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.



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


Josie Clark, Technical Programs Coordinator
(985) 448-5920