Virginia Western Workforce Solutions

Licensure, Credentialing & Intensive Training Programs

Skilled Trades

Backflow Prevention Device Training
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires individuals engaged in maintenance, repair and testing, or periodic inspection of cross connection devices be certified in backflow prevention. VWCC College offers classes approved by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) that meet the training requirements for certification at its Greenfield campus. Individuals with 7 or more years of work experience are required to complete a 16 hour training class. Refresher classes may assist professionals in meeting continuing education requirements. Classes are generally offered at least once each semester. Individuals with less than 7 years work experience are required to take a minimum of 40 hours of training to become certified.

Basic Contractors Business Licensing
This 8 hour course is designed to provide a basic look at the statutes and regulations that govern contractor licensing in Virginia, including a review of the different types of licenses available and the qualifications for each, including Standards of Practice, Prohibited Acts and How to Avoid Violations of the Regulations. This course has been approved by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board for Contractors. As of August 21, 2006, the Contractors' Board requires all contractors applying for a new license to successfully complete an 8-hour approved basic business course as a prerequisite to licensure.

Basic Manufacturing Skills
Basic Manufacturing Skills covers fundamental areas of knowledge with the intent of preparing a student to be a ‘shop floor’ employee. Topics include Basic Computer Literacy; Math for the Trades; Industrial Measurement & Conversions; Quality Improvement Programs & Practices; OSHA 10 General Industry and Workplace Readiness. The course is a pre-requisite for Welding, Manufacturing Production, Industrial Maintenance, and Machining. Students will use a variety of resources including Tooling University from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

CDL Training
This CDL 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. Our courses are intended to focus on developing a strong work ethic, teamwork, and self-confidence.

Certified Production Technician
The Certified Production Technician (CPT) is a nationally portable, industry-recognized certification that focuses on core-competency standards identified by industry subject matter experts.  It prepares individuals for high-performance, technologically-advanced production jobs.

Home Inspection Training Course
Our home inspection training course will provide you all the tools you need to successfully start your own, very profitable, Home Inspection Business. We have taken feedback from our graduates over the past 15 years and created the ideal training solution for you. This course is our most exciting and popular course.

Industrial Maintenance Technician
This VWCC Quick Connect Intensive Industrial Maintenance Technician's program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need to work in manufacturing or industrial plants. Entry level industrial maintenance technicians call upon a variety of skills in electronics, mechanical and digital systems to repair and maintain large and complex machines.

Introduction to Water-Wastewater Math ( MATH 2300)

Sieman's Certification in Mechatronics

Tradesman License Renewal
The VA Board of Contractors requires journeymen, master plumbers, electricians, HVAC mechanics and gas fitters to take continuing education hours specific to their trade as part of the licensing process. Those renewing a license must take continuing education in their respective profession. These on-line courses satisfy the DPOR requirements.

VWCC Quick Connect: Welding & AWS Qualifications
Students will learn GMAW and FCAW welding methods. Credentials from this class include an OSHA 10 Certification, a Commonwealth of Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), and an American Welding Society (AWS) Qualification. The course meets over 64 hours. Dates, times, and frequency will be determined each semester. At the end of the course, students will weld inspection coupons which will be forwarded to a Certified Welding Instructor (CWI). Successful students will receive an AWS qualification. An additional three hours are required for CRC testing.