Accelerated Programs & Courses

Complete Your Education Goals Faster with Accelerated Programs & Courses

WCC’s accelerated programs and courses are designed for students seeking flexibility, juggling a demanding schedule, or wanting to make a career move right away. Most accelerated courses can be completed in a few short weeks and certificates can be earned in a single semester. New for Fall 2021 is an Accelerated Business Associate Degree that can be completed in 17 months!

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Summer Accelerated Program Options

HR Essentials Certificate

Students will be able to quickly enter the HR field with the new accelerated HR Essentials certificate. This mini certificate can be completed in one semester. Each class is 4-weeks long and entirely online to allow for maximum flexibility.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
BMG 230: Principals in Management #54714 3 4 Online Only
BMG 240: Human Resources Management #54715 3 4 Online Only
BMG 279: Organizational Management #54716 3 4 Online Only

 

Certificate in Business Enterprise Basics

Start the journey to a career in business with WCC’s Business Enterprise Basics Certificate. This certificate can be achieved in just one semester. All five courses are offered consecutively online in 3-week sessions.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
ACC 111: Principals of Accounting #54706 3 3 Online Only
BMG 140: Introduction to Business #54707 3 3 Online Only
BMG 207: Business Communications #54708 3 3 Online Only
BMG 230: Principals in Management #54709 3 3 Online Only
BMG 250: Principals in Marketing #54710 3 3 Online Only

 

Management Certificate

Earn a Management Certificate at WCC in just one semester by taking two courses at a time. This certificate offers students, in any occupation or trade, an opportunity to acquire the management skills needed to advance their career.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
BMG 230 Principals in Management #54718 3 6 Online Only
BMG 273: Managing Operations #54719 3 6 Online Only
BMG 279: Performance Management #54720 3 6 Online Only
BMG 291: Project Management #54721 3 6 Online Only

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate

Transform ideas into a business opportunity with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate. Three consecutive 5-week classes are all it takes to turn a dream into reality.

Course CRN Credit
Hours*
Weeks Format
BMG 101: Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity #54711 3 5 Online Only
BMG 109: Entrepreneurship II: Starting Your Business #54712 3 5 Online Only
BMG 209: Entrepreneurship III - Running and Growing Your Business #54713 3 5 Online Only
*An additional 9 credit hours from any WCC Business or Occupational program are required to complete the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate.

 

Advanced Certificate in C++ Programming

Complete an Advanced Certificate in C++ Programming in just 12 weeks by taking three consecutive 4-week courses in one semester. This advanced certificate program prepares students for a career in computer programming where they will write C++ code and develop applications utilizing object-oriented programming techniques.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
CPS 171: Introduction to Programming with C++ #54633 3 4 Online Only
CPS 271: Object Features of C++ #54635 3 4 Online Only
CPS 272: Data Structures with C++ #54636 3 4 Online Only

 

Java Accelerated Courses

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Dates Format
CPS 161: An Introduction to Programming with Java #54640 4 May 10-June 14 5-week course (online)
CPS 261: Advanced Java Concepts #54641 4 June 15-July 19 5-week course (online)

 

Accounting Accelerated Courses

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Dates Format
ACC 111: Principles of Accounting I
#54777 3 Jul 12-Aug 1 3-week course (online)
ACC 122: Principles of Accounting II #54778 3 Aug 2-Aug 22 3-week course (online)

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New – Accelerated Business Associate Degree

This 17 month program consists of 8 sessions that are 6-weeks long. This degree program was designed specifically for students who are ready to start now and quickly complete their degree. The course schedule is defined with specific content in each course. Students in this program will be assigned a dedicated coach and a study cohort to help them stay on track and successfully complete their degree.

See the full course listing

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
ENG 111: Composition 1 #96543 4 6 Online Only
BMG 140: Introduction to Business #96156 3 6 Online Only
BMG 207: Business Communications #96157 3 6 Online Only
MTH 160: Basic Statistics #96158 3 6 Online Only

These courses have limited enrollment, require commitment to the 17 month program and approval from an advisor before enrolling in courses.

