Community College Partnership Training

Goodwill partners with local community colleges on the following programs:

Basic Manufacturing

Basic Manufacturing Skills prepares students for entry level positions with regional manufacturers. Basic Manufacturing Skills is a non-credit intensive training program that prepares students for entry-level positions with regional manufacturers. Students are provided with the basic skills needed to be successful in a high-performance manufacturing environment.

Target Audience: Virginia Western is looking for motivated, responsible adults eager to change careers or start manufacturing or technical careers that offer competitive wages, benefits and opportunities for advancement. Scholarship money may be available for students who are Tobacco Commission Region (Franklin County) residents.

Certifications/Credentials

  • 6 week program
  • OSHA 10 Certification

Machining

Virginia Western Community College will offer Manual Machining and CNC Machining training at the Roanoke JOBS Campus.

Manual Machining

These classes cover the basic components of the engine lathe and column-and-knee mill and how these components are used during the various cutting processes. Intermediate-level classes focus on the setup of the engine lathe and mill and instruct on how to perform a variety of cutting operations on sample parts.

CNC Machining

Teaches use of software to create numerical machine code to drive CNC milling machines or lathes. Reviews and builds on manual CNC programming methods.

Industrial Manufacturing

The Virginia Western Community College Partnership Industrial Maintenance Technician program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need as entry level industrial maintenance technicians. Working in industrial or manufacturing facilities, industrial machinery mechanics call upon a variety of knowledge and skills in electronics, hydraulics, and pneumatics controls; working with blueprints and mechanical building codes; and welding equipment to repair and maintain large and complex machines. The training program lasts 17 weeks. The program purpose is to prepare individuals for jobs as Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Technicians.

Certifications/Credentials

  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) certification through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals
  • Level 1: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant (SMSCP) through Siemens Technik Akademie (an internationally recognized credential )
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) certifications through the American Welding Society (CAWS)
  • Career Readiness Certificate

Customer Service/Microsoft Office Specialist

Learn how to provide excellent customer service by utilizing negotiating and critical thinking skills to problem solve with people. Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Microsoft Office by earning Microsoft Office Specialist certifications. The VWCC Quick Connect MOS Prep builds computer software literacy and measures proficiency in the MS Office Suite. Successful candidates earn Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certificates that set them apart from their peers.

Program will include the following topics

  • Keyboarding
  • Basic Windows
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Customer Service
  • Job Readiness

Students will have the opportunity to work with Gmetrix software to improve and test their Microsoft Office knowledge prior to MOS assessment.

MOS certifications help qualify you for a variety of positions in the office administration field including

  • Administrative Support Specialist
  • Office Specialist
  • Customer Relations Specialist

The MOS certifications can serve as the first step of an exciting career in the Customer Service/Administrative Support Field.

VWCC Quick Connect Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

The VWCC Quick Connect Certified Medical Administrative Assistant program covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field.

Program will include the following topics

  • Word 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • Medical Terminology for Coders
  • Introduction to HIPAA
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Job Readiness
  • Customer Service

Students will work with Gmetrix software to improve and test their Microsoft Office knowledge prior to MOS assessment.

CMAA certifications help qualify you for a variety of positions in the healthcare field including:

  • Medical Secretary
  • Patient Registration
  • Patient Representative
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Medical Records Clerk

The VWCC Quick Connect Certified Billing & Coding Specialist with Microsoft Office

The VWCC Quick Connect Certified Billing & Coding Specialist with Microsoft Office covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS).

Program will include the following topics

  • Word 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • Medical Terminology for Coders
  • Introduction to HIPPAA
  • Medical Billing and ICD-10 Coding
  • Job Readiness
  • Customer Service

Students will work with Gmetrix software to improve and test their Microsoft Office knowledge prior to MOS assessment.

CBCS & MOS certifications help qualify you for a variety of positions in the healthcare field including:

  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Revenue Cycle Specialist
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Medical Records Clerk

For more information on the Community College Partnership, e-mail wfd@goodwillvalleys.com or call (540) 581.0620, option 1.