The mission of the Workforce Education division of Weatherford College is to provide quality education and training for individuals; assist business and industry in upgrading their workforce; and maintain an instructional environment that fosters continued growth and professional development.
Workforce Education (WFE) offers opportunities in career training, industry recognized certifications and special programs. Students are afforded a diversified selection as well as varied class dates and times throughout the year. WFE offers classes and institutional awards in the following programs:
Business & Industry
- Automation (IMAT)
- Bookkeeping & QuickBooks
- Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
- Computer Skills for Business
- Professionalism in the Workplace
- Certified Nurse Aide
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- CPR-Basic Life Support
- Dental Assistant
- Medication Aide
- IV Validation for LVNs
- Pharmacy Technician
Courses are conveniently located on the Weatherford College main campus, Wise County campus, education centers in Granbury and Mineral Wells, area public schools and other approved off-site training locations. The WFE can even offer custom training to area businesses through the Corporate College division. Courses currently offered, but not limited to, include:
- Sales Training
- Workplace Communications
- Six Sigma training
- Account Management
- People Leadership
Financial assistance is offered through the WFE office to those who qualify, provided funding is available. Workforce Education Grant (WEG) and Scholarship applications are located at wc.edu/workforce or the Workforce Education office on both Weatherford and Wise County campuses. Current schedule of classes and online courses are also available at wc.edu/workforce and at both campus locations as well.
THE CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU)
For all students who successfully complete the requirements for WFE courses, Weatherford College confers CEUs in compliance with accrediting
agencies. A CEU is officially defined as “ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.” CEUs serve as valid documentation of professional and personal educational growth.
Students should register prior to the first day of class or by specified registration deadlines. Many courses have size and registration limitations. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. The minimum enrollment requirement guidelines and delays in registration may result in cancellation of classes. Registration is not complete until fees are paid in full and all forms are complete.
Registration forms are available in the Workforce Education office and on the website at wc.edu/workforce. Students may telephone 817-598-8870 or request the required forms from the WFE office at 225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086.
Costs and descriptions for all courses offered are available at the campuses and education center offices and are also included in the yearly schedule of classes. In addition, visit the website at wc.edu/workforce.
SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT
Persons the age of 65 or older may qualify for a discounted price for certain classes when space is available. The discounted price does not apply to all classes. If a senior citizen prefers to ensure a seat in a class, they have the opportunity to pay tuition and fees or they can wait for the next available opening. Discounts are NOT available to repeat a class. Contact our office at 817-598-8870 to determine eligible classes. A copy of your driver’s license MUST accompany the registration form. Program approval is subject to change without notice.
GUIDELINES FOR REFUNDS
A refund will be mailed from the Weatherford College Business Office if a student withdraws before the first day of class or if a class is canceled. Generally a refund requires two to four weeks for processing. No refunds will be made on or after the class start day.
TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES
If a textbook and/or supplies are required, students may purchase them at the Weatherford College bookstore in the Doss Student Center during normal business hours.
Workforce Education has certain courses identified as “mirror courses.” Mirror courses meet at the same time and place as existing college academic semester credit courses on the same topic. Enrollment is based upon space available, and where applicable, completion of appropriate assessment and counseling. Workforce Education “mirror courses” are non-credit courses and not for academic college or academic certificate credit. Students are not required to be TSI compliant; however students will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Workforce Education has established an “Articulation Agreement” in order to convert CEUs to semester credit hours for certain courses taught by SAC’s credentialed instructors under the specific conditions of the agreement. Completion of the Articulation Agreement enables the student to apply hours earned toward a credit certificate or degree. Transference does not impact the student’s grade point average.
WORKFORCE EDUCATION OFFICE LOCATIONS AND OFFICE HOURS
- WEATHERFORD COLLEGE MAIN CAMPUS
Student Services Building – Upper Level, south side entry
225 College Park Drive / Weatherford, TX 76086 / 817-598-8870
- EDUCATION CENTER AT GRANBURY (ECGB)
210 North Jones Street / Granbury, TX 76048 / 817-578-6339
- EDUCATION CENTER AT MINERAL WELLS (ECMW)
704 Hood Road / Wolters Industrial Park / Mineral Wells, TX 76067
817-599-6261 or 800-300-2591
- WEATHERFORD COLLEGE WISE COUNTY (WCWC)
Workforce Education Building
5180 US HWY 380 / Bridgeport, TX 76426 / 940-626-3263
- Office hours are:
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Summer Office hours are:
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Office hours are: