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

$1,050

with Tom Owen

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Previous welding experience is required.

Class runs Mondays and Tuesdays, February 7 - March 15, 2022, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (6 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

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 19 payments of $50.00, paid weekly.

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

$850

with Tom Owen

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Previous welding experience is required.

Class runs Mondays and Tuesdays, February 7 - March 15, 2022, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (6 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

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 8 payments of $83.33, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $83.36.

Phlebotomy Training & Certification in St. Albans

$1,944

with Kelly Ross

Calendar Feb 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 24 weeks

St. Albans Training Site: Class starts February 22, 2022 and runs each Tuesday evening from 5:30 - 9pm for 24 weeks, plus clinicals. Access to a computer (cell phones cannot be used) and internet is required.

Includes CPR/First Aid/AED Training. Tuition includes textbook and online practice exams. Exam fee of $117.00 is not included.

Click Here for Required Documentation to Gain Entrance into Course

Northwest Career & Technical Center has developed a hybrid phlebotomy program that has been approved by the National Healthcare Association in order to offer the nationally approved Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation course and to be a testing site for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician examination. The hybrid program allows students to attend class online and in person for hands-on training. This model allows students to minimize in person instruction and allows students to pace themselves during the course. In order to sit for certification, students must attend 84 classroom hours and complete the necessary venipuncture and capillary punctures as outlined by the National Healthcare Association.

Due to the growing need for phlebotomists, Northwest Career & Technical Center has created relationships with Northwestern Medical Center and University of VT Medical Center in order to provide students with observational clinicals that will help each student gain insight and knowledge as to what working as a phlebotomist looks like. Each student will be offered up to 10 hours of clinical time with a skilled phlebotomist who will work with the student in order to answer questions, provide knowledge and demonstrate phlebotomy skills. Upon successful completion of the course, students are then eligible for interviews with the Northwestern Medical Center when jobs are posted and at the University of VT Medical Center via the HiTech program when jobs are posted. Students should visit Northwestern Medical Center’s public website for job listings, whereas students should visit HiTech’s website for University of VT Medical Center job listings

With the growing demand for phlebotomists, Northwestern Medical Center and University of VT Medical Center both offer a variety of shifts and career ladders in order to help you grow as a medical professional. As the face of the laboratory, you will work with patients, families and other health care professionals in order to deliver quality patient care. Now more than ever is the time to join a healthcare team and be part of someone's life. Join our phlebotomy program and take the first step towards a rewarding and exciting career.

This course is taught by two instructors.

Financial aid may be available through VSAC's Non-Degree Grant. Call them at 800-642-3177.

Payment plan available: $190 deposit plus 20 payments of $83.52, paid weekly. Final payment of $83.60.

Licensed Nurse Assistant Training Program

$1,330

with Shelley Howrigan

Calendar Mar 9, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Class begins March 9, 2022 and ends April 28, 2022. Takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 - 8:00 pm, plus clinicals. Total of 72 classroom hours + 16 clinical hours. Tuition INCLUDES the testing fee of $130. It EXCLUDES the $20 application fee that is to be paid directly by the student to the Vermont Board of Nursing. If clinicals are completed at the Northwestern Medical Center, students are to pay $20.00 to have their criminal background processed. 

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. 

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 22 payments of $53.47, paid weekly. Final payment of $53.66.

CDL Class A Permit Prep Course

$400
Calendar Mar 28, 2022 at 3 pm

First, did you know that Class A drivers start off at $65,000 right here in Vermont? That's confirmed through Pro Driver Training in Enosburg/Milton.

Age requirement: Minimum age is 17. Must be 18 to take the permit test.

Held at NCTC 3/28-4/8, M-F 3:00-4:30pm. Taught by Pro Driver Training.

Here are the steps in earning a CDL Class A License:

1. Take the CDL Permit Prep Course

2. Pass a Dept. of Transportation physical (suggested to complete before permit test)

3. Take the CDL Permit Test

4. Enroll in CDL Class A training (done through Pro Driver) (grants are available through VSAC, VocRehab, PathStone and NCTC.)

5. Take CDL Class A licensing driver's exam6. Get hired immediately!!

After students turn 21, they can become interstate drivers.

More questions about the process itself? Contact Pro Driving at 802-893-4955.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 6 payments of $50.00, paid every four weeks.
American Sign Language
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American Sign Language

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Contact the American Sign Language Institute in St. Albans, VT for more information.  Website: asltraininginstitute.org, Email asltraininginstitute@gmail.com and Phone 802-393-2999.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - Online Only
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - Online Only

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Please visit this site for more details: https://careertraining.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/training-programs/certified_clinical_medical_assistant/

If you're paying for the course, you can register directly on the website given above.

If you're seeking financial assistance, you can contact VSAC to see if you're eligible for a grant by calling 800-642-3177. The Department of Labor and Vocational Rehabilitation are also good sources for funding. If you receive funding, please contact the Northwest Career & Technical Center (NCTC) as the final step to registering and starting a new career. You can call NCTC at 802-527-0617 or email careertraining@maplerun.org

Clinical medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who help to maximize the productivity of the healthcare team. Medical assistants enable a healthcare facility to operate more efficiently, which increases revenue and provides a positive experience for patients.

In this course, you will medical terminology, medical law and ethics, HIPAA rules, scheduling systems, patient check-in and check-out, contents of a medical record, anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition, phlebotomy theory, injections, and routine treatment and laboratory duties.

You will also learn medical terms and their application. You'll start by learning the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you'll learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you'll learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body. This knowledge will help you take the next step in your medical career or education.

You will be also able to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This course includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam. Upon completion of the course, you will also have the opportunity to gain access to our Externship Starter Kit.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for the Experienced - Online Only
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for the Experienced - Online Only

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Please visit this site for more details: https://careertraining.ed2go.com/nwtcvt/training-programs/certified-clinical-medical-assistant-training-for-cmaa/

If you're paying for the course, you can register directly on the website given above.

If you're seeking financial assistance, you can contact VSAC to see if you're eligible for a grant by calling 800-642-3177. The Department of Labor and Vocational Rehabilitation are also good sources for funding. If you receive funding, please contact the Northwest Career & Technical Center (NCTC) as the final step to registering and starting a new career. You can call NCTC at 802-527-0617 or email careertraining@maplerun.org

Clinical medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who help to maximize the productivity of the healthcare team. To stand out in this high-demand field, you need a specialized skill set and certification. This National Healthcareer Association-certified course will train you for an entry-level position as clinical medical assistant and prepare you for the certification exam.

You will learn how medical law, ethics, and HIPAA rules factor into a clinical medical assistant's work. In addition, you will be trained to use scheduling systems, facilitate patient check-in and check-out, assess medical record, administer injections, and more. You will also study body systems and their main functions, so you can assist with patient exams. After successfully completing this course, you will be able to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This course includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam. You will also have the opportunity to gain access to our Externship Starter Kit.





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