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Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Upgrade “B” to “A” Training | License

This training is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.

This program will teach you the skills needed become a professional truck driver. When you complete the classroom and over-the-road state approved curriculum, you will be ready to take the state-required CDL skills test to obtain your Class A Commercial Driver’s License.

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), upgrade from Class B to Class A.

Stafford Signature School of Cosmetology Training | License

This training is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.

This training focuses on the theory and fundamentals of hair cutting, color, texture, styling, and skin and nails. Students will learn the basics, then practice them hands-on in the safe environment of the classroom. Students will initially practice these skills on mannequin heads while receiving personalized critique and attention from the instructor who will guide you in becoming more comfortable and skilled in the techniques. Areas in Level 1 training include: theory essentials; microbiology; design composition; proper sanitation and disinfection practices for the field; professional communication skills needed for client consultations; braiding, up-styling, and finishing; perming and smoothing hair; hair coloring and lightening; precision haircutting skills; and manicure, pedicure, makeup and facials. Participants have the option to continue with additional trainings in cosmetology and esthetics at Stafford.

This training includes or prepares for the following credential(s): Vermont Cosmetology License.

SMAW Welding Training | Certification

This training is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.

This advanced course is designed to enhance Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills and prepare students for taking a structural steel welder performance qualification test in accordance with the American Welding Society. This training is mostly hands-on practice with instructor supervision using the SMAW process in various welding positions, but students will also learn and understand basic welding symbols used in the trade.

Please note: there are prerequisites for this training and students are expected to wear leather shoes or boots, a long sleeve shirt, and safety goggles.

Upon completion of this course and with instructor approval and additional cost, students may schedule a welder performance qualification test(s) for American Welding Society Certifications in SMAW Plate.

Practicum in Advanced Welding Practices Training | Certification

This training is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.

This course is intended to continue the education and training that was introduced in previous Stafford Welding School courses but at a more focused and advanced level of instruction. The instructor will meet with students to identify areas of interest in welding processes and then work with each student to achieve the personal goals and professional competencies in areas like oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting, shielded metal ark (STICK) welding in various positions, metal arc and flux core arc (MIG) welding processes, and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding processes.

Please note: there are prerequisites for this training and students are expected to wear leather shoes or boots, a long sleeve shirt, and safety goggles.

Upon completion of this course and with instructor approval and additional cost, students may schedule a welder performance qualification test(s) for American Welding Society Certifications in GMAW Plate, FCAW Plate, or SMAW Plate.

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Training | License

This training is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.

This 150‐hour training prepares eligible candidates to gain skills and practice as a nurse assistant providing direct patient care. Skills include recognizing life-threatening emergencies, CPR and AED, addressing and relieving choking, and effective communication. Nurse assistants may work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctor’s offices, private duty, home health, and other medical facilities. The program includes a combination of live classroom and laboratory instruction at Stafford Technical Center, an online component, and a clinical component at a long-term care facility.

An application process and pre-reading are required for this training. Students will be prepared to apply for Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) licensure with the State Board of Nursing.

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

Medical Assistant Certification Training | Certification

This training is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.

As a medical assistant, you perform a variety of tasks that are critical to a medical team in many settings. These include taking patient vital signs, assisting with exams and procedures, giving injections and medications, performing EKG or heart monitoring, laboratory procedures, checking patients in and out, maintaining electronic health records (EHR), and more. Upon successful completion of the training and recommendation by instructors, students will be invited to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam through National Health Career Association. Some experience in the healthcare profession is preferred but not required.

Phlebotomy Technician Training | Certification

This training is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.

This training introduces students to anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, medical terminology, structures of the healthcare system and clinical laboratory, safety, types of laboratory analyses, specimen collection including techniques, equipment, sources of error, and medical legal issues surrounding the practice of phlebotomy. The training includes observation hours at a participating hospital.

Students who successfully complete this class will be eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A Training | License

This training is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.

This program will teach you the skills needed become a professional truck driver. When you complete the classroom and over-the-road state approved curriculum, you will be ready to take the state-required CDL skills test to obtain your Class A Commercial Driver’s License.

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class A.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B Training | License

This training is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.

This program will teach you the skills needed become a professional truck driver. When you complete the classroom and over-the-road state approved curriculum, you will be ready to take the state-required CDL skills test to obtain your Class B Commercial Driver’s License.

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B.

Health Careers Program | License

This is intended for high school students attending from within the district. College credits may be available as part of this program. Students from outside the district or adults who are not enrolled in high school can contact the center to apply for this program, as well.

This program is designed to prepare students for further education and/or employment in the healthcare field. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to experience a variety of health careers. Students observe and practice entry-level skills through classroom and lab work at Stafford Technical Center and at clinical sites in area healthcare settings.

Students completing the program can become employed as nursing assistants, or continue on to postsecondary health careers. They are also able to volunteer for their local ambulance service.

This program includes the following credential(s): Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA).