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Basic Welder (FF)

WELD 5050033
Section Code: 61FF
Enhance employment opportunities by learning basic welding skills! The program emphasizes safety procedures while studying the operation of AC and DC power sources, weld heat, polarities, and electrodes for use in joining various alloys by the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Students will weld different types of joints in the following positions: flat plate (1G), horizontal (2g), vertical up (3G), and overhead (4g) positions. Upon completion, students are eligible to qualify for the D1.1 SMAW plate welder credential offered by the American Welding Society (AWS). Program is designed for... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Aug 27, 2024 End Date: Nov 26, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Basic Welder (non FF)

WELD 5050033
Section Code: 61OP
Enhance employment opportunities by learning basic welding skills! The program emphasizes safety procedures while studying the operation of AC and DC power sources, weld heat, polarities, and electrodes for use in joining various alloys by the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Students will weld different types of joints in the following positions: flat plate (1G), horizontal (2g), vertical up (3G), and overhead (4g) positions. Upon completion, students are eligible to qualify for the D1.1 SMAW plate welder credential offered by the American Welding Society (AWS). Program is designed for... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Aug 27, 2024 End Date: Nov 26, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Pipe Welding (FF)

WELD 5050037
Section Code: 63FF
Pipe and pipeline welders work at construction sites, oil and gas fields, fabrication shops, water industries and nuclear power stations. Primary emphasis is on advancing skills in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as stick welding.Topics include use of 6010 and 7018 electrodes, full penetration welds in the vertical (2G), horizontal fixed (5G) and inclined (6G) positions, as well as prepping and fitting techniques. Testing will take place in the included (6G) position. Upon completion, students are eligible to attempt the QC7-93 qualification for pipe welding offered by the... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Aug 27, 2024 End Date: Nov 26, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Introduction to Construction (FF)

BLDG 5020199
Section Code: 67FF
Begin your career in the skilled trades with a strong foundation! Previously known as “core craft skills,” this entry-level course is the recommended first course for all trades students and a prerequisite to most specialty courses. Topics include basic safety, construction math, introduction to hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills and material handling. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to sit for the Introduction to Construction credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). Read Full Course Description
Start Date: May 28, 2024 End Date: Jun 27, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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CompTIA Network+ (FF)

ITEC 3010424
Section Code: 55FF
This 62-hour course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems. Increase your knowledge of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration. This class prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ certification (Exam N10-007). This course includes a voucher for the exam. Read Full Course Description
Start Date: May 21, 2024 End Date: Jul 11, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Basic Welder (FF)

WELD 5050033
Section Code: 60FF
Enhance employment opportunities by learning basic welding skills! The program emphasizes safety procedures while studying the operation of AC and DC power sources, weld heat, polarities, and electrodes for use in joining various alloys by the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Students will weld different types of joints in the following positions: flat plate (1G), horizontal (2g), vertical up (3G), and overhead (4g) positions. Upon completion, students are eligible to qualify for the D1.1 SMAW plate welder credential offered by the American Welding Society (AWS). Program is designed for... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: May 29, 2024 End Date: Aug 26, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Basic Welder (non FF)

WELD 5050033
Section Code: 60OP
Enhance employment opportunities by learning basic welding skills! The program emphasizes safety procedures while studying the operation of AC and DC power sources, weld heat, polarities, and electrodes for use in joining various alloys by the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Students will weld different types of joints in the following positions: flat plate (1G), horizontal (2g), vertical up (3G), and overhead (4g) positions. Upon completion, students are eligible to qualify for the D1.1 SMAW plate welder credential offered by the American Welding Society (AWS). Program is designed for... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: May 29, 2024 End Date: Aug 26, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Gas Metal Arc Welding (FF)

