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Art

Degrees

Graphic Design A.A.S.

Combining traditional art fundamentals with cutting-edge technology, the Graphic Design A.A.S. degree consists of comprehensive coursework that prepares students for a variety of jobs, including Web design, video editing, computer animation, print production and others. These skills can be applied to many jobs including:

  • advertising
  • promotion
  • printing
  • broadcast
  • the cinema

This degree encompasses all current and near-future baseline skills required by graphic employers and includes information and techniques designed to maximize student's employability.

Department: Graphic Design

Total Credit Hours: 72 credits

Certificates

Design Media C.S.

Design Media C.S. recipients will enter the design field.

Department: Graphic Design

Total Credit Hours: 27 credits

Photography C.S.

Photography C.S. recipients may enter the photography field.

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In 2014, there were 124,900 photographers working in the United States

Department: Graphic Design

Total Credit Hours: 18 credits

Print Media C.S.

Print Media C.S. recipients may enter both the print and graphic design fields.

Department: Graphic Design

Total Credit Hours: 18 credits

Web Media C.S.

Web Media C.S. recipients may enter both the Web and graphic design fields.

Department: Graphic Design

Total Credit Hours: 24 credits

Transfer Pathways

Art/Graphic Design Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Unlike other forms of employment, many graphic designers require very little on-the-job training to get started with their career.

Department: Graphic Design

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Graphic Design A.F.A. Transfer Program

Graduates with an A.F.A. degree may enter fields including fine art, graphic design, curatorial, fabrication, illustration, animation, video, as well as higher education.

Department: Graphic Design

Total Credit Hours: 62 credits

Studio Art A.F.A. Transfer Program

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Missouri has a moderately high level of employment of fine artists, including painters, sculptors and illustrators.

The Associate of Fine Arts degree is a transfer degree for students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree with a concentration in studio fine arts at either a four-year college, university or art school. The degree provides experience in different art media areas to prepare students for a career in a creative arts profession.

Department: Art

Total Credit Hours: 62 credits

Business

Degrees

Business Administration A.A.S.

New jobs in business are being created every day. People with broad-based business training will have many career doors open to them.

SCC's Business Administration programs begins with the basics. There are general education courses in communication, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and science. The college offers basic business courses to develop knowledge and skills in accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management. Advanced courses are also available in each of these concentrations. This extensive business education will broaden horizons, encourage maturity and enable you to handle unique situations as they arise in your career.

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

Business Technology A.A.S.

Every industry needs professionals who are trained to use today’s technology in an office environment. No matter where a student’s interest lies, whether it’s the medical, legal, music, publishing, agriculture, education or other fields, there is a need for people who are competent using office software, managing projects and dealing with customers, vendors and other employees.

Instructors are committed to assisting students by keeping all course content, equipment and teaching methods current. This ensures better applied learning so students are successful in Business Technology career fields and can be placed in high-paying positions. Courses are offered online, on campus and in a hybrid format.

Department: Business Technology

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Certificates

Accounting C.S.

A Certificate of Specialization in Accounting targets people already in the workforce, seeking to improve skills or wanting to obtain new skills. The specialized certificate requires 16 credit hours, no general education credits and consists of five classes.

Department: Accounting

Total Credit Hours: 16 credits

Banking/Finance C.S.

A Certificate of Specialization in finance targets people already in the workforce, seeking to improve skills or wanting to obtain new skills. The specialized certificate requires 15 credit hours, no General Education credits and consists of five classes.

Department: Economics/Finance

Total Credit Hours: 15 credits

Business Administration C.A.

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 31-32 credits

Computer Applications C.A.

This certificate program provides the graduate with entry-level skills in computer applications. Responsibilities may include tasks related to word process, spreadsheets, presentations, database management, and desktop publishing. Current computer and technology skills are applied in all areas of Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, and use of the Internet.

Business Technology program representatives assist students with job placement efforts throughout the program. The courses for this certificate may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in the same area.

Department: Business Technology

Total Credit Hours: 37 credits

Customer Service C.A.

This program provides the students with skills necessary to handle customers professionally, effectively, and successfully. You will become comfortable with business communication--written and verbal; improve time management skills; from professional work standards and image; review professional telephone skills; and brush up on keyboarding and computer skills.

Department: Business Technology

Total Credit Hours: 35 credits

Desktop Publishing C.A.

This certificate program provides the graduate with entry-level skills as a desktop publisher capable of producing basic publishing documents. Training is provided in many computer software skill areas, page layout, design and management techniques for use in small businesses and home publishing businesses. Current computer and technology skills are applied in all program areas of Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and the Internet.

Work with the Business Technology program representatives for scheduling and job placement assistance at any time during your course work. The courses for this certificate may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administrative Systems.

Department: Business Technology

Total Credit Hours: 37 credits

Management C.S.

A Certificate of Specialization in Management targets people already in the workforce, seeking to improve skills or wanting to obtain new skills. The specialized certificate requireds 15 credit hours, no general education credits and consists of five classes.

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 15 credits

Marketing C.S.

A Certificate of Specialization in marketing targets people already in the workforce, seeking to improve skills or wanting to obtain new skills. The specialized certificate requires 15 credit hours, no General Education credits and consists of five classes.

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 15 credits

Software Productivity C.S.

This certificate is designed for students who want to develop or update their application software skills to meet the needs of their current or future employment. The certificate can be earned completely online and will help enhance skills in specific areas for people in all career fields.

Department: Business Administration

Total Credit Hours: 19 credits

Transfer Pathways

Business Transfer Program Suggested Schedule Guide

Department: Accounting

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Economics Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Department: Economics/Finance

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Certifications (Non-Credit)

Microsoft Office Certificate

To remain competitive in today's workforce, employees must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of many key software applications. This certificate will assist you with upgrading your current skills and learning new ones. Microsoft has set the standard for office software with products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. These packages allow users to manipulate data and create documents, reports, emails and presentations. Your training will provide you with professional knowledge of the entire Microsoft Office Suite.

Prerequisites

Required courses

Courses are taught by practicing professionals who emphasize real-world skills that can be immediately applied to the workplace.

Top reasons adults enroll in the Microsoft Office Certificate Program

  • Acquire new technical skills
  • Update and enhance job skills
  • Retrain for a new career
  • Increase earning potential

All classes are WIA fund approved.

Culminating project and final exam $169

Department: Continuing Education

Computer Science

Degrees

Computer Programming A.A.S.

Applications development is a foundation of information technology (IT) departments, and as custom applications become more prevalent on the Web and on network systems, companies are seeking skilled programmers.

Professionals with strong object-oriented language skills are in greatest demand, particularly those with Visual Basic, C++, C and Java expertise.

Department: Computer Science – Computer Programming

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Cyber Security A.A.S.

The AAS degree in Cyber Security helps IT professionals build cyber security skills used to help protect corporate networks. Students learn how a hacker compromises secure networks, how to set up defenses against hackers, and how to gather forensic evidence if an intrusion occurs. The focus is on understanding the technologies so that cyber attacks may be more fully discovered, analyzed and prevented.

Department: Computer Science – Networking

Total Credit Hours: 71 credits

Cyber Security A.S.

The Cyber Security Associate of Science degree is designed to help students complete the first two years of their bachelors program at SCC. With the program's inherent flexibility in its design, students are able to select most of their computer science courses based on the four-year institution they wish to attend after graduating from SCC.

Department: Computer Science – Networking

Total Credit Hours: 60-61 credits

Database Management A.A.S.

Databases are used to store, retrieve and manipulate data in nearly every type of organization including business, healthcare, education, government and libraries. Database technology is routinely used by individuals on personal computers, by work groups accessing databases on network servers, and by all employees using enterprise-wide distributed applications.

Department: Computer Science – Database Management

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Management Information Systems A.A.S.

The information technology (IT) industry is experiencing considerable expansion and with it comes a demand for skilled talent. Implementing new technology initiatives remains a top priority for companies across all industries. The rapid pace of advancement in computer hardware, software and electronic commerce makes it imperative for managers to allocate financial and personnel resources for regular systems upgrades.

Department: Computer Science – Management Information Systems

Total Credit Hours: 65 credits

Management Information Systems A.S.

The Management Information Systems Associate of Science degree is designed to help students complete the first two years of their Bachelors program at SCC. With the program's inherent flexibility in its design, students are able to select most of their computer science courses based on the four-year institution they wish to attend after graduating from SCC.

Department: Computer Science – Management Information Systems

Total Credit Hours: 60-64 credits

Multimedia and Web Design A.A.S.

