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Business

Accounting

In recent years, accounting has been one of the fastest growing professions, and the monetary rewards for the individual just entering the field and those achieving corporate positions are among the highest. Accountants deal with the financial condition of a company, an individual, or an organization. An accountant is an analyst who is employed because of expertise in financial matters.

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AS Degree
Certificate
Job-Direct Program
• Accounting
• Accounting
• Account Clerk

Banking and Finance, Bank Operations

“Banking is more people than figures. It’s helping people with their problems. People tell us everything because we are in a position of trust.” (Jean Adamson, U. S. Assistant Treasurer) The banking and finance program is offered by the College in cooperation with the American Institute of Banking.

Gainful Employment Information: Banking and Finance, Bank Operations

AS Degree
Certificate
• Banking and Finance
• Bank Operations
• Banking and Finance
• Bank Operations

Business, General (Transfer)

This program is designed for business students planning to transfer to the University of California and/or the California State University systems.

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AS Degree
Certificate
• Business
• Business

Business-Insurance: Property & Casualty

This program provides essential background information needed by those wishing to work in an insurance office. Extensive employment opportunities are available in a variety of job areas from sales to accounting to database or project management. More information.

Gainful Employment Information: Business-Insurance: Property & Casualty

AS Degree
Certificate
Job-Direct Program
• Business-Insurance: Property & Casualty
• Business-Insurance: Property & Casualty
• Insurance Specialist

Economics

Economics is the study of how people make choices when faced with scarcity. It is therefore the study of the process of decision-making by individuals, business, governments, or any other group that must make such choices, and the study of the institutional context in which these decisions are made.

Management

This program is designed to emphasize training to improve thought processes and to provide familiarity with the analytical tools of management, sound decision-making, and how to get things done through and with people. Also, this option is designed for initial employment upon graduation and for job advancement opportunities.

Gainful Employment Information: Management

AS Degree
Certificate
• Management
• Management
Management, Small Business

This program is designed for those planning to start their own business, buy an existing business, buy a franchise, or who already own their own business. This option emphasizes learning the concepts and practical skills necessary to be a successful, professional entrepreneur. Specifically designed for working adults, the courses emphasize a systematic approach to business which focuses on the integration of theoretical and practical skills.

Gainful Employment Information: Management, Small Business

AS Degree
Certificate
• Small Business Management
• Small Business Management
Management, Retail

Designed to serve the needs of the employees and employers within the retail industry. The program provides the knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for both entry level jobs and upward mobility opportunities in this dynamic and ever changing segment of our economy. Program emphasis is placed on professional and career development.

Gainful Employment Information: Management, Retail

AS Degree
Certificate
• Retail Management
• Retail Management

Marketing

Marketing involves a variety of activities including selection of target customer, product development, promotion, pricing and distribution. It applies equally to services, ideas, non-profit organizations, and the individual.

Gainful Employment Information: Marketing

AS Degree
Certificate
• Marketing
• Marketing

Office Technology

Students may select from four programs in Office Technology: Administrative Assistant, Legal Specialist, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Transcription Specialist. These programs are designed to develop a management support person with technical and communication skills. Time-management and problem-solving abilities are emphasized along with a “team member” approach for a career in today’s business environment.

Gainful Employment Information: Office Technology, Administrative Assistant

Gainful Employment Information: Medical Front Office Clerk

Gainful Employment Information: Office Technology, Medical Office Specialist

AS Degree
Certificate
• Business Office Technology
• Administrative Assistant
• Legal Specialist
• Medical Office and Coding Specialist
• Medical Front Office Clerk
Specialist

Real Estate

This program offers courses needed to qualify for the state of California salesperson license examination as well as for the broker’s examination. A full range of real estate courses is offered including real estate finance, appraisals, etc. The courses are taught by qualified real estate professionals.

Gainful Employment Information: Real Estate

AS Degree
Certificate
• Real Estate
• Real Estate

Career Technical Education

Aeronautics

Airframe Maintenance Technician

Practical and theoretical knowledge in basic maintenance techniques, plus the special requirements of either airframe or powerplant work. Upon satisfactory completion of the required courses, the student is eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration written oral and practical examination for airframe or powerplant license.

Gainful Employment Information: Aeronautics

AS Degree
Certificate
• Airframe Maintenance Technician
• Airframe Maintenance Technician
Powerplant Maintenance Technician

Practical and theoretical knowledge in basic maintenance techniques, plus the special requirements of either airframe or powerplant work. Upon satisfactory completion of the required courses, the student is eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical examination for airframe or powerplant license.

Gainful Employment Information: Aeronautics

AS Degree
Certificate
• Powerplant Maintenance Technician
• Powerplant Maintenance Technician

Automotive

Automotive Body and Repair

This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a body repair and paint apprentice in privately owned repair shops or automotive dealerships. A student could be self-employed from the training after completing the program.

Gainful Employment Information: Automotive Body and Repair

AS Degree
Certificate
• Automotive Body and Repair
• Automotive Body and Repair
Automotive Technician

This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the automotive industry as apprentice mechanics, parts people, service station attendants or specialists in one of the many areas in, or jobs related to, the automotive industry.

New Automovitve Technician Training Program - New program and contact information!

Gainful Employment Information: Automotive Technician

AS Degree
Certificate
• Automotive Technician
• Automotive Technician

Cosmetology

As specified on page 19 of the 2012-16 Institutional Participation Agreement, under California Education Code Section 69432.7(l)(2)(A), institutions must provide an access point for prospective and current students to view the institution's license examination passage rates. Passage rates provided must be for the most recent available year and be for graduates of its undergraduate programs leading to employment for which passage of a California licensing examination is required, if that data is electronically available through the internet Web site of the licensing agency.

