Business Occupational and Technical Programs

 

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The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting is a two-year curriculum, designed to provide the student with entry-level skills for employment as a bookkeeper or accounting technician.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have a basic knowledge of accounting as it pertains to payroll, taxes, accounts receivables, accounts payable, general accounting, sales, depreciation, and inventory.

Computerized accounting packages, such as QuickBooks and Peachtree, are incorporated into the curriculum.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program.

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This two-year curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment as an administrative assistant capable of taking dictation, transcribing, keying documents, handling appointments, screening office visitors, composing correspondence, making decisions, preparing reports/presentations, setting up and conducting meetings, and assisting in the employment process.

This person should be able to serve as the employer or executive’s voice and handle many tasks without a lot of direction.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program.

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The Associate of Arts (AA) in Agriculture degree is intended for those students planning to transfer to a related program of study at a four-year institution following the completion of their AA degree at SCC.

To transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in agriculture as a junior, students need to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an AA degree prior to transfer. Since admission is competitive, completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission.

Due to variations in expectations of partnering universities, students are advised to notify academic advisors of the four-year institution they are planning to transfer to upon their arrival at SCC. This will play a role in choosing coursework. Students should plan their transfer programs with an advisor and program faculty member.

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The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills for employment as a line technician, diagnostic technician, and factory representative or factory technician. The Associate of Applied Science degree will be awarded upon successful completion of this curriculum, which combines laboratory work and diagnostic skills to prepare the student for employment.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program. Interested students should seek advisement.

This program is ASE certified.

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Managers function in all sectors of work environments including health care, manufacturing, retailing, government, and business services. This program will help provide the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully achieve organizational goals. Learning to work with people in areas of financing, staffing, planning, and information management, with respect to diversity, is emphasized.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program.

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The computer information systems degree includes study in the major areas of programming, logic, analysis and design, computer operations, operating systems, database, data communications and advanced computer application packages. The curriculum will give the student a thorough background in computers, business education, and general education, which is required to compete in today’s business, industry, and government job environments. The student will be trained through classroom experience, “hands-on” computer operations, and practical applications.

This 2+2 program will transfer into the Information Management Systems program at SIU-C.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program.

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The two-year cosmetology technology curriculum is designed to prepare the student for the Illinois State Licensing Examination and to provide knowledge and skills needed by the graduate who plans to own and operate or manage a salon.

  1. Meet all admission policies and complete all required admission forms of the college.
  2. Submit a completed Cosmetology Admission/Interview Application.
  3. Submit a copy of his or her high school diploma or a copy of GED test scores certifying the student is a high school graduate.
  4. Test into college level reading and writing using COMPASS/ASSET or ACT composite.
  5. Complete a personal interview with members of the cosmetology faculty. During the interview the student will be required to complete an aptitude test.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program.

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This two-year curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology and is designed to provide the student with sufficient background and competencies required for employment in the law enforcement profession.

This 2+2 program will transfer into the Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement or Corrections Option program at SEMO. Interested students should seek advisement.

This program will transfer into the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at SIU-C. Interested students should seek advisement.

Note: Students seeking a career in Criminal Justice (specifically law enforcement or corrections) are warned that when seeking employment most agencies will require an extensive background investigation and physical fitness test. Students who have been convicted of a felony are generally excluded from employment and students who cannot pass a basic physical fitness test (test is agency specific) will not be hired.

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Early childhood educators encourage the development of young children, ages birth through eight years, with guided experiences and environments. This 2-year program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The curriculum provides students with the background in child development and general studies necessary for a career in early childhood education and childcare. It prepares students for employment as directors, teachers and assistants in child care programs, Head Start and school-age programs.

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The fish and wildlife technology curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment in a variety of jobs related to wildlife management and conservation. The Associate of Applied Science degree will be awarded to the student upon successful completion of this program.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program.

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This program is designed to prepare students to operate, diagnose, and repair computers utilizing technical skills in the area of hardware fundamentals, networking fundamentals and operating systems. In addition, the program provides students with a background in network systems administration as applied to practical business situations. The program addresses installing, configuring and administering network systems comprising users, shared resources and wireless network elements. Also, the interpersonal components allow users experience to become employed in technical support positions.

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Information Processing involves coordinating people, equipment, and procedures to organize information in a meaningful way within an organization. Information Processing has become a common term referring to the electronic processing of various categories of information (data, words/text, graphics, images, numbers, and voice). This program seeks to prepare the individual for employment in the workplace as a manager of information using automated/electronic technology.
This 2+2 program will transfer into the Information Management Systems program at SIU-C.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program.

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This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in agencies which provide social services to the community. The program provides skills and knowledge to prepare students for employment in welfare agencies, municipal/recreation programs, social development projects, church-sponsored youth programs, and other private or public enterprises of human welfare.

This program has been identified as a TECH PREP program.
This program capstones to the rehabilitation program in the social work department at SIU-C. Interested students should seek advisement.

