Nov 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Career Credit Course Descriptions

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Action Photography. Certified Professional Photographer Rick Dawson will show you how to capture the action. Whether you are shooting pictures of the big game or your kids playing in the back yard, learn the skills and techniques for capturing a great action shot.

“Ask the Expert” Social Media Workshop. “Got questions about social media? Now’s your chance to ask anything (completely judgement free)! ‘What even is TikTok?’ ‘How do I log on to Facebook?’ ‘Why are my grandkids ‘snapping’ each other?’  Whether you’re a social media skeptic, just want to know how to better connect with your friends and family, or are just curious about what the kids are into these days, come get some answers!” 

Basic Contractor Licensing. This course prepares participants for pre-licensure. It is intended for first-time applicants for a Class C, B, or A license and changing a business type. This course is designed to provide a basic look at the Statutes and Regulations that govern contractor licensing in Virginia, to include a review of the different types of licenses available and the qualifications for each: Standards of Practice, Prohibited Acts and How to Avoid Violations of the Regulations.

Beginning Adobe Photoshop. Certified professional photographer Rick Dawson will demonstrate how to improve the quality of your digital images in Adobe Photoshop. Learn to download digital files by using a card reader instead of the camera cord, and resize images for social media or e-mailing. Simple color correcting will also be explained and lighting the print. Each student will use their own pictures on a jump drive to work with in class.

Boot Camp: Computers for Beginnings. Does your child know more about that computer than you do? Never touched a computer? How about this: “I only know how to turn it on and turn it off!” If either of these descriptions fit you, then we have a class especially for you. Allow us to calm your fears and teach you how the computer can be very useful. You can’t break it! We’ll even introduce you to a few of our friends - Microsoft Office, Internet, and email. They are easier to get to know than you think.

Carpentry Level 1. Carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry and those with all-around skills are in high demand. Carpenters are involved in many kinds of construction activities, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. This 9-module program is first level of NCCER’s four-level curriculum and covers content such as: Orientation to the Trade; Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives; Hand and Power Tools; Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout; Floor Systems; Wall Systems; Ceiling Joist and Roof framing; Basic Stair Layout; Introduction to Building Envelope Systems.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). This short-term training program prepares students for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam. CCMA’s are unlicensed, multi-skilled healthcare practitioners who are competent in both clinical and administrative procedures. Common duties include interviewing patients, measuring and recording vital signs, preparing exam rooms, cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment, assisting providers with exams and procedures, and administering injections, as well as topical oral medications.

Certified Nurse Aide Clinical. Applies theory through laboratory experience for health care technicians to work in home health, long and short-term facilities. 

Certified Nurse Aide Training. Teaches basic care skills with emphasis on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients. Covers procedures, communications and interpersonal relations; observations, charting and reporting; care planning, safety and infection control; anatomy and physiology, nutrition and patient feeding; ethics, death and dying. Prepares multi-skilled health care workers to care for patients of various ages with special emphasis on geriatric nursing, home health, and long and short-term care facilities.

Certified Professional Coder. This short-term training program is designed to provide practical application of coding operative reports, evaluation, and management services. The student will learn principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT®, ICD-10- CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II. This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician’s office and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for AAPC’s CPC certification examination. With course completion, students should be proficient at coding a wide variety of patient services.

CISCO Certified Essentials Network Technician, Part 1. In preparation for the CCENT certification, this course provides instruction in the fundamentals of networking environments, the basics of router operations, and basic router configuration.

CISCO Certified Essentials Network Technician, Part 2. In preparation for the CCENT certification, this course provides problem solving experience to supplement instruction in Introductory Routing - Cisco. 

Combatting Leadership Stress. Many leaders have been juggling the challenges of the pandemic along with daily responsibilities effortlessly. If you’re seasoned or new to your leadership role, we invite you to learn strategies to help you combat leadership stress.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training. Students will be introduced to the most up-to-date, effective, behind the wheel concepts and classroom instruction necessary to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws, and basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles are covered. Main focal points during the course will include preventive maintenance, highway safety and handling hazardous materials. Pre-trip inspections, keeping logbooks updated, and constant backing up and twisting and turning to maneuver the trucks will become habit.

