Emergency Medical Services
Health Care for the Professional
* The above programs are offered as both Career and Transfer Programs.
Martial Arts Studies- A Certificate of Proficiency
This certificate is designed for those who seek to attain basic knowledge and skills linked with establishing and operating a martial arts business. Students must already have a background in martial arts or be seeking to eventually start a new career in martial arts. Courses required for this certificate are applicable to the associate degree program in Martial Arts under the Exercise Science program.
Personal Training- A Certificate of Proficiency
This certificate provides students with the basic competencies necessary for an entry-level position in the fitness field. It also enhances the knowledge and skills of those already employed in the exercise/fitness industry. Completion of this certificate prepares graduates to successfully complete entry-level industry certification. Courses required for this certificate are applicable to the associate degree program in Personal Training under the Exercise Science program.
Health Care for the Professional
Professional health care may be the road to travel if you wish to earn a college degree or take advantage of a career ladder opportunity. This is an associate degree program specifically designed for practicing allied health workers. Currently licensed, registered, or certified health care professionals may be eligible to apply for advanced standing. After successful completion of the English, mathematics, and science requirements, advanced-standing students will receive academic credit for previous education and experience.
Professionals in the following fields are on a direct path to an associate of applied science degree through the Health Care for the Professional Program:
- Cardiovascular Technologists currently certified as invasive cardiovascular technologists, echocardiographers, or vascular technologists who have trained on the job, but have not received college credit.
- Massage Therapists who wish to practice as a licensed massage therapist in a medical setting in Maryland.
- Paramedics who are currently certified or licensed (state or national registry of EMT-paramedics), however did not receive college credit for their training program.
- Radiologic Technologists currently certified with American Registry of Radiologic Technologist's (ARRT) Examination of Radiographers who have not received college credit for their training program.
This is an opportunity to receive credit for your credentials and be working toward an associate degree.
Mental Health- Certificate of Proficiency
Skills required for entry level mental health workers and psychiatric technicians are included in this certificate program. Students may continue their education towards an associate of arts degree by following the General Education Core in the Human Services transfer program.
Chemical Dependency- Certificate of Proficiency
The focus is on basic counseling skills for individuals and families, substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation. The option provides academic coursework to attain certification as a Certified Supervised Counselor- Alcohol and Drug. Additional clinical fieldwork in the addiction field is required. Students may continue their education towards an associate of arts degree by following the General Education Core in the Human Services transfer program.
Developmental Disabilities- Certificate of Proficiency
The field of developmental disabilities includes working with the learning needs, social skills and physical development for individuals ranging in age from infant to the older adult. Human service workers assist with both direct and indirect client services to facilitate access to resources. Students may continue their education towards an associate of arts degree by following the General Education Core in the Human Services transfer program.