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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Northwest Mississippi Community College


Does your company want to maximize employee performance, promote from within, develop new capabilities, minimize lost work time, reduce recruiting costs, train for specific skills, retain valuable employees, increase earning potential, go green, improve safety or utilize new technology? Let us help! Northwest Mississippi Community College provides superior Workforce Development training by dedicated and experienced instructors in technology-rich facilities with flexible scheduling options and custombuilt course modules designed to ensure your employees get the most out of their learning experience. Our mission is to promote and facilitate effective training programs that will bridge the gap between the skills of the available labor pool and the performance needs of area employers. Our program promotes economic development by providing individuals, businesses, industries and the public sector the course work needed to stay competitive in an evolving business and industrial landscape. Inside this brochure you will find details about Northwest Workforce Development courses and assessment opportunities, but you will also find information about the vast prospects Northwest has to offer for you and your business beyond workforce training.

Success starts at Northwest. See for yourself!

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about workforce

CONTACT Information

A Brief History The Workforce and Education Act of 1994 created a new paradigm of service for Mississippi's employers and workforce participants. The concept-rich legislation provided for the creation and development of regionally based systems for non-credit education and training that can respond to Mississippi's workforce and employer needs in a timely, well-coordinated fashion while maximizing the use of resources. The act established a State Workforce Development Council composed of 24 public and private sector leaders, 15 member District Workforce Development Councils affiliated with each of Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges and Workforce Development Centers designed to meet almost any workforce assessment, training or placement services need. Perhaps more importantly, it promotes the collaboration with and among agencies and entities to increase the system's potential for corporate training at a time when it is needed most. Northwest is a participant in this new paradigm of service to business, industry and government. The sections that follow describe the non-credit programs and services available from Northwest.

Workforce Development (662) 562-3402 Adult Basic Education/GED (662) 562-3401 Continuing Education (662) 562-3349

Workforce Development Coordinator Offices Senatobia: (662) 560-4196 Olive Branch: (662) 996-1927 Oxford: (662) 234-3231

WIN Job Center WIA Programs Manager (662) 562-3351

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DeSoto Benton Tate

Marshall

Tunica

Panola

The Workforce Development Program at the community and junior college level is dedicated to improving the economy in each local district by improving the skill competencies of the current and future workforce. These programs and services are designed to enhance an employee’s performance and thus achieve organizational objectives and to ensure Mississippi workers have the skills needed to compete in today’s globally competitive environment.

Lafayette

The ultimate goal of the workforce program is to develop a seamless workforce training system that ensures the presence of a highly skilled workforce, thereby advancing the economic prosperity of the region by supporting existing industries as well as creating new high-skill and high-wage job opportunities.

Quitman

Yalobusha Tallahatchie

Calhoun

Geographic Service Areas Olive Branch Office

The Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Act of 2004 seeks to provide quality education and training for the citizens of Mississippi to obtain the skills needed to be more productive and have an improved quality of life. The program also provides the employers of our state opportunities to create a better trained and educated workforce. The Mississippi Community College Board provides visionary leadership and technical guidance to the state’s 15 public two-year institutions to ensure training services provide a positive impact on Mississippi’s workforce.

Workforce Training Site

ABE/GED classes

Oxford Office

Northwest Campus

On-site Training

Senatobia Office

WIN Job Center

Northwest’s Workforce Development Program can assist business and industry through on-campus and/or onsite training programs customized to meet the needs of each customer. Financial assistance is available to offset the cost of employer provided training and vendor training.

About NWCC and WORKFORCE

Northwest Workforce Training Program


Now in the school’s eighth administration, the mission of Northwest remains true to the vision of its founders more than eight decades ago. Northwest strives today, as it did in 1926, to bring higher education closer to the people as it serves the academic, employment, physical, cultural and special needs of the citizens of northwest Mississippi. Northwest serves students at five campuses: the main campus in Senatobia, DeSoto Center at Southaven and Olive Branch, Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center at Oxford and Benton County Career-Technical Center in Ashland. On the main campus, 59 buildings totaling 968,838 square feet are scattered over 186.3 acres. Facilities have expanded from three original buildings to a sprawling network of buildings in a pedestrianfriendly college campus environment. The college’s recent “Building on Tradition” capital improvement campaign has brought changes to the campus in new buildings for academic and career-technical programs, a major renovation of the McLendon Student Union, new recreational facilities for students and street improvements. DeSoto Center in Southaven opened in 1975 and has grown to an enrollment of more than 3,700 students. In August 1995, a new $7.3 million facility was completed on Church Road, approximately four miles south of the former DeSoto Center campus. The 94,000-square-foot structure, financed through the efforts of the taxpayers of DeSoto County, is situated on a beautiful 48.5-acre site. This site, donated by the W.E. Ross family, offers the college opportunities to expand as DeSoto County continues to grow. With the opening of a 47,000 square foot addition in 2005 and completion of the unfinished basement, the facility now totals 157,925 square feet. The center offers both academic and career-technical programs as well as a 2+2 partnership with The University of Mississippi in several popular programs of study, including education, accountancy, criminal justice and business administration. In an effort to meet the training needs of the citizens of DeSoto County and surrounding areas, a vocational-technical campus was established in the Olive Branch Metro Industrial Park in the fall of 1985. DeSoto Center-Olive Branch offers an aviation maintenance technology degree program and a commercial truck driving course. The center is equipped with classroom and computer lab facilities, as well as a workforce training lab. The Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center at Oxford opened in the fall of 1983 and a 31,000-square-foot expansion was opened in August 2002. A complete renovation of the original building was completed in 2005. The third addition to the complex, completed in 2009, adds 10,900 square feet. The focus of this project was relocation of the cosmetology program, two additional classrooms and faculty offices. Nine careertechnical programs and a number of academic courses are offered at the center, which continues to grow each year. The Benton County Career-Technical Center in Ashland offers certificate programs in practical nursing and cosmetology through Career Education.

Northwest is the One-Stop Operator of the WIN Job Centers located in Oxford, Southaven and Senatobia. Workforce Investment Act funding comes from Fiscal Agency Three Rivers Planning and Development District. Northwest also partners with the WIN Job Center in Batesville WIN In Mississippi represents a collaborative effort with private business, local elected officials and local and state agencies. This collaboration ensures that the needs of local employers and job seekers are met in the community through tailored solutions designed to promote workforce development and economic growth.

WIN Job Centers

Overview of the College


The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) In Mississippi is an innovative strategy designed to provide convenient, one-stop employment and training services to employers and job seekers. Combining federal, state and community workforce programs and services into physical locations and electronic sites, WIN In Mississippi creates a system that is both convenient and user-friendly.

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When the leaders of Northwest Mississippi Community College and The University of Mississippi decided to partner in education at DeSoto Center, something truly spectacular happened. Two institutions with somewhat competing interests put those interests aside in order to help Mississippians earn college degrees and make better lives for themselves. In this innovative academic collaboration, known as the 2+2 Program, Northwest offers the first two years of the academic curriculum and the University provides the third and fourth years, as well as graduate study. But the 2+2 Program offers more than a valuable four-year college degree. It offers choice and flexibility, benefiting both recent high school graduates and people who would not be able to pursue a four-year degree through a traditional route. All of Northwest’s academic majors offered at the DeSoto Center campus are transferrable through the 2+2 program. In addition, students who complete the respiratory therapy or cardiovascular technology curriculum may transfer to UM-DeSoto’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program.

The University of Mississippi-DeSoto Center offers undergraduate degrees in the following areas: • Business Administration (management, human resources, marketing, finance & management information systems) • Accountancy • Liberal Arts • Elementary Education • Secondary Education (English, math, social studies)

• General Studies • Health Sciences • Integrated Marketing Communications • Paralegal Studies • Criminal Justice (law enforcement, corrections & homeland security) • Social Work

Graduate degrees are available in elementary education, secondary education, educational leadership, professional counseling, higher education and student personnel, curriculum and instruction, literacy education, teaching English as a second language and accountancy. Professional Master of Business Administration and Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction are also offered. The University has expanded student support, providing more counseling services, full-time financial aid advising, faculty advisers, student/community networking events and a wider array of clubs and organizations, including a chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society. DeSoto Center students are eligible to receive scholarships from the Two Plus Two Endowment, a $1 million fund raised specifically to benefit students at the Southaven campus, or one of a number of endowed 2+2 scholarships established through the Northwest Foundation. Recently, DeSoto Center students have been recipients of some of the University’s most prestigious awards, including the Luckyday Scholarship and the Taylor Medal, the university’s highest academic honor. 6

Job P.A.S.S.