CPR Training / Certification: This course provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness.

Creating a Positive Work Environment. As your company returns to work or maybe adapts a permanent telework policy, we want to discuss ways to ensure that you maintain a positive work environment.

Customer Service: Rev Up Your Engines. Customer service is so critical to a business. In this class we Rev up our Engines, and refresh our skills in how we treat our guests, ensuring they have the best possible experience at our local hotels or restaurants, so that they will return when they’re in town and recommend it on all their social media and to their families as well. This class will recharge your battery and prepare you to navigate through the caution flag and deliver stellar service!

Customer Service: The Fish! Philosophy. Whether you are on the front lines or leading the organization, the FISH! Philosophy has something to offer you! Educators, government, hospitality, or industry - this class can help your organization strengthen teamwork, employee retention, customer service, and morale. The FISH! Philosophy taps into the passion, energy and creativity that is already inside each of us. When people choose to bring their best to work, it leads to lasting excellence.

Customer Service for Managers. Management’s role is to model the practices that are exemplary for the front line staff. Participants will learn how to define customer service and identify customers. The workshop will also cover the importance of first impressions and perceptions, communication, and dealing with difficult people.

Digital Fundamentals and PLCs. This course covers the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system with a focus on the automation system SIMATIC S7-300 and the appropriate programming software STEP7. Using computer simulation, students will learn the role PLCs play within a mechatronic system or subsystem. They will also learn basic elements of PLC functions by writing small programs and testing these programs on an actual system. Students will learn to identify malfunctioning PLCs, as well as to apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and localize problems caused by PLC hardware.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum. During this unique learning experience, participants will engage in healthy dialogue in this facilitated discussion about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. You will take away knowledge and solutions to use in your interactions with others. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover your own biases using the Harvard Implicit Association Test. We will gain insights from each other about lived experiences when our actions may have resulted in uncomfortable, offensive or insensitive impacts. Lunch will be served and gift raffles provided.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility is Work, but it is Worth It! This new DEIA workshop will help participants understand what all the fuss is about. Why do we need to put time, effort and resources into DEIA? What is at stake if we don’t make DEIA a priority? At the end of this workshop, you will discover Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility is work, but it’s worth it.

Electrical Components. This course covers the basics of electrical components in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the basic functions and physical properties of electrical components and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as data sheets, schematics, timing diagrams and system specifications will also be covered. By understanding the complete system, the flow of energy through the system, and measurements on the components, students will learn and apply troubleshooting strategies to identify, localize and correct malfunctions. Preventive maintenance and safety issues for electrical components within the system will be discussed.

Electrical Groundsman Training. This short-term training program, offered in partnership with Wytheville Community College, provides individuals the skills and certifications needed to develop a career as an Electrical Groundsman. This program prepares students to perform a variety of tasks, in support of and under the supervision of the linemen, in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution, transmission lines and equipment. High school diploma or GED not required. Certifications earned: Basic Work Zone & Flagger, NCCER Core - Introductory Craft Skills, and CPR/First Aid. Preparation for the CDL Class A learners permit included. 

(Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits. This course covers the basics of pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the functions and properties of control elements based upon physical principles, and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams and function charts will also be covered.

Fab Lab 3D Printing. Discover the newest creative phenomenon that is sweeping the world - 3D Printing! During this introductory course, participants will gain an understanding of 3D design and printing fundamentals in a fun and easy way. You won’t believe the amazing things you can do. Covered topics include safety, operations, software, materials, and project design best practices. Upon completion of the class, students will be certified to schedule time on the 3D printers for their own projects. No prior 3D printing experience or technical knowledge needed.

