Your Way to Workplace Success!

Get on the fast track to in-demand jobs in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, transportation, and more with a FastTrack Career Certificate from Kirkwood Continuing Education.

FastTrack features short-term training programs that help Iowans get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. Our programs are focused and relevant, and include a variety of face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning formats that can be completed within weeks. We can even help you pay for the training if you qualify!

Whether you’re just starting out or changing careers, FastTrack is here to support your unique goals to get you working and earning faster.

Complete most certificates in 6 months or less*Train for free with tuition assistance covering the cost** Earn 37 percent more than workers with only a high school diploma***


Explore all of our FastTrack Career Certificates!

Find out what skills you'll gain, how long it will take, which career options you'll be prepared for — and even take a look at what your potential earnings could be in those careers.

*Select articulated programs will let you transfer credits toward a diploma or two-year degree program to further build your skills.
**Some eligibility restrictions apply. Not all FastTrack Programs offer tuition assistance.
***For certificate holders working in an occupation related to the credential, June 2012 report by the Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).


Let us help you make the right decision.