Course Catalog

Below is our 2019-2020 school year catalog.  Registration for the spring semester is open October 1st and will continue until the classes are filled or the first day of class. For any questions regarding our courses please call us at 757-766-1101.

Academic Catalog

Course Offering List

Below is a list of our course offerings for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information on courses please contact our office or refer to our course catalog.

*NCCER Course

*Trades Courses

*Health & Medical

*Business Technology & Human Services

NCCER Accredited Trades Courses

*The Core Curriculum course is a required class in order to continue to the second level of any trade program.

Core Curriculum

72 hours – $475

*Online only

The NCCER Core Curriculum is a prerequisite to all other second level trade courses. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings. Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses. Includes book.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level I

144 hours – $995

Introductory level course presenting a working foundation of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump theory and application, plus a basic knowledge of electrical troubleshooting and reading of schematic wiring diagrams. Includes book.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level II

144 hours – $995

Designed to deal with the safety systems and circuit controls that will help the student to install and maintain almost any type of refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump equipment. Includes book.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level III

144 hours – $995

Covers installation, advanced troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing of geo-thermal heat pumps, gas, fuel oil and electric heating systems. Includes book.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level IV

144 hours – $995

Reflects the basic understanding Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Topics include construction drawings, air balancing, air quality, energy conservation, start up and shut down, alternative heating and cooling systems and supervisory skills.  This course emphasizes safe work procedures and provides students a foundation for more technical areas of study. Includes book.

New Horizons Electrical Program (NHEP) Level I

144 hours – $995

Orientation to the Electrical Trade, Electrical Safety, Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electrical Theory, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Device Boxes, Hand Bending, Raceways and Fittings, Conductors and Cables, Basic Electrical Construction Drawings, Residential Electrical Services, and Electrical Test Equipment.

New Horizons Electrical Program (NHEP) Level II

144 hours – $995

Alternating Current, Motors: Theory and Application, Electric Lighting, Conduit Bending, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conductor Installations, Cable Tray, Conductor Terminations and Splices, Grounding and Bonding, Circuit Breakers and Fuses, Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts.

New Horizons Electrical Program (NHEP) Level III

144 hours – $995

Load Calculations – Branch and Feeder Circuits, Conductor Selection and Calculations, Practical Applications of Lighting, Hazardous Locations, Overcurrent Protection, Distribution Equipment, Transformers, Commercial Electrical Services, Motor Calculations, Voice, Data, and Video, and Motor Controls.

New Horizons Electrical Program (NHEP) Level IV

144 hours – $995

Load Calculations – Feeders and Services, Health Care Facilities, Standby and Emergency Systems, Basic Electronic Theory, Fire Alarm Systems, Specialty Transformers, Advanced Controls, HVAC Controls, Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection, Motor Operation and Maintenance, Medium-Voltage Terminations/Splices, Special Locations, and Fundamentals of Crew Leadership.

Plumbing Level I

144 hours – $995

Plumbing safety, tools of the plumbing trade, introduction to plumbing math, introduction to plumbing drawings, plastic pipe and fittings, copper pipe and fittings, cast-iron pipe and fittings, carbon steel pipe and fittings, introduction to plumbing fixtures, introduction to drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems, and introduction to water distribution systems. Includes book.

Plumbing Level II

144 hours – $995

Plumbing math two, reading commercial drawings, structural penetrations, insulation, and fire stopping, installing and testing DWV piping, installing roof, floor, and area drains, installing and testing water supply piping, types of valves, installing fixtures and valves, installing water heaters, basic electricity, and fuel gas and fuel oil systems. Includes book.

Plumbing Level III                                              

144 hours – $995

Applied math, sizing water supply piping, portable water treatment, backflow preventers, types of venting, sizing DWV and storm systems, sewage pumps and sump pumps, corrosive-resistant waste piping, and compressed air. Includes book.

