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Spotlight on WDCE Noncredit, Accelerated Career Programs

Posted: Feb 24, 2014

Picture of Care Giver and Resident

Classes for new accelerated certificate training programs for non-medical caregiver, professional sales and apartment maintenance technician are beginning in March and April, 2014.

TMCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education, the college’s noncredit department, is offering skills training programs that enable students to be job ready in six weeks to three months.

These courses are open to the community; admission to TMCC is not required. A high school diploma and ACCUPLACER exam are also not a prerequisite. Costs listed for each program include materials and there is no additional out-of-pocket cost for textbooks.

"WDCE offers students an alternative to traditional education,” said Nicole McDowell, WDCE program manager. “Our noncredit courses are designed for people to get the training they need to quickly enter the workforce; some classes can prepare students for jobs in as little as six weeks."

Enroll in these accelerated courses online today.

Non-medical Caregiver Certificate:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, caregiving is predicted to be the second fastest growing job field in the country, with an estimated 3,000,000 positions opening in the next three years.

The certificate course for Non-medical Caregiver is a 27-hour program that includes hands-on training, guest lecturers and traditional classroom instruction. Classes will be held Mondays, 6 - 9 p.m., March 17 until May 12 at TMCC’s Meadowood Center, and the cost of the program is $699.

Students will learn how to safely move bed-ridden patients and hear specialists discuss issues such as end-of-life care, fall prevention and legal issues such as HIPAA privacy laws.

Businesses working with WDCE may offer students employment following successful completion of the course. The deadline to register for the Non-medical Caregiver program is Monday, March 10.

Professional Sales Certificate:

A sales professional can expect to earn a starting wage of around $21 an hour, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sales skills are needed now in many fields; from retail to insurance to digital media. Students enrolled in this program will develop the skills and learn the strategies to become a successful sales professional.

Topics covered will be presentation, needs assessment and negotiating skills. Students will learn how to develop prospects and strengthen sales relationships.

Learning why a customer decides to buy, how to handle objections to your pitch, and ways to confidently close a deal will prepare new sales professionals to be ready to hit the ground running as an account executive.

Sales certificate training starts on Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m., April 3 until May 8 at TMCC’s Meadowood Center. The deadline to register is Monday, March 24.

Apartment Maintenance Technician:

This career field is expanding; the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics projects an 11% job growth through 2020, with an average pay starting at $16 per hour.

The Apartment Maintenance Technician program will teach students how to keep up, repair and manage apartment units. Participants will intern on Saturdays at an apartment complex and flip an apartment unit so that it is ready for new residents to move in.

Skills that will be taught through hands-on instruction at the TMCC/IGT Applied Technology Center include basic maintenance, painting, repairing tasks for plumbing and drywall patching, treating structures such as showers and appliances, and re-keying locks.

Training will take place on Wednesdays, 6 - 9 p.m. and on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, from March 26 until May 7. The cost of the course is $499, and the registration deadline is Wed., March 19.

In addition to the skills training courses described above, additional accelerated certificate programs will also be starting soon:

More information on these certificate programs and others may be found on the Workforce Development and Continuing Education website or by calling 775-829-9010.

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TMCC's Public Information Office
Telephone: 775-673-7087

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