Academics

Program Goals for Certificates

Accounting Applications

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Prepare and use financial information about business organizations to support decision making.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
  • Evaluate business and financial information to support internal decision making.
  • Prepare governmental tax forms, including income, payroll, and sales taxes.
  • Consider the implications of professional values, ethics, and attitudes in business.

Alternative Energy

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electronics and electricity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of industrial safety, health, and environmental requirements.
  • Characterize alternative energy sources and technologies.
  • Characterize the operation and performance of solar energy systems.
  • Apply policy, regulation and good business practices for alternative energy systems.

Business Management

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Professional Skills:
      Prepare and use financial information about business organizations to support decision making.
      Manage business information using appropriate software.
      Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
      Describe the significance of legal and ethical issues in a business environment.
      Demonstrate employability skills.
      Prepare or develop strategic or organizational skills.
      Identify, classify and demonstrate management activities
  • Management Skills:
      Prepare and use financial information about business organizations to support decision making.
      Manage business information using appropriate software.
      Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
      Describe the significance of legal and ethical issues in a business environment.
      Demonstrate employability skills.
      Prepare or develop strategic or organizational skills.
      Identify, classify and demonstrate management activities

Computer Aided design and drafting

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced CAD commands.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in three-dimensional (3-D) drawings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of using solid (3D) modeling software.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in engineering design fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in solid modeling fundamentals.

Computer Programmer

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Perform data file activities.
  • Perform analysis activities.
  • Perform program design activities.
  • Perform coding activities.
  • Perform testing activities.
  • Perform user-training activities.
  • Perform implementation activities.
  • Perform user support activities.
  • Perform evaluation activities.
  • Demonstrate professional development skills.
  • Demonstrate general organizational computing workplace competencies.

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    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of child growth and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of disabling conditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of early childhood education.
  • Guide physical development.
  • Guide cognitive language and literacy development.
  • Guide creative development.
  • Guide social, self-help and affective development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state and local rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate methods of guidance and classroom management.
  • Initiate and facilitate positive interaction with the child’s family.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety, health and nutrition.
  • Identify and report child abuse and neglect in accordance with state regulations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of community needs and resources.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Demonstrate various observation and recording methods.
  • Demonstrate use of classroom media.

Electronics

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory practices.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in direct current (DC) circuits.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced direct current (DC) circuit network analysis.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in alternating current (AC) circuits.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in alternating current (AC) network and coupled circuit analysis.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in digital circuits.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in technical recording and reporting.

Engineering Technology Support Specialist

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of industrial processes and material properties.
  • Generate and interpret computer-aided drawings.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electronics and electricity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of industrial safety, health, and environmental requirements.
  • Demonstrate proficiently in the use of quality assurance methods and quality control concepts.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using tools, instruments and testing devices.
  • Demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate math skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of modern business practices and strategies.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.

Information Technology Analysis

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate how to use current productivity software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, email, and internet browser applications.
  • Install, configure, upgrade and troubleshoot computer hardware and associated peripheral devices and other system components.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot system and device driver software and implement basic security measures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of networking technologies, networking hardware, and data communication concepts, protocols, and routing methods.
  • Foundations of project management.
  • Perform customer service skills.
  • Perform computer information systems monitoring activities.
  • Perform computer information systems analysis activities.

Graphic Design Support

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Perform raster and vector based illustration and graphic development.
  • Formulate concepts/theories.
  • Apply design theories.
  • Demonstrate creative use of typography.
  • Demonstrate production skills.
  • Interpret printing processes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current industry standards, practices, and techniques.
  • Interpret photographic procedures.
  • Apply color theories.
  • Demonstrate industry level presentation procedures.
  • Utilize computer hardware, software, networks and peripherals for the production of electronic content.
  • Create electronic content.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.

Interactive Media Production

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate team skills.
  • Demonstrate safe and efficient work practices.
  • Perform raster and vector based illustration and graphic development.
  • Formulate concepts/theories.
  • Apply design theories.
  • Demonstrate creative use of typography.
  • Create advertising layouts.
  • Demonstrate production skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current industry standards, practices, and techniques.
  • Interpret photographic procedures.
  • Apply color theories.
  • Demonstrate industry level presentation procedures.
  • Utilize computer hardware, software, networks and peripherals for the production of electronic content.
  • Create electronic content.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.

Marketing

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate the human relations skills necessary for success in promotion.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate skillfully.
  • Perform merchandising math operations unique to products and services marketing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of promotion.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of advertising.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of display.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic economic principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of public relations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal selling.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of management functions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship.

Network Server Administration

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate understanding of computer network maintenance and support.
  • Demonstrate understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate understanding of operating system concepts and practices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of network security fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the directory infrastructure and installation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of group policy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of implementing sites to manage active directory replication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of maintaining directory availability.
  • Demonstrate how to install and deploy a server operating system.
  • Demonstrate how to provide infrastructure services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide file and print services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide remote and wireless network access.
  • Demonstrate how to monitor and maintain network servers and services.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of securing data transmission and authentication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of planning for business continuity and high availability.
  • Demonstrate workplace-readiness skills.

Entrepreneurship

    After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Develop entrepreneurial concepts.
  • Develop entrepreneurial resources.
  • Apply accounting principles and concepts to perform accounting activities.
  • Demonstrates money management skills.
  • Describe and conduct business records management.
  • Plan and develop a marketing-information management system.
  • Plan and develop promotional strategies.
  • Plan and develop pricing strategies.
  • Analyze business risk.
  • Analyze and identify legal considerations.
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