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WFCE Course Descriptions

ALCOHOL AWARENESS
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL
CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA)
CHILDCARE CEU'S
COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN
COMPUTER COURSES
COMPUTER SKILLS FOR BUSINESS
CPR
DEFENSIVE DRIVING
DENTAL ASSISTANT
ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICIAN TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY TECHNICIAN (EKG)
ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SPECIALIST
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS (EMSP)
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
FIREFIGHTERS
GED PREPARATION
HEATING VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY (LEA)
MAMMOGRAPHY EXAM PREP
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
MEDICAL CODING & BILLING
MEDICATION AIDE
ONLINE CAREER TRAINING
ONLINE PERSONAL ENRICHMENT
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
PHLEBOTOMY
RETIREMENT PLANNING
SAFETY/INDUSTRIAL
SPANISH
TABC SELLER/SERVER
TRUCK DRIVING
WELDING

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


ALCOHOL AWARENESS
 

  • CE 455 – ADULT ALCOHOL COUNSELING CLASS
    Six-hour adult alcohol counseling class which meets the occupation license alcohol counseling requirement for individuals whose license has been suspended under Chapter 524 or 724 of the Transportation Code. Topics to include: physiological effects of alcohol, drinking patterns, signs of alcoholism, and resource/strategies for reduced alcohol consumption. Maximum enrollment - 17 students. Students MUST attend all sessions of scheduled class. (2 classes / 6 clock hrs.)
  • CE 179 – TEXAS ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR MINORS
    Required six-hour alcohol education class for individuals that have been ticketed for under-age alcohol violations. Time includes a 30 minute registration and exit interview. This class is certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services and satisfies the State of Texas criteria for minors who are court mandated to complete such a class. Maximum enrollment - 17 students. A parent / guardian consent form must be signed for students under 18 years of age. Students MUST attend all sessions of scheduled class. (2 classes / 7 clock hrs.)

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL
 

  • BUSG 1012 / PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE CERTIFICATE
    This 16-hour certificate covers the following topics which will teach and motivate attendees to improve personal effectiveness and create habits of success:
     
    • Attitude and how it impacts your company, customers and colleagues
    • Appropriate dress and professional behavior
    • Business etiquette
    • Key elements of good communication
    • Working effectively as a team
    • Personal accountability
    • Customer service
    • Ethics
    • Problem solving techniques to complete tasks
    • Effective work habits
    • Time management

These classes are scheduled as part of the Computer Skills for Business Certificate, call office for availability. Dates subject to change. Customized trainings can be scheduled for groups of 6 or more.

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CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA)
 

  • NURA 1001 – CERTIFIED NURSE AID
    Preparation for entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities and patients in hospitals. Topics include resident's rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents / patients in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team. CPR for Healthcare Providers required and provided before clinical. Students under the age of 18 must have signed parental consent. Patch and black scrubs required.
    (108 contact hrs.)
  • NURA 2000 – CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE IN-SERVICE EDUCATION (CNA)
    Intensive training in an identified area(s) to meet continuing education and / or review / update requirements associated with professional licensure or certification. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Prerequisite: Students must hold a current Texas Certified Nurse Aide license. (8 contact hrs.)

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CHILDCARE CEU's
 

CHILDCARE PROVIDER CONTINUING EDUCATION

Intensive training in an identified area(s) to meet continuing education requirements associated with professional licensure or certification. (7 contact hrs.Please call 817-598-6446 for dates and times.

COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN
 

  • DFTG 1009 – BASIC COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING
    This is an introduction to drafting course using AutoCAD software; no experience with CAD is required. Students will gain an understanding of 2D drafting fundamentals and execution of AutoCAD software, plotters, printer and computers. Emphasis is placed on setup creating and modifying geometry, storing and retrieving pre-defined shapes; placing, rotating and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate systems and plot/print to scale. Textbook required. (64 contact hrs.)
  • DFTG 1017 – ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING-RESIDENTIAL
    This course is an introductory architectural drafting class using Revit software, no experience with CAD is required. Students will develop a complete set of house plans using Revit. This course covers architectural drafting procedures, practices, and symbols; preparation of detailed working drawings for residential structures; and emphasis on light frame construction methods. Textbook required. (64 contact hrs.)
  • DFTG 1033 – INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL DRAFTING
    Introduction to mechanical drafting using Inventor software, no experience with CAD required. Students will gain an understanding of 3D drafting fundamentals and execution of Inventor software. Study of mechanical drawings using dimensioning tolerances, sectioning techniques, orthographic projection and pictorial drawings. Textbook required.
    (64 contact hrs.)
  • DFTG 2040 – 3-D SOLID MODELING/DESIGN
    A computer-aided modeling course. Development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three-dimensional models in design work. This is an advanced course, completion of DFTG1033 or equivalent suggested. Inventor software. Familiarity with parametric drafting techniques required. Textbook required. (64 contact hrs.)

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COMPUTER COURSES
 

  • ITSC 1012 – THE WORLD OF COMPUTERS
    Introduction to the basic computer skills and systems needed to work in today's business environment. Understand how to use your computer effectively. This course will identify the components of a typical computer system. Explore Windows®, browse the web, learn to send and receive email and attachments, work with files and documents, and preview computer applications software (word processing, spreadsheets, database). Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding skills. Textbook included. (24 contact hrs.)
  • POFI 1024 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD® 
    Introduction to word processing terminology, editing functions, formatting, and special text options. The student will define a word processing system; create basic business documents; save a document as an electronic file; close and exit a word processing system; and perform basic formatting. Prerequisite: Windows® experience, basic computer and keyboarding skills. Textbook included. (24 contact hrs.)
  • ITSW 1022 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL® 
    Instruction in terminology, program parameters, display characteristics, formatting features, mathematical functions, and printing. Prerequisite: Windows®, basic computer and keyboarding skills. Textbook included. (24 contact hrs.)
  • ITSW 1037 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT® 
    Introduction to computerized presentation graphics that leads the participant through planning, design, and production of business graphics and charts. Presentation files are produced utilizing multimedia software. Prerequisite: Windows® experience and basic computer skills. Textbook included. (24 contact hrs.)
  • ACNT 1010 – INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS®
    An introduction to the accounting cycle in a computerized environment. Identifying procedures to complete a computerized accounting cycle; creating a company, working with vendors, working with customers, and banking procedures. This course is designed to be taken consecutively with Intermediate Quickbooks® (ACNT 1054 see below). Prerequisite: Windows® & basic computer skills. Textbook included. (16 contact hrs.)
  • ACNT 1054 – INTERMEDIATE QUICKBOOKS®
    Continuation of accounting study in a computerized environment. Dealing with physical inventory, payroll, balance sheets, and budgets. This course is designed to be taken consecutively with Introduction to Quickbooks® (ACNT 1010 see above). Prerequisite: Windows® & basic computer skills and Introduction to Quickbooks (ACNT 1010). Textbook included.
    (16 contact hrs.)

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COMPUTER SKILLS FOR BUSINESS
 

COMPUTER SKILLS FOR BUSINESS CERTIFICATE
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® - 24 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.
 
  • POFI 1004 – COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
    This course is designed for the beginning computer user who wants to learn basic computer skills for today’s workplace. Learn components of a typical computer system; build keyboarding skills, create, format, edit and enhance a document, manage files and folders. Learn E-mail basics and how to navigate the web. Survey a software productivity suite (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and database software). Textbook included. (48 contact hrs.)
  • POFI 1024 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD® 
    Introduction to word processing terminology, editing functions, formatting, and special text options. The student will define a word processing system; create basic business documents; save a document as an electronic file; close and exit a word processing system; and perform basic formatting. Prerequisite: Windows® experience, basic computer and keyboarding skills. Textbook included. (24 contact hrs.)
  • ITSW 1022 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL® 
    Instruction in terminology, program parameters, display characteristics, formatting features, mathematical functions, and printing. Prerequisite: Windows®, basic computer and keyboarding skills. Textbook included. (24 contact hrs.)
  • ITSW 1037 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT® 
    Introduction to computerized presentation graphics that leads the participant through planning, design, and production of business graphics and charts. Presentation files are produced utilizing multimedia software. Prerequisite: Windows® experience and basic computer skills. Textbook included. (24 contact hrs.)
  • BUSG 1012 – PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE
    This certificate covers the following topics which will teach and motivate attendees to improve personal effectiveness & create habits of success; attitude & how it impacts your company, customers and colleagues; appropriate dress and professional behavior; business etiquette; key elements of good communication; working effectively as a team; personal accountability; customer service; ethics; problem solving techniques to complete tasks; effective work habits, and time management. Text included. (16 contact hrs.)

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COMPUTER TRAINING ONLINE
 

Ed2Go CAREER TRAINING
Register now for our online computer skills certificate programs provided by Ed2Go Career Training, a leader in online certification programs. These programs are Microsoft Approved Courseware and can help you prepare to earn Microsoft Office Specialist® (MOS) certification. MOS certification is the globally recognized standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office 2010 Suite. Although each course is self-study, each online course has an instructor assigned to answer student questions and help solve problems. Each program has specific learning outcomes related to industry standards. Register at careertraining.ed2go.com/wcThese courses are not eligible for TPEG funding.
 
  • MICROSOFT WORD® 2010 CERTIFICATION TRAINING
    Master Microsoft Word 2010 and gain an edge in today's competitive job market. In this program, you’ll prepare for certification as you develop you expertise with this in-demand word processing program. You'll discover how to create and format documents, how to use tables, how to complete a mail merge, and more. (95 hrs - $595.)

  • MICROSOFT EXCEL® 2010 or 2013 CERTIFICATION TRAINING
    With this comprehensive, performance-based certification preparation program, you can build and validate your business computer skills using Microsoft Excel 2010 software. You’ll cover basic through advanced topics, including formatting fonts, applying number formats, linking worksheets, creating a PivotTable, and more. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to earn your certification and gain an important edge in today's competitive job market.
    (95 hrs - $595.)

  • MICROSOFT POWERPOINT® 2010 CERTIFICATION TRAINING
    Learn basic to advanced skills in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 while you prepare for certification. You’ll discover how to create and format presentations, how to apply Transitions and Animations, how to set up presentations, and more!
    (65 hrs - $595.)

  • MICROSOFT ACCESS® 2010 CERTIFICATION TRAINING
    Participate in the Microsoft Access 2010 course to improve your level of knowledge with Microsoft Access functions, while you prepare to take the Microsoft Certification Exam. You will work hands-on with the commands, as you complete sample projects to reinforce your learning. This course does not rely on abstract learning, but on the program in context. (120 hrs - $595.)

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CPR

  • CE 414 – CPR FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
    Professional instruction designed to meet American Heart Association criteria for healthcare professions. Certification is valid for two (2) years. No book required. Cost of class is $42, includes CPR card. Maximum enrollment - 8 students.
    (4 clock hrs.)

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 DEFENSIVE DRIVING
 

  • CE 295 – DEFENSIVE DRIVING. Six-hour course approved by the USA Training Company and the Texas Education Agency. A certificate is awarded by mail upon successful completion of this program that may entitle you to insurance premium discounts. State required. (1-2 classes - 6 clock hrs.)

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DENTAL ASSISTING
 

  • DNTA 1011 – DENTAL SCIENCE. An introduction to anatomical systems with emphasis placed on head and neck anatomy. Topics include the physiology and morphology of the deciduous and the permanent teeth along with basic dental terminology. (48 contact hrs.)
  • DNTA 1013 – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. This course covers the methods and equipment in lifesaving and other emergencies.  Addresses maintenance of emergency kit as well as taking and recording vital signs. (32 contact hrs.)
  • DNTA 1015 – CHAIRSIDE ASSISTING. Pre-clinical chairside assisting procedures, instrumentation, infection and hazard control protocol, equipment safety and maintenance. (72 contact hrs.)
  • DNTA 1052 – DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND PROCEDURES FOR DENTAL ASSISTANT. A course introducing patient reception, personal relations, telephone techniques, dental record keeping, supply and inventory control, appointment scheduling, resume preparation, interviewing skills, newsletter generation, re-care management, and computerization in the dental office. Text required. (24 contact hrs.)
  •  DNTA 1005 – DENTAL RADIOLOGY I. An introduction to radiation physics, protection, the operation of radiographic equipment, exposure, processing and mounting of dental radiographs. Specific safety and standard precautions for the classroom and lab settings will be practiced. Text required. (48 contact hrs.)
  • DNTA 1064 – DENTAL PRACTICUM.Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (120 contact hrs.)

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ELECTRICAL

ELECTRICIAN TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE

  • ELPT 1011 – BASIC ELECTRICAL THEORY
    Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. Text and calculator required. (64 contact hrs.)
  • ELPT 1000 – BASIC ELECTRICAL WIRING
    Presentation of the theory of residential electric circuits. Topics include load calculations and safety in electrical work, installation of wiring, load protection, ground fault, and other devices commonly used in 110-volt household applications. Text and calculator required. (32 contact hrs.)
  • ELPT 1015 – ELECTRICAL CALCULATIONS I
    Introduction to mathematical applications utilized to solve problems in the electrical field. Topics include fractions, decimals, percentages, simple equations, ratio and proportion, unit conversions, and applied geometry. Text and calculator required.
    (32 contact hrs.)
  • ELPT 1025 – NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE I
    An introductory study of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring design, protection, methods, and materials; equipment for general use; and basic calculations. Text and calculator required. (32 contact hrs.)
  • ELPT 2025 – NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE II
    In-depth coverage of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring protection and methods, special conditions, and advanced calculations. Text and calculator required. (32 contact hrs.)

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ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY TECHNICIAN (EKG)

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.
 

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ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SPECIALIST

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.

Students registering for the Electronic Health Records Specialist Program should call (888-963-5967) to complete the process.
 

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EMSP
 

Contact Greg Martin, Program Coordinator, EMSP Academy at 817-598-6234 to set up EMS classes for Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).
Topics include, but not limited to:
 
  • Behavior & Psych Disorders
  • Cardiology Airway Management
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Equipment & ID Skills
  • Geriatric
  • Illness & Injury Prevention
  • Mechanism of Injury
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Medical Environmental Codes
  • Medical Incident Command
  • Medical Pediatric
  • Patient Assessment
  • Patient Assessment Documentation
  • Patient Assessment Physical Exam
  • Pedi – Child Birth
  • Pedi – Pediatric Emergencies
  • Respiratory Complications
  • Skills Assessment
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Head & Spinal
  • Well Being of the EMT
And many more class topics to fulfill required CEU’s.
 

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

WC and WISD are in a cooperative agreement to offer ESL and Spanish classes. For more information regarding class schedules, contact the WISD Community Services office at 817-598-2806.

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FIREFIGHTERS

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 for more information.
 

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GED PREPARATION

  • CE 315 – WC and Weatherford ISD (WISD) are in a cooperative agreement to offer this self-paced GED tutorial training that offers comprehensive written study material for those wanting help in preparing to take the GED test. For more information regarding class schedules, contact the WISD Community Services office at 817-598-2806.

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HEATING VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
 

LEVEL I:

  • ELPT 1011 – BASIC ELECTRICITY
    Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. Emphasis will be placed on principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation. Textbook and study guide required. (64 contact hrs.)

LEVEL II:

