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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

AAS Business and Office in Administrative Support Technology and a Specialization in Legal Assistant

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The Legal Assistant Specialization is designed to teach the technical skills and critical thinking skills required of the legal assistant. Legal assistants perform independent legal work under the supervision of an attorney. Some of the legal assistant's most important tasks include helping lawyers prepare for closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. Legal assistants may help prepare legal arguments, draft pleadings and motions to be filed with the court, obtain affidavits, and draft contracts, mortgages, and separation agreements.

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Career Studies Certificate in Legal Assisting

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology.

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The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry-level Paramedics who can provide the highest level of out-of-hospital care.  Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification.  This credential leads to Paramedic licensure or certification in Virginia and most other states.  Employment opportunities for Paramedics are available with ambulance; fire and rescue services; hospitals; local, state, and federal government agencies.

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Correctional Officer

Associate of Applied Science in Protective Services Technology in Corrections Science

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The associate degree program will produce correctional staff personnel who possess both a knowledge of the operational aspects of the corrections field and an understanding of the methods used to manage, treat, and counsel inmates

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Associate of Applied Science in Protective Services Technology in Police Science

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The curriculum in Police Science has been designed to expand the knowledge of students so they may seek employment in the various fields of law enforcement. This curriculum is applicable to both the preparatory student and the active police officer. If students wish to pursue a four-year degree, many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution. WCC has articulation agreements with some four-year institutions where the student can enroll as a junior.

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Associate of Applied Science in Protective Services Technology in Police Science

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The curriculum in Police Science has been designed to expand the knowledge of students so they may seek employment in the various fields of law enforcement. This curriculum is applicable to both the preparatory student and the active police officer. If students wish to pursue a four-year degree, many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution. WCC has articulation agreements with some four-year institutions where the student can enroll as a junior.

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Certificate: Protective Services Technology in Law Enforcement

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The program is designed for practitioners in law enforcement and associated fields who desire to take courses within their occupational specialty. Graduates will be qualified for employment in law enforcement upon completion of the program.

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Certificate: Protective Services Technology in Law Enforcement

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The program is designed for practitioners in law enforcement and associated fields who desire to take courses within their occupational specialty. Graduates will be qualified for employment in law enforcement upon completion of the program.

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Certificate: Protective Services Technology with a major in Corrections

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There is a growing community interest in developing adequate corrections facilities staffed with properly trained personnel.  The certificate program is designed for people who are preparing themselves to enter the field of corrections and to upgrade the professional ability of practitioners in corrections. 

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Criminal Investigator

Associate of Applied Science in Protective Services Technology in Police Science

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The curriculum in Police Science has been designed to expand the knowledge of students so they may seek employment in the various fields of law enforcement. This curriculum is applicable to both the preparatory student and the active police officer. If students wish to pursue a four-year degree, many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution. WCC has articulation agreements with some four-year institutions where the student can enroll as a junior.

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Associate of Applied Science in Protective Services Technology in Police Science

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The curriculum in Police Science has been designed to expand the knowledge of students so they may seek employment in the various fields of law enforcement. This curriculum is applicable to both the preparatory student and the active police officer. If students wish to pursue a four-year degree, many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution. WCC has articulation agreements with some four-year institutions where the student can enroll as a junior.

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Certificate: Protective Services Technology in Law Enforcement

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The program is designed for practitioners in law enforcement and associated fields who desire to take courses within their occupational specialty. Graduates will be qualified for employment in law enforcement upon completion of the program.

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Certificate: Protective Services Technology in Law Enforcement

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The program is designed for practitioners in law enforcement and associated fields who desire to take courses within their occupational specialty. Graduates will be qualified for employment in law enforcement upon completion of the program.

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Police Officer

Associate of Applied Science in Protective Services Technology in Police Science

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The curriculum in Police Science has been designed to expand the knowledge of students so they may seek employment in the various fields of law enforcement. This curriculum is applicable to both the preparatory student and the active police officer. If students wish to pursue a four-year degree, many of the courses will transfer to a four-year institution. WCC has articulation agreements with some four-year institutions where the student can enroll as a junior.

