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continuing education courses alabama

Workforce Training Courses

Continuing Education helps professionals in numerous fields gain or improve skills that complement their current roles in the workplace. Some professions require regular continuing education credits to stay current with job requirements. Course lengths range from a few hours to multi-week workshops and seminars. Training provided through Continuing Education includes but is not limited to training in Environmental, Health, and Safety, Microsoft Office products, leadership skills, and communication in the workplace.

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Current Course Offerings

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HEALTHCARE

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. This certification is accepted by major healthcare industry organizations and provides basic knowledge of techniques and skills to revive patients in distress. The course provides an understanding of CPR and choking relief techniques for adults, children, or infants, and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device.

Time: Classes are offered on Saturday mornings and lasts 4 hours.
Tuition: $75

Phlebotomy
Individuals may become trained as a phlebotomist in just 9 weeks.  Phlebotomists, or phlebotomy technicians, draw blood from patients and take the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing.  They are important members of the clinical laboratory team.  Our program includes instructional training, along with hands-on training.  Upon successful completion of coursework and clinical training, students will be eligible to sit for the state certification exam.

Time: Classes meet twice a week in the evenings. Classes are 3 hours and lasts 9 weeks.
Tuition: $900

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
A course designed for healthcare providers who act in participation or directing the resuscitation of patients, in or outside of the hospital setting. ACLS stresses the importance of basic life support (CPR) for patient survival as well as advanced interventions, multiple-provider scenarios, and communication to use during resuscitation.

Time: Classes meet twice a week. Classes are 8 hours and last 1 week.
Tuition: $50

Medication Assistant (MAC)
Specialize in administering medication to people who need assistance receiving medications, such as the elderly, disabled or those in treatment facilities. A MAC is typically a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) who works in a long-term care or mental health facility under the direction of a licensed nurse. Before enrolling in this training, you should research the company for whom you want to work to see if they do require their MAC to be a CNA or CMA.

Time & Course Content: The program consists of three weeks of classroom and lab (60 hours total) and two weeks of clinical rotation (40 hours). The classroom component is offered in-person or online, but students must come to campus for the orientation and three days of lab instruction. Classes will be held from 8 AM until 4 PM each day. Clinicals will generally be 6:30 AM until 3 PM. Upon successful completion of instruction, lab and clinical components, the participant’s name will be submitted to the Alabama Board of Nursing for testing for the national certification examination (MACE). A maximum of 24 students will be accepted into the program.

Prerequisites: Proof of insurance, immunizations, physical, background check, CPR certification.
Tuition: $900. Other expenses include $100 certification exam fee and cost for scrubs.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Learn about infection control, taking vital signs, and delivering personal care.  Topics may include communication skills and patients’ rights.  Upon successful completion of coursework, students will be eligible to sit for the state certification exam.

Time: Classes meet twice a week in the evenings. Classes are 3 hours and lasts 10 weeks.
Tuition: $790 plus $15 insurance fee (includes textbook and exam fee).

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

ServSafe
An educational program developed by the National Restaurant Association to educate food service workers about food safety.  However, it isn’t just for members of the NRA – anyone can become ServSafe certified through a two-step process: first take the preparatory classes, then pass the exam.  Many state, county, and city governments now require food service employees to be ServSafe certified.

Time: A 1 day or 3 evening option is available while exam sessions are scheduled in the evening.
Tuition: $185 (1-day); $200 (2-day); $115 (Exam)

Real Estate Continuing Education
Completing real estate CE credentials can be overwhelming. Our real estate continuing education classes provide up-to-date information, delivering efficient and relevant instruction focused on professional development so that real estate professionals can earn their required credits.

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Computer Support Specialist
Computer support specialists are tech-savvy problem solvers who provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software and equipment. The Computer Support Specialist course prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam and provides skills in problem solving, troubleshooting, and customer service. Students will become proficient at installing and updating computer hardware and software and find solutions to common technical problems.

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Excel, PowerPoint, Word
This class will explore topics needed in the workplace or for personal business. Learn how to format and edit documents and spreadsheets, use shortcuts to work efficiently, use mathematical formulas in Excel spreadsheets; and create charts and graphs for presentations.

Time: This course meets once a week in the evenings. Classes are 3 hours and last 5 weeks.
Tuition: $60

Media Literacy
Learn the difference between legitimate news and opinion. This class will help you develop the critical-thinking skills needed to examine how media influences daily life through entertainment, advertisement, documentaries, and political campaigns.

Time: This course meets once a week in the evenings. Classes are 2 hours and last for 6 weeks.
Tuition: $35

Social Media Marketing
More and more activities are being carried out online. Developing an effective digital marketing plan is now imperative for every organization. Learn how to assess customer needs and utilize social media, search engine marketing, display advertising, content marketing, email, and more to develop high-performing integrated marketing plans that deliver.

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MANUFACTURING
  

OSHA 10
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for entry-level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Students who successfully complete the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry course receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry wallet card from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI).