Fab Lab Advanced Arduino. Students will expand their knowledge of programming for Arduino. Students will learn about more advanced hardware and components to design and build their own innovative projects or expand upon previous projects with Arduino.

Fab Lab CNC Laser Cutter. Learn how to use the Fab Lab laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials in this introductory class. Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator, you can make jewelry, decorations, phone stands, customized gifts, even business cards! With this incredibly precise tool, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Fab Lab CNC Mill. The class will educate the student in using 3d design programs like 123D Design to produce 3d models to be cut out on a CNC Mill. These projects will be carved pieces like negative molds to cast.

Fab Lab Family Days. Join us in the Fab Lab for a fun, hands-on activity for the entire family. We offer a featured activity each month to allow individuals and families the opportunity to learn fun and creative things you can do in the Fab Lab. No experience or technical knowledge needed. Activities include: customized valentine using the laser engraver, 3D doodler pens, customized t-shirts, DIY stickers, and DIY ornaments.

Fab Lab Homeschool Edition: Specially designed for homeschool students.

Fab Lab Innovation Kids Camp. These hands-on camps are offered each summer to rising 6-8 graders, allowing students the opportunity to be creative and use Fab Lab technology. Students will learn to conceptualize, design, and prototype ideas for new products. Various Fab Lab equipment, including 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and more, will be used to manufacture their ideas. Students will design and produce a variety of projects to take home, including a 3-D printed keychain, laser cut name tag and notebook, vinyl cut stickers, t-shirt, and/or Minecraft structures and creatures.

Fab Lab Introduction to Arduino. Students learn to program an Arduino board to control everyday objects. Covered topics include safe and proper use of an Arduino, as well as how to program your Arduino. Students will learn about a wide variety of hardware and components to design and build their own innovative project with Arduino.

Fab Lab Minecraft Kids Camp. Design and build your world in Minecraft! Students will create structures and creatures in Minecraft and will use the Fab Lab equipment to create real-world replicas. Students will use the 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and more!

Fab Lab Shopbot CNC Router. Discover your creative side while making unique wood designs with the Shopbot CNC Router. During this hands-on course, you will learn the basic steps of CNC production as well as computer design software. Covered topics include safety, operations, software, materials, and project design best practices. Upon completion of the class, students will be certified to schedule time on the Shopbot for their own projects. No prior experience or technical knowledge needed.

Festo Industry 4.0 Certification Program Level 1 course introduces students to the fundamental skills related to pursuing a career in Advanced Manufacturing. This is the foundation needed to understand future topics. At FI4.0CP level 1, certified students will be well-rounded machine operators/technicians, with responsibility for efficient operation of the equipment. They will ensure that the system is running at maximum capacity with an understanding of the role of each component and device. They can identify malfunctions and make minor repairs.

Topics covered include the following:

  • Electricity Fundamentals
  • Fluid Power Fundamentals
  • Mechanical Systems
  • PLC Fundamentals
  • Robotics Fundamentals
  • Industry 4.0 Fundamentals

HVAC Level 1. The increasing development of HVAC (heating and air-conditioning systems) technology causes employers to recognize the importance of continuous education and keeping up to speed with the latest equipment and skills. Hence, technical school training or apprenticeship programs often provide an advantage and a higher qualification for employment. This short-term training program prepares students for the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) HVAC Level 1 Exam. NCCER’s HVAC program has been designed by highly qualified subject matter experts with this in mind. Our four levels, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized, present theoretical and practical skills essential to your success as an HVAC installer or technician.

Industry 4.0 Festo Certification: Electricity Fundamentals. Decrease production downtime, improve efficiency and increase output - all hinges on understanding electricity and how to work with it safely. These courses have been specifically developed to give students the knowledge and skills required to enable them to work safely and effectively with electricity.

Industry 4.0 Festo Certification: Fluid Power Fundamentals. Designed to familiarize students with the construction and operation of hydraulic and pneumatic components. Investigating the construction and operation of a range of fluid power equipment; this training course covers the fundamental principles of hydraulics and pneumatics as well as the individual components.

