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Questions about JCC programs and services described in this publication should be directed to Student Services itself. Comments or questions about the publication itself can be directed to the Marketing Department at 517.796.8416. Publisher: Editor: Writer: Graphic Design: Photography:

Winter 2013 • Volume 9 Issue 2

A publication of Jackson Community College

Cynthia S. Allen Dotty Karkheck Marilynn Fryer Ashley Banks Lisa Drake JCC Marketing Staff

JCC Board of Trustees:

Dr. Edward A. Mathein Chairman

Matthew R. Heins Trustee

John M. Crist Vice Chairman

Philip E. Hoffman Trustee

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State sees increased demand for corrections officers

Shore up your career with the study of welding

11 Corporate and Continuing Education Winter 2013 course offerings Careers in auto mechanics

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3 Clues lead to police work as a rewarding career opportunity Sheila A. Patterson Secretary

Donna L. Lake Trustee

4 College from your computer Distance learning offers convenient learning in online format

Samuel R. Barnes Treasurer

Dr. Daniel J. Phelan President

Career Choices is published twice a year. All rights reserved. No part of the material may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage retrieval system without the permission of the publisher. It is the policy of Jackson Community College that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or handicap, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible for or for which it receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.

5 Need help paying for college? Explore financial aid options Take a closer look at today’s sonography careers

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16 Career programs @ JCC

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Contrary to what one may read in the media, jobs are in demand for corrections officers in the state of Michigan.

State sees increased demand for

by Marilynn Fryer

Debra Scutt, warden at the Parnall Correctional Facility and Cotton Correctional Facility, said turnover in the number of corrections officers consistently leaves a large number of openings. The MDOC recruitment office reports they have been hiring for the past year, and foresee hiring in the next year and beyond. “Michigan Department of Corrections hired a lot of officers in the early ‘80s, and many have risen through the ranks and are eligible for retirement. There is always a need to fill those positions of people who retire, are promoted or transfer,” Scutt said. Careers in corrections vary depending on the site. Most corrections officers with the MDOC will be working with convicted felons, overseeing them and maintaining order in the facilities. Some may also work for local municipalities in jails. For example, corrections officers may work in or supervise activities in a housing unit, a food service program, a leisure/athletic area, or work in a gun tower. Some officers aid in rehabilitation of inmates,

Michigan Department of Corrections hired a lot of officers in the early ‘80s, and many have risen through the ranks and are eligible for retirement. There is always a need to fill those positions of people who retire, are promoted or transfer.

- Debra Scutt, Warden, Parnall Correctional Facility

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teaching programs such as thinking for change, anger management programs like “cage your rage” and more, Scutt said. To become a corrections officer, applicants need to complete a minimum of 15 college credits in a prescribed selection of courses, including correctional administration, criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, social work, counseling and guidance, law enforcement and more. JCC offers associate degree and certificate programs in corrections. Students may benefit from JCC’s transfer agreement with Siena Heights University, allowing them to transfer up to 90 credits from JCC to Siena Heights and with all courses needed for a bachelor’s degree available on JCC’s campus. (See page 19 for salary information). Further education will help officers improve their job skills and open up opportunities for advancement within the department. “I would say the higher you move up the ladder, a four-year degree is a minimum qualification,” Scutt said. Those considering going into corrections should have good people and interpersonal skills. “This is not what some people may think, that we ‘warehouse’ prisoners,” Scutt said. “You need to have good communications skills to daily work with convicted felons, many of whom have social skill deficits, substance abuse problems, and medical or mental health problems. It’s like working in a specialty environment.” Corrections is a good career choice for those interested in parole or probation, which will require a four-year degree. Parole and probation officers meet with offenders to ensure that requirements of their release are being met. “There are so many jobs where you can start as a corrections officer and lead to another career path. It’s a good base to start from.”

by Marilynn Fryer Mystery solved: Law enforcement careers can offer opportunity and rewards for serviceminded individuals.

Law enforcement officers – police and detectives - perform a variety of services to protect the public, maintain order and investigate crime. Mary Jo Kennedy, criminal justice coordinator at JCC, who was also a police officer with the Jackson City Police for 30 years, said each day could be something different. Jobs focus on working with people. “You definitely need to have compassion and respect for others,” Kennedy said. “You need to be a people person. You are working with people all the time, working with diverse populations. You will be communicating with people of all backgrounds and levels of economic status.” Police officers face many different situations each day, and officers must be honest and have integrity, said Lt. Christopher Simpson of the Jackson City Police, also a JCC alumnus. “As a police officer, you may never be a millionaire, but you will make a good wage to take care of a family. You will be exposed to many different things, and you have to have a high degree of integrity to do the right thing when no one is watching. I think that goes with honesty, you need to be honest to yourself, to the citizens and to the co-workers around you.” Many options are available in the law enforcement field. Students ask about criminal investigation and forensics, like on television, as well as SWAT teams and undercover drug work.

These opportunities are all available, but officers first need to start at the beginning and work their way up. Both police and corrections are 24-hour-a-day operations, and new personnel often will have to work an afternoon, evening or weekend shift until they build up some years of experience. Writing skills are important to students going into law enforcement and corrections because of the volume of reports that are necessary. JCC offers associate degree and certificate options in both law enforcement and corrections. Students may benefit from JCC’s transfer agreement with Siena Heights University, allowing them to transfer up to 90 credits from JCC to Siena Heights and with all courses needed for a bachelor’s degree available on campus. Police officers must also complete academy training prior to employment in Michigan. With a tight economy, jobs with local police agencies are more limited currently, but some do hire when someone leaves or retires. Job opportunities may also exist with state or national law enforcement, such as the FBI or Homeland Security. Growth of about 7 percent is expected in law enforcement careers. It is a rewarding job. “I’m from Jackson, and I enjoy serving the community in which I was raised,” Simpson said. “I feel as though I am a resource for my community, and I do enjoy the police work in itself.”

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With JCC’s distance learning programs, JetNet, completing a college degree has never been more convenient! Online courses offered through Jackson Community College provide educational opportunities by way of one’s home computer and the Internet.

COLLEGE

Students may enroll in numerous online courses offered by JCC, as well as the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative, a cooperative effort of member colleges across the state who offer courses and degrees to students via distance learning. All of JCC’s online courses are fully accredited, with no distinction in course objectives between online and traditional classroom formats.

from your computer Distance learning offers convenient learning in online format

by Marilynn Fryer

Online education teaches the same concepts and requires students to produce the same levels of coursework as those that are taught on campus, but eliminate time and place restrictions. Students may study any place they have a computer with Internet access. Courses will transfer to two- and four-year colleges, which can help make completing college a reality. Todd Butler, dean of arts and sciences, said convenience is one of the biggest benefits of online education. “We hear about people keeping their work schedule and caring for their family and still having access to education that they may not have otherwise,” Butler said. “Now we

Degrees and certificates that are completely online at JCC include: Associate in General Studies Associate in Arts General Education - Certificate Accounting - Associate in Applied Science and Certificate Business Administration Associate in Applied Science and Certificate Management Certificate

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also hear about gas prices, saving on gas mileage or child care costs.” Many students do excel and flourish in the online and hybrid course formats. “These are self-directed learners, those who take a great deal of responsibility for their lives and for time management. This type of learning is not just convenient, it is the best type of learning for many of our adult learners,” Butler said. When considering distance learning programs, ask yourself a few questions. Do you have time in your schedule for a course commitment? Are you comfortable working with a computer, using Internet, word processing and file sharing? Do you have a quality computer and access to the Internet at home? Students do need to consider the time necessary for a class. “I think there is a myth that online classes are easy. Sometimes students, whose lives are already full, try to cram one more thing in with an online class. If their life is so busy that they don’t have time for a live class, they probably don’t have time for an online class,” said Suzanne Kiess, professor of accounting. Success in online courses does require you to have good time management skills and be self-motivated. It is also important to be able to ask questions and seek out information if you don’t understand something.

Students can complete a majority of their coursework for the following programs online: General Sonography Associate in Applied Science Vascular Sonography Associate in Applied Science Cardiac Sonography Associate in Applied Science Several more programs are at least partially online. For more information, visit the JCC web site at www.jccmi.edu.

Need help paying for college? Explore financial aid options by Marilynn Fryer Considering college but not sure how to pay for it? Filing for financial aid is an important first step. Just visit www.fafsa.gov to get started. Financial aid is the commonly used term for money to help with college expenses, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, from the U.S. Department of Education needs to be filed each year. Financial assistance comes in four forms: grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. Grants and scholarships provide money that doesn’t have to be paid back. Workstudy provides money you earn for work while in school. Loans are money that you borrow and pay back with interest. Some students assume they won’t qualify for financial aid. Everyone should file, advisors say, because many factors are taken into account when figuring aid, and today’s online form is easier than ever. In addition to federal sources, aid also comes from scholarships and grants from state governments, schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, religious groups and professional organizations, some of whom require filing a FAFSA. JCC’s financial aid director, Bryan Howard, answers some common questions about financial aid.

