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Liberal Arts & Sciences – Professional Writing Track

Develop excellent writing and communications skills that open doors across any academic or professional field.  Courses such as Journalism, Technical Writing, and Creative Writing provide foundational skills, and a range of professional electives allow students to choose from courses like Public Relations, Digital Photography, and Scriptwriting that enhance their academic program and further their individual goals. Students will benefit from hands-on involvement in the college’s newspaper while completing a core curriculum used for transfer. This program provides a strong background for students to transfer to a four-year institution or immediately enter professional employment. Students who transfer to a four-year college or university may choose to major in a wide range of disciplines, including writing, English, journalism, the humanities, or the social sciences.

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Veterinary Technology

Veterinary technicians perform a wide range of duties on a day-to-day basis. Some of these tasks include performing medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals, preparing vaccines and serums for prevention of animal diseases, preparing tissue samples, collecting blood samples, and executing laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Veterinary technicians clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. Often, a vet tech may assist a veterinarian during surgery, as well as perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to help diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals.  Sample job titles are as follows: Veterinary Laboratory Technician, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech), Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Assistant, Medical Technologist and specialty technicians.

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Administrative Assistant Certificate

The Administrative Assistant Certificate Program at Mount Wachusett Community College provides students with the preparation needed for entry-level positions in a variety of office settings.  Upon completion of the program, students will have the skills and competencies to begin a career in an administrative assistant position in a variety of sectors.

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Paramedic Technology

The paramedic technology certificate program is designed to provide current basic emergency medical technicians with one year’s work experience the opportunity to advance to paramedic level certification.  The curriculum has been designed to meet or exceed the content and competency of the latest edition of the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards.  These standards provide a detailed framework which will prepare students to be eligible to take the Massachusetts psychomotor exam for paramedics and the written National Registry Exam for Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as paramedics.   MWCC will seek programmatic accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Education Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Software Support Certificate

The Software Support Certificate is a grouping of courses that will prepare students for jobs in software systems support, end user training, software quality assurance and software documentation. It serves as a foundation to the IT Support Specialist Certificate (ITC) and the Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree.

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