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Tyler’s Summer Schedule Offers Accelerated Paths to a Career

Primary Media Contact:

Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Secondary Media Contact:

Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager

Released on March 31, 2021

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – This summer, John Tyler Community College is offering students a way to quickly get the skills and certifications they need to jumpstart careers in the in-demand fields of information technology, manufacturing and the skilled trades. Tyler’s accelerated career programs are designed so students can take between one and four classes this summer, depending on their job interest, and then earn an industry-recognized credential that can lead to jobs such as: 

  • Computer Technician
  • Networking/Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Programmer
  • Electrician Helper
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Welder
  • Computer-Aided Drafter (CAD)
  • Geospatial (GIS) & Mapping Technician

Accelerated career program classes, which are taught during the summer semester, range from five to ten weeks in length, depending on the subject, and count toward associate degree and certificate programs at the college. While students do not need to declare a major to participate in an accelerated program, they are encouraged to do so for financial aid eligibility and so they can continue to build on their skillsets, which can help them advance their careers. Those who enroll in accelerated programs can also work with Tyler’s Career Services Office on resume writing and interview skills, as well as connecting with potential employers. 

Those interested in learning more about Tyler’s accelerated career programs are invited to attend an information session at either 12:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. The sessions are free and will be held online. To sign up for one, go to The web page also provides specific information about the accelerated career track options, including job types; class dates, times and formats; associated certifications; average starting salaries; and connected degree or certificate programs.

Registration for career program classes, as well as for Tyler’s other summer classes begins April 5, 2021. To see a complete list of the college’s summer course offerings, go to Students new to Tyler will need to complete an application for admission before they are able to register for classes. A link to the application and additional information on getting started at Tyler may be found at

Questions about Tyler’s accelerated career programs may be directed to Emily Bikowski, adult outreach coordinator, at

John Tyler Community College offers more than 75 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 13,600 students during the 2019-20 academic year. It also assisted more than 6,300 learners through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Tyler and Reynolds community colleges.

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