  • HART 1007 – REFRIGERATION PRINCIPLES
    An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components, and safety. (64 contact hrs.)
  • HART 1056 – EPA RECOVER CERTIFICATION PREPARATION
    This course provides certification training for HVAC refrigerant recovery and recycling. Instruction will provide a review of EPA guidelines for refrigerant recovery and recycling during installation, service, and repair of all HVAC and refrigeration systems. The student will be able to define refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim terms; explain refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim procedures; analyze refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim operations; identify Type I, Type II, and Type III appliances; examine and utilize Section 608 of the Clean Air Act of 1990 Refrigerant, Recycle and Reclaim to determine compliance. (32 contact hrs.)
  • HART 2045 – RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS DESIGN
    Study of the properties of air and results of cooling, heating, humidifying or dehumidifying; heat gain and heat loss calculations including equipment selection and balancing the air system. (48 contact hrs.)
  • HART 1003 – A/C CONTROL PRINCIPLES
    A basic study of HVAC and refrigeration controls; troubleshooting of control components; emphasis on use of wiring diagrams to analyze high and low voltage circuits; a review of Ohm's law as applied to air conditioning controls and circuits. (48 contact hrs.)
  • HART 2036 – A/C TROUBLESHOOTING
    An advanced course in application of troubleshooting principles and use of test instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration components and system problems including conducting performance tests. (48 contact hrs.)
  • BUSG 1012 – PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE
    Develop entry-level skills for the workforce. Includes professionalism, interpersonal skills, communication, problem-solving skills, business etiquette and attire, workplace civility, ethics, and employability skills. Emphasis on providing service to a diverse customer base including identification and fulfillment of customer needs. (7 contact hrs.)
  • BMGT 1020 – LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS
    Concepts and skills of leadership in the work setting. Introduces leadership and motivational theories and leadership styles. Includes evaluation of leadership performance. (7 contact hrs.)

LEVEL III:

  • HART 1045 – GAS AND ELECTRIC HEATING
    Study of the procedures and principles used in servicing heating systems including gas fired furnaces and electric heating systems. (48 contact hrs.)
  • HART 2049 – HEAT PUMPS
    A study of heat pumps, heat pump control circuits, defrost controls, auxiliary heat, air flow, and other topics related to heat pump systems. (48 contact hrs.)
  • HART 2057 – SPECIALIZED COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION
    An advanced course covering the components, accessories, and service of specialized refrigeration units, such as ice machines, soft-serve machines, cryogenics, and cascade systems. (48 contact hrs.)
  • HART 1094 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN HAVAC MECHANICS AND REPAIR
    This course addresses recently identified current events, skills, knowledge and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. During this course the student will have the opportunity to take the certifying exam to meet compliance of Section 608 of the Clean Air Act of 1990 Refrigerant, Recycle, and Reclaim. (32 contact hrs.)
  • HART 2038 AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION AND STARTUP
    A study of air conditioning system installation, refrigerant piping, condensate disposal, and air cleaning equipment with emphasis on startup and performance testing. (48 contact hrs.)

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LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY (LEA)

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.
 

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MAMMOGRAPHY EXAM PREP

  • MAMT 2037 – MAMMOGRAPHY EXAM PREP
    Preparation for the registered technologist to enter the advanced field of mammography. Addresses skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary to perform mammographic procedures. The course is designed for the individual that needs only the didactic educational requirement for the Advanced Credentialing Exam in Mammography. There is no clinical education placement included in this course. Prerequisite: Students must provide proof of ARRT certification and current state license prior to registration. Text required. (32 contact hrs.)

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT

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)
 
 

MEDICAL CODING & BILLING
 

  • MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING (MBC)
    This course prepares students who have a strong medical terminology background for a career as a medical billing and coding professional in an entry-level position within a medical office setting. Upon successful completion of the course, the students are eligible to register, prepare and take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)'s Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification examination. Textbook provided.
    Online course at careertraining.ed2go.com/wc (240 hours - $1,795.)
     
  • MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING + MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
    The Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology Program will prepare students for an entry-level position doing medical billing or coding, while also teaching proper medical terminology and spelling. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to register, prepare, and take the National Healthcareer Association NHA's Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification examination. Textbook provided.
    Online course at careertraining.ed2go.com/wc (300 hours - $1,995.)
     
  • ADVANCE CODING FOR THE PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE
    This is an advanced program designed for students with previous medical coding experience. Prior to enrolling in this program, students should have already completed basic coding education or the Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing & Coding program offered at careertraining.ed2go.com/wc. Preparation for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam is included.
    Online course at careertraining.ed2go.com/wc (80 hours - $1,595.)
     
