Skill Trade/Industrial Courses


To meet the growing demand for welders in our region and across the nation, class participants will learn fundamental skills needed to exhibit mastery in AWS welding applications. Participants will be exposed to shielded metal arc welding, (SMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) based on their ability level. Those who show mastery in required skills sets will be referred to weld testing labs for AWS certifications. Classes will consist of primarily hands-on training with some classroom instruction.


Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operators run a machine to create parts from raw materials, typically metal. Students in this course will learn how to input instructions into the CNC machine so machines can perform the correct function into drilling, milling, or grinding.


The course will cover common maintenance of cars, light trucks, and SUV’s, to include oil changes, tire changes, checking fluids, changing air filters and other common maintenance items.


NCCCO Rigging/Signalperson Training –5-day training course designed for the beginner Rigger/Signalperson. Course will prepare candidates for a position as a rigger and includes a nationally recognized Rigging and Signalperson certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Program will include a combination of classroom training and hands-on training on the basics principles of rigging, proper inspection techniques and criteria, OSHA regulations, and proper use of rigging gear as well as crane signaling. Approximately 40 hours of hands-on training will be included. Upon completion of the program, an NCCCO prep class, written exams and a practical exam will be administered for both Rigging 1 and Signalperson.


Fletcher Technical Community College (Fletcher) is offering individuals the opportunity to prepare for the FAA Part 107 test. The Drone101 Course provides instruction on how to safely maneuver drones within commercial National Airspace. Students will gain knowledge through self-paced online instruction/classroom theory and two 4hr in-person flight time sessions of hands-on drone equipment training. The in-person sessions will focus on:

  • Safe UAS flight within the National Airspace
  • Understanding weather information and its practical implications in the field
  • Flight mission planning and team management
  • Reading Sectional Aeronautical Charts
  • Practical flight instruction

Upon Successful completion of the course, students will have the knowledge of basic practical drone flight operations necessary to pass the FAA Part 107 test at an approved FAA testing facility. The closest location is the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. Fletcher will provide each student with a certificate of completion of the course. Cost does not include the cost of completing the FAA 107 exam at an authorized testing center.

For additional information, please review the FAA Airman Knowledge Testing Matrix.

Drone Testing Equipment

DJI Mavic Pro, Autel EVO II, Parrot ANAFI Thermal


Electricians install electrical systems in structures; install wiring and other electrical components, such as circuit breaker panels, switches, and light fixtures; and follow blueprints, the National Electrical Code®, and state and local codes.

Every NCCER Level 1 craft course begins with NCCER’s CORE curriculum which is a prerequisite to all other craft courses. The modules covered in CORE include topics such as basic safety, construction math, hand tools, power tools, blueprint reading, basic rigging, basic communication skills and basic employability skills. Completing the CORE curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area. Participants will receive an NCCER transcript, certificate and an initial wallet card upon completion of CORE and any other full level of a craft. The participant will also be entered into NCCER’s online Automated National Registry (ANR). These industry credentials allow participants to provide easy verification of training for current or potential employers. NCCER Electrical Level 1 course include topics such as electrical safety; electrical circuits; device boxes; hand bending; conductors and cables; basic electrical drawings; and introduction to the National Electrical Code®.

Due to the accelerated 12-week format, participants must complete mandatory assignments outside of the scheduled classroom time. You must have a computer with Internet access and purchase the following material in order to complete these mandatory assignments:

NCCER CORE Trainer Guide w/ NCCERconnect Access Code – $124.75

NCCER Electrical Level I Trainer Guide w/ NCCERconnect Access Code – $142.75


The Forklift Operator Training is a 4-hour course designed for the beginner forklift operator. The course will prepare candidates for a position with forklift operations. This will include a combination of classroom and hands-on forklifting training on key safety and operational practices.

Topics of instruction include:

  • Operation of a forklift in a constantly changing environment
  • Avoiding hazards on a jobsite
  • Understanding combined center of gravity and the stability triangle
  • Performing pre-operational inspections
  • Reading load charts
  • Keeping the forklift and the load stable
  • Placing a load

Upon completion, candidates will have the knowledge of key safety and operational practices following training requirements of OSHA’s 29 CFR Section 1926.602(d) and 1910.178(l).  A nationally recognized OSHA Forklift Certification will be issued by Fletcher.


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