Graduates earn 597 degrees, certificates from South Suburban College


About 34.7 percent of the 597 degrees and certificates handed out by the South Suburban 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 Holland conferred 136 certificates and 71 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 115 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, followed by 105 associate's degrees in Biological and Physical Sciences and 59 certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide.

The college enrolled 3,703 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
-
59
59
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
24
-
24
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
19
-
19
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
-
18
18
Occupational Therapist Assistant
18
-
18
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
-
13
13
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
-
11
11
Medical/Clinical Assistant
-
11
11
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
-
9
9
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
7
-
7
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
-
6
6
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
-
5
5
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
-
4
4
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
3
-
3
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
71
136
207
34.7
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
115
-
115
General Studies
16
-
16
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
131
-
131
21.9
Biological and Physical Sciences
105
-
105
Accounting and Computer Science
-
1
1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
105
1
106
17.8
Office Management and Supervision
2
14
16
Accounting
4
1
5
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
4
4
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
-
3
3
Fashion Merchandising
1
1
2
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
-
1
1
Business Administration and Management, General
1
-
1
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
-
1
1
Small Business Administration/Management
1
-
1
Real Estate
-
1
1
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
-
-
-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
-
-
-
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
-
-
-
Construction Management
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
9
26
35
5.9
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
23
-
23
Criminal Justice/Police Science
-
10
10
Forensic Science and Technology
-
-
-
Juvenile Corrections
-
-
-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
23
10
33
5.5
Information Science/Studies
1
18
19
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
-
-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
-
-
-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
1
18
19
3.2
Commercial and Advertising Art
7
8
15
Music, General
3
-
3
Fine/Studio Arts, General
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
10
8
18
3
Child Care Provider/Assistant
3
8
11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
3
8
11
1.8
Welding Technology/Welder
-
10
10
Precision Production total
-
10
10
1.7
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
2
1
3
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
3
-
3
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
1
-
1
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
-
1
1
Biomedical Technology/Technician
1
-
1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
7
2
9
1.5
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
5
3
8
Court Reporting/Court Reporter
1
-
1
Legal Professions and Studies total
6
3
9
1.5
Social Work
4
-
4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
4
-
4
0.7
Construction Trades, General
-
2
2
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
-
-
-
Construction Trades total
-
2
2
0.3
Teacher Assistant/Aide
-
1
1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
-
-
-
Education total
-
1
1
0.2
Engineering, General
1
-
1
Engineering total
1
-
1
0.2
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
-
1
1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
-
1
1
0.2

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