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Paul D. Camp Community College introduces our new NCCER Core and NCCER Industrial Maintenance – Electrical & Instrumentation program

Earn your national certifications in NCCER E&I today!


NCCER Core covers items such as Safety, Construction Math, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Materials Handling, and Communication and Employability Skills. Note: Obtainment of the NCCER Core certification is required before you can register for the Electrical & Instrumentation program.

The 40-hour training is scheduled for August 14th – 18th at PDCCC’s Suffolk Campus, but you can test out of Core with our new Challenge Tests. The NCCER Core Challenge Tests are scheduled for 2-days (10-hours total) during the following dates: July 26, July 27, July 28, July 31, or August 1, from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

To register for NCCER Core, please call PDCCC’s Workforce Development (757) 569-6050 to schedule your Challenge Test dates or sign up for the 40-hour instructional program. The cost for both the Challenge Tests and instruction (if needed) is $1,098. Virginia residents 18 years of age and older can receive a discount and pay only $366.00 under the Workforce Credentials Grant. Other financial assistance will further reduce the tuition cost.

NCCER Industrial Maintenance – Electrical & Instrumentation

NCCER Industrial Maintenance – Electrical & Instrumentation four-level 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. Students can complete all 4 levels of IM E&I. The median wage for E&I techs in Virginia is $30.00 per hour!

After a student completes Core, they will start the NCCER IM E&I Level Four certification on October 2, 2017 and will complete the 165-hour course by January 2018. Classes will be conducted on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm at PDCCC’s Suffolk Campus.

Call us at (757) 569-6050 to register today!

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