Adult CTE Programs - Apprenticeship Education


Vocational Adult Education Course Offerings 2015-2016

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The Richmond Adult Technical Center teaches Apprenticeship and Trade and Industrial subject to adults.  The experience offers an excellent opportunity for a change in careers, upgrade skills or for the hobbyist to gain expert skills.  The classes are held Monday thru Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm.  A minimum of 12 students must register for a class before the class can be offered.

Classes consist of approximately (75) seventy-five hours of instruction and fifteen to eighteen weeks in duration.  By registering for any course you agree to comply with ALL policies and procedures established by this institution.  There will be no smoking or use of tobacco products nor consumption of alcoholic beverages on the property of Richmond Public Schools. There are two semesters per school year and a summer session.  

A certificate of completion and transcript will be awarded to students upon completion of the course requirement with a final grade of not less than “C” and a minimum of 80% or apprenticeship attendance of 96%.

REGISTRATION:  Online registration starts a week prior to the walk in registration.  Registration along with the paid tuition assures students who pay first are considered officially enrolled into a class. 

TUITION:  The prices of classes vary, fees are per semester, the cost for each class can be found in this brochure.  All fees are due prior to or on the first night of class. Payment types are COMPANY CHECK, CERTIFIED CHECK, MONEY ORDER & CREDIT CARD. NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH ARE ACCEPTED.

COMPANY SPONSORED:  Students who are company sponsored have the approval of a company or agency to attend school at their expense.  A letter on agency/company letterhead must be presented to authorize the company/agency to be charged for tuition and/or books and materials.  All payments for company sponsored students must be received within 30 days of registration of students.

REFUND POLICY:  If a class is cancelled by the administration, tuition is refunded with the completion of a Request for Tuition Refund Form and a copy of the original student payment receipt.  If the student arbitrarily drops a class, after the 5th day of attendance, a partial payment (2/3) is issued with proper credentials (request form and original receipt of payment). Please allow two (2) weeks to process a refund.  After the 5th day of attendance, there will be NO REFUND of class payments. EXCEPTIONS will be determined.  


  • Course descriptions are current at the time of publication.  Courses are added from time to time to meet the needs of the community.
  • Courses and dates may change at the discretion of the Adult Technical Center.
  • Textbooks for the majority of classes are purchased by the students. 
  • Additional Transcripts are available upon written request at the cost of $5.00 per copy.
  • The school is an accredited school by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

In accordance with federal laws, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the policies of the School Board of the City of Richmond, the Richmond Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, disabilities or national origin in the provision of employment and services. The Richmond Public Schools operates equal opportunity and affirmative action programs for students and staff. The Richmond Public Schools is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The School Board also supports equal opportunities and treatment of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation. The Section 504 Coordinator is Dr. Michelle Boyd, Richmond Public Schools, 301 North Ninth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, (804) 780-7911. The ADA Coordinator is Mr. Thomas Kranz, Assistant Superintendent, Operations, 301 N. Ninth St., 17th Floor, Richmond, VA 23230-4117 (804) 780-6211 The Title IX Officer is Mr. Timothy Billups, Richmond Public Schools, 301 North Ninth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, (804) 780-7325. The United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights may also be contacted at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202, (202) 401- 2000 or 1-800-872-5327.

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