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Applied Sciences Programs

Accounting (25100)

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 and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories and [...]

Advertising and Graphic Design (30100)

The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with 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 [...]

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (35100)

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. In addition, [...]

Associate Degree Nursing (45110)

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 healthcare, nursing [...]

Automotive Systems Technology (60160)

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 diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field. Coursework may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic [...]

Basic Law Enforcement Training (55120)

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. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, [...]

Biotechnology (20100)

The biotechnology curriculum, which has emerged from molecular biology and chemical engineering, is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled laboratory technicians in various fields of biological and chemical technology Course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics and technical communications. The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare graduates to serve [...]

Business Administration (25120)

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, [...]

Business Administration – Marketing & Retailing (2512F)

Marketing and retailing is a concentration under the curriculum title of business administration. This curriculum is designed to provide students with fundamental skills in marketing and retailing. Course work includes marketing, retailing, merchandising, selling, advertising, computer technology, and management. Graduates should qualify for marketing positions within manufacturing, retailing, and service [...]

Computer Technology Integration (25500)

The computer technology integration (CTI) curriculum prepares graduates for employment as designers, testers, support technicians, administrators, developers, or programmers with organizations that use computers to design, process, manage, and communicate information, depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum. Course work includes development of a student’s ability to [...]

Computer-Integrated Machining (50210)

The computer-integrated machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product. Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint [...]

Construction Management Technology (35190)

The construction management technology curriculum is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills in the construction management field. It prepares students to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and associated facilities. Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials [...]

Cosmetology (55140)

The cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific and 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 [...]

Cosmetology Instructor (55160)

The cosmetology instructor curriculum provides a course of study for learning the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of cosmetology as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Course work includes requirements for becoming an instructor, introduction to teaching theory, methods and aids, practice teaching, and [...]

Criminal Justice Technology (55180)

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 [...]

Dental Assisting (45240)

The dental assisting curriculum prepares individuals to assist the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment and to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in general studies, biomedical sciences, dental sciences, clinical sciences and clinical [...]

Early Childhood Education (55220)

The early childhood education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight 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 and nutritional needs of [...]

Electrical Systems Technology (35130)

This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the [...]

Electronics Engineering Technology (40200)

The electronics engineering technology curriculum prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in electrical maintenance and management or in the design, planning, construction, development, and installation of electrical systems, machines, and power generating equipment. Students are prepared through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural [...]

Emergency Management (55460)

The Emergency Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in local and state government agencies. Study involves both management and technical aspects of law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency planning. Course work includes classroom [...]

Esthetics Technology (55230)

The esthetics technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific and 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 and human [...]

Fire Protection Technology (55240)

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and leadership areas necessary for advancement within the fire protection community and related firefighting industries, and to provide currently employed firefighters with knowledge and skills often required for promotional consideration. Course work includes [...]

Health Information Technology (45360)

The health information technology curriculum provides 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 [...]

Industrial Engineering Technology (40240)

The industrial engineering technology curriculum prepares students through the study and application of the principles for developing, implementing and improving integrated systems involving people, materials, equipment and information as leaders in an industrial or manufacturing setting.  Students are prepared to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to develop, implement, and [...]

Infant/Toddler Care (55290)

The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers. Course work includes infant and toddler growth and development: physical and nutritional needs of [...]

Manicuring/Nail Technology (55400)

The manicuring/nail technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific and artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the nail technology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional nail technology, business and computer principles, product [...]

Mechanical Drafting Technology (50340)

The mechanical drafting technology curriculum prepares students to apply technical skills and advanced computer software and hardware to create working drawings, graphic representations and computer simulations for mechanical and industrial designs. Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology and instruction in engineering graphics, specification interpretation, geometric dimensioning [...]

Mechanical Engineering Technology (40320)

The mechanical engineering technology curriculum prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Students are prepared through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes in mechanical engineering. Coursework includes mathematics, [...]

Medical Office Administration (25310)

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health-care related offices. Course work will include medical terminology; information systems; office management; medical coding, billing and insurance; legal and ethical issues; and formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical [...]

Motorsports Management Technology (60270)

The motorsports management technology curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform mid-management level functions in motorsports related companies. Course work includes instruction in general studies, motorsports fundamentals, principles of management, computer applications, accounting, business mathematics, marketing, advertising and sales promotion, and human relations. [...]

Office Administration (25370)

The office administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace. Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties [...]

Practical Nursing (45660)

The practical nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the 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 [...]

Radiography (45700)

The radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality [...]

School-Age Education (55440)

The school-age education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children in elementary through middle grades in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with school-age children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; computer technology in education; physical [...]

Welding Technology (50420)

The welding technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing [...]