Programs for Adults

Adult or continuing education at CATEC covers a range of technical education courses. The course offerings may be to enhance current skills, gain new knowledge for increased job marketability, continue life-long learning, make life more enjoyable, or simply to have fun. CATEC will provide a positive place for learning.

  • Bruce Bosselman, Coordinator
  • Anne Harrison, Administrative Assistant

Continuing Education Course

CATEC’s Continuing Education Courses include Professional/Trade Programs, Health Services, and Computer Training.

  • Registration will open June 5, 2017
  • Click the “ENROLL NOW” link to submit your registration request.
  • Payment plans available
  • Registration is not complete until enrollment is verified and payment received.  A CATEC Adult Education representative will contact you after you submit your information.

Introduction to Auto Technology

Course #:ATA
Dates:8/21/17 - 12/4/17 Day:Monday Times: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is part of a two-year program which prepares individuals to work as an auto technician. The program covers engines, electrical systems, lubrication, ignitions and much more.

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Auto Electricity and Engine Performance

Course #:ATB
Dates:8/22/17 - 12/5/17 Day:Tuesday Times:5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$485.00

Prerequisite: Introduction to Auto Technology

This course is part of a two-year program which prepares individuals to work as an auto technician. The program covers engines, electrical systems, lubrication, ignitions and much more.

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State Inspection Training

Course #:ATC
Dates:8/23/17 - 12/6/17 Day:Wednesday Times:5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuition:$145.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$145.00

This course is the last in a series preparing individuals for a career in the automotive repair industry.   The course prepares students to take the exam to become a State Inspection Technician.   Students must have a minimum of 2 years experience in the automotive trade or have completed ATA, ATB & ATC courses at CATEC to enroll in this program.

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Barbering Pre-Apprenticeship

Course #:BRA
Dates:9/21/17 - 10/26/17 Day:Thursday Times:4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuition:$325.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$325.00

This is six week program allows adults interested in the Barbering field to enhance employment opportunities through course work. Course teaches hands-on skills to prepare students to become employed as an apprentice.

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Nurse Aide Section DMWT (Full)

Course #:CNA
Dates:6/5/17 - 7/10/17 Day:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Times:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Clinical days)
Tuition:$745.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$745.00

This Virginia Approved Nurse Education Program (120 program hours in written or oral and clinical skills) prepares students to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination.  The course consists of classroom and clinical instruction.

 

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Nurse Aide DMWT

Course #:CNA
Dates:9/18/17 - 10/19/17 Day:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Times:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM clinical days)
Tuition:$745.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$745.00

This Virginia Approved Nurse Education Program (120 program hours in written or oral and clinical skills) prepares students to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination.  The course consists of classroom and clinical instruction.

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Nurse Aide EMW

Course #:CNA
Dates:9/18/17 - 11/15/17 Day:Monday, Wednesday Times:5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM clinical days)
Tuition:$745.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$745.00

This Virginia Approved Nurse Education Program (120 program hours in written or oral and clinical skills) prepares students to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination.  The course consists of classroom and clinical instruction.

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Nurse Aide DMF

Course #:CNA
Dates:9/18/17 - 10/6/17 Day:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Times:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM clinical days)
Tuition:$745.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$745.00

This Virginia Approved Nurse Education Program (120 program hours in written or oral and clinical skills) prepares students to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination.  The course consists of classroom and clinical instruction.

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Nurse Aide ETT

Course #:CNA
Dates:9/19/17 - 11/16/17 Day:Tuesday, Thursday Times:5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM clinical days)
Tuition:$745.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$745:00

This Virginia Approved Nurse Education Program (120 program hours in written or oral and clinical skills) prepares students to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination.  The course consists of classroom and clinical instruction.

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A+ Certification Training

Course #:CNPA
Dates:8/21/17 - 12/6/17 Day:Monday, Wednesday Times:5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuition:$770 Text Cost: Total Fees:$770

This course prepares students to take the A+ computer repair certification.

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Routing & Switching Essentials

Course #:CNPB
Dates:8/21/17 - 12/6/17 Day:Monday, Wednesday Times:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuition:$770.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$770.00

This is the second in a series of four courses designed to prepare students to take the Cisco CCENT certification.

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Commercial & Residential Painting

Course #:CPA
Dates:9/12/17 - 9/26/17 Day:Tuesday, Thursday Times:5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuition:$350 Text Cost: Total Fees:$350

This introductory course is designed for to prepare individuals for a career in commercial and residential painting.  Students will learn about prep, set up, drywall repairs, trim repair, power washing, & rolling.

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Cosmetolgy Pre-Apprenticeship

Course #:CSA
Dates:9/21/17 - 10/26/27 Day:Thursday Times:4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuition:$325.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$325.00

This is six-week program allows adults interested in the Cosmetology field to enhance employment opportunities through course work. Course teaches hands-on skills to prepare students to become employed as an apprentice.

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Dental Assistant

Course #:DNT
Dates:8/22/17 - 12/7/17 Day:Monday, Wednesday Times:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuition:$925.00 Text Cost:$85.00 Total Fees:$1010.00

This certificate program is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to begin work as a dental assistant.  The coursework will prepare students to take exams to become certified in Radiation Hygiene and Safety and in Infection Control.  After two years working in the field, graduates of the program are eligible to take the national examination to become a certified Dental Assistant.

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Pharmacy Technician (Hybrid)

Course #:PHT
Dates:8/21/17 - 12/4/17 Day:Monday, Virtual Times:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuition:$925.00 Text Cost:$175.00 Total Fees:$1100.00

This certificate program is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to begin work as a pharmacy technician.  The coursework will fulfill the requirements of the Board of Pharmacy and prepare students to take the state examination.  The course is a combination of classroom instruction and online learning.

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Apprenticeship Programs

  • Registration will open June 5, 2017
  • Click the “ENROLL NOW” link to submit your registration request.
  • Payment plans available
  • Registration is not complete until enrollment is verified and payment received. A CATEC Adult Education representative will contact you after you submit your personal information.

Barbering Apprenticeship (Online)

Course #:BR1.1
Dates:Virtual Day:Virtual Times:
Tuition:$360.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$360.00

State Requirements for Licensure

  • Must be working in a salon 36-40 hours per week as an apprentice.
  • Virtual 35 week course Covers Written theory of Barbering/Cosmetology
  • 3,000 hours of practical and related instruction
  • Exam is written and practical.
  • Apprentices MUST be registered with the Virginia Department of Labor for 18 months to be eligible to take the licensing exam.
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Cosmetology Apprenticeship (Online)

Course #:CS1.1
Dates:Virtual Day:Virtual Times:Virtual
Tuition:$360.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$360.00

State Requirements for Licensure

  • Must be working in a salon 36-40 hours per week as an apprentice.
  • Virtual course covers written theory of Cosmetology
  • 3000 hours of practical and related instruction.
  • Exam is written and practical.Apprentices MUST be registered with the Virginia Department of Labor for 18 months to be eligible to take the licensing exam.
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Carpentry Fundamentals I

Course #:CY1.1
Dates:8/21/17 - 12/4/17 Day:Monday Times:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as a carpenter’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Framing and Finishing I

Course #:CY2.1
Dates:8/22/17 - 12/5/17 Day:Tuesday Times:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as a carpenter’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Carpentry Forms I

Course #:CY3.1
Dates:8/23/17 - 12/6/17 Day:Wednesday Times:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as a carpenter’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Advanced Carpentry I

Course #:CY4.1
Dates:8/24/17 - 12/7/17 Day:Thursday Times:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as a carpenter’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Introduction to Electricity

Course #:EY1.1
Dates:8/21/17 - 12/4/17 Day:Monday Times:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as an Electrician’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Alternating Current & Grounding

Course #:EY2.1
Dates:8/22/17 – 12/5/17 Day:Tuesday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as an Electrician’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Load Calculations & Distribution

Course #:EY3.1
Dates:8/23/17 – 12/6/17 Day:Wednesday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as an Electrician’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Practical Applications & Basic Electronic Theory

Course #:EY4.1
Dates:8/24/17 – 12/7/17 Day:Thursday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as an Electrician’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Introduction to Heating & Cooling

Course #:HV1.1
Dates:8/21/17 – 12/4/17 Day:Monday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as an HVAC Technician’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Heat Pumps

Course #:HV2.1
Dates:8/22/17 – 12/5/17 Day:Tuesday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as an HVAC Technician’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Gas & Oil Heat

Course #:HV3.1
Dates:8/23/17 – 12/6/17 Day:Wednesday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as an HVAC Technician’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Chilled Water & Air Conditioning

Course #:HV4.1
Dates:8/24/17 – 12/7/17 Day:Thursday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as an HVAC Technician’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Masonry Materials & Repair

Course #:MY3.1
Dates:8/23/17 – 12/6/17 Day:Wednesday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as a Mason’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Introduction to Plumbing

Course #:PG1.1
Dates:8/21/17 – 12/4/17 Day:Monday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as a Plumber’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Fundamentals of Plumbing I

Course #:PG2.1
Dates:8/22/17 – 12/5/17 Day:Tuesday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as a Plumber’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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Water, Water Systems & Piping

Course #:PG3.1
Dates:8/23/17 – 12/6/17 Day:Wednesday Times:6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$150.00 Total Fees:$635.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time as a Plumber’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry.  The class provides classroom instruction, no hands-on instruction is provided.

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