Plumbing Level IV

144 hours – $995

Introductory skills for the crew leader, water pressure booster and recirculation systems, indirect and special waste, hydronic and solar heating systems, codes, servicing piping systems – fixtures and appliances, private water supply well systems, private waste disposal systems, swimming pools and hot tubs, and plumbing for mobile homes and travel trailers. Includes book

Schedule for all NCCER courses:

Mondays and Wednesdays                               6pm-9pm              Fall semester: Begins 9/4/2019 Ends 3/29/2020           Newport News Location

New Horizons Trade & Industrial Courses

Trade & Industrial

Automotive Technology

144 Hours – $1125

This course comprehensively explores the automotive systems, their function, relationship, principles, repair and replacement.  General maintenance of the various systems, tools, equipment, minor tune-ups and practical application of automotive methods are covered as well diagnostic test equipment, engine, drive-train and suspension systems are covered as well. This is done in a combined classroom/shop setting. Includes book.

-Mondays & Tuesdays       -5:30pm-8:30pm

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/9/2019 Ends 3/28/2020

Blueprint Reading

72 Hours – $675

This course is designed to present an overview of architectural/construction blueprint reading or blueprint reading for machinists.  It contains an introduction to the use and function of blueprints, and continues to introduce the various techniques and applications involved.  Much of the study is individualized to meet the needs of a varied student body. Includes book.

-Mondays & Wednesdays -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/9/2019 Ends 12/20/2020

Spring semester: Begins 1/6/2020 Ends 4/13/2020

Summer semester: Begins 5/4/2020 Ends 7/29/2020

Commercial/Industrial Electricity

72 Hours – $750

This course addresses the advanced material introduced in Residential Electricity Fundamentals in depth and provides study on Commercial Building Plans and Specifications, as well as the installation necessary in the commercial environment. This course will be offered only once a year during the summer semester. Includes book.

-Mondays & Wednesdays -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Summer semester: Begins 5/4/2020 Ends 7/30/2020

Heating Technology

72 Hours – $675

This course is designed to provide the basic background necessary for anyone entering the heating trades. Course material includes discussions on the physics and chemistry of heating appliances, heat loss theory, types of appliances, warm air furnace systems, hydronic (hot water) systems, and electric heating systems. The student will be introduced to the terminology of the trade, safety, the basic gas, oil, and electric controls, and electrical control schematics. Prerequisites: HVAC I & Core Curriculum. Includes book.

-Mondays & Wednesdays -5pm-8pm

-Hampton Location

Fall Semester: Begins 9/4/2019 Ends 6/3/2020

HVAC-R Controls

72 Hours – $675

This course is for those individuals who wish to work in the HVAC career field.  Students must possess a working knowledge of basic electricity.  The course is designed to have the technician gain the knowledge of the various controls used today in the industry.  The course will describe the placement, function, and operation of the controls.  Controls covered are basic cycle controls, primary and secondary controls, thermostats, pressure stats, humidistat, time clocks, detent, relays, contractors, starters, current temperature devices, temperature protection, pressure protection, oil safety switch, and flow switches. This course will be offered only once a year during the summer. Includes book.

-Mondays & Wednesdays -6pm-9pm

-Newport News Location

Summer semester: Begins 5/4/2020 Ends 7/29/2020

National Electrical Code

72 Hours – $675

This is a one semester course that addresses special conditions, deviations, special equipment and hazardous applications, as well as motors and air-conditioning equipment.  The entire code is reviewed by the end of the course.  The course is designed primarily for people working in the electrical area, and those preparing for the electrical journeyman test. This course will be offered only once a year during the summer. Includes book.

-Mondays & Wednesdays -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Summer semester: Begins 5/4/2020 Ends 7/29/2020

Natural Gas Fitters

72 Hours – $675

This program is designed to prepare pipefitters, HVAC mechanics and gasfitters on proper installation, operation and maintenance of gas fixtures and appliances in accordance with national and international codes. This course will be offered only once a year during the summer. Includes book.

