Ready to dive into hands-on experiences that set you up for your dream career? Our short-term degrees offer practical skills that employers love, all at an affordable cost with flexible financial aid options. Skip the wait—start your journey today and achieve your goals in weeks, not years.




Credentials matter.

Unlock endless opportunities with industry-recognized credentials earned through Germanna. Our programs provide hands-on training and expertise aligned with industry standards, preparing you to stand out in today's competitive job market. Gain the credentials that employers trust and embark on a fulfilling career path with confidence.

⇨ Career Studies Certificates

in fields such as healthcare, business, information technology, and more.

⇨ Career and Technical Education Certificates

providing specialized training in areas like automotive technology, welding, HVAC, and electrical systems.

⇨ Industry-Recognized Certifications

including CompTIA A+, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, and others that validate skills and knowledge in specific industries.

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Industry & Construction

From welding to automotive technology, our hands-on training equips you with the skills needed to thrive in diverse fields. Embark on a rewarding career path where craftsmanship meets innovation.

Automotive Diagnostician

Pinpoint and resolve complex vehicle issues using advanced diagnostic tools and techniques.

Automotive Technician

Diagnose, repair, and maintain vehicles, keeping motorists safe on the road.


Frame and install fixtures or craft custom woodwork to bring visions to life with precision and skill.

Commercial Driver

Transport goods across vast distances, ensuring timely deliveries and maintaining safety standards on every journey.


Wire buildings, troubleshoot electrical systems, and bring power to homes and businesses with precision and expertise.

Heavy Equipment Operator

Master bulldozers, excavators, and other machinery to shape landscapes and construct vital infrastructure.

HVAC Technician

Install, repair, and maintain heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, ensuring comfort and efficiency in homes and buildings.


Operate cutting-edge machinery to fabricate intricate components for industries ranging from aerospace to automotive.


Install and repair plumbing systems, ensuring the flow of clean water and the safe disposal of waste.


Master the art of joining metals, fabricating structures, and bringing designs to life with precision and skill.

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Ready to launch your cybersecurity career? Dive into our comprehensive introductory program, where you'll gain essential cyber and networking skills to propel your career forward. With hands-on training and expert guidance, you'll be equipped to tackle real-world challenges and seize lucrative opportunities in this high-demand field. Take the first step towards a rewarding career in cybersecurity today.

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

This certification is aimed at individuals who are new to IT and have little to no prior experience in the field. It provides foundational knowledge of Information Technology concepts, terminology, hardware, software, networking, and cybersecurity.

CompTIA A+

This certification is designed for individuals with some experience in IT or those looking to start a career in IT support. It covers more advanced topics such as hardware, software troubleshooting, networking, security, and mobile devices. CompTIA A+ is recognized as the industry standard for entry-level IT technicians and is often required or recommended by employers.

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Launch your career in the thriving healthcare sector. Our healthcare credential program equips you with the necessary skills for immediate employment opportunities in this rapidly growing industry. Take the first step towards a rewarding career in healthcare today.

Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

Gain expertise in medical coding and billing, opening doors to in-demand positions in hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities.

Behavioral Health Technician

Learn practical skills and knowledge to provide compassionate care and assistance to individuals in need.


Master the art of blood collection and processing, gaining essential skills for in-demand roles in hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.

High Quality & Affordable

Germanna is a fraction of the cost compared to most Virginia colleges and universities. Financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans put your education within reach.

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"It was a pleasure working with everyone at Germanna. The courses were comprehensive and taught me everything I needed to know. The credential I earned led me to a full-time job with benefits."

- Justin Navarro, Asphalt Technology

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  • Support services such as academic advising and career counseling

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  • Funding for high-demand credentials

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