Nov 21, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020

Areas of Study


Degree and Certificate Options

Students at Lamar Community College have the option of focusing their academic pursuits within one of four degrees or several certificates. The requirements for these are described below. Specific information regarding the various academic programs available within the degree and certificate options can be found in the programs section.

Degrees with Designation

In cooperation with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and CCCS, LCC is now able to give students options for majors within the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees and place the major on a student’s transcripts and diploma. These degrees are 60-credit programs designed for students who want to purse a four year degree. Students who wish to prepare for a particular four-year major should coordinate their course selection with their intended transfer institution. Additional majors may be added in upcoming academic years. Current options for the 2019-2020  academic year include: 

  •  Agriculture Business, A.S.

  •  Animal Science, A.S.

  •  Business, A.A.

  •  Criminal Justice, A.A.

  •  Early Childhood Education, A.A.

  •  Economics, A.A.

  •  Elementary Teacher Education, A.A.

  •  Equine Science, A.S.

  •  History, A.A.

  •  Soil & Crop Science, A.S.

  •  Psychology, A.A.

  •  Psychology, A.S.

  •  Studio Arts, A.A.

LCC students may have to choose online courses to complete these degrees.

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is a 60-credit program for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in communications, social/behavioral sciences, or the arts and humanities. Students who wish to prepare for a particular four-year major should coordinate their course selection with their intended transfer  institution.   For Associate of Arts degree plans, please consult the Degree and Certificate section.

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree at Lamar Community College provides a foundation in mathematics and sciences. It is designed primarily for those students intending to continue at a four-year college or university. Students who enroll in an A.S. degree program must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours.

A student may choose to pursue a plan of study while obtaining an Associate of Science degree.  Access degree plans for general and specific requirements (www.lamarcc.edu or contact an advisor). Students who are planning on transferring to a four-year institution may refer to the receiving institution’s catalog or web site for information regarding transferability of LCC coursework. The LCC Transfer Coordinator can also be of assistance.

Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) Degree

The Associate of General Studies degree at Lamar Community College is designed primarily for those students who wish to pursue a broad program of career and transfer coursework without the constraints of subject specialization. There are also emphasis areas within the A.G.S. degree which enable students to pursue a particular academic interest in greater depth. While the A.G.S. degree is not designed specifically to enable transfer to a four-year institution, it can be used for that purpose. Transferability depends upon the courses taken and the requirements of the receiving institution. A student who enrolls in an A.G.S. degree program at Lamar Community College must complete a total of 60 credit hours consisting of at least 18 credit hours in general education courses, 39 credit hours of elective coursework, and 3 credit hours of LCC requirements. For Associate of General Studies degree plans, please consult the Degree and Certificate section.

Emphasis Areas in A.G.S. Degree

Courses listed in the following emphasis areas relate to an area of academic interest and are offered as recommendations to those students wishing to pursue a particular academic interest in greater depth. Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year institution may refer to that institution’s catalog for information regarding transferability of LCC coursework. The LCC Transfer Coordinator can also be of assistance.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree at Lamar Community College prepares students for entry-level employment in a given occupation. It is designed primarily for those students intending to seek employment opportunities upon completion. However, four-year institutions accept some A.A.S. coursework toward specific baccalaureate programs. If a student plans to transfer to a four-year institution, he/she should refer to the receiving institution’s catalog for information regarding transferability of LCC coursework. The LCC Transfer Coordinator can also be of assistance. For Associate of Applied Science degree plans, consult the Degree and Certificate section.

Agriculture, Equine and Animal Science Areas of Study

Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture Production Management   

This degree is designed for the student whose career goals include direct involvement in production agriculture or agribusiness as owner, operator, working manager, or partner. Students acquire skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the agriculture industry, including an ability to communicate effectively on agricultural concepts, relate business and management concepts to agriculture, and demonstrate an awareness of issues related to the agricultural sector.  Students further define their focus through internships.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Graduates of this program will have the ability to illustrate desirable professional abilities for employment, including self-motivation, self-awareness, teamwork, flexibility, stress management, and providing quality care for animals.
  2. Program graduates will be able to accurately recognize basic business concepts and policies and how they relate to agriculture in order to provide effective service.
  3. A program graduate will be capable of demonstrating effective communication techniques as applied to agricultural and natural resource concepts.
  4. Graduates of this program will be able to discuss and defend a general knowledge in agricultural industry by discovering, analyzing and applying current trends and industry needs toward innovative solutions.
  5. Identify and apply concepts of breeding, physiology, nutrition, herd-health, economics and management into practical and profitable animal production programs.
  6. Analyze, identify and implement management decisions that impact agricultural production and finances, to include implementation of appropriate technology in common production scenarios.

