally active as you will be physically active. You will need logical and critical thinking to solve many transmission and chassis vehicle issues. This is an occupation where you’ll need to learn continually about the updated repair techniques, new manufacturers and car models, and innovative technology being installed in cars in order to repair them correctly. If you’ve always loved the idea of working with cars and want to really explore their inner workings, you will find enjoyment with each vehicle you work on.

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Automotive Technology Diploma

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Today’s automobiles are more sophisticated than ever before. With highly complex computers and innovative technologies used to diagnose and repair vehicles, the need for skilled auto technicians is greater than ever. Enrolling in WNCC’s Automotive Technology program will give you the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair today’s vehicles through theoretical and hands-on training. You will learn how to rebuild an engine, properly troubleshoot an electrical system, and diagnose and repair everything from suspension systems to fuel systems. And, the recent growth in sales of hybrid and all-electric vehicles has expanded the scope and need for trained professionals in this field.

Our automotive internship program will give you the advantage by allowing you to work in local auto mechanic shops to gain fundamental experience in the real world. By enrolling in WNCC’s automotive program, you’ll also have more practical knowledge, situational discernment, and analytical skills than those without a degree.

When you successfully complete WNCC’s Automotive Technology program, you will be prepared for positions such as an automotive technician, auto body technician, parts manager, salesperson, service station technician, assistant foreman, vehicle fleet technician, and others. Certain areas of specialization can lead to parallel careers in aviation, small engine, and equipment maintenance.

If you know you want to work in mechanical repair, but are unsure what you want to specialize in, this degree program is the perfect place to start. Auto tech careers are physically active, hands-on occupations where you’ll need analytical and logical-thinking skills to trouble-shoot mechanical issues. These are occupations where you will need to stay on top of new trends in technology repair and maintenance, as well as new car models and manufacturers. You can specialize in specific manufacturers to distinguish yourself from others, yet often being able to work on a variety of vehicles is preferred. This is a career where, with enough experience, you could run your own auto repair business. This is more than just a job, it’s a life of seeing satisfied customers driving away with a well-functioning car.

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Collision Repair and Finish Technology Certificate

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From fender-benders to traffic collisions, car accidents happen and the need to repair them will never stop. Plus, there are many who dream of restoring their car to its original glory. You can be a part of this exciting, hands-on career to learn how to repair and restore vehicles.

WNCC’s Collision Repair & Refinish Tech program will help you master the skills necessary to enter a career in auto body repair, restoration, and refinish. You may choose to pursue a position with an established auto body repair company, dealership, automotive manufacturer, or local small business. You may even choose to start your own small business. In this program, you will develop the expertise necessary for any of these options.

This is a physical, hands-on occupation where you will stand most of the day to take apart and replace car parts, work with hazardous materials and solvents, and use heavy tools and instruments to get the job completed. This is a career where you will constantly be learning about different car manufacturers’ structures and systems in order to effectively repair and refinish them. You will need patience, persistence, and a passion for working with cars. With this you will have a successful, stable, and lucrative career you will enjoy.

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Collision Repair and Finish Technology Diploma

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From fender-benders to traffic collisions, car accidents happen and the need to repair them will never stop. Plus, there are many who dream of restoring their car to its original glory. You can be a part of this exciting, hands-on career to learn how to repair and restore vehicles.

WNCC’s Collision Repair & Refinish Tech program will help you master the skills necessary to enter a career in auto body repair, restoration, and refinish. You may choose to pursue a position with an established auto body repair company, dealership, automotive manufacturer, or local small business. You may even choose to start your own small business. In this program, you will develop the expertise necessary for any of these options.

This is a physical, hands-on occupation where you will stand most of the day to take apart and replace car parts, work with hazardous materials and solvents, and use heavy tools and instruments to get the job completed. This is a career where you will constantly be learning about different car manufacturers’ structures and systems in order to effectively repair and refinish them. You will need patience, persistence, and a passion for working with cars. With this you will have a successful, stable, and lucrative career you will enjoy.

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Aircraft Mechanic

Aviation Maintenance Certificate

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The skyways are only getting busier. With so many people having to get places faster, the need for safe, reliable aircraft to get them there makes aviation maintenance more important than ever.

