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

MIG Welding Prep I

Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) deals with the practice of gas metal arc welding in all positions and inspection and testing  procedures.

Mondays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • January 11 – May  9
$180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $2 Ins. Fee • Room: M-100 Instructor: Staff • Section Number: 25736 • Last Day to Register: Jan.  8

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

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. • Dec. 5 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 4
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 25216

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Jan. 23 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 22
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 25723


Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Feb. 27 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 26
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 25724

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Apr. 2 • Last Day to Register: April 1
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 25725

Introduction to Residential   Electricity

This course is designed to cover the principles of electrical wiring as it applies to commercial/residential applications. Emphasis is on Ohm’s law, alternating and direct currents, series circuits, parallel circuits and series parallel circuits, use of electrical tools and equipment, wiring materials and many other special subjects. Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting as well as National Electrical Code will be covered. (4.8 CEU)

Tuesday • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Jan. 12 – Apr. 26
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security • Room: A-109
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number:  25755 • Last Day to Register: Jan.  11

 

Automotive 

OBD Emission Inspection

Prepares auto technicians and service personnel as On Board Diagnostics (OBD) emission inspectors for motor vehicles. Space limited to 12 students. Pre-requisite: North Carolina Safety Inspection class. 100% Attendance Required (0.8 CEU)

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Nov. 16 - Nov. 17
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25389 • Last Day to Register: Nov. 13

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)

Saturday • March 12 • 8 am – 5 p.m. and  Sunday March 13 •  8 am - 12 noon
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Brandon Currie  •  Section Number: 25741  •  Last Day to Register: March 11

North  Carolina  Safety  Inspection

Prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety inspectors for motor vehicles. To present a standardize method of testing and evaluating the performance and knowledge of Inspector-Mechanics conducting North Carolina State Inspections. Space limited to 12 students. 100% attendance required. (0.8 CEU)

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Jan. 25 - Jan. 26
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25742 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 22

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Mar. 7 - Mar. 8
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25743 • Last Day to Register: Mar. 4

OBD Emission Inspection

Prepares auto technicians and service personnel as On Board Diagnostics (OBD) emission inspectors for motor vehicles. To familiarize students with the mandates and procedures required for certification as a North Carolina OBD II Inspector-Mechanic. Space limited to 12 students. Pre-requisite: North Carolina Safety Inspection class. 100% Attendance Required (0.8 CEU)

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Feb. 15 - Feb. 16
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25744 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 12

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • March 28 - March 29
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25745 • Last Day to Register: March 24

 

Industry Training

Basics of Tire Manufacturing

This 32 hour course provides basic preparation for entry-level jobs in the tire manufacturing industry. Applicant must be 18 years of age. Required textbook and supplies approx. $125 Registration Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: E-102

Dates Time Days Section Number Last Day to Register
11/23 - 12/16 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 25150 11/20/2015
1/5 - 1/28 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon T/TH 25717 01/04/2016
2/2 - 2/25 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T/TH 25718 02/01/2016
3/1 - .3/24 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon T/TH 25719 02/29/2016
3/29 - 4/21 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T/TH 25719

03/28/2016

4/18 - 5/11 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon MW 25720 04/15/2016

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.

Biowork Process Technician for 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 mandatory 10 hour OSHA Safety portion included within this class. Requirements: completed application including documentation of high school diploma or equivalent, and documentation of appropriate reading and math college placement test scores, or a higher degree. Textbook required. (11.0 CEU) *NOTE: Included in this course is a mandatory two day OSHA Safety class. This class meets Friday, February 26, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 27, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon in Room: E-101

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • February 2 - April 28
$180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: G-236
Instructor: Staff • Section Number: 26307 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 1

 

 

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WorkPlace

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 (https://www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary/qualifications.aspx) to determine if you qualify to become a Notary Public.

Friday • Nov. 20 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Thomas • Section Number: 25285 • Last Day to Register: Nov. 19

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. • Dec. 16
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 25280 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 15

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-Thursday • April 25 - April 28 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Mary McClain • Section Number: 25748 • Last Day to Register: April 22

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.

Thursday • Jan. 28 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Thomas • Section Number: 25739 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 27

Thursday • March 31 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Thomas • Section Number: 25740 • Last Day to Register: March 30

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. • Feb. 10
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 25728 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 9

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Apr. 6
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 25729 • Last Day to Register: Apr. 5

Backhoe Operator

Courses are scheduled to start in late January. Topics to be covered are safety, hand signals, front-end loader operation, truck loading, trenching/underground services and more. This will be a weekend school. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a wallet size certificate.

For more information, contact Margie Norfleet at
(252) 246-1210 or mnorfleet@wilsoncc.edu


 

WorkPlace Certifications

Green Awareness for HVAC Certification

The word “ Green” has entered our daily lives. We read about it in the news, see it on TV and hear about it on the radio, but what is it and how does it affect us? When it comes to mechanicals, (HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical) “Green” means fuel and energy efficiency, renewable and sustainable fuel source, and water conservation. Everyone wants to reduce energy costs while maintaining their lifestyle. Both employers and consumers want to be Green and reduce consumption. They want you to be aware of the various methods employed in reducing energy consumption and conserving water. They want you to be knowledgeable about new technologies. This program is designed to provide a basic understanding of Green concept, terminology, systems, and the latest technology. 

Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Dec. 4
$70 Fee • Room: A-107
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number:  25413 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 3

Backflow Testing Certification in Wilson

Learn to test approved backflow assembly valves with the Five Valve differential test method. Valves students will be required to test: Relief pressure assemble, Double Check Assembly, Pressure Vacuum Breaker.

Mondays and Tuesdays • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. • Feb. 1 – Mar.  1
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: City of Wilson Operations Center Bldg. 400 Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number:  25851 • Last Day to Register: Jan.  29

Hydrocarbon  Refrigerants

While hydrocarbon refrigerants have been in use for decades in Europe and Asia, they are just more recently gaining momentum in the US. Having been approved for use in specific applications under the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Program (SNAP), it  is only a matter of time before technicians begin encountering systems utilizing these refrigerants in the field. The manual covers: EPA regulations, UL standards, safety is- sues, refrigerant properties, service procedures, and  more.

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. - 2:00 p.m. • April 8
$70 Fee • Room: A-107
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 25727 • Last Day to Register: April  7

Universal R-410A Safety Certification

This four-hour course addresses the issue of safe handling, training and certification with the use of R-410A refrigerant. Also will review and prepare for the certification exam. Textbook required. Read book before attending class. (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.

Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. • March 11
$70 Registration Fee • Room A-107
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 25726 • Last Day to Register: March 10

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)

Saturday and Sunday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • March 5 - March 6
$70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shaquetta Cooper • Section Number: 25747 • Last Day to Register: March 4

Grade III and IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Provides a general knowledge of the operation of wastewater treatment systems. Pro- vides knowledge of the laws and regulations related to wastewater treatment systems operation, and equipment usually employed in such plants, and the ability to describe the general maintenance requirements for such equipment. Assists in preparation for NC Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission Examination. Required text: Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volumes I and II; 7th edition, and Advanced Waste Treatment, 5th edition. Available through the Office of Water Programs, California State University (6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819- 6025; Telephone 916-278-6142; e-mail - wateroffice@csus.edu).  (6.0  CEU).

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to have the required text books at the beginning of class.

Mondays and Wednesdays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • January 25 - March  30
$180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Jimmy Pridgen • Section Number: 25749 • Last Day to Register: Jan.  22