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One of the many workforce programs being offered this spring by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (pictured). Eligible students may be able to train for a high-demand career at no cost with a variety of funding sources. Call FastForward Career Coach Brooke Shehan at (540) 863-2848 or email bshehan@dslcc.edu for more information.

FastForward Courses for In-Demand Careers Scheduled at DSLCC this Semester

Clifton Forge, VA (Jan. 18, 2021) - Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s division of Workforce Solutions and Community Education is offering a full slate of training courses for in-demand careers in the areas of healthcare, skilled trades, and transportation this spring. Many are being offered as hybrid courses, with online as well as classroom instruction.

All of the courses listed below are eligible for tuition assistance, through the FastForward program, and students who complete the coursework are eligible to sit for certification exams. Eligible students may be able to train at no cost due to a variety of financial assistance funding sources available.

In the healthcare field, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is scheduled to begin February 2; two Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) classes beginning on February 22 and April 12; the Clinical Medical Assistant program begins February 15; and Pharmacy Technician, March 22. Massage Therapy will be offered in the fall of 2021 at two locations: the Roanoke Higher Education Center and at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista.

The Phlebotomy Technician course is full. Interested persons may have their names put on a waiting list by contacting Brooke at bshehan@dslcc.edu or (540) 863-2848.

Courses in the skilled trades include: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) begins on March 15, and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) begins on March 23. Three National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) courses, in Electrical, Heating Venting and Air Conditioning and Industrial Maintenance Mechanics, will be offered in the fall.

Several Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) courses will be held in two locations this spring: the DSLCC main campus in Clifton Forge, with the next course scheduled to begin February 13, and the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista, with the first course set on January 23.

For more details on each course, check the DSLCC website at www.dslcc.edu/workforce.

To register or for more information about tuition assistance, contact FastForward Car eer Coach Brooke Shehan at (540) 863-2848 or by email bshehan@dslcc.edu.

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