Choosing a career path is an important decision and Johnston Community College is dedicated to providing education to fit a wide variety of career goals. Choose from associate degrees, certificates, diplomas to prepare you for careers that support your unique interests and ambitions.

Johnston A-Z Program List

Accounting

Careers that involve analyzing, processing, and communicating information about financial operations; workplaces include accounting firms, businesses, banks, hospitals, school systems, and government agencies.
Degree: AAS, C
Salary Median/Range: $33,250 – $44,000

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration

Employment as a technician trained to design, install, and service air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment; work with residential and light commercial systems, including start-up and preventive maintenance.
Degree: AAS, D, C
Salary Median/Range: $29,472 – $46,964

Associate Degree Nursing

A career as a registered nurse, upon successful completion of the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN); workplaces include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry, and community agencies.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $45,347 – $68,430

Associate in Arts

Transfer to a senior institution; Completion of course work is equivalent to the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree; awarded upon successful completion of 64 hours, including the minimum required in specific curriculums.
Degree: AA 
Salary Median/Range: N/A

Associate in Engineering

Transfer to a senior institution: Associate in Engineering (AE)
Degree: AE
Salary Median/Range: N/A

Associate in Science

Transfer to a senior institution; Completion of course work is equivalent to the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree; awarded upon successful completion of 64 hours, including the minimum required in specific curriculums.
Degree: AS
Salary Median/Range: N/A

Associate in General Education

General education with emphasis on intellectual growth and personal enrichment; can be tailored to student interests rather than to specific technical or professional requirements.
Degree: AGE
Salary Median/Range: N/A

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Employment as an entry-level law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.
Degree: C
Salary Median/Range: $34,410 – $56,360

BioProcess Technology

Prepares individuals to work as process operators in biological products manufacturing facilities.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $22,439 – $44,692

Business Administration

Professions in business involving marketing, sales, customer service, finance, or business management in public, private, profit, and nonprofit organizations.
Degree: AAS, C
Salary Median/Range: $48,080 – $82,310

Cardiovascular Sonography

Prepares graduates to work as a cardiovascular sonographer.  These professionals use high frequency sound waves to produce high quality images of the heart and vascular structures.  Upon passing the required certification exams after completing the program, graduates will qualify for employment opportunities in medical centers, hospitals, doctor’s offices, mobile settings, and other health care settings.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $48,210- $67,000

Community Spanish Interpreter

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as paraprofessional bilingual employees in education systems, health care settings, or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from part-time, full-time or self-employment /freelance positions, or apply language skills to other human service related areas.
Degree: AAS, C
Salary Median/Range: $37,300 – $51,650

Computed Tomography

Prepares graduates to work as a CT Technologist who uses specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of disease processes; Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for certification.  Employment opportunities could be in medical centers, hospitals, doctor’s offices, mobile settings, and other health care settings.
Degree: C
Salary Median/Range: $54,184 – $67,600

Computer Integrated Machining Technology

Employment opportunities for machining technicians exist in commercial manufacturing industries, public institutions, government agencies and in a wide range of specialty machining job shops.
Degree: AAS, D, C
Salary Median/Range: $37,490 – $43,580

Cosmetology

Careers in cosmetology, providing professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, and nail care in salons and spas; graduates qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts exam.
Degree: AAS, D
Salary Median/Range: $15,962 – $47,383

Criminal Justice Technology

Professions in law enforcement, corrections, and security fields; positions include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $32,508 – $56,319

Criminal Justice Technology/Latent Evidence

Employment as a crime scene technician/processor (first responder) with skills in collection and preservation of evidence, sketching crime scenes with CAD software, and analysis, lifting, classification, and preservation of fingerprints.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $34,410 – $56,360

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

Jobs in vehicle repair businesses; entry-level troubleshooting and repair of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including repair of engines, electrical and hydraulic systems, transmissions, brakes, and steering/suspension systems.
Degree: AAS, D, C
Salary Median/Range: $29,261 – $54,105

Early Childhood Education

Professions working with children in learning environments, including family child care homes, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start programs, child development programs, and programs for school-aged children.
Degree: AAS, C
Salary Median/Range: $20,300 – $45,300

Emergency Medical Science (EMS)

Employment as a paramedic, with knowledge and skills in basic and advanced life support; eligibility for state and national certification exams; workplaces include fire and rescue agencies, air medical services, urgent care centers, and physician practices.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $25,625 – $37,585

