Welcome to the Workforce Development at Richland Community College!  Our Workforce Development division provides the training and resources needed to stimulate economic development and individual fulfillment.

Richland’s Workforce Development strives for the following:

  • Prepare students for new careers by teaching them Essential Skills in addition to the Technical Skills they need to be successful
  • Train individuals to step into the workforce or enhance their current skill sets to improve career advancement
  • Provide a wide-range of courses for adults, teens, children, and seniors to build on interests or new skills
  • Improve your businesses by providing customized training at your location or at our location.

Corporate Training

Personal and Professional Development Course Offerings

Richland Community College offers a variety of noncredit courses virtually or in-person that are career-enhancing, personal enriching, or just fun for the whole family.

Register for one of our noncredit classes today through our Active Registration System:


CDL Training

Richland Community College offers training in:

  • “Class A”
  • “Class B”
  • Tandem/Dump truck
  • Hazmat endorsement
  • Refresher

Industrial Job Skills Training

Invest in yourself with this training program designed to get you local work in today’s modern industrial environment.  This 360 hour training program prepares individuals for entry-level manufacturing jobs.

Construction Training Program 

Richland’s Construction Training Program provides you with the skills you need to find an entry-level construction job that will lead to a rewarding and fulfilling career. You will receive training in

  • Math Skills for Construction Trades
  • OSHA 10 
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety and Usage
  • Reading of Blueprints and Scale Ruler
  • Forklift, Scissor Lift, and Telescopic Boom Lifts

Students will also be taught Essential Skills such as communication, teamwork, dependability, and given help with writing resumes and proper interview techniques. This training will prepare students with basic knowledge in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, roofing, and more with hands-on experience.

Perkins IV Program

​The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) is a principal source of federal funding to states and discretionary grantees for the improvement of secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs across the nation.


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