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Bookkeeper

Accounting

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Accountants need to be able to keep data in an organized, accurate and detailed manner. Those interested in this field need to be able to collaborate with others and be flexible to the benefit of the company. Accountants also need to be able use today’s technology (software) in the most efficient and effective ways possible.

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Accounting

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Accountants need to be able to keep data in an organized, accurate and detailed manner. Those interested in this field need to be able to collaborate with others and be flexible to the benefit of the company. Accountants also need to be able use today’s technology (software) in the most efficient and effective ways possible.

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Office Manager

Business Administration

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This program was designed primarily for those students who plan to transfer to a Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee (TAOC) four-year college or university and are interested in majoring in an area of business such as accounting, finance, international business, general management, marketing and sales, human resource management or business information systems.

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Construction Industry

Architectural Drafter

Addititive Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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The Additive Manufacturing, AAS will provide students with the necessary working knowledge and hands-on experience to operate a production-level 3D printer capable of producing various types of precision polymer and metal parts in the field of additive manufacturing. The operation duties would include preparing 3D CADD files for additive manufacturing process including design improvements, material handling and storage, mold design as a secondary process, routine maintenance, and production management. The primary focus of this program is the front-end operation of an industrial production 3D printing machine.

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Additive Manufacturing Certificate

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The Additive Manufacturing, Certificate prepares students with the basic working knowledge of a production level 3D printer capable of producing various types of precision polymer and metal parts in the field of additive manufacturing. The fundamental duties of an operator are explored including, traditional manufacturing processes, 3D CADD documentation, and electronic components related to additive manufacturing. The primary focus of this certificate is to prepare for continuation of the AMT program or entry-level career opportunities in additive manufacturing.

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Additive Manufacturing Diploma

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The Additive Manufacturing, AAS will provide students with the necessary working knowledge and hands-on experience to operate a production-level 3D printer capable of producing various types of precision polymer and metal parts in the field of additive manufacturing. The operation duties would include preparing 3D CADD files for additive manufacturing process including design improvements, material handling and storage, mold design as a secondary process, routine maintenance, and production management. The primary focus of this program is the front-end operation of an industrial production 3D printing machine.

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Architectural Drafting and Design, A.A.S.

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Students in the architectural drafting and design program learn to translate the ideas, rough sketches, specifications and calculations of architects into working drawings for production and construction.

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Computer Aided Drafting and Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing Option, A.A.S.

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The associate degree program provides the student drafter with computer aided drafting and design and computer aided manufacturing hands-on CADD/CAM applications using a micro stand-alone terminal workstation.

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Journeyman Machining Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment, advancement and certification in both the manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn to read and interpret prints, use common hand tools, set up and operate metal cutting machines including mills, lathes and grinders and use precision measuring equipment. Students will also learn to create machine code programs for CNC equipment, and load, troubleshoot and execute the programs on CNC equipment including three-, four- and five-axis mills and two- and three- axis lathes. Students will fulfill the required classroom training hours for the Pennsylvania Journeyman Certificate, which may be obtained by completing the required shop experience hours from an associated machine shop.

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Mechanical Drafting and Design, A.A.S.

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Students in the mechanical option of the drafting and design technology program learn to translate the ideas, rough sketches, specifications and calculations of engineers into working drawings for production and assembly.

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Electrical Lineman

Applied Industrial Technology, A.A.S.

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The applied industrial technology degree will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this degree program will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations, and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance existing and develop new knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Industrial Technology Diploma

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The industrial technology diploma will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this diploma will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance and develop knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Applied Industrial Technology, A.A.S.

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The applied industrial technology degree will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this degree program will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations, and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance existing and develop new knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Applied Industrial Technology, A.A.S.

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The applied industrial technology degree will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this degree program will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations, and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance existing and develop new knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Welder

Applied Industrial Technology, A.A.S.

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The applied industrial technology degree will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this degree program will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations, and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance existing and develop new knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Industrial Technology Diploma

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The industrial technology diploma will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this diploma will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance and develop knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Welding Engineering Technology Diploma

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The Welding Engineering Technology Diploma provides students with an in-depth background of the welding industry. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the field of structural welding. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the Welding Engineering Technology Diploma.

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Welding Engineering Technology I Certificate

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The Welding Engineering Technology I Certificate provides students with an overview of basic safety, print reading and the fundamentals of welding. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed to supplement an entry-level job in manufacturing or maintenance. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand- eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic.

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Welding Engineering Technology II Certificate

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The Welding Engineering Technology II Certificate provides students with a practical knowledge of welding. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the field of welding. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic.

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Welding Engineering Technology III Certificate

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The Welding Engineering Technology III Certificate provides students with an overview of basic safety, print reading and the fundamentals of welding. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed to supplement an entry-level job in manufacturing or maintenance. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand- eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic.

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Welding Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Welding Engineering Technology AAS provides students with an in-depth background of the welding industry. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the field of welding. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand- eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the associate of applied science degree.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Applied Industrial Technology, A.A.S.

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The applied industrial technology degree will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this degree program will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations, and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance existing and develop new knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Industrial Technology Diploma

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The industrial technology diploma will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this diploma will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance and develop knowledge, skills and abilities.

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HVAC Technician

Applied Industrial Technology, A.A.S.

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The applied industrial technology degree will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this degree program will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations, and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance existing and develop new knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Diploma

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The heating ventilation and air conditioning diploma is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the HVAC &R field. In the classroom and through lab experiences the student learns the refrigerants used in the industry, the basic refrigeration cycle, to fabricate ductwork, and control circuitry. The students also learn the skills to install and service gas and oil furnaces. Students will install and service of water based heating and cooling systems, air conditioners and heat pumps, basic wiring, and learn refrigerant recovery techniques.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic I Certificate

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The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic I Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the HVAC field. The class and lab experiences will help the student develop skills to work with the installation and service of heating and cooling systems, air conditioners and heat pumps, basic wiring, gas and oil furnaces, and refrigerant recovery techniques.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic II Certificate

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The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic II Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the HVAC field. In the classroom and through lab experiences the student will learn the types of refrigerants used in the industry, the basic refrigeration cycle, how to fabricate ductwork and how to utilize control circuitry. The students will also learn to install and service hydronic systems.

