GC Academic Program

As one of the state’s largest community colleges,

Gaston College promotes lifelong learning and economic development by providing high quality educational programs and services. Over 100 programs of study are offered to help you obtain a diploma, certificate, or two- year Associate Degree. We offer Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates.

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GC Academic Program

Arts and Science

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  • ***Biotechnology ***

    Biotechnology Programs Listed Below:

  • Biotechnology Diploma (D20100)

    This curriculum will prepare students for careers through the study of principles in science, laboratory techniques and applied processes. Graduates should be qualified to obtain occupations as process and manufacturing technicians in the life science, food and agricultural sectors.

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  • Biotechnology - Basic Biotechnology Certificate (C20100A)

    A certificate in Biotechnology is designed for high school students, high school graduates, four-year students, career transfers, and any interested adults who are seeking a job in the biotechnology field.

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  • ***College Transfer ***

    College Transfer Programs Listed Below:

  • Biotechnology - Foundations of Biotechnology Certificate (C20100B)

    A certificate in Biotechnology is designed for high school students, high school graduates, four-year students, career transfers, and any interested adults who are seeking a job in the biotechnology field.

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  • Associate in Arts (A10100)

    The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for planned programs of study consisting of a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 61 semester hours of approved college transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course.

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  • Associate in Science (A10400)

    The Associate in Science degree shall be granted for planned programs of study consisting of minimum of 60 and a maximum of 61 semester hours of approved college transfer courses with a grade of "C" or better in each course.

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  • Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts (A10600)

    The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree program prepares students for many career options in art and design. Each participant receives foundational training for entry into a career as an art professional. Students who transfer from Gaston College pursue majors such as: Animation, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Computer Art/Design, Commercial Art, Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Museum Studies, Photography, Studio Arts, Visual Communications, or Web Design.

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  • Associate in Engineering (A10500)

    The Associate in Engineering includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state funded Bachelor of Engineering programs. Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs.

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  • ***General Studies r ***

    General Studies Programs Listed Below:

  • Associate in General Education (A10300)

    Within the degree programs, the college shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communications, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

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Business & Information Technology

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  • ***ACCOUNTING PROGRAMS***

    Accounting Programs Listed Below:

  • Accounting, A.A.S. (A25100)

    The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the "language of business," accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

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  • Accounting Diploma (D25100)

    The Accounting diploma is designed for individuals entering, upgrading, or retraining in the accounting profession. Special emphasis is placed upon the use of technology resources in assembling, analyzing, processing, and communicating information about financial operations.

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  • Accounting - Computerized Accounting Certificate (C25100A)

    The Computerized Accounting Certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to utilize a computer to record accounting transactions using general ledger accounting software and also to utilize spreadsheet software for accounting applications.

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  • Accounting - Federal Income Tax Certificate (C25100B)

    The Federal Income Tax Certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare basic federal income tax returns.

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  • Accounting - Financial Accounting Certificate (C25100C)

    The Financial Accounting Certificate is designed to provide students with first, the basic knowledge and skills necessary to record accounting transactions and then to expand that knowledge through the intermediate level to produce relevant and thorough financial statements.

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  • Accounting - Managerial Accounting Certificate (C25100D)

    The Managerial Accounting Certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to record transactions so that relevant information is available to business managers for planning, controlling, and evaluating business decisions.

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  • ***BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION***

    Business Administration Programs Listed Below:

  • Business Administration - General, A.A.S. (A25120BU)

    The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today's global economy.

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  • Business Administration - Human Resources Management, A.A.S. (A25120HR)

    Human Resources Management is a track under the curriculum title of Business Administration. The curriculum is designed to meet the demands of business and service agencies. The objective is the development of generalists and specialists in the administration, training, and management of human resources.

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  • Business Administration - Core Certificate (C25120D)

    The Business Administration Core Certificate introduces students to the fundamental concepts of business administration. It provides fundamental knowledge necessary for lifelong learning and application of collective business practices.