Associate of General Studies - Emphasis in Agriculture  

This plan of study prepares students who are considering transferring into four-year programs within Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Extension, Agronomy, Animal Science, Equine Science, Farm and Ranch Management, Pre-vet, and Agricultural Communications. By the end of the program students should be able to communicate effectively on agricultural and natural resource concepts, relate business concepts to agriculture, and demonstrate an awareness for issues related to the agricultural sector, natural resource policies, and rural community development.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Graduates of this program will have the ability to illustrate desirable professional abilities for employment, including self-motivation, self-awareness, teamwork, flexibility, stress management, and providing quality care for animals.
  2. Program graduates will be able to accurately recognize basic business concepts and policies and how they relate to agriculture in order to provide effective service.
  3. A program graduate will be capable of demonstrating effective communication techniques as applied to agricultural and natural resource concepts.
  4. Graduates of this program will be able to discuss and defend a general knowledge in agricultural industry by discovering, analyzing and applying current trends and industry needs toward innovative solutions.
  5. Identify and apply concepts of breeding, physiology, nutrition, herd-health, economics and management into practical and profitable animal production programs.
  6. Analyze, identify and implement management decisions that impact agricultural production and finances, to include implementation of appropriate technology in common production scenarios.

Associate of Applied Science in Horse Training & Management, Barrel Horse Training or Equine Business Management  

The A.A.S. in HTM - Horse Trainer degree is arranged in a sequence of courses designed to effectively combine theory with practical experience. Therefore, students may enter the program only during the fall semester and are expected to progress through the sequence of courses within a two-year period. In addition to satisfying the 15 credits of general education requirements of the A.A.S. degree, students are tasked to “green break” at least three colts and specialize train one additional horse.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Horse Trainer - Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively demonstrate proficiency in chores and tasks required for working safely in a barn environment.
  2. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and providing quality care for animals.
  3. Describing and executing the task of saddling a colt.
  4. Discuss and exhibit the task of bridling a colt.
  5. Produce evidence that they can manage a colt through the processes of walking, trotting and loping.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to produce and perform a showmanship pattern with colts, demonstrating groundwork progression.

Equine Business Management - Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively demonstrate proficiency in chores and tasks required for working safely in a barn environment.
  2. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and providing quality care for animals.
  3. Demonstrate an applicable knowledge in general industry horsemanship by discovering, analyzing and putting to use various forms of riding equipment and current trends in horse care.
  4. Examine, coordinate and operate suppling exercises with horses.
  5. produce, perform and evaluate a showmanship pattern with their horse, demonstrating groundwork progression and the knowledge to assess horse progression.
  6. Define and apply the knowledge required to address individual care needs and prepare their horse for competition.

Barrel Horse Training - Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively demonstrate proficiency in chores and tasks required for working safely in a barn environment.
  2. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and providing quality care for animals.
  3. Develop and produce a barrel horse that can walk into an arena calmly.
  4. Operate and guide a horse on execution of the barrel pattern.
  5. Exhibit a working knowledge of speed and speed rating on a barrel pattern in accordance with current industry standards.
  6. Successfully demonstrate their ability to monitor, communicate with, and prepare a horse for competition, to include personal competition on the said horse for the purpose of rating the horse’s speed.

Note: LCC offers three Associate of Applied Science degrees and three certificate options that prepare students for employment in a variety of areas in the equine industry. While these programs are not intended for transfer, some institutions may accept some or all of the coursework toward a bachelor’s degree. Consult with an academic advisor or LCC’s Transfer Coordinator for more information concerning transfer opportunities.

A student may pursue either  Horse Training & Management , Barrel Horse Training , or an Equine Business Management  program of study. Classroom and practical laboratory experience is provided in both program options. If a student plans to transfer to a four-year institution, he or she may consider an A.G.S. Degree with an Equine Science emphasis (See AGS Agriculture - Transfer).

The curriculum of the HTM and EBM programs are arranged in a sequential series of courses designed to effectively combine theory with practical experience. Therefore, students may enter the program only during fall semester and are expected to progress through the sequence of courses in a two-year period.

Admission Requirements

In addition to general admission requirements for LCC, those seeking acceptance in HTM or EBM programs must complete personal and riding interviews on campus during the year prior to fall enrollment. Interview dates and additional information may be found at www.lamarcc.edu/academics/htm/htm_degrees.html.

