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Degrees & Certificates

Explore your options and find the right program to help you achieve your goals.

  • In this certificate that does not apply toward the automotive collision repair associate degree program, you’ll learn the skills required to repair and replace automotive upholstery. Gain skills in upholstery and carpeting removal and replacement, correct use of materials, and cutting and stretching.
  • Motor vehicle collisions happen in a variety of conditions and create various injuries. Safely removing victims from the scene of an accident often saves lives. The Vehicle Extrication Certificate expands your fire service abilities by teaching this skill.
  • Study basic and advanced television studio production techniques and learn how to direct a shoot. Learn single- and multi-camera production, video effects, chroming, and studio production for news, sports and weather.

    Note: These two classes are prerequisites for the Level II video and television certificate courses.
  • Learn advanced television and video production techniques with this video production certificate. Learn sound design, video field production, and video editing techniques and software including Final Cut Pro.
  • Video Editing and Effects

    Associate of Applied Science
    Learn the fundamentals of video editing and how to use digital editing software including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and Avid and special effects software Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D. Along with exploring the history and function of media in society, you'll spend three out of four semesters in the lab using video editing and effects software to give you the technical skills and experience to launch your career.
  • Learn writing skills unique to radio and television and how to write corporate video scripts. Gain skills in professional scriptwriting techniques, format and style for TV, radio and corporate scripts.
  • Learn the basic skills you’ll need to design and build websites. Study basic coding practices, style sheets and HTML markup and learn how color, typography, layout and design principles combine to create websites. This is a Graphic Design and Rich Media certificate with a focus on computer information systems.
  • Build on skills gained while earning the web design certificate. Learn advanced techniques using style sheets, work with different content management systems and create content for mobile devices. This is a Graphic Design and Rich Media certificate with a focus on computer information systems.
  • This comprehensive welding technology certificate program forms the basis for the welding associate degree program at Aims. Learn welding safety, metal cutting and gouging, arc and pipe welding techniques and metal fabrication.
  • Welding Technology

    Associate of Applied Science
    Explore courses that teach you how to cut and gouge metal, read blueprints and master the most common welding techniques used today. Learn shielded metal arc welding (stick welding), gas metal arc welding (MIG welding), flux-cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding (TIG welding) and pipe welding.