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.  This doesn't mean there is any less support though, workforce program students receive the same level of support as students in traditional programs including accessibility accommodations through the College's Office of Accessibility Resources, academic support through our Learning Center and a variety of other student support services.  

Our Top Programs

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Medical Assistant

30 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. 

New Scholarship Opportunity! The SUNY Reimagine Workforce scholarship will fund tuition, fees and books for short-term training programs designed to be completed in 15 weeks or less. 

Learn more about the Phlebotomy program

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Home Health Aide

4 Weeks | Median Salary $26,538+

Focus on in-home care and help empower your patient while allowing you to help maintain their independence. 

Learn more about the Home Health Aide program 

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Certified Nursing Assistant

5 Weeks | $32,592 Median Salary

Learn how to be the first face that patients see in the healthcare setting. You can get a job right away with this or go for more credentials after!

New Scholarship Opportunity! The SUNY Reimagine Workforce scholarship will fund tuition, fees and books for short-term training programs designed to be completed in 15 weeks or less.

Learn more about the Certified Nursing Assistant 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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Automotive Technology Certificate

52 Weeks | Tuition & Fees: $5,754 | $47,000 Median Salary

Focus on modern vehicle repair and maintenance with this stackable certificate.  Join a dealership, private garage, or other automotive centers.

Learn more about the Auto Tech 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 


Direct Support Professional
Direct Support Professional

Learn advocacy skills and how to assist others with this compassionate, human services-based program. Students in this program will complete a 100-hour internship, preparing them to go directly to work as a direct support professional. You can also continue your education towards a 2-year degree and beyond.  

Learn more about Direct Support Professional 

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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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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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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.   Learn more

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Electrical Mechanical Technician

The City of Syracuse and CenterState CEO with SUNY EOC, OCM BOCES, Onondaga Community College are aligning with local employers to launch a collection of Syracuse Surge job training programs designed to prepare a tech-enabled workforce for the New Economy.   
Advanced manufacturing involves the use of automation technology to improve products and/or processes.  The industry is growing at a rapid pace and the numbers are expected to continue to rise. The Electrical Mechanical Technician program is a three-week middle-skilled paid training experience co-led by Onondaga Community College and OCM BOCES, includes on-the-job training with employers including Giovanni Foods and Anheuser Busch. Its focus is to prepare skilled workers for careers in mechanical or electrical maintenance, personnel maintaining, and servicing large industrial equipment. Candidates should have a pre-assessed knowledge of electrical/mechanical basics. Entry-level wages range for these careers is approximately $18 to $25 an hour. 

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Questions? Contact our Student Recruitment team at (315) 498-2221 or