This degree gives you a thorough knowledge of various multimedia software and scripting languages including graphics development, photo editing, video editing, creating 2D/3D animations, Web page design using HTML, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, content management systems and social media.

Our degree in Multimedia and Web Design focuses on integrating various up-to-date software and scripting languages to create a broad base in the field, preparing you for multiple career opportunities.

Department: Computer Science – Multimedia and Web Design

Total Credit Hours: 66-67 credits

Network Security A.A.S.

Computer networking programs at St. Charles Community College provide hands-on, skills-based training in state-of-the-art classroom labs. The Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft Academy, EC-Council Authorized Training Center, VMware IT Academy and A+ programs prepare you for the corporate workplace and industry certifications. Learn how to configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure network workstations, servers, routers, switches and networks.

Department: Computer Science – Networking

Total Credit Hours: 70 credits

Networking A.A.S.

Computer networking programs at St. Charles Community College provide hands-on, skills-based training in state-of-the-art classroom labs. The Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft Academy and A+ programs prepare you for the corporate workplace and industry certifications. Learn how to configure, manage and troubleshoot network workstations, servers, routers and switches. Learn how to properly secure your network, how to set up a wireless network, and how to repair and troubleshoot PCs.

Department: Computer Science – Networking

Total Credit Hours: 70 credits

Programming A.S.

The Programming Associate of Science degree is designed to help students complete the first two years of their bachelors program at SCC. With the program's inherent flexibility in its design, students are able to select most of their computer science courses based on the four-year institution they wish to attend after graduating from SCC.

Department: Computer Science – Computer Programming

Total Credit Hours: 65-66 credits

Certificates

Computer Security C.S.

A Certificate of Specialization in Computer Security provides an additional option for students to upgrade skills in a focused area of study. Students completing all of these courses at SCC also earn the CNSS 4011 Information Systems Security Professionals Certificate, recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) in Washington, DC.

Department: Computer Science – Networking

Total Credit Hours: 23 credits

Data Management C.A.

Databases are used to store, manipulate and retrieve data in nearly every type of organization including business, healthcare, education, government and libraries. Database technology is routinely used by people on personal computers, by workgroups accessing databases on network servers and by all employees using enterprise-wide distributed applications. Managers in all industries seek to use knowledge derived from databases for competitive advantage.

Department: Computer Science – Database Management

Total Credit Hours: 31 credits

IT Project Management C.S.

With an increasing demand for high tech solutions to today's business and industry challenges, there is a growing need for good people with high quality IT project management knowledge and skills. The Certificate of Specialization in IT Project Management provides students with a solid foundation in computer science and knowledge of project management. This certificate covers the basics of programming, database design, logical thinking, project experience, knowledge and understanding of the 10 units in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). This certificate is an intense accelerated program and designed to be completed in just 24 weeks with the student taking two classes every eight weeks. After completion of this certificate program students will also be eligible to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for industry certification.

Department: Computer Science – Computer Programming

Multimedia C.A.

Department: Computer Science – Multimedia and Web Design

Total Credit Hours: 31 credits

Multimedia C.S.

A Certificate of Specialization in Multimedia provides an additional option for students to upgrade skills in a focused area of study.

Department: Computer Science – Multimedia and Web Design

Total Credit Hours: 18 credits

Networking C.A.

Computer networking programs at St. Charles Community College provide hands-on, skills-based training in state-of-the-art classroom labs. They help to prepare you for the corporate workplace and industry certifications. Learn how to configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure network workstations, servers, routers, switches and networks.

Department: Computer Science – Networking

Total Credit Hours: 32 credits

Programming C.S.

An accelerated Certificate of Specialization program that includes six computer science courses in programming and program design to be completed in six months. Each student will work in a cohort taking two courses every eight weeks. At the end of each eight-week session, a test covering the programming language will be given and if passed earns the student an industry-recognized certification. Prerequisites for this certificate are testing into MAT 171 or getting a B or better in MAT 121 or ACT NCRC scores of 4 in Reading, 5 in Locating Information and 5 in Applied Mathematics.

To apply for this program, contact:
SCC Workforce Development Department
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville, MO 63376
636-922-8474

Department: Computer Science – Computer Programming

Total Credit Hours: 18 credits

Programming Languages C.A.

Software development is a foundation of IT departments, and this certificate prepares you for entry-level positions that develop, manufacture and support a wide range of software products.

Operation systems and other system software, productivity software, network software and Internet software are some of the exciting programs that are continuously enhanced and expanded.

Department: Computer Science – Computer Programming

Total Credit Hours: 31 credits

Web Design C.A.

Learn the fundamentals of Web page authoring and design using the latest programs on the market leading to entry-level positions. Companies everywhere need webmasters to compete in today's business world.

Department: Computer Science – Multimedia and Web Design

Total Credit Hours: 31 credits

Web Development C.S.

A Certificate of Specialization in Web Development provides an additional option for students to upgrade skills in a focused area of study.

Department: Computer Science – Multimedia and Web Design

Total Credit Hours: 18 credits

Transfer Pathways

Computer Science Transfer Program Schedule Guide

There are two Pathways for Computer Science to choose from, career or professional.

  1. One leads to the Associate of Arts degree that can be transferred toward an advanced degree at a four-year institution.
  2. The other path leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree that is not meant for transfer but instead to prepare the student for immediate entry to a career in computer science. See the computer science "career" program options outlined in Associate of Applied Science.

Department: Computer Science – Multimedia and Web Design

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Certifications (Non-Credit)

Programming Certificate of Specialization (Java)

Programming Certificate of Specialization (Java)

SCC introduces a new accelerated pilot program. This Certificate of Specialization program includes:

  • Six computer science courses in programming
  • Designed to be completed in six months
  • Each student will work in a cohort taking two courses every eight weeks
  • At the end of each eight-week session, a certification exam will be administered giving the student the opportunity to earn an industry-recognized certification.

Students must meet ONE of the following prerequisites in order to apply for this pilot certificate program:

  • Testing into MAT 171 or
  • B or greater in MAT 121 or
  • ACT WorkKeys (NCRC) scores of 4 in Reading, 5 in Locating Information and 5 in Applied Mathematics.

Space is limited. Grant funding may be available for those who qualify.

For more information or to apply, contact:

Workforce Development
636-922-8474

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Department: Workforce Development

Criminal Justice

Degrees

Law Enforcement A.A.S.

This program is planned for three types of students:

  • Those who plan to work with law enforcement agencies.
  • Those already employed as officers who wish to advance in their jobs.
  • Those preparing for advanced study in police management, criminology or social welfare.

SCC offers both the Associate of Applied Science-Law Enforcement Option outlined here and the Associate of Arts with a criminal justice emphasis. The A.A.S. will help students obtain employment in the law enforcement area of the criminal justice system. The A.A. is a transfer program for students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university.

The college grants up to 15 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree for students who already have completed the 1000-hour course at Eastern Missouri law Enforcement Training Academy. These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements. See an academic advisor if you have attended or plan to attend the academy.

Department: Criminal Justice

Total Credit Hours: 62-68 credits

Certificates

Law Enforcement C.A.

Complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, including 12 credit hours of general education courses (one course from communication, one course from mathematics, one course from social science, and one course from the electives.

The college grants up to 15 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree for students who already have completed the 1000-hour course at Eastern Missouri Law Enforcement Training Academy. These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements. See an academic advisor if you have attended or plan to attend the academy.

Department: Criminal Justice

Total Credit Hours: 32-38 credits

Transfer Pathways

Criminal Justice Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Department: Criminal Justice

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Certifications (Non-Credit)

Paralegal Certificate

Choose from Live Lecture or Online Study

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Training includes instruction on how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which paralegal are most in demand. The Paralegal Certificate Course offers instruction on how to work as a full-time or part-time paralegal, or how to open you own freelance business. There are no prerequisites other than a high school diploma (or GED), but students must be prepared to complete a significant amount of homework each week. This program can help students increase their office's efficiency, productivity and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistant is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Registration

Visit stchas.edu/learnforlife or call 636-922-8233

Formats, Fees and Materials

Live lecture course:

Spring 2016 – Feb. 1-March 12
6 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday for six weeks.

stchas.edu/learnforlife

Online course: A new class begins every eight weeks.

The online course is completed in two seven-week sessions and both sessions must be successfully completed in order to receive a certificate. Students may begin their course study with any online session offered.

