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Career Accelerator Certificates

Mid-State's Career Accelerator certificates are focused, short-term "sprints" that develop targeted, real-world competency for career advancement. Enroll today to accelerate your career and get to the next level in your current job or field of choice!

  • Complete a certificate in as few as eight weeks.
  • In-person, online, hybrid, and computer-conferencing delivery options available.
  • Start a class as early as this Summer. Check back for the latest class offerings.
  • Many classes count toward an existing Mid-State degree program.
  • Enroll in a certificate to earn one class for free, awarded by the Mid-State Foundation.*

*No additional scholarship application is needed. Eligibility is limited to the first 22 students and cannot be used in combination with promotional scholarships such as 1-2-3 for Free.

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Business Certificates

Business Skills

Delivers the essentials to understand and provide business services to help you step up. Understand business processes, manage projects, and apply skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook to develop the foundation for immediate success in any business.

COURSES
Intro to Business
Organizational Behavior
Microsoft Office-Introduction

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Number of Credits: 9
Estimated Entire Certificate Cost: $1,827.34 (costs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or exams)
Keep Going to Earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS): Business Management

Schedule

Duration: 2 months • Online

Intro to Business: 
Wednesday, June 1- Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Organizational Behavior: 
Wednesday, June 1- Wednesday, July 27 • Online 
Microsoft Office-Introduction: 
Monday, May 23 – Thursday, June 9 • Online or Wednesday, June to Tuesday June 28 • Online

Duration: 4.5 months • Online and Thursday Mornings

Microsoft Office-Introduction: 
Wednesday, June 1 to Tuesday June 28 • Online
Intro to Business: 
Wednesday, June 1- Wednesday, July 27 • Online 
Organizational Behavior: 
Monday, August 22-Friday October 14 • Online or Friday August 26-Thursday October 13 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 9-11:40 am

Duration: 6.5 months • Online and Thursday Mornings

Microsoft Office-Introduction: 
Wednesday, June to Tuesday June 28 • Online
Organizational Behavior: 
Monday, August 22-Friday October 14 • Online or Friday August 26-Thursday October 13 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 9-11:40 am
Intro to Business: Monday, October 17-Wednesday December 14 • Online or Thursday, October 20 to Thursday December 8 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 9-11:50 am Thursdays

Duration: 2 months • Online

Intro to Business: 
Monday, August 22nd- Thursday, October 13 • Online
Organizational Behavior: 
Monday, August 22nd- Thursday, October 13 • Online
Microsoft Office-Introduction: 
Monday, August 22nd- Thursday, October 13 • Online

Duration: 4.5 months • Online

Intro to Business: 
Monday, August 22nd- Thursday, October 13 • Online
Organizational Behavior: 
Monday, August 22nd- Thursday, October 13 • Online
Microsoft Office-Introduction: 
Monday, October 17th- Wednesday, December 14th • Online

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Communication Essentials

Provides a core of communication and critical thinking courses in general education that can be applied to many programs at Mid-State, transferred to another college, or improve communication skills in the workplace.

COURSES
English Composition 1
Speech -or- Oral/Interpersonal Communication
Think Critically & Creatively 

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Number of Credits: 9
Estimated Entire Certificate Cost: $1,859.88 (costs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or exams)
Keep Going to Earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS): Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management,  IT Computer Support Specialist,  IT Network Specialist, IT Security Specialist, Liberal Arts-Associate of Arts, or Liberal Arts-Associate of Science

Schedule

Duration: 4.5 months • Wednesday Evenings and Online

Speech: 
Wednesdays, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • 5:00 – 7:50 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
English Composition 1:
Wednesdays, August 24 – October 12 • 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing Wednesdays
Think Critically & Creatively:
Monday, August 22-Friday October 14 • Online

Duration: 4.5 months • Online

Oral/Interpersonal Communication: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
English Composition 1:
Monday, August 22 – Friday, October 14 • Online
Think Critically & Creatively:
Monday, August 22-Friday October 14 • Online

Duration: 4.5 months • Online or Online and In Person

English Composition 1:
Monday, August 22nd-Wednesday, December 14 • Online or Monday, October 17th- Wednesday, December 14th • Online
Speech: 
Wednesday, August 24th- Wednesday, December 14 • In Person or Monday, October 17th- Wednesday, December 14th • Online
Think Critically & Creatively:
Monday, August 22-Friday October 14 • Online

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Competitive Sales

You need to sell more, and you need to do it now. Learn to find, qualify, nurture, and most importantly close sales leads. With three focused courses, this accelerator provides the skills needed to prospect, pitch, and close the sale.

