2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, 28303-0236


Fayetteville Technical Community College

2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, 28303-0236

Fayetteville Technical Community College Campus

About - Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville Technical Community College is also known as FTCC.

Student Population


Total Student Population (12398)
Undergraduate Students (12398)
Postgraduate Students ()

Gender:
Men (40.651718019)
Women (59.348281981)

Ethnicity & Diversity


black_or_african_american_total (42%)white_total (37%)hispanic_total (9%)two_or_more_races_total (3%)race_ethnicity_unkn_total (3%)american_indian_or_alaska_native_total (2%)asian_total (2%)nonresident_alien_total (1%)native_hawaiian_or_other_pacific_islander_total (0%)
Fayetteville Technical Community College Costs
Estimated academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students at Fayetteville Technical Community College
Tuition and Fees2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014
In-State$ 1,898$ 2,218$ 2,298$ 2,378
Out of State$ 8,042$ 8,362$ 8,442$ 8,522
Books and Supplies$ 1,750$ 1,750$ 1,750$ 1,750
On-Campus
Room and board----------------
Other Expenses----------------
Off Campus
Room and board$ 6,750$ 5,850$ 6,268$ 6,268
Other Expenses$ 4,700$ 6,500$ 1,470$ 1,470
Off Campus w/ family
Other Expenses$ 4,700$ 6,500$ 1,470$ 1,470
* Data provided by School of Education Sciences and the National Center for Education Statistics

Financial aid 2012-2013

Financial aid to full-time, first-time undergraduate students

Type of AidPercentage of students receiving aidAverage amount of aid they received
Federal Grants (scholarship/fellowship) 65% $ 4,580
State/Local grants (scholarship/fellowship) 16% $ 1,045
Institutional grants (scholarship/fellowship) 2% $ 842
Loans to students 26% $ 5,344


* Financial aid is available only to those who qualify
Degree Name Degree Description
Accounting 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. In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics. Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools and instruments. In addition, the AAS degree covers residential building codes, residential system sizing, and advanced comfort systems. Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems. AAS degree graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of system selection and balance and advanced systems.
Applied Horticulture + Horticulture Operations, General
Architectural Technology The Architectural Technology curriculum provides individuals with knowledge and skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions. Students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications as well as complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit specific career needs. Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as positions in industry and government.
Associate Degree Nursing The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients throughout the life span in a variety of settings. Courses will include content related to the nurse's role as provider of nursing care, as manager of care, as a member of the discipline of nursing, and a member of the interdisciplinary team. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, physicians' offices, industry, and community agencies.
Automotive Systems Technology The Automotive Systems Technology program prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenge associated with this fast and ever-changing field. Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive trains. After completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry.
Biology Technician + Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Building + Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
Building Construction Technology The Building Construction Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with an overview of the building construction industry. Construction labs/lecture courses and other related classes, provide students with up-to-date knowledge on materials, trends, and techniques of the ever-changing construction industry. Course work includes basic construction concepts such as general construction, blueprint reading, construction estimating, and project management. Students will also diversify their knowledge of construction in other areas like electrical wiring, construction surveying, plumbing, statics/strength of materials, and HVAC. Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in any general construction setting and be able to advance quickly to management positions such as supervisors, superintendents, project coordinators, project planners, estimators, and inspectors.
Business Administration Electronic Commerce is a concentration under the title of Business Administration. This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for a career in the Internet economy. Course work includes topics related to electronic business, Internet strategy in business, basic business principles in the world of E-Commerce. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze such functional issues as planning, technical systems, marketing, security, finance, law, design, implementation, assessment and policy issues at an entry level. Graduates from this program will have a sound business educational base for life long learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and small to medium size businesses or industry.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Civil Engineering Technology The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum program provides the application of relevant theory of engineering needed by technicians to carry out planning and supervisory tasks in the construction of transportation systems, residential and commercial buildings, bridges, dams, and water and wastewater treatment systems. Course work includes the communication and computational skills required to support the fields such as materials testing, structures, estimating, project management, hydraulics, environmental technology, and surveying. Additional course work will cover the operation of computers and application software including computer-aided drafting. Graduates should qualify for technician-level jobs with both public and private engineering, construction, and surveying agencies.
Civil Engineering Technology + Technician The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum program provides the application of relevant theory of engineering needed by technicians to carry out planning and supervisory tasks in the construction of transportation systems, residential and commercial buildings, bridges, dams, and water and wastewater treatment systems. Course work includes the communication and computational skills required to support the fields such as materials testing, structures, estimating, project management, hydraulics, environmental technology, and surveying. Additional course work will cover the operation of computers and application software including computer-aided drafting. Graduates should qualify for technician-level jobs with both public and private engineering, construction, and surveying agencies.
Computer Information Technology The Computer Information Technology curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information systems needs. Course work will develop a student s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support. Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.
Computer Programming The Computer Programming curriculum prepares individuals for employment as computer programmers and related positions through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management, and business operations. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures, using appropriate languages and software. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in programming and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as systems evolve. Graduates should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations as programmers, programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, software developers, computer operators, systems technicians, database specialist, computer specialist, software specialist, or information systems managers.
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other
Criminal Justice + Safety Studies The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial process, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system's role within society will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.
Criminal Justice Technology Latent Evidence is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology. This curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of latent evidence systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state and federal law enforcement, evidence processing and procedures. 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. Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations especially in local, state, and federal law enforcement, and correctional agencies.
