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blocksEarly Childhood Education

Career Studies Certificate

The Career Studies Certificate in Early Childhood Education is designed to meet the qualification requirements of the Office of Head Start for teaching assistants. This statewide certificate is intended to align efforts in early childhood education programs aimed at increasing quality in programs serving young children. The certificate is open to all students including Head Start staff. Contact Kimberly Austin, kimberly.austin@sw.edu , 964.7362 for more information about this program.

eyeParaoptometric

Career Studies Certificate

The Career Studies Certificate in Paraoptometrics is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to carry out a wide variety of front desk procedures in an optometrist office such as scheduling appointments, recalling patients, accepting payments, etc. They may also be trained in the different styles of eyewear, frame repair and adjusting, office materials, purchasing and other duties of a non-technical nature. Students can build on the certificate to earn more advanced certification in the field of paraoptometrics such as assistant, technician, coding and administrative assessment. Contact Georgia Householder, georgia.householder@sw.edu , 964.7397 for more information about this program.

outdoorOutdoor Leadership

Associate of Arts & Science

The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program in Business Administration is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. The specialization in Outdoor Leadership is specifically for students wishing to transfer to a four-year college and complete a baccalaureate degree in outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, parks and recreation, leisure studies or a related program. Contact Dean James Dye, james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for more information about this program.

migweldingSemi-Automated Welding (MIG)

Career Studies Certificate

This program is designed to meet the employment requirements of employers hiring welding to perform the Semi-Automated Welding (MIG) process. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform this process and to pass the welding test employers use as a part of their hiring process. Contact David Witt, david.witt@sw.edu , 964.7504 for more information about this program.

bookkeepingBookkeeping

Career Studies Certificate

The Career Studies Certificate in Bookkeeping is designed to provide individuals with an educational level that will enable them to obtain employment requiring basic bookkeeping skills. Contact Dean James Dye, james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for more information about this program.

 

bankingBanking/Financial Services

Career Studies Certificate

The Career Studies Certificate in Banking/Financial Services is designed to provide the student, whether already employed in banking and financial service positions or preparing for a career therein, with a broad and professional knowledge of banking and financial theory and practice. Contact Dean James Dye, james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for more information about this program.

 

adminjusticeimageCrime Scene Technology

Career Studies Certificate

The Crime Scene Technology Career Studies Certificate enables the student to develop the skill set needed to become crime scene technicians. Review certificate requirements. Contact Program Director Jerry L. Stinson, 276.964.7203, T-215 jerry.stinson@sw.edu

 

disastercycle Emergency Management & Preparedness Specialization

Degree: Associate of Applied Science Major: Administration of Justice
Specialization: Emergency Management & Preparedness
Review the course requirements and a suggested class schedule. Contact Program Director Jerry L. Stinson, 276.964.7203, T-215 jerry.stinson@sw.edu

 

appalachianmts1 Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation

Career Studies Certificate: Adventure Tourism
The adventure tourism curriculum prepares students to be small business owners in the tourism industry. Review course requirements and suggested class schedule.
Career Studies Certificate: Outdoor Recreation
This curriculum provides an add-on credential for those interested into getting into the outdoor recreation or parks and recreation industries.  Review course requirements and suggested class schedule. Contact Dean James Dye, james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for more information about these two programs.

 

substanceabuse Substance Abuse Specialization

Degree: Associate of Applied Science Major: Human Services
Successful completion of the program will qualify students for entry-level jobs in substance abuse treatment facilities. The program will expose students to the characteristics, basic skills and knowledge necessary for human services providers. Review the course requirements and a suggested class schedule.  Contact April Hess,april.hess@sw.edu , 964.7209 for assistance in course planning and  information.

 

softwareengineering Software Engineering Specialization

Degree: Associate of Arts & Sciences Major: Engineering
Complete this program and transfer with junior class standing at four-year universities. Review the course requirements and a suggested class schedule. Contact Dean James Dye, james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for assistance in program planning and transfer information.

 

elemedrec Electronic Medical Records Specialist

Option 1: Degree: Associate of Applied Science 
An essential component in the successful transition from paper to digital medical records is a staff member with knowledge of computer technology specifically related to the management and processing of health information with an emphasis on the electronic health record. Review course requirements and the suggested class schedule for Option 1 and Option 2. Contact Janet Rowell, janet.rowell@sw.edu , 964.7213 for assistance.

 

insurance Insurance Specialization

Option 1: Degree: Associate of Applied Science Major: Management
Option 2:
Career Students Certificate – Insurance
To meet the needs of local and regional insurance industry employers, now offered is a Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Insurance and an insurance specialization to our existing Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Management. Review course requirements and the suggested class schedule for Option 1 and Option 2.  Contact  Dean James Dye, james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for assistance in program planning and transfer information.

 

marketingcomm Marketing Communications Specialist

Degree: Associate of Applied Science Management
If you are interested in helping organizations more accurately, effectively, and responsibly communicate their brand to their various audiences, then you may be perfectly suited for the field of marketing communications! Review the course requirements and suggested class schedule. Contact Dean James Dye, james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for assistance in program planning.

 

envlogocatalog Environmental Management Specializations: Alternative Energy Technology/Environmental Health & Safety

Degree: Associate of Applied Science Environmental Management
Training in environmental management is in demand due to rising population and associated environmental impacts. As public concern for the environment increases, training must be provided so that state and federal agencies and private industry will have the personnel to meet the public’s demand.  Review the course requirements and suggested class schedule. Also available are specializations in Alternative Energy and Environmental Health & Safety. Contact Robert Jones, robert.jones@sw.edu , 964.7549 for assistance in program planning.

 

agribusTechnical Studies Construction Management/Agribusiness Management

Degree: Associate of Applied Science Major: Construction Management
Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from early development to completion.  Review the course requirements and suggested class schedule. Contact Larry Hughes, larry.hughes@sw.edu , 964.7538 for assistance in program planning.

Degree:Associate of Applied Science Agribusiness Management
Individuals who are interested in owning or seeking employment in managing an agribusiness, farm, nursery, greenhouse, or other related fields may benefit from this program. The Agribusiness program will prepare the student to enter the rapidly changing areas of Agricultural Business and the challenges that are currently facing today’s Agricultural industry. Review the course requirements and suggested class schedule. Contact Dean Cathy Smith-Cox, Cathy.Smith-Cox@sw.edu 964.7340 for assistance in program planning.

 

WeldingcertLatest Career Studies Certificate Offerings

The Career Studies Certificate programs offer a non-conventional short-term program of study which provides for upgrading, retraining, and investigating career possibilities.

Basic IT Skills – Review course requirements and suggested class schedule. Contact Dean James Dye,james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for assistance.

Adventure Tourism – Review course requirements and suggested class schedule. Contact Dean James Dye, james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for assistance.

Software Quality Assurance – Review course requirements and suggested class schedule. Contact Dean James Dye, james.dye@sw.edu , 964.7278 for assistance.

Contact David Witt, david.witt@sw.edu , 964.7504 for assistance with the following programs:
Manufacturing Fabrication – Review course requirements and suggested class schedule.
Welding Pipefitters Assistant – Review course requirements and suggested class schedule.
Certificate in Welding – Review course requirements and suggested class schedule.

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