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You’re ready to move from an unstable job to a sustainable career, but you’re not sure you have the skills or the money. Look at it this way. When you started your last job, you didn’t have those skills either. You learned. Step by step. Day by day. Until you were a pro.

You can learn this, too. Step by step. We’ll show you how.

At Columbus State, we offer short-term certificates in fields where there are career paths with well-paying jobs – like information technology, healthcare, modern manufacturing, and more. We partner with local employers and mine industry data to understand what the workforce talent needs are, and offer certificate programs that help fill those gaps. Our programs will give you the credentials to help position yourself for hire, promotion, retention, or even the next credential as new career opportunities emerge.

Credit-bearing certificates will prepare you for a new career and count toward an associate degree, positioning you for long-term growth and stability in a profession. Noncredit certificates help launch you into a new career or expand your resume, making you a more attractive candidate for the next promotion, but don’t count toward a degree.

Whatever path you choose, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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In-Demand Certificates

On this list, you’ll find careers  such as health care, hospitality, advanced manufacturing, computer science, and design. Once you’ve chosen a certificate, follow the steps to Get Started.

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ASL / Deaf Studies

ASL/Deaf Studies Certificate

 The Deaf Studies Certificate was created for people who want to learn how to communicate with Deaf people who use ASL. People who are interested in the Deaf Studies Certificate may want to learn ASL because they work with Deaf people, or have Deaf friends or family members. Some people who work as nurses, teachers, police officers, etc. want to learn ASL to communicate with Deaf people they may meet in their jobs. The Deaf Studies Certificate is NOT an interpreting certificate.

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Automotive

Automotive Service Technician (AST) Certificate

One semester: Students who have already completed the Maintenance & Light Repair certificate can build on their skills when they complete the Auto Service Technician Certificate. They will be prepared to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams A7, A1, and A8, and they will have earned credit toward the Automotive Associate Degree.

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Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Certificate

Two Semesters: The Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate (MLR) can be completed in six to nine months and gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the automotive repair industry quickly. (This certificate serves as a starting point for all other certificates and/or degrees. It is the first certificate in a series of three certificates.)

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Master Automotive Service Technician (MAST) Certificate

One Semester: The Master Automotive Service Technician Certificate (MAST) provides an additional certificate for the student who has completed the AST Certificate and is seeking the training and knowledge necessary to prepare for the remaining A.S.E. certifications required for Master Certification status and Advanced Engine Performance Certification. 

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Business & Office Administration

Bookkeeping Certificate

Two Semesters: This bookkeeping certificate prepares students for an entry-level bookkeeping position with a solid foundation of bookkeeping principles, electronic spreadsheets, and computerized accounting software as well as certification in Microsoft Excel and Intuit QuickBooks. 

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Certificate of Banking Fundamentals

Two Semesters: This certificate is designed to educate entry-level employees for commercial and community banks.  Students will learn business, communications, and customer service basics to help bank customers.  All content will be taught with an emphasis on ethics, finance, banking operation and financial strategies. 

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Customer Service Certificate

One Semester: Customer service representatives are consistently in-demand in businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. This program prepares students for customer service jobs with basic and advanced training. The curriculum for the basic program includes learning how to use social media in the service of the customer, the study of negotiation, supply chain management and the role of customer service, and customer service in the retail setting.

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Digital Marketing Certificate

Two Semesters: The digital marketing certificate provides a strong foundation in fundamental digital marketing concepts and principles. Students seeking the digital marketing certificate may be in career positions, but require specific educational opportunities in the digital marketing environment.

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Human Resources Certificate

This certificate program is designed to introduce the essential functions of Human Resources to individuals considering a career in human resources or the beginning HR practitioner.

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Meeting and Event Management Certificate

Three Semesters: The Meeting and Event Management Certificate is designed to prepare students to assume positions in meeting and event planning in conference centers, hotels, or large corporations. The certificate includes eight required courses. Upon successful completion of these courses, student could apply them to the Hotel, Tourism, and Event Management major to complete a degree in Hospitality Management.

