Business and Computer Science

Business & Computer Science

Business and Computer Science offers a wide range of preparation in Accounting, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Restaurant Management, Marketing, Administration, Administrative Technology, Computer Information Systems, Data Systems and Development, Digital Media, and Networking Administration and support.

  • - Financial aid eligible
  • - Transferable to a 4-year institution
  • - Transferable to specific 4-year institutions through 2+2 agreements
  • - Can be earned entirely online

Industrial Technology: Industrial Machining

Certificate (CER)

The Industrial Machining Certificate prepares graduates for entry-level work in manual and/or CNC machining.

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Business Administrative Technology: Application Specialist

Certificate (CER)

This certificate highlights the accomplishment of obtaining top skills needed for employment using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Completion of this certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. in Business Administrative Technology.

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Communication: Photography

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Photography program prepares students for employment as studio photographers, photographer assistants, lab/print specialists, freelance photographers, studio managers, and small business owners. Courses cover the fundamentals of photography through studio photography; historical processes through digital photography; the development of a photography portfolio; and the business of photography.

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Industrial Technology: Computer-Aided Drafting

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Computer-Aided Drafting: Mechanical Design Program provides the student with an understanding of the machine design process and prepares the student for employment as a mechanical draft person working in a computer environment .

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Networking: Microsoft Administration

Certificate (CER)

This certificate gives students advanced skills for working with Windows Operating Systems (workstation and server) troubleshooting, configuration, and design.

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Data Systems and Development: Web Development Certificate

Certificate (CER)

Focuses on web development skills; completion of certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. in Data Systems and Development.

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Construction Management

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Construction Management Program prepares students to enter the construction industry in technical, managerial, and supervisory roles in three major areas: residential and light commercial building construction, heavy commercial building construction, and civil construction (roads, bridges, utilities). Entry-level employment is generally in the areas of project management, field inspection, material testing, cost estimating, computer-aided drafting, and surveying.

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Hospitality Industry: Restaurant Management

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Restaurant Management Program prepares students for career-track positions in the restaurant, catering, and institutional food service field. Specialized courses are offered in quantity food preparation; supervision; food, beverage, and labor cost control; and menu planning in the food service industry.

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Networking: Linux Administration

Certificate (CER)

This certificate prepares students with advanced skills for working with Linux operating systems. Topics include troubleshooting and configuration.

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General Programming

Certificate (CER)

Builds foundational programming skills; completion of certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. in Data Systems and Development.

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Industrial Maintenance Technology

Certificate (CER)

The Industrial Maintenance Technology Program prepares students to install and maintain the electromechanical, mechanical pneumatic, and hydraulic systems used in manufacturing and building facilities. The student acquires knowledge of electrical power and motors, control systems, pumps, compressors, pneumatics, hydraulics, and power transfer devices. Students can expect to find employment as installers, technicians, and service representatives in manufacturing, sales, and customer service.

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Construction Management: Land Surveying

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

施工管理:土地测量方案无论是对就业的测绘技术人员或转移到四年的学位课程,成为伊利诺伊州的专业土地测量师准备的学生。看牌专业笔记**教育要求成为一名专业的土地测量师。看到指导老师讨论四年制学位的选择。测绘技术人员和专业的土地测量师在工程建设,土地开发,航空摄影,地理信息系统,农业,自然资源管理,和政府领域的工作。当然,工作的重点是知识和实践需要入门级的就业技能和职业许可。所有的在这个方案提供了测量课程已被伊利诺伊州土地测量师牌局的修订会议通过的1989年伊利诺伊专业的土地测量师的行为和伊利诺伊州行政代码所需要的24个学分的要求被接受。

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Business Administrative Technology: Administrative Assistant Track

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Business Administrative Technology Program prepares students for administrative and technical support positions. Skills addressed include software applications, workplace ethics, mathematices, bookkeeping, and communications. Work experience is required at the end of the program. This can transfer to EIU as a 2+2 program.

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Economics

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

In 1776 Adam Smith called economics the "an inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations."  Today we think of economics more specifically as a social science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of commodities.

