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Short session spring classes

Short session programs are open for enrollment in April & May.

Interested in summer classes? Check the summer schedule. Enrollment is open for summer & fall.

NEW! Learn how to safely operate unmanned aircraft - no personal drone or prior experience needed! Learn more about the drones class.

New Industrial Construction program is set to begin in May

With large industrial construction projects on the horizon in the region, this program will prepare students for multiple levels of transferable skills.

The Industrial Construction CSC program begins May 21, with classes held from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pathways are 1-12 weeks based upon specialization. 

industrial construction programIndustrial construction encompasses the design, installation, and maintenance of all of the structural and mechanical components in power plants, factories, road construction, etc. Industrial construction is a very specialized, niche form of construction that requires specific training, and expertise by all of the contractors and engineers that work in the field.

All students completing the program will graduate with five generalist certifications: NCCER Core, OSHA 30, Digital Literacy, First-Aid, Manufacturing Specialists and Work Zone Safety. Additionally, based upon the student’s path choice, the following industry specific certifications are available: NCCER Carpentry 1 and 2; NCCER Masonry 1 and 2; NCCER HVAC 1 and 2; NCCER Plumbing 1 and 2; NCCER Electrical 1 and 2; and MT1.

Some students may prefer the Master Industrial Construction program in which all of the four pathways are completed. Pathway choices: Construction and building fundamentals; Electrical Systems; Building and structures HVAC and pipe systems; and Industrial Maintenance.

Some student tuition assistance may be available for qualifying individuals. Call 276.964.7244 or email: workforce@sw.edu for more information.

 Computer Repair Technician Cohort

A PluggedInVA accelerated cohort for the Computer Repair Technician Career Studies Certificate starts Tuesday, May 15, at the SWCC Booth Center, Grundy, Virginia.
 The Computer Repair Technician CSC cohort will run until Thursday, October 4, 2018. Core classes for the cohort will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 6:00 PM, and career preparation will be held on Wednesday evening. 

Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to earn industry recognized credentials that will prepare them to enter the workforce upon completion.  The Computer Repair Technician CSC PluggedInVA accelerated cohort is in partnership with Southwest Regional Adult Education.  Inquire today; the deadline to apply for the program is Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

(Inquire today; the deadline to apply for the program is Tuesday, May 1, 2018.)
To register or for additional information, contact the Business, Engineering and Industrial Technology Division, 276.964.7277 or beit@sw.edu

Online Course offerings - open enrollment
Contact: Angela Miller, 276.964.7244, or email: workforce@sw.edu for registration details.

CompTIA Security+ Certification with exam voucher included (Full student tuition assistance may be available for qualifying individuals.)

The CompTIA Security+ is  the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career. Security+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Content for the exam stems from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of subject matter experts.

The examination is intended for candidates who possess Network+ certification and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus.

This class is entirely online. Upon registering, you're given six (6) months to complete this program. Certification voucher for exam is included.


CompTIA Network+ Certification with Exam Voucher Included  (Financial assistance may be available for qualifying students.)

For those who are  relatively new to IT and/or networking, CompTIA™ Network+ is an industry recommended certification as a first step in professional-level networking. This is a widely recognized and respected credential within the Information Technology industry. With this certification, a participant can demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skill set to take on a critical role in data networking.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be given a voucher to take the CompTIA™ Network+ certifying exam. This program will prepare participants for a career as a network technician and qualify them to take the CompTIA™ Network+ certification exam (N10-006). (Successful completion required to receive voucher at no cost)


Entrepreneurship: Start-Up and Business Owner Management (New Online Entrepreneurship Program)

The Entrepreneurship: Start-up and Business Owner Management Online Training Program provides an excellent foundation for not just the start-up business owner, but also for business owners and managers who want to gain a further understanding of some of the fundamental principles associated with owning and operating a start-up or established business. You'll grow in your understanding of financial and accounting terms, gain confidence and improve your communication skills, and explore the basics of running a business in accordance with legal requirements. It's never been easier to get your own business up and running! This online certificate program is offered in partnership with ed2go and Southwest Virginia Community College.