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Culinary Technology The Culinary Technology curriculum provides specific training required to prepare students to assume positions as trained culinary professionals in a variety of food service settings including full service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering operations, contract food service, and health care facilities. Course offerings emphasize practical application, a strong theoretical knowledge base, and professionalism and provide the critical competencies to successfully meet industry demands. Courses also include sanitation, food/beverage service and control, baking, grade manger, American/international cuisines, food production, and hospitality supervision. Graduates should qualify for entry-level positions such as line cook, station chef, and assistant pastry chef. American Culinary Federation certification is available to graduates. With experience, graduates may advance to positions such as sous-chef, executive chef, or food service manager.
Dental Hygiene The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community. Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care. Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure, which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.
Dental Hygiene + Hygienist The Dental Hygiene curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community. Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care. Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure, which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.
E-Commerce + Electronic Commerce Electronic Commerce is a concentration under the title of Business Administration. This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for a career in the Internet economy. Course work includes topics related to electronic business, Internet strategy in business, basic business principles in the world of E-Commerce. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze such functional issues as planning, technical systems, marketing, security, finance, law, design, implementation, assessment and policy issues at an entry level. Graduates from this program will have a sound business educational base for life long learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and small to medium size businesses or industry.
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology + Technician The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals 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. A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems. Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Preparedness Technology The Emergency preparedness Technology Curriculum is designed to provide students with the foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery. Students will study various aspects of emergency preparedness protection and enforcement to include hazardous materials, emergency agency operations and public relations. Graduates should qualify for employment in either the public or private sector and have opportunities for skilled or supervisory-level positions.
Engineering Technologies + Technicians, Other
Fire Protection and Safety Technology + Technician 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 for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management. Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of fire protection. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes. Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organizations.
Fire Protection Technology 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 for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management. Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of fire protection. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes. Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organizations.
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Occupational Technology The General Occupational Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade their skills and to earn an associate degree by taking courses suited for their occupational interests and/or needs. The curriculum content will be individualized for students according to their occupational interests and needs. A program of study for each student will be selected from the associate degree-level courses offered by the College. Graduates will become more effective workers, better qualified for advancements within their field of employment, and become qualified for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities.
General Studies
Healthcare Management Technology The Healthcare Management Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in healthcare business and financial operations. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of management principles in the healthcare environment. The curriculum places emphasis on planning, organizing, directing, and controlling tasks related to healthcare organizational objectives including the legal and ethical environment. Emphasis is placed on the development of effective communication, managerial, and supervisory skills. Graduates may find employment in healthcare settings including hospitals, medical offices, clinics, long-term care facilities, and insurance companies. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Patient Account Manger (CPAM) and the Certified Manager of Patient Accounts (CMPA) examinations.
Horticulture Technology - Management Management is a concentration under the curriculum title of Horticulture Technology. This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for careers in various horticultural management positions. Course work includes plant science, plant materials, propagation, soils, fertilizers, and pest management. Students will also take courses in principles of supervision, horticulture production management, horticulture sales and services, and horticulture business entrepreneurship. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in the management of nurseries, greenhouses, garden centers, landscape operations, and gardens.
Hotel + Motel Administration + Management
Information Systems Security Information Systems Security covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls. Course work includes networking technologies, operating systems administration, information policy, intrusion detection, security administration, attack methodology, and industry best practices to protect data communications. Graduates should be prepared for employment as security administrators. Additionally, they will acquire the skills that allow them to pursue security certifications.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Machine Shop Technology + Assistant
Machining Technology The Machining Technology curriculum is designed to develop skills in the theory and safe use of hand tools, power machinery, computerized equipment, and sophisticated precision inspection instruments. Students will learn to interpret blueprints, set up manual and CNC machines, perform basic and advanced machining operation, and make decisions to insure that work quality is maintained. Employment opportunities for machining technicians exist in manufacturing industries, public institutions, governmental agencies, and in a wide range of specialty machining job shops.
Networking Technology The Networking Technology curriculum prepares students to install and support networks and develops strong analytical skills and extensive computer knowledge. Course work includes extensive hands-on experience with networks. Classes cover media types, topologies, and protocols with installation and support of hardware and software, troubleshooting network and computer problems, and administrative responsibilities. Graduates should qualify for positions such as: LAN/PC administrator, microcomputer support specialist, networks control operator, communications technician/analyst, network/computer consultant, and information systems specialist. Graduates should be prepared to sit for certification exams, which can result in industry-recognized credentials.
Nursing + Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients throughout the life span in a variety of settings. Courses will include content related to the nurse's role as provider of nursing care, as manager of care, as a member of the discipline of nursing, and a member of the interdisciplinary team. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, physicians' offices, industry, and community agencies.
Office Administration The Office Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace. Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communications, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on nontechnical as well as technical skills. Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisory to middle management positions.
Paralegal Technology 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. Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization. Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.
Physical Therapist Assistant The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department. Course work includes normal human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the life span. Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics, and public school systems.
Radiography The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.
Radiologic Technology + Science - Radiographer The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients throughout the life span in a variety of settings. Courses will include content related to the nurse's role as provider of nursing care, as manager of care, as a member of the discipline of nursing, and a member of the interdisciplinary team. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, physicians' offices, industry, and community agencies.