2016 Online Course Schedule:

Session 1 – Jan. 11-Feb. 26
Session 2 – March 7-April 22
Session 3 – May 2-June 17
Session 4 – June 27-Aug. 12

Tuition: $1,289 (Tuition does not include textbooks or WESTLAW legal research access).

Topics of Study

Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand.

Live Lecture:

Session 1: "Legal Terminology, Documents, Ethics, and the Litigation Process": This first session focuses on the history of American jurisprudence, the theory of law, the legal process, and the nature of litigation. Discussion will cover pre-trial, trial and post-trial procedures as well as an in depth coverage of legal ethics. At the end of the first session of class, students will know how to prepare a Complaint/Petition, Answer, Third Party Complaint/Petition, and Motion for Summary Judgment.

Session 2: "Introduction to the Evidentiary Predicate": This session covers the rules of evidence and civil procedure. Basic interviewing and investigation techniques and the development and use of demonstrative evidence will also be explained. At the end of the second session of class, students will prepare discovery matter such as Interrogatories, Request for Admissions and Request for Production of Documents.

Session 3: "Identifying Relevant Authority": During this session, students will learn how to identify relevant law, determine the differences between primary and secondary authority, and between mandatory and persuasive authority, and learn how to find and apply authority to hypothetical factual situations.

Session 4: "Introduction to Legal Research": Students will learn research techniques for use in legal memoranda, motions, and briefs. Primary and secondary source materials will be discussed, and a concise approach to legal research will be developed.

Session 5: "Legal Research Practice": Legal research skills will be applied this session with emphasis on shepardizing statutes and case law and learning to use computerized legal research terminals. Numerous research assignments will be given, discussed and critiqued. The West Key Number System® will be learned thoroughly.

Session 6: "Legal Writing and Appellate Procedure": This final session will concentrate on the preparation and critique of legal memoranda, including an Interoffice Memorandum of Law and Appellate Brief. Principles of appellate procedure will also be reviewed. Proper citation format will be covered along with a discussion of job hunting techniques and job leads for those seeking their first employment as paralegals.

There are no prerequisites for the course. Students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each session. This program will help students increase their office's efficiency, productivity and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills.

Department: Continuing Education

Education

Degrees

Child Care & Early Education A.A.S.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 66-67 credits

Paraprofessional Studies A.A.S.

This degree offers classes in general education, professional education and early childhood. Many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution and will count toward a bachelor's degree; others offer content specific to the needs of students with whom paraprofessionals are likely to work.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

Paraprofessional Studies Autism Specialist A.A.S.

This degree offers classes in general education, professional education and early childhood. Many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution and will count toward a bachelor's degree; others offer content specific to the needs of students with whom paraprofessionals are likely to work.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 69 credits

Certificates

Autism Specialist C.S.

Earning a Certificate of Specialization in Autism Specialist provides students who are currently paraprofessionals working in the field the opportunity to expand their knowledge with the addition of four additional courses with a focus on autism education.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 12 credits

Child Care & Early Education C.A.

Students who have had experience in early childhood programs may also select the courses that are necessary to meet state licensing requirements for administrative positions in early childhood programs.

Department: Child Care and Early Education

Total Credit Hours: 36-37 credits

Transfer Pathways

Early Childhood Education Transfer Program A.A.T.

The Missouri public 4-year institutions of higher education, and some private 4-year institutions, have agreed to accept the AAT as equivalent to their first two years of teacher education. Thus, a student who completes an AAT at SCC should have no more credit hours to complete during the last two years than a native 4-year student at that institution.

Because course content is organized in different configurations at different institutions, you may repeat some content areas, but not credit hours. Students who do not complete the AAT will transfer course by course; individual institutions have agreed to transfer specific courses but have not guaranteed that students will have no more credits to complete than their native students. Check with your transfer institution to see if you will need to have a certain score on the ACT test for admittance to their institution.

The most current listing of institutions that will accept the AAT is available at dhe.mo.gov/cota. Students need to work closely with their transfer institution to ensure that courses taken at SCC will meet degree requirements and that all entrance requirements have been met for the transfer school.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Elementary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.

The Missouri public 4-year institutions of higher education, and some private 4-year institutions, have agreed to accept the AAT as equivalent to their first two years of teacher education. Thus, a student who completes an AAT at SCC should have no more credit hours to complete during the last two years than a native 4-year student at that institution. Because course content is organized in different configurations at different institutions, you may repeat some content areas, but not credit hours. Students who do not complete the AAT will transfer course by course; individual institutions have agreed to transfer specific courses but have not guaranteed that students will have no more credits to complete than their native students. Check with your transfer institution to see if you will need to have a certain score on the ACT test for admittance to their institution.

The most current listing of institutions that will accept the AAT is available at http://www.dhe.mo.gov/cota. Students need to work closely with their transfer institution to ensure that courses taken at SCC will meet degree requirements and that all entrance requirements have been met for the transfer school.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Secondary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.

The Missouri public 4-year institutions of higher education, and some private 4-year institutions, have agreed to accept the AAT as equivalent to their first two years of teacher education. Thus, a student who completes an AAT at SCC should have no more credit hours to complete during the last two years than a native 4-year student at that institution. Because course content is organized in different configurations at different institutions, you may repeat some content areas, but not credit hours. Students who do not complete the AAT will transfer course by course; individual institutions have agreed to transfer specific courses but have not guaranteed that students will have no more credits to complete than their native students. Check with your transfer institution to see if you will need to have a certain score on the ACT test for admittance to their institution.

The most current listing of institutions that will accept the AAT is available at http://www.dhe.mo.gov/cota. Students need to work closely with their transfer institution to ensure that courses taken at SCC will meet degree requirements and that all entrance requirements have been met for the transfer school.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

English/Communications

Certificates

Creative Writing C.S.

Earning a Certificate of Specialization in creative writing provides students the opportunity to hone their skills and abilities in a variety of forms of creative writing, as well as the practices of publishing writing. Students will be awarded this certificate upon completion of the following courses in the following areas.

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Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $105,710 per year.

Department: English/Literature

Total Credit Hours: 16 credits

English as a Second Language C.S.

A Certificate of Specialization in English as a Second Language that targets non-native speakers who are working to build English language skills while preparing to take college courses in all disciplines. This certificate contains 18-22 credit hours, encouraging mastery of English Reading, Writing and Speaking skills, and would consist of at least, but not limited to six courses.

Department: English as a Second Language

Total Credit Hours: 18-22 credits

Transfer Pathways

Communication Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Department: Speech/Communications

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

English Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Department: English/Literature

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Foreign Language Transfer Program (Arabic, French, German, Spanish) Schedule Guide

Department: Foreign Language

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

General Education

Certificates

Honors C.S.

The SCC Honors Certificate of Specialization provides high-achieving students with an accelerated academic experience. In the courses taken for Honors, students will engage in interdisciplinary learning, independent research, and civic engagement.

According to Community College Review, students who are effectively enrolled in honors programs tend to report greater satisfaction with their classroom interaction experience.

Department: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Transfer Pathways

Liberal Arts/Undecided Transfer Program Schedule Guide
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According to a Gallup Poll, Americans are about as likely to rate the quality of education offered at community colleges as “excellent” or “good” (66 percent) as they are to rate four-year institutions this positively (70 percent). Start your education at SCC and save money.

Department: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Healthcare

Degrees

Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.

The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science is the result of formal agreements between St. Charles Community College and Respond Right EMS Academy (REMSA) Educational Division, as well as an agreement between St. Charles Community College and St. Charles County Ambulance District (SCCAD). The college grants 30 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree for students who submit proof of passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Exam. These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements. See an academic advisor if you have or plan to take the NREMT Exam. Students may begin taking the additional hours required at SCC at any time but will only be awarded the additional 30 hours when the above requirement is met.

24%
Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow 24% from 2014-2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Department: Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 credits

Health Information Management A.S.
85%
85% of SCC HIM students were employed in a related field within a year of graduation.

Department: Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

Nursing A.S.

The Nursing Program at SCC includes courses in science and liberal arts, as well as nursing. Nursing courses consist of lecture and laboratory periods and include carefully planned clinical experiences in local health care facilities. Clinicals begin early in the first semester and increase in length of time and complexity of skill as the program progresses. A well-equipped lab on campus allows students to practice thaw skills. Flexible scheduling allows students to choose between day and evening courses and clinical experiences.

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Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The total program must yield a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and all nursing and science courses must have earned a grade of "B" or above. Effective 2013.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 72 credits

Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. AOTE's phone number c/o 301-652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates will be able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). Many states, including Missouri, require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.

