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CCC&TI Offers New Industrial Maintenance Technology Program

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department is offering a new Industrial Maintenance Technology Program on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson.

This program will prepare students for entry-level employment in the industrial maintenance field. Areas of training covered will be safety, blueprint and schematic reading, mechanical systems, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical systems including programmable logic controller or (PLC) systems and motor controls, and hydraulics and pneumatics.

The program will also include 40 hours of HRD training at the beginning of the program that will allow participants to obtain their Career Readiness Certificate. Participants will have the opportunity to obtain their forklift licenses, 10-hour OSHA card in General Industry and a Universal Refrigerant card approved by the EPA.

According to Jeff Holman, Vocational and Technical Director at CCC&TI, job opportunities are currently available in the area for those with these types of qualifications. “There is currently a shortage of individuals to fill Industrial Maintenance Technician positions,” said Holman. “Specialized knowledge is required to fill the positions and companies often have a difficult time replacing an aging workforce.” Holman says that this program was developed using input from local employers and will provide students with specific skills needed to fill local job opportunities.

The Career Pathways module of the class begins Sept. 8. Class will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a break from 5 to 6 p.m. Students must earn at least a Silver level Career Readiness Certificate to continue in the program. Cost for the course is $362.

For more information or to register, call Jeff Holman at 828-726-2242 or email jholman@cccti.edu.