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  • Business Administration - Human Resources Management Certificate (C25120C)

    The Human Resources Management Certificate provides an opportunity for individuals to gain the basic knowledge necessary for entry-level skills in human resources or for individuals already in the human resources field who desire updated and/or in-depth information.

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  • Business Administration - Small Business Management Certificate (C25120B)

    The Small Business Management Certificate is designed for the entrepreneur who wants to start and own a small business. Through this certificate students will learn how to successfully finance, market, and operate a local or e-commerce business. This certificate provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to launch a business through proper planning and sound managerial principles.

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  • ***INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY***

    Information Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Information Technology - Applications Development, A.A.S (A25590AD)

    The Information Technology-Applications Development track prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers, applications specialists, and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, platforms, data management, and business operations.

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  • Information Technology - Data Analytics and Database Management, A.A.S. (A25590DA)

    The Data Analytics and Database Management track prepares graduates for employment with organizations that use database management system software to process, manage, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information.

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  • Information Technology - Digital Media, A.A.S. (A25590DM)

    The Digital Media track prepares students for entry-level jobs in the digital design, multimedia, and Web technologies industry. Students learn to synthesize multimedia, graphics, hypertext, programming, and information architecture using both Internet and non-network-based media.

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  • Information Technology - Information Systems Support, A.A.S. (A25590IS)

    The Information Systems Support track is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information.

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  • Information Technology - Network and Security, A.A.S. (A25590NS)

    The Networking & Security track prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. The curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls.

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  • Information Technology - Applications Development Advanced Certificate (C25590E)

    The Information Technology-Applications Development Advanced certificate is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in relation to the field of applications development.

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  • Information Technology - Applications Development Introductory Certificate (C25590D)

    The Information Technology - Applications Development Introductory Certificate is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in relation to the field of applications development.

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  • Information Technology - Data Analytics and Database Management Advanced Certificate (C25590I)

    The Information Technology-Data Analytics and Database Management Advanced certificate is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in relation to the fields of data analytics and database management.

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  • Information Technology - Data Analytics and Database Management Introductory Certificate (C25590H)

    The Information Technology-Data Analytics and Database Management Introductory certificate is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in relation to the fields of data analytics and database management.

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  • Information Technology - Digital Media Advanced Certificate (C25590K)

    The Information Technology-Digital Media Advanced certificate is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in relation to the field digital media.

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  • Information Technology - Digital Media Introductory Certificate (C25590J)

    The Information Technology-Digital Media Introductory Certificate is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in relation to the field of Digital Media.

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  • Information Technology - Information Systems Support Advanced Certificate (C25590C)

    The Information Systems Support-Advanced certificate is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in relation to the field of information technology beyond those obtained from the Information Systems Support-Introductory certificate.

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  • Information Technology - Information Systems Support Core Certificate (C25590A)

    The Information Technology-Information Systems Support Core certificate is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills in relation to the field of Information Technology.

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  • Information Technology - Information Systems Support Introductory Certificate (C25590B)

    The Information Technology-Information Systems Support Introductory Certificate is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in relation to the field of Information Technology beyond those obtained from the Information Technology-Information Systems Support Core Certificate.

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  • Information Technology - Network and Security Advanced Certificate (C25590G)

    The Information Technology-Networking and Security Advanced certificate is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in relation to the fields of networking and security.

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  • Information Technology - Network and Security Introductory Certificate (C25590F)

    The Information Technology-Networking and Security Introductory certificate is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in relation to the fields of networking and security.

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  • ***CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY***

    Criminal Justice Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Criminal Justice Technology - Latent Evidence Concentration, A.A.S. (A5518A)

    Students will learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence. They will learn fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. Students will record, cast, and recognize footwear and tire-tracks; and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed.

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  • Criminal Justice Technology - Corrections Certificate (C55180A)

    The Criminal Justice Technology - Corrections Certificate provides an in-depth study of the corrections, probation, and community based corrections programs. Topics include corrections, community based corrections, correctional law and counseling, this program prepares the student with the additional knowledge required for employment in Corrections and Probation and Parole.

