Workforce Development is Committed to Life Long Learning

The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) delivers business and industry training, continuing education and other community service in southern Middle Tennessee. If you want to develop new skills, improve your organization's performance or just learn new things, you have found the right place!

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Community Enrichment

Expand your horizons and learn from the community’s best. Community Enrichment is offering a wide range of personal improvement and special interest courses on our Williamson Campus. Meet new people, learn and teach something just for fun. Call 615.465.5714 or email

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Business and Industry Training

Columbia State’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) develops and delivers on-site, customized training that addresses specific business and industry needs. Training courses usually range from four hours to several days.

Business training courses

preparing for a testACT Prep Classes

ACT Test Prep classes meet one evening per week for five weeks and are 2½ hours in length. These classes are fast-paced and cover the five areas of the ACT test in addition to test-taking strategies and practice tests. Each student will receive a Prep Guide on the first evening of class.

Class Schedule

students in classroomInstructor-Led Paralegal Program

Columbia State's Center For Workforce Development (CWD) has partnered with the Center for Legal Studies (, based in Golden, CO, to bring this 84-hour course to Middle Tennessee.

Learn more about Legal Studies.

Online-TrainingOnline Training

Through its Center for Workforce Development, Columbia State offers a range of online, instructor-led courses, including A+ and Network+ Certification. 

Learn more about some of the options.

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Pharmacy Technician Program

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as pharmacy technicians in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.
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Become a CWD Instructor

Columbia State is always looking for qualified instructors for our Workforce Development programs. The best candidates are individuals who combine career knowledge and enthusiasm for the subjects they teach. 

More information about becoming an instructor
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Non-Credit Courses

Increase your skills in the healthcare field by enrolling in non-credit courses.  These courses will help you gain the knowledge and experience needed in order to be prepared to take certification exams.  Delivery bundle includes stackable credentials for:  Phlebotomy Technicians, EKG/ECG Technicians, and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA.). Contact the Workforce Development Office for training information. (Hickman 105)

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