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

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This program provides students with an in-depth background of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. By combining theory and practical shop experiences, students will develop the skills needed for design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting HVACR systems for residential and commercial applications. The heating ventilation and air conditioning diploma is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the HVAC&R field. Students learns the refrigerants used in the industry, the basic refrigeration cycle, calculate design load and duct sizing to ACCA standards, fabricate ductwork, and control circuitry. The skills to install and service gas and oil furnaces are stressed. Students will install and service water based heating and cooling systems, air conditioners and heat pumps, basic wiring, and learn refrigerant recovery techniques. Successful completion of this program leads to the associate of applied science degree.

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Industrial Technology Diploma

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Industry in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region is dynamic and employees who have a broad educational background in industrial technology are a valuable commodity. The industrial technology diploma will allow students to customize their educational pathway and pursue education and training in more than one skill group while integrating a core set of foundation courses including applied math, science and communication. Students who complete this diploma will be employable in various industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, technical sales, warehouse operations and transportation. Students will engage in classroom discussions, research activities and laboratory exercises that will enhance and develop knowledge, skills and abilities.

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Metal Fabricator

Journeyman Machining Technology Diploma

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This program is specifically designed for those who are employed full-time and are seeking to complete the classroom training hours for the Pennsylvania Journeyman Certification by taking one course per semester. This state certification can subsequently be achieved by completing the required number of shop experience hours with companies who are setup with the state in association with the Westmoreland classroom program.
Students will learn to read and interpret prints, use common hand tools, set up and operate metal cutting machines including mills, lathes and grinders, and use precision measuring equipment. Students will also learn to create machine code programs for CNC equipment and load, troubleshoot and execute the programs on CNC mills and lathes.
Students will receive 33 college level credits toward an AAS degree. The Journeyman Machining Technology degree may be achieved by completing the necessary additional credits.

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Journeyman Machining Technology I Certificate

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This program prepares students for entry-level employment in
both the manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn the basic use of machine shop hand tools, mills, lathes and grinders. Students
will produce and execute G-code programs on CNC mills and • lathes. Students will learn to read and interpret both • conventional and GD&T blueprints. Students will also gain the • mathematical skills necessary to machine shop production.
This is the first of four certificate programs for students pursuing the Journeyman Machining Technology AAS.

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Journeyman Machining Technology II Certificate

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This program prepares students for upper entry-level employment in both the manual and computer numerical (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn to produce G- code programs for CNC mills and lathes using MasterCAM. Students will also learn the properties of materials and the processes used to turn raw materials into finished products. Students will learn to design and draw parts using AutoCAD. Students will also advance their mathematical skills for machine shop production.
This is the second of four certificate programs for students pursuing the Journeyman Machining Technology degree.

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Journeyman Machining Technology III Certificate

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This program prepares students for lower mid-level employment in both the manual and computer numerical (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn to produce multi-axis mill and lathe G-code programs using MasterCAM. They will also learn the design principles for creating jigs and fixtures used in production work. Students will learn to use manual and digital methods to inspect parts to specific tolerances. Students will also learn to communicate effectively.
This is the third of four certificate programs for students pursuing the Journeyman Machining Technology AAS.

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Journeyman Machining Technology IV Certificate

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This program prepares students for upper mid-level employment in both the manual and computer numerical (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn to effectively use advanced manual operations on mills, lathes and grinders in the production of parts. Students will also learn to perform periodic maintenance and repair shop equipment and systems. Students will also acquire technical communication skills and take a social study elective.
This is the fourth of four certificate programs for students pursuing the Journeyman Machining Technology degree.

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Journeyman Machining Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment, advancement and certification in both the manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn to read and interpret prints, use common hand tools, set up and operate metal cutting machines including mills, lathes and grinders and use precision measuring equipment. Students will also learn to create machine code programs for CNC equipment, and load, troubleshoot and execute the programs on CNC equipment including three-, four- and five-axis mills and two- and three- axis lathes. Students will fulfill the required classroom training hours for the Pennsylvania Journeyman Certificate, which may be obtained by completing the required shop experience hours from an associated machine shop.

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Welding Engineering Technology Diploma

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The Welding Engineering Technology Diploma provides students with an in-depth background of the welding industry. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the field of structural welding. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the Welding Engineering Technology Diploma.

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Welding Engineering Technology I Certificate

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The Welding Engineering Technology I Certificate provides students with an overview of basic safety, print reading and the fundamentals of welding. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed to supplement an entry-level job in manufacturing or maintenance. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand- eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic.

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Welding Engineering Technology II Certificate

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The Welding Engineering Technology II Certificate provides students with a practical knowledge of welding. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the field of welding. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic.

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Welding Engineering Technology III Certificate

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The Welding Engineering Technology III Certificate provides students with an overview of basic safety, print reading and the fundamentals of welding. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed to supplement an entry-level job in manufacturing or maintenance. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand- eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic.

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Machinist

Journeyman Machining Technology Diploma

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This program is specifically designed for those who are employed full-time and are seeking to complete the classroom training hours for the Pennsylvania Journeyman Certification by taking one course per semester. This state certification can subsequently be achieved by completing the required number of shop experience hours with companies who are setup with the state in association with the Westmoreland classroom program.
Students will learn to read and interpret prints, use common hand tools, set up and operate metal cutting machines including mills, lathes and grinders, and use precision measuring equipment. Students will also learn to create machine code programs for CNC equipment and load, troubleshoot and execute the programs on CNC mills and lathes.
Students will receive 33 college level credits toward an AAS degree. The Journeyman Machining Technology degree may be achieved by completing the necessary additional credits.

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Journeyman Machining Technology I Certificate

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This program prepares students for entry-level employment in
both the manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn the basic use of machine shop hand tools, mills, lathes and grinders. Students
will produce and execute G-code programs on CNC mills and • lathes. Students will learn to read and interpret both • conventional and GD&T blueprints. Students will also gain the • mathematical skills necessary to machine shop production.
This is the first of four certificate programs for students pursuing the Journeyman Machining Technology AAS.

