Certificate Programs

Pathways College has been approved by the BPPE to offer 12 Certificate programs online, starting January, 2020. These certificate programs can be completed within a given timeframe to earn a Certificate of Completion. These certificates may be also used as transfer credits into the Pathways College Bachelor of Arts of Business Administration Program if the student meets the entrance requirements into the Bachelor of Arts Program. Learn more about enrollment requirements and our individual programs below. Feel free to contact us with inquiries or to enroll.

Certificate Entrance Requirements

Official high school diploma or equivalent from a recognized institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
OR
Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST):
Verbal – 200
Quantitative – 210
English proficiency will be determined by the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test.
Signed enrollment agreement for certificate program.

Students who want to transfer credits into a degree program must meet those requirements
upon enrollment into the degree program.

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Certificate Program Information


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Basic Guard Card (Powers to Arrest): 8 Total Hours, 1 day

Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years of age, Possess right to work in the United States, No history of felony convictions, Not currently on probation or parole, Have no other prohibiting license issues, No active or temporary court ordered restraining orders, Possess valid picture identification, Possess US Citizenship if firearm training is desired, English language requirement: Students must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of a United States of America high school as demonstrated by the possession of: (a) high school diploma or transcript, or (b) General Education Diploma or transcript (GED), or (c) High School Equivalency Test (HiTest); or (d) Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) offered by California Department of Education approved companies or schools authorized to issue a California High School Equivalency Certificate or Official Transcript; or attained a higher level of education in the United States which would be (1) An Associate Degree, (2) Bachelor’s Degree, (3) Master’s Degree or above (J.D., PhD, EDD, etc.) from an accredited United States university or college

Course Description: Basic Guard Card is designed to expand student knowledge of security programs and how they work. The course provides a solid foundation in the basics of unarmed security and the latest information in security systems. Graduates received a certificate of completion and Guard Card permit authorizing them to do work in the view of unarmed security.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Hybrid/Distance Education

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Blueprint for Workplace Success: 40 Total Hours, 1 week

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Blueprint for Workplace Success course is an innovative way to address the soft skills and 21st-century employability skills that employers are looking for workplace success and retention. This training will help to improve employer's outcome for underserved populations including youth and young adults, or adults that have been out of work for a long time.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Distance Education

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Construction Pre-Apprenticeship: 144 hours, 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: This program consists of five (5) courses offered for CEU credit and is focused on knowledge and skills required to become a successful apprentice in the construction industry. Participants will be prepared with a solid foundation in order to join and complete a state recognized construction apprenticeship program by meeting performance expectations of employers. The Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate of completion program focuses on preparing entry level construction workers to understand safety regulations, recognize safety processes, utilize common equipment and tools used in construction, and how to perform first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Participants who complete the program will be trained to qualify for a second period apprentice positions. Participants who complete the certificate program will increase their ability to complete an apprenticeship program of choice by 75 percent.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Hybrid/Distance Education

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Culinary Arts & Hospitality Academy: 408 Total Hours, 16 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: This sixteen-week certificate program provides hands-on culinary, baking, hospitality and service skills training for entry-level jobs in the foodservice and hotel industry. Based on the current and projected future needs in the foodservice industry, this curriculum is designed to encompass an in-depth introduction to culinary skills, dining room service, nutrition, sanitation standards, food history, high volume food production, personal wellness, and job opportunities are available throughout the food and hospitality industry.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Hybrid/Distance Education

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Customer Service Academy: 144 Total Hours, 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Exceptional customer service is pertinent to an organization’s success. Supervisors must understand their role in creating and sustaining standards of excellent customer service in their business operation. To effectively influence customers, supervisors must develop and provide effective ways of developing and motivating employees and measuring service levels. Participants in this course will critique their personal 'way' of delivering customer service. They will emerge trained in the powerful technique, “Moments of Truth”, and how this concept transforms organizations from ordinary to extraordinary.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Distance Education

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Design for Success I:  240 Total Hours, 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Designing for Success I course is an introduction to the Fashion Apparel Sewn Products Industry, including basic terminology, history, fashion reports, and technology. This course will teach students how to operate industrial sewing machine equipment using current tools and techniques as well as how to complete garments in a variety of fabrics. This design is to cross train students to be able to operate multiple machines at the highest quality level possible.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Hybrid/Distance Education

