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 Charis Lewis at (252) 246-1421.

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

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • January 12 and 13
Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 23993 • Last Day to Register: January 9

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • March 30 and 31
Room L-103 • $70 Fee • Instructor: Richard Cregar
Section Number: 23994 • Last Day to Register: March 27

 

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

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • February 2 and 3
Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 23988 • Last Day to Register: January 30

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • April 27 and 28
Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 23989 • Last Day to Register: April 24

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)

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

Monday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • February 9
Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 23946 • Last Day to Register: February 6

Monday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • April 6
Room L-103 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 23995 • Last Day to Register: April 2

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)

Tuesdays and Thursdays • February 17 - February 26 • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Room P-101 •  $70 Fee
Instructor: Brandon Currie • Section Number: 23976 • Last Day to Register: February 16

DMV - Car Dealer  License  Renewal

Designed to meet the six-hour training requirement for individuals renewing their used motor vehicle dealer’s license. 100% attendance required. (0.6 CEU)

Tuesday and Wednesday • May 12 and 13 • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Room P-101 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Brandon Currie • Section Number: 24027 • Last Day to Register: May 11

Automotive Service Technician I

 Students gain knowledge and skills for entering careers in auto care and preventive maintenance. Core content will focus on fluid exchange, filter replacement and minor automotive repair. Upon satisfactory completion of the course students will have the necessary skills to enter the workforce as a automotive service quick lube technician. (4.0 CEU)

Tuesdays and Thursdays  • 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  •  January 27 – March 5
Room L-100 • $125 Fee  • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee
Instructor: Richard Cregar • Section Number: 24007 • Last Day to Register: January 26

Introduction to  Hybrid  Vehicles

 Students will learn the theory and operation of hybrid vehicles. Recommended as a
introductory workshop for current automotive technicians. (0.8 CEU)

Tuesday and Thursday • March 24 and 26 • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Room L-100 • $70 Fee • Instructor: Richard Cregar
Section Number: 24008 • Last Day to Register: March 23

 

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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. • 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

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • January 17 • Last Day to Register: January 16
$70 Fee • Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 24004

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • February 21 • Last Day to Register: February 20
$70 Fee • Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 24002

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • March 21 • Last Day to Register: March 20
$70 Fee • Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 24003

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • April 18 • Last Day to Register: April 17
$70 Fee • Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 24037

 

Industry Training

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

Introduction to applications of programmable logic controllers as used in industrial environments including concepts of programming, industrial applications, troubleshooting ladder logic, and interfacing to equipment. (4.8 CEU)

Mondays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • January 12 – May 4
Room: A-114a • $125 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Wayne Cooke • Section Number: 23996 • Last Day to Register: January 9

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
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
1/06 - 1/29 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon T/TH 23934 1/5/15
2/3 - 2/26 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T/TH 23935 2/2/15
3/3 - 3/26 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon T/TH 23936 3/2/15
4/02 - 4/28 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T/TH 23940 4/1/15
4/20 - 5/13 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon M/W 23941 4/17/15


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.

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Wilson Community College, working with area pharmaceutical industries, has developed this 110-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. There is a required 10-hour OSHA Safety portion included within this class, and it will be held in E-101; Friday, January 23rd,
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 24th, 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Stu- dents who successfully complete this 110-hour course will be granted job interviews with local pharmaceutical manufacturing companies for applicable openings. Requirements: completed application including documentation of high school diploma or equivalent, a higher degree; signed agreement form; and documentation of appropriate reading and math college placement test scores. Textbook required. (11.0 CEU)

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • January 13 – April 9
Room: G-236 • $180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Martha Edwards • Section Number: 24000 • Last Day to Register: January 12

Introduction to SMAW  / Stick Welding

This 68-hour course uses the shielded metal arc welding process. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate SMAW welding techniques. 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. • January 12 – May 11
Room: M-100 • $180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $2 Ins. Required
Instructor: William Myers • Section Number: 24093 • Last Day to Register: January 9

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. (14.4 CEU)

Mondays and Wednesdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • January 7 – May 13
Room A-109 • Fee: $180 • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 23997 • Last Day to Register: January 6

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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 • February 2 – February 5 • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Room E-102 • $125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee

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 • 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

Tuesday • January 27 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Room E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 23947 • Last Day to Register: January 26

Monday and Tuesday • February 23 and 24 • 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. • Room E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 23949 • Last Day to Register: February 20

Tuesday • April 14 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Room E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 23950 • Last Day to Register: April 13

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

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • January 28 • Room E-101 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 23942 • Last Day to Register: January 27

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • March 11 • Room E-101 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 23951 • Last Day to Register: March 10

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • May 6 • Room E-101 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 23952 • Last Day to Register: May 5

NC Weatherization Assistance Program Crew Basics

Prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level weatherization jobs. Provides the student with conceptual foundation and technical skills in weatherization. Topics include building science and energy efficiency, safe work practices and OSHA requirements related to weatherization, basic diagnostic techniques and use of diagnostic equipment in weatherization, and the application of weatherization techniques. (2.4 CEU)

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • February 3 – February 26 • Room A-109
$70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 24001 • Last Day to Register: February 2

WorkPlace Certifications

Backflow Testing Certification in Wilson NC

This 28-hour course includes a review of current testing and installation information followed by a written exam. All students must text assemblies in the lab without any training materials. (2.8 CEU)

Tuesdays and Thursdays •  6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  •  February 3 – February 24
Room: TBA • $125 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Martin Ball • Section Number: 24009 • Last Day to Register: February 2

Certified Carbon  Monoxide Inspector

Provides an overview of carbon monoxide inspections. Topics include carbon monoxide, combustion, and pressure measurements. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of carbon monoxide inspections. The student is responsible for a $35 examination fee on the day of class.  (0.6 CEU)

Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • February 6 • Room: A-107 • $70 Fee
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 24038 • Last Day to Register: February 5

Eyelash  Extension Application Training

This course will teach the proper application of eyelash extensions for individuals seeking to add more volume, length, and definition to their lashes. Topics include the
history of eyelash extensions, review of the literature/eyelash extensions, eye health/ eyelid disorders, natural lashes – growth/hair type/cycles, introduction to the eyelash extension application kit, types of lash extensions – synthetic/mink/silk, selecting lash extension size, length and curl, station set-up/sanitation/hygiene, application of ex- tensions, aftercare/re-lash, eyelash extension removal, and business matters. Upon completion, students will be able to understand and implement the eyelash extension process to future clients using research-based practices. Prerequisite: Students must be a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician in North Carolina. Students will be required to present current license at registration and first class meeting.  (3.2 CEU)

Mondays and Wednesdays  • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • February 2 – February 25
Room: E-102 • $125 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: S.E.E Lashes, Inc. • Section Number: 24011 • Last Day to Register: January 30

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. (1.0 CEU)

Friday, February 27 • 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
and Saturday, February 28 • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Room: E-101 • $70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Mike Tinkham • Section Number: 23974 • Last Day to Register: February 26

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 pre- pared for the EPA certification examinations. Textbook required. (0.8 CEU)

Friday • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • April 10
Room A-107 • Fee: $70
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 24006 • Last Day to Register: April 9

ServSafe Food Service  

This 16-hour course is designed to give food handlers the understanding of proper sanitation precautions and point out the results to be expected should these practices not be taken. Students will study infections and illnesses, proper food-handling tech- niques, personal hygiene, personal safety, and be made aware of the OSHA regulations.  The required text,  Food Safety Management Principles and Exam, should be purchased from the College Bookstore; and begin reading prior to class. (1.6 CEU)

Thursday • 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. • February 5 – February 26 • Room E-101
$70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee
Instructor: TBA • Section Number: 23999 • Last Day to Register: February 4

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Grade  III & IV

Provides a general knowledge of the operation of wastewater treatment systems. Also provides knowledge of the laws and regulations related to wastewater treatment systems operations and equipment usually employed in such plants, and the ability to de- scribe the general maintenance requirements. Assists in preparation for the North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission Examination.

Mondays and Wednesdays • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. • January 26 – April 6
Room E-101 • $180 Fee  •  $15 Security Fee   •  $5 Technology Fee
Instructor: Jimmy Pridgen  •  Section Number: 23998 • Last Day to Register: January 23