New careers available through PCC

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In partnership with TransTech, Inc., Piedmont Community College offers Truck Driver Training - CDL Class A. Classes run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday- Thursday, Sept. 9 – Oct. 4 and 8 a.m. - noon Fridays, and will require some evening driving times. The registration fee is $3,681.25 and must be paid by Sept. 3 for those interested in enrolling in the program.

PCC’s truck driver training program consists of extensive classroom, range, and behind-the-wheel instruction to prepare students for the CDL Class A license skills examination. The exam is provided and administered at the completion of the course.

Space is limited. Possible funding assistance is available. Registration will close Sept. 3.

PCC will also offer the HVAC heating course on Sept. 16 – Dec. 10. This course will meet from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays on PCC’s Person County Campus.

The HVAC-Heating program focuses on basic fundamentals of the HVAC industry, emphasizing material for the certification exam. Participants will learn about common tools and equipment used by HVAC technicians; HVAC electrical and system design, sizing and layout; and generally accepted installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting methods

PCC’s HVAC-heating course is the first of two HVAC technician training sessions. The second course, with a concentration on air conditioning, will begin in January 2020.

Labor market information indicates that the average HVAC Technician (requires both sessions) earns more than $45,000 per year. To enroll in either HVAC course or in the truck driving class, contact PCC’s Workforce Development team at 336-599-0032 or stop by their office at 105 N. Main St., Roxboro.

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