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Digital Media: 3D Software Development

Certificate (CER)

This certificate program equips students with software development and programming skills to work in threedimensional graphics software and application environments in the field of computer graphics. This is an advanced-level certificate containing courses with extensive prerequisites.

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Interactive Design Certificate

Certificate (CER)

The Interactive Design certificate prepares students for entrylevel positions that require in-depth knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other web development tools. Students will learn the practical side of developing interactive designs for websites and devices. The certificate stresses technical competency and prepares students to manage a small business or community organization website. Students will build a diverse portfolio of digital media projects including responsive websites and ebooks.

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Agricultural Business: Management

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Agricultural Business Management Program prepares students for management positions in various agriculture businesses, including agricultural marketing and processing firms, agricultural supply and service firms, and agriculture production and management.

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Data Systems and Development: Database Foundation Certificate

Certificate (CER)

Focuses on database applications; completion of certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. in Data Systems and Development.

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Music Foundations: Music Business and Technologies

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

The Music Business and Technologies emphasis provides a foundation in music that prepares students for further study and careers in music fields such as music management, music production, sound engineering, sound design, music publishing and media promotion.

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Communication: Media Communications Concentration

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

The Media Communication concentration provides the foundation for further study in mass communication related to areas such as advertising, public relations, audio/video/internet production, journalism, and media effects research. Students in this area are prepared for careers in mass media industries such as radio, television, entertainment, and journalism.

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Hospitality Industry: Culinary Arts Management

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Culinary Arts Management Program prepares students for management and supervisory positions with commercial kitchens. Course work provides an emphasis in fundamental culinary arts skills and knowledge, quantity food production, cost control and staff supervision.

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Customized Career Preparation

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

This program allows students to develop and pursue individualized programs of study that meet their own personal and career goals. With the assistance of the professional staff in career programs and departments, each student will develop a viable program of study during the first semester of enrollment at the college. This plan must receive approval of the assigned faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair(s). A unique aspect of this program is the awarding of credit for non-collegiate prior learning or work experience.

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Hospitality Industry: Hotel/Motel Management Certificate

Certificate (CER)

The Hotel/Motel Management Certificate Program prepares students for supervisory positions in hotels, motels, and resorts by offering both specialized courses and industry work experience.

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Business Administrative Technology: Customer Service Track

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Business Administrative Technology Program prepares students for administrative and technical support positions. Skills addressed include software applications, workplace ethics, mathematices, bookkeeping, and communications. Work experience is required at the end of the program. This can transfer to EIU as a 2+2 program.

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Networking: Cisco Networking

Certificate (CER)

This certificate program prepares students with advanced skills for working with computer networks, Cisco routers, and switches. Wired and wireless networks are covered for troubleshooting, configuration, design, and repair.

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Network Administration and Support

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Computer Network System Administrator program prepares students to manage and administer the computer networks of small to medium-sized enterprises. Students will learn to use a variety of operating systems: use, install, and maintain networks; program routers and switches; develop networking software and develop and study documentation used to manage a network. Students will receive extensive hands-on experience. This can transfer to EIU, SIU, and UIS as a 2+2 program.

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Business Administrative Technology: Office Specialist

Certificate (CER)

The Office Specialist certificate equips students with general skills for entry level office professional positions. Completion of this certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. in Business Administrative Technology.

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Geographic Information Systems

Certificate (CER)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a method of using data gathered from various sources, including Global Position Satellite (GPS) systems, to develop “layers” of information about a geographic location. Applications are used in mapping streets, utilities, environmental markers, crime studies, and many other types of physical and societal information. It is an emerging industry that also has emerging career opportunities

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Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD): Mechanical Design

Certificate (CER)

The Computer-Aided Drafting: Mechanical Design Program provides the student with an understanding of the machine design process and prepares the student for employment as a mechanical draft person working in a computer environment.

