Career Development

Develop your career skills

with non-credit career development offerings

Start learning the skills you need to grow in your job or launch an entirely new career at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). You can choose from 16 distinct areas of study and gain the skills, knowledge, or certificates you need to begin or enhance your career.



Whether you want to learn to launch a new career as a mechanic, or you’re looking for ways to improve on the knowledge and abilities you already have in the garage, CSM can help with automotive mechanical courses designed to enhance your skills.

Small Engine Repair

Auto Mechanics

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Gain new skills in bookkeeping and accounting, supervisory development, project management, SHRM learning system for human resource professionals, communication and business writing skills, leadership and more.


Administrative Assistant

Bookkeeping and Financial Management

Communications and Marketing

Human Resources

Management and Professional Development

Project Management

Tax Preparation

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Computers and Information Technology

Non-Credit Online Offerings

Gain the foundational skills you need to be effective as an IT professional, or take what you know to the next level with our career starters and career training programs.


Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Computer Basics


IT Support

Network Administrator


Office Technology

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Construction and Skilled Trades

Construction and Skilled Trades

Kick off a new career as a carpenter, electrician, welder, home inspector, and more, or gain valuable industry certifications to stay current or advance your career.


Construction Management

Construction Safety

Core Skills



Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Home Inspector

Home Improvement



Stationary Engineer


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Whether you want to obtain an entry level interior decorator position or advance your personal home decorating skills, CSM can help you learn the decorating trade.

Interior Decorating

Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Take the Maryland state-mandated courses you need to become a certified childcare provider, or get a valuable refresher with classes in Adult/Infant/Child CPR, Child Development, Basic First Aid, Curriculum Development, Behavior Management, Communication, Health, Safety and Nutrition, Special Needs, and more.

Child Care Professional

Family Child Care Provider

Early Childhood Professional Development

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Environmental Safety and Health

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CSM offers courses in environmental protection and occupational health and safety to help you prevent unnecessary incidents.

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Fitness and Wellness

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Start or enhance a heart-pumping career as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor or other professions in wellness, fitness and aquatics.  For Fitness and Wellness classes for personal enrichment click here.

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Our healthcare programs will connect you with the tools you need to be a better health professional. Explore the curriculum for exciting careers like: certified billing and coding specialist, certified nursing assistant, dental assistant, electrocardiogram technician, electronic health records specialist, phlebotomy technician, and more.

Basic Medical Terminology

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Certified Medicine Aide

Certified Nursing Assistant/ Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA)

CPR and First Aid


Electrocardiogram Technician

Emergency Medical Services

Healthcare Office Support


Introduction to Healthcare

Nurse Refresher

Phlebotomy Technician

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

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Our hands-on classes will equip you with the tools you need to effective in the ever-growing leisure services industry. Hospitality students can take classes to become a bartender, meeting and event planner, wedding coordinator, and more.


Food Services Manager

Meeting and Event Planner


Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPs)

Wedding Planner

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Law firms rely on trained secretaries and assistants to handle day-to-day operations such as preparing legal correspondence, summonses, motions, and subpoenas.

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Nonprofit class

The Nonprofit Institute exists for the sole purpose of helping nonprofit organizations, serving the community, grow stronger.

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Real Estate

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If you’re considering a career in real estate, CSM can help you earn the Maryland-mandated license you need to practice your craft.

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Small Business Development

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The Small Business Development Center at CSM helps businesses at all stages grow.

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Teacher Education

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CSM offers preparation courses for prospective new teachers to take the Praxis exam as well as a variety of teacher education continuing education classes through our partnership with Ed2Go.

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Truck drivers are the all-important link that keeps our country’s economy on the move. If you’re considering a career as a truck driver, the College of Southern Maryland can help you get on the road to a rewarding career with local and national transportation companies. CSM also offers classes for Driver Education and Motorcycle Safety.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B

Class B/School Bus Endorsement Upgrade

Drones/Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Veterinary Studies

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Launch a new career as a veterinarian assistant, or take your career to the next level with valuable career training on topics like wild life encounters, diseases in animals, and more.

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