Workforce, Economic and Community Development (WECD)

WECD aligns education and economic development to extend workforce development courses, training and programs into the community, including custom designed programs for employers. Programs are offered to serve business and industry; individuals seeking employment, skills development, credentialing or career training; and lifelong learners looking for engaging ways to enrich their lives. Continuing education may be in the form of credit or career credit courses, online courses, or other formats such as workshops, assessments or on-the-job training.

The division offers programs and courses that are requested within the college’s service region. View our schedule of classes and register online at www.ph.augusoft.net. Anyone interested in a course listed in this catalog, or who has a request, should contact us at or (276) 656-0260.

Our Mission

WECD is committed to plan, promote, and provide quality custom designed training and alternate learning opportunities for anyone, at any place, at any time to support improved quality of life and a vibrant community.

Career Credit Programs

Career credit programs are specialized offerings designed to provide the educational needs of the lifelong learners in the community. Although no college credit will be awarded for these programs, students may earn continuing education units (CEU's) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Certificates of completion are awarded for each course listing for continuing education documentation purposes.

Thomas P. Dalton IDEA Center

WECD provides oversight of operations off-campus at the new Thomas P. Dalton IDEA Center in Uptown Martinsville. The IDEA Center is a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Citing a desire to see the college maintain a presence in Uptown Martinsville, the family of Mr. Dalton, through its generous donation, made it possible for the Patrick Henry Community College Real Estate Foundation to purchase the building which bears his name. IDEA Center stands for Innovate. Design.Engineer. Accelerate. The Dalton IDEA Center focuses on product and technology development and houses the college’s Fab Lab, a technology accelerator, and Community Development programs.

Programs and Services Overview

EMPLOYER SERVICES

Custom Designed Training
Job Skills Assessments
Pre-Employment Training
Training Programs
Workforce Solutions

BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Administrative Professionals Day Event
Apprenticeships
Communication & Grammar for the Workplace
Craft Artisans – Fiber Arts
Fine Woodworking and Woodturning
Glass Art
Jewelry Fabrication
Pottery
Customer Service Workshops
Entrepreneurship
HOPE Program
Management Boot Camp
National Career Readiness Certificate

COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY

Beginners
Certification Prep
Digital Photography & Imaging
Microsoft Office Training Series

HEALTHCARE/DENTAL/VETERINARY

Certified Nurse Aide
Clinical Medical Assistant
Customer Service for Healthcare
Dental Health Coordinator
Phlebotomy Technician
Spanish for Medical Professionals
Veterinary Assistant

INDUSTRY, TRADES, MANUFACTURING

Certified Production Technician
Contractor Business Licensing
Electrical Groundsman
OSHA Training
ServSafe Manager’s Certification
Siemens Mechatronics Boot Camp
Siemens Certification in Automation Fundamentals
Tradesman Continuing Education

INNOVATION AND DESIGN

Fabrication Laboratory

TRANSPORTATION

Auto Dealership Operator
Commercial Driver’s License
Motorcycle

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

Creative Writing Series
Culinary Arts
Dance
English Language Literacy
Kids' College
Math Refresher

VIRTUAL CONTINUING EDUCATION

Computer Applications
Green/Renewable Energy
Health Care Careers
Industrial and Skilled Trades
Information Technology Training
Management and Leadership
Occupational Spanish
Project Management
Service Careers
Trades Training

EMPLOYER SERVICES

WECD serves regional businesses and employers by providing customer focused workforce solutions to develop and sustain a qualified workforce. Customized contracted training is designed to meet the training and educational needs of business, industry, government and professional organizations in support of economic development and community enrichment.

Custom Designed Training

Business organizations are often confronted with a wide range of employee training needs that are highly unique to them. WECD can design, develop and tailor training and delivery approaches that align with these distinct needs, scheduling demands and budgetary circumstances. The division offers an extensive curriculum of technology, business, and professional development programs, and can integrate and customize these resources to best fit needs or design an entirely new course or program.

Through organizational consulting, a thorough assessment is conducted of an organization's needs using various resources such as surveys, facilitated focus groups, and job profiling.

Professional workforce training staff partners with clients to:
• identify the needs that impact business processes;
• develop solutions that fit the company needs and culture;
• deliver training or consulting services that provide a return on investment.

Benefits to Business and Industry:
• Courses and programs can be tailored as academic credit or career credit.
• Courses can be delivered to meet the dynamic needs of client scheduling demands.
• Courses can be offered on-campus or on-site.

Examples of Custom Designed Training:
• Customer Service
• Industry-Specific Skills
• Job Skills Assessments
• Leadership Foundations
• Occupational Spanish

Job Skills Assessments

WECD stands ready to help area employers, and new employers coming to the area, with assessing workforce needs and incumbent worker skills. Assessing candidates at the early stages of the hiring process ensures that employers save interviewing time and effort, and identifies strong candidates beforehand. For current staff, assessment can be the key to putting employees into a position in which they can be successful, based on their current skill and competencies.

Assessment can also provide the very best employees with an achievable career pathway for them to grow into an even more valuable employee.

WECD offers an assortment of skills assessments for business and industry, which include: Bennett Mechanical, DiSC Personality Profile, HAY Aptitude, In-Basket, Management Readiness Profile, Perdue Pegboard and Assembly Test, Ramsay Combined Basic Skills, Wonderlic and WorkKeys.

Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT) is a widely used and extensively validated assessment of mechanical aptitude. For more than 60 years, this instrument has helped organizations select the best candidates for mechanical, repair, and industrial occupations. The BMCT can help identify candidates with good spatial perception and mechanical reasoning abilities, as well as with an aptitude for learning mechanical processes and tasks.

The DiSC® Personality System is the universal language of behavior. Research has shown that behavioral characteristics can be grouped together in four major divisions called personality styles. People with similar styles tend to exhibit specific behavioral characteristics common to that style. All people share these four styles in varying degrees of intensity. The acronym DISC stands for the four personality styles represented by the letters: D (Dominance); I (Influence); S (Steadiness); C (Conscientiousness).

DISC materials can be utilized to:
• learn about what motivates each team member;
• help individuals maximize their personal strength
• enhance teamwork among an organization's staff;
• motivate others toward greater productivity;
• resolve internal conflicts and power struggles more quickly;
• develop motivated teams.

eSkills assessments offer employers customization in pre- employment testing and employee development. eSkills is an assessment partner with PHCC who provides an extensive list of skills tests covering areas from the MS Office® suite, Typing, IT, Language, to Healthcare and a range of other subjects.

