We currently offer four Associate Degree Programs and three workforce development courses.
Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention Associate Degree
The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention establishes the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to fulfill leadership roles at early childhood facilities. Develop and apply curriculum, learn to assess and meet the learning needs of children with developmental delays, and find out how to help parents leverage resources to meet their children’s educational needs. Begin your career as an early childhood educational professional or pursue additional studies in the field upon completion of this degree.
Learn to develop, manage, and evaluate early childhood programs, as well as implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for children from birth through early school years. Develop foundational knowledge and practical skills related to assessing the needs of children with one or more developmental delays and applying educational and therapeutic strategies into daily routines. Establish relationships with service providers and learn to utilize available community resources to provide parents and other caregivers assistance with information and in maximizing their child’s progress. Extensive field experience builds practical skills in applying classroom theories and principles and establishing connections to professionals in the field.
Your program of study includes classes in teaching and learning, special education, concepts and methods of instruction in art, literacy, and reading. Discover how to integrate curriculum while meeting the needs of students with unique challenges. Acquire the skills and knowledge to help children and parents develop positive behavior supports and navigate the educational system. The curriculum for the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention includes a core of general education courses to help you build your skills in writing, speaking, reasoning, and understanding others to form a solid foundation upon which you will build your expertise in Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention.
Criminal Justice Associate Degree
The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice establishes knowledge, skills, and abilities in upholding social control, deterring and stopping crime, as well as enforcing penalties and rehabilitation on those who violate laws. Learn the theories and principles of correctional science, and how to be a professional in correctional environments or other public/private law enforcement arenas. By earning this degree, you can work toward your goals to become a front-line criminal justice professional.
Learn about the criminal justice system through the study of criminal law in a practical manner. Pursue a career in public safety as a state or local law enforcement officer, parole and probation officer, corrections officer, or investigator. Take advantage of opportunities to join the workforce upon completion of the Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice or gain additional knowledge, skills, and abilities by transferring to a four-year college or university and completing a bachelor’s degree in your field of study.
Your program of study includes classes in correctional processes, criminology, police function, and cyber crime. Experience hands-on learning in the field through the completion of an internship where you will apply your knowledge, skills, and abilities while forming connections with other criminal justice system professionals. The curriculum for the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice includes a core of general education courses to help you build your skills in writing, speaking, reasoning, and understanding others to form a solid foundation upon which you will build your expertise in Criminal Justice.
Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Degree
The Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies maximizes your ability to choose multiple educational paths. It establishes a strong base of knowledge, skills, and abilities by tailoring your academic program to your interests. Take classes across a wide range of disciplines to launch yourself toward continued studies in a variety of majors by earning this degree.
Focus on building a strong foundation through studying a broad array of disciplines. Use your generalized educational curriculum to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields. Your degree plan includes classes in writing, speaking, and reasoning. Expand your knowledge of philosophy, grow your appreciation of the arts, learn about human behavior, and understand applications of science and math to the world around you. Choose from course options that include introductory courses in a range of disciplines, including education, business, criminal justice, and social sciences to round out the first two years of your educational plan.
Launch your educational development through a multidisciplinary approach for continued studies in humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, and more. Prepare to pursue a career in education, business, government, or another field. The Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies establishes a broad base of knowledge, skills, and abilities to open the door to employment opportunities.
Business Administration Associate Degree
The Associate of Science in Business Administration covers a wide-range of business education. Learn how to plan, lead, organize, and control aspects of a small or worldwide business. Influence outcomes in the business world by developing knowledge, skills, integrity, senses of social responsibility, and other highly prized business insights by achieving this degree.
Prepare to work in banking, health care, insurance, real estate, retail business, or elsewhere in the business world by completing an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration. Use what you learn to launch your own business or transfer your credits to a four-year college or university to complete your bachelor’s degree. Take the first step toward becoming an accountant, administrative executive, banker, consultant, executive director, project manager, retail manager, strategic planner, or other business professional.
This program of study includes classes in economics, accounting, marketing, and management. You will also learn how to use common business technology to grow your presentation and business communication skills. The curriculum for the Associate of Science in Business Administration includes a core of general education courses to help you build your skills in writing, speaking, reasoning, and understanding others to form a solid foundation upon which you will build your expertise in business administration.
Workforce Development Courses
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Course
Learn the symbols, terminology, and rules of Geometric Tolerancing as prescribed in the current standard (ASME I Y14.5m-2009). Focus on how to explain the relationship between tolerances and how to apply the concepts to improve cost savings to the employer during production of parts and assemblies. Utilize this course for non-engineers to expand employment skills as a plant floor worker, machinist, or other manufacturing professional to maximize opportunities for upward mobility and career success.
Blueprint Reading Course
Learn the essential skills needed for print reading through development of intermediate interpretation skills. Focus on how to accurately extrapolate key details related to the cost of manufacturing. Establish skills in interpreting 3-dimensional drawings necessary to make quality parts or assemblies.
Industrial Mathematics Course
Discover math as it applies to machining and manufacturing. Aims to understand and apply precision, angles, volume, area, and gear calculations to develop a foundation for Blueprint Reading and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing with a strong focus in geometry. Provides relevant, practical application of concepts to enhance skills.