Manufacturing technician program offered

Registration is open for two upcoming manufacturing technician training sessions offered by New River Community College.

The program will introduce prospective employees to the manufacturing environment or help strengthen the skills of those currently in a manufacturing position.

One session will be held on Wednesdays in Christiansburg running April 4 through May 30, and comprised of 10 classes (#9117). The training will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the college’s NRV Mall site.

Another session will be held on Thursdays in Dublin running April 5 through May 31, and comprised of 10 classes (#9119). The training will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 245 Edwards Hall at NRCC.

Manufacturing Technician is a technical program that focuses on math, measurement, mechanical, electrical, chemical, quality, sound business practices and manufacturing processes. Students will be awarded the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification upon successful pass rate on all of the certification modules.

Participants may also take any of the courses individually for $227 each. The individual course topics are manufacturing & math review (#9068, #9069); teamwork & workplace behaviors (#9070, #9071); mechanics & spatial reasoning (#9072, #9073); thermodynamics & fluid power (#9074, #9075); electricity for manufacturing I (#9076, #9077); electricity for manufacturing II (#9078, #9079); controls for manufacturing (#9080, #9081); chemistry for manufacturing (#9082, #9083); business acumen (#9084, #9085); and quality & math for quality (#9086, #9087).

NRCC is a Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) Certified Assessment Center.

Financial assistance is available.

To register, visit www.nr.edu/workforce, Classes & Programs, Non-Credit Course Offerings and search with the class ID number.