Cybersecurity Certificate (CYBR) – 37 Semester Hours

The Cybersecurity Certificate program is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and entry-level skills necessary for careers in the field of cybersecurity and computer support services. The program is offered for individuals seeking to develop or broaden their knowledge of cyber-, information-, and network-security. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, various computer and network safeguarding solutions, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures. Students may apply courses in the Cybersecurity Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer Technology.

Then Cybersecurity Certificate Program requires at least a grade of “C: in all of the courses offered within the CYBR curriculum for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: CPT and IST.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology.


Program Contact:

Larry Foote

Instructor, Computer Science

(803) 778-7842, ext. 442

M490B

Students in the Environmental Engineering Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program explore the relationships between the human race and the dynamic environment in which they live. They examine the effects of pollution using applied math and science skills. Students also determine strategies to minimize or prevent waste in order to reduce the impact on the environment. They discuss innovative solutions to environmental issues and determine ways to improve processes and protect people from hazardous and toxic chemicals. Most importantly, students acquire skills and knowledge they can adapt to a variety of environmental, health, and safety career opportunities. Career opportunities include health and safety manager in industry, treatment facility operator in municipalities, engineering technician, laboratory technician in environmental monitoring laboratories, and environmental quality technician for state and federal regulatory agencies.

This is an online program. Select General Education courses may also be offered in a traditional format on campus.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

The Environmental, Health, and Safety Certificate program will prepare graduates to evaluate and remediate workplace and environmental hazards in order to promote public health. Graduates of the Certificate will be prepared to enter the workforce as a technician or continue their education and obtain an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Environmental Engineering Technology. The program prepares students for a career in industrial hygiene, industrial safety and health, toxicology, risk management, public health, regulatory compliance, and occupational health.

The Certificate is designed to prepare graduates to recognize regulatory issues and maintain a safe workplace. The program content is applicable to industrial and construction personnel as well as individuals responsible for safety at public works departments, city and county governments, emergency response teams, and civil defense workers. Employment in the field of study or academic advisor approval is necessary for admittance into the program.

This program is an online program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

The Wastewater Operator Certificate program is designed to assist students in studying for a license in physical/chemical or biological wastewater treatment, which is a requirement to progress in the field. This Certificate has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation to count as 1-year of work experience toward an operator license after completion of the trainee year and successfully passing the State Certification Exam. Employment in the field of study or academic advisor approval is necessary for admittance into this program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

This program is an online program.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

The Water Operator Certificate program is designed to assist students who are pursuing a license in water treatment or distribution, which is a requirement to progress in the field. This Certificate has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation to count as 1-year of work experience toward an operator license after completion of the trainee year and successfully passing the State Certification Exam. Employment in the field of study or academic advisor approval is necessary for admittance into this program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

This program is an online program.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

Medical Coding program

The Medical Record Coding Certificate program is designed to prepare health information professionals who focus on medical record management with an emphasis on procedural and diagnostic coding for reimbursement of professional services performed in healthcare facilities. The program includes medical terminology, human disease process, pharmacology, medical billing, procedural and diagnostic coding and medical records regulations. Upon successful completion of the Medical Record Coding Certificate program, the student may be eligible to take the certification examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Medical Record Coding is a completely ONLINE certificate program.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Academic Program Manager, Medical Record Coding

(803) 778-6677, ext. 277

H109

The Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate program is designed to prepare Health Information Professionals by focusing on procedural and diagnostic coding for reimbursement of professional services performed in inpatient facility settings. The program includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, inpatient procedural coding (ICD-10-PCS) and diagnostic coding (ICD-10-CM) as well as medical regulations. Upon successful completion of the Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate program, the student is eligible to take the certification examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). In order to complete the AMCO program students who have successfully completed the MRCO program need only take HIM 225 and HIM 250. The AMCO program is presented 100% online and is supported with a wide variety of methods and opportunities for direct contact with the program manager and instructors.

Inpatient Medical Coding is a completely ONLINE certificate program.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Academic Program Manager, Medical Record Coding

(803) 778-6677, ext. 277

H109

The Management Associate Degree in Applied Science program is a study of the art and science of directing a business toward its desired goals. The program develops management, communication, mathematics, and problem-solving skills required in supervisory and leadership positions. In addition, critical business topics such as accounting, economics, finance, and information processing technology are introduced.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration.


Program Contact:

Matthew Cady

Instructor, Accounting & Management

(803) 778-6665, ext. 265

M100G

The Natural Resources Management Associate Degree in Applied Science program is designed to prepare students for a career in the management and protection of natural resources. Success in this field requires the technician to have a broad background in the biological and agricultural sciences as well as manual skills. This is achieved through a balance between classroom time, distance learning, and outdoor learning activities. Successful graduates will know the proper use, development, conservation, and management of wildlife, wetlands, and woodlands and the ecosystems that support them.

Students can take the entire program online, but those looking for hands-on experiential learning can take the Technicians Skills courses. This series of classes require hands-on labs held at select locations throughout the semester. The student discuss these options with their academic advisor at the beginning of the program of study.

Career opportunities exist with landowners; local, state, and federal agencies; and private industry engaged in the development and wise stewardship of natural resources. Students in this program. have flexible education options for transfer to four-year degree programs and entry directly into the field as technicians.

This program is an online program.

*Students interested in the online program format may substitute the NRM Technician Skills I, II, III courses with an online Departmental Elective.

**PHI 110 Ethics recommended as the Humanities/Fine Arts elective.

***Students who are interested in law enforcement careers in the NRM field are encouraged to take CRJ 101 as their Social/Behavioral Science Elective.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Agriculture and Food & Natural Resources.


Program Contact:

Medical Record Coding

The Medical Billing and Reimbursement Certificate (MBRC) program will prepare competent entry-level individuals in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills ~ articulation; computer charting abilities; mindset: response to different situations/charts; no discursive communication; body language; perception; precision; etc.), and affective (behavior) curriculum learning modules necessary for employment as a Billing professional.

Upon successful completion of the MBRC program, the student is eligible to take the Certified Professional Billing (CPB) examination and work in a medical billing department at a physician’s office, clinic, acute or long-term care facility, or as a claims examiner for insurance companies [third-party payers]. The exam is administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

In order to be accepted into the MBRC program, students must have successfully completed the MRCO program. The MBRC program will be presented 100% online and is supported with a wide variety of methods and opportunities for direct contact with the program manager and instructors.

Medical Billing and Reimbursement is a completely ONLINE certificate program.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Academic Program Manager, Medical Record Coding

(803) 778-6677, ext. 277

H109