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        i need
help to
Choose a Major                                                      Arrange Accommodations for
Students needing help choosing their major should visit the
Career Development Center (Lexington Campus: Mendenhall
                                                                    Learning/Physical Disabilities
Building, Davie Campus: Limited Services in the Administration      The Office of Disability Services realizes that persons with a
Building) to discuss educational options.                           documented disability or medical condition may need services
                                                                    and/or accommodations to participate in the academic
The Career Development Center offers:                               programs at DCCC. If you need assistance or accommodations,
  • Career and Interest Assessments                                 we urge you to contact the office early in the beginning of each
  • Information on Job Search and Career Choice                     semester. Services offered include (but are not limited to):
  • Resume Instruction and Critique
  • Interview Techniques and Mock Interview opportunities             •   Reduced Distraction Test Setting
  • Various Community and Career Resources                            •   Extended Test Time
                                                                      •   Preferential Seating
All services are free to students and alumni. For more                •   Readers, Scribes, Interpreters
information, contact the Career Development Center at                 •   Use of Assistive Technology
336.249.8186 ext. 6245, by email at CS@davidsonccc.edu, or
request an appointment on our website at:                           Services are open to any student, including distance learners.
www.davidsonccc.edu/careerservices/appointment.htm                  To learn more, visit:
                                                                    www.davidsonccc.edu/healthservices/index.htm

Improve my skills before                                            Achieve my Goals
taking the Accuplacer                                               DCCC values student success and offers a number of services
Accuplacer is the college placement assessment. DCCC uses           to students to ensure they achieve their educational goals.
the results from this assessment to determine where students
are currently in English, math, and computer skills. By doing so,   Learning Commons:
students are given the opportunity to improve their skills and      The Learning Commons houses the Business and Computer
knowledge before moving into college level coursework.              Technology Coaching Center, Math Coaching Center, and
                                                                    Writing and Reading Center.
Students can download a copy of the study guide at:
www.davidsonccc.edu/pdfs/Admissions_AccuplacerBk.pdf                These centers provide coaching and tutoring on a variety of
                                                                    subjects. For more information about Learning Commons
ACE (Achieving College Entry) is a study program provided           Services visit: www.davidsonccc.edu/lc/index.htm
through College and Career Readiness. ACE is designed for
adults 18 and older to smoothly transition into college. Students   TRiO Student Support Services:
learn study strategies to be successful and to improve core         The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program offers
skills in math, reading, and writing with a concentration on        extra support and assistance for 160 qualified students each
communication and employability skills needed for success.          academic year. SSS offers both one-on-one and group-based
                                                                    services. All of the services are free for program participants.
To participate and for more information, contact:
336.224.4577                                                        Services include Holistic Counseling (academics, career and
smellis@davidsonccc.edu                                             personal), transfer advisement, learning styles assessment,
                                                                    financial literacy, college visits, workshops in academic and
                                                                    career success, and space for homework and tutoring.

                                                                    To apply, visit: www.davidsonccc.edu/studentsupport/index.htm




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 t hings to
          know
 DCCC Calendar                                                           What is a Selective or Special
 Fall: August - December (16 weeks)
                                                                         Admissions Program?
 Spring: January - May (16 weeks)
 Summer: May/June - July/August (8 weeks)                                A Selective or Special Admissions program means that the
                                                                         program has steps, or requirements, above and beyond the
 *Summer start dates are dependent on that year’s calendar               traditional application process. This may include providing extra
                                                                         information, various documents, meeting specific time lines
 Fall and Spring semesters are also broken down into two eight-week      and/or additional testing.
 sessions. Eight-week courses are condensed versions of a 16-week
 course. Eight-week courses have the same academic expectations
                                                                         In most cases, these programs are high demand programs, or
 and cover the same material as a 16-week course.
                                                                         have state and Federal requirements that DCCC must fulfill.
 Students should plan to begin their enrollment process 8-10 weeks       Speak with an Enrollment Counselor for more information
 before classes begin to ensure they meet all Admissions and Financial   regarding the requirements for Special Admissions programs.
 Aid deadlines



 DCCCLive! - 24/7 Support                                                When do Programs Start?
 DCCC Live! is a 24/7 support system available to students. On           You may begin coursework at the start of any semester or eight-
 any page of the DCCC website you can click on the blue ? at             week session. However, some programs may have a particular
 the bottom right side of the screen and be taken into DCCC              start date or other requirements. Most selective admissions
 Live!                                                                   programs have requirements and deadlines that may be months
                                                                         prior to the program start date.
 On this page you can view Frequently Asked Questions, review
 different steps and requirements, and even live chat with a
 DCCC representative who can answer your questions if you
 cannot find your answer. Information is updated regularly.
                                                                         What is a Full Time Student?
                                                                         (understanding credit hours)
 This service is free to anyone, and can help at any time--even
 if the college is closed for the weekend, a holiday or even bad         Full time students are enrolled in 12 credit hours or more.
 weather.                                                                Generally, this equates to 3-5 courses in a semester. Students
                                                                         enrolled in less that 12 credit hours are part time students.


 Day, Evening, Online and                                                A credit hour is the value that DCCC places onto a particular
                                                                         course. The number of credit hours that a student takes in a

 Hybrid Programs                                                         given semester allows DCCC to calculate tuition and progress
                                                                         toward graduation. Credit hours are not equivalent to the
                                                                         number of hours that a student may spend in class, lab, or
 Day: Courses are scheduled between 8 am to 5 pm.                        studying.
 Evening: Courses are scheduled after 5 pm.

 Online: An online program allows students to complete their
 coursework without visiting campus. However, some proctored
 (supervised) course testing may be required.

 Hybrid Program/Course: Hybrid programs or courses combine
 online components with a campus or site visit. Hybrid programs
 are unique and are conducted differently depending on your
 major. Be sure to discuss these differences with your advisor

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     col l eg e
      costs
DCCC Tuition and Fees                                                            Tuition
Since the College receives financial support from local, state, and                                  NC Resident      Non-Resident
federal sources, tuition is kept at a minimum. Tuition charges are
set by the State Legislature and are subject to change without                        Credit Hours      In-State       Out-of-State
notice.                                                                                                 Tuition*        Tuition*
                                                                                  1                     $66.50            $258.50
Students should ask if there are any other costs associated with                  2                    $133.50            $517.00
their program of study. Uniforms, scrubs, lap tops, and tools are just
                                                                                  3                    $199.50            $775.50
a short list of possible costs outside of tuition, fees, and books.
                                                                                  4                    $266.00           $1034.00
                                                                                  5                    $332.50           $1292.50

Textbooks                                                                         6
                                                                                  7
                                                                                                       $399.00
                                                                                                       $465.50
                                                                                                                         $1551.00
                                                                                                                         $1809.50
Costs of textbooks and supplies are additional expenses for
which students should plan. These expenses vary according                         8                    $532.00           $2068.00
to the program of study and the number of courses taken but                       9                    $598.50           $2326.50
approximately range from $200 to $800 per semester. These items                   10                   $665.00           $2585.00
may be purchased from the College bookstore or online at www.
                                                                                  11                   $731.50           $2843.50
efollett.com.
                                                                                  12                   $798.00           $3102.00
                                                                                  13                   $864.50           $3360.50
Financial Aid                                                                     14                   $931.00           $3619.00
DCCC offers financial aid in the form of Pell Grants, Institutional               15                   $997.50           $3877.50
Scholarships and Student Loans. For more information see visit:                   16 or more           $1064.00          $4136.00
www.davidsonccc.edu/admissions/index.htm                                           *Subject to change by the NC General Assembly


                                                                                 Fees
                                                                                 Student Activity Fee: $32.50 maximum per semester
                                                                                 Technology Fee: $16.00 maximum per semester
                                                                                 Accident Insurance Fee: $ 1.25 per semester
                                                                                 CAPS Fee (Campus Access, Parking, Security):
                                                                                 $15.00 per semester

                                                                                 In addition to the fees listed above, certain courses
                                                                                 have applicable course specific fees, including:

                                                                                 Liability Insurance Fee $ 8.00
                                                                                 HVAC Supply Fee $ 10.00
                                                                                 Massage Therapy Supply Fee $350.00
                                                                                 ZAS Internship Fee $ 75.00
                                                                                 ZAS Vaccination Fee $685.00
                                                                                 Bowling Fee $ 65.00
                                                                                 Drug Testing Fee $ 33.50
                                                                                 Fuel Surcharge - Fee varies based on price of fuel



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 credential
            levels
                           Continuing Education
                                    Non-Credit                                           Continuing Education
                                     1 course                                            Continuing Education courses do not result in a grade, and
                                                                  Four credential        do not count towards completion of a certificate, diploma,
 Community College Level




                           Certificate                            levels are available   or degree. Continuing Education courses allow you to learn
                                                                  at DCCC depending      a new skill in a short time, or allow you to take a subject for
                                    1 or 2                                               your enjoyment.
                                           semesters              on the program of
                                                                  study.
                                   12 - 18 credit hours
                                      3 - 8 courses
                                                                                         Certificates
                                                                                         Certificates are the first level of curriculum college work.
                           Diploma                                                       Certificates are a short-term program that can normally be
                                                                                         completed in one to two semesters. Certificates allow you to
                                                3 or 4                                   earn college credit while learning the basics of a topic.
                                               semesters

                                           34 - 48 credit hours                          Diplomas
                                             10 - 15 courses                             Diplomas are typically three to four semesters, or one year,
                                                                                         in length. Diplomas allow a greater study of a subject area
                           Associate Degree                                              than certificates but may not include topics discussed at the
                                                                                         Associate’s degree level.
                                       5 or 6
                                                   semesters

                                               64 - 72 credit hours
                                                                                         Associate in Applied Science
                                                 20 - 25 courses
                                                                                         Degrees
                                                                                         Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees prepare you
                           Bachelor’s Degree                                             to move into an occupation based on your education. AAS
                                                                                         degree “applies” your education and training to a specific
                                                     8 to 10                             occupation. Generally, AAS degrees can be completed in
                                                     semesters                           five to six semesters or approximately two years.
 University Level




                                               110 - 130+ credit hours
                                                                                         And Beyond...
                           Master’s Degree                                               The next step beyond an associate’s degree is the
                                                                                         bachelor’s degree.
                                         4 to 6+
                                          semesters in addition to the bachelor’s        Students considering a bachelor’s degree should speak
                                        (programs and schedules vary by subject)         to their advisor about College Transfer degrees. Normally,
                                                                                         students completing a College Transfer degree have
                                             25 - 40+ additional credit hours            completed approximately two of the four years required for a
                                                                                         bachelor’s degree.
                           Doctoral Degree
                                                                                         From there, students can look towards further higher
                                                                                         education if desired.
                                            Amount of Time Varies
                                          length in addition to the master’s degree
                                         (programs and schedules vary by subject)


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     how to
 enroll
Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete all the enrollment steps. Generally, DCCC recommends that students
                       begin planning for their education 6-8 weeks before the semester begins.



 1     Complete the Admission Application
Apply online by visiting www.davidsonccc.edu
       - Click on “Apply Now” located on the left hand side of the page.
       - The estimated time to complete the application is 20-25 minutes.

You may also visit the Enrollment Center, Mendenhall Building on the Davidson Campus or the Administration Building on the
Davie Campus.




1a     Begin your Financial Aid (if desired)
Complete the admission application before starting you Financial Aid

There are three forms of financial aid available at DCCC. Grants, loans, and scholarships. Loans require repayment,
grants and scholarships do not.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
        - Online: www.fafsa.gov
        - Phone: 1.800.4.FED.AID (1.800.433.3243) - Phone Service is available Monday-Friday 8 am - Midnight and Saturday 9 am - 6 pm.

        You will need:
        - Your most recent tax return
        - DCCC’s Federal School Code is 002919

Complete an Institutional Scholarship application (not required) at:
        - www.davidsonccc.edu/financial_aid

Students and Parents interested in applying for loans should follow the instructions found at:
      - www.davidsonccc.edu/financial_aid/studentloans.htm
      - Loans require repayment; students and parents should fully understand the financial obligations of any loans. Any
      questions should be directed to the Enrollment Center.




You are responsible for ensuring that DCCC receives all required information and paperwork to process your financial aid.




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   2            Request and Submit Transcripts
 Each high school, college, and university has a different procedure to handle transcript requests. There may be a fee associated
 with a transcript request. Students should submit their final transcripts.

 High School, GED, or Adult High School Transcripts (AHS):
                - Contact the Guidance Office of your high school or the agency where you obtained your GED or AHS. If your school is
                no longer in operation, contact the local or state education board.

 College Transcripts:
                - The Records/Registrar office of your college or university should be able to provide you with your transcript. In many
                cases you may request these transcripts electronically. Check your previous institution’s website for details.



   3        Complete the Accuplacer Assessment
 The Accuplacer assessment measures your skills in reading, writing, math, and computer skills. DCCC Advisors use this
 information to determine which courses you may take in your first semester. Students who need additional work on math, English,
 or computer skills may be required to take pre-curricular courses in order to be prepared for college-level course expectations.

 Study Guide:
                - Student can request an Accuplacer study guide by visiting the Enrollment Center or by visiting:
                www.davidsonccc.edu/pdfs/Admissions_AccuplacerBk.pdf

 ACE - Free Study Program:
                - College & Career Readiness provides ACE, a free study program. This program improves skills in math, oral and written
                communication, and reading for entry into college courses.
                - Courses and materials are offered at no cost to the student.
                - Interested students should contact Susan Ellis at 336.224.4577 or by email at smellis@davidsonccc.edu

 To schedule your Accuplacer Assessment:
                - Visit: www.davidsonccc.edu/admissions/assessment.htm
                - Accuplacer is not timed. However, students should plan to spend 3 or more hours to complete their assessment.
                - Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and bring a photo ID.
                - No children are allowed into the testing area.

 For Special Accommodations:
                - Students requesting special accommodations should contact our Office of Disability Services at 336.249.8186 ext. 6342.



   4        Attend Orientation
 After completing the above steps, students will receive information regarding New Student Orientation. Orientation is scheduled
 for two hours and provides students information about subject important to their success.

 Important Information:
                - Students are asked to follow the reservation instructions listed in their Orientation information
                - Students are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before Orientation to register.
                - No student will be allowed into Orientation after the starting time.
                - Any student who has not attended in the past semester (Fall or Spring) will be required to attend Orientation before he/
                she may enroll.