The Aviation Maintenance Technician program at WNCC’s Sidney Campus is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and prepares students for entry-level aviation maintenance technician positions. The program consists of three phases: general, airframe maintenance, and power plant phases, for a minimum of 1,900 clock hours. Once you successfully complete the program, you will be eligible to take the FAA examinations for the airframe and power plant licenses.

The WNCC Aviation Maintenance program will prepare you for entry-level aviation maintenance technician positions requiring skills in airframe and aircraft powerplant maintenance. These positions are in very high demand and could include work for a commercial or private airline, Department of Defense and military aircraft operations, agriculture aerial applicators, federal or state government aviation operations, and more.

Aviation maintenance careers will keep you busy not only repairing airplanes, helicopters, and other flying machines, but also with continually staying up-to-date with the newest technologies used in today’s aircraft. You will usually work at or near an airport or airplane hanger servicing aircraft. These positions can have fixed hours or can be on a shift work schedule where you start your shift in the afternoons or nights. If you enjoy trouble-shooting with engines, have a logical mindset and a passion for machinery, this is a rewarding career with advancement opportunities and the flexibility to move to any location that has an airport.

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Aviation Maintenance, A.O.S.

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The skyways are only getting busier. With so many people having to get places faster, the need for safe, reliable aircraft to get them there makes aviation maintenance more important than ever.

The Aviation Maintenance Technician program at WNCC’s Sidney Campus is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and prepares students for entry-level aviation maintenance technician positions. The program consists of three phases: general, airframe maintenance, and power plant phases, for a minimum of 1,900 clock hours. Once you successfully complete the program, you will be eligible to take the FAA examinations for the airframe and power plant licenses.

The WNCC Aviation Maintenance program will prepare you for entry-level aviation maintenance technician positions requiring skills in airframe and aircraft powerplant maintenance. These positions are in very high demand and could include work for a commercial or private airline, Department of Defense and military aircraft operations, agriculture aerial applicators, federal or state government aviation operations, and more.

Aviation maintenance careers will keep you busy not only repairing airplanes, helicopters, and other flying machines, but also with continually staying up-to-date with the newest technologies used in today’s aircraft. You will usually work at or near an airport or airplane hanger servicing aircraft. These positions can have fixed hours or can be on a shift work schedule where you start your shift in the afternoons or nights. If you enjoy trouble-shooting with engines, have a logical mindset and a passion for machinery, this is a rewarding career with advancement opportunities and the flexibility to move to any location that has an airport.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Coding Technician Diploma

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The healthcare business generates a wealth of pertinent and personal information both in paper and electronic formats that needs to be entered and analyzed completely and precisely. You’ll learn the medical terminology and technical skills needed to properly process medical data, as well as learn the skills needed to be a manager within a health information system.

WNCC has an articulation agreement with Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte and McCook, Nebraska to offer HIT courses to Mid-Plains Community College students who take online courses. Courses are available entirely online to WNCC and Mid-Plains students, along with full- or part-time options.

The Coding Technician diploma program at WNCC offers you the training you will need to enter the healthcare field as a medical coder upon graduation. As a medical coder, you will be responsible for evaluating pre-existing conditions and assigning appropriate diagnoses and procedure codes for billing purposes.

These positions involve reviewing physicians' notes and inputting them with the correct medical shorthand into a computer program to update a patient’s medical history. It assists in billing and allowing medical professionals to know a patient’s medical history. You will typically work in a clinic, hospital, or nursing care facility usually in an office setting. These positions have you working at a computer, reading, analyzing, and typing in shorthand, medical codes, and other pertinent information. Daily hours are typically set by the employer, though there are opportunities to work part-time and remotely. In this position, you will help hospitals, insurance providers, and physicians accurately know a patient’s medical history so patients can get the appropriate assistance they need.

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Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The healthcare business generates a wealth of pertinent and personal information both in paper and electronic formats that needs to be entered and analyzed completely and precisely. You’ll learn the medical terminology and technical skills needed to properly process medical data, as well as learn the skills needed to be a manager within a health information system.

WNCC has an articulation agreement with Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte and McCook, Nebraska to offer HIT courses to Mid-Plains Community College students who take online courses. Courses are available entirely online to WNCC and Mid-Plains students, along with full- or part-time options.