COURSES
Marketing Principles
Professional Selling
Team Building and Problem Solving

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Number of Credits: 9
Estimated Entire Certificate Cost: $1,534.14 (costs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or exams)

Schedule

Duration: 4.5 months • Online

Marketing Principles: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Team Building and Problem Solving:  
Monday, August 22 – Friday, October 14 • Online
Professional Selling: 
Monday, October 17- Wednesday, December 14 • Online

Duration: 4.5 months • Online

Team Building and Problem Solving:  
Wednesday, August 24th- Wednesday, October 12th • Online
Marketing Principles: 
October 17th- Wednesday, December 14th • Online 
Professional Selling: 
October 17th- Wednesday, December 14th • Online 

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Human Resources Foundations

Gain immediately applicable skills, knowledge, and strategies to connect people within an organization. Learn employment law as well as more general skills such as team and talent management.

COURSES
Employment Law
Organizational Behavior
Human Resources Management

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Number of Credits: 9
Estimated Entire Certificate Cost: $1,978.45 (costs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or exams)
Keep Going to Earn a Technical Diploma: Human Resources Assistant
Keep Going to Earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS): Business Management

Duration: 2 months • Online and Thursday evenings

Human Resources Management 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Organizational Behavior
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Employment Law
Thursday, June 2 –Thursday, July 21 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 6-9 pm Thursdays

Duration: 4.5 months • Online or Online and Thursday Mornings

Human Resources Management 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Employment Law 
Thursday, June 2 –Thursday. July 21 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 6-9 pm Thursdays
Organizational Behavior 
Monday , August 22- Friday, October 14 • Online or Friday, August 26-Thursday, October 13 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 9-11am Thursdays

Duration:  6.5 months • Online and Wednesday Evenings

Human Resources Management  
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Organizational Behavior 
Monday, August 22- Friday, October 14 • Online or Friday August 26-Thursday, August 13 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 9-11am Thursdays
Employment Law 
Monday October 17- Wednesday, December 14 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 6-9pm Wednesdays

No fall option.

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Small Business Entrepreneurship

Whether you’re looking to start a new business or run your current small business, these courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, and finance will give you the foundation needed for success. Every business needs a detailed business plan, and with this training you can develop yours and start to implement it.

COURSES
Entrepreneurial Management
Marketing Principles
Finance and Budgeting

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Number of Credits: 9
Estimated Entire Certificate Cost: $1,585.44 (costs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or exams)
Keep Going to Earn a Technical Diploma: Entrepreneurship
Keep Going to Earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS): Business Management

Schedule

Duration: 2 months • Online

Finance and Budgeting:
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Marketing Principles: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Entrepreneurial Management: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online

Duration: 4.5 months • Online

Finance and Budgeting: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Marketing Principles: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Entrepreneurial Management: 
Monday, August 22 – Friday, October 14 • Online

Duration: 6.5 months • Online or Online/Wednesday Evenings

Finance and Budgeting: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Entrepreneurial Management: 
Monday, August 22 – Friday, October 14 • Online
Marketing Principles: 
Monday, October 17 – Wednesday, December 14 • Online or Wednesday, October 19- Wednesday December 14 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 4-5:50 pm Wednesdays

Duration: 4.5 months • Online or Online and In Person 

Entrepreneurial Management: 
Monday, August 22 – Friday, October 14 • Online
Finance and Budgeting: 
Tuesday, August 23rd-Tuesday October 11th • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 6-9 pm Tuesdays or Monday, August 22 – Friday, October 14 • Online
Marketing Principles: 
Monday, October 17 – Wednesday, December 14 • Online or Wednesday, October 19- Wednesday December 14 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 4-5:50 pm Wednesdays

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Social & Mobile Marketing

Build effective digital marketing campaigns by working within a simulated environment. You’ll learn to increase engagement and analytics in social media as well as optimize your SEO to connect with your customers in a strategic manner.

COURSES
Social Media Marketing
Internet and Mobile Marketing

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Number of Credits: 6
Estimated Entire Certificate Cost: $1,032.35 (costs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or exams)
Keep Going to Earn a Technical Diploma: Digital Marketing Promotions
Keep Going to Earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS): Digital Marketing

Schedule

Duration: 2 months • Online

Social Media Marketing: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Internet and Mobile Marketing: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online

No fall option. 

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Team Leadership

Designed to assist current and future managers in developing the skills to lead today’s workforce. Focuses on leading people within an organization toward strategic goals, through corporate changes, or in directing processes and procedures.

