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Fast Track at CSM



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Starting Fall 2020, CSM’s accelerated degree and certificate programs give you the skills you need to break into in-demand jobs and fast-growing industries. 


Workforce Training Certificates | Benefits

  • Accelerated program: Break into a new field with workforce training certificate programs that can be completed in as little as three months.
  • Short programs: Only 2-3 classes are required to complete your certificate.
  • Easy to register: Register once for your entire program.
  • Small class sizes: Classes are taken in small cohorts so you get to know your colleagues and instructors.
  • Affordable: Workforce training certificates cost less than $3,000 from start to finish.
  • Get a job faster: Our workforce training programs feature a quick turnaround from starting classes to starting your new career.
  • Professional development: Fast Track workforce certificates are the gateway to advanced training. Build your skills and specialize as you gain experience!

HVAC student welds a machineHVAC Helper

  • Take the first step in your career in HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance. Learn through hands-on experience with established industry professionals, and network with potential employers.

Electrical student works on wiresElectrical Helper

  • Start your journey to becoming an expert tradesperson specializing in electrical systems. You’ll train with professional electricians to gain the skills you need to thrive. 

Credit Degree Programs | Benefits

  • Accelerated program: Get your associate's degree in as little as 15-18 months.
  • Convenient schedule: Take your courses in 7-week minisessions, with multiple start dates throughout the semester. 
  • 100% online: Earn your associate's degree all online, with in-person options available.
  • Dedicated advising: Fast Track programs have their own dedicated academic advisor to guide students in achieving their goals.
  • Guaranteed pre-registration: You are automatically pre-registered in your core track courses; no waiting because a class you need filled up!
  • Milestones: Students in Fast Track associate's degree programs earn additional credentials and certificates as they progress, with no extra courses or costs!

Business person draws on whiteboardBusiness Management, AAS

  • Become a leader in your organization with this associate’s degree. Learn the fundamentals of business operations and prepare for a management role in government, the nonprofit sector, or commercial business.

IT specialists works on a computerInformation Services Technology, AAS

  • Gain access to an incredible variety of opportunities in IT. Earn additional certifications as you advance in your program and prepare for an exciting career in IT. 

Credit Certificate Programs | Benefits

  • Accelerated program: Earn your professional credentials in 12 months or less.
  • Convenient schedule: Take your courses in compact 7-week sessions. 
  • Hybrid instruction: These programs combine real-time, online learning with in-person opportunities to apply your skills in labs and practical settings. (Visit ready.csmd.edu to learn about the steps CSM is taking to ensure you can learn effectively and safely.)
  • Dedicated advising: Fast Track programs have their own dedicated academic advisor to guide students in achieving their goals.
  • Guaranteed pre-registration: You are automatically pre-registered in your core track courses; no waiting because a class you need filled up!
  • Professional development: Fast Track professional certificate programs are the gateway to advanced training in your field. The credits you earn apply to CSM associate degree programs. Continue specializing and building your skills!

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

  • Play a direct role in patient wellness as a Pharmacy Technician. With this program, you’ll learn the skills you need to prepare and provide medication in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

Medical Assisting Certificate

  • Medical Assistants are indispensable, multi-skilled professionals who make outstanding healthcare possible. Prepare yourself for a variety of patient care and administrative responsibilities and become eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam.

Medical Coding Certificate

  • Accurate and complete medical records are a vital component in healthcare. Train to interpret and classify medical data with the Medical Coding Certificate program.