The Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology, FredCAT, is located in Central Park and offers credential programs, apprenticeship training and support services aimed at high-demand fields.  This skilled training programs are designed and led by experts in the field making students and graduates stand out to local employers in well paying fields that are growing and hiring.  The new center also provides a home base and work space for students and entrepreneurs to come design, prototype and collaborate to support local technology and manufacturing startups.

Now Open!

Our statewide Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology (VECAT) laboratory.

Made possible through the combined efforts of Germanna Center for Workforce, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Asphalt Association.

Courses and programs are scheduled based on interest and demand. Check our online schedule for current class offerings.

Apprenticeships
Credentials
Training
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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Programs with on-the-job training, and national, industry-recognized credentials

  • Asphalt Technician
  • Backflow Worker
  • Commercial Equipment Repair Technician
  • Construction Inspector
  • Electrical
  • Gas Fitter
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Industrial Maintenance/Machinist
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Desktop Specialist
  • Database Specialist
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist

Credentials

Computer & Technology

Computer & Technology

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Tools
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)*
  • Certified Internet Web (CIW)
  • Cisco CCNA
  • Cisco CCNP*
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud+*
  • CompTIA Healthcare IT Tech*
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • MS Office Applications

Health Care & Wellness

Health Care & Wellness

  • Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED
  • American Heart Association First Aid
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Yoga Teacher Training

Industry & Construction

Industry & Construction

  • Asphalt VDOT*
  • CDL
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Motor Vehicle Dealer Operator
  • NCCER: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Masonry
  • OSHA 10* & 30
  • Section EPA 608
  • Workzone Safety

*Offered as an Online Credential Program

Training & Certificates

Along with the credential programs and apprenticeships, FredCAT also provides the following training & certifications:

  • 3-D Printing
  • Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs)
  • Computer Numeric Control (CNC)
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Drone Building and UAV Pilot Certification
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Project Management Professional (PMP and Scrum Certifications)
  • Commercial Equipment Repair
  • Fiber Optic Cable Technician
  • Mechatronics
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • OSHA

Coming Soon

  • Carpentry
  • Welding

*FredCAT is made possible thanks to funding by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the City of Fredericksburg, and the Virginia Community College System Workforce Credentials Grant.

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