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.

 

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

AEMT

Agriculture Applications

 

17-19

 $25,000-$38,000/yr

Pesticide applicator, skilled farmworker, entry precision agriculture position

Basic Early Childhood Education

 Child Development
 Associate (CDA) -
 National Licensure

12

 $10.25/hr

Child care provider

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

 • Safety

 • Quality Control

 • Maintenance Awareness

 • Mechanical Systems

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

 MTA Exam 98-375

 

 

 

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

 Microsoft 70-698 or   Microsoft 70-697

 

 

 

 

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

 Microsoft 70-740

 

 

 

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

 CompTIA A+

 

 

 

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

 CompTIA Network+

 

 

 

Computer Information Technology  (CIT) CITC 2326-Network Security

 CompTIA Security +

 

 

 

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

 Cisco CCENT

 

 

 

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

 Certified Coding
 Associate (CCA)

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

EMT

Healthcare Technician

 Certified Clinical Medical   Assistant (CCMA)

18

 

CCMA, Phlebotomy Technician, Electrocardiogram 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

 

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 entry level to
 $24.68/hr

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)