Career Training Programs

Next Up: The Training You Need to Get to Work

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate looking to enter the workforce, an experienced professional looking to advance or considering a switch to a completely new career, Brightpoint’s career training programs have you covered.

Our flexible short-term programs and associate degrees will train you to enter high-demand career fields where employers are hiring, while keeping more money in your pocket.

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The access that the college gave me to so many hospitals and agencies expanded my network and connected me with job opportunities.

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Explore Your Options

Certificate and Degree Options at Brightpoint

We offer career training programs in high-demand fields like manufacturing and skilled trades, arts and communications, business, health care, public safety & human services, education and information technology.

Certificates and Career Studies Certificates
In as little as eight classes, you can take your career to the next level. You can also apply classes taken to earn a certificate toward earning an associate degree.

Find your fit with our program finder.

Associate Degrees
With two years of full-time study, you can earn your associate degree and set yourself up for success in the workforce.

Find your fit with our program finder.

Apprenticeship Academy

Brightpoint's Apprenticeship Academy is designed to prepare you for a registered apprenticeship in in-demand trades. This one-year program focuses on the technical instruction and training needed to enter into a registered apprenticeship program. All training hours earned in the program could apply toward your registered apprenticeship requirements.

Brightpoint's Academy Coordinator will work with employers of registered apprenticeship programs to connect with students throughout the certificate program. Academy graduates will complete a Career Studies Certificate at Brightpoint.

All courses in the program meet Virginia Department of Labor and Industry standards.

Tuition may be covered by Virginia's G3 program.

Click on each trade to view coursework:

For more information, contact James L. Britton at 804-240-7466 or

Short-Term Credentials

Through our partnership with the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), we offer non-credit education and specialized programs and services, including short-term workforce credentials that can train you in as little as six weeks for some of the most in-demand jobs in Virginia.

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