Central Sterile Technician
30 Credit Hours
The Central Sterile Supply Technician Certificate Program is designed to introduce the primary responsibilities of a sterile processing technician including practical application of learned concepts and procedures. Students will gain experience in instrument identification, preparation, storage, and distribution of supplies and equipment. Four-hundred clinical hours are required. The program will prepare the student to take the national certification exam.
15 Credit Hours
The Central Sterile Technician Skill Set prepares the student to ensure that all instruments used by medical personnel in the healthcare facility are clean and sterile. This entails performing manual cleaning prior to sterilization, placing cleaned instruments in sterilizers, and the ability to run and monitor the sterilizers. Central Sterile Technicians are integral members of the healthcare team who are responsible for decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, disassembling, packaging and sterilizing surgical instruments and devices in a healthcare facility that is essential to patient safety.
Certified Drone Pilot
The certified drone pilot program provides you with the skills and training necessary to pass your Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 certification test and launch yourself into a career utilizing drones and drone technologies. Some of the many highlights of the program:
- Earn FAA Part107 certification
- Earn USI (Unmanned Safety Institute) sUAS Safety Certification
- Earn USI VLOS System Operations Certification (VLOS = Visual Line of Sight)
- Build flight hours with Pilot in Command Flight Time Course
- Hands-on experience with a variety of consumer and professional-grade drones
- Get to build your own drone
- Train with a variety of camera sensors including thermal cameras from FLIR and DJI, multispectral from Parrot, and DSLR from Sony
- Instruction and training on topics such as industrial infrastructure inspection, cinematography, commercial and residential roof inspection, real estate property insurance adjustment inspection, thermal analysis, mapping and measurement using Pix4D
- Instruction on editing your drone video with Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve or Adobe Premier Pro
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Computer Repair Technician
The Computer Repair Technician Skill Set prepares the student for work as a computer repair and maintenance technician. Students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA A+ and Network + certifications.
Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Development Program is designed for those who work with children from infancy through early childhood
The Early Childhood Development Program is designed for those who work with children from infancy through early childhood. The degree gives students classroom and practical understanding of the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional principles critical to working with children from infancy through early childhood.
Preschool teachers typically work for privately owned childcare centers, publicly funded daycare centers or religious organizations. As a preschool teacher, you might also be self-employed and run your own center. You’ll be responsible for engaging young children in fun activities that build basic social skills while encouraging intellectual and emotional growth. These activities may include group play, singing, arts and crafts, sharing, nature lessons, word games, number recognition, dancing and storytelling. It’s possible to work either full- or part-time hours, and unlike kindergarten through secondary school teachers, you’ll most likely work throughout the entire calendar year.
(The Early Childhood Development Program can also serve as a pathway to earning an elementary teaching license if candidate transfers to a four-year institution and completes the state requirements for licensure. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they will transfer to determine the appropriate science courses to select.)
Campus Location: Most, but not all, courses in the Early Childhood Development Program are web-based.
Embedded Certificate or Skillset
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
The Emergency Medical Technician Skill Set prepares individuals under the remote supervision of physicians, to recognize, access, and manage medical emergencies in prehospital settings. Includes instruction in basic EMT procedures; emergency surgical procedures; medical triage; rescue operations; and crisis scene management.
Campus Location: The full Emergency Medical Technician Skill Set is available on the Logan and Williamson campuses. Some courses may be offered online. Check schedule for offerings.
The Entrepreneurism Skill Set will provide the basic skills needed to start a small business by focusing on a particular skill, trade, or niche market in the local economy. Through a blend of online and classroom presentations, the student will learn the process of building a business plan and locating the resources and financial opportunities to bring their idea to the local economy.
The full Entrepreneurism Skill Set is available online. Some courses may be offered at Campus locations. Check schedule for offerings.
Graphic Design Technician
The Graphic Design Technician Skill Set prepares the student for entry-level jobs involving a variety of graphic designs.
Students will receive background in web design, graphic design, flash programming and video editing.
The Industrial Welding Skill Set is a 6 credit hour skill set designed to provide maintenance personnel with the basic skills required to perform routine welding duties in an industrial setting.
Campus Location: The full Industrial Welding Skill Set is available on the Williamson Campus.
The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program is designed to provide each student with the comprehensive knowledge and competencies required to become a successful medical coder in a hospital setting, physician office setting, or ambulatory setting.
Graduates of the program meet the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) requirements to set for the CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) Exam.
Campus Location: The full Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program is available online with the exception of MT 121 or higher. Some courses may be offered at Campus locations. Check schedule for offerings.
The Medical Coding Skill Set prepares students to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
The required courses help the student demonstrate coding skills in a variety of healthcare settings, including inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and physician offices.
Campus Location: The full Medical Coding Skill Set is available online. Some courses may be offered at Campus locations. Check schedule for offerings
The Phlebotomy Skill Set is designed to train students to perform phlebotomy and a variety of other waived tests in the medical laboratory under the direction of a medical laboratory technician, or other professional. The main focus of the program is to prepare students to draw blood and collect other body fluids suitable for laboratory testing and to prepare them to perform successfully on the phlebotomy certification exam. Students prepare for the exam during the lecture and laboratory sections of the first two courses, then complete their evidence of 100 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks during the third-course practicum.
Campus Location: The full Phlebotomy Skill Set is available on the Logan Campus.
The Pipe Welding Skill Set consists of 6 credit hours of training that provides the student with the education and skills to become an entry-level pipe welder in today’s modern manufacturing industry. Upon completion of this series of courses, a student will have the knowledge and skills necessary to make high-quality welds using steel pipe and stainless steel pipe.
Campus Location: The full Pipe Welding Skill Set is available on the Williamson Campus.
The Tax Preparation Skill Set is of value to office workers who need tax preparation skills for cross-training and/or to increase employment opportunities.
The full Tax Preparation Skill Set is available online. Some courses may be offered at Campus locations. Check schedule for offerings.