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Mountwest Community & Technical College has classes and degree programs to move you toward your new goals. Choose part-time or full-time, day or evening classes. Start small with a certificate or jump right into an associate degree and transfer to a four-year institution.

Mountwest’s small classes, comprehensive services and caring teachers are here to help you learn – and change. Not sure what’s next? Take a look at this A-Z listing of Mountwest programs. You never know, something unexpected might catch your eye. And change your life.

Mountwest A-Z Listing of programs offered by Mountwest – Call 1.866.676.5533 for more information, or visit 

For salary information students or graduates should refer to

Area of Study Degree Prepares You For
Career & Technical Studies Division
Allied Health >>
Allied Health Occupations Certificate work in educational services, federal, state, and local governments, or pharmaceutical and medical facilities
Certified Coding Specialist Certificate becoming familiar with coding systems, medical terminology and medical background of anatomy and diseases; prepares student for National American Health Information Association exam
Dental Laboratory Technology AAS, Certificate making and repairing dental appliances such as dentures, crowns, and braces
Exercise Science Certificate direct employment within a Health club or Fitness Center or for individual private pay consultation
Health Information Technology AAS technical knowledge and skills necessary to handle medical, administrative, ethical, legal accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system
Health Science AAS allows those with allied health industry specialized certifications to pursue a degree in their field
Massage Therapy AAS employment in doctors’ offices, chiropractors’ offices, hospitals, physical therapy offices, medical clinics, and massage therapy practices
Medical Assistant AAS administrative duties and clinical duties in physicians’ offices, clinics, and hospitals
Paramedic Science AAS providing emergency medical treatment and stabilization, rescuing of persons entrapped in life-threatening situations, transporting critical patients, supporting and assisting law enforcement agencies, and public education and training
Pharmacy Technician AAS routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, counting tablets, labeling bottles, administrative duties, stocking shelves, and operating cash registers
Physical Therapist Assistant AAS home health care, rehabilitation hospitals, nursing homes, acute care hospitals, skilled nursing skills, outpatient departments, private practice offices, and school systems positions
Radiologic Technology AAS employment in hospitals, clinics, commercial radiological laboratories, physicians’ offices, mobile radiological services
Respiratory Therapy AAS employment in nursing homes, nursing units, outpatient centers, rehabilitation hospitals, acute care hospitals, home health, and physician’s offices
Surgical Technology AAS working in hospitals, physicians’ offices, dentist offices, outpatient care centers, and ambulatory surgical centers
Veterinary Technology AAS an integral part of veterinary medicine, working under the supervision of veterinarians
Applied science Technology >>
Biomedical Instrumentation Technology AAS maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing medical equipment
Electronics Technology AAS installation technician, electronics technician, electronic sales, biomedical technician
Engineering Design Technology AAS engineering technician, product design technician, CAO specialist, computer modeling specialist, graphic designer, digitalar
Machinist Technology/CNC Specialist AAS rigorous demands of the manufacturing sector, manual machinist, CNC machinist, industrial sales, auto plant worker, machinist shop, and fabricator
Occupational Development AAS after completion of a US DOL approved Apprenticeship Program, can be ready to be apprenticeship, Job Corps, career and technical center instructors; and positions of increasing responsibility within the union
Technical Studies AAS, Certificate jobs with increased levels of responsibility by building upon approved employer training
Welding Technology AAS building equipment contractor, school maintenance, repair shop, self-employment, manufacturing industry, construction industry, and utilities industry positions
Business Technology >>
Accounting (Management Technology)* AAS entry level accounting, auditing clerk, bookkeeper
Accounting/Bookkeeping Certificate entry level accounting, auditing clerk, bookkeeper
Administrative Technology – Executive** AAS business offices, problem solving, computer software
Administrative Technology – Legal** AAS legal offices, problem solving, computer software
Administrative Technology – Medical** AAS medical offices, problem solving, computer software
Banking and Finance AAS bank and finance terminology, computer software for financial institutions
Business Administration(Management Technology)* AAS business management, sales, project planning
Call Center Supervisor(Management Technology)* AAS entry level positions that lead to supervisory and management positions
Industrial Management(Management Technology)* AAS position of supervisory leadership such as assembly supervisor, machine shop supervisor, operations supervisor
Interior Design AAS employment with architectural firms, interior design firms, kitchen design firms, department stores, and furniture stores
Hospitality Management >>
Culinary Arts* AAS, Certificate a variety of culinary establishments as a sous chef, garde manager, kitchen supervisor, and restaurant manager
Hotel/Lodging Management* AAS hotel and resort management, tourism and travel services, and recreation services industry
Information technology >>
Animation and Game Developer* AAS design software, programming, modeling and animation, designing and developing games
Geospatial Studies* AAS technical skills with image and image-processing software products, working in business, communications, defense, education, engineering, government, health and human services, natural resources, transportation, and utilities industries
Graphic Design AAS specialized design services, advertising, public relations and educational institutions
Microsoft Certified IT Professional Certificate prepare students for the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Certification examinations
Network Systems Administration (Microsoft)* AAS network administrator, network engineer, systems support technician, network designer, and network security systems designer positions
Network Systems Development*(CCNA) AAS network administrator, network engineer, systems support technician, network designer, network security systems designer
Network Systems Security* AAS network administrator, web designer, systems support technician, network designer, security solutions designer, help desk technician, hardware technician, softwaretechnician, and software applications
Web Designer* AAS network administration, web designer, systems support technician, network designer, security solutions designer, help desk technician, and hardware technician positions
Legal Studies >>
Criminal Justice AAS current law enforcement for advancement into supervisory positions, probation, parole, retail security, private security, and private investigations.
Paralegal Studies AAS interviewing, case investigation, preparation of pleadings, and legal research
Transportation >>
Aviation Pilot Certificate aircraft pilots and flight engineers
Aviation Technology* AAS aircraft pilots and flight engineers
Intelligent Transportation Systems* AAS working in the transportation industry to use computer and communication technology to solve transportation problems that run the gamut from road congestion, parking, and route selection. Jobs are software engineer, transportation security, roadway management
Intermodal Management* AASCT43 working in the transportation industry to use computer software technology to solve freight movement problems to ensure that freight is picked up and delivered in time to meet manufacturing needs. Jobs are freight coordinator, dispatcher, and transportation management
Maritime* AAS rigging barges, maintaining barges once underway, and performing routine maintenance on towboats and barges
Railway* AAS placement into jobs of increasing responsibility such as supervisory positions, conductor, and engineer by building upon railroad training taught by the employer
Roadway* AAS placement into jobs of dispatcher, customer service, freight and distribution
Transit* AAS provide overall direction and supervision, schedule transportation, provide safety and other training, provide service support and resolution of logistical problems
Liberal Arts & Transfer studies division
Transfer Studies >>
Advertising* AA advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations and sale management
Internet Journalism* AA online newspapers or magazines, local papers and news station
Public Relations* AA advertising, promotions and marketing managers
Radio/Television Production Management* AA audio/video equipment technicians, broadcast technicians, sound engineering technicians, communications equipment operation
Human services & education >>
American Sign Language, Deaf Studies AAS, Certificate interpreter training program, effective communication with deaf persons, translator
Assistant Teacher Certificate employment as teacher assistant in early education classroom
Early Childhood Education AAS childcare work, child daycare services, and preschool employment
Public Library Technology AAS, Certificate employment as a library assistant, library technician
Additional degrees >>
Board of Governors (6 concentrations) AAS adult learners to meet occupational goals
Transfer Studies AA, Certificate transferring to a four-year institution


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