FastTrack Career Certificates

FastTrack Career Certificates

FastTrack Career Certificates

Your Way to Workplace Success!


Get on the fast track to in-demand jobs in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, transportation, and more with a FastTrack Career Certificate from Kirkwood Continuing Education.

FastTrack features short-term career training programs that help Iowans get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. Our programs are focused and relevant, and include a variety of face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning formats that can be completed within weeks. We can even help you pay for the training if you qualify!

Whether you’re just starting out or changing careers, FastTrack is here to support your unique goals to get you working and earning faster.


Complete most certificates in 6 months or less*Train for free with tuition assistance covering the cost**Earn 37 percent more than workers with only a high school diploma ***

*Select articulated programs will let you transfer credits toward a diploma or two-year degree program to further build your skills.
**Some eligibility restrictions apply. Some FastTrack Programs do not have tuition assistance available.
***For certificate holders working in an occupation related to the credential, June 2012 report by the Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

What's Next?

1. Find your calling and review the list of FastTrack Career Certificates

2. Request more information – whether you have questions about a program, or wish to inquire about your eligibility for tuition assistance

3. Enroll in certificate programs happening now by going online or calling us at 319-398-1022

FastTrack Career Certificates

Need help choosing a program or have questions? Reach out to us today and get started on the FastTrack!

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