Respiratory Care Therapy + Therapist The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as Respiratory Care Technicians and/or Respiratory Care Therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatment, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases. Students will master skills in patient assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. These skills include life support, monitoring, drug administration, and treatment of patients of all ages in a variety of settings. Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take entry-level examinations from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Therapy graduates may also take the Advanced Practitioner Examination. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, education, industry, and home care.
Respiratory Therapy The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as Respiratory Care Technicians and/or Respiratory Care Therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatment, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases. Students will master skills in patient assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. These skills include life support, monitoring, drug administration, and treatment of patients of all ages in a variety of settings. Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take entry-level examinations from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Therapy graduates may also take the Advanced Practitioner Examination. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, education, industry, and home care.
Science, Technology and Society
Simulation and Game Development The Simulation and Game Development Curriculum provides a broad background in simulation and game development with practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management. Students will receive hands-on training in design, 3D modeling, software engineering, database administration and programming for the purpose of creating simulations and games. Graduates should qualify for employment as designers, artists, animators, programmers, database administrators, testers, quality assurance analysts, engineers and administrators in the entertainment industry, the health care industry, engineering, forensics, education, NASA and government agencies.
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech-Language Pathology + Pathologist The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, who evaluates, diagnosis, and treats individuals with various communication disorders. Courses provide instruction in methods of screening for speech, language, and hearing disorders and in following written protocols designed to remediate individual communication problems. Supervised field experience includes working with patients of various ages and various disorders. Graduates may be eligible for registration with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist and must be supervised by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. They may be employed in healthcare or education settings.
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Surveying Technology The Surveying Technology curriculum provides training for technicians in the many areas of surveying. Surveyors are involved in land surveying, route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and other areas of property description and measurements. Course work includes the communication and computational skills required for boundary, construction, route, and control surveying, photogrammetry, topography, drainage, surveying law, and subdivision design, with emphasis upon applications of electronic data collection and related software including CAD. Graduates should qualify for jobs as survey party chief, instrument person, surveying technician, highway surveyor, mapper, GPS technician, and CAD operator. Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Registered Land Surveyor in North Carolina.
Surveying Technology + Surveying The Surveying Technology curriculum provides training for technicians in the many areas of surveying. Surveyors are involved in land surveying, route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and other areas of property description and measurements. Course work includes the communication and computational skills required for boundary, construction, route, and control surveying, photogrammetry, topography, drainage, surveying law, and subdivision design, with emphasis upon applications of electronic data collection and related software including CAD. Graduates should qualify for jobs as survey party chief, instrument person, surveying technician, highway surveyor, mapper, GPS technician, and CAD operator. Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Registered Land Surveyor in North Carolina.
Web Technologies The Web Technologies curriculum prepares graduates for careers in the information technology arena using computers and distributed computing to disseminate and collect information via the web. Course work in this program covers the terminology and use of computers, network devices, networks, servers, databases, applications, programming languages, as well as web applications, site development and design. Studies will provide opportunity for students to learn related industry standards. Graduates should qualify for career opportunities as designers, administrators, or developers in the areas of web applications, websites, web services, and related areas of distributed computing.
Degree Name Degree Description
A/C, Heating & Refrigeration Technology The A/C, Heating & Refrigeration Technology two-year evening diploma program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration field. Courses include basic hands-on training in the installation, maintenance, and repair of residential heating and air conditioning equipment. Numerous opportunities for employment as A/C, Heating and Refrigeration assistants exist throughout the area.
Advertising and Graphic Design The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession, which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials. Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography, photography, and electronic media. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores, a wide variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with in-house graphics operations.
Aesthetician + Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist 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. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional Esthetics Technology, business/human relations, product knowledge and other selected topics. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Students learn the basics Interactive 3d. They are taught the principles of 3d modeling, Geographic Information Systems, and programming. They are introduced to 2d and 3d editing software, and programming tools.
Architectural Engineering Construction CAD The Architectural Technology curriculum provides individuals with knowledge and skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions. Students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications as well as complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit specific career needs. Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as positions in industry and government.
Architectural Engineering Technology + Technician
Autobody + Collision and Repair Technology + Technician The Autobody Repair curriculum provides training in the use of equipment and materials of the autobody repair trade. The student studies the construction of the automobile body and techniques of autobody repairing, rebuilding, and refinishing. The course work includes autobody fundamentals, industry overview, and safety. Students will perform hands-on repairs in the areas of non-structural and structural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing, and other related areas. Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in the automotive body and refinishing industry. Graduates may find employment with franchised independent garages, or they may become self-employed.
Autobody Repair The Autobody Repair curriculum provides training in the use of equipment and materials of the autobody repair trade. The student studies the construction of the automobile body and techniques of autobody repairing, rebuilding, and refinishing. The course work includes autobody fundamentals, industry overview, and safety. Students will perform hands-on repairs in the areas of non-structural and structural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing, and other related areas. Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in the automotive body and refinishing industry. Graduates may find employment with franchised independent garages, or they may become self-employed.
Automobile + Automotive Mechanics Technology + Technician The Automotive Power Trains certificate program is designed to prepare moderately-experienced automotive mechanics to take ASE certification exams in three areas. The certification areas include: A1-Engine Repair; A2-Automatic Trans/Transaxle; and A3-Manual Drive Train/Axles. The courses focus on the certificate-related competencies. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Automotive Systems Technology associate degree curriculum.
