Short-Term Courses

Get started! click here to submit your application for the Ohio Work Ready Grant! Whether you’re learning a new trade or simply brushing up on your skills, the short-term courses at MVCTC can give you the tools you need to stay on top of current trends in the workplace while increasing your earning potential. 


Short-Term Medical Programs



Nurse Aide (STNA) Training Program

If you want to get started in a healthcare career, the STNA Training Program is the place to start. Our knowledgeable and experienced instructors will help you to be prepared as a caring and compassionate care provider.

  • ​Approved by the Ohio Department of Health, this program prepares the student for state testing to function as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in a variety of health care settings. 100% attendance is required.
  • Pre-admission requirement: physical within the last year stating no lifting restrictions and a 2-step TB Skin Test. WorkKeys Assessment required.
  • An STNA license allows you to get started in a healthcare career!  Begin here and continue on to Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to a Registered Nurse (RN) to earning a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN).
  • According to Ohio Means Jobs, a Nursing Aide provides or assists with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing assistants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Click here to learn more at Ohio Means Jobs.
  • In Ohio, the average salary for a Nurse Aide is $14.11/hour.
  • Complete the classes and earn your Ohio STNA license in just two weeks from MVCTC Adult Education. Click here to learn more!



This is a basic blood draw course. Students are required to have a total of 125 successful arm and hand venipunctures and 15 finger sticks. All blood draws are completed in the classroom/lab on the MVCTC campus utilizing plastic arms and progressing to drawing on classmates and volunteers brought in by the students.

  • Topics include: routine phlebotomy, phlebotomy in the health care setting, special collection procedures, pediatric and infant phlebotomy, infection control and equipment safety.
  • Students successfully completing this course will be eligible to take the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician certification exam. CPT online study guide and certification exam fees are included in tuition.
  • Students must have access to a laptop or PC, with a minimum of Windows 7, to use the online study guide. * The number of blood draws and use of volunteers are subject to COVID-19 guidelines.
  • According to Ohio Means Jobs, a Phlebotomist draws blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions. In Ohio, this is an "InDemand Occupation" that will continue to grow over the next few years. Click here to learn more at Ohio Means Jobs.
  • Earn your Phlebotomy certification from MVCTC Adult Education and be prepared for a career that averages $16.65/hour in Ohio.
  • Complete the classes and earn your certification through MVCTC Adult Education. Click here to learn more! 


Dental Assisting

This course prepares students for a chair-side position in a dental office. The course introduces dental anatomy, terminology, dental specialties, chair-side assisting, laboratory procedures, infection control, sterilization procedures, dental instruments, and mixing dental materials. The course also offers a 7-hour initial training course for Dental Assistant Radiographer. This is the first step to obtaining a Dental Assistant Radiographer’s certificate in Ohio. A 24-hour unpaid internship is included in the program.


Short-Term Skilled Trades


HVAC-R Level 1

Students will receive an introduction to HVAC, trade mathematics, basic electricity, introduction to heating, introduction to cooling, introduction to air distribution systems, basic copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, and basic carbon steel piping practices.


Machine Shop 1 with Blueprint Reading and Math 1

Learn to safely operate engine lathes, vertical mills, surface grinders, saws, and drill presses. Course includes 18 hours of Blueprint Reading and Math I.


Basic Welding

  • Students will receive training at the basic level for Metal Inert Gas (GMAW/MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) welding.  Basic Welding students will be taught in the classroom through lecture, video, and workbooks and in the welding lab with visual demonstrations and hands-on practice. Students will also gain a deeper understanding of power sources, polarity, basic tolerances, distortion control and electrode classifications, weld size & profile, metal transfer and shielding gasses, advantages and disadvantages of constant voltage power sources, destructive and non-destructive testing methods, setup, shutdown, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Completion of the Basic Welding program or an equivalent will be required in order to take the Advanced Welding program. Students will learn advanced welding techniques in GTAW and SMAW. Students will learn about defects and discontinuities, the weldability of carbon steel, metallurgical makeup of carbon and stainless steels, the weldability of aluminum, the advantages/disadvantages/uses of A/C polarity, HAZ, rates of thermal conductivity and rates of thermal expansion. An American Welding Society qualification test is offered at an additional cost.


Short-Term Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing


Introduction To Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing

  • Students will have the opportunity to see the application of robotics and additive manufacturing. This will provide an introduction into a career in the exciting field of Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing. Students will learn FANUC, Yaskawa, and KUKA robots, write basic motion programs for each, and understand and operate advanced manufacturing equipment.


Fanuc Cert Handling Tool Operations And Programming

  • This is a hybrid course that includes both online and lab curriculum. The 30 hours of online curriculum must be completed before starting hands-on training. Attendance at one online orientation is required. The hands-on training will include utilizing the “Teach Pendant” to operate the FANUC robots.
  • Candidates will learn the skills that industry demands from FANUC-certified instructors using a FANUC-approved curriculum on genuine FANUC equipment. Trainees will also learn basic operations and programming as well as troubleshooting and maintenance. Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing.


Kuka Robotics

  • This is a 16-hour hands-on training that will include utilizing the “Smart Pendant” to operate the KUKA robots. Candidates will learn the skills that industry demands on genuine KUKA equipment. Trainees will also learn basic operations and programming as well as troubleshooting. Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing.


Yaskawa Motoman Robotics – Fs100 Basic Programming With Material Handling

  • This is a 32-hour, hands-on training that will include utilizing the “Teach Pendant” to operate the Yaskawa robots. Candidates will learn the skills that industry demands from Yaskawa-certified instructors using a Yaskawa-approved curriculum on genuine Yaskawa equipment. Trainees will also learn basic operations and programming as well as troubleshooting. Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing.


Short-Term Service Programs


Culinary Operations

  • Prepare yourself to obtain employment as a cook and develop your skills to become a culinary supervisor. The curriculum includes culinary instruction in the classroom and in a commercial kitchen. Students who successfully complete the course will receive the ServSafe Food Sanitation, TIPS, and CPR/First Aid certifications.  Learn more by clicking here! 


Hospitality Specialist

  • This program prepares students for employment in the Hospitality industry including positions in hotels, restaurants, and resorts. Using a curriculum from Educational Institute of The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), students will develop an understanding of the industry from the view of employers. Teaching takes place in both a classroom and local, multinational hotel setting. Students who successfully complete the course will earn the AHLEI certification. Classroom instruction and job placement are provided for a variety of positions with advancement opportunities.
Last Edited: 02/06/2024