Short-Term Workforce Education

There are well-paying jobs in Guilford and surrounding counties that require only state- or industry-recognized credentials. GTCC  provides short-term workforce training programs that train students in specific skills wanted by industry.

Students have the option to enter or return to the workforce, or they can take the skills they've learned and turn them into credits if they're interested in moving toward a degree. 

The advantages of short-term workforce training programs include:

  • Flexibity in completing programs
  • Immediately begin training
  • Develop skills that are in demand now by employers and organizations

Below are programs consider short-term workforce training.

Computer Technology

Computer training program information and registration.

Computer Basics

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Windows 10 and OneDrive

Graphics and Web Development

  • Beginning WordPress
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Photoshop CC
  • Photoshop CC Intermediate

Microsoft Office 2016

  • MS Office 2016 Introduction
  • Access 2016 Introduction
  • Access 2016 Intermediate
  • Excel 2016 Introduction
  • Excel 2016 Intermediate
  • Publisher 2016
  • Word 2016 Introduction
  • Word 2016 Intermediate


  • Programming with Python Introduction
  • Programming with Python Intermediate
  • SQL Introduction

PC Troubleshooting & Repair

  • PC Troubleshooting & Repair I
  • PC Troubleshooting & Repair II
  • Laptop Troubleshooting & Repair

Professional Computer Technology Certifications

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam Certification Prep

  • Excel 2016 MOS Exam Certification Prep
  • Word 2016 MOS Exam Certification Prep

CompTIA Core Certifications

  • CompTIA A+: A Comprehensive Approach
  • CompTIA Network+ & Security+ Certification Bundle

Cisco Entry Level Certifications

  • Cisco CCENT-ICND1
  • Cisco CCENT-ICND2

Cybersecurity Certifications

  • Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Cisco Cybersecurity CCNA Cyber Ops
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst
  • CompTIA PenTest+

Windows and Cisco Server Certifications

  • Server Administration: Essentials

Windows and Cisco Server Certifications

  • Server Administration: Essentials