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  • Criminal Justice Technology - General Certificate (C55180E)

    The Criminal Justice Technology - General Certificate provides a base-level knowledge in the criminal justice field. Topics include the American Justice System, functions of the correctional system and statutory and case law in various scenarios.

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  • Criminal Justice Technology - Homeland Security Certificate (C55180B)

    The Homeland Security Certificate provides an in-depth study of homeland security. Topics include terrorism, threat assessment, intelligence analysis and security management, and critical incident management. This program prepares the student with knowledge about homeland security, a division of the Federal Government since 9/11. This program is an excellent primer for those interested in pursuing a career in homeland security.

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  • Criminal Justice Technology - Latent Evidence Certificate (C5518A)

    The Criminal Justice Technology - Latent Evidence Certificate provides in-depth knowledge of latent evidence systems and operations. Topics include crime scene processing, trace evidence, investigative photography and fingerprint processing/identification.

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  • Criminal Justice Technology - Organization and Management Certificate (C55180C)

    The Criminal Justice Technology - Organization and Management Certificate provides an in-depth study of the organization and management of criminal justice organizations. Topics include ethics and community relations, management and supervision, civil liability, and administration. The program prepares students with the additional knowledge that is necessary for effective criminal justice agencies and for possible supervisory roles within the criminal justice system.

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  • ***HEALTH BUSINESS INFORMATICS***

    Health Business Informatics Programs Listed Below:

  • Information Technology - Healthcare Informatics, A.A.S. (A25590HI)

    Students learn about the field through multidisciplinary coursework including the study of terminology relating to healthcare, informatics, information technology, computer network/security, data warehousing, and archiving and retrieval of information.

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  • Information Technology - Healthcare Informatics Certificate (C25590M)

    The Information Technology-Healthcare Informatics Certificate is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in relation to information technology within healthcare informatics.

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  • Information Technology - Healthcare Informatics Medical Certificate (C25590L)

    The Information Technology-Healthcare Informatics Medical Certificate is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in relation to the medical component of healthcare informatics.

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  • ***MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION***

    Medical Office Administration Programs Listed Below:

  • Medical Office Administration - Billing and Coding, A.A.S. (A25310MC)

    The Medical Office Administration-Billing and Coding curriculum prepares individuals to become medical specialists who prepare, submit and/or process insurance claims for medical and other health-care related offices.

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  • Medical Office Administration - Document Specialist, A.A.S. (A25310DS)

    The Medical Office Administration Document Specialist curriculum prepares individuals to become medical language specialists who interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to document patient care and facilitate delivery of healthcare services.

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  • Medical Office Administration - General, A.A.S. (A25310GE)

    The Medical Office Administration-General curriculum prepares individuals for entry-level positions in medical and other health-care related offices.

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  • Medical Office Administration - Billing and Coding Diploma (D25310MC)

    The Medical Office Administration-Billing and Coding diploma program is designed for the individual entering, upgrading, or retraining in the medical office field with an interest in working with insurance billing and coding.

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  • Medical Office Administration - Document Specialist Diploma (D25310DS)

    The Medical Office Administration-Document Specialist diploma program is designed for the individual entering, upgrading, or retraining in the medical office field with an interest in working/transcribing with various medical documents.

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  • Medical Office Administration - General Diploma (D25310GE)

    The Medical Office Administration-General diploma program is designed for the individual entering, upgrading, or retraining in the medical office field.

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  • Medical Office Administration - Billing and Coding Certificate (C25310MC)

    The Medical Office Administration-Billing and Coding certificate provides the medical and computer skills necessary for entry-level employment in medical settings working with insurance billing and coding.

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  • Medical Office Administration - Document Specialist Certificate (C25310DS)

    The Medical Office Administration-Document Specialist certificate provides the medical and computer skills necessary for entry-level employment in medical settings working with various medical documents.

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  • Medical Office Administration - General Certificate (C25310GE)

    The Medical Office Administration-General certificate provides the medical office and computer skills necessary for entry-level employment in medical settings.