COURSES
Conflict Resolution
Leadership Development
Team Building and Problem Solving

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Number of Credits: 9
Estimated Entire Certificate Cost: $2,032.59 (costs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or exams)
Keep Going to Earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS): Leadership Development

Schedule

Duration: 4 months • Online 
Duration: 4 months • Wednesday Evenings and Online

Conflict Resolution: 
Tuesday, August 23 – Tuesday, October 11 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 6-9 pm Tuesdays
Leadership Development: 
Tuesday, October 18– Tuesday, December 13 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 6-9 pm Tuesdays
Team Building and Problem Solving: 
Monday, August 22 – Friday, October 14 • Online
Wednesday, August 24 – Wednesday, October 12 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 4-5:50 pm Wednesdays

Duration: 4.5 months • Online or Wednesday Evenings and Online

Conflict Resolution: 
Tuesday, August 23 – Tuesday, October 11 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 6-9 pm Tuesdays
Leadership Development: 
Tuesday, October 18– Tuesday, December 13 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 6-9 pm Tuesdays
Team Building and Problem Solving: 
Monday, August 22 – Friday, October 14 • Online
Wednesday, August 24 – Wednesday, October 12 • In Person at All Mid-State Campuses or Computer Conferencing from 4-5:50 pm Wednesdays

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Healthcare Certificates

Healthcare Foundations

Gain foundational knowledge to work in healthcare or continue your education in one of Mid-State’s health programs. Learn to apply medical terms to the organization and diseases of the human body and effectively communicate with healthcare providers.

COURSES
Medical Terminology
Culture of Healthcare
Human Body in Health and Disease

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Number of Credits: 8
Estimated Entire Certificate Cost: $1,422.78 (costs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or exams)
Keep Going to Earn a Technical Diploma: Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy

Schedule

Duration: 2 months • Online

Culture of Healthcare: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Human Body in Health and Disease: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Medical Terminology 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online

Duration: 6.5 months • Online

Human Body in Health and Disease: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Medical Terminology (40095)
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Culture of Healthcare: (63452)
Wednesday, August 24 – Wednesday, December 14 • Online

Duration: 6.5 months • Online

Human Body in Health and Disease: 
Wednesday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 27 • Online
Culture of Healthcare: (63452)
Wednesday, August 24 – Wednesday, December 14 • Online
Medical Terminology 
Wednesday, August 24 – Wednesday, December 14 • Online

Duration: 4.5 months • Online or Friday Mornings and Online 

Human Body in Health and Disease: 
Monday, August 22nd – Wednesday, December 14 • Online or Monday, August 22nd – Wednesday, December 14 from 9-11:50 am on Fridays
Culture of Healthcare: (63452)
Wednesday, August 24 – Wednesday, December 14 • Online
Medical Terminology 
Wednesday, August 24 – Wednesday, December 14 • Online

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Manufacturing Certificates

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Students will learn techniques specific to the GMAW process in multiple welding positions. Emphasis is placed on axial spray, pulse spray, and short circuit mode of weld transfer. Students enrolled will use up-to-date welding equipment found in industry.

COURSES
Welding Print Reading
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Weld Testing for GMAW & FCAW

QUICK FACTS
Number of Credits: 6
Estimated Entire Certificate Cost: $1,581.76 (costs includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or exams)
Keep Going to Earn a Technical Diploma: Welding

Schedule

Duration: 3.5 months • In Person

Welding Print Reading 
Friday, September 9-Friday, November 18 • In person at Wisconsin Rapids Campus from 3-3:30 pm Fridays
Gas Metal Arc Welding 
Friday, September 9- Saturday, October 29 • In person at Wisconsin Rapids Campus from 4-7 PM on Fridays and 8 am-3:30 pm on Saturdays 
Weld Testing for GMAW & FCAW
Friday, November 4- Saturday, November 19 • In person at Wisconsin Rapids Campus from 4-7 PM on Fridays and 8 am-3:30 pm on Saturdays 

Duration: 3.5 months • In Person

Welding Print Reading 
Friday, September 9-Friday, November 18 • In person at Wisconsin Rapids Campus from 3-3:30 pm Fridays
Gas Metal Arc Welding 
Friday, September 9- Saturday, October 29 • In person at Wisconsin Rapids Campus from 4-7 PM on Fridays and 8 am-3:30 pm on Saturdays 
Weld Testing for GMAW & FCAW
Friday, November 4- Saturday, November 19 • In person at Wisconsin Rapids Campus from 4-7 PM on Fridays and 8 am-3:30 pm on Saturdays

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