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

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)

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

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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

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. • 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

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Sept. 19 • Last Day to Register: Sept. 18
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 25174

Saturday • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Oct. 24 • Last Day to Register: Oct. 23
$70 Fee • Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Royce Jones • Section Number: 25206

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

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 a automotive service quick lube technician. (4.0 CEU)

Thursdays • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. • Sept. 10 - Nov. 12
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25233 • Last Day to Register: Sept. 9

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 10 • 8 am – 5 p.m. and  Sunday October 11 •  8 am - 12 noon  
$70 Fee •  Location: Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Training Center Room P-101
Instructor: Brandon Currie  •  Section Number: 25410  •  Last Day to Register: Oct. 9

North Carolina Safety Inspection

Prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety inspectors for motor vehicles. Space limited to 12 students. 100% attendance required. (0.8 CEU)

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Sept. 14 - Sept. 15
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25390 • Last Day to Register: Sept. 11

Monday and Tuesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Nov. 2 - Nov. 3
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25391 • Last Day to Register: Oct. 30th 

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. • Oct. 5 - Oct. 6
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25388 • Last Day to Register: Oct. 2

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

OBD Recertification

Provides OBD recertification for auto technicians and service personnel as safety inspectors. Space limited to 12 students. Pre-requisite: North Carolina Safety Inspection class. 100% Attendance Required. (0.4 CEU)

Wednesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Sept. 23
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25386 • Last Day to Register: Sept. 22

Wednesday • 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. • Dec. 2
$70 Fee • Room: L-103
Instructor: Robert Brown • Section Number: 25387 • Last Day to Register: Dec. 1

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
Instructor: Bishop Tucker

Dates Time Days Section Number Last Day to Register
7/20 - 8/12 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 24593 7/16/15
9/3 - 9/29 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon T/TH 25147 9/2/2015
10/1 - 10/27 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T/TH 25148 9/30/2015
10/29 - 11/24 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon T/TH 25149 10/28/2015
11/23 - 12/16 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. M/W 25150 11/20/2015


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 required 10 hour OSHA Safety portion included within this class, and it will be held in E-101; Friday, June 12th, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 13th, 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Students 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. • Sept. 8 - Dec. 3
$180 Fee • $15 Security Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room: G-236
Instructor: Staff • Section Number: 25400 • Last Day to Register: Sept. 7

Insurance Continued Education 2015

Subjects covered will be “The Cycle of Life” and “The Cycle of Life #2. (0.8 CEU)

Monday October 5 • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Registration • $1.65 per ICEU • Room: E-101
Instructor: Cliff Davis • Section Number: 25411 • Last Day to Register: Oct. 2 

"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)

Tuesday and Thursday  •  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  •  Aug. 18 - Dec.17
Fee: $180  •  $15 Security Fee  •  $5 Technology Fee • Room A-109
Instructor: Royce Jones  •  Section Number: 25312  •  Last Day to Register: Aug.17

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)

Tuesday and Thursday  •  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  •  Aug. 18 - Dec.17
Fee: $180  •  $15 Security Fee  •  $5 Technology Fee • Room A-109
Instructor: Royce Jones  •  Section Number: 25312  •  Last Day to Register: Aug.17

 

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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 • Aug. 24 - Aug. 27 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$125 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security Fee • Room: E-102
Instructor: Mary McClain • Section Number: 25393 • Last Day to Register: Aug. 21

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 • 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

Friday • Sept. 25 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Thomas • Section Number: 25282 • Last Day to Register: Sept. 24

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. • 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

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Sept. 30
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 25269 • Last Day to Register: Sept. 29

Wednesday • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Nov. 4
$70 Fee • Room: E-101
Instructor: Robert Fulcher • Section Number: 25277 • Last Day to Register: Nov. 3

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

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

Universal R410-A 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.  (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. • Oct. 2
$70 Registration Fee • $5 Technology Fee • Room A-107
Instructor: Chase Edwards • Section Number: 25396 • Last Day to Register: Oct.1

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. • October 17 - October 18
$70 Fee • $5 Technology Fee • $15 Security • Room: E-102
Instructor: Shaquetta Cooper • Section Number: 25392 • Last Day to Register: Oct. 16