Horse Requirements
HTM/Colt Starting

     Colt Requirements

  • Age limit is 2-year-old

  • Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, Appaloosas, and Paints Only

  • No warmbloods, mustangs, Saddlebreds, or Arabians

  • Horse must have never been saddled or ridden

  • Does not have to be registered or papered

  • First semester you will need one 2-year-old; second semester you will need two 2-year-olds. Third semester you will need one green broke horse.

  • We will provide colts for students if you do not have a horse that meets the requirements.Owner of the colt(s) will be charged for boarding costs.

  • Owner of the colt will be charged for boarding costs.

Barrel Horse Training Program

     Horse Requirements

  • Must be a horse that the student is comfortable with

  • Horse and student must be able to lope circles.  Student needs to be able to move the horse’s shoulder, and have control over the horse.

  • The horse must have never been started on the barrel pattern.

  • No horse that is currently running barrels.

  • Must be Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, or Paint.

  • Must be 3 years old or older

  • Student must provide their own horse for this program.  The same horse will be used for three semesters.

  • Boarding cost for these horses are included in the student’s tuition and fees.

Equine Business and Management Program

     Horse Requirements

  • Age limit 4 years old or older

  • Must be Quarter Horse, Paint, or Appaloosa

  • Student must be comfortable with the horse they are riding

  • This horse must be started; no colts allowed

  • Boarding costs of these horses are included in the student’s tuition and fees.

  • Student must provide their own horse for all three semesters.

Only horses in these equine programs can be boarded to Lamar Community College Equine Facility.  Horses are provided an indoor stall, shavings, water, and alfalfa hay.  Vet and farrier services are at the expense of the owner of the horse.

Agriculture Certificate Options

Advanced Horsemanship 

Agriculture

Fundamental Horse Training

Precision Agriculture 

Starting Colts

Veterinary Science

Advanced Horsemanship Certificate  

This one-year certificate within the Horse Training and Management program builds upon skills and knowledge acquired in the Starting Colts certificate program. It combines hands-on experience with a one-semester internship with a professional trainer. For the Advanced Horsemanship Certificate plan, consult the Degree and Certificate section.

Note: Admission to this certificate program requires successful completion of the Starting Colts certificate program, or permission of the program instructors.

Agriculture Certificate  

This one-year certificate allows students to focus solely on agriculture studies. It introduces students to the basics of animal science, agronomy, and ag business.

Note: For the Agriculture Certificate plan, consult the Degree and Certificate section.

Fundamental Horse Training Certificate  

This one-year certificate within the HTM program is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills to prepare them for introduction to the Horse Training industry. Students will complete the 100 level courses found in the Horse Training AAS degree but earn a certificate of study.

Precision Agriculture Certificate  

This certificate integrates state-of-the-art technology throughout the curriculum to provide students with the knowledge and skills to address a growing industry need in the technology of precision agriculture.

Starting Colts Certificate  

This one-year certificate within the HTM program is designed to provide students, through hands-on experience, with the skills and knowledge needed to break colts for riding.

Veterinary Science Certificate  

This program is designed to prepare individuals, under the supervision of veterinarians, and animal science professionals, to learn techniques of patient management and clinical procedures. This one-year certificate allows students to focus on gaining the skills needed for an entry level position working in the veterinary science field.

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe common veterinary practices.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of veterinary practices and procedures, including offfice work and working with animals.
  3. Apply knowledge of animal health to the veterinary setting, including infectious disease identification and control, sterilization, and disinfection procedures.
  4. Graduates of this program will have the ability to illustrate desirable professional abilities for employment, including self-motivation, self-awareness, teamwork, flexibility, stress management, and providing quality care for animals.
  5. Program graduates will be able to accurately recognize basic business concepts and policies and how they relate to agriculture in order to provide effective service.
  6. A program graduate will be capable of demonstrating effective communication techniques as applied to agricultural and natural resource concepts.
  7. Graduates of this program will be able to discuss and defend a general knowledge in agricultural industry by discovering, analyzing and applying current trends and industry needs toward innovative solutions.
  8. Identify and apply concepts of breeding, physiology, nutrition, herd-health, economics and management into practical and profitable animal production programs.
  9. Analyze, identify and implement management decisions that impact agricultural production and finances, to include implementation of appropriate technology in common production scenarios.

