WCC's Workforce Development offers a wide variety of occupational and personal development opportunities to individuals within the service region. Explore some of our current programs below.

Personal Development

Art
Introduces art to the student without previous training. Provides studio exercises in drawing, painting, and two- and three-dimensional design.
Cost: FREE

Community Choir
Would you like to be a part of the WCC Community Choir? 
Community Choir consists of performance from the standard repertoires, including the study of ensemble techniques and interpretation.
Cost: FREE

WCC Concert Band
Join the WCC Concert Band and become part of a group of musicians that learn and perform instrumental music for the community.
Cost: FREE

Genealogy and Family History for Beginners
The F.B. Kegley Library is partnering with Workforce Development to offer a FREE three-hour genealogy seminar. Copies of blank pedigree charts, worksheets, census abstract forms, and Internet access to Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, and Newspapers.com will be provided. For more information or to register, send an email with your name and a daytime phone number to kegleylibrary@wcc.vccs.edu or call (276) 223-4876.

Basic Mountain Music
Learn the basics of mountain music during this 10-week class. Bring your own instrument or rent one at the Heritage Shoppe in Woodlawn, Virginia.
Classes are held at the Crossroads Institute in Galax, Virginia. 
For the current schedule, contact Brinda Browning at (276) 223-4712 or bbrowning@wcc.vccs.edu.
Cost: $65.00

To register, contact Brinda Browning at (276) 223-4712 or bbrowning@wcc.vccs.edu

Live Computer Classes

Computer Basics - FREE CLASS

It's never too late to learn to use a computer. More and more activities, transactions, and communications are expected to be done on a computer these days. This beginner's class led by a patient, encouraging instructor is designed to teach participants basic computer literacy, give them hands-on practice, and increase their confidence in using technology.

Prerequisites: No prior skills are needed although minimal keyboarding skills would be helpful.

Topics include:

  • Computers in Day-to-Day Life
  • Getting to Know the Keyboard
  • Getting to Know the Mouse
  • The Anatomy of Windows
  • Navigating
  • Opening and Closing Applications
  • Accessing the Internet

Classes being offered:

Crossroads Institute -  Galax: Wednesday, February 6 / 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Summit - Marion: Friday, March 1 / 1:00 - 5:00 PM

WCC Campus - Wytheville: Monday, April 1 / 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Essential Windows Skills

 Overview: 
Participants will learn the essential skills of using the Windows 10 operating system. Mastering these concepts is the critical first step to using a personal computer (PC) and its applications correctly and easily. Both new and long-time computer users are often amazed when they discover the power and efficiency gained from understanding the meaning of buttons, bars, and other features. Some of the topics taught will be navigating, the Start menu, desktop and system settings, customizing features, starting and closing programs, switching between programs, saving files, and accessing websites using a web browser. Part of the class will focus extensively on understanding, locating, and managing drives, folders, and files. 
8 Hours / .8 CEU's

Prerequisites: Minimal keyboarding skills would be helpful.

Cost: $150

Classes being offered:
Crossroads Institute - Galax: Wednesday, February 13 / 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summit - Marion: Tuesday, March 5 / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WCC campus - Wytheville: Tuesday, April 2 / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Overview of the Microsoft Office 2016 Suite

Overview:
Participants who want to learn any of the Microsoft Office applications, (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) are highly encouraged to take this class first. The concepts taught give a "head start" and provide foundational skills for using any of them. Some of the key concepts that will be taught are the commonalities of each application's interface, how the programs work together, and the purpose of each one. Note that while we will briefly access each of the most commonly used programs, this is not intended to be a complete class on any program. 
6 Hours / .6 CEU's

Prerequisites: To ensure your success in this course and be able to keep pace, it is critical to have competent end-user skills with a recent version of the Windows operating system, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, and understand drives, folders, and files. 

Cost: $125

Classes being offered:
Crossroads Institute - Galax: Wednesday, February 20 / 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Summit - Marion: Tuesday, March 12 /10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WCC Campus - Wytheville: Tuesday, April 9 / 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

To register for any of the computer classes, contact:
Jane Mitchell at (276) 223-4820 or jmitchell@wcc.vccs.edu 

Looking for other training? Browse our current courses:

  1. Visit our online registration website: wcc.augusoft.net
  2. Click the Courses Link
  3. Select a subcategory under one of the categories of interest
  4. For details on any of the courses listed, click the course title

 

Some of our online partners include:

World Education

  • Business & Professional
  • IT & Software
  • Skilled Trades & Industrial
  • Healthcare & Fitness
  • Management & Corporate
  • Sustainability
  • Hospital
  • Gaming
  • Media & Design
  • High School & College Prep 


Pearson Workforce Education 

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Business & Professional Development
  • Green Sustainability
  • Health Careers
  • IT & Software Development
  • Project Management & Quality
  • Workplace Readiness


ProTrain

  • Finance
  • Business & Leadership
  • Career & Hospitality
  • Education
  • Personal Development
  • Green Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial & Skilled Trades
  • Legal & Criminal Justice
  • Multimedia & Graphic Design
  • Programming & Web Applications
  • Spanish
  • Computer Programming


UGot Class

  • Training for K-12 Teachers
  • Health
  • Professional Development
  • Social Media for Business
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership & Management
  • LEED Green Workplace
  • Business Communication
  • Career Skills
  • New Media
  • Marketing


Education To Go

Online classes run 6-weeks. Classes start at $104.
Visit our course website: www.ed2go.com/wcc 

Ed2Go Career Programs

Online career-focused programs.
Check out our online course catalog: careertraining.ed2go.com/wcc/

The Income Tax School

Online courses for tax professionals: http://www.theincometaxschool.com/WCC/

The Center for Legal Studies

The Center for Legal Studies offers online courses for Paralegal Preparation, Victim Advocacy, Intellectual Property Law for Engineers, and more.
Log on to our course website:https://www.legalstudies.com/vendor/wytheville-cc/ 

 

  • WCC - Wytheville
    1000 East Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    Phone: (276) 223-4700
    TDD Hearing Impaired: (276) 223-4849
    Toll-Free: (800) 468-1195
  • WCC - Crossroads
    1117 East Stuart Drive
    Galax, VA 24333
    Phone: (276) 744-4974
  • WCC - Summit
    203 N. Church Street
    Marion, VA 24354
    Phone: (276) 783-1777 

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