The Drafting & Design degree program prepares students for a successful career as professional drafters who will be equipped with the advanced skills necessary to quickly advance to the level of a senior technical designer. In addition to basic and advanced CADD skills, students are trained in 3D CADD applications and professional-level advanced programs such as Revit, Inventor, and the highly sought-after Plant 3D. Students also learn valuable general industry skills such as industrial safety and statistical quality control.
The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in a variety of jobs in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration. The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program prepares individuals to install, diagnose, repair, and maintain the operating condition of domestic, residential, and commercial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The Technical Diploma degree is designed to help students reach their educational or occupational goals in an entry level position.
The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in a variety of jobs in the industrial maintenance field. The Industrial Maintenance Technology program prepares individuals to install, repair, and maintain industrial machinery and equipment such as pumps, motors, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, and production machinery. It includes instruction in testing, adjusting, and repairing pneumatic and hydraulic systems, attaching supplemental equipment such as hoses, valves, gates, mechanical, electrical, and electronic control devices. It also includes instruction in material handling equipment, pipefitting, welding, metal fabrication, and millwright.
This program prepares students for a successful career as an Instrumentation and Electrical Technician.
The Certificate of Technical Studies in Medical Assisting is a selective admission program created for students who are interested in working in a clinical setting of the healthcare field. The program curricula has been aligned to meet the industry standards. Upon completion of obtaining the certificate, students will be eligible to take the NHA-CCMA Exam (National Health Career Association-Certified Clinical Medical Assistant). Interested students should note that they must apply and be admitted to this program. Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to the Medical Assisting program. Students who have not yet applied for admission to the program may still complete the required general education courses for the program.
The Certificate of Applied Science in Medical Coding Specialist is designed for students who are interested in becoming a member of the Health Information Management (HIM) team in a healthcare facility. Medical coders review clinical documentation and assign universal alphanumeric codes as necessary for the medical billing process.
he Technical Diploma in Practical Nursing is a selective admission program created for students who are interested in working in various settings of the healthcare field. The program curricula has been approved and is aligned with the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) requirements. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing). Interested students should note that they must apply and be admitted to this program. Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to the Practical Nursing program.
The Process Technology (PTEC) program at RPCC is a selective admissions program that addresses a high-demand field. It prepares individuals to become refinery, chemical, and other industry-related operators. The curriculum leading to the Process Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree was developed in collaboration with local industry. It is a rigorous study of the common operating processes found in industrial plants that will prepare students for high skill, high wage jobs needed in the manufacturing industry. Upon graduation from the program, students are prepared to enter the employment market as entry-level process operators for a specialty career in a strong job market.
The System Administration degree program, with a concentration in Cloud Computing, is a 60-credit hour program that provides students with the skills needed to manage an organization’s computer systems. The program provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for learning industry-specific methodologies and recognized standards associated with computer system administration and to develop strong critical thinking skills. Emphasis is placed on Cloud Computing to analyzing system logs, applying system updates, updating user accounts, troubleshooting problems, and ensuring uptime.
Students who wish to pursue a career in Welding have the option to choose a Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) in either Entry Welder or GMAW, FCAW, & GTAW Welding Process
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925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084
St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764
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