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Program Number: T401300                                    

CIP Number: 0647060306

1,400 Hours

1 year and 6 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Automotive Collision Technology Technician program offers a sequence of courses that provides rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster. It provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the automotive paint, refinishing and repair field. The content includes but is not limited to basic trade skills; refinishing skills; sheetmetal repair skills; frame and unibody squaring and aligning; use of fillers; paint systems and undercoats; related welding skills; related mechanical skills; trim-hardware maintenance; glass servicing; and other miscellaneous repairs.  The course content should also include training in communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills; and safe, efficient work practices.

The program is full time enrollment with two enrollment options in the Fall or Spring semester. Fall semester begins in August and Spring semester begins in January. Program hours are Monday - Friday 9AM - 3PM.

Occupation Description

Graduates of the Automotive Collision Technology Technician program will be prepared for employment in paint and collision repair facilities. They will be able to proficiently explain and apply required shop and personal safety tasks relating to the automotive collision industry Students will be able to apply required tasks associated with the proper use and handling of tools and equipment relating to the automotive collision industry. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Automotive industry; planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety and environmental issues.

 

Program Structure

 

The following table illustrates the postsecondary program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

ARR0140

A

Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Helper/Assistant

150

 

ARR0141

B

Automotive Collision Refinishing Technician

450

 

ARR0312

C

Non-Structural Damage Repair Technician

300

 

ARR0022

D

Damage Analysis and Estimating

75

 

ARR0112

E

Automotive Collision Welding, Cutting and Joining

75

 

ARR0295

F

Structural Damage Repair Technician

350

 

 

 

Total

1,400

 

 

Mission Statement

The Auto Collision Technology Technician Program prepares students to be self-sufficient as an entry-level employee in the Auto repair and refinishing industry.

Program Number: T400700

CIP Number: 0647060411

1,050 Hours

2 years

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Automotive Service Technology I program trains the student with the latest software, simulators, and diagnostic equipment in all phases of automotive services and electronics technologies.  The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on laboratory training in the troubleshooting, service and repair of automotive systems as well as a platform for continuing education or employment in a rewarding, high-wage career.  The program provides comprehensive skills enhancement training in the following automotive service areas: engine repair, braking systems, suspensions/steering systems, and electrical/electronic systems.  Program provides a gateway for current and qualifying future technicians with practical exercises in a wide range of electronics fundamentals as it applies to today’s technologically sophisticated simulators and vehicles featuring electronic fuel injection, computerized controlled ignitions systems, starting systems, accessory systems, anti-lock braking systems, and electronic emission control systems.  This program develops a mastery of the applications of electronics through practical skills training, problem solving methods, real-time simulation and live work experience.  Valid Driver’s License required for all students.

This program is eligible for full-time and part-time enrollment.

Occupational Description

Diagnose, service, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. 

Economic Opportunities: Engine Performance Technician, Automatic/Manual Transmission Technician, heating and Air Conditioning Technician, Electrical Technician, Brake Technician, Engine Technician, Steering/Suspension Technician, Automotive Technician, General Service Technician, Maintenance and Light Repair Technician, Service Writer/Customer Service Consultant, Automotive Shop Foreman, and Automotive Parts Salesperson.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

AER0014

A

Automobile Services Assistor

300

$876.00

AER0418

B

Automotive Brake System Tech

150

$438.00

AER0453

C

Automobile Suspension & Steering Technician

150

$438.00

AER0360

D

Automobile Electrical/Electronic System Technician

300

$876.00

AER0110

E

Engine Repair Technician

150

$438.00

 

 

Total

1,050

$3,066.00

 

Mission Statement

The Automotive Service Technology I Program prepares students with entry-level skills to repair automobiles in five Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification areas. 

Program Number: I463112                                     

CIP Number: 064601010

1,650 Hours

1 year and 6 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Brick and Block Masonry program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Architecture and Construction career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills to the masonry field.

