Looking to learn new skills? Enroll in Frederick Community College’s Continuing Education Vocational Training programs. FCC’s vocational training provides students with hands on training or exam preparatory opportunities to prepare them for their next move. And, for those who want to be handy in their personal lives, we also offer courses to help you develop skills for personal enrichment.
Explore automated drafting techniques using AutoCAD software through instruction and hands-on experience. This course is listed in the course schedule as DRF104 Introduction to AutoCAD I.
Personal Enrichment: Learn the basics of residential wiring, including plugs, switches, lights, and parallel and series circuits, and basic soldering skills, component identification, DC circuits, use of the multimeter and oscilloscope, and mechanical assembly practices. This course is listed in the schedule as TRD131 Electricity: Basic Residential Wiring
Vocational Training: Learn electrical trade skills and theory in a hands-on environment! The 4-course Electrical certificate program covers basic principles and fundamentals of electricity and electrical work. Course will include components of schematics and blueprints, importance and role of the National Electrical Code, and safety. Students will receive hands-on experience with tools of the trade, wiring, and installing components of accessory terminations. Click here to learn more about the Continuing Education Electrical Certificate. Click here to learn more about the Continuing Education Electrical Certificate.
Certification: Prepare for the Maryland Electrical Master's License Exam. Students will review the National Electric Code, calculations and other critical components. This course is listed in the course schedule as TRD157 Electricity: Master's Exam Prep.
Vocational Training: Learn the HVAC skills and theory in a hands-on environment! Students will gain general knowledge of heating, cooling, air conditioning and refrigeration. Course activities include maintaining and troubleshooting common equipment found in the field. Students will receive CFC Certification for refrigerant recovery in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608. Click here to learn more about the Continuing Education Certificate in HVAC.
- Home Inspection & Home Improvement Career Training
Home Inspection: Prepare for Maryland Home Inspection exam. This course covers the basics of home inspection as required to be a licensed home inspector in the state of Maryland. Topics include the following systems: structural, exterior, interior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, insulation and ventilation, fireplace and solid burning, and heating. This course meets the requirements for home inspection pre-licensure for the state of Maryland as a provision of law under the Business Occupational and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, § 16-3A-03(1). This course can be found in the schedule under CPD323 Home Inspection Pre-Licensure Course.
Home Improvement: This course is designed for individuals planning to sit for the MHIC exam. The course covers laws, regulations, Home Improvement Law, Door-to-Door Sales Act, business and employee laws and can be found listed in the course schedule as TRD200 Maryland Home Improvement Contractors License Exam Prep.
Understand aspects of landscaping such as basic soil science, plant identification, physiological processes, pruning trees, shrubs, and vines, proper equipment use and care, landscape maintenance and other business aspects. This course is listed as ENV106 Landscaping: Environmental in the course schedule.
Prepare for the Maryland Stationary Engineer exam. This course covers boilers, control devices, pneumatics, basic electric, fire alarms, pumps, combustion instruments and many others as related to licensing. For students applying for Level 1, 2 or 3 MD Stationary Engineer’s License. This course can be found in the course schedule as TRD170 Maryland Stationary Engineer Exam Prep.
- Small Engine Repair
Diagnose, trouble shoot, maintain and repair two and four-cycle gasoline engines through instruction and hands-on experience. Classes that cover small engine repair are listed in the course schedule under TRD132 and TRD179.
Personal Enrichment: Learn basic and advanced techniques for horizontal and vertical welding with ocyacetylene and electric arc welding equipment. This course is listed in the schedule as TRD116 Basic Welding (Homeowner).
Vocational Training: This 4-level training program will provide students with 360 hours of welding instruction. Students will learn SMAW and GMAW welding, have the opportunity to submit welds for AWS certification and have 180 hours of pipe-welding instruction and practice.Click here to learn more about the Continuing Education Certificate in Welding.Click here to learn more about the Continuing Education Certificate in Welding.