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  • ***OFFICE ADMINISTRATION***

    Office Administration Programs Listed Below:

  • Office Administration - General, A.A.S. (A25370GE)

    The Office Administration-General curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel who perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks, as well as, providing support to managers and employees and assisting in daily office needs.

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  • Office Administration - Legal Office, A.A.S. (A25370LX)

    The Office Administration-Legal Office curriculum prepares individuals for entry-level positions in legal or government-related offices and provides professional development for the currently employed.

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  • Office Administration - Office Finance, A.A.S. (A25370FI)

    The Office Administration-Office Finance curriculum prepares individuals for employment as administrative office personnel responsible for providing financial, administrative, and clerical services in order to ensure effective, efficient, and accurate financial and administrative operations.

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  • Office Administration - Office Software Specialist, A.A.S. (A25370SW)

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  • Office Administration - General Diploma (D25370GE)

    The Office Administration-General diploma program is designed for the individual entering, upgrading, or retraining in the office administration field.

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  • Office Administration - Legal Office Certificate (C25370LX)

    The Office Administration-Legal Office certificate provides the technical and administrative support skills necessary for entry-level employment in a variety of legal office settings.

  • Office Administration - Office Finance Certificate (C25370FI)

    The Office Administration-Office Finance certificate provides the technical and administrative support skills necessary for entry-level employment working with office finances in a variety of office settings.

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  • Office Administration - Office Software Specialist Certificate (C25370SW)

    The Office Administration-Office Software Specialist certificate provides the technical and administrative support skills necessary for entry-level employment working with office software in a variety of office settings.

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  • ***PARALEGAL TECHNOLOGY***

    Paralegal Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Paralegal Technology, A.A.S. (A25380)

    The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

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  • Paralegal Technology - Paralegal Office Administration Certificate (C25380)

    The Paralegal Office Administration certificate prepares individuals for entry level administrative positions in legal or governmental offices. It equips individuals with technology skills necessary to perform in a computerized workplace.

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  • *** SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT***

    Supply Chain Management Programs Listed Below:

  • Supply Chain Management - Distribution Management, A.A.S. (A25620)

    The Supply Chain Management curriculum prepares individuals for a multitude of career opportunities in distribution, transportation, warehousing, trucking operations, supply chain, and manufacturing organizations.

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  • Supply Chain Management Certificate (C25620)

    The Supply Chain Management Certificate provides the basic knowledge necessary for a diverse set of occupations in transportation, warehousing, logistics, and inventory control.

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Engineering & Industrial Technologies

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  • *** Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology ***

    Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Diploma (D35100)

    The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems.

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  • Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology - Cooling Certificate (C35100A)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the air conditioning industry.

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  • Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology - Heat Pump Certification (C35100B)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the air conditioning industry.

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  • Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology - Heating Certificate (C35100C)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the air conditioning industry.

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  • *** Automotive Systems Technology ***

    Automotive Systems Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Automotive Systems Technology, A.A.S. (A60160)

    Curriculum in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

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  • Automotive Systems Technology Diploma (D60160)

    Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies with this dynamic and challenging field.

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  • Automotive Systems Technology - Automotive Engines and Power Trains Certificate (C60160A)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the automotive industry.

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  • Automotive Systems Technology - Automotive Fuel and Electrical Systems Certificate (C60160B)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the automotive industry.

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  • ***Biomedical Equipment Technology (Collaborative Program with Caldwell Community College) ***

    Biomedical Equipment Technology (Collaborative Program with Caldwell Community College) Programs Listed Below:

  • Biomedical Equipment Technology, A.A.S. (A50100) - Collaborative with Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

    These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.

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  • *** Broadcasting and Production Technology ***

    Broadcasting and Production Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Broadcasting and Production Technology, A.A.S. (A30120)

    Students enrolled in the Broadcasting Production Technology curriculum will develop professional skills in radio, television, audio, video, and related applications.

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  • Broadcasting and Production Technology Diploma (D30120)

    Students enrolled in the Broadcasting Production Technology curriculum will develop professional skills in radio, television, audio, video, and related applications.

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  • Broadcasting and Production Technology - Audio Production Certificate (C30120A)

    Students enrolled in the Broadcasting Production Technology curriculum will develop professional skills in radio, television, audio, video, and related applications.

