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WFCE Certificates & Programs

Select subjects below to locate information on various Certificate and Program Qualifications.

All certificates will be issued exclusively to students who enroll in the designated classes at WC and successfully complete the designated WC course work.

PLEASE NOTE: Course offerings vary by semester. In order for a class to be held, a minimum number of students are required. No refunds on or after the start day of the class.

* For class dates, times, locations, descriptions, and requirements, visit our Current Schedule.


CERTIFIED NURSE AID (CNA)

Program Requirements

To be considered for admission, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all program requirements are completed. Approximately a three-month program. Cost is $750 plus black scrubs and patch. Program includes textbook, workbook, certification exam, CPR course, and student liability insurance. Online registration is not available for this program. Maximum enrollment – 10 students. NOTE: Students will not be allowed to participate in the certification exam if pregnant.

Required Prior to Registration:
  • Read, write, speak and understand English
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check (WC is responsible for processing.)
  • Valid Driver’s License (DL) or photo ID and signed Social Security (SS) card
  • ALL state required immunizations
  • Immunization fees are the responsibility of the student.
Required Prior to Clinical:
  • Urine Drug Screen – Must be 9 or 10 panel with itemized negative results from a lab completed NO MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR to clinical (Instant results and 5-panel not accepted).
  • Drug screen fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • Current certification in CPR for Healthcare Providers - 4 hour class (2 year certification) required and provided before clinical.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (CDA)

This convenient, affordable program will allow you to earn the 120 hours of formal childcare education required by the Council of Professional Recognition for the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification while working at your own pace in a flexible, self-directed online learning environment. This program is designed especially for working adult students, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can start the program at any time of the year. Do not let a busy schedule keep you from your career in childcare!

To Get Started:
  1. Visit our online instruction center at careertraining.ed2go.com/wc to register.
  2. Enter "CDA" in the Search Our Programs box. Click on Go.
  3. Choose "Child Development Associate Training." Click Next Step button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for the course.
  4. To begin your studies, follow the instructions that you received in the confirmation email from Ed2go.

* These courses are not eligible for TPEG funding

For class dates, times, locations, descriptions, and requirements, visit our Current Schedule.

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COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING & DESIGN

The Computer Aided Drafting Certificate classes are held in our new CAD lab on the Mineral Wells campus. Students will be trained in drafting undamentals, techniques, and execution of software. Participants must successfully complete 256 hours of coursework. Total cost is $1,920 plus textbooks. No prior drafting experience is needed to begin this program; however students must have basic computer skills. Courses may be taken individually. Maximum enrollment - 14 students.

DFTG 1009 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 64 hrs
DFTG 1017 Architectural Drafting 64 hrs
DFTG 1033 Mechanical Drafting 64 hrs
DFTG 2040 3D Solid Modeling/Design 64 hrs

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COMPUTER SKILLS FOR BUSINESS

Do you need computer skills to get a job? Learn the basics and develop your skills. Participants must successfully complete 136 hours of coursework. Total cost is $1,065, textbooks included. Maximum enrollment – 12 students.

POFI 1004
Computer Fundamentals 48 hrs
POFI 1024
Intro to Microsoft Word®
48 hrs
ITSW 1022
Intro to Microsoft Excel®
24 hrs
ITSW 1037
Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint®
24 hrs
BUSG 1012 Professionalism in the Workplace 16 hrs

* These classes are designed to be taken consecutively and are scheduled as part of the Computer Skills for Business series. Students must register for the complete series. See COMPUTER COURSES section for individual computer classes.

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DENTAL ASSISTANT

Program Requirements:
To be considered for admission, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all program requirements are completed. Approximately a nine-month program. Cost is
$1,992 plus books and royal blue scrubs. Program includes use of dental clinic, CPR course, and student liability insurance. Online registration is not available for this program. Maximum enrollment – 14 students.
 
Required Prior to Registration:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma, GED or college transcript
  • Valid Driver’s License (DL) or photo ID and signed Social Security (SS) card
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check (WC is responsible for processing).
  • COMPASS Reading Exam - Reading score must be 81 or above (see Coordinator for TAKS/STARR exemption).
  • ALL state required immunizations
  • Immunization fees are the responsibility of the student
Required Prior to Chairside Assisting:
  • Urine Drug Screen – Must be 9 or 10 panel with itemized negative results from a lab completed NO MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR to clinical (Instant results and 5-panel not accepted). Drug screen fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • Current certification in CPR for Healthcare Providers - 4 hour class (2 year certification) required and provided.
  • Students will not be allowed to continue the program if all requirements are not met prior to first day of the clinical class. No refunds will be given.

