Accelerated Programs & Courses

Complete Your Education Goals Faster with Accelerated Programs & Courses

WCC’s accelerated programs and courses are designed for students seeking flexibility, juggling a demanding schedule, or wanting to make a career move right away. Most accelerated courses can be completed in a few short weeks and certificates can be earned in a single semester. New for Fall 2021 is an Accelerated Business Associate Degree that can be completed in 17 months!

By definition, courses within accelerated programs are consolidated into shorter periods than the traditional 15-week semester. That compressed workload means you will do more in less time. Some students thrive in this fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; others are better suited to a more traditional academic schedule. We suggest you speak with an academic advisor to find out if an accelerated program/course is the right fit based on your learning style and outside obligations.

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Fall Accelerated Program Options

New – Accelerated Business Associate Degree

This 17 month program consists of 8 sessions that are 6-weeks long. This degree program was designed specifically for students who are ready to start now, quickly complete their degree, and is 100% online. Students in this program will be assigned a dedicated coach and a study cohort to help them stay on track and successfully complete their degree.

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Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
ENG 111: Composition 1 #96543 4 6 Online Only
BMG 140: Introduction to Business #96156 3 6 Online Only
BMG 207: Business Communications #96157 3 6 Online Only
MTH 160: Basic Statistics #96158 4 6 Online Only

These courses have limited enrollment, require commitment to the 17 month program and approval from an advisor before enrolling in courses.

New - Principles of Cybersecurity Certificate

This advanced certificate provides in-depth learning of cybersecurity technology while emphasizing executing a vulnerability analysis of an organization’s network and network hardening to reduce risk. You will learn various tools to perform analysis and ensure network security.

 

Supply Chain Essentials Certificate

This certificate of completion is designed for individuals working in the industry who are seeking advancement in their field. This program is embedded in the Supply Chain certificate and associate of applied science degree programs. Completion of the certificate program will prepare the student to take two industry approved certification exams. The exams are the Certified Logistics Association Certification (CLA) and the Certified Logistics Technician Certification (CLT).

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
BMG 181: Introduction to Supply Chain Management #96320 3 6 Online Only
BMG 182: Warehousing and Logistics #96321 3 6 Online Only

 

New - HR Essentials Certificate

This 9-credit hour certificate can be earned in one semester. Learn human resources essentials and obtain a valuable resume credential in just 12 weeks.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
BMG 230: Principals of Management #96317 3 4 Online Only
BMG 240: Human Resources Management #96318 3 4 Online Only
BMG 279: Organizational Management #96319 3 4 Online Only

 

Certificate in Business Enterprise Basics

Start the journey to a career in business with WCC’s Business Enterprise Basics Certificate. This certificate can be achieved in just one semester. All five courses are offered consecutively online in 3-week sessions.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
ACC 111: Principals of Accounting #96310 3 3 Online Only
BMG 140: Introduction to Business #96311 3 3 Online Only
BMG 207: Business Communications #96312 3 3 Online Only
BMG 230: Principals of Management #96313 3 3 Online Only
BMG 250: Principals of Marketing #96314 3 3 Online Only

 

Management Certificate

Earn a Management Certificate at WCC in just one semester by taking two courses at a time or all of the courses each one night a week. This certificate offers students, in any occupation or trade, an opportunity to acquire the management skills needed to advance their career.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
BMG 230 Principals of Management #96322 3 6 Online Only
BMG 273: Managing Operations #96323 3 6 Online Only
BMG 279: Organizational Management #96324 3 6 Online Only
BMG 291: Project Management #96325 3 6 Online Only

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate - Online

Transform ideas into a business opportunity with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate. Three consecutive 5-week classes are all it takes to turn a dream into reality.

Course CRN Credit
Hours*
Weeks Format
BMG 101: Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity #96315 3 5 Online Only
BMG 109: Entrepreneurship II: Starting Your Business #96336 3 5 Online Only
BMG 209: Entrepreneurship III - Running and Growing Your Business #96316 3 5 Online Only
*An additional 9 credit hours from any WCC Business or Occupational program are required to complete the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate.

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate - Face-to-face

Transform ideas into a business opportunity with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate. Three consecutive 5-week classes are all it takes to turn a dream into reality.

Course CRN Credit
Hours*
Weeks Format
BMG 101: Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity #95839 3 5 Face-to-face
BMG 109: Entrepreneurship II: Starting Your Business #95840 3 5 Face-to-face
BMG 209: Entrepreneurship III - Running and Growing Your Business #96517 3 5 Face-to-face
*An additional 9 credit hours from any WCC Business or Occupational program are required to complete the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate.

 

New – Computer Network Academy Certificate

This is the first time this certificate is being offered in an accelerated format.  Earn this high demand credential in just 12 weeks and be on your way to a career as a network technician.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
CNT 206: Intro to Networks #96424 4 4 Online Only
CNT 216: Switching, Routing & Wireless Essentials #96426 4 4 Online Only
CNT 226: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA) #96427 4 4 Online Only
CNT 295: Computer Networking Industry Certification #96569 1 1 Online Only

 

Advanced Certificate in C++ Programming

Complete an Advanced Certificate in C++ Programming in just 12 weeks by taking three consecutive 4-week courses in one semester. This advanced certificate program prepares students for a career in computer programming where they will write C++ code and develop applications utilizing object-oriented programming techniques.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
CPS 171: Introduction to Programming with C++ #96421 3 4 Online Only
CPS 271: Object Features of C++ #96422 3 4 Online Only
CPS 272: Data Structures with C++ #96471 3 4 Online Only

 

Java Accelerated Courses

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Dates Format
CPS 161: An Introduction to Programming with Java #96414 4 August 30-October 22 7.5-week course (online)
CPS 261: Advanced Java Concepts #96416 4 October 23-December 19 7.5-week course (online)

 

Accounting Accelerated Courses

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Dates Format
ACC 111: Principles of Accounting I #96851 3 November 1- 21 3-week course (online)
ACC 122: Principles of Accounting II #96852 3 November 29- December 19 3-week course (online)

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