Expand Your Career Skills in Specialized Areas

With our economical, time-saving certificate programs, learn in-demand skills to enter the workforce, prepare for certification exams, or gain career advancement opportunities!

Blue Ridge CTC’s certificate programs are designed by highly trained credentialed faculty to provide students with real-world knowledge in their chosen career field. Programs offer hands-on practical training, and an active learning approach necessary for upward mobility in career and continuing education.

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Advance a Career

Students gain an edge in their career with Blue Ridge CTC’s industry-recognized certificate programs in their chosen field.

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Shorter Time Commitment

In approximately one year, students acquire workforce-ready skills to enter or grow in their existing careers.

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Earn College Credits

Certificate programs offer college credit to support a student’s continuing education.

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Why Pursue a Certificate Program?

A certificate program is a fast-track pathway to advance an existing career or train for a new industry. Certificate programs offer advanced information and knowledge related to modern tools, technologies, and methods required to obtain a competitive advantage in the job market.

    • Distinguish yourself from others in the job market with a certificate program.
    • Earn credits to use toward a future degree program.
    • Acquire transferable, real-time skills in a specialized area in a short timeframe.
    • Establish a foundation for a promising career with industry-relevant knowledge and skills.

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Pathways

Blue Ridge CTC offers a variety of certificate programs to support careers across multiple industries.

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Enroll full time and earn a certificate in as little as one year. Plus, credits earned can be used toward a future degree program!

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Enroll in a Certificate Program Aligned with Your Interests

Blue Ridge CTC offers certificate options for diverse career goals. By earning a certificate, speed your entry into the workforce or plan for a future degree while gaining practical knowledge across multiple fields. Select from the following certificate programs.

You Belong at Blue Ridge CTC

We support the ambitions of the next generation, thus we foster a collaborative campus culture where students are encouraged to participate in intellectual debates, develop talent and problem-solving skills, question conventional wisdom, and bring forth new ideas.

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Worried About Paying for College? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Career Services for Students - Going Beyond Academics

The Office of Career Services assists students in exploring lucrative career opportunities, building an empowering professional portfolio, and preparing for in-demand career opportunities.

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What You Will Experience at Blue Ridge CTC?

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

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Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

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Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

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Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

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Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learnings.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

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Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

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We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

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We recognize talent and celebrate their victorious performance with awards and acknowledgments.

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We have supportive counselors to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

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Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

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Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

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With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

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Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus. .

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Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

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Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

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The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities that may assist them to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

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We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

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We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

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We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

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Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

Our Learners Voice!

Learn more about alumni who successfully reached their goals by earning an education at Blue Ridge CTC!

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Need Help Planning Your Next Move?

Blue Ridge CTC can help evaluate your options and select the right pathway for the future.

Our Admission Counselors are here to set students up for success by providing the information needed to make an informed decision.

Not sure which Blue Ridge CTC Certificate Program is right for you? Register for a Career Assessment to examine your interests, skills, and inner strengths.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about earning a certificate? We can help!

With fast-paced, cost-effective certificate programs, students fast track entry into the workforce with in-demand skills, knowledge, and competencies in specialized areas. During the program, students get acquainted with industry-driven concepts through practical application to stay ahead of the competition in the employment market.
Students exploring career options should consider the time to complete, cost of tuition, and quality of the instruction provided. Students who need additional insight into career options should consider registering for a free career inventory assessment to explore options that align with their personal and professional interests. When selecting a certificate program, start by deciding if your goal is to move directly into the workforce or pursue a future degree.

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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