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Employment of occupational therapy assistants and aides are projected to grow 40% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Note: Clinical facilities require criminal background checks, drug screenings, child abuse clearance checks, etc. in order for students to participate in fieldwork activities and rotations. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination and/or may prevent an individual from obtaining a license to practice. Student may wish to contact the program coordinator for additional information prior to enrolling in a program of study. Information obtained through various screening procedures may prevent entry into the OTA program.

Note: All OTA students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of academic preparation.

Department: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Total Credit Hours: 75 credits

Pre-Pharmacy A.S.

This Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy degree program prepares students to transfer to a pharmacy school. Because requirements vary at each pharmacy school, students should check with their advisor and the institution they plan to transfer to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacists in Missouri earn on average $121,500 per year.

Department: Science

Total Credit Hours: 65-69 credits

Certificates

Practical Nursing C.A.

The practical nursing program at SCC teaches students to provide direct care for patients through classroom and campus laboratory work as well as on-site training in hospital, geriatric and other health care settings.

The practical nursing program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

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Employment of practical nurses is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

>Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. However, completion of this program does not guarantee licensure. The state board may refuse licensure to applicants who may jeopardize the well-being of Missouri citizens.

"The Missouri State Board of Nursing may refuse to issue any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required pursuant to this chapter for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection 2 of this section. (1-14) 1990." RSMO 335.066.

Department: Practical Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 50 credits

Certifications (Non-Credit)

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Skills Evaluation

Dates:

  • Section 01: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 8 
  • Section 02: noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 
  • Section 03: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 23 
  • Section 04: noon-2 p.m. Thursday, June 23 
  • Section 05: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, July 8
  • Section 06: noon-2 p.m. Friday, July 8
  • Section 07: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, July 20 
  • Section 08: noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 
  • Section 09: 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 
  • Section 10: 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Aug. 8 
  • Section 11: noon-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8
  • Section 12: 2-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8  

Tuition: $65

Registration Deadline: day before class (unless section fills up before then)

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Skills Evaluation Course is intended for the healthcare provider who has not previously taken a CPR course and who must verify successful completion of a CPR course.  This specific type of CPR is usually required for those working in healthcare.

St. Charles Community College offers only the skills evaluation test related to this certification. The cognitive portion of the course (HeartCode BLS) is completed through the American Heart Association at onlineaha.org (an additional fee of $25 will be assessed by the American Heart Association for that portion of the course). Students MUST present the printed completion certificate from the online course when they arrive to class. Students who do not have the certificate or who have not completed the online cognitive portion will not be allowed to stay in class.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Tuition

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Certified Medication Technician

This course provides the classroom instruction necessary to obtain Certified Medication Technician (CMT) certification in the state of Missouri. The CMT is permitted to administer medications to residents in a long term care setting (typically not in hospitals). Students must be employed as a CNA at a licensed facility to be eligible for this course. Twenty-four hours of clinical observation at the student's employing facility is required for course completion.

There are four components that make up the CMT Program at St. Charles Community College: pre-test, classroom instruction, clinical work and final exam. Students must pass the pre-test to be eligible for the CMT class. Upon successful completion of both the classroom instruction and the clinical work, students will be eligible to take the final exam, which will lead to state certification.

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Employment of certified medication technicians is projected to grow 21% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Department: Health Occupations

Certified Medication Technician Challenge Exam

The CMT Challenge Exam is available to qualified students who receive approval from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Exams are given by appointment only.

Fee – $165

Students must have an approval letter from DHSS before registering to test through St. Charles Community College. Contact information for DHSS is 573-526-5686.

Permission to Challenge letters are good for four months from the date on the letter. Students should register for the exam as soon as possible after receiving their approval letter as it could take several weeks to set up an acceptable date to complete the exam.

Students must be employed at an Intermediate or Skilled Nursing Facility and have an active Missouri CNA certificate in order to take the CMT challenge exam.

Exam dates are set by the Health Occupations Program Coordinator once all paperwork is submitted and verified.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Copy of current Permission to Challenge letter from DHSS.
  • Tuition.

This is a non-credit, certificate exam. Fee is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Certified Nurse Assistant

This program, approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), provides the instruction and on-the-job training required to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in the state of Missouri. The program teaches basic nursing skills, resident rights, safety, communication techniques and infection control. CNAs are eligible for employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home care agencies and doctor’s offices.

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Employment of certified nurse assistants is projected to grow 18% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

There are three different components that make up the CNA Program at St. Charles Community College: classroom instruction, clinical internship and final exam (state exam). Students must complete all three components in order to be certified.

This program runs year-round and follows an open-entry format (new students begin class every week). Students with all the appropriate registration materials can come in during office hours to register and pay for the classroom portion of the program and one can usually start within 3 weeks of enrollment (depending on class availability). Most students average about 5 months to complete all three components of the program.

For additional information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Web page.

Classroom Instruction (CNA 100)

Tuition: $375

Book: "Nurse Assisting In Long Term Care" (available in SCC Campus Bookstore or on the following website http://arc.missouri.edu/health.aspx)

This classroom instruction provides the 75 hours of classroom preparation required by DHSS. Daytime classes are held one day per week (Monday OR Tuesday) from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for 12 weeks. The evening class is held on Tuesday AND Thursday from 4-9 p.m. for 8 weeks (class availability varies depending on volume of enrollment – registration in certain sections may close for several weeks if a class fills up). Students MUST attend class on the day they choose during registration. Students must have a combined average of 80% on all exams to pass the classroom portion of the program.

Sections

  • 44B – 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, 
  • 41B – 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, 
  • 45B – 4-9 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register (click the links below for more information) –

Clinical Internship (CNA 102)

Tuition: $310

The clinical internship provides the 100 hours of on-the-job training required for CNA certification in the state of Missouri. Students are eligible to register for this component once they have completed at least 50% of their classroom instruction. Students MUST be registered for the clinical internship by their last day of classroom instruction.

Enrollment in the classroom portion of the CNA program does not guarantee acceptance into the clinical internship.

Prior to beginning their clinical hours, students will be required to complete and pass a urine drug screening (done at a facility designated by SCC) and attend a clinical orientation. Information and required paperwork will be provided to the student during the clinical registration process.

Students who are employed at a State of Missouri approved training site (these are Intermediate or Skilled Care Facilities) may elect to do their clinical training through their employer. In this case, students will need to coordinate with their facility to complete the required hours. (Please note: Not all facilities are approved to do this training – please check with your Administrator to verify eligibility.)

Sections

  • 42 – Monday/Wednesday, 12-hour day shifts
  • 43 – Tuesday/Thursday, 12-hour day shifts
  • 44 – Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12-hour day shifts
  • 45 – Tuesday/Thursday, 8-hour day shifts
  • 46 – Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8-hour evening shifts
  • 47 – Monday-Friday, 8-hour day shifts
  • 48 – Monday-Friday, 8-hour evening shifts
  • 49 – Tuesday/Thursday, 8-hour evening shifts
  • 50 – Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8-hour day shifts

**Beginning and ending times of shifts will vary based on the clinical site. A typical day shift begins around 7 a.m. and a typical evening shift begins around 3 p.m.**

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have completed at least 50% of the SCC CNA classroom instruction.
  • Have a combined average of 80% on all classroom exams (instructor verification required on clinical application)
  • Complete and pass a urine drug screening at a designated facility (paperwork provided during clinical registration).
  • Have a current flu vaccine and be able to provide documentation (Sept-March).

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, so it's always a good idea to check with us before coming.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Completed Clinical Internship Application (approved and signed by instructor)
  • Copy of documentation of current flu vaccine (Sept-March)
  • Tuition

Final Exam (CNA 100-75)

Fee: $115

The Missouri CNA exam is administered to students who have successfully completed the CNA classroom instruction and clinical internship requirements through SCC. The exam consists of a 75-question multiple-choice written exam followed by a nine-procedure practicum (clinical) exam. Students must score at least an 80% on the written exam in order to move on to the practicum portion. Students must then score 100% on the practicum to qualify for certification.

Students must be completed with their 100 clinical hours and REGISTERED for the final exam within 3 months of completing their CNA classroom instruction. Exams are typically administered 3-5 weeks after registration. The exam may be taken up to three times within a 90-day time period. Additional fees are assessed for any re-testing. 