The WNCC Health Information Tech program will prepare you for entry-level healthcare positions rooted in technology, and with the continuous advancement in healthcare, these positions are in very high demand. Get ready for jobs in medical billing and coding, healthcare information systems, healthcare policy, advanced classification systems, and data security, to name a few!

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Medical Office Management, A.A.S.

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You will be prepared for a position in today’s medical offices upon successfully completing WNCC’s Medical Office Management program. This program will give you the skills and foundation to be successful in the world of medical office management, coordinating budgeting, and medical and staff records maintenance.

Some careers you can enter with a certificate are medical office bookkeeper, medical records clerk, hospital admitting clerk, medical administrative assistant, insurance biller, and several others. These are in-demand careers that will allow you to break into the world of healthcare quickly. You will work in an office setting or hospital admittance room, usually inputting information into a computer, working with other medical and healthcare staff, and often working with patients. Positions can be both full- and part-time and schedules are typically set to specific times, but can have an offset schedule with shifting days and times.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program at WNCC will prepare you to perform a wide range of routine and complex clinical laboratory procedures that are associated with blood and body-fluid analysis. This plays an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases and in the promotion of health. An MLT assesses the reliability / accuracy of the testing, maintains and operates diagnostic equipment, evaluates patient results, prepares analytical reagents and controls, troubleshoots problems with specimens / analyzers, along with other duties. MLT professionals have the knowledge and skills to educate laboratory professionals, other health care professionals, and others in laboratory practice as well as the public. The ability to relate to people, a capacity for calm and reasoned judgment, and a demonstration of commitment to the patient are essential qualities. Communications skills extend to consultative interactions with members of the health care team, external relations, customer service, and patient education. Laboratory professionals demonstrate ethical and moral attitudes and principles that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates, and the community.

Upon graduating from WNCC’s Medical Laboratory Technician program, you can immediately go to work in a medical laboratory setting. As a medical laboratory technician you will be performing a wide range of routine and complex clinical laboratory procedures associated with blood and body-fluid analysis, and you’ll play a very important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Work settings may include hospitals, clinics, universities, research centers among others, and you can specialize depending on where your interests are in areas such as chemical and biological research advancement.

This is a position where you will often be standing, moving around a laboratory, needing a steady hand while using pipettes to set up your research, looking through microscopes and writing down your findings. These positions call for focused, detail-oriented techs who have a passion to work in the innovative world of medical research to help create better medicines, diagnoses, and cures to help treat humans and animals.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing (Practical) Diploma

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WNCC’s practical nursing program is designed to prepare you to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) capable of providing nursing care under the supervision of a licensed professional. Once you successfully complete the program, you’ll be eligible to take the national licensing exam to become an LPN.

Our program is located at all three WNCC campuses. The program will give you the knowledge, competency, and hands-on training you’ll need to graduate and take the exam. You will have classroom work and clinical rotations throughout the school year. Clinical rotations are usually during the day, but they may also occur evenings and weekends depending on the availability of clinical experiences.

WNCC’s Practical Nursing program will prepare you to enter the healthcare field as an entry-level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) upon passing your nursing licensure exam. As an LPN, you will work under a Registered Nurse (RN) to provide basic nursing care to patients in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospices, hospitals, and more. You’ll check patient vital signs, change catheters, discuss patient status with doctors, and help patients bathe and dress, among many other tasks.

This is a great place to begin your nursing career to start working in this field as soon as possible, and it allows you the option to advance your career once you’re ready.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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The Phlebotomy Program at WNCC prepares individuals for a career in the medical field. Phlebotomy professionals are qualified by academic and practical education to collect, transport, and process blood specimens for analysis. They select the appropriate equipment and technique based on a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the patient, as well as the psycho‐social factors that may impact specimen collection. The ability to relate to people, a capacity for calm and reasoned judgment, and a demonstration of commitment to the patient are essential qualities. Communication skills involve direct interaction with the patient, family members of the patient, fellow members of the laboratory team, and other members of the health care team. Phlebotomy professionals demonstrate ethical and moral attitudes and principles that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates, and the community. Upon graduation and initial employment, the phlebotomist will be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in the above areas of professional practice.