Automotive Electrical/Electronics Systems This evening certificate program is designed to prepare moderately experienced automotive mechanics to take the ASE certification exam in Electrical/Electronic Systems. The courses focus on the certificate-related competencies. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Automotive Systems Technology associate degree curriculum.
Automotive Engine Performance The Automotive Engine Performance certificate program is designed to prepare moderately experienced automotive mechanics to take the ASE certification exam in Engine Performance. The courses focus on the certificate-related competencies. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Automotive Systems Technology associate degree curriculum.
Automotive Power Trains The Automotive Power Trains certificate program is designed to prepare moderately-experienced automotive mechanics to take ASE certification exams in three areas. The certification areas include: A1-Engine Repair; A2-Automatic Trans/Transaxle; and A3-Manual Drive Train/Axles. The courses focus on the certificate-related competencies. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Automotive Systems Technology associate degree curriculum.
Automotive Suspension, Brakes, & Heating/Air Conditioning The Automotive Suspension, Brakes, & Heating/Air Conditioning certificate program is designed to prepare moderately experienced automotive mechanics to take ASE certification exams in three areas. The certification areas include: A4-Suspension and Steering; A5-Brakes; and A7-Heating and Air Conditioning. The courses focus on the certificate-related competencies. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Automotive Systems Technology associate degree curriculum.
Baking The Baking Certificate is designed to prepare students who would like to be employed as a baking professional. Students will learn fundamentals of bakeshop operations and will prepare various bread products, pastries, cakes, cookies, classical desserts, sugar works, and confections. The program will enhance the students' cake decorating and dessert preparation skills.
Baking and Pastry Arts + Baker + Pastry Chef The Baking Certificate is designed to prepare students who would like to be employed as a baking professional. Students will learn fundamentals of bakeshop operations and will prepare various bread products, pastries, cakes, cookies, classical desserts, sugar works, and confections. The program will enhance the students' cake decorating and dessert preparation skills.
Bank Lending The Bank Lending Certificate is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the many and varied aspects of bank lending. This certificate program covers the basics of consumer, commercial, and residential mortgage lending. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to understand function of lending in the banking industry.
Banking and Financial Support Services The Bank Lending Certificate is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the many and varied aspects of bank lending. This certificate program covers the basics of consumer, commercial, and residential mortgage lending. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to understand function of lending in the banking industry.
Basic Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration The Basic Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the air conditioning, heating & refrigeration field. Courses include basic hands-on training in the installation, maintenance and repair of residential heating and air conditioning equipment. Opportunities for employment as A/C, Heating & Refrigeration assistants exist through out the area. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the A/C, Heating & Refrigeration Technology associate degree curriculum.
Basic Autobody Repair The Basic Autobody Repair certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions as helpers in the auto body repair industry. Instruction will include hands-on repairs in the areas of non-structural and structural repairs, plastics and adhesives, refinishing. Completers will be prepared for employment as entry-level helpers in the auto body repair industry. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Autobody Repair diploma curriculum.
Basic Electricity, Motors and Controls, and PLC The Basic Electricity, Motors and Controls, and PLC certificate curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential and industrial facilities. Course work, most of which is hands on, will include such topics as DC/AC theory, basic wiring practices, industrial motor controls, and programmable logic controllers. Graduates of this certificate should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronics field as an on the job trainee or apprentice. Courses in this certificate can be transferred directly into the Electrical/Electronics Technology degree or diploma.
Basic Landscape Maintenance The certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the installation and maintenance of landscapes. Instruction in plant identification, plant installation, care and pruning, and pest identification and control is emphasized in the course work. Completers will be prepared for employment as entry-level maintenance staff. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Horticulture Technology/Management associate degree curriculum.
Basic Law Enforcement Training Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise. This program utilizes State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage laws, investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures, emergency responses, ethics and community relations. Successful graduates receive a curriculum certificate and are qualified to take the certification examinations mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
Basic Machining Technology The Basic Machining Technology certificate program is designed to develop fundamental skills in the operation of machine tools including drilling, turning, milling, and grinding. Training in basic measuring, layout, and blueprint reading is also provided. Completers will be prepared for employment as entry-level machine operators or machinist apprentices in area manufacturing firms. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Machining Technology associate degree curriculum.
Basic Office Administration The Basic Office Administration certificate is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire basic skills necessary for entry-level employment in today's modern office. This certificate program covers keyboarding, office computations, records management, word processing, and office software applications. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to use these basic skills for entry-level employment or transfer the course credits to the Office Administration program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Basic Plumbing The Basic Plumbing certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in plumbing. Course work includes fundamental practices in plumbing assembly and repair and in basic plumbing codes. Opportunities for employment as plumbing assistants and as parts supply clerks exist throughout the area. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Plumbing diploma curriculum.
Basic Welding Technology The Basic Welding Technology certificate program is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire fundamental skills in welding. Coursework includes electrode welding and cutting processes and welding symbols and specifications. Excellent employment opportunities as entry-level welding apprentices in industry, manufacturing and construction exist throughout the region. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Welding Technology diploma program.
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Cabinetmaking and Millwork + Millwright
Carpentry The Carpentry program is designed to train students to construct residential structures using standard building materials and hand and power tools. Carpentry skills and a general knowledge of residential construction will also be taught. Course work includes footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior trim, cabinetry, blueprint reading, residential planning and estimating, and other related topics. Students will develop skill through hands-on participation. Graduates should qualify for employment in the residential building construction field as rough carpenters, framing carpenters, roofers, maintenance carpenters, and other related job titles.