When determining what you may be eligible for, you don’t know until you file the form. There are also scholarships that use the need-based formula from the FAFSA.” Q: What should students remember about filing for financial aid?

A: “The first thing is making sure students know that they need to re-file the FAFSA each year. Students don’t have to have their taxes done, they can use estimated numbers and then, once the taxes are completed, they can go back through and make corrections to the form. This helps you make sure you get in for priority deadlines, and make sure you have time if you have any problems with the form that need to be fixed.” Q: Are there any changes coming to the financial aid process?

A: “They’ve made some improvements over the past couple years to allow students to pull their data right from the IRS web site. So, if a family has their tax returns completed and accepted at the IRS, they can actually pull that information or link it back into their FAFSA, which makes the process more accurate and friendly.”

Q: Who should file for financial aid? A: “I really think everybody should. It takes 20-25 minutes to do the initial application, and the renewal applications are quicker than that.

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Q: What are some common mistakes when filing for financial aid?

A: “Not answering all the questions and leaving some of the questions blank. What they ask for is what they want, and no more, no less. But usually the errors we find in verification are the numbers, a number is on the wrong line, or is transposed. That’s where that IRS data match really is going to help a lot of families, you can go in and pull that information directly over.” Q: Anything else that students

should know about financial aid?

A: “I think scholarships get overlooked. We try to talk to high school and incoming students and their families about scholarships and the fact that there are a lot of scholarships available. Again, you don’t know if you don’t try.”

by Marilynn Fryer Scan today’s health careers and you will find sonography offers a variety of options! Diagnostic medical sonographers play an increasingly important role in today’s health care field. Sonographers are skilled professionals who work in hospitals and medical imaging clinics to take and record ultrasound images of internal structures, which are used by physicians to make diagnoses. Using specialized equipment that transmits sound waves into a patient’s body and records the collected echoes to form an image, ultrasound technologists require a keen knowledge of human anatomy and skill with scanning to collect necessary images.

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General Sonography General sonographers are often associated with obstetric and gynecological ultrasound, but do scan other areas throughout the body as well, such as abdomen and breast. Sonographers need to be well versed in anatomy and have skill manipulating the ultrasound device in scanning. However, being a good sonographer goes beyond knowledge and skill. “We have to have a well-rounded student, one who is compassionate as well as bright,” said Stephen Geiersbach, assistant professor and program coordinator for general sonography. “Sonographers really need to have a good bedside manner, to have compassion for human beings, because often, you will meet people on what is likely one of the worst days of their life. You have to be concerned about people and their particular situation at that

time. If a student can’t do this, they will not be hired.” JCC offers an associate degree in general sonography, which is a second admit program, meaning students must first take some basic studies and prerequisite courses and then apply for admission to the sonography program. Geiersbach said he consults with students before entering the sonography program to explain that they need to be realistic about job opportunities when they graduate and look beyond mid-Michigan, and perhaps the state, to find employment. Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates faster than average growth for sonographers, an increase of 14 to 19 percent. Starting wages average between $21 and $26 an hour.

Steve Geiersbach, program coordinator for general sonography

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Vascular Sonography Vascular sonographers utilize ultrasound equipment to evaluate a patient’s veins and arteries for any abnormalities. Sonographers work with physicians to help diagnose disorders affecting a person’s blood flow, which could include checking for blockages in arteries and veins or monitoring blood pressure and oxygen saturation. They may see patients in a clinic or a hospital, or work in the operating room alongside a surgeon. “Vascular sonography is a field for someone who is compassionate, has strong communication skills, is curious about science, and really likes people,” said Heather Ruttkofsky, instructor and program coordinator for vascular sonography. Vascular sonographers need to be critical thinkers who always keep in mind the clinical question that brings each person to see them. The necessary skills are taught in the program. Vascular sonography is a specialty all its own, and students can start the

program as soon as they complete the prerequisites and gain their “second admit.” Career projections anticipate an up to 25 percent increase in the need for vascular sonographers in coming years. Students who pass their certification exams may use the letters RVT – registered vascular technologist – after their name. Pay scales for vascular sonographers range from $40,000$66,000 per year. Ruttkofsky advises students to job shadow a vascular sonographer and all sonography specialties, and treat it as an interview about the career. Also, talk with students who are already in the program to see if the career is a good fit. All sonography programs are online and available nationally. An associate degree is necessary to start working in sonography, and students are strongly urged to pursue certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Heather Ruttkofsky, program coordinator for vascular sonography

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Cardiac Sonography Cardiac sonographers use ultrasound to obtain images of the heart, called an echocardiogram. These can help a doctor to diagnose any blockages or abnormalities in the heart or in the flow of blood within the arteries around the heart. “You are, in a sense, an investigator,” said Carol Hoch, assistant professor and program coordinator for the cardiac sonography program. “You provide images for the physician, and the physician will see only what the sonographer takes a picture of. It’s a highly operator dependent field; if we don’t see it and image it, they don’t see it.” Cardiac sonographers use their knowledge, technical skills and critical thinking ability to see the subtle differences in the anatomy of the heart that physicians, mainly

cardiologists, will need in diagnosing the patient. “You have to be someone who is curious, thorough, detailoriented, patient, but also quick, as you may be dealing with someone who is critically ill.” Cardiac sonographers may perform one of several kinds of echocardiograms, including a stress echo, a contrastenhanced echo, or a trans-esophageal echo. They may go into the operating room during open heart surgery to assist. They may also learn other procedures, such as EKG, stress testing, or perform Holter monitor procedures to test the heart. Cardiac sonographers make about $49,000 per year, or about $23.75 per hour. JCC offers an associate degree in cardiac sonography, a two-year program that requires a “second admit” after prerequisites are complete.

Carol Hoch, program coordinator for cardiac sonograhpy

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Shore up your career with the study of

welding by Marilynn Fryer

Careers in welding are coming together more and more as today’s economy improves, and Jackson Community College now offers a concentration and skill set for those interested in embarking on a new career or adding to their existing skills. Welders permanently join pieces of metal with metal filler, using heat with or without pressure. They may construct and repair parts of ships, automobiles, airplanes and other products. They also join beams and reinforce rods on buildings, bridges and highways. The work welders do and the equipment they use vary, depending on the industry. The most common type of welding today is arc welding, which uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together. There is currently a high demand for welders in the mid-Michigan area, according to Steve Brennan, assistant professor at JCC. “There is a high demand both through temporary agencies and directly to companies. I could place 20 people currently.” Positions are available in parts assembly, construction trades, fabrication in pipe industry, petrochemical industry in the oil fields, Upper Peninsula mining, and tool and die repair and maintenance. JCC’s concentration is a 20-credit program, and the skill set is 12 credits. Students learn about reading blueprints, proper fitting, welding and inspection. Students may study these programs and look for a job, continue their studies and add the skills to

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another program, or today’s workers may broaden their current job skills. Courses are available at Jackson’s Central Campus and in Lenawee County at JCC @ LISD TECH. Those interested in a career in welding need to be very steady and enjoy working with their hands, and they should be willing to work in environments that may be hot and smoky. They need to be able to read blueprints and understand directions, possess a reasonable level of math and writing skills, and be able to work easily with other people. They need manual dexterity skills to quickly move their hands and arms, and finger dexterity. The median wage of welders in 2010 was $35,450, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wages range from $23,940 to $53,690 depending on job and location. All JCC courses are taught by certified instructors, and students have the opportunity to earn national certification from the American Welding Society (AWS), an outside accrediting agency. In the future, JCC is planning certificate and associate degree programs in welding.

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CORPORATE CONTINUING EDUCATION at Jackson Community College

WINTER 2013 OFFERINGS PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING EDUCATION Corporate and Continuing Education at Jackson Community College is pleased to provide you with another semester of highquality programs designed to assist you in reaching your career goals. In this schedule, you will find innovative and relevant courses that will provide you with the technology, leadership, and communication skills you need and want. Our selection of courses for Winter 2013 include human resource development, professional continuing education, community education, family learning, kids college, personal enrichment and technology offerings. Our office works closely with employers across industries to ensure we provide for the needs of a 21st century workforce while also meeting the needs of individuals searching for personal enrichment. Whatever your needs, we are ready to assist. Just call us, we’ll talk. Sincerely, Corporate and Continuing Education

Real Estate Salesperson Pre-Licensure Course

CCE has been granted permission by the State of Michigan, Bureau of Commercial Services, Testing, Education & Program Services, to offer Real Estate Salesperson Pre-Licensure courses. Taught by Vince Dragonetti, GRI, CFP, this course provides 40 hours of instruction, including Civil Rights standards. This program will help prepare students to pass the state licensing exam.

