Fast Track Summer Courses

In the summer of 2019, WCCC is offering courses in 18 programs. Use the summer months to complete requirements for a certificate or take courses to help you get a jumpstart on a new career. The summer sessions run May 28–June 21 and June 24–July 20.

Earn your degree in 4-8 weeks

Each of the programs below can be completed this summer to get you ready to take any necessary certification or licensing exams and to enter your career field. Some of these programs are a part of our Career Pathways model. Start with a certificate or license and then have the option to work in your field or advance your degree. All programs, with the exception of the Nurse Aide Certificate program, have financial aid available.

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Get a headstart

These programs get you started during the summer, enabling you to achieve a technical certificate with one to three additional classes in the fall.

Extended summer course offerings

If you are working towards or wanting to start a program listed below, you can continue progress in your degree without missing a beat.

This program prepares students for an exciting career in the field of business. An Associate Degree gives students an opportunity to lead a team, start a business and develop skills to improve an existing business.  

Course Course Name Credits Dates Format
ABUS 155 Social Media for Business 3 5/28-6/22 ONLINE 
ABUS 160 Intro to Customer Service 3 6/24-7/20 ONLINE

WCCC's Agriculture programs provide the opportunity to not only receive a well-rounded education in the principles and practices of agriculture along with a focus on sound business practices, but to also tailor their program of study toward their individual interests through tracks in Animal Science, Plant/Crop Science and Agricultural Business. The Sustainable Agriculture program articulates smoothly into bachelor degree programs at Colorado Mesa University. Pathways to bachelor degrees in Animal Science, Agriculture Education, Crop and Soil Science and Agriculture Business are available.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
AGRS 189 Viticulture Practicum 3 5/28-7/20 ARRANGED
AGRS 293 Cooperative Experience 5 5/28-7/20 ARRANGED

This program offers students an Associate of Applied Science or a Certificate in the Construction Electrical field. The Construction Electrical program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities in the construction electrical field. The curriculum incorporates courses in building materials, estimating, planning and scheduling, installations, codes, safety, tools, calculations and print reading.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
ELCE 124 Electrical Safety 1 5/28-7/20 MW 4-5pm
ELCE 124 Electrical Safety 1 6/24-7/20 TH 1:30-3:20pm

With hands-on, lab-based coursework leading to certificates and associate's degrees, the Construction Technology program at Western Colorado Community College offers the most comprehensive construction education available in the region. Areas of emphasis include air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, electrical and plumbing. This program prepares students for career opportunities in construction supervision through activities involving project management, cost estimating, building materials and project scheduling. Students range from construction professionals looking for the occasional class to upgrade their job skills to students wanting to jump-start their careers.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
CONC 101 Construction Safety & Regulations 3 5/28-6/22 TWF 9am-12:10pm

From the movement toward locally grown, sustainable food and 'snout to tail' utilization to precision cooking and modernist techniques, the world of cooking and cuisine is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Colorado is at the forefront of these movements and the Colorado restaurant industry continues to grow — Colorado restaurants outnumber all other types of retail establishments and employ more than 275,000 workers. 

Western Colorado Community College's culinary arts program, with its reputation for excellence, prepares students for a dynamic career in this industry that blends art, science, craft, entertainment, hospitality and health.

This series of classes lead to the Food Preparation Technical Certificate. Additional classes needed: CUAR 115 and CUAR 145.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
CUAR 101 Food Safety & Sanitation 2 5/28-7/20 S 8-10am
CUAR 124 Food Production Application 1 5/28-7/20 ARRANGED
CUAR 125 Introduction to Food 4 5/28-6/22 TS 10am-4pm
CUAR 129 Center of the Plate 4 6/24-7/20 MS 10am-4pm
CUAR 281 Internship 3 5/28-7/20 ARRANGED
CUAR 281 Internship 6 5/28-7/20 ARRANGED

The Digital Filmmaking program prepares students for an exciting and challenging career in narrative video production. Course work gives students the opportunity to lead a team, develop entry-level skills required by media and production houses, and create their own production business. The writing/directing curriculum focuses on directing crews and talent, screenwriting, cinematography, essential video editing and sound design, production management, and basic film marketing. The production design emphasis centers on collaborative art design and direction, video editing, audio mixing, special effects compositing, basic multimedia marketing graphics and event coordination.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
FILM 110 Film Expression 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE
FILM 140 Commercial & Corporate 3 5/28-6/22 MTWH 1-6pm

The mission of Early Childhood Education at Western Colorado Community College is to provide developmentally appropriate, high quality learning experiences for students in Early Childhood Education. This program is for students seeking careers involved in the care of young children from birth to age eight. Courses in theory and lab practice are combined to provide a comprehensive base of growth and development, with an emphasis on field experiences. Students also learn fundamentals of early intervention, including intervention with high risk, gifted, and developmentally delayed children. This program enables students to meet the educational qualification for an Assistant, Teacher and Director as defined by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood and Colorado State Child Care Licensing. Study is directed toward the Associate of Arts degree.

