SPRING COURSE OFFERINGS
PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN TRAINING
Time: Feb 22 - May 17, Mon & Wed; 4:30P - 7:30P
Tuition: $1,700; includes textbooks. PTC exam $115 payable on-line two weeks prior to testing. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to enroll in this class.
Description: Upon successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to sit for the national exam to become a Phlebotomy Technician (PTC) through the American Medical Certification Association. Phlebotomists perform blood collection procedures and transport and process blood samples. Course content includes anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, lab procedures, safety, collection techniques, legal issues, and 10 hours of clinical observations.
Attendance is critical and any absences resulting in missing critical class content may result in ineligibility to participate in live practice or to sit for the certification exam. Participants are expected to provide their own volunteers willing to sign liability waivers to participate in supervised practice of phlebotomy procedures. Vermont anticipates 30 job openings per year for phlebotomists for the next 10 years with a median wage of over $16/hour.
LICENSED NURSE ASSISTANT PROGRAM (LNA)
Jan 26 - Apr 13 - Tue & Thu; 4:30P - 8:00P
Jan 11 - Mar 11; Mon & Thu; 9:00A - 2:00P
Mar 22 - May 20; Mon & Thu; 9:00A - 2:00P
Tuition: $1920; Additional $150 needed for LNA License application and testing fees. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to enroll in this class. Mandatory one-hour orientation on Jan 11 or Mar 22; Clinical dates are to be determined.
Description: This course will prepare the student to apply for Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) licensure with the State Board of Nursing. The program is targeted to individuals who are interested in beginning level skilled positions in healthcare and immediate employment. Includes classroom instruction, skills lab practice, and clinical practice at Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation. Official signed verification of immunizations/titers is mandatory and must be submitted.
INTRO TO WELDING
Jan 12, 14, 19 and 21 Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:00P; 10 Hrs
Feb 2, 4, 9 and 11th;Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:00P; 10 Hrs
Tuition: $200 includes materials and safety protection
Description: A beginner course to introduce students to the art and science of welding. In this class you will learn the basics of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) or stick welding. The class will primarily focus on the 7018 welding electrode but will explore other electrodes as time permits. We will be working mostly in the flat, horizontal positions with some introduction to the vertical position. This introduction to arc welding will give you a taste of this exciting and versatile skill in a safe, supportive setting. Students can use this class to meet the safety training requirements for using the welding lab as part of The Makery.
Feb 16 - Mar 18; Tue & Thu; 5:30-8:00P
Tuition: $600 includes materials and safety protection.
Prerequisite: Intro to Welding or instruction pre-approval
Description: Designed to enhance SMAW welding skills for those who have completed SMAW I or have equivalent experience. This course extends to out-of-position practice in horizontal and vertical welding, welding pipe, and/or practice with MIG or TIG applications, with considerable opportunity to pursue individual learning objectives.
INTRO TO BASIC WOODWORKING
Jan 12 - Feb 9 5:30P - 8:00P; 12.5 Hrs
Tuition: $250 includes materials and safety protection
Description: Designed for those interested in learning the basics in woodworking. Each student will learn the basic techniques and tools needed to get started in woodworking. Classes will be held in our woodshop with live demonstrations and hands-on guidance. Each student will complete a simple woodworking project during the class. All materials will be supplied.
INTRO TO CNC WOOD ROUTER
Feb 8 & Feb 10; Mon & Wed, 5:00P - 8:00P; 6Hrs
Feb 22 & 24; Mon & Wed, 5:00P - 8:00P, 6 Hrs
Mar 1 & 3; Mon & Wed; 5:00P - 8:00P, 6 Hrs;
Tuition: $180 includes materials and safety protection. Limit of 3 students per class.
Description: This class provides basic safety and operations training on our CNC Wood Router. Students will learn how to operate the machine and CNC workflow using VCarve Pro software. This design and toolpath program provides new users with the basic knowledge they need to get started with more advanced features for experienced users to explore. This class is taught in 2 sessions. The first session covers machine basics; the second session focuses on the software, followed by more hands on operation. This tool training is required before members can use the CNC Wood Router. Equipment: KL-1212v CNC Router | 48” x 48” x 6” bed, 3HP spindle, vacuum table.
INTRO TO WEB DESIGN
Jan 12 - Feb 9; Tues, 5:00P - 7:00P; 10 Hrs;
Mar 2 - Mar 30; Tues, 5:00P - 7:00P; 10 Hrs;
Description: Students will gain an overview of how websites are built, and the steps that are taken to make them successful tools in online branding. We will cover content and structure, taking a hands on approach to user interface, and also discuss visual trends and options for building your website. Whether you want to build your own site for a business, or are interested in gaining a new skill, this course can be a gateway into other subjects like graphic design, website coding and more. Topics include: Online Branding, Web Content, Structure / UX vs UI, Website Trends + Visual Design and Building / Coding.
FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL GAS CERTIFICATION
Mar 1 - Mar 31; Mon & Wed; 5:30 - 8:30P;
Description: This 30-hour course focuses on subjects critical to ensuring the safe and efficient use of natural gas including: Combustion Theory, National Fuel Gas Codes, Venting, Hazard Recognition, Carbon Monoxide, Electricity, & Natural Gas Appliances. The subjects will be presented through lectures, videos, demonstrations, and weekly tests. This course is not a hands-on course designed to train students to become service technicians, therefore students should have related field experience. Under the Fire Prevention and Building Code, there is a state requirement that anyone who installs, repairs or maintains natural gas equipment must obtain training and certification in natural gas. The Fire Prevention Division of the Vermont Department of Labor and Industry is the regulating body for this program. *Note: This class is required for State of Vermont certification.*
FORKLIFT OPERATOR SAFETY TRAINING
Feb 27; Sat; 9:00A - 1:00P; 4 Hrs;
Apr 10; Sat; 9:00A - 1:00P; 4 Hrs;
Description: Designed for all powered “lift truck” operators in manufacturing, construction and retail. The course will cover an overview of the regulations (29 CFR 1910.178), training requirements, forklift basics and characteristics, operating rules of the road, truck inspection (hands-on), dock safety, parking, and the stability triangle.
Feb 18; 4:00 - 8:00P; Thu; 4 Hrs;
May 20; 4:00 - 8:00P; Thu; 4 Hrs;
Description: Description: American Red Cross CPR training gives you the information and the skills that you need to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies.