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Certificate Programs

Certificates

In addition to the degrees available through Lamar Community College, students may earn a Certificate of Study by successfully completing specific sequences of coursework. Certificate programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in occupational and professional areas. They also provide the opportunity to upgrade skills or acquire additional skills in occupational fields.

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Certificate Program Study Plans

Students enrolling in certificate programs are subject to the same basic skills requirements as those enrolling in degree programs.


Accounting Certificate

This one-year program teaches the student basic accounting and payroll skills and augments a student’s basic writing skills. 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.

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.

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.

Business Certificate

Today’s business support personnel perform functions in coordination of various activities within an organization. Upon successful completion of the Business Certificate program, students possess basic skills and knowledge necessary for an entry-level position in a business organization.

Carpentry Certificate

The Carpentry Certificate provides entry-level as well as upgrading skills courses in commercial and residential carpentry practice. The program is offered on an open enrollment basis. Students may complete certain courses to enter the workforce, then return to complete the program or to upgrade skills. Students interested in starting their own carpentry contracting business may want to consider enrolling in additional coursework offered through the Business program to complement their carpentry skills.

Computer Technician Certificate

The Computer Technician certificate prepares students for entry level positions as a computer technician, focusing on computer repair, installation and maintenance of operating systems, networking, and basic security principles.

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.

Desktop Publishing/Business Graphics Certificate

This certificate program prepares students for jobs requiring knowledge of and skill in word processing, image manipulation, font selection and use, and other small-scale publishing tasks.

Electrical Certificate

The Carpentry Certificate provides entry-level as well as upgrading skills courses in commercial and residential electrical practice. The program is offered on an open enrollment basis. Students may complete certain courses to enter the workforce, then return to complete the program or to upgrade skills. Students interested in starting their own electric contracting business may want to consider enrolling in additional coursework offered through the Business program to complement their electrical skills.

Emergency Medical Technician Certificates

LCC offers two Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificates: Basic and Intermediate.  The Basic curriculum includes basic trauma and medical assessment as well as treatment of the sick and injured.  Intermediate builds upon the knowledge gained in the basic skills certificate, providing advanced trauma and medical assessment as well as treatment of the sick and injured.   Successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certificate allows a student to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic Exam, while completion of the Intermediate Certificate allos 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. In most cases, EMS students qualify for partial or full scholarships.

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. Students may enter in the fall semester.

Historic Preservation Certificates

The college offers a Construction Trades / Historic Preservation program that includes certificates in historic preservation generalist and historic preservation research & documentation.

Horse Training & Management Certificates

LCC offers three one-year certificate programs within the Horse Training & Management (HTM) program: Fundamental Horse Training, Starting Colts, and Advanced Horse Training.  Fundamental Horse Training is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills to prepare them for introduction to the Horse Training industry. Students will earn this certificate of study by completing the 100 level courses found in the Horse Training AAS degree.  Starting Colts is designed to provide students, through hands-on experience, with the skills and knowledge needed to break colts for riding.  And finally, Advanced Horsemanship 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.  Admission to Advanced Horsemanship requires prior successful completion of the Starting Colts certificate program, or permission of the program instructors.

Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate

As an option to the two-year ladder registered nursing (R.N.) program, students may choose to obtain a Practical Nurse Certificate after successfully completing Level I. See Nursing Program for more information.

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.

Nurse Aide Certificate

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

Veterinary Science Certificate

Welding Certificates

The college offers stackable certificates in welding.  The Welding Certificate provides entry-level as well as upgrading skills courses in welding technology. The program is offered on an open enrollment basis. Students may complete certain courses to enter the workforce then return to complete the program or to upgrade skills. Students interested in starting their own welding contracting business may want to consider enrolling in additional coursework offered through the Business program to complement their welding skills.