Certificate Programs

Certificates Programs landing pageYCCC’s Certificate Programs are intended to equip students who are looking to enter the job market quickly with the skills they need. All of YCCC’s Certificate Programs are “stackable” – designed to allow the student’s Certificate credits to transfer into the Associate Degree program. Many students are choosing this option which allows them to earn the credentials they need to get started in their chosen career field and then complete their degree part-time while working.

Architectural Drafting & Design Certificate
The Architectural Drafting and Design Certificate Program is designed to meet the needs of those who plan to seek employment in the area of Architectural Drafting & Design. Students learn basic engineering standards and design concepts, building code requirements, knowledge of materials, and measurements and mathematics required for construction. Courses utilize the latest CAD software, allowing students to graduate with leading edge skills. All courses in this certificate program may be applied to the Architectural & Engineering Design AAS degree. Learn more…
Baking & Pastry Certificate
The Baking and Pastry Certificate is designed to prepare the student for a career in the specialized field of baking and pastry arts. It will enable graduates to take an entry level role in a baking and pastry kitchen. The courses in this program are transferable to the culinary arts associates degree program. Learn more…
Food Service Specialist Certificate
The Food Service Specialist Certificate is designed to prepare the student for a non‐supervisory role in professional kitchens. It will enable graduates to take an entry level role in a professional kitchen. Instruction covers topics such as meat fabrication, cooking, meal preparation and sanitation. The courses in this program are transferable to the Culinary Arts, Associate in Applied Science degree program. Learn more…
Gerontology Certificate - Available 100% Online
The Gerontology CerƟficate prepares students to develop careers in aging, or further trains those already employed or active in gerontology or related fields.  The courses provide an interdisciplinary background in the aging process and end‐of‐life issues.  The courses in this program are transferrable to the Gerontology associates degree program. Learn more…
Help Desk & User Support Certificate
The Help Desk and User Support Certificate Program prepares students to work in the information technology field troubleshooting end‐user issues in a networked environment, supporting both internal and external customers.    The program gives students hands‐on experience in diagnosing problems, providing support, and handling basic administraƟon of desktop and mobile operating systems, software packages, and LAN networks. The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking skills and enable a student to be ready for today’s jobs and the ability to thrive in the ever‐changing IT landscape. Learn more…
Information Security Advanced Certificate
The Information Security Advanced Certificate is designed for students who have completed an associate degree in Computer Technology, Information Technology, or other related degree. The advanced certificate provides students the opportunity to advance their skills and technical knowledge in the area of InformaƟon Security. Graduates will be prepared to work in the information technology field troubleshooting security issues and protecting a networked environment, supporting both internal and external customers.  The program gives students hands‐on experience in identifying security breaches, providing support, and handling basic administration during and after a security breach,  and conducting penetration testing to provide a secure network.  The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking skills and enable a student to be ready for today’s jobs and the ability to thrive in the ever-changing IT landscape. Learn more…
Mechanical Drafting & Design Certificate
The Mechanical Drafting and Design Certificate Program is designed to meet the needs of those who plan to seek employment in the area of mechanical drafting & design. Students learn basic engineering standards and design concepts, machining and fabrication processes, knowledge of materials, and measurements and mathematics as they relate to the design process. Courses utilize the latest Autodesk and SolidWorks CAD software, allowing students to graduate with leading edge skills. All courses in this certificate program may be applied to the AAS degrees in Architectural and Engineering Design and Precision Machining Technology. Learn more…
Networked Systems Technology Certificate
The Networked Systems Technology Certificate Program prepares students entering the field of system administration.   The program gives students hands‐on experience in general troubleshooting, diagnosing desktop and server problems, providing support, and handling basic system administration.  The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking skills and enable a student to be ready for today’s jobs and the ability to thrive in the ever‐changing IT landscape. Learn more…
Precision Machining Operations
A program that prepares individuals for employment in the precision manufacturing industry. Individuals learn to operate a variety of conventional machine tools, read and analyze engineering drawings and use precision measuring and inspection instruments. Individuals will have an introduction into computer numerical control (CNC) machines and their operation.  Learn more…
Web Development Certificate - Available 100% Online
The Web Development CerƟficate Program enables students to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts involved in creating effective websites. The focus of this program is on the importance of both technical knowledge and hands‐on experience. This program is designed to help students develop the skills they need to meet today’s demand for web development professionals.   The curriculum also is designed to develop critical thinking skills and enable a student to be ready for today’s jobs and the ability to thrive in the ever‐changing IT landscape.  Learn more…

YCCC’s one-year certificate programs qualify under Federal Gainful Employment.