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.

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technicians

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

ngineers and planners engaged in designing and developing buildings, urban complexes, and related systems. Includes instruction in design testing procedures, building site analysis, model building and computer graphics, engineering drawing, structural systems testing, analysis of prototype mechanical and interior systems, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

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.

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.

Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of biologists and biote

chnologists in research, industrial, and government settings. Includes instruction in fermentation technology, cell culturing, protein purification, biologic synthesis, assaying and testing, quality control, industrial microbiology, bioprocessing, chromatography and bioseparation, genetic technology, laboratory and hazardous materials safety, and computer applications.

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.

Business/Corporate Communications

A program that prepares individuals to function in an organization as a composer, editor and proofreader of business or bu

siness-related communications.

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician

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

rs engaged in designing and executing public works projects such as highways, dams, bridges, tunnels and other facilities. Includes instruction in site analysis, structural testing procedures, field and laboratory testing procedures, plan and specification preparation, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

Health Careers Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions

A program that prepares individuals to take on jobs such as: blood bank specialist, cytotechnologist, hematology Technicia

n, Clinical/Medical Lab Technician, Clinical Lab Science/Medical Technologist, Opthalmic Lab Technician, Histotechnologist, Pathologist Assistant, Histologic Technician, Phlebotomist, Clinical Genetics Technologist, or Renal/Dialysis Technician.

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 Engineering Technologies/Technicians

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

neers engaged in designing and developing computer systems and installations. Includes instruction in computer electronics and programming, prototype development and testing, systems installation and testing, solid state and microminiature circuitry, peripheral equipment, and report preparation.

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.

Hospitility Management 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 & Corrections

A program that prepares individuals to study the theories and principles, of correctional science and to function as profe

ssional corrections officers and other workers in public and/or private incarceration facilities. A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of criminal justice to structuring, managing, directing and controlling criminal justice agencies, including police departments, sheriff's departments, law enforcement divisions and units, and private protective services.

Law Enforcement 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.

Dental Hygiene (pre) 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.

Diagnostics Sonography (pre) Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to utilize medical ultrasound techniques to gath

er sonographic data used to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Includes instruction in obtaining, reviewing, and integrating patient histories and data; patient instruction and care; anatomic, physiologic and pathologic data recording; sonographic data processing; sonography equipment operation; and professional standards and ethics.

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engine

s in vehicles such as automobiles, buses, ships, trucks, railroad locomotives, and construction equipment; as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.

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.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians

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

lectronics and communication engineers. Includes instruction in electrical circuitry, prototype development and testing; systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance, instrument calibration, and report preparation.

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

A program that prepares individuals, under the remote supervision of physicians, to recognize, assess, and manage medical

emergencies in prehospital settings and to supervise Ambulance personnel. Includes instruction in basic, intermediate, and advanced EMT procedures; emergency surgical procedures; medical triage; rescue operations; crisis scene management and personnel supervision; equipment operation and maintenance; patient stabilization, monitoring, and care; drug administration; identification and preliminary diagnosis of diseases and injuries; communication and computer operations; basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and toxicology; and professional standards and regulations.

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.

Engineering-Related Technologies

Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of e

ngineering and related projects.

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.

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

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 air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems. Includes instruction in principles of heating and cooling technology, design and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, installation and operation procedures, and report preparation.

Fire Science/Firefighting

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of fire fighters.

Includes instruction in firefighting equipment operation and maintenance, principles of fire science and combustible substances, methods of controlling different types of fires, hazardous material handling and control, fire rescue procedures, public relations and applicable laws and regulations.

General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations

A program that focuses on the general process and techniques of direct wholesale and retail buying and selling operations

and introduces individuals to related careers. Includes instruction in the principles of entrepreneurial economics, basic sales skills, the distribution channels for goods and services, and supervised practical application experiences.

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.

Health and Medical Administrative Services

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care fa

cilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

Physical Education 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.

