2024 - 2025 DCC Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2024 - 2025 DCC Catalog

Workforce Services


Danville Community College plays a vital role in regional economic development. Through its Division of Workforce Services, DCC is able to provide a wide variety of educational opportunities designed to meet occupational, professional, and personal interests and needs. Programs begin at various times throughout the year and vary in length. Services include custom training programs; short workshops and seminars; high-tech training using state-of-the-art equipment; credentialing or career training, management, and supervisory development; basic career skills; and use of college facilities for company-sponsored training. 

Financial aid and grant funding may be available for certain workforce programs. 

For more information, contact 434.797.8572, 434.797.8537, or visit danville.edu/workforce



The apprenticeship program at DCC is coordinated in partnership with the Virginia Dept. of Labor and Industry (DoLI). Apprenticeship is a training system that aids businesses (sponsors) and employees (apprentices) with skills development. Apprentices learn the “how to” of their occupation with on-the-job (OJT) and learn the “why” in related-technical-instruction (RTI) taught in the classroom. Apprentices receive on-the-job training combined with classroom-related instruction to ensure that the apprentice is fully trained in all areas of their chosen occupation. Students may work part-time or full-time as registered apprentices. They must be actively pursuing career preparation courses, or a diploma, certificate or degree program related to their occupation, include apprenticeship related instruction as part of coursework, and enter into a written training agreement that represents a partnership between the employer, and the student. 

For more information, contact 434.766.6785. 


Continuing Education and Community Service Programs 

DCC Workforces Services offers continuing adult education and community service programs to fulfill the community’s educational needs.  

These include: 

  1. Opportunities to pursue a degree, certificate curriculum of study, or to take courses either with or without college credit during the regular day and evening class hours 

  1. Classes, forums, lectures, exhibits, short courses 

  1. Various community development programs and seminars 

  1. Offerings of non-cataloged special courses or programs to the community’s industries, businesses, or professions, that are directed and taught at the college or at the client’s site by the faculty and staff of the college 

  1. Specialty services such as use of college facilities, tours and visits and other services as they are needed 

(Non-credit courses and activities are offered on a self-supporting basis.) 

  • Consistent with the college’s mission of serving educational needs and helping meet the requirements for trained labor in the service area, the Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training (RCATT) was established to help public and private organizations with economic and human resource development. Through a variety of activities, including seminars, training, consultation and resource networking, the Center works to aid community economic development by: Promoting quality team building, 

  • Increasing productivity and the quality of the working environment, 

  • Attracting new businesses and industry, and 

  • Educating the general public about economic development. 

Funding assistance programs are available to students seeking workforce training and credentialing. These programs are designed to cover unmet costs of tuition, books, and supplies. 



The TARE program is designed to help eligible students by eliminating barriers to education. The programs provide paid incentives for completing milestones within their field of study and earning workforce credentials. Supportive services are also available for eligible students. The program covers all expenses and necessities for the student to successfully complete their program of study. TARE Program Offers: 

  • National Career Readiness Certification (NCCER) 

  • Supportive Services 

  • Resume and Career Search Assistance 

  • Incentives for completing milestones within your field of study 

  • Incentive for gaining employment after completion of a DCC program. 


TARE Eligibility Requirements 

  • Have a child that is 19 years of age or younger, regardless of custody. You do not have to have custody of the child but must be able to show proof the child is yours through a birth certificate or other means. 

  • Resident of the City of Danville, Halifax, or Pittsylvania Counties (DCC’s Service Region) 

  • Family income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level 

  • Be able to attend a 3-week Workforce Preparedness Training 

  • Plans to enroll in a short-term career training program 


Additional Finacial Aid Options 

Financial Aid for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credentials (FANTIC) 

Grant funding provides need-based tuition assistance for students enrolled in a workforce training program leading to an industry credential or licensure 


Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) 

The WCG is a program in Virginia that provides a pay-for-performance model for helping students in paying for eligible FastForward workforce training tuition programs that have been preapproved to lead to an industry-recognized credential in high-demand fields. Most programs take between six and twelve weeks and are built so students can get their education while they work. Eligible students can earn an industry credential at 1/3 of the cost. The program includes requirements for students to complete the program of study to avoid paying costs. 

AnchorEligible FastForward Programs: 

  • Advanced EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) 

  • CDL A (Commercial Driver’s License, Class A) Tractor Trailer 

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) 

  • Certified Medication Aide 

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) 

  • CompTIA A+ 

  • CompTIA A+ Networking 

  • Electrical NCCER - Level 1 

  • EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) 

  • Industrial Maintenance Electrical & Instrumentation - Level 1 

  • Manufacturing Technician (MT1) 

  • Manufacturing Specialist (MS) 

  • Plumbing 

  • Welding - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 

  • Welding - Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 


All requests for funding assistance will be reviewed on a “first come, first served” basis. Priority will be given to students living within the college’s service region and those demonstrating the greatest financial need. The application process includes a completed application, residency verification, and documentation of financial need.