Trinity Valley Community College


Workforce Job Skills Training
Posted: 9/2/2014 3:04:49 PM
Train for a new career or update your skills.

Continuing Ed offers training in Entry Level Medical careers, Computer & Business Systems, Accounting, Electrical, Drafting and Welding.

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Computer & Business Systems

  •  Computer Literacy
  •  Introduction to iPad 101
  •  Software Application Training (Word, Excel, & Others)
  •  Microsoft Office 
  •  Accounting Fundamentals & Quickbooks

Journeyman Electrician Exam Review

Entry Level Medical

Master Gardener Certification offered in conjunction with Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension. Only offered in the fall semester.

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
Introduction to Water Environments

Machining Technology* (Mechanical Engineering)

  • Machining
  • CNC

Auto Mechanics*



*(Offered as part of the Learning for Living Academy - see TVCC catalog for more information)

For more information please contact the Community Services office at 903-675-6212 or visit

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Computer & Business Systems

Computer Literacy and Keyboarding classes provide an introduction to basic computer use with Windows XP. Instruction includes creating, saving and managing files, hardware, and troubleshooting techniques. Students will learn appropriate keyboarding technique and will work on building speed to the level expected in the workplace.

Introduction to iPads 101 - The iPad has quickly become a favorite of personal and business users alike.  Let our instructor escort you through the functions, features, and capabilities of the iPad.  Students will be introduced to iTunes and Safari web browser; get hands-on ways to apply and organize apps; use web applications such as Safari, email, settings and maintenance.  You may bring your own iPad but it is not required. 

Introduction to Computer Systems - This introductory course will provide you with the hands on computer lab experience in learning basic computer components, terminology, and the Windows operating system.  Students will learn how to navigate computer systems and will be taught proper file management.  In addition, you will explore PC security, introduction to web browser, the internet, e-mail etiquette, and MicroSoft Office Suite.  No computer experience is required. 

Software Application Training
is offered for students wishing to learn the fundamentals of various software applications. An example of classes that are offered are MS2010 Office System Skills Upgrade, Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Access, etc), and Quickbooks. Training for other specific software packages may be arranged on an as requested/needed basis. Contact our office for more information on specific application training needed.  

Introduction to Accounting is a study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. An emphasis is placed on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.


JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN EXAM REVIEW – Preparation for journeyman electrician licensure with emphasis on calculations and the National Electrical Code (NEC). Students taking this course should have some electrical experience. Students will be able to recognize and properly utilize formulas used to solve problems for direct current and alternating current application including single-phase and three-phase; describe proper materials and wiring methods used for wiring; explain license requirements of various jurisdictions and the procedures for applying and testing for licensure; and identify important test-taking skills. This is not a beginning electrical course. Textbook is required. Students should purchase the 2011 National Electrical Code Book. Non-programmable calculator with square root key is also required. Small classes mean personal attention to you toward passing the electrical exam. Newly expanded to meet 42 hours. This class is not a continuing education class for license renewal.

MASTER ELECTRICIAN EXAM REVIEW –A study of electrical theory, code calculations, and interpretations applicable to becoming a master electrician. This is not a basic electrical course. Emphasis is on residential, commercial, and industrial installations rules and laws using the current edition of the National Electric Code (NEC) and local ordinances. Students will use circuit analysis techniques to solve for unknowns in direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits; utilize the NEC to size conductors, raceways, over-current protection, and other equipment for branch circuits; utilize the NEC to size services for single-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, offices, stores, schools, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, commercial cooking equipment, and motors; and differentiate the rules and regulations of different cities relating to meeting the requirements for taking the Master Electrician's Exam and identify important test-taking skills. No textbook is required. Students should purchase the 2011 National Electrical Code Book. Small classes mean personal attention to you toward passing the electrical exam. A non-programable calculator is required. Newly expanded to meet 42 hours. This class is not a continuing education class for license renewal.


Medical Nursing Assistant - TVCC Program Certificate available - Click here for information

Nurse Aide for Health Care - Preparation for entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities and patients in the hospital setting. Topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team. A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care at a clinical site. On-site clinical instruction, supervision & evaluation. The 24 hr. Clinical experiences are unpaid learning experiences.  Required of each student:

  • A criminal history background check will be performed by the Community Services staff prior to student enrollment in the CNA class. Students may be required to have an additional more comprehensive background check for certain classes.  Click here for additional information.
  • Drug Screen Policy
  • Scrubs (Maroon) and closed tennis shoes/sneakers are required for all clinicals and advanced skills labs.
  • Students will also need to have a watch with a second hand.
  • Students are responsible for their own expense in case of injury, illness, or hospitalization while in clinical facilities.
  • A copy of written proof of immunizations including all 3 Hepatitis B shots and current TB test is required prior to clinical (direct patient contact). See Immunization Requirements.  Additional expense may be incurred to fulfill required proof of immunizations. Note:  Students may contact the Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch hotline (800)252-9152, for assistance with immunization records questions.
  • Textbook and workbook are required and available at the TVCC bookstore.