The program is full time enrollment with two enrollment options in the Fall or Spring semester. Fall semester begins in August and Spring semester begins in January. Program hours are Monday - Friday 9AM - 3PM.

Occupational Description

Graduates of this program will be prepared for employment in the brick, block, and concrete masonry industry. Follow safety practices relevant to the masonry industry. Describe the properties, characteristics and uses of brick and concrete block be able to safely and effectively use both power and hand tools relevant to the masonry industry. Read measurements, drawings and specifications. Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills. Apply construction techniques and moisture control for foundations.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the postsecondary program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

BCV0330

A

Masonry Tender

450

 

BCV0360

B

Bricklayer Helper

300

 

BCV0362

C

Brickmason 1

450

 

BCV0363

C

Brickmason 2

450

 

 

 

Total

1,650

 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Masonry Program is to provide accessible, quality educational opportunities that will provide individuals with the knowledge, technical skills, and attitudes necessary to obtain entry-level employment in the masonry and building construction professions.

Program Number: D500100

CIP Number: 06120401102

1,200 Hours

1 year and 6 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Cosmetology program is designed to prepare students for employment as a licensed hairdresser and cosmetologist.  Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a cosmetology license.  Specialized instruction and practical experience in hair, nail, and skin care procedures; related chemistry; anatomy; physiology; safety; and Florida Cosmetology Law are combined with communication and leadership skills to provide our graduates a “cutting edge” in the cosmetology industry.

This program requires full-time enrollment.

Occupation Description

There is a variety of employment opportunities upon successful completion of the cosmetology program and licensure.  Graduates can pursue jobs as nail technicians, facial specialists, estheticians, hairstylists, makeup stylists as well as many other careers in the design and entertainment industries.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

CSP0009

A

Grooming and Salon Services, Facials and Nails

225

$657.00

COS0002

A

Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 1

300

$876.00

COS0003

A

Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 2

300

$876.00

COS0009

A

Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 3

375

$1,095.00

 

 

Total

1,200

$3,504.00

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cosmetology Program is to prepare students for employment and to be competent in the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass the Florida Cosmetology license examination or obtain a registration from the State Board of Cosmetology.

Adult Program Number: N900100

Dietary managers help plan and prepare nutritious meals for hospitals, long-term facilities, schools, and a host of other food service operations. With elevated skills gained from this program at RIVEROAK Technical College, you can earn a certificate that qualifies you for more advanced positions, better pay and increased long-term opportunities to continue your education and advancement in the food service industry. RTC’s program is primarily designed for food services employees working in health care facilities who have leadership and management potential.


As part of the certificate program, you’ll complete 150 hours of classroom work, along with another 150 hours of on-the-job experience where you’ll be supervised by a qualified specialist, called a preceptor.

These specialist check assignments, evaluate your performance and write a letter of recommendation prior to the end of the course.


Program Cost: Approximate cost for this program is $1,600.


Program Content:
The content includes but is not limited to facility planning for sanitation and safety; selection and supervision of equipment and supplies; application of principles of nutrition to diets and menus; cost planning and quality control; supervision of food preparation; evaluation of food quality, portion size and diet accuracy; supervision and in-service training of dietary personnel, personnel management, and employability and communication skills. Students are prepared to utilize nutritional knowledge in preparing food and in serving individuals with specific dietary needs under the supervision of a registered dietitian.

These classes are required for all Dietary Manager Program students:
Sanitation/ServSafe - 12 hours
Preparation and Service of Modified Diets - 17.5 hours
Meal Service - 12 hours
Food Preparation Principles - 15 hours
Food Preparation/Production Laboratory - 24 hours
Foodservice Management - 20 hours
Foodservice Safety - 8 hours
Nutrition Care Planning – 17.5 hours
Budgets, Purchasing & Inventory Control - 10 hours
Resource Management – 12.5 hours

SUPERVISED FIELD EXPERIENCE

The Field Experiences are reality-oriented learning activities scheduled to coordinate with classroom experience outside the school classroom. The supervised Field Experience consists of four independent study modules, each of which contains a series of experiences to be completed in the student’s facility.

