Certificate Programs

Technical Certificates

The Technical Certifcate programs prepare students for immediate entry into a career in the workforce.  Technical Certificate programs require prescribed technical courses and may require general education courses, for a minimum of 12 college credits. For students who meet degree-seeking requirements, college credits earned in a Technical Certificate program are applicable toward a related Associate in Science degree; for example, the courses in the Human Resources Management Technical Certificate can be applied toward the Business Administration Associate in Science degree.  Students who complete the course work prescribed in a Technical Certificate automatically will receive the certificate.  Also, students may request a Technical Certificate from the academic department. (Certificates noted with an * are eligible for Financial Aid).

Career Certificates

The Career Certificate programs prepare students for careers directly in the workforce.  The programs require prescribed technical credit courses and basic skills proficiency achieved through developmental courses. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the Career Certificate program.

Certificate Programs

Accounting Applications (Technical Certificate) *

Accounting Operations (Technical Certificate)

Accounting Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Advanced Electronics Technician (Technical Certificate)

Advanced Network Administration (Technical Certificate)

Advanced Network Infrastructure (Technical Certificate)

Baking and Pastry Arts (Technical Certificate) *

Basic Electronics Technician (Technical Certificate)

Building Construction Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Business Management (Technical Certificate) *

Business Operations (Technical Certificate)

Business Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Chef’s Apprentice (Technical Certificate)

Computer Information Technology Analyst (Technical Certificate) *

  • IT Security Specialization
  • IT Support Specialization

Computer Information Technology Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Computer Programming (Technical Certificate) *

  • Computer Programming Specialization
  • Web Development Specialization

Computer Programming Specialist (Technical Certificate)

  • Computer Programming Specialization
  • Web Development Specialization

Criminal Justice Institute (Career Certificates)

  • Correctional Officer
  • Law Enforcement Officer *
  • Crossover: Corrections to Law Enforcement
  • Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer

Criminal Justice Technology Specialist (Technical Certificate) *

Culinary Arts (Technical Certificate) *

Culinary Arts Management (Technical Certificate)

Customer Service Management (Technical Certificate) *

Customer Service Operations (Technical Certificate)

Customer Service Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Cyber Security (Technical Certificate)

Digital Forensics (Technical Certificate)

Digital Broadcast Production (Technical Certificate)

Digital Media Development (Technical Certificate)

Digital Media Video Production (Technical Certificate)

Digital Media Web Production (Technical Certificate)

Digital Video Editing and Post-Production (Technical Certificate) *

Digital Video Fundamentals (Technical Certificate)

Drafting (Technical Certificate) *

  • Architectural Drafting Specialization
  • Mechanical Drafting Specialization
  • Surveying Drafting Specialization

Drafting – Auto CAD (Technical Certificate)

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) (Technical Certificate)

Entertainment – Stage Technology (Technical Certificate)

Film Production Fundamentals (Technical Certificate) *

Fire Services - Central Florida Fire Institute at Valencia


Graphic Design Production (Technical Certificate) *

Graphic Design Support (Technical Certificate)

Graphics – Interactive Design Production (Technical Certificate) *

Graphics – Interactive Design Support (Technical Certificate)

Homeland Security (Technical Certificate)

Homeland Security Law Enforcement Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Hospitality – Event Planning Management (Technical Certificate) *

Hospitality – Food and Beverage Management (Technical Certificate) *

Hospitality – Guest Services Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Hospitality – Rooms Division Management (Technical Certificate) *

Human Resources Management (Technical Certificate) *

Human Resources Operations (Technical Certificate)

Human Resources Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Landscape and Horticulture Professional (Technical Certificate)

Landscape and Horticulture Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Landscape and Horticulture Technician (Technical Certificate) *

  • Horticulture Specialization
  • Landscape Specialization

Laser and Photonics Technician (Technical Certificate)

Medical Office Management (Technical Certificate)*

Medical Office Specialist (Technical Certificate)

  • Medical Transcription Specialization
  • Medical Front Office Specialization

Medical Office Support (Technical Certificate)

Network Administration (Technical Certificate)

Network Infrastructure (Technical Certificate)

Network Support (Technical Certificate)

Office Management (Technical Certificate) *

Office Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Office Support (Technical Certificate)

Paramedic Technology (Technical Certificate) *

Property and Casualty Insurance Management Operations (Technical Certificate)

Property and Casualty Insurance Management Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Rapid Prototyping Specialist - 3-D Printing (Technical Certificate)

Real Estate Specialist (Technical Certificate)

Robotics and Mechatronics Technician (Technical Certificate)

Sound and Music Production – AudioVisual Production (Technical Certificate)

Webcast Media (Technical Certificate)

Webcast Technology (Technical Certificate) *

It is unlikely that a change in a program requirement will be made during the academic year; however, if any change should be made after the printing of this catalog, revised program requirements will be available in the online official catalog, academic departments, and Career Programs Advisors’ offices.

Each program will include reading, writing, oral communication and fundamental mathematical skills within specific courses of the program. Students will be required to meet a specified level of competence in reading and writing prior to enrolling in Freshman Composition I. A number of courses within programs provide opportunities for students to acquire basic competencies in the use of computers. Computer courses and computer laboratories are available to all students to acquire basic computer competencies.