Looking to Train for a New Industry?

The Fast-Track program focuses on in-demand fields such as business, computer and information technology, healthcare and manufacturing – well-paying industries with projected job growth in the coming years. You can quickly retrain for a new career, earn a short-term certificate and make important connections with employers looking to hire – all in as soon as 16 short weeks and tuition free. Over the course of the past year, more than 800 people earned credentials through the Fast-Track program.

  • Earn industry-recognized credentials
  • Certificates can be earned in as soon as 16 weeks or less
  • Work with a dedicated academic & career coach
  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Career and Interview Coaching and Job and Employer Connections

To be eligible for the Fast-Track program, you must:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete 2022-2023 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

 

Get Started today

Contact Enrollment Services at (440) 366-4032 or lcccadvising@lorainccc.edu to learn more.

 

Fast-Track Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Simone Yalanty

A brighter future

LCCC’s Fast-Track certification program helped Simone Yalanty of Lorain turn a COVID-19 layoff into a career change. She is now working towards a short-term certificate in Computer Information Systems – Software Development.

Read Simone's Story

 

 

Fast-Track 16-Week Programs

Business and Entrepreneurship

Credit Programs

Non-Credit Programs

Project Management Program Online!

The Frank P. Saladis Certificate in Project Management is an innovative virtual training program designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills and tools you need to manage projects, lead project teams or prepare for the PMP® certification exam.

Learn more about our non-credit Project Management Program. 

 

Computers and IT

 

Engineering and Manufacturing 

We are proud partners of the Lorain County Manufacturing Sector Partnership. Learn more about manufacturing careers at MakingOhio.com

Non-Credit Programs

Additive Manufacturing Online!

12 MONTH ONLINE ACCESS

Online training from Lorain County Community College and Tooling U-SME offers a quick-start, progressive road map that allows manufacturers to build career paths for employees, enhance your existing on the job training and create a job progression plan. It is efficient, effective training that has been developed with input from manufacturing experts.

Training delivers immediate instruction in the areas needed most by today's manufacturers.

Training Topics:

  • Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals

Program Highlights:

  • Content developed by industry experts
  • Mix and match all offerings for personal job progression paths
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced
  • Predefined curriculum for each job role
  • Knowledge assessments

Location: 

Online and self-paced.

Assembly Online!

12 MONTH ONLINE ACCESS

Online training from Lorain County Community College and Tooling U-SME offers a quick-start, progressive road map that allows manufacturers to build career paths for employees, enhance your existing on the job training and create a job progression plan. It is efficient, effective training that has been developed with input from manufacturing experts.

Training delivers immediate instruction in the areas needed most by today's manufacturers.

Training Topics:

  • Assembler
  • Mechanic

Program Highlights:

  • Content developed by industry experts
  • Mix and match all offerings for personal job progression paths
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced
  • Predefined curriculum for each job role
  • Knowledge assessments

Location: 

Online and self-paced

Login information will be emailed to you after enrollment is completed

Time Commitment:

Modules typically take 60 minutes to complete.

Engineering Online!

12 MONTH ONLINE ACCESS

Online training from Lorain County Community College and Tooling U-SME offers a quick-start, progressive road map that allows manufacturers to build career paths for employees, enhance your existing on the job training and create a job progression plan. It is efficient, effective training that has been developed with input from manufacturing experts.

Training delivers immediate instruction in the areas needed most by today's manufacturers.

Training Topics:

  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Technician

Program Highlights:

  • Content developed by industry experts
  • Mix and match all offerings for personal job progression paths
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced
  • Predefined curriculum for each job role
  • Knowledge assessments

Location: 

Online and self-paced

Login information will be emailed to you after enrollment is completed

Time Commitment:

Modules typically take 60 minutes to complete.

Machining Online!

12 MONTH ONLINE ACCESS

Online training from Lorain County Community College and Tooling U-SME offers a quick-start, progressive road map that allows manufacturers to build career paths for employees, enhance your existing on the job training and create a job progression plan. It is efficient, effective training that has been developed with input from manufacturing experts.

Training delivers immediate instruction in the areas needed most by today's manufacturers.

Training Topics:

  • Machining Fundamentals
  • Grinding Tech
  • Machine Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • Production Machinist
  • Tool and Die Maker

Program Highlights:

  • Content developed by industry experts
  • Mix and match all offerings for personal job progression paths
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced
  • Predefined curriculum for each job role
  • Knowledge assessments

Location: 

Online and self-paced

Login information will be emailed to you after enrollment is completed.

Time Commitment:

Modules typically take 60 minutes to complete

Maintenance Online!

12 MONTH ONLINE ACCESS

Online training from Lorain County Community College and Tooling U-SME offers a quick-start, progressive road map that allows manufacturers to build career paths for employees, enhance your existing on the job training and create a job progression plan. It is efficient, effective training that has been developed with input from manufacturing experts.

Training delivers immediate instruction in the areas needed most by today's manufacturers.

Training Topics:

  • Maintenance Fundamental
  • Electrical Production
  • Maintenance Production
  • Automation Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Fluid Systems Technician

Program Highlights:

  • Content developed by industry experts
  • Mix and match all offerings for personal job progression paths
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced
  • Predefined curriculum for each job role
  • Knowledge assessments

Location: 

Online and self-paced

Login information will be emailed to you after enrollment is completed

Time Commitment:

Modules typically take 60 minutes to complete

Manufacturing Online!

12-MONTH ONLINE ACCESS

The SME Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) credential demonstrates that an individual has foundational manufacturing knowledge and may be an ideal candidate for entry-level employment. It is the first step toward a lifelong career in an industry where there is opportunity for advancement and well-paying jobs.

Once the 25 course modules have been completed, you will be prepared to sit for the CMfgA certification.

Details

Training Topics:

  • Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
  • Introduction to CNC Machines
  • Introduction to Assembly
  • Safety for Assembly
  • Tools for Threaded Fasteners
  • Basic Measurement
  • Basics of Tolerance
  • Blueprint Reading
  • 5S Overview
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Overview
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Robot Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Intro to OSHA
  • Ergonomics
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • SDS and Hazard Communication
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety
  • Fire Safety and Prevention
  • Math Fundamentals
  • Math: Fractions and Decimals
  • Units of Measurement
  • Lean Manufacturing Overview

Program Highlights:

  • Content developed by industry experts
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced
  • Knowledge assessments

Location: 

Online and self-paced

Login information will be emailed to you after enrollment is completed!

Time Commitment:

Modules typically take 60 minutes to complete

Potential Funding:

Fast-Track funding may be available, contact Michelle Pawlak, mpawlak@lorainccc.edu for more information!

Quality Online!

12 MONTH ONLINE ACCESS

Online training from Lorain County Community College and Tooling U-SME offers a quick-start, progressive road map that allows manufacturers to build career paths for employees, enhance your existing on the job training and create a job progression plan. It is efficient, effective training that has been developed with input from manufacturing experts.

Training delivers immediate instruction in the areas needed most by today's manufacturers.

Training Topics:

  • Quality Technician

Program Highlights:

  • Content developed by industry experts
  • Mix and match all offerings for personal job progression paths
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced
  • Predefined curriculum for each job role
  • Knowledge assessments

Location: 

Online and self-paced

Login information will be emailed to you after enrollment is completed

Time Commitment:

Modules typically take 60 minutes to complete.

 

Health and Wellness

 

Fast-Track Two-Semester Programs

Business and Entrepreneurship

Credit Programs

 

Computers and IT

 

Education

 

Engineering and Manufacturing 

 

Health and Wellness

 

Human/Social Services and Public Safety

 

Science and Mathematics

 

Get Started today

Contact Enrollment Services at (440) 366-4032 or lcccadvising@lorainccc.edu to learn more.

 

More Short-Term Training Programs

 

Are you unemployed or under-employed?

Contact OhioMeansJobs Lorain County at (440) 324-5244 to express interest in the Fast-Track to Employment Certificate programs. A Workforce Development Specialist will work with you to review if you may be eligible for services and potential funding.