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Register for classes at Withlacoochee Technical Institute

CLASSES STARTING AT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE: Applications are being accepted for the following programs that will start Aug. 8 at Withlacoochee Technical Institute, 1201 W Main St., Inverness:

Air conditioning, refrigeration and heating technology: Students are prepared to be proficient technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration fields. The program is three semesters and meets from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Automotive collision repair and refinishing: Students are prepared to be automobile repairers and painters. The program is three semesters and meets from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Automotive services technology: This class gives instruction in basic management, diagnostic skills, and servicing, maintaining and repairing mechanical systems, including fuel, electrical, heating/cooling, suspension, engine, transmission/drive train and brakes. The program is four semesters and meets from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Commercial foods and culinary arts: Students are prepared for employment as bakers, cooks, cook's helpers, counter work/cafeteria line workers and utility workers. The course is three semesters and meets from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Corrections officer: This program is approximately five months and meets from 5 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Visit the website at ccpstc.com for details.

Cosmetology: Classroom and lab experiences help students to become proficient in beauty treatments. The course is about 11 months and meets from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Early childhood education: Students are prepared for employment as early childhood educators and child care providers. The course includes Part I and Part II state-mandated child care training in order to prepare for the state competency examinations. The course is 600 hours (approximately five months) and meets from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Electricity program: Students are prepared for employment as residential electricians and helpers. The course is two semesters and meets from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Firefighter I: Classes meet from 5-10 p.m. two days per week and every other Saturday for 225 hours (approximately four months). Visit the website at ccp stc.com for details.

Industrial machinery maintenance: The program runs three semesters and meets from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Law enforcement officer: Classes meet from 5-10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, with some Saturday classes required. The program is 770 hours (approximately 10 months). Visit the website at ccpstc.com for details.

Massage therapy: The program prepares students for employment as licensed massage therapists. Upon completion, graduates must take the board-approved exam in order to practice. The program is 750 hours and classes meet from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Medical administrative specialist: Students are prepared with the skills necessary to become employed as medical administrative specialists, medical office technologists, front desk specialists and information technology specialists. The program is two semesters and meets from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Network systems administration: Those enrolled in this program generally start out in support positions. There are several certifications offered through Microsoft, Cisco, Red Hat and CompTIA Network +. The program is two semesters and meets from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Nursing assistant class: Students will also earn their CPR certification. Licensing exam is available upon successful completion of the program. This is a four-week program and meets from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Patient care assistant: This 11-week program includes the nursing assistant and home health aide certification exams. Classes start Sept. 10 and will meet from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

Applied welding technology: Students are prepared for employment as combination welders. The program is two semesters and meets from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays.

For registration, class details, costs, requirements and financial assistance information, call (352) 726-2430. Visit the website at wtionline.cc.

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