Short session spring classes

Short session open classes at SWCC

Do you still need a class? It's not too late!
SWCC offers a variety of variable schedule classes, including 10, 8 and 5 week classes. Short session training and certification courses are also offered through Workforce Solutions.

8 Week-2 Session Classes begin March 12

HMS 142-W1; 42714; Group Dynamics II

HMS 252-W1; 36127; Substance Abuse II

HMS 258-W1; 42713; Case Management and Substance Abuse

HMS 266-W1; 36190; Counseling Psychology

36084  ETR 286-H1     Principles and Applications of Robotics

36165  IND 243-H1     Principles and Applications of Mechatronics

42312  ITN 107-W1     Personal Computer Hardware and Software

58406  ITP 298-H1      Seminar and Project in Capstone

42230  MAC 122-H1   Computer Numerical Controls II

51655  MAC 162-30    Machine Shop Practices II

42208  MAC 164-H1   Machine Shop Practices IV

58270  MTH 104-W2  Applied Technical Mathematics II

44802  RPK 102-H1     Outdoor Recreation in the Appalachian Ecosystem

36183  RPK 125-H1     Resource Interpretation and Education

36186  RPK 151-H1     Orienteering

44813  RPK 170-H1     Recreational Backpacking

35992  RPK 195-31     Topics in Fly Fishing

42360  WEL 129-01     Pipefitting and Fabrication

42361  WEL 129-30     Pipefitting and Fabrication

51645  WEL 130-30     Inert Gas Welding

42378  WEL 142-01     Welder Qualification Tests II

42380  WEL 142-30     Welder Qualification Tests II

36251  WEL 150-H1    Welding Drawing and Interpretation

51649  WEL 160-30     Semi-Automatic Welding Processes

5 Week 3 Classes Begin March 26

36113 SAF 127-H1 Industrial Safety
36209 AIR 122-H30 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II

short session classesDo you want to get into the workforce with a sought after IT degree?

An accelerated Computer Repair Technician CSC is offered through SWCC and the Southwest Regional Adult Education Center.

This certificate program begins March 13 and runs through August 2, 2018.

All classes are held at the SWCC Center for Education and Training in Lebanon VA. Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 9pm

You will complete 4 courses, earning 12 college credits and IT Certifications along with Workplace Readiness Certifications.

ITE 115: Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
ITN 106:Microcomputer Operating Systems
ITN 107: Personal Computer Hardware & Troubleshooting
BUS 106: Security Awareness for Managers

Your tuition may be paid through grants and scholarships. A high school diploma or GED credential is required.

Deadline to apply is March 2, 2018. Contact Mandy Barrett at (276) 964-7277 today to get started!

Dynamic Session Classes

MAC 161-H30, MW 6:00- 10:30 PM, 1/22/2018 - 2/28/2018

WEL 150-H30, MTWR, 4:30 - 5:45 PM, 2/19/2018 - 3/15/2018

SDV 106-01 S, 9:00 - 4:50 PM, 2/24/2018 - 3/3/2018

AIR 276-01, F, 9:00 - 3:50 PM, 3/30/2018 - 5/4/2018

HCT 102-01, 59679, Health Care Technician, M/W, 7 am to 5pm, 4/16/18-4/25/18.

3-D Printing for Manufacturing and Business Training 

SWCC’s Workforce Solutions will offer 3-D Printing for Manufacturing and Business training on Friday, April 6, 12 – 3pm. The training provides an overview of rapid technologies in Additive Manufacturing that are high productivity tools designed to cut lead times, reduce time to market, increase the quality of the product, and improve collaboration within the organization. The cost of the training is $15. 

Limited seating is available. Early registration is highly recommended. 

For registration details call 276.964.7244 or email Registration deadline is April 2.

Entry-Level PC Service Technician Certification class with tuition assistance available

What: Entry level PC Service Technician Class (CompTIA A+)

When: April 3 – May 31. Tuesday and Thursday. 5:30- 9:30 pm.

Where: Southwest Virginia Community College, Davis Hall  

Contact: Angela Miller, 276.964.7244, or email: for registration details.

This class is a non-credit class designed to prepare a student for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. A+ (A Plus) is an entry-level computer certification for PC computer service technicians. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers.

Full student tuition assistance may be available for qualifying individuals. Registration closes on March 30. Call 276.964.7244 for more information.

adventure tourism and outdoor recreation

For additional information, contact the Business, Engineering, Industrial Technology and Workforce Services Division at Southwest Virginia Community College by calling 276.964.7244, by emailing, or visiting For other course offerings, including future day camps for the younger adventurers, visit Classes are forming now, enroll today!


Adventure Career Ready is a nine-day, accelerated program taught over a two-week period at Breaks Interstate Park. Participants will learn the skills needed in the tourism and recreation industry, including customer service, hospitality, wilderness first aid, CPR, Leave No Trace and basic outdoor skills. In addition, each student will have the opportunity to earn four nationally recognized credentials in Leave No Trace, Wilderness & Remote First Aid, First Aid/CPR/AED, and the National Retail Federation Customer Service.

The program will run March 3 through March 11, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is offered through a partnership with Breaks Interstate Park. After successful completion of the program, students will be offered guaranteed job interviews with staff from Breaks Interstate Park for open summer positions. Space in the program is limited. Tuition assistance is available to those who qualify.

SWCC Workforce Business Basics Series: Computer Graphics


When: March 13-April 10. Tuesdays, 6 pm – 10:00 pm. Registration closes on March 9 at 5 pm.

Where: Southwest Virginia Community College, King Community Center

Cost: $ 211.00

Contact: Angela Miller, 276.964.7244, or email: for registration details.

SWCC Workforce Solutions is offering a new marketing class exploring the differences in Vector and Raster through computer graphics. This course demonstrates how to create vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator and raster graphics with Adobe Photoshop. The objectives for this course include developing graphics in these two formats for print, web, and animation mediums.

For more information call 276.964.7244 or email: for registration details.

Work Zone Flagger Certificationwork zone flagger

This two-day course is designed to train those who will be actively involved in designing or supervising temporary traffic control in Virginia work zones. Students are taught concepts, techniques, and practices in the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices specific to the Commonwealth. April 18th & 19th, 2018, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Download Work Zone Flagger information.

Grant Funded 8 Hour ServSafe Class

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Southwest Virginia Community College will offer ServSafe training and certification at our SWCC Lebanon Center for Education and Training. This certification is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification. ServSafe certification is crucial in the restaurant industry, daycare settings, and cafeterias. Full tuition funding is available for Virginia residents. 

For registration details call 276.964.7244 or email Registration deadline is March 9, 2018.