NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical & Instrumentation

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. Students can complete all 4 levels of IM E&I in any order.

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

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Complete our Non-Credit Application for Admission

NCCER Core w/OSHA 10
Associated Credential: NCCER Core certification; OSHA 10 Construction Certification (40 hour course)
Dates: Fall 2019
Instructors: D. Lorenz and W. Wentz and L. Wallace (OSHA 10)
Location: Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Tuition: $1,098
WCG Price: $366

*Must be 16 years or older with parental approval, no high school or GED required for CORE only.

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.

*Prerequisite: NCCER Core is the foundational requirement to begin the NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation program. This course prepares you to take the NCCER assessments and performance tests (testing costs included in tuition).


NCCER Core Challenge Tests (Two 5-hour days)
Associated Credential: NCCER Core certification
Dates: Upon Request*
Times: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Instructors: D. Lorenz and W. Wentz
Location: Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Tuition: $1,098
WCG Price: $366

If you think you already have the NCCER Core skills and knowledge, you can sign up to take the “Challenge Tests”. If you pass all of the modules of Core, you will earn the certification without having to take the class. If you do not pass a module, you will be scheduled for a day or more during to receive the instruction you need and retake the test.

*The NCCER Core Challenge Tests are scheduled for 2-days (10-hours total).


NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation
(Level 2)

Associate Credential: Certified Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (160 hour course)*
Dates: January – May 2020
Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Instructors: P. Kneisley, L. Inman, W. Wentz and Terry Hayes
Location: Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Tuition: $2,700 (Includes 1 certification exam.)
$ WCG Price: $934

*This course prepares you to take the NCCER assessments and performance tests (testing costs included in tuition)

IM E&I Level 2 covers Industrial Safety for E & I Technicians, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Electrical Theory, Alternating Current, E & I Test Equipment, Flow, Pressure, Level, and Temperature, Process Mathematics, Hand Bending, Tubing, Clean, Purge, and Test Tubing and Piping Systems, Instrument Drawings and Documents, Part 1, Conductors and Cables, and Conductor Terminations and Splices


NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation
(Level 3)

Associate Credential: Certified Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Dates: Summer 2020
Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays; 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructors: L. Inman
Location: Suffolk Hobbs Campus
Tuition: $3100
WCG Price:$1034
E&I Level 3:

  • Learn about Hazardous Locations
  • Electronic Components
  • E and I Drawings
  • Motor Controls
  • Distribution Equipment
  • Transformers
  • Conductor Selection and Calculation
  • Temporary Grounding
  • Commercial and Industrial Electrical Services
  • Pipe Layout and Installation
  • Machine Bending of Conduit, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Controls and Motor-Operated Valves

This course prepares you to take the NCCER assessments and performance tests (testing costs included in tuition).

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 at www.pdc.edu/workforce-development

NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation
(Level 4)

Associate Credential: Certified Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Dates: August 19 – December 11, 2019
Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday, 3:30 – 9:00 PM
Instructors: D. Lorenz and W. Wentz
Location: Suffolk Hobbs Campus
Tuition: $2,800
WCG Price: $934
E&I Level 4:

  • Standby and Emergency Systems
  • Basic Process Control Elements, Transducers and Transmitters
  • Instrument Calibration and Configuration
  • Pneumatic Control Valves, Actuators, and Positioners
  • Performing Loop Checks
  • Troubleshooting and Commission a Loop
  • Process Control Loops and Tuning
  • Data Networks
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Distributed Control Systems

This course prepares you to take the NCCER assessments and performance tests (testing costs included in tuition).

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 at www.pdc.edu/workforce-development<