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ELECTRICIAN TECHNICIAN

Continuing Education offers the basics to get you started on the road to be an electrician technician. This approximately seven-month, 192 hour program provides the basic understanding necessary for becoming an Electrical Apprentice. Approximate cost is $1,200 plus books.
 
ELPT 1011 Basic Electrical Theory 64 hrs
ELPT 1000 Basic Electrical Wiring 32 hrs
ELPT 1015 Electrical Calculations 32 hrs
ELPT 1025 NEC Code I 32 hrs
ELPT 2025 NEC Code II 32 hrs

Requirements for Individual Electrician Licenses

  •  Master Electrician

    -  12,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician
    -  Hold a journeyman electrician license for at least two years
    -  Passing score on the master electrician examination
 

  •  Journeyman Electrician

    -  8,000 hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of a master electrician
    -  Passing score on the journeyman electrician examination
 

  •  Electrical Apprentice

     -  Be at least 16 years old
     -  Assisting in the installation of electrical work under the supervision of a master electrician

More information at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) website: www.license.state.tx.us/electricians/eleclaw.htm.
This certificate program is approved for Wia/Workforce funding.
 

ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY TECHNICIAN (EKG)

Weatherford College Workforce and Continuing Education in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. is offering a EKG Technician training program. Approximately a three - four month program. Maximum enrollment – 15 students.
 

Program Summary

This comprehensive 70-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician National Certification Exam. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.
 

Course Fee

$1,595 which includes the textbooks, workbook, consumable supplies, and certificate of completion. An additional $85 is required to take the National Certified EKG Technician Examination following successful completion of the program.
 

Certification

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a Weatherford College certificate of completion and become eligible to sit for the National Certified EKG
Technician Examination at the Granbury Education Center Testing Center.
 

Continuing Education

  • Certified Nursing Assistants earn 48 Continuing Education Units (CEU).
Required Prior to Registration:
  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma, GED or college transcript
  • Valid Driver's License (DL) or photo ID and signed Social Security (SS) card
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check (WC is responsible for processing)

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ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SPECIALIST

Weatherford College Workforce and Continuing Education in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. is offering an Electronic Health Records Specialist online training program. Approximately a six-month program.

 

Program Summary

The Electronic Health Record Specialist program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. An electronic health record (EHR) is a computerized lifelong healthcare record documenting data from all sources and all encounters an individual has had with the healthcare system. Electronic Health Record Specialists are educated in the implementation and management of the electronic health information. Using online lectures and labs, students will acquire the necessary skills consistent with maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record. This course is 350 hours in length.

Course Fee

$1,299 includes books and online access to program.

Certification

Upon successful completion, graduates will receive a certificate of completion from Weatherford College and have the option to sit for the Certified Health Records Specialist Certification (CEHRS) through the National Healthcareer Association. The additional $105. exam fee is the responsibility of the student.

 

Schedule

Program content is online in a modular system. Virtual classes will be held weekly to provide students with a complete learning experience.
 

To Register, visit:

www.healthedtoday.com/wc or call us at 817-598-8870.

 

Prerequisities:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High School diploma, GED, or college transcript
  • Proficient in keyboarding, with a basic understanding of word processing (Microsoft Word recommended), and a command of English grammar and punctuation.
  • Required to have access to the Internet, printing capabilities, and an email address.

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FIREFIGHTERS

Firefighter Update Training is offered for surrounding area firefighters. The program provides instruction, facilities and the student earns WC continuing educations CEU’s upon successful completion.
 
Fire Academy, Continuing Education courses, and TCFP certification courses are offered on a regular basis on the main campus and off-site. Contact Public Safety Profession at 817-598-6347.
 

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HEATING VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) CERTIFICATE

Take your first steps to becoming a Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician. Continuing Education offers the basics to get you started. As a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) qualifying provider, our program offers classroom theory combined with hands-on experience for you to gain skills for employment in the field. Section 608 of the Clean Air Act of 1990 Refrigerant, Recycle, and Reclaim Certification Exam is included. The evening class completes in approximately 17 months; the fast track day class completes in approximately 7 months. A maximum enrollment of 15 students ensures personalized instruction. All classes are held at the Education Center at Mineral Wells. Students are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Approximate total cost is $4,106 plus textbooks. Textbook and Study Guide required.
 
Topics include, but are not limited to:
 
LEVEL I  –  $480.00
• Basic Electricity
LEVEL II  –  $1906.00
• Refrigeration Principles
• EPA Recovery Certification Preparation
• Air Conditioning System Design
• Air Conditioning Control Principles
• Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
• Professionalism in the Workplace
• Leadership Skills for Supervisors / Managers
 
LEVEL III  –  $1,720.00
• Gas & Electrical Heating
• Heat Pumps
• Refrigerators, Freezers, Window A/C
• Special Topics in HVAC Mechanics & Repair
• Air Conditioning Installation & Startup
More information at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) website: www.license.state.tx.us/acr/acr.htm

NOTE: Students are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

This certificate program is approved for WIA / Workforce funding.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY (LEA)

The 800-hour Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) course encompasses five continuing education (CEU) modules: CJLE 1006, 1012, 1018, 1024 and 1029. And, completion of the BPOC can be articulated as 18 credit hours for those who enroll in the two-year Criminal Justice program at Weatherford College.

The Academy prepares cadets for a career as a professional peace officer. The Academy equips cadets with the essential skills and knowledge for TCOLE (Texas Commission On Law Enforcement) Basic Peace Officer certification. Sponsorship by a law enforcement agency is not required. Successful completion of the Academy, and the TCOLE state exam, increases cadet graduate marketability for positions with public safety agencies as certified law enforcement personnel.

The LEA currently offers two annual full-time, 21-week day academies (7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday) beginning each January and July, and one part-time, 28-week, night academy (6 –11 p.m., Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday) beginning each April at the Weatherford campus.

The 800-hour, TCOLE-approved curriculum includes heavy emphasis on criminal and constitutional law, criminal procedure, firearms, ethics and professionalism, use of force, report writing, defensive tactics, firearms, patrol driving, patrol procedures, and investigation. Further, the Academy exceeds TCOLE minimum standards with additional training, including: patrol rifle, less-lethal weapons, practical force-on-force scenarios, and application and hiring processes, for a total of 800 contact hours.

Each Academy class functions as a law enforcement agency in order to facilitate learning of police procedure. Cadets are divided into "shifts," with cadet officers appointed to serve within the chain of command. In addition to teamwork and camaraderie, cadets must learn to embrace the ethical and professional behavior expected of modern law enforcement officers both on- and off- duty, in and out of uniform, and will thus be held to high standards of discipline during the Academy.

Physical training is an essential part of the Academy program. Cadets must participate in daily physical training designed to develop the strength and stamina needed to perform the potentially life-threatening duties of a peace officer. Further, cadets must periodically demonstrate an appropriate level of individual improvement in physical conditioning during the Academy.

The intensive Academy curriculum and strict academic requisites require cadet immersion in the program. Therefore, cadets should expect to spend much of their non-class time, including weekends, studying.

Academy instructors are experienced peace officers from throughout the region and possess current field specializations and a strong desire to impart the benefits of their knowledge to an emerging workforce. The Academy strives to expose cadets to as many diverse instructor backgrounds as possible to achieve a well-rounded law enforcement education.

Qualified Academy applicants are eligible for the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG), and VA and Hazelwood (Texas Vets) assistance.

In addition to tuition, cadets must purchase textbooks, uniforms and ammunition for shotgun, rifle and pistol. Purchase of a firearm is not required; the Academy provides shotguns, rifles and some pistols for training purposes.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE PUBLIC SAFETY PROFESSIONS DEPARTMENT AT 817-598-6347.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Obtain LEA application packet from the Public Safety Professions Department (call 817-598-6347)
  • Complete Academy application • Apply to WC online at www.applytexas.org
  • Provide all higher education transcripts • Provide military history (DD-214 full form)
  • Be at least 20 years of age • Obtain Meningitis vaccination (see packet)
  • Pass TCOLE criminal background check
  • Pass medical condition evaluation (L-2)
  • Submit passing COMPASS scores
  • Pass a drug screen
  • Pass psychological and emotional health evaluation (L-3)
  • Attend orientation and complete physical assessment test
  • Be a US citizen
  • Not be currently under indictment for any criminal offense
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Not have had a TCOLE license denied by final order, or revoked
 

MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Weatherford College in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. is offering a Medical Assistant Training Program. Approximately a eight month program.

Program Summary

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects
of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and the off-site externship of 160 hours to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience. Externship hours will vary by class and location. To be eligible for the externship, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program. (Total 300 hours)

Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students who are at least 18 years of age, hold a high school graduate or a GED are eligible and have the option to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. The additional $160 exam fee is the responsibility of the student.

Course Fee

 $2,399 includes books

Program Requirements

To be considered for admission, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all program requirements are completed. Cost of program is $2,399 and the CCMA certification exam fee. Online registration is not available for this program. Maximum enrollment – 15 students per class.

Required Prior to Registration

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma, GED or college transcript
  • Valid Driver’s License (DL) or photo ID and signed Social Security (SS) card
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check (WC is responsible for processing)
  • ALL state required immunizations
  • Immunization fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • Current certification in CPR for Healthcare Providers
  • 4-hour class (2-year certification) required.

Required Prior to Externship

  • Your Resume
  • Health Exam (fees are the responsibility of the student)
  • Letter from your health care provider stating you are free of all communicable diseases.
  • Urine Drug Screen - Must be 9 or 10 panel with itemized negative results from a lab completed NO MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR to externship. (Instant results and 5-panel not accepted) Drug screen fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • Based on externship site you may be asked for additional tests/documents.
  • Students will not be allowed to continue the program if all requirements are not met prior to first day of the externship. No refunds will be given.

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MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING (MBC)

MEDICAL CODING & BILLING ONLINE CERTIFICATES The Medical Coding & Billing online certificate programs prepare students in many of the procedures associated with billing for medical services. Students receive training in medical billing processes including patient account management, diagnosis and procedure coding and medical insurance claim processing.

An understanding of medical terminology, human anatomy, physiology and human disease conditions is necessary for anyone in this field. Medical coding involves using a nationally recognized coding system to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment. These codes provide information that is used in insurance claims processing to ensure the healthcare provider gets paid for services rendered.

Many of the programs listed below include taking a national coding certification examination. Medical coders are hired by clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, government agencies and other healthcare businesses. For additional information and to register for these courses, access careertraining.ed2go.com/wc.

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MEDICATION AIDE

Program Requirements

To be considered for admission, the student must be currently employed as a Certified Nurse Aide. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all program requirements are completed. Approximately a three-month program. Cost is $670 plus book. Online registration is not available for this program. Maximum enrollment – 15 students.

Required Prior to Registration

  • Minimum age – 18
  • Read, write, speak and understand English
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check (WC
  • is responsible for processing.) Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) may deny a person the opportunity to be examined for a medication aide permit because of a person’s conviction of a felony or misdemeanor if the crime directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of a medication aide. Call 817-598-6409 for more information.
  • Valid Driver’s License (DL) or photo I.D. and signed Social Security (SS) card
  • High school diploma, GED or college transcript. At registration, you must present a certified, unaltered and notarized high school diploma or transcript. The GED certificate will be mailed to DADS with application.
  • ALL state required immunizations
  • Immunization fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • ON CLASS START DATE, you must be a Certified Nurse Aide listed in active status on Texas (TX) Nurse Registry and currently employed in a TX facility licensed under TX Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 ... OR ...
  • ON CLASS START DATE, you must be employed as non-licensed direct care staff member in a TX facility licensed under Health and Safety Code Chapter 247, a TX Mental Retardation (MR) facility, TX state school for the mental retarded, a TX MHMR program/ facility that is operated under the jurisdiction of TDMHMR, or a TX correctional institution as established under the jurisdiction of the TX Department of Criminal Justice, and have at least 90 days previous employment in the 12 month period (1 year) preceding class start date.
  • ON CLASS START DATE, you must complete forms listing the facility where you are currently employed. If you are a non- licensed direct care staff person, you must list the facility where you were employed for 90 days during the 12 months prior to the start date of the class.
  • Must supply the name, address, and phone number of the above-stated facility, as well as the administrator’s name.
  • IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO ENSURE THAT THE FACILITY LISTED ABOVE AGREES TO ALLOW THE STUDENT TO PERFORM THE REQUIRED 10 HOURS OF CLINICAL TRAINING OR THE STUDENT MUST SECURE A DIFFERENT FACILITY FOR THE REQUIRED CLINICAL TRAINING.
  • THE DEFINITION OF A FACILITY DOES NOT INCLUDE HOME HEALTH AGENCIES, HOSPITALS, OR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES (SNF) IN HOSPITALS. INDIVIDUALS WORKING IN HOME HEALTH OR HOSPITALS DO NOT QUALIFY TO TAKE THE TRAINING PROGRAM.

