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Certification Programs

Boost your career and earning potential with a short-term training program. Earn a certification in a matter of weeks. In some fields, they’re an absolute requirement. In others, they prepare you for the work ahead. In all fields, they’re a badge proving your skills and dedication.


Fast & Affordable Options for Career Growth

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Some of DCC’s certification programs prepare you to take state or national certifying or licensing exams. Others show you’ve completed formal training and can give you an edge over other job applicants.

Certifications are fast and affordable and some can be completed in just a few weeks.

Certifications vs. Certificates

Both are short, self-contained learning sequences. If you enroll in a certificate program, you earn (and pay for) college credit. That’s great if you want to apply that credit to a degree now or in the future. A certification stands alone; it’s not intended to be part of a degree.

What About Microcredentials?

A microcredential may or may not bring college credit with it. Read the description to understand whether it fits your need.

Discover More Paths for Adult Learners

We’re here to help at every stage of life and work. Learn more about flexible options for growing your leadership skills or exploring your musical side. Turn to DCC for help completing high school or improving your English fluency.

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Office of Workforce Development & Continuing Education

222/223 Bowne Hall
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8900

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601