Community service offerings allow you to upgrade skills

Published 9:00 am Friday, April 10, 2009

A number of community service offerings are scheduled for April, May, June, July and August through the Paul D. Camp College’s Division of Workforce Development. You can upgrade your skills and make the upcoming months count by taking advantage of these special options in Franklin, Suffolk, Smithfield and online. See examples below.


Three Microsoft offerings will be available at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin during April and July. Each class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuition for each class is $158.

ITEC 8032: Microsoft Excel 2007 will be taught both in April and July. The April class will be held April 6-15. The July course will run July 20-29. ITEC 8033: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 will be offered April 20-29. ITEC 8031: Microsoft Word 2007 will be taught July 6-15.

Three computer courses for beginners will also be offered at the Workforce Center in Franklin, each meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. They include ITEC 8011: Computers for Beginners, which will meet on Tuesdays, May 19-June 16. The cost is $50. (This particular course will also be available from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, May 21-June 18 at the Suffolk Workforce Center on 147 N. Main St. in Suffolk and on Wednesdays, May 20-June 17 at PDCCC’s Center in Smithfield.) ITEC 8037: Word for Beginners will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday, June 23 and 25; and ITEC 8036: Excel for Beginners will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday, June 30, and July 2, at a cost of $25 each.


RVH 130: Basic Rider Course (BRC), a popular one-credit course, is scheduled for six different times, meeting on Friday from 5:45 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first available section, April 24-26, is already filled. The following five sections still have openings: May 1-3; June 5-7; June 12-14; July 24-26; and July 31-Aug. 2. Tuition is $86.15.


Two Shag classes are scheduled for Thursdays, April 9-May 7, at the Franklin Workforce Center. RECR 8005: Learn to Shag (for beginners) will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by RECR 8008: Learn to Shag (intermediate) from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost for each class is $50.

RECR 8000: Dog Obedience will meet on Thursdays, April 23 through May 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $50.

ARTS 8010: Take Better Pictures will be presented at the College’s Center in Smithfield on Wednesdays, April 1-22, from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $70.


REAL: 8081: The Principals of Real Estate prepares the participant to sit for the Virginia Real Estate Examination for a Salesperson. The Commonwealth of Virginia requires successful completion of this approved 60-hour course, which runs for six weeks.

Since enrollment is flexible, a participant can start at any time. Participants who complete the course can also take an additional test and review course at no extra charge. The course is recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Real Estate Board. Tuition is $350.


Businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations are facing new challenges in today’s economy.

Whether a company is experiencing increased competition, reduced resources or a need for help in defining new direction (for examples), Paul D. Camp can provide assistance.

According to Randy Betz, vice president of Workforce Development, “We specialize in helping you solve problems, define goals, develop strategies, and implement business changes to improve the effectiveness of your organization. Don’t miss an opportunity to add value to your organization. Consider the Business Process Consulting services of the Division of Workforce Development! “

For more details on work force and community service offerings, call 569-6050.

For information on summer credit classes and other options at PDCCC, call 569-6700, or visit the Web site at