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 five Aviation Safety Management System courses included in the Career Pathways Certificate of Completion allow a student to promote within the Aviation industry.

Child Development Associate
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Career Pathway Certificate of Completion provides the required classroom and practicum hours required for the national CDA. Training includes Portfolio Development.

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.

Computer Support Specialist
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This program prepares students for work in a variety of computer related careers as desktop administrator, network analyst, network administrator, network engineer, WAN administrator, Server administrator, or SQL support specialist. TVCC is a registered academy for VMware, Cisco, and Microsoft, the leading technologies in the world of Information Systems. The program combines hands-on learning and campus labs and dynamic web-based instruction. The Computer Support Specialist Career Pathway Certificate of Completion will prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions in the computer field including call center technician or desktop technician. Students completing the certificate are prepared to sit for the 220-701 COMP TIA A+ and 220-702 COMP TIA A+ exams.

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 provides applied skills in the areas of fertilizer management, pesticide application, and an understanding of plant physiology and pathology. All courses for the Crop Science Technician are required for the Agriculture Business AAS which prepares students for a wide variety of careers in Agriculture Business Management, including managing a farm or ranch, employment in the retail food production, producing fertilizer, or farm equipment sales. The program combines theory with the practical skills required for daily agriculture management operations and other agriculture related supply and service businesses.

Early Intervention
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The four courses for training in Therapeutic Intervention for Young Children along with initial child development concepts are offered as a pathway to attaining a degree in Early Childhood Education. These courses provide education experiences and training in therapeutic intervention in the areas of Child Neglect and Abuse; Children of Incarcerated Parents; Homeless Children; and Critical Factors in Parent Neglect.

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.

Medical Office Assistant
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Medical Office Assistant is a career pathway certificate or completion program which provides students with entry level skills for an administrative medical office support position. Administrative duties may include; scheduling and receiving patients; maintaining medical records; handling telephone calls; correspondence and reports; insurance matters; office accounts; fees and collections.

Office Assistant
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Office Assistant Career Pathways Certificate of Completion prepares students for entry level employment as a front line receptionist, office or file clerk, or for a general office support position. A bronze level achievement on the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is required for this certificate.

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.

WAFC Retail Management
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Retail Management Pathways Certificate is designed to give individuals a clear sense of what is involved in the management and supervision of a retail sales operation. Developed with and endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), this certificate provides broad-based training in ten content areas for future and current employees in a variety of retail operations, including grocery, department stores, and specialty retailers.

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.