Accelerated Skills Training Programs

Valencia College’s Accelerated Skills Training programs are designed to prepare you for high-demand, higher wage careers in as little as three weeks. These nationally recognized, industry-specific certifications provide a pathway to help you get a new job, advance your career or increase your skillset.

Each program provides you with specialized, hands-on training that aligns with industry standards and employer expectations. In addition, you will receive essential workplace tips, from resume writing and mock interviews to OSHA training and more.

Centers for Accelerated Training

Valencia’s Centers for Accelerated Training (CAT) provide intensive, fast-paced learning and “hands-on” training. Accelerated training programs can help you move into a new job or advance your career in as little as three weeks. Programs are offered at multiple locations and start dates.

Find details on each program page for location information and start dates.

Find out which program is right for you.


Learn a variety of construction skills and best practices needed to lead a successful career.

During the program, you will gain practical experience in the field and receive training on safety regulations, computer programs, supervision, leadership and quality standards.


Potential career paths:
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • General Carpentry
  • Civil Construction
  • MOT (Maintenance of Training)
  • Concrete
  • Roofing
  • Framing

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Advanced Manufacturing

This program introduces you to the diverse field of advanced manufacturing, that includes many of the products manufactured throughout Central Florida—from electronics to medical devices. Get hands-on training in a wide range of manufacturing specializations that many employers are looking for.

Potential career paths:
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Production Technician
  • Logistics Technician
  • Assembly Technician
  • Mechanist
  • Welder

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911 Emergency Telecommunicator

Meet all the requirements needed for the certification training of 911 telecommunicators required by the State of Florida Department of Health. This six-week course will cover technical aspects of the job, such as equipment usage, operational procedures and law enforcement/EMS responses. In addition, you’ll learn about key communication skills, stress management and employability skills.

Potential career paths:
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator

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Private Security

The comprehensive private security training program highlights the specific skills and behaviors needed to work in the industry today. You’ll find out how to perform patrols, manage operations, respond to critical events, conduct investigations and be provided with helpful dispatcher resources.

Potential career paths:
  • Private Security Investigator
  • Loss Prevention
  • Campus Security Officer
  • Private Security Supervisor

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