Cerro Coso Community College

Certificates of Achievement

Certificates of Achievement

Certificates of Achievement prepare you to enter a specific field of endeavor, typically a career field with prospects of employment, or enhance your skills for advancement in your job.

Cerro Coso offers twenty-five certificates of achievement.

Certificates of Achievement

MA

Administrative Medical Assisting Certificate

  • Prepares students for the State Exam for Medical Assistants (CCBMA).
  • Provides the students with the opportunity to develop the necessary administrative skills needed to be an effective medical assistant.
  • Focuses on the physician's front office including receptionist, office management, billing, and coding.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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BSOT

Administrative Office Assistant Certificate

  • Equips the student with the range of skills necessary to perform the duties of an entry level administrative assistant in today's technological office.
  • Trains students in communication, bookkeeping, office skills, and an essential selection of intermediate computer applications for business.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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CHDV

Associate Teacher Certificate

  • Provides students with the minimal level of education to work with children in a group setting.
  • Allows students to qualify for Assistant Teacher and Associate Teacher* permits.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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BUSN

Business Certificate

  • Helps students develop skills for immediate employment in an increasingly challenging business environment.
  • Prepares students for a career in business.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online and at Ridgecrest/IWV.

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BSOT

Business Office Technology Certificate

  • Prepare students for challenging positions as administrative assistants and office managers through courses in communication, industry standard computer applications, business, office procedures, and bookkeeping in order to meet the needs of the technologically dynamic office.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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MA

Clinical Medical Assisting Certificate

  • Prepares students for the State Exam for Medical Assistants (CCBMA).
  • Provides the students with the opportunity to develop the necessary clinical skills needed to be an effective medical assistant.
  • Focuses on the physician's back office including patient assessment, physician's laboratory, and medication administration.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online, at Ridgecrest/IWV, and at ESCC Bishop and Mammoth Lakes.

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CYBS

Cyber Security Technician Certificate

  • Provides students with skills to enter the job market as information security specialists, information security technicians, information assurance technicians, networking security technicians, and cyber security technicians.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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IT

Data Analyst I Certificate

  • Prepares students for positions in data collection, data processing, and data analysis
  • Provides a foundation for future training in data science and big data analysis
  • Provides students with the skills to work with others to manage large projects
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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DMMC

Digital Media and Marketing Certificate

  • Equips individuals from the broader business community with fundamental skills in visual communication, such as creating and editing newsletters, advertisements, technical illustrations, photographs, web sites, and videos.
  • Provides skills in social media marketing.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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HMSV

Human Services Worker Certificate

  • Prepares students for employment in a broad range of human services settings.
  • Is for students who want to make a difference and help others.
  • Is for students dedicated to improving or maintaining the physical and mental health and general well-being of people.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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IT

Information Technology Certificate

  • Provides students with skills to enter the job market as help desk providers, computer support specialists, entry level programmers, networking technicians, information assurance technicians, and cybersecurity technicians.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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IT

Information Technology Plus Certificate

  • Prepares students for positions in computer information systems for business
  • Provides with skills to enter the job market as help desk providers, computer support specialists, computer repair technicians, networking technicians, information assurance technicians, and cyber security technicians
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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MGMT

Management Certificate

  • Provides students with the management skills necessary to succeed in today's technological business environment.
  • Helps students develop a general understanding of business, apply critical thinking skills to technical and managerial issues, make ethical decisions in a managerial context, and apply management, supervision, and leadership skills in a diverse and complex environment.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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CHDV

Master Teacher Certificate

  • Provides students with the minimal level of education to work with children in a group setting.
  • Includes required classes in the core areas (development; child, family, and community; curriculum).
  • Allows students to qualify for Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher, and Master Teacher permits.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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MEDB

Medical Billing Certificate

  • Designed around the national American Academy of Professional Coder's (AAPC) Certified Professional Biller (CPB) curriculum.
  • Provides the student with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills in the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methodologies
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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MEDC

Medical Coding Certificate

  • Designed around the national American Academy of Professional Coder's (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) curriculum
  • Covers Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) coding.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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BSOT

Office Clerk Certificate

  • Equips the student to perform basic competencies as an entry level office clerk whether or not the individual has previous office experience.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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PARA

Paralegal Studies Certificate

  • Prepares students for work in the legal environment as either professional paralegals or legal assistants.
  • Trains students in all aspects of the legal system, including the court system, legal research, client interviews, legal briefs, and court procedures
  • Prepares students for career opportunities with private attorneys, local court jurisdictions, corporate law offices, and self-employment as an independent paralegal or document preparer.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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CHDV

Site Supervisor Certificate

  • Provides students with the minimal level of education to work with children in a group setting.
  • Allows students to qualify for Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher, and Site Supervisor permits.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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CHDV

Teacher Certificate

  • Provides students with the minimal level of education to work with children in a group setting.
  • Allows students to qualify for Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, and Teacher permits.
  • Classes needed for this degree are available online.

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VOCN

Vocational Nursing Certificate

  • Is an intensive program totaling 1,662 hours.
  • Is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
  • Prepares students to take the licensure examination provided by the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCLEX-PN).
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online, at Ridgecrest/IWV, at KRV Lake Isabella, and at ESCC Bishop and Mammoth Lakes.

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WEBP

Web Fundamentals Certificate

  • Prepares students for career entry in the web industry
  • Develops technical and design skills, a combination of competencies that employers and clients value
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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WEBP

Web Professional Certificate

  • Prepares students for employment or self-employment in the web industry
  • Emphasizes standards-based coding, usability, accessibility, and creative problem solving
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available online.

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WELD

Welding Processes Certificate

  • Trains students in multiple welding processes.
  • Prepares students for an entry level welding position in diverse fields.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available at Ridgecrest/IWV.

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WELD

Welding Technology Certificate

  • Trains students in multiple welding processes.
  • Prepares students for an entry level welding position in diverse fields.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available at Ridgecrest/IWV.

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Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

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