programs & departments at vuj

programs & departments at vuj

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Health Occupations/Nursing

Have a passion to help others through healthcare? A variety of Nursing programs are available to you on the Jasper Campus whether you want to be an RN, LPN, or CNA. All for-credit programs also stack into our online BSN program.
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Here you will hone skills necessary for meaningfully engaging in community, career, and life. Critical and creative thinking, effective communication, ethical analysis, artistic creation and evaluation are all skills you will develop. Our highly qualified, professional, and caring faculty invest in you and your education to assist you on your life’s journey. You can enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution following completion of an associate degree or upgrade job skills through a certificate program.
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Social Sciences and Communications

Social Sciences and Communications foster critical thinking, creative expression, and intellectual curiosity. Students are prepared for a variety of careers and equipped to prosper in the future. We value quality education and are committed to academic success. Faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with the educational tools that will enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow. Each program provides students with a challenging curriculum where students learn the skills that employers demand, such as teamwork and effective written and oral communication.
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Business, IT and Public Service

We offer a variety of programs in Business, Information Technology and Law Enforcement. Students have the options of Certificates and Associate Degrees. Our courses are taught by dedicated and experienced faculty who are committed to providing all students with a quality education that prepares them for a career – and life.

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Career Advancement Partnership (CAP)

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing (CTIM) is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to serving the local economy by producing a pipeline of highly skilled technicians to local manufacturers, and by providing training opportunities for current employees to learn new skills. The keystone program of the CTIM is the Career Advancement Partnership (CAP) Program designed with a unique work-learn format allowing students to apply in real-time what they learn in labs on-site with an employer.

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Patoka Valley High School Programs

Go Further, Faster by taking dual-credit college courses while in high school. Credits count toward high school graduation requirements and your college transcript! Students can apply by completing the Patoka Valley CTE application. Contact your Patoka Valley Career and Technical Cooperative Counselor, Jarred Howard, 812-481-5909 to enroll today.

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