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  • Broadcasting and Production Technology - Audio/Video Production Certificate (C30120C)

    Students enrolled in the Broadcasting Production Technology curriculum will develop professional skills in radio, television, audio, video, and related applications.

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  • Broadcasting and Production Technology - Video Production Certificate (C30120B)

    Students enrolled in the Broadcasting Production Technology curriculum will develop professional skills in radio, television, audio, video, and related applications.

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  • ***Civil Engineering Technology ***

    Civil Engineering Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40140)

    The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum is a course of study that prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to carry out planning, documenting and supervising tasks in sustainable land development and public works and facilities projects. Includes instruction in the communication and computational skills required for materials testing, structural testing, field and laboratory testing, site analysis, estimating, project management, plan preparation, hydraulics, environmental technology, and surveying.

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  • Civil Engineering Technology Diploma (D40140)

    The primary objective of the Diploma Program of the Civil Engineering Technology curriculum is to introduce students to the employment opportunities in civil engineering technology. The objective is fulfilled through the study and application of civil engineering technology courses.

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  • Civil Engineering Technology Certificate (C40140)

    The primary objective of the Certificate Program of the Civil Engineering Technology curriculum is to introduce students to the employment opportunities in civil engineering technology in general and to surveying in particular. The objective is fulfilled through the study and application of civil engineering technology courses.

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  • ***Computer Engineering Technology ***

    Computer Engineering Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Computer Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40160)

    The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum is a course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills for installing, servicing, and maintaining computers, peripherals, networks, and microprocessor and computer controlled equipment. Includes instruction in mathematics, computer electronics and programming, prototype development and testing, systems installation and testing, solid state and micro miniature circuitry, peripheral equipment, and report preparation.

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  • ***Computer-Integrated Machining ***

    Computer-Integrated Machining Programs Listed Below:

  • Computer-Integrated Machining, A.A.S. (A50210)

    The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative, and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development, and production, resulting in a finished product.

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  • Computer-Integrated Machining Diploma (D50210)

    The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative, and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development, and production, resulting in a finished product.

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  • Computer-Integrated Machining - CNC and CAM Certificate (C50210C)

    This curriculum is designed to give an individual entry-level skills needed to gain employment as a machinist or Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC).

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  • Computer-Integrated Machining - Manual and CNC Milling Certificate (C50210B)

    This curriculum is designed to give an individual entry-level skills needed to gain employment as a machinist or Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC).

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  • Computer-Integrated Machining - Manual and CNC Turning Certificate (C50210A)

    This curriculum is designed to give an individual entry-level skills needed to gain employment as a machinist or (CNC) Computer Numerical Control Programmer.

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  • ***Electrical Systems Technology ***

    Electrical Systems Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Electrical Systems Technology, A.A.S. (A35130)

    This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

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  • Electrical Systems Technology Diploma (D35130)

    This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

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  • Electrical Systems Technology - Industrial Wiring Certificate (C35130C)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the electrical field.

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  • Electrical Systems Technology - Photovoltaic (PV) Certificate (C35130A)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the electrical field installing photovoltaic systems.

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  • Electrical Systems Technology - Renewable Energy Certificate (C35130D)

    This curriculum is designed to give theory and hands on training for students interested in renewable energy technologies. Areas covered will be Basic knowledge of renewable energy conversion and energy savings that accompany the renewable energy market and hands on manufacturing and installation of Solar Thermal and Solar PV systems.

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  • Electrical Systems Technology - Residential Wiring Certificate (C35130B)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the electrical field.

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  • ***Electronics Engineering Technology ***

    Electronics Engineering Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40200)

    The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum is a course of study that prepares the students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems. Includes instruction in mathematics, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers.

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  • Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma (D40200)

    The primary objective of the Diploma Program of the Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum is to introduce students to the employment opportunities in electronics engineering technology. The objective is fulfilled through the study and application of electronics engineering technology courses.

