Career Pathways:

Industry-Recognized Certifications by Career Pathway

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 – prerequisite The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) 1 Semester
Carpentry I and II The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) 2 Semester
Plumbing I and II The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) 2 Semester
Electrical I and II The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) 2 Semester
HVAC Theory – prerequisite 1 Semester
EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Refrigerant Technician EPA608 1 Semester (18 Hours)
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

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 

Healthcare – Direct and Healthcare – Administration

CAREER PATHWAY COURSE INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION COURSE DURATION
Advanced Medical Billing (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

 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 1 Semester
ServSafe Manager National Restaurant Associations- ServSafe 1 Semester
Food Handler National Restaurant Associations ServSafe 1 Semester
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

Information Technology and Office Administration

CAREER PATHWAY COURSE INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION COURSE DURATION
AWS Cloud Computing AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner 1 Semester
Intro to Microsoft Office Suite (Word & PowerPoint) Certiport: MOS 2016 Word & PowerPoint Expert 1 Semester
Intro to Microsoft Office Suite (Excel) Certiport: MOS 2016 Excel Expert 1 Semester
Computer Technician – Network + CompTIA Network + 1 Semester
Computer Technician – Security + CompTIA Security + 1 Semester
Computer Technician – A+ CompTIA A+ 1 Semester
Project Management Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) 1 Semester

21st Century Skills for the Workforce Courses

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS COURSE INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION COURSE DURATION
Introduction to Personal Computers for Seniors- Beginners None 50 hours
Spanish in the Workplace None 1 Semester
Language Arts and Mathematics Fundamentals and Applications None 50 hours
  • Many of our programs can be completed between 1 to 2 semester sequences

Labor Market Information:

Information Technology Pathway

The certifications cover the essential principles for computers, network, security, and risk management – making them important stepping stone of an IT career.     

 

Construction & Property Management Pathway

U.S Department of Labor estimates employment opportunities in the field of construction and extraction are expected to grow 11% by 2026, which is faster than the average for all industries. 

 

Hospitality and Tourism Pathway

The demand for professional training in the increasingly complex hospitality industry is rising. To satisfy this demand, UDC-WDLL offers courses for effective and profitable hotel and restaurant operation.    

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides grant funds to UDC for education and training services to eligible U.S. workers. Priority of service will be given to qualified veterans and eligible spouses when enrolling students into DOL-funded training programs and/or related services. In accordance with the implementation of the Veterans’ Priority Provisions of the “”Jobs for Veterans Act”” (PL 107-288), qualified veterans and their spouses will receive access to the University’s services and/or trainings.

 

Pathway Contact and Certification information:

 

Mr. Darius Baker

Pathway Director

Congress Heights, SE

Darius.baker@udc.edu

(202) 274-6999

 

Construction & Property Management Pathway

What certification(s) can I obtain after completing the required course?

After successful completion of course training students are eligible to take Certification in the following: Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT); The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER); Refrigerant Technician EPA608; ESCO Employment Ready and H.E.A.T. Excellence Certification; and OSHA-10

 

Early Childhood Education Pathway

What certification(s) can I obtain after completing the required course?

After successful completion of course training students are eligible to begin the application process for Full CDA Certification.


Mr. Jefre Holmes

Pathway Director

Congress Heights, SE

jholmes@udc.edu

(202) 574-6653

Healthcare – Administration

 

What certification(s) can I obtain after completing the required course?

After successful completion of course training students are eligible to take Certification for:

AAPC-CPC Certified Professional Billing; NHA – Certified Electronic Health Record

Specialist; NHA- Medical Assistant; NHA-Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS);

NHA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant.

 

Healthcare – Direct 

What certification(s) can I obtain after completing the required course?

After successful completion of course training students are eligible to take Certification for:

NHA – Certified EKG Technician; National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) -CNA; NHA- Certified Patient Care Technician: NHA – Certified Pharmacy Technician; NHA – Certified Phlebotomy Technician; and The Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT) – Student must work in the field for 1 year prior to certification (Dialysis Tech).


Ms. Majeeda Al-Jabbar

Pathway Director

Congress Heights, SE

Majeeda.aljabbar@udc.edu

(202) 274-7240 

Information Technology Pathway

What certification(s) can I obtain after completing the required course?

After successful completion of course training students are eligible to take Certification for: CompTIA A+ Certification; CompTIA Security+ Certification; CompTIA Network Certification; & Project Management (CAPM).

 

Hospitality and Tourism Pathway

What certification(s) can I obtain after completing the required course?

After successful completion of course training students are eligible to take Certification in the following: NRF- National Retail Association; National Restaurant Association – ServSafe; AHLEI ( Hospitality and Tourism, Front Desk, Certified Guest Service Professional, Certified Maintenance Professional); National Apartment Leasing Professional.


 

Mr. Sherman Cook

Pathway Director

Bertie Backus, NE

scook@udc.edu

(202) 274-6999

 

21st Century Skills for the Workplace

What certification(s) can I obtain after completing the required course?

There is no certification for this pathway.