Phlebotomy professionals are qualified by academic and practical education to collect, transport, and process blood specimens for analysis. They select the appropriate equipment and technique based on a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the patient, as well as the psycho‐social factors that may impact specimen collection. Phlebotomy professionals perform venipunctures, and capillary (dermal) punctures adhering to all standards governing patient and employee safety.

The ability to relate to people, a capacity for calm and reasoned judgment, and a demonstration of commitment to the patient are essential qualities. Communication skills involve direct interaction with the patient, family members of the patient, fellow members of the laboratory team, and other members of the health care team.

Phlebotomy professionals demonstrate ethical and moral attitudes and principles that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates, and the community. Upon graduation and initial employment, the phlebotomist will be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in the above areas of professional practice. Refer to the NAACLS Phlebotomist Competencies for more information.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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Surgical Technologists are an integral part of the operating room team, assisting surgeons in procedures, surgical suite preparation, equipment handling, instrumentation, and so much more. If you want to make a difference in the lives of patients, and be an advocate for their care this could be the career you’re looking for.

WNCC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology. In addition, students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take national certification exam to become a certified surgical technologist (CST).

Our program gives you hands-on experience in a lab setting and in cooperation with various hospitals, under the direction of the Program Director, faculty, and clinical preceptors. Our curriculum includes the foundational science courses needed for both theory and clinical application of the principles used in Surgical Technology.

WNCC’s Surgical Technology associate degree program will prepare you to immediately enter the workforce as a Surgical Technologist. Upon completion of this degree program, you will be qualified to assist with surgical operations, prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment and instruments, and keep equipment, instruments, and supplies sterile.

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Studies Certificate

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Law enforcement, fingerprinting and handcuffs. Criminal Justice is about all of these and more. It’s also learning how cultural, societal, economic, political, and personal forces affect the behavior of individuals. It’s understanding different viewpoints and cultures, and making positive decisions through organized evaluation, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the law enforcement system, criminal behavior, the judicial system and corrections.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice Studies program also gives you real-world experience with a three-semester program internship at local law enforcement departments to assist you with learning this complex and multi-faceted career with those who already in it.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice program will prepare you for endless career opportunities in the criminal justice field including positions in law enforcement, corrections, probation & parole, customs and border control, state highway patrol, policy advisor, diplomatic security agent, fish and game regulation, forensic investigation, and many more. You can start many with an associate degree or pursue further options by earning a bachelor’s degree.

Depending on the career you choose you may work in an office, around your community, with specific subsections of people, or in a laboratory. Yet, regardless of the career you select, you will never experience the same day twice. It offers you the opportunity to always build upon your previous knowledge for the new circumstances of the day. Your work day can be mundane until an event changes it completely. You need to be ready for the unexpected, know how to remain calm in an emergency, and make rational decisions under duress. It’s important to have effective communication and attentive listening skills to productively work with others. These positions are often stable, in-demand careers where you will help keep your community safe.

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Criminal Justice Studies, A.A.S.

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Law enforcement, fingerprinting and handcuffs. Criminal Justice is about all of these and more. It’s also learning how cultural, societal, economic, political, and personal forces affect the behavior of individuals. It’s understanding different viewpoints and cultures, and making positive decisions through organized evaluation, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the law enforcement system, criminal behavior, the judicial system and corrections.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice Studies program also gives you real-world experience with a three-semester program internship at local law enforcement departments to assist you with learning this complex and multi-faceted career with those who already in it.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice program will prepare you for endless career opportunities in the criminal justice field including positions in law enforcement, corrections, probation & parole, customs and border control, state highway patrol, policy advisor, diplomatic security agent, fish and game regulation, forensic investigation, and many more. You can start many with an associate degree or pursue further options by earning a bachelor’s degree.

