Program Name Program Tag Description
Accounting and Related Services

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions.

Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Administrative Assistant

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and st

enographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Aviation Air Transportation

A program that focuses on the general study of aviation and the aviation industry, including in-flight and ground support

operations. Includes instruction in the technical, business, and general aspects of air transportation systems.

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present.

To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history.

Applied Plant Science Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services

A program that focuses on the general production and processing of domesticated plants, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, g

roundcovers, and related plant materials; the management of technical and business operations connected with horticultural services; and the basic scientific principles needed to understand plants and their management and care.

Associate in Science (AS)

The AS degree is designed for transfer to a four-year institution and forms the basis for many career options and majors.

The student must select courses which provide the best preparation for transfer in a particular major field at a specific senior institution.

Associate of Arts

Courses in these liberal arts degree programs parallel those offered in the first two years at four-year baccalaureate deg

ree institutions, and credits earned in selected courses are readily transferable.

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the operation and maintenance of camera and

lighting equipment and the production of finished still, video, and film products under the supervision of photographers, directors, and editors. Includes instruction in equipment setup and maintenance; lighting; power supplies; studio and film set tasks such as camera operator, grip, and best boy; plate and negative handling and development; laboratory procedures; and digital software applications.

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of

automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air conditioning systems.

Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to keep a building functioning, and to service

a variety of structures including commercial and industrial buildings and mobile homes. Includes instruction in the basic maintenance and repair skills required to service building systems, such as air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, major appliances, and other mechanical systems.

Business Administration, Management and Operations

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm

or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Business Operations Support and Assistant Services

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and st

enographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Business/Commerce, General

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buyi

ng, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Carpenters

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, an

d repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. Includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, blueprint reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards.

Communications Technology/Technician

A program that generally prepares individuals to function as workers and managers within communications industries.

Includes instruction in business economics; basic management; principles of interpersonal and mediated communications; radio, television, and digital media production; and related aspects of technology and communications systems.

Computer and Information Sciences General

A general program that focuses on computing, computer science, and information science and systems as part of a broad and/

or interdisciplinary program. Such programs are undifferentiated as to title and content and are not to be confused with specific programs in computer science, information science, or related support services.

Computer Programming

A program that focuses on the general writing and implementation of generic and customized programs to drive operating sys

tems and that generally prepares individuals to apply the methods and procedures of software design and programming to software installation and maintenance. Includes instruction in software design, low- and high-level languages and program writing; program customization and linking; prototype testing; troubleshooting; and related aspects of operating systems and networks.

Computer Science

A general program that focuses on computers, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user

interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, and computing theory; computer hardware design; computer development and programming; and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

Computer Software and Media Applications

A program that prepares individuals to apply HTML, XML, Javascript, graphics applications, and other authoring tools to th

e design, editing, and publishing (launching) of documents, images, graphics, sound, and multimedia products on the World Wide Web. Includes instruction in Internet theory; web page standards and policies; elements of web page design; user interfaces; vector tools; special effects; interactive and multimedia components; search engines; navigation; morphing; e-commerce tools; and emerging web technologies.

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

A program that focuses on the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and asso

ciated software to maximize efficiency and productivity, and that prepares individuals to function as network specialists and managers at various levels. Includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting.

Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management

A program that prepares individuals to manage the computer operations and control the system configurations emanating from

a specific site or network hub. Includes instruction in computer hardware and software and applications; local area (LAN) and wide area (WAN) networking; principles of information systems security; disk space and traffic load monitoring; data backup; resource allocation; and setup and takedown procedures.

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers, en

gineering contractors and other professionals engaged in the construction of buildings and related structures. Includes instruction in basic structural engineering principles and construction techniques, building site inspection, site supervision, construction personnel supervision, plan and specification interpretation, supply logistics and procurement, applicable building codes, and report preparation.

Construction Trades, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the building, inspecting, and mai

ntaining of structures and related properties. May include instruction in masonry, carpentry, electrical and power transmission installation, building/construction finishing, management, inspection and other construction-related applications.

Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

A program that focuses on the general study of the cooking and related culinary arts, and that may prepare individuals for

a variety of jobs within the food service industry. Includes instruction in food preparation; cooking techniques; equipment operation and maintenance; sanitation and safety; communication skills; applicable regulations; and principles of food service management.

Criminal Justice/Police Science

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and inv

estigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform basic data and text entry using standard and customized software

products. Includes instruction in keyboarding skills, personal computer and work station operation, reading draft texts and raw data forms, audio and tape dictation, and various interactive software programs used for tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and others.

