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Technical Programs

The Technical Programs Division is responsible for the planning, supervision, and evaluation of all instructional programs preparing students for immediate entry into the workforce.

Workforce development grants funded through the State, as well as federally funded grants to support students with special needs, are administered through the Technical Programs office.

The Dean of Technical Programs coordinates all Tech Prep activities and facilitates student articulation between the high school and college program.

The Technical Programs Division offers a variety of programs in vocational and technical education leading to an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree or to certificates of varying length. These programs are not designed to transfer to typical four-year institutions and have as their focus providing students with the expertise necessary for employment in today's complex economy. Qualified instructors, using the latest technology, introduce students to the knowledge and skills that business and industry currently seek in potential employees.

Each A.A.S. degree program also contains a general education component that emphasizes humanities, communication, mathematics skills, and social awareness. These general education courses within the A.A.S. meet transfer-level standards and will, in fact, transfer to four-year institutions.

Associate of Applied Science Degree:

Students interested only in gaining basic training in vocational areas can take advantage of several certificate programs offered by the Technical Programs Division. The programs normally can be completed in one calendar year. Students successfully finishing one of these programs should possess the basic skills required for entry-level employment in that particular occupational field.

Technical Certificates:

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