This certificate program is designed to allow the student to gain extensive knowledge about programming and troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in an industrial environment. PLCs are widely used to control industrial machinery, digital displays and circuitry, and sensors. Once they are linked together, they can share resources and information. Writing, documenting, storing, printing, editing and debugging ladder logic programs are essential to the operation of factories, steel plants and other manufacturing facilities. Technicians who can utilize advanced PLC programming techniques and instructions are in demand as industry updates the control process.
Upon successful completion of the certificate in programmable logic controllers, the graduate will be able to:
Explain the basic components of DC and AC machines and their operations.
Use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to control motors, sensors, displays and other devices and circuits.
Describe the hardware and software requirements for linking programmable logic controllers through data highway.
Use advanced programming techniques and applies shift register and sequence, as well as PID instructions to activate a variety of outputs.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR FURTHER STUDIES
Students who successfully complete the Programmable Logic Controller Certificate may seek an associate degree with additional coursework; subject to each program and/or major’s requirements.
The Paralegal Program is designed to prepare students for employment in a law environment in both public and private sectors. The paralegal graduate will be performing legal preparations, such as closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. Other duties include the gathering of relevant facts of cases, identifying appropriate laws and decisions, organizing information, and preparing legal arguments. Paralegals work in government agencies, law firms, corporations, real estate firms, as well as non-profit organizations. The demand for paralegal professionals is expected to increase by more than 50% over the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The paralegal degree program at Eastern Gateway Community College is open to any high school graduate or any person who has earned a GED certificate.
Upon successful completion of the degree in paralegal, the graduate will be able to:
• Apply their knowledge in rendering direct assistance to attorneys, law offices, judges, the government, corporations, insurance companies, banking institutions, and real estate offices. • Be proficient in the areas of preparing legal drafts and documents. • Explain the concept of paralegal ethics and law office procedure. • Be proficient in areas of legal research, drafting and writing. • Use a combination of the Internet and internal and external library sources
Internet and Interactive Digital Media Design combines the study of web design, Internet technologies, digital animation, graphics, and computer programming with written and oral communication skills, graphic arts, and business knowledge to prepare students for careers in information technology, entrepreneurial opportunities, or transfer to a bachelor’s degree. Students who complete the required coursework earn the Associate of Applied Business degree.
Second, students study writing, statistics, public speaking, and art to foster skills vital for career or continued educational advancement. Students learn to express critical ideas both written and verbally in a logical and concise manner so their creativity can effectively contribute to their further success. Finally, students choose from a variety of electives based upon their interests and desired goals.
Upon successful completion of the AAB Degree in Internet and Interactive Digital Media Design, students will:
• Develop a portfolio exhibiting a body of work including websites, digital images and graphics, digital animations, electronic and print publications, games and simulations, programs, and traditional art. • Design websites using industry standard tools; demonstrate a professional level understanding of Internet technologies, web languages, and emerging technologies. • Create original and edit existing digital images, graphics, publications, animations, and other digital media applications using industry standard tools and apply fundamental theoretical knowledge necessary for digital media professionals. • Write original and edit existing programs and scripts in languages commonly used in digital media at a professional level. • Demonstrate professionalism by working in teams as well as individually, understanding client needs, giving presentations, writing reports, conducting research, meeting deadlines, and employing critical problem solving skills.
To achieve these outcomes, most courses in the program of study combine theoretical concepts with hands-on, project-based learning. Student must demonstrate a high level of competency in each area to gain an edge in the highly competitive field of Internet and Interactive Digital Media.
In addition to transfer opportunities, graduates are prepared for careers as web developers, web programmers, Internet/Intranet application developer, independent designer or programmer, freelance digital artist, positions in advertising, graphic design and layout, instructional design, or as an assistant at regional software/game development companies.
The Business Management Program is designed to provide the educational background to enable graduates to pursue careers in management. Employment forecasters predict that a shortage of supervisors will exist during the next decade. Business management technicians will be needed to fill these openings.
As a result of analyzing the business world, the business management courses have been developed so that the business management technician will understand all the interdependent aspects of business activities. This knowledge will make the business management technician a valuable member of the management team.
Areas of concentration in this program are leadership, human resources, finance, marketing, total quality management, accounting, and computer information.
Graduates are employed in career areas such as credit, real estate, purchasing, public relations, retailing, operations, account representatives, and banking. Numerous graduates are self-employed. The technical business training provided at Eastern Gateway Community College lends itself to employment in a wide variety of business positions.
Upon successful completion of the degree in business management, the graduate will be able to:
• Work in and lead work teams. • Understand and prepare a business plan. • Understand and prepare a marketing plan. • Identify and utilize the four functions of management.