Carpentry + Carpenter The Carpentry program is designed to train students to construct residential structures using standard building materials and hand and power tools. Carpentry skills and a general knowledge of residential construction will also be taught. Course work includes footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior trim, cabinetry, blueprint reading, residential planning and estimating, and other related topics. Students will develop skill through hands-on participation. Graduates should qualify for employment in the residential building construction field as rough carpenters, framing carpenters, roofers, maintenance carpenters, and other related job titles.
Central Sterile Processing The Central Sterile Processing curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the field of Sterile Processing and Central Service Supply. Students will develop skills necessary to properly disinfect, prepare process, store, and issue both sterile and nonsterile supplies and equipment for patient care. Also, students will learn to operate sterilizing units and monitor effectiveness of the sterilization process. Graduates will receive a certificate and may be eligible to apply to take the National Institute for Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel Examination (CBSPD). Employment opportunities include surgery centers, dialysis facilities, and central processing units in hospitals.
Child Care Administration The Child Care Administration 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. Students will learn skills such as program development, rules and regulations for the state of North Carolina, staff and organizational management, public relations and community outreach, financial management, and leadership. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Child Care and Support Services Management The Child Care Administration 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. Students will learn skills such as program development, rules and regulations for the state of North Carolina, staff and organizational management, public relations and community outreach, financial management, and leadership. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Child Care Development The Child Care Development 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 program planning. Courses in this certificate will also focus on positive guidance techniques and effective communication with parents, children, and the community. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Child Care Professional The Child Care Professional certificate will provide individuals interested in working in childcare programs or with children ranging in age from birth to eight years with a strong foundation of knowledge. Emphasis will be placed on: program development for children birth to eight years; positive guidance techniques; health, safety and nutrition; and effective communication with parents, children, and the community. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Child Care Provider + Assistant
Child Development The Child Care Development 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 program planning. Courses in this certificate will also focus on positive guidance techniques and effective communication with parents, children, and the community. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Cisco Networking The Cisco Networking Certificate will expose the student to fundamentals of networking and will give them the tools to deploy, operate, and troubleshoot Cisco products and solutions. This program will also cover the core exam objectives of the Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) exam. Students are prepared to work in the field as network technicians supporting Cisco products. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into Networking Technology for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
COBOL programming The COBOL programming certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment as programmers in COBOL through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, and programming procedures using the COBOL programming language. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures using the COBOL language. Upon completion of this program, a student will have the necessary COBOL skills for an entry level COBOL programming position in business, industry, and government organizations.
Commercial and Advertising Art The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design profession, which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials. Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography, photography, and electronic media. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department stores, a wide variety of manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with in-house graphics operations.
Community Leadership The Community Leadership certificate is designed to prepare individuals to understand the fundamental skills needed to actively participate in local governmental leadership activities. This certificate program covers coursework in oral communication, urban planning, public finance and budgeting, organizational behavior, and ethics. Upon completion of this program, students should be prepared to work with and hold leadership positions in local government to include, but not limited to, community committees, task forces, commissions, and elected public office.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer Programming + Programmer, General
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer Technologies The Computer Technologies Certificate will expose the student to a general overview of the computer area. Students will study computers, networks, operating systems and programming. Graduates from this are prepared to work as a Computer Technician, or to apply these classes to any other degree in the computer division.
Computer Technology + Computer Systems Technology
Cosmetology 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. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge and other selected topics. Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board Exam, graduates will be issued a North Carolina license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.
Cosmetology + Cosmetologist, General 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. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge and other selected topics. Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board Exam, graduates will be issued a North Carolina license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.
Criminal Justice + Police Science
Culinary Arts + Chef Training
Demi-Chef The Demi-Chef Certificate is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in the culinary field. The program will give the students the basic culinary skills necessary to be an assistant to a chef otherwise known in the Classical Brigade as a Demi-Chef. Students will learn to prepare both hot and cold foods including but not limited to salads, dressings, canap s, hor d'oeuvres, cold and hot sauces, garnishes, vegetables, meats and other food items using a variety of cooking methods. Students will learn to operate commercial kitchen equipment, use correct sanitation and safety procedures in the kitchen, and correct purchasing procedures. The program will enhance the student's food preparation, presentation and display skills.
Dental Assisting The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chair side and related office and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences, and clinical practice. A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provides students with knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive dentistry, and clinical procedures. Graduates may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become Certified Dental Assistants. As a Dental Assistant II, defined by the Dental Law of North Carolina, graduates work in dental offices and other related areas.
Dental Assisting + Assistant The Dental Assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chair side and related office and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences, and clinical practice. A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences provides students with knowledge in infection/hazard control, radiography, dental materials, preventive dentistry, and clinical procedures. Graduates may be eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination to become Certified Dental Assistants. As a Dental Assistant II, defined by the Dental Law of North Carolina, graduates work in dental offices and other related areas.
Dental Office Specialist The Dental Office Specialist certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a dental office or other dental-care related business. The certificate program covers dental terminology; dental billing and coding; legal and ethical issues; and dental office management and simulation. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in dental environments. Upon completion of this program, students would be able to perform the necessary skills required in today's dental office or transfer the course credits to the Medical Office Administration program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Early Childhood Associate Teacher Associate Diploma is a field of study under the curriculum title of Early Childhood Associate/Teacher Associate. This 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. Course work includes child development, care and guidance of children, curriculum planning and communication stills. Graduates are prepared to work with classroom teachers to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs. This diploma was designed to meet the requirements of 48 semester hours required to be a Teacher Associate in the public school systems.