Physical Assessment Program In addition to the CRC testing, a physical component is a part of the selection tools offered to area companies and businesses. This is a criterion-referenced test which uses an objective standard or achievement level to show what individuals can do­—not how they score in relation to a particular group. This comprehensive, job specific Physical Assessment and Skills Simulation assesses a job candidate’s ability to perform specified tasks as related to a job profile. The Job P.A.S.S. test has two major components: Customized Job Profiling and Hands-On Assessment. Job Profiling A job specific profile is prepared through job research and observation. The profile includes a listing of essential and secondary job tasks; materials, tools, equipment and work aids used; and physical demands and environmental factors. Physical Assessment and Skills Simulation The potential candidate is assessed through computer-based testing and hands-on skills simulation modules. A computer-based battery of tests checks levels of visual acuity, hand-eye-foot coordination and memory aptitudes. Basic math, spelling and reading comprehension are also tested. Hands-on skill performance is evaluated through: • Whole Range of Body Motion • Align & Drive: ball and pin task sequencing • Machine Tending: following patterns, designs and fine motor functions • Wiring: tests hand dexterity • Warehouse simulation: tests strength and endurance • Picking station: tests ability to interpret work orders and complete tasks 27

Assessment/Career Readiness

2 + 2 Partnership with THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI


Career Readiness Certificate Numerous surveys have demonstrated a gap between the current workforce and the basic skills needs of employers. To reduce the cost of remedial training and lost efficiency, more employers are implementing pre-employment assessments to identify these skills prior to hiring. What is a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)? A CRC is a credential based upon the WorkKeys® assessments that substantiate to employers that an individual possesses the basic workplace skills required for 21st century jobs. Getting a CRC will allow an individual to show prospective employers that he or she possesses the basic skills they are seeking. Even if an individual has a high school diploma (or GED) or a post secondary degree, the CRC further verifies that he or she can handle tasks that are common and vital in today’s workplaces -such as finding information, reading instructions and directions, and working with figures. What are the target areas and levels of a Career Readiness Certificate? The CRC focuses on three targeted skills: • Reading for Information—comprehending work-related reading materials, from memos and bulletins to policy manuals and governmental regulations. • Applied Mathematics—applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems. • Locating Information—using information from such materials as diagrams, floor plans, tables, forms, graphs, and charts. What systems are used to help potential employees qualify for the Career Readiness Certificate? For individuals who do not initially achieve the CRC, assessment results will indicate the targeted training needed to achieve the skill levels necessary to obtain a certificate. Participating Community & Junior Colleges and WIN Job Centers will assist those individuals with increasing their skill levels. You can get started on your certification by visiting one of the participating sites throughout the state.

Career-Technical Offerings For the student who is seeking an education for direct entry into the workplace, Northwest offers more than 30 Career-Technical programs of study in a wide range of career fields. Coursework may be taken leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Career Certificate. Popular majors include cosmetology, practical nursing, civil technology, welding and cutting, collision repair technology, emergency medical technology (EMT), industrial electronics engineering technology and precision manufacturing and machining technology. The Southaven, Olive Branch and Oxford campuses provide unique learning opportunities in programs such as cardiovascular technology, funeral service technology, hotel and restaurant management technology, respiratory therapy, aviation maintenance technology, commercial truck driving and surgical technology. As a result of the college’s capital improvements plan, the Career-Technical Division has seen the addition of new educational facilities. On the Senatobia campus, new, high-tech facilities provide hands-on experience—for agricultural technolog,y, a full-scale garage and the latest John Deere farming equipment and for early childhood education technology, a fully-licensed daycare facility and laboratory. The Mechanical Technology Building will provide modern facilities for the state-of-the art equipment already used in precision manufacturing and machining technology; heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology; and welding and cutting. At the Oxford campus, a new addition has provided an enlarged and completely updated space for the cosmetology program, including a salon area servicing actual clients. Unique to Northwest is the availability of a working farm, which provides the ultimate laboratory experience for agricultural business and management technology majors. The Northwest Farm, located near the main campus, is also home of the Multipurpose Livestock Facility, which is used jointly by the college rodeo team and local organizations. The college’s eLearning Division not only offers academic coursework, but also allows students enrolled in some Career-Tech programs the opportunity to take classes online. Courses in heating and air conditioning technology, business and office technology, information systems technology, early childhood education technology and paralegal technology are among those now offered online. Career-Technical students at Northwest are among the most talented around. They get the opportunity to showcase their talents and receive the recognition they deserve at state, regional and national competitions through Collegiate DECA (for marketing management majors) and SkillsUSA. A number of Northwest students have won awards at the state and national level in a variety of categories pertaining to their major. The college also offers a variety of campus clubs and organizations to which students can belong according to their major or interests.

What are the benefits to job seekers for obtaining a Career Readiness Certificate? • • • •

Valid proof of an individual’s basic job skills Better job opportunities Could lead to a potential for higher wages Job seeker obtains a nationally recognized certificate

The WorkKeys Job Skills assessment system is a product of ACT, Inc., the developer of the ACT Assessment that is commonly used for college entrance testing. The WorkKeys Employment System is a comprehensive procedure for measuring, communicating and improving the common skills required for success in the workplace. WorkKeys is a registered trademark of ACT, inc.

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Bronze Level An individual achieving this level possesses core employability skills for approximately 30% of the profiled jobs. Silver Level An individual achieving this level possesses core employability skills for approximately 65% of the profiled jobs. Gold Level An individual achieving this level possesses core employability skills for approximately 90% of the profiled jobs. 7


The college, accredited by the Mississippi Junior College Accrediting Association in 1928 and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1953, offers more than 50 courses of study leading to a two-year Associate of Arts degree in eight academic divisions: business, education, fine arts, languages and communications, social science, nursing, mathematics and natural sciences. Popular programs include business administration, elementary education, computer/management information systems, nursing, criminal justice, social work and pre-physical therapy. New majors have been recently added in marketing communications/public relations management, recreation, pre-landscape architecture, pre-horticulture, pre-landscape contracting and pre-veterinary medical technology. Educational facilities at Northwest are some of the most advanced in the state. With the recent three-story addition to the Physical Science Building and the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art facility for the Division of Nursing, students receive instruction on the latest technology in labs and classrooms. The Physical Science addition includes a working greenhouse for plant science classes, a 150-seat lectorium, well-equipped labs for biology and chemistry classes, multimedia-ready classrooms and two computer labs. The Nursing Division received a Federal grant to furnish its new building with equipment that provides students with practicum training on site rather than having to secure all of their experience at off-site hospitals. New teaching technologies have also been introduced, including life-like Manikins, interactive lecterns, a machine medication dispenser and more. In addition to these new facilities, most classrooms on the Senatobia campus and at the centers have been retrofitted as “smart classrooms.” These classrooms allow instructors to use

Vital Learning Supervisory/Leadership Series This training is designed to meet the needs of frontline supervisors and team leaders. Each topic is a four-hour module. • • • • • • • • • • • •

Essential skills of leadership Essential skills of communicating Coaching job skills Improving work habits Resolving conflicts Supporting change Effective discipline Delegating Communicating up Managing complaints Developing performance goals and standards Providing performance feedback

the latest teaching technologies to interact with students. Wireless networking is available in all classroom buildings and common areas.

eLearning For students with daily responsibilities that can make attending college challenging,

Vital Learning Customer Service Series

Northwest offers more than 200 Academic and Career-Technical courses online through the Division of eLearning. Growth in the eLearning Division has been tremendous in the past few years as more students take advantage of the convenience of online learning.

Achieve Global Customer Service Series

Students can take classes ranging from English composition and art appreciation to trigonometry and public speaking. Career-Tech courses include business, computer, and paralegal technology to name a few. The criminal justice major is the first at the college to enable students to receive an associate degree completely through online coursework.

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Other soft skills training: • Blanchard Situational Leadership • Covey Speed of Trust • Eureka Winning Ways Coach

• Computer training • Quality concepts • Lean manufacturing

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Soft Skills

Academic Offerings


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Teamwork, problem solving, computer concepts, public speaking and leadership skills are just a few of the soft skills your Workforce Development Coordinator can build into custom-fit courses to meet your company’s unique needs.

Team Oriented Problem-Solving 16 Hours This program presents the fundamentals of team building, team communication, behavioral styles and team problem-solving processes. The program has specifically been designed for shop floor employees in manufacturing and distribution environments. However, the program can be used to train employees at all levels. The program is presented as four modules. Module 1

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Module 2

• Behavioral Styles • DISC profile • Benefits of diverse behavioral styles in a team environment

Module 3 & 4

Fundamentals of teaming Benefits of teaming Characteristics of effective teams Team formation Communication within teams Team activities

• Team-Oriented Problem-Solving • Overview of lean principles and how/why problem solving is an important part of the lean environment • Systematic approach to problem solving • Team Problem-Solving Worksheet • Step 1 - Develop a problem description • Step 2 – Develop a contain plan • Step 3 – Conduct problem investigation • Step 4 – Detail corrective/preventive action • Step 5 – Follow-up • Record keeping • Problem-solving activity

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Hazardous Materials Training Incident Command for Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases 8 Hours OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v) requires the implementation of an Incident Command System (ICS). Participants will learn how to develop and implement an ICS in the industrial sector.

Operations Level for Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases 8 Hours First responders at the Operations Level respond defensively to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances to protect nearby persons, property or the environment. They are trained to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading and prevent exposure.

Technician Level for Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases 24 Hours

Continuing Education Whether it is dog obedience training or Spanish for elementary school teachers, the Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Division provides excellent learning opportunities for children as young as six years of age to adult learners in their 80s. The division offers a wide range of courses in various locations and formats throughout the district. These courses vary in length, duration and in cost depending on the topic and level of instruction. Continuing Education also provides non-traditional credit courses to serve identified needs in the district that are not being met through traditionally scheduled classes. For teachers and other professionals who must acquire continuing education units, classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer to assist them in meeting these requirements. Classes providing continuing education units (CEU) vary but include computer classes, fitness and nutrition, classroom techniques and practices, Spanish and sign language. For high school students preparing to take the ACT, six workshops are offered that provide an overview of the ACT format, review of verbal and math fundamentals and time management and test-taking strategies. The class is offered to up to 30 students and is open to the entire 11-county district. Kids Kollege provides summer programming for area youth in grades 2-8. Offerings include a wide variety of educational and entertaining projects, from learning the art of papiermâchè to how to play musical instruments, acting and improvisation, beginner tennis and golf, soccer camp, style and fashion, science exploration and ceramics and stamp making. Kids Kollege camps usually last one week, but daylong outings are also offered.