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Business Entrepreneur Basics

Certificate (CER)

The Entrepreneur Basics certificate is designed to help anyone who has started a business or who plans to start a business. Completion of these courses will help those involved in management of a business or any organization, whether or not they are an owner. Business owners may also find earning this certificate will help improve their credibility as they seek financing and sales, and increase their potential for success.

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Communication: Media Arts and Production

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Media Arts and Production program prepares students for employment in small and medium market radio and TV stations as well as corporate communication and public relations offices. Because communication technology personnel must perform a variety of duties, this program stresses versatility. Communication courses offer students experience in live-audience and recorded speaking. Advertising and business courses involve students in other aspects of the communication industry. Audio, video and internet components are meshed with an understanding of the history and theory of development of the message. Students polish their skills by operating WPCD-FM, Parkland’s 10,500-watt educational radio station and filling production crew positions at PCTV, the college’s educational cable access channel.

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Accounting Certificate

Certificate (CER)

The Accounting Certificate Program prepares students for careers as junior accountants in business, industry, and government. This certificate can lead to a satisfying career as a payroll clerk or in general accounting, cost accounting, purchasing, inventory control, accounts receivable, accounts payable, tax assisting, or similar areas.

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Digital Media: 3D Animation Software

Certificate (CER)

This certificate program equips students with technical skills and proficiency in high-end 3D computer animation software used in feature films, video, and commercial production, CAD/CAM, 3D gaming, and architectural design.

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Associate in Arts, General

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

在艺术(A.A.)程度的准被设计成使得学生可能完成低分裂(大一,大二)的艺术(B.A.)学士学位的一部分。该A.A.度包括转让的通识教育核心课程与主要由伊利诺伊关节主动建议低年级本科专业领域的核心课程。当然,所有的工作必须是学士学位导向(课程编号100-289,其第二位数字是偶数)。该A.A.度非常适合于寻求一个学士学位的学生度如文科和理科,英语,心理学等诸多领域领域。由于录取院校 - 与特定专业 - 往往是竞争性的,学生打算转让应该明白,单独完成推荐的课程并不能保证录取。建议学生履行它们所传递的高级机构的程序的外语要求。一般来说,信用为四年同一所高中的外语或信用卡在大学水平的满足程度美术学士学位大部分的外语要求相同外语两年。

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Interactive Design

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Interactive Design program prepares students to design interactive user experiences for websites and devices. The program prepares students for careers in marketing communication, web design, web development, and related fields. Courses cover principles of design, visual communication, creative problem solving, user experience design, and web development. Students will build a diverse portfolio of creative digital media projects including responsive websites, ebooks, apps, and animation.

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Industrial Technology: Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate

Certificate (CER)

The Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Certificate prepares graduates for entry-level work as CAD technicians in industry.

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Business Administrative Technology: Customer Service

Certificate (CER)

The Customer Service certificate is designed to equip students to provide quality service to customers. Successful graduates will be able to identify a comprehensive customer service strategy and implement the practical techniques needed to provide good service. Completion of this certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. in Business Administrative Technology.

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Business Administrative Technology: Office Assistant

Certificate (CER)

The Office Assistant certificate builds foundational office skills in one semester. Completion of this certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. in Business Administrative Technology.

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Business Administrative Technology: Bookkeeping Office Assistant

Certificate (CER)

The Bookkeeping Office Assistant certificate gives students general knowledge of office and bookkeeping skills. Graduates may be employed by businesses as an office assistant. Completion of this certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. in Business Administrative Technology.

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Hospitality Industry: Foodservice Sanitation

Certificate (CER)

Foodservice sanitation as it applies to every phase of foodservice operations. Emphasizes cleanliness and protection of the health of the public served as well as of the organization’s staff. Includes a certification exam that fulfills the state requirements.

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Hospitality Industry: Hotel/Motel Management

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Hotel/Motel Management Program prepares students for career-track positions in the hotel, motel, and resort field. In addition to a general business foundation, students receive specialized education in front office operations, food and beverage, housekeeping and buildings operation, hospitality marketing, and hospitality industry law.