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Design for Success II:  384 Total Hours, 18 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Designing for Success II course is an introduction to the Fashion Apparel Sewn Products Industry, including basic terminology, history, fashion reports, and technology. This course will teach students how to operate industrial sewing machine equipment using current tools and techniques as well as how to complete garments in a variety of fabrics. This design is to cross train students to be able to operate multiple machines at the highest quality level possible.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Hybrid/Distance Education

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Guest Service Gold:  72 Total Hours, 3 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: This short-term vocational education course is designed to provide new and incumbent workers the customer service skills required to increase their employability and get to know their customer or client. Golden Opportunities training prepares employees for the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) exam. Recognized worldwide, the CGSP® designation is the highest acknowledgement of award-winning guest service for employees in the lodging industry. Topics covered under Blueprint for Customer Service include knowing what customers want, listening to customers, and over-the-phone customer service.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Distance Education

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Human Resources Academy:  65 Total Hours, 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: This course introduces the foundation of human resources management and provides an overview of all the functions needed to be a human resources generalist practitioner. In an effort to align and integrate HR expertise and tools with current and future organizational objectives, one must gain knowledge and understanding of HR concepts and practices.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Distance Education

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Product Development Academy: 394 Total Hours, 16 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: The objective is to give students first-hand experience that will prepare them for today’s media enriched environment by providing them with a strong foundation of computer design and screen-printing technology skills. The course is project-based curriculum will allow students to apply design elements and principles to authentic projects such as logo design, screen printing, T-shirt, and promotional design. Students will be able to view art from a historical and cultural perspective while exploring how the use of art, media, and technology has evolved into a platform central to effective marketing and communication. The students will gain crucial skills and problem-solving strategies specific to the arts, technology, and media fields that will make them an effective professional for a sustainable career pathway.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Hybrid/Distance Education

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Security Officer (Armed): 62 Total Hours, 2 weeks

Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years of age, Possess right to work in the United States, No history of felony convictions, Not currently on probation or parole, Have no other prohibiting license issues, No active or temporary court ordered restraining orders, Possess valid picture identification, Possess US Citizenship if firearm training is desired, English language requirement: Students must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of a United States of America high school as demonstrated by the possession of: (a) high school diploma or transcript, or (b) General Education Diploma or transcript (GED), or (c) High School Equivalency Test (HiTest); or (d) Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) offered by California Department of Education approved companies or schools authorized to issue a California High School Equivalency Certificate or Official Transcript; or attained a higher level of education in the United States which would be (1) An Associate Degree, (2) Bachelor’s Degree, (3) Master’s Degree or above (J.D., PhD, EDD, etc.) from an accredited United States university or college

Course Description: Armed security officer training. Includes Firearms, Taser, Pepper Spray, Handcuffing, CPR/First Aid, Powers to Arrest, WMD, Public Relations, Report Writing, Communications, Liability & Legal, Courtroom Procedures, Post Orders, Trespassing, Crowd Control, Officer Safety, Campus Security, Workplace Violence, Credential Identification, Loss Prevention, Interview & Interrogation, Hands-on Application training.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Hybrid/Distance Education

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Security Officer (Unarmed): 44 Total Hours, 1.6 weeks

Prerequisites: English language requirement: Students must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of a United States of America high school as demonstrated by the possession of: (a) high school diploma or transcript, or (b) General Education Diploma or transcript (GED), or (c) High School Equivalency Test (HiTest); or (d) Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) offered by California Department of Education approved companies or schools authorized to issue a California High School Equivalency Certificate or Official Transcript; or attained a higher level of education in the United States which would be (1) An Associate Degree, (2) Bachelor’s Degree, (3) Master’s Degree or above (J.D., PhD, EDD, etc.) from an accredited United States university or college

Course Description: A program focusing on the principles and techniques of providing physical security protection to clients in various environments and situations. Includes instruction in security intelligence and information resources, operations, planning, and surveying operations, security weapons and explosives defense and offense techniques, security and surveillance systems communications systems perimeter and access control weapons of mass destruction contingency planning crowd control cover and evacuation combat and vehicle techniques and applicable legal and administrative responsibilities.

Program Delivery: On-ground or Hybrid/Distance Education