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Office Specialist Certificate

Two Semesters: The Office Specialist Certificate prepares students for the globally-recognized Microsoft® Office Specialist certification. In today’s workplace, more employers require that their employees are knowledgeable in all areas of Microsoft Office software
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Child Care

Child Development Associate Certificate

One semester: The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a nationally recognized credential for the early childhood education field. Earning this certificate qualifies students to apply for lead teaching positions in early childhood centers and preschools. Additionally, this certificate is sought after by early childhood programs because the State of Ohio will be requiring early childhood centers to hire lead teachers with the CDA or a higher credential in the coming years under a policy known as Step Up to Quality. This certificate counts toward the ECDE Associate of Applied Science Degree as well.

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Early Childhood Education and Administration Certificate

The completion of this certificate meets the minimum qualifications to be a childcare administrator by Ohio Child Day Care Licensing Standards provided the candidate has two years work experience in group care of young children.

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Construction & Facilities Maintenance

Building Information Modeling Certificate

Two Semesters: The BIM Certificate program is designed for new and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in Building Integration Modeling by creating and manipulating 3D models and related information during design, procurement, construction and facilities management phases. It is most beneficial to entry and intermediate level personnel who lack formal training and education in this field.

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CMGT 1105 Documents

One Course: A study of construction industry documents as they relate to a construction project. This course will also help prepare the student to take the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) exam, which the student will attempt towards the end of the course. 

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Estimating/Bidding Certificate

Three Semesters: The Estimating/Bidding Certificate program is designed for new and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in estimating and bidding by expanding their understanding of drawings, documents, methods, take-offs and estimating. It is most beneficial to entry and intermediate level personnel who lack formal training and education in this area. 

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Facility Conservation & Energy Management

Two Courses: The Facility Conservation and Energy Management Certificate program is designed for new and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in new and existing facility energy conservation and management by expanding their understanding of design, construction, building automation systems and strategies to lower operational costs. All courses count towards the AAS Construction Management degree. 

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Facilities Maintenance Certificate

Three Semesters: This short-term certificate program prepares students for employment as entry-level maintenance workers. Since the certificate shares coursework with the associate degree program, graduates have the options of immediately entering the workforce, continuing on at Columbus State to complete the Associate Degree in Facilities Maintenance.

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Field Supervision Certificate

Two Semesters: The Field Supervision Certificate program is designed for new and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in supervision and management by expanding their understanding of leading teams, motivating personnel and managing projects. It is most beneficial to entry and intermediate level personnel with experience in the field. All courses count towards the AAS Construction Management degree. 

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Landscape Certificate

Two Semesters: The Landscape Certificate prepares students for a variety of careers in the rapidly growing landscape profession including design, estimating, maintenance, project management, sales, and horticulture. Student learn in a design studio environment as well as in the field.  

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Residential Construction

Two Semesters: The Residential Construction Management Certificate program is designed for new and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in the residential construction market by expanding their understanding of financing, constructing and managing single home, multi-family apartment and condominium projects. All courses count towards the AAS Construction Management degree. 

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Sustainable Building Certificate

Two Semesters: The Sustainable Building Certificate is designed to provide information on sustainable design and construction to students of the Construction Sciences/Engineering Technologies Department, and to provide a training opportunity for current professionals, e.g., architects, building managers, construction managers, and others.

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Culinary

Baking Certificate

Three Semesters: The Baking Certificate program will prepare students to assist in the preparation and production of pies, cookies, cakes, breads, rolls, desserts, and other baked goods in a variety of baking environments including independent and in-store bakeries as well as large commercial bakeries, restaurants, and hotels. Credit hours earned may be applied to an Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Culinary Arts Certificate

Three semesters: Start your 12-month program to learn basic skills and practice to become a professional cook. Our programs provide high quality curriculum, small class sizes, and individual attention by chef instructors and experienced, certified faculty. Move quickly through the basics of culinary arts and into the workplace. Credits earned for this certificate may apply towards Associate of Applied Science degrees in Culinary Apprenticeship, Restaurant & Foodservice Management and Baking & Pastry Arts. Upon successful completion of the written and practical exams from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and documented work experience, students may obtain ACF Certification at the level of Certified Culinarian (CC). This plan of study includes two academic components: classes with instructors in scheduled and structured environments and work hours completed in a retail environment within Mitchell Hall.

