Frequently Asked Questions
Do Workforce Development courses/programs have tuition and fees?
The Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning educational offerings are at no cost to DC residents. Offering classes at no cost is made possible through funding received from the District of Columbia Government and from other grants.
Are courses or programs available to non-DC residents at no cost?
The mission of UDC-CC’s Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning is to reduce unemployment and underemployment in the District of Columbia by enhancing the skills of its residents. While we acknowledge that countless others in the immediate area could benefit from continuing their education, WDLL exclusively serves DC residents.
Do income restrictions exist for employed DC residents?
While our mission is clear, WDLL does allow enrollment of DC residents who are not unemployed or underemployed. Further, there are no income restrictions.
Is Workforce Development a part of UDC?
Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning exists as a division within the University of the District of Columbia Community College. WDLL offers certification-based programs that intentionally stack into the Associates and Bachelors programs at the University
What’s the difference between Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education?
Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning’s courses/programs are offered at no cost exclusively to unemployed and underemployed DC residents in a traditional lecture setting in five career pathways: Construction and Property Management, Healthcare (Direct Care and Healthcare Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology and Office Administration and Transportation.
Continuing Education provides top quality online professional development classes and classroom based enrichment workshops at an Affordable cost to all residents. Continuing Education offers over 1,000 courses/programs via third-party vendors such as Ed2Go, Gatlin, ProTrain and Legal Studies. Courses/programs are especially useful for individuals interested in career advancement, career change or for the person who wants to learn something new.
Does Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning assist students with job placement?
Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning’s core competency is to provide educational opportunities that can assist students emerge into sustainable careers. To assist with the transition from education to employment, WDLL has employed Career Counselors and Employer Outreach Coordinators. The Career Counselors help prepare students for employment by assisting students develop resumes, interview skills and the “soft skills” necessary for DC’s competitive job market. The Employer Outreach Coordinators develop partnerships with employers to enhance participation in reviewing students for employment opportunities.
Are students who complete Workforce Development programs eligible to receive college credit for this work?
Presently, Workforce Development courses/programs do not offer credit towards the conjoining degree program; however, WDLL is pursuing development of an internal articulation agreement. Although we do not have a timeline for implementation, the agreement will be structured to grant credits to students who completed programming prior to implementation.
How do I enroll for Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning courses/programs?
Step 1 – Speak with a WDLL staff person – You will sign in at the front desk, and a staff person will help to determine what you will need to do next to start the registration process, review and verify your documents, and create a portfolio for you.
Step 2 – Attend an Information Session – At this session, you’ll learn more about the Workforce Development opportunities at UDC-CC.
Step 3 – Take a CASAS Assessment – You will take an adult English and Math assessment. Results will be provided after the assessment. (CASAS stands for the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System).
Step 4 – Meet with an Advisor – The Advisor will sit down with you to review your CASAS scores, discuss career goals and assist you in selecting courses.
Step 5 – Meet with a Registration Specialist – The Registration Specialist will enroll you in your selected classes, and provide you with an official Enrollment Letter, Class Schedule, and Orientation Flyer.
For more information about required documents, please visithttp://cc.udc.edu/workforce_development/intake_process, call us at (202) 274-7181 or complete a Request for Information onlinehttp://cc.udc.edu/workforce_development/request_for_information_rfi