Industry 4.0 Festo Certification: Mechanical Fundamentals. The driving force behind most industrial applications is Mechanical Systems. Gears, drives, bearings, pulleys, and more are found in nearly everything that moves. The Mechanical Systems course covers the installation, use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of mechanical drive components and systems. The curriculum is divided into various topics which deal with the components encountered in industry.

Industry 4.0 Festo Certification: PLC Fundamentals. As manufacturing and industry becomes increasingly automated, the understanding of sensors is critical. Sensors are eyes, ears, touch, and feel of automated systems. They relay signals to the “brain” of the system in order for the system to react accordingly. This course will introduce the participant to various sensors common in the industrial automation field.

Industry 4.0 Festo Certification: Robotics Fundamentals. Today, and in the future, Robotics are becoming more and more common. From repetitive tasks to highly complex interaction with humans, robots can be found. This course is designed to expose students to the various types of robots and the various ways they can increase productivity in industrial applications.

Industry 4.0 Festo Certification: Industry 4.0 Fundamentals. As an introduction to Industry 4.0, this course aims to relay foundational information about Industry 4.0 and help to establish a base upon which more detailed information regarding the topic can layered. The course will introduce the various industrial revolutions and how Industry 4.0, the internet of things, smart factories, and cyber-physical systems are a disruption to the manufacturing industry and discusses the impact and implications that these advancements introduce.

Intermediate Adobe Photoshop. Certified professional photographer Rick Dawson will demonstrate how to make a collage of photos by using the different features in Adobe Photoshop. The photos will be combined using layers so any correction can be made without starting over. Different type styles and other effects will also be added to personalize. Each student will use their own pictures on a jump drive to work with in class.

Introduction to Microsoft Windows. If you’ve recently purchased a computer, or if you aren’t familiar with your computer’s operating system, this course is for you! In this course, students will gain “hands-on” experience using computers and software, including how to operate a computer, common terminology, and the various elements of the windows operating system.

Introduction to Photography. Certified Professional Photographer Rick Dawson will show you the basics of digital photography in this fun, hands-on class.  Learn the different functions of your digital camera while learning the skills and techniques for taking great photographs.

Job Readiness. This course will provide students with an understanding of what it means to be ready for work. The student will also be able to write an effective resume, complete a job application and hone their interview skills. Students will understand how to develop short and long term employment goals and how to use training and feedback opportunities to advance their career. Student has the opportunity to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate by scoring at least a 3 on the WorkKeys assessments for Locating Information, Applied Math and Reading for Information.

Kotter’s Theory of Organizational Change Management. The 8-Step Process for Leading Change was cultivated from over four decades of Dr. Kotter’s observations of countless leaders and organizations as they were trying to transform or execute their strategies. He identified and extracted the success factors and combined them into a methodology - 8-Step Process for Leading Change. This course will give you tools to lead change, a deeper introduction to Kotter’s change principles, concrete examples of the change implementation and results, and ideas to get started driving change at your organization today. Kotter helps organizations mobilize their people to achieve unimaginable results at unprecedented speed yielding quantitative and qualitative results quickly in areas ranging from cost efficiencies, innovation, growth, culture, to digital transformation - opportunities that inherently demand change, despite what can seem like impenetrable barriers.

Leadership Learning Community. If you have leadership questions, we will connect you to answers in this Leadership Learning Community! The participants who join are given an opportunity to collaborate and brainstorm current, real time challenges and successes with fellow leaders, while learning from each other and gaining insights from professionals that are skilled in areas of concern.

Leading as Your Authentic Self. Authentic leaders are self-aware of their strengths as well as their limitations. Leading as your Authentic Self will define this leadership style and offer characteristics and tips for embracing this modern and more inclusive approach to leadership.