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Teacher Associate Diploma is a field of study under the curriculum title of Early Childhood Associate/Teacher Associate. This 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. Course work includes child development, care and guidance of children, curriculum planning and communication stills. Graduates are prepared to work with classroom teachers to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs. This diploma was designed to meet the requirements of 48 semester hours required to be a Teacher Associate in the public school systems.
Electrical/Electronics Technology The Electrical/Electronics Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/D theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, and the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
Electrician
Electromechanical Technology + Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals 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. A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems. Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.
Emergency Medical Science The Emergency Medical Science diploma program is designed to prepare students with the entry-level skills as a Paramedic. The course of study allows students the flexibility and opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills through classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Emergency Medical Technology + Technician (EMT Paramedic) The Emergency Medical Science diploma program is designed to prepare students with the entry-level skills as a Paramedic. The course of study allows students the flexibility and opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills through classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, hospital clinical experience and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students progressing through the program may be eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Entrepreneurship The Entrepreneurship I certificate is designed to prepare individuals for starting a small business and planning a small business to increase the chances of success. This certificate program covers the basics of contract law, making a business plan, and managing the small business. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to prepare a business plan and manage a small business.
Equal Opportunity and Employee Relations The Equal Opportunity and Employee Relations Certificate is designed to provide individuals with the basics of employment law and regulations for both public and private sector labor relations type positions. The certificate program covers the general field of employment law, basics of business law, and general managerial practices in both a unionized and non-unionized workplace. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to research and analyze data in the areas of labor law, contract negotiations, and apply this analytical information in the workplace as a labor relations specialist or related type positions. Students should be able to transfer the course credits to the Human Resources Management program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Esthetics Technology 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. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional Esthetics Technology, business/human relations, product knowledge and other selected topics. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.
Executive Assistant + Executive Secretary
Fire Protection, Other
Forensic Science and Technology
Fundamentals of Banking The Fundamentals of Banking Certificate is designed to give the individual a basic understanding of banking principles, laws, and teller operations. This certificate program covers the basics of accounting, teller training, law and banking, commercial lending, and customer service. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to understand basic principles and functions in the banking industry.
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Funeral Service Education The Funeral Service Education curriculum provides students with the opportunity to acquire the funeral service education necessary to become proficient in basic funeral directing skills. Students completing the diploma are eligible to sit for the NC Board of Funeral Service Funeral Director state exam.
General Contractor's License Preparation The General Contractor's License Preparation certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to take the state general contracting license exam. Courses include basic carpentry, construction blueprint reading, business management, building codes, and basic math.
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology + Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Horticulture Science The Horticulture Science certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the installation, garden centers and nursery operations. Instruction in plant science, soil science and nursery operations. Instruction in plant science, soil science, greenhouse operations, plant identification and maintenance are emphasized in the course work. Upon completion individuals will be prepared to take the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional exam. Employment opportunities in entry level positions in garden centers, nurseries and landscape installation businesses would be possible. Courses in this certificate program can be transferred directly into the Horticulture Technology Associate degree program.
Hotel and Restaurant Management The Hotel and Restaurant Management certificate is designed to prepare students to understand the daily management concept of supervising hotels and restaurants. This certificate program covers basic management supervision, hotel front office procedures, restaurant management procedures, tourism law, and food and beverage controls. Upon completion of this program, students should be prepared for entry-level management positions in hotels and restaurants or transfer the course credits to the Hotel and Restaurant Management program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
Human Resources Management + Personnel Administration, General
Infant/Toddler Care The 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 program planning. Courses in this certificate will also focus on positive guidance techniques and effective communication with parents, children, and the community. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
Information Science + Studies
Information Technology
Interactive 3D Students learn the basics Interactive 3d. They are taught the principles of 3d modeling, Geographic Information Systems, and programming. They are introduced to 2d and 3d editing software, and programming tools.
Java Programming The Visual BASIC programming certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment as programmers in Visual BASIC through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, and programming procedures using the Visual BASIC programming language. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures using the Visual BASIC language. Upon completion of this program, a student will have the necessary Visual BASIC skills for an entry level Visual BASIC programming position in business, industry, and government organizations.
Language Interpretation and Translation
Latent Evidence The Latent Evidence Certificate Program provides an in-depth study of current crime scene processing techniques and procedures. Topics include fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. This program prepares the student in the basic skills required for entry-level employment as a crime scene investigator.
Lateral Entry Teacher The Lateral Entry Teacher 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 program planning. Courses in this certificate will also focus on positive guidance techniques and effective communication with parents, children, and the community.
Legal Assistant + Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences + Liberal Studies
Licensed Practical + Vocational Nurse Training (LPN, LVN, Cert, Dipl, AAS) The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians' offices.
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians' offices.
Linux The Linux Certificate will expose the student to the fundamentals of Linux operating system and will give them the tools to deploy, operate, and troubleshoot a Linux-based network. This program will also cover the core exam objectives of the Linux + Certification exam. Students are prepared to work in the field as operators and network technicians supporting Linux products. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Computer Technologies Applied Science degrees.
