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Whether you are starting out or starting over, Community College of Philadelphia can start you on your path. With more than 70 associate degrees, certification and continuing education programs, a lively campus in the Art Museum neighborhood, and a supportive, top-flight faculty, Community College of Philadelphia is your path to possibilities. We are very pleased that you are interested in our programs. Included in this packet is the information you requested about our academic programs, student services and activities, and paying for college. Join us for an upcoming open house or arrange a campus tour. Call 215.751.8988 or email us at admissions@ccp.edu.

What's Inside Programs ~ 2 Why Choose Us ~ 10

Next Steps Visit our Main Campus or Regional Centers and meet with an admissions representative to learn about our outstanding academic programs, dedicated faculty, excellent facilities and active campus life. Admission Information www.ccp.edu/site/prospective/admissions_process.php Open House Schedule www.ccp.edu/site/prospective/open_houses.php Apply Online http://www.ccp.edu/site/prospective/getting_started.php

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Geographic Information Systems Program Overview Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is a growing field that uses computers to combine many types of data on a map. This data is used to map routes for travel, determine where to open new stores, analyze crimes or predict areas that are flood risks. A Geographic Information Systems degree will give you the knowledge to obtain an entry-level position in this exciting career field and prepare you for further education. As a student, you will learn how to use basic GIS tools to develop a portfolio of work, design GIS projects, and create and manage a GIS database. This program will enable you to become a GIS technician, surveying specialist or database technician in several fields, including business, government and higher education.

Curriculum and Courses Please see the next pages for a program brochure and a complete listing of the courses needed to complete the GIS program. On the web: http://www.ccp.edu/site/academic/cat alog/degrees/geographicinformation_degree.php

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Degrees & Certificates Associate in Arts in Geographic Information Systems Geographic Information Systems Academic Certificate

Our Graduates "I wanted to remain valuable in the industry and Community College of Philadelphia is the best way for me to do it because they offer evening classes ... affordable classes ... classes where you can get applicable job skills."

Kathy Smith Division of Liberal Studies Phone: 215.751.8450

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Community College of Philadelphia Geographic Information Systems Map Your Way to a Successful Career If you have ever used an Internet site that gives you driving directions and helps you find a nearby restaurant or used the Web to track when a package will arrive, then you have used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in your daily life. If you are interested in working in this field that turns maps into super sources of information, then the GIS program is for you. GIS, a critical component of geospatial technology, is an emerging field that is growing quickly and offers a wide array of opportunities. Working with geospatial technology, you use computers to bring together many types of data for display on a map. You might create a map that shows bicycle routes and cycle shops in a city, map locations to analyze crime or predict areas that are at risk of floods.

Projected growth in occupations related to geospatial technology is very high, an

The skills you learn in this program prepare you for the following careers: • GIS technician • surveying specialist • database technician Career Paths

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education list geospatial technology on their Career Voyages Web site as an emerging industry, expected to have high growth and high demand. According to the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, there is “substantial demand for technicians in geospatial information technology” with an associate’s degree. The city of Philadelphia uses GIS extensively and has received several awards for its GIS activities. GIS is also used by surrounding

18 to 26 percent increase, from 2006 to 2016. – www.geospatialcareers.net

The education and hands-on experience you receive at the College in the Geographic Information Systems program is also more affordable than professional development seminars or a four-year institution. The program provides: • preparation to enter an exciting, emerging industry or a bachelor’s degree program • hands-on sessions utilizing up-to-date computer hardware and software • theory and skills to manage GIS projects • enrichment activities

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Geographic Information Systems at Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia suburbs and in major universities in the area. GIS information is used in several areas, including business, government and higher education. The Geographic Information Systems Program

College Information Visit the College Web site at www.ccp.edu to find out about: Academic Programs www.ccp.edu/site/academic/

Admissions Process www.ccp.edu/site/prospective/

admissions_process.php Transfer Agreements

Salaries For entry-level GIS technicians: Salaries range from $31,028 to $45,848 with an average salary of $34,801. For experienced GIS managers/coordinators: Salaries range from $51,850 to $81,516 with an average salary of $69,528. – Figures from www.geospatialcareers.net

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transfer_agreements/ Financial Aid

www.ccp.edu/site/prospective/financial_aid/

Scholarships and Awards www.ccp.edu/site/current/scholarships/

College Life

www.ccp.edu/site/current/student_life/ Directions to the College www.ccp.edu/site/locations/main.php

The Geographic Information Systems program, part of the Center for Law and Society, provides essential GIS theory and practical knowledge. The program also allows students to explore interests in specialized areas. The A.A.S. in Geographic Information Systems teaches students to: • understand the technical process behind GIS • use basic GIS tools • develop a portfolio of GIS work • create and manage a GIS database • design and complete GIS projects The A.A.S. degree prepares graduates to apply for a job, utilize GIS knowledge in an existing job or pursue further education.