Management Boot Camp 2.0 Series. This familiar program has been revamped this Spring! Meeting every 2nd Tuesday for four (4) months, the Management Bootcamp 2.0 series allows you to enroll in all 4 sessions at a discount, or you may choose only those that are relevant to you. Each session is offered both in-person and online; students can decide how they want to participate. Join P&HCC as we provide you with various tools and resources to enable you to become a GREAT leader/manager/supervisor.

Management Strategies and Training. Join us for this 5-week training that invites different speakers who will pour valuable learning opportunities into the students each week. Sessions will include training related to Coaching, Communication, Problem Solving, Human Resources, and Accountability.

Managing from the Middle. For middle managers: learn the formula for becoming empowered by your supervisor to meet their expectations, manage the human dynamics of your team, while maintaining the trust, respect and confidence of the people you interact with in your organization.

Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives. This course covers the basics of mechanical components and electrical drives in a complex mechatronic system. Based upon a physical system, students will learn the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components as well as electrical drives (AC and DC), and the roles they play within the system. They will also learn about mechanical components which lead and support the energy through a mechanical system to increase efficiency and reduce wear and tear. Materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties will be examined.

Microsoft Access. Let’s start by learning when to use Access and when to use Excel. This course helps you answer that essential question so you don’t set off in the wrong direction. Then you’re ready for the foundation of your database - learn to create tables and progress to creating queries, forms, and reports, using the latest version of Microsoft Access.

Microsoft Excel. Are you trying to keep your household organized or are you a business owner relying on Excel to keep your organization thriving? You will learn the techniques in this workshop that will make your job easier. You’ll start with the essential skills of spreadsheet creation: how to create a workbook, enter and edit text and numbers, and add rows or columns. You will progress to creating a chart and making changes to a chart after you create it, using the latest version of Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft PowerPoint. In this workshop, you will start with the steps to create a slide show, start to finish, using the latest version of PowerPoint. But you will soon discover many ways to add flair to your presentation. You will learn how to create visual appeal out of text and other information like tables, Excel charts, your digital photos, sound, narration, and videos like You Tubes.

Microsoft Word. This workshop will begin with the basics of the latest version of this very popular word processing program. Participants will learn how to use Microsoft Word to create their first document, edit text, and make that original document look great. The instructor will introduce templates and how you can format your document with styles; decorate the document with backgrounds, borders, and text effects; and insert tables. Before the end of the workshop, you will also learn how to use mail merge, revise documents and track changes, and other tasks Word makes simple to do.

Motorcycle Basic Rider Course. This course provides classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled environment. Riders learn basic skills of motorcycle operation, effective braking and obstacle avoidance, as well as safe riding strategies. This course prepares the rider for state licensing.

Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) This course is designed to assist licensed riders in improving their skills and to provide a safe environment for them to expand the limits of their abilities. The course includes a brief review of basic skills, critical advanced turning and braking skills, as well as counter steering and obstacle avoidance. Student is expected to provide their own motorcycle. The course is informative, enjoyable and valuable. We recommend that riders refresh and hone their riding skills every year with a BRC2.

Motorcycle 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC) This course is designed to teach the novice or experienced sidecar or trike rider the skills necessary to safely operate a three-wheeled vehicle on the street, even if you have never ridden any kind of motorcycle. The 16-hour course takes the rider through the basics of motorcycle operation (controls are much the same as a two wheeled motorcycle), effective braking, turning skills and obstacle avoidance, as well as safe riding strategies. The course consists of both classroom instruction and hands-on riding instruction. All riding is done on a closed course. Rider Coaches have been trained and certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Motorcycles will be provided or participants can use their own.

MRT: Pursuit of Happiness Workshop. Moral Reconation Therapy-MRT® is an effective systematic, cognitive-behavioral, step-by-step strategy designed to enhance self-image, promote growth of a positive, productive identity, and facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning. This program is designed to help persons help themselves. The underlying goal is to change conscious decision-making to higher levels of moral reasoning.