Dates: Mon. - Fri., Dec. 10 - Dec. 14, 2012 Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Central Campus, Jackson Instructor: Vince Dragonetti Cost: $299 Dates: Mon. - Fri., June 3 - June 7, 2013 Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Central Campus, Jackson Instructor: Vince Dragonetti Cost: $299

Accelerated Registered Tax Preparer

Just in time for tax season! If you have tax preparation experience and wish to become a paid tax preparer, this course will help you learn what is covered on the exam and review the key concepts to be prepared to take the exam administered by the Internal Revenue Service. The Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) Exam is now required by the IRS for all paid tax preparers.

Winter Dates: Tues. and Thurs., Dec. 4 - Dec. 13, 2012 Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Location: Central Campus, Jackson Instructor: Jim Shimko Cost: $189

SHRM Essentials of HR Management ®

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources Management® offers a broad overview of the human resource functions covering these areas: Human Resource Management, Employment Law, Recruitment and Selection, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Development, Performance Management. This 5-week course includes a reference book, activity book, interactive software and access to a HR online resource center. The SHRM Essentials of HR Management includes six modules. 1. Human Resource Management 2. Employment Law 3. Recruitment and Selection 4. Compensation and Benefits 5. Employee Development 6. Performance Management

Winter Date: Wed., Dec. 12 - Jan.16, 2013 Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Central Campus Instructor: Sandra Boyers, PHR Cost: $499

Spring Date: Wed., May 29 - June 26, 2013 Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Central Campus Instructor: Sandra Boyers, PHR Cost: $499

blem Solving

course will provide an eight-step structured approach to essing problems in the work place. NEW! LEAN TRAINING

Standard Work

Recognizing that all work is a process, Standard Work (SW) provides a system to assess each process step by step to optimize the sequence.

5S: Systematic Workplace Organization

This class provides an introduction to the 5S system (Sift, Sort, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) and describes techniques for implementing 5S.

Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

This class describes the basic principles of Lean manufacturing and compares them to traditional manufacturing approaches. Included in this training is the LES (Lean Environment Simulator) experience.

Kaizen Workshop

In this course the participant will learn how to problem-solve in a team environment through the use of Lean thinking.

Heijunka

This class introduces participants to Heijunka, one of the two pillars of Lean manufacturing.

LES (Lean Environment Simulator)

Lean concepts have been adopted by many successful manufacturing companies as a way to reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction, and increase profitability.

Value Stream Mapping

In this hands-on class participants are engaged in documenting and quantifying material and information flow within their organizations.

Process Flow Charting

This class covers the purpose and methods of flow charting processes.

Conducting Kaizen Events

The purpose of this class is to enable the participants to organize and run Kaizen Events in their work place.

Jidoka

This class provides participants with fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice with Jidoka.

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

This class describes the main concepts of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and explains how to apply the 14 Quality Control (QC) tools to process assessment.

Job Instruction Training

Job Instruction training, a basic component of Lean, is utilized by companies on a Lean journey.

Problem Solving

This course provides an eight-step structured approach to addressing problems in the work place.

Lean Supervisor Roles and Responsibilities

This class explores the basics of effectively leading a team in a Lean environment.

Dates coming soon! For more information and full course descriptions visit www.jccmi.edu/cce.

TEACHERS: ONLINE SB-CEU’s

Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom Differentiated instruction (DI) is becoming a mainstay in classrooms across the country as educators are starting to see the ways the traditional classroom setting limits their ability to reach diverse learners. Join us on this journey through 10 practical DI integration strategies! Count on at least three sample integration lessons on each strategy, and just think of all the ways that you can apply them to improve learning outcomes for your students. Dates: Nov. 14 - Dec. 21, 2012 OR Dec. 12, 2012- Jan. 18, 2013 Location: Online Cost: $114

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

Getting Paid To Talk! From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over. Participants will have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of the instructor. This class is fun, realistic, and offers a great introduction for anyone interested in the voice-over field.

Fall Date: Thurs., Nov. 15, 2012 Winter Date: Mon., March 11, 2013 Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m. Location: Central Campus, Jackson Instructor: Voice Coaches Cost: $49

Spanish Conversation for Beginners Solving Classroom Discipline Problems I Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while other teachers face daily discipline battles? The answer is that many teachers have not been taught the secrets to solving discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-bystep approach to effective, positive classroom discipline. Teachers continually rate this course one of the most valuable they have ever taken. Dates: Nov. 14 - Dec. 21, 2012 OR Dec. 12, 2012- Jan. 18, 2013 Location: Online Cost: $114

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II In this professional development course, you’ll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you’re teaching make more responsible choices. You’ll learn how to use a new research-based, six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems such as bullying, fighting, using abusive language, stealing, and refusing to work.

Conversational Spanish is a credit and noncredit cohort course designed for people who have little or no knowledge of Spanish. The emphasis is on speaking and listening for travelers, professionals, and students. The course introduces practical vocabulary, culture, pronunciation, and essential grammar with minimal reading and writing.

Winter Dates: Mon., Jan. 28 - April 22, 2013 Time: 6 - 9:30 p.m. Location: Central Campus, Jackson Instructor: Connie Cody Cost: $249

Portuguese Conversation for Beginners Portuguese Conversation for Beginners is a credit and non-credit cohort 12 week course designed for people who have little or no knowledge of Portuguese. The emphasis is on speaking and listening for travelers, professionals, and students. The course introduces practical vocabulary, culture, pronunciation, and essential grammar with minimal reading and writing.

Dates: Nov. 14 - Dec. 21, 2012 OR Dec. 12, 2012- Jan. 18, 2013

Winter Dates: Tues., Jan. 29 - April 23, 2013 Time: 6 - 9:30 p.m. Location: Central Campus, Jackson Instructor: Ana Alves Cost: $249

Creating a Classroom Website

Introduction to Make-Up for Stage and Video

Location: Online Cost: $114

Learn how to create a classroom Web site in this fun, easy-to-understand course for teachers. In no time, you’ll build a site with text, images, animations, tables, links, and more. Then you’ll create a WebQuest and a blog to add to your site. Discover how simple creating a classroom Web site can be and how having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher. Dates: Nov. 14 - Dec. 21, 2012 OR Dec. 12, 2012- Jan. 18, 2013 Location: Online Cost: $114

Lights, camera, action! Stage and video performances require flawless make-up application to create the perfect look and stand-out. During this credit and non-credit cohort course, participants will learn the fundamental techniques of design and application of make-up for theatre and video settings.

Winter Dates: Fri., Jan. 7 - April 26, 2013 Time: 9 - 11:54 a.m. Location: Central Campus, Jackson Instructor: Staf f Cost: $249

KID’S COLLEGE - HILLSDALE

TECHNOLOGY (FREE)

IT Literacy Outreach Program Jackson Community College is now offering free and low cost computer training lessons to the community! As a recipient of grant funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce, we are able to offer a range of classes free to the public, from learning operational functions to being able to Skype with your relatives! If you are looking to improve your computer skills, professional image, or general literacy on computers, this program will have a course for you!

Myth Busting Kids Much like the scientists on the popular show, “Myth Busters,” youth will explore hands-on experiments to solve mysteries during this oneday session. Youth will test the ever invincible balloon or the possibility to walk on water along with other lingering myths to determine what is scientifically “busted” or “confirmed!” Only 12 spots available! Ages 7-10.

Date: Sat., Nov. 3, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: LeTarte Center, Hillsdale Instructor: Kelly Burr Cost: $59

Mad Scientists Who said science isn’t fun? During this one-day session, youth will explore whacky science, including projects with dry ice, density experiments, and making their own Gak slime! Only 12 spots available! Ages 7-10.

Date: Sat., Nov. 10, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: LeTarte Center, Hillsdale Instructor: Rachael Wingle Cost: $59

Intro to Freehand Drawing and Sketching Young artists will learn the fundamentals of drawing from freehand line to more detailed sketches using shading, stippling, etc. Participants will begin with simple pencil drawing, drawing with stick and ink, drawing with color media such as pastel/chalk, crayon, and drawing with mixed media. Concepts such as showing depth, shape, and perspective with line work will be explored. Only 12 spots available! Ages 10-14.

Date: Sat., Nov. 10, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: LeTarte Center, Hillsdale Instructor: Doug Matz Cost: $59

Jackson Communit y College and the Shop Rat Foundation are thrilled to par tner in the creation of STEM focused sessions for Kids College. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and this par tnership is in collaboration with the Jackson STEAMM Connection which promotes manufacturing and STEM Education for our youth count y wide.

New offerings are added weekly, please call CCE for a current list at 517.796.8610.

