FredCAT Programs and Services

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The Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology, FredCAT, is located in Central Park.

Phone:  (540) 891-3070
Address: 1325 Central Park Blvd, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

The new center offers credential programs, apprenticeship training and support services aimed at high-demand fields.  Our 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.

We look forward to assisting you.  In order to help us prepare for a conversation about the available apprenticeship and credential programs specific to your interests, please complete the student questionnaire and return it to gccworkforce@germanna.edu.  Upon receipt we will promptly schedule an appointment with you.

Apprenticeships
Credentials
Training
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Apprenticeships

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

  • Asphalt Technician
  • Carpentry
  • CNC Machinist
  • Combination Welding
  • Electrical
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Industrial Maintenance/Machinist
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing

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*
  • Core Craft Skills
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • NCCER: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Masonry
  • OSHA 10* & 30
  • Section EPA 608
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Workzone Safety

*Offered as an Online Credential Program

Training & Certifications

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

  • Desktop Specialist
  • Database Specialist
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist

*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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