Program details link: https://careertraining.ed2go.com/swcccwes/training-programs/entrepreneurship-course?Category=business


Excel 2016 Certification Program with Exam Voucher  

Learn to use Excel 2016 to create, modify, and format Excel worksheets, perform calculations, and print Excel workbooks. Students then learn to use advanced formulas, work with lists, work with illustrations and charts, and use advanced formatting techniques.  In addition, the more advanced features of Excel will be taught and students will learn to work with pivot tables, audit worksheets, work with data tools, protect documents for collaboration with others, and work with macros. In this program, students will learn to use all of the features in Microsoft Excel 2016 and be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Certification exams 77-727 and 77-728 (Excel). There is a core exam and an expert exam for Excel. Being a MOS Certified Excel user proves to employers that students are ready to work in Excel.

The registration fee for these exams are included with this program. This program is entirely online and is completed at the students own pace. When a student registers, they receive six (6) months to complete this program. Find out more about the Excel 2016 program,


Introduction to Google Analytics

Nearly every business and non-profit organization has a website, and probably a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. Individuals have them too, to promote ideas, to share a vision, or to educate the public. No matter what brings someone to the Web, their hope is that a lot of people see their website, their wall, their tweets, and their videos. Why else go to the trouble of sharing them?

In this course, Google Analytics, scheduled to start April 11 and run through May 16, students learn to use Google Analytics to make the most of your online traffic. Participants will see how they can track the traffic to all of their online content and also determine which content is the most appealing, where their visitors came from, what devices they used, how long they stayed, which links they clicked, and where they went when they left.

The class is entirely online. The class is six weeks in length. Find more information at: https://www.ed2go.com/swcccwes/online-courses/google-analytics?tab=detail.


Complete Paralegal Program Online

Become one of the more than 250,000 paralegals in the United States. Paralegals are involved in sophisticated legal work in traditional law office settings and in the corporate, government, and public arenas. Obtaining a quality education is the best way to prepare for the paralegal profession. This self-paced, online program will get individuals ready for an entry-level paralegal position, and it will prepare students to take the certification exam. Individuals are paired with an instructor for one-on-one assistance, and students will also receive free access to NALA Campus and Westlaw.

Through a special arrangement between ed2go and National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Campus, program tuition includes membership, access to NALA's Certified Paralegal Exam Review self-study courses and a voucher for the Certified Paralegal exam. Regardless of whether or not they are eligible for certification or plan to take the exam, the Certified Paralegal Exam review self-study courses are a value-added addition to your paralegal education.

The registration fee for the NALA Certified Paralegal exam is included with this program. This program is entirely online and is completed at an individual’s own pace. When students register, they receive twelve (12) months to complete this program.


Quickbooks 2015 Class, software included

This program not only teaches proficiency with QuickBooks 2015 software, it also teaches students to master everything from basic accounting to double-entry bookkeeping. Hands-on activities help students learn skills like planning a budget, managing a payroll, and handling accounts receivable and accounts payable. In addition, the program makes students aware of the legal standards that apply to accounting methods, giving them the proper credentials they need to practice bookkeeping with confidence. Engage in this course to jump-start a bookkeeping career or if you just want to learn accounting methods to compliment your skill-set and your resume.

The cost of the program includes the textbook Bookkeeping Made Simple and the QuickBooks 2015 software. Upon registering, students are given six months to complete this program.  Find out more about the Online Quickbooks 2015 Class


Veterinary Assistant Program  (Veterinary Assistant Online Course)

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant?

Workforce Solutions is proud to announce a new Six- Week Veterinary Assistant online course. In a partnership with Ed2Go, these instructor-facilitated online courses can be completed entirely from your home or office anytime of the day or night. Courses are project-oriented and include 12 lessons.