Career Development Certificates

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Community Education offers the following noncredit certificates to prepare students for employment or to be successful in college-level credit courses:  

Computer Applications

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Five classes plus lab constitute the certificate.  
Computers and You: Level 1 [VOCE 7100A] 64 hours
Computers and You: Level 2 [VOCE 7101A] 64 hours
Computers and You: Level 3 [VOCE 7102A] 64 hours
Introduction to Microsoft Word [VOCE 7105A] 32 hours
Introduction to Excel [VOCE 7107A] 32 hours
Business Skills Lab [VOCE 7108A] 40 hours

Basic ESL

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Two classes plus lab constitute the Basic ESL certificate.
Introduction to English A1 * [NESL 7000T] 96 hours
Introduction to English B1 * [NESL 7003T]  96 hours
ESL Instructional Lab [NESL 7060T] 32 hours

Advanced ESL

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Two classes plus lab constitute the Advanced ESL certificate.
Introduction to English C1 * [NESL 7005T] 96 hours
Introduction to English D1 * [NESL 7007T]  96 hours
ESL Instructional Lab [NESL 7060T] 32 hours

Floral Design

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Three core classes* and one elective class^ constitute the certificate.
Core Classes:    
Beginning Floral Design* [VOCE 7400B] 24 hours
Floral Design: Beyond the Basics* [VOCE 7401B] 24 hours
Floral Design: Beyond the Basics II* [VOCE 7402B] 24 hours
Electives (choose one):    
Floral Design: Special Events^ [VOCE 7404B] 24 hours
Floral Seasonal Celebrations^ [VOCE 7405B] 24 hours

Clothing Construction

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Six core classes* constitute the certificate.   
Beginning Clothing Construction*  [HOEC 7100A] 64 hours
Clothing Construction 2*  [HOEC 7101A]  64 hours
Clothing Alterations* [HOEC 7103A]  64 hours
Sewing with Special Fabrics*  [HOEC 7105A]  64 hours
Serger Sewing* [HOEC 7108A]  48 hours
Fitting and Pattern Alterations*  [HOEC 7115A] 64 hours
Complete three additional classes and receive the Clothing Alterations Certificate:

Clothing Alterations

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Eight core classes* plus one elective class^ constitute the certificate.
Core Classes:    
Beginning Clothing Construction*  [HOEC 7100A] 64 hours
Clothing Construction 2*  [HOEC 7101A]  64 hours
Clothing Alterations* [HOEC 7103A]  64 hours
Sewing with Special Fabrics*  [HOEC 7105A]  64 hours
Modern Tailoring Techniques*  [HOEC 7106A] 64 hours
Serger Sewing* [HOEC 7108A]  64 hours
Clothing Construction 3* [HOEC 7112A]  64 hours
Fitting and Pattern Alterations*  [HOEC 7115A] 64 hours
Electives (choose one):    
Sewing Studio Open Lab^ [HOEC 7102A] 64 hours
Embroidery Machine Basics^ [HOEC 7110A] 48 hours
Creative Sewing^ [HOEC 7111A]  48 hours
Sewing for the Home^ [HOEC 7167A]  48 hours

Green Gardening

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Two classes constitute the certificate.  
Green Gardening: Beginning [VOCE 7622] 25 hours
Green Gardening: Advanced [VOCE 7623] 25 hours

Income Tax Preparation Certificate

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Three classes constitute the certificate    
Introduction to Income Tax Preparation [VOCE 7502] 16 hours
Introduction to Income Tax Preparation Software [VOCE 7503]  8 hours
Income Tax Preparation Internship  [VOCE 7504]  40 hours

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