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Certificate: Protective Services Technology in Law Enforcement

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The program is designed for practitioners in law enforcement and associated fields who desire to take courses within their occupational specialty. Graduates will be qualified for employment in law enforcement upon completion of the program.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

AAS in Business and Office in Administrative Support Technology and a Specialization in Health Information Management

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The Health Information Management Specialization is designed to train health information specialists to work with health care professionals and administration to organize, analyze and preserve medical information used to evaluate patient care, diagnose and treat illnesses and substantiate reimbursement. It provides students with a unique blend of courses in information technology, business management and clinical knowledge. Students who possess an interest in studying disease and therapies but who prefer not to work in a direct patient care setting find this career very rewarding. An interest in using computers to manage data is very important.

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Career Studies Certificate in Medical Coding

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Career Studies Certificate in Medical Records Clerk

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Career Studies Certificate in Medical Transcriptionist

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Certificate: Business and Office in Medical Office Clerk

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The curriculum for Medical Office Clerk is a one-year program of instruction in clerical activities related to the health field.

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Electronic Medical Records Specialist

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Dental Hygienist

Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in Dental Hygiene

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The two-year program is designed to prepare the student as a skilled, educated health care provider with the knowledge and skills necessary to become part of the dental health team. At the successful completion of the two-year program, graduates will be eligible to sit for national and regional examinations in dental hygiene leading to licensure as a registered dental hygienist.

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Career Studies Certificate in Dental Assisting

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Laboratory Technician

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory

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The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum is a concentrated course of study and coordinated practice designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to join the medical field as a contributing health professional. The Associate Degree program prepares students for employment as Medical Laboratory Technicians. Upon satisfactory completion of program requirements, the student is eligible to take a national registry examination for certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician and is eligible for employment in a variety of medical and scientific laboratory settings. The program is fully approved by the State Council of Higher Education and the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant in Physical Therapist Assistant

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The two-year program is designed to prepare the student with the philosophical, theoretical, and clinical knowledge to become a trained technical health care worker who can assist the physical therapist in meeting the physical therapy needs of the public. These needs include, but are not limited to, improving patient mobility, relieving pain, lessening the functional limitations that occur as a result of physical disability. The profession of physical therapy also includes health and wellness promotion, public education, and injury and disability prevention.

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Phlebotomist

Career Studies Certificate in Phlebotomy

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Pharmacy Technician

Career Studies in Pharmacy Technician

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Certificate: Practical Nursing

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The Practical Nursing Program prepares students educationally to qualify as contributing members of the health care team, rendering patient care as practical nurses in a variety of health services facilities. At the successful completion of the program, students will be educationally eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam leading to licensure as a practical nurse.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a major in Information Systems Technology is designed to train students to be skilled information technology specialists. With this curriculum students may complete a specialization in Networking Systems Technology. This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students in computer programming languages (Java), computer hardware, operating systems, networking, computer applications (MSOffice), and web page design and applications. This degree program will also prepare students for several computer certifications.

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Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a major in Information Systems Technology is designed to train students to be skilled information technology specialists. With this curriculum students may complete a specialization in Networking Systems Technology. This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students in computer programming languages (Java), computer hardware, operating systems, networking, computer applications (MSOffice), and web page design and applications. This degree program will also prepare students for several computer certifications.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a major in Information Systems Technology is designed to train students to be skilled information technology specialists. With this curriculum students may complete a specialization in Networking Systems Technology. This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students in computer programming languages (Java), computer hardware, operating systems, networking, computer applications (MSOffice), and web page design and applications. This degree program will also prepare students for several computer certifications.

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Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a major in Information Systems Technology is designed to train students to be skilled information technology specialists. With this curriculum students may complete a specialization in Networking Systems Technology. This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students in computer programming languages (Java), computer hardware, operating systems, networking, computer applications (MSOffice), and web page design and applications. This degree program will also prepare students for several computer certifications.

