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Short-Term Training Long-Term Rewards

New career opportunities await with Columbus State's short-term job training

Embark on a transformative journey towards a new and exciting career with Columbus State's Accelerated Training Centers! Our programs offer hands-on training to equip you with the skills needed to excel in a variety of industries, including:

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology Manufacturing
  • Healthcare: Patient Access Representative
  • Customer Service in Contact Center, Hospitality, and Retail
  • Digital Literacy

Whether you want to reignite your job prospects, upgrade your employable skills, we are dedicated to helping you reset your career path and achieve your professional goals.

Why not start now?

Need assistance or just have a question? Call or e-mail us to connect.


Accelerated Training Programs

Pharma Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Bootcamp

  • Learn about Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), a highly transferable skill set.
  • Develop the skills to work in a cleanroom environment, ensuring drug safety.
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Biotechnology Boot Camp

Biotechnology Bootcamp

  • Learn how to make life-saving medicines, vaccines and gene therapies.
  • Develop cleanroom skills that ensure drug safety.
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Patient Access Representative

Patient Access Representative

  • Build skills to do intake and provide customer service for patients seeking medical care.
  • Start employment at $17-$20 an hour, with potential to grow your career in healthcare.
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Customer Service in Contact Center, Hospitality, and Retail

  • Build skills to work in call center customer service, member service and sales support roles.
  • Start employment at $16-$24 an hour, with potential to grow your salary to $60,000 a year and up.
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Digital Literacy

  • Learn essential workplace computer skills, including email, word processing, file management and more.
  • Boost your resume and lay a strong foundation for additional workplace training courses.

Is Accelerated Training right for me?

If you:

  • Don’t have a plan to get ahead at work
  • Are struggling to secure employment, or
  • Need assistance recovering from a pandemic-related layoff

Columbus State's Accelerated Training programs can help. We'll give you the skills you need to:

  • Get a stable income
  • Connect with hiring managers, and
  • Start on a rewarding career path.
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No-cost job skills training in your neighborhood. We’re bringing our programs to you by partnering with community organizations across Central Ohio. And we’re offering all training classes at no cost to participants. If you bring the commitment, we’ll cover the rest.

Short-term results. We know that you need to start earning wages and building your resume as soon as possible. In a short amount of time, you can gain valuable skills that will make you more attractive to key employers.

Individualized coaching and support. If you’re not sure which program is right for you, don’t worry. We’ll help you find your best fit with individualized coaching from day one. We’ll also connect you with job placement resources, and help you with resume writing and interviewing.

Bridging the gap to fill open jobs

Companies across Central Ohio have open jobs with opportunities for advancement they can’t fill due to their inability to connect with skilled talent. Meanwhile, many workers lack the basic skills needed to become eligible for these in-demand jobs.

To solve both problems, Columbus State is creating Accelerated Training Centers in partnership with community organizations and local employment agencies to offer no-cost job training that can be completed in a matter of weeks.

By enrolling in one of the short-term programs offered through our Accelerated Training Centers, you can quickly become qualified for a skilled position in a growing field. You’ll also learn successful interviewing techniques and tips for high workforce performance. Along every step, you’ll receive individualized support with coaching and job placement assistance.

Contact us today to get started!

Contact us to take the first step. We’ll connect you with support to help you enter the best program based on your skills and goals.


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