Clackamas Community College

Employment Skills Training, Certificate


The Employment Skills Training Certificate provides a quick entry strategy for learning the knowledge and skills necessary to start or change a career path. 

The certificate combines college courses with specified hands-on instruction at a local employer to improve employability. The student’s goals and needs are combined with information from employers, the labor market and the college to determine the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment in a specific occupation. The student receives an individualized Employment Skills Training (EST) plan.

In addition to preparing a person for employment, the individualized EST plan guides the student in gaining more education and training which develops the student’s career path. The program is open entry/open exit, allowing students to begin any term. 

For information contact Student Academic Support Services Department, 503-594-3475, or