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Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a specialization in Network Administration

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Fundamental changes are occurring in data communications and networking that will impact society for decades to come. Currently, most computer systems are networked in some way; however, in the near future it is estimated that all computers will be networked. This specialization combines the fundamental concepts of data communications and networking with various applications. It provides the skills, knowledge, and practical experience required for employment in one or more of the following occupational objective areas.

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Career Studies Certificate in Network Technician

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Software Developer

Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a major in Information Systems Technology is designed to train students to be skilled information technology specialists. With this curriculum students may complete a specialization in Networking Systems Technology. This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students in computer programming languages (Java), computer hardware, operating systems, networking, computer applications (MSOffice), and web page design and applications. This degree program will also prepare students for several computer certifications.

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Data Security Management

Career Studies Certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals

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Certificate in Cybersecurity

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This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of Cyber Security (information assurance), for those who are presently in IT or a security field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information security.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Technology in Machine Technology

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There is a great demand in Southwest Virginia and other locations for persons trained in advanced machine concepts and techniques. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Machine Technology is designed for persons who seek full-time employment in the metal working industry immediately upon graduation. Graduates of this program also may elect to continue their education in a technology program at a four-year institution which offers related industrial programs.

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Career Studies Certificate in Machining

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Certificate: Mechanical Technology in Machine Tool Operations

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The rapid growth of industry in southwest Virginia has created demand for skilled metal-working machine tool operators to set up and operate conventional and numerically controlled lathes, milling machines, grinders, drills, heat-treating equipment and related precision measuring tools. There is a need for trained personnel to meet these requirements. The curriculum is designed to prepare persons for full-time employment immediately upon completion of the program, and/or to continue in the A.A.S. Degree in Machine Technology.

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Construction Industry

Electrician

Career Studies Certificate in Electrical

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Construction Technology Diploma, Electrical Track

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A shortage of qualified electricians, residential wire installers, and workers in the electrical trades has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Electrical Diploma track is designed for those seeking entry level employment in the Electrical Trades and is a pathway to Virginia Tradesman Licensure. Successful completion of the two year Construction Technology Electrical Diploma meets eligibility requirements for those seeking Virginia Tradesman Licensure. In addition, a minimum of two years of documented work experience in the trade is required for licensure The Electrical Diploma (including the integrated Electrical Trades Career Studies Certificate) provides training based on the current Virginia adoption of the National Electric Code (NEC).  In addition, the track provides training and a pathway that can lead to a number of construction related credentials including Contractor Licensure, OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training, and NABCEP Entry Level PV Installer Testing.

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HVAC Technician

Career Studies Certificate in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Construction Technology Diploma, HVAC Track

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A shortage of qualified HVAC technicians, Mechanical (HVAC) Tradesman, and workers with Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning experience has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology HVAC Diploma track is designed  for those seeking entry level employment in the Mechanical (HVAC) Trades and is a pathway to Virginia Tradesman Licensure. Successful completion of the two year Construction Technology HVAC Diploma meets eligibility requirements for those seeking Virginia Tradesman Licensure. In addition, a minimum of two years of documented work experience in the trade is required for licensure The HVAC Diploma (including the integrated HVAC Career Studies Certificate) provides training based on the current Virginia adoption of the Mechanical Code.  In addition, the track provides training and a pathway that can lead to a number of construction related credentials including Contractor Licensure, OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training, NABCEP Entry Level Solar Thermal Installer Testing, and EPA 608/410A Certification.

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Plumber

Career Studies Certificate in Plumbing

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Construction Technology Diploma, Plumbing Track

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A shortage of qualified plumbers, residential and commercial, and workers in the plumbing trades has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Plumbing Diploma track is designed for those seeking entry level employment in the Plumbing Trades and is a pathway to Virginia Tradesman Licensure. Successful completion of the two year Construction Technology

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Carpenter

Carpentry Career Studies Certificate

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students. Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration. Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits. Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field.

