Special Interest

Computer Courses

DCC Workforce Services offers a line-up of one-credit computer courses designed to help individuals upgrade their skills and to help employers meet quick-turnaround training requirements.  Examples of courses offered by DCC Workforce Services are below.  All of the courses below are one-credit courses.   Students who wish to gain a credit for taking any of these courses must notify the course instructor at the beginning of the semester so that a letter grade (as opposed to a "Pass/Fail" grade) can be given.

  • AST 117 - Keyboarding for Computers
  • ITE 131 - Survey of Internet
  • AST 132 - Introduction to MS Word
  • ITE 195 - Intermediate Excel
  • AST 133 - Intermediate MS Word
  • ITE 195 - Web Page Design
  • AST 150 - Desktop Publishing with Photoshop
  • ITE 195 - Intro MS PowerPoint
  • AST 195 - Desktop Publishing with Word
  • ITE 195 - Web Page Design / Front Page
  • ITE 101 - Introduction to Microcomputers
  • ITE 195 - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • ITE 127 - Beginning Windows
  • ITE 195 - PC repair & Upgrade
  • ITE 141 - Introduction to Excel

These courses are conducted at official DCC campus locations. Employers who desire to have the courses provided at their worksite can get this service for no extra cost.  In addition to the above courses, DCC can offer any type of computer training desired by an employer. 


Leadership and Management Training

DCC's Workforce Services offers a variety of leadership and management training courses, including:

  • Genuine Leadership/ Supervisory Training*
  • Team Effectiveness*
  • Customer Service
  • Total Quality Management
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Activating Change

(*Courses are part of Achieve Global Training Systems and DDI, Development Dimensions International, Inc.)

In addition to the above titles, DCC's Workforce Services has a number of additional programs that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of employers.

DCC Workforce Services' world-class Lean Manufacturing training is taught by the experts who studied and worked with the famous Toyota production system.

Please call Tom Townsend at 434-797-8592 for more details!


Unmanned Aerial Systems

Explore a new hobby or an exciting career as a UAS pilot! Unmanned Aerial Systems, also known as drones, have a variety of uses – precision agriculture, real estate, search and rescue, photography and more!

The two day introductory course provides a general concept of UAS as well as an opportunity to fly a professional series drone under the supervision of a certified pilot. Or, delve deeper and prepare for UAS industry certification in our Saturday class series.


Basic Rider Course (Motorcycle Safety)

The Basic Rider Course provides classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled environment. In this course, students can expect to learn:

  • To have more fun by riding a motorcycle safely.
  • The basics: what to wear, how to start and stop your motorcycle, and motorcycle controls.
  • Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe.
  • How to maneuver your motorcycle in tough situations. swerving, avoiding collisions, special situations, lane changes, passing, and avoiding hazard.

Please note that training motorcycles are provided. However, the student must provide necessary protective gear to participate in the riding portion of the program. To register, apply for admission to DCC and then contact Workforce Services. Our weekend courses are Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 8am-5:30pm, and Sunday 8am-5:30pm. Upon completion of this class, you can apply for your Virginia motorcycle driver’s license. 


Call or email Workforce Services to find out more about these and other special interest programs DCC offers!

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