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Bethlehem AVTS

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FAQS

Must I be a high school graduate or have a GED to take your courses?
Bethlehem AVTS does not require a diploma or GED to take most of our courses.  However, all programs resulting in licensing or industry certification generally WILL require exam applicants to have a GED or diploma. As you might guess, employers will also look for candidates with a GED or diploma.  We encourage you to complete your education and/or obtain your GED before taking courses with us simply because doing so greatly enhances your employability.
 

Are there age restrictions for attending Continuing Education classes?

Students as young as 16 and as old as 96 (or older!) can attend most Continuing Education classes at Bethlehem AVTS as long as they meet entrance requirements when established. Some courses have minimum age restrictions (18 or older) due to either the invasive nature of the skills learned (Phlebotomy) or due to state/certification regulations (Nurse Aide).  
 

Do you offer financial aid?

Most of our courses do not qualify for federal or state student loans due to the short duration (under 300 hours). We do offer interest-free payment plans for students enrolled in qualifying programs. We also partner with Bethlehem First Credit Union for low-interest Education Loans for our students  For more information about payment plans or gaining membership to Bethlehem First Credit Union, please use the Contact Us feature at the top of the page to request more information. 

Do you offer job placement services?

While we do not place students directly in jobs, we do offer career counseling, resume assistance, agency funding information and local job lists.

Will I receive a Diploma?
Bethlehem AVTS courses are non-credit only. Students who successfully complete courses receive a Certificate of Completion which shows the total course contact hours in CEU's (Continuing Education Units). While CEU's are not equivalent to college credits (they do not transfer to other schools), they are often used to document required Continuing Education for persons in various professions/occupations.

Do you offer Online Classes?

ALL our courses are live, instructor-led training classes held here at our Bethlehem Township campus. We do partner with Ed2Go to offer select topics from their course listings that we believe may be of value to the residents in our region. If you are interested in checking out Ed2Go's online classes, please click here.

What are your entrance requirements?

Entrance requirements vary from course to course. All Health Care courses require students to take a Reading Comprehension exam. Most Construction and Mechanical courses require a Math exam. All exam passing scores are set at 80%. Students who do not attain the 80% passing score will be provided with online learning accounts through KeyTrain.com (scores of 60-79%) or will be referred to other local agencies which offer Adult LIteracy classes (scores below 60%). Certain programs such as Nurse Aide, Esthetician, Nail Technician, PA Automotive licensing, etc. will require additional entrance criteria as established by the state department which oversees those programs. 

3300 Chester Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18020

610.866.8013 x117