Short-Term Training

Advance your career through noncredit, short-term certificate programs. Getting a job in today’s employment market requires the latest knowledge and skills.

Whether you’re just starting out, changing careers, or looking to grow in your current job, our noncredit, short-term certificate programs can help you gain the industry knowledge and develop the skills that employers are looking for right now. 

Our team of staff and advisors are here to listen and to provide you with the information you need. We value your time and interest. Start your journey to advance your career. Tell us who you are by clicking on the link that applies:

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Additional Information

Certificate programs are either stand-alone or a series of related courses that focus on the skills you need to succeed in a specific industry. A certificate credential from Kirkwood Continuing Education will demonstrate to employers and supervisors that you have studied a body of knowledge or have mastered a practice or new technology.

The benefits of noncredit, short-term certificate programs:

  • No admissions process.
  • You will be awarded continuing education units (CEUs) upon successful completion of the classes.
  • Classes are fast, flexible and focused, so you can put your new skills to use immediately.
  • In some cases, your noncredit certificate will award you earned credits into a Kirkwood degree program.

Learn from leading educators, subject matter experts, and industry professionals who will provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to start your career. Tuition assistance may be available for many of our certificate programs. Search our programs and take your next step to a great career.


Complete our information form or contact a student advisor today at or 319-398-5529.