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Center for Business, Workforce & Community Learning

Workforce Training & Business Development

Oregon’s workforce and small businesses are as unique as our state. From forest-to-farm, from main street-to-manufacturing; we provide tools and resources to help with every stage and every part of your business.

The Center for Business, Workforce & Community Learning (CBWCL) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) customize our services; providing specialized workforce development programs and small business advisory tailored to our unique local business trends.

From professional programs with pathways to degree programs, to one-day workshops and individual business advisory; we are the one-stop connection you need to succeed.

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Continuing Education &    Professional Development

Non-credit professional development opportunities & online training. 

Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

Thinking of starting a business? Own a business but need some advice? Start here.

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American Heart Association

Training for CPR, First Aid, AED, basic life support and healthcare professionals.

Licensure & Certification


From flagger to real estate to Oregon CCB, find certification courses to meet your goals.

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Wildland Fire

Training for current agency personnel, private fire contractors & individuals seeking employment as firefighters.

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Emergency Medical Technician

Our One-Year EMT Certificate program provides students with the first year of a two-year degree leading into becoming a paramedic.

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Our Electrical & Plumbing Apprenticeship Programs are the key to starting a rewarding career in a field that puts you in high demand





Electrical Apprenticeship 

Electrical Apprentice Training

The Electrical trade is growing and Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho need more skilled Journeyman Electricians. As an electrician, you control your destiny. As our reliance on energy sources rises, so does the need for skilled electricians. The Electrical Apprenticeship Program at Treasure Valley Community College is your key to starting a rewarding career in a field that puts you in high demand.

The Electrical Apprenticeship Program at TVCC is a four-year program that will take you from the basics to being prepared to take the Journeyman test in Idaho or Oregon.

You will learn from industry experts in the classroom along with employment in the electrical field for on-the-job training while earning a living. The class teaches the how’s and why’s of electrical theory, the National Electrical Code, lighting, motors and controls, and more. Your job as an electrical apprentice will give you the hands-on training to compliment your education. 

Our classes meet once a week at the Ontario campus but you will have the option to Zoom in to class if you are working out of town. You will spend three hours in class each week and an additional 2 hours or more independently studying. You will have a minimum of 576 of classroom (in-class and online) training with 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience during the four-year program. 

 Why Become an Apprentice?                                                                

  •  Paid Job: Earn as you learn with a guaranteed wage increase as you develop new skills
  •  Credentials: Receive an industry-recognized and nationally-portable credential
  •  Jumpstart Your Career: Ease the transition from school to career by working and learning at the same time
  •  Education: Gain workplace-relevant skills in the field of your choice through on-the-job learning
  •  Degree Potential: Get academic credit towards a college degree for the skills you learn while avoiding student debt
  • Mentorship: Connect with mentor(s) in your chosen industry who can help you advance your career

Be prepared to work in these areas of the electrical industry: 

  • Residential 
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing 

General Journeyman (Inside) Electrician or Manufacturing Plant Electrician
Represents twelve courses offered over twelve terms during the four years of the TVCC Electrical Apprenticeship program. Courses in this Inside Electrician/Manufacturing Plant series will supplement on-the-job training with technical training required for trade comprehension, application and practice. Instruction includes electrical theory and circuits, applied mathematics and the principles of power distribution. Advanced topics include operation of single-and three-phase transformers, motors and alternators, DC motors and generators; calculations and tables required in sizing conductors, branch circuits, breakers, junction boxes, motors, generators and transformers.

For more information contact us at (541) 881 - 5755 or email cbwcl@tvcc.cc 

American Heart Association Training Center

Learn CPR and get certified

TVCC uses approved American Heart Association guidelines for CPR training. AHA Guidelines are used to create the highest quality training materials, courses and programs in CPR, first aid and advanced emergency cardiovascular care for healthcare professionals, first responders, employees and the general public. Click below to see our current class flyer.

Current Classes

Emergency Medical Technician

Earn a certificate and get started in this exciting career.

TVCC offers a One-Year Emergency Medical Technician Certificate program, which provides students with the first year of a two-year degree leading into becoming a paramedic. This certificate is designed to articulate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic or a baccalaureate degree in Emergency Medical Services. The certificate program requires a minimum of 47 credits.

Wildland Fire

All Wildland Fire classes meet or exceed federal course standards as outlined by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)

TVCC is an active partner with local and regional federal and state agencies to provide training opportunities for current agency personnel, private fire contractors and individuals seeking employment as firefighters. Many of these courses have pre-requisite requirements in order to register. Space is limited and there are enrollment pre-registration deadlines.

Small Business Development Center Newsletters & Articles

Filled with relevant news for small business owners, resources for entrepreneurs and area business success stories, the SBDC e-publications are available to all whom are interested. Please contact us if you'd like to added to our email distribution list.  

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Small Business Development Center Classes and Workshops

Learn the skills you need for a successful business. Experienced instructors teach classes on marketing, bookkeeping, human resources, business planning and other topics businesses need to master to be successful. In the classroom and online, businesses owners learn from each other as well as the instructor, developing important skills that lead to thriving businesses.

For a complete list of workshops and events offered by the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network visit our Events/Workshops page. Many centers offer their classes and workshops online so there is no need to miss out on great training opportunities

Oregon Small Business Development Center Workshops and Events

For a list of your SBDC Workshops, please visit our page. 

TVCC SBDC Workshops and Events

Online Courses and Certification Prep Classes

Update your skills or discover new ones with online, non-credit education!

In partnership with ed2go, an online career training provider, you now have access to online, open enrollment courses designed to help you acquire professional-level skills for in-demand occupations. With over 700 topics to choose from, courses are affordable, convenient, and geared just for you.

ed2go Online classes

We also offer Career Training Programs in partnership with ed2go. These courses are online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

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