Career in a Year

If you are eager to enter the workforce or looking for new career opportunities, spending years in college pursuing a degree may not be very appealing. Fortunately, many careers require only 12 months or less of training at Jackson State to get you started on a promising future. These JSCC programs enable students to obtain a career-ready credential in 12 months:


Emergency Medical Technician

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

EMT - Paramedic

CCNA Routing and Switching Certificate*

Cyber Security Technician Certificate*

Network Computer Technician Certificate*

Programming Certificate*

Healthcare Technician

Medical Coding

Early Childhood Education

Corrections and Law Enforcement

Patient Care Technician


Phlebotomy Technician Certification

EKG Technician Certification

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

*These certificates may take additional time to complete if pre-requisites have not been satisfied.

Non-Credit Courses and Certifications

Workforce Solutions at JSCC offers many non-credit courses and certifications to jump start your career.* Here are a few of our most popular classes. Check out the full non-credit course listing.

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Certified Paralegal

Certified Bookkeeper w/ QuickBooks

Clinical Dental Assistant

Electrical Technician

Veterinary Assistant

Certified Supply Chain Professional + Freight Broker / Agent Training

Real Estate Suite


Maintenance Technician

Real Estate Law

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!

Project Management Fundamentals

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019 / Office 365

A to Z Grantwriting

Accounting Fundamentals

(Non-credit courses do not qualify for financial aid funding such as TN Promise or TN Reconnect. There are often WIOA and other workforce-related grants available to cover registration fees and other related costs. For questions, contact Workforce Solutions at or 731-425-2632.)