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Journeyman Machining Technology II Certificate

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This program prepares students for upper entry-level employment in both the manual and computer numerical (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn to produce G- code programs for CNC mills and lathes using MasterCAM. Students will also learn the properties of materials and the processes used to turn raw materials into finished products. Students will learn to design and draw parts using AutoCAD. Students will also advance their mathematical skills for machine shop production.
This is the second of four certificate programs for students pursuing the Journeyman Machining Technology degree.

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Journeyman Machining Technology III Certificate

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This program prepares students for lower mid-level employment in both the manual and computer numerical (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn to produce multi-axis mill and lathe G-code programs using MasterCAM. They will also learn the design principles for creating jigs and fixtures used in production work. Students will learn to use manual and digital methods to inspect parts to specific tolerances. Students will also learn to communicate effectively.
This is the third of four certificate programs for students pursuing the Journeyman Machining Technology AAS.

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Journeyman Machining Technology IV Certificate

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This program prepares students for upper mid-level employment in both the manual and computer numerical (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn to effectively use advanced manual operations on mills, lathes and grinders in the production of parts. Students will also learn to perform periodic maintenance and repair shop equipment and systems. Students will also acquire technical communication skills and take a social study elective.
This is the fourth of four certificate programs for students pursuing the Journeyman Machining Technology degree.

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Journeyman Machining Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for employment, advancement and certification in both the manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machining industries. Students will learn to read and interpret prints, use common hand tools, set up and operate metal cutting machines including mills, lathes and grinders and use precision measuring equipment. Students will also learn to create machine code programs for CNC equipment, and load, troubleshoot and execute the programs on CNC equipment including three-, four- and five-axis mills and two- and three- axis lathes. Students will fulfill the required classroom training hours for the Pennsylvania Journeyman Certificate, which may be obtained by completing the required shop experience hours from an associated machine shop.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Plumbing Certificate

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This program provides students with an in-depth background of the plumbing industry. By combining theory and practical shop experiences, students will develop the skills needed for design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting plumbing systems for residential and commercial applications. The plumbing certification is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the plumbing field. Students learn the tools used in the industry, design a plumbing design to standards, and perform plumbing tasks to standard code. The skills to install and service plumbing hardware are stressed. Students will install and service water based heating and cooling systems, and residential and commercial water supply and waste systems. Successful completion of this program leads to the plumbing certification.

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Plumbing Diploma

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This program provides students with an in-depth background of the plumbing industry. By combining theory and practical shop experiences, students will develop the skills needed for design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting plumbing systems for residential and commercial applications. The plumbing diploma is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the plumbing field. Students learn the tools used in the industry, the meaning of quality customer service, design a plumbing design to standards, and perform plumbing tasks. The skills to install and service plumbing hardware are stressed. Students will install and service water based heating and cooling systems, and residential and commercial water supply and waste systems. Successful completion of this program leads to the plumbing diploma.

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Plumbing, A.A.S.

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The Plumbing AAS program provides students with an in-depth background of the plumbing industry. By combining theory and practical shop experiences, students will develop the skills needed for design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting plumbing systems for residential and commercial applications. The plumbing AAS degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the plumbing field. Students learn the tools used in the industry, the meaning of quality customer service, design a plumbing design to standards, and perform plumbing tasks. The skills to install and service plumbing hardware are stressed. Students will install and service water based heating and cooling systems, and residential and commercial water supply and waste systems. Successful completion of this program leads to the associate of applied science degree.

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Plumber

Plumbing Certificate

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This program provides students with an in-depth background of the plumbing industry. By combining theory and practical shop experiences, students will develop the skills needed for design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting plumbing systems for residential and commercial applications. The plumbing certification is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the plumbing field. Students learn the tools used in the industry, design a plumbing design to standards, and perform plumbing tasks to standard code. The skills to install and service plumbing hardware are stressed. Students will install and service water based heating and cooling systems, and residential and commercial water supply and waste systems. Successful completion of this program leads to the plumbing certification.

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Plumbing Diploma

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This program provides students with an in-depth background of the plumbing industry. By combining theory and practical shop experiences, students will develop the skills needed for design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting plumbing systems for residential and commercial applications. The plumbing diploma is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the plumbing field. Students learn the tools used in the industry, the meaning of quality customer service, design a plumbing design to standards, and perform plumbing tasks. The skills to install and service plumbing hardware are stressed. Students will install and service water based heating and cooling systems, and residential and commercial water supply and waste systems. Successful completion of this program leads to the plumbing diploma.

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Plumbing, A.A.S.

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The Plumbing AAS program provides students with an in-depth background of the plumbing industry. By combining theory and practical shop experiences, students will develop the skills needed for design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting plumbing systems for residential and commercial applications. The plumbing AAS degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the plumbing field. Students learn the tools used in the industry, the meaning of quality customer service, design a plumbing design to standards, and perform plumbing tasks. The skills to install and service plumbing hardware are stressed. Students will install and service water based heating and cooling systems, and residential and commercial water supply and waste systems. Successful completion of this program leads to the associate of applied science degree.

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Nuclear Technician

Welding Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Welding Engineering Technology AAS provides students with an in-depth background of the welding industry. By combining classroom theory and practical experience, students will develop the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the field of welding. Welding courses include practice for welding certifications offered in house by our AWS Accredited Testing Facility. Those planning careers in welding need manual dexterity, good hand- eye coordination and good eyesight. They should have the ability to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be physically able to bend, stoop and work in awkward positions, as well as possess good problem-solving aptitude, shop math skills and exhibit a strong work ethic. Successful completion of this program of study leads to the associate of applied science degree.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Art Technology Certificate

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Through interdisciplinary collaborations and individual projects, students will develop a foundational proficiency in working with a range of technologies including options for welding, 3D printing and self-designing interdisciplinary research.

