The UDC Community College Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning (WDLL) provides District of Columbia residents with job skills training that enables them to pursue employment opportunities.

Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning

The mission of the UDC-CC Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning (WDLL) is to reduce unemployment and underemployment in the District of Columbia by enhancing the skills of its residents. The program provides training to DC residents aimed at helping them earn jobs, get promoted, and train for careers in new industries.

 

What is Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning?

The UDC Community College Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning (WDLL) provides District of Columbia residents with job skills training that enables them to pursue employment opportunities. WDLL focuses on industries that provide the highest number of employment opportunities within the District and in the metropolitan area. The five (5) areas identified by the District of Columbia as most in demand include:

  • Pathway 1: Construction and Property Management
  • Pathway 2: Early Childhood Education (CDA)
  • Pathway 3: Healthcare Direct Care and Administration
  • Pathway 4: Hospitality and Tourism
  • Pathway 5: Information Technology and Office Administration

WDLL also provides general training to improve the 21st Century Skills in the Workplace for DC residents. These skills are foundational to student success in the training programs provided by WDLL.

Contact Us

For information, please call a campus near you 202.274.7181 (see WDP Locations), or contact the UDC-CC Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning at workforce@udc.edu.

 

WDLL courses are offered at two UDC locations:

 

Bertie Backus Campus
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 274-7209

 

Congress Heights Campus
3100 Martin Luther King Jr SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 724-7181

Who is Eligible?

Adult (age 18+) residents of the District of Columbia are eligible to participate in WDLL training.

 

What Does the Training Cost?

WDLL course and programs are offered at no cost to District of Columbia residents. *Some medical classes have out-of-pocket expenses.

 

What Else Do I Need to Know?

All WDLL applications must provide required documentation to enroll:

WDLL Calendar: Academic Year 2019 – 2020

Fall 2019

Classes: 9/9/19 – 12/19/19

Spring 2020

Classes: 1/21/20 – 5/12/20

Summer 2020

Classes: 5/26/20 – 8/6/20

Fall 2020

Classes: 9/14/20 – 12/17/20

Academic Calendar – Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Continuing Student Registration: CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) July 29, 2019 – August 14, 2019
Fall 2019 One Stop Student Service Days: New Student CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) August 15, 2019 – August 30, 2019
Labor Day (University Closed) September 2, 2019
Bertie Backus Classes Begin September 9, 2019
Late Registration and Add/Drop September 9, 2019 – September 12, 2019
Opening Convocation September 19, 2019
Congress Heights Classes Begin October 7, 2019
Columbus Day Observance (University Closed) October 14, 2019
Classes Resume October 15, 2019
Veteran’s Day Observance (University Closed) November 11, 2019
Classes Resume November 12, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Observance (University Closed) November 28, – November 29, 2019
Classes Resume December 2, 2019
Fall 2019 Semester Ends December 19, 2019
Christmas Holiday (Winter Break / University Closed) December 23, 2019 – January 2, 2020
Grades Due to Campus Directors (One week following the last class, refer to Grade Submissions Schedule)
Certification Exam Testing (Refer to the Certification Exam Schedule)

Academic Calendar – Spring 2019

Spring 2020 Continuing Student Registration: CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) November 25, 2019 – December 19, 2019
Spring 2020 One Stop Student Service Days: New Student CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) December 9, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr., Day (University Closed) January 20, 2020
Spring 2020 Classes Begin January 21, 2020
Late Registration and Add/Drop January 21, 2020 – January 23, 2020
President’s Day (University Closed) February 17, 2020
Classes Resume February 18, 2020
Founder’s Day February 20, 2020
Spring Break (Classes Suspended) March 9, – March 13, 2020
Classes Resume March 16, 2020
Emancipation Day (University Closed) April 16, 2020
Classes Resume April 20, 2020
Spring 2020 Semester Ends May 12, 2020
Grades Due to Campus Directors (One week following the last class, refer to Grade Submissions Schedule)
Certification Exam Testing (Refer to the Certification Exam Schedule)

Academic Calendar – Summer 2020

Summer 2020 Continuing Student Registration: CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) April 20, 2020 – May 7, 2020
Summer 2020 One Stop Student Service Days:  New Student CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) April 27, 2020 – May 14, 2020
Memorial Day Observance (University Closed) May 25, 2020
Summer 2019 Classes Begin May 26, 2020
Late Registration and Add/Drop May 26, 2020 – May 28, 2020
Celebration of Excellence June 6, 2020
Independence Day (University Closed) July 3, 2020
Classes Resume July 6, 2020
Summer 2020 Semester Ends August 6, 2020
Grades Due to Campus Directors (One week following the last class, refer to Grade Submissions Schedule)
Certification Exam Testing (Refer to the Certification Exam Schedule)

Academic Calendar – Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Continuing Student Registration: CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) August 3, 2020 – August 13, 2020
Fall 2020 One Stop Student Service Days: New Student CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) July 28, 2020 – August 13, 2020
Labor Day (University Closed) September 7, 2020
Fall 2019 Classes Begin September 14, 2020
Late Registration and Add/Drop September 14, 2020 – September 19, 2020
Opening Convocation September 17, 2020
Columbus Day (University Closed) October 12, 2020
Classes Resume October 13, 2020
Veteran’s Day (University Closed) November 11, 2020
Classes Resume November 12, 2020
Thanksgiving Day (University Closed) November 26, 2020 – November 27, 2020
Classes Resume November 30, 2020
Fall 2020 Semester Ends December 17, 2020
Christmas Holiday (University Closed) December 25, 2020 – January 3, 2020
Grades Due to Campus Directors (One week following the last class, refer to Grade Submissions Schedule)
Certification Exam Testing (Refer to the Certification Exam Schedule)