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MassBay Offers Five Short Certificate Programs, Transforming Student Careers in Just One Semester

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (January 2, 2019) – MassBay Community College offers five certificate programs that will transform students career prospects in just one semester of study. The five certificate programs that take one semester to complete are Central Processing Technologies, Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomy, Medical Interpreter, and Certified Nursing Assistant. Students can sign up for these one-semester certificate programs and start class on January 22, 2019.

“This is often the time of year when people start thinking about turning over a new leaf for the new year,” said MassBay Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, Lisa Slavin. “Community Colleges are uniquely positioned to help folks take the step from thought to action. At MassBay, students can apply now, start classes in January, and graduate in May with a certificate that qualifies them for a new career in IT or Health Services. Often, students who complete these certificates go to work, but also continue at MassBay to complete an Associate Degree and then transfer to a four-year college or university.”

MassBay currently offers five certificate programs that can be completed in one semester and 26 other certificate programs that can be completed in one year. The one-year certificate programs include: General Business, Entrepreneurship, Practical Nursing, Advanced Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Design, Web Design, Technology Support, Cyber Security, Liberal Arts Communications, Medical Coding, Surgical Technology, Paramedicine, Accounting, Early Childhood Education, General Business Hospitality Management, Interior Design, Management, Marketing, Paralegal Studies, and more. MassBay certificate programs are designed to give students the education and skills needed to compete in the local workforce and to create a solid foundation to continue onto an associate degree and beyond.

MassBay offers certificate programs in-person at all three campuses - Ashland, Framingham and Wellesley Hills - during the fall, spring, and summer semesters, as well as many evening and weekend options to fit student schedules. Some certificates, such as Paralegal Studies, can be completed entirely online.

Prospective students interested in learning more can attend one of our many information sessions (listed here: or contact our Admissions Office at or 781-239-2500.

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