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Welder Qualification

This is for experienced welders who want to be qualified under one or more of the AWS, API, or ASME codes. This is not a structured class, but an opportunity to practice in our welding lab and work one-on-one with an AWS certified instructor prior to the qualification test. (The test will determine your ability to deposit sound welds in accordance with the standardized requirements). Practice and test duration is based on the skill level of the participant. The fee for up to 3 hours of guided practice and one qualification attempt is $245. Additional practice time, multiple tests, retests, and on-site training using your equipment are also available. For more information, or to schedule a time for practice and testing, contact Scott Abbott at (712) 324-5061 or 800-352-4907, ext. 104.

49 Hour (MIG) Welding
Whether you are looking for a new career or would like to improve your current skills this 49 hour wire (MIG) class will guide you in the right direction. The main focus of the course will be how welding is used in industry and the controls used to produce high quality welds. Topics will include: safety, weld symbols, proper setting of machines, and weld positions, and proper welding techniques. Identification of welding defects, their causes and prevention will also be covered.Please bring safety glasses, welding gloves, a welding helmet, and pliers. 14 Sessions. Need-based tuition assistance is available. Instructor: Nancy McDowell Course#49344 T/TH 2/9-3/24 6-9:30p $395
* Register Online  - HERE use keyword "WELD"

Electrical Safety/Arc Flash
This electrical safety seminar will increase the awareness of safety issues for individuals who work on, or near electrical equipment. Discussions will include the different types of electrical hazards and the injuries that can result from those hazards, the importance of maintaining electrical equipment and cords, and the dangers associated with electrical shock and arc flash. Personal protective equipment (PPE) needs, as stated in NFPA 70E and the OSHA Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace will be covered. For more information or to schedule this training at your facility, please contact Scott Abbott at 712-324-5066, ext. 104 or 800-352-4907.
* Register Online - HERE use the keyword "Safety"

Introduction to Variable Frequency Drives
 A variable frequency drive (VFD) is a system for controlling the rotational speed of a 3-phase AC induction motor by controlling the frequency of the electrical power supplied to the motor. The drive also provides many other operating functions for the motor such as controlled starting, stopping and providing overcurrent protection to name a few. This course introduces the student to the VFD and provides an understanding of its functions. The course will cover the basic theory of how the drive operates, discuss the various parameters found in most AC drives, and allow the participants to do hands-on programming of an Allen-Bradley Powerflex 40 VFD. Instructor: Scott Abbott CEHs: 6 Iowa non-code related CEHs Course#46959 W 2/17 9a-4p 304C $139
* Register Online HERE - use the keyword "Variable Frequency"    

Sizing Conductors
This seminar will help the electrician become familiar with how to size conductors using the 2014 National Electrical Code and the tables found in the code. There will be hands on calculations so please bring a calculator and the 2014 edition of the NEC. 1 Session. Instructor: Byron Krull CEHs: 3 code related CEHs Course#49362 T 3/15 6-9p 345C $65
* Register Online Here - use the keyword "Sizing Conductors"

Mine Safety Refresher Training
Required annual 8-hour OSHA Mine Safety Training. 1 Session. Instructor: Tod Richardson Course#49370 T 2/16 8a-5p 328C $35 49371 T 3/1 8a-5p 328C $35
* Register Online HERE - use the keyword "Mine Safety"

Motors - Article 430 of the National Electric Code
This 3-hour course will cover basic sizing of motor branch circuits, short circuits, and overload protection requirements. In-depth coverage of article 430 of the NEC will be included. CEHs: 3 code-related IA CEHs. Instructor: Byron Krull Course#49361 T 2/16 6-9p 345C $65
* Register Online HERE - use keyword "Motors"

First Aid for Business & Industry
This is a certification course designed by the American Heart Association for employees required to meet the minimum OSHA standards for First Aid in the workplace. This comprehensive course will cover various work-related medical and trauma emergencies to include allergic reactions, bleeding and shock, fractures & sprains, chest pain, choking, stroke, seizures, diabetes, heat and cold-related emergencies and poisonings. The course will include the First Aid certification card and the current AHA First Aid student workbook. Course#49307 T 2/23 7-10p 513H $49
* Register Online HERE - use keyword "First Aid"

