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.

  • Deborah Gannon, 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 July 9, 2018
  • Click the “ENROLL NOW” link to submit your registration request.
  • Scholarships and Payment Plans are available (see Resources at top of page)
  • 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 Collision Repair

Course #:ABA
Dates:8/21/18-12/4/18 Day:Tuesday Times:5:00-9:00
Tuition:$575 Text Cost: Total Fees:$575

Do you want to start an exciting career in the Automotive Body Repair industry?  Do you want to learn how to restore and maintain your classic rides? This Auto Body Repair course at CATEC will introduce students to the automotive repair industry by utilizing live shop activities to demonstrate industry procedures and techniques in repair areas such as: masking and taping, surface preparation, dent repair, rust repair, MIG welding, and painting. This course is an instructor-led, demonstrator format with student “hands on” participation. Students are welcome to work on personal project vehicles during the course, however all repair materials cost for personal projects will be the responsibility of the student.  Personal projects are not required to take this class and no materials cost would be issued unless it is a personal vehicle.

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Introduction to Auto Technology

Course #:ATA
Dates:8/21/18 -12/4/18 Day:Tuesday 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 & Engine Performance

Course #:ATB
Dates:8/23/18 - 12/6/18 Day:Thursday 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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Transmissions, Steering, Brakes & Suspension

Course #:ATC
Dates:8/22/18 - 12/5/18 Day:Wednesday Times:5:00 PM –8:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$485.00

Prerequisite: Auto Electricity & Engine Performance

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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Transmissions, Steering, Brakes & Suspension

Course #:ATC
Dates:8/20/18 - 11/26/18 Day:Monday Times:5:00-8:00
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$485.00

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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Barbering Pre-Apprenticeship

Course #:BRA
Dates:8/20/18-9/24/18 Day:Monday Times:5:00-7:00
Tuition:$300.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$300.00

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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Medication Aide

Course #:CMA
Dates:8/20/18-11/12/18 Day:Monday, Wednesday Times:5:00-8:00
Tuition:$650.00 Text Cost:TBD Total Fees:$650

Increase your value in the workplace! If you are a PCA, Direct Care Assistant, CNA, or have taken a Certified Nurse Aide class you are eligible to take this class and get an additional certification as a Medication Aide.  All students will need to get a PPD (TB) skin test prior to starting clinical rotations.

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Nurse Aide DMWT

Course #:CNA
Dates:9/10/18 - 10/12/18 Day:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Times:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM clinical days)
Tuition:$745.00 Text Cost:Optional 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. A PPD (TB) skin test is required and must be completed prior to clinicals.

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Nurse Aide EMW

Course #:CNA
Dates:9/10/18 - 11/7/18 Day:Monday, Wednesday Times:5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM clinical days)
Tuition:$745.00 Text Cost:Optional 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. Clinical instruction takes place on Saturdays during the last 6 weeks of the program, in addition to the regular evening classroom hours. A PPD (TB) skin test is required and must be completed prior to clinicals.

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Nurse Aide ETT

Course #:CNA
Dates:9/11/18 - 11/8/18 Day:Tuesday, Thursday Times:5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM clinical days)
Tuition:$745.00 Text Cost:Optional 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. Clinical instruction takes place on Saturdays during the last 6 weeks of the program, in addition to the regular evening classroom hours. A PPD (TB) skin test is required and must be completed prior to clinicals.

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A+ Certification Training

Course #:CNPC
Dates:8/14/18 - 12/18/18 Day:Tuesday, Thursday Times:5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuition:$800 Text Cost: Total Fees:$800

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

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Cosmetolgy Pre-Apprenticeship

Course #:CSA
Dates:8/20/18 - 9/24/18 Day:Monday Times:5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuition:$300.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$300.00

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 a salon assistant or an apprentice in a salon.

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Dental Assistant

Course #:DNT
Dates:8/21/18 - 12/6/18 Day:Tuesday, Thursday 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

Course #:PHT
Dates:8/20/18 - 12/3/18 Day:Monday, Wednesday Times:6:00 PM - 8:00 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 July 9, 2018
  • Click the “ENROLL NOW” link to submit your registration request.
  • Scholarships and Payment Plans are available (see Resources at top of page)
  • 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:$600.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$600.00

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:$600.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$600.00

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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CY1.1 Carpentry Fundamentals 1

Course #:CY1.1
Dates:8/20/18-12/3/18 Day:Monday Times:6:00-9:00
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 or carpenter’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry. The class provides classroom instruction, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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CY2.1 Framing and Finishing 1

Course #:CY2.1
Dates:8/21/18-12/4/18 Day:Tuesday Times:6:00-9:00
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 or 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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CY3.1 Carpentry Forms 1

Course #:CY3.1
Dates:8/22/18-12/5/18 Day:Wednesday Times:6:00-9:00
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 or 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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CY4.1 Advanced Carpentry 1

Course #:CY4.1
Dates:8/23/18-12/6/18 Day:Thursday Times:6:00-9:00
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 or 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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EY1.1 Introduction to Electricity

Course #:EY1.1
Dates:8/20/18-12/3/18 Day:Monday Times:6:00-9:00
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$205.00 Total Fees:$690.00

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, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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EY2.1 Alternating Current and Grounding

Course #:EY2.1
Dates:8/21/18-12/4/18 Day:Tuesday Times:6:00-9:00
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, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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EY3.1 Load Calculations and Distribution

Course #:EY3.1
Dates:8/22/18-12/5/18 Day:Wednesday Times:6:00-9:00
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, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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EY4.1 Practical Applications and Basic Electronic Theory

Course #:EY4.1
Dates:8/23/18-12/6/18 Day:Thursday Times:6:00-9:00
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, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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HV1.1 Introduction to Heating and Cooling

Course #:HV1.1
Dates:8/20/18-12/3/18 Day:Monday Times:6:00-9:00
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$100.00 Total Fees:$585.00

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, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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HV2.1 Heat Pumps

Course #:HV2.1
Dates:8/21/18-12/4/18 Day:Tuesday Times:6:00-9:00
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, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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HV3.1 Gas and Oil Heat

Course #:HV3.1
Dates:8/22/18-12/5/18 Day:Wednesday Times:6:00-9:00
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$20.00 Total Fees:$505.00

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, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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HV4.1 Chilled Water and Air Conditioning

Course #:HV4.1
Dates:8/23/18-12/6/18 Day:Thursday Times:6:00-9:00
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$30.00 Total Fees:$515.00

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, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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MY1.1 Introduction to Masonry

Course #:MY1.1
Dates:8/20/18-12/3/18 Day:Monday Times:6:00-9:00
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$100.00 Total Fees:$585.00

This course is designed for individuals seeking to obtain employment as a Mason’s helper, or who are already working full-time as a Mason’s helper and registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry. The class provides classroom instruction, some hands-on instruction, and demonstrations.

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PG1.1 Introduction to Plumbing

Course #:PG1.1
Dates:8/20/18-12/3/18 Day:Monday Times:5:00-8:00
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$125.00 Total Fees:$610.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time in the plumbing industry and are registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry as an apprentice. The class provides classroom instruction and some hands-on instruction and demonstrations.

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PG2.1 Fundamentals of Plumbing 1

Course #:PG2.1
Dates:8/21/18-12/4/18 Day:Tuesday Times:5:00-8:00
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost: Total Fees:$485.00

This course is designed for individuals who are working full-time in the plumbing industry and are registered with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry as an apprentice. The class provides classroom instruction and some hands-on instruction and demonstrations.

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PG4.1 International Plumbing Code

Course #:PG4.1
Dates:8/23/18 - 11/29/18 Day:Thursday Times:5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuition:$485.00 Text Cost:$90.00 Total Fees:$575.00

This is the fourth year of a four-year apprenticeship program which prepares students to take the Virginia Tradesman examination to become a licensed plumber.

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