This course provides training for industrial Hazmat and spill response teams, and industrial emergency response personnel as outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q). Hands-on exercises in full personal protective equipment are conducted on site.

Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases Refresher (Technician/Operations Level) 8 Hours This course is the annual refresher to the Industrial Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases course (29 CFR 1910.120). Fulfills the requirement for both technician and operations level personnel.

Hazardous Wastesite Supervisor 8 Hours This course covers the training requirements for on-site supervisors in hazardous wastesite operations (29 CFR 1910.120). This course may be used as a refresher for supervisors.

Hazardous Wastesite Worker (HAZWOPER) 40 Hours OSHA regulations under 29 CFR 1910.120 require 40 hours of safety training for hazardous wastesite workers and supervisors involved in activities that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances and health hazards above permissible levels. This “hands-on” course covers all regulations. On-site simulations are conducted.

As part of the Lifelong Learning program, the Continuing Education Division offers seniors and other interested persons a forum to read and discuss a variety of books through Reading Roundtable. Meetings are held monthly in the R.C. Pugh Library on the Senatobia campus and feature Northwest library staff and faculty members as discussion leaders. The division also offers daylong outings to popular and interesting places in the area. Recent trips have included a girl’s day out island getaway to Viking Cooking School in Memphis and a tour of antebellum homes at the Pilgrimage in Holly Springs. All day trips are fun as well as educational. 10

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Adult Basic Education The Northwest Adult Basic Education program is considered one of the most successful and largest programs under the Mississippi Community College Board. The college offers a program of adult basic education to provide the opportunity for persons age 18 or over within the district to receive basic skills education through the high school level. All adults, regardless of age, are able to attend classes to acquire basic education skills or to work for a certificate of high school equivalence, the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. The certificate may be used for employment or further education. The adult basic education program has been planned and developed in accordance with the State Plan for Adult Basic Education and is organized with the cooperation and support of superintendents of education and school principals in the district.

Powered Industrial Lift Truck Operator Safety and Certification

Powered Industrial Lift Truck Train-The-Trainer 8 Hours Included Topics:

4 Hours Included Topics:

Adults who have no schooling or who left school in any grade from one through 12 and those in need of basic skills training may participate in the program. New students are enrolled continuously throughout the year. Placement tests are given to determine the level at which a student begins and to determine when the student is prepared to move to the next higher level of instruction or to take the General Education Development (GED) Test. The GED Test is administered by Northwest Mississippi Community College. Adults enrolled in the basic education program are not charged tuition fees. Books, instructional materials and supplies are provided at no cost. A fee is charged those who take the GED Test.

• OSHA standard for powered industrial lift trucks OSHA standard for powered industrial lift • How to follow OSHA requirements trucks to conduct operator training and • Truck-related topics evaluations • Visibility • Fork and attachment limitations and • Identify types of testing to judge trainee’s competency use • Identify pass/fail requirements for • Vehicle capacity trainees • Vehicle stability • How to conduct hands-on operator • Pre-use inspection evaluation • Refueling and changing/charging batteries Material Handling • Operating limitations (hoist/crane/rigging training) • Workplace-related topics 4 Hours • Surface conditions • Load composition and stability Included Topics: • Pedestrian traffic • OSHA standards that apply to hoists, • Narrow-aisle and restricted-area cranes and rigging operation • Pre-use inspection • Ramp and sloped-surface operation • Understanding load to be moved • Operating the vehicle in closed • Understanding equipment and environments components to be used • Operator evaluation • Safe operation procedures • Operator responsibilities 22

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Below you will find the principal advanced manufacturing/ industrial maintenance training. Other customized training topics can be offered through the Workforce Development Program to meet industry-specific needs.

Industrial Mechanical Skills Training

Industrial Hydraulics/ Pneumatics

42 Hours Included Topics:

56 Hours Included Topics:

• Safety • Mechanical drive systems • Belt drives • Chain drives • Gear drives • Shaft alignment and coupling • Bearings • Gaskets and seals • Lubrication • Clutches and brakes

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Safety Symbols Circuit diagrams Tanks and filters Pumps and pressure regulators Manual controls Pilot operated controls Electric controls Single-acting cylinders Double acting cylinders Flow control Cylinder cushions

Industrial Electrical Training Industrial Electricity I

Industrial Electricity II

28 Hours Included Topics: • • • • • • • • • • •

28 Hours Included Topics:

Electrical safety Electrical theory Various voltage systems Electrical symbols and diagrams Use of meters Ohm’s Law Basic operation of transformers Motors Conductors National Electrical Code Voltage drop

• Electrical safety • Troubleshooting • Fuses • Starters • Motors • Prints • Meters • Volts • Ohms • Amps • Basic motor controls

Industrial Electricity III

Industrial Electricity IV

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• Safety • Basic troubleshooting of PLC controlled machine operations without a computer (this is not a programming class)

28 Hours Included Topics:

28 Hours Included Topics:

Safety Industrial motor controls DC motor speed controls AC motor speed controls 12

Permit Required Confined Space

Annual Refresher/Update Training for General Industrial Safety and Health Compliance

4-6 Hours Included Topics: • • • • •

OSHA standard for confined space Definition of a confined space Confined space hazards Preparing to enter a confined space Identify the roles and responsibilities of the entrant, attendant and management as defined by OSHA • Use and need for a confined space permit

4 Hours

This class is intended for those who have completed initial HazCom, bloodborne pathogen, lockout/tagout and confined space awareness training.

Included Topics: • HazCom awareness refresher/OSHA standard updates • Bloodborne pathogen awareness refresher/OSHA standard updates • Lockout/tagout awareness refresher/ OSHA standard updates • Confined space awareness refresher/ OSHA standard updates

Confined Space Rescue 4 Hours

Permit Required Confined Space is a prerequisite for this class.

Included Topics:

• OSHA standard for confined space • Identify rescue team members • Roles and responsibilities of team members • Identify other required training for team members • Development of procedures • Rescue and emergency services

Ergonomics for the Workplace 4 Hours

This class is intended for those employees who have supervisory responsibility in safety and health programs.

Included Topics:

Personal Protective Equipment

• Workplace conditions that may contribute to injuries • Factors that contribute to injuries • Recognizing possible hazards • Repetitive motion • Ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders • Workplace practices and programs to control ergonomic hazards

The following personal protective equipment training can be offered: • Eye and face protection • Respiratory protection • Head protection • Foot protection • Electrical protective equipment • Hand protection. Length of training and topics vary depending on the type of equipment used and the environment in which it is used. 21


These classes are designed for participants who have not had previous bloodborne pathogen, confined space, hazard communication or lockout/tagout training. These classes are intended for general employees, those who are around these possible hazards. Additional training is required for affected employees. For example, all employees in an industrial setting should complete Lockout/Tagout Awareness Training while employees who perform lockout/tagout procedures should complete Lockout/Tagout Training.

Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness

Hazard Communication (HazCom) Awareness

2 Hours Included Topics:

2 Hours Included Topics:

• Introduction to OSHA standard for bloodborne pathogens • Disease transmission • Exposure control plan • Personal protective equipment to prevent transmission • Hazard controls • Coping with emergencies • Incident reporting • Hepatitis B treatment

• Introduction to OSHA standard for hazard communication • Material safety data sheet (MSDS) • Importance of labeling • Incidents and reporting

Lockout/Tagout 4 Hours

This class is intended for those who are authorized to perform lockout/tagout procedures.

Lockout/Tagout Awareness

Included Topics:

2 Hours Included Topics:

• OSHA standard for lockout/tagout • Types of hazardous energy • Electrical • Hydraulic/pneumatic • Fluids and gases • Mechanical • Hazardous energy control program • When to implement lockout/tagout • Who can implement lockout/tagout • How to implement lockout/tagout • How to end lockout/tagout • Special lockout/tagout circumstances

• Introduction to OSHA standard for hazardous energy control • Types of hazardous energy: • Electrical • Hydraulic/pneumatic • Fluids and gases • Mechanical • Hazardous energy control program • Who can implement lockout/ tagout

Confined Space Awareness

Safe Lifting

2 Hours Included Topics:

2 Hours Included Topics:

• Introduction to OSHA standard for confined space • Definition of a confined space • Confined space hazards • Use and need for a confined space permit 20

• Why back safety is important • Proper lifting and carrying techniques • Use of equipment • Avoidance of injuries: • Providing support • Protecting the back

National Electric Code Update 8 Hours

This course is designed for individuals currently working in the electrical field that have a working knowledge of the National Electric Code.

Included Topics: • • • •

Article 90 - Introduction Definitions and general requirements Wiring protection - designing Wiring methods and material installation or rough-in • Equipment for general use

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Special occupancies Special equipment Special conditions Communication systems NFPA 70E - Arc Flash

Codeology (National Electric Code) 30 Hours Included Topics:

This class is designed for the industrial electrician to include a thorough coverage of the arrangement, structure, and language used in the National Electric Code. Interpretation of key code concepts develops an in-depth understanding of the NEC to aid in safer electrical installations. Participants will learn how to apply the different sections of the NEC to their needs to include the following sections: General, Plan, Build, Use, Special, Communication Systems, Tables and Annexes.

NFPA 70E - Arc Flash Electrical Safety 25 Hours Included Topics: • • • • • • • • •

OSHA, NEC, and NFPA 70E Electrical safety in the workplace Electrical accidents Fire Shock Arc Flash Arc Blast Procedures and plans Lockout/Tagout

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Qualified & unqualified workers Flash hazard analysis Hazard risk analysis Flash protection boundaries Energized work permits Levels of personal protective equipment • Auditing and record keeping

NFPA 70B Electrical Maintenance 20 Hours Included Topics:

An effective Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) program reduces accidents and minimizes costly breakdowns and unplanned shutdowns of production equipment. Participants will learn about the connections between the NFPA 70 National Electric Code, Occupational Safety and Health Act, NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and NFPA 70B Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance as applied to an industrial environment. Course will include initial guidelines for maintenance intervals, forms and recommendations to help participants develop an EPM program. 13

Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial Maintenance Training

Awareness Training


Safety/Health

PLC 500 Training Program Intermediate PLC

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• Safety for people and machines • Field wiring AC and DC • Troubleshooting without laptop • Troubleshooting with laptop • Monitoring data table files • Find, go to • Faults • Force • Tool bars

28 Hours Included Topics:

28 Hours Included Topics: Electrical safety and procedures Sensing and actuating field devices Ladder logic and electrical continuity Binary and hexadecimal number systems File and addressing structure Creating and opening projects Downloading and uploading projects Input, output and branch instructions Sinking and sourcing devices Online project monitoring Timer and counter instructions

Advanced PLC

PLC Operator Panels Analog Inputs and Outputs

28 Hours Included Topics:

28 Hours Included Topics:

• Safety • Operator panel • Advanced: buttons, indicators, display, gauges, graphs, trending, alarms, etc. • Analog • Configuration, engineering units, coordinate variable inputs with operator panel display

• Safety • Network communications • PLCs to PLCs • Operator panel to PLC • Operator panel to multiple PLCs • Multiple operator panels to multiple PLCs • Messages • Other programming options

OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program This course provides compliance safety training to prepare those employees who have supervisory responsibility in safety and health programs. Participants who successfully complete the training receive an OSHA course completion card. This course can be customized to fit the needs of a business or industry.

Included Topics:

Basic Process/Control Instrumentation Training 35 Hours

This course covers basic concepts to include: • Safety • Open loop • Temperature controls • Pressure Level • Closed loop • Flow controls

Introduction to Air Conditioning for Industry 24 Hours

This course is designed to give industrial maintenance technicians an introduction to air conditioning systems. The course will cover theory, concepts, components and basic troubleshooting skills of air conditioning systems. Topics will include: basic refrigeration cycle, system components, cleaning, charging, and evacuation of a system. 14

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Introduction to OSHA Managing safety and health Walking and working surfaces Means of egress and fire protection Hazardous materials Personal protective equipment Permit-required confined spaces Lockout/tagout Material handling Machine guarding Welding, cutting and brazing Electrical and safety-related work practice Hazard communication Introduction to industrial hygiene/ bloodborne pathogens Recordkeeping Ergonomics Safety and health programs

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program This course will introduce the employee to workplace health and safety practices and OSHA standards. Participants who successfully complete the training receive an OSHA course completion card. This course can be customized to fit the needs of a business or industry.

Included Topics: • Introduction to OSHA • Walking and working surfaces • Means of egress and fire protection • Electrical safety • Personal protective equipment • Hazard communication • Choice of three or more of the following topics: • Hazardous materials • Machine guarding • Introduction to industrial hygiene • Introduction to bloodborne pathogens • Introduction to ergonomics • Fall protection • Material handling • Safety and health programs 19

OSHA Compliance Training

Basic PLC


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Our course offerings seek to address the most current and prevalent issues in safety, health and OSHA compliance. Courses are designed for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees and can be customized to industry-specific needs.

First Aid/CPR/AED

Introduction to Design and Implementation of Health and Safety Programs

First Aid/CPR/AED training is offered through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

3 Hours

Standard First Aid with CPR/AED - Adult

This course is designed for management of companies that are seeking to develop or improve their health and safety programs.

6.5 Hours

Included Topics:

Included Topics:

• Benefits of an effective health and safety program • Introduction to OSHA standards • Importance of recordkeeping • Importance of health and safety procedures • How to begin to design an effective health and safety program • Steps to implement a health and safety program • Overview of health, safety and compliance training

• Before giving care • Checking an ill or injured person • Breathing emergencies and conscious choking-adult • Cardiac emergencies • CPR and unconscious choking – adult • AED-adult • Soft tissue injuries • Injuries to muscles, bones and joints • Sudden illness • Heat and cold related emergencies

CompactLogix/RSLogix 5000 Training Basic RSLogix 5000 Programming

DeviceNet System

35 Hours Included Topics:

28 Hours Included Topics:

• • • •

• • • • •

• • • • • • • • •

Safety Identifying system and software components Communicating with a Logix 5000 controller Interpreting RSLogix 5000 project organization and execution Identifying local I/O tags Drafting basic ladder logic Editing ladder logic online Modifying timer and counter instructions Monitoring arrays and tags of user-defined data types Documenting and printing components Applying preventive maintenance and troubleshooting strategies Forcing I/O and toggling bits Managing project files

Safety DeviceNet setup RSNetWorx scanner setup DeviceNet photo switch DeviceNet limit switch

DeviceNet PowerFlex Drive and DeviceNet PanelView 28 Hours Included Topics: • • • •

Safety DeviceNet to PowerFlex 40 variable speed drive Three phase motor DeviceNet to color PanelView 600

Welding Training NWCC can offer welding to include arc, MIG, and TIG that can include certification for participants through the American Welding Society. Classes are tailored to fit the business/industry’s needs.

Other classes: • Standard First Aid with CPR-Adult – 5.5 hours • CPR/AED – 4.5 hours • Standard First Aid – 3.5 hours • Adult CPR – 3.5 hours • Adult AED – 1.5 hours

Robotics Training NWCC is currently developing basic robotics/automated manufacturing training utilizing Mitsubishi robots. All training includes lecture and hands-on labs.

*Note: Classes can also be offered that include child and infant CPR. 18

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Precision Manufacturing & Machining

Manufacturing Basic Skills Certification Program 87.5 Hours Course Description: Manufacturing Basic Skills Certification is the initial course designed to provide the participant with the basic skills needed to be successful to hold a “shop floor” position in a high-performance manufacturing environment.

Machining for Maintenance Program Introduction to Safety, Precision Measurement, Machine Tool Math, and Layout Procedures 24 Hours Introduce and practice with common machine shop measuring instruments: • Micrometers (outside, inside and depth) • Calipers • Dial indicators • Gage blocks • Common shop math problems and calculations • Layout projects using semi-precision and precision layout tool

Pre-requisite: A minimum of 4 (Silver Certificate) on the approved sections of the WorkKeys test is required (Reading for information, Locating Information, Applied Math).

Blue Print Reading

CNC Machining Program Introduction to Safety, Precision Measurement, Machine Tool Math, and G Codes 24 Hours Introduce and practice with common machine shop measuring instruments • Micrometers (outside, inside and depth) • Calipers • Dial indicators • Gage blocks • Common shop math problems and calculations • Common G codes

Introduction to the Lathe 40 Hours Learn to effectively use the lathe and lathe accessories: • Parts of the lathe • Simple turning • External threading • Boring • Internal threading • Broaching Introduction to the Mill 40 Hours Learn to effectively use the mill and mill accessories • Parts of the mill • Vise and part indicating • Drilling and slotting • Boring • Cutting shaft keyways

Introduction to the CNC Lathe 40 Hours Learn to write programs to perform common CNC lathe operations. • Parts of the lathe • Simple turning • Radius turning • External threading • Boring

Introduction to the Surface Grinder 24 Hours Learn to effectively use the mill and mill accessories • Parts of Surface Grinder • Wheels dressing • Grinding blocks square and flat • Angle grinding

Introduction to the CNC Mill 40 Hours Learn to write programs to perform common CNC milling operations. • Parts of the mill • Vise and part indicating • Drilling and slotting • Boring 16

Precision Measurement, Basic Math & Metric 14 Hours

14 Hours

• Read an orthographic drawing. • Read various types of drawings used in manufacturing such as isometric, auxiliary and sectional views. • Determine dimensions from various mechanical drawings. • Identify the amount of variation permitted or tolerances on a feature in a drawing. • Demonstrate the ability to recognize symbols used in different types of drawings. • Identify the relationship between groups of parts, drawings and other documents.

• Learn to calculate simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems with and without a calculator. • Learn the commonly used fundamental measures of the metric system, such as length, area and volume. • Learn to convert from metric units to English units and reverse. • Recognize precision measuring instruments. • Demonstrate the proper use and care of precision measuring instruments. • Demonstrate the ability to measure accurately with metric measurement scales. • Apply precision measurement devices in simulated job tasks.

Basic Computer/Employability 10.5 Hours

• Run a program from the desktop and Start Menu. • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet searches for information. • Demonstrate basic skills using a browser and by entering the URL. • Learn basic employability skills and the importance of life-long learning • Learn how to complete templates.

CPR Certification

OSHA General Industry Safety Certification 14 Hours • • • • • • • • • •

3.5 Hours

High Performance Manufacturing 31.5 Hours • ISO 9001 Quality Management Tools • Statistical Process Control (SPC) • Intro to Lean Manufacturing • Lean 5S • Value Stream Mapping • Lean Simulation

Introduction to OSHA Bloodborne pathogens Electrical Exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans and fire protection Flammable and combustible liquids Personal protective equipment Hazard communication Safety and health programs Machine guarding Walking-working surfaces

Class Activities: • • • • • • 17

Reading/Writing Assignments Discussions (large and small groups) Audio/Visual Instruction Quizzes and Examinations Hands-On Exercises Module final examinations


Precision Manufacturing & Machining

Manufacturing Basic Skills Certification Program 87.5 Hours Course Description: Manufacturing Basic Skills Certification is the initial course designed to provide the participant with the basic skills needed to be successful to hold a “shop floor” position in a high-performance manufacturing environment.

