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Career in a Year

Want to Get Trained and Get to Work?

Not all careers require a two-year degree. JCC’s Career in a Year initiative promotes the many career and technical education programs that train students in a year or less.

These credentials can prepare students to immediately enter the workforce or be additional certification as the student pursues an associate’s degree.

Choose from 70 Certificates and Diplomas

JCC offers more than 70 certificates and diplomas in the following 21 different programs areas: 

  • Accounting/Business
  • Biotechnology
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Training
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary
  • Diesel/Transport
  • Education
  • Gunsmithing
  • Healthcare
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Information Technology
  • Machining and Maintenance
  • Medical Office
  • Office Administration
  • Paralegal
  • Plumbing
  • Public Safety
  • Public Services
  • Spanish Interpreting
  • Wastewater
  • Welding

Student Testimonials

"There are a lot of programs to choose from."
Delia Rodriguez, Medical Assisting Student

"I have doubled my income."
Rob Cahall, Bioworks Graduate


Programs by Average Completion Time

1 Month
or Less
3 Months
or Less
6 months
or Less
12 Months
or Less

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Learn more about our Career in a Year program 2021 (PDF)
JCC also offers career counseling and job placement resources at the Career Services Center located in the Wilson Building.