WELD 5050036
Section Code: 60FF
Gas metal arc welding, also known as MIG welding or wire welding, is used extensively in the sheet metal and automotive industries and considered easy for beginners. Training includes classroom lecture, practice, and evaluation of final product. Topics include proper safety techniques, prepping material, regulating gas flow, and how to feed the wire. Instruction includes 1G position (on flat plate), 2G position (horizontal), 3G position (vertical up) and 4G position (overhead). Upon successful completion of this course, students are qualified under AWS D1.1 GMAW Plate Welder specifications in the 1g,... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Jun 04, 2024 End Date: Aug 29, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Gas Metal Arc Welding (non FF)

WELD 5050036
Section Code: 60OP
Gas metal arc welding, also known as MIG welding or wire welding, is used extensively in the sheet metal and automotive industries and considered easy for beginners. Training includes classroom lecture, practice, and evaluation of final product. Topics include proper safety techniques, prepping material, regulating gas flow, and how to feed the wire. Instruction includes 1G position (on flat plate), 2G position (horizontal), 3G position (vertical up) and 4G position (overhead). Upon successful completion of this course, students are qualified under AWS D1.1 GMAW Plate Welder specifications in the 1g,... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Jun 04, 2024 End Date: Aug 29, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Nurse Aide (FF)

HLTH 4020230
Section Code: 71FF
Nurse aides play a vital role in the healthcare team and are in critical shortage in our community! Work alongside nurses and physicians in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care settings such as long-term care facilities, hospitals, medical offices, clinics and home settings. Instructional topics include quality resident care, personal care skills, basic nursing skills, applying nutrition and hydration, recognizing and preventing opioid and substance abuse, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of health care. Students gain hands-on experience in taking and documenting vital signs, infection control... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: May 23, 2024 End Date: Aug 13, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Electrical – Level 2 (FF)

ELEC 5020211
Section Code: 55FF
Continue your education as an electrician with this second level of training. Topics include alternating current, motor theory and application, electric lighting, conduit bending, pull and junction boxes, conductor installations, cable tray, conductor terminations and splices, grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to sit for the Electrical – Level 2 credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Electrical – Level 1. Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Jun 24, 2024 End Date: Aug 28, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Electrical – Level 2 (non FF)

ELEC 5020211
Section Code: 55OP
Continue your education as an electrician with this second level of training. Topics include alternating current, motor theory and application, electric lighting, conduit bending, pull and junction boxes, conductor installations, cable tray, conductor terminations and splices, grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to sit for the Electrical – Level 2 credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Electrical – Level 1. Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Jun 24, 2024 End Date: Aug 28, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Commercial Driver’s License Class B – Bus (FF)

TRNS 5080023
Section Code: 60FF
Support local transportation needs in your new career as a driver! Class B/Bus commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders are qualified to operate all automatic transmission Class B vehicles including a bus. Training program consists of classroom instruction, equipment and safety checks, range practice in various backing maneuvers, and on-the-road driving. Upon successful completion of this course, students with a valid CDL learner’s permit are eligible to sit for the behind-the-wheel road exam for the Commercial Driver’s License-Class B/Bus offered by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Onsite learner’s permit... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Jul 10, 2024 End Date: Aug 05, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Commercial Driver’s License Class B – Bus (non FF)

TRNS 5080023
Section Code: 60OP
Support local transportation needs in your new career as a driver! Class B/Bus commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders are qualified to operate all automatic transmission Class B vehicles including a bus. Training program consists of classroom instruction, equipment and safety checks, range practice in various backing maneuvers, and on-the-road driving. Upon successful completion of this course, students with a valid CDL learner’s permit are eligible to sit for the behind-the-wheel road exam for the Commercial Driver’s License-Class B/Bus offered by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Onsite learner’s permit... Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Jul 10, 2024 End Date: Aug 05, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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Introduction to Construction (FF)

BLDG 5020199
Section Code: 52FF
Begin your career in the skilled trades with a strong foundation! Previously known as “core craft skills,” this entry-level course is the recommended first course for all trades students and a prerequisite to most specialty courses. Topics include basic safety, construction math, introduction to hand and power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills and material handling. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to sit for the Introduction to Construction credential exam offered by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). Read Full Course Description
Start Date: Jul 22, 2024 End Date: Aug 21, 2024
Community College: Piedmont Virginia
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