CCC Technical Institute Course Descriptions
Health and Medical Services

    Certified Medical Assistant
    Dialysis Technician

Construction Technology
   Carpentry Technology - Level I
   Carpentry Technology (Basic through Intermediate)
   Electrical Residential
   Electrical Technology - Level I
   Electrical Technology (Basic through Advanced)
   Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning
   Welding Technology

Hospitality
    Culinary Arts / Restaurant Operations
   
Automotive Technology
    Automotive Technology
    Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

Personal and Professional Service
    Cosmetology / Hair Stylist

    Cosmetology Refresher

Water and Wastewater
    Introduction to Water & Wastewater
    Wastewater Collection Systems


Health and Medical Services

Certified/Registered Medical Assistant

This 720 hour program at the Technical Institute of Camden County is structured to provide all of the competencies necessary to pass the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) exam. This program is designed to train students as a multi-skilled person who will assist the physician in patient-care management and education. Students will learn to perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties. Venipuncture, vital signs, urinalysis procedures, sterilization techniques and hematology are examples of the clinical duties expected of a Medical Assistant. Administrative competencies such as, medical insurance management, and billing procedures are also a requirement of this occupation.  

Students will learn:
•    Anatomy and Physiology
•    Medical Terminology
•    Clinical Office Procedures
•    Diagnostic Procedures
•    Hematology
•    Urinalysis
•    Microbiology

Externship is an integral part of the program.  Students are assigned to a clinical externship for five weeks.  During this rotation, the student will use the skills and information learned in the classroom to work in actual clinical settings with real patients.  There is no remuneration for externship.  It is a continuation of class studies.

The graduates of the Medical Assistant Program at the Technical Institute of Camden County will be eligible to take the RMA certification examination upon graduation. The RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) is administered by American Medical Technologists (AMT), who are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies(NCCA), a recognition only given to organizations meeting rigorous NCCA Standards. All AMT members are considered "certified" once they receive a passing grade on the certification exam.

Upon successful completion of the program students may seek employment as a Medical Assistant in a doctor’s office or hospital-based practice, as a multi-skilled health care provider in a hospital, as a medical receptionist, or hospital admissions or record room clerk.  Employment may also be found in a pharmaceutical company or insurance company.
This program is articulated with Camden County College's Associates in Applied Science - Certified Medical Assistant Option (CMA.AAS). Students, who successfully complete this program and earn their MA Certification, are eligible to apply for up to 22 credits, via portfolio assessment, toward the College's associates in health science degree.

Admission Requirements:
•    Students must come into Camden County College's Continuing Education Office to pick up a registration packet. Online registration will not be accepted for this program.
•    Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED to enroll in the program.
•    Students must be proficient in Word Processing.
•    Students must obtain a flu shot and show proof of the date the shot was administered.
•    Students must have a 2-step PPD and a note from their doctor indicating they are in good health.  The College cannot accept testing that was completed over six months ago. 
•    CPR Certification is mandatory and is included as part of the program.

Location:       Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus   
Course #:    CE.TRD-030
Course Schedule

 


Dialysis Technician
This 600 hour program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a Hemodialysis Technician trainee. The program will allow the graduate to progress through a standard dialysis facility orientation program at an accelerated rate by providing an extensive theoretical knowledge base and clinical/technical practice in a laboratory setting. Dialysis clinic visitations will be scheduled for the purpose of observation and clinical conference. Courses to provide basic knowledge related to Nursing Principles and Practice, Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology will be included in the curriculum as well. The Hemodialysis Technician is an important member of the Renal Care Team. Responsibilities include performance of routine dialysis procedures and patient care under the direction of a Nephrologist and supervision of an R.N.

Students will learn:
•    Renal Theory
•    Clinical Renal Practice ~ Lab
•    Nursing Principles for Dialysis Technicians
•    Anatomy and Physiology
•    Medical Terminology

Graduates of the Dialysis Technician program at the Technical Institute of Camden County College are eligible to take the CCHT (Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician) exam, through the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission  (NNCC).

Upon successful completion of the program, students may seek employment in dialysis facilities, hospitals and ambulatory centers.  Employment with vendors who provide dialysis products is possible as well. 

In addition, students will be considered for inclusion in an unpaid externship, where they will have the opportunity to gain work-place experience at one of the industry's leading dialysis centers. Acceptance into the externship program will be determined following a standard interview process. Please note: placement is not guaranteed and will be awarded per the discretion of the dialysis facility.


Admission Requirements
•    Students must come into Camden County College's Continuing Education Office to pick up a registration packet. Online registration will not be accepted for this program.
•    Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED to enroll in the program.  Prior to enrollment, students must provide proof of one of the following:  High School diploma, GED, High School transcript with graduation date noted, or college transcript.
•    Students must have a 2-step PPD and a note from their doctor indicating they are in good health.  The College cannot accept testing that was completed over six months ago.
•    CPR Certification is mandatory and is included as part of the program.