HAY Aptitude Test Battery identifies candidates with the necessary clerical skills for accounting, billing or shipping positions to help improve the efficiency and profitability of the operation. They measure a job candidate’s ability to compare numbers and names for accuracy, use short-term memory effectively and quickly identify numeric relationships. HAY test scores reflect both the speed and accuracy with which the candidate performs these basic tasks. Using the HAY Aptitude Test Battery as part of the employment testing process will help reduce document, shipping, and other process errors. Production and turn-around time will decrease as fewer discrepancies arise and customers will have increased confidence in product and service delivery.

The Management Readiness Profile (MRP) is an assessment tool that identifies the readiness of candidates for management responsibilities. A better fit between managers and their leadership responsibilities means more effective work teams, higher morale, lower turnover among top performers and maximum profitability. In addition, the MRP contains a Validity-Candidness scale that measures the extent of socially desirable responses. Lower scores indicate a tendency to exaggerate positive qualities and minimize negative traits.

Ramsay Combined Basic Skills. Ramsay Corporation is a leader in the creation and validation of tests for skilled technicians. With over 35 years of test development experience, Ramsay Corporation has created a series of off-the-shelf testing products to assess maintenance, production, and operator workforces. These online assessments are suitable for pre- employment assessment or pay-for-knowledge programs and can be used when custom validation is not required. The basic skills tests measure skills that could be reasonably expected from all job candidates as the basic requirements for learning and performing entry level or lower level jobs in manufacturing, processing, or operating.

Wonderlic provides employee assessments for each phase of the hiring process. Employment tests include job-specific screening questionnaires, cognitive ability tests, personality tests, skills tests and surveys. Used individually, these employee assessments provide valuable enhancements to an existing employee selection process. Combined, they efficiently gather relevant information and provide a comprehensive “whole person” view of candidate qualifications for efficient, objective employee selection.

WorkKeys is a national job skills assessment system measuring "real-world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. This system enables educators to identify gaps between student skills and employer needs, which will, in turn, improve students' success in entry-level and subsequent jobs. WorkKeys enables businesses to reduce turnover, overtime, and waste while increasing morale through effective selection decisions and training processes.

As a WorkKeys service scoring center, WECD handles job profiles, testing and scoring.

Skill areas:
· Applied Mathematics
· Applied Technology
· Business Writing
· Listening for Understanding
· Locating Information
· Reading for Information
· Teamwork
· Workplace Observation

Pre-Employment Training

Pre-employment training is a proven method to identify the best applicants in the community and train potential employees on key elements of the job. The pre-employment training program includes assessment of applicants on skill areas specific to the needs of the employer and development of a customized, generally short-term training class.

Sample Pre-Employment Format:
· Company Orientation and Expectations
· Company-Specific Training
· Interpersonal Skills
· Job-Specific Skill Assessments
· Quality Assurance Training

Training Programs

WECD has an extensive inventory of licensed industry training products. Experienced, certified facilitators can deliver any of the following training programs from the different training partners in the resource library:

· Communication Skills
· Computer Applications
· Customer Service
· FiSH
· Industry-Specific Skills
· Leadership Foundations
· Mixing Four Generations in the Workplace

Training Partners:

· AchieveGlobal
· CRM Learning
· Development Dimensions International (DDI)
· DiSC Profiles
· InScape Publishing
· National Retail Federation Customer Service and Retail Training
· Organizational Performance Consulting
· Vital Learning

Workforce Solutions

WECD program designers work closely with clients to be certain that all training supports the overall business goals as well as the corporate culture and values of the organization
. Short and long-term evaluation is conducted to be certain that employees not only have learned the skills, but that those skills are applied effectively on the job. A strong workforce is the key to success in every organization.

WECD is committed to hiring trainers and facilitators that are not only academically credentialed, but also highly experienced in business situations. Professional workforce training staff evaluates and monitors the quality of all programs, whether proprietary, or brokered from one of the many partner training providers.

Benefits of Employer Services:
• Enables new businesses to be fully operational upon opening.
• Ensures a skilled workforce.
• Improves organizational productivity and performance.
• Promotes a competitive edge for emerging companies.
• Provides access to high-quality, experienced and credentialed instructors.
• Reduces the need for special training staff.
• Reduces time and research to identify and design effective training programs.
• Reduces the need for designated space and special equipment for training.

BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

WECD serves individuals by helping them expand their knowledge, skills and abilities. A wide variety of professional development courses and services designed for improving employability skills, acquiring new skills, upgrading technical skills, and meeting educational requirements for employment and job certification are offered.

Administrative Professionals Day Event
This event celebrates the National Holiday formerly referred to as “Secretary’s Day.” At PHCC, participants can expect an opportunity to network, enjoy a catered lunch, and receive a motivational message along with door prizes and other surprises to show appreciation on their special day – Administrative Professionals Day.
A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the above workshop.

Apprenticeships
Apprentices receive on-the-job training combined with classroom-related instruction to ensure that the apprentice is fully trained in all areas of their chosen occupation. Students may work part-time or full-time as registered apprentices. They must be actively pursuing career preparation courses or a diploma, certificate or degree program related to their occupation, include apprenticeship related instruction as part of coursework, and enter into a written training agreement that represents a partnership between the employer, the Virginia Apprenticeship Council, and the student.
Apprentices are awarded a journeyman certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia after successful completion of the on-the-job training and related instruction.

Communication and Grammar for the Workplace
This course will start with getting back to the basics of grammar. It will review parts of speech, proper use of complete sentences, punctuation exercises and building vocabulary. Email etiquette, memos, business letters and various business correspondence will be covered. At the end of the course, the students will gain confidence in their ability to communicate orally or in writing at the workplace.
A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the above course.

Craft Artisans - Fiber Arts
Purpose: This program offers individuals instruction in the basics of fiber arts as well as guiding them through the various techniques of creating original designs. The program is designed to prepare students for opening their own business, training them in how to promote their product and to maximize the advantages of the internet.

• Advanced Quilting Techniques
• Artisan Entrepreneurship
• Floor Loom Weaving
• Quilting 101

The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above courses.

Fine Woodworking and Woodturning

Purpose: This program provides a look at the fine art of wood crafting, along with designing and constructing high quality custom-built furniture and accessories. The program is designed to prepare students for opening their own business, training them in how to promote their product and to maximize the advantages of the internet.
• Artisan Entrepreneurship
• Intermediate Fine Woodworking
• Intermediate Woodturning
• Introduction to Fine Woodworking
• Introduction to Woodturning
• Open Woodworking Studio
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above courses.

