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Pending Certificate Programs at Community College of Aurora

The following certificates are under review by the U.S. Department of Education and are not financial aid eligible yet.

Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate

The Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate, an 18 credit certificate, will prepare students for early childhood teacher positions in early childhood care and education settings, with an emphasis on caring for infants and toddlers.

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Certificate Requirements: 18 credits

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Young Children

3

ECE 111

Infant and Toddler Theory and Practice

3

ECE 112

Intro to Infant/Toddler Lab Techniques

3

ECE 113

Infant/Toddler Lab Techniques II

3

PSY 238

Child Development (GT-SS3)

3

Early Childhood Education - Director Certificate

The Director Certificate is based on the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care, and Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System Early Childhood Education requirements for directors of child care centers.  Students must complete 30 credits of Childhood Education courses to satisfy the academic requirement.  The Division of Child Care also requires 3,640 hours (24 months) of experience working directly with children under first grade in a child development program.  

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Certificate Requirements: 33 credits 

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102

Introduction to Early Childhood Education Techniques

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Young Children

3

ECE 111

Infant and Toddler Theory and Practice

3

ECE 205

ECE Nutrition, Health, and Safety

3

ECE 220

Curriculum Development: Methods and Techniques

3

ECE 240

Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Programs

3

ECE 241

Administration: Human Relations for Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 260

The Exceptional Child

3

ECE 288

Practicum: Early Childhood Education

3

Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students to work with young children in environments that support a child's individual physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development, by offering students an understanding of programs and curricula appropriate for young children.  By completing this program students will be prepared to work in numerous early childhood care and education settings as a qualified early childhood teacher (CDHS 7.703.44).  In addition to the academic requirements, the Colorado Department of Human Services requires nine months (1.395 hours) of verifiable work experience.

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Certificate Requirements: 21 credits 

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102

Introduction to Early Childhood Education Techniques

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Young Children

3

ECE 188

Practicum:  Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 205

ECE Nutrition, Health, and Safety

3

ECE 220

Curriculum Development: Methods and Techniques

3

PSY 238

Child Development (GT-SS3)

3

Health Care: Patient Representative

The Patient Representative certificate program provides graduates with a foundation in healthcare navigation and allows them to access good entry-level jobs in call centers, dispatch centers, and other areas where familiarity and comfort in working in healthcare administration and navigation are required. The program will assist students in gaining employment after a relatively short period of education.

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Patient Representative Certificate Requirements: 17 credits 

HPR 101

Customer Service in Health Care

2

HPR 104

Health Career Opt & Readiness

1

HPR 105

Health Finance Matters

1

HPR 106

Law & Ethics for Health Professionals

2

HPR 178

Medical Terminology (3 Credit Hours)

3

HPR 119

Computers in Health Care

2

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

Health Care: Patient Care Technician Certificate

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) Certificate program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of healthcare environments. Students gain technical expertise to provide effective clinical assistance to patients. The PCT program prepares a student to work as an entry-level patient care technician in a clinic, hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility. Students will learn how to perform basic laboratory procedures,  check vital signs, assist in medical examinations, and perform phlebotomy procedures. 

This program is a combination of lecture and practical exercises in a simulation laboratory and in actual clinical settings.  Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the State of Colorado Nurse’s Aide Certification exam as well as national certification exams for Phlebotomy and Patient Care Technician. All courses must be completed to obtain the PCT Certificate.

Students will be required to complete and pass a criminal background check, drug screen and provide proof of immunizations prior to starting internships/clinical experiences. Students unable to complete these requirements will not be able to begin the program.  

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Patient Care Technician Requirements: 21 credits 

HPR 101

Customer Service in Health Care

2

HPR 106

Law & Ethics for Health Professionals

2

HPR 112

Phlebotomy

4

HPR 119

Computers in Health Care

2

HPR 178

Medical Terminology (3 Credit Hours)

3

HPR 180

Internship (Phlebotomy)

3

NUA 101

Certified Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

4

NUA 170

Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

1

Translation and Interpretation Certificate

This specialist certificate is intended to prepare functionally bilingual students for employment as interpreters and/or translators. Upon completion, students will be able to provide basic interpreting and translation services between English and their other language(s).  

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Prerequisites:

1.    Provide evidence of proficiency in English with one of the following:

a.    Completion of ENG 121 or higher with a C or higher.

b.    Other evidence demonstrating English proficiency may be approved by the program chair

2.    Provide evidence of proficiency in a second language with one of the following:

a.    Evidence of completion of high school in a country where the language is spoken.

b.    Completion of a college minor in the second language with a minimum grade of "C" for all courses taken in the second language

c.    Other evidence demonstrating proficiency in a second language may be approved by the program chair

3.    Prospective students must attend a mandatory information orientation prior to enrollment. Contact Academic Support Specialist (Lauryn Gangle-Wythe 303-360-4749) for dates and times.

Certificate Requirements: 23 credits 

TRI 101

Introduction to Translation and Interpretation

3

TRI 103

Code of Ethics

2

TRI 104

Business of Translation and Interpretation

3

TRI 201

Consecutive Interpretation I

3

TRI 202

Simultaneous Interpretation I

3

TRI 203

Sight Translation

3

TRI 204

Consecutive Interpretation II

3

TRI 205

Simultaneous Interpretation II

3

Translation and Interpretation Certificate-Legal

The Translation and Interpretation Certificate with a Legal emphasis provides the fundamental practices in the three modes of Interpretation-consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation-an an additional understanding of legal concepts and terminology to those seeking professional certification as state court interpreters, or plan to work in legal settings.  

Information on Translation and Interpretation - Legal Gainful Employment

Prerequisites:

1.    Provide evidence of proficiency in English with one of the following:

a.    Completion of ENG 121 or higher with a C or higher.

b.    Other evidence demonstrating English proficiency may be approved by the program chair

2.    Provide evidence of proficiency in a second language with one of the following:

a.    Evidence of completion of high school in a country where the language is spoken.

b.    Completion of a college minor in the second language with a minimum grade of "C" for all courses taken in the second language

c.    Other evidence demonstrating proficiency in a second language may be approved by the program chair

3.    Prospective students must attend a mandatory information orientation prior to enrollment. Contact Academic Support Specialist (Lauryn Gangle-Wythe 303-360-4749) for dates and times.

Certificate Requirements: 35 credits

 

TRI 101

Introduction to Translation and Interpretation

3

TRI 103

Code of Ethics

2

TRI 104

Business of Translation and Interpretation

3

TRI 201

Consecutive Interpretation I

3

TRI 202

Simultaneous Interpretation I

3

TRI 203

Sight Translation

3

TRI 204

Consecutive Interpretation II

3

TRI 205

Simultaneous Interpretation II

3

CRJ 110

Introduction to Criminal Justice (GT:SS3)

3

CRJ 135

Judicial Function

3

CRJ 205

Principles of Criminal Law

3

PAR 117

Family Law

3

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