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Digital Design

Adobe Illustrator Certificate

One semester. The Adobe Illustrator Certificate is for students and working professionals who want to enhance their skillsets and is focused on industry standards for vector illustrations. The courses for this certificate are also required courses for the Digital Design and Graphics Associate Degree.

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Adobe InDesign Advanced Certificate

One semester. The Adobe InDesign Advanced Certificate is for students and working professionals who want to enhance their skillsets and is focused on industry standards for page layout, text formatting, and creating paragraph, character, object, and table styles. The courses for this certificate are also required courses for the Digital Design and Graphics Associate Degree. (Before starting this program, students must have credit for DDG 1100.)

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EMS & Fire

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

One semester: EMS professionals work under the direction of a physician to act as the primary pre-hospital care provider in the health care system. Students in the EMT Certificate program must first complete the EMT course, and then pass the State/National EMT Certification written and practical exams. Once they're certified as an EMT, students can move on to Columbus State's Paramedic Certificate program.

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Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education Certificate

Four Semesters: Completion of six core associates degree courses including FIRE 1100 Principles of Emergency Services, FIRE 1106 Fire Behavior and Combustion, FIRE 1008 Fire Prevention, FIRE 1109 Building Construction for Fire Protection, FIRE 1110 Fire Protection Systems, and FIRE 1104 Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival meet the standards for certification as established in the National Standard Curriculum by the US Fire Administration.

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Fire Inspector Certification

Three Semesters: The Fire Inspector Certificate prepares the employed firefighter with current Ohio Firefighter II certification and NIMS 100 & 700 courses, but is not a prerequisite, to take the Fire Safety Inspector certification course chartered by the State of Ohio.

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Firefighter I Certificate

One Course: The Firefighter I Certificate is designed for the entry level firefighter candidate seeking to gain the requisite firefighter certification required by many volunteer and part-paid fire departments in Ohio of entry level candidates. After successful completion of the one-hundred-fifty-six (156) hour Ohio Firefighter I course, students will be certified as a “Firefighter I” as recognized in the Ohio Revised Code.  

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Firefighter II Certificate

One Course: The Firefighter II Certificate is designed for Ohio Firefighter I certification holders seeking to gain the requisite firefighter certification required by many full-time paid fire departments in Ohio. After successful completion of the one-hundred-eight (260) hour Ohio Firefighter II course, students will be certified as a “Firefighter II” as recognized in the Ohio Revised Code.  

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Paramedic Certificate

Three Semesters: Paramedics work under the direction of a physician to act as the primary pre-hospital care providers in the health care system. They must first make a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s condition and the overall situation. They may then need to provide immediate life-saving care. Technicians must demonstrate a high degree of technical skill, calmness, and professionalism, even under the most adverse conditions.

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Rescue Technician Certificate

Three Semesters: This sequence is intended to provide the professional rescuer the comprehensive knowledge and skill-set necessary to operate safely, efficiently and effectively in all weather and hazards by addressing the standards established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Rescue technician is a certification required by many fire departments in Ohio to meet requirements for either entry level or advancement opportunities.

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Engineering

3-D Visualization Certificate

Three Courses: This post-associate certificate program will provide students with advanced coursework in 3D modeling, rendering and animation. Current modeling software such as Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya will be used in the courses. This certificate is geared towards professionals and students with prior experience in architecture, interior design, graphic design, or other related fields. 

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Architectural CAD Drafting Certificate

Three Courses: Over the past couple of decades CAD drafting has become a necessary tool for architects, engineers and other related professions. The courses in this certificate will provide students with training in the two most popular CAD programs in use today, AutoCAD and MicroStation. Upon completion of these courses, the student will have a functional understanding of how to use each program.

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Bridge to Fundamental Surveying Certificate

Two Semesters: This is intended as a Post Surveying.AAS program.  The certificate when combined with a Bachelor of Science in Business, fulfills the State of Ohio Board of Registration for Engineers and Surveyors Education requirements toward registration as a Professional Surveyor.

