Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning

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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.

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:

Open House Admissions for WDLL

New Courses

Healthcare Direct

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Medical Assistant - NHA-Certified Clinical Medical Assistant - 1 Semester

Direct Support Professional - Certificate of Completion - 1 Semester

Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician - NHA-Certified EKG Technician - 1 Semester

Phlebotomy Technician - NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician - 1 Semester

Healthcare Administration

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Healthcare Administration Pathway

Advanced Medical Billing (AAPC-CPC) - AAPC-CPC Certified Professional Coder - 1 Semester

Medical Office Administration - NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant - 1 Semester

Electronic Health Records - NHA-Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist - 1 Semester

Medical Billing and Coding - NHA-Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) or Advanced (CPC) - 1 Semester

Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician - NHA Certified Pharmacy Technician - 1 Semester

Nursing Assistant

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Nursing Assistant - National Nursing Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) - 1 Semester

Carpentry I and II

The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) - 2 Semesters

Electrical I and II

The National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) - 2 Semesters

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Contact Us

For information, contact the UDC-CC Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning at

WDLL courses are offered at two UDC locations:

Congress Heights Campus
3100 Martin Luther King Jr SE
Washington, DC 20032

Bertie Backus Campus (Limited Offering)
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017

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Enrollment Update: Effective March 2020

Limited availability. For more information, please click on this link (Virtual Open House)