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  • Electronics Engineering Technology Certificate (C40200)

    The primary objective of the Certificate Program of the Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum is to introduce students to the employment opportunities in electronics engineering technology. The objective is fulfilled through the study and application of electronics engineering technology courses.

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  • ***Industrial Systems Technology ***

    Industrial Systems Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Industrial Systems Technology, A.A.S. (A50240)

    The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.

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  • Industrial Systems Technology Diploma (D50240)

    The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to service, maintain, repair or install equipment for a wide range of industries. Instruction includes the theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial equipment and physical facilities.

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  • Industrial Systems Technology - Industrial Maintenance Certificate (C50240C)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the Industrial Systems field.

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  • Industrial Systems Technology - Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Technician Certificate (C50240)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the Industrial Systems field.

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  • Industrial Systems Technology - Industrial Safety Certificate (C50240B)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the Industrial Systems field.

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  • ***Manufacturing Technology ***

    Manufacturing Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S. (A50320)

    This is a course of study that prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to identify and resolve production problems in the manufacture of products. Includes instruction in machine operations and CNC principles, production line operations, instrumentation, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and other computerized production techniques, manufacturing planning, quality control, quality assurance and informational infrastructure.

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  • Manufacturing Technology Certificate (C50320)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the manufacturing field. This program provides the opportunity for individuals to have employable skills in the job market in the area of manufacturing.

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  • ***Mechanical Engineering Technology ***

    Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40320)

    The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.

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  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma (D40320)

    The primary objective of the Diploma Program of the Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum is to introduce students to the employment opportunities in mechanical engineering technology. The objective is fulfilled through the study and application of mechanical engineering technology courses.

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  • ***Mechatronics Engineering Technology ***

    Mechatronics Engineering Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40350)

    The Mechatronics Engineering Technology is a course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servo mechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures.

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  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology Certificate (C40350)

    The Mechatronics Engineering Technology Certificate is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in electromechanical systems. Students will take courses in basic electronics, mechanical technology, automation, and safety.

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  • ***Nuclear Technology ***

    Nuclear Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Nuclear Technology, A.A.S. (A50460)

    The Nuclear Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become qualified reactor field service technicians who conduct inspections and implement repairs and modifications to licensed nuclear facilities which have light water reactors that are shut down for refueling.

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  • ***Welding Technology ***

    Welding Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Welding Technology Diploma (D50420)

    The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal working industry.

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  • Welding Technology - Level I Certificate (C50420A)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the Welding field.

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  • Welding Technology - Level II Certificate (C50420B)

    This curriculum is designed to give the individual basic skills and related information needed to gain limited employment in the Welding field.

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  • ***General Studies ***

    General Studies Programs Listed Below:

  • General Occupational Technology, A.A.S. (A55280)

    The General Occupation Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade skills and to earn an associate degree, diploma, and/or certificate by taking courses suited for individual occupational interests and/or needs.

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Health & Human Services

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  • ***Cosmetology***

    Computer Engineering Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Cosmetology, A.A.S. (A55140)

    The cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

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  • Cosmetology Diploma (D55140)

    The cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

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  • Cosmetology Instructor Certificate (C55160)

    The Cosmetology Instructor curriculum provides a course of study for learning the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of cosmetology as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Course work includes requirements for becoming an instructor, introduction to teaching theory, methods and aids, practice teaching, and development of evaluation instruments.

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  • ***Dietetic Technicia Technology***

    Dietetic Technician Programs Listed Below:

  • Dietetic Technician, A.A.S. (A45310)

    The Dietetic Technician Program prepares individuals to promote optimal health through proper nutrition by providing personalized services to meet client's needs, and ensure balanced diets.

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  • Dietetic Technician - Dietary Manager Certificate (C45310)

    This certificate provides a full and comprehensive overview of institution food service management. Emphasis is placed on the application of facility design, menu planning, food procurement, inventory control, food safety principles, human resource and financial management and food production.

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  • ***Early Childhood Education ***

    Early Childhood Education Programs Listed Below:

  • Early Childhood Education, A.A.S. (A55220)

    The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

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  • Early Childhood Education Diploma (D55220)

    The diploma in early education is designed to provide training in addition to that required by beginning workers. It does provide training as required by the State of North Carolina but at a level that helps the teacher learn to diagnose the needs of his/her children and prepare appropriate lessons according to those needs.