-Tuesdays & Thursdays     -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Summer semester: Begins 5/5/2020 Ends 7/30/2020

Plumbing Code

72 Hours – $675

This course covers plumbing theory, basic principles, definitions, general regulation materials, joints and connections, the drainage system, vents and venting traps, cleanouts, plumbing fixtures, hangers and supports and water supply and distribution systems.  This course is intended to satisfy part of the state requirement for licensing. This course will be offered only once a year during the summer. Includes book.

Mondays & Wednesdays  -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Summer semester: Begins 5/5/2020 Ends 7/30/2020

Residential Electrical

72 Hours – $675

This course deals with basic electrical theory, introduction to codes and standards, blueprint reading, wiring methods, switching circuits, and electrical connections.  Appliance circuits, electric motor control, wiring with conduit, grounding, multiple family dwellings, remodeling wiring, and estimating electrical construction wiring are introduced.  National Electrical Code and safety are stressed. This course will be offered only once a year during the summer. Includes book.

-Tuesdays & Thursdays     -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Summer semester: Begins 5/4/2020 Ends 7/30/2020

Welding

72 Hours- $850/semester

Students must furnish their own welding equipment.  A list is available upon request. ARC, Flux Core, TIG, & MIG welding courses are offered. After completing both semesters, students will receive 144 hours of training and certificate of completion. Must complete two semesters for a certificate.

-Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays

-6pm-9pm             -Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/9/2019 Ends 12/2/2019

Spring semester: Begins 1/6/2020 Ends 4/13/2020

Summer semester: Begins 5/4/2020 Ends 7/29/2020

Health & Medical

Health & Medical Science Courses

Below is a list of the health and medical science courses New Horizons has to offer. Most of these courses will require a background check, a Tuberculosis test, and a high school diploma or GED.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

120 Hours – $950

This course is intended to prepare adults to assist in the care of clients in either a nursing facility or their own home under the supervision of a qualified health professional.  The course is 120 hours in length and includes classroom and lab instruction.  Program completers will be eligible to take the Virginia State Board Examination for Nurse Aide. Class times and hours will vary for clinical during the last 40 hours of the course. Cost includes tuition, background check, books and State testing fee.  Cost does not include TB test, or uniforms required for clinical.  Criminal disclosure statement required upon registration. Prerequisite – High School Diploma or GED

-Mondays & Wednesdays -5:30pm-8:30pm

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/9/2019 Ends 2/27/2020

Spring semester: Begins 3/9/2020 Ends 7/29/2020

*Summer semester: Begins 6/22/2020 Ends 7/29/2020

*Summer semester runs Mon-Thur. from 9am-3:30pm

Clinical Medical Assistant

300 Hours – $4575

This course is designed to teach students the skills necessary for employment in the modern medical facility.  This course places emphasis on patient-centered assessment, examination, intervention and treatment as directed by a physician.  It includes vital signs, collection and documentation of patient information asepsis, minor surgical procedures and other treatments appropriate for the medical office. Medical office procedures and customer service will be discussed.  A criminal background check may be required for employment.

Cost includes tuition, books, and national testing fee.

It does NOT include TB test or uniforms required for clinical.

Prerequisite – High School Diploma or GED.

-Tuesdays & Thursdays     -5p-8:30p

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/3/2019 Ends 6/4/2020

Dental Assistant

220 Hours – $1,850

Students will be trained to function as capable entry level assistants in a dental office.  Included are chair side procedures, infection control, record keeping, basic first aid, pertinent biology, and methodology as well as instrument and equipment care. This course prepares you to take the State Radiology Safety exam. A criminal background check may be required for employment.  Includes book.