This series of classes lead to the Entry-Level Teacher Technical Certificate. Additional class needed: EDEC 103, 113 OR 238)

Course Course Name Credits Dates Format
EDEC 101 Intro to Early Childhood 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE
EDEC 102 Intro to Early Childhood Lab 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE
EDEC 205 Nutrition, Health, Safety 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE

The Gerontology program is for individuals who wish to develop a career in the fast-growing field of aging.  If you find satisfaction in addressing the challenges of those who are growing older and enjoy interacting with this population, then this may be the career path for you.

The program prepares students to work with older adults in a wide variety of settings including senior centers, adult day centers, home care, retirement communities, assisted living, recreation and leisure programs, community organizations, government agencies, hospice and nursing homes.  Learn how to respond to the interests and needs of older persons by providing opportunities, programs and care that makes a positive impact on their lives.

This program focuses on a multi-disciplinary perspective on aging, which provides opportunities for:  students looking to start a new career that has diverse employment opportunities; current service providers and health professionals wanting to expand their knowledge or skill set; and individuals seeking to enrich their own or their family members’ lives as they grow older.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Format
GRNT 236 Dementia Care Practicum 1 5/28-6/22 ONLINE
GRNT 237 End of Life Therapies 1 6/24-7/20 ONLINE

This program will prepare you for a variety of specializations within the rapidly evolving Information and Communications Technology career field. The core of the program is the Cisco CCNA Networking series of classes. These classes are the best path to achieving a Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. In addition, the program emphasizes technologies that the entry-level employee will encounter: Network hardware and software, Business Class computer hardware and software, Convergent Data/Voice/Media Communication hardware and software, Internet of Things hardware and software, 3D printing hardware and software, UAS (drones) and Robotics (land drones) hardware, software and management. Curriculum is accredited, approved and aligned with national and international certifications by major businesses and industries in the computing, networking and ICT career fields.

Courses offered are the core courses needed for three separate technical certificates:
*Healthcare Information Networking
**Network Technician
***Help Desk Technician

2-3 additional ABUS credits are needed to achieve a technical certificate.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Format * ** ***
TECI 111 Healthcare Data Systems 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE *
TECI 131 Principles of Info Assurance 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE * ** ***
TECI 132 Intro IT Hardware/Systems Software 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE * ** ***
TECI 142 Internet of Things 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE *
TECI 163 Convergent Technologies 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE * ** ***
TECI 180 Cisco Networking I 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE * ** ***
TECI 185 Cisco Networking II 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE * **
TECI 230 Cisco Networking III 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE **
TECI 235 Cisco Networking IV 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE **
TECI 242 Cloud Computing 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE

Land surveying and geomatics involves the scientific process of measuring the three-dimensional aspects on, above and below the earth's surface. This includes measurement of distance, angles and elevations.

In this program, students learn the fundamental measuring techniques and the associated mathematical and analytical principles to determine geospatial locations. They also become familiar with professional tools such as computer aided drafting and geographical information systems. Students learn the statute and common law roots of boundary law, as well as how to apply those laws to interpret boundaries, and the importance of accurate record research.

Graduates with either the AAS or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Land Surveying and Geomatics meet the educational requirements required by Colorado statute and the Colorado Board of Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors to sit for the fundamentals of surveying examination. Passing of this examination makes students eligible to be a land surveyor intern and to sit for the state specific examination for licensure as a professional land surveyor in Colorado.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Format
SURV 207 Surveying Ethics Overview 2 5/28-7/20 ONLINE

WCCC's Machine Technology program offers affordable, accessible, high quality manufacturing education and training at the Archuleta Center. Students learn to apply industrial knowledge and skills to plan and implement designs, operate manual mills and lathes, operate computer-aided machinery with CAD/CAM software, and computer-numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Students also develop the skills that enable them to read blueprints, apply appropriate mathematical concepts, and understand the properties of metal and polymers. They do so in an atmosphere which encourages the full realization of each individual's potential and development of skills and professional integrity. Students are eligible for paid internships with local manufacturing companies that may lead to full employment.

Students can earn an Entry-Level Machining Technical Certificate with the following classes:

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
MAMT 101 Introduction to Manufacturing 2 5/28-6/22 MS 12:30-4:05pm
MAMT 105 Print Reading/Sketching  2 5/28-6/22 TR 12:30-3:40pm
MAMT 106 Geometric Tolerancing 2 6/24-7/20 TR 12:30-4:05pm
MAMT 115 Introduction to Machine Shop 3 6/24-7/20 MWF 12:30-5:30pm


Course Course Name Credits Dates Format
MATH 107 Career Math 3 5/28-7:20 ONLINE
Course Course Name Credits Dates Format
MATH 107 Career Math 3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE

Begin a career in health care by learning to work in a medical clinic or physician's office. You will learn to perform the administrative tasks of a medical receptionist and work in the clinical areas by helping with physical examinations, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures. Clinical duties can include: taking brief medical histories, obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, assisting health care providers during examinations and procedures, taking electrocardiograms, preparing and administering medications, and performing phlebotomy and basic laboratory tests. Administrative duties could include using electronic medical records, arranging for diagnostic tests and laboratory services, completing insurance information, answering telephones, scheduling appointments, and assisting with billing and coding.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
MOAP 135 Basic Medical Science 4 5/28-6/22 W 6-9pm
MOAP 136 Intro to Clinical Skills 2 5/28-7/20 TR 1-5pm
MOAP 147 Medical Terminology 4 5/28-7/20 ONLINE
MOAP 150 Pharmacology/Med Assisting 3 6/24-7/20 W 6-9pm
MOAP 183 Medical Assistant Internship 5 5/28-7/20 ARRANGED
MOAP 189 Review Med Asst. Nat'l Exam 1 5/28-7/20 DAY

The Nurse Aide Program prepares the student for employment as a nurse aide in hospitals, skilled care facilities, home health care and hospice facilities. Basic nursing and personal care skills, legal and ethical issues for nurse aides, restorative services and recognition of the emotional, social, cultural, and individual rights of patients are all competencies covered in the coursework. Students practice these skills in the college lab and in an assigned clinical setting.

Students can earn a technical certificate in Nurse Aide in just five short weeks with two tracks to choose from.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
NURA 101 Nurse Aide Healthcare Skills  4 5/28-6/20 MTWH 5-9pm
NURA 101 Nurse Aide Healthcare Skills  4 6/17-7/11 MTWH 11am-3pm
NURA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical 1 6/24-6/28 ARRANGED
NURA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical 1 7/15-7/19 ARRANGED

The Transportation Services Technology program offers affordable, high quality, and accessible training for the modern Automotive and Diesel Technician using state of the art equipment and industry approved curriculum. Instruction in Drive Trains, Engines, Brakes, Climate Control, Suspension and Steering systems, Electronics/Electrical, Engine Performance, Alternative Fueled Vehicles and Automatic Transmissions. This hands-on instruction will give the student a competitive advantage to pass their ASE certification and obtain a stable, high tech, rewarding and high paying job. We pride ourselves in preparing students to be a qualified and productive member of the Transportation repair industry.

Students can earn the Light Duty Auto Tech Foundations I Technical Certificate with the following classes.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
TSTC 100 Intro to Transportation Services 2 5/28-6/22 MWH 7-9:30pm
TSTC 101 Vehicle Service 3 5/28-7/20 MWH 3:30-6:50pm
TSTC 130 Electrical I 2 5/28-6/22 TF 4-6:30pm
TSTG  135 Starting and Charging 2 5/28-7/20 TF 6:35-8:55pm

The Water Quality Management program prepares students for entry-level employment as technicians in the water processing industry. Water quality technicians work in teams to operate complex equipment to acquire and deliver high-quality drinking water or process wastewater for return to the environment.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Format
WQMS 126 Safety and Security 3 5/28-6/22 ONLINE
WQMS 127 WQMS Utility Management 3 5/28-6/22 ONLINE

Welding is a skill used in many trades. In this program students become proficient in stick welding (SMAW), TIG welding (GTAW), oxyacetylene cutting/welding (OFC-A/OWA), MIG (GMAW) and flux-core welding. Students study welding and cutting, fluid power and pneumatics, robotics, properties of materials, and basic electrical theory. In addition, training includes blueprint reading and fabrication layout.

Students can earn a Basic Welder Technical Certificate with the following classes:

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
WELD 110 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4 5/28-7/20 MWF 12:45-4pm
WELD 117 Oxy-Fuel/PAC 2 6/24-7/20 TR 12:30-3pm
WELD 201 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4 5/28-7/20 MWF 8:30-11:45am
ELCE 124 Electrical Safety 1 5/28-7/20 4-5pm
MAMT 105 Print Reading/Sketching 2 5/28-6/22 TR 12:30-3pm
MATH 107 Career Math  3 5/28-7/20 ONLINE

The Wildland Fire Management program is the only one of its kind in Western Colorado. Taught by current or retired career firefighters and incident meteorologists, students will be participating in training components in the classroom, on site visits, and field training exercises. Upon completion of this course, students will receive a National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Training Certificate. Wildland Fire Management (WFM) is any work associated with vegetation fires in rural and urban areas, and in the Wildland Urban Interface. Jobs that include WFM are some of the most challenging and rewarding careers available. Unlike the outdoor recreationists who can choose the date, time, location, and type of weather to be outdoors, WFM personnel can respond to fires 24/7 in all types of conditions. Large fires are major incidents that often cross jurisdictional boundaries. Local, State, and Federal fire agencies have adopted uniform standards, training, and operational procedures to better facilitate interagency functionality during fires with multi-agency jurisdiction or response. The NWCG is an organization responsible for standardization. All WCCC training meets NWCG standards.

Course Course Name Credits Dates Days/Times
FSWM 278 Supervised Work Experience  3 5/28-7/20 ARRANGED
FSWM 299  Internship 3 5/28-7/20 ARRANGED