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ACCOUNTING, BOOKKEEPING & QUICKBOOKS
ALCOHOL EDUCATION
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL
CARPENTRY
CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA)
COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING & DESIGN
COMPUTER SKILLS FOR BUSINESS
CPR
DENTAL ASSISTANT
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS (EMSP)
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
FIREFIGHTERS
HEATING VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PREPARATION TEST (HSE)
HOMEOWNER 101
INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE
MACHINING - MANUAL & CNC
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
MEDICATION AIDE
MEDICAL CODING & BILLING
MEDICAL SECRETARY
ONLINE CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS
PARALEGAL
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
PHOTOGRAPHY
RETIREMENT PLANNING
SAFETY
SPANISH
TABC SELLER / SERVER
TRUCK DRIVING
WELDING ACADEMY

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


ACCOUNTING, BOOKKEEPING & QUICKBOOKS

This comprehensive program focuses on the key concepts of analyzing and recording business transactions. Students will understand the complete accounting cycle and prepare financial statements, bank reconciliation and payroll from a hands-on perspective. The program will cover accounting fundamentals and then apply those fundamentals to QuickBooks to enable business owners to take control of their business finances. Textbooks included. Approximately a three-month program. (Total 56 hours)

ACNT 1001 – Beginning Bookkeeping
Focus on analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions. Emphasizes understanding of complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.

ACNT 1010 – Computerized Accounting I
An introduction to the accounting cycle in a computerized environment.

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ALCOHOL EDUCATION
Article 42.12, Section l3(h), Code of Criminal Procedure, requires persons convicted of first offense DWI and receiving probation, to attend and successfully complete an educational program certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Failure to complete the program within 180 days (unless an extension was granted) from the date probation was granted will result in the offender's license being revoked. The license cannot be reinstated until the educational program is completed. 

M=Monday; T=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; R=Thursday; F=Friday; S=Saturday; N=Sunday. Maximum enrollment - 24 students. A parent / guardian consent form must be signed for students under 18 years of age. Students MUST attend all sessions of scheduled class. (3 classes / 12 clock hrs. plus orientation)

  • 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. M=Monday; T=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; R=Thursday; F=Friday; S=Saturday; N=Sunday. 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.)
  • CE 579 – TEXAS DWI EDUCATION PROGRAM
    The standardized program is 12 hours in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior. Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems; Texas laws relating to DWI; effects of alcohol/drugs on humans; alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities; chemical dependency; symptoms of dependency; sources of assistance; costs of DWI; and decision-making.

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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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COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)

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CARPENTRY

The NEW Basic Carpenter Certificate program prepares students with the fundamentals needed to construct and remodel residential and light commercial buildings. A good portion of the curriculum is hands-on. Students complete assigned projects following building prints and schedule deadlines. Students work with fellow classmates building teamwork skills like communication and cooperation. Sessions of theory coupled with lab demonstrations speed the learning process. Each activity demands attention to detail and quality of workmanship while maintaining an emphasis on safety. The program is 192 clock hours in length. “Fast Track” training is available allowing student to complete in 6 weeks. Complete the weekend program in 16 weeks. Whichever option you choose, your future in the construction industry is just a few weeks away. Maximum enrollment - 10 students.

CNBT 1001 - INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 

Overview of the construction industry. Identify types of construction and organizational structures; explain purposes for various construction documents; describe the responsibilities of the construction office and field operations; identify environmental health and safety agency requirements; identify the various construction crafts and trades; and describe green and sustainable building practices and standards. (32 contact hrs)

CNBT 1010 - BASIC CONSTRUCTION SAFETY 

Basic job site construction safety in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Define terms used in construction safety; discuss local, state, and national standards of safety on the job site; list and describe the common hazardous materials and processes; and develop a tool box talk for the job site. Students will complete First Aid/CPR/AED training and receive National Safety Council certification. (16 contact hrs)

CNBT 1000 - RESIDENTIAL AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL BLUEPRINT READING 