Glass Art

Purpose: This program provides individuals the skills needed to develop a career in the intricate techniques of glass art including etching, fusing, slumping and stained glass. The program is designed to prepare students for opening their own business, training them in how to promote their product and to maximize the advantages of the internet.
• Advanced Glass Fusing
• Artisan Entrepreneurship
• Basic Glass Fusing
• Intermediate Stained Glass
• Introduction to Stained Glass
• Open Glass Studio
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above courses.

Jewelry Fabrication

Purpose: This program offers individuals knowledge in the basic processes used in the design and creation of jewelry. Students will gain hands-on experience in using a variety of materials and techniques to design and create unique pieces of wearable art. The program is designed to prepare students for opening their own business, training them in how to promote their product and to maximize the advantages of the internet.

• Advanced Beaded Jewelry
• Artisan Entrepreneurship
• Creating Beaded Jewelry
• Open Jewelry Studio
• Texturizing and Stamping Metal Jewelry
• Working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above courses.

Pottery

Purpose: This program provides in-depth exploration of the history of pottery making, developing skills to work in a clay medium, in the design and development of pottery as a functional artistic art and to prepare students for positions within associated industries, including tourism, or with the skills needed to establish their own self-supporting business in this niche industry.
• Artisan Entrepreneurship
• Introduction to Hand-Building Pottery
• Open Pottery Studio
• Surface Decoration and Glazing
• Wheel Thrown Pottery
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above courses.

Customer Service Workshops

Effective customer service is crucial for organizations across all industries and sectors, public and private. The following workshops provide vital skills to enhance customer service practice.
• Customer Service for Managers
• Customer Service: It’s My Pleasure!
• Customer Service: The Fish! Philosophy
The student is awarded a certificate upon successful completion of each above workshop.

Entrepreneurship Artisans Center of Virginia Studio School

Artisans Center of Virginia Studio School is a Workforce Development initiative that focuses on honing the vocational and trade skills of Virginia artisans while providing them with the business and entrepreneurial training needed to operate, market and sell their products and services.
• Branding: What Makes You Unique?
• E-Commerce Made Easy
• Bookkeeping and Taxes for Creatives
The student is awarded a certificate upon successful completion of each of the above classes.

SUCCESS MindSET© Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

This course introduces, demonstrates and applies innovation start-up training principles from the inception of an idea through the development of a viable business strategy. The program is equally effective for individuals who are first considering starting a business to those with developed business plans or even early stage enterprises. The SUCCESS MindSET© program uniquely focuses on why successful entrepreneurs are, in fact, successful, including effectual thinking, lean start-up strategies, and customer/target markets development.
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above class.

HOPE (High-Demand Occupational Programs for Employment)

WECD has entered into partnerships with area social services, community service agencies, and business and industry leadership teams (BILTs) to provide support, counseling, training, and job placement for career seekers. The objective is to identify job growth areas within the PHCC service region and engage those businesses in an approach to improving the workforce through short-term training and credentialing.

Career tracts are currently offered in Customer Service, Food Service, and Advanced Manufacturing. These career credit training programs consist of a core of soft skills transferrable to any industry as well as industry-specific courses and internships.

Program Features:
• 12-week vocational training and credentialing
• Curriculum designed to meet employer needs
• Program simulates work environment
• Job readiness skills
• Intensive individual counseling
• Internship and job placement assistance

Core Courses:
• Business Communications
• Character Education
• Computer Skills
• Customer Service Skills
• Life Skills
• Moral Reconation Therapy
• On-Site Training
• Pre-Employment Preparation
• Teamwork Skills
• Workforce Readiness

Program Goals:
• Remove barriers that hinder employment.
• Build self-esteem.
• Empower students to achieve self-sufficiency.
• Increase accountability for life choices.

Intake Assessments:
• CareerScope – Determine what skills you possess and what career would best suit your needs.
• EAPI (Employee Assistance Program Inventory) – Identify common psychological problems to guide appropriate referrals.
• TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) – Determine degree of education level.

Credentials:
• National Career Readiness Certificate
• IC3
• ServSafe Certification

Management Boot Camp
This course is appropriate for new managers, aspiring managers, and motivated individuals in any organization to equip them with tools and resources to move from a good employee to a great, effective manager.
• Management Boot Camp: From Good to Great!
The student is awarded a certificate upon successful completion of each above workshop.

National Career Readiness Certificate
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a portable credential that can be presented to an employer anywhere in the United States. The NCRC confirms to employers that the participant possesses basic workplace skills in Reading for Information, Applied Math, and Locating Information – the three skills that most jobs require. Based on established ACT WorkKeys assessments, the NCRC gives you an edge when seeking a new position and verifies that you have the skills to handle common workplace tasks.

A NCRC credential will enable the participant to:
• earn a transferable, transportable State and National credential;
• enhance your resume and show perspective employers concrete proof of your skills;
• improve your success in entry-level jobs;
• enhance your chance for promotion.

NCRC is awarded at four levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each is an objective validation to employers anywhere in the U.S. that an individual has met or exceeded the necessary foundational skills for a percentage of the 16,000 occupations in the WorkKeys database. For example, a Gold certificate verifies that an individual has the necessary skills for 93% of occupations.

ACT KeyTrain is a complete interactive training system based on the same skills and skill progressions found in the ACT WorkKeys assessment system. Three of the KeyTrain courses – Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information – helps participants to prepare for the NCRC.

COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY
Beginners
• Boot Camp: Computers for Beginners
• How to Buy a Computer
• Introduction to Microsoft Windows
• Plus 50: Beginning Computer, Part 1
• Plus 50: Beginning Computer, Part 2
• Plus 50: Beginning Computer, Part 3

Certification Prep
• Cisco Certified Essentials Network Technician, Part 1
• Cisco Certified Essentials Network Technician, Part 2

Digital Photography & Imaging
• Beginning Adobe Photoshop
• Intermediate Adobe Photoshop
• Intermediate Nuts and Bolts of Your Digital Camera
• Nuts and Bolts of Your Digital Camera

Microsoft Office Training Series
Purpose: This Microsoft Office 6-hour training series is designed to provide basic computer skills and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. These hands-on courses introduce practical techniques that students can use right away to gain needed job skills and enhance workflow.
• Microsoft Access
• Microsoft Excel
• Microsoft Excel Advanced
• Microsoft Excel Intermediate
• Microsoft PowerPoint
• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft Word Advanced
• Microsoft Word Intermediate
The student is awarded a certificate upon successful completion of each above workshop.

HEALTHCARE / DENTAL / VETERINARY

Certified Nurse Aide

Purpose: This program is designed to provide skills and knowledge to prepare the student to apply and take the Virginia National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) test to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Virginia.
• Health Care Technician I
• Health Care Technician II

The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above courses.