The four field experience modules are:

Foodservice Sanitation - 28 hours
Nutrition - 55 hours
Management of Foodservice Operations- 29 hours
Human Resource Management - 38 hours

Program Number: K700100

CIP Number: 0510030307

600 Hours

20 Weeks

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Digital Design program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in digital publishing positions.  This program is designed to prepare students for employment as an information technology assistant, production assistant, digital assistant designer, graphic designer, and multi-media designer.  The content includes enhanced practical experiences in computer generated art and text, graphic design, graphic production, electronic skills design, preparation of electronic layouts and illustrations, electronic scanning, as well as development of specialized skills in multimedia presentations.  Over the course of the program, the students will create a series of projects that will serve in the development of both printed and digital portfolios.

This program is eligible for full-time or part-time enrollment.

Occupation Description

The content includes enhanced practical experiences in computer generated art and text, graphic design, graphic production, electronic design skills, preparation of electronic layouts and illustrations, electronic scanning, as well as development of specialized skills in multimedia presentations.  This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the digital publishing industry: planning, management, finance, technical and production skills with underlying principles of technology and design.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

OTA0040

A

Information Technology Assistant

150

$438.00

GRA0024

B

Production Assistant

150

$438.00

GRA0025

C

Digital Assistant Designer

300

$876.00

 

 

Total

600

$1,752.00

 

Mission Statement

The Business Program offers opportunities for quality education and training.  The Digital Design and Medical Administrative Specialist programs provide students with transferable skills allowing them to become competent and employable in the business community.

Program Number: E300100                                     

CIP Number: 0419070913

600 Hours

1 year

Pell Eligible

Program Description

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Education & Training career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Education & Training career cluster. Students will earn the Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC). This program requires students to obtain 480 hours of direct work experience with children 5 years old or younger while enrolled in the program. Students will complete this practical experience in our two onsite childcare labs.

The program is full time enrollment with two enrollment options in the Fall or Spring semester. Fall semester begins in August and Spring semester begins in January. Program hours are Monday - Friday 8AM – 12:50PM

Occupation Description

This program is approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) as meeting the training requirements for child care personnel/ preschool teachers The content includes but is not limited to competencies related to the following elements of the early childhood education industry:  planning, management, finance, technical and production skills; underlying principles of technology; labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues; and developmentally appropriate practices for children birth through age eight. 

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the postsecondary program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

HEV0870

A

Child Care Worker 1

150

 

HEV0871

B

Child Care Worker 2

150

 

HEV0872

C

Teacher Aide (Preschool)

150

 

HEV0873

D

Preschool Teacher

150

 

 

 

Total

600

 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Early Childhood Education Program is to prepare students for initial employment as child care providers, child care attendants, and child care aides or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

Program Number: I460312

CIP Number: 0646030202

1,200 Hours

1 year and 6 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Electricity program prepares students for employment as an electrician’s helper, residential electrician, and commercial electrician.

This program is eligible for full-time or part-time enrollment.

Occupation Description

Specialized classroom instruction and laboratory practical applications trains the student in the installation and maintenance of electrical wiring an equipment such as motors, motor controls, and power and lighting systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.  Students learn how to locate and correct electrical and equipment malfunctions using electrical test instruments such as the ammeter and voltohmmeter.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

BCV0603

A

Electrician Helper

300

$876.00

BCV0640

B

Residential Electrician

450

$1,314.00

BCV0652

C

Commercial Electrician

450

$1,314.00

 

 

Total

1,200

$3,504.00

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Electricity Program at RIVEROAK Technical College is to provide NCCER certified programs that include but are not limited to theoretical and experiential courses that prepare students for employment, workplace advancement, and/or personal enrichment. 

