Graduates earn 897 degrees, certificates from Prairie State College

About 47.4 percent of the 897 degrees and certificates handed out by the Prairie State 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 disc


About 47.4 percent of the 897 degrees and certificates handed out by the Prairie State 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 Heights conferred 350 certificates and 75 associate's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.

But the single most popular program was for a certificate in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide. Data shows the school gave out 234 certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide, followed by 180 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies and 66 associate's degrees in Biological and Physical Sciences.

The college enrolled 4,484 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
-
234
234
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
-
61
61
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
-
47
47
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
44
-
44
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
31
-
31
Surgical Technology/Technologist
-
8
8
Health Professions and Related Programs total
75
350
425
47.4
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
180
-
180
General Studies
24
-
24
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
204
-
204
22.7
Biological and Physical Sciences
66
-
66
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
66
-
66
7.4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
4
34
38
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
-
7
7
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
-
6
6
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
-
2
2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
4
49
53
5.9
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
2
22
24
Criminal Justice/Police Science
3
1
4
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
5
23
28
3.1
Child Care Provider/Assistant
4
19
23
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
4
19
23
2.6
Electrician
14
8
22
Construction Trades total
14
8
22
2.5
Computer Support Specialist
-
11
11
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
-
6
6
Information Technology
3
-
3
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
-
-
-
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
-
-
-
Network and System Administration/Administrator
-
-
-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
-
-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
3
17
20
2.2
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
5
3
8
Graphic Communications, General
4
-
4
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
-
2
2
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
-
-
-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
9
5
14
1.6
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
-
5
5
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
-
5
5
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
3
-
3
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
-
1
1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Computer Software Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
3
11
14
1.6
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
-
6
6
Business/Commerce, General
-
3
3
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
-
-
-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
-
-
-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
-
-
-
Accounting and Business/Management
-
-
-
Business Administration and Management, General
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
-
9
9
1
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
-
4
4
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
1
2
3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
1
6
7
0.8
Welding Technology/Welder
-
5
5
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
-
1
1
Cabinetmaking and Millwork
-
-
-
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Precision Production total
-
6
6
0.7
Commercial Photography
3
-
3
Fine/Studio Arts, General
2
-
2
Graphic Design
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
5
-
5
0.6
Teacher Assistant/Aide
1
-
1
Education total
1
-
1
0.1
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
-
-
-
-

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