Introduction to Social Media In this fun and friendly course, we are going to dive into social networking! This will allow you to connect with your family and friends on the Internet, strengthen some relationships, and stay up to date with everything that is going on in the world around you. Classes focus on the social media sites of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Date: Wed., Nov. 7 - Dec. 5, 2012 Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Location: JCC @ LISD TECH Instructor: Kyle Liechty Date: Thurs., Nov. 8 - Nov. 29, 2012 Time: 1 - 3 p.m. Location: LeTarte Center, Hillsdale Instructor: Cole Rogotzke

Introduction to the iPad

(iPads provided for classroom use) This class is for beginning iPad users, looking to further their understanding on their Apple product. We will discuss iPad basics, applications, productivity tools, and ways to completely replace your computer with your new tablet! In addition, we will provide the iPads for the training, but you are welcome to bring your own as well! Date: Mon., Oct. 29 - Nov. 12, 2012 Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Location: JCC Central Campus Instructor: Cole Rogotzke Date: Sat., Nov. 10, 2012 Time: 10 a.m. - noon Location: Jackson Cof fee Co. Instructor: Kyle Liechty Date: Sat., Dec. 8, 2012 Time: 10 a.m. - noon Location: Jackson Cof fee Co. Instructor: Kyle Liechty

Developing a Professional Image with Social Media Social networking is essential when looking for work in our digital society, but how can you utilize it to help you get a job? In this four week course, we will look into ways to develop that professional image and establish essential connections through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs. Your digital footprint will have a significant impact on how you come across to your future employers, so make it leave a positive lasting impact. Everyone is welcome to join You do not need to be affiliated with any of these networks upon registration! Date: Mon., Nov. 12 - Dec. 3, 2012 Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Location: JCC North Campus Instructor: Kyle Liechty

Computer Training and Tutoring In a personalized setting, we are offering open tutoring and computer training to meet the needs of community members! If you would like to reserve one-on-one time with the instructor at this location, please register for a date and time through Corporate and Continuing Education. Date: Wed., Present - Nov. 14, 2012 Time: 3:30 - 5 p.m. Location: Adrian Public Library Instructor: Kyle Liechty and Cole Rogotzke

Date: Thurs., Present - Dec. 6, 2012 Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m. Location: LeTarte Center, Hillsdale Instructor: Cole Rogotzke

Date: Fri., Present - Nov. 30, 2012 Time: 8 - 11 a.m. Location: Jackson Cof fee Co. Instructor: Kyle Liechty Date: Fri., Present - Nov. 30, 2012 Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Location: Crouch Senior Center Instructor: Cole Rogotzke Date: Wed., Present - Nov. 30, 2012 Time: 11 a.m. - Noon Location: Spring Arbor Senior Center Instructor: Cole Rogotzke

Online Courses - Business, Management & Customer Service

All ed2go online courses begin on November 14 or December 12, 2012. Cost is $99 per course.

Online Courses - Careers & Certifications

A to Z Grant Writing

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5

This course will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors.

Do you want to make mobile apps that run on iPhone and iPad, as well as on Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone? In this course, participants learn how to imagine, design, build, and optimize a cross-platform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards. The result will be a mobile app that's fast and runs on just about any smartphone or tablet computer.

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel Using practical explanations and real-life examples, this course will show participants how money flows through a typical business. Participants will learn the basics of how a business operates, including how to develop successful business strategies and how to use financial statements to make better business decisions.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management This course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management. Participants will learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and learn how to manage time to deal with the constant demands of a managerial job. Participants will learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate employees. Finally, participants will learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

Managing Customer Service In this six-week online course, participants discover the dynamite methods for bringing out the best in a company’s team, measuring customer service, and assessing the needs of staff and clients. As an added bonus, participants will unlock the power of leading by example and setting new trends for optimal customer service in their company.

Marketing your Business on the Internet

In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You’ll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site’s performance using Web analytics. You'll understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site.

This course will help participants discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. Participants become an indispensable member of your team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine.

Become a Veterinary Assistant Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This course, taught by a practicing veterinarian and college instructor, will give participants the information needed to prepare for work in veterinary hospitals. Participants will learn about vaccinations, health and safety issues, spaying and neutering, and additional aspects of veterinary assistant duties.

HIPAA Compliance In this course, topics will focus specifically on the Administrative Simplification portion of HIPAA, ARRA, and HITECH, starting by defining the lingo of HIPAA, ARRA, and HITECH and identifying the important players. This course will also cover transactions, code sets, and identifiers, which are all key elements in electronic health care transmissions, in addition to the Privacy Rule, which governs patient rights, disclosure of protected health information (PHI), business associates, and many other relationships within the health care industry and computers. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be more confident and capable of implementing HIPAA, ARRA, and HITECH’s requirements.

Professional Sales Skills Today, there are no shortages of opportunities for skilled salespeople. In good times or bad, companies never stop looking for sales representatives that can help meet their financial goals. If you’ve always dreamed of becoming successful in sales, this course is exactly what you need. Participants learn how to turn prospects into buyers, how to provide proper customer service, how to develop a sales plan, and more!

How to Register CCE now offers online registration and payment all in one place! Simply go to www.jccmi.edu/ cce, browse the CCE schedule of classes, select your class, and pay directly online. If online registration is not your preference, Debbie Johnson, our registration guru, is always happy to assist. Call 517.796.8610. How to Register Register for CCE courses online at www.jccmi.edu/cce

Payment Methods For your convenience, CCE accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover and personal checks. Full payment must accompany all noncredit course registrations. Course/College Information • Information in the schedule is subject to change. Every attempt will be made to notify participants of class changes.

• Classes are canceled when the College is closed. Please visit our website at www.jccmi. edu/info/closings.htm, or tune in to K 105.3 for information on college closings due to weather.

If You Must Cancel Students will receive a full refund for all courses

and workshops cancelled by the college. A full refund will be given to students who officially drop a course by 5 p.m. three business days prior to the first class meeting. Failure to attend does not constitute an official drop and no refunds will be granted. Please note that JCC will enforce all other online and contracted company’s refund policies. Any special refund policies are clearly stated in the course descriptions.

Accommodations If you have a learning disability, hyperactivity (ADHD), vision or hearing impairment or other disability that interferes with your learning, the Center for Student Success can provide the support you need. We also provide special seating or other reasonable accommodations for those with physical challenges. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) these disabilities must be documented within the last three years. In cases where you need to obtain appropriate documentation, we may assist you in finding the resources or by making referrals. Other reasonable accommodations may include note takers, text books on tape, sign language interpreters, lecture taping, scribe, extended test time, oral testing, quiet testing place and others as appropriate. Academic advising for students with disabilities is available through the CSS. Assistive technology is available in the computer labs. These services are free to JCC students.

When you get in your vehicle each day and rev up the engine, a sophisticated, high-performance machine comes to life.

by Marilynn Fryer

To keep today’s cars and light trucks running smoothly, automotive service technicians’ roles have become increasingly complex. Technicians combine vast knowledge with mechanical ability and have developed into diagnostic, high-tech problem solvers who work with integrated electronic systems and complex computers that help to regulate vehicles’ performance. More and more electronics are found on today’s vehicles, including back-up cameras, global positioning systems, sonar and laser cruise control, smart braking, stability control and more. Technicians must be able to read and understand a repair manual, communicate well with customers, and be well-versed in basic computer skills. “There is continuous change in the automotive industry. Now the focus is on green technology, hybrid vehicles,” said Chris Kaser, automotive instructor. “Students need to be able to think things through in their minds and work with their hands. Being open-minded and having a good attitude are also important.” JCC offers associate degree and certificate programs in automotive service technology, as well as a specialized program from Ford Maintenance and Light Repair

(MLR). Several concentrations and skill sets are also available, which can serve as stepping stones for students to get a start in the field as they work toward a degree or certificate. In recent years, JCC has launched classes in automotive hybrid repair and automotive diesel repair. The undercar repair class brings together basic knowledge of car repair and machine shop skills, such as welding and pipe bending. The College also offers automotive classes in Lenawee County at the LISD TECH Center. The automotive repair field is challenging, but it’s also rewarding. A person choosing this occupation has a variety of career options available. The primary field is automotive repair technician, but students may also work with after-market suppliers, parts management, automotive engineering, recreational industry and more. Other jobs include parts representatives, parts designers, shop owners, service writers and advisors, and telephone technical assistance specialists. There is always a demand for automotive technicians somewhere, even in a difficult economy when people tend to keep their cars longer rather than buying newer ones, prompting the need for more maintenance. Careers in automotive technology are expected to increase 17 percent in the coming years, and job opportunities for qualified technicians should be good, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wages for automotive service technicians average about $35,790, but may range from $20,200 to $59,590.

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FIND YOUR FUTURE!