Clinical Medical Assistant
Purpose: This short-term training program prepares students for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam. The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant is an unlicensed, multi-skilled healthcare practitioner who is competent in both clinical and administrative procedures. As a CCMA you may perform some or all of the following tasks: interview patients, measure and record vital signs, prepare exam rooms, clean and sterilize medical equipment, administer injections, as well as topical or oral medications, perform venipuncture and point-of-care testing. High School diploma or GED required. Tuition includes $105 assessment fee.
• Clinical Medical Assistant
• Clinical Medical Assistant Internship
• Job Readiness
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above program.

Customer Service for Healthcare

Purpose: These courses are designed to help students gain a better understanding of how fundamental customer service principals apply to the healthcare industry.
• Customer Service for Healthcare, Part 1
• Customer Service for Healthcare, Part 2
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above classes.

Dental Health Coordinator
The Community Dental Health Coordinator is a dental team member whose primary function is the prevention of dental disease with an emphasis on community health worker skills.

CDHC Basic Program:
• 12 months of online instruction.
• Clinicals for one weekend a month in Martinsville, VA.
• 6 month internship in an approved safety net clinic.

Phlebotomy Technician Program

Purpose: This short-term training program 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 Health Care Association Phlebotomy Technician Exam. High School diploma or GED required. Tuition includes $105 assessment fee.

• Job Readiness
• Phlebotomy Technician Program
• Phlebotomy Technician Internship
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above program.

Spanish for Medical Professionals
Purpose: Participants will gain the basic tools to bridge the communication gap with your Spanish-speaking patients. These fun classes are customized by the instructor to meet the students' needs.
• Spanish for Medical Professionals I
• Spanish for Medical Professionals II
The student is awarded a certificate upon successful completion of each above course.

Veterinary Assistant

Purpose: This program will prepare the student to assist a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician in their daily tasks. This course combines 101.5 hours of instruction, 40 hours of hands- on training, and 28 hours of job readiness skills training to prepare the student to enter the workforce at a much faster pace.
• Job Readiness
• Veterinary Assistant Program
• Veterinary Assistant Internship
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above program.

INDUSTRY, TRADES, MANUFACTURING

Certified Production Technician

Purpose: This program was designed to align with Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician Program and to help individuals enhance their core knowledge and skills for production work, from entry-level to front-line supervisory level. The nationwide MSSC System is a nationally recognized certificate that is based on industry-defined and federally endorsed national standards.
• MSSC CPT: Safety
• MSSC CPT: Quality Practices & Measurement
• MSSC CPT: Manufacturing Processes and Production
• MSSC CPT: Maintenance Awareness
Those successfully completing assessments in each of the above four modules are awarded CPT certification.

Contractor Business Licensing

This course is intended for first-time applicants for a Class C, B or the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR), and Board for Contractors as meeting the requirements for pre-licensure or remedial education.
• Basic Contractor Licensing
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above course.

Electrical Groundsman

Purpose: This program, offered in partnership with TCR Management Group, provides individuals the skills and certifications needed to develop a career as an Electrical Groundsman. Classes are held over a five week period with students attending class four days each week, eight hours each day. The student receives 160 hours of training and instruction. Job placement assistance is provided.
• Electrical Groundsman Training
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above program.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training

Purpose: These courses help supervisors and workers reduce the risk of workplace hazards.
• OSHA 10
• OSHA 30
The student is awarded a certificate and a wallet card upon successful completion of each above courses.

ServSafe Manager’s Certification

Purpose: This program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification.
• ServSafe Manager’s Certification
The student is awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above course.

Siemens Mechatronics (SMSCP Level 1) Boot Camp

Purpose: Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical, electrical, robotics and computer software. This industry- recognized certification program prepares students to work effectively in a variety of industrial and manufacturing settings.
• Digital Fundamentals and PLCs
• Electrical Components
• (Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits
• Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives
The student is awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above courses.

Siemens Certification in Automation Fundamentals

Purpose: This program is available from Siemens Cooperates with Education (SCE). This certification is a way to provide a structured, repeatable method to validate the knowledge of Siemens Totally Integrated Automation solutions while utilizing recommended SIMATIC best practices. The online certification exam is offered to instructors and students of automation and related fields and can be completed after a recommended training path is satisfied.
Siemens Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) Boot Camp
• Electrical Motor Drives
• Motor Controls
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above courses.

PLC Boot Camp
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above courses.

Tradesman Continuing Education

Purpose: Journeyman, Master Plumbers, Electricians, HVAC technicians, 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 as part of the licensing process. Plumbers, HVAC technicians, and Electricians must take three hours of continuing education in their field. Gas Fitters must take one hour (intended for Journeyman and Master Gas Fitters, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Fitters, and Natural Gas Fitters). The continuing education must be completed prior to the expiration date on the license.
Tradesman license renewal courses cover new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use and special equipment included in the respective codes.
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of each above course.

INNOVATION AND DESIGN

Fabrication Laboratory

A collaboration between PHCC, Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and New College Institute (NCI), the Fab Lab is part of the U.S. Fab Lab Network and offers opportunities for digital fabrication to individuals and companies in ways that are not practical or economical using mass production. The Fab Lab, which is located at the Thomas Dalton IDEA Center in Uptown Martinsville, provides training and equipment to students, businesses, and entrepreneurs. Equipment in the Fab Lab includes a 3D printer, laser engraver, vinyl cutter, CNC machine, plasma cutter, mini-mill, vacuum former, injection molder, and welder. A training course, How to Make Almost Anything, must be completed prior to equipment use.
• Fab Lab Series
• How to Make Almost Anything
• Introduction to Fab Lab
• Lunch and Learn Series
• Maker Monday Series
The student is awarded a certificate upon successful completion of each above workshop.

TRANSPORTATION

Auto Dealership Operator

The dealer-operator of any new independent motor vehicle dealership will be required to successfully complete a two-day course of study before they will be allowed to take the dealer- operator qualification test at any DMV Customer Service Center. Curriculum and instruction are provided by Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association. The course is open to all existing dealers and their employees.
• Auto Dealer Operator Course
The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the above course.

Commercial Driver’s License

Class A driver training program, in partnership with CDS Tractor Trailer Training, is designed to be skill based and hands-on to prepare you for the trucking industry. This course is intended to focus on developing a strong work ethic, teamwork, and self- confidence. The program consists of classroom instruction, various backing maneuvers, and on-the-road training. Part-time and full-time programs are offered.

Motorcycle

The following courses are provided to teach riders of all skill levels the basic fundamentals needed to safely operate a motorcycle.
• Motorcycle 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course
• Motorcycle Basic Rider Course
• Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 2
The student will be awarded a Virginia Motorcycle Safety Course Completion Certificate upon successful completion of each above course.

