Workforce Development

The Office of Workforce Development at Lawson State Community College offers fast-track skills training. Our training is led by qualified industry professionals who are dedicated to their fields of expertise. We add measurable value to your bottom line!


Fast Track Training Programs

Start on your way to a better career in just six weeks!

Please contact us at (205) 929-6384 or email

Medication Aide, $1,300.00
On Campus -  Evening Program

  • 8 weeks and 4 weekboth of which include completion of a total of 100 hours of instruction (60 theory and 40 clinical). Classes include in person, remote, and clinical instruction.
  • Financial Assistance: 1) Workforce Innovation Act (WIOA) funds if eligible  2) Other
  • Payment Plan: Yes

Medical Billing and Coding
Off Campus - Online Program

Pharmacy Technician Certification, $2,400.00
Virtual Campus - Day Program

  • 16 weeks
  • Financial Assistance: 1) Workforce Innovation Act (WIOA) funds if eligible  2) Other
  • Payment Plan: Yes

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program, $6,275.00
 Hybrid Blend -  Evening Program

  • 30 weeks (On Campus and Virtual Classroom, Lab, and Clinical Experience)
  • Financial Assistance: Workforce Innovation Act (WIOA) funds if eligible
  • Payment Plan: Yes
  • Requirement 1: Must be 18 yrs or age or older with HS Diploma or GED
  • Requirement 2: Perform Program's Essential Functions. Need Accommodations, visit our Disability Services (ADA) page for more information.
  • Requirement 3: Must take a TABE Exam
  • Requirement 4: Ability to Pass Background Check and Drug Screen upon request
  • Requirement 5: Up to Date Vaccinations and/or Titers upon request

Certified Nursing Assistant
via the Adult Education Program "Educate to Elevate"

  • 5 weeks (Classroom, Lab, and Clinical Experience)
  • Immunizations (TB Skin Test and Hepatitis B Services), Uniform w/ Nursing Watch and Shoes, and State Certification Exam included
  • Requirements: Must be 18 yrs of age or older

Certified Production Technician Certification

  • For class enrollment information, please complete the interest form and a member of our workforce staff will contact you.
  • This class covers the following topics:
    • Safety, Manufacturing Processes and Production, Quality and Maintenance Awareness

Certified Logistics Technician Certification

  • For class enrollment information, please complete the interest form and a member of our workforce staff will contact you.
  • This class covers topics such as:
    • Global supply chain, material handling, inventory control, tracking, shipping and receiving, hazmat materials, metric conversions
  • Electrical
  • Welding
  • Automotive
  • Lineman Worker Training (Applications will start being accepted August 1st) Apply here
  • Natural Gas Worker Training (We will contact you once applications are open for the next class in Fall 2024) Apply here

This program is designed to provide assistance to Alabama employers for expenses associated with skills upgrade training of their full-time, permanent company employees.

  • Ed2go
    • Our instructor- facilitated online non-credit courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Ed2Go is a training and learning supersite. It brings you the latest employee training programs and resources from America's leading publishers. Corporate College's goal is to provide companies with all of their training needs in all skill areas, in all media, at one site. Employees can take all of the courses from the comfort of their home or office at times that are most convenient to them.

Office of Workforce Development quarterly newsletter focused on community outreach and success highlights. Read more


Meeting Alabama's Workforce Needs

Line Worker Program Graduates in 2022
Passing Rate in Medication Aide Certification
Apprenticeship Program Partners

More Training Opportunities

We partner with a number of industries and organizations to put YOU in the best position to succeed.
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Learning what businesses need

FREE training course designed by the Alabama Community College System to provide Alabamians with relevant, cutting-edge, and industry-driven employability skills training to better prepare individuals for the Alabama workforce. The main goal of the new ACE course is to ensure current and future workers are equipped with the skills necessary to enter the 21st-century Alabama workforce.

What participants can gain:

Employers trust our colleges' credentials. These are the credentials ACE participants gain after completing the program:

  • ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
  • Alabama Certified Employee Certificate (ACE)
  • One free college course (up to 4 credit hours)
  • Articulated credit for WKO 110 (3 credits) when enrolling in one of the state community colleges.

In addition to credentials, participants gain support, build confidence, improve their opportunities, and get access to ongoing skill upgrades and lifelong learning.

Get in Touch


Bessemer Campus
Millsap Building
1100 9th Avenue SW
Bessemer, AL 35022


Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Contact Us

Tommy Hobbs, Ass't Dean of Workforce Development
Phone: (205) 929-3521