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-070
Course Schedule

This program is articulated with Camden County College's Associates in Applied Science - Health Science Option (HSC.AAS). Students, who successfully complete this program, are eligible to apply for up to 28 credits, via portfolio assessment, toward the College's associates in applied science degree.




Construction Technology

Carpentry Technology - Level 1
This is an introductory level course which covers various phases of residential carpentry. Students will be provided with an orientation of industry tools & materials, and will review wood, lumber and engineered lumber products. Proper and safe use of fasteners, hand tools, portable power tools and stationary power tools will be taught throughout the course. Instruction on architectural plans and building layout will be included. Various types of concrete form construction are taught, as well as floor framing, roof framing, exterior wall framing and interior rough work. Review of scaffolding, ladders, and horses is included as well.


Admission Requirements
There are no special requirements for admission to this program. However, a basic comprehension of reading and math is expected. 

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-020
Course Schedule



Carpentry Technology (Basic through Intermediate)
This introductory program is designed as both a hands-on and textbook oriented course, which requires both problem solving and logical thinking skills. All phases of residential carpentry are addressed - from digging footings to finish trim. Students will learn: Print Drawing/Reading, Building Location/Surveying, Estimation Time/Material, Frame Construction, Roofing/Siding, Drywall and Finish Carpentry.

Any one or part of one unit covered during this program could be expanded into a career. Graduates are limited only by their own inventiveness. Planning, Estimation, Drafting, Framing, Siding/Roofing, Drywall Installation, Trim/Cabinet Installation, Painting, Surveying, Building Supply or Hardware Store Person are but a few possibilities.



Admission Requirements
There are no special requirements for admission to this program. However, a basic comprehension of reading and math is expected. 

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-020
Course Schedule



Electrical Residential
The core of the Electric Program at the Technical Institute is the National Electrical Code unifying the subject matter of the residential, commercial, industrial wiring and motor control. The program emphasizes a hands-on approach, so that initially the student is taught the use of tools and safety, prior to practical and theoretical classroom instruction. In addition to the above, instruction in AC/DC theory, electrical math, and electrical power and energy are offered. More advanced students will be exposed to introductory commercial electrical systems.

Due to the evolving nature of the electrical industry graduates are presented with unlimited employment opportunities in the electrical trades particularly residential and commercial. Electrical maintenance, construction, small appliance repair and electronics also offer opportunities.  

Admission Requirements
A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required.  A basic comprehension of reading is expected and intermediate math skills are preferred.

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-080

Course Schedule



Electrical Technology - Level 1
The program is intended to provide a basic theory and trade background for students who wish to enter the electrician trade, as well as to provide a sound electrical foundation for students who wish to continue their training or enter fields such as: electrical maintenance, electronics, HVAC, or electrical technician. Students will learn related math, basic electrical principles, DC and AC theory, magnetism, induced voltage transformers and residential electrical installations. Hands-on training will reinforce material covered in theoretical instruction. The National Electrical Code (NEC) is stressed throughout the program, as well as safety and job orientation.


Admission Requirements
A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required.  A basic comprehension of reading is expected and intermediate math skills are essential.

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-082
Course Schedule



Electrical Technology (Basic through Advanced)
The program is intended to provide a basic theory and trade background for students who wish to enter the electrician trade, as well as to provide a sound electrical foundation for students who want to continue their training or enter related fields such as electrical maintenance, electronics, HVAC or electrical technician.

In the fall semester, the student will gain a background in related math, basic electrical principles DC and AC theory, magnetism, induced voltage transformers and residential electrical installations. The spring semester will consist of polyphase systems, fundamentals of commercial and industrial wiring, motors and motor controls. Industrial electronics and PLC units will also be introduced. The student will gain hands on experience involving residential wiring, sizing and installation of circuits and components with the National Electrical Code (NEC). Safety and job orientation will be stressed throughout the program.

Graduates of the Electrical Technology program may find employment opportunities in entry-level positions as electrician helpers and apprentices, countermen, electrical maintenance men, electrical technicians and other electrical related positions requiring a sound background in electrical theory and basic wiring techniques.

Admission Requirements
A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required.  A basic comprehension of reading is expected and intermediate math skills are essential.

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-082
Course Schedule



Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning
Students will prepare for the EPA approved section 608 certification exams. Section 608 Technician Certification is required by the EPA in order to purchase CFC or HCFC containing refrigerants. Students will thoroughly study required material related to the theory of operations; including: safety, leak detection, heating systems (gas, oil, electric), combustion testing, heat pumps, refrigerant recovery and disposal, the national fuel code, oil heat servicing, hot water heat servicing, and heat pump servicing. Hands on-training will reinforce material covered in theory classes. Computer based training is also provided for self-paced study opportunities.