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Accounting Technologies

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Accounting Program prepares students for careers as junior accountants in business, industry, and government. This degree can lead to a satisfying career as a payroll clerk or in general accounting, cost accounting, purchasing, inventory control, accounts receivable, accounts payable, tax assistant, or similar career areas. Students receive a well-rounded background to help prepare for future management positions.

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Business Marketing

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Marketing is the process of directing products from the producer to the consumer. Students prepare for their marketing careers by learning the principles, practices, and methods of operations of different types of marketing firms.

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Associate in Science, General

Associate in Science (A.S.)

在科学(A.S.)学位联营的目的是方便学生在科学,技术,工程的转让和数学(俗称干)学科进入四年制大学,完成科学(理学士)学士学位。它作为地复制尽可能在研究他们所选择的领域干学生所需的低级别联赛(大一,大二)课程。该A.S.度包括转让的通识教育核心课程的课程和由伊利诺伊关节主动建议低年级本科专业领域的核心课程。当然,所有的工作必须是学士学位导向(课程编号为100〜289,其第二位数字是偶数)。学生应注意的是,A.S。学位只需要31 35小时普通教育课程,并不能完全满足一般IAI教育核心课程的要求。两个额外的课程,以完成一般教育的要求可能转移后拍摄。该A.S.度是这样设计的,使学生能够采取更多的大学课程majorsrequired在头两年,从而在传输实现初级状态。同时,它允许干学生完成副学士学位转移之前。

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Business Administrative Technology: Bookkeeping Track

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Business Administrative Technology Program prepares students for administrative and technical support positions. Skills addressed include software applications, workplace ethics, mathematices, bookkeeping, and communications. Work experience is required at the end of the program. This can transfer to EIU as a 2+2 program.

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Digital Media

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Digital Media program equips students with the skills necessary for the design of computer-generated applications and media. Areas include 3D animation and game design. The digital media program prepares students for employment in such areas as gaming, feature film, web design, video and commercial production, post-production, visual effects, and architectural design. Students begin their training in classes in 2D and 3D fundamentals, imaging, and design. Students then study the aesthetic and design aspects of digital media with focused courses in graphic design, fine arts, and advanced imaging. This program transfers to the Bachelor’s of Science in Media Arts in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

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Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD): Structural and Civil

Certificate (CER)

The Computer-Aided Drafting: Structural and Civil certificate prepares the student for employment as a drafting technician in the structural, electrical, plumbing, and heating systems of buildings or in civil construction. This includes drafting threedimensional plans for subdivisions, roads, bridges, and surveying projects. CAD techniques in AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Microstation, and Geopak are covered.

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Business Entrepreneurship

Certificate (CER)

The Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed for owners, managers, and employees of existing or proposed businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, and independent businesses and organizations of all sizes. Completion of this certificate should strengthen the general business skills of present and aspiring business managers, especially those who manage a small business.

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Communication: Media Production

Certificate (CER)

This certificate program is designed for students interested in media, music, computers, and the arts. It prepares students for entry-level positions that require in-depth knowledge of mass communication production techniques and software. Students will gain practical experience producing for radio, television, sports, music, film, and digital media. Graduates are employed as production assistants at radio or television stations or in corporate departments in gaming, music, film, or other entertainment industry fields.

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Agricultural Business: Precision Ag Technology

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Precision Ag Technology Program prepares students for positions which require the use of current technological tools such as global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and computer software programs. Students are prepared for positions with soil testing companies, crop consulting firms, fertilizer and chemical retailers, and golf courses.

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General Studies

Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.)

The Associate in General Studies (A.G.S.) degree program consists of courses designed to meet individual goals for personal improvement and self-understanding. This program is designed for students who wish to earn an associate’s degree but not in a specific career or transfer area. This associate’s degree is not covered by the “articulation compact program” nor by the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

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Business Management

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Management Program is designed for both students and managers. The courses highlight the type and nature of business firms as well as other forms of organizations such as government and education.

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Computer Science Technical Emphasis

Associate in Science (A.S.)

