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Individualized Certificate Program (ICP)

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Dani Trimble
Workforce Services Manager

Waitlist Information
LaVerna DuBois
ICP Assistant

Career & Employment Services

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Crystal Heitz
Worker Retraining Planner


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

ICP allows students to get real-world experience while working in their field of study. Individuals gain the experience needed for entry level employment or further specialized education.

The program is designed to be completed in in 12-18 months. Students complete 45 credits of customized, college-level coursework while working for that employer.

Students considering the program should meet with a Career Specialist to assess their skills, interests and career goals.

Waitlist Application

Enrollment in ICP is limited and availability of programs may vary. Students are chosen from waitlists on a first-come/first-served basis. Please complete the above Waitlist Application, print a copy, and bring it to Career & Employment Services located in the Admissions Center.

Students who have completed the following are given priority:

  • Math 78/79, or higher (5 credits)
  • English 100, or higher (5 credits)
  • Health 100 (5 credits)

Placement into Math 88/89 or English 101 meets the Math and English prerequisite requirements.

For more information please see Waitlist Policies

Individualized Certificate Programs (ICP)

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.

Hemodialysis Technician

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

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.

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.

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.