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COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
This program provides a solid foundation for the operation, design, and management of computer systems. The Degree is constructed so that the CompTIA A+ & Network+, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Administrator, and Microsoft Server Administrator certifications can be earned. In addition, students acquire the skills necessary to administer database and Internet servers, including handling the security risks involved. This comprehensive program will prepare the graduate for entry-level employment and create the opportunity for advancement in this cutting edge technology area.
OFFICE TECHNOLOGY
This program prepares the graduate for a career in a modern office. The core program requirements provide a solid foundation in office skills including the use of the basic computer applications and operating systems. The general education components help the graduate to develop effective oral and written communication skills and to develop the ability to work cooperatively with individuals. In addition, the graduate selects one of three areas. The areas of emphasis are Accounting, Medical Office Administration, and Business Information Management. The graduate will also earn Microsoft certification in any course that contains a Microsoft Office component(s).
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
This program is designed for individuals interested in starting a small business. The program guides the student through the process of structuring a business plan, developing marketing strategies, and managing the business for success. Students will learn the fundamental legal regulations, ethical requirements, and customer service standards to operate a business and manage people. The course includes an externship component to gain real life managerial experience.
ACCOUNTING AND AUTOMATED OFFICE SYSTEMS
This program is designed to develop essential accounting and office automation and application skills. Opportunity is provided to learn the two most widely used automated accounting applications, as well as combine the required courses to successfully pursue the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification. Qualified students are also afforded an extern opportunity to gain real-life work experience.
BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
This program is designed to develop the skills necessary for entry level positions and/or professional opportunities in a variety of business settings. The student acquires the essential skills in the most popular applications software, that are critical to the successful day-to-day usage, sharing, and management of information. The program is designed to give the student multiple options in selecting a career path. Certification in key Microsoft software applications enhances the value of this program. Further, for those students who qualify, the program includes an externship component to provide a real-life work experience.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SPECIALIST
This program prepares the graduate for an entry-level position as a computer. The student will develop a basic understanding of the personal computer. Hands-on skills are highly emphasized in diagnosis and repair of related equipment. The student develops the knowledge and troubleshooting skills needed to operate and service computer and network equipment. The program is focused on industry standards, and includes preparation for the A+ and Net+ Certification exams with an understanding necessary to perform simple network administration tasks.
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
This program prepares the graduate for the day to day administration of a medical office and the critical task of processing of documents that requires a well-trained professional. Abundant career possibilities are available for the graduate with excellent keyboarding, word processing skills as well as experience in electronic medical records management, terminology, and medical office procedures. The career objective of this program is to provide the graduate the general knowledge and specific skills needed to obtain entry-level employment in the healthcare environment.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
This program is designed for those students who require English language development. This instructional program focuses upon development of listening, reading, writing, speaking (conversation), and grammar at all levels of the curriculum. Courses are designed in such a manner that skills are developed sequentially, with the English elements identified and taught in order of difficulty to include those necessary for English language success in the beginning, low intermediate, and high intermediate levels. Included within the programs interactive guided methodology are a combination of lecture/laboratory, class discussion, and group activities designed to provide English language skills as well as cultural transference.
HVAC/R TECHNICIAN TRAINING
This program offers training in all phases of repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The program also prepares the student for required EPA Certifications in the management of refrigerants and NATE Certifications, designed to recognize truly excellent and capable HVAC/R professionals. The program courses contain a presentation of theory, but are largely taught through hands-on experience for applied technical HVAC/R courses. Excellent employment opportunities exist for entry-level positions as an HVAC/R technician or maintenance technician.
BILINGUAL ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
The program is designed to prepare the graduate for a bi-lingual office environment. The need and opportunity for bilingual administrative assistants is increasing. Administrative personnel with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation skills combined with high typing speed and basic knowledge of another language prepare the graduate for advanced or supervisory positions. This program provides the essential tools for such successful employment and advancement. The core and electives, when properly chosen, will prepare the graduate to pursue the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification examination. The extern component, if qualified, provides a real-life work experience.

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