Fast Track Programs


Put Your Career on the Fast Track at CSM

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

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Benefits

Workforce Training Certificates

  • 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!

Credit Degree Programs

  • 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!

Completion time depends on start date, number of credits taken each term, and availability of offerings. Please meet with an advisor to discuss accelerated program planning.

Programs

HVAC helper works on unitsHVAC 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.

electrician 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.


ccma works with patientCertified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMA) are a vital part of clinical patient care, performing tasks including preparing patients for the doctor, obtaining vital signs, collecting specimens, performing EKGs, and more! Completion of this workforce training certificate results in sitting for the National Health Career Association (NHA) exam for a national certification as a Clinical Medical Assistant.

Businesswoman giving directionsBusiness 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 professional working at 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.
  • 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!

Programs

 
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

Medical coders are a vital part of the healthcare reimbursement cycle. Medical coders take the words of a medical diagnosis or procedure and transform them into the codes that are submitted to insurance payers for payment to hospitals, physicians, and clinics. Train to interpret and classify medical data with the Medical Coding Certificate program, and students can take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam upon completion.
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