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Short-term Certificates

Are you ready to make the move to a stable, high-paying career but lack the skills to do it? Hocking College has a short-term solution to get you trained and working fast!

Hocking College offers a variety of short-term certificate programs designed to prepare students for a particular career quickly, often in one year or less. These technical certificates are industry-focused and designed to prepare you to go to work.

Short-term certificates will prepare you for a career in a new industry or give you the skills needed to move up in your current career. These credit-bearing certificates also count toward an associate degree, positioning students to meet their long-term education and career goals.

Many of our certificates are offered 100% online, providing even more flexibility to meet your busy schedule!

Workforce Development

Summer Ready-to-Work Programs at the Fairfield County Workforce Center

Ready-to-Work Phlebotomy

Course Fee: $2,434

(June 27-August 5) Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons Noon to 4pm

Complete this introductory Phlebotomy course in just 6 weeks! This non-credit course provides an introduction to the Medical Laboratory Profession (MLT), safety in the lab, OSHA, universal precautions, lab equipment, quality control, maintenance, and phlebotomy. Basic blood collection techniques by venipuncture and capillary sticks will be covered and practiced in the laboratory under supervision. Students who complete this course may earn the following industry-recognized credential: Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) through National HealthCareer Association (NHA).  

 

Ready-to-Work HVAC

Course Fee: $1,700

(June 13- August 5) Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Evenings 5pm to 9pm

Earn your NATE Ready-to-Work Certificate in less than 8 weeks! The NATE Ready-to-Work Program is a non-credit course designed to cultivate new technicians into the industry with the essential skills needed to start a career in HVAC. Topics include: Employability Skills, HVACR Applied Math, Building Systems, Basic Hand and Power Tools, Intro to HVAC Systems, and OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety. NATE Ready-to-Work Exam is included.  

 

Ready-to-Work CDL Class B

Course Fee: $2,500

(Session 1: July 11-July 19; Session 2: July 25-August 2) Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

Earn your Class B Commercial Driver License in less than two weeks! A Class B CDL lets you drive a single vehicle weighing 26,001 pounds or more without a trailer. It also allows you to operate any vehicle towing a trailer that weighs less than 10,000 pounds. The following are some of the types of vehicles that may be driven with a Class B: straight trucks, buses, box trucks (including delivery trucks and furniture trucks), and qualifying dump trucks. Note: this list is not exhaustive and additional endorsements may be required for some vehicles.  

 

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Pre-Apprenticeships: Carpentry, Electrical, Water & Wastewater Management or HVAC

Dates: New cohorts start every semester.

Location: Fairfield County Workforce Center (4465 Coonpath Rd. NW, Carroll, OH 43112)

Hocking College is pleased to continue Ready-to-Work programming at the Fairfield County Workforce Center. Participants who complete a Ready-to-Work program may be eligible to earn industry-recognized certifications. After completing a Ready-to-Work program, students may continue relevant coursework to pursue an Associate of Technical Study.

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Advanced Welding Certificate

All-Inclusive Price: Starting at $5,535

Dates: New cohorts start every semester. 

Location: Hocking College Logan Campus (30140 Iles Rd, Logan, OH 43138)

This certificate is not offered online.

A comprehensive, beginner-to-advanced training in welding using a variety of course and AWS certification models that allows trainees to personalize their training. Courses include ARC, MIG, TIG, soldering, brazing, metallurgy fundamentals, structural stick welding, pipe welding and positioning, and high-pressure pipe and piping systems.

Grant funding is available through the Ohio Department of Higher Education Short Term Certificate Grant Program. For more information, contact Sean Terrell, Dean of Workforce Development.

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Commercial Driver’s License

All-Inclusive Price: Starting at $7,815

Dates: New cohorts start every semester. 

Location: Nelsonville Campus (3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764)

This certificate is not offered online.

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity—that is, the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo—exceeding 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states. 

Hocking College's Commercial Truck Driver Training School offers truck driver training in a variety of course models to fit any timeline. The training program courses vary in intensity and duration and can be utilized by new students, existing students, and corporate sponsors.

Tuition includes DOT physical, CDL permit, CDL test, and license fee. Grant funding is available through the Ohio Department of Higher Education Short Term Certificate Grant Program. For more information, contact Sean Terrell, Dean of Workforce Development.

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Heavy Equipment Operators Certificate

All-Inclusive Price: Starting at $11,913

Dates: New cohorts start every semester. 

Location: Nelsonville Campus (3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764)

This certificate is not offered online.

The Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate provides training and experience in the operation of heavy equipment. In addition, the fundamentals of equipment maintenance and repair are also included.

Various materials used in these industries and the formulas used to calculate the types and amounts needed of these items, as well as the terminology used to communicate efficiently with others in the workplace are also covered.

The hands-on training emphasizes safety and includes maintenance procedures, pre-start checks, shut down procedures and optical or laser grade checking instruments.

These skills help individuals interested in entering the various industries that use heavy equipment to build, maintain and advance communities and infrastructure.

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Water Treatment Operator Certificate

All-Inclusive Price: Starting at $5,293

Dates: New cohorts starting every semester!