  • ICD-10 MEDICAL CODING
    This program prepares the student for the ICD-10 upgraded diagnostic and procedural medical coding system that, by law, must be implemented throughout the healthcare industry by October 1, 2014. This new coding system is radically different from the version currently in use, so it’s important to start preparing for and implementing the massive changes to the existing coding system. This online program offers comprehensive, robust training in diagnostic and procedural coding, using the ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding manuals. In addition, the student will learn the impact of the coding changes on medical coders, healthcare staff, physicians, software systems, documentation, and information technology. The textbooks for this program are included.
    Online course at careertraining.ed2go.com/wc (200 hours - $1,795.)

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MEDICATION AIDE

  • NURA 1013 – MEDICATION AIDE FOR THE NURSE AIDE
    Instruction in preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed nursing personnel employed in licensed health care agencies including the responsibilities associated with such administration. Students must be employed as Certified Nurse Aides on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry in active status and currently employed in a facility licensed under the Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 on the class start date OR be employed on the class start date as a non-licensed direct care staff person in a facility licensed under Chapter 247 or an ICF-MR facility, state supported living center, or the Texas Department of Criminal Justice AND have 90 days previous employment in the year preceding the class start date. Individuals not meeting these requirements will not be enrolled in the course. Text required. (144 contact hrs.)
  • NURA 1041 – MEDICATION AIDE UPDATE 
    Intensive training in an identified area(s) to meet continuing education and/or review/update requirements associated with professional licensure or certification. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Prerequisite: Students must hold a current Texas Medication Aide license. (7 contact hrs.)

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ONLINE CAREER TRAINING

Many online Career Training courses are open for immediate enrollment. Visit careertraining.edu2go/wc for class descriptions.

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ONLINE PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

Many online Personal Enrichment courses are open for immediate enrollment. Visit careertraining.edu2go/wc for class descriptions.

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

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.
 

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PHLEBOTOMY

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!
 
  • MIRROR ENROLLMENT COURSES
    The Phlebotomy courses are mirror courses, which are continuing education courses that meet at the same time and place as existing college academic semester credit courses on the same topic. It is important to remember that mirror enrollment is based upon space available, and where applicable, completion of appropriate assessment and counseling. Please be advised this is a non-credit course offering which is not for academic college degree or academic certificate credit. Students are not required to pass the THEA exam; however, the students will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
  • PLAB 1023 – PHLEBOTOMY
    Students are trained to become professional phlebotomists through lecture and laboratory. They perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions on adults, children and infants, including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection. Emphasis is placed on correct patient identification, accurate labeling of specimens, and proper use of safety devices. Students learn specimen handling, processing and accessioning. Laboratory exercises include the theory and principles of CLIA waived laboratory tests and performance of the tests in the student laboratory. The testing performed includes: urinalysis dipsticks, fecal occult blood, urine drug screen collection and testing, pregnancy testing, and blood smear preparation. Students are also trained in blood borne pathogens, laboratory safety, medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, HIPAA privacy guidelines, ethics and legal issues, and forensic collections. This is a mirror enrollment course. Text required.
    (96 contact hrs.)
  • PLAB 1060 – PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL
    Applied Clinical experience, 192 hours, in a laboratory or collection center. Sample processing, waived testing, blood cultures, venipunctures, dermal punctures, computer entry, and customer service are included. Infection control, Universal Precautions, and Safety course work is put into action. Types of experience such as waived testing and blood cultures are site-dependent, but are thoroughly covered in theory and practice in the student lab. This is a mirror enrollment course.
    (192 contact hrs.)

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RETIREMENT PLANNING
 

  • CE 122 – RETIREMENT PLANNING STRATEGIES®
    Learn about the many ways to save for retirement as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. You will discover how to save money on taxes, manage investment risks and protect your assets from potential long term health care expenses. Above all, this course will show you how to assess your financial situation and develop a personalized plan to achieve your retirement goals. The course includes a 200-page textbook with examples, illustrations, and worksheets.
    (2 classes - 6 clock hrs.)
  • CE 460 – SOCIAL SECURITY OPIMIZATION
    Learn how to get the most money out of your social security benefits. This course will discuss the best age to start collecting social security benefits, how government pensions and continuing to work in retirement will affect your benefits, and how to minimize taxation of social security benefits. The course includes textbook "Social Security Strategies".
    (1 class - 3 clock hrs.)