Before completion of the program, and in addition to the Section 608 EPA certification test, students will also take industry competency exams (I.C.E.) supported by AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute). These exams measure industry-approved standards of basic competency for entry-level technicians. Upon completion of the course, students will be certified and prepared to enter the trade with confidence in their understanding of HVAC concepts.

Students will learn:
•    Safety-Tools and Equipment- Shop Practices
•    Theory of Heat
•    Refrigeration / EPA/CFC Certification
•    Control Systems
•    Electric Motors
•    Air Conditioning (Heating- Cooling- Humidification)
•    Heat Pumps
•    Selected Interpretation of the National Fuel Code

Successful graduates may find entry level careers in service, installation, maintenance and sales in HVAC/R. Students may seek employment in both residential and commercial markets. Students may also choose to enter the specialized field of climate control pertaining to research, medical and pharmaceutical.

Admission Requirements
A high school diploma or GED is not required but is recommended.  A basic comprehension of reading and math is expected. 

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-090
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Welding Technology     
Students will learn state of the art techniques in ARC welding (electric), TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas Welding), and MIG welding (Metallic Inert Gas Welding). These disciplines require the use of steel, stainless steel everdure, aluminum and pipe. Students will proceed through each project at their own rate of speed and receive individualized instruction regarding safety, quality and general welding techniques.

Students will learn:
•    Oxyfuel Gas Cutting
•    Shielded Metal ARC Welding (SMAW)
•    Gas Tungsten ARC Welding (GTAW)
•    Gas Metal ARC Welding (GMAW)
•    Plasma ARC Cutting (PAC)
•    Print Drawing/Reading
•    Shop Maintenance

Upon completion of this program, students may find employment in all areas of the welding industry.  In addition, they will be prepared to sit for various welding related certifications as required by their individual employers.

Admission Requirements
There are no special requirements for admission to this program.  However a basic comprehension of reading and math is expected.

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-130
Course Schedule


 

Hospitality



Culinary Arts / Restaurant Operations
This program is designed for the serious Culinary Arts student. Throughout the program, students will gain the ability to perform successfully in the Culinary Arts/Food service industry. Specific areas of training are: safety and sanitation, equipment and food identification, cooking methods and food preparation, nutrition, soups and sauces, salads and appetizers, baking and customer service. During the spring semester, students are given the opportunity to gain real world experience by working at our "Blackwood Bistro" Restaurant, which is open to the public on Thursday evenings at the Blackwood location. In addition, students will receive the industry recognized ServSafe Certification as a result of their training. This program is articulated with Camden County College's Culinary Certificate program for college credit. Students, who successfully complete this program, will earn 12 college credits toward completion of the Culinary Certificate Program.

Students will learn:
•    Back of the House Operations
•    Front of the House Operations
•    Food Preparation Technology
•    Nutrition Principles
•    Recipe Interpretation & Calculation
•    Equipment Use & Identification
•    Food Safety & Sanitation 
•    Menu Planning & Development

Upon successful completion of this course, students may seek employment in the following positions: Sauté Cook, Broiler Cook, Fry Cook, Garde Manager, Waiter/Waitress, Prep Cook and many other entry-level culinary or food service related positions.

Admission Requirements
There are no special requirements for this program.  However, a basic comprehension of reading and math is expected.

Location:    Camden County College, Halpern Hall
Course #:     CE.TRD-050
Course Schedule



Automotive Technology



Automotive Technology
This program addresses the fundamental working principles of the modern automobile. This program is designed for those who intend to make the Automotive Trades their career. Instruction is provided in an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified shop with ASE certified instructors. Skills and theories in the program follow proficiencies outlined through NATEF (National Automotive Technical Education Foundation) and are comprised of the technician certification areas offered through ASE to the technician currently employed in the field. This program consists of both classroom and lab (shop) opportunities. Shop experience features "live work" situations, where students perform maintenance and repair services on vehicles in daily use, approximating actual shop conditions as closely as possible within the learning environment.

Included in this program are topics in vehicle construction and design as they apply to mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical system service. The student will use diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot and service ignition, fuel injection, on board computer, battery, starting and charging, cooling, suspension, and brake systems.

Students will learn:
•    Engine Design and Operation
•    Brake System Operation and Service
•    Steering System Service
•    Transmission Overhaul
•    Drive Lines
•    Suspension Systems and Alignment
•    Engine Control Systems
•    Electrical and Electronic Systems
•    Tires and Wheels
•    Hand and Power Tools,  Shop Equipment, and Hand Held Test Equipment
•    Shop Safety Practices
•    Fasteners, Gaskets, Seals and Sealants
•    Service Manuals
•    Energy Conversion
•    Combustion Requirement
•    Emission System Theory  

Upon successful completion of the program students will be prepared to seek employment in the automotive trades that require general mechanic skills, specialty areas like brake and muffler shop work, emission control service, engine systems diagnosis and service, electrical systems servicing and maintenance services.