Bloodborne Pathogens for Business &?Industry
This course is designed for the business and industry employees and follows the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations on Bloodborne Pathogens in the workplace. The training has been formatted to help employers provide a safe and healthful work environment for their employees and minimize the possibility of employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The student will be issued a certificate upon completion of the course. Instructor: John MacGregor Course#49358 M 3/21 7-8p 304C $29
* Register Online HERE - use keyword "Bloodborne"

Hazmat Awareness for Secondary Roads
This class will be offered at no cost to secondary road operators in the 4 ½ county college area. The program will cover such topics as recognition of hazardous materials, the nature of hazardous materials, implementing a local emergency response plan, and reviewing the DOT emergency guidebook on identification. This class is offered at no cost by the four county Emergency Management Agencies. 1 Session. Instructor: Rich Andersen Course#49263 TH 2/25 8:30a-12:30p 328C FREE, Course# 49262 TH 3/17 8:30a-12:30p 328C FREE
* Register Online HERE - use keyword "Hazmat"

24-Hour Hazwoper Technician Training
The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances, including industrial HAZMAT and spill response teams. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 requires this training for individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. As a result of this training you will know how to: • implement your employer’s emergency response plan • use field survey instruments and equipment to identify materials • function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System • select and use proper chemical personal protective equipment • understand hazard and risk assessment techniques • perform advanced control, containment, and confinement operations • implement decontamination procedures. Hands-on exercises in full protective equipment are conducted. 3 Sessions. Instructor: Shawn Burress Course#49261 M-W 5/16-5/18 8a-5p 304C $499
* Register Online HERE - use keyword "Hazwoper"

8-Hour Hazwoper Refresher Training
Annual refresher to the HAZWOPER training outlined in OSHA 29CFR 1910.120 which fulfills the requirement for both technician and operations level personnel. 1 Session. Instructor: Shawn Burress Course#49260 TH 5/19 8a-5p 304C $189
* Register Online HERE - use keyword "Hazwoper"
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GAP and PACE Tuition Assistance Programs

GAP Tuition Assistance Program
Since non-credit programs are not eligible for federal aid, the GAP Tuition Assistance Program bridges the funding gap for those students pursuing short-term certificates. Full tuition assistance is available to qualifying students through the Continuing Education GAP Tuition Assistance Program.

The following Continuing Education courses have been approved for GAP Tuition Assistance: 
    • Certified Nurse Aide  
    • Medication Aide  
    • Emergency Medical Technician  
    • 30 Hour Welding  
    • Computer Skills for the Workplace 
    • Wire (MIG) Welding-49 Hour 
    • 80 Hour CDL Driver Prep Program

If your total household annual income falls below 250% of the 2014 Poverty Guidelines, you may be eligible for assistance. 250%—2014 Poverty Guidelines Effective January 22, 2014 Family Size Poverty Guidelines:
Family Size     Poverty Guidelines
1                         $29,175
2                         $39,325
3                         $49,475
4                         $59,625
5                         $69,775
6                         $79,925
7                         $90,075
8                         $100,225

* For each additional family member add $10,150

PACE Tuition Assistance Program
Continue your Journey to a better paying career with PACE Funding (Pathways for Academic Career & Employment). PACE funding can support both non-credit/continuing professional education programs and credit programs at NCC in the areas of: 
    • Healthcare 
    • Information Technology 
    • Advanced Manufacturing 
    • Transportation & Logistics

PACE participants are generally non-traditional students who are supporting/cosupporting themselves & their family and meet one of the eligibility requirements: 
    • Low skilled 
    • Earning total household income at 250% or below current federal poverty levels (See 2014 Poverty Guidelines above) 
    • Unemployed 
    • Underemployed 
    • Dislocated workers

Note: PACE funding is meant to supplement, not replace, current forms of financial aid you may be eligible to receive. You will be required to complete & file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

GAP/PACE Application Process
To determine if you qualify for GAP or PACE, you will need to do the following:
1. Complete the initial eligibility form:
    • GAP/PACE Initial Screening Form
2. If you pass initial eligibility assessment, complete the eligibility verification form:
    •GAP/PACE Eligilbility Verification Form
3. Meet one-on-one with the Career Pathway Navigator to verify eligibility by providing required documentation and to chart your educational pathway.

    • Career Pathway Navigator 
    • Call 712-324-5066 or 800-352-4907