Location: This certificate is delivered 100% online with no set meeting times!

Hocking College offers a multi-course certificate program that prepares students to take the Water Supply or Water Distribution exams approved by the Ohio EPA. Graduates of this program become Drinking Water Supply Operators or Water Distribution Operators as well as becoming involved in other aspects of drinking water supply and distribution.

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Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate

All-Inclusive Price: Starting at $5,483

Dates: New cohorts starting every semester!

Location: This certificate is delivered 100% online with no set meeting times!

Hocking College offers a multi-course certificate program that prepares students to take the Wastewater Treatment or Wastewater Collection exams approved by the Ohio EPA. Graduates of this program become  Wastewater Treatment Operators or Wastewater Collection Operators as well as becoming involved in other aspects of wastewater treatment and collection

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Arts Business and Science

Real Estate

All-Inclusive Price: $2,970

Dates: New cohorts start every semester. 

Location: This certificate is delivered 100% online with no set meeting times!

Hocking College offers a 4-course certificate program that prepares students to take the state of Ohio's Real Estate exam. Graduates of this program become real estate agents, investors, brokers, realtors, as well as becoming involved in property management and other real estate-related fields. All course content will be delivered online.

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Insurance

All-Inclusive Price: $1,107

Dates: New cohorts start every semester. 

Location: This certificate is delivered 100% online with no set meeting times!

Hocking College offers a 3-course certificate program that prepares students for the AINS General Insurance Certificate exam. Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level positions in central Ohio's thriving insurance industry. All course content will be delivered online, without set meeting times.

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Sales Certificate

Whether you realize it or not, sales is everywhere. Traditional sales roles are abundant and needed in every business, but skills in sales are utilized in everyday life from making new friends to going into job interviews. Strengthening your sales skills can positively impact your marketability to employers and your overall confidence.

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Natural Resources

Canine

Dates: New cohorts starting every semester!

Location: Nelsonville Campus (3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764)

This certificate is not offered online.

The Canine Certificate program will allow students to major in either Canine Training or Pet Grooming. The curriculum has been designed with a common core of coursework providing interdisciplinary educational elements critical for student success in the fields of canine training and pet grooming.

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GIS/GPS

Dates: New cohorts starting every semester!

Location: Nelsonville Campus (3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764)

This certificate is not offered online.

The Geographic Information and Global Positioning Technology captures interest and develops talent in mapping, scientific data collection, computers and much more. Applications of this technology vary widely and include environmental monitoring, natural resource management, emergency planning, transportation systems design and site analysis.

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Allied Health 

Massage Therapy Certificate

All-Inclusive Price: Starting at $10,855

Dates: New cohorts starting every semester!

Location: Nelsonville Campus (3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764)

This certificate is not offered online.

Upon completion of this well-rounded program, you will possess a solid foundation in the understanding of human anatomy and physiology, demonstrate general office and medical record-keeping skills, utilize functional assessments of the musculoskeletal system, and perform a wide variety of manual therapy techniques. You will be able to apply these skills to treat a broad array of musculoskeletal conditions as well as for enhancement of circulation, pain management, stress reduction, and maintenance of general health and wellbeing.

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Public Safety

EMT/Paramedic Certificate

All-Inclusive Price: Starting at $10,855

Dates: New cohorts starting every semester!

Location: Nelsonville Campus (3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764)

This certificate is not offered online.

To prepare students for entry-level employment as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic (Advanced Life Support).

The Hocking College Paramedic Program is accredited through CoAEMSP effective through January 31, 2023.

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Firefighter Certificate

All-Inclusive Price: Starting at $9,100

Dates: New cohorts starting every semester!

Location: Nelsonville Campus (3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764)

This certificate is not offered online.

Our students apply direct, hands-on firefighting in our enclosed burn building; develop decision-making skills in life-like emergencies and learn to operate our fire trucks, including our 100-foot bucket truck.

With state-of-the-art firefighting equipment, experienced, certified instructors and hands-on practice, our students consistently achieve a 100% passing rate on the state-certified exam. The state mandate of Firefighter II Certification, for all full-time firefighter employees in Ohio, creates full-time, permanent employment for our Firefighter II students.

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Ohio Peace Officer Basic Certificate

All-Inclusive Price: Starting at $6,815

Dates: New cohorts starting every semester!

Location: Nelsonville Campus (3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764)

This certificate is not offered online.

Apply direct, hands-on practice in our unique classrooms, including our crime lab, firing range and police cruisers. With experienced, certified instructors and hands-on application, our students consistently achieve passing rates on the state-certified exam

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Other

ASPIRE Adult Education

The Hocking College ASPIRE program provides high-quality basic educational services to assist adult learners in acquiring skills to be successful in postsecondary education, training and employment, earn a living wage and be contributing members of society. The vision for the Hocking College ASPIRE program is to have a highly trained and educated workforce.

All-Inclusive Price: Free for those who qualify. Not available for already registered college students.

Hocking College's ASPIRE program provides services in Athens, Hocking and Perry counties. Click here to view the full list of locations, dates and times.

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