Cosmetology 100 Mandatory Orientation (Click here for Flyer)
Jan 8th 10:00 am, Rm 1625

The program consists of sixteen hundred (1600) hours of intensive training and study designed to prepare the student to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure. Units include theory and practice in fundamental skills in all phases of beauty culture. Assignment of units is based on hours in attendance. See the Course Description portion of the Catalog for prerequisite requirements for admission to the program.

Transfer students will be accepted on a space-available basis providing they have not achieved more than 500 certified hours of training.

Gainful Employment Information: Cosmetology

AS Degree
Certificate
• Cosmetology
• Cosmetology

Drafting

This program is designed to provide students with entry level skills in the fields of mechanical, electrical, civil and architectural drafting.

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AS Degree
Certificate
• Drafting Technician
• Survey Technician
• Drafting Technician
• Survey Technician

Industrial Education

Mechatronics

Mechatronics is the blending of electronics, mechanics, electrical. and computers to produce a well-rounded technician capable of handling the complex maintenance and operations tasks demanded by modern manufacturing, transportation, communication, and other industries. The modularization of electro-mechanical devices no longer requires in-depth specialization of a single field of study as more emphasis is placed on troubleshooting and replacement skills for maintenance and generalized knowledge of how systems work together for operations and purchasing and planning.

AA Degree
Certificate
• Mechatronics
• Mechatronics

Occupational Education

OCED 90 and 91 are work experience courses available to all occupational education certificate and degree program students. These courses are designed to combine academic studies with practical, on the job experience, enabling students to apply theories learned in the classrooms to real work situations while earning college credits.

Through an agreement formulated at the beginning of the semester, each student establishes specific “Measurable Learning Objectives” to be accomplished by the end of the grading period. This cooperative agreement may be in the private sector or in public agencies and may be paid or volunteer.

Welding, Industrial Technician

Designed to upgrade the skills of persons employed as welders, providing advanced training in a variety of welding applications.

Gainful Employment Information: Welding, Indurstial Technician

AS Degree
Certificate
• Welding, Industrial Technician
• Welding, Industrial Technician

Welding Technician

Designed to prepare the graduate for employment as a welder or a welder helper in the metal trades. The major types of welding covered are shielded arc, acetylene gas welding, metal inert gas, tungsten inert gas, automatic and semi-automatic welding machines.

Gainful Employment Information: Welding Technician

AS Degree
Certificate
Job-Direct Program
• Welding Technician
• Welding Technician
• Welding Equipment Operator

Computer and Information Science

Computer Programming

This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a computer programmer trainee.

Gainful Employment Information: Computer Programming

AS Degree
Certificate
• Computer Programming
• Computer Programming

Microcomputer Applications

This option is designed to prepare the student for employment as a microcomputer applications specialist.

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AS Degree
Certificate
• Microcomputer Applications
• Microcomputer Applications

Web Development and Administration

This specialty is designed to prepare the student for employment as a web site administrator and developer.

Gainful Employment Information: Web Development and Administration

AS Degree
Certificate
Job-Direct Program
• Web Development and Administration
• Web Development and Administration
• Microsoft Office Master
• Microsoft Office Specialist
• Database Specialist
• Home-Based Computer Processor
• Computer Applications Specialist
• Web Developer
• Web Programmer

Public Safety

Criminal Justice, Computer Forensics

This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a computer forensics investigator. It includes a mix of several disciplines of study that, when combined, provide a basis for the general knowledge and skills required to perform the careful investigation of evidence obtained from computers and computer systems. In addition, this major provides the knowledge and skills required by computer network specialists involved in the tasks of securing computer systems and protecting information workers.

AS Degree Certificate
• Criminal Justice, Computer Forensics • Criminal Justice, Computer Forensics

Criminal Justice, Corrections

This program offers core and selective courses which provide the student with a base of knowledge and proficiencies in the area of corrections. The program operates with the cooperation and participation of local corrections agencies. All instructors in the program have experience in the corrections field. Courses are scheduled both day and evening to accommodate full-time or part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills in the corrections field.

Gainful Employment Information: Criminal Justice, Corrections

AS Degree Certificate
• Criminal Justice, Corrections • Criminal Justice ,Corrections

Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement

This program was established with the cooperation of the Solano County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee and offers courses for both pre-service and in-service students. All instructors have experience in law enforcement, and courses are scheduled day or evening to accommodate full-time and part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills in the field.

Gainful Employment Information: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement

AS Degree Certificate
• Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement • Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice for Transfer

This program offers core and selective courses which provide the student with a base of knowledge and proficiencies in the area of criminal justice. The program operates with the cooperation and participation of local criminal justice agencies. All instructors in the program have experience in the criminal justice field. Courses are scheduled both day and evening to accommodate full-time or part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills and to prepare the criminal justice student for a four-year degree in the CSU system.

Gainful Employment Information: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement

AS-T Degree
• Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement

Fire Technology

This program was established under direction of Solano County fire protection agencies and offers both an intensive training course culminating in a Certificate of Achievement and a well-rounded educational program leading to the Associate in Science Degree. Instructors in this program are experienced members of the fire service field. In addition, a Fire Technology Academy for recently recruited fire service personnel and pre-service students is conducted periodically. The curriculum consists of courses selected from the regular fire technology course offerings.

AS Degree
• Fire Technology