Contact the Center for Workforce Development for scheduling of the following classes:

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – Classroom

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Basic Contractor Licensing

MECC offers an eight hour course designed to cover the regulations and practices that govern the contracting industry. Students will thoroughly review the required elements of preparing a contract in accordance with regulation, explore methods in selecting customers and jobs based on license classification and experience, explore the various business structures to meet their particular need, and discuss tips that will help them to avoid regulatory and business programs. The course is designed to guide a contractor in making choices that will ensure compliance with regulation and maintain the license through business success. Although the intent of this course is not designed for examination preparation, the subject matter covered and the materials will certainly be useful for those who will take the license text.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

MECC offers the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR certification course with optional modules.  Students may choose any or all components:  relieving choking, adult CPR, infant CPR, child CPR, use of the AED.  This is an American Heart Association certification course.


Graduates of this four week training program will have the knowledge and skills to become Class “A” CDL licensed drivers qualified to drive long distances, regionally or locally. Requires DMV Learners Permit Test, State Road Test, and DOT physical.

CPR Instructor

Individuals who wish to become CPR Instructors can complete the American Heart Association certification course at MECC. The course is designed to credential persons to teach Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver AED, Heartsaver First Aid, and BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR courses. This course is certified by the American Heart Association.

Driver Improvement Clinic

Mountain Empire Community Colleges offers a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles approved Driver Improvement Clinic.

Power Lineman Description

Prepares students with the basic skills necessary to enter the electrical field as a Lineman. These skills  include: overall safety considerations, power pole climbing skills, knowledge of the basic tools and materials involved with electrical crafts, general construction standards, basic rigging principles, and basic electrical theory that is specific to this trade. Classes introduce students to job related information and hands-on training. A component of the course includes preparation for the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) exam.

First Aid

MECC offers the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid certification course, covering the basic principles of first aid, care and treatment of medical emergencies, care and treatment of injuries, and care and treatment of environmental emergencies. This course is certified by the American Heart Association.

@Home Prep Description

Online Training that is fast, easy, and affordable. Complete our self-paced online training to obtain or renew your license/certificate. Available 24/7. Start and stop as you need. Tablet and smartphone compatible. Instant certificate upon completion for most courses.

Mine Training Courses

MECC offers a wide variety of certification courses and programs designed to meet the needs of the mining industry.  Customized classes are also available to meet individual and company requests. 

  • Annual Refresher Surface – VA & KY
  • Annual Refresher Underground – VA & KY
  • New Miner Training – Underground and Surface
  • General Coal Miner – Underground and Surface
  • Electrical Retraining – VA, KY, & WV
  • Diesel Retraining
  • Surface and Underground Mine Foreman – Continuing Education
  • Surface and Underground Mine Foreman – Initial Certification
  • Electrical Initial Certification
  • Diesel Initial Certification
  • VA DMME Advanced First Aid
  • First Responder – Certification & Recertification
  • EMT – Certification & Recertification
  • CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • First Aid Certification & Recertification
  • DMME Reciprocity Advanced First-Aid
  • Shotfire/Underground Blaster CEU
  • Supervisors Training
  • Kentucky MET – Initial & Recertification
  • CDL Training and Heavy Equipment Operator

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training

MECC offers a number of OSHA courses covering a variety of topics, including standards and hazard violations, overview of OSHA Act & 29 CFR, fire protection, personal protective equipment, material handling, electrical safety standards, hazard communications and more. These courses can be reserved by employers seeking to train a large number of employees or offered on an individual basis.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Pharmacy Technician

Mountain Empire Community College offers Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education Courses. The courses are designed to enable technicians to identify and describe significant federal legislation affecting pharmacy practice; identify and describe significant federal and state governing bodies affecting pharmacy; specify the duties that may legally be performed by pharmacy technicians; provide an overview of the types of prescription medication errors; and list strategies to reduce or eliminate prescription medication errors in pharmacy practice. The course provides 5.0 hour (0.5 CEU) of continuing education credit.

Security & Firearm Training

Security Officer Training is offered for individuals seeking their bi-annual recertification with the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Courses are also offered in firearms recertification, an annual requirement of the Department of Criminal Justice Services for any Private Investigator or Security Officer who carries a firearms endorsement card for a handgun or shotgun. Pre-registration for these courses is required.

Tradesman Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Courses

Tradesman CEU courses in Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and Gas Fitters are offered on campus and online.