Introductory blueprint reading for residential and light commercial construction. Scale prints with architectural and engineering scales; identify construction blueprint symbols and abbreviations; interpret a set of construction contract documents; and correlate elevations, sections, details, plan views, schedules, and general notes. (48 contact hrs)

CNBT 1011 - CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MATERIALS I 

Introduction to construction materials, methods, and their applications. Identify construction materials; list their applications; and describe the various methods of construction. Explain the development and use of new materials being introduced to the construction industry under sustainable building standards. (48 contact hrs)

CNBT 1003 - CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATING 

Estimating labor, materials, and equipment common to residential and/or commercial building construction. Describe estimating methods; explain the sequence commonly followed in making an estimate; and complete an estimate of materials and labor using a blueprint. (16 contact hrs)

CNBT 1004 - BUILDING REMODELING 

New construction within an existing structure. Includes remodeling alternatives, material take-offs, working with contractors, blueprint reading, and estimating costs. Review fundamentals of building science; identify concerns associated with demolition; list materials required to complete a remodeling project; identify regulatory agencies; describe craft relationships associated with the remodeling industry; read blueprints; and write a remodeling proposal including an estimate. (32 contact hrs)

  •  and motivational theories and leadership styles. Includes evaluation of leadership performance. (8 contact hrs)

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Please select HERE to view the scheduled Fall 2017 Carpentry courses that have been cancelled.

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CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA)
 

  • NURA 1001 – CERTIFIED NURSE AID
    This 108-hour program prepares students as 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 is placed on effective interaction with members of the health care team. Students under the age of 18 must have signed parental consent. Approximately a three-month program.

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CNC/Machining

 

COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING & 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 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, orthographic drawings, and utilization of three-dimensional models in design work. This is an advanced course, completion of DFTG 1033 or equivalent suggested. Inventor software. Familiarity with parametric drafting techniques required. 3-D printer supplies included. Textbook required. (64 contact hrs.)
Please select HERE to view the scheduled Fall 2017 CAD courses for Granbury
that have been cancelled.

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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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CPR

  • CE 414 – CPR: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS)
    The BLS instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Certification is valid for two (2) years. Books available upon request for additional $13.25. Cost of class is $43 includes CPR card. Maximum enrollment - 8 students. (4 clock hrs.)
  • Classes offered monthly. Call 817-598-8870 for class dates and times.
  • September Class Dates & Times

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Weatherford College in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. is offering a Dental Assistant training program. Approximately a 4-month program. This program prepares students for an exciting, entry level position as a chairside dental assistant in a dental office. The Dental Assistant program will cover key areas and topics exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues, as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting. This program includes 100 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on labs and the off-site externship of 80 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 100-hour program.

CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a Weatherford College certificate of completion. This 180-hour course covers the relevant material necessary to prepare students to take the State of Texas "TSBDE" Dental Assisting exam offered throughout the State of Texas, necessary to become a Reistered Dental Assistant (RDA) in Texas. The additional state exam fee is the responsibility of the student (prices may vary).

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for admission, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all program requirements are completed. Maximum enrollment - 14 students per class.
 

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS (EMSP)

Contact Greg Martin, Program Coordinator, EMSP Academy at 817-598-6234 to set up EMS classes for Continuing Education units (CEU's). There are several topics and classes to choose from which will fulfill required CEU's for: EMT, EMT Intermedicate, EMT Paramedic.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

ESL classes are offered free of charge to qualified participants through Weatherford ISD Community Services at 817-598-2806.

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.
 

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PREPARATION TEST (HSE)

  • CE 315 – WC and Weatherford ISD (WISD) are in a cooperative agreement to offer a GED preparation course for individuals wanting help in preparing to take the HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PREPARATION TEST (HSE). For more information, contact the WISD Community Services office at 817-598-2806.

