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Training Certificates

FYI: You may qualify for funding through PA CareerLink for some of the programs listed below. To learn more please visit PA Career Link

Once on the site, visit "Job Seekers", click on "Training Programs and Providers" and type Community College of Beaver County in the training provider section. This will give you a complete list of programs offered by CCBC through the PA Career Link Program. We have several locations to choose from: Beaver, Washington and Lawrence.

As an added note to businesses, all of our programs can be customized to meet your company's specific training and scheduling needs. If your company is interested in bringing training on site, contact our Workforce Development Division at 724-480-3443.

CompTIA's A+ and Network+


CompTIA’s A+ Certification OCCP065-01

$1,995 + $200 Lab

This course is designed for the student who has minimal hardware experience and a strong desire to learn.  Students will learn the components of a personal computer, how to install an operating system, and peripheral devices.  Networks and security will be introduced along with some communication and professionalism discussions.  Students will cover skills such as installation, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing, and preventive maintenance.  This certification requires students to pass two supervised tests.  Lab fee includes book, a tool kit, and two exam vouchers.  Prereq: knowledge of Windows operating system, Internet usage, and file management.  70 Hours-10 Weeks (Saturdays). 

Chippewa, ASC, Room 121B

Call 724-480-3451 or email for details on class start times. 


CompTIA’s Network+ Certification 

$1,295 + $95 Lab

This hands-on course is designed for IT professionals seeking to learn more about information security and who are working towards earning their CompTIA Security+ Certification.  Topics include authentication, cryptography, vulnerabilities and attacks, infrastructure security, physical security, and others.  This certification requires students to pass a supervised test.  Prerequisites: Knowledge of Windows operating system, Internet usage, and file management.  Some prior knowledge of or certification in computer networking is preferred.  Lab fee includes book

Call 724-480-3451 or email for details on class start times. 

GIS Mapping Certificate

GIS - Intro to ArcGIS & Mapping Techniques OCCP47301 $749 + $40 Lab

The U.S. Dept. of Labor estimates the geospatial industry will need 150,000 more GIS professionals by 2018.  Get prepared for this growing field by learning how to use ArcGIS for many fields, including oil and gas.  Using ESRI’s ArcGIS 10.1 software, you’ll learn/apply key concepts in: mapping/presenting GIS data; utilizing and processing attribute data, queries, spatial joins; and key features of map overlay and geoprocessing.  Basic knowledge of computers, word processing/text editing, and file management is recommended. 

Textbook required - purchase from CCBC bookstore for first class. 

21 Hours-7 Weeks.  Wed., 9/3-10/22 (no class 10/1), 6-9 p.m. 

Chippewa, ASC, Room 121B.


GIS - Intermediate ArcGIS & Mapping Techniques OCCP57201 $749 + $40 Lab  

Topics include raster analysis, network analysis, geocoding, data management, coordinate systems, basic editing, editing and topology, geodatabases, and metatdata.  Prereq: GIS Intro class or a working knowledge of GIS. 

Textbook required - purchase book from CCBC bookstore for first class. 

21 Hours-7 Weeks.  Wed., 10/29-12/17 (no class 11/26), 6-9 p.m. 

Chippewa, ASC, Room 121B. 


GIS Fundamentals (Washington County) OCCP47302 $1500 + $80 Lab

Acquire the fundamentals that will enable you to develop the skills necessary to obtain entry level GIS Technician jobs in fields such as civil engineering, surveying, conservation, gas & oil, regional planning, public works, and defense.  This 42-hour program utilizes ESRI ARC 10.1 software.  Students will learn about data types, shapefiles, layers, raster, geodatabase connections, coordinate systems, presentations, and much more.  

Purchase book, Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop, Michael Law, Amy Collins (3rd Ed.) from CCBC bookstore for first class. 

42 Hours-7 Weeks. Tues. & Thurs., 9/23-11/6, 6-9 p.m. 

Washington County Center @ Southpointe

125 Technology Dr., Suite 004, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Call Diane Loverich at 724-480-3451 for details.

Health & Medical Certificates


HCAHPS – Improve Patient Satisfaction in Your Hospital ONLI47601 $15 + $50 Lab 

This online class by XLD addresses the patient experience in the context of the HCAHPS survey.  Patient satisfaction, as measured by the HCAHPS survey, is more important than ever before. xcel-HCAHPS is an eLearning program that takes into account your current level of knowledge and provides you with only the content you need. This course gives new and seasoned nurses the opportunity to develop skills and abilities associated with improved patient satisfaction in the hospital and apply them in real time. 

You must provide email address when registering. 

4-6 Hours - depending on pre-assessment results.


Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology $1,995 - Online

This nationally recognized Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology online certificate program is designed to prepare you for a position as a medical coding and billing professional. 

See  for more details.


Personal Trainer National Certification OCCP56801 $165 + $534 Lab 

Fortune magazine and ABC News have targeted this industry as a thriving field with average wages of $34/hr.  Learn about this field via an online orientation program that will paint a clear picture of what to expect in the course.  Ask questions and participate in a live chat with our instructor.  Course comprised of 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of practical training, an exam on the 6th week, and a 30-hour internship.  Theory classes meet at CCBC from 9-12 & travel to local health club from 1-4. 

Register for the orientation on 9/4 @ 4 p.m. at OR 10/2 @ 12 p.m. at  See for more details. 

36 Hours-6 Weeks.  Sat., 10/18-11/22. 

Main Campus, HSC, Room 6115.