The Professional Office Management Program will prepare students for the continuously changing roles and responsibilities of the office professional. This program emphasizes administrative skills essential to any professional office, with a strong emphasis on current software packages and administrative communication. POM program skills will enable a graduate to assume responsibility without direct supervision, display initiative, exercise judgement and prepare professional business documents.
Individuals will develop competencies in office procedures, software application, accounting skills, organizational skills, supervisory skills, office management skills, time management and project management, as well as “soft” skills employers demand. Individuals in this capacity may also be required to train and supervise lower-level office staff. In addition to the required studies, the POM completer will participate in a Capstone Course focusing on employment preparation by incorporating learning objectives.
This program is designed to prepare the Professional Office Management student to professionally manage an office for small or corporate businesses.
Upon completion of the degree in professional office management, the graduate will be able to:
Work independently and/or collaboratively as a team in providing support to key management personnel to meet the needs of the organization.
Utilize industry tools, resources, technology, and software to facilitate, create, access, report and analyze business information.
Plan, implement and manage business data and information by applying and adhering to standard office policies, procedures, and practices.
Exhibit professional and ethical conduct in both personal and professional relationships according to office protocol.
Develop, read and provide verbal, written and electronic instructions, directions and procedures; responding appropriately to co-workers, clients and other professionals.
Create, input, edit, organize, and print various data/business documents accurately and according to business industry standards using available office technology.
Manage personnel, projects, and information processes.
Demonstrate effective and appropriate formal and informal communication (verbal and written) in diverse work environments.
Employ critical thinking, analytical problem-solving skills, and ethical decision-making techniques to address work-related issues.
Research information using a variety of resources to accomplish tasks in the workplace environment.
The Accounting Program is designed to prepare students for employment in entry level positions in both public and private accounting. The program also will prepare the student who wishes to continue towards a four-year degree in accounting. As a paraprofessional, the program graduate is an important member of the management team performing cost analysis, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of conventional financial statements, and utilizing knowledge of a firm’s records to suggest improvements.
Students will have experience using computers for accounting applications, including spreadsheets, integrated general ledger packages, and payroll packages.
Eastern Gateway Community College accounting graduates are currently employed by both public and private accounting firms and by a broad variety of large and small businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Many of our accounting graduates have also successfully pursued bachelor’s degrees and CPA licenses.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
• Prepare and maintain a set of manual or computerized financial accounting records for a corporation or a sole proprietorship in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, including daily transactions and the analysis of complex transactions. • Complete all end-of-period work, including the adjusting and closing process, and the preparation and analysis of the four financial statements. • Apply theory and practical applications of managerial accounting systems, including cost principles, for a manufacturer, merchandiser, and a service provider. • Prepare simple individual income tax returns and research tax questions. • Prepare and maintain payroll records.
The Teacher Education Program is designed to provide graduates the educational background needed to pursue careers in childcare centers, preschools, elementary, middle and secondary schools. Graduates of the Teacher Education Program will meet the licensing requirements for an administrator as specified by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Licensing rule. Candidates have the applicable educational background to transfer into baccalaureate programs in Early Childhood (PK-3), Middle Childhood (4-9), Secondary (10-12), or Intervention Specialist (Special Education).
Entering the Teacher Education Associate’s Degree Program requires that the candidate:
Has received a high school diploma, GED certificate, or has completed an approved home school program
Once a candidate has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program, the candidate must meet the following requirements:
Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 (GPA for transfer depends upon transferring institution)
Demonstrate the professional attributes of an educator when working with children and fellow educators, i.e. professional appearance, responsibility, teamwork
Compile the professional portfolio required for graduation
Complete all course requirements for graduation
Upon successful completion of the program, students will enter the education profession with the following attributes:
Communication skills focusing on effective written and oral communications in an educational setting with parents, fellow educational professionals and community and business leaders
Knowledge needed to identify, assess, and assist with the education of a diverse student population
Working foundation of the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and legal issues of education
Practical professional skills to assist in the establishment and maintenance of an effective, productive, and safe educational setting
Personal ethical standards and professional practices used by successful education professionals
The Ohio Department of Education has accredited Eastern Gateway’s program to offer a two-year associate degree license. Articulation agreements between Eastern Gateway Community College and northeastern Ohio four-year colleges have been formulated to allow for easy transition from the completion of the Teacher Education program to a baccalaureate education program. These specific articulation agreements ensure that all credits earned at Eastern Gateway Community College will transfer directly to a four-year baccalaureate program. Qualifying students may apply for the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship.