Depending on the career you choose you may work in an office, around your community, with specific subsections of people, or in a laboratory. Yet, regardless of the career you select, you will never experience the same day twice. It offers you the opportunity to always build upon your previous knowledge for the new circumstances of the day. Your work day can be mundane until an event changes it completely. You need to be ready for the unexpected, know how to remain calm in an emergency, and make rational decisions under duress. It’s important to have effective communication and attentive listening skills to productively work with others. These positions are often stable, in-demand careers where you will help keep your community safe.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Studies Certificate

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Law enforcement, fingerprinting and handcuffs. Criminal Justice is about all of these and more. It’s also learning how cultural, societal, economic, political, and personal forces affect the behavior of individuals. It’s understanding different viewpoints and cultures, and making positive decisions through organized evaluation, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the law enforcement system, criminal behavior, the judicial system and corrections.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice Studies program also gives you real-world experience with a three-semester program internship at local law enforcement departments to assist you with learning this complex and multi-faceted career with those who already in it.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice program will prepare you for endless career opportunities in the criminal justice field including positions in law enforcement, corrections, probation & parole, customs and border control, state highway patrol, policy advisor, diplomatic security agent, fish and game regulation, forensic investigation, and many more. You can start many with an associate degree or pursue further options by earning a bachelor’s degree.

Depending on the career you choose you may work in an office, around your community, with specific subsections of people, or in a laboratory. Yet, regardless of the career you select, you will never experience the same day twice. It offers you the opportunity to always build upon your previous knowledge for the new circumstances of the day. Your work day can be mundane until an event changes it completely. You need to be ready for the unexpected, know how to remain calm in an emergency, and make rational decisions under duress. It’s important to have effective communication and attentive listening skills to productively work with others. These positions are often stable, in-demand careers where you will help keep your community safe.

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Criminal Justice Studies, A.A.S.

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Law enforcement, fingerprinting and handcuffs. Criminal Justice is about all of these and more. It’s also learning how cultural, societal, economic, political, and personal forces affect the behavior of individuals. It’s understanding different viewpoints and cultures, and making positive decisions through organized evaluation, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the law enforcement system, criminal behavior, the judicial system and corrections.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice Studies program also gives you real-world experience with a three-semester program internship at local law enforcement departments to assist you with learning this complex and multi-faceted career with those who already in it.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice program will prepare you for endless career opportunities in the criminal justice field including positions in law enforcement, corrections, probation & parole, customs and border control, state highway patrol, policy advisor, diplomatic security agent, fish and game regulation, forensic investigation, and many more. You can start many with an associate degree or pursue further options by earning a bachelor’s degree.

Depending on the career you choose you may work in an office, around your community, with specific subsections of people, or in a laboratory. Yet, regardless of the career you select, you will never experience the same day twice. It offers you the opportunity to always build upon your previous knowledge for the new circumstances of the day. Your work day can be mundane until an event changes it completely. You need to be ready for the unexpected, know how to remain calm in an emergency, and make rational decisions under duress. It’s important to have effective communication and attentive listening skills to productively work with others. These positions are often stable, in-demand careers where you will help keep your community safe.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Studies Certificate

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Law enforcement, fingerprinting and handcuffs. Criminal Justice is about all of these and more. It’s also learning how cultural, societal, economic, political, and personal forces affect the behavior of individuals. It’s understanding different viewpoints and cultures, and making positive decisions through organized evaluation, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the law enforcement system, criminal behavior, the judicial system and corrections.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice Studies program also gives you real-world experience with a three-semester program internship at local law enforcement departments to assist you with learning this complex and multi-faceted career with those who already in it.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice program will prepare you for endless career opportunities in the criminal justice field including positions in law enforcement, corrections, probation & parole, customs and border control, state highway patrol, policy advisor, diplomatic security agent, fish and game regulation, forensic investigation, and many more. You can start many with an associate degree or pursue further options by earning a bachelor’s degree.

Depending on the career you choose you may work in an office, around your community, with specific subsections of people, or in a laboratory. Yet, regardless of the career you select, you will never experience the same day twice. It offers you the opportunity to always build upon your previous knowledge for the new circumstances of the day. Your work day can be mundane until an event changes it completely. You need to be ready for the unexpected, know how to remain calm in an emergency, and make rational decisions under duress. It’s important to have effective communication and attentive listening skills to productively work with others. These positions are often stable, in-demand careers where you will help keep your community safe.

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Criminal Justice Studies, A.A.S.