 

Business and Information Technology Areas of Study

Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology  

Available to students who have successfully completed technical coursework for a state-approved Career & Technical Education certificate in one of the four area vocational technical schools (AVTS). Colorado’s AVTS are: Delta-Montrose Area Vocational Technical Center, Emily Griffith Opportunity School, San Juan Basin Area Vocational School, and T.H. Pickens Technical Center. Students complete at least 15 credits of selected general education courses at LCC to earn an A.A.S. degree.

The college strongly recommends that students complete a transcript review with an LCC advisor prior to selecting this option.

Associate of Applied Science in Business  

The flexible AAS in Business allows students to expand both their knowledge and career opportunities. By the end of the program students are prepared for line supervisory roles in office settings and can effectively communicate through data entry, PowerPoint presentations, word processing, and desktop publishing. Students will also demonstrate posting/billing skills.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Professionally communicate both verbally and in writing, using various acceptable techniques to transfer information.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of effective management techniques acceptable to business standards.
  3. Discuss and apply knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and lawful business practices (including ethics and social responsibility).
  4. Demonstrate the ability to construct effective marketing plans and professional business plans.
  5. Design effective advertising campaigns and sales strategies as they apply to professional business standards.
  6. Identify and recognize current events as they apply to modern economic trends and analyze potential business opportunities.
  7. Discuss, interpret and employ various Macroeconomic and Microeconomic concepts as they apply personally, locally, and globally.
  8. Employ and operate various accounting concepts effectively while maintaining standards acceptable in the modern professional business environment.
  9. Transition into a variety of four-year (Bachelor’s) degree programs.
  10. Demonstrate mathematical skills relevant to basic business logic and professional environments.

Business/I.T. Certificate Options

Accounting  

Business Certificate

Marketing Technology Specialist 


By following this certificate plan, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to gain an entry level accounting job.

This one-year program teaches the student basic accounting and payroll skills and offers more accounting theory than the bookkeeping certificate program. It augments a student’s basic writing skills as well. With electives, the student may pursue additional knowledge in income tax, business law, business report writing, and/or accounting software packages. The certificate prepares the student to be a full charge bookkeeper in an accounting department and equips the student with the skills needed to advance beyond that level. The program gives the student the necessary academic background to complete an associate or bachelor’s degree in accounting, if one so desires.

Business Certificate  

Today’s business support person performs the functions of a coordinator of various activities in many business organizations. These responsibilities, coupled with sophisticated technologies, offer a greater challenge than ever before, along with many rewards. The one-year Business Certificate provides students with basic knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level position.

Marketing Technology Specialist Certificate  

This certificate will provide skills to promote marketing within a small business, including an understanding of technology used in marketing with hands-on projects. Students will gain an understanding of broad marketing functions in management settings while gathering information about the business environment.

Construction Trades Area of Study

Associate of Applied Science in Construction Trades  

This comprehensive two year degree program prepares students to pursue a variety of professional career opportunities in the construction trades industry. The curriculum stresses a balance of classroom, technical and hands-on  learning within the context of the industry’s current practices. Students are introduced to the variety of functions in  construction through a sound theoretical foundation followed by an emphasis in developing the trades’ skills necessary to work within a specialty (exterior framing, windows & doors, finish work, drywall, document professional, etc.)  and/or with general contractor.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively demonstrate proficiency in trades’ skills (exterior framing, windows & doors, finishing work, drywall application).
  2. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely, project collaboration, and providing quality service to clients/contractors.
  3. Apply knowledge of how to effectively manage a construction project within the scope of current industry trends.
  4. Understand and adhere to industry-approved safety procedures and applicable laws surrounding construction.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to inquire, adapt, and problem-solve throughout the duration of a construction project.
  6. Identify materials for construction projects and estimate costs and quantities.
  7. Locate, identify and interpret nationally accepted code requirements as they apply throughout the duration of a construction project.

Construction Trades Certificate Options

Construction Trades Essentials

Construction Trades Exterior Building

Construction Trades Interior Building

Construction Trades Mastery

Construction Trades Essentials Certificate  

The Construction Trades Essentials Certificate provides entry-level as well as upgrading skills courses for a solid foundation in construction. This certificate includes an introduction to carpentry, computer-aided drafting, hand and power tools, and OSHA industry standards, all while getting plenty of hands-on experience.

Construction Trades Exterior Certificate  

This Certificate provides entry-level as well as upgrading skills courses for a solid foundation of exterior building renovation and new construction. This certificate includes hand-on learning in framing, sizing and installation of windows and exterior doors, and the various materials and techniques used for exterior finishes and trim.

