Earn a certificate in 6 months or less! ATC’s Rapid Credential Programs provide opportunities to quickly train for a career and earn a credential that boosts your employability. Earn credentials in Automotive Service Technology, Customer Assistance Technology, Patient Care Assistant and more! See below for course information.
Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Brake Systems Technician | Cost $1,525 | 450 hours | Class Enrollment: 1/11/21 & 5/7/21 | Traditional | Monday – Friday, 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. | Credential: ASE A5 Brakes
Students entering the Automotive Brake Systems Technician (Rapid Credential) program will receive both classroom instruction and lab experiences that prepare them to be job ready. Students are initially trained in the use of technical and flat-rate information systems, as well as a variety of hand and power tools. Following the introduction course, students will receive specialty training in automotive braking systems. All instruction is in alignment with the ASE Education Foundation for professional technician certification and provides for completers of the program to sit for the ASE A5 Brakes industry credential.
Customer Assistance Technology
Customer Assistance Technology | Cost $1,368 | 450 hours | Class Enrollment: 10/20/20 & 1/11/21 | 100% Distance (full-time & part-time enrollment available) | Monday – Friday | Mandatory Virtual Meeting Days: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Credentials: MOS Bundle and CIW Internet Business Associate
- Attend a virtual Business Orientation
- Basic Skills Test required or meet exemption criteria
Students will be qualified for high demand positions across multiple industries such as Computer User Support Specialists, Technical Support Specialist, Customer Care Specialist, or IT Support Specialist. Students will also have the opportunity to earn an industry credential as a Microsoft Office Specialist and/or CIW Internet Business Associate.
The content focuses on information technology, interpersonal skills, business communication including reading, writing, speaking, and listening, leadership, decision making, problem solving, supervision, career planning, employability skills, diversity awareness, telephone techniques, and technical applications in the customer care environment. Students gain hands-on experience with essential software applications for word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail using Microsoft Office 2016.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
HVAC/R Technician | Cost $1,740 | 500 hours | Class Enrollment: 10/20/20 & 3/29/21 | Traditional | Monday – Friday, 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. | Credentials: EPA Section 608 and HVAC Excellence – Electrical
Students entering the HVAC/R Technician (Rapid Credential) program will receive both classroom instruction and lab experiences that enable the student to be job ready. They will become proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of residential and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. Heavy emphasis is placed on electrical systems. The HVAC/R students will also receive instruction in layout and design of electrical system schematics. All instruction is in alignment with the EPA, as well as HVAC Excellence’s alignment to national standards for the professional technician. Completers of this program are encouraged to sit for the EPA Section 608 and HVAC Excellence – Electrical industry credentials.
Manufacturing Technician | Cost $955 | 300 hours | Class Enrollment: 10/20/20 | Blended Distance | Monday – Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Certification: NIMS Measurement, Materials & Safety
Students entering the Manufacturing Technician (Rapid Credential) program will receive both online instruction and lab experiences that prepare them to be job ready. Initial instruction is provided using safe practices, which are critical in this industry, and the use of tools, equipment, materials and processes found in the machining industry. Students will learn how to set up and operate the following types of machines: contour saw, drill press, lathe, milling machine, grinder, and CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machines. Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments such as, layout and inspection tools, micrometers, and gauges. Related trade math and blueprint reading are part of the program and are used extensively in laboratory activities. The machinery and materials used are those commonly found in the machine tool industry. Instruction is in alignment with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) for professional technician certification and provides for completers of the program to sit for the NIMS Measurement, Materials & Safety industry credential.
Network Support Services – CompTIA A+
CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation | Cost $955 | 300 hours | Class Enrollments : 9/14/20, 1/25/21 & 4/23/21 | Blended Distance | Monday – Friday | On Campus Day: Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Credential: CompTIA A+
This course prepares students for entry-level employment in the Information Technology field such as a Computer User Support Specialist. Students will have the opportunity to earn their CompTIA A+ industry standard certification. Topics covered in this course include:
- Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals
- Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
- Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting
- Support basic IT infrastructure and networking
- Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware
- Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices
Network Support Services – CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Network+ Certification Preparation | Costs $955 | 300 hours | Class Enrollments: 9/14/20, 1/25/21 & 4/23/21 | Blended Distance | Monday – Friday | On Campus Meeting Day: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. | Credential: CompTIA Network+
This program prepares students for entry-level employment in the Information Technology field such as a Network and Computer Systems Administrator. Students will have the opportunity to earn their CompTIA Network+ industry standard certification. Topics covered in this course include:
- Design and implement functional networks
- Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
- Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
- Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
- Implement network security, standards, and protocols
- Troubleshoot network problems
- Support the creation of virtualized networks
Patient Care Assistant
Patient Care Assistant | Cost $923 | 290 hours | Class Enrollments: 9/21/20*, 12/10/20, 3/8/21 & 5/26/21 | Traditional | Monday – Friday, 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. | Credential: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) | Arthur Ashe Jr. Campus
- Attend a virtual Health Science Orientation
- Meet with Program Counselor
- Clearance on FDLE Level II Criminal Background Check
- Negative Drug Test Results
- Immunizations and Physical (Requirements will be covered during Orientation)
Upon completion of this program students will be qualified for high demand positions such as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant. The curriculum prepares students for employment as cross-trained nursing assistants and provides foundational knowledge and skills. Students receive training in communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, safety/emergency procedures, and promoting residents’ independence and respecting patient rights. The PCA works in the hospital setting as a member of the healthcare team under the direction of the nurse. Duties include taking vital signs and assisting patients with basic tasks.
*Note: The 9/21/20 class will follow a Blended Distance format – Monday – Friday | On Campus Day: Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
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