Looking for a career that’s the right fit for you? Students at JCC have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to discuss career programs. Students may also meet with faculty advisors to discuss career opportunities in their disciplines. Information in these pages is subject to change without notice. Please check the current catalog for the most up-to-date information. 3D DESIgN AND ANImATION

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

3D Design and Animation - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Careers focusing on the visual and artistic side of modeling and animation. Students prepare for entrylevel positions in digital illustration, computer-generated (CG) film and video game design industry. Emphasis is on taking a concept and turning it into reality, then packaging the concept into a portfolio piece to help land a job. Career titles include animator, renderer, concept artist, character designer, art director, modeling supervisor, texture artist/ texture painter, production assistant, compositor, editor, and many more. Also gives you: Digital animation courses that can help other programs as well, such as graphic design and web design. Average Yearly Earnings: Ranges from $41,710 to $77,010 depending on experience and portfolio; earnings for selfemployed artists vary widely. Freelance work also available.

Alternative Energy - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career in the emerging field of alternative energy. Courses and labs provide students an opportunity to learn theory and skills required to design, install, operate and maintain alternative energy systems both for residential and small commercial applications. Specific topics include energy efficiency, photovoltaic (solar) systems, wind turbines, geothermal systems, solar thermal systems, bio-fuels, and hydrogen fuel cells. Also gives you: Credits that may be applied to another field of study. Average Yearly Earnings: Alternative energy is an emerging field and earnings vary.

ACADEMIC SKILLS JCC offers courses that enhance your opportunities for academic and workplace success, including courses in reading, writing, problem solving and study skills.

ACCOUNTING Accounting - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Jobs with duties assigned to a beginning or junior accountant, such as verifying additions, checking audits, postings, and vouchers, analyzing accounts, and preparing financial statements. Also gives you: Credits that transfer to select four-year accounting degree programs. See a JCC advisor. Average Yearly Earnings: Bookkeeping, auditing clerk, accounts receivable/accounts payable clerk, payroll clerk, billing clerk, inventory clerk – $26,350 to $40,130

CAREER

@JCC

PROGRAMS

Accounting - Certificate Prepares you for: Entry-level accounting positions with bookkeeping and related services, CPA firms, and small businesses, where you’ll provide accounting skills, computer competence and office support. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Financial Services - Concentration Prepares you for: Work in the banking and the financial services industries. Job opportunities could include beginning positions with banks, trust offices, pension and retirement firms, personal financial planning groups and investment broker houses (clerk or customer service representative). Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

ART Studio Art - Certificate Prepares you for: Start in the field of studio art with this certificate program. Courses are taught by working artists. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. JCC offers transferable courses in drawing, design, painting, art education, and art history. Digital Photography - Certificate Prepares you for: Get the foundational skills to expand your photography portfolio and help develop skills needed to apply to a fine arts degree program or a career in the field. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. JCC also offers transferable courses in drawing, design, painting and art history.

ASSOCIATE DEGREES Associate in Arts/Transfer (minimum of 60 credits) Prepares you for: A four-year college or university program where students may elect to major in such fields as art, business, education, English, music, psychology, social work and theatre.

Also gives you: Two years of transferable credits/education. Associate in Science/Transfer (minimum of 60 credits) Prepares you for: A four-year college or university program where students may elect to major in such fields as engineering, medicine, or computer science, just to name a few. Also gives you: Two years of transferable credits/education.

AUTOMOTIVE Automotive Collision Repair - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career as an automotive body repairer, often called collision repair technician. JCC utilizes the Inter-Industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair (I-CAR) Enhanced Delivery Curriculum, an industry standard in the field. Average Yearly Earnings: $28,500 to $49,025 Automotive Collision Repair - Certificate Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Collision, Mechanical & Electrical Components Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Collision Repair Body Technician - Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Collision Repair Non-Structural Technician - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Collision Repair Structural Body Technician - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Collision Repair Refinishing Technician - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Automotive Service - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Passing state and national exams to become a certified Master Automotive Technician; the exams cover brakes, suspension/steering, engine repair, manual transmissions/drive trains, automatic transmissions, engine performance, electrical systems, and air conditioning/ heating systems. JCC meets ASE/NATEF national standards in all eight areas of automotive repair - an important statement to employers.

Also gives you: Corporate-sponsored program through Ford. Our Ford corporate-sponsored connection is called MLR, the Ford Maintenance and Light Repair network. This opens the door for employment opportunities in the corporate setting. Average Yearly Earnings: $25,875 to $47,091 Automotive Service Technology - Certificate Prepares you for: Entry-level jobs in the field of automotive technology where you’ll work under the supervision of an experienced mechanic, or for career enhancement if you are already in the field. You’ll develop entry-level skills in brakes, steering/suspension, engine repair, manual transmissions/ drive trains, automatic transmissions, engine performance, electrical systems, and air conditioning/heating systems. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Wheel Service - Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Courses include brakes, steering and suspension, and co-op. Driveability - Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Courses include engine performance 1 & 2, electrical systems 1 and 2, heating and air conditioning systems, and co-op. Ford Service - Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Courses include engine repair, brakes, steering and suspension, electrical systems and more.

Driveability - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. High Speed Diesel Service - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Hybrid Vehicles - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

Powertrain - Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Courses include engine repair, automatic transmission, manual transmission and drivelines, and co-op.

Maintenance & Light Repair - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

Undercar Services - Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Courses include engine repair, automatic transmission, manual transmission and drivelines, and co-op.

Powertrain - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

High Speed Diesel Service - Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Courses include engine repair, automatic transmission, manual transmission and drivelines, and co-op.

Wheel Service - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

Hybrid Vehicles - Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Courses include engine repair, electrical systems and hybrid technology. Maintenance and Light Repair - Concentration Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Air Conditioning & Heating - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

Undercar Service - Skill Set Prepares you for: A coordinated set of courses to enable students to quickly achieve their specific occupational goal. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

AVIATION Individual Certification (non-degree) Prepares you for: Certification in private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating, flight instructor, instrument flight instructor, multi-engine and multi-engine instructor. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

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Aviation Technology - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: This program for pilots includes all simulator training, flight training and appropriate ground schooling to qualify you for private, commercial, multi-engine or flight instructor certification. Aviation - transfer Prepares you for: Start at JCC, then transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree. Also gives you: More flexibility for career options. Average Yearly Earnings: The wide salary range depends on airlines and job experiences, $30,000 to $129,580.

BIOlOGY Prepares you for: JCC offers individual courses for transfer in biology, botany, microbiology, human anatomy & physiology and zoology. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in biology, preprofessional health programs (pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.), or biotechnology. See Associate in Science on page 17.

BUSINESS Business Administration - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Broad-based occupational opportunities in business. This program allows students to customize a program of study to meet specific employment needs. Also gives you: Credits to transfer to select four-year programs. See a JCC advisor. Average Yearly Earnings: Vary greatly depending on position and location. Wages of supervisors of retail sales workers vary from $27,520 to $46,450. Business Administration - Certificate Prepares you for: Develop your knowledge of all functional aspects of the business world and prepare for employment in fields that require skills in sales presentation, negotiation, customer service, display preparation, inventory analysis and basic market research. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Average Yearly Earnings: Advertising sales agents - $43,480 Retail management - $35,310 General manager, companies & enterprises - $85,980 Customer service representative - $28,329

Note: What you earn will depend on the industry, work setting and level of responsibility. The career planning database lists 230 job titles that begin with the word “manager,” and this doesn’t include the jobs that require management skills but do not have the words “manager” or “management” in their title. The same is true for supervisory positions - there are hundreds listed, covering every imaginable business, industry, and work environment. To explore all the titles that might fit you, make an appointment with an advisor. Management - Certificate Prepares you for: Will build on your natural ability to get along with people and help develop your leadership potential for management roles. Also gives you: Skills that can be applied in almost any industry. Marketing - Certificate Prepares you for: Positions in retail, sales and customer service. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Business - Transfer Prepares you for: Transfer degree program at a four-year college or university, where you’ll further develop your communication and interpersonal skills while developing a specialty in accounting, economics, finance, management, computer information systems or some other aspect of business. Administrative Assistant - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Expanded job opportunities in office settings where technical skills in computer usage, spreadsheet and database software packages, desktop publishing and telecommunications are important, and where increased responsibilities require time management, human relations and general office skills. Average Yearly Wages: Secretaries - $29,050 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants - $40,030 Microsoft® Office® Specialist - Concentration Prepares you for: Get a foundation in the programs and systems used in an automated office setting. Also gives you: Credits that may be building blocks to an existing JCC certificate or associate degree program.

CAREER EXPLORATION JCC offers individual courses in career planning. Students attending JCC have free access to career guidance advisors, databases and other materials.

CHEMISTRY Prepares you for: JCC offers individual courses in introductory, general, organic and inorganic chemistry. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in pre-professional health (pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, prepharmacy, physical therapy) and professional chemistry. See Associate in Science on page 17.