Upon completion of the exam, results will be submitted to DHSS and an approved certifying agency. Certificates will be issued by the certifying agency and students should receive them within 45 days of testing.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Successful completion of both the classroom instruction and clinical internship hours.
  • Register and pay for the exam within 3 months of completion of the classroom instruction.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, so it's always a good idea to check with us before coming.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Copy of both sides of COMPLETED Appendix A/B (provided to students upon completion of the classroom instruction).
  • Fee

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition and fees are due at time of registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Tuition and schedules for the CNA program are subject to change without notice. Please check this Web page frequently to stay updated on any changes made.

Department: Health Occupations

Certified Nurse Assistant - Accelerated Program

Dates: Sept. 20-Nov. 18

  • Section 46B: Sept.20-Nov. 18 (specific end date will depend on final exam schedule)
    • Class: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Clinical Internship: Mondays & Wednesdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 9, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. OR 3-11 p.m. (schedule will be chosen during registration)
    • Final Exam: Nov. 14-18 (students will only test one day during this time frame – scheduled by instructor)

Tuition: $800

Registration Deadline: Sept. 9 (unless classes fill before then)

Book: "Nurse Assisting In Long Term Care" (available in SCC Campus Bookstore or on the following website http://arc.missouri.edu/health.aspx)

This program, approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), provides the instruction and on-the-job training required to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in the state of Missouri. The program teaches basic nursing skills, resident rights, safety, communication techniques and infection control. CNA's are eligible for employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home care agencies and doctor’s offices.

There are three different components that make up the CNA Program at St. Charles Community College: classroom instruction, clinical internship and final exam (state exam). Students must complete all three components in order to be certified.

Individuals MUST be at least 17 years of age to qualify for this course.

For additional information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Web page.

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Employment of certified nurse assistants is projected to grow 18% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Classroom Instruction

The classroom instruction provides the 75 hours of preparation required by DHSS. Students will attend class twice a week. ATTENDANCE IN ALL CLASSES IS MANDATORY. Because of the accelerated nature of this course, no absences will be permitted. Failure to attend class may result in failure of the program.

Clinical Internship

The clinical internship provides the 100 hours of on-the-job training required for CNA certification in the state of Missouri. Students will be placed at one of our clinical partner facilities to complete these hours and will be required to be at the clinical site twice a week. Students will be able to choose either a morning clinical shift (7 a.m.-3 p.m.) or an evening clinical shift (3-11 p.m.). ATTENDANCE ON ALL CLINICAL DAYS IS MANDATORY. Because of the accelerated nature of this course, no absences will be permitted. Failure to attend a clinical session may result in failure of the program.

Prior to beginning their clinical hours, students will be required to complete and pass a urine drug screening (done at a facility designated by SCC). Information and required paperwork will be provided to the student during the registration process. Students will also be required to receive a flu shot for the 2016/2017 season and provide appropriate documentation.

Final Exam

The Missouri CNA exam is administered to students who have successfully completed the CNA classroom instruction and clinical internship requirements through SCC. The exam consists of a 75-question multiple-choice written exam followed by a minimum nine-procedure practicum (clinical) exam. Students must score at least an 80% on the written exam in order to move on to the practicum portion. Students must then score 100% on the practicum to qualify for certification.

Students who fail to pass any part of the test on their first attempt will have the opportunity to re-test within 90 days of their first test. An additional $115 fee will be assessed for each re-test.

Upon completion of the exam, results will be submitted to DHSS and an approved certifying agency. Certificates will be issued by the certifying agency and students should receive them within 45 days of testing. An additional $20 fee for the certifying agency will be assessed on the day of the test. Information on this fee will be provided before the test.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in person in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, so it's always a good idea to check with us before coming.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition and fees are due at time of registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Certified Nurse Assistant Challenge Exam

The Certified Nurse Assistant Challenge Exam (101-75) is available to qualified students who receive approval from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The exam is given by appointment only.

Fee – $140

The CNA Challenge Exam is available to qualified students who receive approval from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Students must have a Permission to Challenge letter before registering to test through St. Charles Community College. Contact information for DHSS is 573-526-5686.

Permission to Challenge letters are good for four months from the date on the letter. Students should register for the exam as soon as possible after receiving their approval letter in order to guarantee testing within the time frame. The exam is typically administered about 4-6 weeks from the date registration is processed.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please being the following items when you come in to register –

This is a non-credit, certificate exam. Fee is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Clinical Supervisor

This online self-paced course is designed to prepare the RN or LPN to supervise Nurse Assistant students during their 100 hours of on-the-job training in a licensed long term care facility.

Students can register at any time and the program includes 24/7 online access. The content is integrated into an interactive learning experience which includes automatic grading, virtual interaction with the instructor and electronic tracking of grades. Students have one week to complete this course. Most students average 5-6 hours to finish all required coursework.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be placed on the Missouri Registry and receive a certificate of completion from St. Charles Community College.

Subjects covered include:

  • Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services regulations for Nurse Assistant Training.
  • Appropriate techniques to facilitate the learning process in adult learners.
  • Standards of performance evaluation utilizing the required curriculum.
  • Techniques for time management.
  • Assessing student needs while supervising the clinical experience.
  • The impact of training on quality of care in the LTC resident.

Eligibility/Registration Requirements

Please call 636-922-8284 or email spropper@stchas.edu for a course specific registration form.

  • Current unrestricted Missouri LPN or RN licensure or possession of a temporary permit to practice as an RN or LPN in Missouri or employee of a federal facility located in Missouri who possesses a current license as an LPN or RN in another state.
  • At least one year of experience in Long Term Care (LTC) if not currently employed in a LTC facility. Please call 636-922-8215 to verify eligibility or provide appropriate documentation.
  • Access to a reliable computer and Internet Service Provider (ISP). The choice of computer and ISP, and any related expenses, are the responsibility of the student.
  • Active email account that can be accessed throughout the program.

Tuition

Clinical partner facility employees: Free

All other individuals: $100 (For information on becoming a clinical partner facility, please contact the Health Occupations Program Coordinator at 636-922-8284)

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition and fees are due at time of registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

IV Therapy

Dates: Open-entry (students will have a maximum of 7 weeks to complete the online modules; on-campus lab day and off-site clinical day will be scheduled with the instructor once online coursework is done)

Tuition: $490

Textbook: "Venous Access and Intravenous Infusion Treatment Modalities," 2003 Revision (can be purchased at SCC campus bookstore or at http://arc.missouri.edu/health.aspx)

Lab Kit: Available at SCC campus bookstore

This 44-contact-hour course provides nurses with the skills necessary to administer IV Therapy using the Missouri State Board of Nursing approved curriculum. The Online IV Therapy course is an excellent review for an RN or LPN wishing to update their skills, or an LPN who desires Missouri IV Certification.

The majority of the course is completed online through Canvas (St. Charles Community College online instructional site). There is one required on-campus lab day (date will be mutually agreed upon with the instructor once required online coursework is completed) and eight hours of off-site clinical work assigned by the instructor. Students will be required to score at least an 80% on the written final exam and demonstrate a 100% mastery of the clinical objectives on the final practicum exam in order to be certified.

Prior to the clinical work, students will be required to take and pass a urine drug screening at a designated facility. Paperwork will be provided during registration.

Subjects Covered Include

  • Human anatomy and physiology as applied to intravenous therapy.
  • Fundamentals of fluid and electrolyte balance.
  • Recognition and prevention of IV therapy-related complications.
  • Administration of intravenous fluid therapy including insertion of a peripheral IV line, converting a peripheral IV line to an intermittent infusion device, principles of flow rates including pediatric and geriatric considerations.
  • Maintenance of IV therapy including the addition of new fluids, tubing changes, dressing changes and maintaining intermittent peripheral infusion devices.
  • Discontinuation of peripheral IV sites.
  • Pharmacological considerations of intravenous medications.
  • Blood transfusion therapy.
  • Total parenteral nutrition.
  • Procedures in phlebotomy.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current Missouri LPN or RN, OR LPN or RN in possession of a temporary permit to practice in Missouri, OR employee of a federal facility located in Missouri who possesses a current license as an LPN or RN in another state.
  • Access to a reliable computer and Internet Service Provider (ISP). The choice of computer and ISP and any other related expenses are the responsibility of the student.
  • Active email account that can be accessed throughout the program.
  • Must provide results from an acceptable background screening from the Family Care Safety Registry (dated within the last 90 days).
  • Be free from tuberculosis and provide documentation of a negative 2-step TB test or "result of findings" from a chest x-ray (dated within the last 12 months).
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.

