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Take the Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation (Level 2) course, earn the credential, and receive a $1,000 award as a VA Ready Scholar.

Get started by calling Workforce Development at 757-569-6050 or emailing Workforce at workforce@pdc.edu.

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


NCCER Core
Associated Credential: NCCER Core certification (44 hour course)
Dates: January 25 - March 3, 2022
Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Instructors: W. Wentz and Darren Mitchell
Location: Camp Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Tuition: $1,098 (price includes 1 certification exam)
Workforce Credential Gant (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 Test
Associated Credential: NCCER Core Certification
Tuition: $1,098 (Price includes 1 certification exam)
Workforce Credential Grant (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 to receive the instruction you need to retake the test. To register to take the NCCER Core Challenge Test, please call Workforce at (757) 569-6050.


NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation (Level 2)

Associate Credential: Certified Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Level 2 (160 hour course)*
Dates: TBD
Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Instructors: D. Childs, P. Kneisley, L. Inman
Location: Camp Hobbs Suffolk Campus
Tuition: $2,700 (price includes 1 certification exam)
Workforce Credential Gant (WCG) Price: $900

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

Take the Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation (Level 2) course, earn the credential, and receive a $1,000 award as a VA Ready Scholar. 

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: TBA
Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 – 9:30PM
Instructors: L. Inman
Location: Camp Suffolk Hobbs Campus
Tuition: $3100 (Includes 1 certification exam.)
Workforce Credential Gant (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).


NCCER Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation (Level 4)
Associate Credential: Certified Industrial Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Dates: TBD
Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 – 9:30PM
Instructors: D. Lorenz and W. Wentz
Location: Camp Suffolk Hobbs Campus
Tuition: $2,800 (price includes 1 certification exam)
Workforce Credential Gant (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).


Visit Financial Assistance to learn about available grants and scholarships for eligible students.

Visit Workforce Registration to apply for grants, register, and pay for your class.

Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: All registration documents must be submitted by 4:00PM one (1) week prior to class start date.  Payments must be submitted by 4:00PM three (3) business days prior to class start date.

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at workforce@pdc.edu or call 757.569.6050.