Machining for Maintenance Program Introduction to Safety, Precision Measurement, Machine Tool Math, and Layout Procedures 24 Hours Introduce and practice with common machine shop measuring instruments: • Micrometers (outside, inside and depth) • Calipers • Dial indicators • Gage blocks • Common shop math problems and calculations • Layout projects using semi-precision and precision layout tool

Pre-requisite: A minimum of 4 (Silver Certificate) on the approved sections of the WorkKeys test is required (Reading for information, Locating Information, Applied Math).

Blue Print Reading

CNC Machining Program Introduction to Safety, Precision Measurement, Machine Tool Math, and G Codes 24 Hours Introduce and practice with common machine shop measuring instruments • Micrometers (outside, inside and depth) • Calipers • Dial indicators • Gage blocks • Common shop math problems and calculations • Common G codes

Introduction to the Lathe 40 Hours Learn to effectively use the lathe and lathe accessories: • Parts of the lathe • Simple turning • External threading • Boring • Internal threading • Broaching Introduction to the Mill 40 Hours Learn to effectively use the mill and mill accessories • Parts of the mill • Vise and part indicating • Drilling and slotting • Boring • Cutting shaft keyways

Introduction to the CNC Lathe 40 Hours Learn to write programs to perform common CNC lathe operations. • Parts of the lathe • Simple turning • Radius turning • External threading • Boring

Introduction to the Surface Grinder 24 Hours Learn to effectively use the mill and mill accessories • Parts of Surface Grinder • Wheels dressing • Grinding blocks square and flat • Angle grinding

Introduction to the CNC Mill 40 Hours Learn to write programs to perform common CNC milling operations. • Parts of the mill • Vise and part indicating • Drilling and slotting • Boring 16

Precision Measurement, Basic Math & Metric 14 Hours

14 Hours

• Read an orthographic drawing. • Read various types of drawings used in manufacturing such as isometric, auxiliary and sectional views. • Determine dimensions from various mechanical drawings. • Identify the amount of variation permitted or tolerances on a feature in a drawing. • Demonstrate the ability to recognize symbols used in different types of drawings. • Identify the relationship between groups of parts, drawings and other documents.

• Learn to calculate simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems with and without a calculator. • Learn the commonly used fundamental measures of the metric system, such as length, area and volume. • Learn to convert from metric units to English units and reverse. • Recognize precision measuring instruments. • Demonstrate the proper use and care of precision measuring instruments. • Demonstrate the ability to measure accurately with metric measurement scales. • Apply precision measurement devices in simulated job tasks.

Basic Computer/Employability 10.5 Hours

• Run a program from the desktop and Start Menu. • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet searches for information. • Demonstrate basic skills using a browser and by entering the URL. • Learn basic employability skills and the importance of life-long learning • Learn how to complete templates.

CPR Certification

OSHA General Industry Safety Certification 14 Hours • • • • • • • • • •

3.5 Hours

High Performance Manufacturing 31.5 Hours • ISO 9001 Quality Management Tools • Statistical Process Control (SPC) • Intro to Lean Manufacturing • Lean 5S • Value Stream Mapping • Lean Simulation

Introduction to OSHA Bloodborne pathogens Electrical Exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans and fire protection Flammable and combustible liquids Personal protective equipment Hazard communication Safety and health programs Machine guarding Walking-working surfaces

Class Activities: • • • • • • 17

Reading/Writing Assignments Discussions (large and small groups) Audio/Visual Instruction Quizzes and Examinations Hands-On Exercises Module final examinations


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Our course offerings seek to address the most current and prevalent issues in safety, health and OSHA compliance. Courses are designed for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees and can be customized to industry-specific needs.

First Aid/CPR/AED

Introduction to Design and Implementation of Health and Safety Programs

First Aid/CPR/AED training is offered through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

3 Hours

Standard First Aid with CPR/AED - Adult

This course is designed for management of companies that are seeking to develop or improve their health and safety programs.

6.5 Hours

Included Topics:

Included Topics:

• Benefits of an effective health and safety program • Introduction to OSHA standards • Importance of recordkeeping • Importance of health and safety procedures • How to begin to design an effective health and safety program • Steps to implement a health and safety program • Overview of health, safety and compliance training

• Before giving care • Checking an ill or injured person • Breathing emergencies and conscious choking-adult • Cardiac emergencies • CPR and unconscious choking – adult • AED-adult • Soft tissue injuries • Injuries to muscles, bones and joints • Sudden illness • Heat and cold related emergencies

CompactLogix/RSLogix 5000 Training Basic RSLogix 5000 Programming

DeviceNet System

35 Hours Included Topics:

28 Hours Included Topics:

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• • • • •

• • • • • • • • •

Safety Identifying system and software components Communicating with a Logix 5000 controller Interpreting RSLogix 5000 project organization and execution Identifying local I/O tags Drafting basic ladder logic Editing ladder logic online Modifying timer and counter instructions Monitoring arrays and tags of user-defined data types Documenting and printing components Applying preventive maintenance and troubleshooting strategies Forcing I/O and toggling bits Managing project files

Safety DeviceNet setup RSNetWorx scanner setup DeviceNet photo switch DeviceNet limit switch

DeviceNet PowerFlex Drive and DeviceNet PanelView 28 Hours Included Topics: • • • •

Safety DeviceNet to PowerFlex 40 variable speed drive Three phase motor DeviceNet to color PanelView 600

Welding Training NWCC can offer welding to include arc, MIG, and TIG that can include certification for participants through the American Welding Society. Classes are tailored to fit the business/industry’s needs.

Other classes: • Standard First Aid with CPR-Adult – 5.5 hours • CPR/AED – 4.5 hours • Standard First Aid – 3.5 hours • Adult CPR – 3.5 hours • Adult AED – 1.5 hours

Robotics Training NWCC is currently developing basic robotics/automated manufacturing training utilizing Mitsubishi robots. All training includes lecture and hands-on labs.

*Note: Classes can also be offered that include child and infant CPR. 18

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Safety/Health

PLC 500 Training Program Intermediate PLC

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• Safety for people and machines • Field wiring AC and DC • Troubleshooting without laptop • Troubleshooting with laptop • Monitoring data table files • Find, go to • Faults • Force • Tool bars

28 Hours Included Topics:

28 Hours Included Topics: Electrical safety and procedures Sensing and actuating field devices Ladder logic and electrical continuity Binary and hexadecimal number systems File and addressing structure Creating and opening projects Downloading and uploading projects Input, output and branch instructions Sinking and sourcing devices Online project monitoring Timer and counter instructions

Advanced PLC

PLC Operator Panels Analog Inputs and Outputs

28 Hours Included Topics:

28 Hours Included Topics:

• Safety • Operator panel • Advanced: buttons, indicators, display, gauges, graphs, trending, alarms, etc. • Analog • Configuration, engineering units, coordinate variable inputs with operator panel display

• Safety • Network communications • PLCs to PLCs • Operator panel to PLC • Operator panel to multiple PLCs • Multiple operator panels to multiple PLCs • Messages • Other programming options

OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program This course provides compliance safety training to prepare those employees who have supervisory responsibility in safety and health programs. Participants who successfully complete the training receive an OSHA course completion card. This course can be customized to fit the needs of a business or industry.

Included Topics:

Basic Process/Control Instrumentation Training 35 Hours

This course covers basic concepts to include: • Safety • Open loop • Temperature controls • Pressure Level • Closed loop • Flow controls

Introduction to Air Conditioning for Industry 24 Hours

This course is designed to give industrial maintenance technicians an introduction to air conditioning systems. The course will cover theory, concepts, components and basic troubleshooting skills of air conditioning systems. Topics will include: basic refrigeration cycle, system components, cleaning, charging, and evacuation of a system. 14

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Introduction to OSHA Managing safety and health Walking and working surfaces Means of egress and fire protection Hazardous materials Personal protective equipment Permit-required confined spaces Lockout/tagout Material handling Machine guarding Welding, cutting and brazing Electrical and safety-related work practice Hazard communication Introduction to industrial hygiene/ bloodborne pathogens Recordkeeping Ergonomics Safety and health programs

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program This course will introduce the employee to workplace health and safety practices and OSHA standards. Participants who successfully complete the training receive an OSHA course completion card. This course can be customized to fit the needs of a business or industry.

Included Topics: • Introduction to OSHA • Walking and working surfaces • Means of egress and fire protection • Electrical safety • Personal protective equipment • Hazard communication • Choice of three or more of the following topics: • Hazardous materials • Machine guarding • Introduction to industrial hygiene • Introduction to bloodborne pathogens • Introduction to ergonomics • Fall protection • Material handling • Safety and health programs 19

OSHA Compliance Training

Basic PLC


These classes are designed for participants who have not had previous bloodborne pathogen, confined space, hazard communication or lockout/tagout training. These classes are intended for general employees, those who are around these possible hazards. Additional training is required for affected employees. For example, all employees in an industrial setting should complete Lockout/Tagout Awareness Training while employees who perform lockout/tagout procedures should complete Lockout/Tagout Training.

Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness

Hazard Communication (HazCom) Awareness

2 Hours Included Topics:

2 Hours Included Topics:

• Introduction to OSHA standard for bloodborne pathogens • Disease transmission • Exposure control plan • Personal protective equipment to prevent transmission • Hazard controls • Coping with emergencies • Incident reporting • Hepatitis B treatment

• Introduction to OSHA standard for hazard communication • Material safety data sheet (MSDS) • Importance of labeling • Incidents and reporting

Lockout/Tagout 4 Hours

This class is intended for those who are authorized to perform lockout/tagout procedures.

Lockout/Tagout Awareness

Included Topics:

2 Hours Included Topics:

• OSHA standard for lockout/tagout • Types of hazardous energy • Electrical • Hydraulic/pneumatic • Fluids and gases • Mechanical • Hazardous energy control program • When to implement lockout/tagout • Who can implement lockout/tagout • How to implement lockout/tagout • How to end lockout/tagout • Special lockout/tagout circumstances

• Introduction to OSHA standard for hazardous energy control • Types of hazardous energy: • Electrical • Hydraulic/pneumatic • Fluids and gases • Mechanical • Hazardous energy control program • Who can implement lockout/ tagout

Confined Space Awareness

Safe Lifting

2 Hours Included Topics:

2 Hours Included Topics:

• Introduction to OSHA standard for confined space • Definition of a confined space • Confined space hazards • Use and need for a confined space permit 20

• Why back safety is important • Proper lifting and carrying techniques • Use of equipment • Avoidance of injuries: • Providing support • Protecting the back

National Electric Code Update 8 Hours

This course is designed for individuals currently working in the electrical field that have a working knowledge of the National Electric Code.

Included Topics: • • • •

Article 90 - Introduction Definitions and general requirements Wiring protection - designing Wiring methods and material installation or rough-in • Equipment for general use

• • • • •

Special occupancies Special equipment Special conditions Communication systems NFPA 70E - Arc Flash

Codeology (National Electric Code) 30 Hours Included Topics:

This class is designed for the industrial electrician to include a thorough coverage of the arrangement, structure, and language used in the National Electric Code. Interpretation of key code concepts develops an in-depth understanding of the NEC to aid in safer electrical installations. Participants will learn how to apply the different sections of the NEC to their needs to include the following sections: General, Plan, Build, Use, Special, Communication Systems, Tables and Annexes.

NFPA 70E - Arc Flash Electrical Safety 25 Hours Included Topics: • • • • • • • • •

OSHA, NEC, and NFPA 70E Electrical safety in the workplace Electrical accidents Fire Shock Arc Flash Arc Blast Procedures and plans Lockout/Tagout

• • • • • •

Qualified & unqualified workers Flash hazard analysis Hazard risk analysis Flash protection boundaries Energized work permits Levels of personal protective equipment • Auditing and record keeping

NFPA 70B Electrical Maintenance 20 Hours Included Topics:

An effective Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) program reduces accidents and minimizes costly breakdowns and unplanned shutdowns of production equipment. Participants will learn about the connections between the NFPA 70 National Electric Code, Occupational Safety and Health Act, NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and NFPA 70B Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance as applied to an industrial environment. Course will include initial guidelines for maintenance intervals, forms and recommendations to help participants develop an EPM program. 13

Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial Maintenance Training

Awareness Training


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Below you will find the principal advanced manufacturing/ industrial maintenance training. Other customized training topics can be offered through the Workforce Development Program to meet industry-specific needs.

Industrial Mechanical Skills Training

Industrial Hydraulics/ Pneumatics

42 Hours Included Topics:

56 Hours Included Topics:

• Safety • Mechanical drive systems • Belt drives • Chain drives • Gear drives • Shaft alignment and coupling • Bearings • Gaskets and seals • Lubrication • Clutches and brakes

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Safety Symbols Circuit diagrams Tanks and filters Pumps and pressure regulators Manual controls Pilot operated controls Electric controls Single-acting cylinders Double acting cylinders Flow control Cylinder cushions

Industrial Electrical Training Industrial Electricity I

Industrial Electricity II

28 Hours Included Topics: • • • • • • • • • • •

28 Hours Included Topics:

Electrical safety Electrical theory Various voltage systems Electrical symbols and diagrams Use of meters Ohm’s Law Basic operation of transformers Motors Conductors National Electrical Code Voltage drop

• Electrical safety • Troubleshooting • Fuses • Starters • Motors • Prints • Meters • Volts • Ohms • Amps • Basic motor controls

Industrial Electricity III

Industrial Electricity IV

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• Safety • Basic troubleshooting of PLC controlled machine operations without a computer (this is not a programming class)

28 Hours Included Topics:

28 Hours Included Topics:

Safety Industrial motor controls DC motor speed controls AC motor speed controls 12

Permit Required Confined Space

Annual Refresher/Update Training for General Industrial Safety and Health Compliance

4-6 Hours Included Topics: • • • • •

OSHA standard for confined space Definition of a confined space Confined space hazards Preparing to enter a confined space Identify the roles and responsibilities of the entrant, attendant and management as defined by OSHA • Use and need for a confined space permit

4 Hours

This class is intended for those who have completed initial HazCom, bloodborne pathogen, lockout/tagout and confined space awareness training.

Included Topics: • HazCom awareness refresher/OSHA standard updates • Bloodborne pathogen awareness refresher/OSHA standard updates • Lockout/tagout awareness refresher/ OSHA standard updates • Confined space awareness refresher/ OSHA standard updates

Confined Space Rescue 4 Hours

Permit Required Confined Space is a prerequisite for this class.

Included Topics:

• OSHA standard for confined space • Identify rescue team members • Roles and responsibilities of team members • Identify other required training for team members • Development of procedures • Rescue and emergency services

Ergonomics for the Workplace 4 Hours

This class is intended for those employees who have supervisory responsibility in safety and health programs.

Included Topics:

Personal Protective Equipment

• Workplace conditions that may contribute to injuries • Factors that contribute to injuries • Recognizing possible hazards • Repetitive motion • Ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders • Workplace practices and programs to control ergonomic hazards

The following personal protective equipment training can be offered: • Eye and face protection • Respiratory protection • Head protection • Foot protection • Electrical protective equipment • Hand protection. Length of training and topics vary depending on the type of equipment used and the environment in which it is used. 21


Adult Basic Education The Northwest Adult Basic Education program is considered one of the most successful and largest programs under the Mississippi Community College Board. The college offers a program of adult basic education to provide the opportunity for persons age 18 or over within the district to receive basic skills education through the high school level. All adults, regardless of age, are able to attend classes to acquire basic education skills or to work for a certificate of high school equivalence, the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. The certificate may be used for employment or further education. The adult basic education program has been planned and developed in accordance with the State Plan for Adult Basic Education and is organized with the cooperation and support of superintendents of education and school principals in the district.

Powered Industrial Lift Truck Operator Safety and Certification

Powered Industrial Lift Truck Train-The-Trainer 8 Hours Included Topics:

4 Hours Included Topics:

Adults who have no schooling or who left school in any grade from one through 12 and those in need of basic skills training may participate in the program. New students are enrolled continuously throughout the year. Placement tests are given to determine the level at which a student begins and to determine when the student is prepared to move to the next higher level of instruction or to take the General Education Development (GED) Test. The GED Test is administered by Northwest Mississippi Community College. Adults enrolled in the basic education program are not charged tuition fees. Books, instructional materials and supplies are provided at no cost. A fee is charged those who take the GED Test.

• OSHA standard for powered industrial lift trucks OSHA standard for powered industrial lift • How to follow OSHA requirements trucks to conduct operator training and • Truck-related topics evaluations • Visibility • Fork and attachment limitations and • Identify types of testing to judge trainee’s competency use • Identify pass/fail requirements for • Vehicle capacity trainees • Vehicle stability • How to conduct hands-on operator • Pre-use inspection evaluation • Refueling and changing/charging batteries Material Handling • Operating limitations (hoist/crane/rigging training) • Workplace-related topics 4 Hours • Surface conditions • Load composition and stability Included Topics: • Pedestrian traffic • OSHA standards that apply to hoists, • Narrow-aisle and restricted-area cranes and rigging operation • Pre-use inspection • Ramp and sloped-surface operation • Understanding load to be moved • Operating the vehicle in closed • Understanding equipment and environments components to be used • Operator evaluation • Safe operation procedures • Operator responsibilities 22

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Hazardous Materials Training Incident Command for Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases 8 Hours OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v) requires the implementation of an Incident Command System (ICS). Participants will learn how to develop and implement an ICS in the industrial sector.

Operations Level for Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases 8 Hours First responders at the Operations Level respond defensively to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances to protect nearby persons, property or the environment. They are trained to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading and prevent exposure.

Technician Level for Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases 24 Hours

Continuing Education Whether it is dog obedience training or Spanish for elementary school teachers, the Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Division provides excellent learning opportunities for children as young as six years of age to adult learners in their 80s. The division offers a wide range of courses in various locations and formats throughout the district. These courses vary in length, duration and in cost depending on the topic and level of instruction. Continuing Education also provides non-traditional credit courses to serve identified needs in the district that are not being met through traditionally scheduled classes. For teachers and other professionals who must acquire continuing education units, classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer to assist them in meeting these requirements. Classes providing continuing education units (CEU) vary but include computer classes, fitness and nutrition, classroom techniques and practices, Spanish and sign language. For high school students preparing to take the ACT, six workshops are offered that provide an overview of the ACT format, review of verbal and math fundamentals and time management and test-taking strategies. The class is offered to up to 30 students and is open to the entire 11-county district. Kids Kollege provides summer programming for area youth in grades 2-8. Offerings include a wide variety of educational and entertaining projects, from learning the art of papiermâchè to how to play musical instruments, acting and improvisation, beginner tennis and golf, soccer camp, style and fashion, science exploration and ceramics and stamp making. Kids Kollege camps usually last one week, but daylong outings are also offered.

