Business & IT: Certificates & Certification Prep

iconCareer Path & ACE Certificate Programs:

The certificate program registration fee ($50) is required in order to initiate record keeping for your transcript. Courses for certificate programs should be taken in the order listed. Courses can also be applied to more than one certificate program. The ACE certificate programs are endorsed by the Northern Virginia Work Investment Board (NVWIB).

***Some courses may not be available every term.***

Test Out Options:

You can test out of some courses if you feel qualified. The test-out fee is $50. Only one test-out can be taken per day or evening. All test-outs are scheduled by appointment at 703-658-1288 or 703-658-2729.

Administrative Assistant

  • CE01016 | Certificate Program Registration Fee ($50)
  • CT01416 | PC Basics
  • CT01417 | PC Basics: Keyboarding
  • CT01285 | MS Office Comprehensive
  • CT01426 | MS Outlook: Email and Calendar
  • BE01052 | Great Grammar
  • BE1060 | Writing Improvement
  • BE01061 | Office Communication Skills
  • BE01350 | Desktop Publishing with Word
  • BE01393 | Résumé and Interview Clinic

 

Accounting Assistant (Bookkeeping)

  • CE01000 | Certificate Program Registration Fee ($50)
  • BE01260 | Fundamentals of Accounting – Part 1
  • BE01261 | Fundamentals of Accounting – Part 2
  • CT01416 | PC Basics
  • CT01417 | PC Basics: Keyboarding
  • BE01061 | Office Communication Skills
  • CT01342 |  Word 1
  • CT01426 | MS Outlook
  • CT01441 | Excel 1
  • CT01442 | Excel 2
  • CT01435 | QuickBooks Pro Fundamentals
  • CT01436 | Advanced QuickBooks OR BE01265 | SAGE 50
  • BE01393 | Résumé and Interview Clinic

 

Computer Support Technician

The program can be completed within two terms (about 6-8 months). This program prepares students for the CompTIA A+ and MCTS Windows 7 exams. These exams are not included in the certificate program.

Required courses

  • CE02000 | Certificate Program Registration and Fee ($50)
  • CT02465 | Basic PC Maintenance (9 hours)
  • CT01465 | A+: Troubleshooting the Computer (30 hours)
  • CT01488 | A+ Certification Prep (15 hours)
  • CT01488 | Advanced PC Maintenance and Repair (30 hours)
  • CT01770 | Windows 7: MCTS Prep Part 1   
  • CT01771 | Windows 7: MCTS Prep Part 2   

 

Child Care Provider Certificate Program

Envision a better future for children and a brighter one for you. Prepare to work in day-care centers, preschools, corporate day-care centers, and home-based centers. Learn about child growth, development, and behavior; age-appropriate activities; nutrition; nurturing; socialization; and more.  Program can be completed in about 4 - 6 months.

Required courses

  • CE01048 | Certificate Program Registration and Fee
  • BE08099 | Child Care Provider
  • HM01796 | Pediatric CPR and First Aid
  • BE01393 | Résumé and Interview Clinic

Elective courses

  • BE08097 | Pre-Medication Training (PMAT)
  • BE08098 | Child Care Provider Medication Administration Training Part 2: MAT Practical and Testing

 

Human Resource Management

  • CE01018 | Certificate Program Registration and Fee ($50)
  • BE01400 | Human Resources Management Fundamentals
  • BE01401 | Building the Organization Structure/Classifying Positions
  • BE01402 | Recruiting and Placing Employees
  • BE01403 | Training the Workforce
  • BE01407 | Maintaining a Positive Work Environment
  • BE01412 | Introduction to Lean Thinking

Electives (3 required)

  • BE01404 | Downsizing with Logic and Care
  • BE01405 | HR Management in the 21st Century
  • BE01406 | HR Management in the Equal Opportunity Environment
  • BE01408 | The Human Resources Officer
  • BE01409 | Designing and Leading HR Projects
  • BE01410 | Human Resources Law-Overview
  • BE01411 | Train the Trainer

 

Nonprofit Organization Development

Nonprofit organizations provide vital services that markedly contribute to the well-being of our communities.  Acquire important skills needed for effective nonprofit community work.  Program is designed for nonprofit entrepreneurs and consultants as well as nonprofit directors, managers and staff.  Students must successfully complete the 8 required classes plus 2 electives.

Required course work for Nonprofit Certificate Program:

  • CE01056 | Certificate Program Registration and Fee
  • BE01871 | Starting A Nonprofit
  • BE01879 | Creating a Successful Business Plan
  • BE01910 | Strategic Planning for Your Nonprofit
  • BE01915 | Grant Writing
  • BE01886 | Event Planning
  • BE01918  | Accounting for Nonprofits
  • BE01207 | Project Management I: Grant Writing
  • BE01209 | Project Management II: Strategic Planning and Fundraising

Electives: 

  • CT01756 | Intro to Wordpress
  • BE01872 | The 3 R’s of Volunteerism
  • BE01387 | Social Media Networking
  • BE01913 | Successful Fundraising
  • BE01204 | Introduction to Project Management
  • BE01205 | Microsoft Project 2013

 

Starting & Running a Small Business (Entrepreneur)

