Career Pathways

Industry-Recognized Certifications by Career Pathway

Information Technology and Office Administration

CAREER PATHWAY COURSE

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION

COURSE DURATION

Computer Technician – Network + CompTIA Network + 1 Semester
Computer Technician – Security + CompTIA Security + 1 Semester
IT Fundamentals and Computer Technician – A+ CompTIA A+ 1 Semester
Project Management Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) 1 Semester

Construction and Property Management

CAREER PATHWAY COURSE

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION

COURSE DURATION

Apartment Maintenance Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) 1 Semester
Construction Craft Skills and Application The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) 1 Semester
Carpentry I The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) 1 Semester
Electrical I The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) 1 Semester
EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Refrigerant Technician EPA608 1 Semester
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning – (HVAC) Installation ESCO Employment Ready and H.E.A.T. Excellence certification 1 Semester
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) OSHA-10 U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) OSHA-10 1 Semester

Hospitality and Tourism

CAREER PATHWAY COURSE

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION

COURSE DURATION

Customer Service and Sales-Retail NRF – National Retail Association 1 Semester
ServSafe  Alcohol National Restaurant Association-ServSafe 5 Course Sessions
ServSafe Manager National Restaurant Associations- ServSafe 1 Semester
Food Handler National Restaurant Associations ServSafe 2 Course Sessions
Foundations in Hospitality and Tourism  AHLEI- Hospitality & Tourism Year I or II 2 Semester
Front Desk Representative AHLEI Front Desk Representative 1 Semester
Guest Room Attendant AHLEI –Guest Service Attendant 1 Semester
Guest Service Hospitality AHLEI-Certified Guest Service Professional 1 Semester
Hotel Property Maintenance AHLEI- Certified Maintenance Professional credential 1 Semester
Leasing for Property Management National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) 1 Semester
Restaurant Server AHLEI-Restaurant Server 1 Semester

Early Childhood Education

CAREER PATHWAY COURSE

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION

COURSE DURATION

Child Development I Pre-requisite 1 Semester
Child Development II Council for Professional Recognition
Child Development Associate
1 Semester

First Aid and CPR

CAREER PATHWAY COURSE

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION

COURSE DURATION

First Aid and CPR First Aid and CPR Video (3 Hours0
Skill Performance (30 Minutes)

Healthcare – Direct and Healthcare Administration

CAREER PATHWAY COURSE

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION

COURSE DURATION

Advanced Medical Coding (AAPC-CPC) AAPC- CPC
Certified Professional Coder
1 Semester
Dialysis Technician The Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)
Student must work in the field for 1 year prior to certification
1 Semester
Direct Support Professional Certificate of Completion 1 Semester
Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician NHA- Certified EKG Technician 1 Semester
Electronic Health Records NHA- Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist 1 Semester
Medical Assistant NHA- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant 1 Semester
Medical Billing and Coding NHA- Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) or Advanced (CPC) 1 Semester
Medical Office Administration NHA-Certified Medical Administrative Assistant 1 Semester
Nursing Assistant National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) 1 Semester
Patient Care Technician NHA – Certified Patient Care Technician 1 Semester
Pharmacy Technician NHA- Certified Pharmacy Technician 1 Semester
Phlebotomy Technician NHA- Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 Semester

Infrastructure Systems, Logistics, and Operations

CAREER PATHWAY COURSE

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION

COURSE DURATION

HVAC EPA Section 609- Automotive MVAC Technician 18 hours
HVAC EPA Section 608- Refrigerant Universal Refrigerant Technician 18 hours
Fundamentals of Information Technology None Varies
Fundamentals of Energy None Varies
Fundamentals of Transportation None Varies

Foundational Skills

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS COURSE

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION

COURSE DURATION

Introduction to Personal Computers for Seniors- Beginners None 50 hours
Language Arts and Mathematics Fundamentals and Applications None 50 hours
Spanish in the Workplace None 50 hours
  • Many of our programs can be completed between 1 to 2 semesters.

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