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Workforce Development & Career ReadinessContinuing Education

Classes for Professional Development and Personal Enrichment

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Workforce Development and Career Readiness (WDCR) department, formerly Continuing Education, places an emphasis on the value of lifelong education and provides a variety of classes to meet the needs and interests of individuals, businesses and industries in the area.

COA provides occupational, academic, avocational and practical skills classes for people 18 years of age or older and for those who need vocational or professional retraining and upgrading, and workshops for fun or personal enrichment.


If you’re sponsoring a student’s registration, you’ll need to register by phone or in person at your campus. A sponsor can be an employer, parent, agency or anyone who’s registering a student.

Refund Policy

A full refund is provided to students who drop a class at least one day before the class start date. A 75 percent refund may be available to students who complete 10 percent or less of the class.