Programs and Courses for Career Development
Spring 2017 Training Guide
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Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) Provides Funding for Non-credit Training Leading to an Industry Credential
Workforce Development at Wytheville Community College will be offering financial assistance to students participating in training and certification in one of the approved programs.
Who is Eligible to Enroll?
You are eligible to enroll in a WCG program and receive funding if:
- You are a Virginia-domiciled resident
- You are not enrolled in a bachelor's or associate program
- You have met Selective Service requirements
Currently Approved Programs
- Nurse-Aide Program - Total Program Cost: $999 / 150 contact hours (Student pays $333 at registration)
- Truck-Driver Training Program - Total Program Cost: $4,500 / 312 contact hours (Student pays $1,500 at registration)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding/MIG - AWS Structural Steel Certification Training - Total Program Cost: $3,500 / 80 contact hours (Student pays $1167 at registration)
- Students will be expected to pay 1/3 of the tuition up front
- Regular attendance and participation in all classes
- Successfully pass certification requirements / testing
- Providing WCC Workforce Development with a copy of the earned credential
What if I can't afford the first 1/3 of the tuition?
Additional funding may be available through Fantic (Financial Aid for Non-credit Training Leading to an Industry Credential) for those students who meet eligibility requirements. Students who qualify would only pay 10% of the student's up-front cost.
Required documentation for this funding includes:
- Proof of residency (utility bill, rent receipt, housing contract, preprinted bank statement, voter card)
- Proof of age (Drivers license, passport, birth certificate, or State-Issued ID)
- Proof of household income (Option 1: SNAP Card, TANF Card, or documentation of SNAP or TANF eligibility / Option 2: No-one claiming you as a dependent & attach a copy of IRS Tax Transcript)
Contact the Workforce Development Office at (276) 223-4820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds are available for students who have completed their GED.
Click here for details about this grant funding and how to apply.
Small Animal Veterinary Assisting Program
Fall 2016 Vet Assisting at Crossroads Institute. Click here for flyer with registration form on pg. 2.
Fall 2016 Vet Assisting at WCC Main Campus. Click here for flyer with registration form on pg. 2.
American Heart Association Classes
Workforce Development at WCC is now offering First Aid and CPR classes to individuals and employers.
- Advance Cardiac Life Support
- Basic Life Support
- Heartsaver First Aid w/AED
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
For more information or to register, contact Shannon Shupe at (276) 223-4856 or email@example.com
Workforce Development offers a 4-week Nurse Aide class which includes classroom instruction as well as clinical instruction at a local employer. For more information, click here for the Nurse Aide program flyer. To register, contact Shannon Shupe at (276) 223-4856 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Contractor Business Licensing
Basic Contractor Licensing class is offered on the main campus of Wytheville Community College, at the Crossroads Institute in Galax, and at the Summit Center in Marion. For class dates and registration form, click here for Contractor 2016 brochure.
For more information, contact Lisa Lowe at (276) 223-4867 or email@example.com
Employer Customized AWS Welding Certification Training
For Employers seeking specific AWS (American Welding Society) Code training and certification in a qualified GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) structural steel or structural aluminum process. For more information, contact Roger Halsey at (276) 223-4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employer Customized OSHA 10/Construction and General Industry Training
For employers seeking OSHA 10 General Industry or Construction Safety Training for Employees. The 10 hour course can be designed to meet your scheduling needs. For more information, contact Roger Halsey at (276) 223-4113 or email@example.com.
NATE-North American Technician Excellence Residential/Light Commercial HVAC Certification Exams
For employers, contractors, installation and service technicians seeking Core and Specialty Certification Exams, Wytheville Community College is an approved NATE Testing Organization. For more information, contact Roger Halsey at (276) 223-4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For employers seeking on-site training for employee forklift operators. The course can be designed to meet your scheduling needs. For more information, contact Roger Halsey at (276) 223-4113 or email@example.com.
The Income Tax School
WCC's Income Tax School offers a variety of tax preparation courses for individuals and businesses. Visit our course website at: www.theincometaxschool.com/wcc.
Online Test Preparation Courses (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT/ACT)
Click here for flyer on Test Preparation courses offered online through Ed2Go.
Online Non-credit Classes (starting every month)
Ed2Go is an online provider of non-credit classes including a variety of personal and professional development topics. There is no minimum enrollment for these classes. Visit our course website for class details, start dates, and pricing at www.ed2go.com/wcc.
Gatlin Education - Career Courses Online
Gatlin Education is an online provider of career focused training. Financial assistance is available through Gatlin Education. There is no minimum enrollment for these career courses. Visit our course website for class details and pricing at http://careertraining.ed2go.com/wcc/.
Center for Legal Studies
Center for Legal Studies is an online provider of classes in the legal field of study. Classes include Paralegal, Advanced Paralegal, Legal Secretary, Legal Nurse Consultant, Software Essentials for the Law Office, ACT / SAT Test Preparation, GMAT / GRE Test Preparation, and much more. Click the following link to access our online website: www.legalstudies.com/schools/wcc.html.
Apply & Register for Classes
Do you know your student ID number? If not, contact us before completing the online application. You will need your ID to complete it. Click here to apply online. https://apply.vccs.edu/oa/launch.action.
Workforce Non-credit Refund Policy
In non-credit classes, full refunds will be given if a course is cancelled or if a student withdraws three days prior to the course. In order to receive a refund, request can be made in writing, by phone at (276)223-4820, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workforce Non-credit Application / Registration