-Mondays & Wednesdays -5pm-8pm

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/4/2019 Ends 6/3/2020

Medical Administrative Assistant

120 Hours – $1,500

This course thoroughly prepares students for the administrative skills medical administrative assistance need to know for the front office topics and skill competencies required for today’s industry standards.  This program also covers medical office, medical records, management skills, client service skills and responsibilities, client education, and legal/ethical issues.  This course prepares students for the nationally certified Medical Administrative Assistant examination.  A criminal background check may be required for employment. Cost includes tuition, books and National Certification exam.  Criminal disclosure statement required upon registration. Prerequisite – High School Diploma or GED

-Tuesdays & Thursdays     -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/10/2019 Ends 2/27/2020

Spring semester: Begins 3/10/2020 Ends 7/29/2020

Pharmacy Technician

120 Hours – $1,500

This course is intended to prepare students to become pharmacy technicians in a retail or hospital setting. Study the fundamentals of the pharmacy, as well as the role of a pharmacy technician. See how to process a prescription, create non-sterile compounds, and ensure proper medication safety and management. Additional topics include pharmaceutical measurements and dosage calculations, basic medication safety, types of drugs, the activities of the community and institutional pharmacy, non-sterile compounding, sterile procedures and practices, and therapeutic agents. Upon successful completion of this course, you may sit for the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT), which is a nationally accredited certification exam for pharmacy technicians offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Candidates who successfully challenge the certification exam will earn the CPhT designation and Certified Pharmacy Technician credentials. All certified pharmacy technicians are required to complete continuing education and recertify every two years. This certification allows you to apply for Virginia registration as a pharmacy technician. Please research prospective employers to see if they require a certification. Includes book.

Criminal background check and TB test results are required and not covered by the tuition or school. These items will be due by the midway point of the program. Prerequisite: High school graduate or GED holder.

-Mondays & Wednesdays -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/9/2019 Ends 2/26/2020

Spring semester: Begins 3/9/2020 Ends 7/29/2020

Physical Therapy Aide

160 Hours -$1,850

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the profession of physical and occupational therapy.  Students explore the principles and practices of therapists in the healthcare industry and participate in clinical observation under the direct supervision of a licensed physical and/or

occupational therapist.  Clinical instruction is done during the daytime, on Saturdays, even though classes are held at night.

Clinical skills in the areas of physical therapy and occupational therapy enable students to gain understanding of rehabilitative care, which is practiced throughout the continuum of care and across the life span of individuals.  After successful completion of this course, students may seek higher education for specific degrees/licensure in a

variety of fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, sports medicine, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, biology, or exercise science.  Prerequisite-High School Diploma or GED, Algebra and Biology.  Cost includes tuition and books.

-Tuesdays & Thursdays     -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 10/8/2019 Ends 5/5/2020

Veterinary Assistant

144 Hours – $1,500

Students will be trained to assist veterinarians and other veterinary professionals in the many areas involving the care of animal patients.  Students will learn to work as a team, and to communicate effectively using proper terminology.  Topics to be covered include basic first aid, medical terminology, professional and ethical standards of veterinarian medicine, handling and restraint, animal anatomy, and diseases and treatments.  Completion of this course will prepare students for full-time employment as a kennel attendant or a veterinarian assistant in a veterinarian hospital or clinic.  It will also provide a foundation for students to enter into the community college system for an Associate’s Degree as a Licensed Veterinarian Technician. A criminal background check may be required for employment.  Cost includes tuition and books. Prerequisite – High School Diploma or GED

-Tuesdays & Thursdays     -6pm-9pm

-Newport News Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/10/2019 Ends 3/30/2020

Business Technology & Human Services

Cosmetology/Barbering

75 Hours -$650 per semester.

The 75 hour class is a two semester course designed to teach the apprentice the needed information to pass their licensure exams.  The course will also teach the contemporary techniques to ensure success once they are on the job. Classes are open to anyone, but in order to test for your State Boards, you will need to apprentice for 18 months and complete 3000 clock hours of hands on training.  Additional information regarding this class is available by contacting our office. Includes book.

-Mondays & Wednesdays -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/9/2019 Ends 4/13/2020