Students will investigate how the arts/humanities, sciences and technology inform each other through a project-based curriculum that provides a full range of analytical and creative skill sets for 21st century employment. View Art Technology in the College Catalog

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Communication Design, A.A.S.

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The Communication Design AAS is a project-based learning, tightly sequenced curriculum designed to enhance a student’s creative, visual and technical knowledge and proficiency of graphic design, interactive design, and dynamic media for entry-level workforce employment. Students apply designer- based insights and integrate iOS devices and Adobe desktop and mobile apps to produce and deploy their work across print, screen-based media, and web and mobile communications.

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Graphics and Publishing Certificate

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The Communication Design, Graphics and Publishing Certificate provides students with the basic skills and knowledge of design theory and industry-based technology to produce graphic art and visual materials necessary to effectively communicate visual and conceptual information through digital publishing, specialty graphics, and commercial printing and digital printing output. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Communication Design AAS degree.

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Web and Mobile Certificate

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The Communication Design, Web and Mobile Certificate provides students with basic hands-on experience with the tools to visualize and communicate information in compelling ways across media and formats. The certificate focuses on Web design and structure, and stresses the importance of accessibility, usability and optimization and best practices. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Communication Design AAS degree.

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AV Technician

Multimedia and Photography, A.A.S.

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The Multimedia Technology Option is designed to prepare students for employment in commercial, industrial and educational settings as audiovisual technicians. Program graduates are prepared to provide for the operation of various multimedia equipment. Students will acquire production skills in the areas of instructional graphics, television, audio recording, digital photography and interactive multimedia. Under supervision, students complete an internship experience in which they apply theoretical knowledge to workplace situations.

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Multimedia and Photography- Video/Television Certificate

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The Video/Television Certificate provides students with an intensive experience in video and television production techniques and processes. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Multimedia and Photography AAS Multimedia Technology Option.

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Multimedia and Photography-Adobe Video Studio Certificate

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The Adobe Video Studio Certificate provides students with an intensive experience in Windows-based video, audio and DVD digital software. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Multimedia and Photography AAS Multimedia Technology Option.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Technology Diploma

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Students develop skills in functional applications of the computer to a business environment. The diploma program introduces students to various aspects of the computer field and can be used as a goal or as an interim step in obtaining the AAS degree.

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Computer Technology-Microcomputer Support Certificate

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The Microcomputer Support Certificate offers instruction in the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software products and will guide students toward the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) professional certification. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Computer Technology AAS Technical Support option.

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Computer Technology-Networking Certificate

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The Computer Technology Networking Certificate provides students with an intensive educational experience in network operation and administration. Coursework may lead to Cisco Certification. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Computer Technology AAS Networking Option.

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Computer Technology-Networking, A.A.S.

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The Computer Technology AAS Networking option provides students with extensive hands-on instruction in all facets of network operation and administration. Cisco Systems is the world leader in networking for the internet. Cisco networking technicians and professionals design, build, maintain and troubleshoot computer network systems. Graduates can work anywhere computer networks are used (LANs or WANs). These include corporations, offices, banks, hospitals, schools and all levels of government.

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Computer Technology-PC Repair A+ Certificate

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The PC Repair/A+ Certificate prepares the student for employment as a PC repair technician and provides the instructional material to prepare for the A+ industry certification exam. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Computer Technology AAS Networking option.

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Computer Technology-Technical Support, A.A.S.

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The Computer Technology AAS Technical Support Option provides students with a strong foundation in microcomputer applications, including operating systems, PC hardware, productivity applications, and networking. Emphasis will be placed on the installation, configuration, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of microcomputer hardware systems, operating systems, websites and application software. Students are prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Technology- Web Development Certificate

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The Computer Technology Web Development Certificate builds on the Web Applications certificates and offers the student exposure to a variety of web page development tools and modern programming languages. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Web Technology AAS Web Publishing option.

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Computer Technology-Microcomputer Support Certificate

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The Microcomputer Support Certificate offers instruction in the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software products and will guide students toward the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) professional certification. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Computer Technology AAS Technical Support option.

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Computer Technology-Networking, A.A.S.

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The Computer Technology AAS Networking option provides students with extensive hands-on instruction in all facets of network operation and administration. Cisco Systems is the world leader in networking for the internet. Cisco networking technicians and professionals design, build, maintain and troubleshoot computer network systems. Graduates can work anywhere computer networks are used (LANs or WANs). These include corporations, offices, banks, hospitals, schools and all levels of government.

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Computer Technology-Programming Certificate

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The Computer Technology Programming Certificate offers the student a firm foundation in Python, C++ and JavaScript, several of the most popular programming languages being used in industry. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Computer Technology AAS Programming option.

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Computer Technology-Programming, A.A.S.

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Behind every application lies a database or storage that is one of the most valuable assets of any enterprise – it is data. Developed in consultation with professionals in the field, the programming option provides the student with a strong background in the programming and data extraction skills necessary for success as a programmer/coder by providing hands-on experience in Python, C++, JAVA, SQL and other software tools. Working independently or in teams, students learn to design, develop and debug programs to process this data to solve problems typically found in an enterprise.

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Computer Technology-Technical Support, A.A.S.

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The Computer Technology AAS Technical Support Option provides students with a strong foundation in microcomputer applications, including operating systems, PC hardware, productivity applications, and networking. Emphasis will be placed on the installation, configuration, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of microcomputer hardware systems, operating systems, websites and application software. Students are prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams.

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Software Developer

Computer Technology- Web Development Certificate

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The Computer Technology Web Development Certificate builds on the Web Applications certificates and offers the student exposure to a variety of web page development tools and modern programming languages. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Web Technology AAS Web Publishing option.

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Computer Technology- Web Publishing, A.A.S.

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The Computer Technology AAS Web Publishing Option is designed to provide students with the knowledge needed to design and implement effective, dynamic web sites. Students build static and dynamic web sites utilizing the most current versions of industry standard applications and the scripting and programming languages that drive the web. As sites take on a more important position in the operation of business, from commerce to communication, web publishers play a more significant role in a company’s success.

