Change your future in weeks – not years.

You may qualify for up to $1,000 towards a Fast-Track to Employment certificate.

 

Benefits

  • Earn industry-recognized credentials
  • Certificates can be earned in 16 weeks (or take up to one year if needed)
  • Dedicated academic & career coach
  • Gain hands-on experience
  • LCCC will facilitate interviews with employers upon program completion
     

Eligibility

Must meet one of the eligibility criteria listed below.

  • Pell Eligible
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Free or Reduced Price School Lunch
  • Temporary Assistance or Needed Families (TANF)
  • Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

 

Fast-Track Programs

 

Business Programs

Accounting Clerk with Quickbooks

The accounting clerk short-term technical certificate applies towards other certificates and an associate degree in accounting. basic skills learned with this certificate are QuickBooks and Excel. Short-term certificates contain basic academic and technical courses. Some occupations or employers require an associate degree or higher. 

Prepare for the Microsoft Office Certification for Excel. 

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Silver score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on
    Accuplacer Assessment.

Job Opportunities

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Bookkeeper with QuickBooks
  • Payroll Clerk

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

Guest Services in Hospitality

The Guest Services in Hospitality certificate of completion will provide students with some broad knowledge related to a growing field. Guest service positions are found in most areas of hospitality and tourism. This certificate of completion may be applied to fulfill partial requirements in the Hospitality and Tourism Management major for the Associate of Applied Business degree.

Earn nationally recognized industry credential and other professional certifications: ServSafe® Certificate, Certificate of Completion will be awarded by Educational Institute of America

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bronze score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment

Job Opportunities

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Customer Service Associate

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

Post License Real Estate Sales Agent

This certificate in real estate offers opportunities for individuals to learn about and develop some basic  knowledge and skills required for the State of Ohio Real Estate Salesperson's License.   Completion of this Short-Term Certificate in Real Estate may be applied to fulfill some of the  course requirements of this  major covered under the Associate of Applied Business Administration. Passage of the state exam is required to be issued the certificate. 

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bronze Level score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) OR Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment.

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

 

Health Care Programs

Emergency Medical Technician

There are four recognized certification levels for Emergency Medical Services. Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), advanced EMT (AEMT) and Paramedic. Included in this certificate are the course that leads to EMT certification and courses that support Paramedic certification The EMT performs assessments of medical and trauma patients and appropriately cares for the patient based on the assessment. The care provided includes managing cardiac arrest, assisting ventilations, splinting, and administering medications. The EMT program is accredited by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (OH 319). Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Earn nationally recognized industry credential:  Preparation for the National Registry of EMT Certification Exam.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Silver score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment.

Job Opportunities

  • Emergency Medical Technician

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

Medical Coding

The Medical Coder has advanced knowledge of how to accurately report diagnoses and procedure codes through the application of official coding guidelines and the use of current year coding manuals. They will learn to effectively identify, understand, and utilize medical codes as they will be applicable to physician reimbursement in the field of healthcare. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Earn nationally recognized industry credential:  Program provides preparation for AHIMA certified Coding Associate Certificate  OR American Academy of Professional Coders.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Silver score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment

Job Opportunities

  • Medical Coder

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

 

Information Technology Programs

Computer Diagnostics and CompTia A+ Cert Prep

The Computer Diagnostics and CompTia A+ Certification Preparation certificate provides students with the skills necessary to pass the CompTia A+ Certification and to perform basic computer diagnostic and maintenance operations. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Earn nationally recognized industry credential: This certification prepares the student with the skills necessary to pass the CompTia A+ Certification

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Silver score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on
    Accuplacer Assessment.

Job Opportunities

  • Computer Network Architects
  • Database Administrators
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

Computer Networking & CompTia

The Computer Networking and CompTia Network+ Certification Preparation provides students with the skills necessary to pass the CompTia Network+ Certification and to perform basic computer diagnostics and networking operations. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Prepares you to pass the CompTia Network+ Certification.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Silver score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment

Job Opportunities

  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer Network Support Specialists

Curriculum Guide and Course Descriptions

Digital Forensics and CompTia Security

The Digital Forensics and CompTia Security+ Certification Preparation certificate provides students with the skills necessary to pass the Security+ Certification and to perform basic digital computer and mobile forensics operations.

Earn nationally recognized industry credential:  CompTIA Security+

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Silver Level score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) OR Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment.

Job Opportunities

  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

Computer Information Systems - Software Development

The Software Development Introduction certificate represents the successful completion of select computer application and programming courses that prepare the student to develop business computer applications with an emphasis on Microsoft applications and development tools commonly used in organizations. Completion of this certificate provides a foundation for entry-level software development positions, industry certification testing, and further study leading to an Associate's degree in Software Development, Web Development, or Mobile Device Development. It is also especially well suited for those individuals who have experience in one of more "legacy" technologies and are seeking to upgrade their skills . Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Provides a foundation for industry certification testing: Microsoft Technology Associate - Developer

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Silver score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment.

Job Opportunities

  • Computer Programmers
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Software Developers, Systems

Curriculum Guide and required courses

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

 

Manufacturing Programs

Certified Production Technician

The Certified Production Technician Preparation Certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary pass the MSSC CPT certification exam.  Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC's University Partnership.

Earn nationally recognized industry credential: J-STD-001 Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) certificate

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bronze score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on
    Accuplacer Assessment.

Job Opportunities

  • Electronic Technician
  • Electronic Design Technician
  • Micro-Sensor Technician

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

Machining Technician

The Entry Level Machining Technician Certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to perform as an entry-level machining technician. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC's University Partnership. 

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Silver score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment

Job Opportunities

  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • CNC Machinist

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

Electronics Fabrication

The Applied Electronics (ELCT) Electronics Fabrication Certificate is designed to provide the student with the entry-­level knowledge and practical skills necessary for employment in the electronic/electrical industry. Students will learn to use standard and specialized electronic test equipment in the laboratory. Upon successful completion students will earn the J-STD-001 Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) certificate which focuses on the knowledge and hand skills employees need to produce high quality soldered interconnections. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Earn nationally recognized industry credential:  J-STD-001 Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) certificate

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bronze score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) OR Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment.

Job Opportunities

  • Electronic Technician
  • Electronic Design Technician
  • Micro-Sensor Technician

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

Industrial Safety Technology/Technician

The Entry Level Industrial Safety Technology/Technician prepares individuals to assist engineers and other professionals in implementing and enforcing industrial safety standards.  The graduate will be prepared for a wide range of positions in the areas of Occupational and Industrial safety.  Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC's University Partnership.

Earn nationally recognized industry credentials: 

  • OSHA 30
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies First Aid

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Silver score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment.

Job Opportunities

  • Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
  • Occupational Health & Safety Technician

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

Welding Technology and AWS-3F Certification

The Welding Technology and AWS-3F Certification Preparation certificate provides students with the skills necessary to pass the American Welding Society (AWS) 3F certification, and the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in a variety of industries that utilize welding. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Certificate provides students with the skills necessary to pass American Welding Society (AWS) 3F Certification. 

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bronze score on the NCRC (National Career Readiness Assessment) or Satisfactory placement on Accuplacer Assessment.

Job Opportunities

  • Welders & Welding Technicians
  • Cutters
  • Welder Fitters

Curriculum Guide and Required Courses

 

 

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