This course provides training for industrial Hazmat and spill response teams, and industrial emergency response personnel as outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q). Hands-on exercises in full personal protective equipment are conducted on site.

Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases Refresher (Technician/Operations Level) 8 Hours This course is the annual refresher to the Industrial Emergency and Disaster Response to Chemical Releases course (29 CFR 1910.120). Fulfills the requirement for both technician and operations level personnel.

Hazardous Wastesite Supervisor 8 Hours This course covers the training requirements for on-site supervisors in hazardous wastesite operations (29 CFR 1910.120). This course may be used as a refresher for supervisors.

Hazardous Wastesite Worker (HAZWOPER) 40 Hours OSHA regulations under 29 CFR 1910.120 require 40 hours of safety training for hazardous wastesite workers and supervisors involved in activities that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances and health hazards above permissible levels. This “hands-on” course covers all regulations. On-site simulations are conducted.

As part of the Lifelong Learning program, the Continuing Education Division offers seniors and other interested persons a forum to read and discuss a variety of books through Reading Roundtable. Meetings are held monthly in the R.C. Pugh Library on the Senatobia campus and feature Northwest library staff and faculty members as discussion leaders. The division also offers daylong outings to popular and interesting places in the area. Recent trips have included a girl’s day out island getaway to Viking Cooking School in Memphis and a tour of antebellum homes at the Pilgrimage in Holly Springs. All day trips are fun as well as educational. 10

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Teamwork, problem solving, computer concepts, public speaking and leadership skills are just a few of the soft skills your Workforce Development Coordinator can build into custom-fit courses to meet your company’s unique needs.

Team Oriented Problem-Solving 16 Hours This program presents the fundamentals of team building, team communication, behavioral styles and team problem-solving processes. The program has specifically been designed for shop floor employees in manufacturing and distribution environments. However, the program can be used to train employees at all levels. The program is presented as four modules. Module 1

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Module 2

• Behavioral Styles • DISC profile • Benefits of diverse behavioral styles in a team environment

Module 3 & 4

Fundamentals of teaming Benefits of teaming Characteristics of effective teams Team formation Communication within teams Team activities

• Team-Oriented Problem-Solving • Overview of lean principles and how/why problem solving is an important part of the lean environment • Systematic approach to problem solving • Team Problem-Solving Worksheet • Step 1 - Develop a problem description • Step 2 – Develop a contain plan • Step 3 – Conduct problem investigation • Step 4 – Detail corrective/preventive action • Step 5 – Follow-up • Record keeping • Problem-solving activity

To receive maximum benefit from this training, the company should appoint a team champion that will work with teams as they form and assist with the initial problem-solving activities. 24


The college, accredited by the Mississippi Junior College Accrediting Association in 1928 and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1953, offers more than 50 courses of study leading to a two-year Associate of Arts degree in eight academic divisions: business, education, fine arts, languages and communications, social science, nursing, mathematics and natural sciences. Popular programs include business administration, elementary education, computer/management information systems, nursing, criminal justice, social work and pre-physical therapy. New majors have been recently added in marketing communications/public relations management, recreation, pre-landscape architecture, pre-horticulture, pre-landscape contracting and pre-veterinary medical technology. Educational facilities at Northwest are some of the most advanced in the state. With the recent three-story addition to the Physical Science Building and the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art facility for the Division of Nursing, students receive instruction on the latest technology in labs and classrooms. The Physical Science addition includes a working greenhouse for plant science classes, a 150-seat lectorium, well-equipped labs for biology and chemistry classes, multimedia-ready classrooms and two computer labs. The Nursing Division received a Federal grant to furnish its new building with equipment that provides students with practicum training on site rather than having to secure all of their experience at off-site hospitals. New teaching technologies have also been introduced, including life-like Manikins, interactive lecterns, a machine medication dispenser and more. In addition to these new facilities, most classrooms on the Senatobia campus and at the centers have been retrofitted as “smart classrooms.” These classrooms allow instructors to use

Vital Learning Supervisory/Leadership Series This training is designed to meet the needs of frontline supervisors and team leaders. Each topic is a four-hour module. • • • • • • • • • • • •

Essential skills of leadership Essential skills of communicating Coaching job skills Improving work habits Resolving conflicts Supporting change Effective discipline Delegating Communicating up Managing complaints Developing performance goals and standards Providing performance feedback

the latest teaching technologies to interact with students. Wireless networking is available in all classroom buildings and common areas.

eLearning For students with daily responsibilities that can make attending college challenging,

Vital Learning Customer Service Series

Northwest offers more than 200 Academic and Career-Technical courses online through the Division of eLearning. Growth in the eLearning Division has been tremendous in the past few years as more students take advantage of the convenience of online learning.

Achieve Global Customer Service Series

Students can take classes ranging from English composition and art appreciation to trigonometry and public speaking. Career-Tech courses include business, computer, and paralegal technology to name a few. The criminal justice major is the first at the college to enable students to receive an associate degree completely through online coursework.

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Other soft skills training: • Blanchard Situational Leadership • Covey Speed of Trust • Eureka Winning Ways Coach

• Computer training • Quality concepts • Lean manufacturing

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Career Readiness Certificate Numerous surveys have demonstrated a gap between the current workforce and the basic skills needs of employers. To reduce the cost of remedial training and lost efficiency, more employers are implementing pre-employment assessments to identify these skills prior to hiring. What is a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)? A CRC is a credential based upon the WorkKeys® assessments that substantiate to employers that an individual possesses the basic workplace skills required for 21st century jobs. Getting a CRC will allow an individual to show prospective employers that he or she possesses the basic skills they are seeking. Even if an individual has a high school diploma (or GED) or a post secondary degree, the CRC further verifies that he or she can handle tasks that are common and vital in today’s workplaces -such as finding information, reading instructions and directions, and working with figures. What are the target areas and levels of a Career Readiness Certificate? The CRC focuses on three targeted skills: • Reading for Information—comprehending work-related reading materials, from memos and bulletins to policy manuals and governmental regulations. • Applied Mathematics—applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems. • Locating Information—using information from such materials as diagrams, floor plans, tables, forms, graphs, and charts. What systems are used to help potential employees qualify for the Career Readiness Certificate? For individuals who do not initially achieve the CRC, assessment results will indicate the targeted training needed to achieve the skill levels necessary to obtain a certificate. Participating Community & Junior Colleges and WIN Job Centers will assist those individuals with increasing their skill levels. You can get started on your certification by visiting one of the participating sites throughout the state.

Career-Technical Offerings For the student who is seeking an education for direct entry into the workplace, Northwest offers more than 30 Career-Technical programs of study in a wide range of career fields. Coursework may be taken leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Career Certificate. Popular majors include cosmetology, practical nursing, civil technology, welding and cutting, collision repair technology, emergency medical technology (EMT), industrial electronics engineering technology and precision manufacturing and machining technology. The Southaven, Olive Branch and Oxford campuses provide unique learning opportunities in programs such as cardiovascular technology, funeral service technology, hotel and restaurant management technology, respiratory therapy, aviation maintenance technology, commercial truck driving and surgical technology. As a result of the college’s capital improvements plan, the Career-Technical Division has seen the addition of new educational facilities. On the Senatobia campus, new, high-tech facilities provide hands-on experience—for agricultural technolog,y, a full-scale garage and the latest John Deere farming equipment and for early childhood education technology, a fully-licensed daycare facility and laboratory. The Mechanical Technology Building will provide modern facilities for the state-of-the art equipment already used in precision manufacturing and machining technology; heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology; and welding and cutting. At the Oxford campus, a new addition has provided an enlarged and completely updated space for the cosmetology program, including a salon area servicing actual clients. Unique to Northwest is the availability of a working farm, which provides the ultimate laboratory experience for agricultural business and management technology majors. The Northwest Farm, located near the main campus, is also home of the Multipurpose Livestock Facility, which is used jointly by the college rodeo team and local organizations. The college’s eLearning Division not only offers academic coursework, but also allows students enrolled in some Career-Tech programs the opportunity to take classes online. Courses in heating and air conditioning technology, business and office technology, information systems technology, early childhood education technology and paralegal technology are among those now offered online. Career-Technical students at Northwest are among the most talented around. They get the opportunity to showcase their talents and receive the recognition they deserve at state, regional and national competitions through Collegiate DECA (for marketing management majors) and SkillsUSA. A number of Northwest students have won awards at the state and national level in a variety of categories pertaining to their major. The college also offers a variety of campus clubs and organizations to which students can belong according to their major or interests.

What are the benefits to job seekers for obtaining a Career Readiness Certificate? • • • •

Valid proof of an individual’s basic job skills Better job opportunities Could lead to a potential for higher wages Job seeker obtains a nationally recognized certificate

The WorkKeys Job Skills assessment system is a product of ACT, Inc., the developer of the ACT Assessment that is commonly used for college entrance testing. The WorkKeys Employment System is a comprehensive procedure for measuring, communicating and improving the common skills required for success in the workplace. WorkKeys is a registered trademark of ACT, inc.