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Law enforcement, fingerprinting and handcuffs. Criminal Justice is about all of these and more. It’s also learning how cultural, societal, economic, political, and personal forces affect the behavior of individuals. It’s understanding different viewpoints and cultures, and making positive decisions through organized evaluation, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the law enforcement system, criminal behavior, the judicial system and corrections.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice Studies program also gives you real-world experience with a three-semester program internship at local law enforcement departments to assist you with learning this complex and multi-faceted career with those who already in it.

WNCC’s Criminal Justice program will prepare you for endless career opportunities in the criminal justice field including positions in law enforcement, corrections, probation & parole, customs and border control, state highway patrol, policy advisor, diplomatic security agent, fish and game regulation, forensic investigation, and many more. You can start many with an associate degree or pursue further options by earning a bachelor’s degree.

Depending on the career you choose you may work in an office, around your community, with specific subsections of people, or in a laboratory. Yet, regardless of the career you select, you will never experience the same day twice. It offers you the opportunity to always build upon your previous knowledge for the new circumstances of the day. Your work day can be mundane until an event changes it completely. You need to be ready for the unexpected, know how to remain calm in an emergency, and make rational decisions under duress. It’s important to have effective communication and attentive listening skills to productively work with others. These positions are often stable, in-demand careers where you will help keep your community safe.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Working with children is a worthwhile and gratifying career where each day is different and you’re always on the move, playing a crucial role in shaping the social, cognitive, and emotional development of the children under your care.

The Early Childhood Education program is for Education majors who want to work with young children, birth through eight years old. You will master the skills needed to be a confident and effective teacher or director, creating positive and encouraging influences for children through meaningful curriculum, interactions, and observation. You will discern how to make learning accessible by creating vibrant, interactive environments that are supportive and respectful.

WNCC’s Early Childhood Education program is located at our Scottsbluff Campus with some classes available in Alliance and Sidney through Interactive Television (ITV).

You will be able to go directly into the workforce as an early childhood care provider with the skills and expertise you’ll need once you receive a degree from WNCC in Early Childhood Education. Opportunities in this field are abundant and may include home daycare provider, preschool teacher, Head Start teacher, and childcare center provider, to name a few. If you receive a bachelor’s degree in this field, you will be qualified for positions in leadership, management, research, and advocacy.

Working as a child care provider involves being on time for parents to drop off their children, as well as being flexible if a child’s caregiver is running late. This is an occupation where you are always on the move, looking after, teaching, and giving basic and advanced care to children. Your day will be filled interacting with children, parents, and other child care providers. You may need to change diapers, give baths, and change clothes. You’ll be responsible to provide meals for children in your care. With all of the responsibility on your shoulders, you’ll find this a very satisfying career nurturing little ones and teaching them how to play and socialize with others.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

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A career in Emergency Medical Services or Paramedicine is rewarding and exciting! With a degree or certificate from this program, you will be on the front lines of the health care field, providing immediate care for individuals by stabilizing them and helping transport them for additional care. Courses in the Emergency Medical Services program will provide you with the skills necessary for a career as an emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency medical technician (EMT), or paramedic (PM). Emergency Medical Services coursework will provide you with progressive levels of knowledge and skills to deliver care for medical and trauma emergencies.

WNCC will prepare you with the skills necessary for a career as a disaster preparedness coordinator, community preparedness coordinator, or emergency relief coordinator. Emergency Medical Services coursework provides you with progressive levels of knowledge and skills to deliver care for medical and trauma emergencies prior to arrival at a hospital. A degree in EMS can also afford you a career in ski patrol, and with further training, you can transition to become a firefighter or paramedic.

Being an EMT is physically demanding, requiring a lot of lifting, bending, and quick reactions while remembering how to perform these properly to ensure patient safety and your safety. EMTs are typically sent to calls such as respiratory and cardiac issues, bleeding, car accidents, trauma, and fractures. It’s an occupation where every day is different and every situation unique. And, this rewarding, in-demand profession will offer you the flexibility to move to other cities nationwide, or stay within your current community.

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Paramedicine Certificate

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A career in Emergency Medical Services or Paramedicine is rewarding and exciting! With a degree or certificate from this program, you will be on the front lines of the health care field, providing immediate care for individuals by stabilizing them and helping transport them for additional care.