Registration

Requirements

Please provide the following items when you register (click the links below for more information)–

In Person

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the Registration Form and fax to 636-922-8478. Student will be notified when the registration is complete and be given tuition payment information.

By Email

Complete the Registration Form and scan/email it to kthompson@stchas.eduStudent will be notified when the registration is complete and be given tuition payment information.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Level 1 Medication Aide

The Level 1 Medication Aide (L1MA) course is designed to prepare individuals for employment as L1MA in a Residential Care Facility (RCF) or Assisted Living Facility (ALF). This course teaches skills in medication administration and documentation; limitations and responsibilities of the L1MA; observe, report, and record unusual responses to medication; acquiring, storing, and securing medications; how to use medication reference manuals; and what constitutes a medication error.

Department: Health Occupations

Medical Administrative Assistant

The Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR program is a completely online, self-paced program that will prepare students for national certification and also for employment in this rapidly growing healthcare field.

This program is designed to prepare students to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credentials after graduation. The interractive online curriculum includes over 200 hours of training on the industry-standard exEMRx EHR software to ensure students are prepared for the workforce. Students also learn Microsoft Office basics, healthcare documentation and reimbursement, and medical office management topics such as practice finances and standard office procedures. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive twelve textbooks.

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Employment of medical administrative assistants is projected to grow 23% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The program includes six months of online access from the date of activation and students can register anytime. With the average completion hours of 200, most students are able to complete the program in three or four months of part-time study (approximately 15-20 hours per week).

Upon completion of the program the student will be given vouchers to take the CMAA (offered through the National Healthcareer Association) AND the CEHRS (offered through the National Healthcareer Association) national certification exams. National certification is issued by third-party organizations and industry governing bodies. Additional information on these certifications can be found by contacting these agencies. The certification exams are not offered through St. Charles Community College.

Additional information on this program can be found at www.careerstep.com/stcharles.

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC or Mac) is required for the program.
  • Very basic keyboarding skills.

Note: All coursework must be completed within six months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use in a six-month independent study program. Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program in the six months given.

Tuition and Schedule

A 200-hour comprehensive online curriculum designed to prepare students for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Exam through NHA. Train on Microsoft Office Suite and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to move successfully into the workforce. Upon completion of the coursework, students will be provided with vouchers to take the CMAA and CEHRS certification exams. Work must be completed within six months. 

  • Section 40: Online 24 hours/day.
  • Tuition: $2,695

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ready to Register?

In Person

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form including payment by check or money order and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Department: Health Occupations

Medical Billing

This Medical Billing program is a completely online, self-paced program that will quickly prepare students to successfully enter the workforce in this rapidly growing healthcare field.

This program helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in healthcare reimbursement. The program focuses on documentation and procedures and includes hands-on exercises that allow students to apply what they learn. Students learn medical terminology, documentation and confidentiality, medical coding basics, and patient billing and collections as well as specialized considerations such as the ICD-10 code set and X12 5010 billing system. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive five textbooks and a one-year membership to the American Medical Billing Association.

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Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 15% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

This program includes six months of online access from the date of activation and students can register anytime. With an average completion of 145 hours, most students are able to finish the program in two to three months of part-time study (approximately 15-20 hours per week).

Additional information on this program can be found at www.careerstep.com/stcharles.

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC or Mac) is required for the program.
  • Very basic keyboarding skills.

Note: All coursework must be completed within six months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a six-month independent study program. Students should anticipate spending approximately 10 or more hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program in the six months given.

Tuition and Schedule

This flexible online 145-hour curriculum prepares student to follow claims, work with industry specific forms, and understand healthcare reimbursement. Work must be completed within six months. 

  • Section 40: Online 24 hours/day.
  • Tuition: $1,995

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ready to Register?

In Person

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form including payment by check or money order and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Department: Health Occupations

Medical Transcription

This online course is a fully integrated, comprehensive, stand-alone study program in medical transcription designed specifically to train individuals for entry-level employment as medical transcriptionists.

Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription program helps students gain the specific skills needed to successfully begin a medical transcription career. Students learn medical terminology, anatomy, and healthcare documentation, among other topics, as well as developing and practicing their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive ten textbooks, a transcription foot pedal, a 15-month membership to ADHI, and a 15-month subscription to an online reference library.

$34K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical transcriptionist earn on average $34,890 per year.

The content is available for one calendar year from the date of activation and can be completed by the average student in 12-15 hours/week.

The course is Internet based with all content online with the exception of select reference materials.

Upon completion of the program the student will be given a voucher to take the RHDS (through AHDI) national certification exam. National certification is issued by a third-party organization. Additional information on certification can be found by contacting this agency. The certification exam is not offered through St. Charles Community College.

Additional information on this program can be found at www.careerstep.com/stcharles.

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active e-mail account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC), and WAVPlayer software for transcribing medical reports by means of the computer are required for the program.
  • A headset (not included) is strongly recommended for clarity of sound.
  • Basic keyboarding skills.

Note: All coursework must be completed within 12 months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a one-year independent study program and fits easily into an academic year. Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program within 12 months.

Tuition and Schedule

Students can register for and start this program at any time. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the three blocks that make up the complete curriculum (Section 31, 32, and 33).

Students can register and pay for each of the three blocks individually or they can register for all three sections up front and pay a comprehensive fee (Section 40). Tuition is detailed below:

  • Section 31 (Block 1): $1,205
  • Section 32 (Block 2): $895
  • Section 33 (Block 3): $895
  • Section 40 (All blocks): $2,995

Tuition is due at time of registration. Financial aid/assistance cannot be utilized for this course.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ready to Register?

In Person

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form including payment by check or money order and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Department: Health Occupations

Pharmacy Technician

Dates: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 13-Dec. 8 (no class on Nov. 24)

Registration Deadline: Sept. 9

Tuition: $765

Textbook & Drug Cards:

  • "National Pharmacy Technician Training Manual," 8th Ed. by Schafermeyer, Williams
  • "Sigler's Prescription Drug Cards," 32nd Ed.

A pharmacy technician is qualified for employment in retail pharmacies, hospitals, long term care pharmacies and licensed prescription vendors. This 12-week course, taught by a registered pharmacist, provides the classroom instruction necessary to be a successful pharmacy technician. The class focuses on prescription drug processing, drug classifications, physiology, drug interactions, pharmacy calculations, medical terminology and compounding.

Students must be at least 17 years of age and be able to provide documentation of High School Graduation or GED/HiSET Completion in order to register for this course.

Students who are successful in this course will receive a certificate of completion from St. Charles Community College (SCC) and be eligible to apply for national certification (either the PTCB or ExCPT). SCC does not offer these certification exams on campus or as part of the pharmacy technician curriculum. Students interested in learning more about these certifications can contact the Board of Pharmacy by calling 573-751-0091 or going to http://pr.mo.gov/pharmacists.asp.

13%
Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 9% to 13% from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average projected growth for all occupations.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following when you come in to register –

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate.
  • Tuition.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Phlebotomy

St. Charles Community College Health Occupations Program offers a phlebotomy course for students interested in entry-level positions as phlebotomists. Students receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

25%
Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 25% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Dates: Sept. 12-Dec. 16

  • Online Class: Sept. 12-Dec. 14
  • On-Campus Lab Days: Wednesdays, Sept. 14; Oct. 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m.
  • Clinical Internship: Nov. 10-Dec. 16 (hours will vary, see below for additional information)

Registration Deadline: Sept. 2

Tuition: $560 (class), $210 (clinical internship)

Book: "Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual," 4th Edition (ISBN-13 9780323279406)

This course prepares students for entry-level positions as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinical labs and physician offices. With practical experience obtained at a clinical partner facility, students learn to draw blood using various techniques in micro-collection and gain experience in specimen collection, transport, reporting and recording of patient data. There are 120 clinical hours required in addition to the online coursework and mandatory lab days.

NOTE: While the college does not offer the national certification exam on campus, our curriculum prepares anyone to sit for the exam.

Classroom Instruction/Mandatory Lab

The classroom instruction for this course will include online work (done at home on your personal computer) and mandatory on-campus lab days (see dates above). Students will be required to complete weekly coursework and assignments via Canvas (St. Charles Community College's instructional website) and be present and participate in labs held at the Nursing & Allied Health Center.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register (click the links below for more information)–

Clinical

Typically schedules are full shifts (6-8 hours) between 6 a.m.-6 p.m., NO EXCEPTIONS. All clinical rotations will include and require weekday hours (Mon.-Fri.). Some rotations MAY include weekend shifts, depending on the facility. Hours will be coordinated by instructor.

