Continuing Education Courses
Listed below are classes offered by Workforce Training & Continuing Education that are not part of a Career Studies Certificate. Some classes may be offered only when requested by a specific employer or for an identified community need.
Business Management, Leadership and Supervision
Principles of Supervision I
Principles of Supervision II
Human Relations & Leadership Development
Topics in Psychology of Work & Communications
CPR (American Heart Association)
First Aid and Safety (American Red Cross)
Standard First Aid (American Red Cross)
1* Health Care Technician
2* Health Care Technician II
1.Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and prepares you to pass the Nurse Aid licensure.
2.Criminal background may prevent you from enrolling in these courses and participating in required clinical work.
Pharmacy Technician Certification
This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of pharmacy technology and help prepare them to successfully pass the pharmacy technician certification board national exam. Students will review the basic concepts required to work as a pharmacy technician. The course material will include math concepts, drug classifications, and applicable laws needed to work as a pharmacy technician in Virginia.
Approved by the Board of Pharmacy and meets the requirements set forth by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy Regulation. You will prepare to successfully pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.
1* Principles of Real Estate
*You must take and successfully pass REA 100 in order to be eligible to sit for the Real Estate licensure.
Career Studies Certificates
Award: Certificate in Career Studies
Length: Variable for part-time Continuing Education students.
Normally equivalent to one semester of full-time community college work as an evening program. All of the courses in a Career Studies Certificate program will not be offered in a single semester.
Purpose: These certificate programs are designed as a response to needs identified by employers to upgrade skills of employees. The programs provide an opportunity for adults to investigate career possibilities or specialized interests. Some programs may be offered only when requested by a specific employer or for an identified community need.
Career Studies Program Options:
· American Sign Language
· Automotive Technology (NVS)
· Culinary Arts (NVS)
· Fire Science Technology
Admission Requirements: Student must meet general admission requirement established by the College.
Program Requirements: The Career Studies Certificate curricula includes selected specialized courses that are designed as distinct “mini-curricula” to meet minimum occupational and adult interest requirements. Upon satisfactory completion of a particular program option with a C average, the graduate will contact Workforce Training & Continuing Education and apply to receive a Certificate in Career Studies with the appropriate specialization. Not eligible for graduation honors. Twenty-five percent of courses must be taken at home institution.
Program Conditions: Career Studies Program Options will be developed and implemented as community needs are identified and institutional resources permit. Normally courses in the various programs may be offered when all the following conditions are met: (1) justifiable student enrollment, (2) adequate facilities, (3) qualified instructors, and (4) adequate financial resources. The flexibility of the program option approach provides for the activation or the deactivation of program options depending upon the above factors.
American Sign Language
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
American Sign Language III
American Sign Language IV
Interpreting: An Introduction to the Profession
Fire Science Technology
Principles of Emergency Service
Fire Behavior and Combustion
Legal Aspect of Fire Service
Occupational Health and Safety
Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
Building Construction for Fire Protection
Strategy and Tactics
Washington County Adult Skill Center
(WCASC) – Cooperative Career Studies Certificates
Students must meet enrollment and eligibility requirements for the Washington County Adult Skill Center. Contact WCASC to enroll, http://wcsc.wcs.k12.va.us// or 276-676-1948.
· Dental Assisting – WCASC
· Diesel Mechanics – WCASC
· Machine Operator – WCASC
· Medical Assistant – WCASC
· Welding - WCASC
Intro. to Oral Health Professions
Chairside Assisting I
Chairside Assisting II
Dental Office Management
Dental Radiology and Practicum
Dental Radiation Safety
*Dental Assisting is a cooperative program with the Washington County Adult Skill Center (WCASC). Students must meet enrollment and eligibility requirements for the WCASC.
Introduction to Diesel Engines
Diesel Engines I
Diesel Engines II
Diesel Truck Electrical Systems
Diesel Power Trains, Chassis,
Transportation Air Conditioning
*Diesel Mechanic is a cooperative program with the Washington County Adult Skill Center (WCASC). Students must meet enrollment and eligibility requirements for the WCASC.
Blueprint Reading I
Machine Shop Operations
Machine Shop Practices
Numerical Control I
Numerical Control II
*DRF 161, MAC 106, and MAC 122 must be taken during the Fall Semester; MAC 107 and MAC 121 must be taken during the Spring Semester.
Intro. to Medical Assisting
Medical Assistant Science I
Medical Assistant Science II
Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
Medical Office Procedures
Medical Office Insurance
*Medical Assisting is a cooperative program with the Washington County Adult Skill Center (WCASC). Students must meet enrollment and eligibility requirements for the WCASC.
Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced)
Inert Gas Welding
Welding III (Inert Gas)
Welding Drawing & Interpretation
Gas Metal Arc Welding
*Welding is a cooperative program with the Washington County Adult Skill Center (WCASC). Students must meet enrollment and eligibility requirements for the WCASC.
Dual Enrollment with Neff Vocational School
Only (NVS) – Cooperative Career Studies Certificates
Students must meet enrollment and eligibility requirements for the Neff Vocational School. Contact NVS to enroll, http://neff.wcs.k12.va.us// or 276-739-3100.
Automotive Diagnostics I
Automotive Braking System
Auto Alignment, Steering, & Suspension
Automotive Electricity I
Principles of Culinary Arts I
Principles of Culinary Arts II
Principles of Baking
Sanitation and Safety
Other Career Studies Certificates
Agricultural and Natural Resources Technology (Contact Science & Engineering Technologies Division 276-739-2433)
Career Studies Certificate (CSC)
Horticulture: Floral design and Indoor Plant Care
Organic Food/Plant Production
Business Technology (Contact Business, Humanities, & Social Sciences Division 276-739-2437)
Career Studies Certificate (CSC)
(HIM) Electronic Health Records
(IST) CISCO Networking and A+
(IST) Computer Programming
(IST) Database Security and Design
(IST) Software Applications Specialist
(IST) User Support Specialist
(IST) Web Design and Development
(MGT) Hospitality and Tourism
(MGT) Industrial Supervision
(MGT) Small Business Management
Engineering and Industrial Technology (Contact Science & Engineering Technologies Division 276-739-2433)
Basic Computer Numerical Control Operation
Health Technology (Contact Nursing & Allied Health Division 276-739-2439)
Emergency Medical Technology – Intermediate
Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Public Service Technology (Contact Business, Humanities, & Social Sciences Division 276-739-2437)
Career Studies Certificate (CSC)
Child Development (HMS)