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Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations

DCC Offering Noncredit Courses Focused on Industry Certifications


DANVILLE, VA, March 5, 2015 – Danville Community College’s Workforce Services Office is offering a range of noncredit courses this spring and summer which place students on the path to earning industry-recognized national certifications. Some of the courses prepare students to sit for certification examinations. Others offer the opportunity to walk away with a certification upon successful completion of the course. The courses all have a common goal: to help students earn qualifications to start a new job or advance in their current career.

“Industry credentials show that a person has achieved competency in a professional area that has value in performing a job,? said Jerry Franklin, DCC’s Director of Manufacturing and Technical Services. “Many companies hire and promote based, in part, on the credentials a person has earned, and that is why we are offering these valuable credentials to our students.?

The course offerings are as follows:

• Six Sigma Green Belt. Online blended format. March 11-June 17. Cost – $3,038
• Six Sigma Black Belt. Online blended format. March 11-July 22. Cost – $4,050.
• Project Management. Hybrid format, mostly online with two days of traditional classroom instruction. April 6-June 10. Cost – $1,100, including the ProMetric examination fee for anyone sitting for and receiving the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.
• Fanuc Robotics Material Handling Certification. Onsite at Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training (RCATT). May 4-7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cost – $200 total. All students successful completing the course will earn the certification. There is no additional examination or fee.
• Innovation Leadership. With Product Innovation Educators. Online format. Continuous enrollment. Cost -- $745 for the course, plus an additional $395 to take the Certified Innovation Leader examination. For more information, visit
• Keller Forklift Truck Certification. One-day course. Offered upon request at industry site. Cost – $800 for a class of 10 students.
• National Career Development Association Career Development Facilitator Certification. Course offered through VETWorkx Consulting. Onsite at RCATT, blended delivery format. Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 3-August 14. Certification earned upon successful course completion. Deposit and application due by March 27. For more information, contact Belvie Morant at 434.797.8597.

For more information, contact DCC Workforce Services, Jerry Franklin at 434.797.8573, or click here.


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