Construction Trades Interior Certificate   

This certificate provides entry-level as well as upgrading skills courses for a solid foundation of interior building remodeling and new construction methods.  This certificate includes hands-on learning of renovation of existing spaces to include design elements and estimations of costs, drywall installation, interior door installation, and the selection and application of interior trim choices. 

Construction Trades Mastery Certificate  

This certificate provides entry level as well as upgrading skills courses for a solid foundation of the industry’s current practices to include the practitioner’s licensing requirements, types and content of construction documents, liability and management-labor functions, design techniques, roles and responsibilities of professionals in the industry.  The individual enrolling in this certificate will have an option of taking a course in shielded metal arc (welding) or solar as it relates to installation at renovation or new building construction. 

Cosmetology and Barbering Areas of Study

Associate of Applied Science in Cosmetology  

The AAS in Cosmetology is designed both to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the exam for licensure as a cosmetologist and to earn general education credits for a more well-rounded course of study. 

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Take a practical board exam, which includes: demonstrating proper disinfection and sanitation practices for all disciplines within their scope of practice.
  2. Take a written board exam, which includes assessment on the following concepts: theoretical knowledge on ethics, image, historical, hair and scalp, skin, chemical texture, color, hairstyling, nail structure, nail diseases, and licensure within their desired scope of practice.
  3. Effectively conduct client consultations that are individualized, sensitive to the scope of service the client desires, and make applicable recommendations for the client’s care plan.
  4. Effectively illustrate proficiency with adapting to a variety of haircuts for both men and women.
  5. Compare, contrast and apply knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages between owning business space, booth rental and commission-based models in the industry when researching employment opportunities.
  6. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and effective scheduling techniques.
  7. Research, identify and integrate cutting edge and currently trending haircuts for men and women, including the following techniques: analyzation of the hair, scalp and facial shape, waving, coloring, facials, makeup selection and application, facial hair removal, manicuring, pedicuring, and artificial nail application.

Associate of Applied Science in Barbering  

The AAS in Barbering is designed both to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the exam for licensure as a barber and to earn general education credits for a more well-rounded course of study.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Take a practical board exam, which includes: demonstrating proper disinfection and sanitation practices for all disciplines within their scope of practice.
  2. Take a written board exam, which includes assessment on the following concepts: theoretical knowledge on ethics, image, historical, hair and scalp, skin, chemical texture, color, hairstyling, facial shaving, and licensure within their desired scope of practice.
  3. Effectively conduct client consultations that are individualized, sensitive to the scope of service the client desires, and make applicable recommendations for the client’s care plan.
  4. Effectively illustrate proficiency with adapting to a variety of haircuts for both men and women.
  5. Compare, contrast and apply knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages between owning business space, booth rental and commission-based models in the industry when researching employment opportunities.
  6. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and effective scheduling techniques.
  7. Research, identify and integrate cutting edge and currently trending haircuts for men and women, including the following techniques: analyzation of the hair, scalp and facial shape, waving, coloring, facial shaving, and facial hair removal.

Note: The Cosmetology, Barbering, Hair Stylist and Nail Technician certificate programs offer students the workforce skills to perform the essential functions within the scope of practice that an individual desires a career/employment in. The four certificates are “stackable” into the AAS degrees.

Cosmetology and Barbering Certificate Options

Barber

Barber Crossover Endorsement

Cosmetology

Hair Stylist

Nail Technician

Barber Certificate  

The Barber certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the exam for licensure as a barber, including working with the scalp and hair of the head, performing face shaving and beard trimming and basic barber facials. Instruction is provided through classroom, clinical, and applied learning activities.  It offers the newest techniques and hands-on experience needed, as well as the business skills and management preparation to launch a successful career in the barbering industry.  The course of study has been approved by the Colorado State Office of Barbers and Cosmetology.

Barber Crossover Endorsement  

The Barber Crossover Endorsement certificate is designed to provide students who have completed a cosmetology degree with a pathway to complete the exam for licensure as a barber, with the ability to become certified in both cosmetology and barbering. This includes working with the scalp and hair of the head, performing face shaving and beard trimming and basic barber facials. Instruction is provided through classroom, clinical, and applied learning activities. It offers the newest techniques and hands-on experience needed, as well as the business skills and management preparation to launch a successful career in the barbering industry. The course of study has been approved by the Colorado State Office of Barbers and Cosmetology.

Cosmetology Certificate  

The Cosmetology Department offers four certificate programs designed to provide the successful graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to acquire licensure in these fields. The course of study in each field has been approved by the Colorado State Office of Barbers and Cosmetology. The Cosmetology certificate is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to complete the exam for licensure as a cosmetologist. Instruction is provided through classroom, clinical, and applied learning activities delivered in three phases: introduction, intermediate, and advanced. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer semester.

Hair Stylist Certificate  

The Hair Stylist Certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the exam for licensure as a hair stylist. Instruction is provided through classroom, clinical, and applied learning activities delivered in three phases: introduction, intermediate, and advanced. Courses are offered in the fall semester only. For the Hair Stylist Certificate plan, please consult the Degree and Certificate section.

Nail Technician Certificate  

The Nail Technician Certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the exam for licensure as a nail technician. Instruction is provided through classroom, clinical, and applied learning activities delivered in three phases: introduction, intermediate, and advanced. Courses are offered in the summer semester only.

Early Childhood Education Area of Study

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Teacher Education  

It may be necessary for LCC students to take online courses to complete this degree.

Early Childhood Education Certificate Options

Early Childhood Entry Certificate

Early Childhood Director Certificate 

Early Childhood Entry Certificate  

This certificate program provides the State designated entry-level requirements for working in early care and education settings.

Early Childhood Director Certificate    

 

This certificate program provides the State designated entry-level requirements for working in early care and education settings.

Nursing and Allied Health Areas of Study

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing  

The LCC Nursing Program is an Associate Degree program comprised of two levels. Level I is the first year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Students have the option to sit for the PN licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) upon the successful completion of Level I. Level II is the second year of the program. Students who have completed Level I may go directly on to Level II. Level II is also open to L.P.N.’s seeking an Associate Degree in Nursing and transfer students. Level II completers are awarded an A.A.S. Degree in Nursing and qualify to sit for the R.N. licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). For Nursing degree plan, please consult the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.  NOTE:  Students must be 16 years of age or older to qualify to take the licensure examination.

Over the course of five semesters of full-time coursework, students move through a sequence of courses progressing from basic to complex.  Theory classes are provided on campus as well as a significant number of lab hours in which students practice and perfect new skills for their new profession.  Students are provided a large number of clinical experiences from local nursing homes and hospitals to acute care experiences at a distance in adult health, obstetrics, pediatrics and psychiatric nursing.

The program is offered in a full-time format on the LCC campus, beginning in August and ending in May. This Associate Degree program is comprised of two levels.  After successful completion of Level I, students have the option to sit for the PN licensure exam (NCLEX-PN).  Level II is the second year of the program. Once students complete the program and become an RN, they are encouraged to continue their education to achieve a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) and even a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Provide safe, quality evidence-based patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse patient populations.
  2. Engage in critical thinking and clinical reasoning to make patient-centered care decisions.
  3. Implement quality measures to improve patient care.
  4. Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons.
  5. Use information management principles, techniques, and systems, and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  6. Provide leadership in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse patient populations.
  7. Assimilate professional, legal, and ethical guidelines in practice as a professional nurse.
  8. Promote a culture of caring to provide holistic, compassionate, culturally-competent care.

Note: For additional information regarding LCC’s nursing program, including admission requirements, see the Nursing Student Handbook on LCC’s website at www.lamarcc.edu/nursing

Nursing and Allied Health Certificate Options

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate

Nurse Aide

Practical Nursing (Level I ADN)

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate  

Successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic certificate allows a student to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic Exam.  The curriculum includes basic trauma and medical assessment as well as treatment of the sick and injured.  Note:  Students must be 18 years of age or older to qualify to take the licensure exam for EMT-Basic.

Certificate recipients will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the proper donning and doffing of protective gear appropriate for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and situation.
  2. Assess, manage and stabilize patients of all ages and demographics with medical and traumatic emergencies.
  3. Perform basic airway management and perform CPR, both 1 and 2 persons for adult, child and infant to Healthcare provider level consistent with American Heart Association guidelines.
  4. Demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of an emergency medical technician (EMT) within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.
  5. Demonstrate the knowledge of triage and assigning patients to the appropriate level facility.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to interact with other responders appropriately, including giving and taking advice on patient care.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to interact and collaborate as a member of a team.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to complete a patient care report including summation of treatment provided to the receiving facility or transporting ambulance.
  9. Perform safety management principles at the scene of an emergency.

Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate Certificate  

This Certificate builds upon the knowledge gained in the basic skills certificate. The curriculum includes advanced trauma and medical assessment as well as treatment of the sick and injured. Successful completion of the Emergency Medical technician - Intermediate certificate allows a student to sit for the National registry of Emergency medical technicians Intermediate Exam as well as take the National Registry of EMT’s Advanced level practical examination.   NOTE:  Students must be 18 years of age in order to qualify to take the licensure exam for EMT Intermediate.

Certificate recipients will be able to:

  1. Examine and analyze the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries.
  2. Demonstrate how to assess the need for emergency medical care and perform appropriate medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition.
  3. Demonstrate how to lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
  4. Define and employ the roles and responsibilities of an intermediate emergency medical technician within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.
  5. Perform the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology for assessment and management of emergency patients.
  6. Demonstrate how to properly administer medications per industry standards.
  7. Perform advanced airway management for adults, children and infants. Perform CPR, both 1 and 2 persons for adult, child and infant to Healthcare provider level consistent with American Heart Association guidelines.
  8. Demonstrate how to effectively communicate with patients, peers and healthcare professionals.

Nurse Aide Certificate  

The Nurse Aide certificate allows a student to enter the nursing occupation at its most basic level.  Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination.

This program prepares students for employment as nurse aides in hospitals, skilled care and other health care facilities. Students will learn to become direct caregivers as a part of a team. Entering students must pass a background check through LCC prior to enrollment.  Additionally they must complete CPR (Basic Life Support for Health care Providers) and provide documentation of immunization (2 MMR’s, at least 2 Hepatitis B, Chickenpox, and current TB test) as a requirement for clinical courses.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Colorado National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) for certification through the Board of Nursing.  Approximately an eight week course of study.  For more information see https://lamarcc.edu/academics/occupational-programs/nursing/   NOTE:  Students must be 16 years of age or older to qualify to take the licensure examination.

Certificate recipients will be able to:

  1. Establish and employ effective communication techniques and interact competently with clients and the interdisciplinary tea on a one-on-one basis.
  2. Demonstrate sensitivity to clients’ emotional, social and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions.
  3. Discuss and prescribe the process of motivating and assisting clients to attain and maintain independence while recognizing each individuals’ individual capabilities in regards to ADLs, hygiene, grooming, nutrition and elimination.
  4. Recall and employ knowledge and skills that support and promote each client’s rights as well as respect for the client as an individual.
  5. Illustrate appropriate observational and documentation skills needed in the assessment of clients’ health, physical condition and well-being.
  6. Demonstrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and providing proficient, quality care for clients according to their care plan(s).
  7. Identify, discuss, employ and adhere to required proficiencies of the State Board of Nursing (SBON) Chapter 11 Rules and Regulations for Approval of Nurse Aide Training Programs.

Practical Nursing Certificate  

As an option to the two year ladder R.N. program, students may choose to obtain a  Practical Nurse Certificate after successfully completing Level I.  This certificate will allow the student to sit for the PN Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN).  For information see https://lamarcc.edu/academics/occupational-programs/nursing/         NOTE:  Students must be 16 years of age or older to qualify to take the licensure examination.

Renewable Energy Area of Study

Associate of Applied Science in Renewable Energy Technologies  

The Renewable Energy Technologies Associate of Applied Science degree is a program designed for students interested in the manufacturing, repair, installation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, solar thermal systems and biofuel equipment. Students will learn about design requirements, welding, installation guidelines, materials and resources, green buildings, safety issues, maintenance and trouble shooting. This program will include training in energy auditing for commercial and residential applications.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify symbols and dimensions (lines) for ANSI/ASME/ISO standards as it relates to Computer Aided Drafting.
  2. Describe, design and operate various layouts, materials calculations and cost estimates for rafters (roofs and trusses).
  3. Define and apply the fundamentals of AC and DC circuits.
  4. Identify and support key elements in electrical systems from generation to end consumer consumption.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of principles of active and passive solar systems, generating systems, bio-mass, wind, geothermal, electrical power generation and energy storage.
  6. Identify, discuss and apply the movement of energy, energy audits tools and conservation techniques to include creating a sales proposal of suggestions to the consumer.
  7. Synthesize a complete (identify system components) of an on-paper photovoltaic system based on knowledge of regulatory principles.
  8. Provide a working knowledge of sizing, installation and maintenance of solar domestic hot water systems.
  9. Retain and demonstrate the ability to apply OSHA Regulation, 29 CFR 1926.
  10. Apply the concepts plumbing systems, materials, joints, fitting, values and tools per industry standards.
  11. Operate shielded metal arc welding equipment in order to perform basic designs in a safe manner and to understand basic application of metal arc welding applications.
  12. Define, discuss and explain wind energy specific terms, identify the different classifications of wind turbines, understand the mechanics of converting a moving fluid (wind) into more useful electrical energy and estimate the potential wind energy available at a specific site.

