Accelerated Career Training

Jump into a Job

Change your path in less time! Our Accelerated Career Training programs and certificates can help you retrain for skills that are in demand, meaning that you will be fully qualified for a job upon completion. The best part? They take less time than traditional degrees.

Our Top Programs

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Medical Assistant

36 Weeks | Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. |  $33,500 Median Salary

Want to be an integral part of the health system? We'll focus on the duties of a great assistant like updating records, filling out insurance forms, collecting samples, and interacting with patients.

Learn more about the Medical Assistant program

Giving blood

7 Weeks | Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6 - 8:30 p.m.  | $33,110 Median Salary

A great phlebotomist can make all the difference. We'll focus on safety regulations, physical practice, and knowing how to talk to patients. 

Learn more about the Phlebotomy program

Not sure what career path is for you? Chat with one of our specialists! 

1-Year Certificates

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Advanced Manufacturing - Machining Certificate

52 Weeks | Tuition & Fees: $5,754 | $32,510

Turn your love for tools into a career! This certificate qualifies graduates to work as machinists, apprentices, machine operators, or tool grinders.

Learn more about the Advanced Manufacturing - Machining Certificate

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Fire Protection Technology Certificate

52 Weeks | Tuition & Fees: $5,754 | $36,467 Median Salary

Want to take your fire protection skills to the next level? Our Fire Protection Certification is offered through one of most progressive programs in the state, and can lead to career advancement in your current job.

Learn more about the Fire Protection Technology Certificate

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Early Child Care Certificate

52 Weeks | Tuition & Fees: $5,754 | $23,408 Median Salary

Want to make a difference in a child's life? Learn how to work with children from birth through age eight and advance their development.

Learn more about the Early Child Care Certificate 


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Health Studies Certificate

52 Weeks | Tuition & Fees: $5,754 | $35,759 Median Salary

Want to explore the potential of the health care field? Learn about the careers in health care, gain necessary health technology literacy, and start the path to earning your credentials.

Learn more about the Health Studies Certificate

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Paramedic Certificate

52 Weeks | Tuition & Fees: $5,754 | $62,864 Median Salary

Be the first response. Our Paramedic Certificate program is a unique partnership with Upstate Medical that will have you saving lives and making a competitive wage.

Learn more about the Paramedic Certificate


Upskill your workforce!

Fast and focused technical training for our local workforce, using our Lazer Training Cart system

These training courses are designed to be completed in 20 hours and serve as an introduction to core concepts, techniques, terminology, safety, and troubleshooting.
For additional details, contact Rebecca Fracchia • [email protected](315) 498-6024
Intro to Soldering & Electronic Assembly

20 Hours | Cost: $395/student | Schedule: TBD

Students will learn how to prototype, test, and calibrate circuits. Electrical schematics and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout will be explored while students learn proper soldering techniques for both through hole and Surface Mount (SMT) components. Safety and troubleshooting techniques will be reinforced throughout the course.

Skills Explored

  • Schematic Reading
  • DC Measurements
  • Oscilloscope Usage
  • Soldering
  • Circuit Testing
Intro to Industrial Automation

20 Hours | Cost: $395/student | Schedule: TBD

Students will learn the basic operation and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s) to control a conveyor and interact with a variety of sensors. They'll wire power, input, and output connections to the PLC and program the PLC to respond to user input via buttons and switches and provide output via visual indicators and design an interface for the HMI to provide additional functionality to the system. Safety and troubleshooting techniques will be reinforced throughout the course.

Skills Explored

  • Schematic Reading
  • PLC Programming
  • HMI Programming
  • I/O Wiring
  • Object Detection Sensors
Intro to Motors & Motor Control

20 Hours | Cost: $395/student | Schedule: TBD

Students will learn about common motors found in industrial settings and explore mathematical relations converting electrical power to mechanical motion. They'll wire power and control signals to different types of motors and controllers and explore methods for controlling speed and position in both open loop and closed loop systems. They will learn to identify a variety of methods for utilizing electric motors to create mechanical motion in an industrial setting. 

Skills Explored

  • Motor Types
  • Motor Math
  • Motor Usage
  • Motor Control
  • Motor Feedback


Questions? Contact our Student Recruitment team at (315) 498-2221 or [email protected]