Certificate Programs

Section: 5.2030
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The College President is authorized to develop vocational training programs of study no less than two years in length and to award a certificate to any student who completes such a program. Standards for learning in certificate programs shall be equal to those in other programs in the College. Certificate programs shall include certificates of completion of a required curriculum and certificates of proficiency where standards of competencies are appropriate. Certificates of completion are granted to students meeting requirements for an occupational program of less than 90 credits.

The curriculum for each occupational program certificate is determined by the faculty of the College and an advisory committee. Each curriculum includes technical program requirements and related instruction requirements. Related instruction courses provide knowledge and skills beyond program technical competencies and will assist certificate candidates to perform their occupational duties. Each occupational certificate program of more then 40 credits at the College contains three related instruction areas: communication, computation, and human relations. Clearly identifiable related instruction content may be embedded (listed in course objectives) within a program course, and be taught as part of a course that specifically addresses a related instruction area (e.g., English 101 for Communication), or may be a prerequisite to program admittance. Students also may challenge courses or utilize an assessment/testing process to satisfy some related instruction requirements.


I. Communications: 5 Credits

Students will take a minimum of five credits in one of the following:

  1. English 90, Beginning Writing; OR
  2. English 101, College Freshman Composition; OR
  3. English 104, Business English

II. Computation: Students in programs without a mathematics requirement must be assessed as recommended to enter Math 90 level or higher, or complete courses required to develop that level of skill.

III. Human Relations: Human Relations skills may be embedded within certain program courses. The course objectives of these courses clearly identify human relations content. Students in other programs will complete three to five credits.



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