Logistics Management The Logistics Management Certificate program is designed to prepare students to understand the fundamental skills in Operations and Production Management. It also is highly focused towards those skills necessary for successful job performance in the area of Logistics Management. This certificate program includes course work in computer applications, operations and production management, material management, work measurement techniques, and problem solving skills in an industrial setting. Upon completion of this program, students should be prepared for entry-level, Operations Management and/or Logistics Management positions in manufacturing, retailing, and service organizations.
Marketing + Marketing Management, General The Marketing and Retailing Management Certificate is designed to prepare students to understand the fundamental skills in marketing and retailing management. This certificate program includes course work in marketing, selling, advertising, marketing research, customer service and retail management. Upon completion of this program, students should be prepared for entry-level, marketing positions in manufacturing, retailing, and service organizations.
Marketing and Retailing Management The Marketing and Retailing Management Certificate is designed to prepare students to understand the fundamental skills in marketing and retailing management. This certificate program includes course work in marketing, selling, advertising, marketing research, customer service and retail management. Upon completion of this program, students should be prepared for entry-level, marketing positions in manufacturing, retailing, and service organizations.
Mason + Masonry
Mechanical Engineering + Mechanical Technology + Technician
Medical Coding Specialist The Medical Coding Specialist certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a medical office or other health-care related business. The certificate program covers medical terminology; medical coding, billing and insurance; procedure and diagnostic coding and CPC coding certification. Students will learn accurate coding processes and develop skills applicable in the medical coding and billing field. Upon completion of this program, students would be able to perform the necessary coding skills required in today's medical office or transfer the course credits to the Medical Office Administration program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Medical Office Administration The Medical Office Administration certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a medical office or other health-care related business. The certificate program covers medical terminology; legal and ethical issues; medical coding, billing, and insurance; as well as, basic keyboarding and word processing. Upon completion of this program, students would be able to perform the necessary skills required in today's medical office or transfer the course credits to the Medical Office Administration program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Medical Office Computer Specialist + Assistant
Medical Office Management + Administration The Medical Office Administration certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a medical office or other health-care related business. The certificate program covers medical terminology; legal and ethical issues; medical coding, billing, and insurance; as well as, basic keyboarding and word processing. Upon completion of this program, students would be able to perform the necessary skills required in today's medical office or transfer the course credits to the Medical Office Administration program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance The Medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance certificate program is designed to prepare moderately experienced heavy equipment mechanics to take ASE certification exams. The certification areas include: T5-Suspension and Steering and T4-Brakes. The courses focus on the certificate related competencies.
Microsoft Networking The Microsoft Networking Certificate will expose the student fundamentals of networking using Microsoft operating systems. This program will also cover the core exam objectives of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam. Students are prepared to work in the field as network technicians supporting Microsoft products. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into Networking Technology for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
Nail Technician + Specialist and Manicurist
Novell Networking The Novell Networking Certificate will expose the student to fundamentals of networking and will give them the tools to deploy, operate, and troubleshoot Novell products and solutions. This program will also cover the core exam objectives of the Novell Certified Network Administrator (CNA) exam. Students are prepared to work in the field as network technicians supporting Novell products. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into Networking Technology for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
Nuclear Medical Technology + Technologist The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum provides the clinical and didactic experience necessary to prepare students to qualify as entry-level Nuclear Medicine Technologists. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to properly perform clinical procedures. These skills include patient care, use of radioactive materials, operation of imaging and counting instrumentation and laboratory procedures. Graduates may be eligible to apply for certification/registration examinations given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Nuclear Medicine Technology The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum provides the clinical and didactic experience necessary to prepare students to qualify as entry-level Nuclear Medicine Technologists. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to properly perform clinical procedures. These skills include patient care, use of radioactive materials, operation of imaging and counting instrumentation and laboratory procedures. Graduates may be eligible to apply for certification/registration examinations given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Nurse + Nursing Assistant + Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
Office Management and Supervision The Basic Office Administration certificate is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire basic skills necessary for entry-level employment in today's modern office. This certificate program covers keyboarding, office computations, records management, word processing, and office software applications. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to use these basic skills for entry-level employment or transfer the course credits to the Office Administration program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Operations Management and Supervision
Pantry Chef The Pantry Chef Certificate (Garde Manger) is designed to prepare students who would like to be employed in the banquet, catering, cold foods and display professions or for those with some culinary experience who want to further their knowledge in this specialized area. Students will learn to prepare salads, dressings, cold sauces, garnishes, p t s, terrines, ice carvings, canapes, hor d'oeuvres and other related topics. The program will enhance the student's cold food preparation, presentation and display skills.
Paralegal The Paralegal Diploma is a one-year program of study for those who already have a Bachelor's degree. The diploma program provides intensive practical training in a variety of areas of law. Students who desire to refine the skills acquired through a Bachelor's degree into marketable job competencies in the legal field will find this to be an excellent opportunity. A Paralegal/Legal Assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.
Payroll and Benefits Specialist The Payroll and Benefits Certificate is designed to provide individuals with the basics of handling payroll transactions and adjustments for both public and private sector payroll and benefits type position. The certificate program covers the general field of financial and payroll accounting, compensation and benefits, employment law, basics of business law, and general human resources management practices. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to research and analyze data in the areas of payroll and benefits transactions, compensation and benefits, and employment law and regulations in the workplace as a payroll and benefits specialist or related type position. Students should be able to transfer the course credits to the Human Resources Management program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Pharmacy Technician + Assistant
Pharmacy Technology The Pharmacy Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency. Graduates will maintain patient's records; fill prescriptions; maintain inventories, setup, package, and label medication doses; prepare solutions and intravenous additives; perform clerical duties, including insurance forms and forms required by third-party payers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, nursing homes, private and chain drug stores, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates will qualify to take the National Certification Examination developed by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Phlebotomy The Phlebotomy curriculum prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Course work includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, and maintaining patient data. Graduates may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, and other health care settings and may be eligible for National certification as phlebotomy technicians.