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     col l eg e
programs
School of Arts, Sciences & Education
                                                      Degree                        Diploma                      Certificate
                                                     Credit Hours                  Credit Hours                  Credit Hours
Associate in Arts                              |          64               |                           |
Associate in Fine Arts                         |          64               |                           |
Associate in General Education                 |        64 - 65            |                           |
Associate in Science                           |        64 - 65            |                           |
Early Childhood                                |          67               |            37             |            16 - 18
Elementary Education (K-6)                     |        64 - 68            |                           |
Forensic Biology                               |        66 - 67            |                           |
Leadership in the Public Sector                |          66               |                           |
University Core                                |                           |          44 - 46          |
Zoo & Aquarium Science                         |          67               |                           |




School of Business, Engineering, & Technical Studies
                                                      Degree                        Diploma                      Certificate
                                                     Credit Hours                  Credit Hours                  Credit Hours
Accounting                                     |        64 - 65            |          36 - 37          |            13 - 15
Advertising & Graphic Design                   |          67               |                           |
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration      |          71               |            36             |            12 - 13
Automotive Systems Technology                  |          70               |            38              |           12 - 16
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)          |                           |                           |              19
Business Administration                        |        65 - 66            |          36 - 37          |            14 - 15
Computer Information Technology                |          66               |            39             |            15 - 18
Criminal Justice                               |          66               |                           |            12 - 16
Electronics Engineering Technology             |          74               |            38             |              18
Entrepreneurship                               |                           |            38             |
Global Logistics Technology                    |          69               |            49             |              18
Heavy Equipment & Transportation Technology    |          70               |            39             |            13 - 15
Human Resource Management                      |        65 - 66            |          39 - 40          |              17
Industrial Systems Technology                  |          73               |            41             |            17 - 18
Information Systems Security                   |          69               |            39             |              18
Manufacturing Technology                       |        70 - 72            |            34             |            13 - 18
Motorcycle Mechanics                           |                           |            42             |
Networking Technology                          |          66               |            36             |              18
Paralegal Technology                           |          65               |                           |            18 - 21
Truck Driver Training                          |                           |                           |              12
Web Technologies                               |          67               |            37             |              18
Welding Technology                             |          72               |            42             |            12 - 18



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 School of Health, Wellness, & Public Safety
                                                                    Degree                          Diploma                   Certificate
                                                                Credit Hours                       Credit Hours               Credit Hours
 Associate Degree Nursing                             |             69 - 72              |                              |
 Cancer Information Management                        |                 68               |                              |
 Cosmetology                                          |                                  |              48              |
 Emergency Medical Science                            |             69 - 72              |                              |          16
 Esthetics                                            |                                  |                              |          16
 Fire Protection Technology                           |                 74               |                              |        15 - 18
 Healthcare Interpreting                              |                 66               |                              |
 Health Information Technology                        |                 71               |                              |
 Histotechnology                                      |                 67               |                              |
 Human Services Technology                            |                 65               |                              |
 Medical Assisting                                    |                 68               |              43              |          17
 Medical Laboratory Technology                        |                 67               |                              |
 Pharmacy Technology                                  |                 71               |              36              |
 Phlebotomy                                           |                                  |                              |          12
 Practical Nurse Education                            |                                  |              47              |
 Therapeutic Massage                                  |             68 - 69              |            38 - 39           |




 Less than 20 Credit Hours                                                   21-40 Credit Hours
        Accounting                                    Certificate (2)            Accounting                                    Diploma
        Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration     Certificate (5)            Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration     Diploma
        Automotive Systems Technology                 Certificate (5)            Automotive Systems Technology                 Diploma
        Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)         Certificate                Business Administration                       Diploma
        Business Administration                       Certificate                Computer Information Technology               Diploma
        Computer Information Technology               Certificate (3)            Early Childhood                               Diploma
        Criminal Justice                              Certificate (2)            Electronics Engineering Technology            Diploma
        Early Childhood                               Certificate (4)            Entrepreneurship                              Diploma
        Electronics Engineering Technology            Certificate                Global Logistics Technology                   Diploma
        Emergency Medical Science                     Certificate                Heavy Equipment & Transportation Technology Diploma
        Esthetics                                     Certificate                Human Resource Management                     Diploma
        Fire Protection                               Certificate (4)            Information Systems Security                  Diploma
        Global Logistics Technology                   Certificate                Manufacturing Technology                      Diploma (2)
        Heavy Equipment & Transportation Technology Certificate (3)              Motorcycle Mechanics                          Diploma
        Human Resources Management                    Certificate                Networking Technology                         Diploma
        Industrial Systems Technology                 Certificate (2)            Paralegal                                     Certificate
        Information Systems Security                  Certificate                Pharmacy Technology                           Diploma
        Medical Assisting                             Certificate                Therapeutic Massage                           Diploma
        Manufacturing Technology                      Certificate (4)            Web Technologies                              Diploma
        Networking Technology                         Certificate
        Paralegal Technology                          Certificate
        Phlebotomy                                    Certificate
        Truck Driver Training                         Certificate
        Web Technologies                              Certificate (2)
        Welding Technology                            Certificate (6)

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41-60 Credit Hours                                      61-80 Credit Hours
    Cosmetology                             Diploma            Accounting                                    Degree
    Industrial Systems Technology           Diploma            Advertising & Graphic Design                  Degree
    Medical Assisting                       Diploma            Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration     Degree
    Practical Nurse Education               Diploma            Associate Degree Nursing                      Degree
    University Core                         Diploma            Associate in Arts                             Degree
    Welding Technology                      Diploma            Associate in Fine Arts                        Degree
                                                               Associate in General Education                Degree
                                                               Associate in Science                          Degree
                                                               Automotive Systems Technology                 Degree
                                                               Business Administration                       Degree
                                                               Cancer Information Management                 Degree
                                                               Computer Information Technology               Degree
                                                               Criminal Justice                              Degree
                                                               Early Childhood                               Degree
                                                               Electronics Engineering Technology            Degree
                                                               Elementary Education (K-6)                    Degree
                                                               Emergency Medical Science                     Degree
                                                               Fire Protection Technology                    Degree
                                                               Forensic Biology                              Degree
                                                               Global Logistics Technology                   Degree
                                                               Health Information Technology                 Degree
                                                               Healthcare Interpreting                       Degree
                                                               Heavy Equipment & Transportation Technology   Degree
                                                               Histotechnology                               Degree
                                                               Human Resource Management                     Degree
                                                               Human Services Technology                     Degree
                                                               Industrial Systems Technology                 Degree
                                                               Information Systems Security                  Degree
                                                               Leadership in the Public Sector               Degree
                                                               Manufacturing Technology                      Degree (2)
                                                               Medical Assisting                             Degree
                                                               Medical Laboratory Technology                 Degree
                                                               Networking Technology                         Degree
                                                               Paralegal Technology                          Degree
                                                               Pharmacy Technology                           Degree
                                                               Therapeutic Massage                           Degree
                                                               Web Technologies                              Degree
                                                               Welding Technology                            Degree
                                                               Zoo & Aquarium Science                        Degree




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   schools of                                                                                         School of
  learning                                                                       Arts, sciences, & educAtion

 Arts, Sciences & Education                                                                                  ASE Programs                                            page
                                                                                                              Associate in Arts                                  |    11
 The School of Arts, Sciences, & Education provides
 students with our unique Zoo & Aquarium Science                                                              Associate in Fine Arts                             |    11
 program, and our Education and college transfer                                                              Associate in General Education                     |    12
 programs.
                                                                                                              Associate in Science                               |    12

                                                                                                              Early Childhood                                    |    13

                                                                                                              Elementary Education (K-6)                         |    14

                                                                                                              Forensic Biology                                   |    14

                                                                                                              Leadership in the Public Sector                    |    15

                                                                                                              University Core                                    |    15

                                                                                                              Zoo & Aquarium Science                             |    16




                                     Benefits of Higher Education Over Time
                             Unemployment rate in 2010 (%)                                                  Median weekly earnings in 2010 ($)

                                                                     1.9       Doctoral degree                                                        1,550

                                                                                 Professional
                                                                   2.4                                                                                   1,610
                                                                                   degree

                                                             4.0               Master’s degree                                                1,272

                                                       5.4                    Bachelor’s degree                                       1,038

                                                 7.0                          Associate degree                                  767

                                                                                Some college,
                                           9.2                                                                                 712
                                                                                 no degree
                                                                                 High school
                                    10.3                                                                                 626
                                                                                   diploma
                                                                               Less than High
                  14.9                                                                                            444
                                                                               school diploma


                                   Average 8.2%          Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey   Average $782



                                    General ASE website:
                         www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase_index.htm

                                  Meet the ASE Faculty:
                       www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-faculty.htm



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                                                              program options:                                      selective/special admissions?
                                                                  - associate in arts                               no
associate in arts
                                                              day
                                                              evening - assoc. in arts                              dccc website:
                                                              online - most coursework                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-index.htm


                                                          curriculum description

The Associate in Arts degree is a two-year college transfer program. This program is designed for student interested in pursuing a bachelor’s (4-
year) degree by allowing students to complete 64 credit hours of their university general education requirements on the community college level.
Students are then able to transfer to the university of their choice. Students should speak to a representative from the college/university they are
considering for more information about transfer credits and potential majors.

                                                               credentials offered
            credentials offered for this program:                                               number of courses:                     number of credit hours:
      (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                          (see page 2)

                            Associate in Arts Degree                                                        23                                         64

      skills, job duties, work locations, university major tracks
       skills needed                         typical job duties                        work locations                        possible      4-year major tracks
• Written and verbal skills             • College transfer programs              • Students completing the AA,       •   Accounting/Business     •   History
                                          such as the Associate in Arts            but do not transfer, may find     •   Communications          •   Humanities
                                          are designed to assist your              work in a variety of settings.    •   Secondary Education     •   Philosophy
                                          transition towards a Bachelor’s        • Students should be prepared
                                                                                                                     •   English                 •   Political Science
                                          degree, not necessarily into             to explain their education and
                                          a job.                                   skills to an employer.
                                                                                                                     •   Economics               •   Psychology
                                                                                                                     •   Foreign Languages       •   Pre-Law
                                                                                                                     •   Global Studies          •   Sociology


                                                              program options:                                      selective/special admissions?
 associate in fine                                            day- associate in fine arts                           no
                                                                      - some coursework                             dccc website:
       arts
                                                              evening
                                                              online - some coursework                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-index.htm


                                                          curriculum description

The Fine Arts faculty work closely with students to provide them the basic course work in the general education core--humanities/fine arts, English,
mathematics, and social sciences—as well as pre-professional experiences in studio art and portfolio development. The studio courses are
delivered at the Thomasville Education Center’s studio/classroom and includes drawing, painting, and ceramics.

                                                               credentials offered
            credentials offered for this program:                                               number of courses:                     number of credit hours:
      (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                          (see page 2)

                    Associate in Fine Arts Degree - Music                                                   27                                         64

      skills, job duties, work locations, university major tracks
       skills needed                         typical job duties                        work locations                        possible      4-year major tracks
• Written and verbal skills             • College transfer programs,             • Students completing the AFA,      •   Art                     •   Performance Art
• interest in fine art and related        such as the AFA, are designed            but do not transfer, may find     •   Art Education           •   Drama
  subjects                                to assist your transition                work in a variety of settings.    •   Music                   •   Theatre
                                          towards a Bachelor’s degree,           • Students should be prepared
                                                                                                                     •   Music Education         •   Design and Fashion
                                          not necessarily into a job.              to explain their education and
                                                                                   skills to an employer.
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          associate in                                         program options:                                       selective/special admissions?
                                                                  - associate in general education                    no
            general
                                                               day
                                                               evening - asso. in general education                   dccc website:
                                                               online - some coursework
          education                                                                                                   www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-index.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Associate in General Education degree prepares students to design his/her own track for an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree. Interdisciplinary
 degrees are the merging of two traditionally independent fields. As an example, a student wishing to work with troubled youth may need skills in
 psychology and social work as well as skills from legal education. Students must speak to an advisor, or academic dean before enrolling into an
 AGE program.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                            (see page 2)

                             Associate in General Education                                                 Varies                                      64 - 65

      skills, job duties, work locations, university major tracks
         skills needed                        typical job duties                        work locations                         possible    4-year major tracks
 • Written and verbal skills             • College transfer programs              • Students completing the AGE,       Students may select a traditional interdisciplinary
                                           such as the AGE are designed             but do not transfer, may find      program at many institutions. Students may also
                                           to assist your transition                work in a variety of settings.     consider a traditional major/minor combination that will
                                           towards a Bachelor’s degree,           • Students should be prepared
                                                                                                                       provide the skills needed for their career. Speak to a
                                           not necessarily into a job.              to explain their education and
                                                                                    skills to an employer.
                                                                                                                       representative from the instituton you plan to transfer
                                                                                                                       into for more information.

                                                               program options:                                       selective/special admissions?
          associate in                                         day- associate in science                              no
                                                                       - associate in science                         dccc website:
            science
                                                               evening
                                                               online - most coursework                               www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-index.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Associate in Science degree is a two-year college transfer program. This program is designed for student interested in pursuing a bachelor’s
 (4-year) degree by allowing students to complete 64/65 credit hours of their university general education requirements on the community college
 level. Students are then able to transfer to the university of their choice. Students should speak to a representative from the college/university they
 are considering for more information about transfer credits and potential majors.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                            (see page 2)

                              Associate in Science Degree                                                   23 - 24                                     64 - 65

      skills, job duties, work locations, university major tracks
         skills needed                        typical job duties                        work locations                         possible    4-year major tracks
 • Written and verbal skills             • College transfer programs,             • Students completing the AS,        •   Agriculture              •   Pre-Dentistry
                                           such as the AS, are designed             but do not transfer, may find      •   Biology / Forensics      •   Pre-Medicine
                                           to assist your transition                work in a variety of settings.     •   Chemistry                •   Pre-Veterinary
                                           towards a Bachelor’s degree,
                                                                                                                       •   Computer Science         •   Physical Therapy
                                           not necessarily into a job.
                                                                                                                       •   Engineering              •   Physics
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                                                                 program options:                                     selective/special admissions?
                                                                     - all credentials                                no    - however, new cohorts begin in Fall semester only
early childhood
                                                                 day
                                                                 evening - some options                               dccc website:
                                                                 online - hybrid options                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-earlychildhood.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Early Childhood Associate curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning
environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.
Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills
with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.
Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities
include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school
age programs. The degree program meets standards set by the National for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                                number of courses:                    number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                          (see page 2)
                        Associate in Applied Science Degree                                                     24                                            67
                                          Diploma                                                               12                                            37
                Certificate - Emphasis in Administration Assistant                                               6                                            18
                          Certificate - School Age Assistant                                                     6                                            17
                            Certificate -Teaching Assistant                                                      5                                            16
                           Certificate - Infant/Toddler Care                                                     5                                            16

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                            work locations                          personality traits
                                                                                                                                                     (see page 57)

• Dependability                                   • Plan learning environments and               • Childcare facilities                                Primary Traits:
• Strong interpersonal and                          schedules for children’s learning            • Public Schools                                          Social
  communication skills                              experiences                                  • Family childcare homes                                  Artistic
• Responsibility                                  • Conduct lessons in social skills,                                                                     Convential
• Interest in working with children                 simple math, science, health, and
• Strong decision-making and                        language
                                                                                                                                                      Secondary traits:
  problem-solving skills                          • Assess development
• Creative, flexible, adaptable                   • Keep detailed records for internal
                                                                                                                                                           None
• Willingness to fill caregiver role                and external needs
                                                  • Work with parents/guardians


                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                       nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                      more information
                                                                                                           (see page 58)

•   Childcare teacher                             associate in applied science options:                     low (10%):                   National Association for the Education of Young
•   Exceptional Children Assistant                      Human Services Technology                  $7.52 per hour | $15,600 per year                        Children
•   Family Childcare Provider                             Lateral Entry for Teachers                                                                     www.naeyc.org
•   Childcare Assistant                             (Students must have a Bachelor’s degree to
                                                                                                         median (50%):
•   Child Development Specialist                              enroll in Lateral Entry)                                                    NC Institute for Early Childhood Professional
                                                                                                  $10.01 per hour | $20,800 per year
•   Preschool Teacher                                                                                                                                     Development:
•   Before and After School Counselor                   college transfer options:                                                                     www.ncchildcare.org
•   Instructional Assistant                             Elementary Education (K-6)                         high (90%):
•   Preschool Assistant Teacher                                                                   $15.34 per hour | $31,900 per year             National Childcare Association:
•   Parent Educator                                                                                                                                    www.nccanet.org
•   Early Childhood Administrator




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                                                               program options:                                      selective/special admissions?
        elementary                                             day - assoc. in general education                     no
                                                               evening - assoc. in general ed.                       dccc website:
      education (k-6)                                          online - hybrid coursework                            www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-index.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The 64-hour Associate in General Education (AGE) degree transfers to North Carolina A&T State University and where students complete a
 Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education for grades kindergarten through sixth. DCCC graduates of the AGE program are guaranteed admission
 to A&T’s elementary education program, and the courses completed at the College match course-for-course the work completed by students who
 start at A&T. At DCCC, students complete general education courses along with a Global Studies or Math, Science, and Technology concentration.
 In addition, DCCC graduates who work in local public schools are able to complete the A&T student teaching experience at the local work site.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                     number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                           (see page 2)

                             Associate in General Education                                                   23                                       64 - 68

       skills, job duties, work locations, university major tracks
         skills needed                        typical job duties                        work locations                        possible    4-year major tracks
 •   Written and verbal skills           • Teach pupils at the elementary         • Public/Private schools                  This program will transfer into the Elementary
 •   Instructing and Speaking              level basic academic, social,          • Educational Childcare                Education bachelor’s program at North Carolina A&T.
 •   Active Listening and Learning         and other formative skills.              programs
 •   Social Perceptiveness               • Make lesson plans, grade               • Tutoring services
 •   Critical Thinking                     assignments                            • Other educational facilities
 •   Reading Comprehension               • Work with parents/guardians


                                                               program options:                                      selective/special admissions?
                                                                   - associate in arts                               no
 forensic biology
                                                               day
                                                               evening - associate in arts                           dccc website:
                                                               online - most coursework                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-index.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 DCCC students can earn a 66- 67 hour Associate in Science degree that transfers to Guilford College, where the student completes a Bachelor’s
 degree in Forensic Biology. DCCC graduates guaranteed admission to Guilford College’s forensic biology program, and the courses completed
 at DCCC match the course work completed by students who start at Guilford College. At DCCC, students complete general education courses
 along with additional math and science courses. Many courses at DCCC are offered online as well as face-to-face or with a combination format.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                     number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                           (see page 2)

                              Associate in Science Degree                                                     21                                       66 - 67

        skills, job duties, work location, university major tracks
         skills needed                          typical job duties                          work locations                     possible    4-year major tracks
 • Written and verbal skills             • Collect, identify, classify, and             • Law Enforcement agencies:       This program will transfer into the Forensic Biology
 • Interests in Science, Biology,          analyze investigation evidence.                City, State, and Federal           bachelor’s program at Guilford College. More
   Math                                  • Test weapons or substances                   • Other related locations such      information can be found at: www.guilford.edu
 • Ability to deal with stressful          collected at investigation site.               as Coroner, Hospitals, etc.
   situations, and uncomfortable         • May testify as expert witnesses on
   environments                            evidence or laboratory techniques.
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                             davidson county community college                                   the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                              program options:                                       selective/special admissions?
leadership in the                                             day - associate in arts                                no
                                                              evening - associate in arts                            dccc website:
  public sector                                               online - most coursework                               www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-index.htm


                                                          curriculum description

This 65-hour Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree transfers to North Carolina State University, where the student completes a Bachelor’s degree
in leadership in the Public Sector and is able to complete the degree completely online. DCCC graduates of the Leadership AA program are
guaranteed admission to NC State’s program, and the courses completed at DCCC match course-for-course the work completed by students who
start at the university. At DCCC, students complete general education courses along with additional course work in social sciences and humanities.
Both the Associate in Arts program at DCCC and the Bachelor’s degree program at NC State are available to full-time and part time students
during the day and in the evening. Many courses at DCCC are offered online as well as face-to-face or with a combination format.