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HEATING VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
 

  • HART 1091 – HVAC APPRENTICE - SHOP PRACTICES & TOOLS 
    Take the steps to become employed in the HVAC field by learning the necessary skills offered in this class. You will learn the identification of and the us of proper tools, safety involved in the field of HVAC, shop practices and basic employment skills. (32 contact hrs)

LEVEL I:

  • BUSG 1012 - PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE 
    Develop entry-level skills for the workplace. Includes professionalism, interpersonal skills, communication, workplace civility and employability skills, identification of and use of proper tools, safety involved in the field of HVAC, shop practices, and basic employment skills. (32 contact hrs)
  • ELPT 1001 - BASIC ELECTRICITY FOR HVAC
    Principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation. (48 contact hrs)
  • 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)

LEVEL II:

  • HART 1003 - AIR CONDITIONING 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 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 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)

LEVEL III:

  • HART 2045 - RESIDENTIAL AC SYSTEM DESIGN
    Study of the properties of air and results of cooling, heating, and humidifying; heat gain and heat loss calculations including equipment selection and balancing the air system. (48 contact hrs).
  • HART 1056 - EPA RECOVERY CERTIFICATION - PREPARATION & EXAM 
    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 operation; 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 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. (64 contact hrs)

ADVANCED SKILLS:

  • 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. (8 contact hrs)

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HOMEOWNER 101

This training is for homeowners wishing to gain knowledge and skills necessary to complete simple maintenance tasks around the house in a safe and confident manner. The course is not preparatory for any license or industrial certification.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

BASIC ELECTRICAL

  • Safety, Basic Tools & Test Equipment, Circuits/Wiring Color Codes & Standards, The Breaker Panel, Ground Fault Outlet, Changing Switches & Plugs Safely, Simple Troubleshooting

BASIC CARPENTRY

  • Safety, Basic Tools, Replace Trim & Boards & Siding, Replace/Patch Drywall, Square Doors/Adjust Locks & Knobs

BASIC PLUMBING

  • Safety, Basic Tools, Faucet Repair/Replace, Toilet Repair, Clean-out Sink Traps, Lawn Sprinkler Basics, Replace Sprinkler Head

BASIC THERMAL IMAGERY

  • Indoor/Outdoor Property Inspection

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INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE

The NEW Industrial Maintenance classes prepare students for exciting careers. Students start with training in safety, industrial electricity and thermography. Thermography is a rather new technology used in the industry. Thermal properties of equipment, circuits, and environments are recorded and analyzed. Problems can be detected before they occur. Classes in Programmable Logic Controllers, "the Brains of the modern factory" are an important part of the training program. With focus on wiring, programming, and troubleshooting PLC equipment the student develops skills necessary in modern Industrial processes. Machines and motor control in modern facilities are the muscle and power that must be understood by the Industrial maintenance technician. Lethal energy is an everyday part of Industry. Students develop an understanding for "why", safety is vital In Industrial work. Adherence to the departmental "safety culture" is stressed, encouraged, and required by all students in the program. That mindset is transferable to the workplace. Employers look for safety minded employees. Students receive National Safety Council certification In First Aid/CPR as part of the training also.

To receive the Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate, participants must successfully complete 272 clock hours of required coursework. No prior experience is required to start the program; however, students should have basic motor/mobility skills. Courses should be taken in order.

