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Academic Preparation

Certificate of Competency

Total Lecture Hours: 126
(State Code: 36581; TOP Code: 493013; Academic Plan: C036581E)

The Academic Preparation certificate of competency is designed to provide students with basic English and Math skills used in General Education Development (GED) Preparation, HiSET Preparation, TASC, college English and Math readiness courses and assist students with the fundamentals of computer hardware and software applications necessary to be successful in completing college-level coursework and workplace tasks.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Make use of foundational level English necessary to pass the high school equivalency exam, prepare for a college English assessment exam, and to perform general workplace tasks.
  2. Make use of foundational level Math necessary to pass the high school equivalency exam, prepare for a college math assessment exam, and to perform general workplace tasks.
  3. Use a computer to complete college-level coursework and workplace tasks.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
BSICSKL 006CE Review of Basic English 36
BSICSKL 007CE Review of Basic Math 36
VOC ED 003CE Workplace Readiness - Computers  54

College Readiness Math Fundamentals I (Coming Soon)

Certificate of Competency

Total Lecture Hours: 72
(State Code: 40127; TOP Code: 4930.60; Academic Plan: C040127)

The College Readiness Math Fundamentals I certificate of competency is designed for students to increase their math competency at the foundational level. The program covers: basic arithmetic, division of fractions and decimals, ratios and proportions, integers, algebraic expressions, and formulas.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply basic arithmetic operations on whole numbers, fractions, and decimal numbers.
  2. Demonstrate applied math skills to solve word problems.
  3. Compute problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions.
Program Requirements 
Required Courses Course Title Hours
BSICSKL 200CE College Readiness Math Skills I 36
BSICSKL 201CE College Readiness Math Skills II 36

College Readiness Math Fundamentals II (Coming Soon)

Certificate of Competency

Total Lecture Hours: 108
(State Code: 40128; TOP Code: 4930.62; Academic Plan: C040128)

The College Readiness Math Fundamentals II certificate of competency is designed for students to increase their math competency in preparation for college courses. The program covers algebraic fundamentals, solving inequalities, linear equations, and multiple variable equations.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Simplify algebraic expressions.
  2. Demonstrate applied math skills to solve word problems in integers, exponents, and roots, and non-linear equations such as polynomial and rational.
  3. Solve compound linear equations, linear inequalities, and absolute value equations and inequalities.
Program Requirements 
Required Courses Course Title Hours
BSICSKL 202CE College Readiness Math Skills III 54
BSICSKL 203CE College Readiness Math Skills IV 54

Career Readiness

Career Discovery Skills

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 54
(State Code: 24387; TOP Code: 493012; Academic Plan: C024387E)

The Career Discovery Skills certificate of completion is designed to help the student make a meaningful decision regarding a career goal including career assessments, various self-appraisal techniques, and information regarding career characteristics and trends using career information technology, insights into their interests, and personality which gives them the ability to make realistic and informed career choices.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use tools and resources to assist in career decision-making process.
  2. Develop an effective resume that matches a job description.
  3. Prepare for an employment interview, including developing responses, describing experience, and dressing for success.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 236CE Job Club 18
VOC ED 238CE Job Readiness 36

Child Development Readiness

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 24
(State Code: 36277; TOP Code: 130500; Academic Plan: C024387E)

The Child Development Readiness certificate of completion is designed to help the students who need additional assistance in mastering the specialized vocabulary and developmental theories in introductory child development coursework. Students will increase their level in study skills, reading strategies, test taking tools, customer service, workplace culture, and job readiness tools.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Master the specialized vocabulary and development theories in introductory child development coursework.
  2. Discuss study skills, reading strategies, and test taking tools.
  3. Develop a level of customer service techniques.
  4. Plan and implement a job search.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 054CE VESL FOR CD1 – Specialized Vocabulary in Development Theories 18
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee 6

Computer Skills for the Workplace

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 162
(State Code: 39702; TOP Code: 051400; Academic Plan: C039702E)

The Computer Skills for the Workplace certificate of completion is designed to prepare students with practical skills to use software commonly used in educational programs and employment. Students will increase competency with word processing, spreadsheet, and multimedia presentation software.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Create, save, format, edit, and print word processing documents.
  2. Develop formatted spreadsheets to organize and interpret data.
  3. Design multimedia presentations for academic or career-related use.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 103CE Introduction to Word Processing 54
VOC ED 104CE Introduction to Spreadsheets 54
VOC ED 105CE Introduction to Multimedia Presentations 54

