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In-demand, short-term training now available at one-third the cost

In-demand, short-term training now available at one-third the cost

January 3, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Whether starting a new career or earning continuing education credits, students at Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) can now do so for a third of the price in select programs. Other financial assistance may be available to help pay for that portion. In many cases, the training requires only a few months or a few weeks.

Students that register for Workforce Credential Grant funded programs pay only one-third of the cost of tuition upfront. The funding is based on a “pay-for-performance” formula which requires students to successfully complete the course and obtain a certification for the grant to be fully awarded. PHCC offers eight programs that are covered by this grant and all are offered this coming semester:

Workforce Credential Training Program Start Date
Commercial Driver's License January 9
Certified Nurse Aide January 9
Certified Production Technician January 31
Clinical Medical Assistant February 20
Medication Aide March 7
Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) March 7
Electrical Groundsman Training April 3
Phlebotomy Technician June 20


Research indicates that Virginia had more than 175,000 job vacancies for credentialed employees last year. On average in Virginia, these jobs pay more than $28 per hour (or more than $58,500 per year).

On Thursday, January 5, PHCC is holding two information sessions at 10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. for anyone interested in participating in these programs. The sessions will be held in PHCC’s Frith Hall room 154.  For information or to enroll in these courses, go to www.patrickhenry.edu/workforce or call (276) 656-0260.

Patrick Henry Community College, a comprehensive two-year institution, services Martinsville city as well as Patrick and Henry counties. PHCC is a top tier leader among community colleges in areas such as athletics, technology, and unique program offerings. By providing a multitude of innovative curricula such as motorsports, entrepreneurship, and mechatronics. PHCC is changing lives and enriching the community it serves. PHCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.




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