Areas of Study

This curriculum includes courses in Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Data Analysis and Mapping, Problem Solving with GIS, Computer Cartography and Remote Sensing. Admission to the College

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply early prior to the start of a term in order to complete the appropriate steps for enrollment. For more information about admission to the College and important dates, including open house information, visit our Web site at www.ccp.edu, call 215-751-8010 or e-mail admissions@ccp.edu.

Affirmative Action Statement Community College of Philadelphia is committed to the principles of equal employment and equal educational opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, ancestry, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation/ preference, religion, sex, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, in the administration of its educational programs, activities, or employment in accordance with applicable federal statutes and regulations. Any questions regarding this statement should be directed to the director, Office of Diversity and Equity, located in Room M2-3; telephone number 215-751-8039.

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Health Services Management Program Overview The Health Services Management program prepares students for transfer and a career in health care administration. Medical and health service managers plan, direct, coordinate and supervise delivery of health care. These in-demand positions are found in a variety of environments, including hospitals, physicians' offices, mental health organizations, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. Organizations require skilled individuals who understand the evolving health care delivery system, technical innovations and regulations. This program will give you management skills and in-depth health care administration knowledge. The College's transfer agreements will help you seamlessly transfer to several four-year colleges and universities.

Degrees & Certificates

Curriculum and Courses The curriculum sheet on the next page outlines the degree requirements for Health Services Management at the Community College of Philadelphia. On the web: http://www.ccp.edu/site/academic/cat alog/degrees/health-servicesmanagement_degree.php

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Associate in Arts - Health Services Management

Our Graduates "I have my sights set on a management position in health care administration, so the College's Health Services Management program was the perfect place for me to start on my path to a Bachelor's degree." Deb Rossi Division of Health, Science and Math Careers email: drossi@ccp.edu Phone: 215.751.8431

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Community College of Philadelphia Health Services Management Prepare for an Exciting Career in Health Care Management The Program

The structure and financing of health care is quickly changing. Future health services managers must be prepared to deal with evolving health care delivery systems, technological innovations, an increasingly complex regulatory environment and an increased focus on preventive care. A career as a health services manager offers you the opportunity to plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of health care.

“Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than average for all occupations.” — Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–11 Edition

Designed as a transfer curriculum, this program will prepare you for entry-level and middle management opportunities upon completion of a baccalaureate degree. The program is open to those already working in allied health and those interested in this aspect of a health care career, including the College’s Culture, Science and Technology students.

to outpatient follow-up care. You will have the choice to work in a variety of settings, including: • hospitals and physicians’ offices • public and mental health organizations • rehabilitation centers • consulting firms • health insurance organizations • nursing homes • health care associations • university and research institutions The Health Services Management Program

This degree prepares you for transfer to a four-year degree program. Health Service Management focuses on the social, political, economic and financial issues that affect health care and prepares you to perform several functions: • differentiate between payment systems and use them correctly • prepare and manage budgets • conduct a financial analysis of a medical practice • develop coding and reimbursement policies and procedures

The Health Services Management program enables you to: • develop administrative, technical, problem-solving and human relations knowledge and skills • prepare as experienced practitioners for national credentialing exams Career Paths

A career as a health services manager prepares you to work in organizations where you can optimize the efficiency of several related services ranging from inpatient care 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 - 215.751.8010 - www.ccp.edu

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Health Services Management at Community College of Philadelphia

• define and analyze the major types of health care reimbursement methods • apply concepts of managed care through simulated activities • demonstrate competence in understanding and correct use of various payment systems

College Information Visit the College website at www.ccp.edu to find out about: Academic Programs www.ccp.edu/site/academic/

Admissions Process www.ccp.edu/site/prospective/

Areas of Study

admissions_process.php

This curriculum includes courses in Medical Law and Ethics, Reimbursement Methodologies in Health Care, and Health Care Policy and Administration.

