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  1. Training Program: School of Practical Nursing, Practical Nursing I, II
  2. Program or Course Description: Certified by the VA Board of Nursing
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: VA CTE 980 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 72 weeks
  5. Total Cost:  $4,800 – Bedford Co. Resident; $6,500 – Out-of-County
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Licensed Practical Nurse upon passing of NCLEX exam required by VABON
  7. LMI Summary: Bridge program offered by in-state LPN to RN. High Demand/High wage with wage range $16.50/hr. to $24.00/hr.

 

  1. Training Program: Nurse Aide
  2. Program or Course Description: The program is designed so that completers can sit for the Certified Nurse Aide examination. An application and drug screening are required.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 80 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 10-12 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $685 (includes tuition, books, CPR training and state board exam fees)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Certified Nurse Aide upon successful completion of state boards.
  7. LMI Summary: HealthCare Field. In-demand. Can make up to $11.50 per hour. Is stackable with additional short-term trainings such as Medication Aide. Bridge to other health care fields.

 


Careers in Care

  1. Training Program: Nurse Aide
  2. Program or Course Description: to learn direct care and/or assistance to the elderly in long-term care facility.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 130 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 6 weeks (day or evening classes available)
  5. Total Cost: $1,520 (includes background check, tuition, books, uniform, BP Cuff, Stethoscope & watch, CPR certification.)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Certified Nurse Aide upon passing of state boards.
  7. LMI Summary: HealthCare Field. In-demand. Can make up to $11.50 per hour. Is stackable with additional short-term trainings such as Medication Aide. Bridge to other health care fields.

 

  1. Training Program: Medication Aide
  2. Program or Course Description: to learn the basics of medication administration
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 68 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 3 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $775 (includes tuition and books)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Certified Medication Aide upon completion of state boards
  7. LMI Summary: Healthcare Field. In-demand. Can make up to $12.50 per hour. Is stackable with additional short-term trainings. Bridge to other health care fields.

Centra College of Nursing

  1. Training Program: Registered Nurse Training
  2. Program or Course Description: Associated Degree in Nursing
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 66 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 64 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $27,737 – as of 8/1/2016 (includes registration, tuition, books, testing/exams, licensure, and other fees)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Associates Degree. Registered Nurse upon completion of state boards.
  7. LMI Summary: Healthcare Field, pay range: $47,500 to $74,000

 

  1. Training Program: Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate
  2. Program or Course Description: Training for LPN
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 39 hours
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 42 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $13,324.45 – as of 1/1/2016 (includes tuition, books, required supplies, testing/exams, licensure other fees.
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Certificate, state licensure upon passing state boards.
  7. LMI Summary: Healthcare field, pay range $32,912 to $45,537.

Central Virginia Community College (CVCC)

  1. Training Program: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  2. Program or Course Description: Prepares students to be professional medical assistants in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning outcomes.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: Non-Credit
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 98 hrs. classroom/120 hr. externship
  5. Total Cost: $4,260 ( includes tuition books, required supplies and testing and exam fees)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician
  7. LMI Summary: Medical Assistants average regional salary of $27,700. An expected growth rate of 2.2% over the next 10 years will require a regional replacement and growth demand of approximately 118.

 

  1. Training Program: IT Helpdesk Technician
  2. Program or Course Description: The IT Helpdesk Technician Rapid Train certification program provides students with ready-to-work skills and knowledge to obtain a Level 1 Department of Defense recognized certification for IT professionals.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: Non-Credit
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 60 Hrs.
  5. Total Cost: $1,740 (includes tuition, books, testing/exam cost)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Knowledge to obtain Level 1 DOD certification. Comp Tia A+
  7. LMI Summary: Regional LMI supports 78 positions over the next 10 years with a median salary of $46,000. Centra Health is planning a significant expansion in 2017 with a need for 8 – 10 positions within a year.

 

  1. Training Program: Manufacturing Specialist
  2. Program or Course Description: Demonstrates to employers than an individual has attained a certain level of industry-wide technical knowledge and skills in the math and measurement, spatial reasoning and manufacturing technology.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: Non-credit
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 90 hrs.
  5. Total Cost: $1,950 (includes tuition, books, required supplies, testing, exam)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Manufacturing Specialist, Manufacturing Skills Institute
  7. LMI Summary: Entry level certification leading to future career such as Mechanics and Installers (177 positions/10yrs $38,600 avg.), Machinists (116 positions/10yrs, $38,800 avg.), and Industrial Machinery Mechanics (116 positions/10 yrs. $43,000 avg.)

 

  1. Training Program: Project Management Professional (PMP) exam Preparation Course
  2. Program or Course Description: Prepares students to earn a PMP credential recognized globally and reflecting the highest level of knowledge and skills. Prepares students for the competency & knowledge based exam offered through the PM Institute (PMI).
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: Non-Credit
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 40 hrs.
  5. Total Cost: $2,400 (includes tuition, books, required Supplies and books) Exam fee of $405 & $555 not included and must be paid directly to PMI.
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, see above.
  7. LMI Summary: PMP holders earn 17% more than non-holders. Industries that have PM holders include Banking, Government, IT, Engineering, Facilities and Quality Jobs. Jobs EQ for Region 2000 shows project managers in various industries an average wage starting at $72,200. Growth rate of 1% to 1.8%.

