Certificate programs at Washington State are designed as one-year programs that lead to direct employment. As an additional option, students can use credit earned in the certificate programs towards an associate degree at Washington State.

Certificate Programs at Washington State


The accounting program provides a concentration of financial and managerial accounting with related business and technology courses, utilizing manual and computerized accounting systems and current software.

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Automotive Service

Our Automotive Service program features a large laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment for practical, hand-on experience. Students learn the use of conventional tools, as well as the new computerized engine analyzers. A certificate in automotive technician is available to those students who complete the first year of the program.

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Chemical Operator (Online)

This popular 32-credit hour program consists of courses covering basic mechanical systems, fundamental safety, health and environmental issues, basic math and science, workplace communications, and the computer and Internet skills necessary for online learning.

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Computer Systems

Washington State's Computer Systems certificate program features practical hands-on learning in computer diagnostics and networking. These team-based lab experiences with a wide variety of equipment and real-world experiences will put your skills to work.

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Diesel Truck Maintenance

If you are interested in Diesel Truck Maintenance but would like to finish in a shorter time frame, we offer the Diesel Truck Maintenance One-year Certificate. This certificate provides the foundation for an entry-level technician to gain employment in a myriad of industries, e.g., transportation, boats, trains, buses etc. According to a 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, employment opportunities will see a 15 percent increase for the need for qualified diesel technicians by the year 2020.

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EKG Technology

EKG Technology Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians. You will learn how to perform electrocardiogram tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring, 12-lead placement, and Stress Tests.

This is also a valuable certification for other health care practitioners who want to add to their skillsets for a more robust portfolio. Coursework will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart, physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, arrhythmia monitoring, and stress testing. Students will gain practical experience on equipment, as well as get hands-on lab training.  

This is a three course program that is only offered during our Summer Semester.

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Executive Office Support

This program emphasizes administrative skills essential to any professional office career. You will become proficient with current software packages while developing business editing and proofreading skills.

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Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy program is offered as a 1-year full-time day program. Graduates of the program receive a certificate of completion, and are eligible to sit for the MBLEx National Test. To become a Licensed Massage Therapist in Ohio you must first pass the exam before applying to the state for licensure.

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Medical Coding

The skills required to fulfill the need of fast-paced, every-growing health coding facilities can be obtained through the Medical Coding Certificate of Completion. Students will complete intensive coursework in Anatomy & Physiology I and II, CPT Coding, ICD Coding, and Principles of Reimbursement.

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Multi Craft

This program is designed to prepare students for maintenance jobs in industrial and production facilities.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors’ orders. Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for dispensing to patients. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of drug, and producing a prescription label.

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Peace Officer Basic Academy (POBA)

Successful completion of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission's (OPOTC) certified Peace Officer Basic Academy (POBA) program is a requirement for employment as a law enforcement professional in Ohio.

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Motorcycle, ATVs and UTVs are gaining popularity throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. Upon completion of the Powersports Technician Training program, you will be able to attain an entry-level job as a technician. JobsOhio shows a 15.3% increase in positions for "Motorcycle Mechanics" and a 4.2% increase for "outdoor power equipment and small engine mechanics".

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Practical Nursing Education

The Practical Nursing program is offered as either 1-year full-time day, or 2-year part-time evening classes. During the program, your studies will include both classroom and clinical experiences. Your classroom instruction will be enhanced by concurrent clinical participation at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Selby General Hospital, Harmar Place, and Heartland of Marietta. Additionally, you will gain experience through observational time with home nursing, nursery schools, physician offices, and clinics.

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This one-year hands-on certificate will prepare you to enter the workforce as a certified plate or pipe welder and an experienced fitter or layout person. You will also be taught how to properly operate a carbon arc gouge and a variety of other tools used in the welding/construction field. Safety will be stressed the entire program.

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