Spring semester at Western Nevada College is your opportunity to earn one of the industry-recognized credentials that Nevada employers want from their new hires.
WNC offers certifications during spring semester that could lead to employment in industries such as manufacturing, information technology, computer-aided drafting, welding, machining, bookkeeping, health care, construction and automotive mechanics.
Spring semester begins Tuesday, January 22.
WNC counselors are available to guide individuals through the enrollment process. Phone for an appointment at 775-445-3267.
New students to the college can prepare for enrollment at www.wnc.edu/starthere/
• Mechatronics/manufacturing: Individuals new to manufacturing may earn a Manufacturers Technician 1 Certification by taking three courses, including one online course in preparation to take the certification exam. These classes may be completed as quickly as an individual’s time commitment permits. The MT1 Certification prepares individuals for above entry level positions in regional manufacturing organizations.
Students who’ve earned an MT1 or bring industry experience may enroll in the Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant Level 1 Certification classes upon instructor permission.
Completion of classes prepares students to take an internationally recognized credential documenting demonstrated skills with root cause analysis, historical analysis for preventive maintenance and system-level troubleshooting. Mechatronics Systems are complex electrical, mechanical and computer technologies integrated into automated systems in high-tech industrial environments.
Tesla, Panasonic, GE Bently, Bruce Aerospace and Click Bond are some of the local manufacturers who have been hired from Professor Emily Howarth’s skilled manufacturing program or put their technicians through the program.
These training program classes are small and intense, and focus on the methodology of thinking like a problem solver, not just a task worker.
WNC is uniquely positioned to offer technicians the ability to upgrade their knowledge and skills so they can return to the workforce with new ideas and recognition of their value to the organization.
Employees with Siemens mechatronic certifications contribute to organizations’ productivity. These individuals bring adaptive expertise to the automation production systems of manufacturers and distribution centers. For more information, contact Howarth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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