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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)
Community Programs
One on One Motorcycle Session
Culinary Classes
Information Technology
Computer Microsoft Classes

1-9 Weeks

Business & Professional Services
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (RAMP)
SHRM CP/SCP Prep (certification available)
Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, & Manufacturing
Basic Manufacturing Skills (multiple credentials available)
Introduction to Welding - FCAW (credential available)
Introduction to Welding - GMAW (credential available)
Health Professions
Dental Pain Management for Dental Hygienist (certification)
Dental Radiation Safety Certification (certification)
Medical Office Support (certification available)
Medical Billing Support (certification available)
Information Technology
Computer Support and Repair (multiple certifications available)
Network and Security (multiple certifications available)
Online Courses
Browse Workforce Solution's Ed2Go Catalog
Transportation
Commercial Driver's License
Motorcycle Rider

10-16 Weeks (1 Semester)

Building Trades Technology
Maintenance Technology (Career Studies Certificate)
Welding (Career Studies Certificate and multiple credentials available)
Business & Professional Services
Legal Office Assisting (Career Studies Certificate)
Management: Entrepreneurship Plus (Career Studies Certificate)
Project Management Professional Certification (preparation for certification exam)
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)
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)