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Construction Technology: Carpentry Track Diploma

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A shortage of qualified workers in construction carpentry and framing has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Carpentry Diploma track is designed for those seeking entry level employment as construction contractors, carpenters, and building framers. The Carpentry Diploma (including the integrated Carpentry Career Studies Certificate) provides building and construction training based on the current Virginia adoption of the International Building Code (IRC). In addition, the track provides training and a pathway that can lead to a number of construction related credentials including Contractor Licensure and OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training.

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Welder

Gas Metal Arc Welding/MIG - AWS Structural Steel Training

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The complete AWS D1.1 Structural Steel certification course is made up of 80 hours of training.  The focus of the program is to advance the welding skill of each student so that each is prepared to successfully test and certify in the AWS D1.1 structural steel welding code process.  

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Energy Industry

Solar Energy Technician

Career Studies Certificate in Solar Installer

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A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

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Construction Technology Diploma, Alternative Energy Systems Track

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Consumer and commercial demand for green energy systems (driven by tax credits and other energy incentives) continues to grow, as will the need for tradesman and contractors versed in green technology applications, including solar, wind, geothermal, and energy conservation (weatherization). The Alternative Energy Diploma track (with an integrated Solar Installer Career Studies Certificate) provides green energy training for contractors and tradesman and a pathway that can lead to a number of Construction and Energy related credentials including the Alternative Energy Systems (AES) Contractor Licensure endorsement, North American Board of Certified Energy Providers (NABCEP) Entry Level Solar PV training, and the OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training.

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Construction Technology Diploma, Alternative Energy Systems Track

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Consumer and commercial demand for green energy systems (driven by tax credits and other energy incentives) continues to grow, as will the need for tradesman and contractors versed in green technology applications, including solar, wind, geothermal, and energy conservation (weatherization). The Alternative Energy Diploma track (with an integrated Solar Installer Career Studies Certificate) provides green energy training for contractors and tradesman and a pathway that can lead to a number of Construction and Energy related credentials including the Alternative Energy Systems (AES) Contractor Licensure endorsement, North American Board of Certified Energy Providers (NABCEP) Entry Level Solar PV training, and the OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training.

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Wind Turbine Technician

Construction Technology Diploma, Alternative Energy Systems Track

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Consumer and commercial demand for green energy systems (driven by tax credits and other energy incentives) continues to grow, as will the need for tradesman and contractors versed in green technology applications, including solar, wind, geothermal, and energy conservation (weatherization). The Alternative Energy Diploma track (with an integrated Solar Installer Career Studies Certificate) provides green energy training for contractors and tradesman and a pathway that can lead to a number of Construction and Energy related credentials including the Alternative Energy Systems (AES) Contractor Licensure endorsement, North American Board of Certified Energy Providers (NABCEP) Entry Level Solar PV training, and the OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training.

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Electrical Lineman

Power Line Worker Training

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Using curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research, the Power Line Worker curriculum addresses the fundamental aspects of power line work to ensure workers maintain safety for both the public and electrical crews. A power lineman installs, removes, maintains and repairs high-voltage and low-voltage distribution lines and associated equipment and facilities.

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Underground Power Training

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Wytheville Community College Workforce Development is offers Underground Power training. Contact Vicki Marrs, (276) 223-4717 or vmarrs@wcc.vccs.edu, for more information.

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Transportation Industry

Truck Driver

Truck Driving

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This program will be presented with vision and focus and has been carefully designed to accommodate each student’s individual requirements and needs. Our program will ensure that students are exposed to the most up-to-date, effective, behind the wheel and classroom instruction. Students will learn the newest driving information from a professional driver. Students will also learn the best way to operate, maintain, and manage a truck. By the end of the six-week program, students will be on the road to a new career as a professional truck driver.

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Contact Phone Number

276-223-4700

Address

1000 E Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382-3308
United States