Basics of Tire Manufacturing

Basics of Tire Manufacturing is designed to provide basic preparation for entry-level jobs in the tire manufacturing industry. Students will gain competencies in safety, quality, measurement systems, teamwork and communication, as well as processes involved in manufacturing a tire.

General Program Information

All applicants meeting the program requirements of Wilson Community College are eligible to take the Basics of Tire Manufacturing class.  To successfully complete the four-week, 32-hour program, the student must attend 90% (28 hours) of all scheduled class sessions and maintain an 80% grade average, with a minimum score of 60% on each individual test.  Students not meeting attendance and/or grade requirements will be dismissed from the program.

Prospective students should contact Janice Whitley, Employment Security Commission, 252-234-1129, to determine if they meet Bridgestone/Firestone's minimum employment requirements, which include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Successful completion of the Basics of Tire Manufacturing course.
  • Complete and pass a criminal background and reference check.
  • Pass drug screening.
  • No felony conviction(s).

Registration Process

  • Pre-registration and payment of registration fees are required three (3) business days before the class start date for Continuing Education classes.
  • You must register by the "last date to register" listed with the course title. No registrations will be taken in the classroom.
  • Please download and complete the mail-in Continuing Education Registration form.

Workbooks and rulers can be purchased at the College's bookstore in Building G or online.

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Registration Fees and Materials

  • Registration Fee:  $145.00
  • Textbook and steel ruler:  $65.00 (approximately)

Wilson Community College Program Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Complete a Continuing Education Registration form.
    • Return completed registration form and payment (check or money order) to:
      • Wilson Community College
        ATTN: Margie Norfleet
        P.O. Box 4305
        Wilson, NC 27893

For more information contact:

Margie Norfleet
Occupational Extension/Sustainability/Computer Training Coordinator
(252) 246-1210

Bridgestone Firestone worker