The Prekindergarten Care and Education Program is designed to provide the educational background needed for graduates to pursue careers in preschool/childcare centers, and to meet state licensing requirements for an administrator as specified by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Licensing Rules, #5101:2-12-25. Students will be required to complete practicum experiences throughout their program in a variety of settings. Candidates will be eligible to obtain an Educational Paraprofessional or Early Childhood Associate License from the Ohio Department of Education. Students desiring to complete this degree should first check with their respective state’s department of education on their eligibility for licensure.
This option blends the early childhood preschool courses, which stress the care of the child from birth through age 4, with early childhood education courses required by the state of Ohio. Requirements for entrance into the Prekindergarten Care and Education program include a state and federal background check. Students should reach out to their local law enforcement agency as to the steps required to successfully complete their records check. The Field Experience Handbook provides the necessary documentation and points of contact for this process. A current (not more than one year old) BCI/FBI background check must be on file at the college at the start of your field experience.
Upon completion of the Prekindergarten Care and Education Program, the graduate will be able to:
• Apply principles of human growth, development and learning to the teaching of young children. • Plan appropriate learning experiences for individual children and groups of children. • Develop appropriate educational practices for young children to promote communication skills, and to foster the growth of skills in problem solving, decision making and critical thinking. • Recognize individual needs and use appropriate teaching strategies to address children’s differences in developmental levels, ethnic backgrounds and learning styles. • Use effective communication skills with children, families and coworkers. • Recognize emergencies and provide appropriate first aid and CPR. • Assist in designing an environment for child guidance, including daily program structure, to create and sustain a positive learning environment for children. • Prevent, recognize and manage communicable diseases including the protection of child care staff members. • Assist in initiating assistance for recognized child abuse and neglect. • Meet the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services requirements for child daycare providers.
The field of criminal justice is never static. Changes in national and global society and technology have the collateral effect of altering the manner in which the justice system operates. Employment in criminal justice not only requires an individual to know how to perform duties but a further understanding of why these endeavors are necessary and what the anticipated outcomes are to accomplish is imperative.
Such knowledge is achieved through an understanding of the criminal justice system, the building of critical-thinking skills to understand, analyze, and synthesize problems and topics, and through the development of writing and interpersonal communication skills.
In order to achieve these desired attributes, the Criminal Justice Program has been developed into an interdisciplinary course of study merging the liberal arts and technical studies into a well-balanced curriculum. A degree in criminal justice provides a foundation for employment in the criminal justice field, for continuation to a four-year degree-granting institution, and serves as a basis for advanced studies.
The core courses provide a basic understanding of the nature of and society’s reaction to crime as well as an in-depth explanation of the various components within the criminal justice system. The technically related electives offered in the program allow the student to take courses more specific to his or her area of concentration providing a well-rounded and academically enriching course of study.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
• Identify and discuss the components of the justice system and recurring ethical issues. • Compare and contrast the criminological explanations of crime and criminality. • Describe the role, function, and responsibilities of American law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels. • Summarize the function of American corrections and organize the process of justice as it relates to correctional involvement. • Explain the categories of laws, describe the elements of a crime, and discuss the constitutional rights afforded by the justice system
Healthcare advocacy is an emerging and exciting career. Health care advocates help patients receive the best health care possible by helping patients and their families navigate the healthcare system, which can be complex and daunting. As the new healthcare legislation further complicates access to healthcare and insurance coverage, patient home navigators assist patients and their families through the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. They identify resources and help patients and their families decode insurance coverage. Patient navigators work with clients to reduce barriers to healthcare.
The range of patient navigator duties varies widely. Some patient navigators work with patients through the screening and diagnosis. Others work with patients through treatment and even into survivorship or end of life. The patient navigators may work in community or healthcare settings.
Patient navigators lead patients to screening tests and provide health information. They also work with patients to identify and reduce barriers that keep patients from getting healthcare. They may link patients to healthcare providers or medical homes, assist with publicly funded health insurance, find financial assistance or help with transportation.
Some of the jobs that Patient Home Navigators may be able to do include: Admissions Coordinator, Case Manager, Medicaid Service Coordinator (MSC), Patient Access Specialist, Patient Advocate, Patient Representative, Service Coordinator.
Upon successful completion of the certificate in patient home navigator, the graduate will be able to:
• Coordinate communication between patients, family members, medical staff, administrative staff, or regulatory agencies. • Interview patients or their representatives to identify problems relating to care. Maintain knowledge of community services and resources available to patients. • Refer patients to appropriate health care services or resources. • Investigate and direct patient inquiries or complaints to appropriate medical staff members and follow up to ensure satisfactory resolution.