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 


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 an automotive service quick lube technician. (3.2 CEU)

Wednesdays • Feb. 1 - Apr. 5 • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
$125 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee  •  Room L-103
Instructor: James Flythe  •  Section Number: 28455  •  Last Day to Register: Jan. 31

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 • October 15 • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday October 16 • 8 a.m. - 12 noon
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Christopher Noble • Section Number: 27700 • Last Day to Register: October 14

Saturday • Jan. 28 • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday Jan. 29 • 8 a.m. - 12 noon
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Christopher Noble • Section Number: 28451 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 27

Saturday • May 6 • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday May 7 • 8 a.m. - 12 noon
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Christopher Noble • Section Number: 28452 • Last Day to Register: May 5


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. • Nov. 7 - Nov. 8
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 27656 • Last Day to Register: Nov. 4

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Dec. 5 - Dec. 6
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 27657 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 2

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Jan. 23 - Jan. 24
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 28528 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 20

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Feb. 27 - Feb. 28
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 28529 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 24

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Mar. 27 - Mar. 28
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 28530 • Last Day to Register: Mar. 24

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Apr. 24 - Apr. 25
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 28531 • Last Day to Register: Apr. 21


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. • Nov. 14 - Nov. 15
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 27653 • Last Day to Register: Nov. 11

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Dec. 12 - Dec. 13
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 27652 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 9

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Jan. 30 - Jan. 31
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 28532 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 27

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Mar. 6 - Mar. 7
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 28533 • Last Day to Register: Mar. 3

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Apr. 10 - Apr. 11
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 28534 • Last Day to Register: Apr. 7

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • May 1 - May 2
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 28535 • Last Day to Register: Apr. 28

 

Industry Training

Basics of Tire Manufacturing

This 24 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 approximately $50. 

Instructor: Bishop Tucker
$70 Registration Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: E-102

Dates Time Days Section Number Last Day to Register
11/1 - 11/29 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon T/TH 27497 10/31
11/21 - 12/4 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 27498 11/18
1/9 - 1/30 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 28463 1/6
1/30 - 2/15 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 28464 1/27
2/20 - 3/8 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 28465 2/17
3/13 - 3/29 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 28466 3/10
4/3 - 4/19 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon M/W 28467 3/31
4/25 - 5/11 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T/TH 28468 4/24

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 NC Works (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 106-hour course to provide basic preparation for entry level operator jobs in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Course competencies include safety, quality, solid dose tabling, 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 Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 7th and Feb. 9th, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in Room: G-236.

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Jan. 31 - May 4
$180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: G-236
Instructors: Edwards, Morris, & Winstead • Section Number: 28457
Last Day to Register: Jan. 30

Grade I & II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

This course examines the operations, maintenance, laboratory, rules, regulations, recordkeeping, 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. NOTE: Classes will meet in the Conference Room at the City of Wilson’s Wastewater Treatment Plant - 3100 Stantonsburg Road SE.

Mondays and Wednesdays • 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Jan. 23 - Mar. 29
$180 Fee • $5 Technology Fee
Location: Waste Water Treatment Plant - Conference Room
Instructor: Jimmy Pridgen • Section Number: 28453 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 20

Industrial Welding

This 48 hour course uses the shield metal arc welding process. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate SMAW welding techniques. For safety purposes no tennis shoes or opened-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 required.

Mondays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Feb. 6 - Apr. 24 
$125 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $2 Ins. Fee • Room: M-100
Instructor: Greg Johnson • Section Number: 28454 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 3

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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. (0.8 CEU)

Changes to the 2014 Electrical Code: Articles 250 Grounding & Bonding

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Oct. 29 • Last Day to Register: Oct. 28
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 27696

Changes to the 2014 Electrical Code: Articles 90-240

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Dec. 3 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 2
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 27697

These eight-hour courses provide continuing education credits (CEUs) for electrical contractors as required by State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.

NEW - Changes to the 2014 Electrical Code: Articles 90-240

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Feb. 4 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 3
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 28494

NEW - Changes to the 2014 Electrical Code: Articles 300-800

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Mar. 25 • Last Day to Register: Mar. 24
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 28495

NEW - Changes to the 2014 Electrical Code: Articles 250 Grounding & Bonding

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • May 6 • Last Day to Register: May 5
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 28496

Introduction to Commercial Electricity

Topics include electrical drawings, branch circuits and feeders and their installations, plus the studies of three-phase electric services, three-phase transformer systems and short-circuit calculations. Also included will be overcurrent protection and coordination of overcurrent protective devices, emergency power systems, motor and appliance circuits and other subjects (AC motors and megger usage). The aforementioned topics will be studied utilizing the latest adopted version of the National Electric Code.

