Graduates earn 1,500 degrees, certificates from Parkland College


About 35 percent of the 1,500 degrees and certificates handed out by the Parkland 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 Champaign conferred 348 certificates and 177 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 230 certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide, followed by 225 associate's degrees in Biological and Physical Sciences and 124 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

The college enrolled 7,569 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
-
230
230
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
64
-
64
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
-
50
50
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
32
-
32
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
25
25
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
22
-
22
Surgical Technology/Technologist
10
10
20
Occupational Therapist Assistant
19
-
19
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
-
17
17
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
17
-
17
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
4
6
10
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
8
-
8
Medical/Clinical Assistant
-
8
8
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
1
2
3
Dietetic Technician
-
-
-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
177
348
525
35
Biological and Physical Sciences
225
-
225
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
225
-
225
15
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
124
-
124
General Studies
45
-
45
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
169
-
169
11.3
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
25
23
48
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
30
-
30
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
4
24
28
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
3
4
7
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
-
1
1
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
-
-
-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
62
52
114
7.6
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
-
25
25
Accounting
12
13
25
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
10
6
16
Business Administration and Management, General
7
1
8
Construction Management
6
-
6
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
4
4
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
-
4
4
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
3
1
4
Restaurant/Food Services Management
2
1
3
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
3
-
3
International Business/Trade/Commerce
-
-
-
Business/Commerce, General
-
-
-
Resort Management
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
43
55
98
6.5
Network and System Administration/Administrator
13
12
25
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
-
24
24
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
-
15
15
Computer Graphics
-
12
12
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
5
1
6
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
3
3
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
-
1
1
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
-
1
1
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
18
69
87
5.8
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
-
76
76
Transportation and Materials Moving total
-
76
76
5.1
Agricultural Business and Management, General
13
5
18
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation
6
4
10
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
4
2
6
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
3
1
4
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
-
3
3
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
2
-
2
Agricultural Business Technology
2
-
2
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
30
15
45
3
Industrial Technology/Technician
13
-
13
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
5
2
7
Surveying Technology/Surveying
2
3
5
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
-
4
4
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
-
1
1
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
20
10
30
2
Child Care Provider/Assistant
7
19
26
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
7
19
26
1.7
Engineering, General
23
-
23
Engineering total
23
-
23
1.5
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
-
20
20
Personal and Culinary Services total
-
20
20
1.3
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
-
13
13
Ironworking/Ironworker
-
-
-
Precision Production total
-
13
13
0.9
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
7
4
11
Radio and Television
1
-
1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
8
4
12
0.8
Criminal Justice/Police Science
9
-
9
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
3
-
3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
12
-
12
0.8
Fine/Studio Arts, General
6
-
6
Graphic Design
4
-
4
Music, General
1
-
1
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
11
-
11
0.7
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
-
6
6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
-
6
6
0.4
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
5
-
5
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
-
-
-
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
-
-
-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
5
-
5
0.3
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
1
-
1
Construction Trades, General
-
1
1
Building/Property Maintenance
-
-
-
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
-
-
-
Electrician
-
-
-
Construction Trades total
1
1
2
0.1
Music Teacher Education
1
-
1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
-
-
-
Education total
1
-
1
0.1

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