New Western Nevada College Manufacturing Technology Credential Trains Locals For Jobs

Posted By on July 13, 2015

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Courtesy of Western Nevada College

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Northern Nevada’s new manufacturing growth requires employees with more skills in applied technologies. Western Nevada College offers a new credential this fall that will help area residents meet their job goals.

Courses beginning Monday, August 31, can lead to a Manufacturing Technician 1 credential.

Computer Information Technology Professor Emily Howarth talks with Skip Nicholson and his son Garrett during Manufacturing Day at Western Nevada College, in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Photo by Cathleen Allison - Nevada Photo Source

Computer Information Technology Professor Emily Howarth talks with Skip Nicholson and his son Garrett during Manufacturing Day at Western Nevada College, in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
Photo by Cathleen Allison – Nevada Photo Source

“These in-demand technical skills and high-value credentials show employers that you can do the job,” said WNC Electronics and Industrial Technology Professor Emily Howarth. “Students can improve their current position or become qualified for a new one in manufacturing, distribution or logistics, in one semester,” she said.

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The college has created several flexible options to train and prepare students to pass the certification exam, Howarth said. “It can be useful for those who are already working in the field and want to improve their position, or those who want to break into manufacturing.”

The credential certifies that a student has learned the necessary skills expected in manufacturing positions, including basic 3D modeling skills, an understanding of computer-controlled machine programming and precision measurement skills, along with process and machine troubleshooting, problem-solving, machine maintenance and the use of diagnostic and statistical tools.

Completers will be able to successfully troubleshoot and solve problems beyond the scope of typical machine operators, Howarth said.

“The Industrial Electronics Technician series is taught entirely online, using a kit of components to complete lab exercises along with in-depth instructional material that students can participate in around their other life commitments,” Howarth said. “Open lab hours are also available for students to practice their skills or do classwork on campus.”

Students may qualify for financial assistance with tuition and fees. Contact JOIN, a nonprofit job-training agency, at 775-283-0125. For more information about these classes and credentials, email industrialtech@wnc.edu or call 775-445-4449.

 

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