Business and Industry

Business and Industry Skills

Explore the State of our Customized Training Program!

Explore the State of our Customized Training Program! Recognized by The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Associated Press for its free customized training programs, North Carolina has a proven track record as a great place to do business.  The North Carolina Community College System, established in 1958, began a visionary program that continues to be recognized as the nation’s most sophisticated job-training service.  In North Carolina, we like to call it our “competitive edge”.  The Customized Training Program enhances the growth potential of industries located in the state, provides customized training assistance in support of full-time production and direct customer service positions, and prepares the workforce with essential skills to be successful.  To determine if your company is eligible to receive training assistance, call (252) 246-1210.

 

What do all these companies want in a new employee?

They are all looking for skilled employees to manage their sophisticated processes, meet quality standards for products, and show unprecedented precision in performance and measurement.

Become a skilled employee!

Get the tools you'll need to succeed through Wilson Community College’s Business & Industry Skills Certificate Program! Designed to train a world-class workforce right here in Wilson County, this introductory course will provide students with basic technical knowledge in business and industry processes.

Students who successfully complete this course will be granted interviews with local companies for applicable job openings as they become available. Put yourself in the best position to get a good paying job by attending this class.

Topics include:

  • Measuring Process Variables
  • Quality & Problem Solving
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Manufacturing Concepts
  • Working with Teams
  • Communication
  • Working Safely
  • Work Ethics

 

Current Course Categories:

Specialized Training

Specialized training may be designed for the specific needs of any business or industry. Our staff can arrange classes tailored to address the needs of all kinds of workers, whether it be technical, mechanical, or management skills. We can also assist with understanding and satisfying quality issues and OSHA requirements. Whatever your training need, ask our staff first.

More than just training. It’s motivating!

Examples of Customized Training Classes:

  • Process's Relation to WIP (measuring tools)
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • Scheduling and Process Flow
  • Toyota Production Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Internal Auditor Training
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Business Processes
  • Rapid Setup (SMED)
  • Technical Writing
  • ISO Training
  • Team Work
  • Leadership
  • Six Sigma
  • Diversity
  • Lean

For more information contact:

Margie Norfleet
CE Computer Training/Business & Industry Coordinator
(252) 246-1210
mnorfleet@wilsoncc.edu

Automotive

North Carolina Safety Inspection

Prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety inspectors for motor vehicles. Space limited to 12 students. (0.8 CEU)

Tuesday and Thursday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • August 26 and 28 •  Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 22578 • Last Day to Register: August 25

Tuesday and Thursday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • November 4 and 6 •  Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar •  Section Number: 22579 • Last Day to Register: November 3

 

OBD Certification Initial

Prepares auto technicians and service personnel as On Board Diagnostics (OBD) emission inspectors for motor vehicles. Space limited to 12 students. Prerequisite: North Carolina Safety Inspection class. (0.8 CEU)

Tuesday and Thursday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • September 9 and 11 • Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 22576 • Last Day to Register: September 8

Tuesday and Thursday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • November 11 and 13 • Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 22577 • Last Day to Register: November 10


OBD Recertification

Provides OBD recertification for auto technicians and service personnel as safety inspectors. Space limited to 12 students. Prerequisite: North Carolina Safety Inspection class. (.4 CEU)

Wednesday  •  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  •  July 23 •  Room L-103  •  $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar  •  Section Number: 22161  •  Last Day to Register: July 22

Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • September 16•  Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 22574 • Last Day to Register: September 15

Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • December 2•  Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 22575 • Last Day to Register: December 1


DMV - Car Dealer Pre-License

Required for individuals seeking an initial NC vehicle dealer license. Students will be required to download class material. The instructor will provide that information at the first class. 100% attendance required. (1.2 CEU)

Mondays and Tuesdays • August 18 - August 26 • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • Room E-102 •  $70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Joseph Gardner • Section Number: 22580 • Last Day to Register: August 14

 

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Electrician Courses

These courses meet the annual continuing education requirement for electricians in the State of North Carolina. Topics include NEC Code Review, new materials and procedures, and related code requirements. All classes are held at the Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center, Room P-101.  Book required is the most current edition of NEC Code Book (approx. $100).  For more information, call (252) 246-1210. (.8 CEU)

Electrical Contractor License Renewal (8 or 4 Hours)

Provides electrical contractors with updated information on the latest changes in the National Electric Code, NC Electric Code, and local utility company requirements. The course reviews new materials and procedures, and related code requirements. (.8 CEU)

Saturday  •  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  •  July 19  •  Last Day to Register: July 17 • $70 Fee 
Instructor:  Royce Jones  •  Section Number: 22106

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • August 23 • Last Day to Register: August 21 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 22555

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • September 27 • Last Day to Register: September 25 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 22556

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • October 25 • Last Day to Register: October 23 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 22557

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • November 22 • Last Day to Register: November 20 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 22558

 

Industry Training

Advanced Programmable Logic  Controllers

Provides instruction in automatic control systems, control devices, concepts of programming, communications, locating program information, PC hardware and ladder logic, specialized computers, numbers systems, and tape/disc operations. (4.8 CEU)

Mondays and Tuesdays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • September 8 - October 28 • Room: A-114a  • $125 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee 
Instructor: Wayne Cooke • Section Number: 22731 • Last Day to Register: September 5

Backflow Recertification

This 20-hour course includes a review of current testing and installation information followed by a written exam. All students must test assemblies in the lab without any training materials. (2.0 CEU)

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • September 2 - September 16 • Location: City of Wilson’s Operation Center • $70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Martin Ball • Section Number: 22739 • Last Day to Register: August 29

Basics of Tire Manufacturing

This 32-hour course provides basic preparation for entry-level jobs in the tire manufacturing industry. Textbook and materials approximately $50. Applicant must be 18 years of age. Textbook required. (3.2 CEU)

Classes will be held in Building E, Room 102
$120 Registration Fee  •  $15 Security Fee  •  $5 Technology Fee

Dates Time Days Section Number Last Day to Register
09/02 - 09/25 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T/TH 22581 09/01/14
09/30 - 10/23 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon T/TH 22582 09/29/14
10/28 - 11/20 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. T/TH 22583 10/27/14
11/24 - 12/17 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon M/W 22584 11/23/14

NOTE: All hiring, scheduling, and compensation for program completers is to be handled directly between the student and the employer.  Students are urged to perform due diligence prior to enrolling in the program by requesting information from the company or the Wilson County Career Center (formerly Employment Security Commission) in order to determine employment eligibility.

Blueprint  Reading  

This introductory course teaches how to read, lay-out, create and dimension blueprints and technical drawings. (2.4 CEU)

Thursdays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • September 11 - October 30• Room: G-115 • $70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Mark Summerlin • Section Number: 22649 • Last Day to Register: September 10

CNC - Advanced Machining Level I I

Emphasis on programming and operations of machining and turning centers. Be able to identify distinct advantages/disadvantages of CNC machining technology. (4.8 CEU)

Tuesdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • September 9 - November 25• Room: G-115 • $125 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Mark Summerlin • Section Number: 22727 • Last Day to Register: September 8

Insurance Continued Education 2014

Subjects covered will be “The Cycle of Life” and “The Cycle of Life #2”. (0.8 CEU)

Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • September 26• Room: E-101 • $70 Fee + $1.65 per ICEU
Instructor: Cliff Davis • Section Number: 23125 • Last Day to Register: September 25

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Wilson Community College, working with area pharmaceutical industries, has developed this 100-hour course to provide basic preparation for entry level operator jobs in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Course competencies include safety, quality, solid dose tableting, coating and packaging.  Math, teamwork, time management and problem solving are incorporated where appropriate in the course. Students who successfully complete this course will be granted job interviews with local pharmaceutical manufacturing companies for applicable openings. Requirements: completed application including documentation of high school diploma, GED, or higher degree; signed agreement form; and documentation of appropriate reading and math college placement test scores. Textbook required.  (10.0 CEU)

Mondays and Wednesdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • August 18 - November 12 • Room: G-236 • $180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Martha Edwards • Section Number: 22740 • Last Day to Register: August 15

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • September 9 - December 4 • Room: G-236 • $180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Kenneth Elliott • Section Number: 22741 • Last Day to Register: September 8

MIG Welding  Prep

Gas metal arc welding (MIG) deals with welding in all positions and inspections, and testing procedures. Improve and develop personal craftsman-like skills; develop all skills inherent to basic processes. For safety purposes no tennis shoes or open-toed shoes (leather boots preferred); no cuffed pants or shirts; no open pocket shirts; no polyester; long-sleeved cotton shirts and denim jeans preferred; no jewelry.  Insurance ($2.00) required. (6.8 CEU)

Mondays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • September 8 - November 24• Room: M-100 • $180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $2 Ins. Required
Instructor: Hunter Dixon • Section Number: 22733 • Last Day to Register: September 5

 

“A New Era of Craft Professionals”
Earn your nationally recognized certification in Carpentry, Electrical or Plumbing.
To earn this National Center for Construction Education and Research Center certification,
the student must take the Core Curriculum and either Carpentry, Electrical or Plumbing.
These courses may be taken in one semester or within two consecutive semesters.
Available this semester: Electrical Level I.

NCCER Electrical Level I

Orientation to the electrical trade; safety, introduction to electrical circuits, electrical theory, introduction to the National Electrical Code®, device boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, basic electrical construction drawings, residential electrical services, and electrical text equipment.  Textbook and $2.00 insurance required.  (9.6 CEU)

Mondays and Wednesdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • August 18 - December 1 • Room A-109 • Fee: $180 • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 22640 • Last Day to Register: August 15

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training

A continuing education course designed for employees, foremen, job supervisors and those involved in industry operations. Provides an introduction to OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles covered in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.

Friday, August 22 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AND Saturday, August 23 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon • Room: E-101 • $70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Mike Tinkham • Section Number: 23120 • Last Day to Register: August 21

Refrigerant Certification

This eight-hour course covers the requirements for the EPA 608 examinations. Topics include small appliances, as well as high and low pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerant and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations. Textbook required. (0.8 CEU) NOTE: Students will be responsible for the $25 testing/examination fee that if passed will earn certification. Paid online or in classroom by credit/debit card.

Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • September 12• Room A-107 • Fee: $70
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 22737 • Last Day to Register: September 11

Universal R410 - A Safety Certification

This four-hour course addresses the issues of safe handling, training and certification with the use of R-410A refrigerant. Also will review and prepare for the certification exam. Textbook required.  (0.4 CEU) NOTE: Students will be responsible for the $25 testing/examination fee that if passed will earn certification. Paid online or in classroom by credit/debit card.

Saturday • 8:00 - 12:00 Noon • October 4• Room A-107 • Fee: $70
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 22738 • Last Day to Register: October 3

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Grade I & II

This course examines the operations, maintenance, laboratory, rules, regulations, record keeping, etc. of Biological Wastewater Operations. Course work covers activated sludge, effects of untreated wastewater on the environment, troubleshooting, process control, NCDENR-DWQ rules and requirements for the wastewater field. Students will be required to bring some materials.

Mondays and Wednesdays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • August 18 - November 5• Room E-101 • $180 Fee • $15 Security Fee  • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Jimmy Pridgen  •  Section Number: 22568 • Last Day to Register: August 14

 

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WorkPlace

Effective Teacher Training

This 30-hour course provides training in effective teaching methods for prospective substitute teachers. Helps existing classroom teachers improve the learning environment for students. 100% attendance required. (3.0 CEU)

Monday through Thursday • August 18 - August 21 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Room E-101 • $125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security
Instructor: Mary McClain • Section Number: 22634 • Last Day to Register: August 14

Notary Public Training

Student requirements: purchase current Notary Public Guidebook, read prior to class, and bring to class. Student must show valid NC picture ID for class entry.  Must score 80% or better to pass. This course can also be used for an update and re-commission. $70 Fee plus textbook. (0.7 CEU)

IMPORTANT: To become a notary, one must meet qualifications established by the North Carolina Secretary of State. For more information, go to (http://www.secretary.state.nc.s/notary/qualifications.aspx) to determine if you qualify to become a Notary Public.

Tuesday  •  July 29  •  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  •  Room E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree  •  Section Number: 22167  •  Last Day to Register: July 24

Tuesday • September 30 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Room E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 22587 • Last Day to Register: September 29

Tuesday • December 2 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Room E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 22588 • Last Day to Register: December 1

Forklift Operation Training

Course topics include effective operation of a propane-powered industrial fork truck, safe operating procedures, and the understanding of plant regulations as they apply to fork truck operation. Student accident insurance ($2.00) can be purchased through the College at the time of registration. (0.6 CEU)

Wednesday  •  8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  •  July 30  •  Room E-101  •  $70 Fee
Instructor: Robert Fulcher  •  Section Number: 22124  •  Last Day to Register: July 28

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • September 24 • Room E-101 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 22585 • Last Day to Register: September 23

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • November 19 • Room E-101 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 22586 • Last Day to Register: November 18