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SWCC Advanced Manufacturing

Welding, Mechatronics, and Precision Machining Cohorts began in January 2017 and will be available again soon. Please call today to discuss all available career pathway options, as well as determine whether you qualify for any of the Career Studies Certificate programs listed below. Let us help you get connected to potential employment opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you soon…

Program participants may be eligible to receive assistance from partnering agencies, as well as the chance to meet potential employers.

Ultimately, the goal of these programs is to give each student the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and ability to become employed, independent, and self-supportive.

2017   TAACCCT 4 Grant Cohorts
Precision Machining
January 9  – July 27, Monday 9 am – 2pm, Tuesday  & Thursday 8 am – 4 pm
Mechatronics
January 9 – August 10, Monday 5 – 9:30pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 5 -10pm
Welding
February 1 – August  4, Wed, Thur, Friday, 8am – 4pm

Precision Machining Career Studies Certificate

machiningApplicants are being accepted for the Precision Machining Cohort, which is a 29 credit program. It is schedule to start on January 9, 2017 through June 27, 2017 and meet on the following weekdays and times: Mondays, 9 am – 2 pm; Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 8 am – 4 pm.

The Precision Machining Career Studies Certificate program provides the necessary training and credentials to obtain an entry level machining and CNC technician position.

Participants will receive instruction in machine blueprint reading, safety, bench work, hand tools, precision measuring instruments, drill presses, cut-off saw, lathes, mills, grinders, basic CNC programming, and CNC machine operations. The participants will have the opportunity to earn multiple National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level I certifications, upon successfully passing certification exams. In addition, the curriculum is based on the nationally accepted NIMS standards.

Credentials available to earn: OSHA 10, First-Aid, CPR, AED, Career Readiness Certificate, Digital Literacy, Nagauraneteedtional Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I (Measurement, Materials & Safety, Job Planning, Bench work & Layout, Manual Milling Skills I, Turning Operations, Grinding Skills I, Drill Press Skills I, CNC Turning, CNC Milling)

Degree: Career Studies Certificate Precision Machining

Mechatronics Career Studies Certificate

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Applicants are being accepted for the Mechatronics Cohort – will meet in the evenings. It is scheduled to start on January 9, 2017 through August 10, 2017 on the following weekday evenings and times: Mondays, 5 – 9:30 pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 5 – 10 pm.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be prepared for an entry-level industrial maintenance job.

The Mechatronics Career Studies Certificate program provides instruction in electrical components, electronics, digital literacy, mechanical components, electrical drives, (Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits, digital fundamentals, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The participants will have the opportunity to earn the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Assistant certification. The curriculum is based on the internationally accepted SIEMENS standards.

Credentials: OSHA 10, First-Aid, CPR, AED, Career Readiness Certificate, Digital Literacy, Siemens, Mechatronic Systems Assistant Certification (SMSCP) (Machine Operator+)

Degree: Career Studies Certificate Mechatronics

Welding Career Studies Certificate

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We are accepting applicants for the 29 credit Welding Cohort program, which starts on February 1, 2017 through August 4, 2017; and meet on the following weekdays and times: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8 am – 4 pm.

The Welding Career Studies Certificate program provides instruction in Welding Drawing & Interpretation, Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting, Arc Welding I, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Pipe Welding I, Welder Qualifications Test 1, First Aid & CPR, and Topics in Pipe Welding. In addition, Preparation for Employment is also included.

Credentials available to earn: OSHA 10, First Aid CPR AED, Career Readiness, Microsoft Digital Literacy

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Each participant will receive the following resources: free tuition, contingent upon available funding through federal financial aid and/or scholarships; textbooks to use while enrolled in each class; specific gear and materials related to their career studies certificate; field trips to attend tours of manufacturing facilities or construction job sites; opportunity to attend employer/agency speaking events, including follow-up answer/question sessions; resume building, job preparation, and mock interviews; job search field trips; and the opportunity to attend annual SWCC Career Fair & Opportunity Showcase. This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Paid for by the DOL TAACCCT Grant at SWCC. Trade Affected Workers, Veterans, Dislocated Workers with Priority of Service.

Interested students must contact Megan Jones at 276.964.7818 or email megan.jones@sw.edu for enrollment in one of these program cohorts and to receive an information packet.

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Sponsors: Southwest Virginia Community College, Southwest Regional Adult Education Program, Workforce1 Investment Area

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