                                                               credentials offered
            credentials offered for this program:                                               number of courses:                        number of credit hours:
      (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                             (see page 2)

                            Associate in Arts Degree                                                         23                                           66

      skills, job duties, work location, university major tracks
    skills needed                         typical job duties                            work locations                        possible     4-year major tracks
• Written and verbal skills       • Leadership in local, state, federal,           • Public sector locations such         This program will transfer into the Leadership in the
                                    and nonprofit organizations                      as: schools, government, non-        Public Sector bachelor’s program at North Carolina
                                  • Public administration, data and                  profits etc.                         State University. More information can be found at:
                                    survey analysis,
                                                                                                                                           http://lps.ncsu.edu
                                  • Political science, foreign affairs
                                  • Organizational psychology


                                                              program options:                                       selective/special admissions?
                                                                 - diploma                                           no
  university core
                                                              day
                                                              evening  - diploma                                     dccc website:
                                                              online - diploma                                       www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-transferready.htm


                                                          curriculum description

By completing the 44 to 46-hour University Core Diploma, students demonstrate that they have attained the competencies that align with the UNC
system’s general education core. Students earning this diploma are able to transfer to the state university of their choice and have the general
education requirements waived. The Arts and Sciences faculty expect that students in this program will have exposure to written communication,
social/behavioral sciences, humanities and performing arts, mathematics, life and physical sciences.

                                                               credentials offered
            credentials offered for this program:                                               number of courses:                        number of credit hours:
      (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                             (see page 2)

                                       Diploma                                                               14                                          44-46

      skills, job duties, work location, university major tracks
       skills needed                         typical job duties                        work locations                         possible     4-year major tracks
• Written and verbal skills              • College transfer programs             • Students completing the               The core completes the requirements for all North
                                           such as the UC are designed             University Core, but do not         Carolina public schools, and many private institutions.
                                           to assist your transition               transfer, may find work in a          Speak to a representative from the college you are
                                           towards a Bachelor’s degree,            variety of settings.
                                                                                                                                 considering for more information.
                                           not necessarily into a job.

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 zoo                 & aquarium                                program options:
                                                               day - associate in applied science
                                                                                                                 selective/special admissions?
                                                                                                                 yes (see page 2 for more information)

                                                               evening - no evening option                       dccc website:
                    science                                    online - no online option                         www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/ase-zoo.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Zoo & Aquarium Science curriculum provides individuals with the skills, knowledge and experiences necessary to provide the day-to-day
 animal care and husbandry of captive animal collections. Coursework emphasizes the scientific concepts related to the health care, behavior, and
 husbandry of reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals commonly found in zoological parks and nature science centers. Lab and co-operative
 work experiences are opportunities that allow students to reinforce and apply these concepts under a structured environment with live animal
 collections. Graduates of the program are qualified for entry level professional opportunities working with live animal collections in the following
 settings: aquaria, nature science centers, wild animal parks, wildlife rehabilitation centers, zoological parks, and other conservation organizations.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                       number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)

                        Associate in Applied Science Degree                                               25                                              67

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                            personality traits
                                                                                                                                                 (see page 57)

 • Strong science (biology) and math            • Management and husbandry of           •   Natural Science Centers                                 Primary Traits:
 • Strong critical thinking and problem-          captive animals                       •   Zoological Parks                                           Realistic
   solving                                      • Informal teaching to general public   •   Aquariums                                                Investigative
 • Effective communication -                    • Environmental enrichment              •   Wildlife Safari parks
   (interpersonal and small groups)             • Maintaining Animal Records            •   Wildlife sanctuaries
                                                                                                                                                  Secondary traits:
 • Ability to work with people                                                          •   Wildlife rehabilitation centers
 • Ability to work with animals                                                         •   University animal research facilities
                                                                                                                                                       Social
 • Strong work ethic                                                                                                                                Enterprising
 • Strong interest in conservation and
   animal welfare


                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                    more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 •   Animal Keeper                                    college transfer options:                      low (10%):                           American Association of Zoo Keepers:
 •   Animal Trainer                                       Associate in Science              $7.49 per hour | $15,600 per year                        www.aazk.org
 •   Animal Caregiver/Caretaker
 •   Animal Attendant                                                                                                                   American Zoo and Aquarium Association:
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 •   Animal Service Worker                                                                                                                          www.aza.org
                                                                                            $9.40 per hour | $19,600 per year
 •   Animal Technician
 •   Animal Nursery Worker                                                                                                                Humane Society of the United States:
 •   Field Assistant                                                                                 high (90%):                                   www.hsus.org
                                                                                            $15.22 per hour | $31,700 per year
                                                                                                                                           National Animal Control Association:
                                                                                                                                                    www.nacanet.org




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 schools of                                                   School of
learning                                  Business, engineering & technicAl studies

Business, Engineering &                                            BETS Programs                                        page
Technical Studies                                                   Accounting                                   |        18

                                                                    Advertising & Graphic Design                 |        19
The School of Business, Engineering, & Technical
                                                                    Air Conditioning, Heating &
Studies provides students with a high-quality                       Refrigeration
                                                                                                                 |        20
education that will prepare them for a successful                   Automotive Systems Technology                |        21
career in the workplace and instill values that will help
                                                                    Basic Law Enforcement Training
them become ethical, responsible, productive citizens               (BLET)
                                                                                                                 |        22

of their community. In order to ensure this purpose,                Business Administration                      |        23
the faculty will model these behaviors while fostering
                                                                    Computer Information Technology              |        24
an innovative, collaborative learning environment that
will encourage life-long learning.                                  Criminal Justice                             |        25

                                                                    Electronics Engineering Technology           |        26

                                                                    Entrepreneurship                             |        27

                                                                    Global Logistics Technology                  |        28
                                                                    Heavy Equipment & Transportation
                                                                                                                 |        29
                                                                    Technology
                                                                    Human Resources Management                   |        30

                                                                    Industrial Systems Technology                |        31

                                                                    Information Systems Security                 |        32

                                                                    Manufacturing Technology                     |        33

                                                                    Motorcycle Mechanics                         |        34

                                                                    Networking Technology                        |        35

                                                                    Paralegal Technology                         |        36

                                                                    Truck Driver Training                        |        37

                                                                    Web Technologies                             |        38

                                                                    Welding Technology                           |        39




                    General BETS website:
          www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet_index.htm

                    Meet the BETS Faculty:
          www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-faculty.htm



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                                                               program options:                                    selective/special admissions?
                                                                   - all credentials                               no
         accounting
                                                               day
                                                               evening - all credentials                           dccc website:
                                                               online - some online coursework                     www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-accounting.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting
 profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble, analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial
 operations. In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and
 economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and
 ethics. Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses,
 manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual
 may advance in the accounting profession.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                            number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)
                        Associate in Applied Science Degree                                                  20                                      64 - 65
                                        Diploma                                                              12                                      36 - 37
                             Certificate - Bookkeeping                                                       5                                       13 - 14
                                  Certificate - Taxes                                                        5                                       14 - 15

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                           work locations                       personality traits
                                                                                                                                               (see page 57)

 •  Good problem solving and math               •   Collect, record, analyze, and          •    Accounting offices                               Primary Traits:
    skills                                          manage financial information for       •    Business and industry offices                     Conventional
 • Ability to follow directions and work            accounting systems                     •    Educational, governmental and
                                                                                                                                                  Enterprising
    on a self-directed basis as well as         •   Payroll, bookkeeping, tax                   non-profit organizations
    with others in a team environment               preparation, and financial reporting
 •	 Attention	to	detail                         •   Develop and maintain accounting                                                             Secondary traits:
 • Dependable and reliable                          systems and budgets                                                                           Investigative
                                                                                                                                                     Social

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                    nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                  more information
                                                                                                        (see page 58)

 •   Accounting Clerk                           associate in applied science options:                   low (10%):                       American Institute of CPAs (AICPA):
 •   Accounting Assistant                                Business Administration               $10.57 per hour | $22,000 per year                  www.aicpa.org
 •   Bookkeeper                                            Entrepreneurship
 •   Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk                          Logistics                                                               Institute of Management Accountants:
                                                                                                      median (50%):
 •   Accounting Associate                                                                                                                            www.imanet.org
                                                                                               $15.68 per hour | $32,600 per year
 •   Tax Preparer                                     college transfer options:
 •   Accountant                                           Associate in Science                                                           American Institution of Professional
 •   Payroll Clerk                                                                                      high (90%):                                Bookkeepers:
                                                                                               $22.70 per hour | $47,200 per year                  www.aipb.org




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                             davidson county community college                                  the college of davidson and davie counties




     advertising &
                                                              program options:                                   selective/special admissions?
                                                              day - associate degree                             no
                                                              evening - no options                               dccc website:
     graphic design                                           online - some coursework                           www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-graphics.htm


                                                          curriculum description

The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the graphic design
profession which emphasizes design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional
materials. Students will be trained in the development of concept and design for promotional materials such as newspaper and magazine
advertisements, posters, folders, letterheads, corporate symbols, brochures, booklets, preparation of art for printing, lettering and typography,
photography, and electronic media.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities with graphic design studios, advertising agencies, printing companies, department
stores, manufacturing industries, newspapers, and businesses with in-house graphics operations.

                                                               credentials offered
            credentials offered for this program:                                              number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
      (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                       (see page 2)

                          Associate in Applied Science                                                     24                                            67

               skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
           skills needed                               typical job duties                          work locations                         personality traits
                                                                                                                                               (see page 57)

•	 Programming                                 •	 Design	and	create	brochures,	          •    Advertising Agency                                  Primary Traits:
•	 Reading	Comprehension                          catalogs,	collateral	materials.        •    Design Firm                                             Artistic
•	 Critical	Thinking                           •	 Advertising	design	and	placement.      •    Publishing Company
                                                                                                                                                   Enterprising
•	 Writing	Skills                              •	 Packaging	Design                       •    Commercial Printing Company
•	 Complex	Problem	Solving                     •	 Product	Design	and	related	sup-        •    Marketing Firms
•	 Active	Learning	and	Listening                  port	materials.                        •    Retail Industry
•	 Ability	to	critique	and	accept	             •	 Design	and	create	materials	for	       •    Business and Industry
                                                                                         •    Packaging Company
   criticism	as	it	relates	to	ones	work           private	and	public	sector	including	
                                                                                         •    Trade-Show Design Firm
•	 Understand	technology	and	                     education,	political	campaigns	
                                                                                         •    In-House Designer for companies
   remain	current                                 and	non-profit	organizations.               of all sizes
•	 Design	Troubleshooting                      •	 Design	and	develop	trade-show	         •    Healthcare In-House Design
                                                  booth	displays,	showroom	graphics	     •    Self-Employed
                                                  and	collateral	materials.
                                               •	 Design	web	pages	and	other	web-
                                                  based	media.
                                               •	 Design	Point	of	Purchase	(POP)	
                                                  displays	and	materials.


                         job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                  nc salary ranges
       related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                   more information
                                                                                                      (see page 58)

•	   Art	Director                              associate in applied science options:                  low (10%):                  American Professional Organization for Design:
•	   Graphic	Designer                                   Business Administration              $11.88 per hour | $24,700 per year                  www.aiga.org
•	   Creative	Director                                    Entrepreneurship
•	   Advertising	Designer                                 Web Technologies                                                                       Design Council:
                                                                                                    median (50%):
•	   Production	Artist                                                                                                                       www.designcouncil.org.uk
                                                                                             $19.24 per hour | $40,000 per year
•	   Marketing	Manager                               college transfer options:
•	   Layout	Artist                                         Associate in Arts                                                                    Graphic Artists Guild:
•	   Brand	Identity	Designer                             Associate in Fine Arts                       high (90%):                                  www.gag.org
•	   Illustrator                                                                             $32.49 per hour | $67,600 per year
•	   Multimedia	Designer                                                                                                            Society of Illustrators, Artists and Designers:
•	   Prepress	Technician                                                                                                                             www.siad.org
•	   Web	Designer
•	   Flash	Designer                                                                                                                        Design Management Institute:
                                                                                                                                                  www.dmi.org

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            air                                                 program options:

      conditioning,
                                                                                                                  selective/special admissions?
                                                                day - all credentials
                                                                                                                  no
                                                                evening - residential heating & heat

        heating &                                               pumps certificate options
                                                                online     - no online options
                                                                                                                  dccc website:
                                                                                                                  www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-hvac.htm

      refrigeration
                                                            curriculum description

 The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum, provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with
 residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The
 diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools, and instruments. Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the start up,
 preventive maintenance, service, repair, and installation of residential and light commercial systems.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                           number of courses:                  number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                      (see page 2)
                              Associate in Applied Science                                                  25                                         71
                                         Diploma                                                            13                                         36
                   Certificate - Residential Heating and Cooling                                            4                                          12
                                 Certificate - Heat Pumps                                                   4                                          12
                       Certificate - Residential System Design                                              4                                          13
                    Certificate - Commercial Heating & Cooling                                              5                                          13
                             Certificate - Alternative Energies                                             4                                          12

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                          work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                               (see page 57)

 •    Interest in outdoor work and              •     Service, sell, or install HVAC     •     Office building maintenance                       Primary Traits:
      changing environment                            equipment                          •     Light commercial                                     Realistic
 •    Problem solving and customer                                                       •     Residential construction                           Conventional
      service skills                                                                     •	    Confined	spaces	and	
                                                                                         •	    Rooftops
                                                                                                                                               Secondary traits:
                                                                                                                                                 Investigative

                              job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
        related job titles                             related dccc majors                                                                 more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

 •   HVAC Service Technician                    associate in applied science options:                  low (10%):                     Air Conditioning Contractors of America:
 •   HVAC Installer                                  Automotive Systems Technology            $13.24 per hour | $27,500 per year                   www.acca.org
 •   HVAC Mechanic                                  Electronics Engineering Technology
 •   Refrigeration Mechanic                                  Heavy Equipment                                                          Refrigeration Service Engineers Society:
                                                                                                     median (50%):
 •   Refrigeration Technician                          Industrial Systems Technology                                                              www.phccweb.org
                                                                                              $18.43 per hour | $38,300 per year
                                                                   Welding
                                                                                                                                                HVAC Excellence:
                                                       college transfer options:                       high (90%):                            www.hvacexcellence.org
                                                           Associate in Science               $26.07 per hour | $54,200 per year
                                                                                                                                   Mechanical Contractors Association of America:
                                                                                                                                                 www.mcaa.org