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  • Early Childhood Education - Administration Certificate (C55220B)

    This certificate will provide courses needed by the child care professional to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Certificate (NCECA). The courses offered in this program prepare the childcare professional to be successful as an administrator in a childcare setting.

  • Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Certificate (C55220C)

    This certificate will provide a background in developmentally appropriate practices for children, ages birth through eight years. Emphasis will be placed on age and individual appropriate planning. Courses in this certificate will also focus on positive child guidance techniques and effective communication with the child, family and community.

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  • Early Childhood Education - Early Literacy Certificate (C55220F)

    The curriculum prepares students to create and implement a variety of literacy activities that can be implemented in early childhood education classrooms. Emphasis is placed on practical application of skills.

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  • Early Childhood Education - Pre-School Certificate (C55220G)

    This certificate will provide a background in developmentally appropriate practices for preschool aged children. Courses in this certificate will focus on positive child guidance techniques and effective communication with the child, family, and community.

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  • Early Childhood Education - Special Needs Certificate (C55220E)

    This curriculum is designed to prepare early childhood educators to recognize children with typical and atypical developmental needs and plan appropriate care and education to meet their needs. Course work includes child development, observation and assessment, and an introduction to children with exceptionalities.

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  • Infant/Toddler Care Certificate (C55290)

    The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers.

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  • ***Esthetics ***

    Esthetics Programs Listed Below:

  • Esthetics Instructor Certificate (C55270)

    The Esthetics Instructor curriculum provides a course of study covering the skills needed to teach the theory and practices of esthetics, as required by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetology. Course work includes all phases of esthetics theory laboratory instruction.

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  • Esthetics Technology Certificate (C55230)

    The Esthetics Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the art of skin care. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

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  • *** Health and Fitness Science ***

    Health and Fitness Science Programs Listed Below:

  • Health & Fitness Science, A.A.S. (A45630)

    The Health and Fitness Science curriculum prepares multi-skilled fitness professionals to be qualified to perform various skills in the health and fitness industry. Graduates of the Health and Fitness Science program will be required to sit for an accredited certified personal trainer exam before graduation.

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  • Health & Fitness Science - Health and Wellness Coach Certificate (C45630)

    The Health and Wellness Coach Certificate prepares students to work as health and wellness coaches in the health and fitness industry. Upon completion students will demonstrate the ability to effectively implement coaching strategies that improve the health of individuals and communities.

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  • ***Human Services Technology ***

    Human Services Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Human Services Technology Developmental Disabilities, A.A.S. (A4538A)

    The Human Services Technology Developmental Disabilities concentration is designed to train technicians to work with children and adults with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Students will specialize in the study of developmental and intellectual disabilities. Students will gain an understanding of the handicapping effects of developmental disabilities in medical, psychological, social, educational, vocational, and economic terms.

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  • Human Services Technology, A.A.S. (A45380)

    The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas.

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  • Human Services Technology - At-Risk Youth Certificate (C45380A)

    The curriculum prepares students for entry-level direct service work with the at-risk youth population. The courses are designed to enable students to link counseling theory to practice. In addition to course work in Human Services, students will participate in fieldwork experience working with the at-risk youth population in a Human Services agency.

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  • Human Services Technology - Gerontology Certificate (C45380C)

    The curriculum prepares students for direct service delivery work to older adults and their families. Course work includes physical, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process; as well as health, wellness, nutrition, diet, and well-being.

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  • Human Services Technology - Leadership Certificate (C45380B)

    The curriculum prepares students for advancement in the Human Services field by providing coursework that prepares students for leadership positions. The courses are designed to enable students to link theory to practice.

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  • ***Nursing ***

    Nursing Programs Listed Below:

  • Nursing - Registered Nursing, A.A.S. (A45110)

    The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

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  • Nursing - Registered, LPN to RN, A.A.S. (A45110)

    The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

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  • Nursing - Practical Nursing Diploma (D45660)

    The Practical Nursing curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual, which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

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  • Therapeutic and Diagnostic Services - Nurse Aide Diploma (D45970)

    This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the Health Sciences. Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in nursing and allied health curricula. Students may select a career pathway that will prepare them for an entry level position in health care.