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This one-year program is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills required for employment as an automotive technician’s assistant.

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The computer information systems generalist certificate program prepares the student for entry-level positions in computer office management, data entry, and computer operations. The curriculum will give the student a thorough background in operations, operating systems, databases, spreadsheets and other application packages. The course work will give the student the broad background in computers necessary for business, industry, and government job environments. The student will be trained through classroom experience, “hands-on” computer operations, and practical applications.

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The one-year cosmetology program is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills compatible with Illinois Department of Registration and Education guidelines for training licensed cosmetologists. A minimum of 1500 contact hours and 36-semester hours of college credit will prepare the graduate for the Illinois State Licensing Examination.

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The criminal justice technology certificate program is designed to provide the student with sufficient background for employment in the law enforcement profession.

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Students will be introduced to requirements and opportunities in maintenance and safety practices. They will gain knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of the maintenance trade within industry, factories, etc. where multi-skilled maintenance individuals are needed.

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The information processing certificate program combines data processing and word processing courses to prepare students to electronically input, edit, store, and recall written communications. At the completion of the program, students will have the necessary skills to be employed in a general office environment with computer software application skills as required.

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The purpose of this certificate program is to offer an introduction into the field of management that will help prepare the students for immediate job readiness.

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The Major Appliance Technology program is designed to provide the student with the required knowledge to perform major appliance repair and gain employment as a professional technician. All components of gas and electric will be included.

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The office assistant program is designed to provide students with an intensive training plan of relatively brief duration, which equips them with the skills necessary to obtain employment in the general office area of the business and industry environment.

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The Combination Welding program is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate for employment in the areas of electric and oxyacetylene welding. Students completing this program should have sufficient preparation to become certified welders.

*(Not Eligible for Financial Aid)

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This certificate will prepare students for employment in areas such as small engine repair shops or farm service centers. It also provides training for those wishing to be self-employed. This training centers around practical hands on training along with classroom lectures.

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Individuals will be trained to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct, and finish automobile bodies, fenders, and external features. Individuals will be instructed in all phases of body work preparation, finishing, shop safety, and appraising damage.

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This certificate will prepare students for employment in areas of the automotive field such as dealerships, independent garages, service stations, and specialty shops which cover tune-ups and brakes. Students will learn basic shop operations, diagnoses, basic repair, interpretation of manuals, and skillful use of tools and equipment.

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This certificate will provide basic knowledge to install, operate, and maintain basic residential wiring.

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This certificate will provide basic knowledge to install, operate, and maintain basic residential wiring.

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Business endeavors are more diverse today. This certificate will cover writing your business plan, cash flow management, and how to develop that customer base.

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The Major Appliance Technology program is designed to provide the student with the required knowledge to perform major appliance repair and gain employment as a professional technician. All components of gas and electric will be included.

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The Cosmetology Instructor Training program is designed to provide the student with the required hours, skills, and knowledge needed to become a cosmetology instructor.

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This program is the collection, preservation, analysis, and presentation of computer-related evidence. Computer evidence can be useful in criminal cases, civil disputes, and human resources/employment proceedings.

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The DSP certificate program trains individuals to work with the developmentally disabled population in a variety of settings such as living facilities and workshops. Students enrolled must work in a facility so that the mandatory on-the-job training component of this program can be met. This program meets guidelines designed by the Department of Human Services.

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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers. Microsoft Office is a powerful service designed to unleash the best ideas, get things done and stay connected on the go. And possessing MOS certification shows the world that you have the skills to harness the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office. Demonstration of increased performance, individual differentiation, and personal confidence in associated with individuals achieving MOS Certification.

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This program incorporates career and personal development skills that will meet employer needs for the long haul and over the road trucking industries as well as student expectations for employment. The curriculum will provide the student with a strong understanding of the transportation industry. The student will be provided with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully obtain licensure through the State of Illinois, meeting Department of Transportation and commercial driver’s licensure requirements.

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Arc – This less-than-one-year certificate is a study of welding processes used by industry concentrating on metallic arc welding on flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead plates.

Gas – This less-than-one-year certificate is a study of the techniques, procedures and uses of oxyacetylene welding and cutting equipment

Tig – Tig welding is a gas-arc welding process using an inert gas to protect the weld zone from the atmosphere. The heat for welding is a very intense electric arc which is struck between a non-consumable tungsten electrode and work piece. Tig welding is more complex than regular arc welding. More emphasis is placed on the technology of metals. The student should be competent in arc and gas welding and have knowledge of metals, their properties and characteristics.

Pipe – This less-than-one-year certificate is designed to teach up-hill and down-hill pipe welding-fixed position.

Mig – This less-than-one-year certificate provides the techniques of metallic inert gas (semi-auto welding). Concentration is on a flat bend test horizontal, vertical up-hill and down-hill and overhead welding.

 

Contact for More Information

Admissions and Advising – 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200