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

WECD serves the community by helping them explore new leisure opportunities through a wide variety of career credit special interest classes that are designed for personal enrichment, learning a new skill or just plain fun.

Creative Writing Series
Designed for writers of all levels, the following classes include short lessons with a variety of techniques and examples.
• Creative Writing
• Write What You Know: Fiction Writing
• Your Experiences Matter: Personal Narrative Non- Fiction

Culinary Arts
• The Art of Chocolate

Dance
• Ballroom Dancing
• Beginner Line Dance
• Beginner Tap Dance
• Line Dance Level II

English Language Literacy
This course is designed as a reading and writing refresher for students scoring below the minimum on the VPT English test.
• English Language Literacy
Kids College

PHCC offers Creative Kids College each summer. The goal is to provide unique learning opportunities to children ages 9-14. A variety of programs are offered to inspire creativity and give kids an opportunity to explore career opportunities.
• Artist Adventures Camp
• Cooking Around the World Camp
• Glass Art Camp
• Junior Top Chef Camp
• Minecraft Makers Camp
• Photography Camp

Math Refresher
This course is designed as a math refresher for students scoring below the minimum on the VPT Math test. Course is open entry/open exit; 15 hours instructional and 15 hours open learning.
• Math Refresher

VIRTUAL CONTINUING EDUCATION

PHCC offers a wide range of open enrollment online career credit courses and programs to meet the needs of our students. To learn more and register, visit Our Course Listing.

Our Partners:
ed2go offers an array of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. They consist of 24 hours of instruction; begin the third Wednesday of each month and last 6 weeks.

Gatlin Education career programs are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations. These programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, who work to provide you with an effective web-based learning experience. Many programs are designed to prepare individuals to take national certification exams.

Health Ed Today programs provide necessary skills to pursue employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and other healthcare organizations nationwide. Most programs include “externship.

ProTrain Online offers affordable, self-paced, online certificate programs that can train you for the latest, in-demand job skills.

Computer Applications
PHCC offers a wide selection of computer application classes through ed2go. Several versions of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint are available. To learn more, visit: www.ed2go.com/patrickhenry.

Green/Renewable Energy
PHCC, in association with ProTrain Online, offers 22 programs specializing in home and commercial energy auditing and weatherization, LEED certification, and renewable energy training. To learn more visit: http://phcc.theknowledgebase.org/.

Health Care Careers
PHCC, in partnership with Health Ed Today, offers online programs designed to provide the skills necessary to excel in a professional healthcare environment. These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience. Additionally, these programs include access to an online community with interactive content and robust student services. Certain programs include clinical externships and most programs lead to certifications. To learn more, visit: www.healthedtoday.com/patrickhenry.

Programs Available:
• Dental Assisting
• Electronic Health Records
• Medical Billing and Coding
• And many more!

Industrial and Skilled Trades

PHCC has partnered with ProTrain Online to offer the following industrial and skilled trade courses. To learn more, visit: http://phcc.theknowledgebase.org/.
Courses Available:
• HazWoper 24-Hour Moderate Risk
• OSHACampus - 30 Hour Construction Industry Training w/Study Guide

Information Technology Training

PHCC, in partnership with Gatlin Education, offers online certification programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many IT occupations. These programs are designed by a team of IT professionals, who provide an effective web-based learning experience. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Certification Training are among the many programs available. To learn more, visit: www.gatlineducation.com/phcc.

PHCC has also partnered with ProTrain Online to offer certification in various A+ Network Security programs, CISCO, CompTia, and Sun Certified JAVA. Courses are also offered in Microsoft Certified Tech Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), and SQL Server, to name a few. To learn more visit: http://phcc.theknowledgebase.org/.

Management and Leadership

PHCC, in partnership with ProTrain Online, offers self-paced, online programs for in-demand job skills. To learn more, visit: http://phcc.theknowledgebase.org/

Courses Available:
• Business Writing
• Human Resources
• HRCI / PHR Certification
• Six Sigma

Occupational Spanish
PHCC, in partnership with ProTrain Online, offers Spanish for Banking, Spanish for Law Enforcement, Spanish for Health Care, Spanish for Food Service, Spanish for EMTs and Paramedics, plus many more. To learn more, visit: http://phcc.theknowledgebase.org

Project Management
PHCC’s partner, ed2go, is a global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Online courses provide essential information to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). To learn more, visit: www.ed2go.com/patrickhenry.

Service Careers
PHCC and ProTrain Online offer training for the aspiring entrepreneur. To learn more, visit: http://phcc.theknowledgebase.org/.

Courses Available:
• Event Planning Professional
• Florist / Floral Design Entrepreneur
• Interior Decorating / Design Entrepreneur
• Wedding Consultant Entrepreneur
• And many more!

Trades Training

PHCC, in association with RedVector, offers online continuing education and professional development training for architects, interior designers, building inspectors, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, contractors, and other trades. Boasting more than 2,000 essential and interactive offerings, these courses are designed using the latest E-learning methods to be fast, informative, and user-friendly! To learn more, visit: www.patrickhenry.edu/online-education.

CAREER CREDIT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Advanced Beaded Jewelry. Learn to take your jewelry making skills to the next level. Students will learn many techniques including wire wrapping, multiple strand beading, and the use of multiple media to create beautiful jewelry.

Advanced Glass Fusing. Using multiple layers of glass, inclusion of objects, slumping and fusing, students will create glass art utilizing all techniques of fused glass.

Advanced Quilting Techniques. This class is for the experienced quilter. Open lab for completing assignments or individual designs and to work in a self-paced, supportive and creative environment. Teaching staff will assist with ideas, motivation, suggestions and techniques. Prerequisite: four sessions of Quilting 101 or instructor approval. Students purchase own supplies.

Artisan Entrepreneurship. The basics of starting and operating a business, designed to meet the specific needs of the Artisan Business. Traditional business planning, negotiation strategies, communication skills, developing strategic business relationships and creative issues are addressed in the class.

Artist Adventures Camp. Spark your creativity! We will focus on a different artistic medium each day and create projects in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.

Auto Dealer Operators Course. Instruction provided by Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association (VIADA). The path to a Dealer-Operator license begins with a required two-day course of study. The course takes the attendee from establishing the dealership under local zoning and Dealer Board requirements, through the sales process with its multitude of forms, laws and regulations, in to a sampling of opening and operating expenses, and ending with a discussion on ethics. The course is open to all existing dealers and their employees.

Ballroom Dancing. Students will learn the basic steps of the waltz, fox trot, swing, rumba, cha-cha, and tango in this refreshing, invigorating, and physically demanding course.

