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***Bulldogs, please note that you may call the PCC Hotline at (252) 493-7245, M-Th, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., for general information this fall. For specific course questions, please contact your PCC instructors.***12

Program Exploration

Welcome to our PCC Academic Program Exploration Page designed to help you select the most appropriate academic program. If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you should visit our University Transfer webpage:

https://pittcc.edu/academics/academic-programs/arts-sciences-division/university-transfer-programs/

Otherwise, we have categorized our programs under specific interest areas developed by an expert in career development—John Holland.  Please read the short description of the six “occupational themes” and then locate the list of academic programs under the theme(s) that interest you.  Each program of study will have a link to more specific information.

These explanations come from this website which we find invaluable when working with PCC students:  https://www.onetonline.org/find/descriptor/browse/Interests/

Realistic (doers)

Occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Architectural Technology

Automotive Systems Technology

  • Auto Systems Technology Diploma
  • Level I Automotive Systems Technology Certificate
  • Automotive Light-Duty Diesel Technology Diploma

A/C, Heating & Refrigeration Technology

  • A/C, Heating and Refrigeration Services Diploma
  • Efficiency and Performance Diagnostics Diploma
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Service Certificate

BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training)

Building Construction Technology

  • Residential Carpentry Diploma
  • Framing Certificate
  • Cabinetry Certificate

Criminal Justice Technology

Electrical Systems Technology

  • Electrical Systems Technology Diploma
  • Basic Wiring Certificate
  • Programmable Logic Controller Certificate
  • Industrial Controls Certificate
  • Photovoltaic Systems Certificate
  • Commercial Wiring Certificate
  • Industrial Wiring Certificate

Electronics Engineering Technology

  • Basic Electronics Certificate
  • Computer Technology Certificate
  • Automation Technology Certificate
  • Biomedical Electronics Certificate

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma
  • Mechanical Engineering Software Certificate
  • Mechanical Fundamentals Certificate
  • Manufacturing Processes Fundamentals Certificate

Computer Integrated Machining

  • CIM Diploma
  • CNC Certificate
  • CNC Level I Certificate
  • CNC Level II Certificate
  • CNC Level III Certificate
  • CNC Level IV Certificate
  • CNC Operator Certificate
  • Machining Level I Certificate
  • Machining Level II Certificate

Industrial Systems Technology

  • Industrial Maintenance Diploma
  • Basic Mechanical Maintenance Certificate
  • Bio-Maintenance Certificate
  • Facilities Maintenance Certificate
  • Industrial Systems Technology Level I Certificate
  • Industrial Systems Technology Level II Certificate

Industrial Management Technology

  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing Certificate
  • Bio-Management Practices Certificate
  • Principles of Supplier Quality Certificate
  • Problem-Solving Certificate
  • Front-Line Supervisor Certificate

Welding Technology

  • Basic Welding Diploma
  • Basic Welding Certificate
  • SMAW (Stick) Certificate
  • GMAW (MIG) Certificate
  • GTAW (TIG) Certificate
  • Welding BPR / Testing Certificate
  • Bio-Welding & Repair Certificate
  • Intermediate Welding Certificate

Horticulture Technology

Investigative (thinkers)

Occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Biotechnology

Electronics Engineering Technology

  • Basic Electronics Certificate
  • Computer Technology Certificate
  • Automation Technology Certificate
  • Biomedical Electronics Certificate

Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development

  • IT: JAVA Programming Certificate
  • IT: Python Programming
  • IT: C# Programming Certificate
  • IT: Data Reporting and Analytics Certificate

Information Technology: Cyber Security

  • IT: Cyber Security Certificate

Information Technology: Network Management

  • IT: Routing and Switching Certificate
  • IT: System Administrator Certificate
  • IT: Wireless LAN Certificate

Information Technology: Technical Support

  • Information Technology Diploma
  • IT: Computer Information Technology Certificate
  • IT: Desktop Support Technician Certificate

Information Technology: Web Administration and Design

  • IT: Web Design Certificate

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma
  • Mechanical Engineering Software Certificate
  • Mechanical Fundamentals Certificate
  • Manufacturing Processes Fundamentals Certificate

Medical Assisting

Artistic (creators)

Occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Advertising and Graphic Design

  • Fine Art Supplemental Diploma
  • Advertising and Graphic Design Certificate

Architectural Technology

  •  Residential Interior Design I

Associate in Education – Teacher Prep

Associate in Fine Arts – Music

Associate in Fine Arts – Visual Arts

Early Childhood Education (Career Track)

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Administration Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Infant and Toddler Certificate
  • School Age Certificate
  • Special Education Certificate
  • Autism Certificate