Required Prior to Clinical

  • Urine Drug Screen – Must be 9 or 10 panel with itemized negative results from a lab completed NO MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR to clinical (Instant results and 5-panel not accepted).
  • Drug screen fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • A $25 non-refundable application fee (cashier’s check or money order) to the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services is collected the first day of class. Textbook required.

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Weatherford College Workforce and Continuing Education in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. is offering a Pharmacy Technician training program. Approximately a three to four month program. Maximum enrollment – 25 students.

Program Summary

This comprehensive 80-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

Course Fee

$1,399 which includes books, consumable supplies, and course completion certificate.

Certification

Upon successful completion, graduates will receive a certificate of completion from Weatherford College, become eligible to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in Texas, and be prepared to sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam. Student is responsible for PTCB exam fee of approximately $129.

Required Prior to Registration

  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma, GED or college transcript
  • Valid Driver's License (DL) or photo ID and signed Social Security (SS) card
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check (WC is responsible for processing)
  • Hepatitis B - proof of all 3 immunizations or positive titer *
    (* A titer refers to the amount of antibodies found in a patient’s blood. Antibody titers can indicate immunities to diseases.)

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PHLEBOTOMY

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

As an integral member of the medical laboratory team, the Phlebotomy Technician’s main function is to collect blood samples from patients using venipuncture. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professionalism in this growing healthcare field. The student must have a high school diploma or a GED by the time of course completion. Certificate awarded on successful completion of 288 hours of course work including a 192-hour clinical and compliance with WC WF/CE immunization and background screening policy. Upon ASCP certification, earn five (5) points toward entrance to WC’s LVN program!

Program Requirements

To be considered for admission, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all program requirements are completed. A semester long program. Cost is $775. plus books and scrubs. Scrubs must be khaki shirt and khaki or black pants. Online registration is not available for this course. Maximum enrollment – 8 students.

Required Prior to Registration

  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check (WC is responsible for processing.)
  • Valid Driver’s License (DL) or photo I.D. and signed Social Security (SS) card
  • High school diploma, GED or college transcript
  • ALL state required immunizations
  • Immunization fees are the responsibility of the student.

Required Prior to Clinical

  • Current certification in CPR for Healthcare Providers - 4 hour class (2 year certification)
  • Submission of Texas DPS Driver’s Record
  • Urine Drug Screen – Must be 9 or 10 panel with itemized negative results from a lab completed NO MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR to clinical (Instant results and 5-panel not accepted).
  • Drug screen fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • Proof of major medical insurance coverage. Medicare, Medicaid, etc. is acceptable. Information about a short-term policy, especially for college students, is available from the Allied Health (ALHE) Phlebotomy office. This is required by our clinical affiliation sites and cannot be waived.
  • Students will not be allowed to continue the program if all requirements are not met prior to first day of clinical.

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TRUCK DRIVING ACADEMY

Qualifications

To qualify for employment as a career driver, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age and obtain a Federal Commercial Driver’s License for interstate driving.
  • Pass a Department of Transportation physical examination / drug screening.
  • Have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Call 1-800-951-3399 for details about classes. Cost is $3,200.

This certificate program is approved for Wia/Workforce funding.

WELDING
 

Basic Welding Technology Certificate

Weatherford College offers the following welding courses,which can be taken individually, or students can earn a Basic Welding Technology Certificate by completing all of the courses. Courses are offered in the evening so students can continue to work while learning new skills or improving existing skills. Courses are taught at the Weatherford Campus and the Education Center in Mineral Wells. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per course. The Basic Welding Technology Certificate includes all courses below for a total of 336 hours of coursework & is approved for WIA/Workforce funding.

Appropriate Proper Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn or students will be dismissed from class.

Course # Course Name Hours
WLDG 1000 Intro. to Welding Basic 48 hrs
WLDG 1009 Basic SMAW 48 hrs
WLDG 1055 Welding Layout * 48 hrs
WLDG 1043 Interm. Arc Welding * 48 hrs
WLDG 1007 Intro. To Wldg-Multi Processes * 48 hrs
WLDG 2044 Adv. Arc Welding * 48 hrs
WLDG 1041 Pipe Welding * 48 hrs

* These courses have prerequisites that must be met or instructor approval obtained prior to registration.

NOTE: Students are required to wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt, and closed-toe shoes. Students must supply helmet, gloves, safety goggles, project materials and textbook. Attendance must meet 80% rule and skills must be completed at 80% level.

This certificate program is approved for WIA / Workforce funding.

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