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Bronze Level An individual achieving this level possesses core employability skills for approximately 30% of the profiled jobs. Silver Level An individual achieving this level possesses core employability skills for approximately 65% of the profiled jobs. Gold Level An individual achieving this level possesses core employability skills for approximately 90% of the profiled jobs. 7


When the leaders of Northwest Mississippi Community College and The University of Mississippi decided to partner in education at DeSoto Center, something truly spectacular happened. Two institutions with somewhat competing interests put those interests aside in order to help Mississippians earn college degrees and make better lives for themselves. In this innovative academic collaboration, known as the 2+2 Program, Northwest offers the first two years of the academic curriculum and the University provides the third and fourth years, as well as graduate study. But the 2+2 Program offers more than a valuable four-year college degree. It offers choice and flexibility, benefiting both recent high school graduates and people who would not be able to pursue a four-year degree through a traditional route. All of Northwest’s academic majors offered at the DeSoto Center campus are transferrable through the 2+2 program. In addition, students who complete the respiratory therapy or cardiovascular technology curriculum may transfer to UM-DeSoto’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program.

The University of Mississippi-DeSoto Center offers undergraduate degrees in the following areas: • Business Administration (management, human resources, marketing, finance & management information systems) • Accountancy • Liberal Arts • Elementary Education • Secondary Education (English, math, social studies)

• General Studies • Health Sciences • Integrated Marketing Communications • Paralegal Studies • Criminal Justice (law enforcement, corrections & homeland security) • Social Work

Graduate degrees are available in elementary education, secondary education, educational leadership, professional counseling, higher education and student personnel, curriculum and instruction, literacy education, teaching English as a second language and accountancy. Professional Master of Business Administration and Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction are also offered. The University has expanded student support, providing more counseling services, full-time financial aid advising, faculty advisers, student/community networking events and a wider array of clubs and organizations, including a chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society. DeSoto Center students are eligible to receive scholarships from the Two Plus Two Endowment, a $1 million fund raised specifically to benefit students at the Southaven campus, or one of a number of endowed 2+2 scholarships established through the Northwest Foundation. Recently, DeSoto Center students have been recipients of some of the University’s most prestigious awards, including the Luckyday Scholarship and the Taylor Medal, the university’s highest academic honor. 6

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Physical Assessment Program In addition to the CRC testing, a physical component is a part of the selection tools offered to area companies and businesses. This is a criterion-referenced test which uses an objective standard or achievement level to show what individuals can do­—not how they score in relation to a particular group. This comprehensive, job specific Physical Assessment and Skills Simulation assesses a job candidate’s ability to perform specified tasks as related to a job profile. The Job P.A.S.S. test has two major components: Customized Job Profiling and Hands-On Assessment. Job Profiling A job specific profile is prepared through job research and observation. The profile includes a listing of essential and secondary job tasks; materials, tools, equipment and work aids used; and physical demands and environmental factors. Physical Assessment and Skills Simulation The potential candidate is assessed through computer-based testing and hands-on skills simulation modules. A computer-based battery of tests checks levels of visual acuity, hand-eye-foot coordination and memory aptitudes. Basic math, spelling and reading comprehension are also tested. Hands-on skill performance is evaluated through: • Whole Range of Body Motion • Align & Drive: ball and pin task sequencing • Machine Tending: following patterns, designs and fine motor functions • Wiring: tests hand dexterity • Warehouse simulation: tests strength and endurance • Picking station: tests ability to interpret work orders and complete tasks 27

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2 + 2 Partnership with THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI


The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) In Mississippi is an innovative strategy designed to provide convenient, one-stop employment and training services to employers and job seekers. Combining federal, state and community workforce programs and services into physical locations and electronic sites, WIN In Mississippi creates a system that is both convenient and user-friendly.

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Now in the school’s eighth administration, the mission of Northwest remains true to the vision of its founders more than eight decades ago. Northwest strives today, as it did in 1926, to bring higher education closer to the people as it serves the academic, employment, physical, cultural and special needs of the citizens of northwest Mississippi. Northwest serves students at five campuses: the main campus in Senatobia, DeSoto Center at Southaven and Olive Branch, Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center at Oxford and Benton County Career-Technical Center in Ashland. On the main campus, 59 buildings totaling 968,838 square feet are scattered over 186.3 acres. Facilities have expanded from three original buildings to a sprawling network of buildings in a pedestrianfriendly college campus environment. The college’s recent “Building on Tradition” capital improvement campaign has brought changes to the campus in new buildings for academic and career-technical programs, a major renovation of the McLendon Student Union, new recreational facilities for students and street improvements. DeSoto Center in Southaven opened in 1975 and has grown to an enrollment of more than 3,700 students. In August 1995, a new $7.3 million facility was completed on Church Road, approximately four miles south of the former DeSoto Center campus. The 94,000-square-foot structure, financed through the efforts of the taxpayers of DeSoto County, is situated on a beautiful 48.5-acre site. This site, donated by the W.E. Ross family, offers the college opportunities to expand as DeSoto County continues to grow. With the opening of a 47,000 square foot addition in 2005 and completion of the unfinished basement, the facility now totals 157,925 square feet. The center offers both academic and career-technical programs as well as a 2+2 partnership with The University of Mississippi in several popular programs of study, including education, accountancy, criminal justice and business administration. In an effort to meet the training needs of the citizens of DeSoto County and surrounding areas, a vocational-technical campus was established in the Olive Branch Metro Industrial Park in the fall of 1985. DeSoto Center-Olive Branch offers an aviation maintenance technology degree program and a commercial truck driving course. The center is equipped with classroom and computer lab facilities, as well as a workforce training lab. The Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center at Oxford opened in the fall of 1983 and a 31,000-square-foot expansion was opened in August 2002. A complete renovation of the original building was completed in 2005. The third addition to the complex, completed in 2009, adds 10,900 square feet. The focus of this project was relocation of the cosmetology program, two additional classrooms and faculty offices. Nine careertechnical programs and a number of academic courses are offered at the center, which continues to grow each year. The Benton County Career-Technical Center in Ashland offers certificate programs in practical nursing and cosmetology through Career Education.

Northwest is the One-Stop Operator of the WIN Job Centers located in Oxford, Southaven and Senatobia. Workforce Investment Act funding comes from Fiscal Agency Three Rivers Planning and Development District. Northwest also partners with the WIN Job Center in Batesville WIN In Mississippi represents a collaborative effort with private business, local elected officials and local and state agencies. This collaboration ensures that the needs of local employers and job seekers are met in the community through tailored solutions designed to promote workforce development and economic growth.

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Panola

The Workforce Development Program at the community and junior college level is dedicated to improving the economy in each local district by improving the skill competencies of the current and future workforce. These programs and services are designed to enhance an employee’s performance and thus achieve organizational objectives and to ensure Mississippi workers have the skills needed to compete in today’s globally competitive environment.

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The ultimate goal of the workforce program is to develop a seamless workforce training system that ensures the presence of a highly skilled workforce, thereby advancing the economic prosperity of the region by supporting existing industries as well as creating new high-skill and high-wage job opportunities.

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Yalobusha Tallahatchie

Calhoun

Geographic Service Areas Olive Branch Office

The Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Act of 2004 seeks to provide quality education and training for the citizens of Mississippi to obtain the skills needed to be more productive and have an improved quality of life. The program also provides the employers of our state opportunities to create a better trained and educated workforce. The Mississippi Community College Board provides visionary leadership and technical guidance to the state’s 15 public two-year institutions to ensure training services provide a positive impact on Mississippi’s workforce.

Workforce Training Site

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On-site Training

Senatobia Office

WIN Job Center

Northwest’s Workforce Development Program can assist business and industry through on-campus and/or onsite training programs customized to meet the needs of each customer. Financial assistance is available to offset the cost of employer provided training and vendor training.

About NWCC and WORKFORCE

Northwest Workforce Training Program


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CONTACT Information

A Brief History The Workforce and Education Act of 1994 created a new paradigm of service for Mississippi's employers and workforce participants. The concept-rich legislation provided for the creation and development of regionally based systems for non-credit education and training that can respond to Mississippi's workforce and employer needs in a timely, well-coordinated fashion while maximizing the use of resources. The act established a State Workforce Development Council composed of 24 public and private sector leaders, 15 member District Workforce Development Councils affiliated with each of Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges and Workforce Development Centers designed to meet almost any workforce assessment, training or placement services need. Perhaps more importantly, it promotes the collaboration with and among agencies and entities to increase the system's potential for corporate training at a time when it is needed most. Northwest is a participant in this new paradigm of service to business, industry and government. The sections that follow describe the non-credit programs and services available from Northwest.

Workforce Development (662) 562-3402 Adult Basic Education/GED (662) 562-3401 Continuing Education (662) 562-3349

Workforce Development Coordinator Offices Senatobia: (662) 560-4196 Olive Branch: (662) 996-1927 Oxford: (662) 234-3231

WIN Job Center WIA Programs Manager (662) 562-3351

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Does your company want to maximize employee performance, promote from within, develop new capabilities, minimize lost work time, reduce recruiting costs, train for specific skills, retain valuable employees, increase earning potential, go green, improve safety or utilize new technology? Let us help! Northwest Mississippi Community College provides superior Workforce Development training by dedicated and experienced instructors in technology-rich facilities with flexible scheduling options and custombuilt course modules designed to ensure your employees get the most out of their learning experience. Our mission is to promote and facilitate effective training programs that will bridge the gap between the skills of the available labor pool and the performance needs of area employers. Our program promotes economic development by providing individuals, businesses, industries and the public sector the course work needed to stay competitive in an evolving business and industrial landscape. Inside this brochure you will find details about Northwest Workforce Development courses and assessment opportunities, but you will also find information about the vast prospects Northwest has to offer for you and your business beyond workforce training.

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