About the Program
The High Technology Studies four-term certificate program is designed to expand technical knowledge across a range of technical career areas. Students may specialize in a number of technology areas such as welding, manufacturing, machining, computer aided drafting, electronics, and/or computer science by selecting the appropriate technical electives.
Program Learning Outcomes
The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the High Technology Studies Certificate of Completion are:
Identify and solve real-world problems through the application of applied theory and concepts in varied disciplines.
Use industry standard equipment and practices in a variety of disciplines.
Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation.
Communicate effectively across a variety of audiences: technicians, engineers, management and customers.
Function collaboratively as a member of a team to achieve specified and measurable results.
Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and time management skills commensurate with industry productivity needs.
Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal and industry safety standards.
Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.
Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Electronics Technology Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure 31 that coursework is current, program courses over three years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Official transcripts must be filed with the Enrollment Services office and the Electronics Technology Department.
Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C-” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.