Early Childhood Education: Early Education Non-Teaching

Early Childhood Education Birth through Kindergarten

Human Services Technology

  • Human Services Technology Diploma

HST Gerontology

  • Aging Studies Certificate

HST Substance Abuse

  • Substance Abuse Certificate

Information Technology: Web Administration and Design

  • IT: Web Design Certificate

Simulation and Game Development

  • Art Certificate
  • Programming Certificate

Social (helpers)

Occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Associate in Education – Teacher Prep

Business Administration: Human Resources Management

  • BA: Human Resources Management Certificate
  • BA: Payroll & Benefits Specialist Certificate

Criminal Justice Technology

Early Childhood Education (Career Track)

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Administration Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Infant and Toddler Certificate
  • School Age Certificate
  • Special Education Certificate
  • Autism Certificate

Early Childhood Education: Early Education Non-Teaching

Early Childhood Education Birth through Kindergarten

Human Services Technology

  • Human Services Technology Diploma

HST Gerontology

  • Aging Studies Certificate

HST Substance Abuse

  • Substance Abuse Certificate

Associate Degree Nursing

Breast Sonography Certificate

Cardiovascular Sonography

CT & MRI Technology Diploma

  • CT Certificate
  • MRI Certificate

Dental Assisting Diploma

Emergency Medical Science

  • Emergency Medical Science Bridge
  • EMS Basic Certificate

Health Information Technology

Mammography Certificate

Medical Assisting

Medical Dosimetry Diploma

Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

  • Nuclear Medicine Diploma

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Polysomnography

  • Polysomnography Bridge
  • Polysomnography Certificate

Positron Emission Tomography Diploma

  • PET Certificate

Radiation Therapy Technology Diploma

Radiography

Respiratory Therapy

Enterprising (persuaders)

Occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Business Administration: General

  • BA: Management Applications and Principles
  • BA: Business Supervisor Certificate
  • BA: Business Productivity Software Certificate

Business Administration: Human Resources Management

  • BA: Human Resources Management Certificate
  • BA: Payroll & Benefits Specialist Certificate

Business Administration: Marketing

  • BA: Marketing Certificate

Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship Certificate

Healthcare Management Technology: General

  • HMT: Healthcare Management Technology Certificate
  • HMT: Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • HMT: Long-Term Care
  • HMT: Long Term Care Certificate
  • HMT: Accounting Concentration

Industrial Management Technology

  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing Certificate
  • Bio-Management Practices Certificate
  • Principles of Supplier Quality Certificate
  • Problem-Solving Certificate
  • Front-Line Supervisor Certificate

Conventional (organizers)

Occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Accounting and Finance: Accounting

  • AF: Basic Accounting Certificate
  • AF: Managerial/Small Business Accounting Certificate
  • AF: Accounting Productivity Software Certificate

Accounting and Finance: Financial Services

  • AF: Basic Financial Services Certificate

Advanced Medical Coding Diploma

Business Administration: General

  • BA: Management Applications and Principles
  • BA: Business Supervisor Certificate
  • BA: Business Productivity Software Certificate

Business Administration: Human Resources Management

  • BA: Human Resources Management Certificate
  • BA: Payroll & Benefits Specialist Certificate

Business Administration: Marketing

  • BA: Marketing Certificate

Health Information Technology

Healthcare Management Technology: General

  • HMT: Healthcare Management Technology Certificate
  • Healthcare Management Technology: Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Management Technology: Long-Term Care
  • HMT: Long Term Care Certificate
  • Healthcare Management Technology: Accounting Concentration

Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development

  • IT: JAVA Programming Certificate
  • IT: Python Programming
  • IT: C# Programming Certificate
  • IT: Data Reporting and Analytics Certificate

Information Technology: Cyber Security

  • IT: Cyber Security Certificate

Information Technology: Network Management

  • IT: Routing and Switching Certificate
  • IT: System Administrator Certificate
  • IT: Wireless LAN Certificate

Information Technology: Technical Support

  • Information Technology Diploma
  • IT: Computer Information Technology Certificate
  • IT: Desktop Support Technician Certificate

Medical Office Administration: General

  • MOA: Medical Receptionist Certificate
  • Medical Office Administration: Medical Auditor
  • MOA: Medical Auditor Diploma
  • Medical Office Administration: Medical Billing and Coding
  • MOA: Medical Billing and Coding Diploma
  • Medical Office Administration: Patient Services Representative
  • MOA: Patient Services Representative Diploma
  • MOA: Patient Services Representative Certificate

Office Administration: General

  • Office Administration Diploma
  • Office Administration: Office Software Certificate
  • Office Administration: Data Entry Certificate

Office Administration: Office Finance

  • Office Administration: Office Finance Certificate

Office Administration: Legal Office

  • Office Administration: Legal Certificate

Paralegal Technology

  • Paralegal Technology Diploma