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Accelerated Personal Fitness Training

Certificate (CER)

The Accelerated Personal Fitness Training Certificate prepares students who currently hold a degree in kinesiology or related field for successful employment in the fitness industry as a personal fitness trainer. Graduates are prepared to take the Certified Personal Training examination administered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The NSCA-CPT is a nationally accredited certification program in the fitness industry.

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Accounting Certificate

Certificate (CER)

The Accounting Certificate Program prepares students for careers as junior accountants in business, industry, and government. This certificate can lead to a satisfying career as a payroll clerk or in general accounting, cost accounting, purchasing, inventory control, accounts receivable, accounts payable, tax assisting, or similar areas.

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Accounting Technologies

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Accounting Program prepares students for careers as junior accountants in business, industry, and government. This degree can lead to a satisfying career as a payroll clerk or in general accounting, cost accounting, purchasing, inventory control, accounts receivable, accounts payable, tax assistant, or similar career areas. Students receive a well-rounded background to help prepare for future management positions.

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Advanced Applicator Technician

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Advanced Applicator Technician program prepares students for careers as advanced applicator technicians. Students will demonstrate proficiency in basic agronomic skills; effective operation of applicator equipment; knowledge of applicator procedures; Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency regulations; general maintenance and repair of application equipment; and use of precision agriculture technologies.

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Agricultural Business

Certificate (CER)

The Agri-Business Certificate Program provides students with general knowledge in the areas of agri-marketing, agri-supply, and agricultural production.

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Agricultural Business: Management

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Agricultural Business Management Program prepares students for positions in various agriculture businesses, including agricultural marketing and processing firms, fertilizer/chemical suppliers, seed dealers, and agriculture production and management.

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Agricultural Business: Precision Ag Fundamentals

Certificate (CER)

The Precision Ag Fundamentals certificate will increase the knowledge and skillset of graduates in the rapidly evolving industry of precision agriculture. This introductory level certificate is designed to provide the fundamentals needed for entry-level internships in precision agriculture or as the foundation for continued study of precision agriculture.

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Agricultural Business: Precision Ag Technology

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Precision Ag Technology Program prepares students for positions that require the use of current technology in agriculture such as global navigation satellite systems, geographic information systems, precision software programs, precision hardware/equipment, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Students are prepared for positions with soil testing companies, crop consulting firms, fertilizer and chemical suppliers, and agriculture equipment dealers.

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Agricultural Business: Precision Ag Technology Certificate

Certificate (CER)

The Precision Ag Technology certificate provides current students and graduates with the base knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the evolving ag industry. The certificate will increase competencies in global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), geographic information systems (GIS), precision ag software programs, precision ag equipment, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

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Agricultural Retail Operations

Certificate (CER)

The Agriculture Retail Operations certificate trains students in inventory management, computer skills, and agronomic and mathematic skills needed in day to day operations at retail facilities.

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Agriculture

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Baccalaureate degree programs in agriculture may include various specialties, such as agricultural economics, agribusiness, agricultural sciences (animal science, crop or plant science, soil science, and horticulture), agricultural mechanics, and agriculture education. To transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in agriculture as a junior, students need to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits.

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Anthropology

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

Anthropology is the scientific study of the origins and developments of human beings and their societies.

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Applied Electrocardiography

Certificate (CER)

The Applied Electrocardiography certificate provides training for the student who plans to work in an office that provides care to patients with cardiac diagnoses. Students must be enrolled in or have completed Medical Assisting certificate program, or have the permission of the faculty.

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Art Education

Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

To teach in Illinois public schools, teachers must be certified by the state of Illinois either by completion of an approved teacher preparation program or through transcript analysis. To transfer as a junior into an approved baccalaureate program in art education (K-12 or 6-12), students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours, including the general education courses specified to meet certification requirements. Students should plan their transfer programs with a Parkland Art and Design faculty advisor and the catalog of the four-year college or university they plan to attend. Students must also pass examinations in basic skills (reading, writing, grammar, and math) required for admission. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an A.F.A. prior to transferring. Since admission is competitive, completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission.

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Art and Design

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