Short-Term Programs

Short-Term Programs

Make a Move that Pays Off Fast!

Whether you're just starting out, changing jobs, or aiming for a promotion, you've come to the right place. Kirkwood Community College offers short-term programs to take you from classroom to career in as little as nine months.

Explore a range of in-demand industries, including coaching, culinary, or customer service careers. Grow your expertise in electrical, welding, or CNC machining. If you can dream a career goal, Kirkwood can help you get there.

Take classes to transfer or earn a professional certificate in less than a year. See where your passion can take you. Start today!

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Automotive Collision Repair

Train in one of the best-equipped labs in the country.

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Baking & Pastry Arts

Combine your natural talents with hands-on experience.

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Carpentry

Start a strong foundation in the building trades.

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HVAC Installer

The training you'll need to install heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

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Nursing LPN

Use your passion for caring to make a difference — in just one year.

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Pharmacy Technician

Get a great job assisting in a community retail or hospital pharmacy.

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Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship

Training and internships with nearly 100% employment placing.

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Surgical Technology

Be an integral part of keeping patients safe in the operating room.

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Veterinary Assistant

Work with animals in vet clinics, boarding kennels, and grooming salons.

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Don't see what you're looking for? 

Search our Continuing Education noncredit, short-term training programs to quickly learn the in-demand skills you need to succeed.

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