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Workforce Development

Realize your Potential

Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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Schedule of Classes

Fall 2014 Schedule

Community Education - Fall 2014 (.pdf)


Workforce Development - Fall 2014 (.pdf)


Summer 2014 (.pdf)

Please be advised that the Interactive PDF versions of the continuing education schedules are for reference only and do not reflect course availability or cancellations. For the most up-to-date information about course availability, please use Online Services.

Coming Soon...

Did you know our Lead Coordinator at the La Plata campus was a Kid' and Teen College student, became a counselor, then an assistant coordinator, a teacher of our courses and then a coordinator.  That is dedication to our program.  Thank you to Sarah Massie for all your hard work.

Workforce Development


Train for the Jobs of tomorrow! 4,000 Jobs Coming to Southern Maryland Soon!

The Demand

Thinking about a career in construction?  NOW is the time to prepare for your CAREER in the skilled trades and utilities!  Enjoy a strong living wage with a job that offers you mobility and the ability to use your hands in your work.  A critical labor shortage is anticipated:

These factors combine to create fast growth - a projected 31% increase in trades and energy jobs by 2017. 

"Workers with specialized skills like electricians, carpenters and welders are in critically short supply in many large economies, a shortfall that marks another obstacle to the global economic recovery, a research paper by Manpower Inc concludes. The shortage of skilled workers is the No. 1 or No. 2 hiring challenge in six of the 10 biggest economies, including the United States." 

Get prepared NOW!

CSM Programs

Our programs are designed to help you meet state licensing requirements for many jobs, and to help you get the skills and certifications you need to get to work in your new career quickly. Below is a list of the careers you can enter with CSM's training:

View the Summer 2014 Semester Schedule of Construction courses

View the Spring 2014 Semester Schedule of Construction courses

CSM provides top quality education to begin a new career or advance in your current career. Career Starters get you into an entry-level job quickly. Once you enter the workforce, CSM offers a variety of advanced skills and certification training courses as well as electrical, HVAC, and carpentry four-year apprenticeship programs. CSM's electrical and HVAC apprenticeship training is approved by Maryland State and carpentry is underway for approval by the state.

CSM also delivers a wide array of American Welding Society welding certifications necessary to work on bridges, high rise buildings, cross country pipelines, nuclear power plant pipes, welding and many different forms of shop and manufacturing welding.

CAREER Starter and apprenticeship courses combine lecture and lab experiences to allow participants the opportunity to apply their learning.  ALL construction courses are taught by instructors who have been in the field for many years.  The New CSM Center for Trades and Energy Training maintains highly technical labs for hands-on experience.

Get your career in gear NOW!  The cost of training a concern?  Checkout our financial aid options.

For more information contact:
Dr. Ricky C. Godbolt

Rob Manley
Course Coordinator

Connie Coyle
Program Assistant

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.