Workforce Continuing Education

Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Technology


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Short-term training in the skilled trades

Upgrade your current job skills or prepare for future employment with a variety of short-term training options in the skilled trades.

Availability for the courses below can be found in the Course Schedule under “Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Tech.”

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Financial assistance may be available!

Some of the courses below may qualify for the GEER Scholarship.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

NCDMV Safety Inspection

This course is designed to meet the training and licensing requirements (initial and/or renewal) for the Vehicle Safety Inspection Program administered by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, License, and Theft Bureau. Upon completion, a student will understand the rules, regulations, and procedures for conducting a vehicle safety inspection; be able to inspect a vehicle properly; and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam. In addition, each student must be employed at an inspection station and possess a valid N.C. driver’s license.

*Required materials: LT-310 form signed by owner, partner, or officer of the inspection station must be brought to class the first night. This form is available online.

NCDMV OBD Emission Control

This course is designed to meet the training and licensing requirements (initial and/or renewal) for the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection Program
administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License, and Theft Bureau. Upon completion, a student will understand the rules, regulations, and procedures for conducting an OBD emissions inspection; be able to inspect a vehicle properly; and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam. In addition, each student must be employed at an inspection station and possess a valid NC driver’s license.

*Required materials: LT-310 form signed by owner, partner, or officer of the inspection station must be brought to class the first night. This form is available online.

Automotive Bootcamp

The course prepares individuals for an entry-level position as automotive service technicians who inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles and light trucks that run on gasoline, electricity, or alternative fuels. Topics may include: PC skills for transportation, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, automatic transmission and transaxle, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and alternative fuel technologies. Upon completion, students may sit for industry-recognized credentials.

Basic Welding I

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of welding, provide an understanding of the hazards of welding, and teach the use of all safety equipment available. Students will learn why they should use the right type of rod for different kinds of metal. Topics will include gas welding, operation of cutting torch, electric welding, heliarc welding and safety. Training strategies will include lecture and hands-on activities with evaluation based on attendance, class participation and demonstration of skills.

Basic Welding II

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of welding, provide an understanding of the hazards of welding, and teach the use of all safety equipment available. Students will learn why they should use the right type of rod for different kinds of metal. Topics will include gas welding, operation of cutting torch, electric welding, heliarc welding, and safety. Training strategies will include lecture and hands-on activities.

Advanced Welding – Bilinqual

This course is designed to further familiarize students with advanced welding. Training strategies will include lecture and hands-on activities with evaluation based on attendance, class participation, and demonstration of skills. This course will also prepare students with job skills in stick welding, gas welding, operation of cutting torch, electric welding, heliarc welding, and safety.

Soldadura – Nivel Avanzado – Bilingue

Este curso de soldadura esta disenado para estudiantes de nivel avanzado. Las estrategias que se presentaran incluyen exposiciones de temas especificos, ejecucion y practica de soldaduras. Los estudiantes seran evaluados en base a su asistencia, participacion en clase y demostracion de sus habilidades. Este curso tambien preparara al estudiante en soldadura de varilla, de gas, electrica, uso de antorcha de corte, heliarca (GTAW) y seguridad.

Advanced HVAC

This program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to become employed as a heating and air conditioning technician. Course topics focus on operating principles of heating and cooling systems with an emphasis on safety, theory and principles of refrigeration, types of heating/cooling systems, Ohm’s law, load calculation, troubleshooting using the various types of test equipment, servicing, repairing, and installing components/entire system, employment of customer service techniques, and EPA Certification is included. NOTE: A $25 EPA Refrigerant Certification fee is added to the cost of this class.

EPA Refrigerant Certification

This course covers the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high-pressure systems, and low-pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the online EPA certification examinations. NOTE: A $25 EPA Refrigerant Certification fee is added to the cost of this class.

Truck Driver Training

This course is designed to teach students to drive tractor-trailers and trucks. The program will prepare the prospective driver to understand safety, driver  responsibility, and also the laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry. Learn more about the Truck Driver Training program.

Building Construction Trades

This course is designed to introduce elements of construction building trades. Safety, tools, carpentry, masonry, cabinetry, drywall, building codes and inspections, restoration, estimating, sustainability, supervisory functions, energy options and energy efficiency will be covered.

Fork Lift Operator

Participants successfully completing this course will be eligible for the fork lift operator’s license. Topics to be presented include basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, operating techniques, and safety aspects in operation.


Course Availability

Course availability can be found in the Course Schedule under “Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Tech.”

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For More Information

Lisa Newkirk, Coordinator of Occupational Extension Advanced Manufacturing Programs and Leisure & Recreational Programs
ldnewkirk@waynecc.edu or (919) 739-6929