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Academics

Areas of Study at Virginia Western

Fast-Track Programs

Fast-Track Programs

Fast-track programs offer credit and non-credit courses for business and industry training, retraining and certifications, as well as courses for community and personal enrichment.

1-10 Hours

Building Trades Technology
Basic Contractor's Pre-Licensing Class (eligible for licensure exam)
Tradesman License Renewal: Electrical, Gas, HVAC & Plumbing (continuing education hours for licensing)
Business & Professional Services
QuickBooks Classes on Ed2Go
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (RAMP)
Information Technology
Computer Microsoft Classes

1-9 Weeks

Business & Professional Services
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (RAMP)
Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, & Manufacturing
Basic Manufacturing Skills (multiple credentials available)
Health Professions
Dental Pain Management for Dental Hygienist (certification)
Dental Radiation Safety Certification (certification)

10-16 Weeks (1 Semester)

Building Trades Technology
Maintenance Technology (Career Studies Certificate)
Welding (Career Studies Certificate and multiple credentials available)
Business & Professional Services
Customer Support (Career Studies Certificate)
Legal Office Assisting (Career Studies Certificate)
Management: Entrepreneurship Plus (Career Studies Certificate)
Project Management Professional Certification (preparation for certification exam)
SHRM Certification Prep Course
Culinary Arts
Culinary: Introduction to Foodservice (Career Studies Certificate)
Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, & Manufacturing
Industrial Maintenance Technician (multiple credentials available)
Machining (multiple credentials available)
Health Professions
Computed Tomography (Career Studies Certificate)
Medical Administrative Assistant (preparation for credentialing exam)
Medical Billing Specialist (preparation for credentialing exam)
Pharmacy Technician Program (preparation for certification exam)
Phlebotomy (Career Studies Certificate)
Information Technology
Desktop Support Technician (Career Studies Certificate; Available online Fall 2019)

2 Semesters

Building Trades Technology
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC) - Commercial (Career Studies Certificate)
Building Trades Technology (Career Studies Certificate)
Electrical Wiring (Career Studies Certificate)
Horticulture Technology (Career Studies Certificate)
Culinary Arts
Culinary: Cake Production and Decorating (Career Studies Certificate)
Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, & Manufacturing
Advanced Technology in Mechatronics (Career Studies Certificate)
Computer Aided Design (Career Studies Certificate)
Information Technology
Cyber Security (Career Studies Certificate; Available online Fall 2019)
CISCO™ CCNA™ Networking (Career Studies Certificate; Available online)
Network & Security Administration (Career Studies Certificate; Available online)
Public Service
Early Childhood Development (Career Studies Certificate)
Early Childhood Development: Infant and Toddler (Career Studies Certificate)