Start or Enhance Your Trades Career

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Looking for an in-demand career with a great paying wage? No time and money to earn a college degree? A career in the trades offers endless possibilities locally and regionally with advancement opportunities. Look for our Fast Track Career Training Programs to quickly train and receive a credential in one of Virginia’s highest demand career fields.

Begin your journey with a career in the trades or enhance your career with credentials in:

  • Apprenticeship in Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, and More
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Manufacturing Technician (MT1)
  • Construction Project Management
  • HVAC Technician
  • Welder
  • Commercial Truck Driver
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Electrical Groundsman

Explore Careers in High Demand Trade Fields

Apprenticeship in Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, and More

Registered apprenticeship is an agreement between an employer who needs a skilled worker and an employee (the apprentice) who wants to “earn while learning” a skilled occupation. If you are currently employed as a tradesman or skilled technician, talk to your employer today about the benefits of participating in the apprenticeship program. If you are new to the trade consider our Year One / Level 1 apprenticeship courses to start building your skills. As part of the program, apprentices take trade specific classes to earn the necessary classroom hours required to complete the apprenticeship. Click here to read more >>>

Manufacturing Technician (MT1)

The Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1) certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing.
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Heavy Equipment Operator

Beginning this winter, LFCC will offer the Commonwealth’s first statewide-recognized industry credential program for heavy equipment operations. The college will use the National Center for Construction Education and Research’s curriculum and national industry credentialing. Students will be trained using state-of-the-art simulation equipment.
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Construction Project Management

The field of construction project management is diverse and
 enormously complex. There are
several major classifications of
 construction that differ uniquely from each other: residential, commercial building, heavy highway, utility, and industrial projects.
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HVAC Technician

HVAC technicians install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments. This also includes refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
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Certified Welder

Ideal for new welders and those who want to enhance current welding skills, our Certified Welder Fast Track Career Training Program is designed to American Welding Society (AWS) standards and prepares students for AWS Certifications.
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Commercial Truck Driver

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity of more than 26,000 pounds. These drivers are required to obtain a Commercial Drivers License. Some truck drivers deliver goods locally and some over-the-road which spans several states.
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Small Engine Repair

Every day Small Engine Repair Mechanic is called on to troubleshoot and repair all types of engines and systems on power equipment. Join us to begin your career as a certified small engine mechanic or just to learn valuable troubleshooting skills to repair your own small engines. Click here to read more >>>

Electrical Groundsman

This fast track career training program offers the student the entry-level skills necessary to apply for an Electrical Groundsman job. In addition, LFCC’s training partner TCR provides job placement assistance for students who successfully complete the training and pass exams.
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Pay One-Third the Tuition on Select Trades Programs with WCG

Learn about our new Workforce Credential Grant (WCG). Click Here >>>