Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Services Library Paraprofessional degree offered by Clark State Community College is in cooperation with Belmont College in order to build a more efficient Information Services Library program. This program is a response to the need for trained information specialists and library paraprofessionals who need advanced technological skills. Specifically intended for individuals who are already employed in public, academic, K-12, or other types of library or information technology organizations, this program aims to help individuals acquire a degree while maintaining their careers.

The curriculum of this program focuses on skills and knowledge required to help information seekers in defining, finding, evaluating, and using information. Professionals in this field are increasingly required to use computer and effectively present information. This program emphasizes both understanding library and information services and operations, as well as the ability to find, evaluate, organize, and present information. This program matches the skills and knowledge required by the American Library Association - Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).

An objective of this program is to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to learn effective team communications and collaboration and to effectively use computer software while completing an organizational project. Students should be able to convey the ability to use and implement information literacy skills, as well as to apply effective, clear, and, of course, grammatically correct written communications. This program requires students to complete 62 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with this degree. This program requires more technical and practical courses than courses than courses that are theoretical and academic.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Clark State Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, located in the city of Springfield, Ohio. Clark State opened in 1962 as the to meet the technical education needs of Springfield. Clark State Community College has several campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine.

    Clark State Community College offers degrees and certificates. Continuing education classes offer leadership training and the College for Kids program to community members. Classes are offered during the day, evening, weekends, and online. Online education consists of online classes and hybrid classes, which incorporate on-campus visits. Students can earn nearly 20 degrees completely online.


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