  • ELPT 1021 - ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND TOOLS
    This is an introductory course in safety rules and regulations. Electrical hazards are covered and how to avoid them in the workplace. Discussions on safety issues concerning lockout/tagout procedures; and demonstrate safe work habits using common hand and power tools. A focus on the “Safety Culture,” dealing with lethal energies, and OSHA guidelines.(48 contact hrs)
  • EECT 1005 - BASIC INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY
    This is an introductory course in the theory and application of electrical energy with emphasis on industrial and commercial systems. Includes AC and DC theory, electrical generation, transmission, distribution and switching and single phase and three phase motor principles. Identify electrical power components, make measurements, and demonstrate the fundamentals of electrical troubleshooting and print reading. (48 contact hrs)
  • PHTC 1091 - FUNDAMENTALS OF THERMOGRAPHY
    This is an introductory course in the theory and application of infrared photography and analysis with emphasis on industrial and commercial systems. Safe analysis of active systems using non-destructive, non-intrusive systems trouble detection techniques. Describe thermal image properties. Calibrate, focus and adjust thermal camera equipment. Analyze thermal images as part of system diagnostic process. (48 contact hrs)
  • ELMT 1001 - PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
    An introduction to programmable logic controllers as used in industrial environments including basic concepts, programming, applications, troubleshooting of ladder logic, and interfacing of equipment. (48 contact hrs)
  • EMSP 1020 - FIRST AID/CPR
    Designed for individuals other than healthcare providers or professional rescuers. Student will demonstrate management of injured and/or ill persons as recommended by the certifying agency. Instruction in basic life support skills for adult patients experiencing airway obstruction and cardiovascular emergencies. Student will demonstrate the emergency skills used in airway obstruction and cardiac arrest. Certified by National Safety Council. (8 contact hrs) 
  • INTC 1041 - PRINCIPLES OF AUTOMATIC CONTROL
    Basic measurements, automatic control systems and design, closed loop systems, controllers, feedback, control modes, and control configurations. Interface, program and operate programmable logic controllers to control motorized systems. (48 contact hrs)  
  • EECT 2043 - TROUBLESHOOTING AND MAINTENANCE
    Analysis of electrical and electronic circuits and equipment using various types of test equipment. Problem corrections including replacement of defective parts. System troubleshooting using system prints. Alignment, preventative maintenance, re-qualify systems after maintenance. Lockout/tagout, fail “safe” and clear start protocols. (48 contact hrs)

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MACHINING - MANUAL & CNC
 

BASIC MACHINING CERTIFICATE
A new series of courses designed to prepare students for successful employment in a manufac-
turing career. Competency-based instruction includes safe setup and operation of manual machines including lathes, mills, grinders, saws, drills, and hand tools. Learn to operate, setup and program a variety of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) macines, design and program using Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems and design tools and fixtures to increase productivity.

  • MCHN 1020 – Precision Tools & Measurement
    An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis is based on conversion from decimals to fractions and back, measuring precisely with a variety of instruments. (48 contact hrs.)
  • MCHN 1038 – Basic Machine Shop I Introduction to machining fundamentals by using basic machine tools including the lathe, milling machine, drill press, and other tools. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout and bench work. (64 contact hrs.)
  • MCHN 1041 – Basic Machine Shop II
    Identify machine parts and their functions; select layout tools and techniques; define machine shop terminology; perform basic machine setups; calculate common shop formulas; perform semi-precision layout; execute grinding techniques; demonstrate basic machine operations; and apply proper measuring tools. (64 contact hrs.)
  • MCHN 2034 – Operation of CNC Machining Centers A study of CNC operations with an emphasis on vertical machining centers. (64 contact hrs.)
  • MCHN 2035 – Advanced CNC Machining The study of advanced CNC operation with an emphasis on Programming and operations of machining and turning centers. (64 contact hrs.)

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Weatherford College in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. is offering a Medical Assistant training program. Approximately an 8-month program.

PROGRAM SUMMARY:  
This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes 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, hold a high school diploma 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 $150 exam fee is the responsibility of the student.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
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)

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MEDICATION AIDE
 

MEDICATION AIDE PROGRAM SUMMARY:
This 144-hour course provides 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. 

MEDICATION AIDE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
To be considered for admission, the student must be currently employed as a Certified Nurse Aide or non-licensed direct care staff member in certain facilities (see below). It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all program requirements are completed. Approximately a three-month program.

  • 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 Assisted Living facility licensed under Texas Health & Safety Code 247 or an ICF-IDD 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.
     
    An applicant employed as a CNA is exempt from the 90-day requirement. Home health agencies, staffing agencies, and hospitals are not licensed facilities under Medication Aid regulations.
     
     
  • 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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MEDICAL CODING & BILLING

 
MEDICAL CODING & BILLING ONLINE CERTIFICATES

Medical Billing and Coding is a nationally-recognized online program that will prepare you for a rewarding in the healthcare sector. Medical practices rely on medical billers and coders to provide the cash flow that keeps their doors open. Positions are also available with ambulatory care centers, medical equipment suppliers, insurance companies, public health agencies, consulting firms, and medical billing companies. Students will learn keys skills such as abstracting from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level ll code books, developing insurance claims according to third-party guidelines, and understanding the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are vital to this field. The programs listed below include taking a national coding certification examination.

  • CERTIFIED BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST (CBCS)
  • CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER (CPC)

For information and registration, access careertraining.ed2go.com/wc.

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MEDICAL SECRETARY
 

MEDICAL SECRETARY PROGRAM
Weatherford College in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. is offering a Medical Secretary/Medical Administrative Assistant training program. Approximately a four month program.

PROGRAM SUMMARY: This comprehensive program will prepare students to perform a variety of secretarial tasks to support physicians, insurance representatives and other healthcare providers. These tasks may include maintaining physician's appointments; answering telephones and providing related follow-up;coordinating patient appointments and the electronic medical record; transcribing medical correspondence as well as research and administrative documents; creating and distributing memos and letters; taking minutes; making travel arrangements and attention to detail to keep a medical office running smoothly. This program includes 50 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on labs and the off-site externship of 50 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 50-hour program. (Total 100 hours)

CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion of this program, students who are at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or a GED are eligible and have the option to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national examination. The additional $105 exam fee is the responsibility of the student.

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ONLINE CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS
 

  • ED2GO CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS
    Register now for our online career-training certificate programs provided by Ed2Go – leader in online certification programs. These programs prepare students for developing expertise in their desired career fields and/or prepare them for industry certifications exams. 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. These courses are not eligible for WEG funding. Many more online non-credit career and workforce training programs open for immediate enrollment! To register, visit: careertraining.ed2go.com/wc or call 817-598-8870.

Courses included, but not limited to:

•  CHARTERED TAX PROFESSIONAL
•  PROJECT MANAGEMENT
•  SYSTEMS SECURITY CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (SSCP) TRAINING
•  MEDICAL CODING & BILLING
•  RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER
•  TECHNICAL WRITER

For complete course listing and to register, visit careertraining.ed2go.com/wc or call 817-598-8870.

  • EDUCATION TO GO (ED2GO) COURSES
    All instructor-facilitated online courses run for six weeks (with a 10 day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. With more than 250 online courses you can complete any of the courses entirely from your home or office.

Courses included, but not limited to:

  • RESUME WRITING WORSHOP
  • BEGINNING WRITER’S WORKSHOP
  • CREATING MOBILE APPS WITH HTML5
  • EVENT PLANNING AND DESIGN
  • INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 10
  • SPANISH

Visit careertraining.edu2go/wc for class descriptions.

  • 360 TRAINING COURSES
    Register now for our online career-training certificate programs with over 6,000 courses to choose from. You can complete any of the courses entirely from your home or office.

Courses included, but not limited to:

  • BUSINESS SKILLS
  • CAREER TRAINING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • FINANCIAL SERVICES EDUCATION
  • FOOD AND BEVERAGE
  • HEALTHCARE EDUCATION
  • INDUSTRIAL SKILLS
  • REAL ESTATE EDUCATION

For complete course listing and to register, visit www.360training.com/weatherford or call 817-598-8870.

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PARALEGAL

Weatherford College in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies programs is offering paralegal programs. A Paralegal is one of the fastest growing careers in the country. Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand. There are no prerequisites to take the course, but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each session. This program will help students increase their office’s efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills.

 For complete course listing and to register:

1. Visit our online instruction center at www.legalstudies.com/vendor/weatherford/ to review
    our 
entire catalog.
2. Choose the course title you are interested in and click. Every course lists syllabus,
    required 
textbooks, fees and schedules. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for
    the course.

3. Other questions, call 1-800-522-7737.

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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.

PROGRAM SUMMARY: This comprehensive 84-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, drug classifications, the 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.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
 

  • PHTC-1004  INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Get the most out of your camera! Improve your pictures by learning technical and artistic skills of basic photography while critiquing photos in a friendly and collaborative environment. Learn camera functions/settings, equipment, composition, printing, and exposures. Bring your digital SLR camera, lenses, flash, and flash drive. (24 contact hrs.)
  • PHTC-1011  FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instruction in camera operation and image production while exploring the use of the camera for photographing in various lighting situations. Demonstrate proper use of supplemental lighting and manipulate camera controls for specific outcomes. Prerequisites: PHTC1004 Introduction to Photography course. (48 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. Access and transfer the risk of potential losses during retirement. This course will show you how to assess your financial situation and develop a personalized plan to achieve your retirement goals or develop a clear financial plan for the remainder of your retirement. The course includes a 230-page textbook with examples, illustrations, and worksheets. (2 classes - 6 clock hrs.)
     