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Computer Technology-Programming Certificate

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The Computer Technology Programming Certificate offers the student a firm foundation in Python, C++ and JavaScript, several of the most popular programming languages being used in industry. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Computer Technology AAS Programming option.

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Computer Technology-Programming, A.A.S.

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Behind every application lies a database or storage that is one of the most valuable assets of any enterprise – it is data. Developed in consultation with professionals in the field, the programming option provides the student with a strong background in the programming and data extraction skills necessary for success as a programmer/coder by providing hands-on experience in Python, C++, JAVA, SQL and other software tools. Working independently or in teams, students learn to design, develop and debug programs to process this data to solve problems typically found in an enterprise.

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Computer Technology-Web Applications Certificate

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The Web Applications Certificate provides students with the technical and creative skills needed for a quality web application. Students develop a range of skills including interface design, web coding, web graphics, production and interactive design. Students use industry standard software and often work in a team-based environment to create content collaboratively. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Web Technology AAS Web Publishing option.

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Graphic Designer

Computer Technology- Web Publishing, A.A.S.

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The Computer Technology AAS Web Publishing Option is designed to provide students with the knowledge needed to design and implement effective, dynamic web sites. Students build static and dynamic web sites utilizing the most current versions of industry standard applications and the scripting and programming languages that drive the web. As sites take on a more important position in the operation of business, from commerce to communication, web publishers play a more significant role in a company’s success.

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Computer Technology-Web Applications Certificate

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The Web Applications Certificate provides students with the technical and creative skills needed for a quality web application. Students develop a range of skills including interface design, web coding, web graphics, production and interactive design. Students use industry standard software and often work in a team-based environment to create content collaboratively. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Web Technology AAS Web Publishing option.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Technology-Networking Certificate

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The Computer Technology Networking Certificate provides students with an intensive educational experience in network operation and administration. Coursework may lead to Cisco Certification. Courses included in this certificate may be applied toward the Computer Technology AAS Networking Option.

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Computer Technology-Networking, A.A.S.

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The Computer Technology AAS Networking option provides students with extensive hands-on instruction in all facets of network operation and administration. Cisco Systems is the world leader in networking for the internet. Cisco networking technicians and professionals design, build, maintain and troubleshoot computer network systems. Graduates can work anywhere computer networks are used (LANs or WANs). These include corporations, offices, banks, hospitals, schools and all levels of government.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice- Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Security option of the Criminal Justice program provides students with extensive hands-on instruction in all facets of information security, network security, and PC security. Students will be exposed to the tool s and techniques of security and law enforcement professionals. Topics covered include computer forensics, intrusion detection, anti-virus software, firewalls, criminal law, evidence gathering and investigation techniques.

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Cyber Security Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide an introduction to the theories and practices associated with information security. Law enforcement professionals can enhance their knowledge of cybercrimes by becoming more familiar with the intricacies of computer evidence handling and documentation, and cybercrime determination, evaluation, and prosecution. Current computer professionals can expand their existing networking experience by increasing their knowledge of information security and expanding their careers into the information security discipline.

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Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Security program provides a comprehensive foundation in the theory and application of both technical and non-technical security skills. The program covers a range of competencies required by the quickly evolving digital security industry. Some of these skills include applying protection, detection, and response technologies and procedures to identify threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and controls in various digital environments. Emphasis is placed on identifying, analyzing, mitigating, and communicating risks to digital systems using various tools, techniques, and technologies.

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Data Security Management

Criminal Justice- Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Security option of the Criminal Justice program provides students with extensive hands-on instruction in all facets of information security, network security, and PC security. Students will be exposed to the tool s and techniques of security and law enforcement professionals. Topics covered include computer forensics, intrusion detection, anti-virus software, firewalls, criminal law, evidence gathering and investigation techniques.

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Cyber Security Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide an introduction to the theories and practices associated with information security. Law enforcement professionals can enhance their knowledge of cybercrimes by becoming more familiar with the intricacies of computer evidence handling and documentation, and cybercrime determination, evaluation, and prosecution. Current computer professionals can expand their existing networking experience by increasing their knowledge of information security and expanding their careers into the information security discipline.

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Cyber Security, A.A.S.

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The Cyber Security program provides a comprehensive foundation in the theory and application of both technical and non-technical security skills. The program covers a range of competencies required by the quickly evolving digital security industry. Some of these skills include applying protection, detection, and response technologies and procedures to identify threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and controls in various digital environments. Emphasis is placed on identifying, analyzing, mitigating, and communicating risks to digital systems using various tools, techniques, and technologies.

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The criminal justice career option is designed for those who want to seek entry-level employment after earning their associate degree. The required courses provide a broad-based introduction to the field of criminal justice. In addition, credits of elective courses allow students to focus their study on areas of particular interest.

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Criminal Justice- Corrections Officer Certificate

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The Corrections Officer Certificate is designed for those who seek entry-level employment with a corrections facility.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The criminal justice career option is designed for those who want to seek entry-level employment after earning their associate degree. The required courses provide a broad-based introduction to the field of criminal justice. In addition, credits of elective courses allow students to focus their study on areas of particular interest.

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Criminal Justice- Security Professional Certificate

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The Security Professional Certificate is designed for those students who seek entry-level positions in the field of private security.

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Municipal Police Academy

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Since its inception in 1979, the Westmoreland County Community College Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy has provided police officers with the knowledge and training necessary to perform today’s law enforcement tasks as well as a foundation upon which the officer may continue to enhance his or her police skills and academic knowledge.

All of our programs are taught by experts with a collective 300 years of law enforcement experience. The academy is under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC), headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The commission is empowered to implement the statutory requirements of the various police training acts.

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Training for Current Law Enforcement Officers

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The mandatory in-service program requires all municipal police officers to complete 12 hours of training, exclusive of administrative and examination time. There is one MPOETC mandated class in 2020 (Legal Updates).

Westmoreland provides the instruction and the examinations and records the trainings as completed in the MPOETC officer training records.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The criminal justice career option is designed for those who want to seek entry-level employment after earning their associate degree. The required courses provide a broad-based introduction to the field of criminal justice. In addition, credits of elective courses allow students to focus their study on areas of particular interest.