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CIVL 1120 -Materials Science

One Course: A comprehensive study of materials used in construction. Laboratory exercises include fundamental common construction industry materials testing procedures and comparison of results to industry standards and specifications. The laboratory exercises also provide preparation for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Grade 1 Concrete Field Technician exam. Preparation in the ACI Grade 1 Concrete Field Technician test is a course requirement.

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Comp Aided Drafting Certificate

Three Semesters: Although drafters use CAD extensively, it is only a tool. Persons who produce technical drawings with CAD still function as drafters and need the knowledge of traditional drafters, in addition to CAD skills. Despite the nearly universal use of CAD systems, manual drafting and sketching still are used in certain applications.

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ESSH 1160 OSHA 10 Hr Construction

One Course: Topics include introduction to OSHA, electrical safety, fall protection, personal protective and lifesaving equipment, materials handling, storage, use and disposal, equipment safety, excavation, stairways and ladder safety and other applicable OSHA standards. OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety & Health - US Department of Labor completion cards will be issued to individuals successfully completing the class. 

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ESSH 1170 OSHA 10 Hour General Industry

One Course: This course covers the approved OSHA curriculum for the 10-hour Outreach Training Program for General Industry Safety and Health. Topics include introduction to OSHA, walking and working surfaces, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire protection, fall protection, electrical safety, and other applicable safety topics as recommended by OSHA. Course completion cards will be issued to individuals successfully completing the class.

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ESSH 1170 OSHA 30 Hr Construction

One Course: This course covers the approved OSHA curriculum for the 10-hour Outreach Training Program for General Industry Safety and Health. Topics include introduction to OSHA, walking and working surfaces, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire protection, fall protection, electrical safety, and other applicable safety topics as recommended by OSHA. Course completion cards will be issued to individuals successfully completing the class.

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ESSH 1700 OSHA 30 Hour General Industry

One Course: This course covers the approved OSHA curriculum for the 30-hour Outreach Training Program for General Industry Safety & Health. Topics include an introduction to OSHA, hazardous materials, walking and working surfaces, fire protection, personal protective equipment, confined space, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, welding and brazing safety, electrical safety, industrial hygiene and other applicable OSHA standards. Course completion cards will be issued to individuals successfully completing the class.

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Health & Safety/Hazardous Waste Operations Certificate

One Course: In this certificate program, students learn the regulations and practices required for working safely in environmental occupations. OSHA requires this certification for employees working at contaminated and hazardous waste sites.

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Land Surveying Certificate

Two Semesters: The Land Surveying Certificate encompasses the required 16 semester hours of surveying courses, which, when coupled with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, fulfills the State of Ohio Board of Registration for Engineers and Surveyors Education Requirements toward registration as a Professional Surveyor.

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Occupational Health & Safety Certificate

Two Semesters: The Occupational Health and Safety Certificate is designed to provide basic supervisory and regulatory skills to those who have, or may wish to have, a job responsible for the health and safety of the employees in the workplace. This certificate is set up primarily for those who already have a college degree, but are seeking additional training in this area.

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Surveying Certificate

Three Semesters: The Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying Certificate is a one-year, three-semester program, which provides a basis for entry-level careers in survey field and office operations. The one-year certificate is a directed focus program, which empowers students with those skills necessary for construction layout of buildings and roadways and, working under the direction of a Registered Surveyor, in land surveying and subdivision of land. Specific employment positions include instrument person, field crew chief, and drafter/designer.

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Healthcare

Addiction Studies Certificate

Two semesters: Earning this certificate and applying for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant state certification with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board will make you eligible for a job assessing patients in crisis, planning treatment, and performing case management. Local employers include Alvis 180, Maryhaven Inc, CompDrug, Concord, House of Hope, Southeast Integrated Healthcare, Syntero, Community for New Direction, and The Woods at Parkside. Students can apply this certificate toward an associate degree in Social and Human Services, which qualifies students to apply for state licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II.

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Basic EKG Certificate

One class: Earning this certificate provides students with the skills to correctly perform the twelve lead EKG. Students will be able to perform functions such as troubleshooting source of instrumentation error, explaining results, and recognizing basic dysrhythmia. Students use this certification within many healthcare areas such as Phlebotomy, Surgical Technician, Emergency Room Technician, Medical Assistant, Paramedic, and Nursing. This certificate is part of the Multi-Skilled Health (MULT) Associate of Applied Science degree, and continuing your education will allow you to pursue these career opportunities.

