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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

BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I 3 credits
BUS 112 Principles of Supervision II 3 credits
BUS 117 Human Relations & Leadership Development 3 credits
BUS 195 Topics in Psychology of Work & Communications 1-5 credits

Health
HLT 105 CPR (American Heart Association) 1 credit
HLT 106 First Aid and Safety (American Red Cross) 2 credits  
HLT 195 Standard First Aid (American Red Cross)                1 credit

Nurse Aide
HCT 101 1* Health Care Technician                                     3 credits   
HCT 102 2* Health Care Technician II                                  3 credits
    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
HIT 195-71 Pharmacy Technician Certification                      3 credits   
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.

Real Estate
REA 100 1* Principles of Real Estate                                  4 credits
*You must take and successfully pass REA 100 in order to be eligible to sit for the Real Estate licensure.

Safety
SAF 127 Industrial Safety                                                           2 credits

 

Workforce Development & Continuing Education - 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

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

ASL 101

American Sign Language I

3

0

3

ASL 102

American Sign Language II

3

0

3

ASL 201

American Sign Language III

3

0

3

ASL 202

American Sign Language IV

3

0

3

INT 130

Interpreting: An Introduction to the Profession

3

0

3

Total

15

0

15


Fire Science Technology

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

FST 100

Principles of Emergency Service

3

0

3

FST 110

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

0

3

FST 210

Legal Aspect of Fire Service

3

0

3

FST 115

Fire Prevention

3

0

3

FST 120

Occupational Health and Safety

3

0

3

FST 205

Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 

3

0

3

FST 220

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

0

3

FST 235

Strategy and Tactics

3

0

3

Total

24

0

24

 

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

*Dental Assisting

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

DNA 100

Intro. to Oral Health Professions

1

0

1

DNA 108

Dental Science

2

3

3

DNA 110

Dental Materials

2

3

3

DNA 113

Chairside Assisting I

2

3

3

DNA 114

Chairside Assisting II

2

6

4

DNA 120

Community Health

1

0

1

DNA 130

Dental Office Management

2

0

2

DNA 134

Dental Radiology and Practicum                             

2

3

3

DNA 135

Dental Radiation Safety

1

3

2

Total

15

21

22

*Dental Assisting is a cooperative program with the Washington County Adult Skill Center (WCASC). Students must meet enrollment and eligibility requirements for the WCASC.

*Diesel Mechanic

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

DSL 111

Introduction to Diesel Engines                  

1

2

2

DSL 121

Diesel Engines I

3

6

5

DSL 122

Diesel Engines II

3

6

5

DSL 143

Diesel Truck Electrical Systems                                  

2

4

4

DSL 152

Diesel Power Trains, Chassis,
and Transmissions

2

4

4

DSL 160

Air Brakes

2

2

3

DSL 176

Transportation Air Conditioning                          

1

2

2

Total

14

26

25

*Diesel Mechanic is a cooperative program with the Washington County Adult Skill Center (WCASC). Students must meet enrollment and eligibility requirements for the WCASC

*Machine Operator

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

*DRF 161

Blueprint Reading I

1

3

2

*MAC 106

Machine Shop Operations                        

3

10

8

*MAC 107

Machine Shop Practices                                     

3

10

8

*MAC 121

Numerical Control I

1

2

2

*MAC 122

Numerical Control II

2

3

3

Total

10

28

23

*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.

*Medical Assistant

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

MDA 100

Intro. to Medical Assisting

2

0

2

MDA 101

Medical Assistant Science I

5

2

5

MDA 102

Medical Assistant Science II

1

3

2

MDA 107

Pharmacology for Medical Assistants                   

2

0

2

MDA 196

On-Site Training

0

0

5

MDA 203

Medical Office Procedures

2

3

3

MDA 209

Medical Office Insurance

1

3

2

Total

13

11

21

*Medical Assisting is a cooperative program with the Washington County Adult Skill Center (WCASC). Students must meet enrollment and eligibility requirements for the WCASC.

*Welding

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

WEL 117

Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting

2

6

4

WEL 123

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

2

6

4

WEL 124

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced)         

2

3

3

WEL 130

Inert Gas Welding

2

6

4

WEL 136

Welding III (Inert Gas)

1

3

2

WEL 150

Welding Drawing & Interpretation

3

0

3

WEL 160

Gas Metal Arc Welding

2

6

4

SAF 127

Industrial Safety

2

0

2

HLT 105

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation                                   

1

0

1

Total

17

30

27

*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 Technology

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

AUT 166

Automotive Diagnostics I

4

2

5

AUT 265

Automotive Braking System

3

3

4

AUT 266

Auto Alignment, Steering, & Suspension  

2

6

4

AUT 241

Automotive Electricity I

3

3

4

Total

12

14

17


Culinary Arts

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

HRI 106

Principles of Culinary Arts I

3

0

3

HRI 107

Principles of Culinary Arts II                      

3

0

3

HRI 128

Principles of Baking

2

3

3

HRI 158

Sanitation and Safety                                                  

3

0

3

Total

11

3

12

Other Career Studies Certificates

Agricultural and Natural Resources Technology (Contact Science & Engineering Technologies Division 276-739-2433)

 Career Studies Certificate (CSC)

               Horticulture
               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)

(AST) Teleservices
(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)

Career Studies Certificate (CSC)

               Basic Computer Numerical Control Operation
               Electrical Wiring
               Machine Operator

Health Technology (Contact Nursing & Allied Health Division 276-739-2439)

Career Studies Certificate (CSC)

               Computerized Tomography
               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)

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