Courses in the Emergency Medical Services program will provide you with the skills necessary for a career as an emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency medical technician (EMT), or paramedic (PM). Emergency Medical Services coursework will provide you with progressive levels of knowledge and skills to deliver care for medical and trauma emergencies.The Paramedicine EMS option will give you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for appropriate patient care and transport requirements, and primes you for a position as a paramedic. You can also work as a search and rescue or military medical technician, become a medical or research assistant, assist with patient transfer teams, and, with further fire training, become a firefighter.Working conditions as a paramedic include 8-24 hour shifts, depending on your employment, that are at varying days and times, and assisting people who are possibly agitated or in precarious or confined positions. It’s a physically demanding job and one that poses feasible health risks when working with bodily fluids and people with contagious diseases. The rewards are having an in-demand, well-paying career managing an important role in your community to provide advanced life support for those in need.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services - Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate

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Those with careers in a Human Services help people in their time of need, from infants to elders, families to individuals. Human Services covers a diverse field of personnel working in occupations such as childcare and substance abuse counseling, among many others. Listening, nurturing, and critical-thinking skills are essential for anyone wanting to pursue a profession of empowering others to self-reliance through guidance and emotional support.In our program, located at all three WNCC locations, you will receive hands-on training and theoretical knowledge through a combination of behavioral sciences and general education courses. Our Human Services program will provide you with the general skills you’ll need to help others within a variety of human service settings. By the time you graduate, you will be employable as an entry-level human service worker.

Once you have a degree in Human Services with a Drug & Alcohol Counseling emphasis at WNCC, you will be equipped for a variety of job opportunities right out of college. These include being a drug and alcohol counselor, family support worker, youth program specialist, case manager, psychiatric technician, outreach worker, caregiver, family and youth specialist, personal advocate, behavioral health case worker and other human services jobs, particularly those related to drug and alcohol treatment. You will find yourself working in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, youth centers, inpatient centers, and in patients’ homes, to name some of the locales.

As with most counseling positions, you will be working one-on-one or in a group setting with individuals in your care. You will need to be actively listening and talking while sitting for long periods of time. There is often a lot of paperwork to complete and keep track of throughout your work shift. Depending on where you work and who your patients are, you may be by yourself with a client or working with other professionals. In clinical environments, you may have a very routine work schedule, but depending on the situation you may be required to work longer shifts. You will need empathy, compassion, and commitment to pursue these needed careers. The rewards are immense when you see how far people come to surpass their addition.

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Human Services Certificate

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Those with careers in a Human Services help people in their time of need, from infants to elders, families to individuals. Human Services covers a diverse field of personnel working in occupations such as childcare and substance abuse counseling, among many others. Listening, nurturing, and critical-thinking skills are essential for anyone wanting to pursue a profession of empowering others to self-reliance through guidance and emotional support.In our program, located at all three WNCC locations, you will receive hands-on training and theoretical knowledge through a combination of behavioral sciences and general education courses. Our Human Services program will provide you with the general skills you’ll need to help others within a variety of human service settings. By the time you graduate, you will be employable as an entry-level human service worker.

You can start your career in one of a variety of job opportunities as soon as you graduate from WNCC’s Human Services program. Some of these positions are being a family support worker, youth program specialist, case manager, psychiatric technician, outreach worker, caregiver, family and youth specialist, personal advocate, behavioral health case worker and professional partner.

You can continue your education by transferring to get a bachelor’s degree, or you may choose to pursue getting your licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor right here at WNCC. Whichever path is best for you, you’ll find yourself in a highly satisfying career working with individuals one-on-one or in a group setting, helping them through difficult periods so they can lead healthy, enriched lives.

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Human Services, A.A.S.

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Those with careers in a Human Services help people in their time of need, from infants to elders, families to individuals. Human Services covers a diverse field of personnel working in occupations such as childcare and substance abuse counseling, among many others. Listening, nurturing, and critical-thinking skills are essential for anyone wanting to pursue a profession of empowering others to self-reliance through guidance and emotional support.In our program, located at all three WNCC locations, you will receive hands-on training and theoretical knowledge through a combination of behavioral sciences and general education courses. Our Human Services program will provide you with the general skills you’ll need to help others within a variety of human service settings. By the time you graduate, you will be employable as an entry-level human service worker.