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COMMUNICATIONS Prepares you for: JCC offers individual courses in the basic communication skills so highly sought after both in relationships and in business and industry. Employers are looking for people with the ability to express themselves clearly, to speak persuasively, to think on their feet and to work well with others. These are the skills developed in courses such as the fundamentals of speaking, interpersonal communications, argumentation and debate. Many transfer students also enroll in these classes.

COMPUTER NETWORKING Networking Specialist - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Computer networking positions within many businesses and organizations. Networking involves the hardware, software and communications channels that allow computers to talk to each other. Most organizations use computer networks and need networking specialists to maintain their networks. Also gives you: Coursework prepares students for industry standard exams from CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft and others. Average Yearly Earnings: Network Administrator - $52,340 to $91,850 Help Desk Workers - $26,850 to $70,750 Networking Specialist - Certificate Prepares you for: Networking involves the hardware, software and communication channels necessary to allow computers to talk to each other. Learn the various components of computer networking. Students who pass the related core exams will be CompTIA Network+ certified and recognized as a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA). Students who pass the appropriate related elective exam can also achieve the premier certifications of Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Cisco Network Administrator (CCNA). Microsoft® Networking - Concentration Network+/Security+ - Concentration Prepares you for: Work as an information technology professional with knowledge of information security within computer networks. Well-trained workers are necessary to effectively combat hackers, attacks and security threats.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING Computer Programming Specialist - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Job opportunities may include applications programmer, computer operators, information systems manager, systems analyst, and programmer. Programmers write the detailed sets of instructions computers understand and act on. Also gives you: The opportunity to focus your program in a particular discipline by choosing from a list of elective courses covering visual basic, C++, Java. Also provides courses for transfer and learning that can be applied to four-year programs. Average Yearly Earnings: Computer Programmer - $53,720 to $67,790

Microcomputer Applications - Concentration Prepares you for: A variety of positions in an automated office setting. Also gives you: Credits that may be building blocks to the Microcomputer Applications Specialist degree or certificate. Microcomputer Applications - Skill Set Computer Service Technician (A+/Network+) - Skill Set

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/CORRECTIONS/ LAW ENFORCEMENT

Computer Programming Specialist - Certificate Prepares you for: Entry-level computer programmer positions working with a systems analyst in an applications environment to support information processing functions. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

COMPUTER SYSTEMS SUPPORT Microcomputer Applications Specialist - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Assume a variety of positions in an automated office setting. Career choices that include applications specialist, data processing manager, end-user support technician and information systems associate or software specialist. You will learn to generate all types of documents, worksheets, graphic and multimedia presentations. Also gives you: Knowledge and skills that may be beneficial to a number of career fields. Average Yearly Earnings: $26,120 to $55,990 Microcomputer Applications Specialist - Certificate Prepares you for: Entry-level positions that provide technical support, assistance, troubleshooting, training for end-users in word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics software. Common job titles include user support specialist, customer service representative and software trainer. As the use of microcomputers extends to most workplaces, the demand is great for specialists who can assist non-technical users with the technology. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Microsoft® Office® Specialist - Certificate Prepares you for: A variety of positions in an automated office setting, such as administrative assistant and administrative support personnel. The program recognizes the increasingly important role of the microcomputer in modern business and is designed to assist students in developing skills in the use of microcomputer applications for word/information processing, record keeping and database development. Also gives you: Industry-recognized standard for measuring an individual’s mastery of “Office” automation. Credits that can be used toward JCC’s associate degree in microcomputer applications.

Corrections - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Certification to work in correctional jobs in the State of Michigan. Corrections officers are charged with safekeeping any person who has been arrested, is awaiting trial or is in a correctional institution. Also gives you: Credits to transfer to select four-year degree programs. See a JCC advisor. Average Yearly Earnings: Corrections Officers and Jailers, $31,000 to $46,779 Corrections - Certificate Prepares you for: Taking the required exams for jobs in county- and state-level correctional facilities and for advancement within state correctional facilities. Also gives you: The first of what could be many career advancements. Corrections is an advancement-oriented field, as long as you’re successful on the job, willing to continue your education and able to pass the required exams. Corrections - Skill Set Prepares you for: Students have opportunity to pursue initial study in their area of interest. Skill set allows students to apply to the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Law Enforcement - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career as a police officer in a city or county government agency. Police officers function to keep the peace, protect life and property, detect and prevent crime, and maintain public order through the application of the law. Average Yearly Earnings: Police officer - $49,452; Detectives - $55,952 Law Enforcement - Certificate Prepares you for: A career in law enforcement. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree. Criminal Justice - General Transfer Prepares you for: A four-year college or university program where students may earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and work at occupations such as local, state and federal law enforcement officers, parole and probation officers, juvenile counselors and prison administrators. Also gives you: Two years of transferable credits/education. See Associate in Arts on page 16.

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CULINARY ARTS Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career as a professional culinarian in a restaurant, hospitality, or institutional setting. Culinary arts professionals have a variety of responsibilities that may include supervising and coordinating the activities of food service workers or dining room employees, planning menus, estimating daily or weekly needs, ordering and maintaining inventories of supplies and equipment, and keeping records of meals served. Also gives you: Provides a foundation for continued culinary arts studies at a four-year college, the chef certification through the American Culinary Federation (ACF) as well as the NRAEF ManageFirst and the ServSafe National Certification. Average Yearly Earnings: Chefs & Head Cooks - $29,050 to $51,540 Food preparation & serving supervisors - $22,530 to $37,290 Food service managers - $36,670 to $59,580 Culinary Arts - Certificate Prepares you for: Wide variety of positions involving food service preparation, supervision and coordination. Prepare for entry-level employment in areas of cooking, baking and food service management. Also gives you: A balance of classroom, laboratory, and work experience opportunities as well as credits that may be applied to an associate degree. Culinary Arts - Concentration Prepares you for: The culinary arts concentration is primarily designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as chefs. Also gives you: A balance of classroom, laboratory, and work experience opportunities combine in this program to provide management preparation in this challenging industry.

Web Technology – eCommerce Consultant - Certificate Students will be skilled to consult with clients regarding their desires for an eCommerce site, as well as manage inventory through integrated database technology. Web Technology – eCommerce Specialist Concentration Students will be skilled to design an eCommerce site, manage its traffic and maximize the appearance of the site in search engine results. Web Technology – eCommerce Entrepreneur Concentration Students will be skilled to assess the opportunities available to launch an entrepreneurial venture, as well as develop a plan to incorporate an eCommerce web site. Web Technology – eCommerce Manager - Skill Set Students will be skilled to manage an eCommerce site’s search engine optimization, share product files across platforms, and utilize mobile technologies and advertising campaigns to ensure optimal efficiency of the site. Web Technology – eCommerce Designer - Skill Set Students will be skilled to use open source or boxed software to build an eCommerce web site considerate of legal requirements, eCommerce concepts, and technology requirements.

ECONOMICS JCC offers individual courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics.

EDUCATION

Culinary Arts - Skill Set Prepares you for: Entry-level positions in the food service industry. Also gives you: This 12 credit-hour program includes classes in sanitation and safety, introduction to hospitality, culinary skills and baking.

A popular transfer program at JCC, education is a field that is rapidly changing. Students pursuing either an elementary or secondary teaching certificate need to major and/or minor in subject disciplines they plan to teach. All education students should plan to take the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification: Basic Skills (reading, writing, mathematics) during the second semester of their freshman year at JCC. All colleges require successful completion of this test before acceptance into their college of education.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

ELECTRICIAN

Caring for and teaching young children is a growing field which is changing greatly as more and more continues to be expected of early childhood professionals. JCC has revamped its curriculum and is launching new courses to prepare students for today’s careers.

Electrician - Associate in Applied Science Prepares You For: Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in residential construction and commercial buildings. They also work in manufacturing settings often servicing highly automated industrial processes. Electricians generally focus on either construction or maintenance, although many do both. Average Yearly Earnings: $36,360 to $62,150

eCOMMERCE Web Technology – eCommerce Professional Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Electronic commerce, or eCommerce, is the term given to the buying and selling of products or services over the Internet. Businesses looking to expand in the online global marketplace or individuals looking to make a few extra dollars will learn to combine web design, programming, search engine optimization and mobile eBusiness practices to create a secure and smooth eCommerce experience for the Internet shopper. Fall 2012 • Career Choices • 517.796.8416

Average Yearly Earnings: Varies greatly depending on size and scope of business.

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Electrician - Certificate Prepares you for: Jobs as an electrician where you may lay out, assemble, install, maintain and test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring used in heating and refrigeration, lighting, power, intercommunications, air conditioning, and electrical systems of homes, factories, and other buildings.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES/ PARAMEDIC

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Emergency Medical Technology - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Positions noted above, plus it allows students to further their career in EMS or beyond in health positions such as management, education or supervision. Also gives you: Upon successful completion of the program, candidates are eligible to take the State of Michigan EMT or Paramedic exams to become licensed. Also, allows students to enter into a bachelor’s degree completion program. Average Yearly Earnings: EMT - $29,328

Electrical Basics - Concentration Completion of this program provides a solid electrical foundation for the person seeking electrical or industrial mechanic training. Also gives you: Credits that may be applied toward a concentration, certificate, or associate degree.

