Workforce Training Options

New online training programs will be offered starting September 2019. These courses require students to attend classes in the English Language program or the College and Career Readiness program through the Adult Education and Literacy program as well as completing online coursework. Students in the College and Career Readiness Program will also have an opportunity to complete their high school education by taking the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) if they do not have a high school diploma. Financial assistance available to those who qualify.

Find out more information about the new programs by clicking on one of the following or by emailing ael@eastcentral.edu or calling 636-584-6532.

Child Development Associate (4-6 Months): The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is the best first step on the path of career advancement. For more information about the benefits of the CDA credential and the process of earning the credential, please visit the Council for Professional Recognition’s website.

 

Solar Power Professional (4-6 months): Get the renewable energy training you need as you learn the basics of solar systems, their benefits, and their many applications. Master the fundamentals of electricity and solar energy, including how to calculate simple circuit values and predict solar position using solar path diagrams. Upon completion of this course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of PV applications, working safety as it pertains to this field, basic electricity, and PV module fundamentals.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist (2-3 months): Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access. Upon completion, a student will receive an official Microsoft certification in one or all 4 products.

 

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN (2-3 months): Advanced manufacturing technicians perform many important tasks such as product assembly, machine operation, and quality assurance. Advanced manufacturing technicians play a key role in the manufacture of many commercial products. Course information: Advanced Manufacturing Technician

 

AEROSPACE ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN (4-6 months): Today’s aircraft are highly complex machines with hundreds of electronic components and miles of wiring. Aerospace electrical assembly technicians ensure the electronic systems on modern aircraft operate at peak performance. Course information: Aerospace Electrical Assembly Technician

 

AEROSPACE QUALITY TECHNICIAN (4-6 months): This program was developed with input from industry partners to ensure that aerospace quality assurance technicians have a deep knowledge and mastery of aircraft manufacturing processes. Course information: Aerospace Quality Technician

 

AEROSPACE STRUCTURES TECHNICIAN (4-6 months):This program was developed with input from industry partners to ensure that aerospace structures technicians have a deep knowledge and mastery of aircraft structures manufacturing processes. Course information: Aerospace Structures Technician

 

APPRENTICE TOOL MAKER (3-5 months): This program was developed with input from industry partners to ensure that aerospace tool makers attain mastery in the art of creating aerospace tooling. Apprentice tool makers analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, and gauges. Students considering this program should work with an Employer Partner to secure an apprenticeship prior to enrolling, but it is not required. Course information: Apprentice Tool Maker

 

CNC LATHE PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN (3-4 months): Computer numerical control (CNC) lathe production technicians transform raw materials into finished products used in commercial, automotive, medical, and aerospace products. CNC lathe production technicians produce parts that range from simple bolts of steel to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants. CNC lathe production technicians work from blueprints, or computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files. They set up and operate CNC machine tools, monitor the feed rate and speed of machines, and measure, examine, and test completed products for defects. Course information: CNC Lathe Production Technician

 

CNC MACHINING CENTER PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN (3-4 months): Computer numerical control (CNC) machining center production technicians transform raw materials into finished parts used in commercial, automotive, medical, and aerospace products. CNC machining center production technicians produce parts that range from simple bolts of steel to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants. CNC machining center production technicians work from blueprints, or computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files. They set up and operate CNC machine tools, monitor the feed rate and speed of machines, and measure, examine, and test completed products for defects. Course information: CNC Machining Center Production Technician

 

COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING & REPAIR TECHNICIAN (3-4 months): The use of composite materials in manufacturing is expanding quickly. Composites are now used in automotive, aerospace, medical devices and sports equipment. The benefits of light weight and strength make the applications of composite materials endless. Composite manufacturing and repair technicians manufacture products using layers of carbon fiber, fiberglass, or other composite fabrics. Composite manufacturing requires attention to detail and good manual dexterity. Course information: Composites Manufacturing & Repair Technician

 

DRAFTING & CAD TECHNICIAN (3-4 months): Drafting and CAD technicians use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers. As a drafting and CAD technician, you can launch a rewarding career in several industries, where job demand is high. This program requires additional external training in CAD software. Course information: Drafting & CAD Technician

 

MECHATRONICS & INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN (3-4 months): Mechatronics is the convergence of mechanical, electronic, control, and software engineering. Also known as electro-mechanical maintenance technicians, mechatronics and industrial automation technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines. Mechatronics and industrial automation technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, and research and development. Course information: Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Technician

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN (3-4 months): When products like cell phones, computers or automobiles leave the factory, it’s the quality assurance technician who makes sure they work. Also known as inspectors or testers, quality assurance technicians work on a wide range of challenging projects across multiple industries. Critical to the success of any product development team, they make a difference. Quality assurance technicians reduce the cost of production, decrease maintenance expenses, and increase customer safety and satisfaction. Course information: Quality Assurance Technician

 

SAFETY TECHNICIAN (2-3 months): Safety technicians collect data on the safety and health conditions of the workplace. Safety technicians work with occupational health and safety specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public. Safety technicians work in a variety of settings, such as offices, manufacturing facilities, and mines. Their jobs often involve considerable fieldwork and travel. Course information: Safety Technician

 

On-site class options are also available for students in these programs:

Introduction to MIG Welding (2 months): The program runs 8 to 10 weeks and provides an introduction to the Gas Metal Arc Welding process. Through hands-on applications, students will reinforce lessons and learn to apply practical knowledge.

Certified Nursing Assistant (4 months): This program is designed to prepare individuals to care for clients in long-term care facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies.