FFEligible logo Automotive On-Ramp: Basic Skills for General Service (Tire) Technicians

This is a non-credit training program aimed for participants who do not have previous automotive training. The purpose of the course  is to introduce the student to the automotive career pathway. Students are provided with the basic skills needed to be successful in a high performance automotive environment. This class presents shop practices for automotive laboratory and shop safety, identification and use of hand tools, general power equipment and maintenance of automotive shop.  The goals include providing job readiness skills needed in the automotive industry, regular application of common shop safety practices, the transfer of basic automotive service skills such as tire services and basic vehicle preventive maintenance, and the cooperative reinforcement of these skills through job-based practice. Designed for adults with limited automotive service experience. Successful graduates will be ready for employment as a general service (tire, battery, lube) technician.

FFEligible logo CDL Training

Class A CDL training prepares students to land an entry-level job operating a Class A commercial motor vehicle. Class A vehicles are defined as any combination of vehicles with GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.

During truck driver training, students learn the skills required by The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to earn a Virginia CDL.

The VWCC training program covers:

  • General Knowledge
  • Air Brakes
  • Combination Vehicles
  • Hazardous Materials Endorsement

Other trucking Endorsements such as Doubles/Triples and Tanker are optional.

In addition, VWCC covers the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as well as many safety topics necessary to provide a student the basic knowledge and skill set as an entry-level driver in the trucking industry.

Non-Hobby: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or Drones) Part 107 and Flight Readiness

Would you like to fly a drone for construction, agriculture, real estate, photography, or any other non-hobby activities? Does your employer want you to fly a drone for work purposes? This course is for you! The FAA requires small UAS (unmanned aerial systems or drones) operators for non-hobby purposes to be certified under Part 107, which includes an exam and background check. This course combines quality online video training with in-person classroom instruction and actual flight practice to prepare you for the Small UAS Rule (Part 107) aeronautical knowledge test. You’ll have access to practice exams and online videos explaining key principles to prepare you for the 107 exam. Classroom instruction and flight practice will be conducted over 3 days on VWCC’s Roanoke campus under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor. Course materials and in-class use of drones are included in the cost of tuition (FAA exam not included). Check faa.gov to learn more about the requirements governing UAS/drone operation and the FAA Part 107 exam. Enroll now as class size is limited! 2020 is the year for you to gain new skills and build your career.

Public Safety: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or Drones) Part 107 and Flight Readiness

Are you in law enforcement, fire and rescue, or other public safety field? Is there a chance you could be called upon to operate a UAS/drone on the job? This course is for you! The FAA requires small UAS (unmanned aerial systems or drones) operators for non-hobby purposes to be certified under Part 107, which includes an exam and background check. This course combines quality online video training with in-person classroom instruction and actual flight practice to prepare you for the Small UAS Rule (Part 107) aeronautical knowledge test. You’ll have access to practice exams and online videos explaining key principles to prepare you for the 107 exam. Classroom instruction and flight practice will be conducted over 3 days on VWCC’s Roanoke campus under the watchful eye of an experienced public safety instructor. Course materials and in-class use of drones are included in the cost of tuition (FAA exam not included). Check faa.gov to learn more about the requirements governing UAS/drone operation and the FAA Part 107 exam. Don’t get left behind. 2020 is the year to gain new skills and develop your career.

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