Time: Classes are offered on Saturday mornings and lasts 5 hours for 2 weeks.
Tuition: Free

3M Worker Health and Safety Awareness Program
This educational program developed in conjunction with NC3 is intended for students enrolled in skilled trade programs. The goal is to increase their knowledge of (1) basic workplace health and safety principles (2) certain types of hazards they may encounter at work and how those hazards may affect them and (3) examples of personal protective equipment (PPE) they may use to help them do their jobs safely.

Time: Classes are offered on Saturday mornings and lasts 8 hours for 2 weeks.
Tuition: $495

Forklift Operator
This 4-hour course will provide participants with the training needed for more job opportunities in logistics, shipping and receiving, transportation, and a variety of businesses and industries that rely on forklift operators to move freight.

Time: Classes are offered on Monday evenings and lasts 4 hours. (12 hours)
Tuition: $75 per participant

Certified Production Technician
The purpose of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification program is to recognize through certification, individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of advanced manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level to front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments.  The goal of the CPT certification program is to raise the level of performance of production technicians, both, to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.  The CPT program consists of four required individual certificate assessments: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, Maintenance Awareness.

Course Content: The CPT 4.0 program consists of four individual certificate assessments: Safety (30 hours), Quality Practices & Measurement (36 hours), Manufacturing Processes & Production (38 hours), Maintenance Awareness (38 hours). *Candidates must earn the four certificates to receive the Full CPT 4.0 certification.

Time: 140-160 hrs
Tuition: $1200

Certified Logistics Technician
The purpose of the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification program is to recognize through certification, individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level to front-line supervisor) through successful completion of certification assessments.  The goal of the CLT certification program is to raise the level of performance of logistics technicians, both, to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness. 

The CLT program consists of two parts:
Foundational-Level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) Certificate (35 hours)
Mid-Level Technical CLT Certification (CLT) (35 hours)
*Before sitting for the CLT assessment, candidates must have a CLA Certificate.

Time: 70-80 hrs
Tuition: $900

Precision Measurement Instruments Certification
Precision measuring is the cornerstone of quality in products and services many people rely upon each day. Starrett, Snap-on, and NC3 combined their industrial experience and expertise to create a certification that includes hands-on training on instruments vital to engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, power generation, and natural resources. Those who earn this certification will be proficient in using a variety of instruments ranging from tapes and rules to calipers and micrometers.

Course Content: Tape and Rule Measurement, Side Caliper Measurement, Gauge Measurement, Angle Measurement, Micrometer Measurement, Dial Gauge Measurement.

Time: 30 hrs
Tuition: $150

 

Commercial Driver's License
This 160-hour program prepares individuals to sit for the commercial driver’s license (CDL) exam.  Enter a rewarding career in the trucking industry where qualified drivers and skilled employees are in high demand.

Time: Classes meet four times a week. Classes are 5 hours and lasts 8 weeks.
Tuition: $2600

CONSTRUCTION & REPAIR

Outdoor Power Equipment Repair
It can be frustrating when equipment isn’t ready to work when we are. This three-part workshop will cover basic troubleshooting and repairs for small engines. Participants will learn how to decipher an owner’s manual, review safety techniques, and learn the basic terminology and engine parts. If you have a manual for the equipment you want to repair bring it with you to the class.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday evenings. Classes are 2 hours and last 8 weeks.
Tuition: $75

Basic Drywall Repair
No one wants their walls to have holes, dents, and general cosmetic imperfections. Now, participants can correct those problems and bring value to their property with techniques learned for repairing basic drywall.

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Doors: Hanging & Replacing Locksets
Repairing doors is not an easy thing to do. This workshop will teach participants how to hang doors and how to change handles and locksets.

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CUSTOMIZED EDUCATION & TRAINING

Assisting with the success of regional industry growth is an integral role of Center for Career & Workforce Development. At Wallace State we can provide customized solutions to needs in manufacturing processes or in office settings. Corporate Education & Training initiatives provided through the college offers highly trained subject-matter experts dedicated to business success and employee-centered training. Topics include but are not limited to brand specific Robotics Training, Specialty Welding Techniques, Advanced Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat Suite.

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Customized Training Options:
Basic Hydraulics
Basic Pneumatics
Networking Basics - CCENT Certification
Overhead Crane Operation
Multimeter Certification
Tools at Height Certification
Precision Measurement Certification
Basic PLC Programming
Motor Controls/AC & DC Basics
Torque Certification
Basic Blueprint Reading
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD & T)
Basic Machining Calculations
Microsoft Office Software
Customized Sales & Management Training

Corporate Education & Training Clients:
Kamtek
Met-South
General Dynamics
Cullman Cabinet
American Fiberglass
Platinum Homes
ZeroRPM
Alabama Guardrail

For more information contact:

Center for Career and Workforce Development
256.352.8386 
ashley.baker@adjunct.wallacestate.edu

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