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 

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 • June 1 - July 27 • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
$125 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee  •  Room L-103
Instructor: James Flythe  •  Section Number: 26835  •  Last Day to Register: May 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 August 6 • 8 am - 5 p.m. and Sunday August 7 • 8 am - 12 noon
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Joey Gardner • Section Number: 26838 • Last Day to Register: August 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. • June 6 and June 7
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 26831 • Last Day to Register: Jun. 2

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Aug. 1 - Aug. 2
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 26832 • Last Day to Register: July 28

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. • Jun. 13 - Jun. 14
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 26833 • Last Day to Register: Jun. 9

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Aug. 8 - Aug. 9
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: James Flythe • Section Number: 26834 • Last Day to Register: Aug. 4

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.  Instructor: Robert Tucker

$125 Registration Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: E-102

Dates Time Days Section Number Last Day to Register
5/31 - 6/23 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 26515 5/30/16
6/28 - 7/21 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon T/TH 26516 6/27/16
7/18 - 8/10 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T/TH 26522 7/14/16

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 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. (10.6 CEU)

NOTE:  Included in this course is a mandatory two day OSHA Safety class.

This class meets Tuesday and Thursday, June 7th and June 9th, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in Room: G-236.

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • May 17 - Aug. 11
$180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: G-236
Instructor: Martha Edwards • Section Number: 26825 • Last Day to Register: May 16

Industrial Welding

This 40 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. • May 23 - Aug. 8 
$125 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $2 Ins. Fee • Room: M-100
Instructor: Royal Dixon • Section Number: 26808 • Last Day to Register: May 19

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)

Electrical Contractor License Renewal

This eight-hour course provides continuing education credit (CEUs) for electrical contractors as required by State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • June 4 • Last Day to Register: June 2
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 26811

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • July 23 • Last Day to Register: July 21
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 26812

Basic Industrial Electricity

This course covers layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in industrial facilities. Emphasis is on industrial wiring methods and materials. Upon completion, students will be familiar with industrial electrical systems.

Tuesdays • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • May 24 - Aug. 9 • Last Day to Register: May 23
$125 Fee •$15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee Room A-109
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 26916

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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-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 • 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. • Apr. 6
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 25729 • Last Day to Register: Apr. 5

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 • Aug. 8 - Aug. 11 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Mary McClain • Section Number: 26810 • Last Day to Register: Aug. 4

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 and Wednesday • June 14 - June 15 • 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 26839 • Last Day to Register: June 13

Tuesday • July 12 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 26848 • Last Day to Register: July 11

Tuesday • Aug. 2 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Shirley Dupree • Section Number: 26849 • Last Day to Register: Aug. 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. • June 8
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 26528 • Last Day to Register: June 7

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • July 27
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 26809 • Last Day to Register: July 26

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.

Saturdays • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • July 30 - August 6
$70 Fee • $2 Insurance
Room: E-102 & County Fire Training Grounds
Instructor: Joe Caster • Section Number: 26922
Last Day to Register: July 29

WorkPlace Certifications

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

Backflow Recertification

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

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Aug. 6
$70 Fee • Room: City of Wilson Operations Center Bldg. 400
Instructor: Martin Ball • Section Number:  26847 • Last Day to Register: Aug. 4 

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)
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. • May 20
$70 Registration Fee • Room A-107
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 26836 • Last Day to Register: May 19