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Construction Equipment Operator

Career Pathway Certificate

Students will be prepared to safely, efficiently and professionally operate construction equipment used in a variety of construction sites including residential and commercial building, road construction, maintenance and utility installation ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $3,929
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Construction Technology: Cabinet Making

Certificate

This certificate emphasizes techniques involved in the building of residential and light commercial cabinets in terms of joinery for cabinet work. Students complete hands-on competency-based training using different types of ...

  • Credits: 5
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $990
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Construction Technology: Finishing Skills

Certificate

This certificate emphasizes techniques involved in the building of residential and light commercial structures in terms of finish work. Students complete hands-on competency-based training in interior finish work and installation ...

  • Credits: 13.5
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $2,673
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Construction Technology: Floor and Framing Skills

Certificate

This certificate offers hands-on training in floor systems and framing for the construction of residential and small commercial-type structures. Students learn floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, roofing, siding and ...

  • Credits: 13.5
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $2,673
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Construction Technology: Foundation Skills

Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide competency-based instruction concerning the use of tools, materials and practices used in the building trades. Students apply this knowledge to concrete form construction, footing ...

  • Credits: 10.5
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $2,079
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Cosmetology

Associate of Applied Science

The Cosmetology program prepares you to work in a full-service salon and/or allows you to work towards salon ownership and professional management. It provides a strong foundation in cosmetology with ...

  • Credits: 70.5
  • Locations: Calmar
  • Approx. Cost: $13,959
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Culinary Foundations

Career Pathway Certificate

The Culinary Foundations Career Pathway Certificate is an 80-hour hands-on program designed to prepare students with little or no culinary experience for a rewarding career in the culinary field. Successful ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Calmar, Dubuque
  • Approx. Cost: $1,995
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Customer Service

Career Pathway Certificate

Customer service representatives are often the heart and soul of successful organizations, serving as internal communicators, organizers, and facilitators while functioning as the voice and face of the business to ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Town Clock Business Center (Dubuque)
  • Approx. Cost: $795
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Dairy Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science

The Dairy Science Technology program is nationally-recognized for its academic rigor and excellence, experiential and hands-on learning approaches, and classroom instruction that teaches both theory and applied concepts. As a ...

  • Credits: 77
  • Locations: Calmar
  • Approx. Cost: $15,246
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Dental Assisting

Diploma

The Dental Assisting curriculum is career-oriented. It prepares the student, as a member of the dental health team, to assist the dentist in all phases of dentistry. The program includes ...

  • Credits: 45.25
  • Locations: Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $8,960
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Diesel Mechanics

Diploma

The increased mobility of people and industries has caused a large growth in the diesel industry. Where there are diesel engines, there is a need for mechanics to keep them ...

  • Credits: 48
  • Locations: Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $9,504
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Early Childhood

Diploma

The Early Childhood Education diploma program prepares students for careers working with children 0-8 years of age in a variety of educational settings. Students enrolled in the program receive education ...

  • Credits: 34
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $6,732