Program Number: I120424

CIP Number: 0612040805

260 Hours

4 months

Not Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Facials Specialty program is designed to prepare students for employment as a certified facial/skin care specialist.  Instruction in designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a manicure, pedicure, nail specialist certification from the Department of Professional Regulations Cosmetology Board.  Specialized instruction and practical experience in various facial and skin care procedures, the art of makeup, related chemistry, anatomy, physiology, safety, sanitation, and Florida Cosmetology Law are combined with communication and leadership skills to provide our graduates with a “cutting edge” in the skin care industry.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

CSP00265

A

Facials/Skin Care Specialists

260

$729.20

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Facials Specialty Program is to prepare students for employment and to be competent in the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a specialty registration in the field of Facials Specialty from the State Board of Cosmetology.

Program Number: B070300

CIP Number: 0551071603

1,050 Hours

1 year

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Medical Administrative Specialist program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers as an information technology assistant, front desk specialist, medical office technologist, and medical administrative specialist.  This program provides technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the business, management, and administration career cluster.

This program is eligible for full time or part time enrollment.

Occupation Description

Graduates of this program are able to perform administrative duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures.  Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

OTA0040

A

Information Technology Assistant

150

$438.00

OTA 0041

B

Front Desk Specialist

300

$876.00

OTA0631

C

Medical Office Technologist

300

$438.00

OTA0651

D

Medical Administrative Specialist

300

$1,314.00

 

 

Total

1,050

$3,066.00

 

Mission Statement

Medical Administrative Specialist Program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the medical Administrative Specialist.

Program Number: I120414

CIP Number: 0612041004

240 Hours

4 months

Not Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Nails Specialty program is designed to prepare students for employment as a certified nail specialist.  Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a manicure, pedicure, nail specialist certification from the Department of Professional Regulations Cosmetology Board.  Specialized instruction and practical experience in manicuring, pedicuring and various nail extension procedures, related chemistry, anatomy, physiology, safety, sanitation and Florida Cosmetology Law are combined with communication and leadership skills to provide out graduates with a “cutting edge” in the nail care industry.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

CSP0015

A

Manicurist and Pedicurist

240

$700.80

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Nails Specialty Program is to prepare students for employment and to be competent in the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a specialty registration from the State Board of Cosmetology.

Program Number: H170694

CIP Number: 0351390205

600 Hours

6 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as advanced cross trained certified nursing assistants and home health aides. This program offers a broad foundation o knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant, for acute and long term care settings along with home health; EKG performance and readings; phlebotomy; and rehabilitation assisting.

This program requires full-time enrollment.

Occupation Description

Home Health Aide: Provide routine individualized healthcare, such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elder­ly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Nursing Assistant: Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Patient Care Technicians also assist nurses, doctors and other health care professionals. They perform duties of a CNA, but are also trained to perform some basic medical duties such as EKG readings and phlebotomy. The laws of each state determine the extent of technician duties.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

HSC0003

A

Basic Healthcare Worker

90

$262.80

HCP0121

B

Nurse Aide & Orderly (Articulated)

75

$219.00

HCP0332

C

Advanced Home Health Aide

50

$146.00

HCP0020

D

Patient Care Assistant

75

$219.00

HSC0016

E

Allied Health Assistant

150

$438.00

MEA0580

F

Advanced Allied Health Assistant

100

$292.00

PRN0094

G

Patient Care Technician

60

$175.00

 

 

Total

600

$1,752.00

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Patient Care Technician Program is to fulfil the need for cross-trained adults working in patient care by assessing, preparing, and placing students in a rewarding and successful career.

Program Number: H170500

CIP Number: 0351080506

1,050 Hours

11 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

Pharmacy Technician prepares students for employment as pharmacy technicians. The content includes, but is not limited to, metric system, medical terminology, medicinal drugs, IV preparation, preparing purchase orders, receiving and checking supplies purchased, printing labels, typing prescription labels, delivering medications, pricing prescription drug orders and supplies, prepackaging unit dose packages, patient record systems, control records, and health and safety, including CPR.

