Degree & Certificate Offerings

2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Business Certificate: Retail Banking (EK04)

Certificate

The objective of this certificate program is to provide fundamental knowledge and skills to individuals seeking entry-level positions in Connecticut’s retail banking industry - primarily in branch banking and direct customer service/sales. However, completion of the program would help a student obtain an administrative support role in this industry.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Business Certificate: Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (EK05)

Certificate

This program is designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skills to operate a small business. The following topics will be covered: market analysis, advertising strategy, and retail site selection, operations management, and financial considerations. Students will become familiar with an automated accounting package. Small business and entrepreneurial skills will encompass problem solving while utilizing analytical skills in decision making. The students will write a business plan for a start-up organization. Credits can be applied toward an associate degree in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Computer Information Certificate: Web Design Technology (EK07)

Certificate

This program is designed to provide the technical computer skills required to design business web sites.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice Certificate: Corrections (EJ62)

Certificate

This program prepares students with the educational background needed for entry into the field of corrections or for advancement possibilities to those currently employed in the field. Credits may be applied to an associate degree program in Criminal Justice.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice Certificate: Criminal Investigation (EJ61)

Certificate

This program prepares students for advancement to investigative positions in their current employment or to enter employment as an investigator. Credits may be applied to an associate degree program in Criminal Justice.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice Certificate: Police Management and Administration (EJ06)

Certificate

The objective of this Certificate program is to provide specialty, in-depth training to students interested in pursuing a career in police management and/or administration. This program may also be used as a training opportunity for professional advancement for individuals already employed in law enforcement-related professions.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education Certificate: Child Development Associate Preparation (CDA) (EJ73)

Certificate

This option is for Head Start, Day Care, Nursery, or Family Day Care providers who wish to obtain a CDA through the National Credentialing Program.

Note: Fingerprinting and a background criminal check are required for any job working with children.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education Certificate: Early Childhood Education (EJ89)

Certificate

Designed for the student who is interested in, or presently employed in the field of early childhood education. Instruction is designed to provide for teaching methods in early care and education centers. Credits may be applied to an associate degree program in Early Childhood Education.

Note: Fingerprinting and a background criminal check are required for any job working with children.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education Certificate: Early Childhood Education Administrator (EJ79)

Certificate

Students will know, understand and be able to implement strategies to administer an early childhood program. They will be able to use learned strategies to supervise early childhood educators and to effectively communicate with parents and community members about issues concerning the care and education of young children.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education Certificate: Infant/Toddler (EJ07)

Certificate

This program is designed to serve people who are interested in, or working as child care providers, and who wish to be certified in this area. Some credits may be applied to an associate degree program in Early Childhood Education.

Note: Fingerprinting and a background criminal check are required for any job working with children.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

English as a Second Language Certificate: Advanced English Proficiency (EJ03)

Certificate

The Advanced ESL Program is designed for students whose native language is not English. Each of the courses in the program will prepare students in the English language skills necessary for success in academic studies or in careers. After successfully completing the courses in the program with a grade of “C” or higher, students will receive a Competency Certificate in English as a Second Language.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Graphics Certificate: Graphic Design (EJ91)

Certificate

This program is designed to provide the enrolled student with the basic skills of graphic design which include the development of visual arts abilities and graphic media presentations. It also provides students with basic skills to obtain entry-level jobs in the graphic design field or the necessary training to continue in an advanced program of study. Credits may be applied towards a degree program in Graphic Design.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Health Careers Certificate: Health Careers Pathways (EK55)

Certificate

This program is designed to assist the students to achieve success in health care programs. Students will be provided with the foundation necessary for health care professions. Credits from this program may be applied toward health care program requirements within Connecticut’s Community College System. However, completion of this program does not guarantee an automatic acceptance into any health care program. Students are responsible for verifying specific requirements for their program of interest.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Human Services Certificate: Behavioral Healthcare Specialist Track I (EJ67)

Certificate

This program will prepare individuals for employment in entry-level professional positions in public and private agencies serving mentally ill and substance abusing patients. Instruction is also provided to allow for the continuation of studies at two- and four-year programs in the areas of substance abuse and mental health.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Human Services Certificate: Behavioral Healthcare Specialist Track II (EJ68)

Certificate

This program will prepare individuals with prior higher education and professional experience for career advancement and certification in public and private agencies serving mentally ill and substance abusing patients. Instruction is also provided to allow for the continuation of studies at two- and four-year programs in areas of substance abuse and mental health.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Human Services Certificate: Children & Youth Mental Health (EJ71)

Certificate

This program prepares individuals to work with children, youth and parent populations in a variety of mental health agencies and community based programs. It is also designed to enhance the skills of professionals currently working with children and families in governmental agencies such as the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Social Services, Department of Health and others. Instruction is also provided to allow for continuation of studies at two- and four-year programs in the areas of human services, mental health, social work, and counseling psychology.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Human Services Certificate: Disabilities Specialist (EJ72)

Certificate

This program prepares individuals for work with citizens with disabilities in a variety of community treatment and supportive environments. It is designed to bridge the gap between a constantly increasing need of programming and community services for people with disabilities, and a well-trained cadre of professionals to meet that need. Further, it is designed to assist community agencies with their requirements for continuing, professional education of their current workforce in this field. Instruction also allows for continuation of studies at two- and four-year programs in the areas of disabilities, human services, mental health, social work, counseling, and psychology.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Manufacturing Certificate: Advanced Manufacturing: Machine Technology Level II (EK60)

Certificate

Advanced Manufacturing Program
The Southwestern Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Center, established at Housatonic Community College in 2012, is part of a statewide initiative to provide skilled employees for the growing manufacturing industry.

The Advanced Manufacturing Program is a one school year (9 month) certificate program. It is an intense thirty-five hour per week, thirty-four college credits* program designed to provide students with the 21st Century manufacturing skills needed by today’s manufacturers. Students can choose a day or night schedule.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Math/Science Certificate: Electrical (EN12)

Certificate

This program offers those who have completed the electrical training general education courses that will provide them with the knowledge and skills valuable at the work site and for promotional opportunities. The Directed Electrical courses are available through the Independent Electrical Contractors of Connecticut.


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2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Theater Arts Certificate: Performance Track (EJ08)

Certificate

The objective of the Theater Arts Certificate: Performance Track is to provide a strong foundation in the performance related skills in Theater Arts as a creative and practical enterprise, to prepare the students for transfer, internship or employment opportunities by ensuring a working knowledge of the responsibilities and requirements of professional actors, and to serve as a means to empower the students to develop to their full potential through self-discovery, discipline, teamwork and creative thought inherent in the Theater Arts process.”


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