  • CE01053 | Certificate Program Registration and Fee ($50)
  • BE01896 | Starting Your Own Business
  • BE01879 | Creating a Successful Business Plan
  • BE01880 | Small Business Legal Primer
  • BE01245 | Develop a Marketing Plan
  • BE01899 | Record keeping and Accounting for Small Business
  • BE01882 | Financing Your Small Business
  • BE01275 | Federal Income Tax for Small Business Owners

Electives (3 required)

  • BE01903 | Tax Strategies for the One-Person Business and Small Corporations        
  • BE01075 | Successful Business Writing
  • BE01270 | Buy and Sell on eBay
  • BE01387 | Social Media Networking
  • BE01204 | Introduction to Project Management
  • BE01205 | Microsoft Project 2013
  • BE01904 | Business Etiquette
  • CT01285 | Microsoft Office Comprehensive
  • CT01426 | Microsoft Outlook
  • CT01435 | QuickBooks Pro
  • CT01545 | Create Your Own Business Website

 

Web Designer/Developer

The program can be completed within a year. This program prepares students for the Adobe Certified Professional exams. The Adobe Certified Professional Exam is not currently offered through ACE.

Required courses

  • CE02020 | Certificate Program Registration and Fee ($50)
  • CT01525 | HTML 1
  • CT01526 | HTML 2
  • CT01527 | HTML 3
  • CT01541 | Web Design with Cascading Style Sheets 1
  • CT01542 | Web Design with Cascading Style Sheets 2
  • CT01531 | JavaScript: Building Interactive Web Sites
  • CT01550 | Graphics for the Web

Electives: 2 required

  • CT01530 | HTML5 for Mobile Websites and Devices     
  • CT01529 | Dreamweaver
  • CT01755 | Joomla 2.5 Development
  • CT01780 | ColdFusion
  • CT01462 | Digital Art: Photoshop Basics
  • CT01463 | Digital Art: Photoshop Interm.
  • CT01536 | Adobe Flash: Web Graphics and Animation 1
  • CT01756 | Intro to WordPress

Supplemental Courses:

  • BE01387 | Social Media Networking and Marketing
  • BE01702 | Twitter - Tweet your Talk!
  • BE01703 | Advertising with AdWords
  • BE01705 | Get Great Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Results!     
  • BE01701 | Lift Off with LinkedIn! 

 

Certification Prep Course Plans:

Exams are not provided as part of the course. The courses listed below are recommended to help you prepare for specific certification exams.

Certiport Testing is now available through ACE for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)!  Call 703-658-1288 or email to comptraining@fcps.edu for details and scheduling.

Adobe CS5

CT01462 | Digital Art: Photoshop Basics      
CT01463 | Digital Art: Photoshop Intermediate       
CT01529 | Dreamweaver: Create Sites Without Writing Code    

 

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

CT01910 | Certified Information System Security Professional 1
CT01911 | Certified Information System Security Professional 2

 

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

CT01474 | Cisco Networking

 

CompTIA A+

CT01465 | A+: Troubleshooting Your Computer
CT01666 | A+ Certification Prep

 

CompTIA Linux +

CT01558 | Linux: An Introduction  
CT01658 | Linux Command Line Basics        
CT01659 | Linux Administration: An Introduction
CT01560 | Linux+ Part 1     
CT01562 | Linux+ Part 2: System Administration

 

CompTIA Network+

               CT01473 | Network+

 

CompTIA Security+

CT01479 | Windows Server 2008 for Administrators
CT01480 | Security+

 

Introduction Oracle SQL & PL/SQL

CT01547 | Oracle Basics
CT01548 |  PL/SQL: Introduction
CT01551 | Oracle DBA – Introduction
CT01552 | Oracle Database Administration I 
CT01556 |  Oracle Database Administration Performance Tuning       

 

MCITP Server 2012

CT01488 | Windows Server 2012

 

MCTS Windows 7

CT01421 | Windows 7         
CT01770 | Windows 7: MCTS Prep Part 1   
CT01771 | Windows 7: MCTS Prep Part 2   

 

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook)

CT01449 | Access 1 - Beginning      
CT01450 | Access 2 - Intermediate      
CT01451 | MS Access 3 – Advanced
CT01342 | MS Word  1 – Beginning
CT01344 | MS Word 2 – Intermediate
CT01346 | MS Word 3 - Advanced
CT01441 | MS Excel 1 – Beginning
CT01442 | MS Excel 2 – Intermediate
CT01445 | MS Excel 3 – Advanced
CT01459 | MS PowerPoint 1
BE01295 | MS Office--Word/Excel for Support Professionals            
BE01380 | MS Publisher      
CT01285 | MS Office--Comprehensive (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) 
CT01426 | MS Outlook       
CT01429 | MS Outlook 2 – Advanced

      

Project Management Professional (PMP)

BE01204 | Introduction to Project Management    
BE01205 | Microsoft Project 2013 
BE01220 | Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Test Preparation (not offered at this time)               
CT01693 | Agile Software Project Management with Scrum          
CT01695 | Agile Software Development Life Cycle
CT01696 | Agile Estimation and Planning

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Last Updated

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