| Industrial Automation Maintenance
Many manufacturing companies across the country no longer employ segregated trades (electrician, millwright, machinist, etc.) Instead, they are moving to a multi-craft classification that will perform electrical, mechanics, machining, welding, etc. The Industrial Automation Maintenance program focuses on the maintenance of electrical, mechanical and fluid power equipment. Apprentices in this program will develop their skills in maintenance and trouble-shooting of electrical, pneumatic, mechanical, programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives and more.
Successful completion of the Industrial Automation Maintenance program will result in a certificate from Northwest State Community College and a Fanuc Robot Operations Certificate. All courses taken are stackable towards other certificates and degrees at NSCC.
| Industrial Electrical Apprenticeship
This program will focus on learning experiences that will prepare Apprentices with the technical skills to work in the industrial electrical field in positions such as Industrial Electrician, Electrical Technician, Industrial Controls Technician or Maintenance Technician. All of these courses apply toward the comparable associate degree. Students in the program will be trained not only in traditional electrician skills, but also how to operate and troubleshoot state-of-the-art programmable controller systems, solid state motor drives, instrument systems and industrial computer systems used by maintenance personnel in manufacturing and process plants. Apprentices will receive hands-on training on AC/DC motors, transformers, test equipment, basic hydraulic systems, and industrial wiring practices according to the National Electrical Code. This program focuses on basic fundamentals so that graduates can also adapt to the continuous changes in technology.
Successful completion of the Industrial Electrical program will result in a certificate from Northwest State Community College and a Fanuc Robot Operations Certificate. All courses taken are stackable towards other certificates and degrees at NSCC.
| Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship
The Industrial Maintenance Technician not only troubleshoots and repairs advanced industrial equipment, but is responsible for the layout and installation. This individual will be versed in electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, pipefitting, welding, machine repair, and installation as well as motor control systems and PLC control systems.
Successful completion of the Industrial Maintenance Technician will result in a certificate from Northwest State Community College. All courses taken are stackable towards other certificates and degrees at NSCC.
| Machining Apprenticeship
The Machining Certificate is designed to meet the needs of a diverse vocational audience. Whether your interest is in computer numerical control programming, tool and die maker or pattern-maker, this program is designed to prepare the learner for a number of advantages as a skilled tradesman.
CNC, or computer numerical control machining, has literally replaced the machinist trade. You will be trained in the proper use of mills, drills and lathes, the latest in programming software as well as set-up and operational procedures of CNC equipment to produce a precision part.
As a pattern-maker trainee, you will learn the most up-to-date technology needed to build a pattern. To obtain this skill level, the learner will become knowledgeable of the properties of metals, precision measurement and the fundamentals of repairing molds and dies.
The tool and die maker will learn how to create tools, dies and fixtures. This individual will gain a broad understanding of tooling by learning how to properly use mills, drills, lathes and other machining related equipment including non-traditional machining techniques such as the Electrical Discharge Machine.
Successful completion of the Machining Program will result in a certificate from Northwest State Community College. All courses taken are stackable towards other certificates and degrees at NSCC.
| Why choose CTS for your Apprentice Program
Custom Training Solutions (CTS), a div. of Northwest State Community College will provide sponsorship for any business that implements a Registered Apprentice program!
| Why Choose a Registered Apprentice (RA) Program?
- The workforce labor shortage is going to continually get worse
- There are more retirees than high school graduates
- Provides a stable and predictable pipeline of qualified , skilled, and productive workers
- Proven training model dating back to the civil war
- Reduces turnover rate
- Increases knowledge transfer through mentorship
- Lowers the cost of recruitment
- Increases employee loyalty
| Why choose Northwest State as your workforce solution?
- Northwest State Community College has served over 9,000 apprentice students since 1980
- Our technical instructors have real world manufacturing knowledge and skills
- Our regular technical courses are all competency based and delivered in 8 weeks in order to up-skill your employees more effectively and efficiently
- NSCC/CTS can provide multiple delivery options for the related instruction
- All of our courses are for college credit and stackable towards other NSCC certificates or degrees
| Why choose CTS as your RA sponsor?
- Custom Training Solutions has a Workforce and Apprentice Program Manager that provides a single point of contact for the employer
- CTS can provide technical assistance in setting up your RA program which includes both your related instruction and on-the-job learning
- CTS is able to create customizable solutions to your workforce training needs. CTS will be the intermediary sponsor of the RA program which means CTS holds the relationship with the State of Ohio (Apprentice Ohio) and will coordinate the following activities:
- Registration of participating employer program
- Registration of participating employer Apprentices
- Monitoring of participating employer RA programs
- Monitoring of participating employer Apprentices
- Reporting on RA programs and RA Apprenticeship
- All state audits are the responsibility of NSCC and CTS