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Calendar Mar 24, 2020

Ed2Go offers various types of online learning opportunities. You can contact Vermont Student Acceptance Corp (VSAC) and ask about their non-degree grants. If VSAC pays for the course, let us know and we'll work with you to get registered and on your way. If you want to pay for it yourself, you can take care of that directly with Ed2Go by entering your credit card information. Please see the following links:

Career Training (can lead to certifications): https://careertraining.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/

Shorter Courses: https://www.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/

 

Welding - Advanced (3G and 4G SMAW Limited Thickness, All Positions Certifications) with Gear Package

$1,050

with Tom Owen

Calendar Apr 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Previous welding experience is required.

Monday class runs April 19 to July 12, 2021, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (13 weeks). 

Tuition excludes cost for certification attempt(s). Cost for each certification is $100.00 made payable to Advanced Welding Institute (AWI). This course includes up to two certifications. Cost to retake certification is $50.00. 

For financial assistance please contact VSAC at 877-961-4369.

Includes your own welding gear. The package includes a welding helmet, a cap, MIG gloves, TIG gloves, welding jacket, weld cleaning tool, safety glasses and a gear bag for all of your equipment. Please indicate your size for a welding jacket (runs M - 3XL) by emailing careertraining@maplerun.org.

One of the most common welding codes is the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 which covers structural steel welding like for a car trailer, a machine support or a handrail. The combination welding certifications that you can work to earn in this course will be a 3/8 inch plate test and it is the limited thickness procedure. It certifies you to weld plate from 1/8 to 3/4 of an inch thick. The shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) a.k.a. “stick welding” is the process preferred for most outdoor work and the 3G and 4G combo welding certifications certify you to do fillet welds in the 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F positions, and groove welds in the 1G (flat), 2G (horizontal), 3G (vertical), 4G (overhead) positions, on structural steel. It also certifies you to do fillet welds on pipe with a minimum diameter of 24 inches.

You may have wondered, "how do I become a certified welder?" “Do I need to become certified?” It’s a tricky question to answer because there is not a single welding certification test that will certify you to weld everything. Most welding certification tests are done under the codes written by AWS or ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers.) There is a specific code written for almost every application of welding. Many welded components are also not required to follow a code; therefore, no certification is required. Unlike the plumbing or electrical trades, welding certification is not a "license". You will need to know what welding process you intend to use (Stick, TIG or MIG), material types and thickness, as well as what positions you will use in production. 

NOTE: These welding certifications expire after three years, or after six months of not welding in this technique. It's recommended to maintain a log at least once a month and have it signed by a witness.

For additional training, please contact the Advanced Welding Institute in South Burlington at 802-660-0600 or awi.edu.

Welding Career Outlook

Welding - Advanced (3G and 4G SMAW Limited Thickness, All Positions Certifications) without Gear Package

$850

with Tom Owen

Calendar Apr 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Previous welding experience is required.

Monday class runs April 19 to July 12, 2021, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (13 weeks). 

Tuition excludes cost for certification attempt(s). Cost for each certification is $100.00 made payable to Advanced Welding Institute (AWI). This course includes up to two certifications. Cost to retake certification is $50.00. 

For financial assistance please contact VSAC at 877-961-4369.

One of the most common welding codes is the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 which covers structural steel welding like for a car trailer, a machine support or a handrail. The combination welding certifications that you can work to earn in this course will be a 3/8 inch plate test and it is the limited thickness procedure. It certifies you to weld plate from 1/8 to 3/4 of an inch thick. The shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) a.k.a. “stick welding” is the process preferred for most outdoor work and the 3G and 4G combo welding certifications certify you to do fillet welds in the 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F positions, and groove welds in the 1G (flat), 2G (horizontal), 3G (vertical), 4G (overhead) positions, on structural steel. It also certifies you to do fillet welds on pipe with a minimum diameter of 24 inches.

You may have wondered, "how do I become a certified welder?" “Do I need to become certified?” It’s a tricky question to answer because there is not a single welding certification test that will certify you to weld everything. Most welding certification tests are done under the codes written by AWS or ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers.) There is a specific code written for almost every application of welding. Many welded components are also not required to follow a code; therefore, no certification is required. Unlike the plumbing or electrical trades, welding certification is not a "license". You will need to know what welding process you intend to use (Stick, TIG or MIG), material types and thickness, as well as what positions you will use in production. 

NOTE: These welding certifications expire after three years, or after six months of not welding in this technique. It's recommended to maintain a log at least once a month and have it signed by a witness.

For additional training, please contact the Advanced Welding Institute in South Burlington at 802-660-0600 or awi.edu.

Welding Career Outlook

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Welding Technology I with Gear Package

$840

with Tom Owen

Calendar Apr 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Welding Technology I, Wednesday Class will begin April 21 to June 23, 2021 5:30 to 8:30 pm (10 weeks), 30 hours. 

Includes your own welding gear. The package includes a welding helmet, a cap, MIG gloves, TIG gloves, welding jacket, weld cleaning tool, safety glasses and a gear bag for all of your equipment. Please indicate your size for a welding jacket (runs M - 3XL) by emailing careertraining@maplerun.org.

Designed for beginners, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more advanced training.  This course introduces four types of welding: AC/DC stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG); and Oxygen-Acetylene. Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered. 

Full Course

Welding Technology I without Gear Package

$640

with Tom Owen

Calendar Apr 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Welding Technology I, Wednesday Class will begin February 3 to April 7, 2021 6:00 – 9:00pm (10 weeks), 30 hours. 

This course is designed for beginners, the course can also be tailored to individuals seeking more advanced training.  This course introduces four types of welding: AC/DC stick, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG); and Oxygen-Acetylene. Students learn to demonstrate proficiency in horizontal and vertical applications. Oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered.   

Full Course

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (In-Person, some online work)

$2,250

with Lynne Goodrich

Calendar Apr 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm

This course trains students to prepare to take the National Healthcare Association's Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Exam. A computer (not a cell phone) and internet is required. Class meets Tuesday evenings 5:30-8:30pm and six Saturdays 8am-2pm.

Click here to view the required application documents.

Medical Assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Their clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. 

Learning will take place by a number of methods including online and in-person classroom discussion, powerpoints, videos, assigned textbook readings, presentations, written tests, and skill competency evaluation.

Phlebotomy is a component of this course and students will spend 8 weeks with a Phlebotomy teacher who will go over the basics of blood draws. 

Learners must also successfully complete the forty-hour clinical component of the course at area facilities.

For financial assistance please contact VSAC at 877-961-4369.

Payment plan available: $225 deposit plus 2 payments of $1,012.50, paid weekly.

Will run

Licensed Nurse Assistant Training Program

$1,200

with Shelley Howrigan

Calendar May 12, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Class begins May 12, 2021 and ends July 12, 2021. Takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 - 8:00 pm, plus clinicals. Total of 72 classroom hours + 16 clinical hours.  Tuition does not include testing fee of $130 and $20 application fee to the Vermont Board of Nursing.

Due to COVID-19, clinicals may need to take place at the Valley Crossroads training site. The course focuses on essentials for Nursing Assistants, safe and effective practices for care in a health care setting. Students learn the basics of assisting patients, body mechanics, ethics, communication, and preparing for the licensing exam. The written and skills LNA licensing testing is done at the Valley Crossroads training site, 27 Fisher Pond Rd., St. Albans (where the class is held).

Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check.

Financial aid may be available through VSAC's Non-Degree Grant. Call them at 800-642-3177. Please Note: Seats are limited. You will receive a confirmation email within few weeks prior to class if your payment arrangement is in place.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 4 payments of $275.00, paid weekly.

Will run

Licensed Nurse Assistant Training Program

$1,200

with Shelley Howrigan

Calendar Jul 14, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Class begins July 14, 2021 and ends Sept. 9, 2021. Takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 - 8:00 pm, plus clinicals. Total of 72 classroom hours + 16 clinical hours.  Tuition does not include testing fee of $130 and $20 application fee to the Vermont Board of Nursing.

Due to COVID-19, clinicals may need to take place at the Valley Crossroads training site. The course focuses on essentials for Nursing Assistants, safe and effective practices for care in a health care setting. Students learn the basics of assisting patients, body mechanics, ethics, communication, and preparing for the licensing exam. The written and skills LNA licensing testing is done at the Valley Crossroads training site, 27 Fisher Pond Rd., St. Albans (where the class is held).

Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check.

Financial aid may be available through VSAC's Non-Degree Grant. Call them at 800-642-3177. Please Note: Seats are limited. You will receive a confirmation email within few weeks prior to class if your payment arrangement is in place.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 12 payments of $84.61, paid weekly. Final payment of $84.68.




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