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Dietary Management Certificate

Three Semesters: The Dietary Manager Certificate Program is approved by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP), and is designed to prepare students to manage foodservice operations in a variety of healthcare facilities. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national registration exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP).

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Healthcare Manager Certificate

Two Semesters: Healthcare is ever expanding and the need for qualified individuals to help manage the impact of new technology and treatment processes is pertinent. The Healthcare management certificate is key in providing content that engages the student to develop and hone leadership, financial, team building, legal and risk management skills necessary to guide healthcare through the 21st century and beyond.

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Health Information Management Technician Certificate

Two Semesters: The Health Information Management Technician Certificate program prepares students to compile patient charts (paper, hybrid, electronic) in accordance with legal and regulatory standards. Students analyze patient charts for completeness and accuracy. They perform release of information (ROI) functions and other activities related to assisting the clinical and administrative team in the timely completion of health records.

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Nurse Aide Certificate (STNA)

One class: Earning this certificate will make you eligible for a job as a Nursing Assistant with employers such as hospitals, long-term care/rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, and home health agencies. Graduates are ready to take the State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) exam in Ohio. Further, this certificate is part of the Multi-Skilled Health Associate Degree, Registered Nurse (RN) Associate Degree, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Certificate, and Respiratory Care Associate of Applied Science Degree.

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Patient Care Assistant Certificate

One class: Earning this certificate will make you eligible for a job as a Patient Care Assistant with employers such as acute care hospitals or skilled care facilities. Further, this certificate is part of the Multi-Skilled Health Associate Degree.

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Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Two Semesters: Earning this certificate will make you eligible for a job doing prescription processing, customer service, data entry, prescription filling, non-sterile and sterile compounding, and other pharmacy related practices with employers such as Walgreens, CVS Health, Kroger, Ohio Health Systems, Mount Carmel Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and other independent, retail, institutional, and speciality pharmacies. Further, this certificate is part of the Multi-Skilled Health degree and continuing your education to earn this will make you eligible for employment as a Multi-Skilled Health Technician.

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Phlebotomy Certificate

Two Semesters: The Phlebotomy Program is a nationally accredited program that prepares students with the entry-level skills they need to perform blood collections within a health care setting. Students who complete this program will be eligible to take a national certification exam through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Completion of this certificate counts towards the Multi-Skilled Health degree.

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Sterile Processing Technology Certificate

Two Semesters: Sterile Processing Technology is a dynamic and exciting allied health profession. The Certified Sterile Processing Technologist is a vital member of the allied health field of professionals who work closely with hospital-wide, patient-care departments, especially surgical departments. Graduates are eligible to obtain national certification as a Central Service Technician upon successful examination administered by the IAHCSMM.


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HVAC

High Pressure Boiler Certificate

Four Courses: The High Pressure Boiler License Training Program Certificate provides the educational requirements necessary for students to sit for the State of Ohio High Pressure Boiler Operators exam.

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HVAC 1140 - Principles of refrigeration - EPA 608 credential

One Course: This course is a basic refrigeration cycle theory course covering heat thermodynamics, temperature-pressure relationships, mechanical operations of refrigeration equipment and representative application and selection data for Class I refrigerants.

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HVAC 1150 - Carbon Monoxide Analyst

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HVAC 2190 - High Pressure Boiler license Training certificate

One Course: This course uses basic combustion knowledge from HVAC 1150 and piping system knowledge from HVAC 2110 to build a basic understanding of boiler types, systems, safety procedures and codes that will prepare a person to take the High Pressure Boiler License Examination.

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HVAC Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate

Two Semesters: The HVAC Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate, encompasses the technical requirements of the first year of a possible HVAC apprenticeship. This program is restricted to individuals currently participating in a registered apprenticeship program recognized by the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council.

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HVAC Controls Certificate

One Semester: This certificate helps give the students a basic understanding of how control systems are designed, how they work and how to calibrate and test different control systems.

