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Certificates of Proficiency

To receive a Certificate of Proficiency, application must be made to the Office of Student Services. Students must be currently enrolled to request a Certificate of Proficiency be awarded.

Curriculum in Allied Health Certificate of Proficiency
(9 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Allied Health is a course of study that provides the foundation for several programs of study within the Allied Health arena. Credits earned may be applied to the Technical Certificate and/or the Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management, or the Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, or Practical Nursing.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
HSCI 1113 Medical Terminology 3
HSCI 1123 Human Anatomical Structure I 3
HSCI 1243 Human Anatomical Structure II
(prerequisite: HIT 1123)
3
Total 9

Curriculum in Automotive Service Certificate of Proficiency
(16 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Service is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in Automotive Service. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Automotive Service Technology and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Automotive Service Technology.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
AST 1003 Automotive Electronics 3
AST 1004 Gasoline Engine Theory Green Technology Class 4
AST 1103 Automotive Brake Systems 3
AST 1213 Automotive Chassis and Steering 3
AST 2103 Advanced Automotive Electronics Green Technology Class
(prerequisite: AST 1003)
3
Total 16

Curriculum in Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Proficiency
(7 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a course of study that prepares students to perform in pre-hospital care of acutely ill or injured patients. EMTs perform such measures as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, extrication, initial patient assessment and triage, stabilization and transport of any emergency, including routine transport of non-emergency patient to allied health care facility. Students must pass the end of course assessment to be recommended for the National Registry of EMTs exam.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
EMTP 1012 Foundations of Paramedicine 2
EMTP 1015 Emergency Medical Technician 5
Total 7
Note: In order for the Certificate of Proficiency to be awarded, a grade of "C" must be earned in EMTP 1015.

Curriculum in Culinary Arts Certificate of Proficiency
(15 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Culinary Arts is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in the restaurant and food service industry. The courses within the certificate of proficiency can lead to a new career or simply enhance a person's skill set to make him/her more productive and marketable.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
CA 1013 Pro Start I 3
CA 1023 Pro Start II 3
CA 1113 Introduction to Culinary Arts 3
CA 1213 Culinary Arts I 3
CA 1223 Culinary Arts II 3
Total 15

Curriculum in Computer Information Systems Certificate of Proficiency
(12 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Information Systems is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in a computerized field. The courses within the certificate of proficiency can lead to a new career or simply enhance a person's skill set to make him/her more productive and marketable. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Computer Information Systems and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
CIS 1103 Programming I 3
CIS 1113 Fundamental Computer Operation 3
CIS 1153 Networking I 3
CIS 1303 PC Maintenance I Green Technology Class 3
Total 12

Curriculum in Drafting and Design Certificate of Proficiency
(15 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Drafting and Design is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in an architecture or engineering related field. The courses within the certificate of proficiency can lead to a new career or simply enhance a person's skill set to make him/her more productive and marketable.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
ICS 1403 Drafting and Design 3
ICS 1413 Architectural/CADD I 3
ICS 1423 Architectural/CADD II 3
ICS 1433 Engineering/CADD I 3
ICS 1443 Engineering/CADD II 3
Total 15

Curriculum in Facilities Maintenance Certificate of Proficiency
(10 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Facilities Maintenance is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in maintenance or construction related field. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Facilities Maintenance and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Facilities Management.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
FAC 2102 Electrical Applications 2
FAC 2104 Construction Fundamentals 4
FAC 2202 Carpentry 2
FAC 2212 Plumbing 2
Total 10

Curriculum in Industrial Control Systems Certificate of Proficiency
(16 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Controls is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in an industrial maintenance, computer networking, or engineering related field. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Control Systems.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
ICS 1104 Fundamentals of Electricity 4
ICS 1123 Semiconductors 1 3
ICS 1143 Introduction to Digital Logic 3
ICS 1103 Programming I 3
ICS 1153 Networking I 3
Total 16

Curriculum in Law Enforcement Certificate of Proficiency
(15 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Law Enforcement is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in a law enforcement or security environment. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Law Enforcement and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Law Enforcement.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
LE 1003 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
LE 1013 American Legal System 3
LE 1033 Public Relations in Law Enforcement 3
LE 1043 Criminal, Civil, and Juvenile Law 3
LE 1113 Ethics in Law Enforcement 3
Total 15

Curriculum in Machinist Operations Certificate of Proficiency
(17 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Machinist Operations is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in the industrial maintenance, manufacturing operations, or engineering related field. The courses within the certificate of proficiency can lead to a new career or simply enhance a person's skill set to make him/her more productive and marketable.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
ICS 2502 Blueprint Reading 2
ICS 2512 Introduction to Metrology 2
ICS 2515 Machining Technology 5
ICS 2525 CNC Operations 5
TMAT 1203 Technical Math II (or higher math) 3
Total 17

Curriculum in Medical Transcription Certificate of Proficiency
(12 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Transcription will prepare students for entry-level positions as transciptionists in healthcare facilities (e.g., hospitals, clinics, physician practices), medical transcription services and for at-home transcription.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
BST 1013
or
BST 1013
Word Processing
or
Introduction to Computers
3  
HSCI 1113 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 2103 Disease Processes 3
HIT 2113 Medical Transcription 3
Total 12

Curriculum in Nursing Assistant Certificate of Proficiency
(7 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Nursing Assistant is a course of study that prepares students for the certification examination required to work in the nursing assistant field. Health care facilities, particularly nursing homes, require more trained Certified Nurse's Assistants to cope with the increases in patients served.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
CNA 1114 Basic Nursing Principles and Skills I Green Technology Class 4
HSCI 1113 Medical Terminology 3
Total 7

Curriculum in Office Support Specialist Certificate of Proficiency
(15 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Office Support Specialist gives students the opportunity to earn a certificate while completing coursework toward a higher degree. Courses completed in the Certificate of Proficiency may be applied to both the Technical Certificiate and Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Technology. It will provide students with a basic understanding of communication, office administration, technology, and information management.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
BST 1013 Word Processing 3
BST 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BST 1043 Professional Communication 3
BST 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BST 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
Total 15

Curriculum in Viticulture Certificate of Proficiency
(12 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Viticulture is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in a computerized field. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Viticulture.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
VIN 1113 Introduction to Viticulture 3
VIN 1132 Winter Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment 2
VIN 1152 Summer/Fall Viticulture 2
VIN 2112 Integrated Pest Management Green Technology Class 2
VIN 2933 Soils for Viticulture Green Technology Class 3
Total 12

Curriculum in Welding Certificate of Proficiency
(15 Semester Credit Hours)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Welding is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in Automotive Service. This certificate of proficiency may be applied to the Technical Certificate in Welding Technology and the Associate of Applied Science degree with an emphasis in Welding Technology.

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
WLD 1103 Introduction to Thermal Cutting 3
WLD 1202 Blueprint Reading 4
WLD 1224 Introduction to Arc Welding Green Technology Class 2
WLD 1503 Gas Metal Arc (MIG) Welding Green Technology Class 3
WLD 1603 Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) Welding Green Technology Class 3
Total 15