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Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Development


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The 40-hour training is scheduled for January 9 – February 6, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Location: Paul D. Camp Community College Suffolk Campus – 271 Kenyon Rd Suffolk VA 23434 – Room 120

NCCER Core Cost: $1,098 (Grants and Scholarships Available. For more information, please contact Workforce Development at or call 757.569.6050

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a national not-for-profit developed with the support of over 125 construction CEOs and association and academic leaders. NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER’s Registry System also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database. NCCER’s workforce development process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, registry, assessment and certification is a key component in the industry’s workforce development efforts.

NCCER’s Industrial Maintenance Electrical & Instrumentation program

Industrial maintenance electrical and instrumentation (IM E&I) technicians are needed in every industry that uses machinery, from automotive assembly plants to computer manufacturers. Not only do they repair and maintain electrical instruments and equipment, they also install and dismantle them. Every time a new appliance leaves a factory or a new car rolls off the line, a skilled electrical and instrumentation technicians played a role in producing it. The NCCER IM E&I program will start with NCCER Core: NCCER Core covers items such as Safety, Construction Math, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Materials Handling, and Communication and Employability Skills.

To register for NCCER Core, please call PDCCC’s Workforce Development (757) 569-6050 to sign up for the 40-hour instructional program. The cost is $1,098. Other financial assistance may reduce the tuition cost. NCCER’s four-level IM E&I curriculum covers topics such as Fasteners and Anchors, Process Mathematics, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Controls, Process Control Loops, Instrument Calibration and Configuration, Electronic Components, Programmable Logic Controllers, and an introduction to the National Electrical Code, to name a few.

After a student completes Core, they sign up for the NCCER IM E&I certification program. Classes will be conducted on at PDCCC’s Suffolk Campus.

A prospective student must provide the following to register for the program:

  • Be 18 years of age, Provide a copy of his/her high school diploma or GED, Complete our Non-Credit Application for Admission. Complete our WCG/FANTIC Application to determine grant, financial aid, and scholarship eligibility (found on our Financial Assistance page).

Financial Assistance

New Financial Assistance Program

Virginia will be offsetting the tuition of select workforce training programs at community colleges by 66% with the new FastForward Grant. New incentive funds to offset the cost of tuition
 on select high-demand credentials programs are now available and programs are open for registration. See eligible programs below.

  • Customer Services and Sales Certification
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)
  • Certified Welder
  • Commercial Driver’s Licence

For more information please contact:
Renee Felts, Ed.D.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Workforce Development
Phone: 757-569-6760

The Division of Workforce Development of Paul D. Camp Community College offers a variety of training and educational options to meet the needs of new and existing employers, including:

  • Business Start-up and Expansion Training
  • Community Education Courses
  • Consulting, Coaching, and Facilitation Services
  • Customized Training
  • Online Courses
  • Open Enrollment Courses and Seminars
  • WorkKeys Services (Job Profiling and Job Candidate Assessment)

Classes are offered at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin, the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, and the PDCCC Site in Smithfield.

Workforce also offers lifelong learning education courses for professional and personal enrichment, and licensure and certification preparation. Check out our Encore Learning program that is offered in the fall and spring as well as our Kids College summer program.

Regional Workforce Development Center
100 North College Drive
Franklin, VA 23851
Phone: 757.569.6050
Fax: 757.569.6055
Directions to Regional Workforce Development Center
Regional Workforce Development Center Brochure