In partnership with the VCU College of Engineering, noncredit and credit-based professional development opportunities are offered to adult learners including but not limited to entry-level scientists, engineers, technicians, supervisory personnel, and business managers of all types. Courses may be appropriate as on-boarding for new employees.
Registration for Makerspace Training Courses (open to VCU students, faculty, and staff), is also offered through VCU Continuing and Professional Education.
- Automation and Controls Training (4.00 CEUs) - This introductory noncredit course in Industrial Automation specifically focuses on the use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) for manufacturing and process control.
- Makerspace Training Courses - Students, faculty, and staff who seek to use the College of Engineering's makerspaces must first complete a Basic Safety Training Course, and demonstrate the ability to operate basic equipment before access is granted. For more advanced equipment and tools, higher level training courses are available and required. Please see registration pages for the lab attire requirements for those working in VCU College of Engineering Makerspace Training and Equipment Areas. A digital badge may be earned after successfully completing the Makerspace Orientation and General Safety Training, and Modules I, II, and III.
- Online courses, leading to the Capital CoLAB Digital Tech Credential, are open to VCU and VCU Health employees, working professionals (including VCU alumni), and those in the job market. Courses include Computers and Programming, Data Science Skills, and Cybersecurity Skills. A Software Engineering and Web Development course is also available.