Looking to get started on a new career? Gain the skills needed to start in a new field in just one semester. Plus, advance your career when you’re ready with credit that can be used toward a future degree. Quickstart is perfect for students interested in Business, Teacher Education, Paraprofessional Educator, HVACR or improving English skills through ESL.
This quick start in business management will prepare you for a supervisory role in an office, administrative, or service industry. You will learn the basics of business accounting, get a broad understanding of the careers and organization of the business world, learn necessary skills in office technology and cybersecurity, and improve heavily sought-after communications skills.
This quick start in teacher education will get you onto the pathway as a secondary school teacher. This quick start will walk you through the clearances and professional actions to working in a school. You will be introduced to the history and theory of how education and special education impact the lives of our most important generations. You will also have a chance to develop the general education requirements needed for an educator while learning about the human psyche and the social world around us.
Paraprofessional Educator Advanced Competency
This quick start in teacher education will give you the advanced training needed for a paraprofessional. You will be introduced to the history and theory of how special education impacts the lives of our most important generations. You will learn how to manage and guide behavior in the classroom. Special courses will also prepare you for the best strategies to teaching children with exceptionalities and the current technologies that help these children in the classroom.
This quick start in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration will prepare you to start working in the field while continuing your education to full HVAC technician status. Coursework will give you a basic understanding of electricity and the ability to read a schematic or system diagram. You will also learn the skills of handling air conditioning and refrigeration with the ability to work on these systems by the summer months.
English skills through ESL
A complete English as a Second Language (ESL) pathway is available for students who are English learners. ESL courses offered at intermediate through advanced levels help students improve academic and professional English skills. ESL courses are credit-bearing and are covered by financial aid and/or ESL scholarships for eligible students.