Vol State Adds Workforce Certificates to Degree Programs

A CIT class at Vol State.

Employers want more than just a degree. They are looking for college graduates who also have a specific set of skills that will apply to the field. New Embedded Technical Certificates at Volunteer State Community College can help students in three Business and Technology degree programs: Computer Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Administrative Professional Technology.

“These new technical certificates will help students seeking to land work more quickly do so while putting them on the road to an associate degree and even greater earning power and career options,” said Andy White, dean of Business and Technology. “Most area high school students can earn credits toward these new certificates before they even graduate high school with dual enrollment courses.”

The Computer Information Technology Certificate aligns with key industry certifications sought by most employers. The Entrepreneurship Certificate is an ideal option for people with craft or trade skills or planning to develop them. The Administrative Professional Technology Certificate prepares students to succeed in administrative support jobs. Courses required for the new technical certificates can all be applied toward a Vol State associate degree.

The new credentials are just another example of how college education is becoming more workplace focused. The Business and Technology Division offers several degree paths that can get students into the workforce quickly and provide the tools they need to succeed. For more information about Business and Technology programs visit www.volstate.edu/businessandtechnology.