Career Pathways

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Career Pathways help guide students towards a specific profession by providing a defined list of courses offering expert training. The various courses help lead students to completion certificates and/or degrees that identify the student as being qualified to work in a particular field. Each pathway program at TVCC provides a "roadmap" of study that graphically shows the courses or degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Pathways can be used by students recently graduated from high school or by adults who have been out of school for quite some time. In either case, career pathway students need to have the desire to help themselves and the desire to explore the possibilities of a new profession.

 

Career Pathway Certificates

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Aviation Safety Management Systems
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Aviation Safety Management Systems CPCC is designed for students wishing to enter the workforce by providing aviation related training. As well as preparing the student for the first step to becoming a professional fixed-wing or helicopter pilot, the successful completion of the ASMS certificate provides training for students who wish to seek work at airports in ground support, aircraft servicing and maintenance, or other entry level aviation jobs. Students employed by Federal Government agencies, may meet the standards for certification as a Federal Aviation Safety Officer by completing the Pathway Certificate.

Business Equine Management Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

Completing the Equine Business Management Technician Pathway certificate prepares students for a wide variety of entry level careers in Equine Business Management including Equine Business Owner and Manager, Equine Facility Manager, Equine Riding Instructor and Equine Breeding Operations. The CPCC combines theory with practical skills required for daily equine management operations and other equine supply and service businesses.

Child Development Associate
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Child Development Associate certificate meets the required classroom and practicum experience to satisfy the requirements for obtaining the national CDA certificate. Training includes portfolio development for employment in early childhood educator roles such as an infant/toddler, preschool/pre-kindergarten, early intervention, special education, family childcare provider, Head Start teacher, or paraprofessional in public schools.

Combination Welder
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

Allows a student to obtain the very basics in welding practices and application. This is designed as a step-out point for students who are not going to use welding as a full time career but as part of a skill needed for other types of employment.

Conservation Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students for entry and seasonal level employment with public and private agencies in the area of conservation for both plant and wildlife.

Control Systems Operator
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Control Systems Operator Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students to work as an entry level operator on a manufacturing line in a variety of automated electro-mechanical, product assembly, process control or product distribution industries that use programmable controls & instrumentation.

Crop Science Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Crop Science Technician CPCC focuses on the chemical, physical, and biological relationships of crops and the soils nurturing them. This certificate includes instruction in the growth and behavior of agriculture crops, the development of new plant varieties, and the scientific management of soils and nutrients for maximum plant nutrition. Students learn techniques to improve production, planting, harvesting and sustainable farming techniques.

Early Intervention
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The required courses for earning the Early Intervention CPCC include initial child development concepts that are embedded in the in the Early Childhood Education AAS degree. These courses provide education experiences and training in the areas of Child Neglect and Abuse; Children of Incarcerated Parents; Homeless Children; and Critical Factors in Parent Neglect.

Equine Business Mgt. Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

Completing the Equine Business Management Technician Pathway certificate prepares students for a wide variety of entry level careers in Equine Business Management including Equine Business Owner and Manager, Equine Facility Manager, Equine Riding Instructor and Equine Breeding Operations. The CPCC combines theory with practical skills required for daily equine management operations and other equine supply and service businesses.

Industrial Maintenance Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Industrial Maintenance Technician Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students to work as entry level maintenance technicians in a variety of automated electro-mechanical, product assembly, process control or product distribution industries.

Maintenance Welder
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Maintenance Welder Career Pathway Certificate of Completion will prepare the student for basic maintenance and repair welding on production and manufacturing equipment, lines, and in facilities.

Patient Service Representative
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Patient Service Representative certificate program provides students with entry level skills for an administrative medical office support position. The Patient Service Representative's duties may include: scheduling and receiving patients; maintaining medical records; handling telephone calls; preparing correspondence and reports; handling insurance matters, office accounts, and fees and collections, while working in a busy medical office with healthcare professionals.

Performance Horse Marketing & Sales Specialist
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is completed during the second year and will provide students with the foundation skills required to develop a performance horse for trail, ranch, reining, or rodeo and as an entry level manager or trainee in a horse production business.

Performance Horse Selection & Training Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

Prepares the student for employment producing horses that are able to perform as a trail, ranch, reining or rodeo horse

Production Welding Specialist
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

Students successfully completing the Production Welding Specialist Career Pathway Certificate of Completion will be prepared to enter the workforce in a variety of production line welding positions. Completers are also prepared for AWS testing for 3/8 Mig welding.

Ranch Animal Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Pathways Certificate will prepare the student for entry level positions in agriculture. The successful student will possess applied skills in ranch animal production and management including nutrition and reproduction.

Range & Forest Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students for seasonal and entry level employment with public and private agencies as Forest or Range technicians.

Wildland Fire Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Wildland Firefighter Technician Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students for seasonal or entry level employment with public and private agencies as fire crew members.