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Criminal Justice- Security Professional Certificate

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The Security Professional Certificate is designed for those students who seek entry-level positions in the field of private security.

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Forensic Science Certificate

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The Forensic Science Certificate is designed to provide additional skills for those who wish to become forensic investigators for a police department, law firm, insurance company or other investigative agency.

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Forensic Science, A.A.S.

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The Forensic Science AAS is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experiences to prepare them for work as a forensic science technician.
A Forensic Science Certificate-Forensic Science Investigator program is also available.

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Teacher Assistant

Education/ Pre-K-Grade 4 Certificate

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Upon successfully completing this program, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of child growth and
development from birth to nine years.
• Formulate a plan to support and value positive relationships
with families.
• Identify and utilize ethical guidelines and other professional
standards related to the early childhood profession.

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Education/ Pre-K-Grade 4 Diploma

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This curriculum focuses on competencies for early childhood education (ECE) students as identified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The diploma does not require a supervised field experience. Credits earned in this program can be applied toward the requirements of the AAS degree and will lead to entry-level positions in ECE.

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Education/ Pre-K-Grade 4, A.A.S.

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This program reflects the standards established by the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) for students in the field of early childhood education (ECE). The program provides a foundation in the who, what, and why of effective ECE from infancy through nine years. Supervised observational field experience is required and can be completed at the Westmoreland Campus Children’s Center, students’ work-site classrooms, or approved off-campus locations including Head Start, public schools and Intermediate Unit classrooms.

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Preschool Teacher

Education/ Pre-K-Grade 4 Certificate

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Upon successfully completing this program, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of child growth and
development from birth to nine years.
• Formulate a plan to support and value positive relationships
with families.
• Identify and utilize ethical guidelines and other professional
standards related to the early childhood profession.

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Education/ Pre-K-Grade 4 Diploma

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This curriculum focuses on competencies for early childhood education (ECE) students as identified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The diploma does not require a supervised field experience. Credits earned in this program can be applied toward the requirements of the AAS degree and will lead to entry-level positions in ECE.

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Education/ Pre-K-Grade 4, A.A.S.

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This program reflects the standards established by the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) for students in the field of early childhood education (ECE). The program provides a foundation in the who, what, and why of effective ECE from infancy through nine years. Supervised observational field experience is required and can be completed at the Westmoreland Campus Children’s Center, students’ work-site classrooms, or approved off-campus locations including Head Start, public schools and Intermediate Unit classrooms.

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EMTs and Paramedics

EMT

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Prepare to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by developing competencies in the following skills:

Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation of an Apneic Patient
Bleeding Control/Shock Management
Cardiac Arrest Management/AED
Joint Dislocation Immobilization
Long Bone Fracture Immobilization
Ventilation with Supplemental Oxygen
Patient Assessment/Management of a Trauma Patient and a Medical Patient
Spinal Immobilization (both seated and supine patient)
Supplemental Oxygen Administration to a Breathing Patient
Traction Splinting
Upper Airway Adjuncts and Suction

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Office Technology- Office Administration Certificate

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The Office Administration Certificate is designed to provide a concentration in keyboarding and the Microsoft Office software products. Office applications covered include Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Courses in this certificate may be applied toward the Office Technology AAS.

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Office Technology- Office Administration Diploma

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The Office Administration Diploma offers course work in office administration, office procedures and computer applications. Courses in this diploma may be applied toward the Office Technology AAS.

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Office Technology-Office Administration, A.A.S.

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The Office Technology AAS is designed to prepare students for administrative positions in an office setting. Course work is presented in general education, office technology, business procedures and computer technology.

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Paralegal Diploma

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The Paralegal Diploma is designed to provide a solid foundation in the principles and practices involved in performing certain paraprofessional services.

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Paralegal, A.A.S.

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The Paralegal AAS is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform legal services on a paraprofessional level, usually under the direct supervision of a lawyer. Typical tasks include legal research, client interviewing, investigation, drafting of pleadings, motions, memoranda and other documents, and creating and maintaining client files.

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Social Services Assistant

Social Work, A.A.S.

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The Social Work program is designed to provide students with the knowledge base for the profession and general skills to enter into the workforce and/or transfer to a bachelor’s program. Students who want to pursue a career in social work have a sincere concern for others, ability to motivate others and desire to make a change in the world. The program allows for classroom instruction about the field including networking with agency workers in the area and learning about available programs. The program includes the opportunity to spend one semester in an agency where the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom will be applied. The student will also earn general education credits that will apply to a bachelor’s program.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts

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This curriculum is planned to meet the increasing employment needs of the 21st century for trained chefs and culinary experts. The program includes classroom and food laboratory experiences and requires students to complete an internship. This option accommodates both part- and full-time students and is available in two-year and 16-month programs.

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Culinary Arts- Apprenticeship Diploma

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The culinary arts apprenticeship program is one of the majors comprising the college’s School of Culinary Arts/Hospitality. This apprenticeship program is sponsored by the American Culinary Federation Laurel Highlands (ACFLHC) Chapter and Westmoreland. A cooperative program, it combines academic course work with 4,000 hours of supervised on-the-job learning in a participating restaurant, club, hotel or institution. Classes are scheduled so that students have a sufficient block of uninterrupted time to complete their 40-hour week. Academic work can be completed as a full-time student in two years or as a part-time student over a period of three years.
Students enrolled in this program are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor as apprentices and are required to join the ACF Laurel Highlands Chapter. Registration and membership fees are required and payable to the ACF during the first week of class.
Students are expected to be well groomed in compliance with the standards of sanitation. Students will be required to present medical proof of good physical health. Uniforms and program tool kit are required for all lab classes. Business attire may be required for some class assignments
Employment must be secured in an approved facility that will provide full-time employment.
At the completion of the program, students may apply for certification with the ACF. The culinary arts apprenticeship option certificate program may be completed through a partnership with Nemacolin Woodlands Resort or Seven Springs Mountain Resort and other approved apprenticeship training sites.

