Begin a Rewarding Career with a Technical Studies Certificate

Our industry-driven Certificate in Technical Studies provides students an opportunity to advance an existing career.

The one-year, relevant Technical Studies Certificate is designed for prospective learners who are employed with BRCTC’s partner businesses and want to learn in-demand skills and competency for career growth.

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Why Enroll in the Technical Studies Certificate Program

This program is designed for students currently employed with BRCTC business partners. With a Certificate in Technical Studies, students develop technical expertise, communication and problem-solving skills to advance existing careers. The program allows students to:

    • Improve abilities of effective and responsible usage of technology.
    • Learn proper execution of strategies to communicate information effectively.
    • Upgrade problem-solving skills through understanding, reasoning, research, and productive teamwork.
    • Understand the importance of lifelong learning for the continued enhancement of existing skill sets.

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This program is designed for employees of business partners currently working with BRCTC. Students use a combination of classroom and workplace training to pursue a degree.

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Advance Your Career with a Technical Studies Certificate

Are you interested in using a combination of workplace and classroom experience to earn a credential? The Technical Studies Certificate program is designed for employees of BRCTC business partners and provides a pathway to a career credential.

The Technical Studies certificate allows students to develop the latest workforce skills through a blend of classroom and workforce training.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With our Technical Studies certificate program, students work with our highly trained faculty and business liaisons to customize their credential.

Students use job-specific technical and general education knowledge to:

    • Convert on-the-job training to college credit.
    • Get a holistic learning experience from industry-oriented training.
    • Earn a credential to advance an existing career.
    • Learn technical writing and communication skills.

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Our Learners’ Success Stories!

Here is what the learners have to share about their experiences after completing the Technical Studies Certificate program with us.

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Worried About Financing? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

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

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay 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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Have questions about the Technical Studies certificate program? We can help!

Blue Ridge CTC’s Technical Studies Certificate program is designed for students who are currently employed with existing BRCTC industry partners. By combining on-the-job experience with classroom instruction, this program provides a pathway for a career credential. The technical studies certificate program is made for prospects who need quick upskilling to seek employment or career advancement opportunities at a growing payscale.


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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