                                                                                                                                       North American Technician Excellence
                                                                                                                                                  www.natex.org



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           automotive                                            program options:                                   selective/special admissions?
                                                                    - all credentials                               no
             systems
                                                                 day
                                                                 evening  - all certificates                        dccc website:
                                                                 online - no online options
          technology                                                                                                www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-automotive.htm



                                                             curriculum description

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as Automotive Service Technicians. It provides an introduction
to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field. Classroom and lab
experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic
systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive trains.
Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and
repair shops in the automotive service industry.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                           number of courses:                     number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                      (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                    24                                           70
                                          Diploma                                                            12                                           38
                    Certificate - Engine Performance Systems                                                  5                                           14
                          Certificate - Automotive Servicing                                                  4                                           15
                              Certificate - Engine Repair                                                     5                                           12
                          Certificate - Automotive Servicing                                                  4                                           15
                                 Certificate - Drivetrains                                                    7                                           16

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                         personality traits
                                                                                                                                                (see page 57)

•    Interest in electronic equipment             •     Maintain and repair automotive     •   Private repair shops                                Primary Traits:
•    Ability to perform hands-on work                   vehicles and equipment             •   Dealerships                                            Realistic
•    Good diagnostic, reading, math,              •     Purchase and replace parts and     •   Franchise shops
                                                                                                                                                    Conventional
     time management, and problem                       inventory                          •   Parts stores
     solving skills                               •     Use a variety of tools and         •   Fleet repair facilities
•    Hard working, detail oriented,                     equipment including computers                                                            Secondary traits:
     dependable, creative thinker                                                                                                                  Investigative
•    Ability to work well alone and with
     others

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
          related job titles                             related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

• Automotive Technician                           associate in applied science options:               low (10%):                       National Automotive Technicians Education
• Mechanic                                                Air Conditioning, Heating and    $10.05 per hour | $20,900 per year                         Foundation:
• Service Technician                                              Refrigeration                                                                      www.natef.org
• Shop Foreman                                        Electronics Engineering Technology
                                                                                                    median (50%):
• Certified ASE Master Automotive                               Heavy Equipment                                                         Automotive Youth Educational Systems:
                                                                                           $17.78 per hour | $37,000 per year
  Technician                                             Industrial Systems Technology                                                              www.ayes.org
• Automobile Technician                                       Motorcycle Mechanics
• Master Automotive Technician                                       Welding                          high (90%):                       National Institute for Automotive Service
• Truck Technician                                                                         $30.03 per hour | $62,500 per year                           Excellent:
                                                         college transfer options:                                                                  www.asecert.org
                                                             Associate in Science
                                                                                                                                       National Automobile Dealers Association:
                                                                                                                                                    www.nada.org



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           basic law                                             program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
                                                                    - all credentials                             yes (see page 2 for more information)
         enforcement
                                                                 day
                                                                 evening  - all credentials                       dccc website:
                                                                 online - no online options
           training                                                                                               www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-blet.htm



                                                             curriculum description

 Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement
 officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise. This program utilizes State-commission-mandated topics and
 methods of instruction totaling 630 hours. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage
 laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations. Successful graduates
 receive a curriculum certificate and are qualified to take certification examinations mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and
 Training Standards Commission and/or the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission.

                                                                  credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                           number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)
                             Continuing Education Certificate                                               1                                              19
                        Day Program - 4 months (630 hours)
                      Evening Program - 6 months (630 hours)
     You must be employed as a sworn officer within 12 months of passing the state BLET
                          exam to keep your certification active.

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                  (see page 57)

 •     Excellent communication and                •   Provide law enforcement services    •    Law enforcement agencies                             Primary Traits:
       people skills                                                                      •    City, County, and State agencies                         Social
 •     Ethical behavior
                                                                                                                                                       Realistic
 •     Analytical and decision making                                                            STATE	AGE	REQUIREMENTS:
       ability                                                                                                                                       Enterprising
                                                                                                     City Officer: 20
 •     Physical fitness
                                                                                                    County Officer: 21                            Secondary traits:
                                                                                                                                                    Investigative

                              job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                  more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

 •    Police Officer                              associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                             National Sheriffs’ Association:
 •    Patrol Officer                                          Criminal Justice                $13.62 per hour | $28,300 per year                    www.sheriffs.org
 •    Police Sergeant                                               EMS
 •    State Trooper                                            Fire Protection                                                                    US Marshals Service:
                                                                                                     median (50%):
 •    Police Patrol Officer                                   Human Services                                                                      www.usmarshals.gov
                                                                                              $18.55 per hour | $38,600 per year
 •    Public Safety Officer                                       Paralegal
 •    Law Enforcement Officer                           Information Systems Security                                                       US Customs and Border Protection:
 •    Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent                                                                    high (90%):                                  www.cbp.gov
 •    Officer                                           college transfer options:             $27.39 per hour | $57,000 per year
                                                            Associate in Science                                                          US Department of Homeland Security:
                                                                                                                                                    www.dhs.gov




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                                davidson county community college                                the college of davidson and davie counties


                                                                                                                  selective/special admissions?
                                                                 program options:
        business                                                 day - all credentials                            no

                                                                 evening - all credentials                        dccc website:
     administration                                              online - all credentials
                                                                                                                  www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-business-
                                                                                                                  administration.htm

                                                             curriculum description

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will
be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global
economy. Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related
to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision-
making. Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment
opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                  number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                     (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                   22                                        65-66
                                          Diploma                                                           12                                        36-37
                        Certificate - Business Administration                                                5                                        14-15

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                         work locations                       personality traits
                                                                                                                                               (see page 57)

•    Good math skills                             •    Accounting                         •     Business and industry offices                    Primary Traits:
•    Good written communication skills            •    Sales and marketing                •     Educational and governmental                      Enterprising
•    Problem solving and decision                 •    Management and supervision               organizations
                                                                                                                                                  Conventional
     making skills                                •    Customer service
•    Ability to work with others as a
     team                                                                                                                                       Secondary traits:
•    Dependable and reliable                                                                                                                   Investigative/Social

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

•   Accounting Clerk                              associate in applied science options:       regional starting average:                 Financial Management Association
•   Auditor and Insurance Agent                                 Accounting                     $14.18 per hour | $29,400 per year                   International:
•   Researcher                                        Computer Information Technology                                                               www.fma.org
•   Money Manager                                       Entrepreneurship - Diploma             Because the Business
•   Banker                                                  Human Resources                                                            Association for Financial Professionals:
•   Financial Advisor                                            Logistics
                                                                                             Administration program                              www.afponline.org
•   Realtor                                                      Paralegal                     provides a broad base
•   Marketer                                                                              knowledge that can be valuable                   Financial Planning Association:
•   Financial Planners                                  college transfer options:                                                                 www.fpanet.org
•   Tax Planning                                               Associate in Arts
                                                                                           in almost any career, salaries
•   Human Resources Manager                                                                depend greatly on the specific
                                                                                            abilities of the graduate as
                                                                                            well as their specific career
                                                                                                       choice.




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          computer                                             program options:
                                                                                                                selective/special admissions?
                                                                                                                no
                                                                   - all credentials
        information
                                                               day
                                                               evening - no options                             dccc website:
                                                                                                                www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-information-systems.
                                                               online - all credentials
        technology                                                                                              htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Computer Information Technology curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to
 process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information systems
 needs. Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and
 networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Courses cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database
 networking, security, and technical support. Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational
 systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-
 recognized certification exams.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                     (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                 22                                          66
                                        Diploma                                                           13                                          39
                  Certificate - Computer Information Technology                                           5                                           15
                  Certificate - Emphasis in Applications Specialist                                       6                                           18
                       Certificate - Emphasis in PC Technician                                            6                                           18

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                             (see page 57)

 •    Interest in computers                     •   Build PC’s for specific needs       •    Business and industry offices                     Primary Traits:
 •    Good problem solving and                  •   Troubleshoot PC problems            •    Computer sales/Repair shops                        Investigative
      communication skills                      •   Software applications - MS Word,    •    Educational and governmental                       Conventional
 •    Organized and detail oriented                 Powerpoint, Excel, and Access            organizations
 •    Ability to perform hands-on work
                                                                                                                                              Secondary traits:
                                                                                                                                                   Social
                                                                                                                                                  Realistic

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 •   Information Technology Specialist          associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                       Association of Support Professionals:
 •   Help Desk Analyst                                  Business Administration             $11.14 per hour | $23,200 per year                www.asponline.com
 •   Office Systems Coordinator                     Cancer Information Management
 •   Electronic Data Processing                      Health Information Technology                                                   Association for Computing Machinery:
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 •   Computer Technician                             Information Systems Security                                                                www.acm.org
                                                                                            $16.30 per hour | $33,900 per year
 •   Technical Support Specialist                       Networking Technology
 •   Auditor                                                Web Technology                                                                   Tech Career Compass:
 •   Desktop Support Technician                                                                      high (90%):                              http://tcc.comptia.org
 •   Network Control Operator                         college transfer options:             $24.98 per hour | $52,000 per year
                                                            Associate in Arts
                                                          Associate in Science




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                                davidson county community college                                the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
                                                                     - all credentials                            no
    criminal justice
                                                                 day
                                                                 evening - no options                             dccc website:
                                                                 online - all credentials                         www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-criminaljustice.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on
local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system’s role within society
will be explored. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles,
ethics, and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, communications, computers, and technology.
Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police
officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, loss prevention
specialist, wildlife officer, and alcohol enforcement officer.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                  number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                     (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                   22                                           66
                        Certificate - Emphasis in Corrections                                                4                                           12
                Certificate - Emphasis in Investigative Principles                                           5                                           16

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                         work locations                       personality traits
                                                                                                                                               (see page 57)

•    Honesty and integrity                        •   Investigate crimes                  •     Law enforcement agencies                          Primary Traits:
•    Ability to work well under pressure          •   Secure custody of prisoners         •     Private security agencies                          Enterprising
•    Critical thinking skills                     •   Provide law enforcement services    •     Correctional facilities
                                                                                                                                                   Investigative
                                                  •   Crime prevention
                                                                                                                                                      Social

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

•   Immigration Inspector                         associate in applied science options:       regional starting average:                 American Correctional Association:
•   Private Investigator                              Basic Law Enforcement Training           $13.25 per hour | $27,560 per year                  www.aca.org
•   Park Ranger                                                    EMS
•   Police Officer                                            Fire Protection                 Because the Criminal Justice                  National Sheriffs’ Association:
•   Court Clerk                                        Information Systems Security                                                               www.sheriffs.org
•   Insurance Claims Agent                              Human Services Technology
                                                                                               program provides training
•   Bailiff                                                      Paralegal                      for a highly varied career             U.S. Department of Homeland Security:
•   Compliance Manager                                                                        field your salary will depend                        www.dhs.gov
•   Court Administrator                                 college transfer options:
•   Juvenile Court Counselor                                Associate in Science
                                                                                              greatly on the specific career         International Association of Chiefs of Police:
                                                                                                        you enter.                                  www.theiacp.org




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        electronics                                            program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
                                                                  - all credentials                             no
        engineering
                                                               day
                                                               evening  - certificate options                   dccc website:
                                                               online - no options
        technology                                                                                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-ele-eng-tech.htm



                                                           curriculum description

 The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot,
 repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls,
 manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems. Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering
 assistants or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician,
 electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                     (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                 22                                            74
                                         Diploma                                                          11                                            38
                       Certificate - Emphasis in Mechatronics                                             5                                             18

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                             (see page 57)

 •    Good problem solving skills               •    Design, build, install, test,      •    Laboratory                                         Primary Traits:
 •    Repairing and creating                         troubleshoot, repair, and modify   •    Product development environment                     Investigative
 •    Detail oriented                                electronic circuits and systems    •    Commercial
                                                                                                                                                 Conventional
 •    Ability to work well with others          •    Maintain PLC-controlled            •    Industrial settings
 •    Technical interests                            manufacturing equipment
                                                •    Design and build wireless                                                                 Secondary traits:
                                                     communication systems                                                                         Realistic
                                                                                                                                                    Artistic

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 •   Electronics Engineering Technician         associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                   JETS - Junior Engineering Technical Society:
 •   Refurbish Technician                            Industrial Systems Technology          $15.68 per hour | $32,614 per year                   www.jets.org
 •   Engineering Aide                               Computer Information Technology
 •   Electrical Technician                               Networking Technology                                                       Accreditation Board for Engineering and
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 •   Failure Analysis Technician                      Information Systems Security                                                                 Technology:
                                                                                            $20.45 per hour | $42,536 per year
 •   Electronics Technician                         Computer Information Technology                                                               www.abet.org
 •   Electronics Test Technician                            Heavy Equipment
 •   Field Engineer                                                                                  high (90%):                 National Institute for Certification in Engineering
 •   Engineering Technician                           college transfer options:             $22.84 per hour | $47,507 per year                     Technologies:
                                                          Associate in Science                                                                     www.nicet.org

                                                                                                                                 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers:
                                                                                                                                                     www.ieee.org




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                                davidson county community college                              the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
                                                                     - no options                                 no
entrepreneurship
                                                                 day
                                                                 evening - diploma, hybrid                        dccc website:
                                                                 online - diploma, hybrid                         www.davidsonccc.edu/pdfs/bet_entrepreneurship.pdf


                                                             curriculum description

The Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth as
self-employed business owners. Course work includes developing a student’s ability to make informed decisions as future business owners.
Courses include entrepreneurial concepts learned in innovation and creativity, business funding, and marketing. Additional course work includes
computers and economics. Through these skills, students will have a sound education base in entrepreneurship for lifelong learning. Graduates
are prepared to be self-employed and open their own businesses.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                          number of courses:                     number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                     (see page 2)

                                          Diploma                                                         12                                          38

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                      work locations                         personality traits
                                                                                                                                              (see page 57)

•    Dedication and tenacity                      •   Complete or partial business set-   •   Self-employment                                   Primary Traits:
•    Decision making and critical                     up and operation                    •   Business start-up                                  Enterprising
     thinking skills                              •   Business acquisition
•    Self-directed, self-starter
•    Analytical problem solver
•    Creative risk taker

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                               more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

• Self-Employed                                   associate in applied science options:    Students who are considering                  U.S. Small Business Association:
• Owner/Operator                                              Accounting                                                                          www.sba.gov
                                                        Business Administration
                                                                                              opening their own small
                                                      Human Resource Management           business should understand the
                                                               Logistics                   risks and benefits involved in
                                                        college transfer options:
                                                                                               opening any business.
                                                            Associate in Science
                                                                                          Income can vary tremendously
                                                                                          based on the success or failure
                                                                                            of your business venture.




