The Machining Technology Program prepares individuals to set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools. Machinists typically do the following:
Work from blueprints, sketches, or computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files
Set up, operate and disassemble manual, automatic and computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) machine tools
Align, secure and adjust cutting tools and workpieces
Monitor the feed and speed of machines
Turn, mill, drill, shape, and grind machines parts to specifications
Measure, examine, and test completed products for defects
Smooth the surface of parts or products
Present finished workpieces to customers and make modifications if needed
Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Machining will possess essential workplace skills, such as problem-solving and critical thinking, technical math skills, and demonstrate interpersonal skills, work ethic, accountability and responsibility. They will be able to read, write, and speak effectively in the work environment. They will understand the fundamentals of tooling and machining (both manual and CNC) and their processes.
Of special note are the certificates embedded in the degree; as students progress to completion of the degree, they will be able to earn industry-recognized certificates that prepare them for the workforce.
Level I NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Certifications
Central Service Technicians work to prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. They may perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment. This program prepares students to become Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by IAHCSMM requirements. In order for students to qualify as a CRCST they must pass the certification exam and complete 400 hours of hands on experience. That hands on experience can be completed before testing or within 6 months of passing the exam. The hands on experience will include:
14 hours X 15 weeks = 210 hours for each practicum course. 410 hours for the program slightly exceeds the minimum of 400 hours required for full certification by IAHCSMM. All candidates for certification must complete and provide appropriate form by IAHCSMM by supervisor of 400 hours of hands on experience in a Central Service Department in the following areas:
Decontamination (120 hours)
Preparing & Packaging Instruments (120 Hours)
Sterilization & Disinfection (96 hours)
Storage & Distribution (24 hours)
Quality Assurance Processes (24 hours)
Equipment (16 hours)
Program Application/Admission Criteria:
Health Insurance Verification
H.S. Transcript ; GED Score of 45 or Certification of Home School Completion
ENG 095 with a grade of “C” or better or direct placement into ENG 101
Students with the following ACT or SAT scores or higher will not be required to sit for the admission testing or developmental education courses as they are deemed college ready.
The Medical Scribe Specialist program provides instruction in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, healthcare law and ethics, billing and reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II coding, electronic health record components including documentation standards, computerized applications such as provider order entry and clinical decision support in the provider health record, personal health record at both the physical point of care and telemedicine, quality/performance health information workflow, and professional ethics/communication based on CAAHEP required standards. The program prepares students for entry level Medical Scribe positions requiring the input of accurate and timely data into the electronic health record under the direction of a physician benefiting both the clinician and the patient.
Upon successful completion of the Medical Scribe Specialist program, the graduate will be able to:
Medical Scribe Specialist students with have appropriate knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, billing/coding/reimbursement, electronic health records, quality improvement principles, legal privacy/security of protected health information, and information workflow patterns in order to provide entry-level assistance to physicians in navigating and inputting patient information into the electronic health record at the point of care.
Medical Scribe Specialist students will have appropriate skills in computer applications in order to provide entry-level assistance to physicians in navigating and inputting patient information into the electronic health record at the point of care including computerized provider order entry, clinical decision support through the search and procurement of evidence based and peer reviewed resources, and use of accepted clinical documentation integrity and practices.
Medical Scribe Specialist students will demonstrate the ability to provide entry-level assistance to physicians in navigating and inputting patient information into the electronic health record at the point of care including adhering to federal, state, local, and healthcare accreditation standards, HIPAA compliance, meaningful use, patient safety, and professionalism including ethical behavior and appropriate communication skills in a variety of healthcare settings.
The welding degree program is designed to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful pipe welder. Content will cover v-groove welds in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions on both plate and pipe steel. Theory will be augmented with hands-on laboratory instructions.
Upon successful completion of the welding degree, the graduate will be able to:
• Demonstrate cutting skills required in the operations of various welding processes. • Apply industrial field safety techniques in the operation of various welding and cutting processes. • Read and interpret blueprints for welding professionals. • Prepare groove welds in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions on both plate and pipe steel. • Non-technical courses in the program will focus on improving student’s business, communications, math and social skills.
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
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 one year certificate program will prepare the student to take the required Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) certification test to qualify as a police officer in the state of Ohio. The one year program, which consists of 34 credit hours of instruction, hands on training and physical conditioning, exceeds the minimum OPOTC curriculum requirements. Classes are scheduled Monday–Friday from 5–10:30 p.m. with some weekend sessions. Students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to the beginning of the semester.
The first step in the application process is to determine program eligibility. The following guidelines established by OPOTC must be met in order to qualify for an “open enrollment” spot in the program (not sponsored by a police department).
1. Citizen of the United States
2. 18 years of age
3. High school graduate or equivalent (GED)
4. Possess a valid driver’s license
5. No felony convictions. This may include felony convictions that have been sealed or expunged.
6. No domestic violence convictions
An integral part of the Police Academy curriculum is physical fitness and subject control (Defensive Tactics). Police Academy students are required to pass minimum physical conditioning as determined by OPOTC. These include timed pushups and sit-ups, a 1.5-mile run as well as other agility standards.
Those students who fail to meet the physical conditioning standards by the end of the second semester will not be permitted to sit for the certification exam.
In addition to purchasing books the student will need the following equipment:
3. Gun belt
4. Extra magazines/case
5. Belt keepers
Students seeking alternate financing should see the academy commander.
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.
The Emergency Medical Services Technology Program offers an opportunity to enroll in courses leading to certification as Paramedic.
EMS Program application/admissions criteria are identified in the Admissions section in this catalog.
The student admitted to the college and desiring acceptance to the Paramedic program must satisfy college admission requirements and:
l. Be at least 18 years of age
2. High school graduate or equivalent;
3. Provide official forms to document dates of recent tetanus immunization, TB test or chest X-ray, hepatitis vaccine, and physical examination prior to clinical experience;
4. Submit an Ohio BCI and FBI check with no felony convictions noted;
5. Report as requested for personal interview with the program director if required;
6. Proof of health insurance coverage.
1. Be a licensed Ohio EMT;
2. Be an active EMT for one year prior to entrance into the program (strongly recommended);
3. Letter of recommendation from a supervisor or department officer, medical director, or EMS instructor.
4. Pass EMS entrance exam.
5. A physical examination and proof of specific immunizations are required at the student’s expense prior to clinical practicums.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate receives a certificate of completion and is eligible to apply for the National Registry Examination being offered as the state of Ohio certification examination.
After state certification, the EMS provider works under the direction of a physician. Knowing that the EMS provider is a direct extension of the hospital- based physician, the EMS provider can serve as the physician’s eyes, ears, and hands in the street or in the home—anywhere the EMS is needed. Essential attributes of the EMS candidate include demonstration by testing of academic potential, good physical health, the ability to relate well to people with calm, confident and rational judgment, and a thorough understanding of the operation of the EMS system.
Paramedic Program Outcomes
CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2019.
The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic Cognitive exam was 100%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 77.8%.
NONCREDIT EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) TRAINING
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT) – Contact EMS Program Director for details on the above courses offered through Workforce.
Continuing education/recertification classes for: Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic
American Heart Association -Basic Life Support (BLS) courses, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, (ACLS) courses, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses
Specialty training courses are available upon request. All courses can be offered at off-campus locations subject to minimum student participation and Ohio Department of Public Safety regulations. Contact the EMS Program Director or Workforce for further information and/or the development of specialized EMS training needs.