Basic Contractor Licensing. 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.

Basic Glass Fusing. Students will learn the basics of glass fusing. Students will learn to cut glass, select the correct types of glass, and design a project. They will learn how to prepare the molds and kiln for firing as well as the basics of kiln firing. Each student will make several small pieces, such as tiles, coasters and/or sun-catchers.

Beginner Line Dance. This class will introduce the beginner dancer to basic Line dance steps and incorporate those steps into fun, easy dances to a wide variety of music genres. Learn dances to your favorite Pop, Country, Oldies, Show Tunes, etc. Line dance is a proven stress reliever and an excellent way to fit exercise and fitness into your lives.

Beginning Adobe Photoshop. Certified professional photographer Ricky 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.

Beginning Tap Dance. Students will learn basic tap steps and combine them to form dances. No experience necessary. Great way for theater students to add skills to their repertoire! Students must purchase their own tap shoes.

Bookkeeping and Taxes for Creatives. "Are you a right-brained, creative type and “not a numbers person”? This is the class for you! Learn some left-brained tricks to help you make and keep more money doing what you love. What are deductible expenses? Does mileage count? How about deducting part of my house? It's time to hire an employee, now what? Learn some basic and easy ways to track your expenses, from low- tech to high-tech options.

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.

Branding: What Makes You Unique? Do you want your marketing to connect with customers? A crucial step in developing your business is to define your “Unique Value Proposition" targeting your market’s needs/desires, and communicating how you stand out from competitors. Find key words to connect with your audience, then turn them into a foundational statement that will inform your brand, logo, mission, and ignite your marketing.

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. Pre-requisite: CISCO CCENT Part 1.

Clinical Medical Assistant. This short-term training program prepares students for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam. The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant is an unlicensed, multi-skilled healthcare practitioner who is competent in both clinical and administrative procedures. As a CCMA you may perform some or all of the following tasks: interview patients, measure and record vital signs, prepare exam rooms, clean and sterilize medical equipment, administer injections, as well as topical or oral medications, perform venipuncture and point-of-care testing. High School diploma or GED required. Tuition includes $105 assessment fee.

Clinical Medical Assistant Internship. This course will provide students with a hands-on experience in a professional setting where they can apply the principles and techniques of Clinical Medical Assistant learned, while completing the training. Will use a checklist of minimum skills that should be observed or practiced over the course of the internship. To be eligible for the internship, students must successfully complete the classroom portion, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.

Cooking Around the World Camp. Take your taste buds on a trip around the world! Learn about the cuisine of a different country every day and make delicious meals like pasta from scratch, crepes (thin French pancakes), and more.

Creating Beaded Jewelry. Learn to make jewelry like a professional. Using a variety of tools and techniques, students will design and create wearable works of art.

Creative Writing. Mix real life with your imagination to experiment with a range of fictional writing. Participate in friendly classes that include short lessons with a variety of techniques and examples. Each class session includes time to write, discuss, and share, if you choose. For writers of all levels. Open to teens and adults.

Customer Service for Healthcare, Part 1. Students will gain an understanding of how fundamental customer service principals apply to the healthcare industry and how to deliver exceptional customer service. They will learn how to measure customer satisfaction and how to set expectations and recover lost customers. They will gain insight into generational differences as it may relate to the healthcare environment and have a better self-awareness.

Customer Service for Healthcare, Part 2. A continuation of the first part of this series, this course will develop skills to ensure that patients and customers receive top-quality service. This Service Plus Healthcare Workshop will give your organization the edge it needs—loyal customers who demonstrate “the three Rs” of loyalty: Return to your facility because they view you as their health care provider of choice, Refer others, and Relate to service providers as partners in their care.

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.

Customer Service Recovery. Using our best communication skills to deal with conflict will result in a stronger organization, a better relationship with your customers, and a team that is dedicated to results. This workshop will focus on strategies to embrace complaints as a way to re-engage customers, empower staff to effectively deal with difficult situations, learn when to say “no” in a respectfully, but authoritative manner, and recognize complaint management as a critical element of your business strategy.

Customer Service: It’s My Pleasure! This 2-hour facilitator led workshop will expose participants to the culture demonstrated at Chick-fil-A Martinsville, where the team members believe in providing guests the best Restaurant experience possible. At Chick-Fil-A they're committed to providing Second Mile Service and they strive to exceed customer expectations. Get in on the secrets to their ability to provide a unique customer experience.

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.

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.

E-Commerce Made Easy. If you’re not selling online, you’re missing out on your share of the cash! Learn how to set up your online store, connect it to your bank, and take your business on the road. We’ll show you how to use systems such as Google, PayPal and Square to quickly set up an e-commerce and fulfillment system that won’t break the bank, and has the added benefit of going everywhere that you go.

Electrical Components. This course covers the basics of electrical components in a complex mechatronic system. Based upon a physical 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 Motor Drives. This course introduces advanced operations, set up, programming, and troubleshooting of electronic motor drives that are used for the control of industrial AC motors.

(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.

Electrical Groundsman Training. PHCC, in partnership with TCR Management Group, offers an Electrical Groundsman training program. Under the supervision of the linemen, a groundsman performs a variety of tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution and transmission lines and equipment. Groundsman training is the first step towards a career as an Electrical Lineman. HS diploma or GED not required. Certifications earned: OSHA 10 T&D, Basic Work Zone, Flagging, and CPR/First Aid. Preparation for the CDL Class A learners permit included. TCR, boasting an 85% job placement rate, offers job placement assistance for students who successfully complete the training and pass exams.

English Language Literacy. This course provides basic integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require extensive preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students retest the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) to determine their English placement.

Fab Lab 3D printing. The class will educate the student in using 3d design programs like 123D Design to produce 3d models to print out on the 3d printer. Students will also learn the basics on small 3d printers.

Fab Lab Innovation Camp. During this four-day camp, students will learn to conceptualize, design, and prototype ideas for new products. Students will use various Fabrication Lab equipment including plasma cutters, laser cutters, 3D printers, and more to manufacture their ideas. Students will design and produce a variety of projects to take home, like t-shirts, stickers, and 3D- printed objects.

Floor Loom Weaving. This class introduces students to principles and techniques of floor loom weaving, including warp preparation, dressing the loom, pattern drafting, and basic loom-controlled and weaver-controlled weaves. Emphasis will be on developing a personal approach to fiber media. Offered at the Reynolds Homestead.

Fab Lab CNC Laser. This class will educate the student in using Inkscape to design files for projects. The student will be trained on using the Universal Laser to create projects with the lasered designs like hinged boxes, ornamentals and veneers.

