2014-2015 Catalog

Certificates and Technical Programs

Certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees, generally in technical areas, are programs of study designed for those students who wish to prepare for employment in business and industry. These programs offer students the opportunity to develop necessary skills in the shortest amount of time. Students finishing these programs move immediately into the job market or continue on with their education at four-year institutions or trade schools. Although these are not meant to be transfer programs, students may sometimes transfer to specialized programs or trade schools.

Associate of Applied Science

Automotive Technology

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Electrical & Instrumentation Technology

Industrial Maintenance

Industrial Health & Safety

Law Enforcement

Medical Office Assistant

Mining Maintenance Technology

Natural Gas Compression Technology

Office Information Systems

Oil & Gas Production Technology

Supervision & Leadership

Welding Technology


Certificates are typically short, concentrated programs of study, within a particular field, ranging from 14 credits to 40. Many are designed to develop the core job skills for a particular business or industry in one year or less of full-time enrollment. Although these are not intended to be transfer programs, some students transfer to specialized schools or programs.


Administrative Assistant

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology

Automotive Technology


Creative Writing

Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology

Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology, with CDL

Digital Design Technologies

Electrical Apprenticeship

Electrical Mine Maintenance

Electrical/Instrumentation/Control Tech.

Emergency Management

English As A Second Language

Fitness Leadership

Industrial Maintenance

Industrial Safety


Maintenance Mechanic for Industry

Medical Office Assistant

Mine Maintenance

Natural Gas Compression Technology

Oil & Gas Production Operator

Power Plant Maintenance

Practical Nursing

Surface Maintenance Mechanics

Supervision & Leadership

Technical Theatre

Underground Maintenance Mechanics

Web Site Development

Welding Technology

Western American Studies