Q: How do I register for classes, and what forms of payment do you accept?
A: You have several registration and payment options. Please note that your registration is not completed until your tuition has been paid and processed.
Register ONLINE: Please use our new online registration system! Go to the Sign-In page to create your new student profile or to login if you are a returning students. This page provides you with secure and convenient access and service, 24/7. You’ll set up your own personal online account, accessible anytime you are ready. And since new classes are continually added to the schedule, you are encouraged to visit the website regularly to view the most updated list of offerings.
Register by MAIL: By sending a completed registration form along with appropriate payment or payment information to the following address. Germanna Community College, Center for Workforce & Community Education. Fredericksburg Area Campus, 10000 Germanna Point Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. We are no longer able to take credit card payments in person. All credit card payments must be done online at germanna.augusoft.net.
Register IN PERSON: 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday – Friday by coming to the workforce offices at the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania, or the Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper. Please bring completed registration form. Payment is due at time of registration. We are no longer able to take credit card payments in person. All credit card payments must be done online at germanna.augusoft.net.
Q: At what location(s) will my classes be held?
A: All classes are coded with their specific site locations. Please refer to the online schedule to view your class location. The location codes are as follows:
A: REFUND POLICY FOR NON-CREDIT CLASSES – Once registered for a class, participants have reserved a space that obligates them to pay the advertised tuition/fees. For classroom courses offered by Germanna, students may request course transfers or withdrawals seven or more calendar days prior to the start of class. No refunds, course transfers or withdrawals may be made fewer than seven days prior to the start of class. This policy also applies to same course transfers. Employers who are providing tuition for their employees are also reserving space and are obligated for course tuition/fees. Employee substitutions may be made with prior notification to the Center. Please contact the Center at (540) 891-3012 between the hours of 8:30AM – 4:30PM Monday through Friday for any registration changes. *NOTE: Some specialty classes , and those offered through third-party partners may have refund deadlines 14 days or more, prior to class start date.
Q: How do I get my books for my classes?
A: Your class may require a textbook. Check the course description online to determine if you need to purchase a book for your class. For books for Fredericksburg or Stafford classes, please call the Fredericksburg bookstore at (540) 891-3002. For books for Culpeper classes, please call the Locust Grove bookstore at (540) 423-9129. You may also order books online at www.efollett.com (please allow enough time for delivery).
Q: Is there financial aid available for Workforce classes? And what is the process for accessing these funds?
A: Based on availability of funds, state grant funding may be available for VA-domiciled residents, to help offset the tuition cost of FastForward credentialing programs. FastForward training programs provide intensive training, and prepare students to obtain industry credentials in high-demand occupations. Examples of FastForward credentials include CDL, A+, Asphalt Technology, and Core Craft Skills, among others. The industry credentials earned lead to entry level jobs in the students’ chosen career pathway. For more information about FastForward grant funding and credentials, please visit our FastForward Career Coach Services page, contact FastForward Career Coach, Debbie Huntsinger, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (804) 516-2404.
Q: Can Germanna provide a class designed just for my company?
A: Yes. All of the classes listed our schedule can be customized and delivered “On-Demand” for your business or organization. If you do not see a topic listed, contact us and we will develop your training course. Our faculty are vetted subject matter experts with significant business experience in their fields. Please call (540)891-3012 for more information.
Q: Do you offer career certification programs?
A: Yes. A certification is a credential that you earn to show that you have specific skills or knowledge. Some employers require a certification in order to apply for a job. Many people earn specialty certifications to help them advance in their careers. We offer numerous courses that lead to certifications in health care, IT, business, and manufacturing and industry. Please check our online schedule.
Q: Do you offer career assistance?
A: Yes, we have staff to help you navigate your career options and plan the best course of action to meet your career goals. We also offer career coaching and job placement services to assist you. Contact our FastForward Career Coach, Faafetai (Tai) Mamea, by email at FMamea@germanna.edu or call (540) 322-5772 for more information.
Q: Do you offer Youth Programs?
A: Yes, we offer summer youth programs, as well as specialized activities for youth throughout the year. Visit our Youth Programs page for more information.
Q: What is the CRC and how do I obtain that certification?
A: The CRC stands for Career Readiness Certificate. If you hold the CRC, you are likely qualified for nearly 70% of all jobs advertised. The CRC tests for Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy, and Applied Mathematics. Germanna Community College is the official CRC test location for our service region. We also provide CRC test preparation services. Cal (540) 834-1022 for more information; also visit the Virginia Community College CRC information page. .
Q: Do you offer on line classes?
A: Yes, online classes are available through our training partners Ed2Go, ProTrain, and UGotClass.
Q: Do you have an e-newsletter that I can receive, for updates on your programs and services?
A: Yes, sign-up to join our e-news distribution list.
Q: What is the Inclement Weather Policy?
A: Please visit the college website at www.germanna.edu in case of inclement weather for the latest updates. You can also view our Inclement Weather Policy or call the college Fredericksburg switchboard at (540) 891-3000. Students enrolled in courses that meet over an extended period of time may choose sign-up for the “e2campus”, GCC's email and text alert system. Visit Germanna's e2campus online for more information. e2Ccampus registration enables students to receive alerts and text messages on their cell phones.
NOTE: When the college is closed due to inclement weather, workforce classes will be automatically cancelled.