Job Skills Certificates

Cerro Coso Community College

Job Skills Certificates are short-term awards that give you the knowledge and training to enter a specialized career field in a short period of time.

Cerro Coso offers two job skills certificates.

Job Skills Certificates


Emergency Medical Technology Certificate

  • Trains students in emergency medical technology.
  • Prepares students for an entry level position in diverse health-related and safety-related fields.
  • Classes needed for this certificate are available in Ridgecrest/IWV, Tehachapi, Lake Isabella (KRV), and ESCC Bishop & Mammoth Lakes.

View Emergency Medical Technology Certificate


Private & Proprietary Security Certificate

  • Designed for students pursuing employment as a registered security guard or private security officer
  • Follows the standards prescribed by section 7583.6(b) of the Business and Professions Code.
  • Provides the student with the required 40 hours of training for state licensure as a Security Guard through the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
  • Includes the state mandated licensure exam.

View Private & Proprietary Security Certificate


Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

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