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 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.
Register by PHONE: by calling (540)891-3012 at the Fredericksburg Area Campus for assistance with your online registration. Registration assistance via telephone requires tuition payment with Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. Be prepared to provide the information on the noncredit registration form.
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. In-person payment options include: Visa, MasterCard or American Express card; check; and cash.
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:
Some Workforce classes are offered in a hybrid format; check the course descriptions for these details.
For online classes offered exclusively through Ed2Go, Gatlin, and JER visit our Online Learning page.
Q: What is the Refund Policy?
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. 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 classes, including Dealer Operator, Motorcycle, and other specialized programs may have refund deadlines 10 -14 days prior to classes, and will be noted in course descriptions.
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: How do I learn more about the Motorcycle Rider classes?
A: All Motorcycle classes are held at the GCC Locust Grove Campus, located at 2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, Va. Motorcycle classes are scheduled most weekends, from March – November. Please note the Motorcycle Rider program has a strict attendance policy and physical requirements. Call (540)937-2913 for more details. Also visit our WF motorcycle page.
Q: Can Germanna provide a class designed just for my company?
A: Yes. All of the classes listed our schedule can be customized “On-Demand” training 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.
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 certifications in health care, IT, business, and manufacturing and industry. Please check our online schedule.
Q: What programs and services do you have for entrepreneurs?
A: Our “Skill Up” series is spot-on for budding entrepreneurs and small businesses. Classes including Business Development, Core Infrastructure, Cost Structuring, and Preparing for Rapid Growth, among others, are very helpful for new businesses. We also regularly host Start Up Weekend and Start Up Boot Camp, as instructional events to bolster business success. Also check out our free MOOCs (Massive, Open, Online Courses, for entrepreneurs, they’re free!) Don’t forget to look for announcements about the next Start Up Weekend!
Q: Do you offer career assistance?
A: Are you in need of additional training or perhaps considering a career change? We offer Career Coaching and Job Placement Services to assist you. Contact our Adult Career Coach, Michelle Beverage, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (540)736-8041 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, then you are likely qualified for nearly 70% of all jobs advertised! The CRC tests for: Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Applied Mathematics. Germanna Community College is the official CRC test location for our service region. We also provide CRC test preparation services. Call (540)834-1925 for more information; also visit the Virginia Community College CRC information page.
Q: Do you offer Youth Programs?
A: We do offer summer youth programs, as well as specialized activities for youth throughout the year. Visit online class listings for more details.
Q: How can I become a teacher for Germanna’s Center for Workforce & Community Education?
A: We are always looking to add new, qualified teaching faculty to our staff. Qualifications for Workforce faculty include: subject matter expertise, prior success in facilitating learning, passion for sharing your knowledge, and any specialized credentials that may be required for teaching within your industry. Visit Germanna Careers online for more details.
Q: Is there financial aid available for noncredit Workforce classes?
A: At this time, standard financial aid is not available for noncredit Workforce classes. However, some tuition funding options may be available for certain students who may qualify. Call (540)736-8041 for more details.
Q: Do you offer on line classes?
A: Yes, visit our Online Learning page for online classes available through Ed2Go, Gatlin, and JER.
Q: Do you have and 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 college’s holiday schedule?
A: View the College holiday schedule for the list of dates the college is closed in observance of holidays, as well as closings for Faculty/Staff Learning Day.
Q: What is the Inclement Weather Policy?
A: Please 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”, email and text alert system. Visit Germanna's e2campus online for more information. e2Ccampus registration enables students to receive alerts and
NOTE: When the college is closed due to inclement weather, workforce classes will be automatically cancelled.