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College Transfer Pathways

This pathway is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Arts degree and a baccalaureate in a non-STEM major.
 
This pathway is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Science degree and a baccalaureate degree in a STEM or technical major. 
 

Career and Technical Education Pathways       

Students in this program learn the basics of 3D modeling and animation. They are introduced to texturing and motion capture. This certificate prepares students for entry into the game, film, and digital entertainment industries or for further study in commercial digital arts.
 
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills that form the foundation for accounting. Using the "language of business", accountants assemble, analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.
 
This program is designed to prepare moderately experienced automotive mechanics to take ASE certification exams in three areas. The certification areas include: A4-Suspension and Steering; A5-Brakes; and A7-Heating and Air Conditioning. 
 
CANCELED FOR 2015-2016. Students may enroll concurrently as space allows.
This program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the air conditioning, heating & refrigeration field. Courses include basic hands-on training in the installation, maintenance and repair of residential heating and air conditioning equipment. 
 
CANCELED FOR 2015-2016. Students may enroll concurrently as space allows.
Basic Collision Estimator is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as estimators in the collision repair industry. FTCC has partnered with national industry leaders, the Inter-Industry Conference for Automotive Collision Repair (I-CAR), and the NC Business Committee for Education to create a state-of-the-art collision industry program.
 
Basic Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as helpers in the autobody repair industry. Instruction will include hands-on repairs in areas of non-structural and structural repairs, plastics adn adhesives, and refinishing.
 
CANCELED FOR 2015-2016. Students may enroll concurrently as space allows.
This program is designed to develop fundamental skills in the operation of machine tools including drilling, turning, milling, grinding. basic measuring, layout, and blueprint reading.  Students will be prepared for employment as entry-level machine operators or machinist apprentices. 
 
This certificate curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential and industrial facilities. Course work, most of which is hands-on, will include topics such as DC/AC theory, basic wiring practices, industrial motor controls, and programmable logic controllers. Graduates of this certificate should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice.
 
This program is designed to give students an introduction to the broad field of horticulture. Emphasis is placed on instruction in plant science, landscape management and irrigation, plant materials, pest management and plant propagation.
 
CANCELED FOR 2015-2016. Students may enroll concurrently as space allows.
This program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in plumbing. Course work includes fundamental practices in plumbing assembly and repair and in basic plumbing codes. 
 
This program is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire fundamental skills in welding. Coursework includes electrode welding and cutting processes and welding symbols and specifications. 
 
This program is designed to teach students basic business principles. The certificate emphasizes business concepts from an individual, business, and national perspective. 
 
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the catering and cold foods display fields.  Students will learn basic cookery and cold food preparation concepts and techniques. 
 
This certificate program provides students with a foundation to build upon within emergency services delivery. This program will prepare students for entry-level knowledge required for employment in the emergency management industry.
 
This program prepares students with the entry-level skills of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic. Students may be eligible to apply for both the state and national certification exams as an EMT-Basic. 
 
This program provides an in-depth study of fire protection and prepares students for entry level positions in the fire protection industry. 
 
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the graphic design profession.  Students will learn design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials. 
 
This program introduces the concepts and principles related to green site development and architectural design. Students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, computer applications, and complete a design project. 
 
This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information.
 
This program prepares students to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments.  Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers. 
 
Building Construction Technology is designed to provide students with an introduction to the building construction industry. Coursework includes basic construction concepts such as general construction, blueprint reading, and building codes.
 
This certificate provides training for persons interested in the installations and maintenance of electrical systems that convert solar energy into electricity with photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Topics include site analysis for system integration, building codes, electrical specifications, PV system components, and array design.
 
This program is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial process, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system's role within society will be explored.
 
This program provides an in-depth study of current crime scene processing techniques and procedures. Topics include fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. This program prepares the student in the basic skills required for entry-level employment as a crime scene investigator.
 
This program provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the nail technology industry.  Graduates will be prepared to pass the NC Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam to be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and nail salons.
 
This program prepares students for employment in a medical office or other healthcare related business.  Students will learn accurate coding processes and develop skills applicable in the medical coding and billing field. 
 
This program prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Graduates of this curriculum may be eligible to be listed on the registry as a Nursing Assistant I and Nursing Assistant II.
 
CANCELED FOR 2015-2016. Students may enroll concurrently as space allows.
This program is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire basic skills necessary for entry-level employment in today's modern office. Topics covered include keyboarding, records management, word processing, and office software applications. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to use these basic skills for entry-level employment.
 
This program introduces students to the skills they would need for entry-level positions in the field.  Students will learn about designing simulation, game programming, and 3D modeling. 
 
CANCELED FOR 2015-2016. Students may enroll concurrently as space allows.
This program introduces students to the skills needed to take advantage of the various social media outlets available.  Students will learn about designing/developing web pages, using social media for marketing purposes, creating a social media identity, and creating a project that uses many aspects of social media.
 
This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as programmers in Visual BASIC through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, and programming procedures using the Visual BASIC programming language.