Dental Support Services and Allied Professions

A program that prepares individuals under the supervision of dentists, to design and construct dental prostheses such as c

aps, crowns, bridges, dentures, splints, and orthodontic appliances. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, dental materials, ceramics technology, impressions, complete dentures, partial dentures, orthodontics, crowns and bridges, sculpture, bonding and assembly techniques, and equipment operation, or to provide patient care, take dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. Includes instruction in medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice. Also, it could prepare individuals to clean teeth and apply preventive materials; provide oral health education and treatment counseling to patients; identify oral pathologies and injuries; and manage dental hygiene practices. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, microbiology, and pathology; dental hygiene theory and techniques; cleaning equipment operation and maintenance; dental materials; radiology; patient education and counseling; office management; supervised clinical training; and professional standards.

Design and Applied Arts

A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating i

deas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

Early Childhood Education and Child Care

The Early Childhood Care & Education program prepares individuals to teach and care for children from birth through ag

e 8. Students learn how to design, manage, and apply age appropriate programming for young children. Persons who complete the degree may seek employment in early childhood/preschool programs, child care centers, and independently run in-home child care programs.

Engineering Technology, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of eng

ineers engaged in a wide variety of projects. Includes instruction in various engineering support functions for research, production, and operations, and applications to specific engineering specialties.

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with o

wning and operating a business.

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/vide

o arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

Finance and Financial Management Services

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and performa

nce of business enterprises, banking institutions, or other organizations...

Geography and Cartography

A program that focuses on the systematic study of the spatial distribution and interrelationships of people, natural resou

rces, plant and animal life. Includes instruction in historical and political geography, cultural geography, economic and physical geography, regional science, cartographic methods, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and applications to areas such as land-use planning, development studies, and analyses of specific countries, regions, and resources. A program that focuses on the systematic study of map-making and the application of mathematical, computer, and other techniques to the science of mapping geographic information. Includes instruction in cartographic theory and map projections, computer-assisted cartography, map design and layout, photogrammetry, air photo interpretation, remote sensing, cartographic editing, and applications to specific industrial, commercial, research, and governmental mapping problems.

Graphic Communications

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the manufacture and distribution

or transmission of graphic communications products. Includes instruction in the prepress, press, and postpress phases of production operations and processes such as offset lithography, flexography, gravure, letterpress, screen printing, foil stamping, digital imaging, and other reproduction methods.

Health and Physical Education/Fitness

A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic p

rowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the o

perating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to the repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Information Science/Studies

A program that focuses on the theory, organization, and process of information collection, transmission, and utilization i

n traditional and electronic forms. Includes instruction in information classification and organization; information storage and processing; transmission, transfer, and signaling; communications and networking; systems planning and design; human interfacing and use analysis; database development; information policy analysis; and related aspects of hardware, software, economics, social factors, and capacity.

Laser and Optical Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and

other professionals engaged in developing and using lasers and other optical for commercial or research purposes. Includes instruction in laser and optical principles, testing and maintenance procedures, safety precautions, specific applications to various tasks, and report preparation.

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

General instructional programs and independent or individualized studies in the liberal arts subjects, the humanities disc

iplines and the general curriculum.

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training (LPN, LVN, CER)

A program that prepares individuals to assist in providing general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse,

physician or dentist. Includes instruction in taking patient vital signs, applying sterile dressings, patient health education and assistance with examinations and treatment.

Management Information Systems and Services

A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and

retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

Mathematics

Mathematics programs emphasize problem-solving techniques and the appropriate use of technology, both computer and graphin

g calculator-based, throughout its wide range of course offerings. Whether in science, engineering, statistics, business, health careers, education, or any other field that requires quantitative literacy, the mathematics offerings are designed to prepare students to become creative problem solvers.

Music

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts.

Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

A program that prepares individuals to perform routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care

facilities, under the training and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

Nursing

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing

care for sick, disabled, informed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services

A program that prepares individuals to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out

, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments. Includes instruction in source determination, water distribution, water removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pumps, welding and soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Social Work

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and tha

t focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Theater

The Associate in Arts degree in Theatre is available to those students who wish to specialize in the Theatrical Arts.

This degree program provides a sound basis for understanding the theory and practice of the theatrical arts and offers opportunities for experience through a curriculum of pre- professional training in theory, performance, and production.

Web Design

A web programmer translates the requirements of end-users and internal clients into a functional product.

These programmers know how to make a computer do what people want it to do. They assess the technical parameters of a project, decide how to approach the work, and carry it out. Programming requires highly creative, perceptual thinking with an ability to see what people want and the ability to generate a conceptual solution without seeing the actual product.

Welding Technology/Welder

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces.

Includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards.