The Certificate programs are designed to provide specific programmatic coursework that prepares students for the workplace or provides new skills for career advancement. In general, these certificates are not transferable to a four-year institution.
The Accounting Certificate is designed to train persons for full- or part-time work in accounting. It provides basic bookkeeping and accounting training.
Administrative Support Technology
The Administrative Support Technology Certificate is designed to train persons for full-time employment in an office-related environment. With the rapid growth of industry and business in Virginia, there is a steady demand for qualified administrative assistants in this region.
The General Education Certificate is designed to provide student working for the AA&S transfer degree with an academic credential recognizing their completion of a specific course of study that leads to that degree. Students in other degree programs can also complete the general education certificate. The program provides a strong foundation in the core competency areas and provides students with an advantage in transferring to a four-year institution over others who have not completed a college program of study. Students completing the General Education Certificate are strongly encouraged to continue their studies and complete a degree program prior to transferring.
The certificate in law enforcement is designed for practitioners in law enforcement and associated fields who wish to concentrate on courses which relate directly to their career needs.
The certificate in Practical Nursing is designed to prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam — Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN), which is the currently approved licensing exam for practical nursing in Virginia. Students who pass the exam will be eligible to join of a health-care team in a variety of health service facilities.