Phlebotomy + Phlebotomist The Phlebotomy curriculum prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Course work includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, and maintaining patient data. Graduates may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, and other health care settings and may be eligible for National certification as phlebotomy technicians.
Plumbing The Plumbing curriculum is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire basic skills to assist with the installation and repair of plumbing systems in residential and small buildings. Course work includes sketching diagrams, interpretation of blueprints, and practices in plumbing assembly. Students will gain knowledge of state codes and requirements. Graduates should qualify for employment at parts supply houses, maintenance companies, and plumbing contractors to assist with various plumbing applications.
Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other
Plumbing Technology + Plumber The Plumbing curriculum is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire basic skills to assist with the installation and repair of plumbing systems in residential and small buildings. Course work includes sketching diagrams, interpretation of blueprints, and practices in plumbing assembly. Students will gain knowledge of state codes and requirements. Graduates should qualify for employment at parts supply houses, maintenance companies, and plumbing contractors to assist with various plumbing applications.
Postal Service Technology The Postal Service Technology certificate is designed to provide opportunities for advancement for present and future employees of the US Postal Service. This certificate program covers basic postal organization; mail processing, operations, employee and customer services, mail delivery and collection. Upon completion of this program, students should be prepared to work in a variety of positions or transfer the course credits to the Postal Service Technology program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Practical Nursing The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians' offices.
Public Administration
Restaurant + Food Services Management
Sales and Customer Service The Sales and Customer Service Certificate is designed to prepare individuals to understand the fundamental skills needed for sales presentations and customer service. This certificate program covers the basics of consumer behavior, selling, electronic sales presentations, and customer service. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to give an effective sales presentation and provide quality customer service.
Server Side Web Programming Students are exposed to server-based programming languages. Emphasis is placed on those languages that enhance or add functionality to the website.
SGD Basics Students learn the basics of web design using HTML/XHTML. They are taught the principles of web page design. They are also introduced to various web design software packages (i.e. FrontPage and Dreamweaver).
Small Business Management The Small Business Management certificate is designed to prepare individuals in basic business principles and management of a small business. This certificate program covers the general field of business, supervision, basic accounting principles, business plans, and special problems associated with management of a small business. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to prepare a business plan and manage a small business.
Small Business Startup The Small Business Startup certificate is designed to prepare individuals for starting a small business and planning a small business to increase the chances of success. This certificate program covers the basics of contract law, making a business plan, managing the small business, and basics of accounting. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to prepare a small business plan and manage a small business.
Social Sciences, Other
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician
Surgical Technology The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) Certification Examination for Surgical Technologists. Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians' offices, and central supply processing units.
Surgical Technology + Technologist The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) Certification Examination for Surgical Technologists. Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians' offices, and central supply processing units.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Total Quality Management The Business Administration Operations Management/Total Quality Management Certificate is designed to prepare students to understand the fundamental skills necessary to manage in the 21'st Century workplace effectively and efficiently. It also is highly focused towards those skills necessary for successful job performance in the area of Total Quality Management, OSHA Compliance, Management of small, medium, and large organizations, Operations Management Planning. Preparing PERT Charts and Critical Path Charts to better manage managerial projects, and Business Law Concepts all managers must know, understand and comply with in a business setting. This certificate program includes course work in Total Quality Management concepts, including basic Six Sigma, operations and logistical management, Health and Safety measures required in a workplace, basic business law concepts, and general problem solving activities in a modern workplace setting. Upon completion of this program, students should be prepared for entry-level, managerial (or supervisory) positions in manufacturing, retailing, and service organizations and be able to implement Total Quality Management concepts within their managerial activities.
Visual BASIC Programming The Visual BASIC programming certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment as programmers in Visual BASIC through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, and programming procedures using the Visual BASIC programming language. Students will solve business computer problems through programming techniques and procedures using the Visual BASIC language. Upon completion of this program, a student will have the necessary Visual BASIC skills for an entry level Visual BASIC programming position in business, industry, and government organizations.
Web Back-Office Students are introduced to the basics of operating systems and networking concepts. They are given further information specific to at least two different operating systems. They are introduced to some of the different protocols in use on the Internet.
Web Basics Students learn the basics of web design using HTML/XHTML. They are taught the principles of web page design. They are also introduced to various web design software packages (i.e. FrontPage and Dreamweaver).
Web Database Students learn the basics of web design using HTML/XHTML. They are taught the principles of web page design. They are also introduced to various web design software packages (i.e. FrontPage and Dreamweaver).
Web Management Students are introduced to the basics of the Internet. Students are taught the basics of web site management, allowing transfer of websites from one server to another, with minimal changes required by the site. Students are taught how to set up web servers, ftp servers, email servers, etc.
Web Programming Students are introduced to the basics of programming for the Internet. Emphasis is given to JavaScript.
Welding Engineering Technology/Technician
Welding Technology 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 industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provide the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.
Welding Technology + Welder 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 industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provide the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

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