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                               davidson county community college                               the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                     program options:                     selective/special admissions?
     global logistics                                                day - associate degree               no
                                                                     evening - no options                 dccc website:
       technology                                                    online - all credentials             www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-logistics.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 Logistics Management is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This curriculum prepares students for careers
 in transportation and warehousing through the study of the principles of organization and management in logistics. Course work includes the
 international and domestic movement of goods from the raw materials source(s) through production and ultimately to the consumer. Courses
 in transportation, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, computerization, and federal transportation and OSHA regulations are
 emphasized. Graduates should qualify for employment in logistics-related jobs such as material handling foreman, transportation supervisor,
 traffic manager, warehouse manager, and inventory control manager.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                     (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                 23                                          70
                                        Diploma                                                           14                                          40
                                       Certificate                                                        6                                           18

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                             (see page 57)

 •    Communication skills                      •    Material handling foreman          •    Trucking companies                                Primary Traits:
 •    Time management skills                    •    Transportation supervisor          •    Rail companies                                     Enterprising
 •    Organizational skills                     •    Traffic manager                    •    Government                                         Conventional
 •    Reading comprehension                     •    Inventory control manager          •    Warehouses
 •    Critical thinking                                                                 •    Manufacturers
 •    Judgment and decision making


                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 •   Maintenance Mechanic                       associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                        Council of Logistics Management:
 •   Engineering Technician                              Business Administration            $20.34 per hour | $42,307 per year                   www.clml.org
 •   Machine Adjuster                               Information Systems Technology
 •   Master Mechanic                                           Accounting                                                            American Society of Transportation and
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 •   Overhauler Mechanic                                   Entrepreneurship                                                                       Logistics:
                                                                                            $27.85 per hour | $57,928 per year
 •   Industrial Mechanic                             Human Resource Management                                                                  www.astl.org
 •   Industrial Electrician                           Heavy Equipment Technology
 •   Industrial Mechanic                                                                             high (90%):                      The Federation of International Trade
 •   Maintenance Technician                           college transfer options:             $31.61 per hour | $65,748 per year                  Associations:
                                                          Associate in Science                                                                   www.fita.org




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                                davidson county community college                                the college of davidson and davie counties




        heavy
     equipment &
                                                                 program options:                                  selective/special admissions?
                                                                 day- diploma                                      no
                                                                          - no options                             dccc website:
    transportation
                                                                 evening
                                                                 online - no options                               www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-heavytech.htm

     technology
                                                             curriculum description

The Heavy Equipment & Transportation Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to
service, troubleshoot, and repair medium and heavy duty vehicles. The course work includes the purpose, construction features, and principles
of operation of medium and heavy duty vehicles. Graduates of the curriculum should qualify for entry-level employment opportunities in a
dealership, fleet shop, or independent garage as a technician. Graduates that have met the work experience requirement should also be
prepared to take the ASE certification exam.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                            number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                     (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                   25                                           70
                                          Diploma                                                           14                                           39
               Certificate - Emphasis in Diesel Auxiliary Systems                                            4                                           13
                      Certificate - Emphasis in Diesel Chassis                                               5                                           15
                     Certificate - Emphasis in Diesel Servicing                                              6                                           15

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                               (see page 57)

•    Enjoy hands-on work                          •   Rebuild gas or diesel engines       •    Truck transportation                               Primary Traits:
•    Interest in solving complex                  •   Change oil and lubricate parts      •    Construction                                          Realistic
     problems and puzzles                         •   Adjust brakes and align wheels      •    Manufacturing
                                                                                                                                                   Conventional
•    Ability to repair mechanical objects         •   Rewire ignition systems             •    Automotive repair facilities
•    Critical thinking skills                     •   Inspect equipment and diagnose      •    Retail and wholesale trade
•    Time management                                  problems                            •    Self-employed
                                                  •   Recondition and replace parts

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

•   Mechanic                                      associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                         Association of Diesel Specialists:
•   Diesel Mechanic                                    Air Conditioning, Heating and          $14.19 per hour | $29,515 per year                   www.diesel.org
•   General Repair Mechanic                                     Refrigeration
•   Diesel Technician                                 Automotive Systems Technology                                                    National Institute for Automotive Service
                                                                                                     median (50%):
•   Transit Mechanic                                              Logistics                                                                       Excellence (ASE):
                                                                                              $18.11 per hour | $37,668 per year
•   Fleet Mechanic                                         Motorcycle Mechanics                                                                    www.asecert.org
•   Transportation Mechanic                                 Truck Driver Training
•   Certified Mechanic                                                                                 high (90%):                  Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and
•   Journeyman                                          college transfer options:             $20.08 per hour | $41,766 per year                Colleges of Technology:
•   Bus Mechanic                                            Associate in Science                                                                    www.accsct.org
•   Medium/Heavy Truck Mechanic
                                                                                                                                      National Automotive Technicians Education
                                                                                                                                                     Foundation:
                                                                                                                                                    www.natef.org




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          human                                                program options:                                   selective/special admissions?
                                                                  - all credentials                               no
         resources
                                                               day
                                                               evening  - all credentials                         dccc website:
                                                               online - all credentials
        management                                                                                                www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-human-resources.htm



                                                           curriculum description

 Human Resources Management is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. The curriculum is designed to meet
 the demands of business and service agencies. The objective is the development of generalists and specialists in the administration, training,
 and management of human resources. Course work includes studies in management, interviewing, placement, needs assessment, planning,
 compensation and benefits, and training techniques. Also included are topics such as people skills, learning approaches, skills building, and
 development of instructional and training materials. Graduates from this program will have a sound business educational base for lifelong
 learning. Students will be prepared for employment opportunities in personnel, training, and other human resources development areas.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                           number of courses:                  number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                      (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                   22                                      65-66
                                        Diploma                                                             13                                      39-40
                             Certificate - Human Resources                                                  6                                         17

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                          work locations                       personality traits
                                                                                                                                              (see page 57)

 •    Communicate effectively                   •    Research                             •    Business and industry offices                    Primary Traits:
 •    Decision-making                           •    Managing payroll and employee        •    Educational and governmental                      Conventional
 •    Detail oriented                                benefits                                  organizations
                                                                                                                                                 Enterprising
 •    Effective people skills                   •    Conducting interviews and training
 •    Interest in numbers, data, and            •    Application/Resume review                                                                      Social
      problem solving
 •    Flexible

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                 more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

 •   Training Specialist                        associate in applied science options:                  low (10%):                   Society for Human Resource Management:
 •   Payroll Clerk                                            Accounting                      $12.77 per hour | $26,561 per year                  www.shrm.org
 •   Recruiter                                         Business Administration
 •   Human Resource Assistant                       Computer Information Technology                                                     American Society for Training and
                                                                                                     median (50%):
 •   Placement Specialist                                 Entrepreneurship                                                                       Development:
                                                                                              $20.10 per hour | $41,808 per year
 •   Employee Benefits Specialist                              Logistics                                                                         www.astd.org
 •   Human Resource Clerk
 •   Interviewer                                                                                       high (90%):                              World at Work:
 •   Human Resource Consultant                        college transfer options:               $23.77 per hour | $49,441 per year              www.worldatwork.org
 •   Personnel Assistant                              Elementary Education (K-6)
 •   Administrative Assistant                                                                                                         American Society for Healthcare Human
 •   Personnel Clerk                                                                                                                        Resources Administration:
                                                                                                                                                www.ashhra.org




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                                davidson county community college                                 the college of davidson and davie counties




           industrial                                            program options:                                  selective/special admissions?
                                                                    - all credentials                              no
             systems
                                                                 day
                                                                 evening  - all credentials                        dccc website:
                                                                 online - no options
          technology                                                                                               www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-industrial-systems.htm



                                                             curriculum description

The Industrial Systems Technology curriculum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install
equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems.
Students will learn multi-craft technical skills in blueprint reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding,
machining or fabrication, and includes various diagnostics and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems will be
emphasized, and additional advanced course work may be offered. Upon completion of this curriculum, graduates should be able
to individually, or with a team, safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain industrial process and support equipment. Students will also
be encouraged to develop their skills as lifelong learners.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                      (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                    26                                          73
                                          Diploma                                                            14                                          41
             Certificate - Emphasis in Electromechanical Systems                                             6                                           17
                       Certificate - Maintenance Procedures                                                  7                                           18



                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                         work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                                (see page 57)

•    Ability to work with hands                   •     Machinery and electrical           •    Industrial                                        Primary Traits:
•    Good problem solving and critical                  installation and repair            •    Commercial                                           Realistic
     thinking skills                              •     Preventive maintenance             •    Hospitals
                                                                                                                                                   Investigative
•    Ability to work well alone or with           •     Welding                            •    State agencies
     others                                       •     A/C repair

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                    nc salary ranges
          related job titles                             related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                        (see page 58)

•    Maintenance Mechanic                         associate in applied science options:                 low (10%):                   United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
•    Engineering Technician                              Air Conditioning, Heating and         $12.40 per hour | $25,792 per year                    of America:
•    Machine Adjuster                                             Refrigeration                                                                  www.carpenters.org
•    Master Mechanic                                  Electronics Engineering Technology
                                                                                                      median (50%):
•    Overhauler Mechanic                                 Heavy Equipment Technology                                                   National Tooling and Machining Association:
                                                                                               $17.74 per hour | $36,900 per year
•    Industrial Machinery Mechanic                     Automotive Systems Technology                                                                 www.ntma.org
•    Industrial Electrician                                         Welding
•    Industrial Mechanic                                      Truck Driver Training                     high (90%):                    Association for Manufacturing Technology:
•    Maintenance Technician                                                                    $20.41 per hour | $42,452 per year                  www.mfgtech.org/
                                                         college transfer options:
                                                             Associate in Science




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                                                                                                                 selective/special admissions?
                                                               program options:
       information                                             day - all credentials                             no

                                                               evening - no options                              dccc website:
     systems security                                          online - no options
                                                                                                                 www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-information-systems-
                                                                                                                 security.htm

                                                           curriculum description

 Information Systems Security covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This curriculum provides individuals with the skills required
 to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls. Course work includes networking technologies, operating systems
 administration, information policy, intrusion detection, security administration, and industry best practices to protect data communications.
 Graduates should be prepared for employment as security administrators. Additionally, they will acquire the skills that allow them to pursue
 security certifications.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                          number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                      (see page 2)
                               Associate in Applied Science                                                23                                        69
                                         Diploma                                                           13                                        39
                             Certificate - Emphasis in Security                                             6                                        18

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                         work locations                       personality traits
                                                                                                                                             (see page 57)

 •    Interest in computers                     •    Ensure safe data transmission          • Business and industry offices                    Primary Traits:
 •    Desire to learn about system              •    Develop plans to safeguard files       •	 Hospitals                                        Investigative
      design and operation                      •    Monitor current virus reports          • Educational and governmental                        Realistic
 •    Ability to troubleshoot problems          •    Correct errors, or change individual      organizations
 •    Ability to work independently                  access status                                                                              Conventional
      with solid judgment and decision          •    Perform and execute risk
      making skills                                  assessment tests
 •    Writing and Email Skills                  •    Train users to promote security
                                                     awareness

                              job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                  nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                      (see page 58)

 •   Information Technology Specialist          associate in applied science options:                 low (10%):                       The League of Professional System
 •   Computer Specialist                            Computer Information Technology          $20.00 per hour | $41,600 per year                 Administrators:
 •   Systems Security Officer                          Networking Technology                                                                   http://lopsa.org/
 •   Security Specialist                                  Web Technologies
                                                                                                    median (50%):
 •   Systems Security Analyst                              Criminal Justice                                                          National Workforce Center for Emerging
                                                                                             $36.82 per hour | $76,585 per year
 •   Computer Systems Technician                       Business Administration                                                                   Technologies:
 •   Data Security Administrator                                                                                                                www.nwcet.org
 •   Computer Analyst                                 college transfer options:                       high (90%):
 •   Security Director                                    Associate in Science               $57.74 per hour | $120,099 per year          Computer Security Institute:
                                                                                                                                              www.gocsi.com/




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                                davidson county community college                                 the college of davidson and davie counties


                                                                                                                   selective/special admissions?
                                                                  program options:
    manufacturing                                                 day - all credentials                            no

                                                                  evening - all credentials                        dccc website:
     technology                                                   online - no options
                                                                                                                   www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-industrial-machining.
                                                                                                                   htm

                                                              curriculum description

The Manufacturing Technology curriculum provides an introduction to the principles and practices of manufacturing in today’s global
marketplace. The student will be exposed to valuable high-tech concepts applicable in a variety of industries such as plastics, metals, furniture,
textiles, and electronics. Students will gain real-world knowledge in manufacturing management practices, manufacturing materials and
processes, research and development, and quality assurance. Course work will include machining processes, CAD/CAM, CNC principles,
and other computerized production techniques. Graduates should qualify for employment as a manufacturing technician, quality assurance
technician, CAD/CAM technician, team leader, or research and development technician. The student will be able to advance in the workplace
and develop with new technologies.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                      (see page 2)
         Associate in Applied Science - CAD/CAM Operations Track                                             30                                          72
         Associate in Applied Science - Machining Operations Track                                           27                                          70
                       Diploma - CAD/CAM Operations Track                                                    13                                          34
                       Diploma - Machining Operations Track                                                  13                                          34
                 Certificate - Emphasis in CAD/CAM Operations                                                6                                           18
         Certificate - Emphasis in Intermediate CAD/CAM Operations                                           5                                           14
                 Certificate - Emphasis in Machining Operations                                              7                                           14
              Certificate - Emphasis in Advanced CNC Operations                                              6                                           13

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                         work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                                (see page 57)

•    Mathematics                                  •     Machine parts                      •    Manufacturing Facilities                           Primary Traits:
•    Critical Thinking                            •     Drafting                           •    Engineering Firms                                   Conventional
•    Social Perceptiveness                        •     Machine maintenance                •    Universities and Colleges
                                                                                                                                                    Enterprising
•    Reading Comprehension                        •     Inspect for quality control        •    Public School Systems
•    Active Learning                                                                       •    State and Local Government                          Investigative
•    Written and Oral Communication                                                        •    Research and Development
•    Time Management
•    Learning Strategies
•    Active Listening

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                    nc salary ranges
          related job titles                             related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                        (see page 58)

•   Manufacturing Engineer                        associate in applied science options:                 low (10%):                       AMT - Association for Manufacturing
•   Drafting and Design                                Information Systems Technology          $11.21 per hour | $23,316 per year                  Technology:
•   Automated Manufacturing Systems                                Logistics                                                                    www.AMTonline.org
•   Manufacturing Technology                          Electronics Engineering Technology
                                                                                                      median (50%):
•   CNC Specialist                                       Heavy Equipment Technology                                                    NIMS - National Institute for Metalworking
                                                                                               $16.56 per hour | $34,445 per year
•   Tool and Die Maker                                 Automotive Systems Technology                                                                     Skills:
•   Industrial Systems Specialist                      Computer Information Technology                                                   www.nims-skills.org/web/nims/home
•   Shop Supervisor                                                                                     high (90%):
                                                         college transfer options:             $22.21 per hour | $46,197 per year
                                                             Associate in Science




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                              davidson county community college                                the college of davidson and davie counties


                                                               program options:                                 selective/special admissions?

         motorcycle                                            day- diploma
                                                               evening  - no options
                                                                                                                no
                                                                                                                dccc website:
          mechanics                                            online - no options                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-motorcycle.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Motorcycle Mechanics curriculum provides training which develops the knowledge and skills needed to inspect, diagnose, repair, and/
 or adjust motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and personal watercraft. The course work includes the operating principles involved in modern
 motorcycles which will be presented in class assignments, discussion, demonstration, and shop practice. Graduates of the curriculum should
 qualify for entry-level employment opportunities with motorcycle dealers or independent repair shops. Some graduates may become self-
 employed after they acquire some experience.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                  number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                    (see page 2)

                                        Diploma                                                           10                                        42

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                       personality traits
                                                                                                                                            (see page 57)

 •    Ability to perform hands-on work          •   Maintain and repair motorcycles,    •    Private repair shops                             Primary Traits:
 •    Good diagnostic, reading, math,               ATVs, and equipment                 •    Dealerships                                         Realistic
      time management, and problem              •   Purchase and replace parts and      •    Franchise shops
                                                                                                                                               Conventional
      solving skills                                inventory                           •    Parts stores
 •    Hard working, detail oriented,            •   Use a variety of tools and
      dependable, creative thinker                  equipment, including computers                                                           Secondary traits:
 •    Ability to work well alone and with                                                                                                      Investigative
      others

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                               more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 •   Motorcycle Technician                      associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                       American Motorcyclist Association:
 •   Motorcycle Mechanic                            Automotive Systems Technology           $11.12 per hour | $23,129 per year              www.ama-cycle.org
 •   Custom Bike Builder                                 Truck Driver Training
 •   Service Technician                                        Logistics                                                         Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 •   All Terrain Vehicle Technician                    Manufacturing Technology                                                              Colleges of Technology:
                                                                                            $14.56 per hour | $30,284 per year
 •   Motorsports Technician                          Heavy Equipment Technology                                                                  www.accsct.org
 •   Shop Owner                                           Industrial Systems
                                                                                                     high (90%):
                                                      college transfer options:             $24.52 per hour | $51,000 per year
                                                          Associate in Science




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                                davidson county community college                                   the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                    selective/special admissions?
          networking                                             day - all credentials                               no
                                                                 evening - no options                                dccc website:
          technology                                             online - no options                                 www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-networking-tech.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn
how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry,
and education. Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network
operating systems. Emphasis is placed on implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of
hardware such as switches and routers. Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators,
network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry
certifications, depending on their local program.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                               number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                      22                                           66
                                          Diploma                                                              12                                           36
              Certificate - Emphasis in Cisco Routing & Switching                                              6                                            18

