Veteran students interested in using VA benefits toward workforce training have several opportunities available. The college cooperates with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the North Carolina State Approving Agency in assisting eligible veterans/dependents with their education benefits.

Not all courses in Workforce Development are approved for use with Veteran’s Benefits. Workforce Development students interested in using their VA Benefits with a Workforce Development course must work with the Veteran’s Affairs office to ensure that their Veteran Benefits are current and they have all necessary paperwork. Students using their VA Benefits will not be allowed to register to Workforce Development VA approved courses until they have been approved by the Veterans Affairs Office.

Workforce Development has the following courses approved for use with Veterans Benefits:

  • Barbering Concepts
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • FAA Airframe and PP Mechanics
  • NCCER HVAC Certification Level I, 2, 3, and 4
  • NCCER Welding Certification Level 1, 2, 3, and 4

Students may contact our School Certifying Official's office at 252-638-7231 or visit Craven CC’s Military Resource webpage for more information regarding all military benefits.

Course Descriptions

Barbering Concepts: Are you looking for a career that helps people look their best? Barbering Concepts will assist you in becoming a professional barber-stylist. Full-time and part-time programs are available to accommodate your schedule and require no prior experience. When you complete the 1,528 clock hour course, you’ll be prepared to take the North Carolina Board of Barbering Examiners exam to qualify as an apprentice. The 1528 Clock hours are completed over 3 to 4 Semesters/terms. Scholarships are available.

Commercial Driver’s License: Our 350 clock hour Commercial Driver License (CDL) program offers Class A options that will provide you with an excellent foundation for a truck driving career. You will be tested thoroughly on the road and through written exams to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully and safely operate commercial vehicles.

The program meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards of specialized training in the areas of driver qualification, hours of service, driver wellness, and whistleblower protection for entry-level drivers who are subject to the requirements (49 CFR Part 380).

If you’re a new driver, you’ll receive training for the North Carolina State Commercial Truck Driving License examination. All training instruction is provided at school facilities and in school-provided equipment. Free practice tests are also available.

The Class A CDL course provides training on inspecting and operating tractor-trailers and assuming driving responsibilities on the road. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier safety regulations and certification, and trip planning.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant: The 128 clock hour Aviation Maintenance course is designed to prepare individuals with civilian or military airframe and power plant experience for the Federal Aviation Certification of Airframe and Power Plant Technician. Coupling classroom discussions and shop exercises, the individual will become competent in the Airframe or Power Plant phase of Certification in F.A.A. Regulated Aircraft Maintenance.

NCCER HVAC Level 1: This 197.5 clock hour course is broken down into topics including HVAC operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting of residential and light commercial heating/cooling systems. You’ll also use diagnostic tools and procedures to identify problems and establish operating efficiency in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and standards. By the end of the course, you’ll earn your National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) HVAC Technology Level 1 certificate.

NCCER HVAC Level 2 In this 175 clock hour course, You’ll learn more about the concepts from Level 1, as well as key content including: commercial airside systems, chimneys, vents, flues, introduction to hydronic systems, air quality equipment, leak detection, evacuation, recovery, and charging, alternating current, basic electronics, introduction to control circuit troubleshooting, troubleshooting gas heating, troubleshooting cooling, heat pumps, basic installation and maintenance practices, sheet metal duct systems, and fiberglass and flexible duct systems.  By the end of the course, you’ll earn your National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) HVAC Technology Level 2 certificate.

NCCER HVAC Level 3 In this 167.5 clock hour course, you’ll learn more about the concepts from Levels 1 and 2, as well as key content including: fasteners, hardware, and wiring terminations, control circuit and motor troubleshooting cooling, troubleshooting heat pumps, troubleshooting gas and oil heating, troubleshooting accessories, zoning, ductless, and variable refrigerant flow systems, commercial hydronic systems, steam systems, retail refrigeration system, and customer relations.

NCCER HVAC Level 4: In this 157.5 clock hour course, you will expound on concpets and technigues taught in Levels 1 through 3.  You’ll learn key concepts and techniques in Water Treatment, Indoor Air Quality, Energy Conservation Equipment, Building Management Systems, System Air Balancing, Construction Drawings and Specifications, Heating and Cooling System Design, Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Systems, Alternative and Specialized Heating and Cooling Systems, and Fundamentals of Crew Leadership.