ELECTRONICS Electronic Technology/ELT - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Entry-level training plus potential advancement opportunities within the field. Also gives you: Credits that transfer into select four-year programs. See a JCC advisor. Average Yearly Earnings: $38,372 to $59,758 Electronic Technology/ELT - Certificate Prepares you for: Entry-level jobs in almost any of the electronics cluster of occupations, such as digital computer maintenance, voice and data communications, radio and TV broadcasting, and high-tech manufacturing. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward JCC’s associate degree in electronics technology. Electronic Technology/ Microcomputer - Associate in Applied Science Degree Prepares you for: Entry-level training plus potential advancement opportunities within the field. Also gives you: Credits that transfer into select four-year programs. See a JCC advisor. Average Yearly Earnings: Electronic equipment repair $37,800 Electronic Technology/Microcomputer - Certificate Prepares you for: Entry-level jobs in almost any of the electronics cluster of occupations, such as digital computer maintenance, voice and data communications, radio and TV broadcasting, and high-tech manufacturing. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

Emergency Medical Technology - Certificate Prepares you for: A position as a member of a pre-hospital emergency medical team; an emergency medical technician may administer treatment for emergency care to sick and injured persons and transport them to medical facilities. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward JCC’s associate degree in emergency medical services. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates are eligible to take the State of Michigan EMT or Paramedic exams to become licensed. Candidates are eligible to take the National Registry Exam for EMT or Paramedic leading to State of Michigan licensure. Emergency Medical Technology - Concentration Prepares you for: Employment as emergency medical caregivers. Also gives you: Credits to build toward a certificate or associate degree program. Emergency Medical Technology - Skill Set Prepares you for: Introductory positions in the emergency health field. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

ENGINEERING Fundamentals of Engineering - Certificate Prepares you for: Transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering, as well as entry-level work in industry as an engineering technician. JCC’s engineering curriculum is patterned on the first two years of engineering courses at the University of Michigan. Students commonly transfer to U-M, MSU, WMU, GVSU, and MTU. Students completing their Bachelor of Science degree at an accredited college or university qualify for licensure as a professional engineer. Average Yearly Earnings: Chemical - $53,370; Civil - $48,140; Mechanical - $47,900

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Entrepreneurship - Skill Set Prepares you for: Entrepreneurs are individuals who pursue their aspirations to own and operate their own businesses. JCC offers classes to help students learn the skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture, assess business climate and write a business plan. JCC offers a skill set credential which can be completed on its own, or grouped with another field for students interested in their own business. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Environmental Science - Certificate Prepares you for: A career as an environmental scientist in which you explore nature’s systems and how humans influence those systems. You may be involved in a variety of areas, such as soil conservation, water quality and treatment, agriculture, plant pathology, ecology, environmental engineering, biology and more. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree or for transfer to a university. Average Yearly Earnings: Environmental science and protection technicians - $26,590 to $41,380; Agricultural technicians - $21,730 to $32,760

FRENCH JCC offers individual courses in first- and second-year French and conversational French, beginning and intermediate. Proficiency in a foreign language can enhance your job opportunities. Transfer students may consider taking foreign language as some four-year colleges recommend two years of it regardless of your field of study.

GENERAL STUDIES JCC offers an Associate in General Studies degree that can be adapted to a student’s needs and interests. To earn this associate degree, you will need to earn a minimum of 60 credits.

GEOGRAPHY JCC offers individual courses in world, regional, physical, and U.S. and Canadian geography.

GERMAN JCC offers individual courses in elementary German. Proficiency in a foreign language can enhance your job opportunities. Transfer students may consider taking foreign language as some four-year colleges recommend two years of it regardless of your field of study.

JCC offers individual courses in technical and business writing, basic writing, creative writing, writing fundamentals, communication skills, journalism, composition, Shakespeare and literature, including poetry, drama, short story, novel and children’s literature, as well as African-American and world literature. Offerings also include courses on women’s role in society, film appreciation and courses in the humanities.

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HISTORY

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Visual Communication/Graphic Design - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Staff positions and freelance assignments where you might design product packages, publications, book covers, annual reports, magazines, advertisements, trade publications, and more. You will have to blend creativity and computer savvy with resourcefulness and people skills. Art studios, agencies, and magazines are among the employers you could work for. An associate degree can also prepare you for potential job advancement. Also gives you: Credits for transfer to select four-year programs. See a JCC advisor. Average Yearly Earnings: $42,400

JCC offers courses in African-American and twentieth-century history, as well as courses in western civilization, ancient history, and the history of the U.S. See Associate in Arts on page 16.

Medical Assistant - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Work as a multi-skilled health care practitioner performing medical, administrative and clinical assisting. Your responsibilities may include working as a secretary/receptionist, preparing medical charts and reports, handling patient billing and taking vital signs. Upon completion the student is eligible to take the AAMA exam to become a certified medical assistant. Also gives you: Coursework and skills that may serve as a step toward other health careers. Average Yearly Earnings: $18,000 to $36,840

Visual Communication/Graphic Design - Certificate Prepares you for: Entry-level positions where you might design product packages, publications, book covers, annual reports, magazines, advertisements, trade publications, and more. The program is also beneficial to students who already have degrees in other fields and are interested in design skills only. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FITNESS JCC offers individual courses in cardiovascular training, such as golf, weight training and aerobics, which can be transferred to fulfill the physical education requirements in some four-year degree programs. JCC also offers courses in stress management, stress management for parents, and wellness.

HEALTH MANAGEMENT Health Management - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career in the business and administrative areas of health care. Health managers may handle day-to-day operations of various departments in large facilities, or handle daily operations in smaller facilities such as nursing homes or clinics. Also gives you: Credits to transfer to select four-year programs. See a JCC advisor. Average Yearly Earnings: $48,300

HUMANITIES JCC offers individual courses that can transfer to four-year institutions, fulfill core requirements in a JCC associate degree program and enrich your understanding of the human experience. See Associate in Arts on page 16.

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY Manufacturing Tech/Machining - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career in the increasingly technical area of manufacturing and/or production machining. Also gives you: Many of the courses in this curriculum coincide with Jackson Area Manufacturers Association Academy of Manufacturing Careers Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training certificate program, making this an ideal continuation after completion of your journeyman’s certificate. Average Yearly Earnings: Machinists - $20,000 to $40,000 Manufacturing Tech/Maintenance - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career in the areas of manufacturing and/or industrial maintenance. Also gives you: Many courses in this curriculum coincide with Jackson Area Manufacturers Association Academy of Manufacturing Careers Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training certificate program, making this an ideal continuation after completion of your journeyman’s certificate. Average Yearly Earnings: Machinists - $20,000 to $45,000 Manufacturing Tech/Tool Room - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Career in the increasingly technical area of manufacturing tool room operations. Also gives you: Many of the courses in this curriculum coincide with Jackson Area Manufacturers Association Academy of Manufacturing Careers Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training certificate program, making this an ideal continuation after completion of your journeyman’s certificate. Average Yearly Earnings: Machinists - $20,000 to $45,000

MATHEMATICS JCC offers math courses to support career programs and transfer programs. Courses include preparatory learning, including basic mathematics, algebra and intermediate algebra; business mathematics; and general transfer, including probability and statistics, pre-calculus, discrete mathematics, calculus I, II and III, and differential equations.

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Medical Assistant - Certificate Prepares you for: Work as a multi-skilled health care practitioner performing medical, administrative and clinical assisting. Your responsibilities may include working as a secretary/receptionist, preparing medical charts and reports, handling patient billing and taking vital signs. EKG Technician - Skill Set Prepares you for: EKG technicians specialize in electrocardiography, or EKG testing. EKGs measure and record heart action and rhythm by graphically tracing electrical activity occurring during heartbeats. Technicians attach electrodes to the patient’s chest, arms and legs, and then manipulate switches on an EKG machine to obtain a reading. Also gives you: Coursework and skills that may serve as a step toward other health careers. Average Yearly Earnings: $24,800 to $31,600 Medical Office Support - Concentration Prepares you for: Positions where you provide administrative support in various health care settings such as hospitals, medical offices or outpatient clinics, insurance companies and other private and public healthcare settings. Also gives you: Credits that may be applied toward a medical assistant degree or other health career option.

