Accelerated Career Training Program Requirements

Program

Requires High School Diploma?

Other Requirements

CDL/Trucking (Corporate and Continuing Education) No
  • Valid North Carolina driver's license
  • DOT physical and drug test
  • Working Smart*
  • Drug screening and criminal background check may be required for employment
Culinary Apprentice Certificate No
  • Must be 16
  • Working Smart*
Early Childhood (CU) Yes
  • NC residency
  • Submit application to Central Piedmont
  • Cannot be receiving financial aid
  • Working Smart*
  • Criminal background check required for employment
EKG Technician Required to take exam; could be finishing HSE
  • Must be 18
  • Working Smart*
Entry Level Construction No
  • Personal interview at the Job Resource Center at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus
  • TABE testing in the Job Resource Center at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus
  • Goodwill orientation
  • Drug screening and criminal background check required for employment
HVAC Yes
  • NC residency
  • Submit application to Central Piedmont
  • Cannot be receiving financial aid
  • Working Smart*
  • Drug screening, criminal background check, and valid driver's license required for employment
IT Fundamentals Yes
  • NC residency
  • Submit application to Central Piedmont
  • Cannot be receiving financial aid
  • Completion of college-ready reading and math
  • Working Smart*
Nurse Aide I Not required for training; required for employment
  • Medical screening, criminal background check, and drug screening required for entry into program
  • Health insurance
  • Working Smart*
Phlebotomy Required to take exam; could be finishing HSE
  • Must be 18
  • Medical screening, criminal background check, and drug screening required for entry into program
  • Health insurance
  • Working Smart*

*By participating in an ACT program you are required to attend Working Smart classes. The Working Smart course supports your ACT program course by focusing on helping you master the skills that employers believe are critical to job success and on increasing your chances for employment and promotion. The Working Smart Course will cover resume development, interview preparation, and job search techniques. The Working Smart course will also give you personalized help during your program to support your day-to-day life challenges and ensure that you are successful in completing your courses. Working Smart is recognized and valued by Mecklenburg County employers. If you have previously completed the Working Smart course and have a certificate, you will not need to complete the course again. Please provide us with a copy of your Working Smart Certificate to fulfill this requirement.