The 120 clinical hours provide students the means to accomplish the required venipuncture's in order to complete the Phlebotomy program at SCC and seek out certification (if desired).

Prior to beginning their clinical hours, students will be required to complete and pass a urine drug screening (done at a facility designated by SCC).

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Tuition.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Phlebotomy Clinical

This course provides 120 hours of clinical preparation required to complete the phlebotomy program at SCC. Students enrolled in NRS 125-40B are eligible to enroll with instructor approval. Clinical hours are completed 30-40 hours/week between 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Students should expect to complete their clinical hours concurrent with their classroom preparation.

Course Requirements

Students must:

  • Have a passing grade in the classroom portion of the program and instructor permission to register for the clinical component.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Provide an acceptable Family Care Safety Registry background screening.
  • Be free from tuberculosis (a negative 2-step TB test is required).
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Provide a High School Diploma or GED certificate.
  • Complete a urine drug screen at a designated facility.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all clinical skills during the clinical practicum.

Clinical Contact Hours

120 hours

Department: Health Occupations

Professional Medical Coding & Billing

This online program for Professional Medical Coding & Billing is a comprehensive curriculum designed to train individuals for entry-level certification and employment as medical coders in hospitals, clinics, physician offices and coding companies.

Students learn healthcare information management, reimbursement methodologies, medical terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, among other topics, as well as studying the ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS code sets in an extensive practical section, which gives them valuable hands-on experience before graduation. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive textbooks, a complete set of industry code books, and access to an online reference library.

15%
Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 15% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The content is available for one calendar year from the date of activation and can be completed by the average student in 12-15 hours/week.

Upon completion of the program the student will be given a voucher to take the CCA (offered through AHIMA) or the CPC (offered through AAPC) national certification exam. National certification is issued by third-party organizations and industry governing bodies. Additional information on these certifications can be found by contacting these agencies. The certification exams are not offered through St. Charles Community College.

Additional information on this program can be found at www.careerstep.com/stcharles.

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC) is required for the program.
  • Basic keyboarding skills.

Note: All coursework must be completed within 12 months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a one-year independent study program and fits easily into an academic year. Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program within 12 months.

Tuition and Schedule

Students can register for and start this program at any time. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the three blocks that make up the complete curriculum (Section 31, 32, and 33).

Students can register and pay for each of the three blocks individually or they can register for all three sections up front and pay a comprehensive fee (Section 40). Tuition is detailed below:

  • Section 31 (Block 1): $1,205
  • Section 32 (Block 2): $895
  • Section 33 (Block 3): $895
  • Section 40 (All blocks): $2,995

Tuition is due at time of registration. Financial aid/assistance cannot be utilized for this course.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ready to Register?

In Person

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form including payment by check or money order and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Department: Health Occupations

Registered Nurse First Assistant

Dates: October 14, 15 & 16 (Friday-Sunday) AND November 4, 5, & 6 (Friday-Sunday), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (6 days total)

Contact the Health Occupations office at kthompson@stchas.edu or 636-922-8295 for an application packet.

This AORN-approved class follows the core curriculum for the RN First Assistant. Six credit hours are awarded upon completion of the course. Three credits are earned through classroom/theory presentation and an additional three hours through an approved internship program. Additional information regarding the scope of practice for the RNFA and the AORN Position Statement on RNFAs is available at www.AORN.org.

$73K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurse first assistants earn on average $73,000 per year.

Course Requirements

  • Copy of current RN license valid through the end of the program.
  • Copy of a current BLS or ACLS card valid through the end of the program.
  • Copy of CNOR certificate (CNOR exam must be completed prior to the end of the program) OR APRN (proof of recognition must be submitted prior to the end of the program).
  • Signed letter (on employing hospital’s letterhead) documenting two years of peri-operative experience. Letter must include signature of immediate supervisor or the institution’s director of human resources.
  • Signed letter of support from surgeon preceptor (on surgeon’s letterhead) who will provide a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical practicum as required by the course objectives.
  • Successful completion of the classroom/didactic objectives including the final written exam.
  • Successful completion of the clinical objectives including documentation of clinical procedures and activities.

Note: Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements or do not intend to take the CNOR exam, may enroll in the course as an audit. Students who do not complete all of the course requirements for the clinical will be issued a grade of “F” in December. It is not possible to change from a credit to audit once the student has enrolled in the course.

Ready to Register?

Contact the Health Occupations office at kthompson@stchas.edu or 636-922-8295 for an application packet.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition and fees are due at time of registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Human Services

Degrees

Addictions Option A.A.S.

This program provides students with a basic social science framework and perspective for pursuing a career in human services. The program also provides currently employed human services workers the opportunity to upgrade their skills.

Department: Human Services

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 credits

General Option A.A.S.

This program provides a basic social science framework and perspective for a career in human services and upgrading current skills.

Department: Human Services

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 credits

Gerontology Option A.A.S.

This program provides students with a basic social science framework and perspective for pursuing a career in human services. The program also provides currently employed human services workers the opportunity to upgrade their skills.

Department: Human Services

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 credits

Victimology Option A.A.S.

This program provides students with a basic social science framework and perspective for pursuing a career in human services. The program also provides currently employed human services workers the opportunity to upgrade their skills.

Department: Human Services

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 credits

Youth Services Option A.A.S.

This program provides students with a basic social science framework and perspective for pursuing a career in human services. The program also provides currently employed human services workers the opportunity to upgrade their skills.

Department: Human Services

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 credits

Transfer Pathways

Social Work Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Department: Human Services

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Humanities

Certificates

Global Studies C.A.

This program is designed to enable students to develop a fundamental level of international and intercultural competence, and to prepare them to assume their role in an increasingly complex, interconnected and interdependent world. Additionally, the program will reinforce the four State-Level Skill Area Goals and the four State-Level Knowledge Area Goals of the new General Education structure using an explicit global focus.

Job prospects of a global studies certificate are exceptionally varied.

Students who earn a certificate in global studies can go on to have successful careers in international business, academics, advocacy, politics, government, publishing, the arts, research and more.

Department: Global Culture/Global Studies

Total Credit Hours: 30 credits

Transfer Pathways

Music Major (Voice, Piano, or Instrumental) Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Graduates with a degree in music are employed in careers such as music teacher, music director, music composer, musician, singer and more.

59K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, music directors and composers in the state of Missouri earn a mean annual wage of $59,040.

Department: Music

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Theater Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Theater-related careers include box office manager, theater manager, publicist, costume designer, arts promoter, teacher, acting coach, set/light/sound designer, technician and stage manager.

54K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, set and exhibit designers in the state of Missouri earn a mean annual wage of $54,920.

Department: Theater

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Math

Transfer Pathways

Mathematics Transfer Program Schedule Guide

Department: Mathematics

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Physical Education

Degrees

Exercise Science A.S.

This Associate of Science degree in physical education prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to major in exercise science. Because requirements vary at each four-year institution, students should check with their advisor and the transfer institution to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fitness worker jobs will grow much faster than the average for all occupations over the period 2008-2018.

Department: Physical Education

Total Credit Hours: 64-65 credits

Recreation/Leisure A.S.

This Associate of Science in physical education degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to major in recreation and leisure. Because requirements vary at each four-year institution, students should check with their advisor and the transfer institution to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

10%
Employment of recreation workers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Department: Physical Education

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

Certifications (Non-Credit)

Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate

Become a Personal Fitness Trainer

Gain the knowledge, practice and experience that you need in order to be successful in this growing business. The fitness profession offers flexible hours, full and part-time careers and supplemental income. It is a career that will make you smile every time you clock in!

To register, visit www.stchas.edu/learnforlife.

Methods of Instruction

The nine-week course is taught on the St. Charles Community College campus and includes, lecture, demonstration, hands-on practice, skills assessments and final examination. Registered students receive course workbook and study guide and information on required course textbook. Students are also required to participate in a 30-hour internship.

Completion Requirements

Students must earn a score of 70% or higher on the written exam and in each of the five section practical exams. Attendance is required and students are only allowed one excused absence. Students with an excused absence must schedule a make-up session and complete any work assigned. Adult CPR/AED is required for the certification to be issued. All items must be completed within 12 months of the original course start date. Certification is good for two years.The renewal period is based on the original course completion dates.

Pre-Requisite

High school diploma or GED Required. This is a beginning level course. Students must obtain Adult CPR & AED certification in order to receive certification.

