Career in a Year

If you are eager to enter the workforce or looking for new career opportunities, spending years in college pursuing a degree may not be very appealing. Fortunately, many careers require only 12 months or less of training at your local community or technical college to get you started on a promising future in fields like healthcare, manufacturing, construction, business or education.

Visit your local college and get started on your career in a year, or less.

Career in a Year Academic Areas

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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

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Architecture & Construction

A student studying graphic design

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

A student studying business

Business Management & Administration

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Education & Training

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A dentistry student cleaning teeth

Health Science

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Hospitality & Tourism

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Human Services

Computer science

Information Technology

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Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

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Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Program Warranty


Our colleges will provide one-time retraining, free of charge to graduates who are unable to perform one or more of the skills and competencies identified for their specific programs. The warranty is valid for one year from the date of graduation. The warranty is applicable to graduates of the System’s technical programs offering an Associate of Applied Science degree, diploma or technical certificate.