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  • Nurse Aide Certificate (C45840)

    The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for all persons of all ages.

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  • ***Medical Assisting ***

    Medical Assisting Programs Listed Below:

  • Medical Assisting, A.A.S. (A45400)

    Medical assistants are multiskilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's health and well-being and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.

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  • ***Phlebotomy ***

    Phlebotomy Programs Listed Below:

  • Phlebotomy Certificate (C45600)

    The Phlebotomy curriculum prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis.

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  • ***Therapeutic Massage ***

    Therapeutic Massage Programs Listed Below:

  • Therapeutic Massage, A.A.S. (A45750)

    The Massage Therapy curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.

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  • Therapeutic Massage Diploma (D45750)

    The Massage Therapy curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.

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  • Therapeutic Massage - Massage Practitioner I (C45750MA)

    The Massage Therapy curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.

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  • Therapeutic Massage - Massage Practitioner II (C45750MB)

    The Massage Therapy curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.

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  • ***Therapeutic Massage ***

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  • Veterinary Medical Technology, A.A.S. (A45780)

    The Veterinary Technology Curriculum prepares the graduate to assist veterinarians in preparing animals, equipment, and medications for examination and surgery; collecting specimens; performing laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, dental procedures; assisting in surgery; and providing proper husbandry of animals and their environment.

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  • ***General Studies ***

    General Studies Programs Listed Below:

  • Lateral Entry Certificate (C55430)

    The Lateral Entry curriculum provides a course of study leading to the development of the general pedagogy competencies needed to become certified to teach by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

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Public Safety

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  • ***Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) ***

    Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Programs Listed Below:

  • Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate (C55120)

    Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county or municipal government, or with private enterprise.

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  • ***Emergency Management ***

    Emergency Management Programs Listed Below:

  • Emergency Management, A.A.S. (A55460)

    The Emergency Management curriculum, which has emerged from the Fire Protection Technology program, is designed to provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in local and state government agencies.

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  • Emergency Management Certificate (C55460)

    The Emergency Management Certificate is designed to provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in local and state government agencies.

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  • ***Emergency Medical Science ***

    Emergency Medical Science Programs Listed Below:

  • Emergency Medical Science - Bridging Track, A.A.S. (A45340)

    The Emergency Medical Science - Bridging Program is a degree completion track that allows certified, non-degree Paramedics to achieve an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science. This program is comprised of major EMS courses along with related courses required in the curriculum. The majority of coursework is online with some required work on campus.

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  • Emergency Medical Science - Paramedic Track, A.A.S. (A45340)

    The Emergency Medical Science Associate Degree curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide advanced emergency medical care as a paramedic for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system and prepares graduates to enter the workforce. Students will gain complex knowledge, competency, and experience while employing evidence-based practice under medical oversight, and serve as a link from the scene into the healthcare system.

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  • Emergency Medical Science Certificate (C45340)

    Demonstrate the proper donning and doffing of protective gear appropriate for the EMT and situation and demonstrates the ability to interact with other responders appropriately including giving and taking Advice on patient care.

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  • ***Fire Protection Technology***

    Fire Protection Technology Programs Listed Below:

  • Fire Protection Technology, A.A.S. (A55240)

    The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. It also provides a sound foundation of continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management.

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  • Fire Protection Diploma (D55240)

    The Fire Protection Technology Diploma offers opportunities for you to begin your career in the fire service. The curriculum is designed to prepare students with technical and professional knowledge to respond to a call and handle emergency situations.

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  • Fire Protection Technology - Industrial Fire Protection Certificate (C55240)

    The Industrial Fire Brigade Certificate curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and leadership areas necessary for advancement within the fire protection community and related firefighting industries, and to provide currently employed firefighters and safety professionals with knowledge and skills often required for promotional consideration.

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