You can start your career in one of a variety of job opportunities as soon as you graduate from WNCC’s Human Services program. Some of these positions are being a family support worker, youth program specialist, case manager, psychiatric technician, outreach worker, caregiver, family and youth specialist, personal advocate, behavioral health case worker and professional partner.

You can continue your education by transferring to get a bachelor’s degree, or you may choose to pursue getting your licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor right here at WNCC. Whichever path is best for you, you’ll find yourself in a highly satisfying career working with individuals one-on-one or in a group setting, helping them through difficult periods so they can lead healthy, enriched lives.

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Social Work, A.A.

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Social workers support and counsel people going through hardships, manage personal difficulties through identifying resources and exemplify skills on how to resolve those challenges. Social workers act as liaisons with institutions to advocate on their client’s behalf. Those in social work engage with individuals, families, children, groups and society to help them function more efficiently.

When you choose to major in WNCC’s Social Work emphasis area, you will study a diverse range of academic subjects including science, mathematics, social science, and languages so you have fundamental knowledge in human behavior, social institutions, and ethnic groups. Note: if you are looking to go into Human Services or general psychology, a social work major may not meet these occupational needs. We recommend discussing your educational goals with your advisor in order to choose the best path.

Social Work is comprised of a wide variety of fields, including marriage and family therapy, substance abuse counseling, sociology, mental health counseling, and human services. An associate degree in Social Work from WNCC will prepare you for entry-level positions or provide the foundation needed to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Entry-level positions for these fields include Case Management Aide, Intake Specialist, Probation Officer, Victims Advocate Associate, Gerontology Aide, along with many others. These positions give you a point of entry into social work to gain experience and an understanding of daily operations.

If you pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW), you can explore more opportunities by becoming a licensed clinical social worker holding positions, such as a Medical Social Worker, Child Advocate, Case Manager, Substance Abuse Counselor, and many others. Social workers are often found working for city, county, state and federal-run agencies, non-profits, hospitals, nursing homes, hospice facilities, drug rehabilitation centers, halfway houses, business offices, unions, and tenant associations, to name a few.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Information Technology Technical Support Certificate

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A degree in Information Technology from WNCC will prepare you to either enter the workforce directly or continue your education at a four-year college or university. The career possibilities in this field are virtually endless, and may include positions such as a help desk consultant, IT business analyst, solutions architect, computer technical support specialist, and many more.

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Information Technology Technical Support Diploma

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Through the IT Technical Support program at WNCC, you will gain the necessary background in technical support to either enter the workforce or to continue your education at a four-year institution. After you successfully complete the program, you will be able to pursue careers such as a systems analyst, maintenance engineer, help desk operator, network administrator, and application support specialist, among others.

A career in an IT technical support position requires communication skills and a desire to work with each user to get accurate information on the issue they are experiencing. It requires patience, the ability to assess a user’s skills, and the ability to ask the appropriate questions for the support needed at the user’s skill level. You will be responsible for assisting with software and hardware trouble-shooting, sometimes remotely. These careers require a lot of time in front of a computer, and if on site, can require a lot of moving, installing, and repairing computer equipment. While work schedules are mostly set, you will be asked to work during hours most employees are not working, to install software and software updates or fix hardware issues. You will be an essential part of a successful business keeping their technology systems running smoothly.

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Information Technology Technical Support, A.A.S.

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Through the IT Technical Support program at WNCC, you will gain the necessary background in technical support to either enter the workforce or to continue your education at a four-year institution. After you successfully complete the program, you will be able to pursue careers such as a systems analyst, maintenance engineer, help desk operator, network administrator, and application support specialist, among others.

A career in an IT technical support position requires communication skills and a desire to work with each user to get accurate information on the issue they are experiencing. It requires patience, the ability to assess a user’s skills, and the ability to ask the appropriate questions for the support needed at the user’s skill level. You will be responsible for assisting with software and hardware trouble-shooting, sometimes remotely. These careers require a lot of time in front of a computer, and if on site, can require a lot of moving, installing, and repairing computer equipment. While work schedules are mostly set, you will be asked to work during hours most employees are not working, to install software and software updates or fix hardware issues. You will be an essential part of a successful business keeping their technology systems running smoothly.

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Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1899
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