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!


Nursing LPN

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

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Looking for more options?

Check out our Program Areas

Program Areas are a collection of Kirkwood’s academic program options organized by similar career/interest categories. If you’re not ready to commit to a specific program yet, a Program Area is perfect for you! You can also customize any of our programs to meet your transfer needs, if that’s your goal.

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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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