Careers in a Year or Less

If you are eager to enter the workforce or looking for new career opportunities, Dyersburg State offers several "Careers in a Year or Less" options.

In only 12 months or less, you can be on your way to a rewarding and profitable career in fields such as agriculture, business, computer technology, education, healthcare, industrial maintenance, law enforcement, medical coding and more!

Apply to DSCC

 

DSCC Certificate Certification Total Hrs Salary Range Typical Job(s)

Advanced Emergency Medical  Technician (AEMT)

 AEMT - State Licensure

16

 $11.76/hr entry level
 $16.05/hr median income

 AEMT

Basic Early Childhood Education

 Child Development
 Associate (CDA) -
 National Licensure

12

 $10.25/hr

 Child care provider

   Certified Nurse Assistant
 (CNA)
6  $8-$12/hr  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at a
 nursing home or hospital

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

plus

Industrial Maintenance Courses  leading to an AAS degree in  Engineering Systems Technology:

 • Electrical Circuits
 • Industrial Electronic Controls
 • Programmable Logic Controllers
 • Fluid Power Systems
 • Integrated Robotics

 Certified Production   Technician (CPT) -
 National Certification

12

 $16-17/hr median income

 • Safety

 • Quality Control

 • Maintenance Awareness

 • Mechanical Systems

Computer Information Technology  (CIT) CITC 1300-Beginning HTML  and CSS, Online only

 Microsoft Technical 
 Associate (MTA) Exam 98
 375

3

 $70,699/yr median income

 • Web Designer
 • Graphic Designer
 • Web Developer 

Computer Information Technology  (CIT) CITC 1330-Microsoft Desktop  OS, Online only

 Microsoft 70-698
 - Windows 10 installation
    and configuration

 Microsoft 70-697
 - Configuring Windows
    devices

3

 $79,109/yr median income

 • Desktop Support Technician

Computer Information Technology  (CIT) CITC 2320-Windows Server  Administration

 Microsoft 70-740
 - Installation, storage and
   compute with Windows
   devices

3

 $89,952/yr median income

 • Desktop Support Technician
 • Server Support Technician

Computer Information Technology  (CIT) CITC 1320- A+ Hardware and  Software

 CompTIA A+

3

 $49,500/yr median income

 • Help Desk Technician
 • IT Technician

Computer Information Technology  (CIT) CITC 1302-Introduction to  Networks

 CompTIA Network+

3

 $62,000/yr median income

 • Network Technician

Computer Information Technology  (CIT) CITC 2326-Network Security

 CompTIA Security +

3

 $68,979/yr median income

 • Security Technician
 • Security Analyst

Computer Information Technology  (CIT) CITC 1323-CCNA I, CITC  1324-CCNA II

 Cisco Certified Entry
 Networking Technician
 (CCENT)

6

 $90,500/yr median income

 • Network Administrator
 • System Administrator
 • IT Specialist
 • Systems Engineer

Computer Information Technology (CIT) - CITC 1303-Database Concepts  Microsoft Exam 70-461 3  $63,000/yr median income

 • Data Analyst
 • Database Administrator
 • System Engineer
 • Database Developer 

Computer Systems Operations &  Maintenance

 Microsoft Office User -   National Certification

21

 $20,000-$28,000/yr

Data entry clerk, accounting clerk,  information systems worker

Corrections & Law Enforcement

 No state or local   certification

21

 $32,000-$42,000/yr

Correctional officer, jailer, security officer, juvenile/adult institutional staff member, clerk for a correctional or law enforcement agency

Early Childhood Education

 

24

 $12.30/hr

Child care provider, child care  owner/operator, Department of  Education Pre-K assistant

Electronic Health Record Technical Certificate

 

22

 Minimum wage

Assistant in HER in all types of health care facilities, hospitals, nursing facilities (intermediate and skilled), physical and mental rehabilitation, same-day surgery centers

Emergency Medical Technician
(EMT)

 EMT - State Licensure

16

 $11.76/hr entry level
 $16.05/hr median income

 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Healthcare Technician

 Certified Clinical Medical   Assistant (CCMA)

18

 $14.19/hr entry level
 $16.05/hr median income

 CCMA, Phlebotomy Technician,
 Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician

LPN to RN Fast Track

 Registered Nurse (RN) -   National Licensure

66
(incl. 7 hrs of credit
for LPN)
(incl. fall, spring and summer semesters)

 $52,500-$57,560/yr

 Registered Nurse (RN)

Medical Coding

 Certified Coding Associate
 (CCA)

30

 $21,000-$25,000/yr

 Coder for reimbursement in hospitals, 
 physician’s offices or health
 care facilities

Paramedic

 Paramedic - State   Licensure

43
(incl. fall, spring
and summer
semesters)

 $15.86/hr - $24.68/hr entry
 level

 Paramedic

Paramedic to RN Fast Track

 Registered Nurse (RN) -   National Licensure

66
(incl. 7 hrs of credit
for Paramedic)
(incl. fall, spring and summer semesters)

 $52,500-$57,560/yr

 Registered Nurse (RN)