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)

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

Wednesday and Thursday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • June 3 - June 4
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 24577 • Last Day to Register: June 2

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)

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 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. (0.8 CEU)

Wednesday and Thursday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • July 15 - July 16
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 24580 • Last Day to Register: July 14

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.
(0.4 CEU)

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

Thursday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • July 30
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 24579 • Last Day to Register: July 29

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

Saturday • June 27 • 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Brandon Currie • Section Number: 24585 • Last Day to Register: June 25

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

Monday and Tuesdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • June 1 - June 30
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 24578 • Last Day to Register: May 28

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. • 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

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • June 6 • Last Day to Register: June 4
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 24564

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • July 25 • Last Day to Register: July 23
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 24565

Industry Training

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
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
6/02 - 6/25 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T/TH 24591 6/01/15
6/30 - 7/28 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon T/TH 24592 6/29/15
7/20 - 8/12 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 24593 7/16/15


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.

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 tablet ing, 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, June 12th, 9:00 .m. until 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 13th, 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Students who successfully complete this 106-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. (10.6 CEU)

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • May 19 - August 11
$180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: G-236
Instructor: Staff • Section Number: 24576 • Last Day to Register: May 18

Introduction to Industrial Welding

This 24-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. (2.4 CEU)

Mondays • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • June 1 - July 20
$70 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $2 Ins. Required • Room: M-100
Instructor: William Myers • Section Number: 24581 • Last Day to Register: May 28

Introduction to Machining

This course is part of the Industrial Systems Technology Program. This program is designed to introduce students to career opportunities in Industrial Systems and Manufacturing. This is accomplished by providing basic instruction in different technical courses. This program provides practical orientation for pre-engineering students.
Persons employed in this field have detailed knowledge in several technical subject areas depending upon job requirements stipulated by a particular manufacturer. (9.2 CEU)

Mondays and Wednesdays • 9:00 - 1:00 p.m. • May 27 - August 10
$180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: G-115
Instructor: Mark Summerlin • Section Number: 24554 • Last day to Register: May 26

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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 environ- ment for students. 100% attendance required. (3.0 CEU)

Monday - Thursday • June 15 - June 18 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee • Room: A-110
Instructor: Mary McClain • Section Number: 24566 • Last Day to Register: June 11

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 • 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

Tuesday • June 30 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 24582 • Last Day to Register: June 29

 

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. • 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

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • July 8
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 24583 • Last Day to Register: July 7

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • August 12
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 24584 • Last Day to Register: August 11

WorkPlace Certifications

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

HVAC  System  Performance

System performance aids technicians in understanding the proper techniques and proce- dures used to verify and optimize performance of HVAC systems. Topics include: critical charging procedures, superheat, sub-cooling, airflow, psychometrics, and combustion efficiency. Persons who read the manual and pass the exam will have demonstrated their retained knowledge to: reduce warranty costs, reduce callbacks, and maximize the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment. (0.8 CEU)

Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • May 29
$70 fee • Room: A-107
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 24563 • Last Day to Register: May 28

ServSafe Food Service

This 16-hour course is designed to give food handlers the understanding of proper sani- tation 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 regula- tions.  The required text,  Food Safety Management Principlesand Exam, should be purchased from the College Bookstore; and begin reading prior to class. (1.6 CEU)

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • May 19 - May 28
$70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shaquetta Cooper • Section Number: 24589 • Last Day to Register: May 18

 

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.

NCCR Electrical Level I & Core Curriculum

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. (13.2 CEU)

MTW • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • May 26 - August 11
Fee: $180 • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room A-109
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 24575 • Last Day to Register: May 21