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Certificate programs at Washington State are designed as fast-track that lead to direct employment. Many can be completed in less than a year. As an additional option, students can use credit earned in the certificate programs towards an associate degree at Washington State.

9-Month Certificate Programs

Accounting

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.

The Automotive Service Technology and the Diesel Truck Systems Programs are fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The primary mission of NATEF is to improve the quality of automotive technician training programs nationwide through voluntary accreditation. NATEF is responsible for the program evaluation process and approves programs for NATEF Accreditation based on the results of the on-site evaluation.

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101 · Leesburg, VA 20175

703.669.6650 Fax: 703.669.6125

webmaster@natef.org

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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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Design Drafting

Washington State’s Design Drafting Certificate program will provide you with the technical know-how you’ll need to begin a career in design drafting. You’ll learn how to assist with design and communicate the ideas graphically with engineers, architects, contractors, fabricators, and all of the others involved in the various stages of product development. Because of the wide variety of fields in which a design drafter may be involved, this degree program contains elements of many types of design. You will become familiar with disciplines such as machining, piping, electricity, construction, design, fabrication, and manufacturing. You will get hands-on experience with the tools of the trade, both on paper and on computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems.

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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.

The Automotive Service Technology and the Diesel Truck Systems Programs are fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The primary mission of NATEF is to improve the quality of automotive technician training programs nationwide through voluntary accreditation. NATEF is responsible for the program evaluation process and approves programs for NATEF Accreditation based on the results of the on-site evaluation.

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101 · Leesburg, VA 20175

703.669.6650 Fax: 703.669.6125

webmaster@natef.org

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Executive Office Support (not accepting students at this time)

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

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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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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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Welding

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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1-Year Certificate Programs

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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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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