Admission Requirements
There are no special requirements for admission to this program.  However, a basic comprehension of reading and math is expected. 

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:     CE.TRD-011 
Course Schedule


Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Students will receive training in all phases of the auto body trade. This program focuses on panel installation, welding, straightening, aligning, refinishing, and frame straightening. Emphasis is placed on new tools, techniques and processes in the field of auto refinishing. Instruction on estimating techniques is also provided. The Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program allows students the opportunity to learn and supply skills involving non-structural analysis and damage repair. Successful graduates of this program may be eligible to take the industry recognized certification test sponsored by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Students will learn:
•    Sheet Metal Repair and Plastic Filler
•    Use of Hand Electric and Pneumatic Tools
•    Welding Techniques
•    Painting
•    Estimating

Graduates of this program may seek employment as painters, prep persons and installers for car dealership and auto body repair businesses. They may also pursue post-secondary training and work in these positions or as insurance adjusters or estimators. They may open their own businesses, as well.

Admission Requirements
There are no special requirements for this program.  However, a basic comprehension of reading and math is expected.

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-010
Course Schedule

   

Personal and Professional Service

Cosmetology / Hair Stylist
Students will gain skills and training necessary to meet the requirements established by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology. The program consists of hands-on training using all implements and performing basic designs on mannequins and patrons in a clinical salon setting. As a cosmetology student, you will receive a minimum of 1000 hours of instruction in our well-equipped salon, working also with business and hairstyle computers. This program has been approved by the NJ State Board of Cosmetology Licensing. Milady Standard CD-ROM and texts will be used in the program.

Students will learn:
•    State Laws
•    Shop Management
•    Scalp Conditioning
•    Hair Styling
•    Permanent Waving
•    Thermal Waving
•    Hair Shaping
•    Hair Cutting
•    Shampooing
•    Tinting
•    Hair Coloring
•    Shaving
•    Styling & Fitting of Wigs and Hairpieces
•    Nail Sculpturing
•    Manicuring
•    Facials
•    Chemistry in Clinical Practice 

Graduates of this program can find employment as hairstylists, estheticians, manicurists, manufacturers' representatives, cosmetic or wig salespersons, receptionists, salon owners or platform artists.

Admission Requirements
Cosmetology applicants must possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. The State requires an up to date physical examination toward the end of the program for examination and licensing. Details regarding physical requirements will be distributed during class.

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-040
Course Schedule


Cosmetology Refresher
This course is designed to meet the 250 hour refresher course requirement for State Board examination candidates, as designated by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling. This class is intended for people who failed the state board exam (written or practical or both) and/or have all 1200 hours completed from a school and 3 years or more have passed by. The course content is a 250 hour review of basic cosmetology theory and practical concepts. Students must provide proof that they've earned the required number of hours from an accredited institution.

Location:    420 North Woodbury Turnersville Road, Blackwood, 08012
Course #:    CE.TRD-041


Water and Wastewater



Introduction to Water & Wastewater
This program is designed to introduce students to the various operations of water and wastewater facilities, and provide information on State and Federal regulations.  This course has been approved by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and is intended to prepare students to sit for the S-1, T-1, W-1, and C-1 State licensure exams.  A large component of this course deals with basic skills, chemistry, microbiology and hydraulics.  Upon completion of this course, students will be qualified to enroll in advanced water and wastewater courses.  Note:  students must meet the field experience requirements set forth by the State before they will be eligible to take the State licensure exams.  Please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/exams/wsw.htm for more information regarding eligibility for exams. 

Admission Requirements
Students must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent.  

Location:    Camden County Technical School, Sicklerville Campus
Course #:    CE.TRD-110
Course Schedule


   
Wastewater Collection Systems
This program is designed to review the State and Federal regulations of wastewater collection systems, including: NJDEP licensing requirements, sewer use ordinance regulations, collection system math, wastewater system components, collection system applications, operation and maintenance of pipelines, new construction guidelines, sewer/manhole rehabilitation and repair, pumping facilities and appurtenances, emergency response and troubleshooting, public relations and maintenance management.  This course has been approved by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and is intended to prepare students to sit for the C-2 State licensure exams.  Note:  students must meet the field experience requirements set forth by the State before they will be eligible to take the State licensure exams. Please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/exams/wsw.htm for more information regarding eligibility for exams.

Admission Requirements
Students must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent.  

Location:    Camden County College Regional Emergency Training Center, Blackwood
Course #:     CE.TRD-270

Course Schedule