Tuesday • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Jan. 24 - May 9
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security • Room: A-109
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 28523 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 23

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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)

Tuesdays and Thursdays • Dec.6 - Dec. 15 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee • Room: E-102
Instructor: Mary McClain • Section Number: 27650 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 5

Monday - Friday • April 17 - April 21 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee • Room: E-101 & A-112
Instructor: Mary McClain • Section Number: 28441 • Last Day to Register: April 13


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 • Oct. 25 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Thomas • Section Number: 27659 • Last Day to Register: Oct. 24

Tuesday and Wednesday • Nov. 29 - Nov. 30 • 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 27660 • Last Day to Register: Nov. 28

Tuesday • Jan. 17 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 28442 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 13

Monday & Tuesday • Feb. 27 & 28 • 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 28443 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 24

Tuesday • Mar. 28 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 28444 • Last Day to Register: Mar. 27

Tuesday • May 2 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 28445 • Last Day to Register: May 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. - 2:00 p.m. • Nov. 2
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 27501 • Last Day to Register: Nov. 1

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Jan. 25
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 28446 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 24

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Mar. 1
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 28447 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 28

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • May 3
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 28448 • Last Day to Register: May 2

Backhoe Operator

Students will learn how to operate a backhoe safely and productively on a job site. Topics to be covered are safety, hand signals, front-end loader operation, truck loading, trenching/underground services and more. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a wallet size and a frame size certificate. Class size is limited, register early.

Saturday and Sunday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Jan. 28 - Jan. 29
$70 Fee • $2 Insurance • Room: E-102 & County Fire Training Grounds
Instructor: Caster, Gonyea, & Banks • Section Number: 28449
Last Day to Register: Jan. 27

Saturday and Sunday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • April 29 - April 30
$70 Fee • $2 Insurance • Room: E-102 & County Fire Training Grounds
Instructor: Caster, Gonyea, & Banks • Section Number: 28450
Last Day to Register: April 28

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WorkPlace Certifications

Heat Pump Systems and Service

Heat Pump units have become the system of choice for heating and cooling requirements in many areas due to their increased efficiencies and adaptability. Professional troubleshooting and servicing requires a comprehensive understanding of this technology. This class provides a complete understanding of Heat Pump theory, installation procedures, service techniques, and troubleshooting methods. This class will be focused on hands on training reviewing topics such as: charging, defrost cycles, reversing valve troubleshooting, controls, and auxiliary heat sources.

Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • October 21 - October 28
$70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security • Room: A-107
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 27703 • Last Day to Register: Oct. 20

Agri-Tech

The Agri-Tech program is designed to prepare students with the training necessary to obtain employment in the agricultural industry. Topics include agronomy, safety, pesticide application, and equipment operation. Upon completion, students will be eligible for a variety of jobs in the agricultural industry. Instruction includes a combination of classroom learning and field training.

Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Jan. 20 - Mar. 31 • Room: E-102
$180 Registration Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security • $2 Accident
Instructor: Staff • Section Number: 28527 • Last Day to Register: Jan. 19

EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification

This course covers the requirements for the EPA 608 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 EPA certification examinations. (0.8 CEU) 100% attendance required.
Textbook required: The ESCO Institute (2006). EPA Certification Exam Preparatory Manual, 7th Edition, Mount Prospect II: ESCO Press. 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. • Apr. 28
$70 Registration Fee • Room A-107
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 28456 • Last Day to Register: April 27

FAA Remote Pilot Certification Prep

Learn to fly commercial drones through classroom training and flight simulation. Certification is now required under part 107 by the FAA for piloting any UAS (unmanned aerial system) for commercial uses.  This course will prepare students to perform in the following fields: industrial inspections, real estate, agriculture and crop surveillance, surveying, insurance claims, photography, videography, and security systems.  All students seeking to obtain the Remote Pilot Certification must be vetted by the Transportation Safety

Administration. Please visit https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/fly_for_work_business/ for full pilot and aircraft requirements. 

Saturdays • Feb. 25th and Mar. 4th 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
and Mar. 11th 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
$70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security • Room: E-101
Instructor: Global Skyvizion • Section Number: 28536 • Last Day to Register: Feb. 24

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 techniques, 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. • April 29 - April 30
$70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shaquetta Cooper • Section Number: 28440 • Last Day to Register: April 28