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HVAC Test and Balance Certificate

Two Semesters: This certificate is designed to help the student be able to understand how the building/ equipment must work together to provide the proper requirements to allow the building/ equipment to operate correctly. Students will be able to understand what is and how to perform building/equipment commissioning. Students learn with a combination of theory and hands on education.

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Large Commercial Certificate

Six Courses: In the HVAC Large Commercial Certificate program, the student will gain the basic knowledge of large commercial systems and how they interact with the buildings and occupants.  This certificate is designed to help the residential / light commercial service technician transfer into the world of large commercial Equipment. Students learn with a combination of theory and hands on education.

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Residential/Light Commercial Certificate

Six Courses: In the HVAC Residential/Light Commercial certificate program, the student will gain the basic knowledge and skills of the basic residential and light commercial heat and cooling systems that are currently in the general market. This certificate is designed to help the individual become prepared to enter the HVAC career field as a second year apprentice.

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Information Technology

AWS Academy Cloud Architecture

12 Weeks: This course helps prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate certification exam.

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AWS Academy Cloud Developer

12 Weeks: This course helps prepare for the AWS Certified Developer-Associate level AWS certification exam.

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Business Intelligence Certificate

Two Semesters: A graduate with a Business Intelligence Certificate will be able to use statistics to describe data and predict trends, design and implement a relational database, apply data warehousing techniques, prepare data for analysis, follow data mining processes to obtain necessary data, work with big data technologies, create effective reports and visualizations, and design dashboards.

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Business Operations Analysis Certificate

Two Semesters: This certificate will provide value added skills to any management practitioner overseeing a business operation in either manufacturing or a service environment. The course work will enhance analytical skills with statistical methods and develop higher level presentation skills used to present data analysis and build stakeholder support. 

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Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) (Compressed)

Four Courses: The Cisco Certified Network Administrator, CCNA Routing and Switching Certificate is a curriculum that provides foundational networking knowledge, practical experience, and soft-skills development to prepare students for entry-level careers in IT and networking. The CCNA Routing and Switching Certificate curriculum prepares students for two different Cisco certification exams, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

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Cloud Foundations for AWS

9 Weeks: This course helps prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam.

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Data Analytics Certificate (Non-Credit)

31 Weeks. Data analytics professionals combine qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze, identify, and predict business trends.This 31-week program is intended for individuals with little-to-no background in data analytics who are interested in developing the skills that can lead to a job in the area. The program, which Columbus State designed in partnership with Nationwide, begins with essentials in computer science, followed by coursework focused on data analytics in relevant business scenarios. This program of learning will equip existing employees with practical, foundation-level skills in data analytics through a hands-on approach.

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Geographic Information System GIS Certificate

Three Semesters: The GIS Certificate program is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in Geographic Information Systems. It is most beneficial to entry and intermediate level GIS users who lack formal training and education in this field. 

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Linux Administration

Four Semesters: This certificate includes foundational skills and knowledge of Linux system administration. Course curricula cover the following professional certifications: CompTIA A+, MS Exam 98-366, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +, CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Certificates.

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Mobile Game Applications Certificate

Four Semesters: The Mobile Game Apps certificate will introduce the skills necessary to developing games in a mobile environment. The use of 2-D games for promotional purposes has received a lot of attention in business web applications as a result more businesses are developing and utilizing simple games within their web advertising.

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Networking Intensive Cybersecurity

8 Weeks. Cybersecurity professionals are the first line of defense in ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of hardware, software, and data.This 8-week program is intended for individuals with little-to-no background in cybersecurity who are interested in developing the skills that can lead to an industry-recognized certification as a Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). The program focuses on networking fundamentals and cybersecurity basics, and prepares students to sit for the SSCP exam.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing Engineering Technician Certificate

Two Semesters: Manufacturing Engineering Technicians play an important role in the production process. They are responsible for assembling various components into subassemblies and multiple subassemblies into working finished goods.

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Manufacturing Equipment Technician Certificate

Two Semesters: Electrical equipment and electronic equipment are two distinct types of industrial equipment, although much equipment contains both electrical and electronic components. Electronic sensors monitor the equipment and the manufacturing process, providing feedback to the programmable logic controller (PLC), which controls the equipment.

