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Year to Career (Y2C)

Y2C is for you if these are your goals right now

  • Embarking on your first career, where college and technical skills can increase your advantage.
  • Looking to excel with your present employer, either in your current role or through promotion.
  • Transitioning to a new field, where certification of specific skills, training, and knowledge is critical.

 

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Y2C Programs @ Chabot

Business & Management

Accounting Technician
Certificate of Achievement
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The Accounting Technician certificate targets individuals that want to find entry-level accounting positions within accounts receivable and accounts payable departments, payroll units, income tax firms, or financial services organizations. Students learn the theory and practice of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preparation of payroll documents, individual and business tax forms, basics of written and oral business communication, and accounting and payroll software. With the certificate in Accounting Technician, jobs are available in just about every corporate business and non-profit organization.This certificate is aligned with the AS degree in Accounting and should be the 1st step in a student's pathway towards obtaining the AS in Accounting.


Bookkeeping
Certificate of Achievement
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The Bookkeeping program targets individuals who want to quickly enter the workforce. You will be employed in entry-level positions as bookkeepers, payroll clerks, and income tax clerks working for small businesses, including small accounting/taxation firms. Graduates of the program will have skills and knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping, completing journals, ledgers, payroll documents, tax forms, and bank statement reconciliations. In addition, graduates will become proficient in accounting and payroll software, including QuickBooks.


Business Administration
Certificate of Achievement
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This certificate is developed to prepare students for further study of business. All courses within the certificate are required for the AS-T in Business Administration for Transfer Degree. Thus this curriculum also completes more than half of the undergraduate business major requirements for transfer should a student decide to transfer prior to completing all the requirements for the Chabot AS-T in Business Administration for Transfer Degree; or decide to complete lower division general education requirements and transfer to a four-year institution at a later time.


Human Resources Assistant
Certificate of Achievement
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Chabot’s Human Resources Assistant program is the only program of its type among community colleges in the Bay Area. The program is specifically designed and focused to prepare you for an exciting entry-level career in human resources for profit, non-profit, or government organizations. You will perform paraprofessional administrative support work in a human resources area.The certificate consists of only 7 classes, so it can be finished in 2-3 semesters studying part-time. Required classes can be taken in any sequence; there are no prerequisites to begin the program. Classes are available online, on campus, and in a hybrid format (a mix of on campus and online). The certificate can be earned fully online.


Management
Certificate of Achievement
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Chabot’s quick and flexible Certificate of Achievement in Management will provide you with the people skills and business knowledge to succeed and advance in for-profit or non-profit organizations. Graduates of the program have secured new positions or gained promotions to general managers, supervisors, assistant HR managers, office managers, retail store managers, sales managers, distribution managers, business owners, production supervisors, training coordinators, recruiters, buyers, and purchasing agents.The certificate consists of 6 classes, so it can be finished in 1-2 semesters studying part-time. Required classes can be taken in any sequence (except for BUS 1B) and there are no prerequisites to begin the program. Classes are available online, on campus, and in a hybrid format (a mix of on campus and online). The certificate can be earned fully online. All classes within the program apply toward an AS degree in Business, emphasis in Management.


Marketing
Certificate of Achievement
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Research indicates that about one-third of the labor force is now employed in marketing. Career opportunities in marketing are also expected to grow rapidly in the future. Marketing careers offer flexibility, mobility, and pay to match your ability.Graduates of the program have become marketing managers, professional sales and customer service representatives, small business owners, buyers and merchandisers in the retail community. They are also responsible for buying and selling product offerings, planning promotions and advertising and public relations campaigns. The certificate may be completed either on campus or fully online. All classes within the program will also apply toward an AS degree in Business, Marketing emphasis.


Retail Management
Certificate of Achievement
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This certificate's curriculum was developed out of a collaborative effort between several industry and college professionals and encompasses several business essentials, including the "soft skills" of management and communication required for career success in the retail industry. Completion of the Retail Management Certificate will help students to acquire necessary knowledge and skills to manage retail stores of any kind. The program has been fully endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) and its member companies. Explore more information about the WAFC certificate at http://retailmanagementcertificate.com/


Retailing
Certificate of Proficiency
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This five-course certificate is the first step towards earning an eight-course certificate of Achievement in Retail Management. This certificate's curriculum was developed out of a collaborative effort between several industry and college professionals and encompasses several business essentials, including the "soft skills" of management and communication required for career success in the retail industry.