New - HR Essentials Certificate

This 9-credit hour certificate can be earned in one semester. Learn human resources essentials and obtain a valuable resume credential in just 12 weeks.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
BMG 230: Principals in Management #96317 3 4 Online Only
BMG 240: Human Resources Management #96318 3 4 Online Only
BMG 279: Organizational Management #96319 3 4 Online Only

 

Certificate in Business Enterprise Basics

Start the journey to a career in business with WCC’s Business Enterprise Basics Certificate. This certificate can be achieved in just one semester. All five courses are offered consecutively online in 3-week sessions.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
ACC 111: Principals of Accounting #96310 3 3 Online Only
BMG 140: Introduction to Business #96311 3 3 Online Only
BMG 207: Business Communications #96312 3 3 Online Only
BMG 230: Principals in Management #96313 3 3 Online Only
BMG 250: Principals in Marketing #96314 3 3 Online Only

 

Management Certificate

Earn a Management Certificate at WCC in just one semester by taking two courses at a time. This certificate offers students, in any occupation or trade, an opportunity to acquire the management skills needed to advance their career.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
BMG 230 Principals in Management #96322 3 6 Online Only
BMG 273: Managing Operations #96323 3 6 Online Only
BMG 279: Performance Management #96324 3 6 Online Only
BMG 291: Project Management #96325 3 6 Online Only

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate - Online

Transform ideas into a business opportunity with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate. Three consecutive 5-week classes are all it takes to turn a dream into reality.

Course CRN Credit
Hours*
Weeks Format
BMG 101: Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity #96317 3 5 Online Only
BMG 109: Entrepreneurship II: Starting Your Business #96318 3 5 Online Only
BMG 209: Entrepreneurship III - Running and Growing Your Business #96319 3 5 Online Only
*An additional 9 credit hours from any WCC Business or Occupational program are required to complete the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate.

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate - Face-to-face

Transform ideas into a business opportunity with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate. Three consecutive 5-week classes are all it takes to turn a dream into reality.

Course CRN Credit
Hours*
Weeks Format
BMG 101: Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity #95839 3 5 Face-to-face
BMG 109: Entrepreneurship II: Starting Your Business #95840 3 5 Face-to-face
BMG 209: Entrepreneurship III - Running and Growing Your Business #96517 3 5 Face-to-face
*An additional 9 credit hours from any WCC Business or Occupational program are required to complete the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate.

 

New – Computer Network Academy Certificate

This is the first time this certificate is being offered in an accelerated format.  Earn this high demand credential in just 12 weeks and be on your way to a career as a network technician.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
CNT 206: Intro to Networks #96424 4 4 Online Only
CNT 216: Switching, Routing & Wireless Essentials #96426 4 4 Online Only
CNT 226: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA) #96427 4 4 Online Only
CNT 295: Computer Networking Industry Certification #96569 1 1 Online Only

 

Advanced Certificate in C++ Programming

Complete an Advanced Certificate in C++ Programming in just 12 weeks by taking three consecutive 4-week courses in one semester. This advanced certificate program prepares students for a career in computer programming where they will write C++ code and develop applications utilizing object-oriented programming techniques.

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Weeks Format
CPS 171: Introduction to Programming with C++ #96421 3 4 Online Only
CPS 271: Object Features of C++ #96422 3 4 Online Only
CPS 272: Data Structures with C++ #96471 3 4 Online Only

 

Java Accelerated Courses

Course CRN Credit
Hours
Dates Format
CPS 161: An Introduction to Programming with Java #96414 4 August 30-October 22 7.5-week course (online)
CPS 261: Advanced Java Concepts #96416 4 October 23-December 19 7.5-week course (online)

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Another option for quickly completing transfer credits at WCC are SmartPairs. With SmartPairs, you can take two classes at a time, for full-time schedule of 12 credit hours per semester. Each course is 7-weeks long and specifically chosen to help you rapidly achieve your transfer goals.

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