2020 VECAT MCS Online & Classroom Classes are open for Registration

Check the MCS Class Calendar for dates and locations.

Continuing Education Credits Through VECAT

Effective October 1, 2019, you can earn continuing education credits (CEC’s) through VECAT. Online classes ranging from 2 to 4 CEC’s are available through the Germanna Community College website. The classes are Basics of Asphalt Paving (4 CEC’s), Asphalt Paving Inspection and Acceptance (4 CEC’s), Basics of Asphalt Production (3.5 CEC’s), Asphalt Mixture Testing and Acceptance (3 CEC’s), Basics of Slurry Surfacing (4 CEC’s) and Basics of Surface Treatment (2 CEC’s). Each course follows the requirements for working in Virginia.

For more information see VECAT CEC’s on the right-hand side of this page.

Online Mix Design Class Now Available

The online mix design class is now available for registration. The online class is open to first time and repeat certifications.

IMPORTANT:  The Mix Design certification requires the completion of the class modules, final exam, and proficiency testing.  All three components must be completed in full before the end of the year to receive certification.  It is highly recommended that any student wishing to become certified complete their online class and exam no later than November 1 to allow ample time for the scheduling and completion of proficiency testing.  Proficiency testing usually becomes challenging to schedule as the year ends because many students have not completed this component and are trying to squeeze in before the deadline.  There is a small handful of instructors overseeing this testing and limited lab space available.  It is the responsibility of the student to contact Germanna to schedule his or her proficiency testing and complete it before December 15 when Germanna closes for the holiday.  Failure to complete this step will not be Germanna’s responsibility.  Should this scenario happen to a student, he or she will have to wait until the following year to start the process over.  If you have questions about the class or proficiency testing contact Judith Calvert at jcalvert@germanna.edu or Dave Laraway at dlaraway@germanna.edu.

Proficiency Testing

If you have taken Plant I, II or Mix Design in 2019, please remember that you also have proficiency testing to complete to become fully certified.  This may be done at any time up until NOVEMBER 30th.  Please contact Judith Calvert at Germanna CC at (540) 937-6757 to schedule your testing session. Testing for Plant I will be done virtually, while Testing for Plant II and Mix Design will be held at the FredCAT and VTTI facilities.  Cost for testing is as follows:

Plant I: $175.00
Plant II: $350.00
Mix Design: $650.00

Please remember that registering for proficiency testing is the student’s responsibility. No exceptions will be made.

To register for your proficiency test, you will need to log on to Germanna’s website at www.germanna.edu and select the proficiency testing that you are required to complete (this process is the same as signing up for a class).  Germanna will then contact you to set a date, time and location for your testing.  For questions about the testing or process for registering, you can contact Judith Calvert at Germanna at jcalvert@germanna.edu or at (540) 937-6757.