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

Pre-: Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary, and Nursing Studies

Hospitality Administration/Management

A program that prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide

basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveler facilities. Includes instruction in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations.

Human Services, General

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and

prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Legal Support Services

A program that prepares individuals to serve as legal office managers, special assistants, and legal secretaries.

Includes instruction in office management, secretarial science, principles of U.S. or Canadian law, legal terminology and documentation, legal research, legal software applications, law office procedures, record-keeping, billing, applicable policies and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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.

Marketing

A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and mov

ing products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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.

Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians

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

aged in the design and development phases of a wide variety of projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

Health Careers Medical Laboratory Technology

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to per

form routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology; medical microbiology; immunohematology; immunology; clinical chemistry, and urinalysis.

Medical/Clinical Assistant

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative service

s and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician, Clinical/Medical Social Work, and Soc

ial Work.

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.

Occupational Therapy (pre) Occupational Therapist Assistant

A program that prepares individuals to work in an Opthalmic work environment.

Optometry (pre) Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions

A program that prepares individuals to work in an Opthalmic work environment.

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of pharmacists, to prepare medications, provide medications and

related assistance to patients, and manage pharmacy clinical and business operations. Includes instruction in medical and pharmaceutical terminology; principles of pharmacology and pharmaceutics; drug identification; pharmacy laboratory procedures; prescription interpretation; patient communication and education; safety procedures; record-keeping; measurement and testing techniques; pharmacy business operations; prescription preparation; logistics and dispensing operations; and applicable standards and regulations.

Pharmacy (pre) Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration

A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicat

ions in consultation with prescribing physicians ad other health care...

Physical Therapy (pre) Physical Therapist Assistant

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of a physical therapist, to implement physical therapy treatmen

t care plans, train patients, conduct treatment interventions, use equipment, and observe and record patient progress. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, applied kinesiology, principles and procedures of physical therapy, basic neurology and orthopedics, physical therapy modalities, documentation skills, psychosocial aspects of health care, wound and injury care, electrotherapy, working with orthotics and prostheses, and personal and professional ethics.

Respiratory Care Therapy (pre) Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to assist in developing respiratory care plans,

administer respiratory care procedures, supervise personnel and equipment operation, maintain records, and consult with other health care team members. Includes instruction in the applied basic biomedical sciences; anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the respiratory system; clinical medicine; therapeutic procedures; clinical expressions; data collection and record-keeping; patient communication; equipment operation and maintenance; personnel supervision; and procedures for special population groups.

Science Technologies/Technicians. Other

Any instructional program in physics science technologies.

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.

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas

A program that prepares individuals to teach vocational agricultural programs, art programs, business programs, driving an

d safety, english/language/literature, foreign language/literature, health/physical education, or family & consumer sciences at various educational levels.

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.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technician, Mechanic Technician, Engineering Technician, Diesel Mechanic Technician, Small E

ngine Mechanic, Airframe and Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Aircraft Powerplant Technician, Avionics Maintenance Technician, Bicycle Mechanics, Motorcycle Mechanics, Vehicle Emissions Inspectors, Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technician, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technician and Engine Machinist.

Veterinary Medicing (pre) Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of veterinarians, laboratory animal specialists, and zoological

professionals, to provide patient management, care, and clinical procedures assistance as well as owner communication. Includes instruction in animal nursing care, animal health and nutrition, animal handling, clinical pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, dental prophylaxis, surgical assisting, clinical laboratory procedures, office administration skills, patient and owner management, and applicable standards and regulations.

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.

Fisheries & Wildlife Management Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

A program that prepares individuals to conserve and manage wilderness areas and the flora and fauna therein, and manage wi

ldlife reservations and zoological facilities for recreational, commercial, and ecological purposes. Includes instruction in wildlife biology; environmental science; natural resources management and policy; outdoor recreation and parks management; the design and operation of natural and artificial wildlife habitats; applicable law and regulations; and related administrative and communications skills.