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Why Reynolds

Reynolds offers career study certificates in automotive, computer-aided design, and welding. Complete a certificate or continue and earn an Associates of Applied Science in Architectural and Engineering Technology.

Reynolds Community College offers what are known as stackable credentials which provide students the ability to obtain certifications they need to enter the workplace quickly and then continue their education if they so wish. A students ultimate goal may be a higher level of certification or a degree...it’s up to the individual and their personal aspirations. Take the classes you need when you have the time. Classes are available during the day, night, Saturday, and online. 

Reynolds is about a third of the cost of most four-year colleges. Investing in yourself, with time or with money, is a worthwhile endeavor. Financial assistance and a convenient payment plan are available. View the most current tuition rates.

At Reynolds, you will not be just a number. We value what each individual can bring to the table and are committed to maintaining a positive learning environment that encourages civility and the free exchange of ideas and information. The average faculty to student ratio at Reynolds is 1:20.

For almost 50 years, Reynolds Community College has been educating and training the Greater Richmond region workforce. Since opening our doors in 1972, we’ve served over 346,000 students and each year, over 15,000 students get ahead by getting started at Reynolds.

Our Trades Programs  

Architectural and Engineering Technology AAS
This degree program is designed to develop qualified technicians to serve as an important link between the engineering professional and the skilled trades person in the design, construction, and operation of engineering projects.

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair CSC
This program is designed to train individuals for employment in express service light repair and maintenance positions at dealerships and independent repair shops.

Automotive Technology C
This program trains future technicians and provides students with sufficient hands-on experience in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of automobiles, as well as light to medium duty trucks.

Computer - Aided Design Specialist CSC
This program provides the student with thorough training in two- and three-dimensional computer graphics for architectural and industrial design, including studies in visualization and animation.

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology CSC
This program is designed to meet the need for automotive technicians with education in advanced technologies used for electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles.

Welding CSC
This one-year program is for students with no previous experience in welding, as well as individuals currently employed in the welding field who wish to upgrade their skills to test for various levels of welding certification.

Welding - Advanced CSC
Opportunities for graduates include shop supervisor, weld inspector, offsite welder, fitter/welder, pipe welder, and advanced structural welder.

Short-term Training Options

The following training programs are focused on immediate employment and earning specific workforce credentials. Reynolds and John Tyler Community Colleges partner with the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) to offer these programs which can be completed in a few weeks or months. 

CCWA has funding through the Short-term Training Program for this certification prep course. The financial aid can help pay for training that supports attainment of industry credentials. If you have limited income and want to earn an industry credential, please contact us and find out how CCWA can support your efforts. 

Sessions will be held at CCWA on the Parham Road Campus of Reynolds Community College in the Workforce Development and Conference Center (WDCC) located at 1651 E. Parham Rd. Richmond, VA 23228. 

For more registration information, contact a CCWA Career Coach at careercoach@ccwa.vccs.edu.