MSSC CPT: Maintenance Awareness. This module focuses on skills necessary for production workers to: perform preventive maintenance; monitor indicators for correct operation; recognize possible maintenance issues with electrical, pneumatic, lubrication, automation, hydraulic, and couplings.

MSSC CPT: Manufacturing Processes and Production. This module focuses on skills necessary for production workers to: identify needed resources; coordinate work flow; perform and monitor process; and document product & process.

MSSC CPT: Quality Practices & Measurement. This module focuses on skills necessary for production workers to: read and interpret prints; compare measurements to prints; document quality problems; and suggest ideas for continuous improvement.

MSSC CPT: Safety. This module provides baseline knowledge and skills needed to maintain a safe and productive work environment and ensure the safe use of equipment for production workers.

NCCER Core - Introductory Craft Skills. This short-term training program prepares students for the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Core - Introductory Craft Skills Exam. Topics covered include: Basic Construction Site Safety, Materials Handling, Construction Math, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, and Construction Industry Employability Skills.

Newfangled Social Media & How to Use it Series. There are so many social media sites now! What are they? Why do we have so many different ones? What are the kids actually doing on them? Get the answers at the Newfangled Social Media & How to Use It Workshops for Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok.

OSHA 10. The 10-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Training Program for General Industry program is targeted to entry level workers and covers general industry safety and health hazards which may be encountered. Required in 7 hours of the training are an Introduction to OSHA, Walking and Working Surfaces, Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention/Protection, Electrical Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, and Hazard Communication. At least two additional topics from a list of electives will be covered for a total of ten (10) training hours. Participants will receive: Instruction from authorized OSHA Outreach trainers and a Certification card upon successful completion of training and final exam. OSHA student completion cards do not expire per OSHA requirements.

OSHA 30. This 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Training Program for General Industry is targeted to supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation’s productivity.

Paper Crafting Series. The best possible mail you can get is a handmade card. Learn how to make some yourself! This crafty class will show you how to do some cool paper crafting techniques like daubing, die-cutting, heat embossing, and more. We’ll make all the essentials: birthday card, Christmas card, thank you card, and a thinking of you card.

Phlebotomy Technician Internship. This on-site internship, coordinated by P&HCC’s Career Center staff, will provide students hands-on experience in a professional setting where they can apply the principles and techniques learned in the Clinical Medical Assistant program. The student will use a checklist of minimum skills that should be observed or practiced over the course of the internship. The student will perform a minimum of 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals. To be eligible for the internship, students must successfully complete the classroom portion, submit to a thorough background check and drug screening, and meet other requirements.

Phlebotomy Technician Training. This course introduces students to basic medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, components of health care delivery and clinical laboratory structure. Students learn techniques of specimen collection, specimen handling, and patient interactions. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Phlebotomy Technician Exam. High School diploma or GED required. Tuition includes $105 assessment fee.

Plumbing Level 1. This short-term training program prepares students for the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Plumbing Level 1 Exam. NCCER’s Plumbing Level One curriculum covers the following topics: Introduction to the Plumbing Profession, Plumbing Safety, Tools of the Plumbing Trade, Introduction to Plumbing Math, Introduction to Plumbing Drawings, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, Copper Pipe and Fittings, Cast-Iron Pipe and Fittings, Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings, Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures, Introduction to Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems, and Introduction to Water Distribution Systems.  

Registered Medication Aide Clinical. This 20-hour clinical will provide students with a supervised training experience in an assisted living facility, where they can apply the principles and techniques learned in the registered medication aide training.

Registered Medication Aide Training. The registered medication aide program is a Virginia Board of Nursing approved curriculum that prepares individuals who want to work in assisted living facilities. Students are taught the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform medication administration safely and effectively. 

ServSafe Manager Training. The ServSafe® Manager Training program is developed by the National Restaurant Association with the help of foodservice industry experts who face the same risks you do every day. Students will gain manager food safety knowledge, such as how to handle food sanitation risks and prevent foodborne illness, and how to train employees in food sanitation. Prepares students to earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute-Conference for Food Protection. ServSafe training and certification is recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification. 

Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) is a comprehensive industry skills certification in mechatronic systems. Offered together with partner schools worldwide the SMSCP is divided into three exam-based levels. Each level is directly tied to a job profile that clearly defines the on-the-job competencies of certified personnel. A Siemens certification is world-class technical training. Automated systems are becoming more complex and pervasive, and an increased knowledge is required to design, operate, and maintain them than ever before. Complex mechatronic systems are the nexus of mechanical, electrical, and computerized technologies. There is a growing need for qualified people at all levels of an organization with knowledge of integrated mechatronic systems. Siemens, a world leader in mechatronic engineering, has responded to this need by creating an industry certification program.

Topics covered include the following:

  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Electrical Components
  • Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives
  • (Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits
  • Digital Fundamentals and PLCs

Social Media Marketing. Designed especially for small businesses and nonprofit organizations, this class will get you started with your social media marketing. If your organization does not already have a social media presence, you will have a business page after the first class. You will also hear about best practices, tips and tricks, and develop a social media plan/calendar.

Social Media for Rookies. This class will help anyone who feels unfamiliar or uncomfortable with social media learn to navigate the platforms safely and successfully. We will focus on the basic mechanics, social media etiquette and some critical safety info (i.e. how not to fall prey to scammers)

Social Selling. In this course, participants gain deep understanding of the wide variety of direct/social selling business strategies including individual sales efforts, party plan and network marketing scenarios, online sales and sales force recruitment and training. The course is designed to provide direct sellers, and those interested in direct selling, with the small business management and entrepreneurship skills they need to succeed in this low-barrier-to-entry form of entrepreneurship.

Still Life Photography: Flowers. Learn the basics of lighting and posing to create perfect still life photography using flowers. Certified Professional Photographer Rick Dawson will show you the tips and techniques for producing beautiful photos!

Team Building. As your company returns to work or maybe adapts a permanent telework policy, we want to discuss ways to ensure that you maintain a positive work environment.

Time Management Fundamentals. Effective time management is an indispensable skill. Learn how to get more done in the shortest time possible and avoid the obstacles and distractions that can get in the way of good time management. You’ll gain practical strategies for increasing your productivity.

Tips for Effective Communication. Communication is critical to successful leadership. Let’s take a look at some tips for improving your communication skills as a manager.

Top Social Media: An Intro for Complete Beginners. Discover the full Social Media Suite in a four-part series! Students will get a complete introduction to all the trending social media platforms. Know what your kids, grandkids, neighbors, and friends are using to connect. Feel safer and more confident with what has become the world’s preferred communication tools.

Tradesman license renewal course. Journeyman, master plumbers, electricians, HVAC mechanics, and gas fitters are required by the Virginia Board of Contractors to take a pre-determined number of continuing education hours specific to their trade. Plumbers, HVAC technicians, and electricians must take three hours and gas fitters must take one hour. Covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use and special equipment included in the respective codes.

Transformational Leadership: The Great Resignation is Your Greatest Opportunity. Transformational leadership is a leadership style that can inspire positive changes in those who follow. Transformational leaders are generally energetic, enthusiastic, and passionate. Not only are these leaders concerned and involved in the process; they are also focused on helping every member of the group succeed as well. Join this class to learn how the principles of this style of leadership may help you lead your organization to successful outcomes.

Veterinary Assistant. This short-term training program presents basic information about general and veterinary management of small domestic animals, especially dogs and cats. Course objectives include: animal and human safety, animal restraint, nutrition, common diseases, medical terminology, medical history, and administrative duties related to maintaining an efficient front office.

What Great Bosses Know and Do. Using the fundamentals of well-known author Ken Blanchard, the class will discuss the 10 secrets of what great leaders know and do.

Wow with Public Speaking. “Testing! Testing! Is this thing on?” The mic is yours and in this workshop we want to learn and practice the recipe that will have you WOW the audience with public speaking.