By AMANDA ALLEN
NRCC Public Relations
New River Community College Office of Transitional Programs will offer two PluggedInVA certificate programs in medical coding and welding beginning Aug. 5.
The medical coding program will prepare participants for taking medical coding examinations and earn them 27 college credits. Welding program students will train to become entry-level welders and earn 16 college credits.
Students in each two-semester work with NRCC’s Transitional Program staff to gain assistance with creating a resume, preparing for a job interview and other professional skills. Participants will take the ACT WorkKeys tests for Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificates.
At the conclusion of each program, students will have the opportunity to meet with industry representatives about employment opportunities.
Potential students must be 18 years of age or older, be in good physical health, be able to pass a drug test and have reliable transportation (and child care, if applicable). Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.
Registration begins June 15. For more information, contact the Transitional Programs office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 674-3682.