Sports & Exercise Science Area of Study

Associate of Science - Plan of Study in Sports & Exercise Science   

The LCC plan of study in Sports & Exercise Science includes classes teaching the hands-on skills needed for care and prevention of athletic injuries as well as supervised opportunities to apply these skills to athletes. There is rigorous coursework in the anatomy and physiology of sports injuries. This Associate of Science degree is designed to prepare a student to transfer to a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, Pre-physical Therapy, Sports and Conditioning or other sports-related areas. Without further preparation, our course of study in Sports and Fitness Management prepares a student to take the National Council on Strength and Fitness certified personal trainer exam (NCSF-CPT). Successful completion of this exam results in certification as a Certified Personal Trainer.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to care for athletic injuries, as well as discuss prevention techniques of further athletic injuries on a professional level.
  2. Illustrate and apply general knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  3. Inspect, analyze and identify lifestyle factors that affect health and wellness status of individuals.
  4. Use current, evidenced-based trends to evaluate the effectiveness of and develop personalized wellness programs.
  5. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and providing quality care for individuals.
  6. Have the option to take the NCSF-CPT exam through the National Council on Strength and Fitness.

Sports & Exercise Science Certificate Options

Health and Wellness Certificate 

Health and Wellness Certificate  

The Health and Wellness Certificate program is focused on developing students who can demonstrate knowledge of human movement to improve quality of life for both individuals and society. It will prepare students for jobs in personal training, as well as in physical and occupational therapy settings.

Certificate recipients will be able to:

  1. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the ability to communicate, convey and design personalized health promotion programs for individuals.
  2. Apply an understanding of human movement, personal training and physical therapy to the Health and Wellness professional industry.
  3. Research, design and implement health assessment tools for the purpose of individualizing clients’ progression plans.
  4. Emphasize and promote cultural competency in professional, community and classroom settings.

Welding Area of Study

Associate of Applied Science in Welding: Fabrication  

This degree program is designed to train students in beginning, intermediate and advanced welding applications. Students who complete this degree will be qualified for a variety of career opportunities in the welding industry with the ability to secure jobs with competitive pay. The core courses added to the skill courses will prepare students for future advancement in the industry to include supervisory and management positions.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Define and adhere to proper safety procedures in welding environments.
  2. Illustrate knowledge of the proper use and applications of welding equipment according to industry standards.
  3. Identify and employ the appropriate and correct application of blueprints in welding.
  4. Perform basic Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux Core Arc Welding (GMAW/FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) welding procedures from flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions according to industry standards.
  5. Demonstrate safe work habits that reflect concern and care for self, others and the environment that reflect current industry expectations.
  6. Illustrate and apply professional employability skills desired by potential employers in the welding field, such as the importance of being timely, quality weld production and effective communication techniques.

Note: The Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Welding certificate programs offer students the workforce skills to perform the essential functions within the scope of practice that an individual desires a career/employment in. The three certificates are “stackable” into the AAS degree.

Welding Certificate Options

Welding: Basic

Welding: Intermediate

Welding: Advanced

Welding Certificate: Basic  

This Certificate provides entry-level skills courses in welding technology. Students who complete the basic welding certificate will be qualified for entry level positions in welding shops. These would be at a lower rate of pay and would require additional training to be provided by the employer. This certificate is essentially designed to provide the foundation for the intermediate and advanced welding certificates. Possible careers include: entry level grinder, fitter, welder’s helper.

Welding Certificate: Intermediate   

This Certificate builds upon the knowledge gained in the basic skills certificate to provide entry-level and advancing skills courses in welding technology. Students who complete this certificate will be prepared for more complex applications in the welding industry. Completion of this certificate will qualify welders for careers in fabrication and/or repetitive application processes performed in most manufacturing shops. Possible careers include: welder’s helper, apprentice welder, welder.

Welding Certificate: Advanced  

This certificate provides training in intermediate and advanced skills courses in welding technology.  Students who complete this certificate in addition to the basic and intermediate welding certificates will be qualified for a variety of careers in the welding industry. Possible careers include pipe welder, aerospace welder, weld operator.