Health Careers Readiness

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 42
(State Code: 35936; TOP Code: 120100; Academic Plan: C035936E)

The Health Careers Readiness certificate of completion is designed to help students learn English, medical terminology and acquire a general introduction to careers in the healthcare field along with common medical practices. Students will increase their level of customer service, confidence, and future colleague relations.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use vocabulary, medical terminology, pronunciation, and grammar and comprehension skills necessary for successful transition to health career classes.
  2. Understand the importance of customer service and colleague relations.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 056CE Vocational ESL for Health Careers 36
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee 6

Introduction to Computers

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 108
(State Code: 39703; TOP Code: 0514.00; Academic Plan: C039703)

The Introduction to Computers certificate of completion is designed to provide foundational knowledge and practical skills for students preparing for employment or educational programs that use computers and the internet. Course content includes basic keyboarding, computer software, and navigating the internet.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate basic computing skills, including using a mouse, keyboarding, creating and saving documents, and navigating the Windows environment.
  2. Navigate the internet browser and access online resources such as email and search utilities.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 128CE Introduction to Keyboarding and Windows for the Workplace  54
VOC ED 129CE Introduction to the Internet  54

Job Readiness

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 78
(State Code: 24071; TOP Code: 493012; Academic Plan: C024071E)

The Job Readiness certificate of completion is designed to introduce and train new, current, and dislocated workers in the workplace with a focus on job acquisition, retention, and career progression.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify a career field of choice.
  2. Develop an effective resume and interviewing skills.
  3. Employ basic customer service techniques including strategies for remaining positive on the job.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee 6
VOC ED 236CE Job Club 18
VOC ED 238CE Job Readiness 36
VOC ED 239CE Customer Service Skills 18

Medical Interpretation

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 108
(State Code: 40199; TOP Code: 2140.00; Academic Plan: C040199)

The Medical Interpretation Certificate of Completion is a short-term job readiness program for students interested in careers in medical interpreting. Students learn professional fundamentals of medical interpreting, including cultural mediation, medical terminology, navigating the US healthcare system, laws and legislation related to medical interpreting, professional standards, and identifying strategies for starting a career in with medical interpretation, including requirements for state and federal certification.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply word-building strategies for learning medical terminology.
  2. Utilize consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation in interpreting situations.
  3. Develop a personal action plan for starting a career related to medical interpretation.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 400CE  Introduction to Medical Terminology 18
VOC ED 461CE  Medical Interpretation 1 36
VOC ED 462CE Medical Interpretation 2 54

Medical Terminology for Career Readiness (Coming Soon)

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 54
(State Code: 40132; TOP Code: 1201.00; Academic Plan: C040132)

The Medical Terminology for Career Readiness certificate of completion is a short-term job readiness program for students entering careers that use medical terminology. Students learn the foundational skill of word-building, terminology, combining forms, abbreviations, and medical terms versus layperson’s terms for human body structure and systems.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply word-building strategies for learning medical terminology.
  2. Identify the major systems in the human body.
  3. Develop a personal action plan for starting a career that uses medical terminology.
Program Requirements 
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 400CE  Introduction to Medical Terminology 18
VOC ED 435CE  Introduction to Medical Terminology - Level 2 36

Technology for Success in the Workplace

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 168
(State Code: 39615; TOP Code: 0514.00; Academic Plan: 39615)

The Technology for Success in the Workplace certificate of completion provides students with the basic computing skills necessary for success in modern workplaces. Students are introduced to word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia presentations, the internet, and workplace soft skills. Students select their specific area of interest (word processing, spreadsheets, or multimedia presentations) for the final course in this certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Create word processing documents, spreadsheets, and multimedia presentations for academic or career purposes.
  2. Navigate the internet browser and access online resources including email and search utilities.
  3. Identify strategies and skills necessary for success in the workplace.
  4. Develop competency with computer software specific to academic or career goals.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 003CE Workplace Readiness - Computers  54
VOC ED 129CE Introduction to the Internet  54
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee  6
Choose one of the following:
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 103CE Introduction to Word Processing  54
VOC ED 104CE Introduction to Spreadsheets  54
VOC ED 105CE Introduction to Multimedia Presentations  54

Workforce Literacy Skills

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 240
(State Code: 24016; TOP Code: 493012; Academic Plan: C024016E)