在信息技术的学士学位课程历来由许多不同的学科,包括数学,商业和工程的发展。计算机科学(CS)度通常有一个一般性的理论重点。计算机信息系统(CIS)度有更多的业务重点。计算机工程学位有硬件的重视。在为期两年的水平,无论是CS还是顺度提供了计算机科学的大多数领域进一步研究提供了良好的基础。工程学位是最具体到未来的工程研究。要转移到一个学士学位程序在计算机科学作为一个大三学生,学生需要完成至少60个学分。学生们强烈建议完成A.S.度在传输之前。因为入场是有竞争力的,建议完成课程并不能保证admission.students应该计划含csit指导老师和四年制学院或大学,他们计划参加的目录,其转让程序。

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Business Administrative Technology

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Business Administrative Technology Program prepares students for administrative and technical support positions. Skills addressed include software applications, workplace ethics, mathematices, bookkeeping, and communications. Work experience is required at the end of the program. This can transfer to EIU as a 2+2 program.

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Hospitality Industry: Foodservice

Certificate (CER)

The Food Service Certificate Program prepares students for supervisory positions in the commercial and institutional food service field by offering specialized courses and industry work experience.

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Business Administration

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Business administration programs include courses and majors in general business, accounting, finance, marketing, and management. The following recommendations apply to courses and programs in all of these fields. To transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in business administration as a junior, students need to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an A.S. degree prior to transfer. Since admission is competitive, completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission. Students should plan their transfer programs with a Parkland academic advisor or counselor and the degree requirements of the four-year college or university they plan to attend.

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Hospitality Industry: Foodservice Assistant

Certificate (CER)

The Foodservice Assistant certificate is designed to prepare students to work in commercial kitchens. The coursework will provide instruction to help anyone who wishes to enter the culinary arts profession or is seeking advancement in the industry. Completion of the certificate will provide experience in food production, sanitation, and menu planning.

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Business Administrative Technology: PC Support Track

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Business Administrative Technology Program prepares students for administrative and technical support positions. Skills addressed include software applications, workplace ethics, mathematices, bookkeeping, and communications. Work experience is required at the end of the program. This can transfer to EIU as a 2+2 program.

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Communication: Public and Professional Communication Concentration

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

The Public and Professional Communication concentration provides a foundation for continued study in effective communication strategies and research in areas such as interpersonal, public address, organizational communication, and rhetorical studies. Public and Professional communication prepares students for careers in public service, customer relations, education, corporate management and leadership.

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Agricultural Business

Certificate (CER)

The Agri-Business Certificate Program provides students with general knowledge in the areas of agri-marketing, agri-supply, and agricultural production.

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Networking: Computer Foundations

Certificate (CER)

This certificate covers the basics of Windows and Linux operating systems, PC repair, and basic networking. Upon completion, students are prepared for entry-level PC support positions.

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Computer Information Systems: Information Systems Emphasis

Associate in Science (A.S.)

在信息技术的学士学位课程历来由许多不同的学科,包括数学,商业和工程的发展。计算机科学(CS)度通常有一个一般性的理论重点。计算机信息系统(CIS)度有更多的业务重点。计算机工程学位有硬件的重视。在为期两年的水平,无论是CS还是顺度提供了计算机科学的大多数领域进一步研究提供了良好的基础。工程学位是最具体到未来的工程研究。要转移到一个学士学位程序在计算机科学作为一个大三学生,学生需要完成至少60个学分。学生们强烈建议完成A.S.度在传输之前。因为入场是有竞争力的,建议完成课程并不能保证admission.students应该计划含csit指导老师和四年制学院或大学,他们计划参加的目录,其转让程序。

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Agricultural Business: Precision Ag Technology Certificate

Certificate (CER)

The Precision Ag Technology certificate provides current students and graduates with the base knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the evolving ag industry. The certificate will increase competencies in global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), geographic information systems (GIS), precision ag software programs, precision ag equipment, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

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Agricultural Retail Operations

Certificate (CER)

The Agriculture Retail Operations certificate trains students in inventory management, computer skills, and agronomic and mathematic skills needed in day to day operations at retail facilities.

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