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Individualized Certificate Program

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Work-Based Learning
Dani Trimble, Work Based Learning

Toll Free 1.866.900.2311
Admissions Center Rm 106
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M-F 8 am - 5 pm

Complete a certificate through a custom-designed, work-based program not available through current apprenticeship or college programs.

The Individualized Certificate Program (ICP) is designed to  be completed in four quarters. Students complete 45 credits of college-level coursework that is customized to the certificate and employer, while working for that employer.

Information Sessions Held Weekly

College Calendars - select Career Center from menu on leftInformation Sessions are held weekly to explain how the program works. See the schedule on the College Calendar, select Career Center from menu on left.


Certificate Program Options

Accounting Clerk

Prepares individuals to prepare entry-level financial records and reports that comply with federal and state laws and company procedures.

Biology Technician

Prepares individuals to work in research and development conducting lab experiments, analyze samples and test cultures.

Chemical Technician

Prepares individuals for careers in laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

Fleet Maintenance

Prepares individuals to help with the repair of cars and industrial machinery. They also help repair electrical and electronic equipment.

Hemodialysis Technician

Prepares students, under the supervision of a Clinical RN, to operate and maintain dialyzer equipment and provide direct kidney dialysis patient care.

HVAC Maintenance

Prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Landscape Maintenance

Landscape groundskeepers enjoy the outdoors, horticulture and transforming a vision into reality. They maintain the exterior of residential and commercial properties using hand or power tools or equipment.

Legal Office Assistant

Prepares individuals to assist clients to prepare legal documents for court, refer clients to resources available in the community, perform intake of clients for services.

Library Assistant

Library assistants perform many duties. They issue library cards and check out books, magazines, and tapes. They often update patron accounts on computers and issue fines when necessary. They also answer visitors' questions about the library and show them how to use library resources.

Patient Access Representative

Patient Access Representatives are responsible for a variety of customer service related transactions in a complex medical environment. They perform all duties necessary to obtain and maintain the integrity of patient registration information.

Personal Fitness Technician

Prepares students for employment in a fitness center, gym, or sports club. Individuals will work one-on-one with clients and gym users, show people to properly use fitness equipment, such as free weights, weight machines, stationary bikes, and treadmills.

Pharmacy Technician

Prepares individuals, under the supervision of pharmacists, to prepare medications, provide medications and related assistance to patients, and manage pharmacy clinical and business operations.

Public Works Maintenance

Prepares individuals to apply basic principles and technical skills in support of professionals engaged in developing and using water storage, wastewater treatment, and water treatment systems.

Radiology Assistant

Trains students for employment preparing patients for medical imaging services, under the supervision of Radiology Technologists and attending healthcare professionals.

Recreational Assistant

Recreation assistants may plan and direct activities at community centers, retirement/nursing homes, and recreation facilities. Some organize programs in work places that offer activities for employees or residents. They also monitor the safety of participants by watching their activities.

Social Services Advocate

Prepares students to assist professionals to provide client services and support for families. Assists clients to identify and obtain available benefits and social and community services.

Sterile Processing Instrumentation

Prepares students for employment in the processes to disinfect, sterilize, and assemble surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment.

Veterinary Assistant

Prepares students for entry level employment by learning the proper care, feeding, and grooming of animals brought to a veterinary clinic for treatment.

Wastewater Treatment

Prepares individuals to operate and maintain wastewater treatment systems.

Water Distribution

Prepares individuals to maintain and operate a city’s water distribution system and repair water lines, install meters, flush fire hydrants and repair water mains.

Water Treatment

Prepares individuals to apply basic principles and technical skills in support of professionals engaged in developing and using water storage and water treatment systems.

Weatherization Field Technician

Prepares individuals to perform residential energy audits.