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Restaurant/Culinary Management Certificate

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Restaurant/culinary management is one the majors comprising the college’s School of Culinary Arts/Hospitality. This curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-levels of management positions in the food service industry. In addition to classroom and food laboratory experience, students are required to complete an internship. Students are expected to be well groomed in accordance with industry sanitation standards. Uniforms and program tool kits are required for all lab classes. Business attire may be required for some classes. Students will also be required to provide medical proof of good physical health.

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Restaurant/Culinary Management Diploma

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Restaurant/culinary management is one of the majors comprising the college’s School of Culinary Arts/Hospitality. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for mid-level of management positions in the food service industry. In addition to classroom and food laboratory experience, students are required to complete an internship. Students are expected to be well groomed in accordance with industry sanitation standards. Uniforms and program tool kits are required for all lab classes. Business attire may be required for some classes. Students will also be required to provide medical proof of good physical health.

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Restaurant/Culinary Management, A.A.S.

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Restaurant/Culinary Management is one of the majors comprising the college’s School of Culinary Arts/Hospitality. This curriculum is designed to prepare students for various levels of management positions in the food service industry. In addition to classroom and food laboratory experience, students are required to complete an internship. Students are expected to be well groomed in compliance with standards of sanitation. Uniforms and program tool kits are required for all lab classes. Business attire may be required for some classes. Students will also be required to provide medical proof of good physical health. This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).

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Kitchen Manager

Hospitality management

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Graduates of the program may accept positions as: general operations manager, catering manager, restaurant sales representative, restaurant manager, assistant restaurant manager, food service director, assistant food service director, food purchasing agent, party planner, dining room manager, sales and marketing manager, training and development specialist or customer service manager.

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Healthcare Industry

Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Diploma

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The Dental Assisting program offers the academic preparation and clinical training necessary to secure employment as a dental assistant. Dental assistants are employed by dentists in general and specialty practices as well as hospital dental clinics. The program includes clinical experience in all phases of dentistry while rotating through departments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and private dental offices.
Upon successful completion of DAS 105, students are eligible to apply to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam. Upon successful completion of the Dental Assisting Program, national DANB certification may be earned as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) upon successful completion of the DANB Infection Control (ICE) Exam and General Chairside (GC) Exam.

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Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certificate

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Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
• Provide safe and competent services to dental patients
including placing and removing rubber dams, matrices and wedges; applying cavity liners and bases; placing, condensing, carving and contouring amalgam restorations; placing and finishing composite resin restorations; placing sealants; coronal polishing and fluoride restorations.
• Demonstrate understanding of dental technologies and proper use/ care of dental devices and equipment.
• Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and professional advancement in the healthcare delivery system.
• Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of dental practice including appearance, communication and behaviors.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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The Dental Hygiene program offers the academic preparation and clinical training needed for a variety of dental hygiene careers. While most dental hygienists practice in private dental offices, others provide services in dental specialty practices, hospital and industrial clinics, correctional institutions, government health agencies, insurance companies and military services. With additional education through degree completion programs, dental hygienists also work in school systems, dental and dental hygiene education programs, dental sales and research. The program includes clinical experience in the college campus facility. Patients will come to campus for prophylactic dental care; however, students may need to secure patients to meet clinical requirements.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program offers the academic preparation, laboratory and clinical training for a career as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. This curriculum provides students with the entry-level skills needed to use diagnostic ultrasound equipment under the supervision of a physician for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. Sonographers assist in gathering sonographic data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions. Sonographers work in a variety of healthcare settings, including regional medical centers, hospitals, diagnostic centers, clinics and doctors’ offices. They perform their duties in diagnostic labs, trauma centers, emergency rooms, operating rooms, interventional suites, labor and delivery facilities, and at the bedside.

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Dietetic Technician

Dietetic Technology/Nutritional Services, A.A.S.

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Dietetic Technology/Nutritional Services Management is one of the majors included in the college’s School of Culinary Arts/Hospitality. Students enrolling in this program may seek employment in long-term care facilities, retirement centers, child nutrition and school lunch programs, nutrition programs for the elderly, hospitals, public health nutrition programs, and food service systems management firms as food service managers, dietary managers or nutrition care support workers. Students complete 60 credit hours of classroom/laboratory work along with a three-credit capstone practicum in area facilities/related activities. Students are responsible for securing a practicum site, which meets the program requirements. A physical examination is required for enrollment in the practicum course. Components required in this exam are contingent upon the practicum site and immunizations may be required. Graduates of the nutritional services option of dietetic technology are eligible to become members of the Association of Food and Nutrition Professionals and to write the certification examination to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM). Students will be required to provide medical proof of good physical health to begin the first laboratory course. Students are expected to be well groomed in compliance with standards of sanitation. Uniforms, program tool kit and transportation to the practicum site are required. Special attire may be required at the practicum site as students are expected to conform to the dress code and regulation of the facility. Business attire may be required for some class assignments

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Diploma

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The Medical Assisting program prepares the graduate to assist the physician with the care and treatment of patients in administrative and clinical procedures. The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates apply for the national Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination. Students are also eligible for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and the Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) credentials.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical/Healthcare Management Certificate

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The Medical/Healthcare Management Certificate is designed for students who are interested in medical administration. Course work combines medical terminology, medical office procedures and medical billing management software. Courses in this certificate may be applied toward the Medical/Healthcare Management Diploma and AAS.

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Medical/Healthcare Management Diploma

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The Medical/Healthcare Management Diploma combines course work in human biology, medical terminology, transcription, medical office duties, electronic health record and billing processes. Courses included in this diploma program may be applied toward the Medical/Healthcare Management AAS.

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Medical/Healthcare Management, A.A.S.

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This Medical/Healthcare Management AAS combines specific course work in human biology, medical terminology, medical billing and inpatient/outpatient coding. During the last semester, students will have the opportunity to apply their skills by completing an internship. This curriculum is designed to provide the student with the knowledge to enter the medical billing/coding arena.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide

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Nurse aides are in high demand in our region. The Nurse Aide program at Westmoreland County Community College will put you on the path to possible full-time employment and a rewarding career.