Transfer Agreements www.ccp.edu/site/prospective/

transfer_agreements/ Financial Aid

www.ccp.edu/site/prospective/financial_aid/

Scholarships and Awards

Salaries Entry-level salaries for graduates from baccalaureate degree programs – $32,000 – $48,000*

*Salary range based on type of organization, size of facility, geographic location and level of responsibility. National Certifications

Currently, graduates of four-year programs or those who have completed three years of work experience are eligible to sit for national exams. The Professional Association of Health Care Office Management is preparing an entry-level credentialing exam for new graduates without work experience.

www.ccp.edu/site/current/scholarships/

College Life

www.ccp.edu/site/current/student_life/ Directions to the College www.ccp.edu/site/locations/main.php

Additional Information

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply early prior to the start of a term in order to complete the appropriate steps for enrollment. For more information about admission to the College and important dates, including open house information, visit our website at www.ccp.edu, call 215-751-8010 or email admissions@ccp.edu.

The Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) offers the credential of Certified Medical Manager (CMM). The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) is the certification and standard-setting body of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the national membership organization for the medical practice management profession. Affirmative Action Statement Community College of Philadelphia is committed to the principles of equal employment and equal educational opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, ancestry, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation/ preference, religion, sex, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, in the administration of its educational programs, activities or employment in accordance with applicable federal statutes and regulations. Any questions regarding this statement should be directed to the director, Office of Diversity and Equity, located in Room M2-3; telephone number 215-751-8039.

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Sound Recording and Music Technology Program Overview Pursue a career in the music industry with a Sound Recording and Music Technology degree. This program prepares you for entry-level employment as a broadcast or sound recording technician, music production staff member, artist agent or concert manager. You will learn how to use standard music industry equipment, such as ProTools software, for pre- and postproduction of music and multimedia projects. This program gives you the theoretical, historical and technical background necessary to understand how music is created and performed. The Sound Recording and Music Technology program also gives you the ability to apply the fundamentals of the music business to marketing musical products, such as live concerts, print music and recordings.

Degrees & Certificates

Curriculum and Courses A program brochure and the degree requirements needed to complete the Sound Recording and Music Technology program are included on the following pages. On the web: http://www.ccp.edu/site/academic/cat alog/degrees/soundrecording_degree.php

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Associate of Applied Science in Sound Recording and Music Technology

Our Graduates "This degree gave me the skills I need to talk to professionals in the Music industry, and being able to learn on cutting-edge technology used in the film and recording industries gave me the advantage I needed in this highly competitive industry." Division of Liberal Studies Phone: 215.751.8450

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Program Brochure Curriculum Overview

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WHY CHOOSE US An Excellent Education Our experienced and caring faculty members create a unique learning environment in the classroom, where they bring a balanced mix of real-world experience and solid academic knowledge. Our class size averages 22 students, allowing faculty the time for individual student attention. Our faculty know how to serve the needs of traditional or adult students who have a variety of educational and career goals. Whatever you want to achieve, the College's faculty will help you find success.

Students Are Saying "Teaching and becoming a health care provider have always been the backbone and passion of my educational and career goals. Now that I am enrolled in the prestigious Community College of Philadelphia Nursing program, I can say this goal has started to fully take its shape."

Flexible Course Offerings Don't let a busy schedule get in the way of a college education. With the flexible course offerings at the College, you can take classes when it is convenient for you. The College has day, evening, and weekend courses; online and hybrid courses; and accelerated programs. Courses are offered at the Main Campus, three Regional Centers, and more than 20 neighborhood sites throughout Philadelphia. The College's numerous course options and locations will help make your college education possible.

Earn a Bachelor's Degree For LessMuch Less Earning a degree from the College before transferring to a four-year college or university will save you significant tuition dollars. The College has a much lower tuition rate than four-year schools, and our transfer agreements and Dual Admission programs offer a smooth transition to a Bachelor's degree program. Scholarships are available to qualified graduates who participate in a Dual Admissions programs and to successful students looking to transfer after graduation. Community College of Philadelphia • September 17, 2010 • Page 10

Contact Us Community College of Philadelphia 1700 Spring Garden Philadelphia, PA 19130 email: admissions@ccp.edu Phone: 215.751.8010

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