Graduates earn 959 degrees, certificates from Richland Community College

About 20.4 percent of the 959 degrees and certificates handed out by the Richland Community College in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest


About 20.4 percent of the 959 degrees and certificates handed out by the Richland Community College in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Decatur conferred 123 certificates and 73 associate's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. Data shows the school gave out 112 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, followed by 86 certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide and 72 certificates in Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

The college enrolled 2,839 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
86
86
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
46
-
46
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
13
6
19
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
1
12
13
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
1
8
9
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
9
9
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
7
-
7
Surgical Technology/Technologist
4
-
4
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
-
2
2
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
1
-
1
Health Professions and Related Programs total
73
123
196
20.4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
72
72
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
-
40
40
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
1
17
18
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
10
10
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
-
5
5
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
-
1
1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
1
145
146
15.2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
112
-
112
General Studies
19
-
19
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
-
-
-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
131
-
131
13.7
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
11
57
68
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
-
12
12
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
-
2
2
Personal and Culinary Services total
11
71
82
8.6
Biological and Physical Sciences
66
-
66
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
66
-
66
6.9
Criminal Justice/Police Science
6
39
45
Fire Services Administration
-
15
15
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
3
2
5
Corrections
-
-
-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
9
56
65
6.8
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
-
51
51
Transportation and Materials Moving total
-
51
51
5.3
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
7
13
20
Lineworker
-
19
19
Construction Trades, General
-
9
9
Electrician
2
-
2
Building/Property Maintenance
-
-
-
Construction Trades total
9
41
50
5.2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
3
12
15
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
-
5
5
Network and System Administration/Administrator
-
5
5
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
2
2
4
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
-
2
2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
2
2
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
5
28
33
3.4
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other
9
11
20
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
1
6
7
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
-
2
2
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
-
2
2
Petroleum Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
10
21
31
3.2
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
3
8
11
Business/Commerce, General
7
-
7
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
4
2
6
Business Administration and Management, General
-
4
4
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
-
-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
-
-
-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
-
-
-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
14
14
28
2.9
Child Care Provider/Assistant
4
10
14
Housing and Human Environments, Other
-
12
12
Family Systems
-
2
2
Family Resource Management Studies, General
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
4
24
28
2.9
Welding Technology/Welder
2
22
24
Precision Production total
2
22
24
2.5
American Sign Language (ASL)
-
13
13
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
1
-
1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
1
13
14
1.5
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
3
1
4
Greenhouse Operations and Management
-
2
2
Turf and Turfgrass Management
-
1
1
Agricultural Business and Management, General
-
-
-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
3
4
7
0.7
Engineering, General
3
-
3
Engineering total
3
-
3
0.3
Fine/Studio Arts, General
3
-
3
Graphic Design
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
3
-
3
0.3
Teacher Assistant/Aide
1
-
1
Education total
1
-
1
0.1
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Science Technologies/Technicians total
-
-
-
-

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