 

  1. Training Program: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in partnership with CDS Tractor Trailer Driving
  2. Program or Course Description: Training to obtain Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Program includes classroom and on-the-road training
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: Non-Credit
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 160 hrs.
  5. Total Cost: $4,141 (includes tuition, books, required supplies, License fee, Drug scree and DOT physical)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  7. LMI Summary: Total replacement/new growth rate for Region 2000 of 295/10 yrs. Heavy and Tractor Trailer drivers pay range $28,555 to $46,355.

 

  1. Training Program: SHRM – CP and SHRM – SCP Exam Preparation Course
  2. Program or Course Description: Prepares students to earn newest HR credential recognized globally & reflecting the highest level of knowledge & skills. Prepares students for the competency & knowledge-based exam covering the knowledge domains.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: Non-Credit
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 39 hrs.
  5. Total Cost: $1,992 (tuition, books, required supplies, testing/exams)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? See above.
  7. LMI Summary: HR Managers average regional salary of $104,500. Specialist average regional salary $55,900.

 

  1. Training Program: Backflow Prevention Device Worker Certification Exam Preparation Course
  2. Program or Course Description: BPDC includes 40 hrs. of classroom and wet lab instruction designed to meet training requirements for workers with 4-6 year of experience in plumbing and related mechanical areas.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours:  Non-Credit
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 40 hrs.
  5. Total Cost: $1,050 (includes tuition, books, required supplies – Exam fee is an additional $130)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, upon passing exam as noted above.
  7. LMI Summary: Jobs EQ – Region 2000: Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters – Ave. Wage $37,800/Mechanics & Installers – Ave. Wage $38,600; Combined replacement & growth 237 over the next 10 years

 

  1. Training Program: Teacher Licensure Career Switcher Program
  2. Program or Course Description: VA Community Colleges offer a fast track, alternative teacher licensure program – Educate VA
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: Non-Credit
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: Level I – 220 hrs.: Level II – 1 year
  5. Total Cost: $4,375 (includes tuition, books, provisional license application fee)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, VA teaching licensure
  7. LMI Summary: Middle School Teachers avg. $43,000 and Secondary School Teachers avg. salary $42,200

 

  1. Training Program: Administration of Justice
  2. Program or Course Description: This curriculum is designed to provide a broad educational foundation which will prepare graduates for employment in numerous criminal justice related occupations.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 66 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 64 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $9,662
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Associate of Applied Science
  7. LMI Summary: Region 2000 LMI data list annual average wages for Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers as $49,800 (Jobs EQ).

 

  1. Training Program: Culinary Arts and Management
  2. Program or Course Description: This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for careers in culinary arts, food service management and related occupations.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 66 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 64 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $9,662
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Associate of Applied Science
  7. LMI Summary: Regional LMI list Median Annual wages for Chefs and Head Cooks at $41,500.

 

  1. Training Program: Machine Tool
  2. Program or Course Description: The purpose of this curriculum is to develop machinist and machines trainees who are able to skillfully convert the engineer’s blueprint into a precision part.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 60 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 92 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $11,662
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Diploma
  7. LMI Summary: Regional LMI list Median Annual wages for Entry Level Machinist as $38,068.

 

  1. Training Program: Medical Laboratory Technology
  2. Program or Course Description: This curriculum is designed to prepare selected students for employment, upon graduation and certification, as Medical Laboratory Technicians.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 67 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 64 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $9,662
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Associate of Applied Science 
  7. LMI Summary: Regional LMI list Meidan Annual wages for Medical Laboratory Technologist as $50,550.

 

  1. Training Program: Medical Coding
  2. Program or Course Description: This career studies program is designed for people who desire a career in health care coding. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to seek employment in hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing facilities, or other health care organizations.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 27 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 64 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $4,831
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Career Studies and Certificate/Certified Professional Coder/Certified Coding Specialist
  7. LMI Summary: Regional LMI list Meidan Annual wages for Medical Records Coding Technicians as $37,110.

 

  1. Training Program: Welding
  2. Program or Course Description: This Career Studies Certificate program is designed to provide entry level skills as a beginning welder.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 28 credits
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 40 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $7,496.50
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Career Studies Certificate/Students complete American Welding Society qualification testing
  7. LMI Summary: Regional LMI list Median Annual wages for Welders as $39,274.

Raspberry Hill Adult Daytime Center

  1. Training Program: Nurse Aide
  2. Program or Course Description: VA Board of Nursing Approved Nurse Aide Program
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 120 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 6 wks. /120 hrs.
  5. Total Cost: $1,040 (includes tuition, books, uniform, stethoscope, shoes, testing/exam cost, TB screen, CPR certification)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Certified Nurse Aide upon passing of state boards.
  7. LMI Summary: Healthcare, Certified Nursing Assistant avg. $8.65 to $16.62 in VA.

 

  1. Training Program: Medication Aide
  2. Program or Course Description: This program is designed to prepare qualified applicants to properly administer medications within Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Facilities.
  3. Total Credit or Curriculum Hours: 68 hrs.
  4. Number of Weeks or Hours of Training: 3 weeks
  5. Total Cost: $915 (includes state board exam fees, TB screen, Uniform, shoes, stethoscope, and blood pressure cuff)
  6. Does the Training Lead to a Recognized Industry Credential? Yes, Certified Medication Aide upon successful completion of state boards
  7. LMI Summary: Healthcare Field. In-demand. Can make up to $12.50 per hour. Is stackable with additional short-term trainings. Bridge to other health care fields.

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