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Practical Nursing | Certificate

If you are new to the field of nursing and want to enter the workforce quickly, our Practical Nursing Certificate program is designed for you. This nursing education program will put you on track to earn a livable wage as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and prepare you to enter Vermont State’s associate degree in nursing program at the same time.

Energy Works: Heat Pump Installation | Certification

Energy Works provides no-cost training opportunities for heat pump installation in just two weeks.

There is no experience required for training within Energy Works. Participants will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the training. Individuals who enter the field following the training will receive an additional $500 after 60 days of employment. Training includes OSHA-10 and First Aid/CPR certification, EPA-608, job shadow opportunities, and four days of technical training conducted by industry leading instructors with years of experience.

Heat pump trainings are offered in Burlington, Hartford, Rutland, and Westminster. This program will be expanding to additional locations throughout Vermont. Please visit our website and/or contact Vermont Adult Learning for the most up-to-date offerings.

This program includes for prepares for the following credential(s): EPA Act 608 Safe Refrigerant Handling Certification.

Construction 101 | Certification

Construction 101 prepares trainees for entry-level work in the construction trades. During this six-week course, participants earn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 certification, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credentials, and receive job placement opportunities.

Each trainee has access to the necessary tools of the trade. Students practice being on a construction crew, working collaboratively with their fellow trainees. They work on construction projects as they would on an actual job site. Class time is split between hands-on learning, building projects, and classroom training.

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Craft.

Building Trades | Certificate

In Building Trades, students participate in a two-year program during which they construct a new home from start to finish. Students are exposed to all phases of construction, from planning to layout, estimating, and building. This is a real world/life experience for students to safely practice and learn work ethic and a new skill set.

This program includes the following credentials: National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certificate-Construction Core, ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

STEM: Principles of Engineering | Certificate

Through problems that engage and challenge, Principles of Engineering students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. They also develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

This program includes the following credential(s): ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) | License

Please note that course offerings may vary throughout the year. Please contact the center to learn more about upcoming offerings.

This Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) course meets Vermont and New Hampshire requirements for licensure contingent upon passing the state exam. LNAs provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. They perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility.

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): Licensed Nursing Assistant.

Dental Assisting | Certification

Please note that course offerings may vary throughout the year. Please contact the center to learn more about upcoming offerings.

You can train to become a dental assistant in as little as six months with an online certificate program through the Vermont Adult Career & Technical Education Association in collaboration with the Vermont State Dental Society. Plus, you can get paid as a dental assistant trainee while earning a certificate in dental assisting to get on a clear path to a high-pay, high-demand career.

This course includes:

  • Overview of the dental profession
  • Dental health and disease
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Infection control
  • Basics of dental assisting
  • Radiology
  • Dental materials
  • Dental assisting in the specialty practice
  • Dental office management

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): Certified Dental Assistant.