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 Vinyl Cutter. This class will educate the student in using Inkscape to design files for projects. The student will be trained on using the Roland vinyl cutter to create projects with the vinyl designs like signage, etching and stenciling.

Glass Art Camp. Come explore the world of glass art! Students will explore a wide range of glass art techniques, including the safe use of tools and the basics of cutting glass. Throughout the week, students will create several beautiful and functional pieces.

Health Care Technician I. 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.

Health Care Technician II. Applies theory through laboratory experience for health care technicians to work in home health, long and short-term facilities. Prerequisite: successful completion of Health Care Technician I.

How to Buy a Computer. Shopping for technology can be intimidating even for the savviest of shoppers with all the features, packages, and price ranges. Decisions, decisions. Should you choose a PC or a laptop? Do you prefer the convenience of access while on-the-go or will you use the computer in a comfortable place in the home. In this workshop, discover which features are most important to consider to find the best technology for your needs.

How to Make Almost Anything. This class will teach students how to use free software like 123d Design, Sculptris and Inkscape to design. Students will then learn how to use the cnc vinyl cutter, cnc laser, cnc mill and the 3D printer to make their designs.

Intermediate Adobe Photoshop. Certified professional photographer Ricky 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.

Intermediate Fine Woodworking. Have a woodworking project in mind, let our instructor, Burr Fox, help guide you with your project! Class is for students with some woodworking experience.

Intermediate Nuts and Bolts of Your Digital Camera. Certified professional photographer Ricky Dawson will help students gain understanding of how to use their digital camera’s advanced menus and settings. Move to automatic to learn how the dials can improve your photos. Each student should bring their own digital camera and owner’s manual.

Intermediate Stained Glass. This class explores the history and techniques of stained glass. Students will produce stained glass samples using traditional joining techniques.

Intermediate Woodturning. The student will be introduced to the turning of hollow forms, elements of design and form for artistic merit. The student will be given the opportunity to explore the various types of wood medium to produce a viable creation of wood.

Introduction to Fab Lab. Students will learn digital fabrication and advanced manufacturing skills to help produce a personal manufactured product. The students will learn open sourced software on the computer workstations, then create, design and send files to machines to make the design a reality.

Introduction to Fine Woodworking. Students learn about wood as a medium for realizing their designs. Topics include the milling technique, mortise and tenor joinery, surface preparations, and application of finishes. Students learn safe use of the radial saw, jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, drill press, horizontal boring machine and router.

Introduction to Hand-Building Pottery. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and skills related to hand crafted hand-built pottery. Students will develop the ability to produce sound work and will learn the basic glazing techniques.

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 Stained Glass. Explores the history and techniques of stained glass. Produces stained glass samples using traditional joining techniques.

Introduction to Woodturning. The student will be introduced to the turning of hollow forms, elements of design and form for artistic merit. The student will be given the opportunity to explore the various types of wood medium to produce a viable creation of wood.

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.

Junior Top Chef Desserts Camp. Got a sweet tooth? Chef Colleen of Uptown Sweets will teach you to make a variety of delicious desserts and decorate them with flair.

Line Dance Level II. This class is designed for the dancer who has command of basic beginner steps and wants to learn dances that are a bit more challenging. Prior completion of Beginner Line Dance is required, or may enroll with instructor approval. Have fun dancing to a variety of music genres while improving your strength, stamina, and overall health.

Lunch and Learn @ Fab Lab 3D Printing. The class will educate the student in using 3d design programs like 123D Design to produce 3d models to print out on the

3d printer. Students will also learn the basics on small 3d printers.

Lunch and Learn @ Fab Lab CNC Laser. This class will educate the student in using Inkscape to design files for projects. The student will be trained on using the Universal Laser to create projects with the lasered designs like hinged boxes, ornamentals and veneers.

Lunch and Learn @ Fab Lab CNC Mill/Molds. 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.

Lunch and Learn @ Fab Lab Vinyl Cutter. This class will educate the student in using Inkscape to design files for projects. The student will be trained on using the Roland vinyl cutter to create projects with the vinyl designs like signage, etching and stenciling.

Maker Monday: Hack Your Garden! The attendees will get freebies and learn how to program garden activities with a raspberry pi or Arduino.

Maker Monday: Make Your Pet Tag! Attendees will be able to design and make a pet tag.

Maker Monday: Raspberry Pi / Arduino Projects. Learn how to code for Raspberry pi and Arduino.

Maker Monday: Robotics. Attendees will learn how to program robotic applications for home use.

Management Boot Camp: From Good to Great! A good employee is valuable to any organization. Often a GOOD employee is the person who takes initiative, meets goals and deadlines, comes early and stays late, and does whatever is needed to drive results. When promotion opportunities arise, the company has no hesitation in making the GOOD employee the newest leader/ manager/supervisor but they don't always provide the resources and training the GOOD employee needs to be able to provide effective management for the business.

Math Refresher. The student will add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers. The student will round and estimate whole numbers to the nearest given place value. The student will solve contextual problems using whole numbers, including finding perimeter and area. The student will use exponent rules and the order of operations to simplify expressions. All student learning outcomes for this unit must be completed without the use of a calculator.

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 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 Excel Advanced. Have you ever wished there was a class for proficient users of Microsoft Excel? Where you can learn how to do specific tasks related to your job, or your needs? For instance: financial functions, tables, conditional formatting, creating templates, and linking worksheets and charts to a Word document, using the latest version of Excel. Caution: This course is not for the beginner! When you pre- register for the course, please inform the PHCC staff of two tasks you want to learn in this 6 hour workshop. Based on the responses of the participants, the instructor will plan a workshop that teaches those tasks.

Microsoft Excel Intermediate. This workshop assumes each student has a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. If the student has recently completed the beginner workshop and wants to take their skills to the next level, then this workshop is for you! In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how easy it is to create macros that let you manipulate data with the push of a button, using the latest version of Microsoft Excel. And you'll set yourself apart from the casual Excel user by adding VLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH, and Excel's other time-saving functions to your repertoire.

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.

Microsoft Word Advanced. Have you ever wished there was a class for proficient users of Microsoft Word? Where you can learn how to do specific tasks related to your job, or your needs? For instance: Word features used to prepare a document for distribution, creating forms, advanced mail merge features, collaborating changes with other users, or creating a webpage using the latest version of Microsoft Word. Caution: This class is not for the beginner! When you pre- register for the course, you must inform the PHCC staff of two tasks you want to learn in this 6 hour workshop. Based on the responses of the participants, the instructor will plan a workshop that teaches those tasks. The class seating is limited, and granted to students in the order that the payment and registration is received.

Microsoft Word Intermediate. Microsoft Word is a powerful and popular program, yet most people use only a fraction of its features. This workshop assumes each student has a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word. If the student has recently completed the beginner workshop and wants to learn more, then this workshop is for you. We'll cover how to use Word as a simple desktop publishing program to create signs, flyers, menus, brochures, and even newsletters. You'll learn how to insert different types of graphics in a document including digital photographs from your own camera, clip art images provided by Microsoft, and different types of charts such as bar, line, or pie charts, using the latest version of Microsoft Word.

Minecraft Makers Camp. Design your world in Minecraft and 3d print, laser cut and build your characters out in real life using various Fab Lab equipment including laser cutters, 3d printers, and more to manufacture their ideas.

Motor Controls. This course instruction will include troubleshooting and servicing electrical controls, electric motors, motor controls, motor starters, relays, overloads, instruments and control circuits.

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.

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.

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.

Nuts and Bolts of Your Digital Camera. Do you have a digital camera but not sure what all of those buttons mean? This class will help you understand your camera by learning how the menu and buttons affect your camera and images. Students will also learn how to improve the quality of their images. Students will need to bring their own camera and manual.

Open Glass Studio. Open lab for completing assignments or individual designs and to work in a self-paced, supportive and creative environment. Teaching staff will meet with students on a pre-determined schedule to assist with ideas, motivation, suggestions and techniques.

Open Jewelry Studio. Supervised lab time for completing projects and independent study.

Open Pottery Studio. Open lab for completing assignments or individual designs and to work in a self-paced, supportive and creative environment. Teaching staff will meet with students on a pre-determined schedule to assist with ideas, motivation, suggestions and techniques.

Open Woodworking Studio. Open lab for completing assignments or individual designs and to work in a self-paced, supportive and creative environment. Teaching staff will meet with students on a pre-determined schedule to assist with ideas, motivation, suggestions and techniques.

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.

Phlebotomy Technician Program. This short-term training program 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.

Phlebotomy Technician Internship. This course will provide students with a 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.

Photography Camp. Are you addicted to Instagram? Obsessed with selfies? Take your digital photo skills to the next level with lessons from a certified professional photographer as you walk along the scenic uptown streets and trails of Martinsville. Students will learn to use a digital camera and will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop for editing and creating a photo collage.

Plus 50: Beginning Computer, Part 1. This class is designed for the 50+ student. This course is designed to take away the fear and uncertainty of using the computer. Students will learn about computer systems, their components and the different types of electronic communications. They will gain experience with email, web browsers and the different types of websites. The keyboarding component will include the layout of the keyboard, placement of their fingers on the home keys and the uses of the function keys will be included.

Plus 50: Beginning Computer, Part II. This class is designed for the 50+ student. Topics introduced in this class are broken into three areas: Keyboarding includes a review of the touch method of keying letters. Use of Functions keys and number pad will also be covered; Computing Fundamentals introduces computer concepts on topics such as maintenance, terminology, using a jump drive to create folders and store files and operating systems; Internet and E-mail will continue with more basic concepts of the Internet and searching topics. Students will practice attaching documents, saving attachments, reply and forward email and netiquette rules. Other topics to be covered will be computer viruses and other security measures.

Plus 50: Beginning Computer, Part III. This class is designed for the 50+ student. Students will be introduced to Microsoft Word and will create documents, use Wordwrap, changing margins, and learn when to use the enter key. Students will learn how to navigate documents with arrow keys, the CTRL + Home and CTRL + End keys. Backspace and Delete keys will also be discussed. Editing text and documents, using the home ribbon, applying backgrounds and borders and creating tables will be covered.

Quilting 101. This class is for those students who want to learn how to start and finish a quilt and learn new tips and tricks for piecing, hand sewing and machine quilting. Students will complete a sampler project to show off their new skills. Supply list will be available upon registration.

ServSafe Manager's Certification. This course meets the requirements for certification. Most food service facilities are required to have a Certified Food Service Manager on duty at least eight hours of the operational day. Students successfully completing this course should register with the Health Department to receive a Food Service Manager's Certificate, which is valid for three years.

Spanish for Medical Professionals I. Introduces Spanish to those in the healthcare professions. Emphasizes oral communication, cultural awareness, and practical medical vocabulary. May include oral drill and practice.

Spanish for Medical Professionals II. This course is a second part of the introduction to Spanish for those in the healthcare professions. Emphasizes vocabulary, conversational Spanish, and cultural appreciation.

Star Wars: May the Fab Be With You! Star Wars Day attendees will get to make Star Wars related objects like lightsabers and costumes.

Surface Decoration & Glazing. In this class students will learn several finishing techniques used in ceramics, for both functional food safe pottery, as well as decorative work. Students will also learn how to add texture to raw clay using tools and slip carving. Students will also glaze their pieces.

Texturizing and Stamping Metal Jewelry. Personalized jewelry is all the craze! During this class students will learn various techniques to texturize and customized metal. Students will create earrings, charms, necklaces and more.

Tradesman license renewal course. Covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use and special equipment included in the respective codes.

The Art of Chocolate. Perfect for the chocolate lover: Learn the art of tasting dark chocolates from around the world as you learn about their origins, then learn to temper chocolate and make your own bars! Taught by chocolatier Jason Worley.

Veterinary Assistant Program. 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.

Veterinary Assistant Internship. This course will provide students with a hands-on experience in a professional setting where they can apply the principles and techniques learned in the veterinary assistant program. The student will use a checklist of minimum skills that should be observed or practiced over the course of the internship. 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.

Wheel Thrown Pottery. Come and learn the fine art of wheel thrown ceramics! Beginning students will learn basic throwing technique, with a focus on centering, making cylinders, bowls and perhaps your first teapot. We will discuss various throwing methods, wheel trimming, and adding handles, lids etc. The class is also open to students with some wheel-throwing experience who would like to continue developing their skills.

Working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC). Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is copper in a workable clay-like form. In this workshop you will learn the steps to successfully work with PMC. Students will also learn the proper use of tools; mold making techniques to create textures; firing techniques, and finishing techniques. Students will complete several pieces of jewelry during the class.

Write What You Know: Fiction Writing. You KNOW you have something you want to say. Try out various approaches to help you discover topics you care about, which you'll shape into writing that reveals, informs, and entertains. Participate in friendly classes that include short lessons with a variety of techniques and examples. Each class session includes time to write, discuss, and share, if you choose. For writers of all levels. Open to teens and adults.

Your Experiences Matter: Personal Narrative Non-Fiction. Join us weekly for an evening of inspiration, discussion and writing as we experiment with various easy, fun approaches to writing creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry! Open to teens and adults. For writers of all levels.