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SAFETY / INDUSTRIAL

  • SAFETY / INDUSTRIAL SKILLS - ONLINE
    - OSHA Construction
    - OSHA General Industry
    - OSHA Hazardous Waste Training
    - Other courses available

    For cost, hours and course descriptions go to: weatherfordcollege.360training.com. These online courses are not eligible for TPEG funding. Business/Industry may be eligible for Skills Development grant funding for employee training. Contact Julie Lundy for more information at jlundy@wc.edu or 817-598-6387.

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SPANISH

  • COMMAND® SPANISH
    Learn the Spanish phrases, questions and commands necessary for your profession. We can provide training for firefighters, teachers, banks, restaurants, physicians’ offices, industry and manufacturing, construction, custodial and maintenance supervisors, and more. Call us to discuss a customized class for your group of 6 or more.

    Business/Industry may be eligible for Skills Development grant funding for employee training. Contact Julie Lundy for more information at jlundy@wc.edu or 817-598-6387.

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TABC SELLER / SERVER

  • ABC SELLER/SERVER CERTIFICATION
    Online course available at: weatherfordcollege.360training.com
    Learn2Serve: TABC Seller/Server Training (2 hrs. - $16.95)
    -- OR –
    TABC Seller/Server Training + TX Food Handlers all counties  (4 hrs. - $25.00)

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TRUCK DRIVING

  • CVOP 1013 – PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER
    Overview of the State of Texas Class A Commercial Drivers License written test. Includes preparation for mastery of the Commercial Drivers License written examination, general truck driving skills with hands- on component, and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation. Texts and student materials required. (20 classes - 160 contact hrs.)
    Call 1-800-951-3399 for dates.

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WELDING
 

BASIC WELDING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

  • WLDG 1000 – INTRODUCTION TO WELDING
    Equipment used in oxy-fuel and arc welding. Includes cutting of ferrous metals. Emphasizes welding and cutting safety and basic welding processes. Students must supply project materials, helmet, gloves, and safety goggles.
    (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1009 – BASIC SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING (SWAW)
    This course covers basic maintenance and structural welding techniques and applications. Students must supply project materials, helmet, gloves, and safety goggles. (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1055 – WELDING LAYOUT
    This course covers pipe fitting, pressure vessel fabrication. Included are the study and interpretation of orthographic and isometric flow and spool sheets. Hands-on learning skills in welding techniques and applications will be assessed. Students must supply project materials, helmet, gloves, and safety goggles. (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1043 – INTERMEDIATE ARC WELDING
    This course covers manipulative skills in welding techniques, applications, and theory. Students must supply project materials, helmet, gloves, and safety goggles. (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1007 – INTRO TO WLDG USING MULTI-PROCESSES
    Basic welding processes. Includes oxy-fuel welding (OFW) and cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Students must supply project materials, helmet, gloves, and safety goggles. (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 2044 – ADVANCED ARC WELDING
    This course covers advanced principles of welding with emphasis on special processes and special needs of students. Students must supply project materials, helmet, gloves, and safety goggles. (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1041 – PIPE WELDING
    This course covers pipe welding techniques and applications. Students must supply project materials, helmet, gloves, and safety goggles. (48 contact hrs.)
     
  • WLDG 1015 – THE WEEKEND WELDER (MAINTENANCE WELDING)
    Learn the basic techniques and principles of welding for career skills or home shop. An introduction to oxy-fuel and arc welding, cutting practice and procedures, and welding safety. Students will select a project and provide project materials. This course is not part of the Basic Welding Technology Certificate. Students are required to wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt, and closed-toe shoes. Appropriate Proper Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn or students will be dismissed from class. Contact Terry Pilgrim at 817-598-6302 for more information. Classes may be offered at the Weatherford Ninth Grade Center.

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