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The following certificates are not offered toward college credit:

Electrical Certificate 1

56 hours: Electrical Certificate 1 teaches the fundamentals of AC/DC electrical systems, as well as how to install and troubleshoot electric motors, for a variety of manufacturing areas. The certificate includes online learning and hands-on training in our Integrated Systems Lab.

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PLC Certificate

The PLC Certificate series trains workers how to design, program and operate Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCS) - computers used in industrial robots. PLC controllers can automate a specific process, machine function, or even an entire production line. The certificate covers different technologies and equipment makers, and includes online learning and hands-on training in our Integrated Systems Lab.

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Fluid Power Certificate

42 hours: This certificate teaches the skills needed to work with hydraulics in modern industry, from the basics through advanced techniques. Students learn industry-relevant skills on a variety of real-world equipment. The certificate covers both hydraulics and pneumatics, and includes online learning and hands-on training in our Integrated Systems Lab.

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Mechanical Certificate 1

49 hours: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of how to operate, install, and analyze mechanical drives and how they are used in real-world applications. Learners will learn belt drives, chain drives, and other methods for transferring power. The certificate includes online learning and hands-on training in our Integrated Systems Lab.

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Multi-Craft Technician

105 hours: Multi-Craft Technicians support the efficient operation of machinery and industrial equipment. Students learn AC/DC electrical systems, electric motor control, basic hydraulics, electronic sensors, and mechanical drive system. The certificate includes online learning and hands-on training in our Integrated Systems Lab.

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Real Estate

Real Estate Pre-Broker Certificate

Two Semesters: The Real Estate Pre-Broker Certifi ate program would help prepare students and current license real estate agents interested in obtaining their Real Estate Broker’s License. This course work is approved by the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing and meets all requirements needed to be able to sit for the state broker’s licensing exam.

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Real Estate Pre-Licensure Certificate

Two Semesters: This certificate program helps to prepare students interested in entering the real estate industry to earn their Ohio real estate license. The coursework is approved by the Ohio Board of Realtors® and meets all classroom requirements needed to be able to sit for the state licensing exam.

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Real Estate Professional Certificate

Two Semesters: This certificate program helps to prepare students interested in entering the real estate industry to earn their Ohio real estate license and begin the course work to become a successful professional. The course work is approved by the Ohio Board of Realtors and meets all classroom requirements needed to be able to sit for the state licensing exam and add three additional Real Estate classes deemed critical by top professionals in the field.

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Real Estate Property Management Certificate

Three Semesters: The Real Estate Property Management Certificate would help prepare students for entry level positions into property management. The emphasis shall be on the practical application of actual management problems. Specific topics include the Ohio Tenant Landlord Act, forcible entry and detainer, typical leases, office management, advertising, collection problems and maintenance.

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Supply Chain Management & Logistics

International Commerce Certificate

Two Semesters: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate students will gain an in-depth understanding of SCM principles. Courses for these certificates cover the content established by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professions (CSCMP), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and The North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) respectively, in their certification exams.

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Supply Chain Management Certificate

Two Semesters: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certificate students will gain an in-depth understanding of SCM principles. Courses for these certificates cover the content established by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professions (CSCMP), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and The North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) respectively, in their certification exams.

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Welding

Intermediate Pipe & Plate Tig Welder Certificate

Four Semesters: Students that complete the Intermediate Welder Certificate and looking to begin specializing in round or flat work as an AWS Certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Pipe & Plate Tig Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an advanced GTAW Welder.

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Intermediate Pipe I Welder Certificate

Four Semesters: Students that complete the Intermediate Welding Certificate and looking to begin specializing in round work as an AWS certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Pipe I Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an advanced SMAW Pipe Welder.

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Intermediate Pipe II Welder Certificate

Four Semesters: Students that complete the Intermediate Welding Certificate and looking to begin specializing in round work as an AWS certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Pipe II Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an advanced GMAW & FCAW Pipe Welder.

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Intermediate Welder Certificate

Four Semesters: Students that complete the Welding Module Certificate and looking to become an AWS Certified Welder require more in-depth training. The Intermediate Welder Certificate provides this necessary training and the ability to enter the workforce as an intermediate level Welder.

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