What Are the Job Duties of a Nurse Aide?

Accurately measures, records and reports residents vital signs
Report needs and changes in the resident’s condition
Monitor and document the resident’s intake and output
Feed and assist residents with nutritional intake
Assist resident with range of motion exercises
Measures, records and reports resident pain
Provides a safe client environment
Assist residents with hygiene and grooming needs
Transfer and assist residents with ambulation and mobility needs

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy/Specimen Processing Certificate

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The purpose of the program is twofold. First the student must function as a phlebotomist in a hospital or other healthcare setting. The second purpose is to prepare the student to function as a laboratory specimen processor or laboratory aide in a clinical laboratory setting.
Admission to the program is limited by the availability of clinical sites. A separate application to the Phlebotomy/Specimen Processing Program is required. Students with previous phlebotomy certification and documented two years of clinical experience may apply to test out of the phlebotomy courses and earn a Specimen Processing Only Certificate.
The Phlebotomy Only Certificate option is for those students who desire to be a phlebotomist only and not to learn the laboratory specimen processor skills.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) examination.

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Radiology Technician

Radiology Technology, A.A.S.

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The Radiology Technology program offers the academic preparation and clinical training needed for a career as a Radiologic Technologist (radiographer). While many radiographers provide services in a hospital setting, others provide services in stand- alone medical imaging centers, mobile radiography providers and private physician offices. Radiography is the gateway to other specialized imaging modalities. With additional education through either employer based training or formal education, radiographers can progress to careers in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Angiography, Mammography and Quality Management. The program includes clinical experience in various off campus locations that provide radiologic imaging services.
Students who complete the Radiology technology program satisfactorily are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam.

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Energy Industry

Electrical Lineman

Electrical Utility Technology, A.A.S.

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The EUT AAS will prepare students for mid-level positions in the electric utility industry. Students who complete this program will develop a comprehensive understanding of the activities associated with electric utility line work, including circuit analysis, technical communication, heavy equipment operation, working with high voltage electricity, class A CDL license, first aid and CPR certifications, electrical transmission and distribution, and the safety aspects related to each. Students will engage in classroom and laboratory activities that will develop the basic technical skills necessary to obtain a position within the electric utility industry. In addition, students will be required to participate in a 10-week, compensated field experience with FirstEnergy that supplements the learning process.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Electronics engineering technology is concerned with the theory and practice of applied electronics engineering. It is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work with electronic equipment in a wide variety of high-tech forms, often assisting electronics engineers. Graduates generally maintain, repair, test and modify complex electronic systems, conduct research and develop products.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Electronics engineering technology is concerned with the theory and practice of applied electronics engineering. It is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work with electronic equipment in a wide variety of high-tech forms, often assisting electronics engineers. Graduates generally maintain, repair, test and modify complex electronic systems, conduct research and develop products.

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Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Engineering Technology AAS is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in STEM-related industries and businesses.

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Manufacturing Process Technology, A.A.S.

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The Manufacturing Technology AAS is designed to prepare students to gain entry-level positions working with automated systems. Graduates work in positions requiring skills in product flow, quality control and problem solving.

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MEEP Robotics Technician Certificate

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The MEEP Robotics Technician certificate program includes three semesters of hands-on skills instruction at our Advanced Technology Center and a capstone internship opportunity with a local manufacturer.

The college is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) to offer this 15-month program with tuition assistance to students through a grant from the Office of Naval Research.

Students completing this program will gain a working knowledge of production automation systems, including installation, programming, troubleshooting, and repair of Programmable Logic Control (PLC) systems, motor controls, electro-pneumatic/hydraulic systems, and robotic equipment.

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Robotics-Basic Systems Certificate

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This Basic Systems Certificate introduces the student to basic electrical, mechanical and computerized components used in basic manufacturing systems. Topics covered include functional descriptions, physical properties and operation of electrical and mechanical components and devices. An introduction to digital logic devices, programmable logic controllers and programming these is also covered. Technical documentation such as data sheets, schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, timing diagrams and system specifications are covered. System materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties are investigated. Students receive hands-on practical experience in the use and application of basic electrical instruments and mechanical measuring devices. An emphasis is placed on safe work habits and procedures, systematic preventive maintenance, localization and correction of malfunctions, and troubleshooting techniques.

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Robotics-Technician I Certificate

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A Robotics Technician I will function as a skilled technician who can analyze and assess complex manufacturing systems as well as work with modules and components in these systems. This technician can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot advanced manufacturing systems with the aim of operational efficiency and cost control. Topics covered include both theory and a hands-on experience with process control systems, advanced programmable controller functions and operation, microcontrollers and industrial electromechanical control systems. An emphasis is placed on safe work habits and procedures, systematic preventive maintenance, localization and correction of malfunctions, and troubleshooting techniques. Students must complete the Basic Systems before enrolling in the Robotics I certificate.

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Robotics-Technician II Certificate

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A Robotics Technician II will function as a skilled technician who can analyze and assess complex manufacturing systems as well as work with modules and components in these systems. This technician can manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot advanced manufacturing systems with the aim of operational efficiency and cost control. Topics covered include both theory and a hands-on experience with advanced mechanical systems, industrial robotics systems, motor drive systems, manufacturing work cell applications and project management. An emphasis is placed on safe work habits and procedures, systematic preventive maintenance, localization and correction of malfunctions, and troubleshooting techniques. Students must complete the Basic Systems and Technician I certificates before enrolling in the Robotics Technician II Certificate.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Electronics engineering technology is concerned with the theory and practice of applied electronics engineering. It is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work with electronic equipment in a wide variety of high-tech forms, often assisting electronics engineers. Graduates generally maintain, repair, test and modify complex electronic systems, conduct research and develop products.

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Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Engineering Technology AAS is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in STEM-related industries and businesses.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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The Engineering Technology AAS is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in STEM-related industries and businesses.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Manufacturing Process Technology, A.A.S.

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The Manufacturing Technology AAS is designed to prepare students to gain entry-level positions working with automated systems. Graduates work in positions requiring skills in product flow, quality control and problem solving.

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