Registration

Register online at www.stchas.edu/learnforlife or call 636-922-8233.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology.
  2. Assess an individual’s level of fitness using ACSM guidelines.
  3. Design and customize exercise programs.
  4. Demonstrate proper execution of resistance, cardio-respiratory and flexibility exercises.
  5. Identify and demonstrate at least one strength exercise for every major muscle group.
  6. Explain ACSM and AHA recommendations for cardiovascular exercise.

Course Outline

Classroom Lecture

Session 1: Physical activity, health and health appraisals
Session 2: Exercise physiology
Session 3: Functional anatomy and biomechanics
Session 4: Fitness evaluation, assessment and nutrition
Session 5: Exercise prescription: Cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility
Session 6: Special populations: Youth, children, older adults and women
Session 7: Exercise leadership and behavior modification
Session 8: Injury prevention and treatment and program administration
Session 9: Written Exam

Practical

Session 1: Medical history and screening lesson and presentation
Session 2: Interview techniques and goal setting lesson and presentation
Session 3: Fitness testing protocols: lesson and presentation
Session 4: Fitness testing protocols: practice and role playing
Session 5: Exercise prescription, equipment use: lesson and presentation
Session 6: Exercise prescription and equipment use: practice and role playing
Session 7: Resistance training techniques, program design: lesson and presentation
Session 8: Resistance training techniques, program design: practice and role playing
Session 9: Practical Exam

Department: Continuing Education

Science

Degrees

Biology A.S.

This Associate of Science in Biology degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in biology. Because requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with their advisor and the institution they plan to transfer to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

115K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biological scientists in the state of Missouri earn an annual mean wage of $67,280. Nationally, exceptional performers can earn in excess of $115,980.

Department: Biology

Total Credit Hours: 61-64 credits

Chemistry A.S.

This Associate of Science in Chemistry degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in chemistry. Because requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with their advisor and the institution they plan to transfer to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

114K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, chemists in the state of Missouri earn an annual mean wage of $67,950. Nationally, exceptional performers can earn in excess of $114,880.

Department: Science

Total Credit Hours: 62-65 credits

Pre-Environmental Health and Safety A.S.

This degree prepares students for a career in public health and environmental science.

Department: Science

Total Credit Hours: 79 credits

Social Sciences

Transfer Pathways

Geography Transfer Program Schedule Guide
$74K
On average, geographers earn $74,260 per year.

Department: Geography

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

History Transfer Program Schedule Guide
$80K
On average, history professors that teach at colleges, universities or professional schools earn $80,230 per year.

Department: History

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Political Science Transfer Program Schedule Guide
$100K
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, political scientists earn nearly $100,000 per year.

Department: Political Science

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Psychology/Sociology Transfer Program Schedule Guide
$72K
On average, both psychologists and sociologists earn over $72,500 per year.

Department: Psychology

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Trades/Manufacturing

Degrees

Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) A.A.S.

These technicians operate computer aided design systems to produce final design specification and drawings for new products. Works as a team member with development engineers, marketing analysts and industrial designers assigned to a specific product.

Department: Computer-Aided Drafting

Total Credit Hours: 66-68 credits

General Technology A.A.S.

General technology graduates with an A.A.S. degree may enter fields ranging from technical support, engineering, software, science, math or computer-based positions.

Department: General Technology

Total Credit Hours: 71-73 credits

Skilled Trades A.A.S.

This degree program is for students who have completed an approved apprenticeship training program. It allows a union apprentice or journeyman to receive college credit for previously acquired knowledge, skills, and experience by applying those credits towards the associate's degree. The A.A.S. in Skilled Trades may enable students to pursue an advanced degree at a four-year institution in fields such as construction technology, construction management, or related areas.

$96K
Students who complete this degree and go on to pursue an advanced degree at a four-year institution have the opportunity for increased earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Missouri employees working in construction management earn an annual mean wage of $96,740.

The Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Training Program at SCC recognizes the core curriculum of any apprenticeship training program that is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. If your training meets these standards, your journeyman status can be transferred to SCC as credit to satisfy a portion of the specific program requirements needed for an associate's degree. These 40 credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements.

Department: General Technology

Total Credit Hours: 64-65 credits

Certificates

Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) C.A.

This certificate provides the student with skills comprehensive enough for entry-level employment in as little as one year. The student is afforded some latitude in upper-level course choices.

Department: Computer-Aided Drafting

Total Credit Hours: 33-34 credits

Transfer Pathways

Pre-Engineering Transfer Program A.S.

Students wanting to complete an Associate of Science Degree must follow one of the programs outlined in the SCC/Missouri University of Science and Technology "Model Program for Engineering Transfers" or SCC/University of Missouri-Columbia "Engineering Transfer Program." Should you experience difficulty transferring your SCC coursework to another institution, contact the vice president for academic and student affairs for assistance with an appeal to the receiving institution.

Transfer Guides Available: Determination of specific courses should be based on the individual engineering area desired (electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.) and the school to which you plan to transfer. Transfer Guides are available for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Missouri University of Science and Technology, UM-Columbia, UM-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Engineering Program and Washington University. Classes appearing in bold below are standard classes for most engineering degrees at most schools of engineering.

$129K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees in the state of Missouri who work in engineering earn an annual mean average of $42,430-$129,180. Salary varies depending on education, experience and area of expertise.

Department: Pre-Engineering

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

Certifications (Non-Credit)

American Welding Society Certificate

St. Charles Community College (SCC) now offers a nationally recognized welding program designed to educate and prepare students for gainful employment and to meet the needs of the welding technology fields. We constantly strive to meet the needs of our students and industry through specialized classes and customized training.

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Safely & effectively use welding equipment
  • Utilize various joining processes
  • Read & interpret welding blueprints
  • Demonstrate proper transport, setup, adjustment & use of cutting & welding equipment
  • Properly utilize several welding processes

Interested in earning an American Welding Society (AWS) Certificate?

Getting started is easy! Contact Scott Kearns, Training Specialist, at 636-922-8667 or skearns@stchas.edu to schedule an appointment and determine program eligibility.

Classes forming now! Call today!

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership.

Creative Commons AttributionUnless otherwise noted, this MoManufacturingWINs website by St. Charles Community College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Department: Workforce Development

Certified Production Technician

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Skills training includes:

  • Safety (10-Hour OSHA General Industry Card awarded upon completion of required hours)
  • Quality Practices
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Maintenance Awareness

Interested in becoming a Certified Production Technician?

Getting started is easy! Contact Scott Kearns, Training Specialist, at 636-922-8667 or skearns@stchas.edu to schedule an appointment and determine program eligibility. Classes forming now. Call today!

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership.

Creative Commons AttributionUnless otherwise noted, this MoManufacturingWINs website by St. Charles Community College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Department: Workforce Development

Home Inspection Certificate

Home Inspection

A home inspection is a documented, professional opinion of a home, based on a visual evaluation and operational testing of the home's systems and components to determine their current condition.

What does a Home Inspector do?

A typical home inspector spends his or her day inspecting homes for buyers, writing reports, speaking with prospective clients and marketing to consumers and real estate agents. A typical home inspection begins when a client or real estate agent calls and books an inspection. An inspection may last from two to four hours or longer. The inspector looks at the building interior and exterior and includes any basement or crawlspace, the living spaces, and any accessible attic or roof spaces. He or she explains the findings to the client, describing the building's condition and any improvements recommended. Inspectors frequently offer tips for operating and maintaining the home as they go, (e.g. explaining how to turn off water and power in an emergency, how and when to change furnace filters, etc.).

12%
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for all building and construction inspectors, which includes home inspectors, is expected to grow 12 percent between 2012 and 2022.

About the program

This 10-course online certificate program provides students with the technical skills and expertise needed to succeed in the home inspection field. Students learn how to conduct visual examinations and deliver written reports on the physical and operational condition of homes or housing units.

Modules

The 10 modules will be delivered though a blended approach of printed material and online sessions. Each of the ten modules requires a minimum of 42 hours of study and you can work from the comfort of your home or office. Exercises and practical quizzes allow you to check your level of understanding with feedback. With the mixed mode format you can stay connected with your instructor and other learners and share ideas with participants in your online community. Support will also be available by telephone or email and instructional videos. CD-ROMS are included and self-testing quizzes will help you measure your knowledge. Modules can be taken in any order. Link here for more information about each of the modules listed below.

Roofing, Structure, Electrical, Heating I, Heating II, Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps, Plumbing, Exterior, Insulation & Interior, Communication & Professional Practice.

Department: Continuing Education

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