Accelerated Skills Training Programs

Prepare for high-demand, higher wage careers in a short amount of time. Valencia College’s Accelerated Skills Training programs focus on intensive, hands-on training designed to help you enter a new career field or advance your current skillset. You’ll have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials, train in essential workplace skills and receive job placement support.

What’s Unique About Accelerated Skills Training Programs?
  • Intensive hands-on learning based on employers’ specific needs
  • Programs offered at multiple locations throughout Orange and Osceola counties
  • Programs start monthly
  • Job placement services are included in each program

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Learn a variety of skills needed to launch an exciting career in the construction field. With more than $9 billion worth of construction projects in Central Florida, there is a great demand for skilled professionals. If you like working outside, and being part of a growing and diverse industry, then construction is the career field for you.

Potential career paths:
  • General Laborer
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Concrete Finisher

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Advanced Manufacturing

Professionals in manufacturing careers create new products from either new materials or composites. The types of manufacturers in Central Florida have a wide range of experience—from lasers to leisure—providing a full spectrum of services. Our program will prepare you for an exciting career in a variety of fields.

Potential career paths:
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator
  • Electronic Board Assembler
  • Welder
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician (mechatronics)
  • Transportation Logistics Specialist
  • Warehouse Packaging Specialist

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911 Emergency Telecommunicator

A 911 emergency telecommunicator plays a critical role in public safety. As the first person to respond to emergency calls for assistance, your role is to gather important information from the caller, help the individual remain calm and dispatch the appropriate emergency units. This program will prepare you for the 911 telecommunicator certification that is required by the state of Florida, and help connect you with our local law enforcement and fire agencies.

Potential career paths:
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator

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Private Security

Over the next five years, security companies will more than double in size and create many new career opportunities. Our programs have been designed with industry employers to provide you with the opportunity to earn the credentials and critical knowledge/skills that will put you above the rest.

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

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Health Care

Employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 18% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for health care services.

Potential career paths:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Registered Nurse

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Transportation Logistics

As a transportation logistics specialist, you’ll handle day-to-day warehouse operations—from managing quality control and safety checks to operating forklifts and pallet jacks. Employing more than 500,000 Floridians, the logistics and distribution industry is expected to see considerable growth over the coming years. This program will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through lab work and facility visits, as well as prepare you for industry credentials upon completion.

Potential career paths:
  • Material Handler
  • Forklift Operator
  • Material Specialist
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Material Processor
  • Warehouse Specialist

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Upcoming Courses

9/27/18 - 12/13/18 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Shady Lane Both Classroom and Lab
CNC Production Specialist (CMT 1006)46 CEU | 460 Hours $7,000
10/1/18 - 4/11/19 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Shady Lane Both Classroom and Lab
Construction (BCP 6007)20 CEU | 200 Hours $3,200
10/8/18 - 11/15/18 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM SPS Both Classroom and Lab
10/15/18 - 1/10/19 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Off Campus Both Classroom and Lab
10/15/18 - 12/12/18 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Off Campus Both Classroom and Lab
10/15/18 - 11/15/18 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Off Campus Both Classroom and Lab
10/29/18 - 4/10/19 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SPS Both Classroom and Lab
1/21/19 - 3/28/19 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Shady Lane Both Classroom and Lab
Mechatronics (CMT 1012)60 CEU | 600 Hours $7,000
1/21/19 - 6/27/19 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Shady Lane Both Classroom and Lab
Welding Level I (CMT 1010)52.5 CEU | 525 Hours $7,000
1/21/19 - 6/20/19 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Shady Lane Both Classroom and Lab
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