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Career and Technical Education

Northwest Vista College Career and Technical Education offers programs designed with stackable credentials and associate of applied science degrees to prepare students for entry-level employment in several high-wage, high-demand careers within 2 years or less.





3D Animation

Learn how to create 3D animations, characters to imitate life-like movement, and environmental settings utilizing virtual reality, augmented reality, and video games.

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Community Health Worker

Learn about health education, health promotion, community health research, advocacy, nutrition, and developing relationships with vulnerable individuals, families, and communities

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Digital Media

Learn how to produce web content - graphical, social media, and educational - and websites using current software, HTML, CSS, interface design best practices, and more.

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Digital Video & Cinema Production

Learn pre-production, production, and post-production through shooting, editing, and producing video and cinema projects using state-of-the-art equipment and software.

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Game Development
   -Game Production

Learn principles and techniques used in the production of interactive 2D and 3D games through testing, design, programming and scripting, modeling and animation skills, level and world editors, and game engines.

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Game Development
   -Game Programming

Learn principles and techniques used in the production of interactive game programming and software development, scripting languages, data structures,  testing, design, and game engine operation.

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Information Security Analyst

Learn to secure information systems, monitor security breaches, respond to cyber-attacks, and protect data integrity and confidentiality.

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Network Administrator

Learn the basics of routing, switching, and managing firewalls and wireless networks, Windows Server operating systems, network enterprise services, the Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Palo Alto Firewall Configuration. 

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Network & Cloud Architecture

Learn routing, switching, firewalls, basic concepts in shell script programming and load balancing, including understanding and managing cloud computing platforms such as OpenStack and Amazon Web Services AWS.

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Personal Fitness Trainer

Learn practical experience in areas including fitness evaluation and testing, wellness, injury prevention, exercise activity design, and facility operations. Students will be prepared to take the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) credentialing exam.

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Pharmacy Technology

Learn the technical knowledge and practical skills required of an entry-level technician through a comprehensive curriculum including hands-on training in prescription filling, inventory packaging, patient profiling, sterile product preparation, and pharmacy calculations. 

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Need more information?

Contact us for more information on Career and Technical Education programs at NVC.

Teresa Dimas, Chair

MLH 201B

Emily Coppin, Admin. Specialist

MLH 201

Adrienne Partida, Admin. Associate


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Work-Based Learning

Northwest Vista College offers students various work-based learning opportunities to gain practical work experience so they may apply what was learned in the classroom to the workforce. If you would like to offer Northwest Vista College students apprenticeships, internships, or job placement; please contact the appropriate Chair or Director. The college also maintains work-based advisory committees to evaluate program alignment to industry needs. If you are interested in joining one of our advisory committees which meet two to three times annually; please contact the appropriate Chair or Director. 


Community & Continuing Education (non-credit)

Are you a non-degree-seeking individual interested in relevant, meaningful, and affordable courses that can quickly turn ambitions into reality? Our community and continuing education courses are available to the general public. Admission to the College is not required.

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