  • CE 460 – SOCIAL SECURITY OPTIMIZATION
    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.)
     
  • CE 028 – WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATE PLANNING
    This course provides tools needed to make key decisions about your estate. Learn the benefits of having an estate plan, the differences between wills and trusts, how to avoid probate and its associated costs, minimize taxes, plan for incapacitation, and identify strategies to protect your assets from creditors and the government. (1 class - 3 clock hrs.)

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SAFETY

ONLINE
Browse online course listings for up-to-date offerings, costs, hours, and descriptions. Go to www.360training.com/weatherford for online registration.*

Occupational Health & Safety Training - OSHA Categories

  • OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Online Training
  • HAZWOPER Training
  • HAZCOM Training
  • Confined Space Entry Training
  • Forklift & Heavy Equipment Training
  • Construction Safety Training
  • General Safety Training
  • Supervisor and Competent Person Training
  • Industrial Hygiene Training

* These online courses are not eligible for WEG funding.

FACE-to-FACE COURSES:

FIRST AID/CPR - NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL (NSC)

Upon successful completion of the First Aid/CPR class participants will receive NSC CPR certification; certificate and card as well as NSC first aid certification; certificate and card.

Business/Industry may be eligible for Skills Development Grant funding for employee training.

Contact Jerry Barrow for more information at jbarrow@wc.edu or 817-598-8933.

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SPANISH

  • ​INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL SPANISH
    A general course that focuses on pronunciation, basic phrases, giving directions, making appointments, emergency Spanish & communication strategies. (16 contact hrs.)

TABC SELLER / SERVER

  • ABC SELLER/SERVER CERTIFICATION
    Online course available at: weatherfordcollege.360training.com
    Learn2Serve: TABC Seller/Server Training  (2 hrs. - $10.99)
    -- OR
    TABC Seller/Server Training + TX Food Handlers all counties  (4 hrs. - $19.99)

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. (25 classes - 160 contact hrs.)
  • CVOP 2037 – ADVANCED DRIVING SKILLS
    Advanced studies in vehicle control in various traffic situations, advanced skill development in backward direction vehicle control with various conditions and situations. Overview of pre-trip equipment inspection of safety and control systems as well as structural soundness, engine fluid levels, tires and other areas for general road readiness. (5 classes - 40 hrs.)

Contact Terry Pilgrim at 817-598-8858 for more information.

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WELDING ACADEMY

Successfully complete all seven courses in the welding certificate in less than three months and develop skills necessary for the current workforce. This is a very demanding schedule for a very demanding and rewarding career. Course is offered in a fast-track method so students can finish with skills necessary to perform in this field in a timely manner. This course includes 336 hours of coursework, hands-on training, books and project material. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required along with helmet, gloves, 4" grinder and safety glasses. Students must sign up for the entire series and successfully complete each unit to receive the Basic Welding
Certificate.

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, the Education Center in Mineral Wells, and on the Wise County Campus. 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.

  • 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 1002 – FUNDAMENTALS OF GMAW
    Setup and safe use of GMAW equipment as well as instruction in various basic weld joints. (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1007 – INTRO TO WELDING 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). (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1004 – FUNDAMENTALS OF OXY-FUEL WELDING AND CUTTING
    Instruction in proper setup and use of oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment and maintenance of such. (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1006 – FUNDAMENTALS OF GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING (GTAW)
    Setup and safe use of GTAW equipment as well as instruction in flat positions on joint designs. (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1040 – AWS LEVEL I CERTIFICATION REVIEW
    A review of various welding processes, welding terminology, and welding technology curriculum. (48 contact hrs.)
  • WLDG 1013 – INTRODUCTION TO BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS
    A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production. (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.

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