|Jason Perry, Vice President, Workforce and Community Development|
Everyone knows the importance of having good credentials to improve job prospects. Our mission is to provide training and education programs that enhance lifestyles and provide career opportunities to Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck residents.
We take great pride in developing these programs, and we strive to offer new courses each semester. Many of our offerings are available online. To request additional courses, or to learn more about our customized training opportunities, please contact us. We are fortunate to have many success stories to share, and we look forward to helping you become one of them.
Our Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources courses are about the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.
Students who graduates with skills learned in these courses are responsible for the details of designing, constructing, and equipping these buildings. That ranges from the architects designing the look and flow of the building, to the carpenters and stone masons building its walls, to the electricians and installers of heating and air conditioning.
Students who are interested in careers in this field can get involved in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Hospitals, professional offices, law firms, and corporate headquarters require bookkeepers, administrative assistants, and benefit specialists to keep their operations running smoothly.
Employment prospects are good for computer network architects, information security analysts, and Web developers. As technology advances across the globe, it is important to have individuals who understand and can support the new technological demands. This field required employees to have high-level degrees in certification.
With a greater need to reach children with learning differences, obtaining specialization in special education will help distinguish you in the marketplace. Demand is highest for teachers with training in special education.
Thinking about a teaching career? Consider the Career Switchers program through EducateVA. Contact Harriet K. Dawson at 804-758-6755 for information.
Demand for dental services is expected to increase because of research that links oral health and general health. As the population ages, the need for registered nurses is expected to grow. The need for home health aides is expected to grow as the large baby boom generation ages and requires more in-home care.
Dental Assisting Program – 80 hours. Upon completion of the course students will be prepared to take the X-ray certification test, a Virginia requirement for dental assistants. Note: This class is taught through a partnership and all interested individuals will be referred to a different registration process after obtaining necessary information. For more information please visit the website: todaysdentalassistant.net. Pre-requisites: High School Diploma or GED credential
Certificate Course in Electronic Medical Records Administration
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ordered that patient health records be input into computerized systems in a digital format. The transition to electronic health records is now well underway. This course is organized to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory and functional benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR). It is estimated that the need for skilled persons in a variety of EHR positions will make this a demand area. Those benefitting from this course include: Doctors, Nurses, Medical Assistants, Physician Assistants and other medical staff.
Want to learn how to ride a motorcycle? Or did you accidentally get a ticket or other moving violation and the judge said you needed to take a Defensive Driving course? Want to get behind the wheel of a big rig? This is the section of classes for you!
Rappahannock Community College, in partnership with CDS Tractor Trailer Training, is now offering professional truck training and job placement assistance to its students. Our program consists of classroom instruction, various backing maneuvers, and on-the-road training. Students enjoy our hands-on approach to training and are in the trucks the second day.
This eight-week non-credit class, offered online with computer and Internet access required, will provide successful students with certification credentials to lead their own Ecotours. The class will focus on the aspects of ecotourism, including “Leave No Trace” principles, ecosystem science, customer service, essential guiding skills, culture, and natural history. Call 804-758-6750 to register and for more information.