This program requires full-time enrollment.

Occupation Description

Prepare medications according to prescription orders.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

HSC0003

A

Basic Healthcare Worker

90

$262.80

PTN0084

B

Pharmacy Technician 1

360

$1,051.20

PTN0085

B

Pharmacy Technician 2

300

$876.00

PTN0086

B

Pharmacy Technician 3

300

$876.00

 

 

Total

1,050

$3,066.00

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pharmacy Technician Program is to provide education and externship experiences that prepare the student to obtain their license as a Registered Pharmacy Technician and their certification as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician; and encourage each student to become highly productive citizens with strong work ethics and positive values.

Program Number: H170607

CIP Number: 0351390101

1,350 Hours

11 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is the quickest way to enter a nursing career. It requires three regular semesters for full time day students and four semesters for part-time evening students. Practical nurses must be very compassionate and patient, and be excellent caregivers. LPNs perform a variety of tasks, including monitoring patients and medical equipment, gathering and recording information from patients, administering medications, and patient care.

Occupation Description

Provide basic nursing care under the direction of registered nurses and supervisors. Licensing required.

Program Admission Requirements

Practical Nursing students are required to submit an application packet prior to enrollment.

AGE: 18 years or older at time of program completion

DIPLOMA: Standard High School or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED)

TABE:

Math – 11.0

Language – 11.0

Reading – 11.0

Or met other basic skill requirements

ADDITIONAL TESTING: ATI-TEAS VI: 55.0* (must be taken prior to submitting admissions packet)

*TEAS – only 3 attempts in a calendar year (January- December) - Scores are valid for 1 year only. Level 2 background screening (prior to enrollment).

Students must also provide: Immunization records from birth, physical exam or waiver on file, current Hepatitis B immunization or a signed waiver on file, current negative TB Skin Test.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

PRN0098

A

Practical Nursing Foundation 1

300

$876.00

PRN0099

B

Practical Nursing 2

300

$876.00

PRN0290

B

Medical Surgical Nursing 1

300

$876.00

PRN0291

B

Medical Surgical Nursing 2

300

$876.00

PRN0690

B

Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills

150

$438.00

 

 

Total

1,350

$3,942.00

 

Mission Statement

The purpose of the RIVEROAK Technical College Practical Nursing Program is to provide education and clinical experiences that prepare the student to obtain their license in Practical Nursing and obtain employment in the health care field at the highest level of competency possible.

Program Number: N100500

CIP Number: 0412050312

1,200 Hours

1 year and 6 months

Pell Eligible

Program Description

The Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program offers a sequence of courses that provide relevant content aligned with challenging academic standards, necessary technical knowledge and skills to prepare students for further education and careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.  The program also provides technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, problem solving skills, work attitudes, technical and occupational-specific skills, as well as knowledge of all aspects of the industry.

The content includes, but is not limited to, preparation, presentation and serving of a wide variety of foods, leadership, communication skills and safe/efficient work practices. This coursework prepares students for employment in the local food service/hospitality industry.

This program is eligible for full-time and part-time enrollment.

Occupation Description

Students prepare for a variety of careers in the culinary arts profession and for advanced education at other culinary institutions.  Career paths include dinner cook, institutional cook, cook's helper, baker's helper, fry cook and short order cook.

Program Structure

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

Course Number

OCP

Course Title

Course Length

Florida Resident Tuition Per Term

HMV0100

A

Food Preparation

300

$876.00

HMV0170

B

Cook, Restaurant

300

$876.00

HMV0171

C

Chef/Head Cook

300

$876.00

HMV0126

D

Food Service Management

300

$876.00

 

 

Total

1,200

$3,504.00

 

Mission Statement

Aspires to be recognized as providing the best possible training for the future of our students.