Fire Protection Technology

Careers in fire protection and safety, with governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, and municipal fire departments. Program also serves as a basis for continued education toward management positions.
Degree: AAS, C
Salary Median/Range: $30,000 – $40,000

Industrial Systems Technology

Graduates are hired as industrial mechanics to service, troubleshoot, repair, or install equipment and maintain facilities for a wide range of industries.
Degree: AAS, D, C
Salary Median/Range: $30,850 -$70,800

Infant/Toddler Care

Prepares individuals to work with children from birth through three years of age in diverse learning environments.
Degree: C
Salary Median/Range: $20,300 – $45,300

Information Technology

Employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software andor hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems. Preparation to take industry-recognized certifications.
Degree: AAS, C
Salary Median/Range: $35,088 – $98,640

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Prepares graduates to work as MRI technologists who use magnetic energy fields to produce images of the human body in health care facilities.  Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for certification.  Employment opportunities could be in medical centers, hospitals, doctor’s offices, mobile settings, and other health care settings.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $54,184 – $67,600

Medical Assisting

A career as a health care professional who performs administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures in physicians’ offices and hospitals; eligibility to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination – CMA (AAMA).
Degree: AAS, D
Salary Median/Range: $29,600 – $35,573

Medical Office Administration

Medical administrative support positions, including medical coder, medical records/health information technician, insurance specialist, and patient services representative; workplaces include healthcare facilities, insurance billing offices, labs, and manufacturers of medical equipment.
Degree: AAS, C
Salary Median/Range: $25,000 – $51,660

Medical Sonography

Prepares graduates to work as a medical sonographer.  These professionals use high frequency sound waves to produce high quality images of the internal body structures.  Upon passing the required certification exams after completing the program, graduates will qualify for employment opportunities in medical centers, hospitals, doctor’s offices, mobile settings, and other health care settings.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $48,210 – $67,000

Networking Technology

Positions supporting local- and wide-area networks; employment as local-area network manager, network operator, network analyst, or network technician; eligibility to take certification examinations for various network environments.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $35,088 – $98,640

Nurse Aide

Nurse Aides find jobs providing basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
Degree: D, C
Salary Median/Range: $20,940 – $29,450

Office Administration

Administrative support positions and computer applications with additional focus on records management, business communication and office systems management. This program prepares students to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam.
Degree: AAS, C
Salary Median/Range: $18,500 – $30,500

Paralegal Technology

The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks, and assisting with substantive legal work.
Degree: AAS, D, C
Salary Median/Range: $36,460 – $60,340

Pharmacy Technology

Exam to become Certified Pharmacy Technician; Position as a validating technician or pharmacy technician who supports licensed pharmacists; work in hospitals, community and specialty pharmacies, including those for long-term care, medical clinics, home infusion and IV therapy, medication therapy management and investigational drug research.
Degree: AAS, D
Salary Median/Range: $24,320 – $35,810

Radiography

Prepares graduates to be radiographers, skilled heath care professionals who use radiation to produce images of the human body.  Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for certification.  Employment could be obtained in hospitals, imaging centered, clinics, physicians’ offices, or industrial settings.
Degree: AAS
Salary Median/Range: $43,649 – $63,610

School-Age Care

Prepares individuals to work with school-age children in diverse learning environments (before and afterschool care programs & summer camps.)
Degree: C
Salary Median/Range: $10,000 – $30,000

Therapeutic & Diagnostic Services

Assess and treat a wide range of medical conditions using X-ray, sonography, and other imaging and laboratory equipment.
Degree: D
Salary Median/Range: $31,270 – $93,810

Therapeutic Massage

Occupations providing client care through therapeutic massage; workplaces include medical practices, athletic settings, spas, and private practices; eligibility to take the MBLEx and apply for a North Carolina license.
Degree: AAS, D, C
Salary Median/Range: $39,860 – $54,600

Truck Driver Training

Graduates will be qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License and employable by commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner-operators and work as private contract haulers.
Degree: C
Salary Median/Range: $30,910 – $47,540

Welding Technology

Jobs in the welding and metalworking industry; employment as an entry-level technician in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, and quality control environments.
Degree: AAS, D, C
Salary Median/Range: $31,904 – $45,897