MEDICAL INSURANCE CODING/BILLING Medical Insurance Coder Biller - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Careers in the increasingly complex world of insurance coding and billing. Medical billers and coders communicate between medical offices, patients and insurance companies. By assigning letters and numbers to diseases, injuries and medical procedures, they speed up the process of payment and ensure that records are correct. Also gives you: Coursework and skills that may serve as a step toward other health care careers. Average Yearly Earnings: $28,030 Medical Transcriptionist - $32,052 Medical Record Technician - $30,610 Medical Insurance Coder Biller - Certificate Prepares you for: Entry-level careers in the increasingly complex world of insurance coding and billing. Each time a patient sees a health care professional, coder billers assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure. Physicians, hospital and clinics employ medical coders and billers’ personnel to submit claims for reimbursement.

Also gives you: Graduates of JCC’s program are eligible to apply to write the state licensing exam (NCLEX-PN) required to become a practical nurse (LPN). Average Yearly Earnings: $29,680 to $56,010

OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES Occupational Studies - Associate in Applied Science Prepare you for: A skilled trades position with increasing opportunities. This degree program is designed for those with apprenticeship or journeyman credentials in a skilled trade who are looking for a college degree.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

MUSIC JCC offers individual courses in voice, stage presence, small instrumental groups, music theory and music appreciation. Students who qualify can study and perform with the JCC Concert Choir or Jackson Community Concert Band.

NURSING Nursing - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career as a registered nurse. The registered nurse (RN) of today and the future is not only caring and compassionate but must have sound mathematical, scientific and technological skills in order to make responsible and ethical clinical judgments, carry out evidence-based interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of care. RNs are responsible for coordinating individual client care as well as the health care team or system. They are partners in care with a multitude of other health care providers. RNs are teachers, communicators, coordinators, delegators and members/leaders of a health care team. There are two admission dates; one in August and one in January each year. Graduates of JCC’s program are eligible to apply for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Examination, (NCLEX-RN) which is required to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN). Also gives you: RNs have tremendous flexibility in their careers - they can work full-time or part-time, in a variety of settings, in many different roles virtually anywhere in the world. Average Yearly Earnings: $42,720 to $69,280 Nursing LPN to ADN - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: This program is specifically designed for the licensed practical nurse who is interested in advancing their career and becoming a registered nurse (RN). By continuing their education, upon program completion, graduates will have a wider range of job opportunities. One class is admitted each fall. Practical Nursing - Certificate Prepares you for: Practice as a licensed practical nurse. The LPN assesses, plans for, implements and manages patient care at the direction of the registered nurse. LPNs are employed in a variety of settings with the majority working in long-term care facilities. Job tasks examples are patient assessment including taking vital signs, administering medications, providing bedside care and performing procedures. Class is admitted in March, or late winter. There is only one admit per year.

Pharmacy Technician - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A position as a pharmacy technician, someone who helps licensed pharmacists prepare prescription medications, provide customer service and perform administrative duties, in a retail or hospital pharmacy. Upon successful completion, students are prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam, a national certification exam. Also gives you: Credits that may be applied to further study. Annual Year Earnings: $22,776 to $33,030

PhIlOSOPhY JCC offers individual courses in introductory philosophy and logic. See Associate in Arts on page 16.

PhYSICS JCC offers individual courses in astronomy and three levels of physics. Astronomy and conceptual physics serve as introductory courses and are useful for those individuals needing a general laboratory science elective for their associate’s degree or are pursuing a career in elementary education. College physics is one of the foundation courses necessary for students who will be pursuing a four-year degree in a pre-professional career, such as architecture or health (pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, physical therapy, or chiropractic). University physics is designed for students who will transfer to a physics or engineering program (mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, or computer) at a four-year institution.

POlITICAl SCIENCE JCC offers individual courses in introductory political science. It is often a field chosen by transfer students who plan to go on to study government or law. See Associate in Arts on page 16.

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY Process Technology - Concentration Prepares you for: Jobs involving planning, analyzing and controlling production in a variety of process industries. Duties involve maintaining a safe work environment, controlling, monitoring and troubleshooting equipment, analyzing, evaluating and communicating about data concerning the process.

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SCIENCES

SOCIAL WORK

JCC offers individual courses in introductory psychology, social psychology, educational psychology, introduction to counseling, child psychology, abnormal psychology and human sexuality. Specialization begins after transfer and continues as you do graduate work.

Pre-Professional Science - Certificate Prepares you for: Transfer to a four-year university as science majors or pre-professional students (pre-veterinary, pre-medical, pre-dental, physical and occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, etc.). Certificate graduates could also find work as laboratory technicians. Average Yearly Earnings: $20,000 to $30,000

JCC offers individual courses in principles of sociology, family relationships, criminology, minority groups in America, social problems, women in a changing society and juvenile delinquency. To become a social worker, you must transfer and continue on for a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

RADIOgRAPhY Radiography - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A radiologic technologist, or radiographer, is someone who administers x-rays to patients in order to help provide diagnosis of possible pathology. A radiographer also works together with the radiology physician in order to perform certain radiological examinations. Some radiologic technologists go on to specialize in areas like CT, MRI, mammography and other complex areas of imaging. Also gives you: Graduates of the JCC radiography program will be eligible to write the national board exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Upon successful completion of the national board exam the successful graduate will have the initials R.T.(R) after their name. Average Yearly Earnings: $42,710 to $63,010

RESPIRATORY CARE Respiratory Care - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career in an allied health profession whose practitioners focus on diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases. A respiratory care practitioner can be instrumental in assisting a physician in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide spectrum of disorders affecting the heart and lungs, and specializes in the application of scientific knowledge and theory to practical, clinical problems of respiratory care. A respiratory care practitioner is qualified to assume primary clinical responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including responsibilities involved in supervision of respiratory technician functions. Also gives you: The program provides the student with the knowledge and experience that will qualify her/him to take the required NBRC examinations to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Average Yearly Earnings: $42,430

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SONOgRAPhY General Sonography - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career as a sonographer, where one uses high frequency sound waves to create cross-sectional images of a patient’s anatomy. Sonographers explain the medical scanning procedure to patients, position them for scanning, scan and collect image data, and work with the imaging physician as a team to interpret the image scan. Also gives you: JCC has one of fewer than 200 programs in the U.S. accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This program leads to ARDMS certification in diagnostic medical sonography. Average Yearly Earnings: $52,570 to $73,680 Cardiac Sonography - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career as a cardiac sonographer, also known as an echocardiographer. Cardiac sonographers are specially trained to operate ultrasound equipment to obtain diagnostic images and hemodynamic information of the heart (echocardiogram). Cardiac sonographers and physicians work as a team during the echo procedure to accurately integrate data for optimal diagnosis. Also gives you: : Graduates of JCC’s CAAHEP accredited program are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) - Adult Echocardiography Certification exams and, if successful, use the credentials RDCS AE (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Adult Echocardiography). Average Yearly Earnings: $50,000-$60,000 Vascular Sonography - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: A career as a vascular technologist -which is a sonographer who specializes in ultrasound images of veins and arteries. A vascular sonographer works closely with the vascular surgeon to formulate a diagnosis and assist with the treatment plans. (Vascular sonography is a secondadmit program; students with necessary prerequisites may now apply by May 31 for a fall start.) Also gives you: JCC has one of only 45 programs in the U.S. accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). It is one of three accredited online programs. This program leads to ARDMS certification in vascular technology. Average Yearly Earnings: $40,000-$60,000

SPANISH JCC offers individual courses in first- and second-year Spanish and conversational Spanish, beginning and intermediate. Transfer students may consider taking foreign language as some four-year colleges recommend two years of it regardless of your field of study.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS JCC offers individual courses in telecommunications that may lead to work in the field or transfer for further study at a fouryear college or university.

THEATRE Theatre Performance - Certificate Prepares you for: A firm base of performance classes (practice and theory) which can be considered as a strong preparation for any college or university program offering a BA or a BFA in General Theatre or Theatre Performance. Also provides a broad understanding of what is required of an actor should the student wish to go practice the art of acting. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

WEB DESIGN Multimedia Web Design - Associate in Applied Science Prepares you for: Jobs that require a well-rounded experience in all aspects of multimedia web page design to build user-friendly and engaging websites. Average Yearly Earnings: $40,000 to $70,000 Multimedia Web Design - Certificate Prepares you for: Jobs that require a well-rounded experience in all aspects of multimedia web page design to build user-friendly and engaging websites. Also gives you: Credits that can be used toward a JCC associate degree.

Welding Welding – Concentration Prepares you for: Program is designed for students wanting to expand their welding knowledge and experience to include reading blueprints, proper fitting, welding and inspection. Also gives you: Skills that can be used in a variety of career settings. Average Yearly Earnings: from $23,940 to $53,690 Welding – Skill Set Prepares you for: This foundational skill set is designed to expose students to the process of welding which is joining pieces of metal by fusing them together. Also gives you: Credits that may be applied toward a related concentration.


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