Center for Workforce Development

The Center for Workforce Development of Columbus State is a great place to find education and training opportunities designed to meet your needs. Whether you want to change careers, advance in your existing career, or transition back into the workforce, we will help you reach your goals.


Basic Language Instruction

Computer Fundamentals

ESL Afterschool Communities

GED Preparation Program

Human Resources and SHRM

Information Technology (IT-ART)

Pharmacy Technician Training

Small Business Development Center

Community & Professional Testing (formerly the Testing and Talent Assessment Center)




To keep pace with the increasing demands on our students time and the pressure to balance work life and home life, we offer a wide variety of convenient on-line course, including test preparation. The course libraries we have chosen offer a wide variety of programming while delivering high quality and affordability.  Many courses are instructor led or supported to insure the human touch.


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You may take these affordable, fast and convenient online courses in the comfort of your home or office at times that are convenient for you.  Courses begin monthly, run for six to eight weeks and are comprised of 12 lessons that are posted to the website weekly.  The courses are entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments. You may ask questions of your instructor and receive advice at any time during the course - all online!

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Click here for the Center for Workforce Development Ed2Go Test Preparation




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Offering dozens of options in healthcare, accounting, information technology and green/renewable energy online training courses to provide you with the workforce skills necessary for many in-demand occupations.  Gain the knowledge you need to get a new job, brush up on your current skills or take something just for fun.

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