Troy Continuing Education, in partnership with Oakland County MIWorks! Troy, offers the TRAC scholarship, an opportunity to study basic skills and complete a career certification at the same time!
What is a career certification? What career certifications can I complete in TRAC?
A certification is a career training program that requires an exam to show that you have completed the career lessons and you understand the requirements for the career. A career certification requires 6 months to 1 year training class before you take the exam and receive your certification.
The training class can assist you in learning the English you need to start a career. The certification can show your employer that you are capable of completing the job tasks.
TRAC has different certification options, because we make COHORTS. Cohorts are small groups of students who want the same or similar career training. In a cohort, you will complete a certification program on the computer with the support of an online instructor and Troy ESL instructor. The TRAC instructors will help you research certification options to match your career goal. Here are some of the certification options TRAC already offers.
COHORT 1: BUSINESS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATIONS
Complete Microsoft Suite training: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and QuickBooks. Complete an ESL class for English used in an office. Complete keyboard typing practice. Complete a 6 month career training program in IT or 4 month training in business. The TRAC instructors will help you find appropriate business training.
Cohort 1 options are:
IT Help Desk
IT Security and Network Technician
COHORT 2: CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (CDA) - Teacher Assistant
Complete 60 hours of classroom instruction. Complete 60 hours of online/computer training. Complete 480 hours of volunteer time in a Troy Preschool Classroom with children ages 3 to 5 years old. Receive a CDA certificate to find a job as a teacher assistant in a preschool. Arabic and Spanish language support available.
COHORT 3: OFFICE AND MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATIONS
Complete Microsoft Suite training: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Complete US keyboard typing. Complete 6 months of online/computer classes in administrative office training. The TRAC instructors will help you choose the type of office you want to work in.
Cohort 3 options are:
Medical Front Office Assistant and Administration Specialist
Medical Front Office and Electronic Health Records
Career Pathway Navigation, CPN, is a free walk-in class for all Troy Continuing Education students. “CPN” is a time for you to come ask questions about your career goals and start your career preparation. There are many steps to transfer your foreign degree and career experience to the US job market. A Career Pathway Navigator is available to you to guide you through the process.