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                           work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                                  (see page 57)

•    Interest in computers                        •     Design network infrastructure        •    Business and industry offices                      Primary Traits:
•    Good problem solving and                     •     Configure routers and switches for   •    Educational and governmental                        Investigative
     communication skills                               network connectivity                      organizations
                                                                                                                                                        Realistic
•    Organized and detail oriented                •     Configure and troubleshoot
•    Ability to perform hands-on work                   network devices, servers, and                                                                 Conventional
•    Efficient and effective task                       workstations
     management

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                      nc salary ranges
          related job titles                             related dccc majors                                                                  more information
                                                                                                          (see page 58)

•   Network Specialist                            associate in applied science options:                   low (10%):                   Association for Computing Machinery (ACM):
•   Information Technology Director                    Computer Information Technology           $19.08 per hour | $39,686 per year                    www.acm.org
•   Information Technology Specialist                           Web Technology
•   Network Manager                                      Information Systems Security                                                 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
                                                                                                        median (50%):
•   Systems Engineer                                  Electronics Engineering Technology                                                              Computer Society:
                                                                                                 $27.33 per hour | $56,846 per year
•   Networking Technology                                                                                                                             www.computer.org
                                                         college transfer options:
                                                             Associate in Science                         high (90%):                    National Workforce Center for Emerging
                                                                                                 $31.45 per hour | $65,416 per year                  Technologies:
                                                                                                                                                    www.nwcet.org




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                               davidson county community college                               the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                               program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
         paralegal                                             day - all credentials                            no
                                                               evening - no options                             dccc website:
        technology                                             online - no options                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-paralegal.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and
 assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.
 Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family
 law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.
 Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research,
 and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and
 other business organizations.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                     (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                 20                                          65
                               Certificate - Real Estate                                                  7                                           18
                              Certificate - Civil Litigation                                              8                                           21

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                             (see page 57)

 •    Ethical behavior                          •   Draft legal documents               •    Law offices                                       Primary Traits:
 •    Honesty                                   •   Prepare cases for trial             •    Government agencies                                Conventional
 •    Good oral and written                     •   Conduct interviews and              •    Corporations
                                                                                                                                                Investigative
      communication skills                          investigations                      •    Insurance companies
 •    Self-motivated                                                                    •    Hospitals                                          Enterprising



                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 •   Legal Assistant                            associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                           American Bar Association:
 •   Law Clerk                                      Basic Law Enforcement Training          $16.17 per hour | $33,633 per year      www.abanet.org/legalservices/paralegals
 •   Title Examiner                                         Criminal Justice
 •   Claims Adjuster                                  Human Services Technology                                                     National Association of Legal Assistants:
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 •   Health and Safety Specialist                    Health Information Technology                                                               www.nala.org
                                                                                            $18.32 per hour | $38,105 per year
                                                     Computer Information Systems
                                                               Accounting                                                         American Association for Paralegal Education:
                                                     Human Resource Management                       high (90%):                                www.aafpe.org
                                                    Cancer Information Management           $19.40 per hour | $40,352 per year
                                                        Health Unit Coordinator                                                          North Carolina Bar Association:
                                                                                                                                                www.ncbar.gov
                                                      college transfer options:
                                                             Associate in Arts




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                                davidson county community college                                the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
          truck driver                                           day - all credentials                            yes (see page 2 for more information)
                                                                 evening - no options                             dccc website:
            training                                             online - no options                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-truck-driving.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Truck Driver Training curriculum prepares individuals to drive tractor trailer rigs. This program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver
responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles.
The course work includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive
driving, freight handling, security and fire protection. Highway driving, training range exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop the
student’s knowledge and skills. Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam and are employable by
commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner/operators and work as private contract haulers.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                            number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)

                                         Certificate                                                        1                                             12

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                  (see page 57)

•    Patience                                     •    Drive trucks and deliver cargo     •    Trucking companies                                   Primary Traits:
•    Concern for safety                                                                   •    Self-employed - local or cross                          Realistic
•    Ability to work well alone or with                                                        country
                                                                                                                                                     Conventional
     others
•    Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
•    Ability to pass drug and alcohol
     screenings

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                  more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

•   Over the Road Driver                          associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                            American Trucking Association:
•   Line Haul Driver                                       Automotive Systems                 $9.93 per hour | $20,654 per year                   www.truckline.com
•   Pick Up and Delivery Driver                           Motorcycle Mechanics
•   Flatbed Truck Driver                                  Logistics Management
                                                                                                     median (50%):
•   City Driver                                        Heavy Equipment Technology
                                                                                              $15.64 per hour | $32,531 per year
                                                                  Welding

                                                                                                       high (90%):
                                                                                              $18.50 per hour | $38,480 per year




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                                davidson county community college                                  the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                               program options:                                     selective/special admissions?
           web                                                 day - all credentials                                no
                                                               evening - no options                                 dccc website:
       technologies                                            online - no options                                  www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-web-technology.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Web Technologies curriculum prepares graduates for careers in the information technology arena using computers and distributed
 computing to disseminate and collect information via the web. Course work in this program covers the terminology and use
 of computers, network devices, networks, servers, databases, applications, programming languages, as well as web applications, site
 development, and design. Studies will provide opportunity for students to learn related industry standards. Graduates should qualify for career
 opportunities as designers, administrators, or developers in the areas of web applications, websites, web services, and related areas of
 distributed computing.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                         (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                     22                                            67
                                        Diploma                                                               12                                            37
                             Certificate - Mobile Developer                                                    6                                            18
                                 Certificate - Designer                                                        6                                            18

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                            work locations                         personality traits
                                                                                                                                                  (see page 57)

 •    Interest in computers                     •     Design, build, and maintain           •     Software publishers                                Primary Traits:
 •    Good problem solving and                        websites                              •     Educational institutions                            Investigative
      communication skills                      •     Write, design, and edit web content   •     Financial institutions
                                                                                                                                                        Realistic
 •    Organized and detail oriented             •     Analyze end users’ technology         •     Government agencies
 •    Ability to perform hands-on work                requirements                          •     Independent consultants                             Conventional
 •    Efficient and effective task              •     Select programming languages for      •     Insurance carriers
      management                                      designing tools or applications                                                              Secondary traits:
 •    Creative, open to new technologies        •     Develop system interaction and                                                                   Artistic
                                                      sequence diagrams

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                     nc salary ranges
        related job titles                             related dccc majors                                                                    more information
                                                                                                         (see page 58)

 •   Web Developer                              associate in applied science options:                    low (10%):                   Association for Computing Machinery (ACM):
 •   Web Administrator                               Computer Information Technology            $20.00 per hour | $41,600 per year                    www.acm.org
 •   Web Programmer                                    Information Systems Security
 •   Web Analyst                                          Networking Technology                                                       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
                                                                                                       median (50%):
 •   Web Engineer                                   Electronics Engineering Technology                                                                Computer Society:
                                                                                                $36.82 per hour | $76,585 per year
 •   Web Traffic Specialist                                                                                                                           www.computer.org
                                                       college transfer options:
                                                           Associate in Science                          high (90%):                  Software and Information Industry Association:
                                                                                                $57.74 per hour | $120,100 per year                   www.siia.net




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                                davidson county community college                                 the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                  selective/special admissions?
            welding                                              day - all credentials                             no
                                                                 evening - no options                              dccc website:
          technology                                             online - no options                               www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/bet-welding.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for
successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting
processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student
with industry standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application. Successful graduates of the Welding Technology
curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction,
manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                      (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                    23                                       72
                                          Diploma                                                            13                                       42
                  Certificate - Emphasis in Basic Fundamentals                                               4                                        14
             Certificate - Emphasis in Intermediate Fundamentals                                             4                                        13
               Certificate - Emphasis in Advanced Fundamentals                                               5                                        15
                      Certificate - Emphasis in Stick Welding                                                5                                        18
                       Certificate - Emphasis in MIG Welding                                                 4                                        12
                       Certificate - Emphasis in TIG Welding                                                 5                                        15

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                         work locations                       personality traits
                                                                                                                                               (see page 57)

•    Ability to perform hands-on work             •   Weld various materials together in   •    Private repair shops                            Primary Traits:
•    Ability to repair and create                     different shapes and joint types     •    Fabrication shops                                  Realistic
•    Ability to work well alone and with                                                   •    Large construction sites
                                                                                                                                                 Conventional
     others                                                                                •    Self-employed
                                                                                                                                               Secondary traits:
                                                                                                                                                 Investigative

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                    nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                        (see page 58)

•   Welder                                        associate in applied science options:                 low (10%):                          American Welding Society:
•   Fabricator                                          Air Conditioning, Heating and          $12.42 per hour | $25,833 per year                 www.aws.org
•   Maintenance Welder                                          Refrigeration
•   Mig Welder                                        Automotive Systems Technology
                                                                                                      median (50%):
•   Sub Arc Operator                                        Motorcycle Mechanics
                                                                                               $16.44 per hour | $34,195 per year
•   Finishing Technician                               Industrial Systems Technology
•   Robot Operator                                     Heavy Equipment Technology
•   Spot Welder                                                                                         high (90%):
•   Technical Associate                                                                        $24.55 per hour | $51,064 per year




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                             davidson county community college         the college of davidson and davie counties




   schools of                                                              School of
  learning                                                  heAlth, wellness & puBlic sAfety

 Health, Wellness & Public Safety                                               HWPS Programs                           page
                                                                                 Associate Degree Nursing           |    41
 The School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety
                                                                                 Cancer Information Management      |    42
 provides quality educational programs to prepare
 individuals for successful employment and lifelong                              Cosmetology                        |    43
 learning.                                                                       Emergency Medical Science          |    44

                                                                                 Esthetics                          |    45

                                                                                 Fire Protection Technology         |    46

                                                                                 Healthcare Interpreting            |    47

                                                                                 Health Information Technology      |    48

                                                                                 Histotechnology                    |    49

                                                                                 Human Services Technology          |    50

                                                                                 Medical Assisting                  |    51

                                                                                 Medical Laboratory Technology      |    52

                                                                                 Pharmacy Technology                |    53

                                                                                 Phlebotomy                         |    54

                                                                                 Practical Nurse Education          |    55

                                                                                 Therapeutic Massage                |    56




                                 General HWPS website:
                       www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp_index.htm

                                 Meet the HWPS Faculty:
                       www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-faculty.htm



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                                davidson county community college                                           the college of davidson and davie counties


                                                                    program options:
                                                                                                                               selective/special admissions?
 associate degree                                                   day - associate degree
                                                                    evening - no options
                                                                                                                               yes (see page 2 for more information)
                                                                                                                               dccc website:
     nursing                                                        online - hybrid advanced degree
                                                                    pathway
                                                                                                                               www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-nursing.htm


                                                               curriculum description

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice
in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Course work includes
and builds upon the domains of health care, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the
interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities
are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care
facilities.

AccreditAtion:
Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

                                                                    credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                                       number of courses:                        number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                                     (see page 2)
            Associate in Applied Science - Traditional Day Program                                                      15                                         69 or 72
                                   LPN to ADN option                                                                     8                                             72
(you must be a licensed LPN for at least one (1) year in specific settings. Visit the DCCC website
                   listed above, or the Admissions office for more information)
                  Advanced Degree Two-Year Pathway - Hybrid                                                             15                                         69 or 72
(you must have completed an Associate’s degree or higher, in any subject, through a regionally
                             accredited college for eligibility)

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                                typical job duties                                  work locations                             personality traits
                                                                                                                                                               (see page 57)

•    Strong interpersonal skills                   •    Supervise nursing assistants and             •    Hospitals                                              Primary Traits:
•    Good math and science skills                       LPNs                                         •    Doctors’ offices                                           Social
•    Strong critical thinking, problem             •    Plan, direct, and provide patient            •    Nursing homes
                                                                                                                                                                  Investigative
     solving, and communications skills                 care                                         •    Rehabilitation facilities
•    Self-directed learner                         •    Observe and record symptoms,
                                                        reactions, and patient progress

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                              nc salary ranges
          related job titles                             related dccc majors                                                                              more information
                                                                                                                  (see page 58)

•   Staff Nurse                                    associate in applied science options:                          low (10%):                               American Nurses Association:
•   Clinical Nurse                                            Medical Assistant                          $21.72 per hour | $43,440 per year                  http://nursingworld.org
•   Operating Room Nurse                               Practical Nurse Education (LPN)
•   Cardiac Care Unit Nurse                                          EMS                                                                            National Council of State Boards of Nursing:
                                                                                                                median (50%):
•   Oncology Nurse                                                Phlebotomy                                                                                     www.ncsbn.org
                                                                                                         $27.26 per hour | $54,520 per year
•   Charge Nurse                                               Nursing Assistant
                                                                                                                                                          North Carolina Board of Nursing:
                                                          college transfer options:                               high (90%):                                    www.ncbon.com
                                                              Associate in Science                       $30.04 per hour | $60,080 per year
                                                                                                                                                     American Academy of Nurse Practitioners:
                                                                                                                                                                 www.aanp.org




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           cancer                                              program options:
                                                               day  - no options
                                                                                                                selective/special admissions?
                                                                                                                yes (see page 2 for more information)

        information                                            evening - no options
                                                               online - associate - hybrid (requires
                                                                                                                dccc website:
                                                                                                                www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-cancer-info-
        management                                             face-to-face clinicals)                          management.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Cancer Information Management curriculum is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a cancer
 data collection system that is consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and accreditation requirements. Students will analyze health
 records according to standards set by various agencies, compile, maintain, monitor, and report cancer data for research, quality management,
 facility planning and marketing, abstract and code clinical data, and obtain survival data through yearly follow-up.
 Graduates may be eligible to take the national certifying examination given by the National Cancer Registrars Association to become a Certified
 Tumor Registrar (CTR). Employment opportunities include health care facilities, data organizations, and government agencies.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)

                             Associate in Applied Science                                                 22                                            68

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                (see page 57)

 •   Computer skills                            •    Analyze health records             •    Central cancer registries                            Primary Traits:
 •   Math ability                               •    Compile cancer data for research   •    Hospitals and medical centers                         Conventional
 •   Interest in computers                      •    Abstract and code clinical data
                                                                                                                                                   Investigative
 •   Research and health care

                                                                                                                                                Secondary traits:
                                                                                                                                                  Enterprising
                                                                                                                                                     Social

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                  more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 • Medical Records Clerk                        associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                        National Cancer Registrars Association:
 • Medical Records Analyst/Director                  Health Information Technology          $11.09 per hour | $23,067 per year                   www.ncra-usa.org
   File Clerk                                       Computer Information Technology
 • Medical Records Technician                        Information Systems Security                                                     American Health Information Management
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 • Public Health Registrar                              Business Administration                                                                     Association:
                                                                                            $13.96 per hour | $29,037 per year
 • Health Information Technician                        Health Unit Coordinator                                                                  www.ahima.org
 • Office Manager
 • Receptionist                                       college transfer options:                     high (90%):                       The North American Association of Central
 • Licensed Practical Nurse                           Elementary Education (K-6)            $16.88 per hour | $35,110 per year                   Cancer Registries:
 • Health Information Clerk                                                                                                                       www.naaccr.org/

                                                                                                                                       North Carolina Central Cancer Registry:
                                                                                                                                         www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/CCR/




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                                davidson county community college                                 the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                     selective/special admissions?
                                                                     - all credentials                                no
         cosmetology
                                                                 day
                                                                 evening - some coursework                            dccc website:
                                                                 online - hybrid                                      www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-cosmetology.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals
associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop
manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care,
multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics. Graduates should qualify to sit for the
State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is
available in beauty salons and as skin/nail specialists, platform artists, and related businesses.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                     number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)

                                          Diploma                                                            11                                           48

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                         work locations                         personality traits
                                                                                                                                                 (see page 57)

•    Team player                                  •   All facets of hair design such as    •    Hair salons                                         Primary Traits:
•    Ability to work with people                      haircuts, styling, perms, and hair   •    Day spas                                             Enterprising
•    Willingness to learn about                       color                                •    Nail salons
                                                                                                                                                        Social
     human anatomy, chemistry, and                •   Record keeping and customer          •    Full-service salons
     physiology                                       service                                                                                           Artistic
•    Computer skills                              •   Provide skin care and beauty
•    Arm/hand steadiness                              treatments
•    Ability to visualize how something           •   Provide nail care and pedicures
     will look
•    Integrity, dependability, and
     punctuality

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                    nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                  more information
                                                                                                        (see page 58)

•   Cosmetologist                                 associate in applied science options:                 low (10%):                         National Accrediting Commission of
•   Manager Stylist                                               Esthetics                    $7.56 per hour | $15,725 per year            Cosmetology Arts and Sciences:
•   Barber                                                  Therapeutic Massage                                                                      www.naccas.org
•   Stylist                                                   Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                      median (50%):
•   Hair Stylist                                                                                                                            National Cosmetology Association:
                                                                                               $9.42 per hour | $19,594 per year
•   Esthetician                                         college transfer options:                                                                   www.ncacares.org
                                                        Elementary Education (K-6)
                                                                                                        high (90%):                     North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art
                                                                                               $20.35 per hour | $42,328 per year                      Examiners:
                                                                                                                                              www.cosmetology.state.nc.us
                                                                                               The higher end of this range
                                                                                               reflects Cosmetologists who
                                                                                               own their own shop.




