ACA Certificated Career Academies
Child Care and Education
The certificate program in Child Care & Education teaches and prepares students to obtain the national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification and employment as a childcare worker. Childcare is a growing career field. Employment of childcare workers is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Increases in the number of children who require childcare and continued demand for preschool programs will fuel growth in the industry.
Certified Protection Officer
The Protection Officer Certificate Program teaches and prepares students to obtain a Certified Protection Officer (CPO) certificate and employment as a security guard and/or a protection officer.
The certificate program in Transportation Services teaches and prepares students to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and employment as a truck driver and/or commercial driver.
The certificate program in Homeland Security teaches and prepares students to obtain entry-level employment as the following: Security Officer, Compliance Inspector or Baggage Screener.
The certificate program in Office Management prepares students for successful careers as Office Managers, Receptionists, Data Input Specialists, Customer Service Representatives, and more. The career outlook for office management positions such as Receptionist is excellent; employment is expected to grow 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Retail and Customer Service Skills
The Retail Customer Service Skills Certificate Program prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers in today’s retail world. This is an excellent option for those already working in a retail environment that want to advance in their careers, or for those interested in starting new retail jobs. The program emphasizes customer service skills that can be applied in a wide variety of retail settings.
Food and Hospitality
The Food and Customer Service Skills Certificate Program prepares students for careers in food services, restaurants, and the hospitality industry. The program emphasizes customer service skills that can be applied in a wide variety of settings. This is an excellent option for those already working in a food services environment that want to apply for management positions, or for those interested in starting new careers.
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