Small Business Management
Certificate of Achievement
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The certificate is intended for students who would like to develop the most critical Small Business Management skills in a short period of time. The program is fast and flexible. It consists of only 7 classes. None of the courses have prerequisites, so they could be taken simultaneously or in any desired order. The program can be finished in 2 semesters attending college part-time. Classes are available online, on-campus, and in a hybrid modality (a mix of on campus and online). The certificate can be earned fully online.


Real Estate Entrepreneur
Certificate of Proficiency
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The Real Estate Entrepreneurship program prepares students for success as realtors. The focus is on building the core real estate capabilities required for licensing supplemented with an entrepreneurship course to develop business skills. All courses in this certificate are offered online.


Education & Public Safety

Early Childhood Development (Associate Teacher)
Certificate of Achievement
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This Certificate of Achievement requires 16 units of coursework in ECD and will include those courses considered to be the “core” courses focusing on the principles of child development and hands-on application. This certificate aligns with Community Care Licensing requirements for a preschool teacher of young children and the Associate Teacher Child Development Permit requirements.


Family Child Care Entrepreneurship
Certificate of Achievement
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This certificate provides students interested in opening a home-based child care business with the essential early childhood education AND essential administrative and entrepreneurship skills they will need to successfully start and operate a business. This certificate will enable a family childcare operator to be a fully qualified teacher according to state standards, to understand the operations/administration of a child care facility, to learn basic entrepreneurship skills, and will provide students with an additional certificate credential to use in marketing.


Fire Fighter Academy
Certificate of Achievement
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The Certificate of Achievement for the Fire Fighter Academy is based on the Certification Training Standards and the Uniform Fire Technology curriculum as approved by the State Board of Fire Services and the California Fire Chiefs Association. Fire Technology core courses align with the California C-ID program and the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum: Associate's (Core). All Fire Academy coursework is taught to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 - Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Successful completion of the Fire Fighter I Academy prepares the pre-employment student firefighter with qualifying experience for certification as California Fire Fighter I by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (IFSAC / ProBoard) as administered by the California Office of State Fire Marshal, Division of State Fire Training.


Fire Prevention Inspector
Certificate of Achievement
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The Fire Prevention Inspector program is based on the six core courses of the Uniform Fire Technology curriculum as approved by the State Board of Fire Services and the California Fire Chiefs Association. The core courses align with the California C-ID program and the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum: Associate's (Core). Additionally, the Fire Prevention Inspector Program offers general courses in applied physics and chemistry, as well as specialized courses in fire prevention, public safety, building construction and fire protection system design.


Fire Technology
Certificate of Achievement
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The Certificate of Achievement for Fire Technology is based on the Uniform Fire Technology curriculum as approved by the State Board of Fire Services and the California Fire Chiefs Association. The six Fire Technology core courses align with the California C-ID program and the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum: Associate's (Core). All Fire Academy coursework is taught to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 - Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Successful completion of the Fire Academy prepares the pre-employment student firefighter with qualifying experience for certification as California Fire Fighter I by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (IFSAC / ProBoard) as administered by the California Office of State Fire Marshal, Division of State Fire Training.


Information & Communications Technology

Creative Writing
Certificate of Proficiency
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The Creative Writing certificate allows students to focus on developing their creative writing skills while exposing them to high-quality creative work by professional writers.


Health

EMS1 (Emergency Medical Responder)
External Certificate
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This course is the entry point for those interested in pursuing medical careers such as Paramedic, Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician, and Dispatcher. The course covers basic emergency skills, medical terminology, and BLS/CPR. This course is the prerequisite for the EMS2 (EMT) external certificate and counts towards the Emergency Medical Services associate degree.


EMS2 (Emergency Medical Technician)
External Certificate
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Upon earning the EMS1 external certificate, EMS2 offers advanced medical knowledge, critical thinking, and practical skills in preparation for the external NREMT skills certification and written exam required for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician, dispatcher, EMT Supervisor, paramedic, or nurse. It includes 32 hours of work experience/internship in hospital emergency departments and on lifesupport ambulances.