Successful completion of CNA course earns college credit for TVCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.  Currently, certified CNA’s are exempt from RNSG1119.

This course is a 148-hour course (68 hours classroom, 80 hours of clinical some of which happens in a long-term care facility). Regular attendance is required. High school students taking Continuing Education classes must notify their instructor if they will have major scheduling conflicts (such as TAAKS testing, etc.) which may prevent them from attending class, labs and/or clinicals.  Upon successful completion of course and clinicals you will be eligible to take the state exams (student must pass the skills exam before being are allowed to take the written or oral exam). To qualify for the state exam, students must pass the practice exams at 80% or higher in order to be recommended to take the state exam.Students must also meet the requirements listing at 94.3(k)(2)&(3) of the Licensing Standards for Nurse Aides and is not deemed unemployable on the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) or has been found to have a conviction of a criminal offense listed in the Texas Health and Safety Code, 250.006.  If the student passes both exams and meets state qualifications, they will be placed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry. Texas Dept. of Aging and Disability Services, Long Term Care Division, Nurse Aide Training, Mail Code Y-979, P.O. Box 149030, Austin, TX 78714-9030, Registry: (512) 231-5800. Please sign up at least one week in advance for this class. Class enrollment is limited.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION (CMA) - This 140 hour course provides instruction in preparation for the Medication Administration exam for Nurse Aides. Before the class start date, all applicants must be high school graduates or have a general equivalency diploma (GED). Prior to enrollment, applicants that have attended high school outside of the United States need to have their high school documentation evaluated as being equivalent to a U. S. high school diploma.

Regular Computer and Internet access is required for this course.

Students will submit an Experience Documentation Report form documenting current employment on the first official day of the training program in a facility licensed under Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 in the capacity of a CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE- or in a Personal Care Facility license under Health and Safety Code 247, State School, ICF-MR facility as a non-licensed direct care staff person. (HOME HEALTH AGENCIES, STAFFING AGENCIES AND HOSPITALS ARE NOT LICENSED FACILITIES UNDER THE MEDICATION AIDE REGULATIONS.) For details or questions please call Continuing Education (903-675-6212). Materials and State Exam included in the tuition. Textbooks required. (140 hours).

MEDICATION AIDE UPDATE - This 7 hour course will fulfill the annual education renewal requirements for the Med-Aide by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Students will review and update rules and standards, as well as new information relating to responsibilities. Be sure to bring your Medication Aide permit number.

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN – This course prepares students to collect blood specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Successful students may be eligible to take national exam with the following nationally recognized agencies:

American Certification Agency -

American Medical Technologists -

American Society for Clinical Pathology -

National Center for Competency Testing -

National Credentialing Agency -

National Heathcareer Association -

Students should check with credentialing organization for specific requirements. The course includes all aspects related to blood collection and the development of comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures. Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen hands-on practice, and techniques to perform puncture methods. Safety issues are emphasized. This class does not include arrangements for a clinical rotation on behalf of students. Minimum age is 16. High school juniors or seniors may be allowed if currently enrolled in the TVCC/High School Tracks Program which provides dual credit through their high school. Textbook required (not included in tuition). (52 hours)

RE-ENTRY NURSING UPDATE - This course is designed for either (1) the currently licensed nurse (RN/LVN) who has been away from the clinical setting for a period of time, (2) the nurse who is applying for reinstatement of licensure, or (3) the nurse who is applying for Texas licensure coming from another state. Course includes: current role of the nurse, nursing process, basic pharmacology, medication administration, IV, phlebotomy, documentation, AQ and legal issues. A supervised clinical experience is required and can be take the same semester. Textbooks are required. (128 hours.)


An overview of the horticulture industry, plant science, terminology, classification, propagation, environmental responses and careers and opportunities in the field of horticulture.

Texas Master Gardener Certification is a program for volunteers who take an active interest in lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. Enrollment in this program is by application to the Henderson County Cooperative Extension office. This special training in horticulture sets them apart from other home gardeners and prepares the student for membership in the Henderson County Master Gardener organization. Master Gardeners are enthusiastic and willing to learn and help others by volunteering through the Cooperative Extension Office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities. The type of service done by Master Gardeners varies according to community needs and the abilities and interests of the group. The Henderson County Extension Office and Horticulture Committee are partners with TVCC in offering this certification and will coordinate the volunteer work related to the program. This program will include both classroom hours and practicum hours. Students may register for the credit class (HALT1301.0456/HALT1301.0460) as well as through Continuing Education. Books, supplies, and testing for certification are the responsibility of the student.