NCCER Welding Level 1: This 362.5 clock hour course is broken down into topics including: general safety, common hazards, oxyfuel, plasma arc, air carbon arc, base metals, joint design, quality workmanship, codes, SMAW, and electrodes. When you complete the program, you’ll receive National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification for Welding Level 1.

NCCER Welding Level 2: This 227.5 clock hour course is broken down into topics including: welding symbols, reading welding detail drawings, physical characteristics and mechanical properties of metals, preheating and post heating of metals, uses of different filler metals and gases, and GMAW (MIG), flux core arc welding, and GTAW (TIG) set up. The NCCER Level 2 class can be taken prior to the NCCER Level 1 Class. You must pass written exams with a 70% or higher and complete all performance evaluations. When you complete the program, you’ll receive National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification for Welding Level 2.

NCCER Welding Level 3: This 470 clock hour course is broken down into topics including: Flux Core Welding (GMA), GMAW and FCAW equipment and filler metals, GMAW & FMAC Plate, FCAW-Pipe, GTAW-Pipe, GTAW-low alloy and stainless steel pipe, SMAW-open root pipe welds.  Students will receive instruction through lecture, demonstration and practical applications. When you complete the program, you’ll receive National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification for Welding Level 3.

NCCER Welding Level 4: This 172.5 clock hour course provides classroom and hands-on training in GMAW – Aluminum Plate, GTAW — Aluminum Plate, GTAW – Aluminum Pipe, GMAW — Aluminum Pipe, and Soldering and Brazing.  Students will receive instruction through lecture, demonstration and practical applications. When you complete the program, you’ll receive National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification for Welding Level 4.

Class Schedule for Academic Year 2022-2023

Class Title Start Date End Date
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Day) 08/01/2022 09/13/2022
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Day) 10/10/2022 12/06/2022
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Day) 01/09/2023 03/03/2023
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Day) 03/13/2023 05/05/2023
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Day) 05/22/2023 07/17/2023
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Day) 08/14/2023 10/06/2023
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Day) 10/23/2023 12/19/2023
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Night) 06/07/2022 10/26/2022
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Night) 11/29/2022 05/03/2023
Commercial Drivers License Class A (Night) 06/06/2023 10/26/2023
NCCER HVAC Certification Level 1 08/22/2022 12/14/2022
NCCER HVAC Certification Level 1 09/12/2022 12/15/2022
NCCER HVAC Certification Level 1 04/17/2023 08/10/2023
NCCER HVAC Certification Level 2 08/30/2022 11/16/2022
NCCER HVAC Certification Level 2 01/09/2023 04/13/2023
NCCER HVAC Certification Level 2 08/15/2023 11/16/2023
NCCER HVAC Certification Level 3 01/09/2023 04/10/2023
NCCER HVAC Certification Level 3 05/01/2023 08/03/2023
NCCER HVAC Certification Level 4 08/15/2023 11/09/2023
NCCER Welding Certification Level 1 08/15/2022 12/15/2022
NCCER Welding Certification Level 1 08/16/2022 12/17/2022
NCCER Welding Certification Level 1 01/04/2023 03/16/2023
NCCER Welding Certification Level 2 10/20/2022 12/14/2022
NCCER Welding Certification Level 3 01/04/2023 04/06/2023
NCCER Welding Certification Level 4 01/04/2023 02/01/2023
Barbering (Night) 08/15/2022 12/16/2022
Barbering (Night) 01/03/2023 05/09/2023
Barbering (Night) 05/16/2023 08/08/2023
Barbering (Day) 08/15/2022 12/16/2022
Barbering (Day) 01/03/2023 05/09/2023
Barbering (Day) 05/16/2023 08/08/2023
Barbering (Day) 08/15/2023 12/15/2023
FAA Airframe Mechanics Course 08/22/2022 12/14/2022
FAA Airframe Mechanics Course 01/17/2023 05/15/2023
FAA Powerplant Mechanics Course 08/22/2022 12/13/2022
FAA Powerplant Mechanics Course 01/17/2023 05/15/2023

 

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