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                                  davidson county community college                                 the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                      program options:                                  selective/special admissions?
       emergency                                                      day - all credentials                             yes (see page 2 for more information)
                                                                      evening - no options                              dccc website:
     medical science                                                  online - some coursework                          www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-emergencymed.htm


                                                                 curriculum description

 The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program
 can provide an Associate degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement. The course of study provides the student an
 opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions,
 hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies. Students progressing through the program may be
 eligible to apply for both state and national certification exams. Employment opportunities include ambulance services, fire and rescue agencies,
 air medical services, specialty areas of hospitals, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.

                                                                      credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                              number of courses:                         number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                                (see page 2)
                              Associate in Applied Science                                                     25                                               69-72
                    Certificate - Emphasis in EMT - Intermediate                                               5                                                 16
                  (you must hold state or national certification as an EMT - Basic)

                                      Bridging Program                                                      9 or 10                                             27-30
                    (you must currently be credentialed as an EMT - Paramedic)

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                                    typical job duties                        work locations                              personality traits
                                                                                                                                                        (see page 57)

 •    Honesty and integrity                          •   Emergency treatments of injuries    •    EMS services                                            Primary Traits:
 •    Decision making and critical                       and illnesses                       •    Hospitals                                                   Social
      thinking skills                                                                        •    Physicians’ offices
                                                                                                                                                             Realistic
 •    Interest in working with and helping
      people                                                                                                                                               Investigative

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                      nc salary ranges
        related job titles                                 related dccc majors                                                                      more information
                                                                                                          (see page 58)

 •   EMT                                             associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                          National Association of Emergency Medical
 •   Firefighter                                         Associate Degree Nursing (RN)           $10.56 per hour | $21,965 per year                          Technicians:
 •   Paramedic                                           Practical Nurse Education (LPN)                                                                   www.naemt.org
 •   Flight Paramedic                                            Medical Assisting
                                                                                                        median (50%):
 •   Paramedic EMT                                       Basic Law Enforcement Training                                                        National Registry of Emergency Medical
                                                                                                 $14.92 per hour | $31,033 per year
 •   Dispatcher                                                   Fire Protection                                                                           Technicians:
 •   Multi Care Technician                                                                                                                                 www.nremt.org
 •   First Responder                                        college transfer options:                     high (90%):
 •   Paramedic Supervisor                                       Associate in Science             $21.79 per hour | $45,323 per year             National Highway Transportation Safety
                                                                                                                                                     Administration, EMS Division:
                                                                                                                                                          www.nhtsa.dot.gov

                                                                                                                                            International Association of Flight Paramedics:
                                                                                                                                                       www.flightparamedic.org

                                                                                                                                                  American Ambulance Association:
                                                                                                                                                         www.the-aaa.org

                                                                                                                                                    North Carolina Office of EMS:
                                                                                                                                                          www.ncems.org




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                                davidson county community college                                 the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                     selective/special admissions?
                                                                     - all credentials                                no
                 esthetics
                                                                 day
                                                                 evening - no options                                 dccc website:
                                                                 online - no options                                  www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-esthetics.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Esthetics Technology curriculum provides competency based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands on fundamentals
associated with the art of skin care. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative
skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional Esthetics Technology, business/human relations, product knowledge, and
other related topics. An essential element in the success of the College’s Esthetics program is the opportunity for students to complete their
clinical practice in a simulated salon that serves as a learning laboratory. Through supervised hands-on interactions with clients, students
practice and demonstrate mastery of competencies needed for successful employment in the field. Graduates should be prepared to take the
North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin
care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses. The daytime Esthetics program accepts new students every
Fall. The evening Esthetics program accepts new students in odd calendar years in the Fall.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                         (see page 2)

                                         Certificate                                                         4                                            16

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                         work locations                          personality traits
                                                                                                                                                  (see page 57)

•    Ability to work with people                  •    Operate electrical apparatus used   •    Day spas                                            Primary Traits:
•    Knowledge of computers                            in facial and body treatments       •    Medi-spas                                              Realistic
•    Critical thinking and problem                •    Provide skin care and beauty        •    Full service salons
                                                                                                                                                        Social
     solving skills                                    treatments                          •    Physicians’ offices
•    Ability to create relaxing                   •    Apply makeup                        •    Destination spas                                        Artistic
     atmosphere                                   •    Inventory and record keeping
•    Willingness to learn                         •    Work with current technologies
•    Integrity, dependability, and                •    Knowledge of treatment protocols
     punctuality

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                    nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                   more information
                                                                                                        (see page 58)

•   Esthetician                                   associate in applied science options:                 low (10%):                          National Cosmetology Association:
•   Skin Care Specialist                                         Cosmetology                   $7.82 per hour | $16,266 per year                    www.ncacares.org
•   Spa Technician
•   Facialist                                                                                                                               National Accrediting Commission of
                                                                                                      median (50%):
•   Medical Esthetician                                                                                                                      Cosmetology Arts and Sciences:
                                                                                               $16.23 per hour | $33,758 per year
•   Nurse Esthetician                                                                                                                                 www.naccas.org
•   Skin Care Technician
                                                                                                        high (90%):                            Beauty Schools Directory:
                                                                                               $24.97 per hour | $51,638 per year            www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com




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                               davidson county community college                               the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                               program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
     fire protection                                           day - no options                                 no
                                                               evening - no options                             dccc website:
       technology                                              online - hybrid                                  www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-firerescue.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions
 regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. It also provides a sound foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection,
 administration, and management. Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of fire
 protection. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection
 safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes. Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in government agencies,
 industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should have
 opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organizations.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                   number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                     (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                 25                                           74
                         Certificate - Emphasis in Operations                                             5                                            15
                         Certificate - Emphasis in Command                                                5                                            15
                        Certificate - Emphasis in Supervision                                             6                                            18
                       Certificate - Emphasis in Management                                               6                                            18

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                        personality traits
                                                                                                                                             (see page 57)

 •    Interest in helping others                •   Fire suppression                    •    Fire departments                                   Primary Traits:
 •    Honesty and integrity                     •   Investigation                       •    Fire Marshal offices                                  Realistic
 •    Decision making and critical              •   Fire prevention                     •    Insurance companies
                                                                                                                                                    Social
      thinking skills                           •   Education                           •    State and federal agencies
                                                •   Inspection
                                                                                                                                              Secondary traits:
                                                                                                                                                Conventional
                                                                                                                                                Investigative

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 •   Fire Lieutenant                            associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                     International Association of Fire Fighters:
 •   Fire Captain                                    Emergency Medical Science              $9.62 per hour | $20,010 per year                      www.iaff.org
 •   Fire Chief                                     Basic Law Enforcement Training
 •   Training Officer                                       Criminal Justice                                                                U.S. Fire Administration:
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 •   Fire Battalion Chief                                                                                                                     www.usfa.fema.gov
                                                                                            $14.55 per hour | $30,264 per year
 •   Fire Suppression Captain
 •   Fire Marshal                                                                                                                          National Fire Academy:
 •   Shift Commander                                                                                 high (90%):                       www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/index.htm
 •   Fire Officer                                                                           $21.74 per hour | $45,219 per year
 •   Fire Prevention Captain




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                                davidson county community college                                the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                  selective/special admissions?
            healthcare                                           day - all credentials                             yes (see page 2 for more information)
                                                                 evening - no options                              dccc website:
           interpreting                                          online - no options                               www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-index.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Healthcare Interpreting curriculum prepares individuals proficient in English and a target language to work in a healthcare environment as
entry-level bilingual professionals, providing communication access to care and services to those whose language of preference is other than
English. Course work includes an overview of the American healthcare system, roles and responsibilities of the healthcare interpreter, ethical
issues, basic human anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology. Students will acquire skills associated with interpretation between
English and a target language. Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as professional bilingual interpreters in a variety of healthcare
settings. The healthcare settings may include hospitals, physician offices, clinics, health departments or apply language skills to the human
service related areas.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                            number of courses:                       number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                         (see page 2)

                             Associate in Applied Science                                                   23                                              66

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                            personality traits
                                                                                                                                                   (see page 57)

•    Good communication skills                    •   Interpreting between patients and   •     Hospitals                                            Primary Traits:
•    Detail oriented                                  health care providers               •     Clinics                                                  Social
•    Good organizational skills                   •   Providing cultural information to   •     Doctors’ offices                                      Investigative
                                                      assist with treatment plans         •     Rehabilitation centers
                                                  •   Translating written and oral        •     Emergency rooms
                                                                                                                                                    Secondary traits:
                                                      statements
                                                                                                                                                      Conventional

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                    more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

•   Guide or Escort                               associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                            American Translators Association:
•   Interpreter                                         Human Services Technology             $11.03 per hour | $22,900 per year                     www.atanet.org
•   Medical Interpreter                                   Health Unit Coordinator
•   Conference Interpreter                                  Medical Assisting                                                           U.S. Department of State, Office of Language
                                                                                                     median (50%):
•   Sign Language Interpreter                                    Paralegal                                                                                 Services:
                                                                                              $20.82 per hour | $43,300 per year
•   Court Interpreter                                                                                                                         http://languageservices.state.gov/
•   Educational Interpreter                             college transfer options:
•   Bilingual Interpreter                                      Associate in Arts                       high (90%):                      Critical Link Canada—National Council for the
•   Literary Translator                                                                       $41.55 per hour | $86,400 per year           Development of Community Interpreting:
                                                                                                                                                       www.criticallink.org
                                                                                                 NC Salary Ranges were
                                                                                               not available at the time of
                                                                                              publication. The information
                                                                                                above lists the nationwide
                                                                                                          ranges.




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                               davidson county community college                               the college of davidson and davie counties




           health                                              program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
                                                                  - all credentials                             yes (see page 2 for more information)
        information
                                                               day
                                                               evening  - no options                            dccc website:
                                                               online - hybrid
        technology                                                                                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-health-info-tech.htm



                                                           curriculum description

 The Health Information Technology curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, analyze, abstract, compile,
 maintain, manage, and report health information. Students will supervise departmental functions; classify, code and index diagnoses and
 procedures; coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning; monitor governmental and non-
 governmental standards; facilitate research; and design system controls to monitor patient information security. Graduates of this program
 may be eligible to write the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Employment
 opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, health insurance organizations, out-patient clinics, physicians’ offices,
 hospice, and mental health facilities.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)

                             Associate in Applied Science                                                 26                                            71

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                (see page 57)

 •   Interest in computers and health           •    Collect, analyze, manage, and      •    Hospitals                                            Primary Traits:
     care, but not in patient care                   protect health information                                                                    Investigative

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                  more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 • Health Information Systems                   associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                       American Health Information Management
   Technician                                       Cancer Information Management           $9.93 per hour | $20,654 per year                       Association:
 • Health Information Clerk                         Computer Information Technology                                                              www.ahima.org
 • Inpatient and Outpatient Coder                      Business Administration
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 • Medical Records Clerk                               Health Unit Coordinator                                                        American Academy of Professional Coders:
                                                                                            $14.21 per hour | $29,557 per year
 • Medical Records Analyst                              Pharmacy Technology                                                                       www.aapc.com
 • Receptionist/Office Manager
 • Medical Records Technician                         college transfer options:                     high (90%):                        National Cancer Registrars Association:
 • Medical Records Director                               Associate in Science              $24.14 per hour | $50,211 per year                   www.ncra-usa.org




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                                davidson county community college                                the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                    program options:                              selective/special admissions?
                                                                        - no options                              yes (see page 2 for more information)
histotechnology
                                                                    day
                                                                    evening - associate, hybrid                   dccc website:
                                                                    online - associate, hybrid                    www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-histotechnology.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Histotechnology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare tissue specimens for microscopic
examination using various stains and dyes to identify tissue and cell structures. Course work emphasizes scientific concepts related to
laboratory testing, quality assurance, histology, microscopy, and other related topics. Graduates may be eligible to take the national examination
given by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Employment opportunities include
pathology laboratories in hospitals and clinics and medical or research laboratories.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                            number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)

                             Associate in Applied Science                                                   18                                             67

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                  (see page 57)

•    Attention to detail, work well alone         •   Prepare tissue samples for          •    Hospitals                                            Primary Traits:
     and with others, excellent fine                  microscopic examination using       •    Research centers                                        Realistic
     motor skills                                     various dyes and stains
                                                                                                                                                     Conventional
•    Interest in science and hands-on
     work                                                                                                                                            Investigative

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                   more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

•   Histotechnician                               associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                          American Association of Bioanalysts:
•   Non-Registered Technician                             Medical Lab Technology              $18.39 per hour | $38,251 per year                     www.aab.org
•   Cytotechnologist                                        Medical Assisting
•   Medical Laboratory Technician                                                                                                         American Association of Blood Banks:
                                                                                                     median (50%):
•   Laboratory Assistant                                college transfer options:                                                                   www.aabb.org
                                                                                              $24.84 per hour | $51,667 per year
•   Laboratory Technician                                   Associate in Science
                                                                                                                                         American Society for Clinical Laboratory
                                                                                                       high (90%):                                     Science:
                                                                                              $33.64 per hour | $69,971 per year                    www.ascls.org

                                                                                                                                         American Society for Clinical Pathology:
                                                                                                                                                    www.ascp.org

                                                                                                                                       Clinical Laboratory Management Association:
                                                                                                                                                   www.melabs.org/clma

                                                                                                                                          National Accrediting Agency for Clinical
                                                                                                                                                   Laboratory Sciences:
                                                                                                                                                     www.naacls.org




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                               davidson county community college                                    the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                               program options:                                      selective/special admissions?
     human services                                            day - all credentials                                 no
                                                               evening - no options                                  dccc website:
      technology                                               online - no options                                   www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-humanservices.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Human Services Technology program provides quality learning opportunities to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in institutions
 and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them
 for specialization in specific human services areas. Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed
 on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application
 of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social
 services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of
 transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                              number of courses:                  number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                         (see page 2)

                             Associate in Applied Science                                                      24                                        65

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                             work locations                       personality traits
                                                                                                                                                 (see page 57)

 •    Interest in providing social,             •   Keep records, prepare and review         •    State and local government                       Primary Traits:
      community, and educational                    reports                                  •    Nursing and residential care                         Social
      services                                  •   Interview individuals and families       •    Social assistance agencies
                                                                                                                                                    Conventional
 •    Judgment and decision making                  to compile information                   •    Religious organizations
      skills                                    •   Provide information and referral to      •    Vocational Rehabilitation services                Enterprising
 •    Planning and giving information               agencies
 •    Management of financial resources         •   Oversee day-to-day group
 •    Social perceptiveness                         activities of residents in institution
 •    Time management                           •   Visit individuals or attend meetings
                                                    to provide information on services

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                      nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                   more information
                                                                                                          (see page 58)

 •   Social Worker                              associate in applied science options:                     low (10%):                    Council for Standards in Human Services
 •   Case Worker                                            Criminal Justice                     $8.97 per hour | $18,658 per year                     Education:
 •   Addiction Counselor Assistant                      Health Care Interpreter                                                                      www.cshse.org
 •   Home Based Assistant                           Basic Law Enforcement Training
                                                                                                        median (50%):
 •   Casework Specialist                            Human Resources Management                                                         National Organization for Human Services:
                                                                                                 $12.85 per hour | $26,728 per year
 •   Advocate                                                                                                                               www.nationalhumanservices.org
 •   Outreach Specialist                              college transfer options:
 •   Human Services Program Specialist                    Associate in Science                            high (90%):
 •   Mental Health Technician                                                                    $18.00 per hour | $37,440 per year




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                                davidson county community college                                  the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                   selective/special admissions?
                                                                     - all credentials                              yes (see page 2 for more information)
medical assisting
                                                                 day
                                                                 evening - no options                               dccc website:
                                                                 online - some courses                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-medical-assisting.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and
laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing,
collections, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures,
electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Graduates of CAAHEP
accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination
to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health
departments, and hospitals.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                              number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                          (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                     22                                             68
                                          Diploma                                                             14                                             43
              Certificate - Emphasis in Medical Office Procedures                                             6                                              17

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                          work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                    (see page 57)

•    Ability to assist in procedures with         •   Make initial patient assessments      •    Doctors’ offices                                     Primary Traits:
     patients under direction of the              •   Perform routine laboratory tests      •    Clinics                                                  Social
     doctor                                       •   Assist physicians with minor office   •    Ambulatory care
                                                                                                                                                       Conventional
•    Coding records and scheduling                    procedures
     appointments in office setting               •   Perform administrative office tasks                                                                Realistic
•    Organized
•    Demonstrates good decision
     making skills

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                     nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                     more information
                                                                                                         (see page 58)

•   CMA - Certified Medical Assistant             associate in applied science options:                  low (10%):                       American Association of Medical Assistants:
•   Medical Office Assistant                          Associate Degree Nursing (RN)             $10.31 per hour | $21,445 per year                   www.aama-ntl.org
•   Medical Aide                                      Practical Nurse Education (LPN)
•   Medical Attendant                                    Nursing Assistant I and II                                                      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
                                                                                                       median (50%):
•   Optometric Assistant                                Human Services Technology                                                                  Education Programs:
                                                                                                $13.64 per hour | $28,371 per year
•   Radiation Therapist                                          Phlebotomy                                                                          www.caahep.org
                                                        Emergency Medical Science
                                                                                                         high (90%):
                                                        college transfer options:               $17.74 per hour | $36,899 per year
                                                            Associate in Science




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                               davidson county community college                                 the college of davidson and davie counties




           medical                                             program options:                                   selective/special admissions?
                                                                  - all credentials                               yes (see page 2 for more information)
         laboratory
                                                               day
                                                               evening  - no options                              dccc website:
                                                               online - some course work
        technology                                                                                                www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-medical-lab-tech.htm



                                                           curriculum description

 The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology,
 microbiology, and immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease. Course work
 emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance, and
 reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids. Graduates may be eligible to take examinations given by
 the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification. Employment opportunities include laboratories in hospitals, medical offices,
 industry, and research facilities.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                           number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                          (see page 2)

                             Associate in Applied Science                                                   22                                             67

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                          work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                  (see page 57)

 •    Interest in science and hands-on          •   Perform and analyze lab tests on      •    Hospital labs                                        Primary Traits:
      work                                          blood and other body fluids for use   •    Clinics                                               Investigative
 •    Good technical and problem                    in diagnosis and treatment            •    Reference labs
                                                                                                                                                       Realistic
      solving skills
 •    Ability to work well with others                                                                                                               Conventional

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                     more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

 •   Medical Laboratory Technician              associate in applied science options:                  low (10%):                         National Accrediting Agency for Clinical
 •   Cytotechnologist                                       Histotechnology                   $12.62 per hour | $26,250 per year                   Laboratory Sciences:
 •   Laboratory Assistant/Associate                       Pharmacy Technology                                                                        www.naacls.org
 •   Laboratory Technician                                    Phlebotomy
                                                                                                     median (50%):
 •   Non-Registered Technician                                                                                                           American Society for Clinical Pathology:
                                                                                              $17.77 per hour | $36,962 per year
                                                      college transfer options:                                                                     www.ascp.org
                                                          Associate in Science
                                                                                                       high (90%):                     National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory
                                                                                              $24.62 per hour | $51,210 per year                       Personnel:
                                                                                                                                                    www.nca-info.org

                                                                                                                                         American Society for Clinical Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                       Science:
                                                                                                                                                    www.ascls.org

                                                                                                                                       Clinical Laboratory Management Association:
                                                                                                                                                       www.clma.org




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                                davidson county community college                                 the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:
                                                                                                                   selective/special admissions?
           pharmacy                                              day  - all credentials
                                                                 evening - no options
                                                                                                                   yes (see page 2 for more information)
                                                                                                                   dccc website:
          technology                                             online - hybrid (requires face-to-face
                                                                 clincals)
                                                                                                                   www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-pharmacy-tech.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Pharmacy Technology program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function
within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency. Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous
solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unitdose or medi-card form,
and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy. Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research
laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the
National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                             number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                         (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                    21                                            71
                                          Diploma                                                            12                                            36

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                         work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                   (see page 57)

•    Interest in math and science                 •   Assist the pharmacist with all       •    Pharmacies                                           Primary Traits:
•    Detail oriented                                  duties as they relate to customer/   •    Hospitals                                               Realistic
•    Good communication and people                    client care                          •    Clinics
                                                                                                                                                      Conventional
     skills                                       •   Prepare oral and intravenous
                                                      medications                                                                                     Investigative
                                                  •   Maintain patient records and
                                                      medication inventory
                                                  •   Enter data
                                                  •   Perform dosing calculations
                                                  •   AAS level may supervise other
                                                      pharmacy technicians

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                    nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                   more information
                                                                                                        (see page 58)

• Pharmacy Technician                             associate in applied science options:                 low (10%):                         American Pharmaceutical Association:
• Pharmaceutical Care Associate                       Cancer Information Management            $8.41 per hour | $17,493 per year                    www.aphanet.org
• Certified Pharmacy Technician                        Health Information Technology
                                                                 Accounting                                                                 American Society of Health System
                                                                                                      median (50%):
                                                         Medical Lab Technology                                                                       Pharmacists:
                                                                                               $12.65 per hour | $26,312 per year
                                                              Histotechnology                                                                        www.ashp.org

                                                        college transfer options:                       high (90%):
                                                        Elementary Education (K-6)             $17.92 per hour | $37,274 per year




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                              davidson county community college                                the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                               program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
                                                                   - all credentials                            yes (see page 2 for more information)
          phlebotomy
                                                               day
                                                               evening - no options                             dccc website:
                                                               online - no options                              www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-phlebotomy.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Phlebotomy curriculum prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Course work
 includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, and maintaining patient data. Graduates may qualify for employment in
 hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)

                                       Certificate                                                        3                                             12

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                (see page 57)

 •   Good hand-eye coordination                 •    Collect and process blood and      •    Hospitals                                            Primary Traits:
 •   Good people skills                              body fluids                        •    Clinics                                                 Realistic
 •   Detail oriented
                                                                                                                                                   Conventional

                                                                                                                                                Secondary traits:
                                                                                                                                                     Social

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                  more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 • Phlebotomy Technician                        associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                           Center for Phlebotomy Education:
 • Venipuncturist                                          Medical Assisting                $9.06 per hour | $18,845 per year                  www.phlebotomy.com
 • Lab Assistants                                       Nursing Assistant I and II
                                                         Pharmacy Technology                                                              National Phlebotomy Association:
                                                                                                   median (50%):
                                                                                                                                            www.nationalphlebotomy.org
                                                                                            $12.37 per hour | $25,730 per year
                                                                                                                                     American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians:
                                                                                                     high (90%):                                   www.aspt.org
                                                                                            $17.56 per hour | $36,525 per year




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                                davidson county community college                                the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                                 program options:                                   selective/special admissions?
    practical nurse                                              day - no options                                   yes (see page 2 for more information)
                                                                 evening - diploma, hybrid                          dccc website:
       education                                                 online - diploma, hybrid                           www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-practicalnurse.htm


                                                             curriculum description

The Practical Nurse Education curriculum prepares individuals with knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults.
Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National
Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include
hospitals, rehabilitation and long-term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

                                                                  credentials offered
               credentials offered for this program:                                            number of courses:                        number of credit hours:
         (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                          (see page 2)

                                          Diploma                                                             7                                             47

                  skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
              skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                             personality traits
                                                                                                                                                    (see page 57)

•    Strong interpersonal skills                  •   Supervise nursing assistants        •    Hospitals                                              Primary Traits:
•    Good math and science skills                 •   Plan, direct, and provide patient   •    Doctors’ offices                                           Social
•    Strong critical thinking, problem                care                                •    Nursing homes
                                                                                                                                                       Investigative
     solving, and communications skills           •   Observe and record symptoms,        •    Rehabilitation facilities
•    Self-directed learner                            reactions, and patient progress

                            job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                   nc salary ranges
          related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                    more information
                                                                                                       (see page 58)

• Licensed Practical Nurse (once                  associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                              North Carolina Board of Nursing:
  licensed)                                           Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)          $15.80 per hour | $32,864 per year                      www.ncbon.com
                                                             Medical Assisting
                                                        Emergency Medical Science
                                                                                                     median (50%):
                                                                                              $19.32 per hour | $40,185 per year
                                                        college transfer options:
                                                            Associate in Science                       high (90%):
                                                                                              $21.08 per hour | $43,846 per year




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                               davidson county community college                               the college of davidson and davie counties



                                                               program options:                                 selective/special admissions?
          therapeutic                                          day - associate - hybrid, diploma                yes (see page 2 for more information)
                                                               evening - associate degree                       dccc website:
            massage                                            online - associate - hybrid                      www.davidsonccc.edu/academics/hwp-massage.htm


                                                           curriculum description

 The Therapeutic Massage curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure,
 friction and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan. Courses will include content
 in normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, nutrition, and psychology.
 Employment opportunities in North Carolina may be found in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health, medical offices,
 nursing homes, spas, health and sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the National Certification for Therapeutic
 Massage and Bodywork. Diploma level courses are offered on a yearly basis. Associate in Applied Science courses are offered on an as-needed
 basis.

                                                                credentials offered
                credentials offered for this program:                                         number of courses:                      number of credit hours:
       (Credentials are the degree, diploma or certificate you receive at graduation)                                                        (see page 2)
                             Associate in Applied Science                                                 15                                            68-69
                                        Diploma                                                           8                                             38-39

                   skills, job duties, work location, personality traits
            skills needed                               typical job duties                        work locations                           personality traits
                                                                                                                                                (see page 57)

 •   Ability to work with people                •   Develop and execute an effective    •    Spas                                                 Primary Traits:
 •   Self-starter                                   treatment plan                      •    Hospitals                                               Realistic
 •   Motivated                                  •   Perform massage therapy for         •    Medical offices
                                                                                                                                                      Social
 •   Attention to detail                            therapeutic benefit                 •    Specialty medical care facilities
 •   Critical thinking skills                   •   Use business practices and          •    Corporate settings                                    Investigative
 •   Manual dexterity                               customer services skills            •    Resorts, cruise ships, and hotels
 •   Physical stamina                                                                   •    Private practice                                    Secondary traits:
                                                                                                                                                     Artistic

                             job titles, starting salary, more information
                                                                                                 nc salary ranges
        related job titles                            related dccc majors                                                                   more information
                                                                                                     (see page 58)

 • Licensed Massage and Bodywork                associate in applied science options:                low (10%):                         North Carolina Board of Massage and
   Therapist                                                   Cosmetology                  $9.02 per hour | $19,762 per year                   Bodywork Therapy:
 • Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)                            Esthetics                                                                           www.bmbt.org
 • Licensed Massage Practitioner
                                                                                                   median (50%):
 • Bodywork Therapist                                 college transfer options:                                                       National Certification Board for Therapeutic
                                                                                            $20.37 per hour | $42,370 per year
 • Deep Tissue Massage Therapist                          Associate in Science                                                                 Massage and Bodywork:
 • Therapeutic Massage Technician                                                                                                                 www.ncbtmb.com
 • Licensed Massage Therapist                                                                        high (90%):
                                                                                            $32.78 per hour | $68,182 per year           National Certification Commission for
                                                                                                                                         Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine:
                                                                                             These salaries may reflect                            www.nccaom.org
                                                                                             a greater number of self-
                                                                                             employed workers.




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pe r s onal it y
   traits
                                                 Based on Dr. John Holland’s Holland Code theory, your career interests can
                                                 be broken into six different interest areas. Read through each description and
                                                 choose the one that you feel best represents your work interests.

                                                 If you would like more information, contact the Career Development Center.


Realistic                                                             Social
Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that     Social occupations frequently involve working with,
include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often    communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations
deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood,    often involve helping or providing service to others.
tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working
outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
with others.                                                          Enterprising
                                                                      Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and
Investigative                                                         carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading
                                                                      people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas,      risk taking and often deal with business.
and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations
can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems
mentally.
                                                                      Conventional
                                                                      Conventional occupations frequently involve following set
Artistic                                                              procedures and routines. These occupations can include
                                                                      working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms,           there is a clear line of authority to follow.
designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and
the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.


Below are some common careers associated with each specific interest type.
Realistic                                   Investigative                                     Artistic
AC/Heating Mechanic                         Architect                                         Animator
Auto Mechanic                               Biologist                                         Auctioneer
Carpenter                                   Computer Programmer                               Cake Decorator
Construction and Maintenance                Database Administrator                            Camera Operator
Electrical/Electronics                      Drafter                                           Commercial Art
Food Preparation                            Economist                                         Copywriter
Laboratory Assistant                        Engineer                                          Film or Print Editor
Mason & Tile Setter                         Exercise Physiologist                             Industrial Designer
Motorcycle Repairer                         Medical Lab Technologist                          Interior Designers
Machine Servicer                            Pharmacist/Pharmacy Assistant                     Magician
Roofer                                      Phlebotomist                                      Medical Illustrator
Ultrasound Technologist                     Physician                                         Paintings Restorer
Veterinary Technician                       Safety Manager                                    Photojournalist
Welder                                      Surveyor                                          Program Coordinator

Social                                      Enterprising                                      Conventional
Athletic Trainer                            Bank Manager                                      Administrative Assistant
Child/Adult Care                            Building Inspector                                Bank Loan Officer
Dental Assistant                            Claims Adjuster                                   Bookkeeper
Employee Relations Specialist               Contractor                                        Data Analyst
Fire Inspector                              Fundraiser                                        Electronics Assembler
Hotel/Restaurant Services                   Healthcare Manger                                 Finance/Accounting
Library Services                            Hotel Manager                                     Groundskeeper
Medical Assistant                           Human Resources Manager                           Hospital Admitting Clerk
Nurse                                       Law                                               Hotel/Motel Clerk
Plant Supervisor                            Occupational-Safety and Health Inspector          Investment Analyst
Probation Officer                           Personnel Recruiter                               Library Assistant
Sales/Delivery                              Public Policy Analyst                             Medical Record Technician
School Administrator                        Real Estate                                       Postal Clerk
Teacher                                     Sales

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  references & r e so ur c e s
 About Career Explorations
 Career Explorations is a publication of the Career Development Center of Davidson County Community College. Although
 corrections are made as needed, readers should visit the DCCC website at www.davidsonccc.edu or speak with an Enrollment
 Counselor for the most current information. Career Explorations should be viewed as an information source only and in no way
 serves as a contract between DCCC and the prospective, or current student.

 Faculty and Staff requesting changes in the information listed should contact the Career Development Center, Mendenhall
 Building.


 Salary Information
 The salary information listed in Career Explorations was collected in the Fall of 2011. Salary information provided should be
 considered as a guideline, not a guarantee. Students should conduct a thorough job search before beginning their program of
 study to ensure their chosen profession provides the salary they expect, and need, to support themselves and their family.

 The following sources were used:

          • The North Carolina Division of Employment Security - Employment and Wages in North Carolina by Occupation:
            www.ncesc1.com/lmi/occupational/occupationMain-new.asp
          • O*Net Online (pulls wage data from the US Department of Labor): www.onetonline.org
          • Career Infonet: www.careerinfonet.org


 Career Interest Codes
 The Career Interest Codes are based on Dr. John Holland’s Career Code system.

 The following sources were used:

          • O*Net Online: www.onetonline.org
          • Career Infonet: www.careerinfonet.org




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