Career in a Year Event to Offer Discovery of Fast Track Programs at DCCC

Davidson County Community College will hold “Career in a Year” on the Davidson Campus on April 23, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The event is an information-gathering opportunity for anyone interested in learning how to obtain a meaningful and accelerated education that could lead to career growth in one year or less. Program offerings showcased at “Career in a Year” cover over 20 different focus areas, including healthcare, advanced manufacturing, early childhood education, welding, software and web development, cyber security, masonry, forklift, automotive systems, truck driving, emergency medical technician (EMT), and more. Programs are all able to be completed within one year, and some have terms as brief as six months or less.

“We have found many people believe a four year college education is the entry requirement for most career fields.  This event is designed to show other satisfying and fulfilling options exist,” said Jane Birkholz, Dean of Enrollment Services.

Participants will be able to meet with staff and faculty associated with a variety of short-term programs. These fast-track educational options are great for those looking to quickly start or advance in a chosen industry. DCCC courses are often taught by faculty with many years of industry experience as well as academic knowledge; a pairing that helps graduates gain the competitive edge necessary to feel confident in the job market.

The event will be held in the Mary E. Rittling Conference center on the Davidson Campus. Staff will be available to discuss the costs involved with pursuing various programs as well as options on how to pay through financial aid, scholarships, and apprenticeship opportunities.  Career Services will be available to assist individuals with assessing options for making a career choice and associated labor market information.

On-site registration for classes will be available for those interested in getting started.  


About Davidson County Community College

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs to students in Davidson and Davie counties, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to 4-year universities. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, DCCC is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields. Visit Davidson County Community College at


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