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Plus 50 Encore Completion programming includes:

Beginning Computers with Keyboarding
This course is designed to take away the fear and uncertainty of using the computer. Students will learn about computer systems, their components and the different types of electronic communications. They will gain experience with email, web browsers and the different types of websites.  The keyboarding component will include the layout of the keyboard, placement of their fingers on the home keys and the uses of the function keys will be included.

Beginning Computers with Keyboarding, Part II
Students for Part II should be familiar with basic navigation of the keyboard and use of the mouse. Students will continue to learn different types of electronic communications, web browsers, web sites and the use of jump drives.

Computers for Beginners with Word
Topics introduced in this class are broken into two areas: Internet and Microsoft Word. This course includes more basic concepts of the Internet. Students will be introduced to Microsoft Word and will create documents, use Wordwrap, changing margins, and learn when to use the enter key. Students will learn how to navigate documents with arrow keys, the CTRL + Home and CTRL + End keys. Backspace and Delete keys will also be discussed. Editing text and documents, using the home ribbon, applying backgrounds and borders and creating tables will be covered. 

Communication & Grammar for the Workplace
The course will start with getting back to the basics of grammar. It will review parts of speech, proper use of complete sentences, punctuation exercises and building vocabulary. Email etiquette, memos, business letters and various business correspondence will be covered.  At the end of the course, the students will gain confidence in their ability to communicate orally or in writing at the workplace.
 
Customer Service for Health Care
Students will gain an understanding of how fundamental customer service principles apply to the health care industry and how to deliver exceptional customer service across generational lines.

Customer Service for Health Care, Part II
A continuation of the first part of this series, this course will develop skills to ensure that patients and customers receive top-quality service. This Service Plus Healthcare Workshop will give your organization the edge it needs—loyal customers who demonstrate “the three Rs” of loyalty: Return to your facility because they view you as their health care provider of choice, Refer others, and Relate to service providers as partners in their care.

For more information about the Plus 50 Professionals Series, please call (276) 656-0260.
 

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is a three-day course for those who want to learn to ride a motorcycle properly and safely. Riders learn basic skills of motorcycle operation, effective braking and obstacle avoidance, as well as safe riding strategies. The course includes classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled range condition. Our instructors and rider coaches are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. BRC Student Handbook and Virginia DMV Motorcycle Operator manual provided. [TRNS 211]

This course prepares the rider for state licensing. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is awarded a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course card and a Virginia Motorcycle Safety Course Completion Certificate. For 30 days following the course completion date, this certificate, combined with a valid Virginia driver’s license, constitutes a valid motorcycle classification for a driver age 19 or older. For a period of one year following the course completion date, this certificate may be used to waive the motorcycle knowledge exam and the motorcycle skills test as requirements to obtain a motorcycle classification on a valid Virginia driver’s license. Additionally, this certificate may be used to waive the 30-day motorcycle learner’s permit holding period for applicants aged 19 or older. The certificate may not be used to waive the required nine month holding period for applicants under age 19.

Program coordinated by Sheriff Steve Draper, Martinsville Sheriff’s Office.

Course Schedule:
Sessions meet Friday, 6:00-9:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday, approximately 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

July 17-19  TRNS 211-90 [31867]

August 7-9  TRNS 211-91 [31868]

August 21-23  TRNS 211-92 [31869]

September 11-13  TRNS 211-90 [63151]

September 25-27  TRNS 211-91 [63152]

October 9-11  TRNS 211-92 [63153]

October 23-25 TRNS 211-93 [63154]

Location: Training is conducted at the Henry County Public Safety Center

Cost: $100

Pre-Registration is required! Call (276) 656-5461.

 


This non-credit program is managed by:
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Email:
Phone: 276.656.0260

The United Way of Henry County and Martinsville HOPE Coalition has partnered with PHCC to provide an interactive series designed to educate participants about the key principles of Money Management. This series will be facilitated by representatives from area banks, Money Management International, and the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville.

Financial Education Training for Professionals

This course is for professionals who counsel, advise, or provide referrals to individuals on community resources. If you provide holistic services, then this series will give you the tools you need to assist your clients with more impactful tips on how to deal with the stress of financial hardships. This interactive series is full of activities you can incorporate in your services to clients, empowering them with strategic and practical methods that address their habits and attitudes, leading them on a path of support that creates a better outcome.

Your Money and Your Life: Holistic Approaches to Financial Education

Wednesdays, April 10 – May 1, 6:00-8:00 pm, Frith 154

This course is unlike most finance classes you've taken. While you learn tips on how to manage your personal finance, this course also incorporates tips for managing stress, setting goals, and understanding your habits and attitudes. The skill building exercises used in this class are can applied to the professional and personal lives of the participants.

Cost: $25

Employers: Buy one, get one free!

If interested in taking a class and it is not on our schedule at this time, email us to sign up today. When we obtain the minimum number of students required, we will contact you to schedule the class at your convenience.

If you are an employer, our workforce training staff can tailor this class to align with your organization’s distinct needs. Please email us with your request.

 


 

This non-credit program is managed by:
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Email:
Phone: 276.656.0260

As a Veterinary Assistant you will help the Veterinarian or the Veterinarian Technician in their daily tasks. You will feed, water, and examine pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury; and clean and disinfect cages and work areas, as well as sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment in laboratories, animal hospitals and clinics.

PROGRAM HOURS

  • Classes will meet for five (5) Saturdays, April 5 to May 9, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Classroom Instruction: 35 hours
  • Required Internship: 24 hours

CAREER PATH

  • Awarded a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the program.
  • You may use this as a stepping stone to becoming a Veterinary Technician.
  • Veterinary Assistants earn from $8.25 to $17.07 per hour on national average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

PRE-REQUISITES

  • No veterinary office work experience required.
  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Command of English grammar and punctuation.
  • Proficient in keyboarding and basic understanding of a word processing computer program.

PROGRAM FEE

  • $1,399 (includes textbooks and  materials)
  • Employers: Buy one, get one free!

 


 

This non-credit program is managed by:
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Email:
Phone: 276.656.0260

 

 

Management Boot Camp: From Good to Great!

Instructors: Dr. Angeline Godwin, President, PHCC; Brenell Thomas, Workforce Programs Coordinator, PHCC, and Van Drewery, Adjunct Faculty, PHCC.

A good employee is valuable to any organization. Often a GOOD employee is the person who takes initiative, meets goals and deadlines, comes early and stays late, and does whatever is needed to drive results. When promotion opportunities arise, the company has no hesitation in making the GOOD employee the newest leader/manager/supervisor but they don't always provide the resources and training the GOOD employee needs to be able to provide effective management for the business.

This five week course... From GOOD To GREAT will be kicked off by Dr. Angeline Godwin, President of PHCC. Each Wednesday in October, participants will become actively engaged in learning skills that will strengthen their abilities to:  create effective relationships and build trust and unity; value differences and increase self-awareness through the DiSC assessment; develop, set and measure goals and expectations; communicate effectively and move beyond workplace conflict; and delegate with confidence in these "do more with less" environments. This course is appropriate for new managers, aspiring managers, and motivated individuals in any organization.

If interested in taking a class and it is not on our schedule at this time, email us to sign up today. When we obtain the minimum number of students required, we will contact you to schedule the class at your convenience.

If you are an employer, our workforce training staff can tailor this class to align with your organization’s distinct needs. Please email us with your request.


This non-credit program is managed by:
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Email:

Phone: 276.656.0260