The Certificate of Completion in Workforce Literacy Skills will prepare students to first steps in career opportunities. The instructional model consists of workplace, vocational, information technology, employability, math and English literacy skills.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Effective communication with employers, co-workers, and customers.
  2. Develop a resume and prepare for employment interview.
  3. Make use of foundational level English to perform general workplace tasks.
  4. Make use of foundational level Math to perform general workplace tasks.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 238CE Job Readiness 36
VOC ED 239CE Customer Service Skills Training 18
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as A New Employee 6

Workplace Success I

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 108
(State Code: 39190; TOP Code: 4930.72; Academic Plan: C039190)

The Workplace Success I: Creativity in the Workplace certificate of completion will provide students with the necessary knowledge and training needed to be effective, creative leaders in the workforce. Topics include characteristics and habits of great leaders, effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, practice gathering data and information, and workplace change.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate creative and effective leadership skills.
  2. Demonstrate active listening and speaking skills.
  3. Collect and organize research data to make informed decisions.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
BSICSKL 070CE Innovation: Igniting Creativity at Work 54
BSICSKL 076CE Successful Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace 54

Workplace Success II

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 108
(State Code: 39043; TOP Code: 4930.72; Academic Plan: C039043)

The Workplace Success II: Creative Leadership certificate of completion will strengthen
students art of effective communication and the importance of leadership, decision-making, problem-solving, taking risks, utilizing resources, and workplace change.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze and recognized individual team members’ creative and innovative strengths.
  2. Analyze, synthesize and evaluate solutions to assess validity.
  3. Demonstrate creative and effective leadership skills.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
BSICSKL 072CE The Creative Edge: Outstanding Leadership 54
BSICSKL 079CE Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership 54

Career Readiness for English Learners

Vocational English as a Second Language I

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 162
(State Code: 24099; TOP Code: 4931.00; Academic Plan: C024099)

The Vocational English as a Second Language I certificate of competency is designed to prepare the Limited English Proficient (LEP) students with language skills necessary to achieve success in other vocational educational courses and occupational training programs, explore job opportunities, expand their current jobs skills, enhance job performance.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Utilize effective English language communication in oral and written frameworks.
  2. Apply knowledge of workforce organizational structures, operational procedures, and communication practices.
  3. Practice interpersonal relationship skills appropriate to workforce culture, health, and safety.
  4. Evaluate and demonstrate knowledge of personal workforce issues and personal qualities.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 079CE Vocational English as a Second Language - A 54
VOC ED 078CE Vocational English as a Second Language - B 54
VOC ED 055CE Vocational English as a Second Language - C 54

Vocational English as a Second Language II

Certificate of Competency

Total Lecture Hours: 594
(State Code: 36275; TOP Code: 493100; Academic Plan: C036275E)

The Vocational English as a Second Language II certificate of competency is designed to help students increase proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to further their education, enter the workforce, and actively participate in the community.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify time phrases demonstrating the correct use of verb tenses and be able to locate
  2. parts of speech including nouns, verbs and adjectives.
  3. Develop content skills related to the world of work; focused on speaking, listening, reading, writing as practiced in the workforce.
  4. Obtain understanding of the English language related to the citizenship test, appropriate civics objectives and other life skills situations.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
ESLCVCS 030CE English Literacy and Civics 0 108
ESLCVCS 031CE English Literacy and Civics 1 108
ESLCVCS 032CE English Literacy and Civics 2 108
ESLCVCS 033CE English Literacy and Civics 3 108
ESL NC 001CE English as a Second Language - Beginning I 54
ESL NC 002CE English as a Second Language - Beginning II 54
VOC ED 079CE Vocational ESL A 54

Workforce Literacy Skills

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 240
(State Code: 24016; TOP Code: 493012; Academic Plan: C024016E)

The Workforce Literacy Skills certificate of completion prepares students to first steps in career opportunities. The instructional model consists of workplace, vocational, information technology, employability, math and English literacy skills.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Effective communication with employers, co-workers, and customers.
  2. Develop a resume and prepare for employment interview.
  3. Make use of foundational level English to perform general workplace tasks.
  4. Make use of foundational level Math to perform general workplace tasks.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 238CE Job Readiness 36
VOC ED 239CE Customer Service Skills Training 18
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee 6
BSICSKL 007CE Review of Basic Math 36
BSICSKL 006CE Review of Basic English 36
VOC ED 003CE Workplace Readiness - Computers 54
VOC ED 079CE Vocational English as a Second Language A 54

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